movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Fri Feb 22 2008, 01:58pm | 2 comments
Discussed over at Film.com by moi. Ohmigod, shirtless Sawyer…
Re: them being brainwashed or what have you into thinking there were only 8 survivors. What I’ve been figuring was just that it was a cover story they came up with amongst themselves to protect the people who stayed behind on the island. Hence Mr. Abaddon asking Hurley, “Are they still alive?” and Jack checking with Hurley to make sure he wasn’t going to spill the beans about the other people. I figured it was pretty obvious they were covering for the people who stayed behind by just saying they never survived the crash.
I guess that’s a possibility. But why would they *want* to do that? I mean, those who stayed behind on the island would still be in danger from the Others. And this would also assume that Oceanic itself did not plant that dummy plane at the phony underwater crash site. Which I suppose is a possibility, too, but the reaction the helicopter pilot got to his phone call about how the “pilot” of the fake crashed pilot couldn’t have been the pilot suggests that Oceanic is in on it too.
What I’m getting at is: If the Oceanic Six are lying to protect those still on the island, who are they trying to protect them from if not from Oceanic/Darma, who would already know there are people still alive on the island?
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