Back in season 3 I had a theory. I think that Lost is gonna be getting into parallel dimensions. Remember when the Losties found the Doctor from the freighter wash up on the beach dead? And remember when Doctor Ray seemed to be alive back at the freighter at the same time?
O.K. Remember this video from Comic Con in the season 3 hiatus?:
Now think about the season 5 finale. Remember how at the end Locke was like this?:
And he was also here at the same time:
I think that maybe the John Locke in this scene is from an other dimension. Like the bunny that appeared in the orchid with the same number as the bunny that was already there.
I’m gonna take this one step further and predict something even crazier. You know how we are told that Widmore dug up graves to create a fake crash site, what if that’s not the case? People have lied before on this show. Lapidus thinks that the wreckage is fake because the pilot doesn’t have his ring on:
Its likely that the ring fell off sometime during the plane crash or something. What if it was the same man? Maybe, like the doctor and John Locke, the survivors of the plane could be dead and alive at the same time. Maybe the passengers of the fake plane crash site are actually the survivors of 815 from an other dimension or from another time. Maybe at the end of the show we will find out that the final fate of the passengers of 815 is for their bodies to rot forever in the bottom of the Sudan trench. I’m not so sure about this idea though, that would be a sad ending.
But I do feel that the final season will deal with alternate realities. Darlton have said that the sixth season will deal with a new timeline structure. And, I mean where else could it go? Time travel, flashbacks, and flashforwards are taken and there is supposed to be a new type of storyline this year. I know J. J. Abrams doesn’t have a lot of say in what goes on in Lost anymore, but his movie, Star Trek and another show he created, Fringe, both had parallel universes, so why not lost? Maybe the book that young Ben gives to Sayid in He’s Our You, “A Separate Reality”, was a little hint to the path Lost is traveling.
These videos from comic con also point towards a parallel universe:
What? Hurley went on a trip to Australia and made it back safely?
They don’t have a perfect safety record…unless this is Oceanic Airlines from another dimension.
But, we know this is not what happened, we saw Kate kill the man she thought was her step-father (We find out later that he was actually her real father) back in season 2 in “What Kate Did”. I don’t know about you but these videos seem to make it really obvious that we are going to be dealing with alternate realities in season 5.
Maybe the bomb caused a parallel universe in which the plane lands safely. The title of the premiere is LAX after all. And, maybe some of the survivors remember what happened on the island and some don’t. Or maybe they are in separate realities.
I like to theorize about Lost but I don’t necessarily want my theories to be right, because I feel that part of what makes Lost so amazing is the unpredictable nature of it. I just cannot wait until February 2nd!