I can fix this
has anyone noticed the frequency of these four words? I can fix this. so many characters, when they’re offering to help, to correct something they’ve done wrong or remedy something that sets them at odds with everyone else… they always say “I can fix this”… as opposed to any other variant on the term with any number of other words. jack says it a few times. locke. juliet says it. kate. charlie, even sayeed, I believe. that’s just off the top of my head.
it’s just become this obvious recurring thing… and it really ties into the cyclical theories, the broken record, the notion that they’ve all been there and done this before, keep living through the same course of events, with mild variations, again and again and again… why else would desmond in season three have spoken of saving charlie so many times, and seeing him die so many times when he failed to save him (the drowning while trying to save claire, the lightning, the slipping on the rocks into the water, the arrow to the neck, etc.)…
I’ve just been noticing that a lot, that and the prominence in the series of con men, con games and conning… which I also find terribly ironic.