I was just gonna wait for someone else to post this, which I’m sure most of us fans who get way into Lost are probably researching right now, but i couldn’t wait…
The conversation between Miles and Lapidus, Lapidus says “Don’t talk about bacon”.Â Francis Bacon was a philosopher, scientist and author.Â I’ll let you do the research on wikipedia, he is famous for the scientific method and is also noted as having “His dedication brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.”Â Maybe like the Dharma Initiative.
He also wrote a book called New Atlantis, which makes me feel like the writers of Lost are just taking the most obscure books out there and putting them together to make a show.Â But this book has everything, again you can do the research, but here are some key points:
– takes place on an island called Bensalem (the island/my next vacation spot)
– discovered by the crew of a European ship (Black Rock)
– trip was sponsored by a scientific institution (Dharma/Hanso Foundation)
– travelers are quarantined to the “House of Strangers” (temple of the Others?)
Did anyone notice that when Sawyer went to appologize to Charlotte in the Sideways time, he showed up with a single sunflower a la how he did for Juliet in ‘The Incident’ (you know the day before the 06 showed up (which was probably the day he was going to propose)) and a 6 pack?
Also he when he was watching that scence from Little House, Michael Landon was saying was almost like the writers talking directly to us the biewers about sitting back and enjoying the ride (or maybe that was just me but it also be a reference to when he was talking about how he watched the show as a little kid when he was sick.
Oh yeah, and all the books (with the glaring exclusion, Of Men and Mice) that have come to be synomous(sp?) with Sawyer are right there on his dresser (Watership Down, A Wrinkle in Time and Lancelot).
Also Miles had a cool line: Do you want to die alone?
A little side note: has anyone noticed that Miles Straume sounds a lot like maelstrom?
1. A violent or turbulent situation
2. A whirlpool of extraordinary size or violence.
I’m not sure if anyone has posted or analyzed the Season 6 poster yet, and if you have, sorry for being tardy to the party.
If you take a look at the order of the cast members, you’ll find that all of the characters who have been killed are standing more towards the back. This of course assumes that Juliet actually died in the bomb, and possibly that Claire is a walking undead, a la Locke and Nemesis. Taking from this, there are only six cast members that are definitely standing in front of everyone else:
Not sure what this means, but it could indicate who won’t be part of the massive body count expected by the end of the series. Just a thought…
Their first scenes when we’re introduced to them, as the news of the 815 crash is broadcast, Charlottes Dharma bear scene, and Miles ghost whispering scene with that wierd photo frame change which i still can’t get my head round. What if those scenes are actually fromÂ an alt reality/reset that we’re possibly going to see in season 6? Maybe where 815 did actually crash andÂ all the losties diedÂ ? Maybe the photo frame switcheroo was a clue that something odd is going on with time and space.
Even more out there, what if the dead body of the pilot that Lapidus claimed wasn’t the real pilot of the plane because it wasn’t wearing a wedding ring, was actually Lapidus himself??
In the episode “Confirmed Dead” in season four, we see a flash back of Miles when he visits a house to speak to a Ghost. We see two shots of the wall with the photos and in one photo, we see the picture of kid from Africa. It could be Eko but it doesn’t look like him. But there’s something important about this wall, whe see it twice like we need to notice something on it. Could it be eko or his brother? Could it be Henry Gale? There are other black children as well on the wall, but only this one with the child that looks like Eko is clear. I would like to hear any suggestions…
What’s up with miles anyway? I havn’t seen this spoken about much. He can TALK TO DEAD PEOPLE, this seems a bit strange, and its interesting that he was born on the island. Does this mean that there wasn’t the same problem of birth on the island back then? Or was ne not born on the island and I’m just mistaken?
Just wondering if maybe the Dr Chang and Miles are the only ones in the show who speak the truth. Dr Cheng is the one behind the whole time travel thing (he believes dan when he tells him that Miles is his son and he was in all those videos) and he tries to stop “the incident from happening”. Miles also is very knowledgable. He tells Hurley (and the viewer) how the time travel thingy works and how things can never be changed, (btw Dan sayin that they could change things must be bull cos otherwise there would be no room for a 6th seris). He also says that prehaps the “incident” was the bomb. prehaps Miles is the writers way of showing what will happen in the future (or past, im confused)
Follow me here for a second….as I think I may have figured out how Miles communicates with the dead….now…this theory hinges on something happening that hasn’t happened yet…but…stick with me and this just…just might make some sense.
Imagine you are both dead and alive for a good portion of your life. If you are both dead and alive for the Dates that encompasses your life…would you be able to talk to the dead and the ‘alive’? I think so. I also think this is how Miles talks / communicates with the dead.
If you think about it. Miles is alive from 1977 (approx) to 2004 in “LINEAR” fashion. Meaning he ages normally and progresses through life between that time. He is alive and well during that time. However, he has an ability to ‘hear’ or ‘speak’ to the dead.
