Ok, so I’m a little bit late because my internet is flaky (thank you very much, Charter) but I’ve got a doozy. Stick with me.
First, before I recap tonight’s episode, read Hunter’s comment on last week’s post concerning Confirmed Dead. He lays out a pretty convincing case for some form of time travel.
Go now and come back here. Most of tonight revelations are built on his (and my assumptions).
- What’s in a name?, part I
- What’s in a name?, part I
- 31 Minutes, 20 seconds
- Freighties Swap
- The Oceanic Six
Who is the RG of Naomi’s bracelet and why would Elsa either a) have the same/similar bracelet OR b) have been given the same bracelet from Sayid?
I think it’s clear that those marked for death are literally marked. Maybe they belong to some organization that uses/requires such marks.
So everyone that seeks Ben is marked?
The gentleman in the Seychelles certainly had a gaudy watch and I need to see if Matthew Abbadon has any jewelry.
They’re on to Sayid (and were even on the golfcourse) so Sayid got fooled TWICE this episode by trusting someone he thought was a friend who actually betrayed him, Elsa AND Hurley.
Who was The Economist or Sayid’s first victim? What is their relation to Abbadon and/or Naomi?
Also, what song played right before the fateful firefight between Sayid & Elsa?
Ben’s Swiss passport, which Sayid finds in the hidden room, is for a Dean Moriarty. There’s even a textual reference to Hanso in the ID#: HNS012153. He was born on March 3rd, 1962 apparently.
Dean Moriarty is a central character in Kerouac’s On The Road. If you’re unfamiliar with the work, hit Google.
Dean Moriarty of the book is based on the beat icon Neal Cassady, but I’m unclear on what parallels to draw from this revelation. Were the other passports similarly historical or literary in nature?
I’m open to suggestions.
That’s the difference in time between the payload Regina fires and the time on Daniel’s clock. I think it’s a clear sign that time and space are being altered on the island.
I can’t stress it enough: Read Hunter’s comment!
I also think we’re hearkening back to an earlier episode where Hurley talks about the radio transmission being from another time.
“When” is the island?
Why was Ben dressed in 70’s attire in last week’s episode?
Why would Ben have multiple passports, currencies and clothing from seemingly different eras?
Does Charlie’s quote last week about being “dead but also here” lead you to any new conclusions.
An email from a coworker:
Maybe thereâ€™s something to your theory of they all died AND theyâ€™re on the island?
TVGuide.com: What are we to make of the fact that Hurley’s pal there also saw Charlie? Does that make it harder to write off Charlie as a mere figment of Hurley’s imagination?
Garcia: I think it does. What exactly the real-world explanation is, I don’t know. It’s somewhere in when Charlie says, “I am dead, but I am here as well.” Somehow both are true.
Something to think about. Do your own research and mulling and leave a comment.
I still think NPB 4 is better than Freighties as a descriptor, especially considering they mirror the Fantastic Four.
Why is their no honor among thieves/mercenaries/rogue scientists? I suppose it’s perfectly plausible that some wanted to stay and work, others didn’t care for Naomi and Frank didn’t like Miles.
I think there’s a TON left to be learned about Regina and Minkowski and how each of the crew play off one another.
Also, Ben’s spy on the boat is Sayid. If we buy the whole time travel angle (and I’m buying it) then Sayid’s work on the boat is the first mission that lays the groundwork for his future endeavors in the Seychelles and Berlin.
Plus, if the boat is in the past/future and the island is somehow in stasis or out of phase with real time, then his communications with Ben might have made it to the island PRIOR to the helicopter’s arrival.
Think about that while chanting “88 miles an hour” and some nonsense about “1.21 gigawatts”.
Hurley, Kate, Jack, Sayid.
Hunter thinks at least one of the other two is Locke, but I’m not so sure.
I do think that the man in the coffin from last season is most assuredly Ben. I’ll have to check the name, but it may be Dean Moriarty (see above). If so, Ben must have still been moving freely to and from the island.
Sayid was running protection for the other five (whomever the unknown two are) but something compelled at least Jack and Hurley to
want NEED to return.
Leave speculation in the comments.
Lostpedia should be rocking tomorrow with caps of the passport and maybe some stuff surrounding the payload from NPB to Daniel.
I’m also not buying that Penny isn’t somehow involved. Desmond is too important to the time travel narrative with his “shifting” to be there on accident.
Ooh and who else thought it was interesting that Sayid called himself a “recruiter”? Is his “other” job (besides killing) finding folks to take/send to the island? Is he a Dharma recruiter?
UPDATE: I failed to mention anything about the missing Jacob’s cabin. Could this be the link to the “Superposition” mentioned by commenter Hunter? What if the cabin is the way that Ben moves on and off the island? What if “Jacob” is/could be any of the people in the Oceanic Six/Dharma Recruiters/Ben himself?
I like that last idea? I think maybe Ben as Jacob said “Help Me” to Locke just before someone (Abbadon?) killed him off island. It means Ben was in the coffin and it *might* explain why Ben has thrown caution to the wind in this timeline. Just a thought.
UPDATE II: Unrelated, but the Lost game is coming out in February 28. FYI.
UPDATE III: Sorry for the OCD updating, but I just remembered that I haven’t mentioned Elsa’s beeper. I may be misunderstanding some of the time concepts, but doesn’t it seem odd that in the 21st century she had such a rudimentary device?