Bad Twin by Gary Troup Bad Twin (Hyperion): Books: Gary Troup

Oh, those clever makers of LOST… They have created a show that markets to a television audience that has been starved for a long time… They cater to people who think. People who read. People who like to be challenged. There are no simple answers in LOST, and every week just gives us more to think about. That makes the season gap even harder to stomach. Months without a new episode. Their solution to viewer anguish during the off season would never work for The OC, or The Simpsons or Survivor… They published a book. Not just any book, a book that appeared in the show as a manuscript, apparently written by someone who was on the plane. The book is rumored to have information about the Hanso Foundation, and the father of Desmond’s lost love. This is the manuscript that Sawyer was reading and which Jack threw in the fire before he could finish it. Whether the knowledge contained in the book is necessary to understand what is coming in the next season is an unknown, like the rest of LOST. I’m ordering my copy today. I can’t resist the mystery.


LOST Speculations – Primal Not?

So, they sneak through the woods not making a sound, not leaving tracks, and not wearing shoes… But then there is Goodwin in S02E07. He talks, he participates, he uses tools, and he knows why only the ‘good ones’ were taken. He appears to be one of “The Others”.

This gives the impression that the jungle dwellers are not primitive/primal, when forced by circumstance to interact with the crash survivors. If this is true, then perhaps I’m wrong about the jungle dwellers being a different group from the kidnappers on the boat.


Unless Goodwin is a member of the Dharma Initiative and his role was to play ‘keeper’ for the jungle dwellers. Perhaps it is part of his role to protect the jungle dwellers. He knows why there was a list, and why only the ‘good’ ones were taken.

“Nathan was not a good person.”
“That’s why hius name wasn’t on the list.”

Perhaps as a keeper of the primals, and as a researcher for the Dharma Initiative, Goodwin’s job was to figure out who was good to induct into the primal group, and who needed to be eliminated as a threat to the experiment.

Just my thoughts for this week. I’m probably wrong. 🙂