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Easter Eggs – Lost 4.04 Eggtown

By Koobie,

  Filed under: Easter Eggs
  Comments: 43

There was a lot going on in Eggtown, but what are the hidden clues of the most recent installment of Lost? (Click to Enlarge)

lost404egg1.JPGHere is your first can of Dharma Spam!  Processed Meat Lovers rejoice!

lost404egg2.JPGThis cup is manufactured by a company called “Mainstays”, it is a Wal-Mart brand.  This poses a new question,  where exactly on the island is the Supercenter Hatch?

lost404egg5.JPGPhillip K. Dick’s VALIS is tied directly into this episode.  In Valis, extraterrestrials are trying to communicate with the human race by transmitting information from the star Sirius in the  Canis Major (the greater dog) constellation.  It stores the information in humans DNA, and the information can be brought back by being in a higher consciousness.  Is Faraday trying to access his genetic memory?

lost404egg3.JPGAnd lastly, one of the cards that Faraday remembered showed up in Aaron’s bedroom.  Look closely at the painting with the bicyclist, there is a hand flipping the 6 of Clubs.

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From TVFrenzy:

  • tanside

    Very cool finds, especially the 6 of clubs in the painting in Aaron’s room. Although the episode wasn’t exactly the most exciting, it did add closer to Kate’s “problems” off the island. Plus the payoff of hearing the name Aaron come from Kate’s lips was pretty cool, even if it was set up pretty good throughout the episode. I can’t wait till next week now, it looks like it will be super duper awesome.

  • Much hetero love to you Koobie, but I have to call shenanigans on that last one.

    That is the six of spades in the painting. I am about 95% on that. Can anyone clean it up and prove me wrong because I have to say… I’m pretty sure of this.

  • Koobie

    You are right, it is not a six of clubs, but in fact a seven of spades.

    http://bp1.blogger.com/_pG1kU-zfuxM/R75V8FoF8XI/AAAAAAAAAF8/NZpAqYYXdPA/s1600-h/screen-capture-1.j

  • Ah, well then… we’re both right. 🙂 Thanks so much for the better screen cap!

  • Samfishercell

    I’ve got to say, this episode was very underwhelming. I had read that is featured a big twist and was one of the best of the season…but thus far it is my least favorite and was quite a yawn.

    I’m excited for next week though.

  • tanside

    D’oh!

  • Rulito

    I recall a scene in starship troopers where Johnny Rico is with his friend who is a psychic and he’s testing Rico’s psychic abilities (i guess all humans have some psychic potential) by having a computer put cards face down and he has to guess what that card is. Maybe that is somehow related farady’s little card game? I’ll have to watch it again, maybe she was just trying to help him remember what the cards were.

  • Did anyone notice when kates mom was asking to see her grandson.. she seemed to convey the feeling that she thinks the child is kates? i sure got the impression her mom felt that kate gave birth herself.

  • Jack B.

    Good finds on the Easter Eggs. While the ending was quite good, this episode was, by far, my least favorite of the new season. I think part of it is that Kate’s character is becoming a bit too self-centered. Perhaps another problem is that there is a certain amount of “tap dancing” (to borrow a phrase from one of the show runners) or pauses involved in doing a show that is basically a six year mystery novel. Nonetheless, very much looking forward to next week’s episode!

  • Lmz27

    I loved this episode. Maybe because I am a super Kate fan, but I thought it was an amazing episode for character development. I got goosebumps and even cried during the flash forwards — Lilly’s face when she mentioned her son was BRILLIANT, and the scene with her mother was outstanding, Jack in the courtroom had great emotional undertow, and the last scene with Aaron and Kate had a desperation to it — you just know there are secrets of tragedy and maybe even horror tied into Kate’s possession of Aaron.
    I think Lilly and Foxy did an awesome job. So did Holloway and O’Quinn. It was a fascinating episode for performance and story-telling using the flash forwards to create more emotional impact that it ever did before.
    It made me remember that LOST is about the people — the story about what happens to these characters as a result of this superordinary event in a superordinary setting — more than anything. It’s significant that Kate’s trial becomes about her “character” in the end…. it’s the show’s reminder to us, too, that we should be considering themes about heroism, truth, justice, love, and loyalty throughout these episodes. 🙂 It was great fun. Thoughts?

  • PsiHawk

    “steve seeley” – From everything we’ve been told.. and this episode confirms it.. to the rest of the world, only the O6 survived the crash, and everyone else is dead. The plane crashed near a remote island, and Kate saved the other 5.. while 2 others drowned.. (we learned this all last night)…

    I assume we are to infer that the rest of the world thinks Jack or one of the other survivors fathered Kate’s child (or she was preg before the crash)… Paternity unknown….. But that when they were rescued (which pushes the issue of how much time has passed in the real world vs time on the island…) We are to assume Claire did not exist and Kate has claimed Aaron to be her offspring.

