I’m trying really hard to make sure I don’t read any spoilers about season 5. Last year while waiting for season 4 to begin it got the better of me and I thought I’d just read a few bits. One of those ‘bits’ was who the Oceanic Six were, although the spoilers I read said that Jin was one of the six, another ‘bit’ was that Aaron was off the island and being cared for by Kate who was treating him as her own. Both were things that I’d rather have found out by just watching.
So since all we’ve got so far is the 40 seconds or so from the second half of the season 5 promo, I’m going to start theorising. Why? Because I can. Below are a selection of the more interesting shots from the promo, click each to view them full-size. Also I’d say that most of these are from the first couple of episodes since they’ve only shot the first half a dozen or so.
First shot is the Dharma logo that flashes up a couple of time around the middle of the promo. Then there’s Locke on the ground with somebody pointing a gun at him. Locke certainly looks surprised, not sure who its is though, perhaps one of the Others, or perhaps someone else, we don’t know “when” the island is. Juliet looks like she’s discovered a hatch very similar to the Swan hatch that Locke and Boone found way back when. Since the Swan blew up, its probably not it, but another station. Or again it could be a case of “when” not “where”.
Dan is in a cave, and he’s got a Dharma safety hat on. Could he possibly be underneath the Orchid station where the “donkey wheel” is/was. Locke, it either night or he’s inside, maybe being held captive by whoever was pointing that gun at him. Alpert with a flaming torch, I hope we find out some more about Alpert and his apparent immortality. Someone with a compass, Locke had a compass at one point so it could be him, trying to find Jacob maybe. Hurley with a gun.
Looks like Hurley and Sayid pay someone a visit. Sayid kicks ass, Hurley cheers him on. My (probably way off the mark) theory is that they’ve gone to get Des. Why? Ok, since “everyone must go back to the island” I’m assuming that includes Des. Des would be able to fight back to a certain degree due to his military training, but Sayid would still get the better of him. Why would he fight? Its been a couple of years since they left the island, and there is no way on earth that Des would willingly return to the place he was trapped for years. Probably wrong, meh. Sun is in what appears to be a police interview room, the last shot of her turning around, she looks like she has seen something/someone. Could it be another ‘appearance’ of Christian Shephard or maybe Charlie?
Kate is packing a gun, no real surprises there. She tells Aaron they are going on a holiday. By plane? Expect a bumpy landing perhaps? Who’s still around on the island? From what is shown it looks like Juliet, Sawyer, Charlotte, Miles, Dan, Rose, Bernard and a few others, oh and don’t forget Locke. As for Jin, last place we saw him was on the Kahana as it exploded.
Dan approaches a door which appears to be one of the Dharma hatches. There is a logo but I can’t tell if its a specific one or not. The interesting bit it that a guy wearing one of the yellow Dharma ‘hazmat’ suits greets him with a gun. Last time we saw suits like these were in Desmond’s flashbacks, and they wore them when they ventured outdoors because they “were in quarantine”. The shot of the Nigerian drug plane falling is a bit odd, since it happened in season 1, it might just be there to throw everyone off. I’ll say it again, but the “when” issue has been mentioned several time as a ‘big’ thing, most recently by Damon Lindelof on the season 4 DVDs, so you’re guess is as good as mine. The last couple are Jack and Ben, with Ben telling Jack “thank God for second chances”…as in having the chance to do something a second time…nah surely not.