In The Lighthouse, Hurley is given a set of directions by Jacob in order to bring someone to the island. Hurley writes the directions on the arm, which apparently tell him to go to the lighthouse and turn the mirrors to a heading of 108. But, what exactly is written on his arm? Here are some images if you want to take a look - after the jump. Let us know what you see in the comments below.
In 6x05, The Lighthouse, we got to see... a lighthouse. The numbers corresponding in degrees to the heading of the lighthouse were affiliated with names... many familiar, some not. This seems to be a match with the numbers seen in the cave in the last episode. Of course, we also see that a person's number can be dialed into and be observed from the lighthouse. Does it make any sense at all? Hmmmm.... no. Names, numbers and photos after the jump!
Thanks to JMart for submitting these screencaps. Included are Helen's "Peace and Karma" shirt, the scales at the cave, and a capture showing a shot of Locke and his father hanging in Locke's cubicle (suggesting perhaps in this alternate timeline that Locke's father didn't push him out the window and cause his paralysis?). View the images after the jump. Give a shoutout to JMart in the comments!
LOST episode 6x03, The Substitute, introduces another island mystery. Locke, or... the entity appearing in the form of John Locke, sees the image of a young man in the jungle. Initially, it appears only unLocke can see this apparition. Later, however, it is revealed that Sawyer also sees the boy (whereas apparently Richard did not). In the second occurrence, unLocke chases the boy into the jungle... where he is warned, "you can't kill him". Is this young boy a new entity, or a reincarnated Jacob? An older Aaron? And what does he mean when he tells unLocke, "you can't kill him"? Also, why in the first encounter does the boy appear to have bloody arms? Images and video after the jump.
In LOST 6x03, The Substitute, unLocke (Esau, The Man in Black, Smoke Monster, etc.) takes Sawyer to a beach front cave and reveals a list of names scribbled on the ceiling by Jacob. Many names are crossed out, and all are accompanied by a number. The names of six known Oceanic 815 survivors correspond to the six numbers (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42). Images and a breakdown of names after the jump.
Here we take a closer look at a few miscellaneous screens from LOST's season 6 premiere, LAX. Included are some books, the ankh, the temple and the new pirate-inspired Others. Let us know if there is anything else to add, as well as your thoughts on the included images in the comments below! All after the jump.
One of the biggest, ok one of the few, real revelations in the season premiere of season six of LOST, LAX, was the identity of the Smoke Monster. It appears that Jacob's rival, the mysterious man in black, is the smoke monster - or has some very close relationship to it. After attacking Jacob's body guards, the UnLocke tells Ben, "Sorry you had to see me like that". Watch the scene again for yourself after the jump, and let us know your thoughts on theories on this new revelation in the comments.
In the opening segment of the final season premiere of LOST, LAX, Rose is seen reading an issue of "Weekly Woodsman". An ad on the back shows a UFO, with tag line, "The Truth is Out There". Is this a hint that alien origins are involved in the mysteries of LOST? Or is Darlton just having fun with us? Maybe we shouldn't look into these things to seriously... but it is LOST. Right?
A nice easter egg for long-time lost fans was found in the opening sequence of the Season Six Premiere. In what appears to be an alternate universe, Jack et al are back on 815 and enroute to Los Angeles - safely. The camera dives below the clouds, into the ocean and reveals the island deep underwater. A quick shot of the infamous Dharma Shark greets eagle-eyed viewers before the camera pans around to reveal the (also infamous) four toed statue.
Two weeks ago, during the season finale of Lost, we got the very first full glimpse of the four-toed statue, face and all, just like we were promised by the producers earlier in the season. However, we were also told that it would be clear just who that statue was depicting, and though some obviously saw clearly who it was, there was nothing to give us the official word on it, and some of you, me included, have remained a bit frustrated at the ambiguity of exactly which Egyptian deity the statue was built to represent.
This question has been quite important since it was first asked over a month ago. Tonight we got to hear the answer, in Latin, from Richard. He said, "He who will save us all."
This same latin is the phrase that Jacob weaves on his tapestry as well. So will Jacob save them all? Follow the jump to see it again.
Well, part of being a fan of Lost, and making the occasional predictions means you're sometimes wrong. I've been claiming for most of the season now, since we first caught the back of the statue, that it was the Egyptian god Anubis. Tonight, we finally got to see the front of the statue, and it is very clear now that it was not Anubis at all. It appears, as best as I can tell, that the statue is either Sobek or Taweret. For more great information on both, follow the jump.
The season 5 finale started out tonight following a young man who we eventually realized was Jacob. His rival, wearing a black shirt while Jacob wore white, showed up just as the Black Rock was arriving. The two had some words and the rival expressed his desire to kill Jacob, and that he would find a loophole, and Jacob made it very clear that he would be waiting right there, under the statue, whenever the rival was ready. Follow the jump to rewatch the opening scene.
In one of the best scenes of the night Dr. Chang busts in on Miles, Jin, and Hurley getting ready to flee dharmaville. Chang wants to know if they're really from the future, and Hurley awkwardly denies it. Chang knows just the question to ask too, first asking when Hurley was born, and finally asking him who was the president. You can see Hurley struggling for just a moment before he spills the beans. What's even more funny is that when they arrived at Dharmaville, Hurley asked Sawyer what he should do if they ask him questions, like who the president is. And Sawyer just responded wtih this isn't a gameshow. See! If Sawyer had just told him who the president was, Hurley could have pulled it off!
Tonight Charles seemed to indicate that Ellie was pregnant at the camp. In the video after the jump you can barely hear the sound, but Charles puts his hand on Ellie's stomach and says "not in your condition." This isn't necessarily a huge reveal, since it seems obvious that she would be pregnant with Daniel at this point in time, but it is something that some people might have missed. Check it out after the jump.
The Locke we saw tonight was certainly a different John Locke than we're used to seeing. Tonight he was assertive, confident, sure of himself, and most of all, he had a plan and a purpose...oh, and a pig. Locke took Richard and Ben to go find himself at the beechcraft, give himself the compass, and give himself the instructions that he knew he'd need in order to fulfill the remainder of his destiny. Kinda weird, huh? I know many of you are screaming paradox, but I hate that word, so I'll be referring to it as spontaneous happenstance from now on. To see the scene again, follow the jump!
"Follow the Leader" ended on quite a dramatic and shocking note tonight as Locke revealed to Ben that he wasn't going to see Jacob to reunite with his people. He was going to see Jacob to kill him. Why? Well, your guess is as good as ours, but at this point the stock answer seems to be "The island told me to do it." What was even more interesting was how troubled Richard seemed to be about taking Locke, and the others to Jacob. It almost made me wonder if Ben wasn't the one originally keeping Jacob locked up (remember when Locke first saw Jacob and he whispered, "save me" to him?). What if Richard has played a part in keeping Jacob locked up as well. And what's more, am I the only one who thought that the island and Jacob were one in the same, or linked together in some way? Follow the jump for this video investigation.
When Charles Widmore comes to visit a broken down and memory deprived Daniel Faraday, just after the Oceanic wreckage was found, we get a quick glimpse of a magazine on the couch. That magazine is an August 2003 issue of WIRED. The cover says, "The Super Power Issues," as well as "The Impossible Gets Real." There is also a mention of Time Travel on the cover as well.
Daniel Faraday was only with us for 2 short seasons of Lost, but his impact has been huge, and his place in the mythology of Lost is forever set. Tonight, Daniel proved to us that although you can't go back in time and kill your own mother, you can go back in time and GET killed by your own mother. View the video just after the jump.
Dear Damon and Carlton. Okay guys, we get it. Thanks so much for making it clear, but I think even the non-believers now see that there is obviously a tie-in with the island and the Egyptians. Thanks, we appreciate the clarity.
We've all seen now that Egyptian influences played a fairly larger role in the history of the island. With tonight's episode we also saw the first glimpse that Dharma may have caught on to those historical influences as well, and appear to be studying the history and culture of the Egyptians as well. And as we all know, Dharma will later incorporate Egyptian hieroglyphics into the Clock of Doom in the Swan Station, though for what reasons we don't know.
One of the more interesting reveals in Some Like It Hoth was when Miles was Vannapped by good ole Bram, who we know from the Ajira plane crash. Bram seemed to make it quite clear that he was not working for Charles Widmore, nor should MIles work for 'the wrong side.' So if Bram isn't batting for Widmore's team, is he part of Ben's ensemble? Or are Bram and Ilana part of a whole new group, with a whole new set of objectives for the island. I'm starting to get confused and lose track of who's who here. Who's side do you think Bram is on?
