Last week I asked the question, "Where are we going?" It only took an episode to get that answer. Last night's "eye opening" parallel to the "Pilot" episode gave us so much information. At the same time, we also got some solid new mysteries and new characters that seem to set up the rest of the series.
We started out with the green eye of Jack Shephard in the middle of the jungle. At first glance, one would guess that this is a flashback to the series' pilot. Many have theorized that this scene will also be the last scene in "Lost." Upon closer look, we see that this is not in fact the aftermath of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, but in fact the crash (was it a crash?) of Ajira Airlines Flight 316 - "316" being the title of last night's episode. The Bible verse John 3:16 is considered to be a summary of some of the most central doctrines of Christianity and is one of the most widely quoted verses in the world (yeah, I'm talking to you In 'N Out Burger!) The passage reads, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." And in his note to Jack, that other John simply wrote, "I wish you had believed me."
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