Thursday, May 14, 2009


So much happened in last nights episode it's difficult to know where to start. We watched Jacob, a.k.a Rita's abusive ex from Dexter, visit all of our beloved Losties in various stages of their lives. We watched what seemed like the final showdown between Jack and Sawyer, who for some reason still love Kate even though she's turned into a huge bitch-I'm guessing because she doesn't want to end up in prison for the rest of her life (though she ended up having a change of heart.) We saw how Dr. Chang lost his arm. And then Juliette was attacked by an unfortunate bundle of chains and sucked into the 'almost' hatch, only to sacrifice herself for everyone (no doubt so that she can move on to her new role on V.) And, as usual, it ended without answering most of our questions and while bringing up a whole boatload of new ones.

Black Shirt The Evil Guy (or maybe he's good, we don't know) can apparently possess the dead spirits of people, if their body is present on the island. This explains Christian walking around from the very beginning and hanging out in Jacob's cabin. It also explains why Locke had to die, and why Locke told Richard to tell other Locke that he had to die. It also could seemingly explain any dead apparitions on the island, though I'm still confused about Bradley Cooper (Locke's Dad and the guy who conned Sawyer's parents) though I suppose Jacob could have just 'brought' him there, as Black Shirt says he does in the opening scene with The Black Rock.

Derek, who is a Lost newby, only really getting into it this season, has solved the 4 toed, crazy island statue mystery. Knowing a bit more about Egyptian mythology than your average guy he was able to deduce that the statue is of the crocodile faced Egyptian God, Sobek. He was known to carry an Ankh in his hand, which Wikipedia says:

"represented his ability to undo evil and so cure ills."

Wikipedia goes on to say:

"Sobek's ambiguous nature led some Egyptians to believe that he was a repairer of evil that had been done, rather than a force for good itself...He was also said to call on suitable gods and goddesses required for protecting people in situation, effectively having a more distant role, nudging things along, rather than taking an active part."

So, yeah, this seems to shed a bit of light on whatever the hell was going on in that episode last night. This also ties in with the answer to the annoying "What lies in the shadow of the statue?" question which Richard answered in Latin and then the folks at Lostpedia translated to: he who will protect/save us.

Jacob is some sort of godlike figure, meddling in people's lives, perhaps trying to undo the evil that they have done, or that has been done to them. Black Shirt, seems to be the bad guy, but maybe he's not. Who knows? Don't think too much about it because you have to wait until 2010 for an answer. The nerve.

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