Archive for July 8th, 2018

by Jillian Juliano

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.  Execute. These six numbers, along with their corresponding characters:  John Locke, Hugo Reyes, James Ford, Sayid Jarrah, Jack Shepard, and Jin Kwon, known as the Oceanic Six, make up the central lore and mystery of the island.  There is also the smoke monster, random polar bears, and phony village people walking the sacred island.

The series starts off  Oceanic Flight 815, a flight that took off from Sydney, Australia, headed for the US.  When the plane crashes, it splits off in two. The front end of the plane landed on the beach, where the main group of survivors stayed for a good part of the show.  The tail end crashed on the other side of the island, creating two groups of survivors that have no idea the other group exists.

Back on the beach, the main characters are introduced: Jack Shepard (Matthew Fox), the righteous doctor that was bringing home his father’s dead body; Kate Austen (Evangeline Lily), the lawbreaking runaway being brought back to the states by a US marshal; John Locke (Terry O’Quinn), the crippled dreamer trying to defy the fact that he cannot walk any longer and moral compass; James “Sawyer” Ford (Josh Holloway), the wounded con-artist driven by the murder of his mother and the vengeance of his father; Hugo “Hurley” Reyes (Jorge Garcia), the comedic sweetheart who is trying to figure out his stroke of intense bad luck that came with his lottery winnings; Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews), the former Iraqi Republican Guard attempting to atone for his past; Michael Dawson (Harold Perrineau), the artist who is trying to be the father for his son, Walt (Malcolm David Kelly), in which he never was able to be before; Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan), the famous rock musician dealing with his addiction to heroine; Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin), the pregnant damsel on the fence about giving her child up for adoption; Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Jin Kwon (Daniel Dae Kim), the dysfunctional married couple with immense love for each other but lost in how to rekindle that due to a controlling father-in-law; Boone Carlyle (Ian Somerhalder), the naive step brother to Shannon Rutherford (Maggie Grace), the spoiled dancer trying to make it in the industry. (more…)

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