Monday, February 16, 2009

Gregg Nations Responds...

Poor Eloise the rat...



Some time back, I posted a question about her on thefuselage.com for script coordinator Gregg Nations:
A lot of viewers, myself included, are confused about what happened to Eloise the [rat]. Did Daniel ever actually teach her the maze -- e.g., during the period that Desmond was unconscious? Or did Eloise die before Dan had the chance to do so?
I'm pleased to report that Gregg has answered my question:
Faraday did tell Eloise the rat the maze, we just didn't see it. Then of course she died. Very sad...
Very sad indeed! But also telling because it confirms that Daniel avoided logical paradox by completing the causal loop. I had begun to wonder if the deaths by hemorrhage were the universe nipping nascent paradoxes in the bud. The test of this hypothesis was whether Daniel ever actually taught Eloise the maze. If he had not, it might indicate that her death was indeed the universe course correcting.

Gregg's gracious reply confirms that Daniel did so, apparently falsifying this hypothesis. It thus seems likely that Eloise, like Minkowski and Charlotte, died from hemorrhages that resulted from them being unstuck in time. Ago gratias tibi,* Gregg!

*Otherspeak for "I thank you."

6 comments:

JT said...

Thanks for keeping us posted! So glad Mr. Nations answered! Sweet!

80sPro said...

So, okay Big, does this mean that unalterable events CAN in fact be altered? That Desmond MIGHT have had a chance to save Charlie?

But then, it is Hawking herself that says they cannot, and she seems to be the preeminate authority on the issue. UNLESS her own son spent his life trying to prove her own hypothoses wrong....

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

He did name his pet rat after his Mom.

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

otherspeak! classic!

luis aguilar said...

poor eloise, the rat. chiuff

JT said...

HEY! Eloise isn't dead! She just got stuck back in time. Like Charlotte and CS and LOCKE they are now the UNDEAD listed people. Maybe?