Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thoughts on "Lighthouse"

Spoilers below so please don't read unless you've seen LOST episode 6x05 entitled "Lighthouse."






I could go on and on about Lost so for the sake of time, but I will try and keep it as brief as I can.

The scene were Jack washes his face in the bathroom and looks into the mirror reminded me of a scene from the season 6 premiere, LA X.  We see a similar scene where Jack goes to the restroom on the plane and notices a small cut on his neck as he is washing his face.  In Lighthouse, Jack notices a scar where his appendix was removed; however, he doesn't appear to remember much about it as he later asks his mother how old he was when he had the surgery.  These are both clear examples of the two timelines somehow meshing together.

It was definitely interesting to see that Jack had a son, yet I'm still questioning the significance of these flashsideways.

Why doesn't Jacob want Jack and Hurley to be at the temple when MIB (otherwise known as Man in black/Smokey/FakeLocke/ManInLocke/etc...) arrives? Does he not care for Sayid and all the others at the temple? They are supposedly "his" people. I thought it was the safest place on the island right now... 
I really think they are throwing us a lot of red herrings to try and convince us that Jacob is the evil one. I have to say, the revelation that Jacob had been watching them all through the mirrors really made me question how good he may or may not be. But after Jack smashes the mirror and after a commercial break, we see the scene where Jack let's his son know that he will always love him no matter what. 
Look at this following quote from Jack and imagine that it is actually Jacob speaking these words to all of the candidates. "I don't ever want you to feel that way. I will always love you. In my eyes, no matter what you do you can never fail. I just want to be a part of your life." Jacob isn't doing these things to take away their free will. He's doing these things because he loves them and wants to be in their life, very similar to parents and their children or even God and his children. 
Many of the questions and concerns I have about Jacob are questions people often have in regards to a god in their life. If God is all knowing, is there any free will? Why do bad things happen to good people? How could God allow this to happen? Etc... So many of those questions are what I'm asking about Jacob right now. If you believe in God and Satan, or just even some form of good and evil, the right choice isn't always obvious. Matthew 7:15-16 reads, "Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them." MIB's message sounds great right now, but by his "fruit" we will see him for what he really is.
We can now see how everything is "setting up" for the next few episodes. Sun, Lapidus, Ilana, and Ben are headed to the temple where they will find Dogan, Sayid, Miles and all the "others." Kate is looking for Claire who is with both Jin and MIB. Sawyer can't be too far behind. Jack and Hurley are together and will likely head back to the temple now that their task at the Lighthouse is complete. Hopefully, everyone on island will be together soon so we won't have to go multiple episodes without seeing certain characters.
Although the promo for next week was somewhat confusing, it must be pretty good if they really can't show us anything.
I nearly forgot...WHO is #108???? My first thought was Desmond, but screencaps of Jacob's wheel indicate that 108 is someone named "Wallace."

    1 comment:

    logankstewart said...

    Interesting post. I've read a few things suggesting that Jacob is the real "evil" on the Island, but I just can't believe it.

    Look at the things he told a hurting young James Ford. Look at the sorrow on his face when he heals John Locke. The "man" cares about these people, but certain rules inhibit his affection.

    Aye, the throwdown that's gonna happen at the Temple should be awesome. But who all will survive?

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