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Miracles? Or curses?

I am like a crack dealer that deals in Lost. I give acquaintances who haven’t yet been exposed to Lost little tastes in hopes they come back and continue watching it. I need somebody local to get all analytical with rather than you people that probably don’t even exist. My girlfriend, well ex as of today, enjoyed the show, but wasn’t “into” it. When we would watch the show and I would pause it to note something mentally to myself, or to her, I could see her rolling her eyes as though to say “Just watch the show crack dealer.” But I have always felt like she never truly paid enough attention. Like most people not addicted to crack.

So while at work I call up episodes and try to get people to watch them. Last night we watched Cabin Fever, for some reason I am intrigued by Richard, and him visiting Locke with Island items. In that episode, Locke is rehabbing in the hospital after his test flight and Abaddon (another person I am intrigued with) mentions how it is a miracle that Locke survived that fall.

Which led me to think about this question… Is what is happening to some of the Losties, or Others, or whoever, actually miracles or curses?

Locke surviving the fall? Miracle.
Locke meeting his alleged father who is a conman that takes a kidney and shoves him out a window? Curse.

Ben getting a tumor on his spine? Curse.
A plane crashing with a spinal surgeon that removes the tumor? Miracle.

Charlie being standed on an island where he would have to kick his smack habit due to dwindling supplies? Miracle, or maybe good luck, miracle is a strong word.
A Beechcraft plane crashing with statues filled with heroin on the island? Curse.

Anyone have other examples?

As I list this out, I think I noticed a pattern. Locke’s miracle/curse, in this particular instance, happened off island whereas both of Ben’s occurred on island.

Curious to hear what you all have to say.

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The Apostle

Originally from a town near Seattle, WA, now living in Memphis, TN. Yikes. Late bloomer when it comes to Lost, started watching based on the recommendation of a friend near the middle of the third season. I think. I then raced through the episodes online and have since gone through the seasons 3X. Not sane. I work as an engineer and grappling is a huge passion of mine. I am both excited, to see how it all gets explained, and sorry, I don't want the show to end, to have this be the final season.

3 thoughts on “Miracles? Or curses?

  1. Well i think i’ll state the obvious :)..

    Surviving a major plane crash with barely a scratch – miracle

    Being stuck on that God forsaken island – curse

    As for the individual people.. Im not feeling too good and… Well that would require far too much thinking on my behalf tonite haha

  2. Pausing a show to take mental notes is bad form in the presence of company. If I were your girlfriend and you paused Lost to discuss it more than once, I WOULD DUMP YOU!!!

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