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Episode 6x16 / Re: Jack didn't bless Hurley's water?
« on: May 24, 2010, 05:47:52 PM »
Actually I was thinking that Jacob didn't actually do anything to the water. Nor did Jack. Their becoming Jacob was more stepping up to the position than some magical annointing.

Episode 6x16 / Re: "Purgatory" Anyone?
« on: May 24, 2010, 10:26:23 AM »
I think the island is the gateway between heaven and hell. It maintains balance. There are several references to the potential for everyone to be good or evil. The island prevents "hell" from invading the rest of the world. Equally so, it is only through exposure to the island that our heroes can reach their own engineered "heaven".

Episode 6x16 / Re: Unanswered Questions
« on: May 24, 2010, 09:19:29 AM »
In their engineered reality, it was they explained Oceanic 815 not crashing.

Episode 6x16 / Re: Who WASN'T at the church and why?
« on: May 24, 2010, 09:04:59 AM »
> was Miles at the church?
> Frank?
Miles, Frank, Charlotte and Dan would have had their better years off the island. Miles couldn't wait to get away. Frank really is incidental.

Charlotte is an interesting one. Assuming she left the island in 1977, she (w)could still be looking for the island which of course is now undersea. OR she wouldn't. Either way she'd be a successful anthropologist.

Dan remains an enigma. During the "flash sideways timeline" he discovered his on-island physics knowledge. I doesn't seem fullfilled as a musician. Then again, Eloise pushed him in the direction of physics, away from his first love of music. Dan and Charlotte's only "tie" was each other. It's a shame for Dan to not be there but then arguably it makes sense.

Given that they've all arrived at that place together and Hurley's comments that Ana-Lucia isn't ready yet, maybe Dan, Charlotte, Ana-Lucia and et al will join them later. Maybe it's because they haven't found peace yet, that haven't "let go" where the others have. Letting go really does to be an overarching theme.

Episode 6x16 / Re: Unanswered Questions
« on: May 24, 2010, 08:50:08 AM »
Why did Jacob have a thing for numbers? Lost went on and on about the numbers for at least 4 seasons and was never answered properly.
Who protected the island when Jacob left the island to recruit?
How did Jacob leave the island?
Why could Jacob leave the island and MiB couldn't?
Why couldn't MiB kill any candidates?
How is MiB evil when he only wanted to be human again and go home?
How is Jacob not evil when he brought hundreds of people to island against their free will to die for no reason?
Who set the rules Jacob and MiB lived by?
Did Frank's aeroplane fly at the correct compass bearing to leave the island?
Did David Shephard exist or was he just an alternate apparition? Was he at the church at the end?
Why wasn't Walt important enough to Locke to be at the church?
Isn't Nadia the love of Sayid's life and not Shannon?
How did any Egyptians get to the island and why did they build the statue?
Who said "help me" in Jacob's cabin?

Episode 6x16 / Re: Unanswered Questions
« on: May 24, 2010, 08:12:07 AM »
What's the Box that Ben talks about where anything you can imagine is inside? I still think that's a metaphor. Or made up by Ben for the purpose of manipulation
Why weren't the Others able to have children? Because Jacob made it so?
Why did the Others dress up with beards and tattered clothes? Many were recruited. They wanted to hide who they really were in case anyone came looking for them. You don't know what they got up to off the island (consider Ben, Richard and Tom's actions)
What's with that Dharma medicine injections Desmond was taking, and was given to pregnant Claire? Placebo, all in the interests of spinning myths designed to keep people away from the "real" truth
What is the island? A wonderous place. I really think that's all that we need to know.
Who built/carved out the area with the light and "cork"? You mean "what is the hisptory of the island"? Certainly the origins of Jacob and MIB's "mother" intrigues me.
What is MiBs name? VERY good question. Titus Welliver said that he did have a name and it would be revealed in the final episode. It would be significant to fans.
Who was in the boat that shot at the time traveling losties? (I was hoping to see this scene) When the storm came, I was expecting to see this scene. I'm disappointed
How long did Hurley live for? I don't think that's in any way important.

Episode 6x16 / Re: Who WASN'T at the church and why?
« on: May 24, 2010, 08:02:47 AM »
I thought his grey hair meant he wasn't immortal any more. Just like FLocke.

Episode 6x16 / Who WASN'T at the church and why?
« on: May 24, 2010, 06:57:27 AM »
Taking into account existing threads such as the one asking why Michael wasn't there, I'd like to look at who wasn't at the church and why they wouldn't have been:

Note that none of them were there alone. They all had emotional ties to other characters.

- Vincent. This bothers me the most. He best years were surely on the island
- Michael. Did he say he couldn't leave? He has no "ties" to any other lostie and is ashamed of his actions on the island
- Ben. Happy in their engineered reality, with love and respect. Doesn't want to leave it
- Walt. Probably had his best days off the island and also has no ties to anyone else there
- Ana-Lucia. Had no ties. Didn't thrive on the island. They certainly weren't her best days what with killing Shannon and all
- Eko. Interesting one. No ties. I would argue that aside from Walt he's the most under-developed character
- Ji-Yeon. Never went to the island. Doesn't remember her mother, never met her father. No reason to be there
- Nikki & Paulo. Didn’t thrive on the island
- Cindy, Emma and Zack – any ideas?

