Friday, April 11, 2008

LT67: October (October 8, 2007)

Previously published October 8, 2007...


1940 – Emily Locke, John's mother, is born.

1962 – On the 16th the Cuban Missile Crisis began. This led to secret efforts to find a solution to avoid World War III and the result was the Valenzetti Equation.

1981 – On the 27th, Claire Littleton is born to Christian Shepherd and Carole Littleton.


Round of applause for Terry O'Quinn…he took home the Emmy for his role on Lost. He beat out Michael Emerson (Ben) which might be a clue to what is happening on the show!

Also be sure to catch Sayid in his new role in the Jodie Foster movie, "Brave One".


We have discussed how time is becoming a central theme. Well, this week the producers gave this bit of insight:

It was also clarified that there are not different timelines, or parallel universes. The future is fixed, and the "rules" of time travel will basically adhere to Mrs. Hawking's explanation to Desmond in "Flashes Before Your Eyes".

However, after viewing the Orchid Orientation film (and assuming it to be valid), then it seems possible that like the rabbit, the flight did crash into the ocean AND was duplicated over the island…sort of like a parallel universe. So, who do we believe? I guess we have to watch and see.

But if this time thing is valid, then consider Back to the Future where Doc warns Marty not to let his real self see his duplicate self. Applying this to Lost, maybe the flash forwards aren't exactly the same guys as we see on the island! Hmmm…


Sources tell me that Leonard, the guy Hurley got the numbers from in the mental institution, was lying about his past. The truth is that Leonard was in fact stationed in the Swan.


Almost left mention of this out because you couldn't really have a 15 second promo that told us less than this one did. It mentions the shows return in February. Visually we see a camera shot of the ocean as we are zooming along in a boat or plane or something. Yawn.

Until the final shot:

Here's where we find a little mystery. We don't actually see the "6"…just a ghost image. It appears almost like an afterthought, but we know these producers. Some suspect it is an accident overlay…yeah, right. What does it mean?


The best theory I've read this month has to be the First Law of Thermodynamics. Simply stated, energy cannot be created or destroyed, it only changes form. This scientific law is really a concept of exchange. If energy is lost from a source, then it is gained somewhere else.

This then is applied to Lost in that when the island takes, it gives. More specifically, when Rachel (Juliet's sister) is cured of cancer, then Ben gets his. In fact, Ben knows this before Juliet tells him he has a tumor. Boone dies and Aaron is born. This also applies on the emotional and psychological level. One gains hope while another loses faith like how Ecko and Locke were never on the same page at the same time.


BOONE: Hi, John. It's good to see you again. [Locke wants to speak, but can't] What's that, John? [Locke mouths/whispers: I'm sorry] Oh, you're sorry. That's okay. I was the sacrifice the island demanded. [Locke mouths something else] Don't worry; you'll speak when you have something worth saying. I'm here to help you find your way again. So you can bring the family back together. Come on, I want to show you something.[Locke tries to move, but his leg doesn't work. He looks at Boone, panic stricken, and tries to move his leg again.]

BOONE [pointing off camera]: John, you're going to need that.[We see a wheelchair lying on its side with the wheel spinning. We see trippy flashes of superimposed images of Locke's face. We see the wheel chair rolling along with Locke at the Sydney airport, Boone pushing him.]

BOONE: John, someone in this airport is in serious danger. You are the only one who can save them.[We see Charlie and Claire cooing over Aaron and Locke points at them.]

BOONE: Not them, they'll be fine -- for a while.[Locke sees Sayid, Sun and Jin. He points as Jin and Sun argue. Sayid pats Jin's back.]

BOONE: I think Sayid's got it.[Locke sees Hurley working as an Oceanic counter person. Hurley types the numbers into the computer.]

BOONE: Not Hurley.[Locke sees Desmond dressed as a pilot walking and laughing with some beautiful flight attendants.]

BOONE: Forget it. He's helping himself.[Locke sees Kate and Sawyer, very chummy in line. He sees Jack going through a metal detector, and getting wanded by Ben. Locke starts waving his arm frantically.]

BOONE: There's nothing you can do for them. Not yet. First you have to clean up your own mess.

Bring the family back together – was he talking Claire and Jack Shepherd?

He's helping himself – does this mean Boone was talking about Desmond's ability to see the future?

Why was Desmond shown as a pilot and Hurley as a ticket taker? Are these two and Ben (security checker) on the same team? Is there more to Hurley then meets the eye? Is Hurley part of the conspiracy? His relationship to the numbers has to figure into this.

When Locke couldn't kill his father, Ben scolded him by saying it was "his mess and he needed to clean it up."


Go out to and search on "Lost Deleted Scenes Season 3". They are worth watching during the extended break. I especially liked this one:



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