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Offline CaseyMac

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Sideflash Reflections
« on: March 21, 2010, 02:37:21 AM »
Apologies to opgelost. She had already posted practically this exact thing in a different thread.
http://lost.cubit.net/forum/index.php/topic,10597.0.html

I am likely just stating the obvious here, but I wanted to start a thread here to see if this trend continued.

In each sideflash we have seen, one of the main characters spends a moment looking at their reflection. So far:
1. LA X - Jack in the airplane bathroom mirror
2. What Kate Does - Kate in the mechanic's mirror
3. The Substitute - Locke in the shaving mirror before he calls Jack's office
4. The Lighthouse - Jack in the mirror when he checks his scar (thanks BR)
5. Sundown - Sayid in the glass of Nadia's front door
6. Dr. Linus - Ben in the glass microwave door
7. Recon - Sawyer in the lockerroom mirror before he smashes it
8. Ab Aeterno - No Sideflashes.
9. The Package - Sun in the mirror before opening the door for Keamy.
10. Happily Ever After - Desmond in the LAX baggage claim monitor and in the PD glass door.
11. Everybody Loves Hugo - none
12. The Last Recruit - Jack before he begins surgery on Locke.
13. The Candidate - Claire and Jack in the music box mirror.

I don't think it's a clue or anything, just a cool thematic device that TPTB seem to be carrying through each sideflash. In the back of my mind I've noticed it, but I kinda just realized that they did it each and every time so far.
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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 07:16:32 AM »
In the lighthouse there are a lot of mirrors too.
Jack looking at his appendix and the mirror in David's room.
The mirrors in the lighthouse in the other timeline.

And even Smoky has a reflection in the window of the dharmahouse where he goes to get Sawyer.
I think in movies only vampires and ghosts don't have a reflection.

No idea of the meaning of the refelections, but they have to have one. Somebody had a theory
about dark mirror matter.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 04:15:28 AM »
I just think it's cool how we have seen it in all of the sideflashes so far. My guess is that they will continue to work it into each sideflash.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 02:01:03 PM »
Without rewatching I remember more mirrors.
The one in Sun and Jin's bathroom, where he washes the blood from his hands.
One episode opens with Juliet crying and looking in a mirror.
The one Sayid uses to kill Elsa.
Locke's mother putting on lipstick, before getting hit by the car.

I think the mirrors are a metaphor to that there is another dimention, another world, another timeline.
Like Alice in wonderland, in the end Alice gets home in another dimention, the real world.
Dorothy in Ozland in the end goes back to her home in another dimention, the real world.
Smoky in Lostland will go back to his home in the other timeline, the real world.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 03:17:21 PM »
Jack is also reflected in Davids mirror when he is his room. and then also when he sees his scar in the bathroom.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2010, 04:31:09 PM »
Oh great.. I missed this and wondered if someone would make a thread specific to just this :)

Does anyone know if Jin had a mirror reflection yet?  My friend is insisting there was one when he was tied up in the fridge at the restaurant.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2010, 04:42:25 PM »
Oh great.. I missed this and wondered if someone would make a thread specific to just this :)

Does anyone know if Jin had a mirror reflection yet?  My friend is insisting there was one when he was tied up in the fridge at the restaurant.

I don't remember. But you just gave me an excuse to go back and rewatch it.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2010, 02:51:24 PM »
*cool pic with Jin*

DMM, that a really cool screenshot, but it's a bit different than all the other sideflash reflection shots. In all the other ones, the characters actually look at themselves in their reflection and seem to take a moment looking at themselves deep in some sort of thought. So, with the trend we've seen so far, I'm not sure this one would really fit that mold.

I'm actually really excited to see tonights sideflash (if there is one). Considering Desmond has had unique abilities, we might get some clues as to why everyone has been gazing into their reflections.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2010, 02:55:07 PM »
Sayid's face was reflected half, Jin's 3/4.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 04:08:09 AM »
I'll update the list as we go along here. They definitely seem to be carrying the theme in the sideflashes.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 01:32:20 PM »
We saw Desmond in the door.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 03:22:30 PM »
Two Desmond reflections: in the door, but first at the airport when he seemed to be looking for the baggage carousel number.

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2010, 04:32:00 PM »
*cool pic with Jin*

DMM, that a really cool screenshot, but it's a bit different than all the other sideflash reflection shots. In all the other ones, the characters actually look at themselves in their reflection and seem to take a moment looking at themselves deep in some sort of thought. So, with the trend we've seen so far, I'm not sure this one would really fit that mold.

I'm actually really excited to see tonights sideflash (if there is one). Considering Desmond has had unique abilities, we might get some clues as to why everyone has been gazing into their reflections.
Yeah!  I've been trying to figure out 'what does that mean!'  Is he not a candidate because he doesn't look at himself?  Will he die because he doesn't recognize himself in another timeline?  What does it all mean!

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Re: Sideflash Reflections
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 05:53:34 PM »
And Daniel was reflected black in the window of the car.