LOST Thoughts : A Couple of (Most Likely,Wrong) LOST Season 5 Finale Theories


While catching some of the Star Wars marathon on t.v. last weekend, I had thought about who Jacob and his enemy might possibly be similar to ( Yes, I know… yet another Star Wars related theory. I apologize in advance. πŸ˜‰ )

What if Jacob and UnLocke/Esau/Flock/Anti-Jacob/Loophole/Guy Who Just Ate… aren’t against each other in the traditional sense? What if they are a part of the whole Dark/Light battle … but are playing on the same side? Are they more like the Sith in Star Wars? From what I recall, the Sith can only work in pairs. Because of their residence on The Dark Side, they will be tempted to fight and destroy each other if the numbers are any higher. One Sith is the Master, the other the Apprentice. This was the relationship between the Emperor Palpatine ( at the time , still a Senator) and Anakin Skywalker (who became Darth Vadar). But as soon as Anakin became Darth Vadar, he wanted to “off” Palpatine and rule with his wife, Padme’ . She would have nothing to do with it because she could tell Anakin’s intentions would continue to stem from The Dark Side. Later in the series, Darth Vadar , right in front of Palpatine , gives his son the same option. Young Skywalker also refuses. Vadar eventually kills Palpatine to save his son’s life, preserving the order of the Jedi ( The Light Side).

So, when Dark Shirt Dude asks Jacob if he knows how badly he wanted to kill him, are we looking at a mirror image of the Darth Vadar / Emperor Palpatine partnership? Is there a leader of the Light Side that we have not seen yet… or have seen them in their truest “state”?

Why I thought of this might be 1) The writers love SW and 2) It would be just like Darlton to make us think these two on the beach are the Dark vs Light …only to throw us another twist for Season Six. And with that, another layer to the story ( just like those Russian nested ,or Matryoshka, dolls in Season 3’s “Expose'”… which are also symbolic of fertility. But I’m sure that has nothing to do with LOST πŸ˜‰ ) .

The other ” Probably -not-right-but -fun-to-think-about” theory is why Jacob was wearing gloves when he went to see Ilana. She might have had leprosy, so he was taking precautions. Depending if they were in a much earlier time period, it was still thought of as contagious disease. ( It was Jacob who made Richard ” ageless” ) Ilana was in what appears to be a Russian hospital, so maybe Jacob was just really cold. πŸ™‚ But rewatching that scene to make sure that Jacob was wearing gloves got me thinking about another , now defunct, ABC series , ” Pushing Daisies”.

The lead character, Ned, discovers at a tender age, that he has the ability to bring the dead back to life. But he finds out that he can only do this for a minute or some other living being will die in their place, typically another human being. But Ned also soon realizes that if he retouches them, that person will be deceased again. In the show, Ned has brought the woman he loves back to life, only to never be able to touch her again or she will die. These two love birds have found a ‘loophole” in that it is only skin on skin contact that is “fatal”, leading to many scenes of smooching through cellophane.

Back to LOST. Since Jacob touched pretty much everyone he visited, has he touched Ilana at another point we haven’t seen? And if Jacob touches Ilana again, whatever he did by doing so, will it make it “null and void” ? Perhaps, when he touched these people, he “preserves” them in another way, like protecting them from a death to come instead of , like in Ned’s case, one that has occurred? lost-locke-t1Locke may be the exception to this. It appears that “life” came back into John when Jacob touched his shoulder after he was pushed out of an eight story window. And I think that is why, in Season 4’s ” Confirmed Dead” that Locke was so excited when charlotte-tCharlotte looked like she came back to life after he touched her. I think Locke might have been harkening back to that day Jacob paid him a visit and thought he had some sort of “power” now too. But alas, it was a bullet proof vest that saved Ms. Lewis and not poor John. 😦

But I’m still trying to take Jack’s advise and not give up on the self- professed ” Man of Faith” . πŸ˜‰

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    Angela said,

    Great theories Ms. Wendy! I love the allusion to “Pushing Daisies” (another show I loved!)
    And the idea about Jacob and anti-Jacob being on the “same” side is maddening enough that I could see them doing that.
    There have been so many moments that I was SURE that I had something figured out just to have it completely turned upside down.

    Such as Ben and Widmore’s importance in the overall war. Ben, despite my thinking he was somehow “all-knowing” (he tells John “he always has a plan”) was used as a pawn to kill Jacob. And then you have Widmore telling John that he should be careful to be on the right “side”.
    And Widmore was one character that told John he DIDN’T have to die. I have had Widmore figured for a super bad guy all this time….just imagine if he ends up being one of the voices of reason….and he is actually against both Jacob and anti-Jacob.

