Lost: Meet Kevin Johnson

Like last week’s episode Ji Yeon [BONUS LINK: Powell’s discussion of that episode], we started out with some misdirection concerning flashbacks and flashforwards, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Meet Kevin Johnson:

  • Questions answered
    1. Was Michael Ben’s man on the boat?
    2. I think we can say yes. Does this mean he was his *only* man on the boat? I think not.

      I still seem to think someone else (Sayid, perhaps) is also on Ben’s side. We won’t know until April 24th (or later) but I feel like maybe our friend the Captain already knew that Michael/Kevin Johnson was the saboteur.

    3. What happened to Walt?
    4. He got off the island and is living underground with his grandmother. That doesn’t explain his appearance to Locke, but maybe nothing has (or will). I’ll deal with that later in the post.

    5. Had we identified the correct Oceanic Six?
    6. Yes, we had. It just so happens there was an “Oceanic Eight” though it’s not clear yet if Michael & Walt will be the other two “survivors” that figure into the Six’s lies (of 8 people surviving the crash and 2 dying).

  • Libby?
  • Here’s where I start to have questions. Was Libby an astral projection (something akin to Jacob, Walt and some of the Others) or is she merely a figment of Michael’s conscience? Is she a ghost?

    Still, nice to see Libby. Her return has been hinted at by the producers for some time.

    And if Libby is appearing to Michael and Walt can appear on the island, will Walt appear to Michael?

  • Death(s)?
  • Could Michael have killed himself in Manhattan (or anyone off-island)?
    Can he really kill himself now?
    Why does he still have a death-wish?
    Why does Ben consider his killings righteous but Widmore’s (and Kate’s and Sawyer’s, et cetera ad infinitum) to be abhorrent?
    If Michael’s reaction is just fatherly protection taken to the extreme, why can’t it be forgiven (especially by a man who committed patricide)?
    Why does Tom think having Michael commit more murders (and suicide) will somehow absolve him of the previous murders of Ana Lucia and Libby?
    How much does Walt really know about his father and/or The Island?
    Who killed Rousseau & Karl? Ben? The Others? One of our Losties?

    At first when Karl died I felt ripped off. *This* was the big death? But Rousseau dying means we’ll never get her side/the full story about her crew getting sick. All we have is her cryptic Season 1 discussion with Sayid.

    And Ben’s pronouncement that Alex would be safe with her “mother” makes me truly think Ben killed her. He was testing her and she gave him up almost immediately.

    Previews for April 24 (and beyond) look really good. Looks like we’ll know why the Oceanic Six are the Oceanic Six and who gets killed and by whom. Can’t wait!

  • Maps?
  • Didn’t Ben’s map of the Temple (station?)/Sanctuary look incredibly similar to Charlotte & Daniel’s map to the Tempest station? Were they drawn by the same person? Does this mean one (or both) factions may have someone sharing information? Was the location of the Temple the same as the Tempest? Sure looks like it here.

    I’ll post a link to Ben’s map soon. I’m sure Lostpedia or The Fuselage will have it in the morning.

    UPDATE: Lostpedia has it, but it’s just a smidgen of the whole thing. They do have different logos though, so I’m conflicted.

    And here’s a great attempt at island-mapping by a dedicated fan. His ??? station would appear to be Tempest/Temple, given the maps we’ve seen this season.

  • Numbers
  • Kevin Johnson’s passport includes a familiar Hanso Foundation wink: the sequence HNSO12153 the exact same number as Ben’s fake Dean Moriarty passport from The Economist.

    The code Michael/Kevin inputs into the bomb: 71776. Help me figure that one out, please.

That’s all for me tonight. Chime in if you’ve got a pet answer, question, theory or name.

BONUS LINK: In case you haven’t seen it, the Orchid station orientation video. Could *this* be the Tempest/Temple?