Monday, January 04, 2010
There has always been plenty of religious iconography on Lost, but the final season is getting rather obvious with two new promo photos that imitate Leonardo da Vinci's famous Last Supper, with John Locke sitting at the center of the table just like Jesus Christ.
Lost is no stranger to painting John Locke as a Christ-figure. Last season, when he tried to kill himself off the Island, Locke struck a fairly obvious Christ pose, complete with sandals. Obviously The Last Supper also works since this is Lost's final season.
But while some religious groups might object to Lost using this famous image to promote its show, fans will be more curious about small changes in the two new photos released by ABC.
While the positions of most of the characters remain the same, there are some minor differences. Ken Leung (Miles) and Emilie de Ravin (Claire) switch sides, pushing Jorge Garcia (Hurley) one seat in, while Michael Emerson (Ben) and Yunjin Kim (Sun) swap places.
Is there something special about these five characters who move while the others remain in the same places? Why does Sun move away from her husband in the second photo? Are these legitimate questions or are the producers just trying to mess with fans even more?