Hurley and Miles were treated to a nice little surprise tonight when they got to see the Swan station being built. We also learned that the grid it was being built in is in the hostile's area and they are building it, somehow, in secret (or at least they seem to think that they are). Hurley was also a little freaked out as he watched the workers stamp his anti-lucky numbers into the hatch door as a serial number (why exactly the hatch door needs a serial number is beyond me).
We got a glimpse of young Ethan tonight, hanging around with Ben as he went to kill Danielle, but ended up just stealing Alex from her. As confusing as things have become with Ethan's age I'm not sure if this event was intended to be pre-purge or post-purge. Ben's direct dealings with Charles made it seem definitely like it was post-purge, it's just hard to imagine Ethan being that young in 1992.
Ever since Sun and Frank went back to Othersville a couple of weeks ago, and we got to see the condition the barracks were in, plus the fact that there were apparantly still Dharma photos hanging up, people started to cry alternate timeline. I mean, how else could the barracks look SO different than when we last saw them. The theory was that something must have been changed in the past to cause the difference. But tonight when Ben entered his old house he looked at a Risk board laying on a table, a subtle clue that nothing has changed.
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When Frank reappeared on the Hydra island Ilana demanded "what lies in the shadow of the statue," an obvious code of somekind that Frank didn't even TRY to guess. I mean, come on, in that situation you at least gotta throw out a guess, like "Twinkies!" So this begs the question, who is Ilana, and who's side is she on? Follow the jump for another look at Ilana's demands.
Unlike Eko, who felt no shame for his sins, Ben weeps at his mistake in causing Alex's death. Makes one wonder just what the Pilot's sins were for the killin' he got. Anyway, for those interested there are 49 holes in the "smokey grate." Anyone wanna bet holes 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 are important? Check out the video after the jump to rewatch the judgement.
When we saw the back of the statue a few weeks ago, it looked a lot like the Egyptian God of the Underworld, Anubis, but there were quite a few naysayers out there. I'm sure that even after another appearance by Anubis in tonight's episode, we'll still have those naysayers, and that's fine. Tonight, while Ben was in the Temple catacombs we got a glimpse of some drawings on the wall. Pictured above appears to be Anubis with Smokey in front of him. You could probably even say that on the left side that could be the donkey wheel. Also an Ankh and some snakes and some other random stuff. Let us know what your thoughts on this are after the jump.
In a lackluster episode for investigations (among other things) quite possible the best scene came at the very end and will undoubtedly have Lost fans speculating all week long. Richard is warned that he should consult Ellie because if Charles finds out he'll be angry. These few words imply so much in so little. First, we know for a fact that Charles and Ellie are both still there at this time. And second, this seems to confirm some kind of relationship between Ellie and Charles. Perhaps they are simply best friends, maybe lovers, or perhaps even brother and sister, but there seems to be a definite connection between the two. Personally, I'm voting for siblings. Follow the jump for the video clip.
Hurley and Miles started a new, special kind of friendship tonight that I hope we see more of in the future. Of course, it does make me worry for MIles a little. Afterall, people who come in contact with Hurley don't always fare so well. But in Whatever Happened, Happened there was some fantastic dialog between the two on the specifics of time travel. Hurley definitely represents many of the feelings the fans have had this season. Follow the jump for a clip of their time travel discussion from tonight.
So, in a very cliffhanger-ish style, tonight's episode ended with Sayid shooting Young Ben in the chest. The images after the jump show that the bullet wound appears to have penetrated extremely near to his heart. I seriously doubt that a young boy could normally survive a bullet wound of this nature, but something tells me Young Ben will be fine, somehow. Perhaps he is saved, or perhaps Locke wasn't the first person that the island has resurrected. Let us know your thoughts after the jump.
Tonight young Ben provided prisoner Sayid with a book titled A Separate Reality - by Carlos Castaneda published in 1971. The book is supposedly a non-fiction story where Castaneda claims he was under the apprenticeship of a self-proclaimed Yaqui Indian Sorcerer, Don Juan Matus. Whether or not the events in the book took place have been a subject of debate since it was published. However, its also interesting that the title of the book is A Separate Reality. Are the writers hinting that the losties are in an alternate reality, something we touched on in this discussion, or is the book nothing more than a red herring?
If you rewatch the scene where Christian takes Sun into the house, at the end of the scene, if you watch very closely, you'll notice that there is another woman in the room. At the very end, just after Christian says "You have a long road ahead of you," and it goes to a tight push in shot on Sun. Over Sun's shoulder you can clearly see a figure, that appears to be a blond female, move her head. So are we to believe that Claire was in the room with Christian?
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Okay, so we hate to make it seem like anytime there's a small amount of smoke in an episode of Lost that it means that Smokey was there, but rewatching the scene where Christian opens the door in Othersville, there is obviously quite a bit of what looks like smoke behind him. Then, as they enter the house, the door opens to a strange squeaking sound and the smoke swirls through the rooom. So is this Smokey, and proof that somehow Smokey is involved in the Christian sightings? Or is this mearly a smoky room and the wind is blowing through the door, making it swirl? I, for one, think that its Smokey.
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Sun, who is definitely in 2007, was shown a photo tonight by the enigmatic Christian Shepard. The photo was of the 1977 New Recruits at the Dharma Initiative and included Jack, Hurley, and Kate. Next we got to see the actual photo being taken in 1977. When comparing the photo Christian showed Sun to the actual event there appears to be a missing person from the actual 1977 event. Or is there? If you look, there appears to be a missing person on the back row, right side, next to the guy on the very end. In the photo Christian showed there is another man back there. However, on closer inspection it appears that the man may just be very very small. You can see a foot (circled in the image) sticking out at the very bottom of the second image on the next page. Judge for yourself, is this man just hiding, or is there a person missing from the actual event?
In tonight's episode we got to see a model of the Swan Station at the Flame, where future hatchmate Radzinsky was manning the controls. This brings a great deal into question, like why Radzinsky felt the need to create the blast door map in the first place, if he had prior knowledge of all of the other stations, and seems to have held a fairly high post within the Dharma Initiative. In addition, he seems to have created the Swan model, and it appears similar to the one we saw in the original Swan Orientation film. So what do you think about Radzinsky's Blast Door Map now?
The screen shot of the statue from tonight's episode along with the ankh necklace that Paul wore in the episode has turned up a strong connection to the Egyptian God Anubis. In fact, SWLS is saying that the four-toed statue IS in fact Anubis. Follow the jump to learn some more about Anubis, see some pics to help solidify that the statue is him, and to let us know what you think.
This is the place for this week's user requested and miscellaneous screen caps. They include a shot of the two Others that Sawyer kills, Sawyer's "La Fleur" Dharma Jumper, complete with "star" dharma logo, Jerry (one of the Dharma guys that had to wake up La Fleur), Rosie and her Geronimo Jackson t-shirt, the doctor who didn't want to deliver Amy's baby, a chess board, and Sawyer aka LaFleur's newest book.
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Egyptian themes continue with Paul's Ankh necklace, seen in "LaFleur". We've already seen hieroglyphs, an egyptian-esque statue, Guyliner Alpert, and a character named Horace... what's will all the Egyptian nods? According to my good friend, Wiki, the symbol means "eternal life". That didn't seem to work out for Paul, but perhaps Guyliner took his body in order to resurrect him and then kill him a second time to make up for the death of two Others. Larger pic and comments after the jump.
A couple of episodes ago we got to see Charlotte explain to Daniel how a man scared her on the island as a child, telling her to leave and never come back. She thought that man was Daniel. Tonight, it seemed to plague Daniel, and he uttered more than once that he 'wouldn't tell her this time.' But the hardest moment for him by far came in the Dharma camp, when he actually spotted the future girl of his dreams as innocent as ever.
At long last we got a glimpse of what is assumed to be the four-toed statue tonight, but unfortunately we only got to see the back of it, and only for about 3 seconds. The pic is above and although it doesn't give a lot of description, early Egyptian connections scream from this. Especially when you consider other Egyptian items such as the hyroglypics and such. What do you think?? Could the Egyptians have gotten their knowledge from the original inhabitants of the island? Or was the island simply populated with early Egyptians?
Searching through the Hydra, Caesar comes across some old magazines. An Issue of LIFE dated April 19, 1954 catches his eye. The cover features an image of a Hydrogen Bomb exploding during a test. I suppose when a Hydrogen Bomb shows up on your island, it's good to do some research on the subject. Especially when some crazy guy from "the future" just tells you to bury it and everything will be fine. That issue also featured an article called "Julia in Jeopardy". Julia is Julia Adams (I believe), an actress in The Creature from the Black Lagoon - which the article reviewed, and of which we also see a pic of. The Black Lagoon being a "paradise that no one has ever returned from" could be seen as another thematic LOST reference. Also, as pointed out in the comments, the very same Julia Adams has appeared as an actress on LOST. Follow the jump for more!
