Originally posted by John Orquiola "Why don't you just turn into smoke and float over the water?" "If I could do that, do you think I'd still be on this Island?" "No, 'cause that would be ridiculous."
Originally posted by myself If Christian was actually the Smoke Monster, and the Smoke Monster can't leave the island ... then how did Christian appear to Michael on the freighter before it exploded? I guess technically the ship was in the vicinity of the island, but it was still an appearance for Smokey off-island, was it not?
So, does that mean that Christian is someone OTHER than the Man in Black, or are the writers just forgetting that this incident ever happened?
Also originally posted by myself, and not that long ago either Not only that, but we missed the last minute of the show because our stupid local affiliate had to air a weather alert (thebostonchannel.com) ... So could someone fill me in on what the preview for next week's episode revealed?
You guys were no help, so I had to turn to YouTube ...
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(edited by GameCrazy on 31.3.10 1503)
Ah, I've seen it as ALT (for ALTernate Timeline). I knew what you meant obviously, but I was dickishly poking fun at it thinking you just repeatedly made the same typo. Since you do have reasoning, I sheepishly stand corrected.
I think the logic is that since MIB can't kill the candidates himself, he can do the next best thing and leave the Island with them. I'd presume his backup plan is to have Claire, Zombie Sayid and the other Others kill the candidates for him.
"In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love. They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man
My girlfriend pointed out that during one of the Jack-Sun scenes the camera focused in on Jack holding his hand out to Sun, much like the way the camera focuses in on Jacob doing the same thing when he touches people. Is this foreshadowing Jack being the one to replace Jacob?
With the way Jack his been the de facto leader for the majority of the series, that almost seems like too obvious of a direction to take. But I wouldn't rule it out completely. I've noticed how he's fallen out of the spotlight quite a bit this season, which would make it less obvious than if he was still ordering people around on a weekly basis. And his attitude really has changed a lot too, to be more accepting of the island and more a Man of Faith than a Man of Science. But really, who the hell knows.
Also, how bout Smoke Locke busting out the "whatever happens, happens" line? I can't even tell what the significance is, but I'm sure it wasn't coincidental.
So what are everybody's expectations a month before they give us some rope? I feel it would be hypocritical of me to not trust my preconceived notions and be on board with D.Harmon until proven otherwise. So I'm cautiously optimistically on board.