11-16-2005, 01:14 PM
In an interview with TV Guide that hit the web today, http://www.tvguide.com/News/AskAusiello/, Lindelof and Cuse say to pay attention to Mr Eko's stick. They say it is a big clue.
On Nov. 30 we'll finally learn what Kate's crash crime was that landed her in so much hot water. Any other big flashback revelations this season?
Damon: In the next string of episodes, one of the really compelling back story elements is what happened to Jack's marriage. We think Julie Bowen is amazing and she and Matthew Fox are so great in scenes together, and I think the audience is really curious as to what went wrong there.
Carlton: And you should pay attention to Mr. Eko's stick.
Damon: Keep your eyes on Mr. Eko's stick.
Carlton: That stick is an important ongoing clue.
Anyone onto this yet, or any speculation as to what it is?
11-16-2005, 01:34 PM
Good post.... I will keep my eyes on this one!!!
11-16-2005, 01:39 PM
I read this, too, but I'm still trying to figure out what Mr. Eko's stick has to do with anything...
11-17-2005, 02:51 AM
I think in "The Other 48 Days" they show Mr. Eko making notches on his stick... to count the days maybe? That's all I can remember about it; it was a pretty lengthy shot of the stick. Maybe someone with some tech skillz can put up a screenshot...
11-17-2005, 03:50 AM
this thread has a screencap - nothing conclusive yet...
11-17-2005, 02:01 PM
I totally see I WILL on the top line and GOD underneath... and him being a religious man, it's not to far fetched... the question then is... "he will what?"... protect, defend? what????
11-17-2005, 04:41 PM
I posted this info on another thread, but then I found this thread and I feel its more relevant here....sorry for the double post......
As to the symbolism of the stick itself, I haven't seen this mention in direct relation to Ecko, but I did see it discussed with reference to the 'Drs. and missing limbs'.
maybe 'Ecko - if that is indeed his name - has created himself a a rough version of a 'Caduceus'. I have posted the link below for some more in depth information. But here are some exerpts from that page....
'Many "medical" organisations use a symbol of a short rod entwined by two snakes and topped by a pair of wings, which is actually the caduceus or magic wand of the Greek god Hermes (Roman Mercury), messenger of the gods, inventor of (magical) incantations, conductor of the dead and protector of merchants and thieves. It is derived from the Greek karykeion = "herald's staff", itself based on the word "eruko" meaning restrain, control.
It is interesting to see that most of organisations using this symbol are generally either commercial or military (or American). New Zealand examples include drug and pharmaceutical companies. '
I bolded some of the quote that seems to be a possible connection to Mr Ecko ( who maybe said his name was 'Eruko' not Ecko ?? just a thought ). Another interesting quote from that web page....
' Professional and patient centred organisations (such as the NZMA, in fact most medical Associations around the world including the World Health Organization) use the "correct" and traditional symbol of medicine, the staff of Asclepius with a single serpent encircling a staff, classically a rough-hewn knotty tree limb. Asclepius (an ancient greek physician deified as the god of medicine) is traditionally depicted as a bearded man wearing a robe that leaves his chest uncovered and holding a staff with his sacred single serpent coiled around it, (example right) symbolizing renewal of youth as the serpent casts off its skin '
if you feel these thoughts hold any water, here is the web addy for mor reading....
I only hope I properly conveyed my thoughts in this post as I feel I do not post my thoughts well because as I type my mind becomes flooded with too many conflictoing and complimentary ideas, I feel I forget to stay on track.
On that note.....Any thoughts???
11-18-2005, 01:43 PM
Would his stick be a staff now?
11-18-2005, 01:47 PM
My money is on it being the 23rd Psalm he carved into the stick.