Who are ‘we’ and why are they talking backwards??

okay, so we still haven’t figured out the whispers, but theres also people talking backwards.

I know theres been a number of times on the show where someone has uttered reversed speech, what makes it so odd is that its also happened off island. The one that sticks out the most for me was in i think ‘EGGTOWN’ as Kate left the courthouse, someone in the crowd shouts something and he sure is angry.

It sounds like gibberish, but when reversed he clearly says ‘we hate you!’. Please add anymore instances of this happening as i can’t remember, especially if its off island. Who are ‘we’, and whats the significance of talking backwards??

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I'm a hiphop producer from London, and obviously a huge fan of Lost. Its a bit of a love/hate thing as its made me cynical of all other TV shows (Heroes being one of the most overrated poorly written shows i've seen). Never been into much big american TV drama or Sci-fi, more into british comedy, but Lost has been amazing, and i really hope it continues that awesomeness in its final season. I'm usually pretty good at predicting the end of a story which can annoy people around me, but this show is so intricately constructed, even in its 2nd to last season, i still don't have a clue. I'm trying my best though.

9 thoughts on “Who are ‘we’ and why are they talking backwards??

  1. Walt spoke backwards when he said ‘don’t press the button. The button’s bad.’ or something like that. (I had a question as to alliances related to bad button.)

    This would be a Walt not being where he’s supposed to be Walt.

  2. Thanks for jogging my memory on those. Do you think the backwards talk represents something different from what the whispers do?

    Just thinking, the reverse talk has happened off island but the whispers haven’t.
    Its wierd that the guy outside the courtroom was just a random non-character (although he also had a suspicious beard) , I’m wondering if it was just put in there as an easter egg for us obsessive fans, the writers wouldn’t do that would they? I hope not.

  3. thanks for the link ilieintheshadowofthestatue.

    I couldn’t find any links with the audio reversed. I found a few, but i guess the pages were so old that the audio was gone.

  4. Yeah, thanks. The dude is def. speaking backwards. Looks ticked, too – so that blows my idea that talking backwards is the opposite of of forwards.

    If he’s and other that hates Kate, it’s probably ‘cuz she took Aaron.

    Aaron’s part of their prophesy thingy, then. (He was b. day 42, btw). This would be consistant w/Ben getting to the psycho (I mean psychic) – perhaps through his ‘dead’ daughter whose healing he didn’t want too much investigation.

    Maybe both his ‘predictions’ were ‘true’. She needed someOTHER person to raise him and he needed her good spirit.

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