Now, what if Miles dies in the ‘incident’ on the island somewhere around the year 1978 (or somewhere around that date). From 1978 to 2004…Miles would be … both dead and alive for most of his life right? Would this be the bridge that keeps him communicating with the dead??
I think so. Now if Miles doesn’t die in the incident…I’ll have to rethink this one…but if he does in fact die in the INCIDENT….then I think we may in fact have our reasoning on why Miles can communicate with the dead.
I believe I have figured out the plot to the finale ( with a little help from “buttercherries”‘s Theory, It got my mind thinking )
So as most of us know, the title of the finale is called ” The Incident “. And Most of us also know that a main character will die, In that episode.
This brings me to my theory.. The Incident Is that Miles comes into contact with his younger self, And bad things happen… ( Think Secret Orchid Video, with the Bunnies.. (( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gERdALb5vQ&feature=related ))
When Miles comes in contact with himself he will die.
I dont know why the Incident will cause the Swan Counter to be commissioned. But that is my theory..
Remember that video from abc.com with Pierre Chang? Here’s the link if you haven’t:
Anyway, Pierre Chang (or Dr. Edgar Halliwax, as he pretends to be in this video) totally freaks out when the number 15 bunny appears behind him, because it’s the same bunny he has in his arms. I think that the incident is that He finds out that Miles is really his son, who is also on the island, and they (little Miles and big Miles) somehow come in contact, and something, unfortunate happens. This is why Pierre suddenly banned his wife and son from the island, so essentially, Miles is the cause of his own bastardization! And this also might have something to do with why he can read the minds of dead people.
Perhaps this incident coincides with the 815ers finding each other again.
Maybe everybody already worked this out and I’m sorry if I’m being repetitive, but I just wanted to know if other people agreed with me.
The first thing that entered my mind when Eloise Hawking was talking about “a brilliant man who found out where the island was going” was that it was totally Daniel. I sort of disregarded it when I remembered it was his mother talking but when I mentioned it to my Dad he told me I was probably right.
It’s just that Faraday seems to be popping up everywhere and those blackboards looked mightily like those ones at Oxford. It seems that anything doing with time and the island has Daniel mixed in with it. How trippy was it when he was there with the Asian guy from the Dharma videos?
I personally think that Daniel Faraday is one of the most intriguing characters on the show (past-wise) other than Miles.
My Dad actually came up with this whole Miles-has-been-on-the-island-before theory. He noticed that the longer someone’s been on the island, the quicker the time jumps take a toll on them.
Charlotte, who spent her childhood on the island, suffered the effects first because she probably spent around 7 or 8 years on the island. I think it’s Juliet whose nose bleed comes next and who has probably spent at least a year on the island. Next, Miles’ nose bleeds (Note: I’m not really sure if Juliet’s or Miles’ nose bleeds first but it’s not really crucial to the point since it started around the same time). His nose bleeds before Sawyer’s who has been on the island for about 2 months. Since Daniel’s nose still hasn’t bled, we must assume that Miles has been on the island before because if he had spent the same amount of time on the island as Daniel, like he lets on, then his nose wouldn’t have bled yet or it would have at least bled after Sawyer’s.
Miles is also really intriguing because think back to that episode (Early Season 4, I think?) when he goes to Walt’s grandmother’s house. He is looking in what we assume to be Walt’s room for a ghost. Who was he looking for? And why did Widmore want a ghost scientist (don’t know the technical term, sorry) on his freighter?
Sorry if you’ve read it somewhere before but I just wanted to get my opinions out there.
P.S.: On an unrelated, completely random note, I think the girl who led Daniel to the hydrogen bomb is Penny’s mother.
I am sorry if 80 percent of my theories focus on Miles, but I just think hes so intriguging. I really don’t think Lost would just have a guy who “can talk to dead people” without there being a big reason.
The episode sparked a conversation about Miles I wanted to share. If we assume that Faraday and Co. are now stranded in some period in the Lost History in which they may eventually live out the “Dharma Era,” and we assume that Mile’s “on island time” was during his infancy (and perhaps even as Chang’s son), then it reasons that Miles is in extra special danger of having himself a Number 14 bunny incident. What we think is that Miles saw, made eye contact, had some type of interaction with the past version of himself. Nothing too much however. Lets call it the maximum level of exposure one can have to one’s past self without unraveling the universe. What would be the side effects of such an encounter. Though its entirely possible that Miles was just “born” with death talking abilities, wouldn’t it be interesting if his powers were a result of encountering his past self?.
Is it a stretch of an assumption to think that Miles was the baby shown in the very first scene of the first episode of this season? The one that is crying right before the record starts skipping? And that is why he begins to experience what we’ve come to know as “Temporal Displacement”?
First. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Like many others entrenched in the Lost Universe, I satisfy my mid-season cravings by browsing Lost-Theories.com. In its absence, I have been forced to turn to its retarded cousin, the theories forum on ABC.com.