As the sixth and final season of Lost nears, ABC is enjoying teasing us with trivial pictures and posters to examine. The latest is The Lost Supper.
You’re probably asking yourself, “what does Katelyn think of this?” And lucky for you, I’m going to share my thoughts. I have two theories on this picture.
Most people are examining this photo as a “spoiler” of season six. People believe that if you can decode the hidden messages that you’ll unlock the secrets of the season. I disagree. I believe that this poster could just be a visual description of seasons past. Locke is depicted as Jesus in this picture because of their similar duties in life. At the end of his life, Jesus had to die. It was with Jesus’ death that allowed Christians to be become sinless and be allowed to ever heaven upon their own deaths. Jesus dies to save his fellow Christians. John Locke, too, was told he needed to die. Locke’s death made it possible for those Losties who left the island to come back where they will (hopefully) save those who remained. Both Jesus and Locke are saviors that sacrificed themselves for those they love–the greater good.
My second opinion on this picture sides with those who think this is a forecast to the future. As narrated in the Gospel of John 13:21, this scene represents a supper during the final days of Jesus when he announces that one of this Twelve Apostles would betray him. “One of you will betray me.” This Apostle would be Judas Iscariot. In the painting The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, Judas was pictured on Jesus’ right (our left) as the only man with his elbow on the table. This could be the same in terms of Lost. During the last supper of Lost (the last season), someone could betray Locke or the island. But why would they betray the island? For Widmore? For personal gain? The answer to that question is unknown but it is definitely a possibility. Also, the seating arrangement of The Lost Supper compared to The Last Supper does not give us a definite candidate for who will betray. Based on seating, the top three possible to be Judas are Sawyer, Kate and Sayid. Personally my money is on Sayid.
But wait! I have a third theory to share with you! (I know, I said I only had two. I lie.) This picture could be nothing other than a representation of the last season of a series. In the past, television shows like the Sopranos and Battlestar Galatica have made it tradition to end their long running series with an epic “Last Supper” inspired photo.
I guess there is no telling what this picture could be representing. Knowing the creators of Lost, this probably means nothing–they just love to watch us squirm. All we can do is wait and see at this point!