Lost: The Answers

For those of you who watched last night, though nothing truly profound was revealed, I did find Lost: The Answers to be decent viewing. I know a lot of this is rehash, but this was amongst the items our buddies Damon and Carlton discussed:

  • How the electro magnetic pulse was the definitive cause of the 815 crash, via frying the instrument panel
  • How the black smoke is able to process memories that the characters on the show have; this got me thinking that perhaps the black smoke is as much an investigative tool as it is an Island guard dog. Perhaps it is collecting this information and providing it back to Ben in some manner that is allowing him to manipulate the Losties. Kind of a stretch, but probably worth thinking about…
  • How the electro magnetic event from the end of Season 2 caused the Island to become visible for a short time, thus alerting Penny’s crew and ultimately Penny herself
  • Jack vs. Locke was touched on multiple times, particularly their conflicting interests in getting everyone off the Island vs. keeping everyone there
  • Again, this is not purgatory, the Losties are alive and breathing somewhere in the space-time continuum

Overall, the show was a good summation of Season 3 and definitely worth watching.

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55 Responses to Lost: The Answers

  1. spiralturtle says:

    Hey, I’m first!

    I was thinking that Smokey reported his findings to Jacob, not Ben. But Ben could possibly get some info from Jacob.

    Ep didn’t reveal as much as I was hoping, but it did give some definitive answers to a few theories we had on this blog.

  2. Bobbi says:

    [quote comment=”59812″]Hey, I’m first!

    I was thinking that Smokey reported his findings to Jacob, not Ben. But Ben could possibly get some info from Jacob.

    Ep didn’t reveal as much as I was hoping, but it did give some definitive answers to a few theories we had on this blog.[/quote]

    I was just about to post the same thought. I think it’s possibly Jacob’s only way around island. Perhaps he is trapped, thus the statement “help me” to Locke.

  3. MKS says:

    I thought it gave some answers.
    – Not pushing the botton was what brought the flight down.
    – The Losties are alive, not in some purgatory or in-between life and death place.
    – Jin is the babie’s father.
    – Naomi was send by Penny.
    – Ben is freaked out because he is losing control as leader and feels threatened by Locke’s abilities.

  4. Meg says:

    [quote comment=”59823″]I thought it gave some answers.
    – Not pushing the botton was what brought the flight down.
    – The Losties are alive, not in some purgatory or in-between life and death place.
    – Jin is the babie’s father.
    – Naomi was send by Penny.
    – Ben is freaked out because he is losing control as leader and feels threatened by Locke’s abilities.[/quote]
    I missed it last night night. They confirmed that Naomi was definatley sent by Penny?

  5. MKS says:

    They showed the end of season two and then said that this allowed the men working for Penny to see where the island was. Later they said that Naomi was there looking for Desmond.

  6. spiralturtle says:

    Here’s what I would do if I were Locke — assuming the island heals me, I’d head straight back to Jacob’s cabin, remove a section of the ash/powder ring, and see what happens.

    Yes, could be catastrophic. But I also wanted someone to take a stick of dynamite to the cable as soon as the Black Rock was found.

  7. [quote comment=”59836″]They showed the end of season two and then said that this allowed the men working for Penny to see where the island was. Later they said that Naomi was there looking for Desmond.[/quote]

    Right, but with D&C, unless they explicitly say something, like “Naomi was sent by Penny to find Desmond,” then you can’t take that for the truth.

    They never said she was sent by Penny, they just alluded to the event that happened with the snow hut and those guys calling Penny.

  8. MKS says:

    I will have to go back, but I am pretty sure they said Naomi was send by Penny. Either way, they did make it clear she was not one of the Others.

  9. Julie says:

    Okay so we know for sure that the plane was brought down by the emp caused when desmond didn’t push the button. However, what made the plane split apart?
    An emp would just shut down all the mechanical equipment, not cause it to break in two.

