[Remember That Time On LOST is a daily post running the entire month up until the season premiere of LOST on February 2nd. I’m going to just pick something awesome, noteworthy, or ludicrous about LOST when I wake up that morning, and hopefully get you geeks talking about it with me.]
There was a time when I thought that Aaron was some sort of super Satan baby or something. It came early in the series, when they had that flashback episode where Claire was thinking of giving him up for adoption. But then some psychic dude went insane and was like, “You must raise him!” And the Others were hunting him, and everyone thought he was totally important! And now he just seems like a typical booger-eating kid who gets LOST in supermarkets. What the fuck happened? I know I’m not making this up. Either it’s been discarded away with Super Telepath Walt and Smoke Monster Is A Giant Monster and the rest of the shit they were flinging at the wall, or we’re in for some sort of mindfuck in the final season.
The first time you think that Aaron may be more than your typical nipple-suckling, booger-eating shitbag is when Claire goes to a psychic when she’s been knocked up. The dude geeks out, tells her to get the fuck out.
I’m sorry, uh, I can’t, I can’t…I”m not doing this for you. You’ll have to leave. Now.
Oh shit! Something is up! Then Bob the Psychic reads Claire’s future or whatever again, and he delivers an even more dark and foreboding speech.
I can tell you. This is important. It is crucial that you, yourself, raise this child. This child parented by anyone else, anyone other than you, danger surrounds this baby. Your spirit must be an influence to the development of the child.
What the fuck is up now! Don’t tell me something isn’t going on here! they were definitely writing Aaron to be some sort of antichrist, or something…I don’t know. It was going to be cool though! A lot cooler than hanging around and being parented by The Strumpet Who Seduced Jack and Sawyer! What happened here? I mean, if this wasn’t LOST, and there wasn’t some sort of supernatural element running through everything, I’d just drop the case. But I remember being distinctly impressed that this cute Australian chick was carrying the devil in her uterus.
It takes skill!
I’m going to assume that there’s probably something still special about Aaron. Why? Yeah, I have no idea. I’m leaning on the idea that there’s something special about Christian Shephard and the seed he has disseminated throughout his family. Christian, his son, his daughter, and his grandson end up on the Island at the same time? Maybe it is an enormous coincidence, or maybe there’s something up with it. The entire thing could be said about the entire show though: are these characters here by chance, or are they here by fate? Were they brought to the Island by Jacob because they were special, or were they special because they were chosen by Jacob?
Claire ran off with her spectral dad at the end of Season Four. And while I’ve always taken Christian to be Smokey the Bandit/Jacob’s Nemesis, maybe it really was his reanimated corpse? Or! How about this! What if the Shephards are related to Jacob’s Nemesis? Yeah, I’m just flinging mud against the wall here, I got nothing.
All I do know is that Claire seemed eerily comfortable sitting in the cabin of Jacob’s Nemesis with the ghost of her father. Who she also allowed to cradle Aaron. Weird.
So the question is, is Aaron special? Was he being hunted by the Others because he was a child born on the Island, or because he had sweet ass telekinesis and could throw down with Smokey and jump the Island through time with his soggy diapers? I wouldn’t be surprised either way. There’s so many things that were brought up throughout the show that it seems impossible to answer them all, but I mean, they’ve done pretty well so far.
I got no idea. Maybe the Shephard Family team-up and somehow form a Voltron-type thing to fight Taweret in an epic clash? That’s what I’m pulling for. Bank on it.