Sawyer realises that he had met Jack’s father when he was in Australia after Jack says “that why the Red Sox will never win the World Series”, the same thing that Christian had said when drinking with Sawyer in Australia.
When Sawyer goes out looking for his ‘stolen’ tarp, he hears more whispering. The whisper sounds something like “now go back around” and shortly there after he is chased by a boar. Were the whispers giving instructions? If so, who were they giving them to Sawyer or the boar? Then at the end of the episode after Sawyer shoots who he thinks is the “real” Sawyer, the dieing man says “it’ll come back around”.
Apart from Charlie shooting Ethan and taking away the survivors first chance of getting any ‘answers’ not much else occurred in this episode.
While reading through Clarie’s diary Charlie finds that Claire has been dreaming about the ‘Black Rock’. When Sayid encountered the French woman she also mentioned the ‘Black Rock’. The way that they are all talking about it makes it sound like it is actually a rock, or at least some sort of geographical landmark, however as we find out later its not a rock at all its an old ship…and it shipwrecked a long way inland…
When Brian Porter (Susan’s husband) visits Michael after Susan has died he gives him return tickets between Sydney and New York. This must mean that Michael and Walt would have needed a connecting flight between Los Angeles and New York, but thats not the important bit. The important bit is that this indicates that Michael lives in New York…or at least he did.
Remember the newspaper death notice that Jack reads in the season 3 finale, I’m pretty sure it mentions that the deceased was found
in a New York loft in Los Angeles but was from New York. And according to some sources the article also says that the deceased left behind a teenage son. Walt is 10 on the island (in 2004), the flash forward takes place in 2007 making Walt 13 and therefore a teenager.
A couple of thing explain why no one was at the funeral, since it appears from the article that the deceased (if it is Michael) has changed there name, and as far as we know Michael doesn’t seem to have a lot of family around. Some have also mentioned that the funeral parlor appeared to be a in an African-American neighbourhood, also points to Michael.
It also then makes sense that Jack is upset, its not because he was close to Michael (remember when asked ‘friend or family’ he responded ‘neither’) but because Michael was quite possibly one of his last remaining links back to the island. Since we know that Michael will be reappearing in season 4, it would make sense that Jack would believe that he knows how to get to the island…just as Jack is desperate to do. This also explains why it is someone that Kate wouldn’t visit, theres a fairly good chance she hasn’t forgiven him for murdering Ana-Lucia and Libby or something else that happens after he returns…
“if there was one person I would put my absolute faith in to save us all it’d be John Locke” - Charlie, how fitting that is when you watch the latest trailer for Season 4…
The “malfunctioning” compass that Locke gives Sayid is the first mention of any magnetic anomaly. From what we find out by the end of season 2 we know that this anomaly can do much more than just give inaccurate compass readings.
I’ll start by saying that this is not totally my own theory, and isn’t even something I had thought of until I read the post title “Jack and Kate future or past” on http://underwaterhatch.com/. But after rewatching episode 12 from season 1 I think, as far fetched as it sounds, there is even more to support this theory. In fact I don’t know that I even believe that this could be possible, but it is food for thought.
The theory is that the scene that we see at the very end of season 3 is not the future but perhaps the past. Its ok, bear with me. In addition to the points mentioned in the post on underwaterhatch.com, which I won’t cover completely here but I do recommend you have a read through them, I picked up on several things in episode 12 “Whatever the case may be”. Here we go.
During the bank robbery Kate asks for the keys to security deposit box 815, we find out later that the item of interest is a small toy plane. Either this is just one of those weird coincidences that the writers throw in to mess with our mind or it means something.
Going forward to the finale of season 3. Jack wants to go back to the Island, and it is mentioned that he has been using the free flights they got (presumably when they were rescued), hoping that the plane would again crash and end up at the island. Jack attends someones funeral, we don’t know who’s for sure I have a couple of theories but I’ll save those for another post. All we do know is that Kate didn’t want to go.
When Jack meets up with Kate she mentions that “he’ll be wondering where I am”, as mentioned on underwaterhatch.com the last time we saw Kate ‘clean and tidy’ was when she was married in one of the flashbacks, lets say this is the same ‘he’ could that then mean that we have maybe seen a flash forward before and not even noticed. Go on think about it.
Now lets go back to the discovery of Adam and Eve in the caves, one theory is that it could be Jack and Kate, further toying with the idea of time and space being ‘different’ on the island. Could it really be possible that there is some weird multi-dimensional time thing going on, have Jack and Kate maybe other been on the island before? More than once? Did they get off the island and then return? Is the flash forawrd from the season 3 finale really the only flashback that we have seen, I would hazzard a guess that if you looked at some other ‘flashbacks’ very carefully you might start to wonder.
After all Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof have said that what we saw was definitely not the ‘end’ of the show. So if its not the end, is it ‘near the end’, or the ‘middle’ or is it something else?
And the discovery of the hatch combined with Charlie’s first death, Jack’s revival of him, the kidnapping of Claire and the first real indication that the Others might not be the most friendly people make this one of the best episodes in season one.
How does Locke know that it will start raining is “approximately 1 minute”…and then it does? And why does it always seem to start raining out of nowhere?