  10. Julie says:

    [quote comment=”59819″][quote comment=”59812″]Hey, I’m first!

    I was thinking that Smokey reported his findings to Jacob, not Ben. But Ben could possibly get some info from Jacob.

    Ep didn’t reveal as much as I was hoping, but it did give some definitive answers to a few theories we had on this blog.[/quote]

    I was just about to post the same thought. I think it’s possibly Jacob’s only way around island. Perhaps he is trapped, thus the statement “help me” to Locke.[/quote]

    Yes but we have to assume that Jacob was there before Dharma if we assume this.
    If smokey is the only way that jacob can ‘get around the island’ because Ben has him trapped… well then why did the dharma people build the ‘fence’. Does that make sense?
    Jacob wouldn’t need smokey if he wasn’t trapped by Ben. Ben couldn’t have trapped him previous to coming to the island.. not to mention he was all of 11 or so.
    So, either Ben didn’t trap Jacob and he’s just continuing the seclusion or…… smokey and Jacob are not directly related.

  11. Chloe says:

    I’m sorry to sound like an idiot – I just really got in to this show last season and am just NOW becomming completely addicted – but what is this “Black Rock” everyone’s (also on other blogs) referring to? Again, sorry for bein’ an idiot! 😉

  12. blimblam says:

    Hi Chloe, 🙂 You’re NOT an idot!! It’s all good. 🙂 The Black Rock is an old ship that is on the island. It was the place where Locke had trapped Cooper (See “The Brig” episode)

  13. [quote comment=”59871″]I’m sorry to sound like an idiot – I just really got in to this show last season and am just NOW becomming completely addicted – but what is this “Black Rock” everyone’s (also on other blogs) referring to? Again, sorry for bein’ an idiot! ;)[/quote]

    http://lostpedia.com/wiki/Black_Rock_%28ship%29

  14. Hahaha, nice timing.

  15. Seajam says:

    Interesting that the Black Rock was brought up here because I don’t think it was mentioned last night. Anything else they left out – besides giving the intimate details of every character? Did they mention or show the foot statue? I don’t remember. Once again, they used a recap to focus on the human side of the show. They once again ruled out the Purgatory theme but they did mention repentence about 5 times.

  16. Seajam says:

    Or was it repentence? Sorry, my memory is bad today but it was either that or a similiar word (redemption maybe?) that they used quite a few times throughout the show.

  17. blimblam says:

    Two statements that stood out IMO. “I don’t think Jack’s giving up on Kate” and later.. “Juliet misinterpret’s Jack” (Relating to why Jack wants Kate never to return for him)

    This leads me to believe that perhaps Jack is plotting something much deeper than I previously thought. Now I’m wondering if he purposely has been “playing” to Juliette to gain her trust while all the while keeping his love for Kate to himself. This was afford him a way to manipulate Juliette for information on how to defeat the others. The only thing that doesn’t fit with these thoughts is the fact that before the sub was exploded, he was ready to leave the island with Ben and the others. Maybe he was going to go and then bring help back for the other Losties.? hmmm.. perhaps then he had to change his plan to another tactic once the sub was a bust.

  18. Meg says:

    [quote comment=”59905″]Two statements that stood out IMO. “I don’t think Jack’s giving up on Kate” and later.. “Juliet misinterpret’s Jack” (Relating to why Jack wants Kate never to return for him)

    This leads me to believe that perhaps Jack is plotting something much deeper than I previously thought. Now I’m wondering if he purposely has been “playing” to Juliette to gain her trust while all the while keeping his love for Kate to himself. This was afford him a way to manipulate Juliette for information on how to defeat the others. The only thing that doesn’t fit with these thoughts is the fact that before the sub was exploded, he was ready to leave the island with Ben and the others. Maybe he was going to go and then bring help back for the other Losties.? hmmm.. perhaps then he had to change his plan to another tactic once the sub was a bust.[/quote]
    I think he even said, when Kate asked, the reason he was leaving was to bring help back for the other Losties.