    This does *NOT* Mean that clair is dead… Just means its quite possible Kate took the baby off the island while clair stayed behind with everyone else. (although she could be dead.. we will find out eventually)

  • Jack B.

    Lmz27: I’m glad you enjoyed the episode. I know that there are A LOT of Kate fans. I totally agree with you that the character development is first rate with Lost and I hope that continues. Perhaps I’m mistaken, but it seems that we are being shown some of the darker sides of the characters this season — not that the characters are good or bad, but rather that they are complex. Enjoyed your thoughtful post.

  • Andrew

    Hey–what about the psychic’s warning from Season 1? “This child cannot be raised by another.”

  • SithLord

    I agree, it was a pretty good episode. And Kate having Aaron is a pretty big twist. What happened to Claire? It doesn’t make sense that she would seperate from her baby, if she was still alive. Claire’s not one of the Oceanic Six, is Aaron? It also tells us who the “he” was that Kate mentioned was waiting for her in the first flash forward. That tells us its not Aaron in the casket.

  • tony

    Didn’t that same psychic later admit that he is a fraud. From the Season 2 episode “?”

  • preztige

    i think the play of words in the very first opening scene had alot to do with what Lost will be about this season…..
    between Ben and Locke

  • time_lord

    Is kate the traiter ? why was she so concerned about what miles knew about her ? murder just doesnt go away – unless she’s something we dont about the insider for the boat people – or spie for dharma – …..other things locke has’nt changed much mentally still a little boy seeking approval from ben/dad/jacob – why has’nt locke qustioned ben about the secret room ? if was me i would have walked down that basement with breakfast and those passports and cash and asked where his off island home was that would have given ben a little shake up !

  • matt

    Since interpreting Lost often requires splitting some hairs, I’d submit Aaron isn’t one of the Oceanic Six. He wouldn’t have been on the passenger log, since Claire was pregnant with him. That tells me Kate probably tells everyone that she had the baby on the island, after the crash. And this means we’re still waiting to identify 2 more of the O6.

  • I have been thinking about VALIS lately and here are a few things that I have found that might cross over into the Lost world.

    The hero’s name is “Horselover Fat” Remember that Jack and Hurley played Horse.
    Horselover Fat spends time in a mental hospital.

    Horselover Fat explores religion and cosmology. Fat’s theory is that God created a single universe that contained 2 parts that were growing to both emerge simultaneously to form a balance: the one that was (light) and the one that wasn’t (dark). Into both of these parts God installed a want to be. The one that wasn’t (dark) emerged prematurely in order to be, and was thus defective and fell into madness and disorder. (Like our friends leaving the island. Except Kate seems to have it together for some reason, but she has always been good at pretending.)

    In reading about the philosophical inspirations for VALIS I came across a Christian mystic name Jakob Bohme (a.k.a. Jacob Behmen) who was a shoemaker in Germany before becoming a mystic. Remember that Christian Shepard was in Jacob’s shack missing a shoe. Maybe he was looking for a replacement. From wiki:

    The chief concern of Böhme’s writing was the nature of sin, evil, and redemption. Consistent with Lutheran theology, Böhme preached that humanity had fallen from a state of divine grace to a state of sin and suffering, that the forces of evil included fallen angels who had rebelled against God, and that God’s goal was to restore the world to a state of grace. Where Böhme appeared to depart from accepted theology (though this was open to question due to his somewhat obscure, oracular style) was in his description of the Fall as a necessary stage in the evolution of the Universe.

    Also in the philosophical inspirations listed is the Book of Daniel. In the Book of Daniel: Daniel interpreters a dream by Nebuchadnezzar in which a statue made of four materials is smashed. “The iron and baked clay “feet and toes” represents a divided kingdom (verse 41). It will have some of the strength of iron, i.e. it will be partly strong and partly brittle. The toes that are a mixture of iron and clay (42) thus represent a mixture of peoples that will not remain united (43).” Could this have something to do with the four-toed statue?

  • Stilts

    I don’t think the psychic was deceiving Claire. There have been lots of books and movies where someone that was faking being psychic somehow really has a true vision. I think he meant what he told Claire.

    He may have used that excuse to get her to the island so the baby ends up with Kate. But we really don’t know if Kate will be raising Aaron his whole life. It is very possible we will see a reunion for Claire & Aaron.

  • themanfromtallahasse

    Off topic here and i apologise, but i was re-watching FBYE last night and something hit me as des looked into the imploded hole in the ground that was the swan station. It looked impossible that des, locke and ecko escaped from where they were in the swan as they did. So to my point, what if they didnt escape? What if they did die down in the hatch and that the current des, locke and the dearly departed mr. ecko (R.I.P), are/were actually copies of themselves, as per what we seen in the orchid orientation video. what if locke and ecko “popped” straight to where they meant to go and that des somehow went “off track” from where he was meant to go, hense his flashing ability but neither locke or ecko having any flashes.

