Television shows may come and go….but Lost will always be a show that broke new ground. The writers crafted fantastic stories that we hung onto for 6 long seasons. This show not only brought science fiction to the masses, but it also contained heavy references to classical literature and theology. For a show like this to continuously be successful has to be some sort of miracle with todays lazy television viewers.

Lost also did something else that no show prior has been able to do….make sedentary viewers become Super-fans and be ‘part’ of the show. There are fan sites, forums, recap sites, blogs, theory sites, book sites, podcasts….you name it! For the first few years, there were even ARGs (alternate reality games) that seemingly brought us Super-fans into a tighter community figuring out the answers and beginning their theories.

You see, Lost didnt end once the credits rolled for many of us. We would write recaps/blogs or go to a chat room – Some would create their own podcast recap shows and share theories and even spoilers. We even have video podcasts that are real time thanks to sites like ustream. Not only are Losties mourning the end to our favorite show, we are mourning our community. Yes, we will be keeping touch with some of them, but unless Im mistaken, Lost has been the only show on tv that has created anything of this magnitude.

….but, Im not going to lie….I didnt start watching Lost until midway thru Season 3. I was laid up in bed and bored beyond words….. As a matter of fact, I didnt see the point in watching a Castaway story and watched a show that aired against Lost. I was immediately taken in by the Pilot episode and didnt stop until I had caught up.

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You see, Lost captivates us….on almost every level. Which it is supposed to do….

Our first two THEMES of Lost is Locke explaning backgammon to Walt. A game. Black vs White-Good Vs Bad

We are surrounded by water, which represents an additional THEME – spirituality. While Lost doesnt specifically mention religion OR spirituality directly – the characters storylines and the redemption and changes that their characters display while on the island clearly represent this.

Without recapping the entire series or the finale itself – what I am seeing in many Lost fans is more than likely a simple mis-understanding with the mythological understanding OR with the overall science fiction aspects. And….even with the open ended-ness of many of our Losties that werent in the alt/waystation church, we can see clear answers to some of your questions.

We can safely say, that after hearing Christian Shepard speaking with Jack Shepard in the church, our time with the Losties on the island was real. Each character who survived the initial Oceanic Flight 815 crash did actually survive….and did, in fact, go thru everything we saw them go thru on the island.

It was the sideways/alt timeline that was not real. Christian explains this in very simple terms, but if you rewatch that exchange in the church, you will hear him tell Jack exactly that. Our castaways created this timeline in order to deal with their character flaws, and of course, to find each other. This can be explained by our remaining candidates conversation with Jacob at the campfire before Jack becomes the interim Jacob.

Each of our castaways was not the same in the alt timeline….with the most drastic change being Jack Shepard having a teenage son. What is noticeable with this example, is that ALL the issues that Jack had with his father, Christian, are being worked out with the Jack/David relationship. Jack Shepard also has entered into this alt timeline with his “death scars”. These scars are explained away by Jacks mother to Jack who obviously has no memory of the events his mother is talking about….

We also have many moments of mirroring…..not only with characters re-living out island storylines in a different manner, but with characters seeing themselves in an actual mirror. What we take away from this along with all other knowledge given to us in the series finale, is that our alt timeline is a (I hate to use this word) purgatory.

This timeline is loosely based on a belief based in Buddism that when you die, you go to a way-station of sorts to work out all the stuff you went thru during your life and that involves everyone who was involved in those situations. What is also interesting is the role that the mirror played in our characters awareness. Its seems as if the mirror was supposed to show our Losties that they are physically and spiritually disconnected.

I would love to speak with a cinematographer <sp?> about how this series was shot. With every rewatch, I notice more and more subtle clues as to where the storyline (along with the mythology) is going. Lost was filmed brilliantly!

Lost may have answered many questions we wanted answered, but more importantly, Lost left us – the online community – with the ability to continue theorizing our own answers to the mysteries of the island. And I beleive that is what the Legacy of Lost will be remembered for most of all.

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So Lost fans waited several months to finally be able to watch the first episodes of the Final season….and what a way to have it begin! As I rewatched Part 1 and watched Part 2 last night, I started a tally of questions that we now have answers for….So without further ado

Part 1 Answers

1-Did the Losties survive the hydrogen bomb? Yes
2-Will our Losties remember the island if their theory is correct? It seems as tho Jack remembers ‘something’ (Desmond as well as the look he gives when he looks in the airplane mirror)
3-Does Juliet make it? Initially, yes
4-Is John Locke really dead? Yes
5-Is Jacob really dead? Yes (Jacob tells Hurley he was murdered)
6-What is the circle of ash that surrounds Jacobs cabin? It protects whats in it from the MIB/smoke monster
7-What/who is the smoke monster? NotLockeMIB is the smoke monster

Observations from Part 1
It seems as though we have some recycled scenes, so to speak. Many parallels can be found between the original timeline and this/these timelines. (Example: Jinn telling Sun to button up / Jack saving Charlie (again) / Kate is in a tree similar to how Bernard was found)

There are many more – Ive just listed a couple.

