You remember the episode, right? That moment? No, the other one.
Three words: Adam and Eve.
Just in case you forgot, way back in season 1 there was a Sun and Jin-centric episode titled "House of the Rising Sun." This was a pretty memorable episode for several reasons, but one tiny event took place within it's hour-long runtime that has been fodder for LOST speculation ever since. During a walk through the jungle, Charlie accidentally steps on a bee hive, and while rescuing him Kate ducks into a cave and discovers two decomposed bodies. Locke, being a man of faith, dubs them, "our very own Adam and Eve."
Producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof assured fans in an interview with EW.com's Doc Jensen that the identities of Adam and Eve are significant to not only the story of the island, but the integrity of the entire show:
QUESTION: What is the meaning or significance of the two skeletons that Jack and Kate found in the cave of season 1?
CUSE: The answer to that question goes to the nature of the timeline of the island. We don't want to say too much about it, but there are a couple Easter eggs embedded in "Not in Portland", one of which is an anagram that actually sheds some light on the skeletons and hits at a larger mythological mystery that will start to unfold later in the season.
LINDELOF: There were certain things we knew from the very beginning. Independent of ever knowing when the end was going to be, we knew what it was going to be, and we wanted to start setting it up as early as season 1, or else people would think that we were making it up as we were going along. So the skeletons are the living -- or, I guess, slowly decomposing -- proof of that. When all is said and done, people are going to point to the skeletons and say, "That is proof that from the very beginning, they always knew that they were going to do this."
Flash-forward to season 6, and the LOST fandom is eagerly awaiting answers. Having promised to reveal the identities of Adam and Eve, the LOST producers have given us the opportunity to speculate with real measurable results. So, I've compiled a list of potential candidates. Let's vote on them and see if the Current LOST community picks the right pairing before the reveal.
So, here's the plan. For the first stage of this I'm calling for suggestions to add to this list:
- Jack and Kate
- Sawyer and Kate
- Sun and Jin
- Desmond and Penelope
- Bernard and Rose
- Gerald and Karen DeGroot
Then, vote and comment on each pairing. Only vote up on one pairing, and vote all of the others down. When the reveal is made we'll see how close we were to being right!