    Why didnt des have any clothes on, why couldnt locke talk, how did ecko end up dragged into a cave by a polar bear, i dont know but i dont think that these were just some random scenes that were put in by the writing team.

    I had a thought that the smoke monster killed ecko because he was a “copy” and not the original, thus the smoke monster being called a “security system” as it ensures only the original survives, not the copies, but this does not account for locke or des still being alive.

    cant wait for people to tear holes in this theory!!!!

  • Delosworld

    If you look to the left of the painting with the playing card there’s another with what appears to be the shack, or a shack, but I’d assume it’s THE shack. Maybe there’s something indicating the line of ash or sand around the shack and there’s also a piano keyboard. And what’s in the little floating box next to the shack? A little kid?

  • themanfromtallahasse

    forgot to add that the incident in the swan hatch could have been that multiple copies of people working in the hatch at the time kept “popping” up. thus the chernobyl style concrete to stop these copies occuring.

    with a possible example being doctors marvin candle, (sorry forget his 1st name)wickman and edgar halliwax.

  • Surly

    “it seems that we are being shown some of the darker sides of the characters this season ”

    Let’s not forget that pretty much all the flashbacks in the first season (and into the second) revealed very dark sides to these characters. Last season the writers really lost their way, I think, treading water, and many of the characters became blandly “likable” in contrast to the Others. We’re just reverting to form now. I think most viewers need to forget most of what they learned about these people last year–most of it was inconsistent and falsely reassuring. I’m psyched to see some dark side stuff again. Far more interesting than “who will Kate pick?” Kate is a cold, cold lady, as psycho in her way as Locke is. Glad to be reminded of that, after a season spent watching her whine, cry, and wrinkle her cute button nose.

  • milo

    I think that Claire either dies, or is somehow forced to stay on the island, and Kate pretends to be her real mother. I think that Aaron isn’t counted as one of the oceanic six, since he was born on the island and not on the plane (especially since Jack says that eight survived the crash, but makes it sound like two of those died later).

    I also think that since there’s no way Kate could be the mother of a child Aaron’s age without being visibly pregnant on the plane, the time discrepancy is more evidence for time dilation on the island. If they get off after 3-4 months but years have passed in the outside world, people just believe that she conceived and gave birth on the island.

    I’ve also read theories that Kate’s kid is her biological sun and just named after Aaron (maybe he died?). But I don’t buy it, while it’s not impossible, it would make for bad storytelling.

  • Surly

    More re Valis:

    Valis was written by Dick in the period after he had been infused by a pink laser beam from space, and eventually became convinced he was the embodiment of the spirit of Elijah. He continued to have religio-UFO like visions, and considered VALIS to be an autobiography of sorts (he was Horselover Fat, writing about himself int he third person, writing about himself in the third person). He became outright paranoid before his death, convinced of plots against him by the FBI and KGB (of course, it’s not paranoia if you’re right).

    Could this be a clue to the future trajectory of a particular Lost character…perhaps the one who recommended the book? Locke, say it ain’t so…

  • Mike

    Continuing along manfromtallahasse’s theory, Charlie emerged from the hatch with damaged hearing (at one point Mikhail made a crack about it- “What did you say?) and seemed completely disoriented with no memory of the explosion and the events surrounding it. For the next couple of episodes he acted out of character and maybe his death was inevitable if in fact he was a doppelganger!

  • boobs

    To me, the painting in aaron’s room with the card also looks a lot like the double-bunny Dharma video flash of someone on a bike riding through the Dharma barracks.
    You know the video showing a replica of the bunny suddenly show up and freak everyone out.
    Wacky…

  • Lmz27

    Thanks Jack B. It always gets me excited when I realize I’m a Kate fan, and a Sawyer fan, and of course Jack, too, maybe partly because of their dark sides.
    Good thread, people…

    Lovin’ the “copy” theory. I’ve always been thrown by the aftermath of the swan implosion. WTF happened when he turned that KEY?????

  • I’m wondering if Jack ever finds out that Aaron is his nephew.

  • Amanda

    Looking at the last scene from 4.04 in Aaron’s bedroom, there are some decorations on the wall behind his bed. They are robot/statue shaped pictures both of which have 4 toes on each foot! Could this be a reference to the 4-toed statue on the island? When I saw this, I had a total goosebump moment.

  • Tim

    It’s not spam, it’s spork.

  • MrKong

    Hey…’Jack B’… B for ‘Bender’? Was that Jack Bender?

