I've begun a reformation of the articles on mysteries on this site, dissatisfied with the incomplete and often inaccurate information on it for the past few years. So I've spent the past couple of months working on this new article, "Questions and Answers", to offer reliable and accurate information. I will probably continue to subject it to edits and amendments. I also plan to overhaul the Portal:Mysteries page soon.
User:MrLockeIsAWarrior - 5:05 PM, February 21, 2018 (EST)
Great page. Small point, Michael Emerson has hinted that when he as a prisoner as Henry Gale during Season Two, he was talking about himself, and not about Jacob, when he was discussing the leader of the Others to Sayid and later to Locke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AltGmO2Su7I). I think this makes more sense as Ben would have no reason to believe that Jacob would kill him for failing his task. However, he would have great reason to have Locke fear him as a leader not to be messed with seeing as how he felt greatly threatened by Locke, even if Locke didn't realise at that moment that Ben was talking about himself --Villain fan (talk) 11:43, September 1, 2018 (UTC)
- Thanks! Sorry I didn't reply sooner, I didn't notice your message in here until just now. I agree with you that Ben referring to himself as "the unforgiving leader" is a great interpretation of his line. I actually tend to prefer that idea personally. I'll add it to the possible interpretations of that question on the page.
- I'll still leave open the interpretation that it could be an allusion to Jacob, just because the writers seemed to hint that "he" was Jacob in their podcasts. But I will also include the idea of Ben referring to himself, because as you pointed out, it fits well, and in fact perhaps fits better.
- Thanks for the link to that interview, I vaguely remembered Emerson saying that at some point but I wouldn't have been able to find it myself.
- That reminds me, as an aside, I have actually been missing a few citations in this article since I wrote it.
- For example, I distinctly remember in the months after Season 5, there was an interview in which Lindelof strongly hinted at the answer to the pregnancy problems, alluding to an important historical event between Ethan's birth and Juliet's arrival decades later. I remember reading this, but can't seem to find it.
- Additionally, I've been missing an interview shortly before Season 6 when the writers suggested they could answer the significance of Walt being special without using Walt himself to do it. (Although I actually recall reading this somewhat recently, but can't seem to find it anymore.)
- I also remember forum discussion about production info coming out around the time of Across the Sea, divulging that the episode is meant to start out set in 4 AD, but I'm not sure where to find a source for this either.
- User:MrLockeIsAWarrior - 23:00 PM, December 31, 2018 (EST)
No problem. I know the first two interviews you are referring to, but I can't currently find them either. Again, well done on the page and all the sources, it's really quite an accomplishment --Villain fan (talk) 21:22, January 2, 2019 (UTC)