  19. blimblam says:

    Hi Seajam. Yep you’re right, they used the word “redemption”. “Redemption for misdeeds of the past”…”need to redeem themselves”.

  20. A Kelly says:

    [quote comment=”59870″][quote comment=”59819″][quote comment=”59812″]
    Yes but we have to assume that Jacob was there before Dharma if we assume this.
    If smokey is the only way that jacob can ‘get around the island’ because Ben has him trapped… well then why did the dharma people build the ‘fence’. Does that make sense?
    Jacob wouldn’t need smokey if he wasn’t trapped by Ben. Ben couldn’t have trapped him previous to coming to the island.. not to mention he was all of 11 or so.
    So, either Ben didn’t trap Jacob and he’s just continuing the seclusion or…… smokey and Jacob are not directly related.[/quote]

    Well it is possible that Jacob has other manifestatioins then the smoke monster. It is also plausable to believe that Dharma built the fence, not knowing the nature of the smoke, and probably didnt know of “jacob’s” existence. So while Dharma built the fence, it could be Ben who found out teh secrets of the Jacob and has him limited now to ONLY the smoke form.

  21. blimblam says:

    Hi Meg, Yes! I had forgotten about that, you’re right! I’ve been thinking since the beginning that it was weird that Jack would be so fickle with two women. That just struck me as odd.

  22. Lone Mountain says:

    That question regarding the splitting of the airplane by “an electromagnetic pulse” is valid. We still do not have evidence of its island source nor the physical nature of the pulse. It is not like the radiation burst from the sun that can fry electronics, but not much else, and not like the focused coherent photons in laser that burn through metals. A surge could shut the engines but then the jet would simply glide for a while; there is insufficient time and space for it to plunge and shear off wings and so forth. What other pulse has sufficient mass to cause the fusilage to split? Or is it just literary license?

  23. Meg says:

    [quote comment=”59914″]Or is it just literary license?[/quote]
    I doubt it. There HAD to be something else.

  24. blimblam says:

    I’m gonna get in trouble for this probably, but after Answers last night I thought about the following:

    They went over the fact that Jack’s aim is to get everyone off the Island, and Locke’s aim is to stay. I wonder what character changes will happen in Locke the more driven he becomes to avoid a rescue. Right now he’s a hero, but being driven can cause obsession. Will he become obsessed with keeping the island off limits to outsiders by exacting more and more control over the Losties and sabotaging their efforts? (Yuck, it’s a disturbing thought)

  25. Rick says:

    I noticed a comment by Richard Alpert that stuck out a bit from The Brig. When he and Locke were looking over the valley where the others had set up camp he said,

    “It’s beautiful isn’t it. No matter how much time you spend on the Island you just never get tired of this view.”

    Another hint perhaps that Richard has been on the island for longer than we might be led to believe.

  26. LostDamery says:

    Good Recap of 3 seasons:
    2 cents:
    1) as far as Jacob and smokey, perhaps smokey is the state of Jacobs crew since a bad experiment by Dharma on the never dying crew of the Black Rock pirate ship. Which is why Jacob hates technology, and his crew is roaming the island looking for revenge.
    2) Regarding the EMP causing the crash ok but wasnt the plane off course by 2000 miles before it crashed? hmmm and I think a ripple of magnetic force could shear a plane apart. Like a tidal wave to a paper boat.

  27. MKS says:

    Oh I just remembered. Last night they also said that the Others were able to travel back and forth between the real world and the island. I know there had been some people who had their doubts about that one. (although I don’t think it is possible anymore)

  28. Lone Mountain says:

    Ah, yes, LostDamery, a ripple but more than magnetic force, such a time-space, as when a star collapses. That EM flux was a secondary effect. OK, I am satisfied for now. On to next week!

