Ok, so everyone (pretty much) seems to be jumping around saying we know what the numbers mean - referring to the Candidates and not the Valenzetti Equation. Am I the only one who thinks that, in reference the teh Candidates,,no, we don't have answers to the numbers. Why? Because, well, these candidates seem to ahve been crossed off over time, and only recently have the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 been left. And ultimately, only one can be left overall. Why then have these six been showing up thoughout time? The way I see it is that, no, we won't get any explicit answer to the numbers: they are just six mysterious numbers that show up in a number (geddit?*) of cool ways, including:
Connections to characters pasts: Locke in a wheelchair for 4 years, Kate being turned into the cops for 23 thousand dollars, Hurley feeling he has been cursed (I think he was) etc.
Being the core factors of the Valenzetti Equation, predicting the end of the human race.
The numbers alloctaed to the last of Jacob's candidates (and our main characters).
I hope I a) have been kinda clear about what I mean b) haven't come off as being a complete know-it-all jerk.
- Yes, I'm trying to be goofy lol.