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Offline Lion of Atreides

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2008, 01:11:41 AM »
The engines are dead, so the boat isn't moving under its own power.  But with the Swan taken out, there's no regularized control of the electromagnetic field, which could now be fluctuating.  The field's boundary could be raking back & forth over the boat, wreaking havoc on the psyches of the Boaties.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2008, 01:13:04 AM »
I think it's pretty obvious she intended to kill herself jumping in the ocean with heavy chains wrapped around her.  Or she was trying a Houdini trick and just wanted to impress the new guests.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2008, 01:20:16 AM »

i think you are on to something, i need to go back to when russo told her story and see if she said anything about sitting anchored near the island for a while or anything like that. maybe this is the sickness she refered to.

YES! That's brilliant.  The Losties pierced the electromagnetic field's boundary quickly, minimizing its impact on their psyches.  But the Boaties, and likely Russo's team, too, have lingered longer at the boundary. Did Des linger, too, when his boat was tossed toward the island, or did he cross the boundary quickly? And how about Magnus Hanso and the rest of the Black Rock crew?

As to why Russo alone didn't 'get sick', perhaps her pregnancy had a prophlyatic effect.  Tho, she is somewhat nuts...

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2008, 01:56:16 AM »
spending sixteen years on an island by yourself is bound to make you a little crazy

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2008, 11:03:29 AM »
I think she jumped because she was stir-crazy but mostly because she was Naomi's lover and distraught over her death.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2008, 11:08:05 AM »
I think it is more than just being stir-crazy. I don't think being stir-crazy would make you sit and read a book upside down.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2008, 11:10:19 AM »
I think it is more than just being stir-crazy. I don't think being stir-crazy would make you sit and read a book upside down.

Wasn't she supposed to be on guard duty, and wasn't that just Frank's way of telling her that he knew she asleep on the job?

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2008, 11:20:17 AM »
Maybe, but the look on her face was odd. Not like she was caught but that perhaps she had been reading the book upside down.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2008, 11:50:28 AM »
It seemed to me that she was actually off balance. I'm just curious as to why the people on the boat are nuts. I know it has something to do with the close proximity to the island, but in all honesty, that just doesn't make much sense. At least with Desmond and Minkowsky it made some sense because of the electromagnetic fields they were exposed to, but the rest is really bothering me.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2008, 11:51:31 AM »
I think Regina was RG and was Naomi's partner (as in Life Partner). She was distraught over Naomi's death. So she killed herself.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2008, 12:03:59 PM »
I think Regina was RG and was Naomi's partner (as in Life Partner). She was distraught over Naomi's death. So she killed herself.
Why not go to Island and Kill whoever killed you life partner( Old Testament Style)?

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2008, 12:25:08 PM »
What is the facination with making everyone gay?? Not that there is a problem with it, but IF the "R.G." in Naomi's bracelet refers to Regina, why do we instantly jump to her being a lesbian?? Perhaps they are just really good friends. I personally don't think that has anything to do with her drowning, because as Frank put it, Naomi was "management", and they didn't really hang out together.

What has me concerned about her jumping in was that no one made any kind of move at all. I wonder if there is something up with the water, or if the crew is that heartless.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2008, 12:33:06 PM »
What is the facination with making everyone gay?? Not that there is a problem with it, but IF the "R.G." in Naomi's bracelet refers to Regina, why do we instantly jump to her being a lesbian?? Perhaps they are just really good friends. I personally don't think that has anything to do with her drowning, because as Frank put it, Naomi was "management", and they didn't really hang out together.

What has me concerned about her jumping in was that no one made any kind of move at all. I wonder if there is something up with the water, or if the crew is that heartless.
I too was disturbed by the crew behavior. It was as if they expected her to do it. IMO I seriously doubt it has anything to do with Naomi's death. I left out the IF in my "eye for an eye" theory.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2008, 01:52:52 PM »
im about to watch this episode again, but i remember the dock people were going to try to help but then the captain said get back to your post thats an order and that she was gone. Either way we never really found much info out about regina and she probably isnt even an important character. I made the connection because both the characters seemed a little more masculine than your typical female along with the whole RG initials on Naomi's bracelet. Even though we didnt see regina much she played quite the badass in the movie deathproof.

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Re: Why did Regina jump off the Boat?
« Reply #29 on: March 14, 2008, 02:05:00 PM »
I think Regina was RG and was Naomi's partner (as in Life Partner). She was distraught over Naomi's death. So she killed herself.
Why not go to Island and Kill whoever killed you life partner( Old Testament Style)?

A. It's not easy to get to the island
B. Maybe she isn't the killer type
C. Okay, maybe she isn't gay but a life partner would make suicidal thoughts more believable.
D. I only suggest suicide because she didn't have the classic symptoms of Des. She was reading a book upside down. Even if she had gone catatonic like Des, she would have been reading the book the right way when she 'dropped out.' She didn't have any bloody noses. And nothing with Des or Minkowski suggested they would kill themselves, only die. Walking off a boat in the middle of the ocean suggests something otherwise.