This set of miscellaneous and user requested images from "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham" include: The canoes at the Ajira crash site, Hurley's painting, Helen's grave, Sayid's Build Our World shirt, Locke's nurse board, Walt's school, Walt, the Hydra desk, and Locke's suicide note, just after he wrote it. Follow the link below to view the images and let us know what you think in the comments.
Caesar locates some files in The Hydra station that includes Dan Faraday's map and one of his journal pages concerning time travel. Also included is Rousseau's map. We've seen that Dan will eventually go to the Orchid station during Dharma's final days. Now, we also know he makes a trip to the Hydra (or someone takes his papers there, anyways). Those papers are still there 30 years later when Ajira 316 crashes on the island (if we assume the crash occurs in 2007). Now, let this blow your mind. Before Rousseau even begins drawing her map, before she even conceives of it, there is already a finished version of that map laying in the Hydra Station. Therefore, once she does draw her map, there are then two identical copies of it on the island. The same applies to Dan's map and his journal page. Take a look using the link below.
Tonight we saw John Locke talking with Caesar, and the other survivors of Ajira flight 316. We saw from the wreckage of the plane that they crashed on the small island that houses the Hydra Station. The station appears to be abandoned, and if Locke and company are indeed in the same time as Jack, Kate, and Hurley, during Dharma's heyday, then why would the Hydra be abandoned. The answer, John Locke and company (including Frank and Sun) crashed on the present day island, while Jack, Kate, and Hurley "flashed" to the island's past.
Thematic literary references related to LOST often pop up in the show. In "316", we get a long glimpse of Hurley reading a spanish version of "Y: The Last Man". The story is about "the only man to survive the mysterious simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth. " Find more HERE. We also see Ben reading James Joyce's Ulysses on the plane. "Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism. " More on that one, HERE. Pics after the jump.
There is a lot going on inside the Lamp Post room, as we find in 5x06, "316". The room is largely occupied by a giant pendulum which swings over a map. This is used in conjunction with a formula scribbled on chalkboards to find windows allowing passage to the island. This room was built long ago, and was used by Dharma to find the island. The room also includes a chart of latitudes and longitudes that is constantly updating. Also, taped to the chalkboard is a photo of the island from 1954 belonging to the US Army. Jack is given a book of printouts detailing flights, including the now infamous 316 the O6 need to be on to return to the island. See pics of all this by clicking the continue reading link below!
There is a quick scene in 5x05, "This Place is Death" that features Montan listening to a transmission of The Numbers on a radio. They make a plan to head to the radio tower to see if they can make use of the antenna to call for help. Those with sharp ears, however, recognized something familiar in the voice repeating 4 8 15 16 23 42 on the radio. Could it really be Hurley? Take a listen by clicking the Continue Reading Link below and let us know what you think in the comments section! Given Hurley's history with the numbers, and the incorporation of time travel into the fabric of LOST, it does make a certain sense. We've seen several times already, that events in the past happened because things were done involving time travel in the future that we previously weren't aware of. Could so much of what has now transpired on the island been due to Hurley himself broadcasting the numbers? Or, are people just hearing something that isn't there?
Yes, the title of this investigation does indeed sound like a new children's book set to hit the bookstores soon, but its nothing more than a reference in Lost. When the Orchid disappears before their eyes, Locke is forced to crawl down a Well that sits nearby in order to reach the donkey wheel of time travel.
We also got our first look at the mysterious Temple we've heard so much about in tonight's episode. We learn that the temple (which is where Montaun lost his arm) has similar looking Glyphs on the side of it as what was used on the countdown timer in the Swan Station (the hatch). This seems a little odd when you consider that the Temple is supposedly an ancient building that predates the Dharma Initiative, and the Swan Station was built in the 70s/80s. It is also possible speculation at this point that the Temple may be Smokey's home. I base this mostly on the connection with Ben, who seemed to be able to call Smokey to the slaughter last season, and also is the one who sent his people to the Temple for safety. Ben has referred to the Temple as "the last safe place on the island."
Smokey made his first full-fledged appearance in season 5 tonight, showing himself to Rousseau's team. First, poor Nadine disappears, and then when they look for her Smokey blows up some trees (ahh, just like old times) and grabs Montan. But what's more important is that we learn that Montan lost his arm while getting pulled down into a smokey hole. We also learn that what Danielle called the sickness was in regard to Smokey, and whatever he did to the rest of the team that went into the tunnel to rescue Montan. Anyone think Dr. Chang lost his arm in a similar accident?
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In 5x04, "The Little Prince", Locke and company comes across some wreckage on the beach after flashing away from their high seas skiff chase. Locke kicks over a can which reads BESIXDOUZE. BE-SIX-DOUZE, or B612 (french) is the name of an asteroid. According to Wiki, the asteroid is named as a reference to... wait for it... "The Little Prince", who lived on an asteroid named B612. How cool is that? Pics and comments after the jump!
Sun receives a package at the hotel in 5x04, "The Little Prince". Inside the package is a gun hidden in chocolates, some photos of Jack and Ben at the funeral home, and several pages of Surveillance files. A close look at the files reveal they aren't related to anything on LOST at all. Or does it? An investigation into the text on the files has revealed that the source of the text originates from here. A very strange game site where users try to solve crimes set in the fictional county of Yaknapatawpha - which is created and used in the writing of William Faulkner. Is this more literary thematic references for us to dig up? Let us know what you think in the comments. Pictures after the jump.
Ajire Airways made an official appearance in LOST with Season 5's "The Little Prince". Ajira has been used in some of ABC's ARG marketing tie-in's and LOST promotions. Could Ajira be the Oceanic 6's ticket back to the island? Explore the site and let us know what you think in the comments section!
As the losties began to flash through time on the island, the inevitable question of whether or not they could run into themselves starting popping up everywhere. "The Little Prince" answered that, as Locke caught a far off glimpse of the hatch light they he caused, and Sawyer watched the birth of Aaron take place at near arm's length (where Kate was present). Follow the link below for images, and let us know what implications you think this revelation has in the comments section.
In 5x04, "The Little Prince", we find out Jin is alive! Somehow, he has traveled into the past to the late 80's, where he is rescued by Danielle Rousseau and her team! We finally get to meet the ill-fated Robert and Montaun in one of the best payoff scenes for long time LOST fans yet. Continue reading for pics!
Charles Widmore became an even more integral part of the Lost mythology last season when we discovered that he not only sent the Freighter people to the island, which he'd been searching for, but he was also a long time rival of Ben Linus. Tonight we learned yet another important historical element of Mr. Widmore, he was on the island in 1954, as an Other in Richard Alpert's group.
Daniel and company quickly realize that Richard and his band of Others have a big problem on their hands in the form of a hydrogen bomb. When Daniel is finally taken to the bomb, we see that the episode shares the name with the bomb, Jughead. Daniel has to quickly tell Ellie (his mom) that they need to bury the bomb to avoid destroying the island before he flashes to another time. But did you know that there was a real nuclear test code-named Jughead that took place in 1954? Follow the jump for more info.
Ever since last week when a time traveling Daniel Faraday told in-the-past Desmond to go find his mom, many have been speculating that his mother was the infamous Ms. Hawking. After all, they both share a love for chalkboards and math, so why not make the connection. Well, tonight we got some fairly solid proof that our suspicions were correct.
If you watched the repeat of 5x02 tonight, at the end when Ms. Hawking is shown, the popup message at the bottom of the screen identifies her as Eloise Hawking. This is the first time we've been given her first name.
Following the continue reading link below is a selection of interesting images from 5x02, "The Lie". These include a second look at Ana Lucia, who returned in a cameo ghost / illusion / island manifestation appearance to Hurley; the gunman who intercepts Sawyer and Juliet in the jungle - possibly AstroJones; Aaron's coloring book; Expose; and a flaming frogurt.
Ben, looking for a place to stash Locke's body, heads (where else) to a local Butcher Shop. He is greeted by Jill, who apparently is in on Ben's plan to get back to the island with the Oceanic Six. Is Locke's corpse really going to be sitting in the freezer at a butcher shop? Not a very pleasant thought, but I'm sure Locke wouldn't mind. More pics from the meat shop following the link below.
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The mysterious elderly shop-keep we met in Desmond's excellent adventure seasons past returned tonight's episode, "The Lie". This time, we see Hawking (Jedi styled) working on some math problems in the basement of an old church. There's also a giant pendulum thing drawing marks on a map, which is duplicated on a Dharma-esque computer. It looks like she is hard at work finding a way back to the island for Ben and company. More detailed images found by click the continue link below.
