Coincidence? I think not! Episode 6
I just finished re-watching Episode 6, and I caught something amazing! In Thomas5 most recent post, he speaks about all of the coincidences on Lost, and hopes this is an element in the story telling the writers don’t abandon.
The one thing we are certain about on Lost, there is something very large at play. As Ms. Hawking so eloquently states, the ‘world’ is at stake. We are led to infer, the future holds some catastrophic event, they are trying to avoid.
We have been delighted with so many different elements over the course of the series. It is a magical story, with many twists and turns. We cannot forget the words of Ms. Hawking. Nor, should we forget the cautionary tale of Jughead.
While re-watching the episode, I noted on the bottom left hand corner of the aerial photograph Ms. Hawking removes from her file, taken by the United States Army. The date on the photograph is 9/23/54.
Why is this date so important? Why would the US Army be flying over ‘the island’, taking photographs on this particular date? Did something happen on ‘the island’ the day previously?
We know from the theory I posted on Uh Oh, is it safe?’the bomb that is, the US was testing Hydrogen bombs, specifically in the islands around the South Pacific. We also know Faraday told ‘the others’ to bury the bomb, the US left behind on ‘the island’, back in 1954.
Exactly 50 years later to the day, flight #815 crashes onto ‘the island’, on 9/22/04. Coincidence? I think not.
This brings us back around to the age old, burning question of what are they trying to change? What really happened on ‘the island’ 50 years ago? Is it the future they need to change, or re-write the past, on an island, which by the very nature of time itself, has prevented this catastrophe from occurring? I have no doubt, the clock is now running out of time.
Who are ‘the losties’? And, what part do they play, in this incredible mystery?