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november 16 2005

Hidden clue to Lost's timeline? -- UPDATE

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 23rd 2006 6:14PM

It turns out the date on the x-ray MRI in Jack's flashback was just an oversight by the production folks on Lost. A fan site caught the date during last week's show and we all wondered if it was a hint about when Lost happens, or just a mistake. Turns out it was just a mistake. Javier Grillo-Marxuach, writer and supervising producer for Lost, confirms the glitch over at The Fuselage. No fun!

[Thanks, Izzy & Gaz!]

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Hidden clue to Lost's timeline?

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 21st 2006 8:48AM

What does this mean? During last week's episode, Hunting Party, one of Jack's flashbacks shows him looking at an X-ray of his patient's back. The date on that X-ray: November 16, 2005. Huh??? The detail-oriented folks over at Lost-Media caught the date, which can only been seen if you have HDTV.

Was this an oversight on the part of the directors? It's entirely possible that the x-ray was made in November for a January airing. But, nothing ever seems accidental on Lost. We don't actually know when Lost happens and this X-ray suggests that it's in the future. How far into the future? Well, far enough for Jack to get himself quite a collection of tattoos.


[Thanks to Scott F., who listens to my podcast!]

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