"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." -- John 3:16
This was my first thought when I learned that tomorrow night's episode of Lost is entitled "316." My second thought was this:
That's Rollen Stewart. He's the guy who used to hold John 3:16 signs at football games and other nationally televised events.
Anyway, it is not hard to imagine that in the world of Lost, this verse applies to our favorite ex-paraplegic, John Locke. After the events of "Because You Left" and "This Place is Death," it became clear to Locke that he must sacrifice himself to protect the Island, and most likely his friends as well (Yes, I still think Locke considers the Lostaways as his friends, as well as his "people"). I am hoping that we will get to see what Locke did when he landed back in the off-Island world. Where did he land? WHEN did he land? What will also be interesting from a story-telling standpoint is that, potentially, we will be seeing Locke approaching the O6 at the same time they are going back to the Island via Ms. Hawking.
Speaking of Ms. Hawking and the O6, Erika points out that the other meaning of "316" that is most likely (as most things have two meanings on Lost) is that 316º is the new bearing to be used to reach the Island. I'm rather intrigued by the O6 getting back to the Island and what/who they will find there. Where did the Island come to rest when Locked "fixed" it? I am with Erika in believing the '70s, during the heyday of the Dharma Initiative. Will they be able to prevent The Purge? What else can they change, if anything? So many questions, I could go on all day.
Anyway, feel free to leave your thoughts in the Comments. Enjoy the show tomorrow night, and I'll leave some thoughts on Thursday.
P.S. Whaddya think about this? Legitimate energy company, or Dharma Initiative front?