Locke “Lost”?

Could it be? How could it happen?

All we know is that John Locke was last seen gasping for air after Ben shot him dead in the chest and sent him tumbling into a mass grave for all those dead Dharma guys.

Oh, and we also know through Eonline gossip goddess Kristin Veitch that Terry O’Quinn, who plays Locke, recently sold his home in Hawaii…not good.

We did learn a lot about Ben. Mom Emily (which was also Locke’s mom’s name) died in childbirth outside Portland. Dad Roger holds it against Ben. Dad’s also the guy who became dead Roger Work Man in the VW van that Hurley found a few episodes back.

After years of dad ignoring Ben’s birthday, on this particular birthday Dad decides it’s time to take the boy out for a beer in the jungle. Too late, daddy dearest. Ben kills daddy.

These father issues just don’t quit on this show.

And we finally got a glimpse of the mysterious Jacob, who is apparently one of the “whisperers” on the island. He whispers to Locke “Help Me” when Ben brings Locke to the old cabin where the mostly invisible Jacob lives.

Locke better hope Jacob can help him out. Otherwise it’s hasta la Locke.

And we’ve also seen that Ricard hasn’t aged at all in the decades he has known Ben.

Who are these “Others” anyway? We know they whacked the Dharma people, with the help of Ben. We know they steal women and children. And we know that they can’t reproduce.

And if you really want to get your head spinning, check out Jacob.

And why did Ben kill all the Dharma people, including, it would seem, his sweet little girlfriend. Or maybe she was one of the children carried off by “The Others.”

We don’t know much, but we know there’s going to be a big showdown soon. It’s going to set up quite a new season. Next week, we get a catch-up special where the “Lost” producers get us up to speed on anything we might have missed. Then just two more episodes before the mind-blasting finale.

Now talk amongst yourselves about the Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland references.


  1. Kim said,

    May 10, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Interesting lostpedia entry, and wow…I never even caught that Jacob was visible for a moment. I do wonder if Jacob is the monster, or somehow controls the monster. And in reading the lostpedia page, I noticed that Jacob translates to “James.” Which is Sawyer’s name. So I wonder if Sawyer is some kind of Jacob opposite. Anyway, I can’t imagine the show without Locke! But he is getting more independent and doing his own thing, so maybe it will be his downfall.

  2. Will said,

    May 15, 2007 at 12:12 pm

    How about Biblical references to Jacob and Benjamin and how Benjamin’s mother died in childbirth. Also Locke’s “dad” said they were in Hell. I think there is some sort of “crossover” that happens when you become an “Other” and that prevents you from aging.

    I have to agree that Locke striking out on his own was probably the subtle way to ween us off his character. There is a “big showdown” at the end of every season so far. I can’t stand the catchup shows either…what a waste of time.

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