Last night’s episode of LOST was, to say the least, chock full of stuff that needs to be decoded. ABC has positioned its marketing for the show pretty clearly — “The time for questions is over”. This, of course, raises questions. I admit, though, that the show is doing a better job of raising issues and then resolving them within a short amount of time. For example, here is a bit of dialogue (my own paraphrase) from yesterday’s installment:
Hurley: Are you hungry, Jack?
Jack: Sort of. You?
Hurley: I could eat. (Hurley gets up and looks for food)
Did you see that? We no longer have to wonder if Hurley is hungry — we are instantly aware of the situation and its response.
Someone might say that we never need wonder if Hurley is hungry, and someone might be absolutely right. Someone might also say that about me, and, again, they would be right.
I read this article today which contains spoilers-a-plenty in its exegetical approach to the episode. Very helpful. What no one has commented about, yet, is the significance of the number 108 in the lighthouse. Dude. 108 is the sum of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42, as in 4+8+15+16+23+42=108. I added it on my iPhone during the episode and showed Emily. She didn’t seem very impressed by my sleuthing.
I am especially looking forward to next Tuesday, when ABC will show a rerun of the episode with on-screen annotations. Very cool.
It looks like I’ve been missing the 108 boat. Someone pointed out to me that lostpedia has all the answers you’re looking for. And then some.
108 on Lostpedia