Tuesday, May 5, 2009


"Thinking about ('Lost') is half the fun.
But over-thinking it just becomes taxing and, worse, pointlessly taxing.
I can't be sure anyone knows where it's all going even if we think we do
Tim Goodman
The San Francisco Chronicle

By this point in the game of 'Lost', I'm really trying my best not to throw out wild theories which could better integrate the series into the overall scheme of the TV Universe. Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof know where they're going with the show and it'll be much better for me if I just sit back and enjoy the ride. There will be plenty of time later to make connections to other series once 'Lost' completes its run in 2010.

In connection with this new-found "wisdom", I've also got to man up and discard those theories that I've proposed in the past which no longer fit the blueprint for 'Lost'.

One of these was my theory from two years ago that the Curio Shopkeeper (whom we know now is Eloise Hawking, mother of Daniel Faraday) was actually the White Guardian of Time from 'Doctor Who'.
In the episode "Flashes Before Your Eyes", Ms. Hawking was just a one-shot guest appearance, a woman of mystery and seemingly magical powers who seemed to exist outside Time. And the fact that she was all in white added to the suggestion that she was the White Guardian.

But now we know she is just as human as the other characters on the show, although based on last week's 100th episode, perhaps she's a bit heartlessly inhuman.....

Anyway, this is what the Toobworld Dynamic is all about. We throw out ideas and see if any stick. If it's invalidated later, we have to adapt. Sorry, Kansans, we have to evolve.

All is in flux.

Toby O'B

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