LOST – Across The Sea

Spoilers ahead!

Just finished watching “Across the Sea”, and it was a good one. Here are my observations on tonight’s show:

Question answered: It was confirmed that Jacob and the Man in Black are brothers, as I early suspected.

It was left up in the air is how The Woman made it so they couldn’t kill each other. I think that’ll end up being one of the unanswered mysteries.

They were on the island about 43 years before Jacob hurt his brother and threw him down the Life Well (I’m gonna call it that, for lack of a better term).

Question answered: We got to see the origin of The Wheel.

I’m a little torn about this one: Can the Man in Black leave the island by turning the wheel now? Or is that something he could only do while he was alive?

Question answered: The skeletons Jack and Kate found were of The Woman and The Man in Black, not Adam and Eve or any of the LOST 815ers.

Question answered: We know the “inside joke” of the black and white stones.

How long after these events did it take for The Man in Black to appear to Jacob. How freaked out must Jacob have been at THAT happening?

A couple of theories:

It appears to me that what happened to the Man in Black was that all his inner “goodness” was absorbed by the Light Well, and all his “badness” was released. Not a good thing. I suspect Widmore is going to end up this way, because he doesn’t understand the true nature of what that Light Well can really do.

It really seems that Widmore (and the rest) aren’t really looking for magnetism. That’s just a byproduct of finding what they’re REALLY looking for, the source to the Life Well. That’s what they really need Desmond for… to be able to take whatever is the real source of that extreme magnetism and get it off the island. Desmond’s (probably) the only person that can get close enough to it, and not die.

That’s it for now. What did you think of tonight’s episode?

6 thoughts on “LOST – Across The Sea”

  1. I think MIB was almost justified because of tonights events, how would you feel if all that happened to you? He didn’t even try to kill or hurt anyone until his entire world was torn apart by the person he thought was his mother!…Man, I feel for that guy – what did he ever do to deserve what he got? All he wanted to do was leave…..whew!
    How did the woman fill in the well and kill all those people? She’d have to be a smoke monster to do that……and, one small shot of something and Jacob’s the new protector….with the power of eternal life in his touch? I want a shot of that stuff.

  2. I think it is interesting that years later, as the brothers awaited the arrival of the Black Rock, it was MiB that quoted their “Mother” (regarding the nature of man) — as if somehow their respective roles had been slightly reversed over the years…

    The Woman said they couldn’t leave the island, but obviously Jacob has over the years.

    At first, I was slightly annoyed that they stopped storytelling to interject exposition, but I wonder. I now have more questions than answers! The truth is that we have more details, but we don’t have the whole picture and I have calmed down and I’m willing to let it play out.

  3. I love the theory about Widmore/Desmond/Life Well. That seems to fit like a glove.

    Re: MiB and the Wheel, maybe since he’s in smoke form, he can’t go near the electromagnetic areas. Maybe that’s why the sonic fence is able to keep him away (I’m not a scientist, so that could make no sense at all).

    And I loved the way they revealed the origin of “Adam and Eve.”

  4. Also, importantly, we saw the dagger reappear. And it apparently was touched by the magnetism/effects of the Life Well. I still wonder if we’ll see it appear again.

    Concerning “the rules”…I think whomever is the Protector of the Island (Mystery P.I.!) can make up ‘rules’ for the island. I mean, we never got any story about why, when using the dagger, they must not let their target speak first or else it’s too late. Why? I sense Jacob set some rules up, in a fashion like his mother when he became protector…doing that incantation. I also got the sense that, upon drinking the wine, Jacob instantly understood more about his importance/role.

    Lots to chew on here…

  5. ”Re: MiB and the Wheel, maybe since he’s in smoke form, he can’t go near the electromagnetic areas. Maybe that’s why the sonic fence is able to keep him away (I’m not a scientist, so that could make no sense at all).”

    remember he was with lock when he left the island in the form of jacks father. so being near the magnetism cant be it.

    this episode answered few questions that were needed but left alot unanswered and left alot more questions.
    considering the build up for the episode i made it a reel let down.

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