Lost Season 6 – LA X – Some thoughts


It’s great to see LOST back, and it was great seeing the new episodes!

OK… a bunch of random thoughts:

It appears that the narrative Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse (the producers of LOST) are going to use this season is dual timelines: One where Flight 815 never crashed, and the other which picks back up where last season left off. Are these timelines going to converge?

One of the biggest questions was answered: What was the smoke monster? The Man in Black. Of course, in true LOST fashion, a new question cropped up. He told Ben that he wanted to go home… Where, exactly, is “home”?

Another more minor question was also answered: The ash. The ash was used quite a bit during the premiere, and we saw that it was indeed a protective mechanism. At least, it should have been… didn’t quite work out that well. The real question is, what was the ash at the cabin protecting? Was it Jacob? I think at this point we have to assume it was, but then… why was the ash circle found to be broken when Ilana saw it last season?

Killing the Man in Black will be difficult…. notice how the bullets bounced off of him? Anyone attempting to kill the Man in Black will they themselves be killed. I don’t think he can kill them otherwise. I think of all the survivors, Sayid and Sawyer in the most trouble in this regard.

The real big thing was seeing Sayid come back from the dead. Did you notice how Miles had a weird look on his face when he was near “dead” Sayid? He realized that something wasn’t quite right. I think this bodes well for Locke… he could be back from the dead too.

Another interesting thing was watching Richard’s reaction when he realized that it wasn’t really Locke. Especially when “Locke” said something about the shackles, which apparently alluded to the slave ship, the Black Rock.

I also thought it was interesting that the “Man in Black” said the Locke realized he had a “pitiful life” before they got to the island. In a way, all the main 815ers did. Locke had an unhappy life after his marriage, Sawyer turned out to be a killer, Kate was on the run, Hurley was bad luck for all those around him, Sayid was a torturer.

One of my big questions is: Does Christian Shepard’s lost coffin have an significance?

That’s it for now. I’m going to watch everything again pretty soon, and write some more thoughts after I do.

What did you think of tonight’s show?

LOST Theories: Handing Over The Keys To The Island

I, like most other LOST fans, have been trying to figure out how things are going to be resolved, and I’ve come up with something I think is pretty plausible.

I’ve come to believe that not only are The Others caretakers of The Island, but they’re facilitators to make sure that in case the balance of The Island shifts, that they have some means to correct it.

Now, I have NO idea what circumstances will lead to this, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume that since Jacob is now dead, rules on the island are going to shift pretty dramatically, and the only way to stop bad things from happening is to get rid of the Man in Black. I think that’s the likely focus of this season.

Since the balance has to be retained, they’re going to need replacements? But who?

I think that Widmore is finally going to get his wish. He’s going to come back to the island, and gain some control. I think that in the end, it’s not going to be what he expects. I believe that he’s going to take the place of the Man in Black, and he’s really not going to like it.

Jacob’s replacement? Now, logically, I think it would have to be Locke… the big downside of this theory is that he’s not alive. But, who said that he has to be alive? Who ever said that Jacob and the Man in Black are alive? Maybe Ben’s “killing” Jacob wasn’t really a death in the classic sense, but just a dispersal of whatever being Jacob was?

I kinda ruled out Ben, simply because I don’t think he’s the right guy to replace either of them… although it would be pretty ironic to have Widmore and Ben be in the eternal struggle on the island. Perhaps everything Ben has recently gone through will make him the right candidate?

So, what do you think? Off base? Right on? Somewhere in between?

LOST Theories: More Theories Before Season 6 Starts

Spoilers ahead – You’ve been warned….

If you haven’t seen the LOST Season 6 Promo, go watch it now. I’ll be here….

…You back? Good.

Here are some random theories:

1) It didn’t occur to me until just now, but just because Jack is wearing that jumpsuit in the promo, it doesn’t mean they’re still in 1977. In fact, darn near the only way they wouldn’t have been vaporized is for them to be transported to a different time. Whether that’s present day, or earlier in the LOST timeline, it’s hard to say.

On the one hand, if it is earlier, then the Jack being his own grandfather seems more likely (although, as I’ve said before, it could take place because Jack turns that wheel). It would be quite something for Jack to be off the island until he grew old and for him to return.

On the other hand, if you watch the promos, “Locke” (probably the Man in Black) is talking to Sawyer, and in the very last scene, it appears he’s talking to Richard Alpert. That probably indicates being in the present day.

