Friday, February 01, 2008

lost ?s

Ok, so after a year of waiting it wasn't COMPLETELY satisfying, but it was plenty refreshing -- like a Crystal Lite after wandering through the desert. Sure freshly squozen lemonade would've been wicked harder, but we take what we can get.

Let's just get down to what we need to figure out. I simply have one question.

We know that Future Hurley agrees that getting off the island was a BAD idea. We know that Locke organized the people who wanted to defend themselves from the invaders that would potentially take them OFF the island. Why then, did Future Hurley say it was a mistake that he snubbed Jack (who wanted to leave) and instead followed Locke (who wanted to stay)?

This leaves three possibilities that I can think of (can you think of more?):

1) The Losties are dealing with a Kobayashi Maru in which there is no correct answer without re-writing the rules of the test.

2) The expected course of events will change in that it is actually Jack who would have prevented the evacuation of the island rather than Locke.

3) It's something besides not leaving the island that Future Hurley regrets his loyalties with Locke. Something obviously to be revealed soon (within the next three real-life years).

Mulling it over, I'll bet it's number 3, which actually may meld with number 1 a little. The episode easily sets up another "Look! Locke, the man of faith is right again! They should follow him!" scenario. One thing I think we really need to consider is the importance of Rose's opinion. I consider her an even better gauge of faith than Locke. She seems pretty adamant in her distrust of the guy, though.

Oh yeah, one more question. Is Locke still bleeding to death from a gunshot wound, or are the writers just throwin' that one out?


Anonymous Abel said...

I loved this episode. My only worry is how effecitve the flashforwads are going to be in the future. (see by blog entry today.)

And I think possibility is right on the nose. Something about Locke doesn't sit right with me.

February 01, 2008 1:46 PM  
Blogger Maker said...

So tell me more about the "Oceanic 6".
Out of all those people, only six made it off? Did they make some sort of deal/pact allowing themselves to get off the island...or protect the remaining islanders from some terrible fate? Jack asked Hurly if he was going to tell. Hurley said no. So they made some sort of pact involving their escape/protection of others/whatever. Jack obviously wants to get back to do/save/kick it with the islanders.
Tell me your take on the "Oceanic 6"

February 02, 2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger joN. said...

yeah, i thought about the oceanic 6 too. i figured the way they got off the island they were only able to get 6 people off which is one reason why there's probably tension between the people who got off and the people who didn't. we only know for sure that jack and hurley were two of the six. kate is probably a six as well, although jack's flash-forward may be much further in the future than hurley's meaning kate got off at a later date, but probably not. if kate is a six she mentioned in jack's flash-forward that 'he's waiting for me,' which may mean sawyer since they're all shacked up and stuff. if sawyer is a six that leaves two more...

i don't think there's a way to determine who those two are without just throwing shots in the dark. i'll bet that sun and jin become split up (for dramatic effect), so one of them... and, oh i don't know... claire

February 02, 2008 3:42 PM  
Blogger joN. said...

and, oh yeah. they probably had to do something really nefarious to save themselves and abandon their friends. if they tell what happened the 'rescuers' will probably put the friends in danger because the 'rescuers' don't want anyone else to find the island.

February 02, 2008 3:44 PM  
Blogger Saule Cogneur said...

That makes the most sense to me.

I wonder what motivation anyone had to let Jack and co. leave the island at all. Everyone but Penny believes them all dead already. Why would anyone let 6 people off if it meant wrecking their plans for world domination or whatever?

February 03, 2008 8:35 PM  
Anonymous abel said...

Claire (and her baby) is probably one of the six. Desmond did "see" her getting on a helecopter.

February 04, 2008 10:08 AM  

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