Posts Tagged ‘Abaddon

09
Feb
10

Post 602, 602 thoughts and theories

OK.  So I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve gone back and forth with many of you in the comments all the while forming new theories.  So here goes nothing.

New Theory About Dying

I’d like to put forth this theory: once characters die in one of the timelines they become aware of the other timeline. This would explain Charlie thinking that he had to die and also Juliet knowing that “it worked”.  It doesn’t really explain what happened to Sayid.  I tend to think that possibly he died in the non-Island timelines, but that seems kinda crazy (maybe Arzt killed him in some sort of racially motivated rage, you saw that look he gave him).

Sub theory.  I know I already said that this would explain Charlie thinking he had to die, but I might change that.  In 2004 he isn’t dead.  So it’ll take a while before he dies and his consciouses merge.  The first person to die will be The Marshall, and then Boone soon after.  This could be fun if I’m right.  (I doubt the redshirts dying will make a difference to my theory.)

Who’s Alive and Where

This is just a list of the people off the Island who are likely dead or alive.  And just so you know, I’m staying spoiler free this year.  So I know there are a lot of rumours going around about who’s coming back and who isn’t but let’s not post those items here.

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16
Dec
09

Foreign Theories: Top 10 Lost Villains

This isn’t a theory, but it’s still quite good.  The Ack Attack is always a good site, this list just proves that.  I highly recommend you check out her site if you haven’t already.

This is her list of the Top Ten Villains on Lost.  I dare you to try to guess her list before you go there.  I got it wrong simple because I forgot that her number one villain was actually a villain, also I forgot about Smokey.  This is why I don’t do top ten lists, I tend to omit important things.

– izi

26
Feb
09

507 – The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

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Review:

That’s more like it.  It’s much better to raise my expectations before I watch Lost, then my mind isn’t blown on a weekly basis.

Locke took the tour of the off-island world in this episode.  It turns out that from his perspective… things suck.  No one listened to what he said, and most of them seemed to have quite awful things to say back.  Locke did talk to two possibly empathetic people Charles Widmore and Ben Linus.  Of course they could both be evil and in the end Ben did kill Locke, but that’s beside the point.  The point is that Widmore and Ben had more important things to say than any of the Oceanic 6.

On the island, in ‘modern time’ Locke, Ilana, Caesar and Ben landed the plane on Alcatraz (it turns out that airstrip did have a use).  Caesar is collecting guns and info from Dharma and Ilana is being suspicious.  Ben is injured and healing, and most importantly Locke is “alive”.  Ms. Widmore’s plan worked and Locke was successfully resurrected.

This episode was satisfying.  At the last finale we were told all about Jeremy Bentham, almost all the Oceanic 6 characters had something to say about him, mostly bad things.  The mystery surrounding Locke off the island was intense.  We finally found out what happened.  I can’t say that it was thrilling, not a 10.  It was definitely satisfying and very necessary but it wasn’t exciting.  It might just be that I like new mysteries more than old ones.

8.0/10.0

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23
Feb
09

The Adventures of Locke

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It’s pretty well known that the upcoming episode of Lost is called "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham", so I’m looking forward to a fun little episode where we get to see exactly what Locke did after he turned the Frozen Donkey Wheel.  For the last two episodes my expectations have been unnecessarily low.  For some reason I haven’t been expecting the volume of info and story that they’ve been throwing into the show.  So this is how I’m trying ot combat that, I’m going to try to raise my expectations extremely high by guessing what’s going to happen in this episode.

There are some known adventures that Locke has to go on, I would be surprised if Locke visits all of these people, but I’ll hope that he does.

Jack

322-jack-bridge-01Out of all of these people, Locke’s visit to Jack was the most successful.  In the last episode we saw Jack completely turn into a Man of Faith.  That was due to a visit from Locke.  What confuses me is Locke’s suicide note.  When we see Jack after his visit from Locke he is suicidal himself, and he’s very intent on returning to the island.  But in his note Locke says, "Jack, I wish you had believed me."  That must be a reference to their last meeting.  So what was Jack’s reaction to Locke?  It’s not hard to believe that Jack had a less than friendly reaction to Locke’s idea, but then what changed his mind?  It will be interesting to find out.

Kate

322-kate-01After Locke visited Kate she believed that he was crazy.  She heard that he wanted them all to go back and she dismissed it as insanity.  That is a very harsh reaction from Kate.  Something must have spooked her.  Did Locke, perhaps, tell Kate that Claire was still alive on the island?  Did Kate want to avoid the island so that she didn’t have to give Aaron away (I sound like Rosie)?  It’s possible.