This is the compass that Richard gives to Locke. Locke is known to have had at least 2 compasses on the island in the past, but this compass appears to not be one of those. This compass does, however, appear to be the exact same compass that Richard showed to a young Locke last season when he did the test on him.
Tonight, we got to see Pierre Chang venture into the Orchid, back during the Dharma heyday when the Orchid was still being constructed. It seems an accident happened when they hit the chamber where the frozen donkey wheel resides. The images after the jump are the sonar imaging of that chamber and the donkey-wheel. There appear to be lots of numbers on the paper, but they are meaningless and random as far as I can tell. IF you see something we don't, let us know!
Season 5 started with another Desmond in the hatch type of scene. Groovy music, old 70's stuff, and PIerre Chang, aka Marvin Candle getting out of bed and going about his day (okay, so that last part wasn't in the season 3 opener, technically). He goes into a room where a baby, we assume his baby, is smiling in the crib.
So why is this important or relevant you may ask? Because it makes one wonder if Baby Chang was born on the island. Was this prior to when the island had an issue with pregnancy?
As we watched tonight's episode, perched on the edge of our seats, no doubt, as the freighter blew up before ours and our losties eyes. Many of us couldn't help but share Sun's painful screams as she watched her husband, Jin, perish in the ship's explosion. But a closer look at the scene immediately before the explosion appears to show nobody standing near the back of the boat where Jin was last seen. So I'll ask the question...could he have somehow made it off that boat before it exploded? This is lost, and we never actually saw him die. Let us know what your thoughts are on Jin's fate.
In the Season 4 finale of LOST, Ben uses a frozen donkey wheel to "move" the island. A bright light fills the sky, similar to what we saw with the Hatch Explosion, and then, the island disappears. A "hole" in the water can be seen closing up, filling in where the island use to be. But, where did it go? What exactly is the island, and how does this magical wheel in an oddly frozen underground cave control it? Bigger pics after the jump.
When Ben uses the Frozen Donkey Wheel to move the island, he is in an old cave in which there are some hieroglyphs. Of course, we first caught sign of such glyphs on the Hatch Computer count down doomsday clock. Then, we saw glyphs in Ben's secret cave inside his secret room, inside a secret room. These glyphs seem to be tied to the natives of the island, and the four-toed statue, temple, and ruins we have seen or heard about. Of course, we don't really know what any of this is about... but we have two more seasons to find out. Take a closer look after the jump, and send your translations to us in the comments section!
Part of the cover-up story involving the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 involves the Oceanic 6 being helped ashore by some fishermen on a small remote island in the Pacific. To help convince the public, a fake photo of that "rescue" has been staged and presented at a press conference. Get a better view of the photo by clicking the Continue Reading link below.
Someone is going to a lot of trouble to keep the truth about Oceanic Airlines under wraps. Obviously, Widmore has something to gain by keeping his staged wreck a secret, but why are all the Losties participating in a cover up? In "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1", the Oceanic 6 attend a joint press conference with Oceanic representatives where a cover up story explains that the survivors washed up on a remote island. Here are some maps showing the cover-up locales. Bigger pics after the jump.
In "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1", Dan finds out that Keamy is headed toward the Orchid Station. The news sets off alarm bells in Dan's head, as he realized the backup plan is being initiated. Dan looks up some notes he made on the Orchid in his book, which we get a quick glimpse out. Formulas surround the logo, and some writing, which includes "space like factors", "time like factors" and "Possible!". Get a larger view of the notes after the jump.
Kid Locke is asked by an immortal Richard Alpert to pick from a display of items objects which he already owns. This sort of test is used to pick a new Dali Lama when the current one dies. Is John Locke a reincarnation of sorts of the island, or Jacob? Perhaps his quest to find Jacob is sort of like Leroy Green's quest to find The Master in "The Last Dragon"? Sho' nuff! Locke fails the test when he picks the knife as being one of the objects he already owns. Other items present include a comic book, Book of Laws, a compass, and a vial with a coarse sand-like material.
After General Keamy broke out the Dharma Plan B workbook he was seen getting a strange XM radio pack strapped to his arm by the doc. We saw the same transmitter looking thing again on the deck (so obviously its important for us to notice this thing). So why exactly does Keamy need XM radio on the island?
Every time Jack removes clothing, debates begin about his tats. I don't remember seeing the one on his back before, and the one on his inner arm above the "stars" tat doesn't look familiar, but perhaps I've just missed these before. It wouldn't be at of character for Jack to get some fresh tats after returning from the island. What exactly is that on his back though? A "K" and a "8"? K8 = Kate? With some kind of Decepticon symbol. Take a close look and let us know what you think in the comments. View a larger image after the jump.
Jack's picks up this paper near the beginning of episode 4x10, "Something Nice Back Home". The paper announces the Yankees sweep of the Boston Red Sox, which places this flash forward at the end of August, 2007 (see comments below). The article is written by Gregg Bilson... this seems to be a fake article, and Gregg Bilson is the founder of Independent Studio Services, a company that produces props for the film and television industry - so perhaps a reference to that Gregg Bilson? Also, of interests, there is an email address in a blank space below the article. It looks like firstname.lastname@example.org ... interesting, when you type in studiographics.us in your browser, you go to the ISS site affiliated with Gregg Bilson. Looks like some inside promotion (Bilson has also appeared as a brand of cigarettes in LOST). I don't see a Marvin Mancia listed on their site, but they do use the name MANCIA in some product samples, viewed here. Larger view after the jump.
In 4x09, we learned Ben has the ability to summon the great Smoke monster from a cave connected to his secret hideout room. As smokey comes rumbling in like a freight train, we see several "flashes" on its "body". I can't discern anything definite in these flashes - unlike those we saw with Eko's encounter. There are also several flashes in the forest during Smokey's attack, but too little detail to be reavealing.
In 4x09, "The Shape of Things to Come", Ben plays a gamble with the life of his "daughter", Alex, and loses. Shocked (that the "rules" have changed), Ben hurries into his secret room, and then opens another secret door revealing some kind of ancient cave complete with hieroglyph like drawings (remember the hatch timer?). Moments later, the Smokey Train arrives to wipe out the bad guys. It looks like Ben has some ability to control smokey, who might be native to the island? We still don't know exactly what smokey is though. WHAT IS SMOKEY!? Follow the link to get a better view.
A closer look at the closing scene from "Meet Kevin Johnson" reveals the shooter that takes down Carl and Rousseau. There's only a few frames of the killer, but we do get a glimpse of him. We have a large pic, plus an animated image available for a closer look after the jump. Tell us what you think in the comments below!
According to Tom (who, as it has been long speculated, turns out is gay - not that there's anything wrong with that), Charles Widmore is responsible for the fake Oceanic 815 discovered at the bottom of the Ocean. Of course, we previously heard from Widmore's people that Ben staged the fake plane, and that is one of the many reasons they are interested in him. In that account, Widmore went to great lengths to recover the Black Box, which he wouldn't have done had he put it there. So, who is responsible for the staged plane crash? My bet is on Ben, and that Tom's "story" is just a way to get Michael on board with their plan. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
We've got a lot of time to speculate this. Who was it that killed Carl, and shot Rousseau - and is she dead? Of course, the old "Who Shot..." cliffhanger has been done before, on Dallas it was "Who Shot JR?", and on the Simpsons, "Who Shot Mr. Burns?". Assuming it wasn't Kristin Shepard or Maggie Simpson, who do you think fired the shots? Did Ben send someone to snipe Danielle and Carl? Or is it someone from the boat? Remember, Lawnmower Man did take the copter out again, so perhaps the commandos are now on the island.
If you ask me, any problems with this episode can be summed up as such: "too much Michael, too little Walt". We only get a brief shot of Walt in the window of his grandma's house. The camera angle and lighting used appear to be an attempt to perhaps hide Walt's increased age and height. All the Christmas Trees around indicate this episode takes place some time in December of 2004. So, does this confirm that the Walt on the island, that motivates Locke to get out of the Dharma grave is not Walt? Is it Jacob manifesting as Walt?
It's hard to get any useful information from what you already know is a fake passport, but here is a closer look for those of you interested in KJ's credentials. We know Ben doesn't have any trouble getting fake passports, he has a drawer full of them, so it's no big surprise that he's able to hook Michael up with one. To view a larger image, follow the link that says "continue reading...".
