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Today I was having this conversation with a friend about “community”. How it’s shaped religion, art, pop culture, and of course the Internet; and how social deprivation in a culture will always lead to some kind of backlash; some alternative form of communal interaction. It’s a little passé, I know; to point out that we’re social animals and all that.
But it’s strange, cause this has actually been a theme in a few of my “on” and “offline” chats lately. I’m not really sure how to link together what I’m thinking here, but the bottom line is I’m really fascinated by it. I guess I’ve always been.
And I think that’s one of the reasons I’ve been loving Lost so much… and doing these Lost posts lately.
Aside from the show’s own themes of community and collaboration (The Castaways, The Dharma Initiative, The Others, Religion in general), I love how the experience of watching Lost and discussing it afterwards, fosters these similar “castaway” communities online. A bunch of strangers in this wild digital space, with a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, coming together every week to try to figure out all this Lost craziness. Which one of us is the mastermind, you think? Or the one most likely to whack you over the head with a canoe oar? Definitely @iitzelhv.
Anyway, let’s get to it.
So last night we got a few new goodies…
First of all, I just wanna say… I was seriously blown away, shocked out of my friggin mind that Sun is in 2007. Am I the only one that was like, “seriously??!!!” As I said to @michaelmuhney, they’ve got some serious explaining to do. Their reason for that better be air tight…….. or it better be the same reason as mine… when I come up with one.
Okay, let’s see. We now know it has nothing to do with Ben and Locke both turning that donkey wheel. So why then? What do the three have in common?
Hmmmmm………… I’m seriously thinking this out as I type…………….. (a minute has passed)…………… (another few minutes have passed cause I took this photo and uploaded it to Flickr)
……………. oh wait! How about this??!! Maybe the vitamins that Juliet gave Sun in Season 3-4 had magnetically charged particles in them that were protecting her pregnancy from the Islands effects… you know, the way the injection protected Claire in Season 1! YES!!!!!
SO… Christian and Locke died and were brought back to life by the Island’s effects. Ben has never been affected by the Island’s effects, which is why he doesn’t heal (the tumor)… and Claire and Sun were both given some sort of medicine that protects them from the Island juju……… right?………… right?!!……………… *sigh* sorry, that’s all I got for ya.
But speaking of Claire, did you all see the easter egg? I didn’t. @erikpatterson actually pointed it out to me this morning. The scene with Christian Shepard in the Dharma house? Claire is there in the background…. or it’s a grip who got caught in the shot.
If you haven’t seen it, I’ll try to describe the moment: They’re standing, looking at the 1977 Dharma photo, when suddenly the door behind them swings open (part wind, part ghost). Then in a couple shots later, if you look behind Sun, you can barely make out the highlight of a blond head.
Wanna know my favorite moment in the episode? The very end when young Ben meets Sayid in jail. An awesome moment of acting, no doubt about it. Am I the only one who thinks that little actor’s been studying up Michael Emerson Stanislavski-style? Waaaay impressive. He’s got that deadpan eye thing down perfectly now, huh?
Unless………….. wait a second……….. maybe…………………. hmmmmm……. that… could very well be…..
… that could very well be.
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