Here we go again, but with a lot more substance. But for an interesting twist, there is a lot of speculation about Jacob being the bad guy and the Black Shirt being the good one.
By the way, perhaps I missed this, but it seems people are calling the Black Shirt by the name of Esau. For those who may not know, Jacob and Esau were the twin brothers born to Isaac and Rebecca in the Bible story. Esau is the oldest and Jacob was said to be grabbing onto his brother’s ankle when born.
Esau in Hebrew means “hairy”. Another reference gives Esau the name “Edom” which means red. Scholars say that the name Edom may not refer to his hair color but to the abundance of red rock found in the land he was living.
Esau is the hunter (recall Locke at the pot commune claiming he was a hunter). He had the first rights to the family inheritance but sold those rights for a bowl of soup. Some claim Esau was in danger of starving to death and Jacob took advantage of the situation.
Later Jacob fakes his father in order to gain the official “blessing” of the birthright. This fake job is possible because Jacob covers his arms with fur and leads his father to believe he is the hairy son.
Well, there is some background information. Jacob does seem to be the manipulator. Of course, Jacob goes on to be the father of the line of David and Jesus – points the Bible scholar scratch their heads about as much as we scratch our heads after watching LOST.
So from this point on, the Black Shirt is going to be Esau to me. Well, until told otherwise.
MISSING BODY PARTS
We learned how Dr. Chang lost his left arm.
This event led to series of other events. If he had not had lost his arm we wouldn’t have seen him without it in the Orientation films. Of course he was there only because the Survivors prompted him to be there in the first place.
However, only if Miles was present could he have been saved…which allows him to go on and make Orientation films.
So…the bomb may not have changed the course of events after all…it may have caused it. Of course, it was Miles who suggested this possibility right before Jack tossed the bomb down the chute.
But then maybe those events did happen and it is Juliet’s smashing the bomb with a rock that starts a new thread of events. But then, would she show up as a recruit years later? Hmm…
Is it possible that Kate and Juliet are related? The reason this is proposed is because we saw Juliet and Rachel’s parents split up. Here is her father:
Lea asks, "What did Richard actually say?" The answer is "He who is here to save us/protect us."
Big Momma Tammy and others all tend to agree that the Survivors are better marksmen than the official Dharma guards. It is probably hard to find good help on an uncharted island!
Greg observes that Jacob and "Esau" muse about the good versus evil of humanity while frying up supper on the black rocks...while the Black Rock ship sails by. Next season we are sure to see who gets off that ship.
And our Librarian points out the statue's foot is not what it first seems.
NEXT ON TIDBITS
My schedule has been brutal lately, but we do have a number of months to digest things. So keep checking back on more analysis of “The Incident” and LOST in general.
One thing I’m working on is that line Bram said about Frank, “Think he is a candidate?” That wasn’t thrown in there for nothing. My first inkling is that Frank is a candidate for the next sacrificial lamb…more on this in the next posting.
Throw in the feedback from the comments and you can tell that we will need every month we can get to be ready for the final season! Oh, and there is sure to be an off-season game, Comic Con and remember those chronological episodes they are preparing. Did I mention Desmond is going to become the island's next Jacob? Yeah, keep checking back.
The plan is to write at least once per week. But if you've been reading for awhile you know that I can't help but post more often.
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