  29. Tina says:

    [quote comment=”59919″]I’m gonna get in trouble for this probably, but after Answers last night I thought about the following:

    They went over the fact that Jack’s aim is to get everyone off the Island, and Locke’s aim is to stay. I wonder what character changes will happen in Locke the more driven he becomes to avoid a rescue. Right now he’s a hero, but being driven can cause obsession. Will he become obsessed with keeping the island off limits to outsiders by exacting more and more control over the Losties and sabotaging their efforts? (Yuck, it’s a disturbing thought)[/quote]

    Why do you consider Locke a hero? Though I enjoy the complexities of his character, I find his motives and actions disconcerting. Though he informed the castaways of the impending kidnap plot, he did not in any way try to aid them in their actual fight against the Others (so far). Granted a bullet wound to the gut will do that to you. BUT the last few episodes of this season reveal a Locke driven not by his desire to protect his friends, but by a need to understand the island and his connection to it, AT WHATEVER COST.

    To me, that’s not a hero, that’s a selfish prig.

  30. Seajam says:

    LostDamery, it’s bothered me too that if the pilot is to be believed, the plane was drastically off course before it ever got near the island. I don’t remember the exact amount the pilot mentioned, but if it was 2000, how long would that take to happen? Surely not the short time that the alarm was going off. I also know very little about emp and while I wasn’t convinced of its power to wretch a plane in half, I accepted it as artistic license. If it can do that, that’s fine. But would it do that to the plane but leave the other structures on the island unharmed? It’s not a rhetorical question – I really am trying to understand what seems to be an important issue in the story so anybody who can shed light in layman’s terms 😉 please do so.

    Tina, I get where you’re coming from with the selfish prig thing, but he’s been unselfish most of his life (and gullible too yes) and where has that got him? I’m not saying it’s the right way to be, just trying to put myself in his shoes.

  31. MKS says:

    The plane was having some difficulties and was re-routed towards Fiji. By the time the plane crashed they were going towards Fiji for about two hours, so they would have been well off course from their original flight plan. I don’t think they ever said that they were off course unexpectedly. The pasangers knew about the (at that time) two hour diversion.

  32. Other 218 says:

    [quote comment=”60038″]The plane was having some difficulties and was re-routed towards Fiji. By the time the plane crashed they were going towards Fiji for about two hours, so they would have been well off course from their original flight plan. I don’t think they ever said that they were off course unexpectedly. The pasangers knew about the (at that time) two hour diversion.
    [/quote]
    Yeah, but Naomi said they crashed off shore of Bali, about 4500 miles from Fiji, or 8 hours off course. Whats’ up with that?

  33. blimblam says:

    Hi Tina : )

    I referred to John as a hero in my post due to the fact that his being shot (and the question about whether he’ll die or not) shocked and upset many viewers according to several blog posts across the web. I was thinking of him being more of a “loved character” in the audience’s mind rather than his personal qualifications for being a hero in the true sense of the word. I probably could have been more clear on that. : ) However, for me, the term hero has several implications. For me, integrity, perserverance, and fighting for the good in things and people is just as worthy of the word hero as feats of self sacrifice. It’s a more quiet trait I notice in other people.

    I admire Locke as a character because of the emotional trauma he’s been through in the past and his ability to keep those things from destroying him completely inside. He keeps pressing forward. He is interesting and a deep thinker. He treats children with a different respect than most adults do. Yes, he is gullible at times as Seajam pointed out correctly. In my opinion he allows himself to be gullible because he keeps trying to see the good side of people. He wants to find it…almost needs to find it. It takes a very different kind of strength to submit to another person and let yourself be vulnerable to them. John has done that time and time again.

