My thoughts about the Smoke Monster…Part 1
Written 11th March
I have always found it interesting that the sound effects which are associated with Smokie are clearly mechanical in nature. The sound of chain links rattling has certainly been a distinctive aspect to the whole “Smokie” sound from the show’s beginning. In this week’s episode, the sounds which proceded Flocke’s appearance to Ben (as he was digging his own grave) seemed slightly different to me, and I thought for a moment that it sounded a little like a motorcycle, or some type of engine. In a recent post, someone recently blogged about noticing a humanoid figure in the tail end of the monster as it flew over Kate in last week’s episode. Having gone thru that scene frame by frame on my HD dvr, I can attest that there is definitely something humanoid in the smoke that the producers wanted at least some of us to see. So that discovery combined with my belief that the monster is some sort of mechanical contraption (from a distant future?) makes me wonder if Smokie is nothing but a high tech machine, designed for transportation, but also having the ability to physically grab objects. As far as the mind reading aspect (such as was shown in a scene with Mr. Eko), perhaps that is more a function of the one “driving” Smokie around, rather than a function of Smokie.
And when immediately before Flocke kills the bodyguards in Jacob’s lair, did you notice we are not shown the actual transformation into the monster? Rather, Flocke walks behind a pillar and then emerges as “Smokie”, much to Ben’s horror. I thought about why the show’s producers would have chosen such a way to show the apparent transformation, and I concluded they are still concealing a fundamental truth about what the smoke monster is from the audience. Certainly, they could have just used CGI to show Flocke turn into a pillar of smoke, without having to have him hide from our view. For all we know, he pulled out some device that was able to create the smoke and then jumped into it. That would certainly be in line with the observation of the man in the smoke last week. Whether that man looks like Flocke or not, I have no idea. But I do think the smoke monster will be completely explained by the series finale, at least I hope so~!
And I think Monini’s theory about Aaron and Jacob coming to the island in the future may very well tie in with some futuristic technology being used to create the illusion of a monster.
Well, I look forward to reading everyone’s comments. Hope you enjoyed this and stay tuned for more of this theory in Part 2