Tuesday, December 11, 2007

He's Special, Dude

I've been so busy, I know been out of the loop for a while. Couple quick hits before I plunge back to work:

Jorge's Blog

Did you guys know Jorge Garcia started up a little personal blog on Blogger? It's pretty funny. Don't miss his Halloween costume.

Room 23



In other news, have you seen the newest Mobisode, Room 23? The ODI has the video and transcript. It's pretty neat, actually giving us new information on the Others and Walt. It's cleverly done too because they managed to make Walt the premise of the mobisode without actually having him on screen. This basically confirms/lends credence to several things:

1) Room 23 was the "room" Bea Klugh threatened Walt with back in "Three Minutes"

2) As I speculated before, Walt's powers seem to involve summoning animals to some degree, especially subconsciously under duress. And I can easily see him being under duress in Room 23. Question now is, was he subjected to the same treatment as Karl in there or did he have his own "special" test? Looks like Ben was telling the truth when he told Michael Walt was "more than they bargained for."

3) Jacob was the one who wanted Walt. So what did he want Walt for? To open the Magic Box? To help him somehow, like he asked Locke to help him?

Now I really want to see a full flashback on Walt's time with the Others. What a great episode to chew on. :)

6 comments:

capcom said...

It's kind of funny, Mike has no idea why they really let them go! I mean, Mike would probably be thinking, "Wow, I'm so smart, I made a deal with these guys to help me get My Boy off this island!" When in reality it was more like the Others saying, "Get the he&& out of here with your weirdo kid and don't come back!" :o)

Lost 2010 said...

We can also guess that Ben was using reverse psychology back in the hatch - Oh they'll NEVER let you have Walt. Please don't take me out to that line and offer to exchange me for Walt. That'll never work. :)

Paula Abdul Alhazred said...

I think Jacob and the Others were interested in Walt because of his abilities, but then it turned out his abilities were a bit too strong for them to handle. I suspect they were thinking Walt could be the next Ben; but if it turned out he could be the next Jacob, that would be a bigger deal.

capcom said...

Right! Walt and Jacob, mano-a-mano! Walt being the preteen that he was, I'm sure that he rebelled big time. But I wonder, had they just promised him some video games or something, if he would have cooperated. Those Others just don't have very good social skills. :-D

Jay said...

HA! Good point, 2010!

Though I do wonder if Ben had to get Jacob's permission to let Walt go, despite how much he wanted to get rid of him.

Jay said...

I think Jacob and the Others were interested in Walt because of his abilities, but then it turned out his abilities were a bit too strong for them to handle. I suspect they were thinking Walt could be the next Ben; but if it turned out he could be the next Jacob, that would be a bigger deal.

That's a very good point too. I do wonder if Walt IS back on the island, given that Michael's going to be back this season...