LOST - "Dr. Linus" - 03/09/10

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  1. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I doubt it, he would probably just say that he had been there once before.

    He also wouldn't look at the interior so emotionally.
     
  2. Philosofy

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    It could be possible that Richard came back on the Black Rock, but had been there before.
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, he did say "in all the time I've been on the island," not "all the time I've been on the island since that one time." :D

    I think at this point it's pretty clear he first came to the island on the Black Rock, in whatever capacity. Which is a little disappointing; I thought he was a lot older than that, but maybe Damon & Carleton are less-versed in sci-fi than I, and more likely to be impressed with the concept of somebody being a measly two centuries old.
     
  4. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    Rob, I still thought of you when Ben said he had a doctorate in history, and wit the short hair and glasses: admit it, you are the inspiration for Benjamin Linus!
     
  5. JYoung

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    Which is why I say that Latin is Ricardus' native tongue.

    He may have come to the Island on the Black Rock but that doesn't mean he didn't live a long time before that.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Well, I suppose I could prove your point, and kill you for even suggesting such a thing...
    I thought that until this week. Now, I think the Others spoke Latin long before Richard came to the island on the Black Rock and learned to speak Latin.

    I hope he's millennia old and not just a couple of centuries. But my hope has dwindled down to pretty much nothing.
     
  7. philw1776

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    Disagree.
    In the LAX world Jack had his appendix out as a kid.
    In the early seasons of LOST he had it out on the Island as an adult.
    Branch point (assuming even that such is a valid concept) preceeds the nuke by many years.
    Q.E.D.
     
  8. scheckeNYK

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    Really tired so this is probably off-base, but...

    any chance MiB is Jacob's favored candidate? And now MiB is basically trying to orchestrate it so he isn't committed to staying there for years on end. I know they have been set up as foils, just trying to see some alternative outcomes.
     
  9. JYoung

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    If he was living in Europe and had some schooling (or attended Catholic services a lot), he could have learned Latin that way.

    But yeah, I would prefer he'd have learned it because he lived it.
     
  10. brianp6621

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    I actually got a vibe from Alex when she first came to his door at night, but not in the scenes after that.
     
  11. brianp6621

    brianp6621 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Ummm, to also tell us that the people(well at least Ben and Roger) in the alternate timeline actually know of the island AND have been there.
     
  12. brianp6621

    brianp6621 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    For exactly the same reason I would. To try and prolong it and hope for something to change.
     
  13. Steavis

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    For what it's worth, Lostpedia has this:

     
  14. Ruth

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    It could also explain how Sawyer survived the jump from the helicopter.
     
  15. Bananfish

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    ^^^^^

    Would that mean Charlie was never a candidate?
     
  16. betts4

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    Was he touched by Jacob?
     
  17. Philosofy

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    Didn't Charlie Kill somone? Wasn't it an 'other', one of Jacob's chosen? The rules would say you can't kill one of Jacob's people.
     
  18. Turtleboy

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    I think he was a candidate -- until he wasn't anymore, if that makes sense.
     
  19. 3D

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    You're overthinking it. Jack and Kate went back in time while aboard Ajira. Sun and Lapidus did not. Jack and Kate simply returned, along with Sawyer and company, to a time that was only a few days later than when they first came from and when Sun and Lapidus never left. It's irrelevant how much time Jack and Kate spent in the past. If they had spent ten years in the past, they would have found Sun and Lapidus three days older, and Sun and Lapidus would have said "jeez, you guys look ten years older." (this assumes, of course, that Jack and Kate still age like the rest of us in spite of having been touched by Jacob).
     
  20. Queue

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    I posted this scenario a few pages back. A girl I work with told it to me.
     

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