A magic box? A MAGIC BOX? I think we may have finally crossed the Weirdness Point Of No Return. I personally would love such a magic box, and maybe I could look inside to find one of the Lost writers, and maybe he could explain to me WHAT IN THE HECK IS GOING ON WITH A MAGIC BOX.
That said, the magic box (and really, it's hard to type that phrase with a straight face) would explain the appearance of some of the odd things on the island--Ecko's brother, Kate's horse, Walt's polar bear, etc. So in a bizarre sort of way, I suppose that's an answer. Of sorts.
What we DO know, without a doubt now, is that Locke definitely didn't want to leave the island. And who can blame him? But was it fair for him to sabotage everyone else's chance for escape? He's quickly losing the "good guy" designation, in my book. I would love to see him get some closure with his dad, though.
A couple of random questions...
Did anyone else notice the weird hand signals that Mr. Other Man gave to Jack when he let him in the room with Kate? It almost looked like sign language.
Second, (and I can't take credit for this point--I saw it raised on a message board), how could Danielle live on the island all those years and not know about the existence of the "compound"?
And third, I continue to be distracted by the oddly contemporary clothing and furnishings available to these people. The lamps in Jack's house looked like something straight out of Ikea. So, if FedEx is making deliveries to our mysterious island, why do they need a submarine? AND why do they need to continue eating the generic, white-packaged Dharma food? I'd be ordering some Jif and Charmin.
Proving that there are many "levels" on which you can watch this show (the reason I love it!), here's a fantastic analysis.