In the first two episodes….
The Island in Time It is confirmed that island has moved back in time. It is discovered that the reason we see different short periods of time in the island’s history is because the island’s time traveling is unstable at first. Somebody explains what’s happening to the Losties/Locke. The Left Behinders keep memory of their future life. The time that the island moved to is not confirmed. Daniel is able to do something in the past that changes the future. Juliet does not have an understanding of what is going on. Appearances Annie does not make an appearance. We find that the new cast members seem like good additions to the cast. Ethan Rom (Real and alive) makes an appearance. The crying baby from the Comic Con video makes an appearance. Ana Lucia appears as a ghost/vision, but not on the island. Some characters we already know will appear in younger versions. Pierre Chang will appear. Faraday and Miles get a good amount of screen time. Young Ben does not make an appearance. Radzinsky does not make any appearance. Desmond, Penny, and their baby do not make an appearance together. The character in the opening scene is not a main character. The character in the opening scene is not Richard. Frank does make an appearance. Cassidy does not make an appearance. Danielle does not make an appearance. Tom does not make an appearance. The Hurley Bird does not make an appearance. Christian Shephard does not make an appearance. Nikki and Paulo do not make appearances. Besides Locke and Ana Lucia, no other dead Losties will make an appearance. Ajira Airlines does not make an appearance. Coming and Going No one leaves the island. It is confirmed that Ben’s true intentions are to get back to the island. Kate and Aaron both do not go back to the island. Daniel and the others in the Zodiac Raft make it back to the island. Richard’s arrival to the island is not shown. There are no scenes of the Oceanic Six returning to the island. There are no scenes of the Black Rock arriving on the island.
The Smoke Monster We learn nothing new about the intentions of The Smoke Monster. There is no Smokey appearance. Dharma We don’t see a new orientation film. The Dharma Initiative makes an appearance at least once. We don’t see any new Dharma stations. We will however see a past Dharma station. The island will not be shown Pre-Dharma. Horace’s assignment to the Arrow station as a mathematician is not addressed. We will not find out any more about the Frozen Donkey Wheel’s origins and what it does. Suspense and The Opening There are some good “WTF moments”. There is a surprise ending/cliff hanger. The opening of the first episode is a confusing shocker. The first scene is on-island. There is no “game-changer”. The very first image of the premiere has been shown in the promos. There is not a plane crash in the opening scene. The first scene does not open with a pop song. Dr. Candle is the first character we see. The thing that makes the opening scene a shocker is the fact that what’s being shown is happening on the island. Centricity The second episode is centric to one specific character. The first episode is not a non-Lostie centric. The second episode is not Daniel centric. Flaming Arrow Attack It is discovered that the attackers are not anyone from Rousseau’s team. It is unknown if the attackers are from the Black Rock or from an ancient civilization on the island. It is discovered that the attackers are not The Hostiles. It is unknown how many of the Losties die in the attack. The attackers will be seen. Dead or Alive? Locke is confirmed dead in the future, but alive on the island. No information is given on Claire’s state. No information is given on Jin’s fate.
Rose and Bernard don’t die. There are no deaths of major characters. Neil Frogurt dies in the flaming arrow beach attack.
The Love Square It is discovered that Sawyer believes Kate to be dead. There are some Kate/Jack scenes. Kate thinks/talks specifically about Sawyer on Penny’s boat. There are no love scenes between Juliet and Sawyer. There are no romantic scenes between Kate and Jack. The favor Kate is doing for Sawyer is not revealed. There are no flashbacks with Jack and Kate besides the one on Penny’s boat. Ben and Jack talk about Juliet. Jack and Kate do not get back together or reconcile. There is no romantic vibe in the scene where Kate talks/thinks about Sawyer. Sawyer and Kate are not reunited. There is nothing revealing why the Oceanic Six must go back. The Swan The inside of The Swan is not seen. The Swan will be shown in different states (Destroyed/Not Destroyed). The Oceanic Six and Co. Kate and Aaron are not separated. It is not made clear whether Ben can return to the island. Jack is not an alcoholic/addict anymore. There will be no scenes between Jack and Aaron. Desmond is not still experiencing flashes. There is a scene on Penny’s boat. It is revealed that most likely no one will have to go back except for Locke and the Oceanic Six. The scene where the lie is decided upon is not shown. Desmond and Penny are happy in the first two episodes. It is discovered that the man Sayid is beating up in the promo is not Ben. Kate does not talk to anyone besides Jack in the 2007 storyline. Sayid kills someone. Ben and Sayid are not enemies. The person who is being thrown off the balcony is revealed. Nothing more is revealed about Charles Widmore. The Others and the Island’s Mysteries Richard’s “agelessness” is not solved. We see The Others. We don’t see the Four-Toed Statue.
We do not see how the Beechcraft crashed. There is no mention of the volcano. There is no mention of Jacob.
The Hooded Character The Hooded Character is not present in the opening scene. Mrs. Hawking is The Hooded Character writing on the chalk board. Mrs. Hawking is on the island in the scenes where she is writing on the board. The Left Behinders Nothing interesting is learned about Neil Frogurt. Sawyer does not become the Left Behinders leader. Ethan does not remember who Locke was. Jeremy Bentham There will be no further information on why Locke had an alias. No information is given on Locke’s death.