Tuesday, July 24, 2007

At This Point Has Ethan Gone Rogue?

In A Tale of Two Cities Ben says:

Ethan, get up there to that fuselage. There may
actually be survivors... and you're one of them.
You're a passenger. You're in shock. Come up with
an adequate story if they ask. Stay quiet if they don't.
Listen, learn, and don't get involved. I want
lists in 3 days.

When we first see Ethan in Episode 1.9, Solitary,
it's been about 12 days after the crash and Ethan
is getting involved. He's hunting with Locke, giving
luggage to Hurley, he's told Nikki and Paolo he can
help them find clothing, and of course, he's injecting
and later taking Claire. Furthermore despite spending
almost 2 weeks with the Fusies, he hasn't completed
the list Ben ordered.

Is Ethan one of The Others looking for a change?
He was friendly enough with Juliet to fix her plumbing?
Were they conspiring to overthrow Ben as well?


stephsmith said...

Hmm. good points, Holli. Maybe after the three days he got the list back to Ben but Ben had him stay on and gather more info on the survivors.

pgtbeauregard said...

Good idea. Ben probably knew what was going on in the medical station because Tom was there as well.

capcom said...

After the ep about Claire remembering her kidnapping, I'm almost as confused about Ethan as I am of Rousseau! He seems outwardly obedient to Ben, but like you said, he didn't accomplish everything in the way that he was supposed to. Perhaps in a passive aggressive way? Like agreeing with Ben to do what Ben wants, but then doing it more like Ethan wanted in the long run? And sometimes Ethan seems "nice" and other times extremely violent. My brain needs more data on him as well.

pgtbeauregard said...


You hit the nail on the head about the two sides of Ethan. He seemed really violent with almost super human strength. Then there's the "nice" Ethan. Something is off with him

memphish said...

Maybe he's off his meds PGTB. :)

memphish said...

For more on Ethan: Click here.

capcom said...

Awesome interview. Tx for the headsup Memphish!

cool_freeze said...

GREAT THOUGHT!!! I think that Ethan was definantly conspiring with Juliet.