So, ‘The Incident’ was a significant episode for many reasons not least of which we gained some insight into what was really happening on the island and discovered this intriguing relationship between Jacob and some other dude, his nemesis (the nemesis is also the smoke monster as made apparent in season 6 ep. 1). At any rate, there is a discussion between Jacob and his nemesis on the beach in ‘The Incident’ where the nemesis says that he will “find a loop-hole” and declares how badly he wants to kill Jacob. Now, fast forward to last nights episode and we’re given possibly more insight into this relationship. The nemesis (appearing as John Locke), when questioned by Ben, declares that he wants to get off the island and go home. Interesting. This raises some questions for me. Is the nemesis being held on the island by Jacob against his will? Is the nemesis actually Jacob’s captive? Does this make the nemesis “good” and Jacob “bad”? Where is “home” for a smoke monster (or is this a role he fills only on the island)? I had assumed the “loop-hole” the nemesis was talking about referred to him killing Jacob but is it possible that the “loop-hole” refers to him finding a way off the island and out from under Jacob’s possession?
Alternate universes (2 “presents”? Future-present and past-present)
It seems we’re working with two different realities here. One, with the characters on a plane that arrives safely in LAX in 2004 (or was it 2003?) and the other realty being on the island in 2007. Cool, however, this raises a few questions. 1) The underwater island. What’s up with this? 2) Desmond on the plane? But I thought he was in the hatch? 3) Charlie says, “this isn’t how it was supposed to happen. I was supposed to die,” (paraphrase). Interesting. 4) On the island, where the heck did the temple and all those other folks come from? Were they there all along? 1 & 2 lead me to believe that perhaps in the pilot when the plane crashed they actually went back in time, like way back (even though they thought they were present).
All I’m going to say is this. Death. Baptism. Eternal life?
Two important things here I think. 1) “Nothing’s irreversible.” I think this is an important quote that Jack says to John in LAX. 2) On the plane (that didn’t actually crash) Jack seemed to have memory of the folks from the island. You could see it in his eyes, in fact, he even mentioned to Des that he looked familiar. Strange.
Anyways, there’s more that I can say but since I’m a student I have work to do. This means I can only afford to be a part-time LOST nerd. Oh well, any other thoughts out there LOST fans?
Ok so another interesting point that I didn’t mention is Desmond’s character. Now, here’s what’s interesting. In season 5 Desmond refused to go back to the island because him and Penny had a child and he promised her he would not return. Eloise, Faraday’s mother, then told Des that the island was “not done” with him. So, here’s where it gets interesting. For the most part, the characters are on the island in the “future-present” and on the plane in the “past-present”. This doesn’t apply to Des though. First of all, he was on the plane in the “past-present” which was very strange, BUT, he’s also on the main land in the “future-present” in his life with Penny and their son. Crazy. It would seem then that Desmond will play an important role in season 6.