LOST. Season 4. Premiere. What did I think?
I wanted more because I’m greedy. I wanted answers and hate waiting for them. Go ahead and skip this post if you’re a)not interested b) still catching up on the series via DVD c) a purist and don’t believe in using technology to slow down the show and analyze some screengrabs.
I still think it’s Michael in the coffin (despite the obvious neighborhood), that he’ll be part of Season 4, that we’ll see what else he’s up to, and obviously what lead to his death. Because that newspaper article Jack had in his hand said he was survived by a teenage son.
Who is Jacob? Last night we got to see a bit more of him, and with the suit and all, it looks as if it’s Christian Shepard, Jack’s father, whose body was never found in the coffin on the island. However, it could be the same actor who plays Christian Shepard, supposedly appearing as an older Jack.
Whose eye is in the window? Could be Jacob’s eye, the way that guy moves around. Or it could be Locke.
What I want to know is, how did Locke know what happened to Charlie? Sayid, Hurley, Bernard, and Sawyer were together when Desmond let them know that Charlie died, and that he alerted them that it’s "Not Penny’s Boat." Then Locke shows up with his, we have to warn Jack and the people with him, or Charlie’s death was in vain.
Yes, we get that it’s the beginning of the end, both of the show and the downward spiral. We see all the mirrors, the way Hurley in the flash forward tells Jack they need to go back, the same as Jack eventually says to Kate, but who now says no way. I hope they don’t kill us with stuff like that because it annoys me. We also know that the Oceanic 6 need to lie about their time on the island, with Jack screaming to Kate by the airport, "I’m tired of lying" and with Hurley denying he knew Anna Lucia.
If Hurley is imagining he sees Charlie, why can someone else see him? Why does that other dude alert Hugo that someone’s watching him, pointing to Charlie? Unless the other patient saw someone else, and Hurley saw him as Charlie. Who knows. One thing I do believe, however, is whether they’re hallucinations or not, they’re happening for a reason other than Hurley’s mental state. Because when he’s in that questioning room, he sees Charlie under water, and Charlie presses his hand against the glass, and his hand reads "THEY NEED YOU." Hurley obviously never witnessed Charlie’s death, hadn’t seen it himself. So for him to see something in that great a detail (something he’d never seen before, only heard about), something else is at play.
It’s also painfully obvious that Ben is not the bad guy or the man behind the curtain. And what’s up with Jack pulling the unloaded gun’s trigger like that? I know he told Kate earlier that he’d kill Locke if he saw him because he was pissed about the submarine sabotage, but this is Jack. Maybe Locke was sure Jack wouldn’t kill him (not only because he knew the gun wasn’t loaded) but because, if Jacob is really Jack in the future or even Jack’s dad in the future, Locke must have been tipped off to what would happen… it’s why earlier he says, "you’re not supposed to do this," and why he was also so confident that Jack wouldn’t kill him.
And as I said at the finale of season 3, I believe Jack (and Claire’s) father is alive in the flash-forward, that it’s not just Jack tripping out.I think when the Oceanic 6 were returned, it somehow reset things, as if some of the events that happened before their initial departure haven’t happened yet.
Who do you think are the Oceanic 6?
Whose eye do you think that was?
Who do you think is in the coffin?
Who do you think the "he" is that Kate refers to when meeting Jack at the airport… "He’ll notice I’m gone"? (perhaps it’s someone we haven’t met yet?) That or she had Sawyer’s baby. Or it’s her "real dad" the one she blew up in the past (but now that they’re back, it’s like the past reset itself?)
Who is "Jacob?"