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My Reactions to LOST Season Four, Episode Seven: Ji Yeon March 14, 2008

Posted by lotrking in L O S T.

Dude. Jin’s dead. Didn’t see that coming. Especially since we didn’t see the death, and went straight to the tombstone. All violence aside, this was probably the most shocking death of the show to date, simply because it came out of no where, I’m not sure I’ve completely fathomed his death yet. (Smart move on the writer’s part to have Jin’s scenes be in the past and Sun’s scenes be in the future, it certainly made everything seem believable.)

Moving backwards, big reveal number two: Michael’s back. Well that one I did see coming, his name has been listed in the opening credits since the beginning of this season, I knew it was only a matter of time, though I suspected to see him somewhere in the future flashforwards, not on the boat. Truth be told, I suspected that Locke was the man on the boat. How can he be on the boat and Island at the same time, you ask. Well if the Island is indeed a temporal nexus, he would simply need to leave the Island in a direction that would take him to the past, and then infiltrate the Widmore Corporation, etc etc, until he got on the boat. Up until now, that was my theory. Now I’m thinking Michael went slightly into the past (not too far, maybe a year or two before he came to the Island), Ben’s off-Island men recruited him, and he ended up on the freighter. Where’s (Waldo, no wait) Walt? I don’t know, I think about that some more before I form a theory.

Big reveal number three: Ben staged the fake wreckage at the bottom of the ocean. Good. This really simplifies things. If that was the “real” wreckage, and the Island wreckage was also “real,” man that would have taken some heavy explaining. This also proves that whatever off-Island organization Ben heads does indeed have huge power and access to large sums of money.

Lastly, what’s up with the suicides? I’m guessing the people are experienced things similar to what Desmond experienced, but on a much smaller level. First, let me explain what I think happened to Desmond. If the Island is a temporal nexus, then an exact direction would have to be followed to get to a specific point in time. If the freighter is in the “present” of the show (which is really December 2004), they need to head in that direction. But if the storm caused them to change directions slightly (to whatever year Desmond was flashing back to), then when the changed back to the “present” Desmond’s mind from the past may have come with them (for whatever reasons, yet unknown, that he is more susceptible to “temporal motion sickness.”) Going back to the suicides, if the freighter is too close to the Island, it may occasionally drift a few minutes into the past or future. If the passengers that are susceptible to “temporal motion sickness” are constantly having their head jump to a few minutes into the past or future, it would be not only jarring, but like a constant case of déjà vu, so suicide seems a good way to end that. As for why the captain didn’t let anyone swim after the girl? Well, suppose they swam too far in one direction and….. well, you get the idea.

More next week! Please leave comments!




1. dylan555 - March 14, 2008

I suspect that Jin is alive but back on the island. His death is because everyone else believes he is (those not on the island). Also, did Ben stage it or Charles Widmore?

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