LOST – Follow The Leader

Spoilers ahead

Ha! What a difference a few hours make. In my previous post, I wrote that I thought the bomb was in the shadow of the statue… well, THAT was proven wrong tonight.

I think we’re still pretty much on target for the rest of the theory though… They’re going to detonate the bomb, and that will result in the guys in the hatch taking anti-radiation vaccine, and wearing yellow jumpsuits for a long, long time.

OK, getting back to tonight’s episode:

Richard said he saw all Jin, Kate, Hurley, Jack and Sawyer die… I’m pretty sure that he THINKS he saw them die, probably a result of the H-Bomb blast, but I think it’s a lot more likely they’ll vanish from that part of the timeline, which will only look like they died in the blast. As to where they end up – I think it’s likely they’ll end up in the distant past. I only say that because of the statue. It’s going to be one of the 815ers. Which one, not sure.

I’m going into pure theory here, but I do that a lot, so here goes:

I think Locke is in for a HUGE surprise when he goes to see Jacob. First off, I think Locke is dead – dead as in Christian Shepard dead. He just doesn’t know he’s dead. His misguided mission to go to try and kill Jacob is going to fail because of this.

Furthermore, I think it’s likely that Jacob is being held in a sort of “in between” state – “in between” meaning, not in this time, but not in his own time either. John is probably not going to like when he finally meets Jacob – either he’ll release Jacob, or Jacob will be the one to tell John he’s dead – maybe both.

There’s probably a good reason Jacob is in that state. In fact, it’s possible he’s in a prison of sorts; that white powder around the cabin (remember that from last season?) might be some sort of ward that keeps Jacob locked up. He might be a reluctant advisor to The Others, and once freed… well, that won’t be good for anyone.

Ben mentioned that Richard Alpert has been around a long time. A looooong time. I’ve seen speculation around that Richard Alpert might be who the Egyptians considered to be the god Ra. (Richard Alpert’s initials = R.A… Ra….) I’m not sure THAT’s true, but I do believe he’s Egyptian.

The questions remain… What is the island? What are The Others doing there on the island? Why is Jacob imprisoned? What does John hope to accomplish by killing Jacob?

I think we’ll get some answers next week, along with a good look at that statue, but the rest is going to be left for the final season.

Next week is a TWO HOUR Season Finale…. I’m looking forward to it!

So, what did you think of tonight’s episode?

9 thoughts on “LOST – Follow The Leader”

  1. i think candle is going to breach the wall of the energy chamber just before jack blows the bomb. the energy shoots the losties back into the future. richard & eloise stop the bomb before it explodes. somehow kate sawyer & juliet end up going back to the island. sawyer kate & juliet in trying to find jack to stop / help him will reveal the bomb to the dharma folk. thats how the bomb ends up in the hatch.

    we are still on the same timeline as before. nothing will change.

    on an unrelated note, we now know what “desmond is my constant” meant. he needed to find desmond on the island to rebalance his mind.

  2. I believe Jacob is Locke (an older version perhaps). Whether John understands this or not I don’t know, but I think he knows things we don’t and right now he is toying with Ben. I’d feel bad, but Ben is such a pathological psycho he has it coming.

    What I thought was interesting was that despite who the leader was in each reality, Richard appears to wield enormous power. Is Richard the island’s constant? He seems to be like a physical, sentient equal sign that completes each fragmented timeline.

  3. I think “what lies in the shadow of the statue” is the tunnel/temple complex Richard, Eloise, Jack and Sayid are wandering in now. The statue seemed to be Anubis, and I’m thinking the island has a direct link back to ancient Egypt in some way – with Richard left as a sort of guardian of the place.

    The really lousy CGI when the sub left the island? I’m wondering if that was deliberate – it was so very out of character for the quality of the show.

  4. It’s funny that you mentioned the CGI on the sub. Someone I was watching with said something about it immediately. 🙂

  5. I have 2 theories on the “I’m going to kill Jacob” thing – one – John is following up on the “helllllp meeeeee” cry he heard the first time he found the cabin and killing him is how to release him from whatever is holding him to the island, OR, two – He’s going to metaphorically kill him – he’s taking the entire group of others to see that there is no such person as Jacob, thus breaking Richard’s/Ben’s (?) hold on them.

  6. I think what Steve needs to do at this point is make a Lurkers Guide to Lost. (Anyone who followed Babylon 5 should know what I’m referencing…)

    It would keep good track of all the questions that have been asked and answered. 🙂

  7. Where is Claire? Have we seen her since she was chillin with Christian in Jacob’s cabin? I hope Claire comes back in the finale.

    It is not possible that the hydrogen bomb can kill the 815ers because there is still a whole season left and the show cannot go on without them.

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