V.S. – Claire’s Vision


110 – Raised by Another

Scene Synopsis

Claire has a frightening dream where she finds herself depregnantized and searching for her child.  She follows the crying noises to a table where Locke is sitting, shuffling through Tarot cards. 

110 - Claire LockeWhile still looking down he says:

CLAIRE: What’s happening?
LOCKE: You know what’s happening.
CLAIRE: But I don’t understand. Why –?
LOCKE: He was your responsibility but you gave him away, Claire. Everyone pays the price now.

Then Locke looks up at her and you can clearly see that he has one black eye and one white eye.


Season one is absolutely full of Black & White references.  This is yet another.  On one hand I’d like to say that all the Black & White scenes mean something, but I can’t help but think that the writers just threw these things in the episodes as a “motif”.  If you’ve been listening to the recent podcasts you’ll know that Darlton essentially call any undeveloped meaningless theme a “motif”.  So was this scene’s use of the black & white eyes one of those “motifs” or does it have some long reaching effect on the story?

411-claire-01I think that the eyes probably mean nothing, but what Locke said was pretty important, “He was your responsibility but you gave him away, Claire. Everyone pays the price now.”  That frightens me.  Claire did give away Aaron in Season 4.  And now Aaron’s off the Island and away from his mother, so what’s going to happen?  According to this vision, “Everyone pays the price now.”  I don’t think that everyone has paid the price yet, but in the near future there could be some major catastrophic events unless Aaron goes back to Claire.

413-claire-01What’s really confusing is that Claire doesn’t heed this warning.  She was obviously effected by it for a few seasons, but she gave up Aaron easily in Season 4.  We only see her once on the Island after they find Aaron alone in the jungle, and she doesn’t seem even slightly concerned about him.  And then she appears to Kate off the Island and insists that she doesn’t bring Aaron back.  Something changed her mind, I tend to think it’s that meddling father of hers.  So who’s right, Christian, or Locke from the vision.  Well Christian has white shoes, and Locke only has one white eye, implying half-goodness.  Perhaps Mr. Whitey-Two-Shoes knows what he’s talking about.  No, I’m kidding, if in doubt always trust frightening visions, that’s what I learned from Carnivàle.  Scary people with contact lenses tend to know what they’re talking about.

Honestly though, I don’t think Claire should have let Aaron leave her sight.  It was good for Kate’s character development, but it may cause some big troubles in the future.

Next time on Vital Scenes: Walt’s Powers

– izi


2 Responses to “V.S. – Claire’s Vision”

  1. 1 HAI
    July 13, 2009 at 10:37 am

    aaron is jacob

    • July 13, 2009 at 10:41 am

      Thanks for that. You could actually have a theory there, but it might be necessary to flesh that out.
      I’d probably support a good time-travelling theory that establishes Aaron as Jacob. But I’m not willing to come up with the proof.

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