Sunday, February 17, 2008
Lost 4.03: The Economist... Continued
The discussion continues on the latest episode of Lost. One of the more intriguing questions was raised by Matthew, asking why the heck Miles is SO damn angry. We've seen a brief flashback of him and he's pretty laid-back, if a little sleazy, but when he comes to the island he's all wild-eyed and out for blood. Why is he so hellbent on finding Ben? Matthew wonders if maybe he had a relative or a friend who was killed in the Purge, which is a very interesting theory. Pete has posted suggesting that maybe Marvin Candle is Miles's father, which is a great idea.
I, too, was wondering about why Miles is SO angry when he's on the island, yet in the flashback he seems pretty lowkey. And I wonder if his power to speak to the dead is heightened on the island? If he really can communicate with the dead, and his dustbuster device is just for show, then maybe when he landed on the island he was lying on the flats for a lot longer than we think, and in that time he was communicating with all the many, many ghosts on the island, who were telling him that Ben killed all of them. That would get him pretty worked up. I believe he was sent there because he's the only one who can communicate with those who have died, and that THEY are the ones with the real information.
Then again, maybe he had just communicated with Nikki and Paulo. That would be enough to make anyone completely insane.