Locke & The Casimir Effect
In between seasons, I always find it a good time to reflect on things we’ve already seen in the past and forget about what may happen. Today I decided to check out The Comic Con videos from years past. Similarly, I highly recommend checking out the new Oceanic Video….
What I thought about specifically was the Orchid video – which I found to be the best of these ‘break’ videos. Dr. Chang mentions the Casimir effect and another No. 15 rabbit shows up. He exclaims not to let the two rabbits near each other. We know what will happen from Season 3, approximately a year and a half before the video is released: Sawyer is injected with some apparatus, we can assume the No. 8 rabbit (Bonnie) is too. Bonnie is placed on Sawyer’s chest in a cage post-injection, convulsed by Ben and dies. Sawyer realises later that when Ben told him it was all a ruse that perhaps they got another rabbit and painted an 8 on it. When asking Ben how does he know this is not the case, Ben replies that he doesn’t. Sawyer is frightened that he may have been injected with a pacemaker or some equivalent device that can blow up his heart and that Ben has double-crossed him. Ben, nonetheless has planted a seed of doubt. What Sawyer doesn’t know is that though he is right, instead of the fear that the rabbit died of cardiac arrest, he died as a result of the casimir effect point out by Dr. Chang in the Orchid video. Therefore, we know the casimir effect is at work on the island and can be manipulated when necessary or in certain contexts. That said, we know that certain properties of the island allow for a second manifestation of an object, i.e. the two No. 15 rabbits and probably the two No. 8 rabbits – interesting allusion Rabbit 8 and Rabbit 15 : 815. Therefore, can we assume that it is not something mystical that Esau is doing, but purely science? Is his manifestation of John Locke, i.e. Anti-Locke, simply a by-product of the casimir effect. I think it is. I don’t think when Anti-Locke came upon himself on two occassions (at the hatch and when he sends Richard to go help himself) that he just decided not to go near his former self for the sake of scaring Former-Locke or causing some back to the future type paradox. He avoided the meeting in order to avoid the effect of this meeting, which is death via the casimir effect. How would Esau know about this effect? Well, he’s been on the island for a very long time and in addition, as he is able to manipulate manifestations of people’s bodies and seems in a sense unaging, then we can assume that he can manipulate time and space, similar to the casimir effect. For further, factual info on what exactly the casimir effect is, check out wiki. However, for a dumbed down version it is simply the reaction of force and it’s varying particles between two objects or plates. I recommend checking wiki. Let me know what you think of this theory.