You know, last year Damon Lindelof suggested that ABC might bring back Lost in one form or another. But he wouldn’t have anything to do with it.
I think this sounds like an excellent proposition. What if someone would try to make a proper version of Lost, logical and with a proper ending?
This is what I’m going to hope for from now on!
Actually, to take things a little further, in some 20 years or so, I suspect that our computers are going to be able to produce whatever shows and movies we want to see without too much involvement of short-sighted, commericial networks. Hooray! 🙂
I guess it’s clear now that Richard doesn’t know that much, as Flocke noted in “LA X”.
His job on the Island was to give a little bit of guidance to the people on the Island, to avoid that they immediately fall for Smokey’s tricks. It seems that Jacob has not really tought Richard a whole lot about the Island and about Smokey and given Jacob’s attitude to intervention this is probably completely intentional from Jacob’s side.
The attempted murder on Jacob gave him something to think about and he concluded that an adviser for the people might be a good idea, but not an adviser that would affect the game more than precisely what is needed to balance the game.
What strikes me after having watched “Ab Aeterno” is that Richard is a simple man on the border to stupid. Richard knows that MIB is the Black Smoke, i.e. he knows that the Black Smoke can pose as MIB or vice versa. Jacob told Richard that the female figure that appeared to him was not his wife. Richard should be able to deduce that the Smokey/MIB had try to fool him by posing as his wife.
But later on when Richard sees a resurrected Locke, he claims that he has seen things on the Island that he cannot describe but he has never seen a dead person come alive again. Richard seems unable to connect the dots even when Locke’s dead body is shown to him.
And Richard should know that MIB is interested in getting an assassin near the Statue to kill Jacob, considering that MIB once sent him to do exactly that.
But Richard doesn’t get it until Flocke says the magic words, “nice to see you out of those chains”.
Note that Richard is even aware that under certain circumstances, people can be changed. He told Kate and Sawyer that if Ben is brought into the Temple to be healed, he will not be the same and he will lose his innocense.
When Smokey posed as Richard’s wife in the Black Rock, he also managed to cast shadows and make sounds that appeared to come from outside the ship. This seems to indicate that Smokey can be in more than one place at once. This also reminds me a bit of how Flocke disappeared behind a pillar in the statue and Smokey showed up from outside the statue. I’m not saying it must have huge implications, but this is definitely how things seem to me.
I just watched 6×09 “Ab Aeterno”. We now know approximately what Jacob and MIB/Smokey/Flocke want and something about the function of the Island. I guess none of it came as a huge surprise to those of us who have followed the series.
My theory is that we will never ever really get to know anything more substantial about Jacob, MIB and the Island.
Someone there noted that Sawyer in the ATL is a very bad at lying. He doesn’t manage to fool Ava, he doesn’t manage to fool Miles and he doesn’t manage to fool Charlotte. Compare this with Island Sawyer, who is an incredible lier according to Not Locke. I don’t know what this means. Cops can’t lie properly?
I read an interesting post from a user called ‘kylemr87’ at the Lostpedia Forum:
“Didn’t Claire take Kate’s hand right after they first showed up? I thought it was after Kate saw Claire’s skull baby and Claire says, “It was all I had.” Then she walk out of the tent and Unlocke starts talking. Kate stands beside Claire and Claire takes her hand. All this happened before Claire tries to kill Kate, right?”
I just watched Recon. I’m going to trust Sawyer’s judgment and assume that Widmore is just a lier who can’t be trusted (just like “Zoe”). Widmore was in fact behind the Freighter visit although he claims not to be, and he also had the remaining Ajira passengers killed.
And Widmore doesn’t seem to be on Smokey’s side, especially considering that he brought those pylons. Whether Widmore is somehow still on Jacob’s side or just on his own remains to be seen I guess. In Lighthouse we got the impression that Jacob wants the someone who was coming to the Island to actually find the Island, and I guess that someone is Widmore.
What does Flocke want with Ben? Why did Flocke approach Ben as he was digging his own grave? I can see a few possibilities:
1) Flocke was being honest when he said that he wants Ben to run the Island.
2) Flocke somehow needs Ben on the Hydra Island, e.g. for beating Widmore.
3) Flocke is mainly interested in weakening Team Jacob by making sure that Ben is not part of it. Perhaps Flocke somehow suspected that Ilana wouldn’t kill Ben after all and that there was a significant probability that Ben would then again become part of Team Jacob.
4) Flocke just wanted Ben to shoot Ilana and thereby weaken Team Jacob.
5) The whole thing is somehow a test, giving Ben a chance to redeem himself by resisting Flocke’s temptation.
Some people seem to think that Kate is already (at the end of episode 6×06) recruited by E.I. Locke. To me (and probably to most other viewers) it is obvious that Kate is still normal and that she’s just following Claire. Kate came back to the Island to look for Claire and now she thinks she’s found her. Both Locke and Kate look surprised to see each other, but Kate ought to be the more surprised one since she must have thought that Locke is dead.
So Kate is not recruited yet. However, who knows what will happen in the next episodes if and when Kate interacts with Locke, Claire, Sawyer and Jin.
The little boy (young Jacob?) who appears to Flocke in the jungle in episode 4 of season 6, does he look anything like little Aaron? I don’t have those episodes but perhaps someone else can tell. It seems like pretty important information here…