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Thoughts on the Character Who Was Already There

I'm hung up on rumors that one of the characters (or a character who hasn't been introduced) was already on the island. Let's break it down by the major players:

Dr. Jack: We clearly see him in 2 of the flashbacks. Plus, he's the star and stars generally don't do this sort of thing. In fact, major characters don't do this sort of thing, so perhaps I'm headed in the wrong direction (a la "Star Trek" characters who wear red shirts). Nonetheless, I'll continue ...

Kate: She was handcuffed and her law enforcement friend (captor?) was hit by a giant piece of luggage. Handcuffs were later found in the jungle by little Walt. Granted, they may have been different handcuffs, but probably not. Verdict: Passenger.

Boone: Lifeguard boy is there with whiny eyecandy girl, so they would both need to be island inhabitants. Possible? Sure. Likely? Uh, no. Verdict: Passenger.

Shannon: Eyecandy girl is there with her brother. See above for explanation. Verdict: Passenger.

Charlie: Charlie had a flashback scene, but he was higher than the plane when it happened so the whole thing could be made up. HOWEVER, Charlie did go back into the plane bathroom to presumably retrieve his "goods." He's also later seen partaking of such "goods." Charlie is also marginally famous (Kate recognizes him), so unless his band has been on hiatus for 10-plus years, the Verdict: Passenger.

Hurley: Chunky wiseass was not seen in flashbacks and he appears to be far too friendly given the current situation. He's well fed, which doesn't usually correlate with castaways -- unless he's a castaway who DINES ON POLAR BEAR EVERY NIGHT! Verdict: Probably a passenger, but perhaps not.

Walt: He's a nine-year-old boy whose Mom just died in Australia. His Dad is with him. His dog may be with him. Verdict: Passenger.

Michael: He's Walt's Dad. Wait, check that. He's Walt's estranged Dad. The entire situation may have been orchestrated by Michael to be some sort of sick "bonding" experience. He's been holed up on the island, waiting for the plane carrying his son to crash land. Walt's on-plane guardian was actually a doppelganger hired by Michael to accompany his son until the crash. Upon impact, the doppelganger was killed and Michael stepped in. Oh yes. It's all coming together now. Or not. Verdict: Passenger.

Sayid: He's handy with radios and doesn't take kindly to bigoted remarks. He appears to be aware of the post-9/11 mentality, suggesting he's been subject to the post-9/11 mentality. However, given his proficiency with radios, he may have been listening to world events from his secluded perch on the island. Maybe he moved to the island following the '91 Gulf War? Verdict: Maybe a passenger.

Sawyer: He's a shady character. He appears to hate anyone of Arab descent. Both clues suggest he may be our guy. But there's a hitch. He's a chain smoker. Unless there's a tobacco field on the other side of the island (and a plant where tobacco is manufactured into filtered cigarettes), he's not the Island Inhabitant. Verdict: Passenger.

Locke: Everyone thinks it's Locke, but that leads me to believe it's not. Now, if we are to take the plane flashbacks at face value, Locke IS SEEN in one of them (I forget which character's flashback it is, but I do remember him being there). That suggests he's not the Inhabitant. But on the other hand, he's a freaky-ass kind of guy. Freaky-ass people generally become Freaky-ass deserted island trolls, so he might be the Inhabitant. But! Any Inhabitant would be tired of rain by this point and Locke goes out of his way to stay on the beach during a downpour. Verdict: Suspect, but a passenger nonetheless.

Jin: Control Freak Man is accompanied by his wife (or is she?), which, again, would mean that both would have to be Island Inhabitants. This is a possibility, but doubtful. HOWEVER. He did prepare some sort of seafood dish for the survivors, and he may have acquired knowledge of local waters by BEING A LOCAL. Then again, he may have carved up a dead jellyfish he found on the beach. Verdict: Passenger.

Sun: Jin's beat-down wife/companion is too willing to follow Jin's ridiculous orders. If these two have been stranded on the island for years, there's no way she'd take that kind of nonsense. In fact, she would have drowned Jin in a vat of dead jellyfish years ago. Therefore, Verdict: Passenger.

Claire: Pregnant Claire would seem to be the least likely Inhabitant candidate, which therefore makes her a possible candidate. But let's think this through for a moment. She's pregnant. Unless we're talking about an immaculate conception (or "Star Wars Episode I"), that could be a strike against any Clair-as-Inhabitant theories. Verdict: Passenger.

As it stands, none of the major characters appear to be the possible Inhabitant. But maybe that's what we're SUPPOSED TO THINK. Perhaps ALL of them Inhabitants. They've converged on the plane to acquire fresh meat for their cannibalistic rituals. But maybe not.

So if all the major characters are spoken for, that means the Inhabitant is a secondary character. To date, the only secondary character that has shown any ability to traverse the jungle with success is ...

THE DOG!

So there it is. Walt's Dog isn't Walt's dog at all. It's another labrador that's been living on the island for years. Bounding happily through the palm trees and playing (until recently) with his lifelong friend Otto the Polar Bear ...

-- Mac Slocum


Posted by Mac Slocum on October 7, 2004 2:30 AM |




i no who it is! :P they haven't been introduced, n the 'rumour' is true!

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Sayid has to be a passenger. He was in the flashback at the airport when he left his bag unattended.

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