I’ve been binging Lost recently, and last night I had a weirrrd Lost dream. It was just me watching an episode of the show that I had missed but had heard about, and so I already knew everything that was going to happen—except, of course, since none of it really had happened, I didn’t know until afterward and then I was like, “Yep, that’s the way I remember hearing about it.” So I essentially made up an episode.
I can’t remember every bit of it, unfortunately, but I think I’ve got the main things. I always feel like there’s more to something than I can see once I’m awake, and that it’s really powerful stuff, but I believe the reason I can’t remember it after waking is that it’s so illogical the conscious human mind literally cannot comprehend it, and therefore it is forced into the Land of Forgotten Dreams and Memories. That’s why dreams usually feel more intense and fascinating to us when we’re actually asleep. Usually.
Anyway. What I do remember.
Michael is chasing Sun, who is either very upset about something or is just acting very strangely…. She’s running over the island, and he’s calling her name, and all you can see is her back….
And then, slowly but definitely, the whole image sort of becomes…shimmery…and changes. Suddenly, the two of them are running through rolling green hills, speckled with tiny white wildflowers and a few leaves. Autumn is approaching, I guess, and it’s really windy and sort of grey-greenish like it’s about to storm. In the far distance, to the right, you can see power lines, and you know, somehow, that there is a city in the distance. Michael stops for a moment, taking in this sudden weird change, and says, “Whoa…we’re in New York.”
It’s weird because you simultaneously kind of know that there’s a city out there (not necessarily NYC—it really doesn’t even look like the right state, but okay), but then you also sort of feel that if Michael were to run in that direction, that he might fall off the edge of the world into some black abyss. There was a definite dreamlike quality to this…uh…dream. But it totally played on how I firmly believe the island’s in another dimension. Anyway, so he turns around, and there’s, like, woods behind him, as though he had just run out of them, and he has this total, “OMGWTF!?” look on his face, but shakes it off and keeps running after Sun, shouting her name again when she suddenly collapses on her back at the top of a hill.
He reaches the top of the hill and bends over her, when he notices all of these people coming from the opposite direction—the Others.
A few of them bend over Sun, and Michael’s like, “Who are you? What are you doing; can you help her!?” and they started taking out…sewing needles. And one of them, much to Michael’s protests and attempts to fight, sticks it right into her chest and pulls out this long rainbowy thread, and he’s like, “WTF!? What IS that!?” and one says, “Fiber.” And they converse amongst themselves, some muttering, mostly in another language, and the one who spoke says again, “Moral fiber.” And then a couple of them tackle Michael, who is in complete shock/horror, throw him to the ground, and do the same thing to him, and then they entwine the “moral fibers” of Michael and Sun, and somehow…thread it all back into Sun…? They said something about “baby” and I thought, “Ohhh shit.”
But then…Sun was dead? And Michael ran back into the woods, hoping to get back to the island, and I’m inwardly screaming, “RUN TO THE CITY! NO, DON’T RUN TO THE CITY! OH, I DON’T KNOW, WHATEVER YOU DO WILL PROBABLY KILL YOU IN THE END ANYWAY!”
He runs into the woods and stops, looking behind him on the hilltop, where Sun is still lying and the Others have gone.
Kate is wandering by herself on the island, when she discovers this tall gate, looks like it’s been there a long time. She’s staring through—there appears to be nothing on the other side of it—when this soft, feminine voice speaks up from the other side.
“Yes, dearie, you’re supposed to be over here,” it says. “You’re supposed to rule; you’re a princess. That’s why you’re on this island, don’t you know?”
And suddenly you can see her—she’s half-cartoon, half-real, sort of fading between cartoon and real life, and there’s a castle behind her, some distance away, that looks very similar. She has dark blue hair, and is wearing a long, ice-blue dress with a white fur robe around it—white fur, with like, silvery-blue tinsel interspersed among the fur, and there’s a path to this faerie-tale castle, which is kinda blue, and suddenly there are trees, and they’re blue…I’m getting a specific song stuck in my head right now, but I won’t go there. She wants Kate to follow her. I don’t trust her at all, but I’m really curious to see where they go, anyway. “All you have to do is open the gate,” she says to Kate.
Flashback. Kate’s mother (I guess?) tells her, in a motherly voice, that she is a princess. Kate is really little here. “But, Princess Kate, always remember—don’t talk to strangers, and never go with them, no matter how harmless they may seem, because it doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous.”
