My Own Personal Flash Sideways… “Touched By an ‘Angle’…”
Last year after the season finale aired, many sites on the internet experienced interference from people seemingly hijacking/infecting them…this was one.
In the crash of ’09…I lost a theory that I posted in August last year, and with special help (THANK YOU!), I have found a copy that was erased from the past…and all of the comments.
Although I would like to post it in theories, I think its kind of a dick move, and I decided to put it in general…with all the comments included.
So…If you are bored, there are some things that make sense now, and some things that were off…but I think there is some truth and good ideas in the comments. Its interesting if nothing else with some things that are happening now.
The theory is in here, and I will space the comments out below to prevent any more confusion than it already is going to present.
Anyone who commented obviously may have a change of heart by now, but i felt they needed to be there due to many thoughts and ideas that developed there, whether myself or others…purposefully or not.
So…heres my theory from an alternate universe…
Touched By an “Angle”…
Touched by an “Angle”…
Posted by A.E.S. in Theories on 08 20th, 2009 | 30 responsesï»¿ (3 votes, average: 5 out of 5)
Jacobs touch is the axiom for many theorms here in the lost universe. I however believe that his touch may be slightly less important in the way that it is being perceived.
Dabs wrote a very nice theory on Jacobs touch being related to the lists that are spoken of on the show. It was very informative and character related, while giving her own great personal supposition in regards to the matter.
There were some quiffs regarding a line concerning there being 6 people stated on the show being part of Jacobs list.
I feel that her main point was lost in the commotion of things, so I would like to reiterate in a way, my perspective of her overall thoughts, being simply the people who Jacob touched have work to do that is necessary for him to succeed in his long contention against what we all know as his Nemesis. I believe that Jacobs list does not HAVE to be a piece of paper with writing on it, but a list that is known to him and only a select few.
I believe that many of the lists spoken of on Lost were not only lists NOT pertaining to Jacob himself, but even the only time I recollect his name being attached/spoken by Picket in regards to “Shepard not being on Jacobs list” is incorrect due specifically to the source saying it.
Picket in no way knows Jacobs list. He knows the list(s) Ben has given him assuming they are truly from Jacob.
Richard in my eyes DOES speak to Jacob, and is capable of relaying Jacobs messages, but from that point it is left to the Ben/the leader to relay to the others.
The following is my list of viewpoints of the scenes involving Jacob and the Losties off island, with of course, my own personal feelings toward the situations.
-Kate’s lunchbox that jacob assisted her and Tom in stealing is the very same that she uses to bury their time capsul in. Upon helping them, he kind of bonks her nose with his finger in a playful fashion. This Lunchbox later became the box that held what Edward Mars refered to as the only thing Kate really cares about. It is what Kate and Tom are digging up at the time he is killed, and how Kate aquires her very personal airplane that has yet to be fully explained.
I think without this occuring, Kate may have very well had a different life, and never got on the plane at all.
-The Pen that Sawyer is given, is the very same that he uses to write the letter to the real Sawyer…Anthony Cooper. As Jacob hands young James the Pen, he grazes his finger, for a very subtle touch. Hence writing the letter, and eventually getting him on 815.
-Nadia’s death is what ultimatly causes Sayid to kill in the name of Ben, and attampt to kill Ben himself. The island/Jacob, and what is the main reason he returns to the island. As the car hits Nadia, Jacob touches Sayids shoulder for the slightest, yet obvious moment.
-Jacob giving Jack his candybar is the moment when Jack and Jacob actually speak, and Jacob, almost knowing of the surgical push that Jack recieved from his father in the operating room, informs him “I guess it needed a little push…”, in reply to Jack informing him of it being stuck. Most likely regarding what Christian had just said to Jack during the surgery…and leading to a possible guilt that Jack holds onto later down the road, with the result being him going to Austrailia, and ending up on the island. Does no one else find it odd, that Jack tells Kate this story in their very first encounter. Then, later on instructs her to recite it back to him when she and Sawyer are safe from the others grasp. Is it not strange, that this story has to do with the most traumatic surgical experiance of Jacks life, and is told to HIM by Kate at the exact moment in which he is performing an extremely difficult procedure on Ben to which Jack feels such dire need to succeed to, in his mind, get them off the island?
-Hurley’s guitar case is left in the cab by Jacob, after a brief conversation regarding Hurley’s return to the island. I feel the signifigance of the case is to remind Hurley of his friend Charlie’s bravery on the island. And as Hurley stated long ago, that Charlie didnt die in vain. His friend was brave, and now it is Hurleys time to be brave as well. If you pay close attention to the scene in which Jack rescues Hurley from “drowning”, (”put your feet down Hurley”), the guitar case is actually what is keeping Hugo afloat in the middle of the spa of the waterfall.
-Ilana’s injuries, however they came about (I assume we will learn more in the final season) seem to possibly be healed by Jacob, and his word alone, in a dark hour are what pushes her to go (return?) to the island.
-Sun and Jin are approached by jacob on their wedding day. Jacob explains that they should not take their “special” love for granted. Leading me to truly wonder what Sun is thinking in the airport when considering leaving Jin, and what Jin is truly thinking when he decides to leave for America for good with his wife. Upon his congratulations and advice, Jacob touches both of their shoulders.
It is questioned why Sun is not transported/flashed to the 70s with the other losties. It is in my opinion due to two seperate, and possibly related things.
