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Friday, May 11, 2007

Unintended Christian imagery in this week's LOST?

Maybe I'm seeing too much in this, but when I first looked at this photo from this week's Lost episode "The Man Behind the Curtain", something immediately jumped out at me. It's the scene where Locke and Ben are on the creek bank before setting out to see Jacob.

Do you see it too?

Look at the reflection in the water. I don't know if this was intended or not (I'm guessing probably not) but the branch that's seen behind Locke's reflected head... it looks just like the horizontal beam of a Roman cross. Here's that portion of the image flipped upside-down...

Taking the straight branch into account, Locke's head is in much the same position as you see Christ's head in quite a few depictions of the crucifiction.

Now think about that very last scene from last week's episode "The Brig" and what Locke was carrying on his back.

And also think of that very last shot of this week's episode, and where Locke was.

And then think about what Locke seems to be becoming in the eyes of many of the Others.

Like I said, I don't know if this was intended or not, but in light of all the Judeo-Christian references in this show, I thought this was still pretty cool.

And the thought just came to me: Ben's final words in this week's episode sound a LOT like those of a certain thief who was also being executed next to Jesus.

What astounding parallels! No wonder I love this show so much...

(Found this pic at The Tail Section by the way :-)


Anonymous said...

very cool