LOST has taken an obvious turn this season in dealing with time with all the time shifting/travel taking place.
But I have a question/observation I haven’t noticed anyone really talking about…
When the Oceanic 6 (O6) got off the island, the time was the same for when the island first skipped. Since then, the O6 have been off the island about 3 years (Aaron was born on the island and is now about 3, Sun’s daughter is about 2(?) and Desmond & Penny now have a kid).
However, every indication about real time on the island has only been a matter of days, not years. I haven’t seen any indication that, for example, Juliet and Sayer have aged or even lived another 3 years skipping. They seem to be alive just a few days. I know it’s hard to count with all the skipping, but I’m guessing. Although you can measure their time skipping in decades, the age put onto their bodies can be measured in days or hours.
So is that just part of the deal of skipping in time? What I’m saying is when they are all reunited, I think the skipping islanders will be shocked to know the O6 have been gone for 3 years as they feel like they’ve been separated by days.
Any thoughts on this?
Maybe Hootie was right: “Time, why you punish me? Like a wave crashing into the shore you washed away my dreams.”