    Now on the island, John is changing…. Taking the bull by the horns so to speak. What he did for Charlie’s drug problem was a strong stand to help Charlie as a person. Making Aaron’s cradle for Claire was a small but meaningful way of reaching out to another human being. It’s the little things about John that make him so endearing. Deep down John is incapable of the kind of evil he’s been the victim of. (At least right now). We see in real life how being hurt time and time again can turn people inside out and ultimately destroy all good conscience in them and all sense of service for others. John’s character seems to be heading in that direction in some ways. Right now, for me, I see John struggling with both sides of himself. I’m hoping the best in John wins.

  34. txflw says:

    Reference the plan breaking apart: I believe its literary license, the fact that the plane broke made it possible to have two sections of the plane with survivors and a second story line to feed on. It’s also more dramatic.

  35. Lesley says:

    In the past these recap shows have focused on what story line is to come. IMHO it appears all of the Lostaways are heroes of sorts. Many of them pre-crash, behaved so badly to achieve their personal goals, but Locke less so than the others. Locke’s naivete makes him seem inherently “good”. On the island, they are all growing and gaining perspective and vision – being part of a whole. Since their arrival every one of them has sacrificed on behalf of a fellow Lostaway although each of them does that in a different manner. Some keep secrets and others wear their hearts on their sleeves. I think Locke is transforming but will emerge in a manner similar to Gandolf, The White. (Gandolf was a little scary at the beginning too.) Ben is transforming in the opposite direction. Jack has always been quite secretive about his grand plans (remember Ben’s surgery – who saw that coming?) and I expect he has strung Juliet along expecting her to turn in the eleventh hour. I expect that of Juliet as well. Let’s face it, she did not tell anyone about the signal jamming until the subject was being bantered about, and she knows which side has the most knowledge of the island as well as the way off. I believe she is following Ben’s advice and giving the Lostaways the truth as necessary when she suspects she may be found out. She certainly did not seem real happy when Karl arrived with the news of the change of schedule. I believe we are being prepared for our own change of perspective as well and would not be surprised to find out the island is mechanical or located inside the earth, under the water or on another planet for that matter. I only know I am ready for the new twists in the road because I am truly enjoying this ride.

  36. Ellie says:

    Blimblam’s comment made me think of something totally different then everyone else: Who will stay on the island with Locke and who will leave the island with Jack?

    After 3 months on the island I think that they would get a bit attached. They think they want to go home to the real world, but when it’s time they won’t be able to. Like Richard said, “You never get tired of the view.” Something like that anyways. With 1/2/however many months that they’ll be there, I think that they will get more attached to the island. By the time the plane/boat/whatever comes to rescue them they’ll consider the island they’re home and a few of them won’t be able to leave.

    Right now, I can only think of 3 other people who might want to stay on the island but I’m sure the list will grow.

    The first is Kate. Why would she want to go back to the real world? If she did she would go straight to jail.

    Rose and Bernard are the second and third. Bernard was desperate to get Rose’s cancer cured which is why they were in Australia. Rose’s cancer has apparently been cured on the island, so why would they want to go?

    They could be our Adam & Eve. They were found with a black rock and a white rock.

  37. Bilbo says:

    Did anyone else feel like the entire show had been electronically sped up? Everyone seemed to be talking so fast. I wondered if the show had been edited to run inside an hour time slot, but needed to be compressed (like they sometimes do with movies) to make it fit in the shorter slot.

  38. clabberking says:

    Locke and Jack are diametrical opposites.

    Most obviously this is expressed in Jack’s desire to leave the island and Locke’s desire to stay, no matter the cost. On a not unrelated note, they are also opposites on the question of fate.

    Jack doesn’t care about the piles of coincidences, the big picture, the “why” questions. He keeps laser-focused on the same goal he’s had since the beginning – escape for himself and the others.

    Because of the crushing disappointments of his life before arriving on the island, Locke has to believe that all that has happened – coming to the island, being able to walk, getting in the hatch, punching the numbers, surviving the encounter with smokie, settling the score with his father, are part of a plan that will redeem that terrible past by illuminating its purpose and grant him a future where he is free, powerful and important.

