Monday, October 15, 2007

Lost Thoughts...

Whew! It's been a busy few weeks for me workwise, which is why I haven't done your excellent comments justice. But first, big thanks again to Doc Jensen of EW.com for mentioning Eye M Sick in his column. We're all big fans of Doc J over here and I think he's hit the nail on the head with his speculation that Ben has flashes of the future. That explains one of my all-time favorite scenes on the show -- Ben's creepy conversation with Kate over breakfast where he mentions that "the next two weeks will be very unpleasant."



Speaking of Kate, I had a bit of a brainstorm recently about who Kate's "he" (as in, "he'll be wondering where I am") might be. After the finale aired, my first guess was Tom Brennan (i.e., Kate's childhood friend) who was miraculously alive in the reality to which they'd returned. Others suggested Kevin (i.e., the cop Kate nearly married) which would also be intriguing. Still another possibility that folks have raised is Sawyer, which strikes me as plausible but somehow wrong -- and not because I'm a "Jater".



So who is Kate's "he" if not one of those three? Remember back in DOC when Juliet recorded a message for Ben that she was "still working on getting samples from the other women" and that she "should have Austen's soon"? Those samples presumably were never collected, but I think Kate Austen is pregnant -- perhaps from her sweaty encounter with Sawyer in the bear cages. Flash forward several years into the future. The "he" who will be "wondering where I am" is Kate's child, who is now around two years old...

16 comments:

Paula Abdul Alhazred said...

Why, I have been thinking the exact same thing! I'm just hoping Kate got the little tyke a babysitter. We wouldn't want her to be a Britney Spears-esque mom and have to give the kid to K-Fed. Or Sawyer.

MikeNY said...

Cool idea Big (and Paula)!

It begs the question, however...

If she has his kid, where the heck is Sawyer?


Congrats on the mention!

Mike

PS -- Lucidity posted some must-see stuff from the new DVDs in your Conundrum thread on the 'lage.

memphish said...

I think baby boy Skatelet is the most likely candidate for Kate's "he." But does a 2-year-old really wonder where mom is? She's either here or not. Meeting with the psycho druggie doc who got your knocked up mom off the Island and saved both your lives -- I don't think a 2-year-old really minds. Which says even more about how bad Kate and Jack's relationship is. "Jack I'm using a 2-year-old and his feelings to get away from you and your crazy beard and ideas." More of how the mighty hero has fallen.

I just hope whatever the answer is to this question of the identity of he (and Kate's reproductive status) doesn't fall flat because of the amount of time we've been given to speculate about it. In reflecting on S3, much of my early S3 complaints were because TPTB took what I considered the obvious route or at least didn't take the crazy speculative route I'd become enamored with. So for now I'm going with the Bay-bee, but I hope its revealed in a much more interesting way than I could come up with.

Cool_Freeze said...

I do think that Sawyer and Kate won't end up together. Mostly because Sawyer has a child and a recent lover and Kate has always loved Tom.

Nice thoughts.

CF

capcom said...

I'm leaning towards two of the theories going around on this...1)Sawyer is going to die, and 2)"He" is Baby-Sawyer.

And what the heck, let's throw in that Hurley is babysitting Baby-James, cuz he's such a nice guy. :o)

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Been enjoying your posts for about a year now. Thought I'd just post and say how insightful your blog can be.

hatchling23 said...

Yea, I'll buy into the "He" being Kate's kid waiting for her. Maybe since time passes differently off island "he" is somehow older than two.

But wait, Since Sawyer has a daughter named Clementine with Cassidy and a son with Kate, I see where this is going...

D&C are setting us up for the future
"LOST - The Next Generation"

Tongue firmly in cheek.
Namaste
hatchling23

capcom said...

Heheh, from your typing fingers to
TPTB's ears, Hatchling! :o)

Bigmouth said...

Sawyer as K-Fed and Lost: TNG -- I love it! By the way, does anyone share my sinking suspicion that Sawyer might be in the coffin? Perhaps that's why Jack thought Kate would be at the funeral. What if Sawyer left Kate just like he did Cassidy when he found out he was going to be a father?

Bigmouth said...

PS: Thanks, Wayne -- both for the compliment and for finally commenting!

capcom said...

Oh, wow Big! That would be a blow. Who knows, maybe he also has a teenaged son that he doesn't know about too?! :-)

3D said...

memphish said...

I think baby boy Skatelet is the most likely candidate for Kate's "he." But does a 2-year-old really wonder where mom is? She's either here or not. Meeting with the psycho druggie doc who got your knocked up mom off the Island and saved both your lives -- I don't think a 2-year-old really minds.

Unless, being born or conceived on the Island does something weird to a baby's rate of growth, and he isn't 2 in the real world.

memphish said...

Ooooooohhhh! That's a weird interesting idea 3d.

ME said...

Here is something even wilder.
What if He is Ben.
Now that would be freeky

memphish said...

Me, that would just be gross. :-p

Bigmouth said...

3D: Possibly but Alex was born on the Island and appears to be 16 years old, which is precisely what Danielle's timeline would suggest.

Me: Good to see you! I'm with memphish on the Ben/Kate possibility -- ewwwww!