I’ve talked about the connection between Henry Gale, Lost, and the Wizard of Oz before already. But last night I ran across another connection between the Wizard of Oz and the show Lost.
Sawyer calls the guy who seems to be the head of “the others” (the bearded guy) “Zeke”. I’ve been scratching my head about why he’d call him that. Sawyer is always making up funny nicknames for everyone on the island. Sawyer has only “met” him once — when he was on the boat stealing Walt.
Here’s the connection: in the Wizard of Oz, most of the characters in Oz were people Dorothy knew back in Kansas. The Cowardly Lion, back in Kansas, was named Zeke.
Now how would Sawyer come up with this? Or did he get lucky? Or, again, are the writers just playing with us?
As I think about it, calling him Zeke does have some foreshadowing to last weeks episode where we found out Zeke is clean-shaven and wears the beard as a disguise on the island. He’s not who he appears to be (just like the Wizard). Could it turn out that Zeke is really a coward? Does he need to prove himself? He’s not in charge fully because he mentioned someone else.
What are these writers doing? They’re freaking my mind out.
BTW, did you know you can read all my posts on LOST?
[tags]LOST, Wizard of Oz, Henry Gale, Zeke[/tags]