For TV fans, there's no greater injustice than a show getting canceled early. Or even right on time, if all of the loose ends haven't been tied up. Most of the TV shows whose unanswered questions still plague us have already ended, with very little promise of any sort of reunion, meaning we'll probably never get our answers. A few shows are still going, but even then, who knows if they'll ever tell us what we really want to know.
Lost was (and still is) one of the greatest offenders in the unsolved mysteries department, but it's not the only great (and frustrating) secret-keeper on TV...
Who was on the outrigger? Where did Walt's powers come from? How did that smoke monster happen? How did Jacob's numbers end up also being Hurley's lottery numbers? At least we found out that the polar bear was part of the experiments of the Dharma Initiative when they were doing testing on electromagnetism. Because that makes sense.
We know the actor was just a crew member from the set that day, but who was his character? After years of back and forth over who Sookie would end up with, how can we accept that it's just some dude? How did he react when he found out about all the supernatural crap? Is he supernatural himself? Does he know about Bill and Eric? Did Sookie tell him about all that time she spent in that fairy world that one time? And about all the orgies?!
You may recall "The Last Call" and all the tears you shed over it, but you will not get to know why Will (Josh Charles) called Alicia just before his death. Why? Because according to co-creator Robert King, Alicia needed to tell herself a story "that makes her feel good."
"We kind of wanted it to be never answered because it's really what Alicia decides for herself," he told us. But they do know why he called because "we needed to and we needed to help Josh come to a place. Maybe Josh will tell someone some day."
"It's buried with Will," co-creator Michelle King added.
But...but...we want to know!
Before creator Amy Sherman-Palladino left the show just ahead of its last season, she had always said she knew the show would end with a four-word sentence. The show went on to end without her, and we never found out what it was. A declaration of love? A clever joke? A hilarious but obscure pop culture reference?! Tell us, please!
This is why we need those new episodes, David Lynch (who is currently no longer involved with the reboot) and Showtime: The show just ended with the reveal that Dale was possessed and we were left to wonder. Did he start murdering people too? Did he kill himself? Also what was up with literally everything that ever happened on this show? We need more!
In "Journey's End," Rose posed a question to both the Doctor and the half-human Doctor: What was the last thing they had said to her when they were standing on Bad Wolf bay? The real Doctor couldn't give a real answer, saying "Does it need saying?" Ten II whispered something in her ear that prompting her to kiss him and decide to stay with him forever. What did he say?! We hope it was "I have cookies."
After five years of endless threatening texts, fake-outs and black hoodies, the ABC Family drama finally revealed Big "A"'s identity in the season five finale: Spoiler Alert! It's Charles DiLaurentis!
But boss Marlene King told us that she had two other characters in mind for the series' big bad, which she'll reveal...after the series ends. We're holding you to that!
In one of the show's most infamous episodes, Jim had to works extra hard to make sure Pam got his gift after Michael threw a fit and turned a game of Secret Santa into an all-out present war. Once she finally got her highly personalized tea pot filled with stuff, she refused to read the card that nearly made her cry to the cameras. It probably doesn't matter what it said, but that doesn't make us any less nosy.
After Emma was born, and even before that, it was sort of like Ben disappeared completely, like Ross was way too involved with his new child with Rachel to be bothered with his son. We would expect nothing less from Ross "The Worst" Geller, but we still thought it was weird. Though to be fair, Emma kind of disappeared after a while too, apparently always being cared for by Rachel's mom.
Really though, who just totally forgets othe first big love of their young life? Carrie talked about guys and sex and dating all the time on SATC, but Sebastian never came up once? Way to not plan ahead for your eventual prequel series, Amy B. Harris! (But still, RIP Carrie Diaries. We miss you!)
A cliffhanger plagued the second season finale that turned out to be a series finale when Nicole was drunk and angry and ran over Brooke with her car. Did she die? Did she just end up in a neck brace and more popular than ever, like Mean Girls' Regina George? Did Nicole get in trouble? Curses to everyone involved in cancelling this show!
We spent almost five years watching Chuck and Sarah finally fall in love with each other at the same time and make it to the alter, only to have Sarah's memory of her entire Chuck-related mission wiped away in the last few episodes. That last kiss on the beach after he told her their story makes us tear up to this day, but did it work?! That's all we want to know!
How can Dan actually be Gossip Girl? How was he physically able to be everywhere all the time, witnessing everyone's dirtiest secrets to expose them to the world? And hey, didn't Gossip Girl reveal a few of Dan's secrets through the years as well, ruining his life too? Why would he do that to himself?!
Sure, the series isn't over yet, and this is question that's bound to be answered in the next decade or so, but it still bugs us. They don't have DNA testing in Westeros, so how could anyone even know for sure, since Ned is dead. We don't want to guess on this one, due to book spoilers, but just know this is one that bugs us.
Did Tony die? Did everyone die? We know creator David Chase has said it doesn't matter, and that there is no answer, and Tony is neither alive nor dead, but the logical parts of our brain that can't grasp the potential spiritual implications of a scene have to know the truth.
The Secret Service were definitely in attendance at Gary's funeral, and they were definitely talking to either Leslie or Ben. We're going to go ahead and assume Leslie is the POTUS, simply because that is the answer that makes our hearts soar the highest, but a concrete answer would have been nice!
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