Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another Reason The Rival May Not Be Smokey...

Looking back over my review of "Dead is Dead," I came across this screenshot I had totally forgotten about (via Dark UFO):



If the Rival is really the Anubis pictured here, then Smokey is definitely something different all together. To me, it looks like Anubis is summoning Smokey here, which gives some credence to the thought Smokey might be one of his minions or servants. One could certainly take it the other way around, I suppose, so that Anubis is genuflecting to Smokey instead, but my feeling is that Anubis is in command in this panel. Just something else to think about.

Also, what does everyone want to call Jacob's significant other? Rival? Nemesis? Enemy? The Man in Black? I've been going back and forth between Rival and Nemesis to see which sounds better, but I can't decide. I've added a poll on the sidebar with the question. Starting next week I'll also have a series of polls on Season 5, for best episode, best scene, best quote, best revelation, etc... :)

5 comments:

Kyle said...

People at the Lostpedia boards have been calling him Mr. X. I think that's pretty good.

silinx said...

So, the issue with that screenshot is that the Egyptian god looks way more like Annubis and less like Sobek. And I think you're right that Sobek seems like a distinct possibility.

silinx said...

D'oh, just saw that you seem more convinced it's Taweret.

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Esau

Jay said...

I do like Mr. X! :)

And, yeah, I do think it's Taweret, Steve (I actually think the writers may have confirmed that at some point too).

Esau is probably the most obvious answer, but it's too easy. I'm surprised people are so divided on the topic in the poll.

My friend Matt e-mailed me and suggested we call him "The Key," since he manipulated The Locke so well. Now that's clever! :)