I wouldn’t mind a new poster for season 3, but apparently that’s not happening. Instead we have another version of The Last Supper. This one is more significant, instead of staring at Locke or staring at the camera, the characters are all doing their own thing. (Also, I’m quite thankful that this promo was obviously a real picture instead of a air-brushed composite of separate character pictures like last seasons cast picture and this seasons teaser poster.)
This requires some analysis. So here goes.
She is most definitely staring at “Locke”. She knows what’s going on here and she is keeping her eye on the ball. But you’ll notice she is far away from him. If I’m right an Ilana is powerful then this means that she is still a little afraid of “Locke”. She’s not stupid enough to get close to him.
Richard & Claire
This is quite significant. Richard is serving Claire, If we look back Richard serves people like Ben, Widmore (grudgingly) and Ms. Hawking. Perhaps Claire has some authority over him. She has been on the Island for some time now, maybe she’s the boss now. Or perhaps Christian is just using her.
Sayid appears to be offering something to Kate, but he’s looking at Locke. Hopefully that means he knows what’s going on too. Perhaps Ilana intended to use Sayid as a hitman of sorts. Maybe he still has another person to kill.
I’m not sure what Kate is looking at, it almost looks like she’s staring at Ilana. That would be odd. She could be looking at Claire. There’s not telling what they will do with Kate this season. She’s a main star of the show, so it has to be something important or at least dramatic. I’m betting Kate looking at Claire. She says that she went back to the Island to get Claire, maybe that’s true.
Sawyer is obviously doing his protect Kate pose. Sure he’ll be grieving Juliet for a while but there’s no way he’s going to let Kate die too.
He’s just looking devious. He has both his hands on the table, but that doesn’t make him any less dangerous. He managed to get Jacob killed without touching him just by manipulating Ben…. let’s just stop for a minute and reread that, “Locke” manipulated Ben into killing someone. That’s a big turn around. How many times has Ben done that to someone else?
If Ilana is subtly watching “Locke “then Jack is doing the opposite. He’s running right up against “Locke. ” This isn’t unusual at all for Jack. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Jack actually follows “Locke” for a while.
I’m mostly just happy that Jack isn’t looking at Kate.
Aw they’ll be together soon. I almost care.
Here’s the oddest one. If there’s anyone Miles should be staring at it’s “Locke”, he’s dead after all. Same with Ben, after the finale surely he’ll be a little on guard when it comes to “Locke”. And since Hurley is usually representing us, the audience, one would expect him to be watching “Locke” or at least Jack. But all of these characters are staring intently (even confusedly in Ben’s case) at Frank. When did Frank get important. Entertainment Weekly has an analysis of their own where they come to a similar conclusion. They say it has to do with Ilana saying that Frank could be a candidate. I brushed that comment off as an excues to continue dragging him along in the storyline and therefor give him more screentime, but perhaps it has more significance than that.
Halfway through writing this post I had a full body shiver. It just occured to me that Lost is coming back on for the last time in less that a month. This is too exciting. I’ve been holdng my excitement at bay for pretty almost seven months, but it just hit me.