For all those who have been complaining about LOST not giving any answers to some of the mysteries surrounding the Others and the Island, I hope you watched last night episode. *** Spoiler Alert ***
Last night we learned more about the Others, why theyâ€™re taking children and are interested on some of the castaways, a possible reason why Claire was â€œkidnapped,â€Â how they (used to) communicate with the outside world and how they know so much about the passengers.
Donâ€™t start complaining that it raised even more questions than it answered. Be patient. In the remaining episodes this season, I wouldnâ€™t be surprised if we see many more long-standing questions answered while other mysteries are opened. Save your complaints until season three is over.
Even though Juliet seems to be working with Ben to deceive Jack and the other passengers of flight 815, Iâ€™m not convinced sheâ€™s completely aligned with them. Sheâ€™s wanted to get off the island for years and Ben hasnâ€™t let her. I think sheâ€™s following along with them because she believes Ben will find a way to get her off the island â€“ something sheâ€™s wanted to do for three years. One of the things her flashback illustrated is how important getting of the rock is to her. Donâ€™t be surprised if she opens up to Jack and fills him in a little on what is really going on if she sees that as the best way to get her off the island. Her loyalty lies with those who can help her the most.
Iâ€™m wondering if the â€œincidentâ€ Roseau referred to back in Season 1 has to do something with women on the island not being able to carry their pregnancy to term. Ben said he was born on the island so we can assume that at some point women could safely carry their babies to term. Maybe the mysterious Dharma Initiative did something that messed with the islandâ€™s mysterious properties. Of course the real question is what are the Others going to do with Sun once they find out sheâ€™s pregnant?
Finally, interesting that the Others seem to have different names for some of the passengers. Juliet refers to Kate as â€œAustinâ€ when sheâ€™s talking about their plan to infiltrate the survivors. (This isnâ€™t the first time theyâ€™ve done this.) Anyone have any theories as to why?
Also of interest is when Juliet told Sayid heâ€™d kill her if he knew what she knew. Many of the Others, when caught, have preferred death to captivity. Makes you wonder whatâ€™s really going on.