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Episode 6x12 / Prediction: David's Mother
« on: April 21, 2010, 10:13:00 AM »
Locke survives the operation.
Sawyer is sent to the hospital to interview him as part of the investigation.
Juliet shows up to pick up David.
Sawyer and Juliet talk about getting a cup of coffee.

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Episode 6x05 / Sup, Claire?
« on: March 03, 2010, 10:53:43 AM »
Kate: "OMG. Claire, is that you? How's the weather down in that hole? It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again. Ha! Just kidding. Anywho, I'm gonna stand up here and blather on and on and on about Aaron and how I raised him and all that. I'll cover everything: learning to walk, the dirty diapers, the birthday parties.... pretty much everything EXCEPT telling you that he is OK and he is with your mother now. That's not important, is it? TTYL."

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Episode 5x16 / What Alex said...
« on: January 27, 2010, 03:17:35 PM »
 Maybe this has been discuss already, but...

I was watching last year's season finale when I noticed something that I hadn't the first time around.

On the way to the statue, Locke was happy the learn that he didn't need to convince Ben to kill Jacob because Alex told Ben he had to do everything that Locke told him to do.

This means that Alex was not a manifestation of the man in black. Was Alex actually Jacob who was making sure that Ben would kill him to put in motion his plan?

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Episode 5x16 / Fate and weaving
« on: May 14, 2009, 09:11:01 AM »
We see Jacob spinning thread and weaving a tapestry. Just before he was killed, Jacob makes a comment that it took a long time, but he finally finished.

In Greek Mythology, the three fates were believed to control the birth and death of all beings. Clotho would spin a thread representing life. Lachesis would assign the life to a being. Atropos would cut the thread, choosing a being's time and method of death.

Does Jacob's actions and comments about the tapestry mean that he knew what "Locke" and Ben were going to do and that he put everything he needed done in motion before his death?

Maybe the reason he sent certain people back to 1977 was that he needed them to cause/prevent the incident to save himself in 2007?

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Episode 5x11 / "Lost" Time
« on: April 02, 2009, 11:40:55 AM »
I've had this theory on how time progresses on Lost for a little while now, but I never got around to writing it down and posting it. Hopefully this will make sense to someone other than me.

Time is not a road; it is not a line. That implies that it is one-dimensional; that we can locate the Losties in time with a single value (eg, "year").

I believe that the best way to visualize "Lost" time is like a sheet of paper; a two-dimensional construct that I will call "spacetime". One dimension is how we as humans perceive time -- days, months, years.

The second dimension is "space". This is not "Space, the final frontier", but "space" as an continuum through which we move. Yes, I realize that is a circular nonsensical definition, but it's the best I got right now.

Instead of moving along a single line, our Losties are moving along the plane of space-time. Generally, this movement is very predictable, as time and space movement mirror each other. For each one unit of time, the Losties move one unit of space.

The jumps / flashes we see are the Losties being plucked from their current position in space and being moved in time, but not space.

I've attached a graph of this to this post that will hopefully explain this better.


Each dotted line is a jump of some sort. I realize that Ben's line should probably have some sort of jump for when he turned the donkey wheel and Miles' jumps are not 100% accurate as I can't remember all the times / flashes they did before Locke reset the wheel.

The graph contends that space-time always moves down and to the right. Absent of any Island "forces", the passage of time for a person in the Lost-verse will also be down and to the right. When a person jumps, they move horizontally through time, but not in space.  Jumping does not affect the relative passage of time for the jumper - that is, one minute after a jump, a jumper is two minutes older than they were one minute before the jump.

This allows us to track our Losties through jumps based on their age. For example, in 1977 (represented by the vertical dotted line), you have Miles (Age 3), Miles (Age 37?), Hurley (Age 0), Hurley (Age 34), Ben (Age 14).

Since space-time only moves down and to the right, the statement that "whatever happened, happened" holds true. Once a jumper goes back in time, the outcome of whatever they do relative to others that they know is pre-determined. Jack (Age 30-something?) can choose to not help Ben (Age 14), but Ben (Age 14) is guaranteed to survive because Jack (Age 30-something - 3) meets Ben (Age 45ish).

EDIT - Ignore this paragraph
This may also allow for implanted memories under certain conditions - like Faraday and Desmond. The "rule" for this would be if a jumper goes back in time and tells a person something, that memory will resurface in the recipients life when their personal timeline crosses the horizontal "space" line that connects with the point at which they were told. Unforunately, I do not have Desmond on the chart, so, for the sake of the discussion, assume that Miles told Ben (Age 14) something in 1977. Based on this theory, Ben (Age 38ish) would suddenly recall the memory in 1998ish. This is represented by the black dotted horizontal line that connects Miles to Ben.
EDIT - Ignore the previous paragraph

I hope this isn't too incoherent and at least one other person gets the idea I am trying to get across.

12 NOON - EDT - EDIT NOTE: Upon further reflection, I would like to withdraw the implanted memory theory as a general rule. I think it might apply in a special case (like Faraday / Desmond), but does not apply generally. I usually don't go back and edit my post after people have replied, I just want people to hold off on commenting on that aspect as I think it weakens the rest of the theory.

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Episode 4x08 / Michael / Captain Prediction
« on: March 21, 2008, 09:15:42 AM »
When Sayid brings "Kevin" to the captain and tells him that he is really "Michael", I had this feeling that the next reveal is going to be that the captain knows this.

I'm still undecided as to whether Micheal knows that the captain knows (ie - Did Michael tell him or did someone from Widmore tell him?).

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Episode 4x07 / Death date on tombstone
« on: March 13, 2008, 11:05:09 PM »
Anyone else notice that the "died" date on the tombstone was 9/22/2004, which, IIRC, was the date of the crash?

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LOST References (Books, Movies and Music) / The Tempest
« on: March 07, 2008, 08:54:53 AM »
By William Shakespeare

Google Summary:

The bard's final play, containing his mature reflections on life, concerns Prospero, a philosophical old magician, and Miranda, his lovely daughter, who dwell in peaceful isolation on an enchanted island. When a shipwreck brings old enemies to shore, the stage is set for a masterly drama of comedy, romance, and reconciliation.

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Spoiler Theories and Speculation / Death and the Island (Charlie Theory)
« on: February 01, 2008, 08:06:22 AM »
A few thoughts around the island and death, using Charlie as an example, and not really well articulated. =)

Things we might know about Charlie:

(1) Charlie is dead.
(2) Yet, he can be seen off the island by non-islanders in the future ("That guy is starting at you").
(3) He has a different hairstyle.
(4) I'm guessing that he doesn't age, either. Only time will tell on that one.

Don't 2 - 4 match up pretty well with Richard, too? Would that mean he is "dead", too? In Juliet's backstory, did he allude that he had a different way of getting back to the island?

Are there different types of "dead":

Dead, but still an individual:
- Patchy (Died at the barrier ??)
- Locke (Died in the pit ??)
- Richard

Dead, but part of an "island entity":
- Yemi ("What makes you think I am your brother" or similar was said to Eko)
- Jack's Dad (Seen by Jack and possibly associated with Jacob)

Dead, and really dead:
- Other people that have died but have not made a re-appearance.

Sorry for being so disjoint as I couldn't find a succinct way of putting this together.

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Episode 4x01 / Death and the Island (Charlie Theory)
« on: February 01, 2008, 07:59:23 AM »
Moved post to "Spoiler Theories and Speculation"

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