2) My earlier theory about Sayid getting branded as “not one of The Others” probably isn’t right either. I mean, if he’s one of The Others, why get branded? Because he’s with them, but not one of them? Seems kinda weird. It makes a lot more sense if he were branded to become an Other. Who knows though… maybe he got branded because he tried to steel one of the island cows….

OK… on to new things:

3) What if Richard Alpert is actually Jacob in disguise? It sure would explain him not aging. It might be the Jacob brought the ship to the island, and once the real Richard died, Jacob took his place. Maybe the “dead” Richard were disguised as Jacob this whole time. What a perfect disguise for Jacob to be in while the Man In Black tried to carry out his “loophole” scheme.

4) If Locke is really dead, is he going to be back as Locke… in any way? I mean, from the promo and from what we’ve seen at the end of last season, sure seems as though Locke is still being portrayed as the Man in Black. Locke may come back as some kind of guide, and perhaps we’ll see “present day” Locke return. Whatever happens, I hope we do see him as Locke (not MiB), since he’s such a great character.

5) Why in the heck was Ben trying to get women to have babies on the island? What happened between Horace Goodspeed’s child being born and the start of the show which made it impossible for women to carry to full term? The bomb maybe? Then we probably wouldn’t see a lot of wildlife on the island, because it would probably be a problem for them too. Maybe a curse? Possibly. I do think that one of the reasons Ben wanted women to carry to full term was so the island could go “independent”. Meaning, they’d cut all ties to the “real world”, so they’d never have to go back, and they’d keep the island away from Widmore.

Any theories or thoughts? Write ’em in the comments.

LOST Theories: Christian’s Death and the Plane Flight

While I’m winging my way down the whole Jack’s going to time travel path, here are a couple more things that bothered me: The circumstances of Christian’s death and why all those people were on the plane in the first place. I think the two are related.

This is something Doc Jensen brought up on twitter, and I’d like to talk about it for a bit. Here’s what he said:

THEORY! More to Christian Shephard’s death than meets the eye. Booze? Okay. Or maybe Jacob, to manipulate Jack to The Island?

Or maybe… Ben? Remember Locke’s body had to play the role of Christian Shephard on Ajira 316. Maybe there are more similarties…

Locke was deemed a suicide. Funny: Technically, so was Christian’s. Locke’s death motivated Jack to The Island. Ditto Christian.

Maybe Ben HAD to murder Locke per the requirements of replicating the exact conditions of the Oceanic flight….

Locke had to be murdered not just to met the dead body requirement, but to meet the murder victim rquirement, too.

Jack later added his father’s shoes, and voila! Perfect Murdered Christian Shephard Doppleganger!

I’ll go even further with this idea: I think Christian was murdered in order to get Jack onto that plane. And it might even have been done by Ben, or possibly Jack himself, if you subscribe to the “I”m my own grandpa” theory. The crazy thing (to me at least) about Christian’s death is that he left that wallet behind in the hotel room. Guys don’t usually leave their wallets behind when going places. If Christian was confronted in his hotel room, and taken from it, he wouldn’t have had time to take it before he died. The death could have been staged to look like a suicide.

Now, the thrust of the last season may just be that in order to create the circumstances which brought them to the island in the first place, the 815ers have to create the circumstances to get themselves on that plane. I know it’s a bit of circular logic (hey, what time travel story isn’t?), but I’ve always had the feeling that someone made sure that everyone got onto that initial plane flight. In order for them to want to do this in the first place, they’re going to have to buy into the “save the island, save the world” idea. More on that later.

LOST: See The First Four Minutes Of Season 6!

Someone sent me this, and I’m posting it here for those of you that are interested. I’m not going to view this, because I want to see the whole thing at once.

Don’t view this if you don’t want the premiere spoiled!

See the First Four Minutes of Season 6 of LOST

Thanks to John

LOST Theories: That Plane…

Spoilers from Season 5 ahead… I warned you!

Something’s been bothering me, and I wonder if it has been bothering anyone else.

Say that the blast Juliet set off did reset everything, and flight 815 didn’t crash on the island. Kate, Jack, Hurley, Sawyer…. They all did whatever they were going to do if it hadn’t crashed.

What happened to all the other people? Not people like Rose and Bernard. I mean, all the dead people!

In thinking about this, I’m pretty sure that what will end up happening is that there WILL be a crash. Just not on the island. A lot of people will die, but the “815-ers” will survive and be rescued.

Any thoughts about this?