On the other hand, couldn’t Locke have just told her that Sawyer was there, and then she’s have a motivation to get back.  I’d say that piece of info would have a 50/50 chance of swaying her.

We’ll see what he tells her, and what state he’s in when he does meet with her.  There must have been other factors (besides the usual) which motivated her to say that he’s insane.

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He kept his promise to Jin and didn’t tell Sun that he was alive, but he also didn’t give her Jin’s ring.  Something odd happened there.

Also, I’m going to assume that he tells her what Ben did down in the Orchid, when he stabbed Keamy and allowed the Freighter to blow up.

401-hurley-01Hurley

I could see how Hurley’s visit might be the most interesting.  Depending on his mental state, Hurley might assume that Locke is nothing more than an illusion or a ghost.  Either way Locke’s visit didn’t seem to effect Hurley much.  He didn’t seem to want to go back to the island before or after the visit.

Ben

409-ben-05I kinda thought that Ben killed Locke.  When he showed up at the funeral home it just seemed too convenient.  But now we hear that it was a suicide… hmm, more on that later.

I really want Locke to talk to Ben about Jacob and Christian.  I still believe that Ben knows nothing about Christian and his plans might change drastically if he did know.  Then again, Ms. Hawking knows about Christian, perhaps she’s keeping it from Ben.  Either way I’m especially looking forward to that meeting.

413-walt-01Walt

Most importantly, I want to see Walt.  I was so sure that this jump forward in time was just a clever way to bring Walt back into the show and back to the Island.  But unless he was in the Tail Section he probably wasn’t on the plane (I might turn that into a theory, just to keep my hope alive). 

We know for sure that Locke went to see Walt.  Was that just to be nice?  Or did he give him some instructions?  I hope that Locke wanted Walt to go back to the island.  Locke did probably tell Walt that people were left behind on the island.  He might have told him that Michael was still alive, or he might not have.  During Walt’s scene in the finale of season 4 he talks about his dad as if he’s alive, but that could have been a test to see if Hurley was lying.

Sayid

506-sayid-ilana-01There’s a chance that Locke didn’t even talk to Sayid.  I’d like to think that he did though, it would explain Sayid’s sudden mistrust of Ben.

Ilana or Caesar

There’s no proof of this, I’m just extrapolating.  Perhaps Locke met them on his adventures and told them of the wonderful world of… The Island (I suddenly realized how odd it is that The Island doesn’t have a name).  Maybe they were agents of his, I don’t believe that they are on Ben’s side.  I also want to see more of these characters.

119-emily-01Emily (Locke’s Mom)

It would be great to see Swoosie Kurtz again.  I’m always torn between disgust and intrigue when she’s onscreen, it’s kinda like when Bilbo hisses at Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, you can’t look away from his face, but you don’t really enjoy it.  I would be surprised if she was still alive though.

Helen

203-helen-01Again this is almost more for the actress than the character, less so this time.  I loved it when Locke was with Helen, they were perfect together (except for the lies).  We know that she must have read his obituary, that was her favorite part of the paper.  But the odds that she recognized that Jeremy Bentham was Locke is highly unlikely.  I kinda want them together, but it would have a sad ending, so maybe not.

Ms. Hawking

409-mr-whidmore-01She seemed very well acquainted with him when she told Jack to get him some new shoes, perhaps they had a relationship.  She might have given him a plan to tell to the Oceanic 6 (not likely).

Mr. Widmore

Widmore might have tried to get to Locke, perhaps to align him against Ben.  That wouldn’t be the worst plan in the world.  Other than that I can’t imagine what they’d talk about.  Maybe they’d reminisce about how Locke didn’t shoot him, ah the good ol’ days.

411-abbadon-01Matthew Abaddon

Ah yes, Lost’s second infinitely mysterious black character.  It would be great to see Locke pay Mr. Abaddon back for that advice he gave him so many years ago.  But I doubt that the actor would be able to come on the show, he’s got a full time job now on Fringe.

Locke’s Suicide

This doesn’t really fit in with this list but I wanted to talk about it.  Locke supposedly commits suicide, so here’s the question of the day, why? 

505-locke-frozen-donkey-wheel-02The most obvious reason, to me, would be because he’s depressed that he can’t convince the Oceanic 6 to go back to the island.  Another reason for that kind of depression would be that he can’t get back either.  The Island was the only place on the Earth where Locke was happy, and he had to leave.  That would have been saddening.

