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Scott Francis Baker

January 21st, 2005

I have no idea how these people got their scissors jammed into their crotches, or why @ 06:39 pm

This whole Lost show on ABC... I've got it all figured out. If you don't want me to explain the whole concept of the show stop reading now. Here's what I think is going on.

I think all the people on the island are in heaven, or some big group dream or something. Wherever they are they all get exactly what the really want in of life. Whether or not they like what they truly want is another story. I should point out that just because someone really deep down wants something from life, does't mean they'd be will to admit it. Sawyer is a good example, I don't think he'd ever admit that he just really likes being a jerk to people, but that is what seems to make him happy.

I'll list some of the people and give examples as to my theory. So far my theory applies for all the people on the island. The obvious one is Locke. Homeboy number one can walk now, and number two he gets to be this crazy hunter that supplies food for the island. It was obvious from his storyline that he was really into hunting and the outdoors. Jack gets to be a leader and a doctor that everyone turns to when they need help. Pretty self explanatory that he wants to be a good doctor. Mercutio gets his son back which he's always wanted but never really been able to get. Ultimately his son says he really likes his new dad, but I don't buy it. And besides what kid that grew up without their real dad doesn't secretly want to at least know them.

The asian guy gets his wife in a seriously subservient role, and his wife gets a love providing husband that's not in the mafia anymorw. This is a little iffy on the wife's side but I think it will flesh out more in the future. Charlie gets to kick drugs which he's needed to do for a long time, and maybe settle down with Claire. Boone gets to be close to his sister, and his sister gets the ultimate protection from her brother. It seems pretty obvious that Boone is way overprotective of his sister. While she may have turned his help away in the one episode I think deep down she really likes him caring for her.

Claire ultimately really doesn't want to be a mother. I have a feeling she'll come back and he baby will be gone. She may be upset about it, but I don't think it'll be too bad because it really seemed from her storyline that she didn't want to be a mother. Sawyer just gets to be a jerk because that's what he really likes, hording all the stuff and having people subjugate themselves to get it. Sayid gets to go all Gilligan's Island professor on everyone and build radios from coconuts and translate weird maps and crap.

The only one I haven't figured out yet is Hurly but I'm sure after his story is fleshed out it will make more sense. So basically the island is some sort of extension of the deepest desires of people. I think it's meant to show you that what you really want (whether you admit it or not) deep down may not really make you happy like everyone wants to believe.

As to who the french woman is, and why the polar bears I defer to the Matrix. If it's something like Heaven I think their has to be some villain, some foil to everyone getting what they really want. Sort of like the example in the Matrix, how in the Matrix version 1.0 (the garden of eden) things were too perfect and people couldn't handle it. For humans to comprehend goodness there has to be a corresponding badness.
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 02:50 am (UTC)
Look boss, de plane, de plane!
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
I like your theory. It explains quite a bit. However, there are a few problems that I can see (and that you might be able to explain).

1. The fact that many people on the plane lost loved ones. According to your theory, that would mean those loved ones would actually still be alive, or had somehow been separated from the people on the island. If the island is some kind of utopia, you would think everyone's loved ones that had been on the plane would still be there.

2. The importance the show places on this mysterious "power supply" that Sayid is constantly searching for. I'm not sure how that would fit into your theory.

3. The last (Jan 19th) episode. Walt (the kid with the dog) seemed to have some sort of "abilities" before he ever left Australia. In a flashback, it is hinted at that he somehow causes a bird to fly into a window, and that his mom becomes ill because she doesn't pay enough attention to him.

**side note** I don't have a good theory about what's going on... but I have a feeling Walt is at the center of all of it. This last episode got me thinking... Walt has been shown at least twice reading that spanish comic book with a polar bear in it, and twice we've seen a polar bear appear on the island. I'm wondering if the island actually has some ability to make people's wishes come true (alien influence? just plain magic? I dunno), and Walt has a better ability to control that power. However, this theory sucks because I still don't know why Walt had abilities before he ever got to the island.

So yeah... I'm not sure what's going on. But at the very least, I'm glad someone else I know is addicted to the show. It's the only show I actually try to sit down for every week.
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
1. I don't think the island makes ALL your desires come true, just that one piece of your life that's missing. It's hard to miss something if it's not gone. The people that lost loved ones will surely miss them, but what the really wanted when the arrived at the island is what they got.

2. Once they get to the island, what they do is up to them. It seems (so far anyway) that they are given what the want, and then allowed to do whatever they want. Maybe in heaven God gives you whatever you want, but lets free will take over. I dunno yet.

I like your ideas on Walt. We'll have to see what happens as the show unfolds. I heard the first season is supposed to be their first 40 days on the island, season two is the next 40 etc...

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Date:January 29th, 2005 09:41 am (UTC)
Forty days per season? That's pretty similar to Survivor.
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 08:12 pm (UTC)


1. What the hell is the hatch? I think it was government testing site for nukes... and that's what's causing all the weird crap. Maybe they were testing to see the effects of radiated polar bears in the tropics.

2. Boone has been ignoring his sister to be with his "boyfriend" Locke at the hatch and not doing anything else until evening.

3. Someone will die this season. Who? Hmmm...

4. I still think Hurly is a "warrior" at DnD or some such geek stuff.

5. Remember who told YOU to watch LOST. :)

Now get LOST!
Date:January 25th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)

P.S. Your emo!!!

Scott Francis Baker