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Season 3, Episode 23

Through the looking glass

February 8th, 2008 - No Comments

…and before the beginning of the end.

So last week on the night before the premiere I figured it was worth jumping ahead in my “re-watching” to the season 3 finale. I’m going to summarise it all in a single post, some of the more interesting points might get their own post later on. I will also being doing similar summary posts for each episode in season 4, as opposed to the individual tidbits for the older episodes. Enough talk. In no particular order.

When Walt appears, looking down at Locke, he tells Locke he must get up “because you have work to do”, this is an interesting tie-in with the finale mobisode (review coming) in which Christian Shephard says “he has work to do” in reference to Jack.
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Season 3, Episode 23

Every single living person

February 5th, 2008 - 4 Comments

So when Ben tells Jack that “every single living person on this island will be killed”, why do I get the feeling that “living” is the key word.

Maybe we’ve seen flash-forwards before

February 4th, 2008 - No Comments

Ok, so the one of the “big” things to come from the season 3 finale was the introduction of the flash-forward element to the Lost story, or was it. Yes it probably was the introduction, but consider this for a moment.

What if some of the flash-backs we have seen in previous episodes were actually flash-forwards and it just didn’t occur to us. Its probably a stretch but I’m sure I’m not the only person who has had this thought. Think about all those flash-backs we’ve already seen, do any of them jump about as being out-of-place?

Season 3, Episode 23

Jack Flying Oceanic before Oceanic is Flying?

January 20th, 2008 - No Comments

In the season 3 finale Jack says that he’s using the golden passes flying every Friday, and when we see the tickets briefly on the floor of this apartment I’m fairly sure that they were Oceanic tickets. But.

From the newspaper article that Jack is reading at the beginning of the episode it has been determined that the flash-forward takes place around April 2007, however according to the “press release” that was released just after Christmas as an introduction to the ARG “Find 815” which is running in the weeks leading up to the Season 4 premiere, Oceanic don’t start flying again until the end of 2007, a whole 7-8 months after when the flash-forward takes place. Something isn’t right.

Maybe the ‘golden tickets’ that they’ve got allow them to fly on any airline, this would probably be the most logical explanation, but wouldn’t explain why he still has Oceanic tickets in his apartment. Another possibility is that there is a some strange time shifting happening, one theory is that time on the island is moving slower than time off the island. But thats something that I think I’ll cover is a separate post.

It has to be Michael in the coffin

December 21st, 2007 - No Comments

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…

Polar Bear?

December 9th, 2007 - No Comments

Presumably the polar bear that Sawyer shoots is one of the bears that were held in the Dharma cages seen in season 3.