LOST Challenge of the Week: “316”

17 02 2009

Hey gang, how’s it going? I’m glad to be back again with yet another challenge of the week to whet your appetite for this week’s episode. I have to admit, however, that this episode is presenting a considerable challenge in and of itself to create a challenge of the week. After eagerly consuming the latest podcasts (audio and video versions), there wasn’t much a clue regarding the show, except that the showrunners said that this episode and the next episode (“The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”) were potentially interchangeable with respect to the order in which they were aired. That in itself is fairly fascinating (along with the admission that 2 first-season episodes were also interchangeable…guess which ones), but it doesn’t create a great primer for the show itself.

Anyway, the best challenge I can give you is one that is a bit generic, but also lends itself to the creativity I know that all of you have. So here it is:

What is the significance of the “316” in this week’s episode?

Is it the amount of minutes the Oceanic 6 have left before the event happens that brings them back to the island?

Is it a reference to a verse in the bible or another religious book?

Is it the number of candles Ms. Hawking has to keep lit in the church in order for everyone to be able to see?

 

I look forward to hearing your creative responses almost as much as I’m looking forward to the episode itself!  Enjoy!

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2 responses

18 02 2009
Brad

I’ll castaway my vote for the classic Bible verse. It makes uncanny sense here:

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

I think the parallels are obvious so I won’t bother to analyze it.

19 02 2009
Doug

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Absolutely. Jack read John’s suicide note aboard Flight 316. The note read “I wish you had believed in…”

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