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Does Jacob have power over life and death? And at what cost?
Locke took a gut shot. He could live for days, right?
Of course, he may not end up dead, though at this point it would feel a little bit like cheating, unless it's Jacob who heals him and pays some sort of cost, whatever it might be.
What happened to Ann?
One thing I realized, and I supposed very belatedly, is that every single person on Lost seems to have father issues. All of them. I guess lots of people in real life have father issues, but every single significant character has a father who was either absent or a total ass. I realized this after Ben killed his father ... that he did seemed important somehow, like this was a condition the "hostiles" put on him for joining them.
Michael Emerson's wife (Carrie Preston) played his mother.
Hurley --- father left, then came back when he got rich
Sawyer --- father killed mother and self
Locke --- father was absent until he stole Locke's kidney and abilty to walk
Kate --- she killed her real father, who beat her mother and made advances at Kate
Sahid --- okay, nothing there that I know of
Charlie --- hmmm ....
Claire --- father was absent, then turned out to be an American creep who is now dead
Jack --- same creep, who was overbearing to the child he knew and tried to make him lie for him
Jin --- ashamed of father and tells his wife father is dead
Sun --- father is a rich jerk who makes her husband beat up people
Ben --- father blames him for wife's death and forgets his birthday and is an all-around doofus
Shannon --- father dies and leaves ... no will, or unclear will ... messing up her rich life
Walt --- his dad is a jerk who was never there and then when he's there is irrational and man I hated him way before he killed two people ... stupid Michael
Can't think of anymore right now ...
I also suspect another "purge" is in the works.
Also, people apparently don't age on the island, since the guy that Ben talked to as a kid doesn't look a day older now that he is grown up.
A) Richard is an original inhabitant
B) Richard is from the Black Rock, doesn't age, but isn't one of the original inhabitants.
A certain four-toed statue tells me that the Black Rock crewmen can't be the original inhabitants, but were taken into the fold...Roanoke Colony style, maybe? Croatoan?
Jacob's "Help Me" was legitimately spooky. Had a very "Management from 'Carvivale'" feel to it.
I also wrote about Idiocracy here:
To sum it up, they were both in my top 10 list from last year.
Who knew that Uncle Rico was Ben's dad?
My theory: The DHARMA people age naturally. The "natives" might not. Once Ben became a member of the hostiles, has he aged? We aren't totally sure how much time has passed since then, nor do we know how a new guy like Ben became the leader of the tribe.
The scene where he fights through the house with his wife, eventually breaking the bed in half is wonderful. Especially for the topper of the old man walking into the house the next day, and upon seeing the broken bed exclaiming: "Impetuous! Homeric!" You just don't see writing like that everyday.
By the same token, I think it's good that Lost is moving to a 16-episode season. That show is really time-intensive to produce.
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I take my cues from the Sattys.
For a second there, I thought Jacob = Mother Bates.
"You've had your fun, Jacob!" says Ben and I wanted to say that to the show's writers as well. The show keeps raising more questions than it answers, but it remains as intriguing as ever.
Speaking of Freaks and Geeks, anyone see the trailers for Knocked Up? (Judd Apatow) It has several cast members of F&G as well as the lead from Undeclared. Looks quite funny, could definitely repeat 40 Y.O. Virgin's success.
18: Jon, I thought The Big Trail was John Wayne's first movie. Or am I delusional? In any case, I like the Searchers over the Stagecoach.
I think Lost has gotten their magic back after the lackluster season 2.
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