Open thread: WTF is going on with Lost

John and I are fed up with Lost. We don’t know what the hell is going on anymore. The show is supposed to be wrapping up soon, but each new epsisode presents more questions than it answers. We need some help. Here are our two biggest questions we’re hoping someone can answer.

1: Is island Desmond the same person as alternate-reality Desmond. Like are they of one mind and conscience?

2: What job are the Losties applicants for? It doesn’t make sense that it’s Jacob’s role because then Jacob would have had to know he was going to die in order to qualify and observe certain people their entire life. So what’s going on here?

We have so many other questions like who that boy with the stick is, how/why the island had the big gear underground, and how does Jack’s Dad tie into all of this, but it’s those two that are bothering us the most. Help?