Here's a closer look at the hand drawn map to the Temple that Ben passed along to Rousseau, Alex, and Carl in "Meet Kevin Johnson". The map is similar to the hand drawn map Dan and Charlotte used to find The Tempest Station. It's obviously a different map though. All you island charters, get to charting! Follow the continue reading link to see a bigger picture.
The creators of LOST tried to pull a fast one on us tonight, in "Ji Yeon", the seventh episode of the fourth season of LOST. In an unprecedented move, we got an episode that split between flash forwards, and flash backs. For those of you still confused about what was going on, all of Jin's flashes were to the past, to the year 2000. The first clue for this was the Dragon the storekeep offers jin, which he hints would be good luck in the current year, the year of the dragon. The last year of the dragon was in 2000. The next is in 2012. A second hint for this was Jin's outdated cellphone. And lastly, Jin's tombstone indicated he died in the plane crash, and never made it off the island (but is he really dead?). Conversely, all of Sun's flashbacks were flash forwards, to sometime in the year 2005 (around August or so). We know this, also because of the tombstone, and because she is delivering the child she conceived on the island with Jin. Were you fooled? What did you think of the trick?
In an interesting twist, we discover during the flash forward that Jin has died. Although the tombstone has the date of 9/22/2004 on it, the ate of the crash, Sun's reaction seems to indicate that he really did die, even if they did lie about how and when. But despite his looming death, we'll still get to see him next week. Maybe I'm the only one who finds that odd. What are your thoughts?
If Dan's Journal didn't give you enough information to break your mind, maybe his chalkboard is up to the task. The creator's of LOST went full force into Time Travel with "The Constant". A time traveling rodent named Eloise gave us a glimpse into what might be happening with Desmond. Maybe. Right? But, what about Minkowski? Did he travel through time? I'm not sure, but if you want to be even more confused, I have some images of Dan's chalkboard uploaded. Just click the Continue Reading link to complete your mind's destruction. Or... maybe it's not really all that complicated. Take a look and find out!
In "The Constant", for the first time, we successfully see one of the 815ers leave the island. We know people have been able to get out using the sub, before Locke blew it up, but haven't seen anyone else leave. We know Michael was told to leave by boat, keeping to a 325 heading. Dan's map for the Lawnmower Man indicated he should head North at 305 degrees. Why is this different than the Boat? I'm not sure. But, figuring this out may be easier than decoding Dan's journal, or his chalkboard. Let us know what you think in the comments below!
"The Constant" was a mind blowing episode. In more ways than one. Everyone's going to be hitting up their astrophysicist friend tomorrow to help them explain what the heck was going on. Especially if you looked into Dan Faraday's journal... or chalkboard. Up until this point, the writer's of LOST have avoided any blatant paradoxes in their time travel stories, but not this time. Here goes the mind bending question of the night (which was asked in the episode), wouldn't Faraday remember his encounter with Desmond? It also appears than past-Dan first learned of the "formula" when Desmond told him the numbers from future-Dan, who got the numbers from his notebook... when he met Des... ah, never mind, I have a headache. It sure looked like future-Dan had never seen that note about Desmond being his constant until he was reading it on the beach. Ah well. Hopefully Sam and Ziggy will pop in and explain everything to us next week. Jump the break to see more pictures from the journal, and lets see what we can figure out!
In the fifth episode of the fourth season of ABC's LOST, we see a painting of the Black Rock being auctioned along with a ledger from the ship. According to the auctioneer, the ship was lost at sea. Lost? Not for us, we know that the Black Rock somehow ended up on Fun-Time island. The auction was won, of course, by Charles Widmore. We still don't know how he is tied into the details of the story of LOST, but it was good to see his face again. Will we find out more about the Black Rock in future episodes? What do you think?
In "The Constant" (Episode 5 of the 4th season of LOST), we get our first look at the not-penny's-boat. It appears it's name is "Kahana". Sounds Hawaiian, right? And since LOST is filmed in Hawaii, appropriately so. According to wiki: In Hawaiian, "kaha" means "to mark, draw, place, turn or surf," and "na" means "belonging to." There is a place on Oahu named Kahana Valley, so perhaps this is a reference to that? If you find any other meaning or anagrams for Kahana, let us know in the comments below! See a bigger picture after the jump.
The book Sawyer is reading ("The Invention of Morel"), however, is even more interesting. The plot synopsis reads as follows:
"A fugitive hides on a deserted island somewhere in Polynesia. Tourists arrive, and his fear of being discovered becomes a mixed emotion when he falls in love with one of them. He wants to tell her his feelings, but an anomalous phenomenon keeps them apart."
In 4x04, Eggtown, we learned, shockingly, that Kate's baby was actually none other than island born little Aaron. These are some pics of his room, and it appears as any typical little boys room would. We did notice that the image of the bike on the wall appears to have a playing card in the image. Looks like it might be the 7 of spades. This is only a little odd due to the playing cards we also saw Dan and Charlotte using on the beach.
Take a look at the pictures and let us know if you see anything that we didn't.
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In "The Economist", episode 3 of the fourth season of LOST on ABC, Sayid puts a team together to invade Othersville. While searching Ben's house, Sayid finds a secret passage behind a bookshelf that leads to a hidden bunker. There, we see assorted clothing and luggage that seems to indicate Ben has traveled to and from the island. In a desk, Sayid also finds a bunch of money, and a bunch of passports. What has Ben been up to? Get a closer look on the next page.
In Season 4, episode 3 of LOST (The Economist), Sayid takes interest in zombie-Naomi's jewelry. In particular, a bracelet on her wrist, which bears an inscription from "R.G." -- exactly who it's from, we aren't sure. Interestingly, later in the same episode, we discover a similar bracelet on Elsa, the girl Sayid Bond is using to find his next target. Does this mean that Ben and Sayid are working against Michael Abaddon and his team? To protect the 815ers? Click the continue reading link to get a closer look.
In "The Economist", Daniel Faraday finds time to run a little experiment. Coordinating with Regina on the boat, Daniel sets up some sort of emitter, and tells Regina to fire the payload towards it. At first, it seems like the high-tech version of yard-darts failed. But a while later, a rocket appears in the sky, and races towards the location of Dan and his contraptions. Surprising, no one is alarmed about the safety of an inbound missile flying towards them with no means of slowing down. The missile avoids hitting anyone, or the copter. Then, something curious happens. Over the jump for more.
Due to a recorder malfunction, I was not able to watch last night's episode of LOST, but I had read your post of the official blurb from ABC earlier in the day. It lists "Jeff Fahey as Frank Lapidus" among the credits. Since I couldn't watch the new episode of LOST, I did the next best thing and picked up the season 3 DVD and re-watched an episode. We watched the episode "Expose", and by sheer coincidence I decided to freeze frame on the shot of Nikki's Expose script where the cast is listed. What do you know, but there is another guy with the last name "Lapidus" listed as an actor for that episode of "Expose"! I suspect it's just a reuse of an interesting name by the show creators, but you never know what connections there are in the LOST universe. Incidentally, Lapidus means "candle," or "torch" according to Wikipedia. Reminds me of "Marvin Candle".
During the flashback footage in 4x02, "Confirmed Dead", we get to see a clip of the Christiane I, which many of you will remember is the ship from the recent ARG (alternate reality game) find815. In this episode of LOST, the Christiane I is involved in the discovery of the wreckage of Flight 815 at the bottom of the Sunda Trench.
"Confirmed Dead", the second episode of the fourth season of LOST on ABC, seems to hold a big easter egg (at least potentially). In a flashback, Miles visits Ms. Gardner to do some ghostbusting (Who you gonna call? ... Miles?). Inside the house, we several photos on the walls, but one photo stands out as being different than all of the rest of them. It looks like it could have been taken outside, like outside in Africa! The photo of this boy shows up in 3 different places during the scene, obviously showing its importance. The photo appears in at least two different frames downstairs, and a shot from upstairs seems to show a third framing of the photo.
The resemblance, between Eko as a boy and the boy in the picture is certainly very close, and could indeed be the same person. But this raises many new questions as to why a picture of a boy who grew up in Nigeria and never stepped foot in America, as far as we know, could end up in this Californian home. One thing is certain, the ghost boy upstairs couldn't be Eko. But could he be related to Eko somehow? Only time will tell. What do you think?
Although we've known for some time (Season 3) that the rest of the world believes that Oceanic Flight 815 was found at the bottom of the ocean, with bodies intact, it wasn't until "Confirmed Dead" that we actually got to see for ourselves the discovery of the 815 wreckage. But, we know the real Flight 815 wreckage is on the island! What's going on here? Cover up?
In a flashback scene from "Confirmed Dead", the second episode of the fourth season of LOST, Frank drops a toy airplane into a fish tank while watching the news footage of Oceanic 815's discovery. There's a mark on top of the plane, which resembles a Dharma Logo. Or, maybe just a hole. It's hard to tell due to the blurriness. You make the call!
