Not sure if it was brought up but if the plane was found we can safely assume whoever set this up does not want Michael and Walt to just appear alive on a small boat in the middle of the pacific.
Notice Naomi never brought up Michael and Walt when she was talking about flight 815, had they made it you can bet it would have made the headlines. The question is where are they?
05-17-2007, 05:25 PM
I believe we all missed something pretty major early in Season 3. We now know for certain that Ben is, in fact, a big fat liar, and yet he's very careful with how he chooses his words so that later, he can claim not to have lied by playing on a technicality. When Ben gave a boat to Michael at the Pala Ferry way back in Live Together, Die Alone he made very sure to say that he was letting Michael go "home." He sort of pronounced the word oddly, too. When Jack was in the Others captivity, he asked about Michael at one point, and Ben reassured him that he was allowed to go "home," again adding an odd inflection to the word.
Later, in Stranger in a Strange Land, Jack and Juliet are discussing the prospect of Ben letting one or both of them go home. He promised to let Jack go "home," to let Juliet go "home," and then comes this exchange as Jack, in his new outdoor cage, applies aloe to Juliet's fresh mark...
JULIET: Why did you help me?
JACK: He told you he was going to let you go home. He told me the same thing. We're going to make sure he keeps his word.
JULIET: And how are we going to do that?
JULIET: They'll be coming for you in a few minutes. All of them. Your friends know where we are so we have to leave this island to go back to where we live.
JACK: Go where?
JULIET: Well, Ben calls it home.
I feel fairly certain - 80% - that Michael and Walt are somewhere on the island. Or you know, it could be another smaller island off the coast of our main one, like Hydra island. Then again, in Greatest Hits we learned that there's a station called the Looking Glass that keeps the island from communicating with the outside world while retaining that ability itself. As the final episode of the season is called "Through the Looking Glass," and as TPTB have been playing up a game-changer all season long, I think that we'll probably get a major look at the outside world. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that some portion of season four might take place off the island. If that's the case, then perhaps Michael and Walt truly did get off the island, but are still under the Others control.
In any case, I agree with your basic premise; Michael and Walt aren't just strolling freely around New York again.
Faaip de Oiad
05-18-2007, 11:34 AM
Walt will be making an appearance in the finale, he'll stop Locke from killing himself and help him out of the pit
05-18-2007, 12:31 PM
Yeah I always doubted Michael and Walt got home.
Who says they were finished doing whatever they were doing with Walt anyway?
They might not want to let him go yet until they finish things.
And I noticed as Michael was getting on the boat, the way Ben said, "Bon voyage" was, well, a bit evil! :)
05-18-2007, 09:20 PM
maybe they are in the Glass Hatch
05-18-2007, 09:26 PM
didn't he also say that if they followed the bearings then they would find "rescue?"
05-19-2007, 12:48 PM
But he didnt say what kind of Rescue, maybe its Rescue for Walt from his dad who he doesnt know killed two people
05-22-2007, 09:47 PM
Indeed. To Ben, who is above all else a manipulator, words have deeper, darker meanings. If Ben were in America and became president of the United States, I suspect he'd be throwing around phrases like "support the troops," "stay the course," "freedom" and "democracy" a lot; saying things of which he often means differently, or even opposite realities. I recently watched the film adaptation of V for Vendetta; parallels can be drawn between Ben of Lost and Adam of V. Bon voyage, he says, you're going "home," you'll find "rescue." Yeah, and the Island is Purgatory.