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Random Lost Qs

I feel like I'm barely on LJ anymore except to post and run... *commits drive-by post yet again*

Random Lost questions that occurred to me. Spoilers through "Ji Yeon"


-- Why, exactly does Kate want to get back to the real world if all that awaits her is jail? As Sawyer (aka one of the only people on the show who ever says what we're all thinking) pointed out. Certainly not to see her mom. Or is she just as tired of the triangle as we are?
-- Is Desmond no longer psychic? And if he goes back to the island, will he need to make yet another call to Penny to straighten him out....? In other words, is he off the island for good? (Spec only!)
-- Captain Gault -- inspired by Ayn Rand's John Gault, ya think? (From Atlas Shrugged, the basic plot of which is: Mega-tycoons get kidnapped, stashed away in supersecret location, all part of a big plan to save the world in a really roundabout way, iirc.)

Okay, that's all I got.

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zelda_zee
Mar. 16th, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
Ah, interesting - Ayn Rand! I guess we'll have to see if his first name is John. There's a Captain Gault entry in Wikipedia for a fictional sea captain from some books from the early 1900's:

Gault himself is a morally ambiguous character who follows the pattern of many famous fictional criminals: although a law-breaker (he seems primarily interested in making money), he proves also to have a strict moral code. As the series progresses, we learn tantalizing bits of information about Captain Gault: he seems to be highly placed in a secret society; he has occult knowledge about arcane religious artifacts; he seems to be very knowledgeable about gemstones; he is a skilled amateur painter. In general, he reveals himself to have surprising resevoirs of specialized knowledge.

Anyway, it could be that, or it could be Ayn Rand. I'm curious to find out!

I don't know about the other two. I haven't been able to figure that out about Kate at all. And Des hasn't had any psychic stuff since Charlie died, I don't think.
halfdutch
Mar. 16th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
Ooh, very interesting! He sounds like a good match for James Ford!

Who can figure out Kate? I know I can't! And I've pretty much stopped caring.

Des's psychic visions only seemed to be there to get Charlie good and dead ... and it seems kinda doubtful now that Claire's getting on that helicopter anytime soon! But hey, who knows?
janie_tangerine
Mar. 16th, 2008 09:07 am (UTC)
Kate: biig question mark. I didn't even understand why did she need so bad to know whether the freighter people knew about her, for that matter. The most plausible thing that comes to me is that she has presumably decided that Jack is the one she likes and if he goes, well, he goes, but IDK really.
Des: I think that since Charlie died he isn't and that the call should have resolved his island issues for good. As long as he goes back with the route Daniel said, I think he shouldn't need another one. As for being off the island, I think he's going to get left behind. For one thing, because they can't only have Sawyer as the main character who stays back (and I think he will, if only because if he goes we'd only have Locke and with Locke's popularity these days...) and also because I think that if/when the O6 manage to go back, it's going to be with Penny. If he knew she was searching for him on her own and he knew that she had nothing to do with the freighter people, I think he'd stay behind and wait for her maybe, but alas. Speculation ;)

Edited at 2008-03-16 09:08 am (UTC)
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Hee, I had to upload this icon just for the occasion! :)

As mysticxf pointed out below, Kate's need to run might make the island worse than a prison, which would also explain her wanting to know if the freighter folk were onto her or not. But it hasn't seemed to change her mind about hanging with Jack. Who knows?

And ooh, Des and Sawyer, stuck on the island together? (Although I'm liking Des with Sayid right now. It's the only slash canon is giving us this season, damn them!)

Edited at 2008-03-17 04:11 am (UTC)
bachlava
Mar. 16th, 2008 09:36 am (UTC)
I'd say "beats me" on the first two and "probably yes" on the third. ;)
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
LOL. Works for me! :)
hendercats
Mar. 16th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)
#1. Kate ... makes no sense to me.

