Lost and the Creepy Cabin

Posted on May 9, 2008

Photo of Ben and Hurley from Lost

So, how amazing was Lost last night? We got the story of John Locke's childhood and the parallels to Ben's life were eerie. Being born premature, losing their mothers (Locke's gave him up, Ben's died -- although they were both named Emily), both were chosen by the ageless Richard Alpert as boys because they were "special." But Locke refused his destiny, while Ben embraced his. And what about that incredible scene where Richard place several items in front of young Locke, asking him to choose the items that had belonged to him before. That's just how they choose the next Dalai Lama. Buddhists believe the next Dalai Lama is a reincarnated former Lama so they ask the child to choose which items were his in a former life. When Locke chose the wrong item, Richard was furious and stomped out of the house.

Locke's destiny as the savior of the island appears to be approaching. Or is it? After all, Hurley was able to see the cabin too. Claire turning up in the cabin with Christian Shepard seems to point to the fact that she's dead. But she acted so differently that it didn't seem like her. Spiritual possession by Jacob's minions, anyone?

But our favorite moment was when Ben and Hurley sat outside the Creepy Cabin waiting for Locke to come out with a solution to their problems. Hurley opens a chocolate bar, then thinks a minute and hands half to Ben. Ben, clearly shocked that anyone would voluntarily share something with him out of the goodness of his heart, takes the bar and chews...thoughtfully. Great scene. And the answer to the problems of murderous commando Kearney coming to kill them all? Why, move the island! But of course!

How we love this show.


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