Missed a week.
Not much to think about with E5 that I can’t cover in E6 anyways.
Kate wasn’t going back to the temple the last time we saw her, with Hurley and Jack, but she ends up walking in anyways. There’s a missing part there. She’s run into someone who sent her to the temple, and not exactly to find Claire either. The top choices are either Locke, Jin or creepy jungle boy. She seems to have some knowledge of what’s going on in the end, not happy about it, but she has a new mission now.
Where the hell are Sawyer and Richard?
Are we supposed to believe that Dogen + Ash = Monster repellant? Or can Dogen fight and kill Smokey by himself, and Sayid make a hole in the ash allowing Smokey in?
Why are we avoiding the thing inside Locke’s name? “My Friend”, etc. Is it a name we already know? So strange.
Let’s jump all the way back to Season 2 when the others have Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, etc on the docks. Jack asks who they are and Ben replies “We’re the good guys.” Looking back, it’s probably true. As in they’re following Jacob and MiB is influencing the Losties making them the bad guys. If Claire is infected, then Rousseau probably was too. If you look at all of her actions, she was working towards the same end as Clarie. Blowing up the others as they came to the beach was her idea remember.
Who is the “him” that the little kid in the jungle mean when he said “You can’t kill him” to Smokey? The list seems to be very short. Two immediate options and two that are a little out there.
- Sawyer? Maybe, because he’s a candidate?
- Richard? Because he’s still protected by Jacob somehow?
- Jacob? Meaning, he may have been stabbed and burned, but he cannot be killed. Like the Terminator, he’ll be back?
- Locke? Could Locke take back over this reincarnation? Locke cannot be killed?
Let’s talk about the “rules” and what we know so far.
- MiB cannot kill Jacob.
- Ben and Widmore cannot kill each other.
- Widmore cannot kill Alex. (Why?)
- Keamy can and did kill Alex. Or did Ben kill her?
How about some other “incidents”? Can candidates not kill each other?
- Ben tried to kill Locke on the island, but couldn’t. He did kill him off the island though. Was Locke no longer a candidate when he turned the donkey wheel? Ben had a very well thought out plan in regards to having Locke die.
- Jack’s gun didn’t fire when he tried to shoot Locke. This is similar to when Michael was off island and Mr. Friendly asked him if the gun jammed or the bullet bounced off his head.
- The temple others cannot give Sayid the poison, but Jack can. Jack can kill Sayid? Or is that a “test” to see if this Sayid is still a candidate?
And what’s the deal with Richard not being able to see the child? Sawyer can see him apparently because he’s a candidate. Richard must not be a candidate for multiple reasons. Let’s go back to S6E1-2 for a second. Jacob appears to Hurley, who can see dead people. Actually, lets go back even further.
- Hurley sees a dead Charlie a few times
- Other crazy person at Santa Rosa sees dead Charlie
- Hurley sees a dead Ana Lucia
- Jack sees his father on the Island, which we now assume is Smokey
- Jack sees his father OFF Island. Is that still Smokey? Is Jack tripping? Is Smokey able to travel off island? Were the other dead people Hurley saw Smokey?
Let’s assume that so far Sawyer, Hurley and Jack can see dead people, or visions of people others can’t. They’re all candidates. Is this inclusive? Why did Jacob tell Hurley that Jin could not see him (Jacob)? Is it because Jin isn’t a candidate and Sun is the Kwon on cave wall?
Crazy theory: could all of the off island stuff actually be “the end” or an epilogue to the story? Could all of the 2007 on island stuff resolve some how and everyone is shot back to 9/22/2004 on the plane to live their lives out?
Crazy theory #2: Miles wears black a lot and can read the thoughts of dead people. Smokey is the black “player” and reads the thoughts of dead people. Coincidence?
So one of my theories about Lost was completely off, but the others seem to still be on track. Here’s a few more things I was thinking about after watching the season premier.
Locke was told that he had to die to get everyone back to the island. Was Christian told this at some point as well?
Also, Christian’s body is missing in both timelines. Locke’s body isn’t. Why?
Locke’s words to Jack at the end of the episode about Christian’s body can apply to Jacob’s body as well.
So it’s established the monster cannot pass through the white ash. It’s not because it’s Jacob’s ash, but Jacob’s body burned up pretty quickly. Could that ash be the remains of past Jacob’s? There sure seems to be a lot of it.
Is the spring, when clear, similar to the ash? In that it keeps the monster away? Is the spring connected to the water in Ben’s secret room in the Dharmaville basement? When Ben emptied it, was he not so much summoning it as turning off the barrier?
Thanks to Sunghee I’ve really enjoyed Lost. We’ve caught up in the past year or so thanks to Netflix.
Here’s some theories, thoughts, observations for the upcoming final season.
- John Locke is still Locke, not the smoke monster / man in black. But the Locke dead body is real, and he did die. How so? The bunnies in The Orchid station that were part of the time travel experiments actually duplicated. There were two Locke’s running around the desert. This also means there’s two Bens. This does not mean MiB cannot take over dead bodies.
- Every vessel (plane, ship, raft) that has come to the island has had various roles filled. There’s always been a doctor, and musician that I’ve seen. There’s probably also been a prisioner and a guard, a pregnant woman, etc. Why?
- Man in Black’s body was killed at some point, but his spirit cannot die. Same thing with Jacob.
- Whatever happens happened is the main rule. Alternate timelines don’t seem to fit in canon at this point. Faraday was always going to be killed by his mother, Jack was never going to help little Ben, etc.
- Faraday’s mother has his journal which has extensive information about what’s going to happen on the island for the next 30 years. This is shared with Charles Widmore, but not with Ben. Ben has some information, but he has too big of a role to play emotionally, so he has to be kept in the dark about most things.
- Charles Widmore is Penny and Desmond’s “Charlie”, and therefor, his own grandpa.