homeabout kottke.orgarchives + tagsmembership!
aboutarchives + tagsmembership!
aboutarchivesmembers!

The time loop theory of Lost

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 04, 2009

Your Lost prep for the evening: The Time Loop Theory. Spoilers.

All of the “werid” things that we see happen in seasons 1 & 2 of LOST are a result of the Losties now existing in the year 1996 on the island. This is why Locke can walk, and why Rose is Healed — their bodies are now existing in a time prior to them contracting their illnesses. This is also why some characters, such as Walt, have extraordinary perception — because they’re technically from the future.

This is Lost as Primer (note the Primer timeline map).

We Work Remotely