It was right before my eyes and I didn’t see it!
When Dr.Richard Alpert was trying to convince Juliet to come work for Mittelos Bioscience he showed her MRI scans of a womb. After quickly examining the scans, Juliet says it’s a human womb and judging from the decomposition of the endometrium it’s probably from a woman somewhere in her 70s. To our surprise, Dr. Alpert reveals that the woman is only 26.
When Juliet asks what happened to the woman, Dr.Alpert replies by asking her if she would be interested in having complete freedom and money to find out.
Lost Time and Life-Extension
Let’s take a moment to think about this. Who is this woman and what happened to her?
When we think of a 26-year old woman, we think of someone who looks young and beautiful, like Kate. But what if the woman is 26 but has aged as much as a 70-year old?
I think we are starting to get closer to what Mittelos are really researching. As you might remember, Mittelos is an anagram for “Lost Time”.
What if people start ageing very fast once they come to, or more probably, once they leave the Lost island. Could this be how time is “lost” and the reason why people aren’t allowed to leave?
As you might also remember from The Lost Experience, one of the main areas of focus of The Hanso Foundation is life-extension. Maybe time is somehow slowed down on the island, through the use of electromagnetism or by other means, to extend the life of those who live there, but with the opposite effect once a person leaves the island.
Another theory which Lesley and Hammer started discussing in the comments of the previous post about Mittelos Bioscience is that one or more women on the island are infertile due to premature ageing of the womb.
We don’t know what such a condition could be caused by, but considering that Juliet is a fertility specialist, this could be an interesting theory.
Either way I think we have to start thinking about the possibility that there is something very strange going on with time on the Lost island since the writers have hinted at a time difference several times now. This is what Damon Lindelof said in a recent interview:
We know that the Others taped the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004â€¦ so that would seem to indicate that time flows the same both on and off. But then again, when the sky turns purple and the ground shakesâ€¦ wait. Hold on. Carlton is wringing my neck.
Ever since the sky turned a bright violet, Desmond seems to be able to predict the future, but what if he is actually seeing the real time outside the island while the time on the island is delayed. That would mean that the events that happen on the island have already happened in the timeline outside the island.
I’ve researched the bright violet sky a bit, and if I’m not mistaken, it seems like a strong electromagnetic force, like the destruction of the hatch, could distort space and time according to Einstein’s theories. Did the explosion/implosion cause time to be delayed or was time already being delayed with some form of electromagnetic shield which is now gone?
My head is starting to spin and I’m getting confused, but next week’s Lost episode is apparently focusing on Desmond, so maybe it won’t take long until we find out what the time really is on Lost.
Until then, what do you make of all this? Is time on Lost distorted?