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QNA => Season 2 => Widmore / Hanso / Dharma / Stations => Topic started by: lockelvr on May 25, 2006, 06:08:35 PM

Title: Question from: lockelvr
Post by: lockelvr on May 25, 2006, 06:08:35 PM
Can you explain a bit more about how Desmond's failsafe with the button works? That didn't make sense to me.
Title: Re: Question from: lockelvr
Post by: sledgeweb on June 05, 2006, 03:58:52 PM
This is the best explanation we were given:

INMAN: Electromagnetism, geologically unique. The incident -- there was a leak. So now the charge builds up and every time we push the button it discharges it before it gets too big.

DESMOND: Why makes us do it -- push the button? If we, if we can just...

INMAN [laughing and closing the lid]: Here's the real question, Desmundo -- do you have the courage to take your finger out of the dam and blow the whole thing up, instead?

So, it appears the INCIDENT caused a leak in the electromagnetic "rock" (or whatever it is behind the wall) that - for some reason - causes a magnetic charge to build up (all the sudden getting really strong at 108 minutes) and that energy is discharged by pressing the button every 104-108 minutes. The count down timer resets when the buttons is pressed, and shows red and black egyptian hieroglyphics - for whatever reason - when the timer has expired which translates to caus. DIE. The FAIL SAFE is a SYSTEM TERMINATION system, that apparently, terminates the electromagnetic build up for good by blowing the whole thing up. Apparently, there is some risk in doing this - but what that risk is, is unknown.