It seems, based on this USA Today article, there are a lot of people trying to get lost. Studying the show frame by frame, a whole society spends Wednesday night (not to mention much of Thursday and Friday) looking for meaning.
I’ve come to the conclusion that they’re all in the mental institution together. They’re all patients in some sort of weird group therapy session. The others are the staff and taking people out of the program accounts for the “abduction”.
Let’s see if I still feel this way next week…