Since Season 1, the producers of ABC's Lost have assigned a "code name" to the season-ending twist that sends jaws plunging to the floor and heads a-scratching. It started with "The Bagel" (Walt is abducted by the Others!), and most recently we had the "Frozen Donkey Wheel" (a nod to the apparatus Ben uses to "move" the island, but in actuality referring to the reveal of Locke's death).
This season, Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse, via their ABC.com podcast, invited Lost fans to (blindly) suggest nicknames for the Season 5 game-changer. The worst of the lot was "Invisibul Dinasaur Hed," while the Top 13 finalists were as follows:
* Baby Diaper Covered in Barbeque Sauce * The Droids You're Looking For * The Exploding Pretzel Jar * The Fifth Toe * The Fork in the Outlet * The Hooded Leprechaun * Jack Gets Pregnant * The Joop * Smokey's Dorm Room * The Spanish Inquisition * The Twinkie * The Zeigarnik * The Zombie Bake Sale
Well, the two-hour season-ender — titled "The Incident" — has been filmed, and TVGuide.com got an exclusive heads-up on the code name Team Darlton have decided upon. The winner is ... "Danny Gokey."
No, really, it is "The Fork in the Outlet."
Now, might any possible clue to the May 13 finale's big twist lie in superfan Spindrift Beck's winning-yet-purely-spitballing suggestion? Sources tell me no, but this much is for sure: It certainly sounds ... wait for it... shocking.