Place Your Bets
After much waffling, research and debate, I have finally decided to stick my neck out and say, yes we are indeed dealing with an ALT.
Here are some more of my predictions:
I think we will be able to finally answer who/what the smoke monster is within the first three episodes (at least I hope so, I am so sick of that debate when it is so obvious that the smoke monster and MIB are one in the same (that is the one thing I have been sure of since his appearance (black smoke/black garb (sometimes the writers make so obvious that you just know it can’t be right)). The three biggest players in the first have of the season will be Locke, Hurley and Sawyer. The second half of the season will switch and we will see Jack evolve into a “real” hero of sorts. I think the second half of the season will also give us evrything we have been craving ( more Jacob, an island flashback, a Richard flashback, a few trival answers to unimportant mysteries).
My Richard prediction is this: I think he might have been a conquistor looking for the fountain of youth or something mythical to that effect and happened upon the island. His men were faced with a test to see if they were worthy of living on the island and exsisting in peace and failed. He was the only one that passed and Jacob gave him prolonged longevity and made him his top aide. That’s my guess ( I have studying the writers comments and trends of the show, a lot of things have come out of left field, so that is as left as it gets from the standard Richard theories).
I don’t think they will come right out and tell us “what” the island is other than that it is a place where miracle happen, where science and religion can co-exsist in peace, a dichotmy of paradise and purgatory depending on the person’s “soul”.
I think the real question that everyone forgets to ask is this, “What does it mean to be ‘lost'”?
Every single character was ‘lost’ in one way or another from the beginning, it’s pretty much that simple (or at least that’s way I see it). The modern day world is full of distractions and prevents a lot of people from truly living. I know I for one would just lose it if I couldn’t use my iPhone and mac notebook for more than the six hours (the number of hours I sleep). But once upon a time there were no cell phones, no internet, hell no radio, no tv. In simpler times,people were happy and formed longer and stronger bonds, accomplished more.
A quick aside (as usual): does/has anyone watched Caprica? I found it interesting that it is an advanced civilization, but they still believe in the greek gods and the minority believe in monotheisim (sp?) and the people who believe in just one god are the terrorists.
Just something to think about.