Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Oceanic Six


Man, that was a rich pile of clues.

The Oceanic Six.

Everyone on this mountaintop is going to die.

Are they still alive?

And Jacob? Freakin' spooky, man. Giving me shivers.

Charlie. Whatever that means.

And Jack, shooting Locke? Genius. Loved that bit.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry I went with Locke. I should have stayed with you.

I don't think we did the right thing, dude. I think he wants us back.

We're never going back.

Never say never, dude.

EDIT: Alan Sepinwall says Hurley says, "I don't think we did the right thing, Jack. I think it wants us to come back, and it's going to do everything it can..."

Well, double hmmmm...

UPDATE: The photo of Jacob/Jack's dad comes from the Lost Easter Egg blog, which also offered up this intriguing thought:

"The Smoke Monster - The smoke monster made a big appearance this episode, and I’m going to tell you where to look for it. Ready? Good: It floats out the door of the mental ward. Think you missed it? No way… because the smoke monster this episode was Matthew Abbadon.That whole scene was a total creepfest. From start to finish, you knew the guy was totally OFF. Think back to the episode where Mr. Eko died - think back to his last visions of Yemi. Remember that moment? The moment where Eko realized he wasn’t really looking at his brother? Abbadon had that same look. That same startling, bug-eyed, blood-chilling ‘Yemi-stare’. “Are they still alive?” – he says it with the same toneless inflection as Yemi asking Eko to beg forgiveness. His look is just nuts.If you don’t believe me, watch as he leaves through the door. You never see him exit, you only see a shadow. A shadow that dissipates from left to right, disappearing through the doorway in much the same way the smoke monster moves."

Spooooooky.

SECOND UPDATE: The premiere pulled good ratings, but nothing extraordinary.

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At 7:47 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

BEWARE --- SPOILERS A PLENTY!

Best show on network TV. Period. That was one of the best episodes since season 1. The "enhanced" 2-hour season finale the night before was spectacular too. Love those blurbs as the show was going on. Revealed quite a lot. I never made the connection before that the black doctor at St. Sebastian (the one confronting Bearded Jack) was named Nadler. He has to be Rose and Bernard's son. HAS to be... there are NO coincidences in this show.

Now, on to your comments...

The Oceanic Six.

Here's my theory on that. It's obviously a media tag, but I also think "the six" are using it as a cover to protect those who stayed on the island. There has to be people still on the island. That would explain who and what the "Oceanic lawyer" was doing asking Hurley at the Nut Farm if they "are still alive." It also explains who Charlie was referring to... "they need your help."

Now... who are the 6? We know Jack, Kate and Hurley (who sided with Locke and Ben on the island at the end of the episode, so WHY is he off?) left the island. But how? I don't think the boat people are the one's that get them off. Is Charlie dead (see my theory on Charlie below), or is he one of the six? And the person in the coffin HAS TO BE one of the 6. Who? No clue. It could be Sayid for all we know. Whatever that person did pissed EVERYONE off, and we haven't seen what that person has done. Not yet.

And Jacob? Freakin' spooky, man. Giving me shivers.

If you kept it... go back and look at it a few more times. The guy sitting in the rocking chair - that profile (distinctive, whispy hear) is... Jack's dad. Now, who is the other guy that popped up in the window and scared Hurley? Was that Locke?

Charlie. Whatever that means.

I don't think Charlie is dead. First of all... I'm still convinced that he could have gotten out of the room and closed the door behind him. He had PLENTY of time. The writers wouldn't botch on something like this. Nothing gets by them. Second, we never actually see him "die." Sure, he crosses himself... but we don't see him die die. Plus, that window in the flooded room is big enough for him to have gotten through... or for someone to have swam in to get him. We also know the island heals and brings people back. He's not a figment of Hurley's mind because the other crazy guy saw him first. But then... how could he have vanished so fast?

And Jack, shooting Locke? Genius. Loved that bit.

Absolutely. Jack is turning into a bad ass.

EDIT: Alan Sepinwall says Hurley says, "I don't think we did the right thing, Jack. I think it wants us to come back, and it's going to do everything it can..."

Yup... that's what he says. And I took it to mean the island wants them to come back. And it makes a ton of sense since Charlie told Hurley "they" (being those left on the island) need his help. The "lawyer" is working for someone who thinks there's another group still alive on that island. Who are the people on the boat? Where is Penny? OMG! Sooooo many new questions we never even thought of!

GREAT episode! Lost is back to it phenomenal ways. If all 8 episodes are going to be like this - and I suspect they will.... hold on to your seats peeps!

 
At 8:10 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

HOLY CRAP! I'll have to go watch that part again! So I was right about Jack's dad! WOOHOO!! ;)

 
At 8:38 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Took FOREVER for LostEasterEggs.com to load up. But WOW! Worth it! Some really good stuff there!

 
At 9:59 AM, February 01, 2008, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Matthew Abbadon, huh? Well, based on how intricate the background is on this show (if you saw the "enhanced" 2-hour season finale you'll know what I'm talking about)... names have significant meaning. Case in point:

"Abaddon" is the Hebrew word for hell. In Revelations he's the "Angel of the Abyss."

Christian Shephard is Jack's father. In the Bible Christ(ian) has always been shown as a shepherd protecting his flock (Christians), guiding his "lambs" to the light. Kind of like what Jack is doing with his island "flock" (and I think they actually use that very terminology in the enhanced finale now that I think about it).

Weird how every little thing on this show has some meaning.

 

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