As I was watching “Confirmed Dead” last night, I noticed that the episode made sure we knew where each new character was located during their back story (excepting the mysterious location where Naomi is talking to Matthew Abaddon).
I might be mistaken, but I don’t remember Lost making great strides in keeping us informed of where a scene is taking place, so I made careful notes of each character’s location. Below, I have listed where each flashback is located corresponding with their characters:
Daniel Faraday is in Essex, Massachusetts. From my initial research, there doesn’t seem to be anything too special about Essex (unless you’re a Lemonheads fan, then you probably love the place).
Miles Straume is in Inglewood, California. Again, nothing too special with Inglewood (unless you’re a Tarantino fan, then you know it’s the… yeah, I won’t go there).
Charlotte Lewis is in Medenine, Tunisia. An incredible place I’m sure, but from my initial inquiries, there doesn’t seem to be anything too special about Medenine (unless you’re a Star Wars fan, then you know it’s also Tatooine).
Frank Lapidus is in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. Never heard of Eleuthera? Neither had I. It’s a long, skinny island in The Bahamas, relatively inconsequential in the history of the world. It might be the first island that Christopher Columbus stopped at in his expedition to the new world, but beyond that, nothing special. Except… what does Eleuthera mean? It’s a strange word.
Turns out, it’s Greek. For “free”. Eleutheria, a close brother to eleuthera, means “freedom”. Is it possible that the Lost writers posted the locations of each character just for the sole purpose of getting to Frank’s location?
Does this mean Frank could be the key to the Oceanic Six getting off the island?