    Locke’s not a bad person, but he won’t easily set aside that sense of purpose, even if others are hurt by his decisions. He’s a true believer and, like many true believers, he could pose a danger.

  39. Choppa'Piloto says:

    [quote comment=”60401″]
    Who will stay on the island with Locke and who will leave the island with Jack?
    [/quote]
    Running through the entire cast?
    How about Jin? Once infertile – now 5 times more potent than the average Joe (Kim). I’d stay.
    How about Hurley? Once the unluckiest lucky person on the planet (minus Bill Gates) – now happy, well fed and well liked. I’d stay.
    How about Claire? Mom killer, exorcist baby, child seller. Well fed, well loved, hasn’t lifted a finger in three months. I’d stay.
    How about Charlie? Two months sober, adoptive father, just learned how to swim. Strikes a handsome pose at 130lbs in his BVD’s after a night in bed with 2 groupies – priceless. I’d stay (flee).
    How about Danielle? Sixteen years abstinent, speaks serbo-francais, expert with weapons & explosives, holds a serious grudge, survivalist extraordinaire. I’d stay. (Actually I’d like to bring her to my compound for a little de-programming).

    And the list goes on.

  40. blimblam says:

    Going out on a limb here:
    I’ve been thinking about Ben and reading the various posts from audience members who are theorizing that Ben is the reason pregnant women/infants die on the island. Something about him personally being the reason. I’ve been thinking just the opposite. It’s ludicrous to believe that an infant can somehow kill it’s mother on purpose during child bearing. Ben didn’t kill his mother on the day he was born, his mother’s body died during child birth. The only person he knew as “dad” then systematically programmed him with guilt and shame into believing he killed her. (A nasty and disgusting thing to do to a child.) I can’t imagine the pain and pressure a child would endure under something like that…. Plus, in keeping with the redemption theory for the characters of Lost, Ben most certainly does NOT need to redeem himself because of her death. It wasn’t his fault.

    I’m beginning to think that Ben’s obsession with finding a cure for the instances of pregnancy deaths has to do with finding a way to change the outcome of his mother’s life instead. If there is indeed a wormhole or time shift, then finding the cure would allow him to go back and possibly save her somehow. His whole life would be different in that time line. He would have her, he would not be hated and abandoned by his “father figure”, and he would not turn inward on himself because of guilt and condemnation. Who knows what other ripple effects he’s endured because of it. Perhaps the inability to sustain a relationship of any kind….. I see Ben’s hatred and manipulation as desperation more than anything else. I remember in the beginning when we were first introduced to Juliet that he seemed to have a genuine affection for her and I often thought that he was in love with her, but she rejected him. She does resemble the image of his mother… hmmm…. Perhaps if he couldn’t have her, then he turned that pain into anger and so the vicious cycle in him continues. Anger at his life, anger at Jack, anger at John… etc.

  41. katesFriend says:

    ellie, i love the idea that adam and eve are rose and bernard, that would def make sense!

    blim blam, about ben finding a cure and saving his mom, what about the effects that would have on the island and the story we know so far? imagine how different the losties lives would be if they hadn’t been manipulated into being ultimately brought to australia to be on the flight!

  42. leah says:

    listen ,ben is somehow “doing all the mothers in”because. a,he had to do without his own mother ,taken away from him at most critical moment in his life. b,look how he has turned out (from his point of view)leader of secret sect, ex father murderer,distroyer of dahma
    world and finally cold bloodied,point blank
    shooter of lock.and finally .c,he would be able to manipulate the very young ,without the protection of the mothers .just like him.on a different note . Does any one else feel they are all dead already ?after all did or didnt naomi say on severel different occasions that the plane had been found with no survivors and all the bodies within?

