Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lost: The Substitute

“What I am is trapped, for so long I don’t know what it is to be free.”

After tonight’s Locke-centric episode, I still want to believe that Not Locke/Smoke Monster is the good guy. There are so many things in The Substitute that could shift the balance either way. Richard’s remarks about how Not Locke is going to kill everyone (leaning towards Not Locke is evil), the list of “candidates” and how Jacob pulled everyone’s strings (Not Locke is good), when Locke threw away the white rock and tipped the scales. Who was the cherubic little boy that appeared twice and told Not Locke that “you cannot kill him, you know the rules?”  Is this little boy another angel, warning Michael of the rules of Lucifer's banishment or interfering with humanity?

Could Lost really be that spiritual/religious?  I think it would be a very risky venture even for ABC/Disney to base a program on something that religious in nature.  That is the main reason why I don't think my theory holds water.  I think it would be very cool if this entire show was a take on the classic Christian battles of good versus evil, but I find it hard to believe that this would be inclusive enough for a major network to air for 6 years.  But it is hard to deny the symbolism of the very last scene of tonight's episode, Sawyer responding "Hell yes" to Locke and the firebathed smile on Locke's.

One thing that gave me pause tonight was seeing Shephard on Jacob’s list. I have heard at least 2 people say in previous episodes that Jack was not on the “list.” But there could 3 other Shephards, Christian (but he is dead and would have been crossed off), Claire (who may not bear the Shephard name, but she is by blood) and Aaron (again by blood). My vote is for Aaron, because there exists the prophecy by the fortune teller that Aaron plays some large part in the future. A lot of people on the island wanted the baby, but was it just because a baby was born on the island without dying or is there something else?

That's all I have on Lost tonight.  Let me know what you thing.  Please feel free to post your comments and theories.

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  1. I don't know why, but I thought the little boy was Sawyer as a child. Something keyed me onto that, but I can't remember what...

    I still don't know which one is good/evil. Not Locke is recruiting people, but what will he do with them when he gets them? I really think Sawyer will go to his side.

    I really hope Michael/Walt make another appearance. I was hoping to see Walt in the classroom with Locke, but no such luck.

    Jeanette and I LOVED the old spice commercial! "I'm riding a horse!"

  2. I read somewhere that Michael, Shannon, and Libby will be making an appearance before the end. I have not heard anything about Walt, but I agree it would be nice to clear up that entire plot line. Seeing him in the same school as Locke and Ben would be awesome.
    I have read a few places that people think the boy is Aaron, but I just don't understand that. It just doesn't seem to fit in with what is going on.