LOST Thoughts: Newspaper Dates and Facial Hair

This is just a quick thought about the last episode. When Jack looks at the newspaper, grumbling about A Rod, as should any good Red Sox fan, the question of WHEN comes into play. Is it around the 2004 or the 2007 World Series? Turns out, it is from (thank you, LOSTpedia) an August 31, 2007 article from the New York Times. But it got me thinking (and LOSTpedia addresses as well) about the newspaper clipping of the mystery obit that Jack carries around in Season 3 finale “Through the Looking Glass”. The date on it is April 5, 2007. So, where does “Something Nice Back Home” fall on the LOST timeline ? Is one date a prop error? Does this have to do with time-hopping? Or did Jack suddenly snap out of his junkiness and become a “Dapper Dan Man” again ,by sheer will, a few months later?

Another quick thought is not mine but David A Dein’s from The LOST Community podcast
He mentioned Kate saying to Jack about buying him a razor. He brought up when Jack is clean shaven, he is “regular, back to normal Jack”. And when the beard grows in, he is “crazy or Island Jack”.

Now that makes me wonder since for so long people have been commenting and joking about Jack’s beard stubble and hair staying the same length. Is it a sanity barometer? Has this been a clue all along? Is he like Samson from the Bible, who derived his strength from his hair, but in reverse?
Will we see a good ol’ fashioned evil twin “Rumble in the Jungle” for faculty, as well as follicle, control? Mountain Man Jack v.s. Manicured Man Jack. My money’s on the scruffy one.

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    dabinl10 said,

    great post!
    i love watching Lost !
    well, i have not seen the most recent episode yet
    and this post makes me wanna watch it right away.

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    mswendy said,

    Thank you, dabinl10! 🙂

    It was a good episode. But if you’re going to try and catch up, make sure you watch it before tonight’s episode. IMO…just…mindblowing…amazing.


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