Clean Up Your Own Mess

Locke’s drug-induced “conversation” with the island (Boone) was pretty interesting and probably gave Locke more information than the obvious, which was to save Mr. Eko. That much was obvious, but consider these other revelations:

  • Claire & Charlie looked like a married couple with baby Aaron in tow. Boone’s revelation to Locke, “Not them, they’re fine. For a while.” Who knows what this means specifically, but it’s obvious that they will need John at some point, but not right now.
  • Jin & Sun arguing about something in a bag. Sayid pats Jin on the back. Boone says, “I think Sayid’s got it.” I think it’s the islands way of letting John know that they will make it back just fine.
  • Desmond looks like a pilot. Boone says, “Forget it. He’s helping himself.” Perhaps that’s the islands way of letting John know that Desmond can handle himself.
  • Jack, Kate, and Sawyer are going through a separate gate from everyone else and Benjamin Linus is with the TSA and he’s scanning Jack. Boone says, “There’s nothing you can do for them. Not yet. First you have to clean up your own mess.” This one is almost too obvious especially after Locke makes his little speech at the end of the episode about how they are going to go and rescue them after they take care of Mr. Eko.

Here’s the thing, in Locke’s flashback, Eddie (the undercover cop) tells him, “…because you hadn’t been here long, didn’t have a criminal record, and psyche profiles said that you would be amenable for coercion.” If the island knows these people as well as it seems to know them, then wouldn’t it stand to reason that Locke is just being used because he is easily manipulated? Something to think about!

On another note – naked Desmond – anyone ever see Terminator? The time travelers always end up naked when they come back. Maybe Desmond knew what Locke was going to say because he heard him say it in the future and then went back in time, lost his clothes, and well is acting weird. I don’t know. Just trying to make some sense of it.

Random Notes:

In case you hadn’t noticed, I added a Dharma logo to the image at the top of the page. It’s the Hydra Station logo. I’m guessing that the only remaining station (if there’s only 6) is the Flame, but since it hasn’t been seen yet, I’m holding off on including it.

Old news, but in a recent Podcast, the writers answered a fan question and said that there IS more than one “faction” of Others. Who knows what this means for sure, but in the LOST experience video, Thomas Mittlewerk refers to two “villages” (Filan and Vetul-Milani) who have agreed to test the vaccine. Maybe Benjamin’s group of Others is one of those villages and there is still another somewhere on the island or even somewhere else.

So Michael and Walt are sailing into the great unknown. So where the heck is Vincent the dog? I understand that the key for Michael was to get the heck out of there, but I haven’t seen the dog in quite a while now. Just thought it’d be worth mentioning.

Last thought – Nikki & Paulo! Just a tad bit on the annoying side, don’t you think? Bad case of overacting in only 10 seconds of screen time and they apparently cut out a scene where Claire catches them doing “it” in Jack’s tent. That would have cleared up the “if you have sex and you’re a female, you’re going to die” theory. Well, I guess we’ll see…

Check back soon for my thoughts on last night’s episode…


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