Friday, September 12, 2008

Love Lives of The Others



I was thinking about how Juliet was recruited to the Island by Richard and Ethan and I wonder do The Others recruit only single people or do they recruit married couples? In other words

11 comments:

Capcom said...

If I could, I'd have chosen both. I can imagine a lot of loners with nothing to lose (like Kelvin/Patchy) signing up. I can also see altruistic hippie couples volunteering for what they envision as a lifetime of sharing the experience of saving the world together, like lesser versions of the DeGroots.

memphish said...

Capcom I was thinking about the couples we've seen -- Colleen and Danny, Goodwin and Harper, Ethan and his wife. And about the Others not Dharma. I think Dharma probably brought families being all hippy dippy like they were, but I'm thinking the Others are people that no one in the real world will miss. Nevertheless once they are on the Island they find love which they failed to find in the real world.

Capcom said...

Good thinking! Sounds about right.

Sooo, do we know whether or not Kelvin and Patchy were Dharma or Hostile recruited? I'm still confused on that, especially since Patchy lied, and my brain gets all confused when people start fibbing and then say nevermind, and back again. X-p

memphish said...

I think Kelvin was recruited by Dharma, but I'm not sure how or how he got to the Island. I'd like an explanation of that by series end.

I think Patchy was recruited by Ben. He was certainly a true believer whereas Kelvin clearly was not. Then again being trapped in a hole could lead to a lack of faith as evidenced by Locke himself.

Lost 2010 said...

OT - I know you gave up the game but I thought of you when I took this quiz:

Blaine is a PAIN, and that is the TRUTH
http://www.dharmawantsyou.com/site/?utid=161496999794414295395646705396#/qp

memphish said...

I got 70 Lost2010 and 1 of those I should have gotten, 1 I could have gotten, but had forgotten and 1 I guessed correctly even though I haven't read that far.

I'm reading Insomnia right now. But I haven't gotten to the Crimson King other than in vague references yet. I like the description of the floors of the Tower I've gotten from the little bald doctors though.

Lost 2010 said...

On the Other recruiting, I thought maybe it was like recruiting teachers to rural areas. They like to recruit couples if they can - because couples tend to stick better - they'll even go out of their way at times to find a position for a spouse if one of them has a particularly coveted specialty. But many times the people at the very top of their field seem to be single because they've devoted their entire life to their career - not always - but often. Juliet and Mikhail seem to be that type to me.

OT - I haven't read Insomnia - I didn't realize it was tied into the Dark Tower mythology. Although by the time you're done he's managed to tie in nearly every book he's ever written in some fashion.

memphish said...

Melissa_Lossa recommended I read Insomnia before I got to the Tower. It was written in 1994.

Capcom said...

Good point about people married to their careers, Lost2010. But I kinda thought that Patchy didn't have a girl cuz he's so gnarly and mean, heheh. The kind of guy only a mother could love. :o)

takes a village said...

I thought primarily singles;but when the fertility issues began to be addressed,(I think Richard Alpert had said it wasn't what they were supposed to be be working on) married couples may have been recruited because those women were more likely to want to have children.

memphish said...

That's an interesting idea Takes a Village. Maybe one of Richard's beefs with Ben is a shift in recruiting for this purpose though of course Ethan and presumably his wife predate that given Ethan's involvement in Juliet's recruitment. It makes me wonder when Ethan's wife died -- pre or post Juliet?