Still Lost

Some more speculation from the fallout of Lost’s third season finale:

  • Unless it’s an alias, it looks like the coffin contains neither Ben nor Locke. Some eagle-eyed HDTV owners have come up with this approximation of the obituary:

    “The body of Jeremy Bentham of New York was found shortly after 4 am in the 4300 block of Grand Avenue.

    Ted Worden, a doorman at the Tower Lofts complex, heard loud noises coming from the victim’s loft.

    Concerned for tenants’ safety, he entered the loft and found the body hanging from a beam in the living room.

    According to Jaime Ortiz, a police spokesman, the incident was deemed a suicide after medical tests. Bentham is survived by one teenaged son.

    Memorial services will be held at the Hoffs-Drawlar Funeral Home tomorrow evening.”

  • That coffin looks kind of short, doesn’t it?

  • There’s no way to be 100% sure of the actual text, even though the approximation’s a good one. However, with this nugget from Wikipedia, there’s more evidence that it may be spot-on:

    The Panopticon is a type of prison building designed by English philosopher Jeremy Bentham in the late eighteenth century. The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the prisoners being able to tell if they are being observed or not, thus conveying a “sentiment of an invisible omniscience.” In his own words, Bentham described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.”

  • We saw Ben writing in a journal in his tent. Again, the wonders of HDTV have yielded us this:

    _/12 An important meeting tonight with (R) and (M) regarding the developing situation. We are now on day 3 of our exodus from the village and I am, I fear, at the limit of my tactical resources. (T)’s agenda, which I don’t question, is however a narrow and difficult one, and I could well wish we’d had time to prepare, not merely for the military strike, but for a surveillance campaign of the beach. We are short on provisions (seasonal) and, more importantly, the long-awaited re-supply of camp gear having been missed (and so necessary!) _____ _____ _____ just as our water supply ____ ___ have been cut off. We look like a very sad sort of gypsy army. [Tail Section]

  • Contrary to some speculative reports I’ve seen, the cars Jack and Kate drove in the flash-forwards both had California license plates.

  • The person Kate had to hurry back to after meeting Jack? Well, maybe it’s her existing husband and not Sawyer.

  • A better look at the Looking Glass station logo:

  • The clock reads 8:15, which of course are two of the infamous Numbers (4 8 15 16 23 42), and the number of Oceanic Flight 815.

I’ve added a new album to the Image Gallery, featuring all the images I’ve used in my Lost recaps. Good stuff in there.

More as it develops…

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