Indeed, Lost fans are finally scratching their heads after last night's trippy Season 5 premiere.
But that's to be expected! Lost producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse are well aware of the headaches.
"It is a veritable mine field to do time travel," Cuse admitted.
"Time travel has been in the DNA of the show for quite some time," added Lindelof. "We think the audience is now prepared to go on that journey with us."
He's right. We are.
leading us through the tropical wormhole is cast regular Sawyer (played by Josh Holloway) who Lindelof hints is "not a huge fan of the time travel."
"You will find him, over the course of the year, constantly bemoaning the fact that this is the situation that he's in," Cuse reveals.
With a dwindling number of episodes left to play with, producers have been able to plan the twists with precision, "and that's been enormously liberating," Cuse says.
"We're really much more in answer mode. As we go deeper into the season, you're going to learn a lot about the island's history."
Next week's episode reveals a main character is more familiar with the island than previously thought (Daniel?), and that 2 islanders have a darker past together.
Hmm, ya think?