If you had the time to check out the Comic-Con videos I posted a couple of weeks ago, you'd have seen at one point a guy named Paul presented Darlton with a velvet painting, and he urged everyone to check out his site, Damon, Carlton, and a Polar Bear. He gave out the URL, Damon and Carlton tried to rush him off the mike at this point and they repeated it, got it wrong, so he said it again, and it just seemed like a comedian having fun at the podium and Darlton getting a kick out of it.
I went to the site, and the guy was pretty funny, all excited about giving them his painting, etc. But then I went back again, and he was upset, saying someone from inside the production office had told him they'd seen the velvet painting in the trash. When he didn't believe the person, they sent him a picture of it on their cameraphone. So he decided to invade the ABC offices and find out what happened.
And that's when it began to dawn on fans that this guy wasn't just a random fan having fun, that he was actually hired by ABC to star in the new ARG as a random fan having fun. In the following video, he goes to the offices to try to track down Damon and Carlton, and decides that if he can't, he'll go through their trash to find his painting. And what he finds is something else indeed.
If you consider episode titles to be spoilers, then I'd warn you about watching the last 30 seconds of it, because he reveals the episode title to the premiere of season 6. If you DO want to know, scroll down below the video after you've watched it for my take on the title. This is obviously pure speculation, but we've got five more friggin' months. What ELSE are we supposed to do?! :) (Oh, and as for the video, check out the shirt he's wearing -- yay!! and also, EVIL -- and my favourite moments are at 2:20 and 3:05... listen carefully to the latter.)
So there you have it... the episode title for the premiere is "LA X." It's obviously a play on the name of the LA airport, the one where they're all supposed to end up should Jack's whole bomb thing work out. He wonders if it could mean X marks the spot, like that's where they really will end up. We've seen previous videos of America's Most Wanted, where Kate's on the run for having killed someone else; we've seen Hurley's Chicken Shack commercial, where he's returned from Australia and is OK, and lookalikes of Michael and Walt are eating at the restaurant (weird, since they were only heading to LA to board a connecting flight to NY, but I'm being nitpicky). We've been given these hints that maybe Jack was right and they'll end up at LAX and will have never been to the island.
I just don't think it's that simple. Because added to that was Jorge Garcia coming up to the mike at Comic-Con and saying that if they were to pull something like that, it would be a massive cheat and fans would be let down.
So here's my thinking (and while I've NEVER been right on a speculation, I'm warning you that you never know when I might be, so if this turns out to be true, don't blame me for spoiling it).
I think the X is to signify an X THROUGH the word, as if to say, "
The thing is, if it DOES turn out to be a do-over, I have complete faith in Darlton that they'll do it right. I don't think they'll let me down. They haven't done so yet (even when everyone else was complaining about the cages at the beginning of season 3, I was still enjoying myself). So that's my early speculation, with its usual 95% chance of being wrong, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they're actually going to do!
If you want to see more at the new ARG site, go here.