Jeff Jensen
August 14, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Lost masterminds Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have leaked the first clues to the final season of their crypto-drama, thanks to a video shot by comedian Paul Scheer. The clip from damoncarltonandapolarbear.com is a good-natured spoof of crazy Lost fans. And the entire site is designed to provide hints about the season debuting early next year. Scheer’s major revelation: The premiere will be called ”LA X.” How to decipher that title? Well, Lostophiles will remember that Oceanic 815 was bound for Los Angeles when it crashed on Mystery Island, and that season 5 ended with time-traveling Juliet detonating a hydrogen bomb with the hope of creating a new reality in which everyone landed safely at LAX. So ”LA X” may refer to the airport. But that intentional space makes my Doc Jensen brain go tingly. If we read the title as ”Los Angeles ’10” (the Roman numeral X equals 10, as in 2010), maybe it simply means the new season will begin in present-day L.A. That’s too easy! So I’m going with this: The characters touched by the maybe-magical Jacob — Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Hurley, Locke, Sun, Jin, and Ben — will begin the season scattered through time as a result of Juliet’s explosive reboot. They’ll have limited memory of their past Island life, yet they’ll find themselves inexplicably compelled to gather in L.A. in 2010. Yes, I get all that from the title. And by being one of those crazy Lost fans.

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