I will make two quick points that I just thought of right this moment regarding this past thursdays episode:
1) From what I understand Dan (the Time scientist) is also having his conscience pass in time. We see this by the note that he left himself regarding Desmond Hume being his "constant." Does this now shed light as to why he was crying when he saw on the news that the plane was found underwater? Since his conscience was going back and forth, did that validate for him that infact this was not the REAL plane, but that he already knew from his self in the future, that they are alive? (wow, that was confusing even for me)
2) The Black Rock. I am very happy that the writers did NOT forget about this island mysetery. So apparently, this sheds some light as to how it disappeared. The interesting thing about this episode is their mention of the ship journal which was being auctioned off. So this brings me to what I really want to discuss:
There was an alternative reality game that the writers and producers put together called "The Lost Experience" which was meant to expand on the story. Part of the game was the Black Rock Journal that was mentioned in this last episode. One of the main themes of this game was an organization called "The Hanso Foundation." In short, a blogger by the name of Rachel Blake was investigating this foundation and ended up hacking it. The foundation claims to be about bettering humanity, but infact, there were more devious things actually happening. One of the main things that was discovered by Rachel was that Hanso financed Dharma. I think the key to everything that is going on this show is this Hanso Foundation. At the end of Rachel Blakes investigation into Hanso, this is what she came up with
Just click on the box on the right, and it takes you into a lot of answers regarding what they do. She lists what the company claims to be doing, and what they are REALLY doing. Just a few of what is listed:
Their claim: Have you seen their AD? They’d have you believe that “By understanding and modeling the mathematic probability of seismic human events, The Hanso Foundation can illuminate the path ahead and provide a true road map to the betterment of humanity.”The truth: Their population growth models have been used to foster tribal wars in Africa. They have an enclave of mathematicians working in secret on a doomsday formula called the Valenzetti Equation. !!!!!!!!
Their claim: “Through a myriad of experiments worldwide, the Electromagnetic Research Initiative brings us a step closer to understanding this crucial force -– and in doing so, our place in the Universe.”The truth: The Hanso Foundation has erected an electromagnetic antenna off the coast of East Asia for some unknown purpose. It has disrupted telecommunications, knocked out satellites and deformed ocean life, but Hanso Foundation bribes to high-placed foreign officials have kept the project up and running.
There is a lot more and I would suggest everyone take the time and investigate it all. The Hanso Foundation was mentioned only once in the second season on one of the Dharma videos they saw.
Here are two other things that tie in to Hanso: Both are related to Thursday's episode:
1) Hanso Foundation has ties to two other companys: The Paik Heavy Industries (Sun's father) and The Wildmore Corporation (Penny's father). Remember when Penny was on the phone with Desmond and she told him she know's about the island???
2) From Lostepedia:
In 1881, a company called New World Sea Traders owned the Black Rock. The owner of New World Sea Traders, Magnus Hanso, may have been captaining this slaveship when it vanished in 1881. After the Black Rock disappeared, New World Sea Traders was sold to a company called the East Ocean Trade Group. In the 1950s the East Ocean Trade Group was taken over by the Hanso Group, who renamed the company Allied Copenhagen Marine Merchants. (Rachel Blake Copenhagen 02)
The Apollo Candy Company [the candy bar that Kate ate when she entered the first hatch] is also a subsidiary of the Hanso Group, after Alvar Hanso saved the company from near bankruptcy in the early 1970s.
I really recommend to everyone to really dig into all the links, and even beyond. There is so much depth to this show the likes which I have never seen. And just today, I learned of another alternative reality game that was being played called Find 815.
I hope this hasn't been too confusing. There is just SOOOO much content and I am really excited over it :) I think the best thing is for everyone to read for themselves.
Oh, and I forgot about this. Did everyone see this orientation film that was only aired on youtube last year? Apparently, they gave us a clue back then on the aspect of the time phenomenon. Keep watching to see the hidden images that appear.
IIRC, Ben had some rabbit where he was keeping Jack back in season 3