In Season 4 of LOST on ABC, "Confirmed Dead", Frank Lepidus is sinking airplane models in his fish tank when he catches a news update on the discovery of Flight 815. Becoming slightly agitated at the report, Lawnmower Man calls in to let the people know they got some facts wrong. That isn't Flight 815 pilot Seth Norris at the bottom of the Sunda Trench! Why? The body doesn't have a wedding ring, and Seth would never take off his wedding ring! Then we learn Frank was suppose to be piloting 815 on that fateful September day in 2004, in place of his buddy Seth. Don't upset the Lawnmower Man!
In LOST Season 4 Episode 2, after learning Juliet was not on Flight 815, Miles reveals to Jack that they have come to the island to find Benjamin Linus. Accordingly, he whips out a photo of 70's looking Ben in some non-island location. While this is certainly interesting, nothing easter-eggish jumps at us from the photo. Do you see anything good?
If you're going to take your pet polar bear for a walk, you definitely want to make sure that you have a collar on it, you know, in case it gets lost, or goes after that sexy polar bear on the other side of the street. In 4x02, island newcomer Charlotte is seen in a flashback visiting a strange dig site in Tunisia. She find the bones of a polar bear in the desert with a collar next to it bearing (no pun intended) the Dharma Hydra Station Logo. What?! How old is Dharma exactly? Why is there a polar bear in the desert with a Hydra logo? How does this tie in with Dharma Polar Bears on the island? Time travel? Teleportation? My head hurts! View a bigger image after the jump.
Today I went back and exported nearly 500 jpegs from the cabin scene in LOST 4x01, "The Beginning of the End". I enhanced the photos by adjusting curves to bring out details, and I think this helps solidify a few assumptions of who is in the cabin (or at least, who appears to be in the cabin - or maybe, who the thing in the cabin chooses to manifest itself as). Of course, all of this raises a brand new set of questions for us to consider. For a more detailed look at the cabin sequence, follow the jump and read the rest of this article.
It's always interesting to look at the artwork that appears in LOST. I'm not sure there's much here, but I thought some of you would request to see it. I can make out what might be some vague interpretations of the Oceanic logo. And, the image on the bottom looks like a tribal mask of some sorts. It reminded me of all those masks we saw at Ben's place, so I included an image of that. If you see anything interesting, let us know in the comments below!
Besides possibly drawing on chalkboards at SRMHI, Hurley has also picked up more traditional forms of art. In 4x01, "The Beginning of the End", Hurley is seen working on a masterpiece before zombie Charlie appears. In stunning watercolor detail, the image captures Eskimo life at it's finiest. A warmly dressed man is depicted leaving his igloo with spear in hand. No doubt he is on his way to hunt Polar Bears.
Hurley opts to be readmitted to Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute in 4x01, "The Beginning of the End". Ahh, yes... the circle is complete. Does it make the show a little bit of a downer to know they are all going to all end up sad and depressed in the future? Hurley is attempting to relive island life, perhaps, with some serious chalkboard art. In the background, we see a chalkboard with what appears to be an island scene drawn on it. There is also a raft, and a shark! Maybe, it's Dharmy the Sharky! Is Hugo recreating the adventures of the rafters from Season 1?
In episode 401, "The Beginning of the End", there are a number of new questions raised. Chief amongst those is, "Who is driving the mystery car of death!?" That's right, the Bonneville of Destruction is back! Hurley slams into it with his camaro, which puts an end to his high speed chase. If you don't recall, the tan bonnie put Michael in the hospital, hit Locke in the parking lot, crashed into Kate during her hospital escape, and may have driven past Anthony Cooper in a scene from 3x13. Take a look for yourself, and let us know what you think. We know it's probably just a reused stunt / prop car, but I'm hoping we eventually get a whole episode devoted to the bonnie driver.
In 4x01, after Hurley's interrogation by Big Mike, something funny happens. As Hurley peers into the one-way window separating the room he is in from the observation room, he has a strange hallucination. Instead of seeing a reflection in the mirror, Hurley sees water. Then, a hooded figure, Charlie, swims up to the glass and stretches out his hand. As he does this, the glass shatters, flooding the room and sending Hurley into a panic. Right before the glass explodes, a message can be seen on Charlie's hand. "They Need You". The same message Charlie later delivers to Hurley in person at the nut-house.
In 4x01 just after seeing Jacob / Christian in his rocking chair, a familiar eye pops up at the window scaring Hurley half out of his wits. But who's eye was it? Could it have been Locke, in the cabin visiting with Jacob? It seems likely, given that Locke shows up outside the vanished cabin shortly after. And, we know that Locke has some sort of connection with Jacob, he heard Jacob speak, which sent Ben into a jealous fit. Is Locke now taking directions from Jacob? Was Walt's appearance to Locke in the Dharma grave created by Jacob somehow?
In 4x01 Hurley stumbles across Jacob's ladder... I mean, Cabin. Upon looking through the window he sees what we'd assume was Jacob sitting in the chair. However, the shadowy figure in the chair looks an awful lot like Christian Shepard this time around. Couldn't be, could it? If it's Jacob, why is he sitting in a broke down cabin in the middle of a psychotic fantasy island in a suit and tie... and sneakers? Judge for yourself and let us know your thoughts. Nice shoes, Chrisob.
In 4x01 we get to see Big Mike again, the ex-partner of Ana Lucia from season 2. It just wouldn't be LOST without character connections in the flashbacks... uh, and flash-forwards. Big Mike has finally made detective, and is for some reason investigating pretty much a non-issue with Hurley's flight from a convenient store turned into high speed chase. I hope the detective can crack the case. Big Mike asks Hurley if he met Ana on the plane, or before the flight left, but Hurley isn't saying anything. Apparently, the whole island thing is top secret amongst the Oceanic Six (Jack, Kate, Hurley and three unknowns).
In 4x01 a new mysterious man, claiming to be an Oceanic Attorney came to visit Hurley in the Crazy House. But at the end he demanded to know if "They were still alive." So, who exactly is this enigmatic figure? Does he really work for Oceanic? And who is he inquiring about? The people on the boat, or the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. Let the theorizing begin!
In 3x22, the season finale, "Through the Looking Glass", the Looking Glass Girls contact Ben to inform him about Charlie. Ben is writing in a journal of sorts at the time. We've been able to make out a few words here and there, but not enough to make sense of anything. Take a look at let us know what you can make out.
In 3x22, the season finale, "Through the Looking Glass", we find a very broken and strung out Jack. When he learns of someone's death, he nearly kills himself. He attends the visitation, and learns that no one else came. But, who died?! All we have is a blurry obit image. Who's death could have shaken Jack so profoundly? Some speculate the name on the obit is Jeremy Bentham.
In 3x22, the season finale, "Through the Looking Glass", Walt shows up just in time to stop Locke from putting a bullet in his brain. Of course, the real Walt is elsewhere... it's Ghost Walt! He's now 37 years old and has learned to speak forward! Walt tells Locke that he has work to do, and Locke seems to heal pretty quickly and is up to the task. Except for the shooting Jack part.
In 3x22, the season finale, "Through the Looking Glass", Penny Widmore returns (she's always good for a season finale). Of course, we saw her in Des's flashbacks, but not in real time. She is somehow making contact with "The Looking Glass", and just happens to be on her webcam when Charlie disables the jamming device. She tells Charlie that she doesn't know anything about Naomi or a boat. Oops.
In 3x22, the season finale, "Through the Looking Glass", we get a strange series of flashbacks from Jack's perspective. While watching the show, it became more and more difficult to place the flashbacks. The reason why was revealed at the end, they were actually flash forwards. We did get a hint before the end, when Jack went to visit HOFFS / DRAWLAR funeral home. An odd looking name often means anagram. And in this case, the anagram is FLASH FORWARD.
And you're here now. Several users requested an investigation on this. In 3x21, "Greatest Hits", A sticker on Charlie's guitar seen as he puts it into the case reads "I Was Here Moments Ago". Is this fodder for the time travel fans? Does it have anything to do with an alternate reality, and Desmond's meeting with Charlie in a similar scene when he traveled back in time? Or is it just a sticker... a variation on the "I WAS HERE" phrase ("Kilroy was here").
In 3x22, "Greatest Hits", we see Charlie in his flashback standing on a corner, performing an Oasis song when he is interrupted by a sudden downpour. At first look, it seems this is the same scene from Flashes Before Your Eyes. But if so, where is Desmond? On closer inspection, however, it is evident we are witnessing two separate, but independent events. Charlie's shirt is different, he doesn't appear to have the sign, the surrounding buildings are different (although there is a NewsAgent stand in both, the font is different on the two stands).
