Wednesday, May 30, 2007

On Lost


Simon has seen Lost now, so I can talk about my Jacob theory. I think that he was the Captain of the Black Rock, and that Richard Alpert was also on the ship. Their clothes seem to tie into a slaving-era ship. And could Ben even see Jacob? I’m not so sure, considering that the chair he was talking to was not the chair that we saw Jacob sitting in for that brief glimpse. And what about Rousseau? Do we believe that she was on a research vessel, or has she been hanging round for 100+ years as well?

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Anonymous Simon said...

Interesting theory, I like it.

The "hostiles", ie those that overthrew the Dharma Initiative, could therefore be the leftovers of the Black Rock.

If they are ghosts or don't age very well, it helps explain things like Richard's apparent youthful appearance, and might even explain things like the whispers.

It does of course move the show much more firmly into science fiction/fantasy, and that would surprise me. But I guess with Jacob it already has done.

1:26 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

The producers have always said that any answers can come from science or pseudo-science, so I avoided the ghost talk for good reasons...

They are clearly obsessed with Stephen King books though, with Carrie being seen or referenced several times, and them admitting that they love Dark Tower. I wonder if they provide any clues?

1:34 pm  
Blogger Jenny said...

What makes you think that Rousseau has been there for 100+ years?

Also, why would a slave ship be in the South Pacific?

4:02 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

I just think that there's more to Rousseau than meets the eye. If Jacob and Richard Alpert came from the Black Rock, then they have been there for 100+ years, so what about her?

And why would a slaving ship be there? Good question. We only assume that the Island is in the Pacific, though... Even if it is, Locke mumbled something about mining when he was on the ship. I guess there's more to come from the Black Rock, though.

4:53 pm  
Blogger Nev 360 said...

Isn't it exciting!

5:02 pm  
Blogger swishfish said...

You're right Niall, it is. Glad to see you finally getting into it!

5:55 pm  

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