No time travel? Hmmm ….

Kate and Claire in cab

In interviews last year, Darlton repeatedly said that there would be no time travel in Season 6.

Yet we just saw the LOST-ies move not only sideways, but also backwards in time to Flight 815. The Dharma LOST-ies also moved forward in time, up to the present.

If that’s not time travel, what is it?

Maybe what Darlton meant is that there wouldn’t be any more time travel. I guess technically the LOST-ies moved foward, sideways, and back during the last second of Season 5, during the white flash. Which would mean they were already in their new timelines by the time Season 6 began. So unless Darlton are totally (as opposed to only somewhat) pulling our legs, perhaps we can expect that the LOST-ies won’t be moving out of the new timelines where they’ve already landed.

But does that mean they will be stuck in dual timelines forever?

My head hurts. I need Hurley to explain this all to me. šŸ˜‰

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2 responses to “No time travel? Hmmm ….

  1. I don’t think it was time traveling at all. We’re simply seeing an alternate timeline. When they went to the past and made changes, that created another timeline that could exist. So you now have 1.) The timeline as we know it: plane crash, exploding hatch, etc. and 2.) The new timline: no plane crash, Jack is nervous on plane instead of Rose, Desmond is on the flight, etc. By blowing up the island, the losties created a new timeline, which we’re seeing, and they jumped back to their normal timeline where they belonged. Which we’re also seeing.

    I think that may be the nerdiest paragraph I’ve ever written. =)

    • LOST makes nerds of us all. šŸ˜‰

      The way I see it, if they jumped from 1977 to the present, and also from both 1977 and the present to alternate-world-land circa 2004, that’s time travel. There were three jumps, and all of them involved going from one time to another.

      Unless they are not really where they seem to be.

      Now my head hurts. šŸ˜‰

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