04-29-2005, 11:06 AM
Now, I seem to remember noticing this on Wednesday, but now I'm not positive. In the Journey didn't they show the hatch lighting up for Locke after Boone's death? And before, I'm pretty sure they said the clipshow would show stuff in chronological order, so I'm thinking this might shed some light on what had been suggested before, about the light coming on only after Boone died...
I hope that makes sense...
04-29-2005, 11:24 AM
I think they said that they were going run it in chronological order however I believe the secene you mentioned was out of chronological order. They had already shown the next morning and then went back to show Locke at night when the light came on in the hatch.
04-29-2005, 12:16 PM
Now, I seem to remember noticing this on Wednesday, but now I'm not positive.* In the Journey didn't they show the hatch lighting up for Locke after Boone's death?* And before, I'm pretty sure they said the clipshow would show stuff in chronological order, so I'm thinking this might shed some light on what had been suggested before, about the light coming on only after Boone died...
I hope that makes sense...
As I've explained earlier, in several posts, the hatch is NOT more than a day's journey from the caves, since Locke made it back with Boone in enough time for Boone to still be alive (hour, probably, tops), and moreover, Locke would not spend a day's journey to the hatch and sit there banging on it and crying... more than 24 hours later.
No, the scene in DEM at the hatch occurs on the same night as Boone's fall. What people didn't see was that the events in DNH were ALSO occurring during the same night, since there was some question about whether it was day or night when Locke arrived at the caves. I'd like to emphasize however, that no one should take this to mean that all 3 events are synchronous. We do not have any evidence to support the hatch lighting, birth, and death occurring at the same moment, or even within a few minutes of each other. All we can really say is that, given the timelines and some simple deductive logic, the three events had to occur during the same NIGHT.
For more on the timeline of DEM and DNH, see my explanation here (http://www.thefuselage.com/threaded/index.php?topic=12035.msg236387#msg236387).
The reason these two sequences are divorced is because the emphasis needed to be placed on Jack's loss of faith (faith in each other over the island), and Locke's regaining of it (faith in the island over each other). These two are going to be in opposition, and the connection made is not as powerful to place them in chronological order. The scene with Locke at the hatch was one of the most eerie moments of the season, but it was also very short. The producers of the special wanted to maintain the narrator's thread on faith with as short a clip as possible. Placing the shot of the hatch at the very end did just that, and ended the show on a high note (the same way the lighting ended DEM on a high note).
BTW, I can't say I didn't see this coming. In fact, immediately after seeing the scene with the hatch after Jack's I thought to myself, "I bet there'll be some more timeline questions now on The Fuselage!" :)