Sunday, April 08, 2007

Thoughts on Left Behind...

Here are my thoughts after re-watching the scenes with Kate, Juliet, and Smokey in Left Behind.

* I noticed again that the Smoke monster seems to appear during moments of tension and conflict (the same was true of Charlie and Eko)...

* Those flashes could have been of Juliet's fear...

* They also could be her mind overloading Smokey's sensors...

* Also, someone could have intervened to throw Smokey off just as it was about to attack the two...

* That someone could be Ben, who I believe may secretly exert some control over Smokey using the kids...

* Whatever the source of the flashes, they were visible to Kate, as well...

* Smokey seemed almost to be herding them behind the sonic fence...

A few questions I had:

* Is Juliet telling the truth about the Others' limited knowledge of Smokey? (According to the most recent podcast, probably not.)

* Why doesn't Smokey, who travels underground a lot, go under the fence?

* Did its strange behavior have anything to do with Juliet's eight-sided star brand?

On that last note regarding Juliet's brand, I stumbled on this interesting connection noted by a blogger named the lostmeister. The eight-sided star is virtually identical to the mark on a Cadbury chocolate egg. As lostmeister notes, it's almost certainly an ironic reference to the "easter eggs" that the writers hide for fans throughout the show.

6 comments:

DarkUFO said...

Just wanted to say that I've been enjoying reading some of your Lost thoughts and theories. The Island of Lost Children is good. You may want to submit one or more to my Lost Theories section.

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bigmouth said...

Thanks, Dark! I've actually been meaning to post them on your blog but was unsure whether you could accommodate the pictures, formatting, etc. Anyway, I have a bunch of questions for you and will shoot you an e-mail shortly.

Coral said...

I also wondered about why Smokey stopped at the fence. Why didn't he just go over it like the Losties did? Also about the flashes, maybe someone (Rousseau?) knows how to get rid of Smokey through their own experiences with him on the island because it seemed like he left them alone after the flashes happened. Juliet looked like she was gonna pee her pants at the sight of the flashes as well, like she didn't know who/what they were.

bigmouth said...

Coral, I definitely agree that Rousseau isn't telling the whole story. One possibility we've discussed on the fuselage is that Danielle might have had a similar experience to Claire in Caduceus. As others have noted, Danielle seemed almost to be having a flashback of her own during certain scenes. I know TPTB have said she's never seen an Other, but could Danielle have voluntarily given up Alex?

Josh said...

Hey, thanks for the linkage, bigmouth! You're more than welcome to browse my blog any time, leave comments, etc.

I noticed that you also live in California, so I'd love to have you join me in a post-LOST live podcast sometime. Just go to talkshoe.com right around 11:10 PM Pacific time on a Wednesday night—right after the show, for us—and join my live podcast, if you'd like.

Nice blog! You've got some great theories. I'll have to check it out sometime when it's not 1:24 AM. ;o)

Best regards,

~Josh
the JoshMeister's LOST Blog and Podcast
http://thelostmeister.blogspot.com/
http://myspace.com/theOriginalJoshMeister

bigmouth said...

Thanks, Josh! My friends and I often watch on delay so we can fast forward through the commercials. But I'd love to participate in a podcast some night that we don't. I'll be in touch about the details. In the mean time, keep up the great work on your blog, which I'm exploring myself. The Cadbury Egg thing was brilliant!