This show is getting harder and harder to theorize about. I want to say it’s because they are starting to answer questions, which I suppose is mostly true, but it is also due to the fact that NOTHING IS MAKING SENSE RIGHT NOW! A common problem with “Lost”, I suppose. After every episode this season I start to feel a little nervous. I’ve had my heart broken by so many TV shows and I don’t think I will survive if “Lost” does it to me as well. I’m really fragile right now.
I am going to just type out some of the scribble-scrabbles I wrote on my scratch paper as the events unfolded and try to extend on them:
1.Locke is engaged to Helen in the LAX timeline! At least he has her this time around and . . .
2. It seems his dad didn’t earn the “Worst Father Ever” award in the LAX timeline since Helen mentions inviting him to an intimate ceremony in Vegas. So. The island sinking makes his dad suck less? Does that mean he was never a con man? How did Locke get paralyzed in this reality then? Obviously it was simply his fate. Perhaps his subtle allusion to having experience in construction work holds the answer. Curious . . .
4. Creepy kid confuses Smokey? Is he Jacob?
5. Smokey is recruiting . . . Maybe for an army (Added after the show: or maybe for his “job”).
6. Hugo is Mr. Successful.
7. Kid not Jacob; Smokey pretends he didn’t see the kid who just told him what he “can’t do” when Sawyer asks him about it. That doesn’t bode well.
8. Richard is shaken more than I like to see Richard shaken so I am getting more worried.
9. Rose is awesome.
10. Why is Smokey stuck looking like Locke? Because he is the last form Smokey took before killing Jacob? Are Jacob's ashes going to serve as protection, or does she plan on resurrecting or summoning him somehow?
11. Locke is so depressing . . . I hope Ben is actually sorry for killing him, not that that helps anything at all. Locke is seriously the most depressing TV character in history.
12. Frank Lapidus: “This is the weirdest damn show I’ve ever been to.” Amen to that, brother.
13. Disappointed Locke didn’t wind up calling Jack. I think Jack might have actually been able to pull it off. I wonder if Jack ever married Sarah in LAX? I imagine so, but I wonder if it went down the same way since Jack is different than Before. You know, since he seems to have fewer issues.
14. Black wins.
15. Very superstitious, writing's on the wall . . . er, ceiling.
16. Ben is a dorky, OCD History teacher in LAX? Teehee.
17. THE NUMBERS!!!!
Recap: Locke-4; Hugo-8; Sawyer-15; Sayid-16; Jack-23; Kwon (Jin or Sun?)-42
18. Kate was touched, but she was not mentioned as being on the ceiling/wall and she doesn’t have one of the majestic numbers. Did they just run out of numbers and thought we wouldn’t notice? Is Kate out of the running for whatever reason? Is she out of the running because she is a woman? Is Jacob sexist? But then that leaves Sun as a contender still . . . Unless Jin beat her out. Or it's a two-for-one special.
19. Is the individual number assigned significant? Should I even bother asking that question?
20. Was Smokey ever a candidate? Did he get the second ranking to Jacob from whoever was “Jacob” before? Or is he who the island is supposed to be protected from? If so, why? Why is that damned island so freaking important?!?!?
21. How does one become a candidate? Is Smokey just making this stuff up as he goes along?
22. Smokey is obviously a filthy liar and Sawyer’s sorrow is blinding him. This will end badly.
A lot of rhetorical questions, basically. I kind of hoped I would get to shine as the best blogger in the world with this post, but it didn’t really work out . . . This is really the only way I can structure this post without it getting out of hand, however, and I suppose in its own way it leaves room for mulling things over. I’ve done all I can.
Biggest WTF Moment: According to my notes (in which I wrote "WTF?" twice), it seems to be a toss up between seeing chalk writings in a cave and Ben being a teacher in a sweater vest. Interesting.