Thursday, April 22, 2010
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
No time for a real post today, but a guy calling himself Fiftypence over on the Zap2It board where I steal my best Lost ideas (hey, I'm a comedian, not a thinker) dropped the idea that the MiB moved to the Sideways World in the form of Jack's son, David.
Ok, so Jack's son is really the only major sideways character (major in terms of importance, rather than screen time) who never existed in the Island world (at least as far I can remember without doing more digging than I have time for today). So, there is that. And Fiftypence also pointed out that, in the most recent episode, The Last Recruit, there was a Jack, Claire, MiB scene on the Island that was shortly followed by a Jack, Claire, David scene in the Sideways World. So, there is that.
So, let me refer back to the biblical stories of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Esau which have provided so much fodder for all us crazy Lost theorists over the years. Abraham was ordered by God to kill his son Isaac as a sacrifice. Old Abe didn't want to do it, but he eventually decided he must. Just before he did so, however, the Angel of the Lord stopped him, and God allowed the sacrifice of a ram in Isaac's place. Isaac then went on to father Jacob and Esau, those bad brothers who have lent so much back story to our Island Jacob and MiB.
So, if we go ahead and assume David actually is the MiB in mortal form, is all of this leading us up to Jack being told he must kill David in order to fix everything? Is that the sacrifice Jack must make to set right what once he got so very wrong?
Since Abraham (Jack) ended up not having to kill Issac (David) in the biblical story, this analogy does not seem to bear out completely. For if our David really is the MiB in doe-eyed, mushy-faced, teenager's clothing, then I don't see how his getting a last minute reprieve will work out for our story. But it is an interesting idea, no?
By the way, the name of Isaac's mother: Sarah.
Again, all credit to Fiftypence, who peaked my insanity with this idea in the first place. And some credit to Doc Jensen, who has been writing about Abe, Isaac, Jake and Essy for years.
Oh yeah, and credit to God for inspiring the whole bible thing, too.
Not sure I really buy this theory, but it is a cool idea. So, what do you think, peeps?