In 3x21, "Greatest Hits", we learn of a new station: The Looking Glass. I'm sure some of you wet your pants when you finally learned there really is an underwater "hatch". And no, the shark tank at the zoological station, "Hydra", wasn't it. The logo for "The Looking Glass" is a bunny rabbit - a recurring theme throughout LOST. On the schematics, the rabbit has a hole in it's neck, but on top of the station itself, there is no hole. So, let's review: Swan, Arrow, Staff, Pearl, Flame and Looking Glass. That's my quick recreation of the logo in the top pic.
In 3x21, "Greatest Hits", Charlie unexpectedly finds himself inside the recently discovered "Looking Glass" hatch. He barely has time to catch his breath before two Amazonian Hatch Women march in with guns drawn. Looks like we have a new set of hatch monkeys. Juliet was under the assumption that the whole place was flooded, so... what exactly is going on down in "The Looking Glass"?
In 3x21, "Greatest Hits", we see a flashback of Charlie's similar to the time he ran into Desmond: He's playing Oasis' Wonderwall when it starts to rain, causing him to move out. In this instance, he hears a woman screaming in an alley and decides to help out. It turns out the woman is... Nadia, Sayid's girl from Iraq. She has also been linked to Locke, who inspected her house in California.
In "3x20", "The Main Behind the Curtain", we finally meet Jacob in a run down shack. Before we catch a glimpse of him, he is invisible. Or is he? On first watch, I thought I spotted Smokey in the chair, but on second watch, dismissed it as a shadow from the bulb of the flashlight. Other viewers have also reported seeing smokey, and on further review, none of the other flashlight shots have a dark center. So, what is going on here? Is smokey present, or is this just a shadow? You can decide.
In "3x20", "The Man Behind the Curtain", Ben takes Locke to visit Jacob. It turns out Jacob is an invisible man living in a run down shack in the middle of the jungle. The interior of the shack is very cluttered, but there is an interesting painting hanging on the wall that Locke takes notice of. It's a dog. Personally, I don't know what type of dog it is, but it is odd looking. If anyone knows the breed, let us know in the comments below.
In 3x20, "The Man Behind The Curtain", we finally get a look at Jacob. It turns out, Ben isn't as nuts as Locke thinks him to be. During Jacob's rage against the shack, Ben is thrown up against a wall. The camera briefly swings back to the chair, and we clearly see another man in the room. So, how do we explain Jacob's invisibility... hmmm....
In 3x19, "The Brig", Richard gives Locke their files on Sawyer. We conclude that the files contain information linking Anthony Cooper as the man responsible for the murder suicide of Sawyer's parents. Oddly, though, when we get a brief peak at the file, it is a French Police report.
So, did Sawyer run into some trouble in France? Could this be setting up a Sawyer / Shannon or Sawyer / Sayid connection? Or is it a prop error? Guess we'll have to wait to find out on this one.
In 3x19, "The Brig", Sayid is brought in to help out with the Naomi situation. Just like MacGyver, Sayid is able to fix the satellite phone with some chewing gum, dharma beer light, sand, and a toothpick. The phone works, but something is blocking it from locating a channel. Interesting, the phone still is receiving an incredible signal: THREE BARS! On a mysterious jungle island in the middle of nowhere! I can't even get a signal in my condo unless I stand right by the window and hold my hands in the air. What service provider is Naomi using? When she said she's not alone, does she mean she has the Verizon network team following behind her as in the commercials? Who knows... but maybe one of strategy challenged survivors will finally have the bright idea to go to the radio tower!
In 3x19, "The Brig", The Others have relocated to an "old" place. It looks like some ancient ruins, complete with one intact doric-esque column. Another column can be seen nearby, and then a lot of large broken stones. This appears to be a little more dated than Dharma's hangouts. Looks like we might be getting back to the four toed statue we saw in Season 2. Were the people who built the statue the same people that built the ruins Cooper is tied to in "The Brig". Seems like a good possibility to me.
In 3x19, "The Brig", we get a a quick look of Ben's library in his makeshift tent. It looks like he brought along "WORD POWER" with him, which we previously caught in his home library. I guess when you're backpacking through the jungle, you never want to be short on word power.
We can also catch John Lescroart's "The Oath". Seems like one of the writers likes these sort of criminal thriller novels. "When an HMO bigwig dies in his own hospital, nobody doubts that a hit-and-run car accident was the cause. Until the autopsy, that is. When defense attorney Dismas Hardy and lieutenant Abe Glitsky get involved, they discover a trail of homicide in a house of healing."
In 3x18, "D.O.C.", the parachutist (Naomi) says something to Mikhail after she is treated. Mikhail tells Desmond that she said "Thank You", but doesn't come across as very genuine. According to some SWLS users (see comments), Naomi is actually saying "I am not alone". It also isn't clear from Naomi's actions if she is afraid of Mikhail and what he is doing, or if she is just scared of the situation - but something definitely seemed odd in their interactions.
In 3x18, "D.O.C.", Mikhail and Desmond work together to save the life of the mysterious parachutist that has crashed onto the island. The stranger suffered a punctured lung when she crashed through the canopy of trees. After she is treated, she awakes and talks to Hurley. There, we get a glimpse of an odd tattoo on her arm - what appears to be a set of squares connected by a line.
In 3x17, "Catch-22", we see Desmond in a monastery. When he goes to visit the head monk, there is a number of religious items around his office. On the wall hangs a familiar looking crucifix. Turns out, this is the same crucifix seen in Yemi's church in episode 3x05. Thanks to darkufo for the heads up on this.
This is obviously just a reused prop, but I'm sure we could get a few good theories going on this if we had to.
In 3x17, "Catch-22", Desmond and crew find a backpack apparently dropped from the parachutist who bailed from the sputtering helicopter. Included is a book titled ARDIL-22. This is the Portuguese version of Catch-22, a book by Joseph Heller. It's important to note that the two men in the listening station were speaking Portuguese.
From the publisher: Catch-22 is set in the closing months of World War II, in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy. Its hero is a bombardier named Yossarian, who is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. (He has decided to live forever even if he has to die in the attempt.)
In 3x17, "Catch-22", Desmond and crew find a backpack apparently dropped from the parachutist who bailed from the sputtering helicopter. Besides the Catch-22 book with the Des and Penny photo, they also find some Beef Stew rations, a Nutra Fruit bar, a satellite phone (which, if you look closely, is getting pretty good reception before it dies), a canteen and of course, the doll that fell out.
In 3x17, "Catch-22", Desmond has joined a monastery where they bottle wine under the label Moriah Vineyards. As Desmond mentions, Moriah is the mountain where Abraham was tested and asked to sacrifice Isaac. Although the bottle indicates it is grown in Eddington, Scotland, a quick search on google maps and google earth returns no results for Eddington, Scotland other than an Eddington Dr.
In 3x17, "Catch-22", Desmond is "fired" from a a monastery. When he goes to turn in his belongings, we get a glimpse of a picture on his superior's desk. The desk shows the elder Monk with none-other than the mysterious clock-lady from 3x08 who was aware of Desmond's time travel trip. Very interesting.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", we get a look at a lot of books in Ben's library. Books are always interesting thematic clues related to the LOST universe, and we have a few new additions to chew on. The books we can make include: ASSASSINS by Tim F. LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, which is part of the LEFT BEHIND (familiar?) series about the end times. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson, a crime thriller. The Royals by Kitty Kelley, an examination of the British Royal Family. Stitches in Time by Barbara Michaels, about magical quilts and the good and bad powers they possess. Women Who Run With Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, about the myths of Wild Women and a call to the awakening of the Wild Woman in modern women.
Interesting choices, Ben. Special thanks to Astro for helping me decipher the names of some of these books.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", Juliet picks up a stash of medicine in a ruse to gain the trust of the 815ers. A case is stashed at Ethan's old drop point once an implant in Claire triggers some kind of sickness. The drop point is designated by a tree marked with a symbol. It does not appear to be the same mark on Juliet, but within the same family perhaps. This symbol is very similar to this one.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", Juliet is convinced to stay on the island by Ben after she is told that her sister's cancer has returned. Ben promises that she will be healed if Juliet will stay on the island and help them find a solution to their fertility problem. As proof of Rachel's condition, Ben hands Juliet a medical report. I think I know what the problem is... Rachel isn't a woman with cancer, according to the report, she is a 187 lb MALE with heart problems! How smart is Juliet now?! I guess we can check this one off as another gaff by the props department. Pretty big slip considering how long the camera rests on that report. They do know this is LOST, right? Where we scrutinize and theorize over every little detail?
