Here are some thoughts and theories about this week’s episode, “Par Avion.”
Please keep in mind that because I wrote them in the middle on the night on a red eye flight, they might be a tad more scattered than usual and I didn’t have time to gather more than one photo…
So Ben and Juliet had background information about our Losties, and now we know that Mikhail did as well. We know that before the hatch imploded at the end of last season, the Others had contact with the outside world. So here’s the question – did Ethan bring Ben the passenger manifest immediately after the plane crashed, providing the names of the survivors, which the Others then researched? Or, did they already have the information about the passengers because they were purposefully brought to the island as part of the large Dharma conspiracy/recruitment?
The infamous ‘list’ is referenced again. Is Locke on it or not? Mikhail began to say that the Locke he knew of was paralyzed. Freakin’ Rousseau interrupted him so of course Kate and Sayid didn’t hear it. Anyway, Ben (back when he was Henry Gale captured in the hatch) had told Locke he was coming for him…
I’m now convinced that the island ‘monster’ is controlled somehow by the Others or the Hostiles. Locke has been the only one to face it and live to tell; he was spared, probably because he was on the list…
Mikhail said that Kate isn’t capable of understanding why someone would want to come back to the island, given the opportunity, because she’s not on the list. This is another reason why I think Locke is on the list; his recent behavior indicates that he doesn’t want to leave the island.
Are the Others interested in Locke because they want to groom him to become their new leader?
Mikhail referred to those not on the list as ‘flawed.’ Kate was a criminal and Sayid was a torturer, but if Locke is on the list, he is not exactly free of flaws…
If the Others are so all-knowing, why are they surprised to see that Locke can now walk? It is interesting that the island seems to heal the survivors but not the Others. Locke can walk, Rose is cancer free, etc., but Ben had a malignant tumor that required surgery.
Just who the hell is ‘Him?’ We know it’s not Ben. Is Jack’s dad, Christian Shephard, too obvious a choice? That name alone, the fact that he has been in several people’s flashbacks…
Locke took some of the explosives before The Flame blew up. So did he set off the explosion manually before abandoning the building or was it related at all to his online chess game?
Sow how on earth do the Others travel back and forth between their village and the beach when there is that deadly security system? They must have some kind of deactivator or chip which allows them quick & easy access in and out of their perimeter.
Why is it that Locke, Kate and Sayid weren’t at all affected by the noise emanating from the security system when Mikhail was pushed into it; was he the only one affected by it because he had broken the force field between the pylons?
There is clearly a subterranean system beneath the island. Something tells me that is where the Hostile Others live and operate. The question is, are they leftover Dharma folks or exiles from Ben’s village?
Recurring Theme Alert: Car Accidents!
Shannon’s dad and Jack’s wife, Kate and the farmer in his truck, Kate and her doctor ex boyfriend, Claire and her mother…
What if Locke wound up in a wheelchair as a result of being involved with one of the above car accidents? Claire said a truck hit her car and we saw in Locke’s last flashback that he drove a pickup…
This season alone, 4 episodes have begun with someone’s eye opening: Juliet, Locke, Eko and now Claire.
This is the fourth significant appearance of birds: Walt willed a bird to die in Michael’s first flashback, a large flying hawk appeared to say Hurley’s name at the end of Season 2, there was a dove in Charlie’s dream last season, and now there are Claire’s migratory birds.
Note to Claire: Good luck getting your message out with the bird. I’m pretty sure you’re in some kind of bubble. Michael and Walt might eat your savior for dinner if they find him out the abyss where they’re currently sailing in circles.
I love how every time the Losties have an Other captured, Rousseau tells them not to believe what they’ll say, that everything will be a lie. And yet our fearless leaders continue to believe whatever comes out of the Others’ mouths.
When Jack’s dad disappeared, his mom sent him specifically to Australia to look for him. Was Jack’s mom aware of his dad’s affair? Did she know about Claire?
Anyone else think it was funny that Claire worked in a tattoo shop when we just had a Jack flashback showing him getting one of his first tattoos? Those crazy half-siblings!
Best last Lost scene ever? You tell me.
That is all I can muster. I need to get some sleep. Thank you for reading, and have a nice weekend.