Don’t tell him what he can’t do!!
What he is is trapped
Let’s get on with it
I better put on some pants
Get back to living
Do you know the rules?
The time for questions is now
I’m a believer
The brain mush/mind boggling continues after the fourth hour of LOST last night, and boy did they give up a truckload of puzzle pieces! Find random hypothesizing/episode reviews after the jump ::spoiler alert::
Truth & Prophesy
Remember last year when I went on a crazy LOST-bender and ran with an insane mythological theory? …If not, see below:
In the season five finale, the sneaky Apollo candy bar makes another appearance–Jacob gave an Apollo candy bar to Jack. So, let’s tackle the meaning of Apollo:
1. He is the son of Zeus and Leto
2. His sister, Artemis, was born first
3. He was born on a floating island, surrounded by swans
4. He is associated, among other things, with medicine and healing
5. His sister is associated with, among other things, childbirth and fertility
6. He is the “ideal” beardless youth
7. He served a one year sentence as a shepherd for killing Cyclops
Now a LOST interpretation:
1-2. We have long known that Claire and Jack are half-siblings–sharing a father, Christian Shephard. All things island-related, Claire realized her destiny long before Jack, in season 4, and chose to stay on the island with her father. I’m calling that her “birth.” Jack is finally coming around.
3. A floating island! Swans! That one explains itself.
4. Jack is a doctor.
5. Claire arrives on the island pregnant, and gives birth there. Also, it’s interesting that Sun and her previously infertile husband, Jin, were able to conceive a child after arriving on the island. Perhaps, the island awakens the “powers” of the inhabitants…like Claire.
6. Jack is a super crazy mess when he is bearded. Laugh if you will, this one is totally true. Beardless Jack is sharp.
7. Jack’s last name is Shephard, and he is constantly leading the “flock” of castaways.
Apollo and Artemis were believed to cement a new order…maybe season six will prove this to be true. ::dun-dun-duuuuuun::
Anywho, last night, when Alt/LA Locke was thinking about calling Jack, they zoomed in on Jack’s business card. He works at St. Sebastian’s Hospital. ::cue Junkie1’s point:: St. Sebastian is the Christianized version of…APOLLO and the patron saint of arrows/soldiers/defense against the plague (and associated with restoring faith and miraculous healing). I know, right?!
While its clear that the writers of LOST refuse to strictly adhere to any particular mythology, its fun to see how they mix and mesh different legends as they reveal more and more bits. Other fun mythological tidbits clicking into place: Taweret (the four-toed statue), is an Egyptian goddess believed to protected against evil by restraining it. My theory: The statue was the smoke monster’s prison, until, at some point, the statue was destroyed allowing his escape.
Best line of the night
Ben Linus: “John Locke was a… believer. He was a man of faith. He was a much better man than I will ever be, and I’m very sorry I murdered him.”
The writing on the wall
Clearly the juiciest part of the show was when the Lockeness Monster brought Sawyer to the secret cave and showed him Jacob’s rockface notebook–his listing of potential candidates for the protector of the island job. Each one had a number, the most important ones being 4 (Locke), 8 (Hurley), 15 (Sawyer), 16 (Sayid), 23 (Jack), 42 (Kwon). Our friend Spitfire of Bucking the Wave queried “Where’s Kate’s name?” Good question. Jacob did indeed meet Kate in her past & touch her (as he did with all of the numbered candidates above). My theory: Jacob told Kate to be good, but Kate has been naughty (so no soup for you). That said, I think she will likely be given a chance at redemption as she typically (& rapidly) turns from naughty to nice in each episode. She could still be somewhere on the wall, too. Damon & Carlton aren’t going to give up all the bits in one night.
All in all, I have new questions to ponder, and I don’t care (you hear me LOST haters that whine about not getting enough answers? I love shows that make me think!). Like what is Richard’s role? Is he the Judas of the island? Did he originally eff over smokey for Jacob? Locke is a substitute in another life [brotha]–why & will the real Locke rise again (I say yes)? How is alt/LA Locke friends with his father (as Helen indicated he would attend their wedding in her peace/karma shirt, no less)? Is the show’s ultimate truth really that it’s all been a hardcore job interview? Why was Jacob in the sneak scenes for next week? Was that kid in the jungle young Jacob? Also, Lockeness Monster said he didn’t know if the “Kwon” on the wall was Sun or Jin. I think it is both of them (as Jacob touched them both at once), and their eventual reunion at the temple will yield epic results. I’ll cut myself off now, but chew on that for a week, Junkies.
The plot thickens…wanna talk LOST? Spin your theories in the comments.