Originally Posted by Baby Lee
EVERYTHING was explained as a fever dream of a dead man. But along the way there were TONS and TONS of intriguing mysteries that were floated and subsequently ignored. Were I of the notion, I could catalog PAGES and PAGES of plot points, visual anomalies, hinted conspiracies, shadowy characters referenced, backstories hinted at, etc. etc. that Carlton and Cuse were more than satisfied to introduce as tantalizing mysteries to by subsequently explained with no intention whatsoever to do so.
It's like if you took Watergate, the Kennedy assassinations, the Patraeus scandal, the Teapot DOme, the Bay of Pigs, and the popularity of 2 1/2 Men, promised to establish how they were all linked to one common conspiracy, only to awake the next morning attributing everything to a bit of heartburn from a too rich piece of carrot cake. eaten last night.
If you want to answer your own question, start on page one of this thread and catalog each question contained therein, then justify how each was answered.
I'm perfectly happy with the answers the show provided. I don't need to go fishing for questions others felt went unanswered.
Of course there were some red herrings along the way. Some by design and some just an unfortunate casualty of the process (ABC dragging their feet on an end date, for example). And some viewers latched on to things that were less important and made them very important in their own minds. Can't fault the creators for that.
And fever dream? Really? I'd recommend going back and watching again if that's really what you took away from it.
I'm not trying to stir up old shit. People that hated it, hated it, and I get that. I'm not here to change minds. I'm just curious, if there's a common thread among people who felt there was no payoff. I'm wondering if lots of people are citing the same mysteries as "unsolved" or "unexplained." Just curious if there's a consensus.