Question: What gives, man? The only Lost spoilers you gave us last week were things we already knew or assumed anyway. Give us some real scoop!

Answer: With all due respect, I think my stunning revelation last week that aliens are not hiding out in the hatch most definitely qualifies as real scoop, Marissa. I'd go so far as to call it an all-out bombshell. But enough about that, let's get to the really real scoop. (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) Among the burning questions Damon Lindelof and Co. plan to answer this season via flashback:

* Who is the woman Jack married? Yeah, we know she used to be on Ed, but who is she aside from that. (Look for this to be addressed early on, since Julie Bowen flew to Hawaii last week to shoot an episode.)

* How did Locke become wheelchair-bound?

*  What exactly did Kate do to become one of America's Most Wanted?

* What was Hurley's prelottery existence like?


Also, Lindelof tells me that the mystery surrounding the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 which was originally going to be solved in a minimovie on the first-season DVD will be resolved this season. "By the finale of Season 2," he says, "you will know why the plane crashed."