Here’s the promo for 6×13 “The Last Recruit.” First time through is how it was shown on TV. Second time through is in slow motion:
The strange, creepy music in the background is a song called Through the Loop by Pendulum, which in turn is a remixed version of a song sung by Gene Wilder in the movie Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Pedulum is an Australian group, which recently arrived in Los Angeles aboard Oceanic Flight 815. Okay, I made that last part up, but they really are an Australian group, now located in the UK where, according to Wikipedia, they are immensely popular. Through the Loop is from their 2005 album Hold Your Colour.
These are the lyrics that are sung (and shouted) in the LOST-promo version:
There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing
Yes, the danger must be growing
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing
There are a lot of lines in the lyrics which apply to the situation of the LOST-ies, but the line about the fires of Hell a-glowing jumped out at me. I had come up with (ahem) a theory, back when The Incident aired, that fire plays some kind of important role in the lives of Jacob and the Man in Black. The fire in Jacob’s lair was so prominent at the beginning of The Incident, and it was into that fire that Flocke kicked Jacob’s body at the end.
I still think fire must be important, though three-quarters of a season later, I don’t feel much closer to knowing why. But think about this: Jacob is now ashes, and the MiB is now smoke. It’s ashes that are used to form a magic circle to keep Smokey away. And Frogurt was killed by a flaming arrow.
Joking about Frogurt, but I do think there must be something about fire that has to do with Jacob and the MiB — in particular, perhaps, with the limitations that are placed on their powers.