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LOST Thoughts: Dr. Linus

March 10, 2010

  • So Ben, Locke, Arzt and Alex ALL happen to be among the faculty and student body at the SAME school?!?  What’s it called?  Black Rock High???  Their mascot just HAS to be the Polar Bears!
  • I have a feeling we might see a few more familiar faces pop up on campus in subsequent episodes.  Perhaps the school’s stud jock is none other than Walt (if he’s not on the Chess Team).
  • And who better to teach Geometry than Radzinsky?  There’s no doubt that Trigonometry is already fully covered by Horace.
  • I thought it was kind of strange that the Principal wasn’t a familiar figure from the island.  I guess Widmore must be the district’s Superintendent.  If Ben would have just finished off his coup to overthrow Reynolds, I could definitely see him and Widmore having a Skinner-Chalmers relationship.
  • I wonder who would be the Groundskeeper Willie of BRHS?  Based on his rough brogue and wildly unkempt facial hair, my money’s on Charlie Pace.
  • For guidance, nobody would make a better Counselor than Daniel Faraday, whose own Mother happens to serve as the school’s stern, but brilliant, Music teacher.
  • Speaking of Moms on campus, we learned that Rousseau has to work two jobs – one of which just might be…Lunch Lady?
  • Whether working on A/V or the Yearbook, the school’s Journalism students are in good hands with program advisor Pierre Chang.
  • Despite demonstrating a natural gift for bus driving on the island, We know off-island Hurley is too already busy as a temp agency and box factory mogul.  So who else might be qualified to transport the kids to and from school?  My guess is none other than Frank Lapidus.  (“We’re not going to Prom, are we?”)
  • OK, I did have one off-campus thought this week: Was I the only one surprised to see Widmore surface in a submarine?  I’ve always had him pegged as a bathysphere guy.  In fact, this could be a clue suggesting that the key to this entire mystery just might be found in the seemingly cryptic lyrics of an old Rush song (no, not “Jacob’s Ladder,” as Doc Jensen and Dan Snierson have theorized): “You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice / If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice / You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill / I will choose a BATHYSPHERE, I will choose free will.”  LOST SOLVED!!!  What do I win?
2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2013 8:12 pm

    You know that Rush is really singing “path that’s clear”, right?

    • November 29, 2013 8:15 pm

      Yeah, I had misheard it as a kid as “bathysphere” and always thought that was a ridiculous, yet funny, misinterpretation. This was just a way for me to relive that silly memory.

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