  • cap10tripps

    You know, these doppleganger theories fit well with the fact that the station was called the swan. Maybe DHARMA’s trying to create further evolved humans (insert ubermensch theory), while Ben figured out that the only way to truly accomplish this was to bring a fetus fully to term on the island…

  • lmz27

    Dear TMFT, I think this theory is interesting. Your questions are spot on, even if the answer doesn’t end up being accurate…. We need to be thinking about this moment when Des turned the key. I think they HAD to die at that moment — I’ve always thought that. I’ve always thought it was weird that no one else wondered how they even survived!!!!! I think it’s a very important observation.
    The idea of copies– maybe it has to do with the Casimir effect in orchid video as you said. But how about this explanation: maybe “doubles” of people get spawned as a result of some strange island time-displacement phenomenon (like the two bunnies) — and the “security system” of Smoky helps keep these doubles from interacting, thus preventing paradoxes. Still, imagining the creation of “smoky” as a security system is still pretty incredible — who made this thing, and how, and what the heck is it made of, how does it work — it seems that it might be some sort of matter that is emitting a light that is outside the range of visible light, which would make it appear like a black hole (um, whatever a black hole looks like, which is where imaginative representation on the part of the producers and writers comes in — enter “Smoky” which can take on different forms and shapes….) So it’s part fiction and artistic vision, part science, part nature….

    How might we use this idea to explain why Locke saw a bright white light and Eko saw Smoky?

    Anyway, tmft, I think you’ve asked some good questions and got me thinking. Anything to add or subtract or modify? Thoughts???!! Read TMFT’s original idea below:

    themanfromtallahasse said:

    Off topic here and i apologise, but i was re-watching FBYE last night and something hit me as des looked into the imploded hole in the ground that was the swan station. It looked impossible that des, locke and ecko escaped from where they were in the swan as they did. So to my point, what if they didnt escape? What if they did die down in the hatch and that the current des, locke and the dearly departed mr. ecko (R.I.P), are/were actually copies of themselves, as per what we seen in the orchid orientation video. what if locke and ecko “popped” straight to where they meant to go and that des somehow went “off track” from where he was meant to go, hense his flashing ability but neither locke or ecko having any flashes.

    Why didnt des have any clothes on, why couldnt locke talk, how did ecko end up dragged into a cave by a polar bear, i dont know but i dont think that these were just some random scenes that were put in by the writing team.

    I had a thought that the smoke monster killed ecko because he was a “copy” and not the original, thus the smoke monster being called a “security system” as it ensures only the original survives, not the copies, but this does not account for locke or des still being alive.

    cant wait for people to tear holes in this theory!!!!

  • Joop!

    Guys, someone has to help me out with this!

    Apperantly, Oceanic Flight 815 was found in the Sunda trench, off the coast of Bali. Now, Bali is nowhere near the flight route between Sydney and Los Angeles, so that’s strange!

    But here’s my question: in this episode, it was stated again, that the wreckage was found in the South Pacific. The South Pacific is nowhere near Bali, it’s thousands of miles from there actually.

    Moreover, it is known that the Flight 815 pilot turned around towards Bali after he lost radio contact. Two hours later, the plane crashed somewhere in the South Pacific. Again, a plane can’t make it from somewhere in the South Pacific to Bali in just two hours!

    The Black Rock was also found in the Sunda trench, while this ship set off from Papua New Guinea in an easterly direction on its last voyage. East from Papua New Guinea is the South Pacific, while the Sunda trench is thousands of miles west from it!

    So, either I’ve missed something, the writes have their geography f*cked up, or there’s something strange going on?

  • Joop!

    Made a typo in my previous comment. It should be:

    Moreover, it is known that the Flight 815 pilot turned around towards FIJI after he lost radio contact.

  • Jack B.

    MrKong: No, not Jack Bender! LOL! I did not even think of that when picking this online name!

    The posts about ‘copies’ are interesting.

  • Lucian

    I’m a gay in love with Sawyer

  • Griffey

    Philip K. Dick wrote “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” (which was turned into BladeRunner) and Sawyer was talking of the Losties on the Baech as “sheep”.
    Also, Philip K. Dick died in Santa Ana, CA…the next city over from Tustin, where Locke is from.

  • lindalee

    I think the notion of duplicates is a very important one – the duplicate rabbit suddenly appears in the orchid video – so people can be duplicated – can things be duplicated??? Planes??? I’m going out on a limb here and there are so many details that I may forget that make this implausible – but what if when Frank is viewing the news coverage of the crash, the body they show is actually him???

  • cap10tripps

    Don’t forget about the author who got sucked into the turbine in the pilot ep. His book “Bad Twin” could have been a major hint to duplicates…

  • Hey! I just noticed one other message in another blog that regarded like this. How have you learnt all these things? That’s one cool post.