Part 2 Answers

1-What is in the temple? tunnels, spring, the ‘others’
2-Was Jack correct in attempting to blow up the bomb? Juliet says yes (in death to Miles)
3-Whats in the guitar case? ankh and scroll
4-What exactly happened to Ben in the temple after Sayid shot him? He was healed in the spring
5-What happened to Zach and Emma? They are living with the others in the temple
6-Will we see Claire again? yes we did
7-What does the MIB/smoke monster want? to go home
8-Who is Richard? He was a slave on the Black Rock
9-Who is the MIB? He was either the captain of the Black Rock (making him a Hanso) or he was the owner of the slaves on the Black Rock

Observations from Part 2
We see more correlations from our original crash timeline. The best example is how the marshall was knocked in the head during Oceanics crash – in this timeline, Kate hits him and makes a similar wound while escaping in the airport.

I hope this helps some of my fellow Lost fans….and they rewatch these episodes with some of these ideas on their minds…Enjoy the ride Losties!

I was able to see a stream from the beach last night for the Season 6 premiere…and since Im a ‘sucker’ for spoilers, you know I HAD to watch!

Anyway, thanks to the internet (once again) I am able to watch my favorite shows….before they air on network television. I was able to watch the premiere with 3800 people who werent able to get to Hawaii 🙂

And because I have to put my thoughts SOMEWHERE….I have to say, if you do NOT want to be spoiled…do not read further! BIG SPOILER ALERT!!

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Im not going to put EVERYTHING that was in the episode, but I will be disecting what I havent been able to put out of my head. What confused me is that it appears we have two timelines occurring.

TIMELINE ONE
The episode opens with Jack on Oceanic 815. Jack receives a bottle of liquor from the flight attendant (her name escapes me right now) but in this instance, he only receives one instead of two) He speaks with Rose and when the plane seems like its gonna crash, Rose tells him he can let go now. The flight doesnt crash and we see Bernard return to his seat. Jack speaks to Desmond (who wasnt originally on the flight).

We see Dr Artz speaking with Hurley – which reminded me about the episode where he gets blown up (all over Hurley). Sawyer overhears Hurley and Dr Artz discussing his lottery winnings (which makes me think hes gonna run a con on him)

We find out the reason why Charlie didnt run thru the aisle when Jack and Rose are talking….he is choking on a baggie of heroin. Jack saves his life. When they ‘arrest’ him, Charlie tells him that he was SUPPOSED to die. (how true is that one?)

Boone is back! Shannon isnt with him….Locke and Boone talk about the Walkabout (I had to holler LIAR to Locke).

We also pick up the beach people (Lapidus and Sun are amongst them). We see Locke is dead. We also see what happens in the foot statue once Jacob is dead and Ben returns with Bram….I will only say this: I LOVE not-Lockes quote to Ben…”Im Sorry you had to see me like this” which yay me, because I was partly right about that smoke monster business!

TIMELINE 2

Granted, both timelines are shown in a more confusing way, but I wanted to get that much out before I got into the bizarre second timeline.

We see Kate hanging from a tree…We also see Jack, Sawyer, Jinn, Hurley and Sayid (whos been bleeding from the gunshot wound). Sawyer is really angry at Jack because it didnt work! They are still there!

Hurley gets a visit from Jacob who tells him he can bring Sayid back and instructs him what to do….he says Jinn will know.

Kate vaguely hears a noise…Its Juliet from that really long tunnel into the ground. After pulling off the stuff piled up, Sawyer goes down to get her. She dies in his arms.

You can tell that Sawyer is extremely mad at Jack. If looks could kill…..

The episode ends with Oceanic 815 landing and the passengers getting off the plane….and yep, Locke is still in the wheelchair.

If you read my theory so far, you have a handle on where most of my ideas are going. If you haven’t read my theories, please click on the link in the title.

In preparation of Season 5, I re-watched the Lost series online via http://www.abc.com As I was re-watching, I noticed several additional things that go along with my theory.

