ABC says that four-toed Lost statue was "too weird"
So tonight's episode of Lost is the last one finished before the writers strike. We'll now have a mini break and the show will return with five new episodes on April 24.
Let's take this time to talk about one of the past mysteries on the show that has never been explained (yet, anyway): the four-toed statue that some of the islanders found in the season two finale. What the hell was that all about? What did it mean? How come no one has pointed a gun at Ben and asked him, "oh yeah, what the heck is that statue with the toes?" In some ways it's more mysterious and funky than the black smoke and Jacob.
Now Lost producer Damon Lindelof explains why we haven't seen the statue on the show since then.
At the annual Paley Festival being held in Hollywood, CA, Lindelof explains that after ABC saw the episode with the statue, they got a note back from ABC execs saying that they thought it was "too weird." They actually wanted them to change the statue from being four-toed to being six-toed. And yes, like the rest of us, Lindelof has no idea why a six-toed statue is less weird than one with four toes.
So who knows if we'll ever get an answer as to what that was all about. I hope we do, since it was a big event that came in a major episode. Maybe the last line in the series can be Sayid saying "wait a second, we never did find out what that statue was..." And then the screen can fade to black and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' " can play.