  43. Pelinester says:

    Just wanted to say a few things regarding smokey which I haven’t seen anyone talking about yet. I was thinking last night about the relic that was used as the mast for tying up old Coops (TMFT). I didn’t notice it the first time I saw ‘The Brig’, but this looks like it may be some kind of sacrificial artefact. I wonder what purpose this served the island’s original inhabitants. I wonder what kind of spiritual beliefs they had and who they were offering their ‘sacrifice’ to. This reminded me of Boone’s little accident and how Locke saw it as a sacrifice demanded by the island. The fact that Locke was shown Boone’s bloody body in the dream coupled with a damning fact from Boone’s life makes me think that he may have come under the Island’s judgement. This is similar to how Ecko seemed to face some kind of judgement in his final moments. This makes me think that although no-one is going to know what Smokey is, the ancient civilisation that was on the island probably developed systems that allowed them to co-exist with it. It’s even possible that Smokey developed habits from the native culture. It is probable the sacrificial mast was used to make offerings to their God, which could have been Smokey in their eyes. It’s possible Smokey has come to see his purpose as the judge of who becomes that sacrifice. Seeing as the natives aren’t there to formally make the actual offering anymore, smokey may be compelled to manipulate circumstances such as the Boone incident to obtain that sacrifice. This may have been what happened with Ecko. Ecko was almost killed by the polar bear as a matter of circumstance. However seeing as this failed, Smokey may have been forced to take a more direct approach. The only problem with this is that I would imagine the same force which could manipulate such circumstances, as through Locke’s dream of Boone and the beechcraft, was also the same force that told Locke to save Ecko from the bear. Why would the island on one hand save Ecko’s life and then decide to take it not much later in time. Perhaps this was to serve a greater purpose. I guess this would have been the taking out the submarine which was set in motion by the inscription on Ecko’s stick.

  44. Seajam says:

    This may be dumb and irrelevant, but… do we assume boar and polar bears can reproduce on the island and only humans can’t?

  45. anselmo says:

    Going back to clabberking’s remark:

    Jack is a spinal surgeon, Locke was miraculously cured of paralysis. Jack has to have something to fix, Locke has to have faith . . . etc., etc. Remember, Mr. Echo and Charlie, two other mystical/faith characters, were on board with Locke. Remember Jacob hates technology, while Ben is surrounded by it . . . Maybe the writers are trying to do a faith / reason thing here.

  46. Dr_Zak says:

    [quote comment=”59914″]That question regarding the splitting of the airplane by “an electromagnetic pulse” is valid. We still do not have evidence of its island source nor the physical nature of the pulse. It is not like the radiation burst from the sun that can fry electronics, but not much else, and not like the focused coherent photons in laser that burn through metals. A surge could shut the engines but then the jet would simply glide for a while; there is insufficient time and space for it to plunge and shear off wings and so forth. What other pulse has sufficient mass to cause the fusilage to split? Or is it just literary license?[/quote]

    Speaking from a physics standpoint, the EMP did not cause the tearing apart of the plane, it was the air surrounding the wings. This phenomenon is seen over and over again in real life plane crashes and boat wrecks (Titanic anyone?) Once the EMP knocked out the electronics, there was no way to stabilize the wings. If the plane started to list to one side or the other, the difference in wind speed over the different wings would cause a wrenching force that tore the plane in two. I don’t think there is any other underlying plot twist as to why the plane broke in two.

  47. Ellie says:

    Could Smokey/Jacob/Whoever be able to take planes, boats, whatever from the real world and put it on the island?

  48. spiralturtle says:

    [quote comment=”60401″]Blimblam’s comment made me think of something totally different then everyone else: Who will stay on the island with Locke and who will leave the island with Jack?

    After 3 months on the island I think that they would get a bit attached.

    Now that you mention it, that makes total sense! Most of the characters we know don’t have much holding them to the real world. The two little kids have their parents back home, and Desmond has Penny, but most others have abusive/controlling relatives (Charlie, Sun&Jin), painful pasts (Hurley, Sayid) or have been abandoned (Jack, Locke, Kate by her mother, Claire), or other reasons why they could legitimately make new lives on the island — provide the problems posed by the Others are resolved.