Some of my favorite episodes to re-watch are: White Rabbit (casket, caves), Deus Ex Machina (Locke and Boone), Flashes Before Your Eyes (Desmond), The Constant (Desmond), Theres No Place Like Home.

After viewing the first 3 episodes of Season 5, I am confident that my theory is on the right track. Before you read the addendum to my theory, I invite you to watch the following Lost episodes (or look them up via lostpedia): “White Rabbit”, “Deus Ex Machina”, “Flashes Before Your Eyes”, “The Constant”

Be sure to re-watch the first 3 episodes of Season 5 as well. You will notice some of these things yourself.

HERE WE GO!!

We find out that yes, the island / Losties were moved in time. They see the island in different times. We certainly find out many things, but there is so much information chunked into these episodes.

Let us focus on some specific things I noticed
• We have now seen Ben’s mother, Clare and Penny deliver their children via natural childbirth and NOTICE THAT NONE OF THEM GIVE BIRTH IN A HOSPITAL.
• Desmond & Penny’s son is named Charlie. Is this Charlie Pace? (Will he travel to the Looking Glass in the past?) Is this Charles Widmore? (I do not like this choice)
• Ellie – Is she Eloise Hawking?
• Is Eloise Hawking Daniel Faraday’s mother?
• Is Teresa Spencer the same Teresa that Boone said fell up the stairs/down the stairs? Did Daniel Faraday experiment with time/mind travel with her and make horrible mistakes? Why was Widmore paying for her care?
• While Im thinking about it, why was Christian paying for Claire’s mothers care?
• Why exactly was Charles Widmore funding Daniel Faradays research?
• There is a lot of mentioning of “tumors” in the series. Rose and Ben, and then Sawyer mentioned a relative who died from a tumor. Juliets sister had cancer. “Jughead” is leaking radiation.
• Speaking of Juliet, she mentions that Latin is “The language of the Enlightened”
• The fact that Juliet remains with the Losties instead of being in time with the other Others, leads me to believe that the tattoo they imprinted on her – keeps her (pardon the expression) “lost”.

NOW THAT THAT’S OUTTA THE WAY

CHARLES WIDMORE
I believe that Charles Widmore arrived on the island via the Black Rock. I also believe that the “hostiles” are also those who have arrived via the Black Rock. We have seen Charles Widmore bid on the manifest/ledger. This confirms that thought for me.

I do not think that Widmore turned the frozen donkey wheel to get off the island. I am unsure whether my thought that the temple is the way on/off the island, but I have more confidence that he traveled off the island ala Richard Alpert & Ethan Rom and just couldn’t get the coordinates correct to get back once his “job” was done.

WATCHERS?
Do you remember Cindy Chandler? She was the flight attendant on Flight 815 (she gave Jack the extra bottle of liquor) and she was a survivor of the Tailsection. While the Tailies were making their way across the island, she disappeared. We later see Cindy with the Others (and the 2 children) when Jack is being held in a cage. Cindy tells Jack that they are there to watch.

I went back to the Season 2 Episode titled, “The OTHER 48 days.” The word watch is used several times in connection with Cindy and the children. We later see Cindy speak to John Locke in “others-camp”. They are heading to the temple. What role do the watchers and the Temple play?

WHILE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT OUR TAILIES
We have had several references to our Tailies since their “demise”. What is most interesting is that other than Cindy & the other Tailies who were taken, there are no Tailies left. (I do not consider Bernard a Tailie – he was only in that section to use the bathroom when the plane crashed.)

JUGHEAD
Now, have I got a theory for you!!! So, according to the Jughead episode, we are in the 1970s. This got me thinking to something I saw on the ARG (Alternate Reality Game). The Lost producers, Damon & Carlton, have told us that information gained thru the ARG can be considered canon. Just for clarification, I am not talking about the ARG that recently went bust.

Anyway – after thinking about things, I remembered I still had a link to one of the videos-I think after watching, you will notice where Im going.

So, in the late 60s, we had this nuclear issue. The Dharma Iniative / Hanso Foundation are created. We see a bomb on island in the 70s. Can we piece these two things together? Are they related? Does the naming of this bomb have anything to do with the real bomb Jughead during that era?

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_17_nuclear_bomb
Does THAT just blow your mind?

Who believes that Jughead is in The Swan hatch? Daniel even instructed them to dig a hole and fill/cover the thing with lead/concrete. The Swan station was 40 ft down according to Season 2s – “Man of Science, Man of Faith” episode.

