Has anyone else noticed the chiastic (crosswise) structure of the September 21st episode of Lost? John Locke, bearer of the philosopher’s name, believes that the Island is the embodiment of some mysterious higher power. Jack Shepherd, bearer of an apostle’s and divine names, believes that the answers will be found in human reason. By the end of the episode, Locke has apparently found that the object of his mystical quest is a creature of technology. The mysterious hatch that he opened was placed there and equipped with computers dating from the 1970’s. Jack, enters the hatch looking for technology. He meets a stranger who had told him to “lift up” his surgical failure. This failure, turned out to be a success: his patient walked and later married him.
ABC has crossed us up. The man of science discovers faith; the man of faith finds technology. It will be interesting to see how the story develops.
BTW, the David Ely who played a bit part as an intern is not our our David Ely