Episode 5×06: 316

What a great episode! Let’s get right into it shall we. After the show, I had a lot of theories running around in my head.

Easter Eggs

  • In the Lamp Post, the picture of the island on the wall is dated 9/23/54, exactly 50 years before the crash of flight 815. It also shows that it is a US Army picture. Could the US Military be in on the island?
  • Jack was sitting in row 8 on the plane.
  • The flight was at gate 15.
  • There was an Oceanic Plane behind the Ajira plane as it was taking off.
  • Eloise Hawkings has a Mary statute like the ones from the drug plane.
  • The white rabbit in the nursing home.

Now onto the theories:

I’m digging back to my catholic school days for this one. The flight number was 316. There are many biblical verses that are 3:16 that are relevant to the episode

  • John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This verse refers to the concept of substitutionary atonement, the concept that Christ died on behalf of His followers. In the same way, Locke’s dead body is a substitute for Christian’s. I thought that was pretty clear with all the discussion of Jesus, the apostles, the resurrection, etc. Also, Locke’s suicide note plays into this “I wish you would have believed me.”
  • Genesis 3:16 “To the woman he said,”I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing;with pain you will give birth to children.Your desire will be for your husband,and he will rule over you.”
  • Matthew 3:16 “As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.”

The Lamp Post is a reference to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. At the end of the story, the lamp post is how they return home through the wardrobe. Much like are Losties are returning “home,” to where they need to be.

Where’s Aaron? What did Kate do with him? I think that Kate gave him to his real grandmother, Claire’s mother. This would fulfill the prophecy of the fortuneteller that the people to raise Claire’s baby would be in LA.

And what happened to Ben? I think he went to the marina to kill Penny. That was the “loose ends” that he needed to take care of. Remember, he promised Widmore to kill his daughter. Was he successful? I don’t know. But if he was, that would surely give Desmond a reason to go back to the island to seek revenge on Ben. The island isn’t finished with him yet.

Eloise told the Losties that they would need to reenact the circumstances that brought them onto the plane as best as possible. We see that they all made it. Sayid is now in handcuffs like Kate was, accompanied by a Marshall (or so we presume). Did you notice she looked a lot like Ana Lucia? Kate and Jack spent the night together before the flight. Could she now be pregnant, making her the new Claire? It seems as if these events could change who they are on the island.

And here is where I am going to lose some people.

I really think the Shepard family is all part of the island, native. And here’s how. Jack goes and visits his grandfather in this episode. A little random don’t you think? But we all know that nothing is random when it comes to LOST. I think that the grandfather is Sawyer. I know, I told you I was going to lose you. With all the flashes, I think that Sawyer somehow got stuck in the past, got off the isalnd and all along has been Jack’s grandfather. He knew that Jack one day was going to have to go back to the island would need something of his father’s. I mean, he just so happened to have the shoes in his suitcase. Coincidence? I think not. His entire speaking style reminded me of Sawyer. He referenced Kate as the one with the freckles, the use of the word “Touche!”, and how he had his bags packed “for a quick get-away.”

I know I am really reaching on this one. And I’m going to reach some more. Jack called his grandfather, Ray. Ok so Ray doesn’t mean much. But if it’s spelled REY then we have something. Rey means king in Spanish. This goes back to Jack’s family being a part of the island. It explains why Christian is in control of the island. AND an anagram for Sawyer is “was rey” (was King).

Almost forgot my favorite quote of the night!

Jack: How can you read?
Ben: My mother taught me!

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