  49. spiralturtle says:

    Sorry, messed up on the quote and reply. The last paragraph is mine, the rest is Ellie’s.

  50. TanziTwo says:

    [quote comment=”60516″]
    ellie, i love the idea that adam and eve are rose and bernard, that would def make sense!
    [/quote]
    yeah, and the GEICO gecko lizard is in charge of the Looking Glass Hatch (in the HD screen cap you can see him at a small tech station in the lower right – hard to recognize at first with the tiny eyepatch).
    and the GEICO caveman is running the radio tower for the Others (his nametag says “GOK, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR”)

  51. Marcelo says:

    how could Ben keep contact and some power in the “outside” world since he killed all the DHARMA people in favor of the islanders, which, apparentely, does not contact the “outside” world?

    Marcelo.

  52. Ainee says:

    hi! i’m not sure if this was brought up before..
    but i have seen an episode before in season 1..
    a korean friend of mine made this obvious to me..
    i don’t know if anyone noticed this.. and i’m not sure in what episode you will see this..
    remember the part where jack i think.. was telling a guy to get down.. the guy was near the plane’s engine (that thing on the side that’s like a propeller – not sure with the spelling) but anyway, i think you remember that seen.. this guy was vacuumed in then it exploded.. in our initial reaction it was because the guy was vacuumed in that’s why it exploded.. but if you actually put it in slow motion.. the black smoke actually made it explode.. you can see a black smoke changing it’s shape and suddenly turns into like a flying carpet made of smoke… then it hit that engine.. then boom! if this was already mentioned or if you’ve already known this.. sorry.. but if not.. i hope this information could be added in the details..

    — from a lost addict in the Philippines

    thank you http://www.lostblog.net i enjoy the information. and i’m looking forward to new blog entries.. and i’m wish season 4 could start immediately.. i can’t believe this will end by 2010…. 2 emotions
    1 – i can’t believe i’ll still have questions until 2010..

    2 – i can’t believe it will really end.. 😦

  53. Ainee says:

    hi! i’m not sure if this was brought up before..
    but i have seen an episode before in season 1..
    a korean friend of mine made this obvious to me..
    i don’t know if anyone noticed this.. and i’m not sure in what episode you will see this..
    remember the part where jack i think.. was telling a guy to get down.. the guy was near the plane’s engine (that thing on the side that’s like a propeller – not sure with the spelling) but anyway, i think you remember that seen.. this guy was vacuumed in then it exploded.. in our initial reaction it was because the guy was vacuumed in that’s why it exploded.. but if you actually put it in slow motion.. the black smoke actually made it explode.. you can see a black smoke changing it’s shape and suddenly turns into like a flying carpet made of smoke… then it hit that engine.. then boom! if this was already mentioned or if you’ve already known this.. sorry.. but if not.. i hope this information could be added in the details..

    — from a lost addict in the Philippines

    thank you http://www.lostblog.net i enjoy the information. and i’m looking forward to new blog entries.. and i’m wishing season 4 could start immediately.. i can’t believe this will end by 2010…. 2 emotions
    1 – i can’t believe i’ll still have questions until 2010..

    2 – i can’t believe it will really end.. 😦

  54. amanda says:

    ben is time traveling
    the “oceanic 6” are all there for a reason
    JACK, he is sick
    JIN, she is pregnate
    AARON(the baby), his mom wanted him to live
    KATE, she had aaron
    HURLEY, idk
    SIHEED, ben told him that he could see his wife [who we just found out died]
    and BEN IS NOT A PART OF THE OCEANIC 6, BECAUSE HE WASNT ON THE PLANE TO BEGIN WITH

    oh ND “Jacob” is bens dad

    [oh and im 13, and i figured this out on my own:) ]

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