Thursday, June 7, 2007

Who Are Adam And Eve?

I'm going to be slowly and periodically moving all my Lost posts from SU over here, expanding on some of them too. One of my first was from an almost unseen tidbit from "Flashes Before Your Eyes."

If you look closely at the small table in the foreground, you can see two small stones on it. Since they seem so out-of-place in an apartment being remodeled, this has fueled speculation that they're actually the two stones Jack found on the bodies of Adam and Eve in the caves, way back in "House of the Rising Sun."

Furthermore, the writers have explicitly stated that these two rotting bodies are central to the mystery of the island:
Question: "What is the meaning or significance of the two skeletons that Jack and Kate found in the cave of season 1?"

CUSE: The answer to that question goes to the nature of the timeline of the island. We don't want to say too much about it, but there are a couple Easter eggs embedded in "Not in Portland", one of which is an anagram that actually sheds some light on the skeletons and hints at a larger mythological mystery that will start to unfold later in the season.

LINDELOF: There were certain things we knew from the very beginning. Independent of ever knowing when the end was going to be, we knew what it was going to be, and we wanted to start setting it up as early as season 1, or else people would think that we were making it up as we were going along. So the skeletons are the living -- or, I guess, slowly decomposing -- proof of that. When all is said and done, people are going to point to the skeletons and say, "That is proof that from the very beginning, they always knew that they were going to do this."

The anagram is probably Mittelos Bioscience, where Mittelos = "Lost Time."

Now there are currently three major theories around who Adam and Eve actually are:

1) Jack and Kate - Almost too obvious, really.

2) Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan - Given the presumed location of the island is so close to where Earhart's plane disappeared and the island's penchant for sucking in random aircraft, there's been a lot of thought that these skeletons are actually Amelia and Fred. The added bonus of this theory is that no time travel would be required for it to be true.

However, the one thing that makes me think these are NOT Amelia and Fred is that we've already seen an Amelia on the island. And she's alive.

3) Penny and Desmond - I really think the stones add credence to this theory. Plus, given the fact that Desmond's already traveled back in time once in the show and that Penny and Desmond are probably the most significant couple on the show. I could see a scenario where Desmond has to use his power to go back in time to save them all, but as a result he can never return. And Penny decides to go with him rather than live in the present alone.

Regardless of who they are, Adam and Eve are a central part of the show's mythology and one of my top questions I want eventually answered.

1 comment:

LostTvFan said...

Jay: Your post is the first I have seen that mentions a theory I posted back in November of 2007:

"With all the talk about Adam and Eve on The Couch and their constant contention that the two bodies are some how Kate and Jack I am posting a theory I have had for some time. I put it up on The Fish's new journal page because I am tired of the Jaters insisting that Kate and Jack are fated to be together just because they were together when those two skeletons were discovered.

I have shared this with both Darbi and Lisa but have been reluctant to put it out there in case it is way too far fetched to be a reasonable explanation of who Adam and Eve were and how they got there. So here goes:

Who are Adam and Eve? How did they end up in that cave? Where did they come from? How long have they been there? The only thing we know is that it’s been a long time and however they ended up there, they were on the Island before they died and never found or rescued. Timeline wise they precede Danielle’s research ship but comes after the Black Rock ship. Who put them in that cave or did they go there to die? I can’t answer all these questions but I have a theory about who they are, how they got there and why they were never found. The timeline fits, based on the estimated age of the skeletons and the answer is neither mysterious or unfounded in science as a time shift or alternate universe would be. It is based on a real, known and thoroughly investigated disappearance in the same part of the world where the Island lies.

Has anyone ever thought that the whole set up in the cave, the man and woman there who Jack said have been dead for decades, was nothing more than misdirection? I think it may turn out that these two people are actually Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan. We know that they departed Miami on June 1, 1937 and after numerous stops in South America, Africa, Southeast Asia and Darwin, Australia they continued eastward to Lae, New Guinea. When they arrived at Lae on June 29, 1937; about 22,000 miles of their journey had been completed. The remaining 7,000 miles back to Los Angeles would all be flown over the Pacific Ocean.

An extensive search coordinated by the Navy and Coast Guard was organized and no physical evidence of the flyers or their plane was ever found. Earhart and Noonan's fate has been the subject of many rumors and allegations which were never substantiated. Wouldn’t it be typical of TPTB to include this mystery in Lost and solve it -- while fans spin their wheels trying to design a scenario that would put two of our Losties in that cave -- in what would have to be their own pasts? The timing would be right and the fact that neither of these two famous people or any wreckage from their plane was ever found substantiates how hard the Island is and always has been to find.

Decades after this unexplained disappearance historians and mystery lovers are still trying to figure out what happened to those two people and their plane. Searches of various islands, rumors of graves, sighting, etc. have all been debunked.

Add to this the fact that although there were a man and a woman found in that cave, they were not found together but separated by several feet. These two were not huband and wife or lovers. A romantic pair would have sought comfort in each others' arms, they would not have died alone, each occupying their own private space.

What do you think? Is this crazy or a possibility and does anyone else have a theory on Adam and Eve? Ever since they were found this has become a critical piece of Lost’s lore and somewhat hard to imagine how they intend to explain it. No matter how you slice it, if it is two of our Losties, IMO a sci-fi element has to be introduced as an explanation. I would prefer something more real, concrete and believable."
Posted by LostTvFan on Fishbiscuitland - 11/30/07

You make a good case for Desmond and Penny, but I still like the idea that Amelia is involved. It would tie Lost to a real event and explain the fact that she was never found because the Island can't be found.