    My head just exploded!

    Feel totally better soon….I owe you cookies!

  2. 2

    mswendy said,

    Thanks, Angela! πŸ™‚

    Good point about Widmore being the only one to tell Locke he didn’t have to die. And also about how they are peeling back the layers to show us the ” all knowing”…ummm not knowing so much. πŸ˜‰

    It would be just like Darlton to bring in another party to add to the …party…lol.

    I’m feeling much better today. Again thanks for you’re kindness. You’re a sweetheart!

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    Wray said,

    I like the Star Wars parallels, mswendy, although I still don’t think Jacob and his nemesis are like the Sith. In a way, though, I believe they are on the same side – as in the world is out of balance if one eclipses the other.

    Still heartsick about the loss of John Locke. There was always something admirable about the way he never gave up in the face of demoralizing situations.

    Even Anakin (who had a lot more chances and more going for him than Locke ever had) was able to be redeemed in the end and was able to die peacefully – it doesn’t look so good for Locke.

    • 4

      mswendy said,

      Hi Wray,

      Nice thought about “eclipsing”. 8)

      Poor John. What a tragic figure, if the story stays this way. But we may see triumph over tragedy before we’re through. Here’s hoping! πŸ™‚

      I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. But when LOST is all over with , (IMO) Locke may go down as one of the greatest characters ever written for any work of fiction. And much of that can be attributed to the stellar portrayal of him by Terry O’Quinn.

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    Matt Murdick said,

    Love the Star Wars comparison – very interesting! As for the touches – I have my very own crackpot theory about that. I believe all of the touches were to bring our 815ers to the statue at the time of Jacob’s death.

    Sun and Jin touched – Sun is already there – Jin comes with the bomb blast.
    Sayid, Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Hurley all touched – all come with the bomb blast.
    Locke – already there – dead – but already there.

    Hence Jacob’s final words – ‘they’re coming’.

    It’ll be a long wait to find out I’m wrong. πŸ˜‰

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    mswendy said,

    Hey Matt! πŸ™‚

    That’s a very good theory. There’s got to be something along those lines with Jacob touching the Losties. I just don’t think it would be chalked up to ” He’s just an affectionate kinda guy”. πŸ˜‰

    I wonder if that touch is one of the aspects of being “ready” that Bram spoke about when he was talking to Miles in the van: Contact with Jacob.

    Miles wasn’t “ready”. He didn’t know the answer to the question. But apparently , Richard was, since he knew the answer to ” What lies in the shadow of the statue.” We know that Richard has had contact with Jacob since he made Richard the way that he is ( ageless ).

    So, it makes me wonder if the 815ers knew the answer? That would have been mind blowing if one of them blurted it out. Maybe we’ll see that happen next season when they come back. It would be especially cool if it was Sawyer to say it, since he had no idea what language the 50’s Hostiles were speaking ( Juliet telling him The Others spoke ” Latin :The Language of the Enlightened” ) . Almost like a though-back to Season One when Sun spoke English and no one ( including us) had a clue. πŸ™‚

  6. 7

    Capcom said,

    Great thoughts! And I too would not be surprised if TPTB throw us a wrench next season after making us think that they are opposites like the b/w.

    • 8

      mswendy said,

      Thanks, Capcom! πŸ™‚

      I agree… it would be just like the writers to knock us off our heels when we try to plant our feet.

      I think we have been shown the outer most ring of the “ripple affect” in Season One. And with each season, we get closer to the central ” drop point” or the cause . But I think it will be unique in that who seems like they are most important (our Losties) start becoming smaller players in ” The Big Picture”. Then just when we get used to that idea… the writers are going to make them “the cause” all along somehow.

      I know…that makes very little sense. It’s a work in progress…lol.

  7. 9

    greg tramel said,

    i think what we have here is the great white brotherhood vs the great dark brotherhood but nobody β€œwins”, the duality is needed

    • 10

      mswendy said,

      Hi Greg! πŸ™‚

      That is a very strong possiblity. And that could be why Damon and Carlton are saying in recent interviews, that LOST conclusion will probably be viewed as …

      *minor spoiler*


      ( I know…probably not exactly a spoiler….lol. But trying to look out for those in the very Spoiler Free Nation πŸ˜‰ )

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