How in the world is this going to shape up to be the final season of Lost when I am more confused than ever before? Sigh. At least, I am not as confused as I was last week, but that's not saying too much.
So, I love the stark contrast in the two realities of John Locke. In one reality, he has no use of his legs, job trouble, but the love of a nice woman. In the other, he's dead, but reincarnated as an ancient black smoke monster that holds the secrets to the island. That's pretty damn cool.
However, it seems that no matter how hard poor Locke tries, he just can't rid himself of Jack, Hurley, and Ben. Side note - I love that Hurley is awesome no matter what reality he's in.
Here's a question I want to put out there. Is the "darkness" that John Locke has become similar to what's taken Claire and possibly Sayid? Is it also what brought Jack's dad back to life? Let me know your theories about this.
So now let's talk for a sec about the creepy little blonde kid. The ghost of Jacob perhaps? Who do you think he was talking about when he said "you know the rules, you can't kill him"? I took it to mean Sawyer. My theory is that they aren't able to kill any of the core characters because they are 'candidates' - which apparently is the reason why they are all on the island (if we believe what evil Locke told Sawyer).
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