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vickih
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Comments about Episode

Post by vickih » Wed May 19, 2010 2:22 pm

i don't understand how the MIB could kill Penny.... Didn't Widmore say that if MIB gets off the island then all life will cease to exist? So if that is the case then MIB couldn't kill Penny if she didn't exist..???????????????

Did Widmore blab about Desmonds secret?? I really hope that Widmore and Ben are conning MIB and Widmore lied to MIB. If not big disappointment. :(((

ManInRed
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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by ManInRed » Wed May 19, 2010 3:07 pm

When he said everyone would cease to exist, he means everyone will be killed. It's just a more dramatic way of saying it.

vickih
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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by vickih » Thu May 20, 2010 2:01 am

ManInRed wrote:When he said everyone would cease to exist, he means everyone will be killed. It's just a more dramatic way of saying it.

Do you think that means that MIB would kill everyone? I'm confused.

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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by Claude » Thu May 20, 2010 4:18 am

Yeah, it's confusing. I think it may be another example of "the box was just a metaphor." They're often found guilty of hyperbole. They did make it seem like a result of MIB leaving the island would be the annihilation of everything. I didn't get the sense that MIB could choose to kill or not kill specific people.

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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by vickih » Thu May 20, 2010 4:33 am

Claude wrote:Yeah, it's confusing. I think it may be another example of "the box was just a metaphor." They're often found guilty of hyperbole. They did make it seem like a result of MIB leaving the island would be the annihilation of everything. I didn't get the sense that MIB could choose to kill or not kill specific people.
Yeah that is what I think.

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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by 420brownie » Thu May 20, 2010 9:39 pm

I just took it that MiB was going to kill everyone, but that he was going to start with Penny. Not sure we should read too much into it, the line was really just to give Widmore reason to talk.

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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by bosstakesforever » Fri May 21, 2010 6:56 am

MiB just wants to leave the island so I doubt he has it in for all of humanity. I think he just wants to... well, not be on the fucking island.

As for the mechanics, they don't make that much sense to me. If Widmore actually believed that Smokey was going to kill everyone "you care about" then we can only suppose, as the OP suggested, that Penny would be among the dead already. What's the point in his (attempted) negotiation if the outcome wouldn't really be any different?

If we're taking the writers at their word, either Widmore knew something that we didn't or he was fed some serious bullshit by Jacob... if that even happened. I'm a little confused.

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Re: Comments about Episode

Post by Wasoney » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am

After recently rewatching the show, I was very puzzled by this episode. It just didn't make any sense to me, even less than the first time around. lol

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