I’m so stupid I had to have the title explained by my wife.
Locke gave Ben the last two eggs and killed a chicken.
Besides that being a reference to him being some kind of mystic/shaman/voodoo priest, it also illustrates his willingness not just to talk the talk of leadership but also to literally/figuratively get his hands dirty.
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On to the thoughts:
- The Oceanic Six
- John Locke, man of definitive action
- It’s extortion if you want to get technical
- Card games
elephant blonde-headed boy in the room. He’s the one your colleagues will be all talking about tomorrow. He’s the man of the hour.
“He” is also the “Him” Kate referred to in earlier Flashforwards. There’s a kludgy sentence: “earlier Flashforwards”. Score one for clarity of purpose, if not description.
Anyhow, we have multiple possibilities on his origins:
* Love-child of Sawyer & Kate.
PRO: Blonde hair.
CON: If he was conceived on the island, could he have made it off (assuming some of our previous time travel discussions)?
* Love-child of Jack & Kate.
PRO: It might help to explain why Jack wouldn’t want to see him (he thinks he’ll screw things up as his dad did).
CON: Blonde hair and the fact that the AD didn’t mention him in her cross examination of Jack. She only went for the love angle.
* Adopted child of Kate/Jack’s nephew/Claire’s “Aaron”:
PRO: this would be the most likely case. Jack wants to make sure his nephew gets rescued/Claire wants her baby saved if she can’t be or is somehow killed.
CON: Why wouldn’t there have been more scrutiny of his heritage or discussion of the child in the trial (Kate’s misgivings to her lawyer notwithstanding, but maybe here she was referring to Jack when she said “him”)? Also, if it’s not her biological grandchild, why would Kate’s mom be so eager to see him?
* The offspring of Kate & Ben:
PRO: It’s the biggest logical leap I’ve taken thus far, but since all the Oceanic Six seem united in keeping the other survivors safe from being found and we know that at least one (Sayid) is actively working w/ Ben, is it really so much of stretch to think that Aaron might be his son?
CON: There’s no proof anywhere, except the kid looked a little bit not quite right. I’m stretching, I know.
The first one that Locke gives Ben is Philip K. Dick’s Valis.
I’ve never read Dick (insert joke here) but I do know Blade Runner and Total Recall, both film derivations of his short stories.
VALIS seems to tread on some similar themes of identity, uncertainty and spirituality/religion (mostly Gnosticism). Check marks on all points for LOST as well.
What I find most interesting is that the protagonist of VALIS is apparently an author surrogate even though the author also appears in the work. Could this be more proof that Ben and Jacob are aspects of the same man at different times/in different dimensions?
I’m sure smarter folks then me are deconstructing the whole VALIS connection, but if you didn’t know, that was the book.
I couldn’t catch Sawyer’s reading material. If you caught a glimpse, let me know. Nothing is meaningless in LOST.
Who are the other two?
Is “Aaron” truly one of the six?
Will we know the names of the supposed “Oceanic Eight” per the lies of Jack/Kate (and presumably Hurley/Sayid +2)?
Is Ben one of the Six?
EW hints at some of this in their interview w/ Cuse & Lindelof. Read it.
If you can’t find magical answers from a man in a hut or extract them from a bloodied pulp of a man in a cell (and I love all the parallel storylines and Ben’s acknowledgment of same) just opt for a showy, symbolic gesture, like kicking Kate out of camp.
Locke really doesn’t know what he’s doing. He’s the imperfect host to the greater god of Gnosticism inside us all.
Or something like that. All I know is this: he has a knife and he cuts a mean melon (and threatens Miles meanly).
That and he’s totally clueless (see Hurley’s guard duty). Here’s hoping Ben (or anyone else) sets him straight.
I’d also hate for him to get off the island. I want him there. I think the island wants him there.
I don’t want him to be one of the Oceanic Six.
Who is Miles’ employer?
How does Ben know?
Why would Miles choose money?
Why $3.2 million (I’m w/ Ben)?
He’s pretty confident in two things: 1) He’ll get off the island 2) Ben is good for the money and the delivery of same.
Was Daniel weirded out because he was losing his short-term memory or because he was gaining the ability to see the future?
Also, do we think the fact that the helicopter wasn’t there is proof of some time rift? I sure do, though from the previews, next week holds some answers.
I’m tired and cranky tonight. Likely the weather.
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