One, Christian tells her she has a long journey ahead of her. To me meaning that she has work to do in her current timeperiod that is essential to Jacobs plan.
That, coupled with the idea that Mrs Hawking stated that ALL of the Losties must return to the island via 316, and several including JiYeon, Aaron, Walt, and most importantly Desmond. I believe that Bens line to her in pleading to …”tell Desmond Hume Im sorry” will have great signifigance in the final season.
-John Locke…John is approached by Jacob after taking a fall from a window, in which he was pushed from by his real father.
Jacob touches John, seemingly reviving a possible dead man, telling him that everything is going to be alright, and expressing his sorrow for what has happened to him, much like Ben Linus apologized for how miserable he made his life, right before he turned the frozen donkey wheel in the season 4 finale, “Theres No Place Like Home”.
The truth is, with the exception of this touching scene, I in some way believe that Jacobs touch is more of a metaphor to throw us off of the true things that occured…which is simply a minor event in the world that leads to a major event in the life of an individual. By these events occuring precisely the way that they do, they act as a catalyst for the rest of the “touched” peoples lives. Everything from that point on leads to an event moving them closer and closer together.
They meet each others friends, con artists, relatives, fathers, partners. They are in the same place at the same time, in parts of the world that coincidence couldnt alone justify.
By the time they arrive on the island, they have less degrees of seperation than Kevin Bacon.
They are meant to be together…they are meant to have a shared fate…a destiny together.
Its clear Jacobs touch is meaningful in a way more than just metaphorically. But I stand behind my belief that it is meant to be a distraction to a certain degree. But the power of his touch is real, and I mean in no way to take away from his “gift”.
I say gift for a reason. What do these people share. What do they have in common. They have work to do. They have as stated previously, a destiny to fullfill. Why couldnt Jack jump off the bridge? Why didnt Sayid die the many times he was shot or severly injured? Why does Kate never get hurt in all the car accidents, and shootouts she is in? Why didnt Hurley die or get hurt like the people on the dock that broke when it collapsed after he walked on it? Why doesnt James ever get caught, or killed? He seems to have been injured in many ways and no matter what, has always pulled through. WHY WONT JOHN DIE???
Could he have played a role in Michael not being able to kill himself ( you can go now Michael, Hmmm?).
To any of the survivors whom survived a plane crash on an island in the middle of nowhere in the South Pacific? LOL…Ill save that for another theory.
Jacobs visit is more important than his touch to all but Locke in my opinion. I feel that he pushed them through the mud as they walked the soggy path of destiny. And without his visits…this all may have never occured….
Think about this one…Ill come back to it later in comments…
If Jacob knows the future, either by way of scientific time travel, or some spiritual time/space travel, the way we have seen Christian Shepard appear on and off island in random places in a very sparatic and peculiur fashion.
It leads me to truly question why he would go about making the efforts to make such a small scale of events occur.
It obviously is a butterfly type of effect, and by doing and saying certain things to all of these individuals, it makes you truly wonder what his motives are?
He manipulated things outside of the realm of real time….Locke and Sayid’s encounter show the true timing of Jacob, and how precise he is when he decides to be.
It makes it hard for me to believe that he is tricked into being killed…that he didnt see it coming.
But at the same time, the losties may be the ones in the 70’s that caused that, one way or another.
By activating Juggheads guts inside of the swan station, it may have truly caused that break in time that was necessary for MIB to gain an advantage, regardless of the intentions.
Who knows at this point what it actually prevented from occuring, or caused to occur that could have swung things into the good will of MIB, but it very well could be the loophole that some have speculated.
I cant imagine that he was able to gain an advantage over Jacob without “The Incident” occuring.
“They are coming” hopefully means “they” as in “his” people, whether the Losties, or just Ilana and company with the real John Locke.
This again brings me to Anti-Locke’s words to Richard…
“…and then we are going to have to deal with the other Ajira passengers that brought me here”
“What do you mean ‘deal’ with them?”
“You know what I mean…”
It gives me that feeling that Jacob is not the only one that knows the future.
Anti-Locke is well aware of the time that they are in, and proves so through the scene of him sending Richard to speak with the real Locke, and inform him that he must die.
Well, I hope what was “given” to these characters by Jacob put more thought out there as to his intentions, and how important and life changing his helpful yet “manipulative” actions truly were. Look past the physicality of it all, and look at the signifigant implications that hide behind the touch. You will see that his presence in the scene is more important than the lucid material contact.
Of course I in no way doubt that the scene in 316 at the church, where Ben tells Jack about Thomas the Apostle, could be a subtle foreshadowing moment noting Thomas’ claim to fame was not his bravery, but his doubt regarding the Resurrection of Christ. Jack asks if Thomas was ever convinced. Ben explains that Thomas needed to TOUCH Christ’s wounds to be convinced and then says, “We’re all convinced sooner or later, Jack.” .
Maybe in the long run thats what Jacob is doing, convincing the Losties he touches to continue their journey to the island, long before the flight and crash occurs. He plants the seed of faith well before it is truly necessary in some, while waiting until the later but appropriate moment for others.
Although the basis for Jacobs desire for these characters is shown in his touch. From my perspective… from my “angle”, Jacobs utilization of such sentimental instances reflects the importance that these people play not just on the island or in Jacobs plot…but if all that is said and thought is true, the fate of the world lies literally in Jacobs hands.
Thats the theory…now here are the comments broken up into 4 sections…make the choice now whether you wish to strain your eyes…