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", Juliet arrives to the island via the sub, The Galaga. We get a better looking at the markings on the sub. What I thought was some text, appears to be some kind of marking on the sub, almost like a flag. The symbol also appears on the back of the shirts one of the crew is wearing. This is the trigram for Kan on the bagua, which the Dharma logo is based off of. There is some other text printed on the sub, but only warnings about exhaust ports being hot and other such things you'd expect to find on a sub smuggling people to an invisible island somewhere in the Pacific.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", we see Oceanic Flight 815 break apart and crash on the island. Moments later, at the Flame Station, Mikhail is reviewing several news feeds related to the disappearance of the plane. Ben arrives with Juliet and asks Mikhail to bring up a feed from Richard to prove that Juliet's sister is still alive and well. To prove it is a live feed, a shot of the Miami Journal is displayed with the date of the crash of Flight 815, September 22nd, 2004.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", we get a glimpse of how the outside world reacted to the disappearance of Oceanic Flight 815. On the day of the crash, Ben takes Juliet to The Flame station to see live video of her sister and nephew. Prior to that, Mikhail has all the monitors set on various live news feeds covering the missing plane.
In LOST 3x16, "One of Us", Juliet is taken to a small airport as the starting point for her journey to the island. Signage indicates the name of the airline is Herarat Aviation. Herarat is obviously an odd name, and given this is LOST, most likely an anagram. The obvious solution is Earhart, as in Amelia Earhart, who went missing in the Pacific with her navigator Fred Noonan during an attempted flight around the world.
Special thanks to Dennis for the pics and info on this. There are two distinct pinball games in the rec room where Kate is being held captive. One of the machines is "Revenge from Mars". According to Wikipedia: Revenge From Mars is a 1999 pinball machine manufactured by Midway (under the Bally label). It is often considered to be a sequel to Attack From Mars, that also has the same theme. This game was the last machine manufactured by Midway and the first to use the Williams Pinball 2000 system that overlays interactive video onto the mechanical playfield.
It looks like a really cool pinball game to me. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revenge_From_Mars
The second game is Cyclone. It seems to be a more standard Pinball type game. You can read more about it here: http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=617
Smokey returns in Episode 3x15, "Left Behind". This time, Smokey is chasing after Kate and Juliet. In an encounter with the two, Smokey does something we really haven't seen to date. He flashes bright lights in Juliet's face. This seems different than the scanning we saw with Eko.
Also, when Smokey appears at the fence, we see Smokey emerge from several pieces that join together to form one big smokey. When Smokey runs away, he appears to break into two pieces.
Interestingly, as Smokey approaches the fence, there are three large "heads" that are very noticeable. Could this be confirmation that Smokey is indeed the "Cerberus" mentioned on the Blast Door Map? Is it possible that Smokey is comprised of three separate entities that are capable of joining together, or working independently. Could this explain why sometimes we hear the clackety-clak noises of a roller coaster when Smokey appears, and sometimes we don't?
What do you think?
The theme of 3x15 seems to be throw backs to previous episodes. We have "Watership Down" reappearing. We have Cassidy and Kate's mom making a comeback. We have the "Cowboy Up" phrase returning. The Game "Mouse Trap" makes a return. And... backgammon returns. Don't forget smokey as well. In 3x15, "Left Behind", Kate starts messing around with a backgammon set out of boredom while locked in The Others rec room. Backgammon is a recurring item on LOST. We first saw Locke teaching Backgammon to Walt, who later played with Hurley. Backgammon as Locke describes it:
Backgammon's the oldest game in the world. Archeologists found sets when they excavated the ancient ruins of Mesopotamia -- 5,000 years old. That's older than Jesus Christ. But their dice weren't made of plastic. Their dice were made of bones. Two players. Two sides. One is light, one is dark.
In 3x15, "Left Behind", we get a couple glimpses of some games in the rec room that Kate is being held captive in. One of the games is a thematically relevant "Mouse Trap". This is the second time we've seen this game surface in LOST. As tonysee points out below, we first see "Mouse Trap" in season 1, episode 1x19 to be exact "Deus Ex Machina". In this past episode, Locke is seen demonstrating a game of mouse trap to a young boy. It is actually, according to Locke, his favorite game:
KID: What's that?
LOCKE: A game. It's my favorite game, actually. I used to play it with my brother. It's called Mouse Trap.
KID: How do you play?
LOCKE: Well, you start with all these parts off the board. And then, one by one, you build the trap - shoe, bucket, tub - piece by piece it all comes together. And then you wait 'til your opponent lands here on the old cheese wheel. And then if you set it up just right, you spring the trap. Go ahead, kiddo.
In 3x15, "Left Behind", we see Kate wearing an interesting hat in her flashback. The hat shows the silhouette of a cowboy surrounded by some text. Around the cowboy figure, the words "COWBOY UP" repeat four times. If you recall, this phrase was used in Episode 3x9 by Sawyer:
[Cut to Sawyer approaching Karl. Karl quickly wipes his eyes. Sawyer punches Karl in the arm.]
KARL: Ow!! What the hell was that for?!
SAWYER: So you'd cowboy up. Crying in the jungle -- I thought you people were supposed to be tough.
KARL [shoving Sawyer]: I am tough.
And in Episode 1x22, again by Sawyer:
SAWYER: Michael's going to cowboy up. We set sail tomorrow.
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In 3x15, "Left Behind", Sawyer is seen reading another book. Wait a minute, has he ran out of books? It appears he is reading "Watership Down"... again. This was the first book we ever saw Sawyer reading, way back in Season 1.
Description: One of the most beloved novels of our time, Richard Adams's Watership Down takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests and riverbanks far beyon our cities and towns. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership and survival; an epic tale of a hardy band of adventurers forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community... and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called "home."
In 3x15, "Left Behind", gas canisters are used to incapacitate those who are "left behind". The info on the cans indicate that these are from a real world company called ALS Technologies. The cannisters appear to be the ALSG272. Although the cannisters look different here, it appears to be this item according to information on the label:
In 3x14, "Expose", a show within the show is featured heavily. "Expose" is a "hit" TV show in the same vein as Baywatch, "but better". The season four season finale is being filmed in Sydney, Australia - which plays out in the opening act of LOST 3x14. After Nikki's death scene, a slate board is snapped. The slate board indicates the episode is directed by Stephen Williams. In real life, Stephen Williams directed this episode of LOST. Perhaps a nod to the director. Mr. Williams has directed a total of 18 episodes of LOST thus far... and untold numbers of episodes of Expose.
In 3x14, "Expose", there is a shot of a newspaper Paulo is reading regarding the death of Zuckerman. Careful observation shows that they got the date WRONG on the newspaper: September 24, 2004. The date flight 815 departed from Sydney was September 22, 2004. Seems like a waste to back date the paper and get it wrong by two days. I gave them too much credit, as I thought they got this right at first. A lot of times these sort of details are overlooked, and this time, it looks like they made the right effort, but still messed up (unless somehow that 4 in "24" is really a 2). The back of the paper is the Obits section, which could have plenty of easter eggs, but isn't legible.
In 3x14, "Expose", we get a better look at the tray in the Pearl Station with the cigarette and other objects. Apparently, these have been laying around for quite some time. When Ben asked why the station was left open, Juliet replied that Tom had been in there earlier. Perhaps he was taking a smoke break? Also, interesting, Ben told Juliet to have the station entrance covered with the plane.
A quiet holiday at a secluded hotel in Cornwall is all that Poirot wants, but amongst his fellow guests is a beautiful and vain woman who, seemingly oblivious to her own husband's feeling, revels in the attention of another woman's husband. The scene is set for murder, but can the field of suspects really be as narrow as it first appears?
There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not Locke blew up the sub. The sub is not visible in the shot of Locke kneeling on the pier, though previously we see it on the left. It also isn't clear why Locke is soaking wet when he returns from the sub. This leads some people to believe that he managed to pilot the sub by himself, move it, swim back to the pier, and blow up the end of the dock.
This leaves many questions hanging though. Wouldn't The Others notice the lack of any sub wreckage? How would he pilot the sub by himself? Where could he have placed it in such short time?
The prominent portrait in Ben's house is causing a lot of debate. Is it a picture of Juliette, Karen De Groot or someone else? There is speculation it could be who Alex believes is her mother. We know that Juliette and Ben had "history". Karen De Groot would open many possibilities. Are they relatives? Is it in honor of the one of the founders of the movement? Thanks to Nancy Drew for discovering the similarities between the portrait and Karen De Groot.
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