Present. (That was a really short flashback.) Kate is staring at this girl, and then she pushes open the gate.
Everybody else. It seems we have some new characters—Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, and George Orwell. They’re all sort of cartoony, too, but nobody appears to notice, and it seems they’ve been on for a couple of episodes, because nobody looks at them like they’re new, either. They really look Yellow Submarineish, especially Poe—he’s a giant bust, who stands feet above everybody else, but…on his shoulders. He doesn’t exist below the shoulders. Just a giant head, neck, and shoulders, who sorta slides around on the ground.
Locke has “documents” that supposedly explain exactly why they’re all on the island, and what they’re supposed to do about it. I’m not sure where he got them. But only about half of them will listen to him.
Suddenly, Michael comes running in yelling, “HELP! SUN! DEAD! OTHERS!” and Jin looks up, apparently having understood the words, “Sun” and “dead”, and everybody looks up, actually, like, “…Huh?”
Kate has followed this faerie princess into the castle, and they’re sitting at a long table, eating stuff, and the faerie princess is fawning all over her, putting blue flowers in her hair and hands, and she’s draped this big blue shawl thing over her shoulders, and wants Kate to tell everyone about her when she has returned to the island, and how Kate is to be the next ruler, after her.
It is impossible to tell what Kate is feeling through all of this, whether she trusts the girl or doesn’t.
Michael tries to take a few people back to Sun’s body, and the world changes again, and Jin, Hurley, Locke, and Sayid, who were all following him, all do the staring around like, “Whoa” thing. And they see Sun, still lying there on the ground, and Jin cries over her. Hurley says something inappropriately hilarious which I so wish I could remember now, but…I don’t. I just remember laughing. Sayid is staring out in the distance, where there are power lines, and Jin finally looks up and tries to say something in Korean that nobody understands, and he glances down at Sun again, and…she’s gone. She’s vaporized, right out of his hands.
Kate is leaving the castle, as the faerie princess watches her closely. As she walks, some of the blue flowers fall from her, and each one that falls on the floor melts into this blue puddle thing, and the faerie princess sort of looks melty, too, and then completely melts into the floor and materializes over each spot where a flower dropped. At this point, I begin to wonder if she’s an evil witch wishing to take over the island, who couldn’t go past the gate by herself, which is what she is using Kate for—Kate drops flowers, and, god forbid, that shawl on the other side of the gate, and suddenly she’s unleashed the Blue Death.
And Kate’s running, out of the castle, down that path, and flowers are dropping everywhere, and the princess keeps melting and re-materializing on every new dropped flower, and Kate reaches the gate, and the princess is pissed by now and not at all lovely, if she ever really was, and she’s screaming at Kate, and Kate shakes off all the blue flowers and kicks them aside, really enraging her, and is about to run through the gate, when she remembers the shawl, and she pulls it off and throws it behind her, and then she runs through the gate and slams it, and then keeps on running, back to the island, where….
…I guess the Others have arrived. Real people and cartoon characters are in heated battle with them. Edgar Allen Poe glides forth, looking furious, and shouting, “CHAAAAARRRRRRRRGE!” (I know where this comes from—I watched Arsenic and Old Lace right before bed.) And for some reason, there’s a river right in the middle of everything, and nobody really notices as this box floats up, except Michael, Kate, and Jin, who all turn and look into it, and there’s…a baby. A Korean baby. …OMGWTF!? Jin races for the box and scoops the baby up into his arms, which draws the attention of certain others, and I distinctly remember all the authors speaking in their various accents, just not what they were saying, and the battle still continues, and there’s Claire, and she says, “There are going to be two babies on this island?” and everybody’s sort of horrified but still fighting….
Michael is trying to explain to a few assembled that they’re in a freaking other universe or something, but there’s a connection to the real world, and they need to try and get back that way, all of them. Locke is clutching his precious documents and saying they all need to figure out what their purpose on the island is, first, and begins distributing them, and Michael is like, “Man, aren’t you listening to what I’m saying!?” Locke steps forth, very slowly, a ferocious glare in his eyes, and I think he’s going to spit on the ground to show his contempt for Michael’s ideas, but he leans over and…vomits. Twice. And I’m like, “…O…kay…and that’s what Locke has to say about that.”
And…was that the end? I think it was, or at least very close to it.
What a messed-up dream….