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A theory I’m surprised by

Posted in Observations, Some wonderings I don't really believe, Theories, Videos with tags , , , , on April 21, 2010 by Scott Copperman

*note: this entry has NOTHING to do with the episode of LOST which aired in the US on April 20 – only makes reference to the episode a week earlier… “Every Body Loves Hugo”*

So, one of the great things about LOST is that people can have their own opinions and interpretations of what is going on in the show. And, although I come across plenty of theories that make me shake my head, I usually sit and say nothing.

However, I have to say I’m very surprised by the number of people who think that Desmond’s actions in this scene

are motivated by the fact that Smoke-Locke threw him in the well on the island. As if he believes this is a chance to retaliate for that attack.

I see how people could think that in the absence of a better explanation, but I was stunned yesterday to read that theory being touted in my local newspaper. It just seems to me that there’s a much more reasonable and plausible explanation…

Charlie told Desmond that his near-death experience is what triggered his awareness. To bring Desmond to the same state, he drove their car into the ocean. Why wouldn’t Desmond be attempting to enlighten Locke in the same way?

More later…

-Scott Copperman-

The Locke/Sawyer Loophole

Posted in Observations, Theories, Videos with tags , , , , , on March 26, 2010 by Scott Copperman

At the 8:00 mark of Episode 33 of ReThinking LOST, Elton and I talk about the scene in “The Brig”¬† when Richard Alpert gives John Locke a file on Sawyer…

I believe this scene is significant for multiple reasons.

  1. Richard’s role has been defined in Ab Aeterno as someone who when Jacob can’t or won’t intervene¬† can step in on his behalf.
  2. John Locke is being given a “loop hole” in the mandate that he must kill his father.

The whole purpose of having Locke kills his father seems strange. We all thought at the time that it was Ben testing John’s fortitude, but when you watch this scene, it seems like Richard is endorsing the mandate. So… it was Jacob’s will? And his will that Locke make use of this loophole?

Hmmmm…

-Scott Copperman-

Keys to Lost Musical Moments

Posted in Observations with tags , , , , on January 11, 2010 by Scott Copperman

At the end of 2009, Matt and Leslie of the Keys to LOST podcast released a 25 Rockin’ Musical Moments Holiday Special. I was proud to be included in that show, and my musical moment was the scene in the pilot episode described below:

[Shot of Michael holding something up (some kind of tarp?) under some debris, puts his arm on Walt’s shoulder. Shot of Locke alone on the beach in a sort of meditation pose (music is sort of bittersweet). Locke holds his arms out, turns his face up to the rain, seems happy; we see the Monster in the jungle by the beach. Claire and Rose see it.]

CLAIRE: There it is again.

ROSE: Oh my god.

(although I also had in mind the scene in all “All the Best Cowboys have Daddy Issues” when Locke predicts the rain and behaves similarly)

The song I felt best captured this/these moment(s) was But Not Tonight by Depeche Mode.

The key lyrics being …

Oh God it’s raining
But I’m not complaining
It’s filling me up with new life
The stars in the sky
Bring tears to my eyes
They’re lighting my way tonight
And I haven’t felt so alive
In years

The moon
Is shining in the sky
Reminding me
Of so many other nights
When my eyes had been so red
I’d been mistaken for dead
But not tonight

As I said in Matt and Leslie’s podcast, I feel like those scenes are significant because they are some of the earliest glimpses we get of John’s special connection to the island. And we see, quite literally, that the island has renewed him… “filling him up with new life.”

Plus, given Locke’s apparent reincarnation in Season 5, the final stanza seems particularly applicable.

There are other great musical moments in LOST (be sure to check out the Keys to Lost episode and the podcast in general, if you haven’t already), but that was one scene which has an automatic soundtrack in my head every time I see it. And so, that was my musical moment.

Scott Copperman