Jan 9, 2009

Lost Mysteries: Adam and Eve

Think way back to Lost sesaon 1. Ok, remember that fun season when we barely knew anything about the island or our Losties? There was no Dharma initiative, we didn't know who the Others were, no time traveling .... wait, what was that about time travel?

Sure, they saved getting to the meat and potatos of time travel for a few seasons, but the producers have long said that they put stuff in the show early on to make sure fans knew that they were planning the direction of the series all along. One of the things that has been pointed to as proof are the skeletons of "Adam and Eve" from "House of the Rising Sun" (season 1, episode 6).

Remember Adam and Eve? Jack, Kate and Locke are visiting the caves that Jack had discovered in "White Rabbit" and then they notice a pair a skeletons in there, one male and one female. Locke gives them the name, Adam and Eve. They determine, based on the clothing deterioration, that they've been dead 40-50 years. On the bodies, Jack finds two stones, one black and one white, symbolizing the light and dark theme of the early seasons of Lost.

After than scene, the skeletons haven't received any other screen time on the show. Sure, they are still one of the most talked about and debated topics by the fans and in an interview with EW.com, Daman Lindelolf said, When all is said and done, people are going to point to the skeletons and say, "That is proof that from the very beginning, they always knew that they were going to do this."

So what are we to make of the skeletons, now that we know a lot more about the island? We know that the island can be moved and that there is an ancient history on it. There are many theories for who Adam and Eve could be, ranging from Jack and Kate to Desmond and Penny to Amelia Earhart and her co-pilot Fred Noon. Here are some more theories on who they might be, if you are interested.

I think the Jack and Kate theory is a good one, especially since Jack now has the black and white stones (where have they been for the past 4 seasons though?). It would be a huge whoa moment if they are revealed as Adam and Eve, but it would take some freaky things for it to happen ... freaky stuff like, I don't know, moving the island?

We'll see how this all plays out and it could be another thing on the show that is just in there to see what fans will latch onto and talk about, but I can't help to think that there's more to it. Remember, the producers keep bringing up that they have known what the final shot will be on Lost ever since they created the show's concept. Could this shot involve "Adam and Eve"?

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