I’m obsessed. What else would explain my staying up until 2AM staring at screen captures, scrutinizing maps, and having a stare down with the reflection in a lowball glass? For the people who don’t watch LOST, you should. You should catch up and rent the earlier seasons. What I love about LOST is that it’s a puzzle for adults. It makes you think, figure out how pieces pull together, and it’s not one of those shows where you can predict who the murderer is in the first five minutes. You’re always surprised. And the writers are always one step ahead of us, actually, more like 50 steps ahead. The point is, it makes you think and get passionate about your own ideas and thoughts, and suddenly you’re sitting down with a friend comparing Jacob theories. Is he really Jack or is he John? I’m thinking Jacob IS Jack, by the way. See what I mean?
And holy crap on a cracker was that episode of LOST good last night.
I need to have a little chat about reincarnation. A few episodes ago, when Ben was driving the van, the logo on the van read "Canton-Rainier" which is an anagram for Reincarnation. Ben was hoping to pick up Locke’s body but was unexpectedly held up when things didn’t go as planned when he tried to kill Charles Widmore’s daughter, Penny (one can only assume).
In an earlier season, episode titled "Cabin Fever" Richard (the guy who never seems to age) goes to visit a young John Locke, presenting him with six items. One of those items was a a compass (the very compass Richard had given to John this season in the episode titled "Jughead." episodes ago, before a time/white light/jump, saying John should show it to him if they meet again, so he’ll believe him). At that young age, when we saw John locke as a kid, he was drawing smoke monsters. Locke also told Richard to visit him.
Now Locke is back on the island. Back from the dead (holy shit, didn’t you LOVE that Ben used him to get the Eloise Hawking info, then offed the guy after convincing him to live?). Lapidis and "some woman" took off in a boat (I think this might be Sun), while Kate, Hurley, and Jack jumped back in time, way back, to Dharma days, with Jin in that Dharma uniform. But what about Sayid? Ben’s curled up in the "injured" room, after their crash, but we know Ben wasn’t injured. That bloody and mess on him is from the Penny ordeal. My question is why would Jack, Kate, and Hurley be the only ones on the plane to time warp? Ben, Locke, Lapidis, and I assume Sun are with this new cast of characters.
And why the word "reincarnation?" Here’s what I can make of it. I believe that John Locke lived on this island for many years. Perhaps he was the guy who built the place, and he died, but was reincarnated, that same soul in a new body. The body of John Locke. It’s why as a kid he knew so much about the island, why he wasn’t scared of "Smokey."