SPEAKING OF THE SWAN
Did you know that it takes a satellite 108 minutes to orbit? Well, certain types of satellites…here is a link courtesy of the Utah Education Network
http://www.uen.org/swan/argos.html

Now, WHAT does that remind you of?
First of all, this is a real project. Its about tracking SWANS. Granted, this is in the US, but still – its called SWAN? Any correlation there?

Is this the motivation behind pushing the button every 108 minutes? Is pushing the button the first step in hiding the island from the outside world? Remember all these choices caused other defenses on the island to break down. For example: the radio tower and The Looking Glass Station.

Keep in mind, that Mikhail had the ability to “communicate” with and view the outside world in the Flame. John Locke blew up the Flame in Season 3s – “Enter 77” episode, effectively destroying the station.

MRS HAWKING’S ROLE IN THIS?
Since I already mentioned the Eloise thing, I wont repeat it here. Read on…

We seem to be finding out that Mrs Hawking not only doesn’t want the past changed, but is “holed” up in the basement of a church, studying the rotation of the Earth.

We see a Foucault pendulum. I feel the need to share that in researching what this contraption is, I found ONE thing most odd. In researching WHERE these pendulums are, there was specific mention regarding experimenting at the South Pole. You should have a flash of your own, if you immediately thought of something. Just a couple words, in case you need to be jogged: two guys, chess, alert. These two things may be related. We have seen the same technology being used. Have we just seen an off-island station?

THE EVENT WINDOW HAS BEEN DETERMINED
Is this the 70 hours she was referring to? Is this how much time is left before we are all DOOMED. Is Mrs Hawking a WATCHER?

DESMOND & PENNY
No theory can be without Des & Pen. I have already said this in my main theory, but I believe that they are Adam & Eve (from the caves). The Jughead episode seemed to clarify this even more.

It seems as if it IS Desmond’s destiny to be on that island. Mrs Hawking told him that much. Everything he is doing, is pointing to him returning to the island. Desmond also seems to try to keep this information from Penny. Penny insists on going with him. A we all know that we are not just talking about California here.

My question is: Is it Penny’s destiny to be with him on the island? Now, I have heard a few others speak to this subject…but no one has mentioned the fact that Penny spent YEARS searching for Desmond. YEARS! ON A BOAT! Remember-her father is Charles Widmore.

This is just a repost of all 3 of my LOST theories.
Read on!

Lost Theory – Part I – What We Know
Introduction:
The fans have been told by Damon and Carlton that clues are found in the Pilot episode. Most people who watch Lost are not casual watchers…we are rabid! Many fans have watched Seasons 1 – 4 repeatedly to figure out what is going on with the Losties. Even though I came late to Lost, I count myself among the rabid fans.

After reading many theories that you would need a scientific degree to understand….I thought I would give my theory a try.

I would like to stress that my theory has NOTHING to do with proving our Losties were not on the plane. In fact, you’ll see why they all have to be on the plane and why Jack cannot get back to the island by without every one of the Oceanic 6.

My theory is in three parts: What We Know, Things We Have Only Seen a Glimpse Of, and Groundhogs?

What We Know – Pertaining to My Theory
Let me start at the beginning:
We start out being introduced to Dr. Jack Shepard, a spinal surgeon. We first see Jack lying in the jungle being woke up by Vincent-Walt’s dog. Next to him we see a green “baton” (similar to Ben’s when we see him lying in the desert.) as well as a flashlight. We do not see him in possession of these items on the airplane. Notice that Jack is not among the rest of the survivors on the beach.

You should also note that Jack has taken a couple flying lessons, but it wasn’t for him. We see that Cindy, the flight attendant who later lives amongst the “Others”, gives him an extra bottle of liquor, to which Jack responds, that it is against several FAA regulations. It is plausible that Cindy has a hidden agenda when it comes to giving Jack the liquor and then being suspicious of Charlie.

After tons of drama and action, with those on the beach being rescued from immediate peril, Jack attempts to stitch himself up, when he sees Kate. Notice that Kate was not on the beach, nor was she walking from it. Kate assists Jack by sewing him up. Is it a coincidence that Jack had those bottles?

Jack, Kate and Charlie locate the transceiver in the cockpit. They speak to the pilot before the smoke monster yanks him out of the wreckage. It seems as if Kate “knows” what the smoke monster is capable of. She later asks Charlie-“Did you see it?” and she is completely terror stricken.

Charlie Pace went with Jack and Kate because he almost threw away his drugs while in the bathroom. He is going to see if they are still there.

