Posts Tagged ‘Walt
It’s been a while since I did a Good vs. Evil post, and I’ve put this one off for a long time. I mostly want to write this now because it seems like everyone is grasping at straws trying to figure out if we’ve been misled, maybe Jacob isn’t as nice as we like to believe. I think it’s possible that people have lost some perspective about the issues.
And one disclaimer before I continue. I feel very strongly we can discuss whether someone is good or evil. I know many people dislike it when I debate these things, they wants more vagueness, they don’t want their favorite characters pigeon-holed. But I like drawing lines in the sand. I want there to be barriers between good and evil actions. In the end of this show there will be two side, and I don’t think they will both be good and both be evil. I’m pretty sure there will be villains and there will be heroes.
And another thing, I have to write this post about Jacob and “Locke”/Smokey because they are undoubtedly on opposite sides, if I write about one of them then it affects the other one.
Usually I watch the polls and silently enjoy watching all of your weird choices. But last week had some very interesting debates so I thought I’d publicize the results. This is also another chance to vote.
I discuss the results below, but the polls are still open and will be open until the mysteries are solved. So things could change.
Who is David’s Mother?
The real fight is between Juliet and Sarah for the maternity of David. I still think it’s going to be Juliet. Sarah is great, but with such a small amount of episode left I find it hard to believe that we have time left for Sarah. From a logistic point of view it would be pretty crazy if either of these actresses had enough time to play this role. Elizabeth Mitchell is filming the surprisingly not canceled V and Julie Bowen is starring in the surprisingly acclaimed Modern Family (no I haven’t watched either yet).
I found that a lot of people are trying to choose a less blond mother for David. Sure the kid has perfectly black hair, but if they got a blond kid then it would have been weird. I don’t think the kids coloring is a huge hint.
A friend of mine and a commenter even said that they think the mother might be Ilana. I scoffed a little at that. I think the writers are aware that many people aren’t Ilana fans. I wouldn’t mind if Ilana was thrust into the main story like that, but it seems unlikely. Besides if we ever had an Ilana episode I don’t think it would be about how she was knocked up by Jack. Hopefully she’ll have an episode that explains a little bit about her relationship with Jacob.
I’m quite disappointed that three people chose Kate. Come on.
On the other hand I’m grateful to the weirdos who think that Ana Lucia stands a chance.
Who’s Coming to the Island?
I don’t buy the theory that 108 Wallace was misdirection, or a red herring. Someone is still coming to the Island and I think this episode is supposed to make us excited about who it is.
And I’m definitely leaning more towards Desmond now and not Mr. Widmore. It was a toss-up for me when I was writing the Revlysis, but now I’m willing to say that I think it’s Desmond. And it looks like most people agree with me.
I’m disappointed that very few people voted for Walt. I think I may be sitting on a very empty boat still hoping the kid comes back.
(Look at that tiny little post.)
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This might have been one of the only Jack flashbacks/forwards/sideways that I really enjoyed. And I have to hand it to the writers. I’m thoroughly impressed that they managed to make me care about Jack and his relationship with his newly introduced preteen son. If I had heard that Jack was going to have a son and he would have parenthood issues I would have rolled my eyes and wrote this episode off as a loss. But I was surprised at how much I cared.
On the Island Hurley was leading Jack to Jacob’s spy-tower. There we saw a very familiar list of names. Jacob told Hurley that someone, number 108 on the list, was coming to the Island and Hurley had to help him get there. No luck in this episode, but I’ll bet we’ll hear more about that later.
Meanwhile Claire finally did some talking. Yeah, she’s crazy. She’s also BFFs with “Locke” although she somehow doesn’t seem to know his name. Poor Jin is now stuck with Claire and Locke and he knows way too much. He’s in survival mode and he’s surrounded by murderers. Also his leg is mangled. This guy has been through the wringer over the last two seasons.
This was a good episode. It set up a BSG reminiscent relationship between Hurley and Jacob, it had a surprising and effective reveal of Jack’s new son, it ramped up the anticipation about Claire and what the deuce she’s going to do, and it started two fun guessing games: who’s David’s mother and who’s coming to the Island (skip down the bottom of the post for my guesses and a couple of polls). Overall a solid episode. 7.5/10.0
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.