#2. My thought regarding Desmond's flashes is that they are different from the ohshitwe'reoffthebearing side effects, and that the call with Penny stabilized him in time, fixing the problem caused by the chopper being a touch off course momentarily. From the information we have, I would say the flashes *shouldn't* stop because (a) they had a different cause and (b) they were not specifically focused on Charlie's death (remember that the first one was about Locke's find them and bring them home speech). Now, do I believe TPTB will have Des continue to have flashes? Nah. Gonna drop 'em like the proverbial hot potato (consider that Claire seems to have forgotten Charlie's dead).

#3. I thought of John Galt immediately, but think Z's got the right of it with the Wikipedia reference she cited.
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Kate's "born to run" attitude might have something to do with it, eh, who knows? Consistency is not her friend, alas.

Thanks for pointing that out about Des... I kind of think they just decided to drop that ability of his because they'd serve their dramatic purpose, re: Charlie.

I agree -- that probably is the Gault they used as their inspiration.
siluria
Mar. 16th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I've tried to stop my brain thinking too much about it, because I'm going round in circles about the what-if's and I know I won't get the answers any time soon :)
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
Too true! ;)
mysticxf
Mar. 16th, 2008 02:28 pm (UTC)
1. I've always been intrigued by the fact that Kate has ALWAYS wanted off the island and, at some point I thought maybe she knew what it was (had to do with her dad's military background and possible secrets). Now I kind of think that BEFORE she wanted to get off the island because the island was a place where she had to be her true self and she was so freaked out and couldn't "dig in" that she'd rather return to the real world and continue running than make a tent and call it home and deal with these people knowing her true self.

Now I kind of think, because of growth, that she'll choose to go back to deal with the repercussions of her actions. Of course, we have the foresight to know that she'll get Aaron and get off scott free, but from Kate's POV right NOW -- she doesn't know that. I'm wondering if it'll be addressed at some point by Jack... if he's not too busy making nookie with Juliet.

2. Desmond SHOULDN'T be psychic because his conscious has been "grounded", so to speak, by his call with Penny. I wonder though now why all his flashes to the future on the island weren't causing him turmoil.

3. I should read more. ;)
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
1. It seems hard to believe Kate could get back to the real world and continue running but that's the best explanation I've heard yet! It almost makes her make sense! ;) (And the whole "do they know who I am" thing with the freighter folk.) It'll be interesting to see if she turns herself in or not. She didn't exactly plead guilty, but then again, she wasn't too happy about Jack lying on her behalf either. *ponders*

2. I guess psychic visions are so last season, eh, because Sam on SPN doesn't have his either, anymore!

3. I could be wrong -- Zelda posted a link to a Wikipedia entry on a different literary Gault who was a sea caption. Could be the inspiration!
inthekeyofd
Mar. 16th, 2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
I have no idea of why she'd want to go back if Jail awaits, but sometimes, jail in civilization could be better than being stuck on a rock with a bunch of loons...but then again, she has Sawyer there, so that negates that whole arguement and it goes back to my fallback answer..she's a loon.

And yes, another literary reference, which also leads to my theory that Lost requires a reading list. *smile*
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, who can figure Kate out? Not me!

And Z posted a cool Wikipedia link for a sea captain named Gault who might be the inspiration. (Also literary. Yep, those Lost writers like to read.)
mediocrechick
Mar. 16th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
I thought Desmond only saw things pertaining to Charlie and his imminent doom. If memory serves me right, he didn't really see things about anyone else, did he?

*shrug* I try not to get worked up about things on that damn show anymore. I mean, they still haven't explained what the friggin' hell why those people (Adam & Eve) were buried at the Caves and where the hell is Christain's body. :/
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2008 03:57 am (UTC)
As someone pointed out above, Des first had a vision about Locke giving a speech. So, I dunno. *shrugs*

And yeah, I thought that the "iconic" way they were sending out Nikki and Paulo might be that they would reveal that they were Adam and Eve! And I suppose Christian's body was thrown clear. And/or taken by Ben and planted as one of the 300+ bodies of Flight 815!
eponine119
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
His name is Captain Gault? *eyeroll at more philosophical naming conventions* They go too far.
halfdutch
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. Z commented about that it's most likely a different literary Gault than the Ayn Rand but still... at least it's not Nietzsche or Kierkegaard! LOL.

Edited at 2008-03-18 04:08 am (UTC)
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