Part of my theory centers around the importance of Charlie Pace. Desmond informed Charlie many times that he was going to die. While watching from the beginning knowing what I know, it seems as if death is looking for Charlie ever since the flight itself.

It seems odd to me that Cindy is suspicious of Charlie on the plane. Granted, what he was doing was annoying, but not reason enough to chase someone through a plane. Since Cindy later turns up with the “Others”, it is plausible that Cindy was trying to get Charlie in the section of the plane that would have no survivors. In fact, Charlie almost dies on the beach from flying plane debris.

On the island, Charlie befriends Claire Littleton, a single-but pregnant woman. Claire gets kidnapped by the “Others” (Ethan) and Charlie is left hanging in the woods.

While watching that particular episode, I was left wondering why Jack and Kate are so upset when they find Charlie. I know it may seem a little heartless, but the Losties just met Charlie….why did it upset them so much? Even upon watching these episodes repeatedly, this reaction does not seem normal. Do they know how important he is?

Charlie also befriends Hurley. There are many things I still haven’t figured out about Hurley’s story. We know that he feels responsible for a deck collapse and spent some time at Santa Rosa Mental Institute. Libby, a survivor of the tail-section, also was seen at Santa Rosa. We know that after the Oceanic 6 get off the island, Hurley sees Charlie and ends up back at Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa also pays a role in John Locke’s life. His mother, Emily, is said to have been a patient. John is healed upon the crash of Oceanic 815. He becomes someone the Losties can count on, even though his tactics are scrutinized and he eventually loses their trust. We see several changes in John Locke, and the most recent change is becoming the leader of the “Others”. John Locke will become central to the island’s survival.

As we all know, everything we see on Lost has a purpose…fans were perplexed when introduced to Nikki and Paulo. I believe that the reason for Nikki and Paulo are to really introduce us to the Medusa spider. This spider is known to render its victims paralyzed for a period of time. I also believe that John Locke (Jeremy Betham) has been bitten by this spider in order to convince the Oceanic Six into returning to the Island.

While I cannot ascertain whether or not my final thought is complete or even Lost cannon-it should be noted that there is a resemblance with Bentham’s casket and Christian’s casket. There are also some odd similarities between “White Rabbit” and our Season 4 Finale, “There’s No Place Like Home”. Go ahead watch them again.

Ill see you in Part II – Glimpses.

Lost Theory – Part II – Things We Have Only Seen A Glimpse Of
Introduction:
This is Part II of my three part Lost theory. Some of the things I will mention, you may believe are known. What I write may change some of your perspective.

Glimpses – Pertaining to My Theory

Let me begin by thanking everyone involved in bringing Science Fiction back to prime time. The Science Fiction genre is immersed within a character driven drama, and clues are hidden all throughout the series, making fans rabid.

All the characters on the island are struggling with their pasts. In some ways, they are truly facing their demons. Each character has their own secrets, and in some cases, has confided in someone else on the island. There is a common theme regarding fathers in this series.

There are many things that we have seen glimpses of…ghosts, time travel, pregnancy issues, dreams. As with the characters, everything is intertwined…we just need to find the common thread.

We know that Mrs Hawking stressed to Desmond that things have a way of “course-correcting”. This leads into my Part III, so I won’t go into any detail on this one here.

We again, need to go back to the beginning. At least the beginning for US.

We begin seeing a close-up of Jack Shepard’s eye. It is unknown what is reflected in his eye, but I do believe Jack was placed there by it before he regained consciousness.

Not only did this episode begin with a close-up of Jack’s eye, but many have begun in this manner. I was told at an early age, that the eye is the window to your soul. We are seeing something significant-but not any real explanation.

I have also come to believe that Kate was not on the beach. She is not seen when the rest of the survivors are running from the plane after the crash.

This alone is very important. Why aren’t they on the beach? There are clues that the smoke monster is reflected in Jacks eyes. Is that how he got there? We have been led to believe that the smoke monster yanked the pilot out, pulled Locke thru the jungle, and killed Eko.

Many references to literature can be noted when watching Lost. Specifically, the book, Alice in Wonderland-Through the Looking Glass. My observation with TTLG is that once Charlie flipped that switch, it was as if the characters on the island changed personalities.

The biggest observation of this is when Sawyer and Jack are at the helicopter in Season 4s finale, Sawyer is concerned for Hugo (no nickname) and Jack says the SOB. You also see Kate change from being completely on the run, never settling down become a mother to someone else’s child. There are many more if you are looking for this.

Lost Theory – Part III – Groundhogs?

