“Be careful you do not mistake fate for coincidence.” —Mr. Eko to Locke
Excellent advice when you’re trying to make sense out of LOST.
But enough about that, I’ll just waste no time and lay out my best guess right away.
Especially after last week’s episode I believe the survivors are rats in a maze. The island is the equivalent of some sort of giant petri dish. There are various societies or groups on the island, not just “the others” and our survivors. What appears supernatural now will eventually prove to be largely scientific or psuedo-scientific in nature. They’re all caught in somebody’s experiment. The different societies will eventually have to compete and fight it out.
That’s about the best I can do as far as an over-arching theory. I want to hear your theories, and why you believe them, and how you feel about a lot of the more popular theories out there.
To encourage discussion let me say a few more things.
This much I know:
1) These are not good people. The other that Ana Lucia impaled said something to the effect that the others took the good people first, they were the names on the list, but also look at the record.
Charlie–drug addict/pathological liar
Mr. Eko–murderer, drug dealer
Jin–enforcer for a crimelord or something, violent and controlling
Sun–trust me, she’s naughty, lies to her husband, possibly an adultress
Hurley–hordes food (it’s the best I could do)
Boone/Shannon–sleep with their step siblings
No seriously, Claire, Michael, Jack, they’ve all got dark secrets too. Jack, I believe, is probably a murderer, or an adulterer. They’re holding out on revealing it because he’s supposed to be the most heroic. Locke is dirty too. I’m sorry Locke fans. He took dirty money last week. He had a phone sex girlfriend. He has pent up aggression. Mark my words. Just wait for it. He probably lost his legs killing someone.
2) Books are significant in LOST. Sawyer read “Watership Down” throughout the first half of the first season. I believe LOST, like that book, deals with societies that exist underground that have vastly different and competing philosophies. Yes, that was rabbits, and yes, these are people. I do realize that. What other books have we seen that are significant?
I know Sawyer was reading “Are you there God? It’s me Margaret” last week. This was a puny attempt on the writers’ part to throw me off the trail. Didn’t work.
3) Names. Okay you don’t name characters Locke and Rousseau without trying to say something about something. These are philosophers, if I’m not mistaken. Any thoughts on the characters’ names and their possible meanings. A famous Dr. Shepard once was accused of murdering his wife…hmmmm.
All right, that should be plenty but I want to open up one other area for discussion: mini-theories.
One of mine, Libby=other. Nothing against the obese, but in my experience the attractive ladies do not go for the shaggy, chubby dudes with outrageous sideburns, no matter how funny they are. How do I know this? Long painful story.
The point is poor Hurley is going to get his heart broken, if not his legs, skull, or spine. She is NOT to be trusted.
Oh, and everyone watch tonight.