But I don’t think that’s the real reason.  I think the reason why he killed himself was to speed things along.  Richard told him that he had to die, Christian told him the same thing.  Those two are Locke’s most trusted advisor (right up there with everyone else in the world).  He knew it had to happen, he wasn’t getting killed, so he decided to hurry things along.  And it worked.  It was Locke’s obituary that pushed Jack into his present course as a Man of Faith.

Well we’ll see.

– izi

14
Jan
09

411 – Cabin Fever

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Review:

This episode is another one of those insanely mythologically driven episodes.  It’s mostly about Locke looking for Jacob’s Cabin but it also shows Locke’s life and some stuff on the Freighter.

On the Freighter we see Keamy prepare to carry out the Secondary Protocol.  He also kills the doctor and scares everyone else.  Sayid goes back to the island on the little Zodiac.  Desmond decides to stay on the Freighter.  Michael tries his best to save everyone on the island from Keamy.

In Locke’s flashback we see Richard stalking Locke, trying to recruit him, presumably to go to the island.  In the first instant Richard observes Locke as a baby.  In the second he tries to test him, Locke fails.  In the third test Richard invites him from afar and Locke is too stubborn to accept.  In the end it’s the opposing side (I assume) that gets to Locke.  Abbadon visits Locke and encourages him to go on a Walkabout, if that solves Locke’s problem then Locke would owe him one.  Scary stuff.

On the island Locke tries to track Jacob and his cabin.  Horace visits him in a vision and tells Locke that if he finds Horace he will find Jacob.  This leads Locke to the Dharma Ditch and a map to the Cabin.  Locke find it and is met with Christian.  Christian tells Locke to move the island and Claire smiles.

This episode has almost all of the power players in the show.  Locke, Ben, Richard, Abbadon, Christian, Jacob.  The only one missing is Charles Whidmore.  That makes this episode good.  Also the fact that it deals almost exclusively with the mythological side of the show makes it tops.

10.0/10.0

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24
Dec
08

402 – Confirmed Dead

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Review:

This episode is our introduction to the four Freighter Folk.  If you’ve been reading this blog for very long you should know that I love new characters.  And I think that by season 4, the writers have hit their stride with their intros (they weren’t so good at it in season 2, and they only got it half right in season3).  They know what they did wrong in the past and really don’t want to make those same mistakes.

So we get these new characters.  If you ask me they each deserve warm welcomes.  I love these characters.  (I really only count three of them, but you can read about that later).

As for the episode, it accomplished a lot.  It gave us slight insights into each of these characters (we haven’t got much beyond this episode, unfortunately).  It also explained why they were sent to the island.

And right at the very end of the episode we get a wonderful lead-out.  Ben reveals that he has someone on the Freighter.  I love this new format, each episode ends with a slight cliffhanger that leads into the next episode or the rest of the season.

This episode is very fast pace and it gives us a lot of info. 8.0/10.0

Matthew Abbadon says that all of four Freighter Folk were chosen for a reason.  They all had a purpose on the island.  In the section below I will guess at what I believe their purposes were.

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22
Dec
08

401 – The Beginning of the End

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Review:

The writers did a very strange thing when they wrote this episode.  They chose to have Hurley as the central character.  Hurley is rarely a driving force in a storyline and when you look back it hardly seems like he’s around for most of season 4.  But I believe having him open the season was a genius idea.  It did what a season premiere should do, it took the insanity down a notch.  Luckily for us taking it “down a notch” doesn’t mean much in Lost.  This episode opened up many a new mystery.

The Oceanic Six was introduced, which was enough to keep us all buzzing around water coolers (I think I need a better office job, that could never happen where I work).  The intro of the O6 kept us guessing for a long time, but it wasn’t a lasting mystery.  That is what we asked for so we should be thankful for that.

Jacob was seen, and more importantly Christian was seen in Jacob’s cabin.  It was all crazy stuff, I’ll talk about it more below.

The survivors and their on-island friends were split into two distinct and slightly opposing groups.  This allowed us, the fans, to divide ourselves into Locke supporters and Jack supporters (guess who I went with).

And right at the very end we met the second of the Freighter Folk, and my new favorite character, Daniel Faraday.

Quite the eventful episode.  And it was only the beginning of the craziness.

This episode had everything we could ask for in an episode, new mysteries, new characters, divisions, engaging flashes, and intense emotion.  The perfect start to an amazing season.  As far as premieres go, I think this one was very good.  Compared to the season 2 and 3 premieres this one was a classic.

9.0/10.0

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