Monday, March 8, 2010

LT352: Contemplations of a LOST Addict


It is obvious that LOST is wrestling with the eternal theme of good versus evil. While we have been offered a name for the good side (or have we?), the evil side goes by many pseudonyms such as my John Black, Flocke, and Man in Black.

That got me thinking about the Rolling Stones tune and the many names that the Bible uses for the Devil, Abbadon, Satan, Beelzebub, etc. How clever for the writers to continue this similarity with the Bible by offering multiple names for our evil island persona.

If next episode we hear the character ask, “Can you guess my name?” I’m going to point out that the next step in the Bible prophecy is a major and final war. Now why does that sound familiar?


“James, what if told you that you could have anything you want?”

I think James would answer, “I want Juliet to be alive.”

So he gets his wish. And we know these things (sort of) because we have been shown this outcome with James. It is the part we call sideways flash or the alternative timeline. My guess is James got EXACTLY what he asked for: Juliet is alive. Only she married Jack and had a son named David. Be careful what you ask for.

Hurley will then ask to be lucky and he is.

Kate probably asks to be free…but forgot about the “on the run” part.

Claire just wants her baby back and presto! She has the baby, but is alone, about to deliver on someone’s front lawn and is only sure about one thing…his name.

Jack wishes only to not be like he father. And he isn’t a drinker or probably not a cheater or as John Locke will find out if Helen gets him to call eventually (big IF)…he probably isn’t half the doctor his father was.

You can’t always get want you want. But if try sometimes you might find, you get what you need.


Did you notice Claire was singing her song, “Catch a Falling Star”? The same song her dad use to sing and that Kate would sing one day to Aaron.

That symbol on the wall that opens the secret passage way means “Protection”.

Sundown, the last episode title, was leading people to think it was Sun-centric. The name and the fact that the order of featured characters was the same this season as in Season 1. But the trick was on us as this was Sayid-centric and another pattern we thought we discovered was wrong.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ben said...
hey, that's a good interpretation of the flash sideways: that everyone gets their desires. I didn't think of it like that before.
But what about Jin/Sun? They seem to still have a strained relationship.
And what would Ben's wish be?
Thanks for giving me ground to think.