And who was that was a surprise?
- Libby. Tied to Hurley. Thrived on the island until she died
- Penny and Aaron. With Hurley and Ben revising Jacob’s rules, they could both have come to the island. Of course, Desmond could have left and Kate did leave, so there’s the ties again. Interestingly, no Charlie Hume – why not?

Episode 6x16 / Re: Why was the island underwater in the Alt.?
« on: May 24, 2010, 06:46:21 AM »
The "Flash Sideways timeline" was the eternal meeting place. They'd decided that it was the crash that brought them together so they engineered a reality whereby the island sunk, thereby explaining the flight not crashing, Desmond not being on it etc etc. Retrospectively, I would suggest that the bomb didn't sink it. That just caused The Incident and nothing more.

LOST Talk / Re: Added hour to season 6
« on: June 30, 2009, 08:23:46 PM »
That is not the way I read it, I think we get 16 episodes with a 2 hour premier and a 2 hour finale. (I am sure they will throw in some recap shows along the way)

Sorry if I sound pedantic but I'm just clarifying. Do they mean an extra hour or an extra episode?

The way I read your post makes me think double-size opening (2 eps/hours), 12 single-size episodes, double-size finale = 16 eps/hours.

With this extra "hour", does that mean we get 18 episodes now?

OR given that one episode takes an hour of TV time but is actually 45 minutes, so a double-size opening/finale would be two TV hours or 1.5 actual hours, we could get a double-size opening and finale with 15 episodes in between.

Does that make sense?

Episode 5x10 / Re: Oldham
« on: June 25, 2009, 01:03:01 PM »
From Lostpedia:

In Moscow when Sayid exits outside mirrored writing "Олдхэм Фармасьютикалс" can be seen above the door which is "Oldham Pharmaceuticals" transliterated into Russian

I re-watched "He's Our You" last night and also looked at the Lost Pedia. I'm amazed that no-one has followed this.

Sayid shot Andropov who was on Ben's list in the Oldham Pharmaceuticals building. Surely it's plausible that Oldham, their expert in interrogation via chemicals escaped the purge and set himself up in this business off the island. Supplying his unique and potent drugs to one or more political powers or their special forces.

So, on that basis, what did he do to Ben to warrant Sayid being set on him?

Episode 5x16 / Re: Hurley's Guitar case.....????
« on: June 11, 2009, 01:16:36 PM »
I've been re-watching series 5. The Frence science team also brought a guitar case with them. Makes you wonder...

Sorry for thread necromancy but I was thinking about this earlier. It SEEMS, now that we have the end of the series that the 2005-era 815 Survivors were time jumping, but the Others weren't. This is evidenced by them disappearing when Locke is in their camp in "Because you left".

Now, why is Juliet time jumping? Is it because she isn't a native to the island like most of the Others presumably are?

So on that basis, what of Cindy, Emma, Zack and co. Have they been somehow inducted into the Others as they on one of Jacob's lists (if they even exist or if they're information gathering by Mikael (who must surely still be alive... surely) at Ben's request)? Or are they time jumping and therefore Lost on the island?

It does also seem a tragedy that all of the remaining survivors of 815 are now dead. There was the potential to bring in any one of them as a new main character. It's almost a waste them living that long.

Episode 5x16 / Re: Dharma Food Drop
« on: May 25, 2009, 01:27:02 PM »
They did give out bits and pieces, I think Damon or Carlton said in a podcast a long time ago that the food drops were brought by plane
See, that was kinda the impression I got by food "drop".

But this only rises more questions: who is sending them? Why are they still sending them? Do they not know about the purge ? Who sent Kelvin (we really need a Kelvin backstory) when apparently Dharma was purged when he arrived on the island?
The DI, based in whereever their HQ is*
To replenish supplies on the island
He was recruited for his expertise, whatever that may be, just as Mikael and Juliet were recruited.

I don't think we'll get a Kelvin backstory - not enough episodes left and not important enough. Though I hope he does crop up just in the telling of th story of that era
of the island.

* Which makes me think. Is it possible that the Others could have taken over the DI at their HQ too? We hear of Portland often. Have they obtained the DI's resourses and used them as a basis for Mittelose?

Episode 5x16 / Re: Dharma Food Drop
« on: May 22, 2009, 07:14:22 PM »
Is it not possible that Widmore DOES know about the Lampost? The Kahana crew seemed to know where they were going and got to the island fairly easily. They departed their final destination (where Michael met them) only, what, days / weeks before arrival at the island.

A question that would arise from previous answers is does Eloise know about Desmond's involvement with Widmore and Penny? Is SHE using him as a pawn as opposed to Widmore using him?

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