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It's occurred to me with the recent revelations about Jacob in the past couple episodes that he represents Darlton, and the Others/Losties represent LOST fans. Everyone expects that every little nuance of Jacob's existence and actions is deeply significant and has personal meaning. When really he's just a guy with a job to do, who gets pissed off, makes mistakes, isn't perfect in his record-keeping, and is otherwise flawed like any person. But whackjobs like Ben spend their entire life revering him only to freak out when they feel ignored or become disillusioned. The best of us are like the main characters who sat around the fire with Jacob in WtDF, and can accept it when Jacob admits his shortcomings without trying to read even betwee…Read more >
I'm a late comer to LOST and Lostpedia, and I've really valued having this site to get me up to speed while I plowed through seasons 1-5 last Fall on Hulu. And during season 6 it's been a great asset in forming my own opinions on where things are going, subtleties that I missed, etc.
But along with the past few episodes I have seen numerous posts discussing events in the story in a way that assumes that those events will not be given further meaning later. Like Jin and Sun's death. Like everything in "Across the Sea". Like what Ben did in "What They Died For".
I believe "What They Died For" has largely contextualized events in the last few episodes, or at the very least left me confident that virtually everything that's happened in Seaso…Read more >