Introduction:
This is Part III of my three part Lost theory. This theory ties in all my ideas (minus the retelling of the Lost series) and presents the Lost story as a whole. It’s a little lengthy, but please read all of it.

Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? Bill Murray’s character relives the same day until he does it right. My theory runs along the same lines…

If you take everything you have seen during the series of Lost, you can see a few “oddities” Things that just on the surface seem out of place. Think about what you have seen, playing over and over in a loop. Every decision affecting everything else, including what you have ALREADY seen.

Since it IS Lost canon that Desmond time traveled after the hatch blew up, we CAN factor in that you can attempt to change the past. We also know that Mrs Hawking stressed to Desmond that things have a way of “course-correcting”. I want the idea of “course-correcting” at the front of your mind.

GOOD VIBRATIONS

In Part I, I stated that Charlie Pace is important to my theory. All in all, Desmond can only prevent the inevitable for so long. I also noted that death has been looking for Charlie since the flight itself. If Charlie had died earlier, who else could have “broke that code”? If he would have died earlier, they would not have been able to contact the freighter.

Think about every decision involving Charlie Pace. We know that he swum to the Looking Glass station….so why didn’t he save Joanna from drowning earlier? Charlie claimed he “didn’t swim”.

Unfortunately, (?) EVERY decision led to the freighter coming, being blown up, and more lives lost….oh-and an island that has mysteriously vanished.

WHICH LEADS ME TO

In Season 4, we see a flashback of Daniel Faraday watching a news report stating that the Oceanic Flight 815 was found at the bottom of the ocean. This news made him visibly upset.

Since we won’t know what happens to Daniel Farraday (unless you read spoilers – and I haven’t) until Lost comes back on, we can only imagine what he’s experienced.

If the island vanished into the past, is Faraday upset that the island isn’t there when the plane crashes? Where will Oceanic Flight 815 crash?

THE IMPORTANCE OF JULIET

Before coming to the island, Juliet was able to impregnate her sister, Rachel. (I believe that Rachel and her son are who Jack hears crash on the bridge in the Season 3 finale)

Juliet has been on the island 3 years when Oceanic 815 crashes. We last see Juliet on the beach drinking Dharma Rum watching the smoke from the freighter explosion.

If the island has disappeared into the past, we can speculate that she may have continued to experiment on solving the island’s fertility issues. Depending on how far into the past the island went, we can speculate that Juliet could have injected this “serum” into John Locke’s mother, thereby making him “special”. This would also explain why Richard Alpert visited John when he was a child.

We can also speculate that Juliet could have impregnated any one of the Oceanic Six’s parents, thereby making all of them “special”.

WIDMORE-LINUS-PAIK

We have seen connections between Charles Widmore, Ben Linus, and the Paik family. We can only guess at some of the connections between Ben Linus and Charles Widmore, but we DO know that Ben will be looking to even the score between them.

We know that Sun bought a controlling interest in Paik Industries, and has approached Charles Widmore-stating common interests. Is she referring to Demond & Penny, or some type of rivalry among Widmore and Paik?

We have been led to believe that Paik Industries built the Black Rock and has some type of connection to the construction of the hatches that are scattered on the island. If this is true, then we can begin to piece the connection between Paik and Dharma.

PAIK-KWON

It is no secret that Sun’s father has no respect for Jin. He allows him to marry his daughter on the condition that he work for Paik Industries. We find out that the reason Sun and Jin are in Australia catching a flight to California, is for Jin to deliver 2 watches for Paik. Prior to the flight, Sun is “plotting” to leave Jin – a fact that I find important….If Sun leaves Jin, she misses Flight 815 and does not crash on the island. This leads me to believe that Paik may be trying to “get rid of Jin”.

DESMOND & PENNY

Penny’s father did not approve of Desmond. Desmond feels compelled to prove his worth to Penny (who constantly tell him he doesn’t have to). Through a set of events, he acquires a boat, and enters a boat race to “get his honor back”. He eventually crashes onto the island, and enters the code in the Swan hatch. While we see that Desmond and Penny reunite….we wonder how long it will be before Charles Widmore finds out.

SMOKE MONSTER?

Since the first appearance of the Smoke Monster, we have been attempting to guess at what it is, and what its purpose is. We know that it can manifest itself in a physical way – such as pulling the pilot out of the plane, dragging Locke thru the jungle, throwing Eko into the air….

I believe that the Smoke Monster is the ISLANDS way of course correcting. We have also seen Ben “summon” the smoke monster.

