Lost: New Argument for Chayid.

14 02 2010

 

I know, I know… I’m in the minority with all my squawking about Charlie having come back in Sayid but come on!  There are some interesting audio and visual clues from recent episodes as well as some from episodes in the distant past.  I’m going to try to make my argument again. Part of the following, is taken from a comment I made over at John Cabrera’s Blog, that I believe are  interesting clues about this “infection” that Dogen is all atwitter about.  

So, I’m sorry but when Sayid first wakes up at the end of LAX part 2, I think he sounds exactly like Charlie when he says, “What Happened?” Especially the epmphasis on the word happened.  Again in “What Kate Did,” When Sayid asks, “Jack, what happened to me?” listen to how he says “Jack” and draws it out.  sounds just like Charlie when he’d get all bitchy and whiny about things around camp. I tried to find some video of these scenes to post here but I couldn’t. But, again… I check my recordings and they still sound like Charlie to me. Rewatch them and tell me that doesn’t sound like Charlie.  Compare it to clips of Charlie on youtube when he’s talking to Jack. Do it. I dare you.

Now… Let’s just look at a couple of photos of the two:  

Sayid just after he was drowned.

 

Charlie just before he was drowned.

 

What you’re supposed to see in the comparison I’m not sure.  But there is something similar.  To me there is anyway… but I like to read symbolism into old Captain Caveman episodes and on boxes of Fruity Pebbles so, what do I know, right?  But wait!  There’re more! 

People keep mentioning that Sayid looks as if he had been crucified because of the position he was in when he the templites took him out of the water after drowning him. I looked for a screen cap or video of this but could not find it…  I did check the episode that is still on my DVR and yes, it’s true.

Pretty statue... or Heroin? Tough choice for Charlie.

 

Well, for me, I think that if anyone would have taken over Sayid’s body… or was to be resurrected in his body in a Christlike, ‘rolled the boulder from the crypt’ style  resurrection  it would have been the Catholic raised Charlie based on all of the Christian iconography that was part of his journey on the island. Plus, his middle name is, Hieronymus which translates to Jerome and possibly making him named after Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus translated to Saint Jerome, who was the guy who translated the bible into Latin.  He was famously baptized late in life for the time circa 366 AD. He could have also been named after the patron saint of Orphans, St. Jerome Emiliani, since Claire eventually died and left Aaron an Orphan.

More importantly, however were Charlie’s signs and visions while he was on the island. There were the Virgin Mary statues filled with heroin (as seen above) and the vision he had on the beach where he saw Claire and his Mother posed as in  Verrocchio’s painting: Baptism of Christ on the beach (see left) Please note the dove flying out of the jungle.  The Dove in Christianity is the symbol for the Baptism of Jesus and his eventual resurrection and in ancient Greek mythology,  the Dove was the bird of Athena and represented the renewal of life. Then of course, interrupting Charlie from the vision of his mother and Claire…   Hurley comes out of the jungle dressed as John the Baptist. (see below, right.)

Hurley appears to Charlie as John the Baptist.

 

Yes, I’m sure all these things could be big fat Red Herrings designed to make me think that Charlie is back in an incredibly yummy Sayid package. But what about the other little things?  

Like, who was that annoying little gnome who was always following Jack like a puppy and asking him questions to the point that the slashfanfic people had to make them lovers.  Oh, yes, that was Charlie.

Also, did Sayid ever trust anyone enough to say…  ‘Hey Jack, if you think I should take that black capsule filled with something that will probably kill me… that’s cool.  I’ll take it… whatevs.’  No.  That sounds, again, like something Charlie would do.  So yes… I’m officially in camp Chayid until I find out otherwise. Anyone with me?  Oh come on now!  I thought I presented a well researched and reasonable argument. Oh well… If you want to think it’s Jacob or Smokey or some sort of virus…  that’s fine… But what if the infection isn’t something that’s not supposed to be there but someone who’s not? Think about Rousseau and now Claire.  Our sweet Claire Bear looked awfully Rousseau-like when last we saw her, didn’t she? Could the infection be just the presence of someone who was supposed to die but somehow came back? And while in the eyes of the temple people this is BAD. Jacob seems to be down with it…

 Sure, it’s all just baseless conjecture on my part but hey, what else have I got to do?  Live a life?  Nah. It’s cold outside. 

Oh, but hey… doesn’t the healing pool at the temple (see below) kinda look like, say…

Healing pool looking a tad murky.

 

a fancy version of, this baptismal pool? (below) British archaeologist Shimon Gibson believes this large cistern in a cave found near KIBBUTZ TZUBA, Israel was where John the Baptist anointed many of his disciples. Sure, it’s not as fancy as the Lost Temple but hey… it’s old.

Again, thanks for your attention… now let the stoning begin.  (I hope you all have bad aim.)   

Until Next Time, “That douche is my dad,”

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4 responses

14 02 2010
Mélanie

I have to give it to you, you really want us to believe in Chayid. I have one question though: Why would Charlie take over Sayid?

I’m just not seeing why, aside from his chirstianity, Charlie would ‘resurrect’ in Sayid. Jacob knew what would happen by taking Sayid to the Temple, but why, again would he want Charlie to be in Sayid’s body?

But I like the word: Chayid. lol

14 02 2010
Deborah Rose

Hey. I respect that you do so much research and put so much thought into your postings. I did read somewhere that Charlie is supposed to return this season. Nobody ever said it woud be in his body though.

14 02 2010
mycrazylosttheory

I would never venture to guess why Jacob does what he does. And who is to say that it would have been Jacob’s decision as to what happens anyway? So far as I’ve seen, he only travels around the world touching people and telling them to be good… seems to know that people have a purpose but is it he who is deciding such things? I couldn’t say.
I’m just here, taking the visual cues that I get from the show and piecing them together in a way that makes sense to me. I was once in a class where we watched Steven Spielberg’s first movie duel and had to write a paper about the symbolism in the movie. The class didn’t come up with too much but our teacher went off about how his wedding ring, the way he played with it all the time and how he shoved his clothes angrily into a dryer (another ring) that this meant that he had issues with his mother and an underlying pent up aggression toward women in general. I’m not saying he was wrong… but if he could get Agression toward women out of two rings… then I can get Chayid out of all the visual and audio things that I’ve seen regarding Charlie on Lost.
And like I said… I don’t expect anyone to agree with me… this is just my own ‘Crazy Lost Theory’. 🙂

14 02 2010
mycrazylosttheory

Thanks Deborah!
Yeah, we’ve already seen him try to OD in the flashsideways… who knows if we’ll see him on the island… even though, you know I think we already have. 😉

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