DocArzt and Friends Logo

Alternate or Parallel? UPDATED!

By WAxelFoley,

  Filed under: Lost News
  Comments: 58

UPDATE! Heath Solo and I recorded a podcast commenting on this post, the replies and other timeline related theories.

Direct Link

After the first episode this season it seemed to be common parlance to refer to the timeline in which 815 landed as an “alternate” timeline, but Darlton has emphatically stated that these timelines (815 and The Island) are parallel – meaning they are both of equal weight.

At first I accepted this. Subjectively speaking, the characters are experiencing these timelines as if they are the ONLY timeline they have ever lived in.

Then these “deja vu” incidents kept popping up in LA X and in What Kate Does.

My question is this – if the timelines are parallel and equal in weight, then why are these deja vu’s NOT happening on the Island? Save for Juliet communicating, through Miles, that “it worked”, there seem to be no other examples of the 815 timeline bleeding over to the Island timeline.

Futhermore, the events happening in the 815 timeline seem to be occuring before they did in the Island timeline. Most notably Claire and Ethan have their medical adventures on day one instead of later, like on the Island; it is as if the past events of the Island timeline are affecting the future of the 815 timeline.

This leads me to believe that Darlton is misleading us again and the 815 timeline is in fact an “alternate” to the real, established Island timeline.

This may seem like a frivolous examination of the words alternate and parallel, but I think in the over-all arc it has some importance. But I am not sure why. I have some theories but I’d like to hear what the fans out there have to say.

UPDATE! Heath Solo and I recorded a podcast commenting on this post, the replies and other timeline related theories.


W. Axel Foley is the host of The Lost Mythos Theorycast, which will be starting a new podcast – a live listener call in show – this Tuesday at 11:30pm est on Talkshoe.

There are a great number of methods to reach out to individuals who will want to hear what you’ve got to say. In an effort to efficiently capture your audience, you want to understand your audience. The countless methods where it can be used on Twitter are indeed impressive, and to be able to reach more enthusiasts is something which can continually be of great value for reasons that you are going to learn as time passes.

A way to do that safely is to Buy Twitter Followers.

The following point is to connect with those who will actually value what you need to share. If you are thinking precisely the exact same then you’re at a suitable location. From the re-posting of someone else’s tweet.

Folks will get started skipping your content on Social Media. Therefore, develop your Twitter profile the same manner you made your profile on your personal weblog. Gathering followers isn’t quite uncomplicated but still beneficial.