BEN’S INFLUENCE

Ben Linus certainly has a way about him….he can manipulate ANY situation, and seems prepared for any outcome. Even when Ben turns the “frozen donkey wheel,” and leaves the island, never able to return – he seems to have it all under control.

This leads me to believe that Ben has the ability to remember the outcomes of time loops. If Ben has the ability to remember all the outcomes, and has the power to “summon” the smoke monster, what other island mysteries can he manipulate?

GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE

We are left with the suspicious death of Jeremy Betham (John Locke). Betham spent much of his last days, speaking with each of the Oceanic Six, explaining to them why they must come back to the island….claiming “Bad Things Happened”

It is my belief that Betham is not dead, but has been bitten by the Medusa spider, rendering him paralyzed. It is not known if anyone other than Nikki, Paulo and Dr Artz knew about this spider, so the belief that he is dead-with the cover story that he hung himself, could be important.

ALL OF YOU MUST COME BACK TOGETHER

It is unclear at this time, to know what occurred on the island after the Oceanic Six are rescued. However, the involvement with Widmore, Linus, and Abaddon certainly make the situation seem dire on all accounts.

The comment that ALL of the Oceanic Six MUST come back leads me to believe that upon their return, they must make different CHOICES.

WRAPPING IT UP

If you think about this (without having your head explode) you may notice that in the Pilot episode, their IS significance of Jack and Kate NOT being on the beach. It is my belief that the Pilot episode IS the Oceanic Six’s return to the island.

Each of the characters MUST make different choices in order to survive. Should they attempt to locate the transponder? Should they save Charlie? Should they attempt to get off the island? Would the Others look upon the Losties differently if they weren’t continually working against them-instead, protecting the island.

ONE MORE THING

So we have all heard the whispers….I believe that the whispers are “warnings” FOR the Losties. These whispers usually precede some type of event, and are normally heard backwards. MAYBE these whispers are OUR Losties in another loop.

In the fun that is the movie, Groundhog Day….these events MUST be changed for the story to end on a HAPPIER note!

For those of you who have been reading my theories, heres a little BONUS

I beleive that Penny and Desmond are Adam and Eve.

Since Ben cannot get back to the island, Penny is safe.
Since Charles Widmore cannot get back to the island, Desmond is safe.

The Others should be able to protect them.

For those of you who have been reading my theories, heres a little BONUS

I beleive that Penny and Desmond are Adam and Eve.

Since Ben cannot get back to the island, Penny is safe.
Since Charles Widmore cannot get back to the island, Desmond is safe.

The Others should be able to protect them.

Lost Theory – Part III – Groundhogs?

Introduction:
This is Part III of my three part Lost theory. This theory ties in all my ideas (minus the retelling of the Lost series) and presents the Lost story as a whole. It’s a little lengthy, but please read all of it.

Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day? Bill Murray’s character relives the same day until he does it right. My theory runs along the same lines…

If you take everything you have seen during the series of Lost, you can see a few “oddities” Things that just on the surface seem out of place. Think about what you have seen, playing over and over in a loop. Every decision affecting everything else, including what you have ALREADY seen.

Since it IS Lost canon that Desmond time traveled after the hatch blew up, we CAN factor in that you can attempt to change the past. We also know that Mrs Hawking stressed to Desmond that things have a way of “course-correcting”. I want the idea of “course-correcting” at the front of your mind.

GOOD VIBRATIONS

In Part I, I stated that Charlie Pace is important to my theory. All in all, Desmond can only prevent the inevitable for so long. I also noted that death has been looking for Charlie since the flight itself. If Charlie had died earlier, who else could have “broke that code”? If he would have died earlier, they would not have been able to contact the freighter.

Think about every decision involving Charlie Pace. We know that he swum to the Looking Glass station….so why didn’t he save Joanna from drowning earlier? Charlie claimed he “didn’t swim”.

Unfortunately, (?) EVERY decision led to the freighter coming, being blown up, and more lives lost….oh-and an island that has mysteriously vanished.

WHICH LEADS ME TO

In Season 4, we see a flashback of Daniel Faraday watching a news report stating that the Oceanic Flight 815 was found at the bottom of the ocean. This news made him visibly upset.

Since we won’t know what happens to Daniel Farraday (unless you read spoilers – and I haven’t) until Lost comes back on, we can only imagine what he’s experienced.

If the island vanished into the past, is Faraday upset that the island isn’t there when the plane crashes? Where will Oceanic Flight 815 crash?

