Wednesday, 26 May 2010
What Lost was about
What is the island?
It's an island that can move around in time and space. There's a lot of electromagnetism here as well. Why? Not really sure, but a lot of people seem to want to get there. The Dharma Initiative set up camp there in the seventies and started drilling everything. They were after something, like all the people before them. At the 'heart of the island' is a light, the 'source'. Apparently this is 'life, death, and rebirth' and there's a 'little bit of it in everyone'. That's open to interpretation then, but everyone's after the power of the light.
Jacob's the boss of the island. He protects the light and keeps the 'darkness' contained. His shipwrecked mother gave birth to him and his brother, and he was brought up by the old boss. She handed the role over to him. He is the leader of 'the others', who hardly ever see him but keep the island clean and tidy.
What's the smoke monster?
Jacob's brother, the Man in Black, believes humanity is corrupt. He had a fight with Jacob when he was young and got thrown into the 'heart of the island'. He came out as the smoke monster, intent on leaving the island and doing destructive things. But he can't leave the island while Jacob is alive. He can also take the form of dead people, which explains some of the ghosts.
Why are they there?
Jacob brought our characters to the island. He needed someone to replace him.
What were the numbers about?
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. They were the numbers on the hatch computer and on Hurley's lottery ticket. They seem to appear everywhere if you want to look for them. They're the numbers of the candidates to replace Jacob, shown on the degrees of a spinning mirror in a lighthouse.
Where did the polar bears come from?
The Dharma Initiative had them, for some reason. Probably just to be mysterious.
There are other questions, and probably some different answers, but that's what I've got.