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Offline RM

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"What's done is done."
« on: May 15, 2009, 07:38:03 PM »
When young James is writing his letter to Cooper/Sawyer, some adult tells him not to finish the letter because "What's done is done".  Later adult James/Sawyer uses that line as his reason for not going back to the mainlain in 1976 to stop his own father from killing his mother.

But Jacob is giving young James a pen so he can finish the letter.  So is "What's done is done" really the wrong answer, at least from Jacob's perspective?  Jacob is after people who can change the course of history, right?  He tells Jack, "Sometimes the machine just needs a little push".  He wants people to think they can make a difference, to keep pushing, because maybe at some point something they do will actually make The Big Change that actually matters.

(Eloise, on the other hand, is telling Desmond that even though you might make little changes that Fate will always course correct any little changes you make.  Is she speaking as an agent of [Esau]?)

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Re: "What's done is done."
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 08:24:41 PM »
Good points.  But I think even Eloise is secretly hoping that she can change events.

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Re: "What's done is done."
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 02:37:04 PM »
Yemi tells Eko in a dream to move past, what's done is done.