THE IMPORTANCE OF JULIET

Before coming to the island, Juliet was able to impregnate her sister, Rachel. (I believe that Rachel and her son are who Jack hears crash on the bridge in the Season 3 finale)

Juliet has been on the island 3 years when Oceanic 815 crashes. We last see Juliet on the beach drinking Dharma Rum watching the smoke from the freighter explosion.

If the island has disappeared into the past, we can speculate that she may have continued to experiment on solving the island’s fertility issues. Depending on how far into the past the island went, we can speculate that Juliet could have injected this “serum” into John Locke’s mother, thereby making him “special”. This would also explain why Richard Alpert visited John when he was a child.

We can also speculate that Juliet could have impregnated any one of the Oceanic Six’s parents, thereby making all of them “special”.

WIDMORE-LINUS-PAIK

We have seen connections between Charles Widmore, Ben Linus, and the Paik family. We can only guess at some of the connections between Ben Linus and Charles Widmore, but we DO know that Ben will be looking to even the score between them.

We know that Sun bought a controlling interest in Paik Industries, and has approached Charles Widmore-stating common interests. Is she referring to Demond & Penny, or some type of rivalry among Widmore and Paik?

We have been led to believe that Paik Industries built the Black Rock and has some type of connection to the construction of the hatches that are scattered on the island. If this is true, then we can begin to piece the connection between Paik and Dharma.

PAIK-KWON

It is no secret that Sun’s father has no respect for Jin. He allows him to marry his daughter on the condition that he work for Paik Industries. We find out that the reason Sun and Jin are in Australia catching a flight to California, is for Jin to deliver 2 watches for Paik. Prior to the flight, Sun is “plotting” to leave Jin – a fact that I find important….If Sun leaves Jin, she misses Flight 815 and does not crash on the island. This leads me to believe that Paik may be trying to “get rid of Jin”.

DESMOND & PENNY

Penny’s father did not approve of Desmond. Desmond feels compelled to prove his worth to Penny (who constantly tell him he doesn’t have to). Through a set of events, he acquires a boat, and enters a boat race to “get his honor back”. He eventually crashes onto the island, and enters the code in the Swan hatch. While we see that Desmond and Penny reunite….we wonder how long it will be before Charles Widmore finds out.

SMOKE MONSTER?

Since the first appearance of the Smoke Monster, we have been attempting to guess at what it is, and what its purpose is. We know that it can manifest itself in a physical way – such as pulling the pilot out of the plane, dragging Locke thru the jungle, throwing Eko into the air….

I believe that the Smoke Monster is the ISLANDS way of course correcting. We have also seen Ben “summon” the smoke monster.

BEN’S INFLUENCE

Ben Linus certainly has a way about him….he can manipulate ANY situation, and seems prepared for any outcome. Even when Ben turns the “frozen donkey wheel,” and leaves the island, never able to return – he seems to have it all under control.

This leads me to believe that Ben has the ability to remember the outcomes of time loops. If Ben has the ability to remember all the outcomes, and has the power to “summon” the smoke monster, what other island mysteries can he manipulate?

GOING BACK TO THE FUTURE

We are left with the suspicious death of Jeremy Betham (John Locke). Betham spent much of his last days, speaking with each of the Oceanic Six, explaining to them why they must come back to the island….claiming “Bad Things Happened”

It is my belief that Betham is not dead, but has been bitten by the Medusa spider, rendering him paralyzed. It is not known if anyone other than Nikki, Paulo and Dr Artz knew about this spider, so the belief that he is dead-with the cover story that he hung himself, could be important.

ALL OF YOU MUST COME BACK TOGETHER

It is unclear at this time, to know what occurred on the island after the Oceanic Six are rescued. However, the involvement with Widmore, Linus, and Abaddon certainly make the situation seem dire on all accounts.

The comment that ALL of the Oceanic Six MUST come back leads me to believe that upon their return, they must make different CHOICES.

WRAPPING IT UP

If you think about this (without having your head explode) you may notice that in the Pilot episode, their IS significance of Jack and Kate NOT being on the beach. It is my belief that the Pilot episode IS the Oceanic Six’s return to the island.

Each of the characters MUST make different choices in order to survive. Should they attempt to locate the transponder? Should they save Charlie? Should they attempt to get off the island? Would the Others look upon the Losties differently if they weren’t continually working against them-instead, protecting the island.

ONE MORE THING

So we have all heard the whispers….I believe that the whispers are “warnings” FOR the Losties. These whispers usually precede some type of event, and are normally heard backwards. MAYBE these whispers are OUR Losties in another loop.

In the fun that is the movie, Groundhog Day….these events MUST be changed for the story to end on a HAPPIER note!