As advertised by ABC, John Locke found a secret message in last night’s Lost episode “I Do”. The message he found was “Lift up your eyes and look north, John 3:05” written by Mr.Eko on his stick.
What does this secret message mean? Let’s take a look.
The obvious explanation would probably be to check John 3:05 in the Bible:
“I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit”
That doesn’t really connect to “Lift up your eyes…” does it? The only thing I can make of it is that “water” might be a hint to where the Hydra station is. The quote seems more similar to Genesis 13:14:
The LORD said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Lift up your eyes from where you are and look north and south, east and west”
None of the passages from the Bible seems to explain Mr.Eko’s cryptic message so here is my theory:
The message is actually directed directly to Locke and should be interpreted like this – “John Locke, lift up your eyes and look north”. If John is supposed to look north, that is probably where he will find Jack, Kate and Sawyer. 3:05 is probably a compass bearing or some form of coordinates, but it could just as well have no importance.
It is interesting to note that Michael and Walt were told to go towards bearing 325 where they would find help. Is bearing 305 where Jack, Kate and Sawyer are being kept?
I would also believe that the message could be to look north on the blast door map, but to my knowledge, we don’t know where north is on the blast door map. The question is if it’s possible to know where north is on the island at all. In season one Sayid got rid of his compass because it didn’t work on the island due to the magnetic disturbance. With the electromagnetic anomaly possibly being destroyed though, maybe compasses are working again…
How do you interpret the cryptic message on Eko’s stick?