In its second week, my commitment to blog about the final episodes of “Lost” continues. So, if you haven’t watched last night’s episode, STOP READING, unless you don’t mind some plot talk.
Oh, Ricardo, you had much to tell us. And here we are, nine hours from the end [that’s eight weeks, but who’s counting …], and we had no idea your story was going to go like that. Well, at least I had no idea!
1. 1867 in the Canary Islands was a long time ago. I guess that makes the episode’s title, “Ab Aeterno” appropriate because it translates to mean “from eternity.” [Thanks, Lostpedia!]
2. Richard came to the island on the Black Rock and he went to the remains of the Black Rock to die. But he couldn’t die, thanks presumably to Jacob’s touch.
3. Did you notice scruffy Ricardo looking like Jesus? I mean, if Jacob is supposed to symbolize God, does Richard fulfill the role of Jesus, the one who became man and has relationships with people on the behalf of his Father?
4. Jacob dunked Richard. And Richard admitted he wanted to live. Although it didn’t start of his own choosing, it’s like Richard committed his life through baptism.
5. Jacob told Richard about the statue: “No one cones in unless I invite them in.” Reminds me of only the priests being allowed to enter the holy of holies in the tabernacle.
6. The only thing Jacob could offer Richard was eternal life.
7. The temptation to return to our old life is always there. Just ask Richard, who buried his wife’s necklace. We can bury anything. But it is there to dig back up, if we change our minds. Ah, free will …
8. On another note, how does Ilana know Jacob? It’s clear when he visited up his bandaged friend in the hospital, they had some existing relationship.
9. Sun declared herself [not Jin] a candidate. How does she know this? And what happened to other candidates, leaving only the ones we befriended on the island?