The big news of the day for Lost fans anxiously awaiting February 2: The ABC publicity department has posted two publicity stills of the cast re-creating Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper. (Which as this post from The Stranger points out, isn’t just pop culture territory treaded by The Sopranos and Battlestar Galatica.) The second image, along with various theories floating around about what it all means, after the jump.
James Poniewozik at Time:
In all seriousness, I don’t think there’s much more vital information in these photos than in much of what has come out of ABC’s promo department in seasons past, other than using a favorite TV-ad gimmick and throwing in a lot of symbols to invite Paul-Is-Dead-style analysis.
Dave Itzkoff at ArtsBeat:
If you flip between the two pictures, you’ll notice that the characters of Miles (played by Ken Leung) and Claire (Emily de Ravin) appear to swap places. What does this mean? Does it have anything to do with Miles’s mysterious ability to communicate with the dead, and the fact that Claire is (or seems to be) dead? … In both pictures, Sayid (Naveen Andrews) is the fourth figure from the left — the position in which Judas Iscariot was seated in Leonardo’s painting. Does this mean he will eventually betray Locke or the rest of the castaways? Is this in any way connected to his apparently failed attempt to kill Ben last season?
Whitney Matheson at PopCandy:
Fans have noted these things so far: – The table is made out of an airplane wing; – Locke appears to be seated in the Jesus position; – The Swan logo is in the background; – This could mean we’ll see much more of Ilana this season.
Ross Miller at ScreenRant:
Remember the repeated question in season 5 which was eventually asked to Richard – “What lies in the shadow of the statue?” Richard replied in Latin, “Ille qui nos omnes servabit” which means “He who will save us [or “protect”] us all.” Could that have alluded to what’s going to happen with Locke in season 6, as the image above clearly hints at? I’m not sure, but I know I absolutely can’t wait to find out!
Ryan McGee at Zap2It:
Of course, that’s not the real John Locke at the center of that photo, is it? That’s The Man in Black posing as Locke… In Jacob’s absence, notLocke is going to probably make a series of compelling statements that paint his former nemesis in less-than-favorable light. Someone like Sayid might be plenty mad to learn that Nadia’s death was at least known, if not caused, by Jacob. We’ve seen Sayid turn to Ben Linus in his grief over Nadia’s death; why wouldn’t he turn into a soldier for The Man in Black?
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