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So, I've been rewatching Seasons 1 and 2 in order to A) Get my LOST fix between Season 6 episodes, and B) To look for interesting phenomena that might stand out in the light of this season's events.
Last night I watched ?, the excellent S2 Eko-centric episode in which he and Locke journey to the Pearl, guided by both of their dreams. In the episode's flashback, Eko has to investigate the "miracle" of Charlotte Malkin's "resurrection" after she was presumed dead by drowning, only to wake up on the coroner's table.
Of course, her father debunks the entire affair by saying she was in hypothermic shock, and that he would know because he is a fraud as a psychic. The Theory pages for Charlotte and Richard delve into this issue, as well as whether they were working to get Eko and Claire on the original Oceanic 815.
What interested me was that the coroner's tape said Charlotte had been in the water for 2 hours. In Sundown, Miles tells Sayid he was dead for two hours, after drowning [read: being drowned] in the Temple spring. Obviously Sayid came back to life, as did Charlotte. Both underwent drowning, both revived after two hours.
Furthermore, I think Charlotte's scene with Eko in the airport where she tells him she met Yemi "between worlds" proves that she wasn't merely in hypothermic shock, but was truly dead. Just like Jack thought Sayid was dead, for all intents and purposes. Someone theorized that Charlotte met Yemi on the Island, that the Island was the place "between worlds" that she spoke of. I guess that would mean Sayid didn't have to travel far :) But both were "sent back," to quote Gandalf. And it seems there was some purpose behind it. But who exactly was pulling the strings remains a mystery.
I'm not sure what to make of all this, but I do find it to be an interesting parallel. What do you all think? Is it coincidence or a pattern?
--Wheelturning 22:05, May 11, 2010 (UTC)