Dharma Food Drops and Other Post-Lost Goodies
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
Maybe you all have already had this epiphany. But for me, it only arrived today.
Always wondered why Dharma was still dropping food so long after the Purge, especially since HQ back in Ann Arbor knew they were no longer receiving any data from any on-island Dharma stations.
But it's simple: they built the Swan after the Incident. They knew what would happen if the energy weren't vented every 108 minutes. End of the world, island sinking into the sea, all that. All they really knew was the world hadn't ended yet. Therefore, somebody must still be in that hatch, pressing that button. Better keep sending ‘em food and supplies.
A few more things that I've continued to chew on since the show ended…
Infertility - I'm starting to come around to this ALWAYS having been a problem on this Island, due - most likely - to the electromagnetic properties and stuff. In fact, I think this might explain the statue. That statue of Taweret, I'm guessing, was built by earlier Egyptian guardians/residents of the Island IN HOPES that erecting an image of a goddess of fertility that she would bless them with being able to have babies there.
We know the Dharma women had children, but they almost always went off-island to do this. Ethan was the exception because he came ahead of schedule, when the sub was gone and when the doctor was away. So Juliet had to step in and do her best. Maybe this was her ONE success against the fertility issues, the one exception to the rule. And that Ethan wasn't technically "born" but was a Caesarean delivery might even disqualify him (just as it disqualified MacDuff from the prophecy foretold to MacBeth) from the conversation.
Desmond's vision of Claire and Aaron getting on a helicopter - the one that ultimately convinced Charlie to go through with his sacrifice - why didn't that ever come to pass? My thoughts are that Desmond saw a woman getting onto a helicopter with Aaron, and assumed it was Claire, when really, it was Kate. Darn those prophetic visions - you can never get the camera angle you want. Or maybe this happens in the post-Ajira 316 return world, that a reunited Claire and Aaron take a helicopter ride, courtesty of Frank Lapidus, someday.
My colleague Bill Long (a techie to the end) told me that his biggest problem with the show was that we weren't told why Smokey makes metallic sounds, clanking and all, and would also be affected by the sonic fence, etc. I grant that this was not answered. My take is that these facts are in themselves an answer to the question of how the electromagnetic pool in the Source ripped the MiB's soul from his body. That major occurrence is easier to understand if you come to find out that a soul has metallic characteristics.
Any insights or new theories from the rest of you since it ended?
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