Who was in the Casket | Best Theory I’ve Heard so Far


According to the letters that we can read, some people seem to think that the name listed might be Jeremy Bentham. Jeremy Bentham is the name of a philosopher, similar to John Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Mikhail Bakunin, etc. Someone on the island could have the alias of Jeremy Bentham, or something similar…but I doubt it. I think that we have not met this person yet.

Furthermore, I also think that this person is “Jacob.”

Jeremy Bentham, while alive, was a member of the Jacobin Club. Bentham also proposed the idea for the Panopticon, a type of prison.

“The concept of the design is to allow an observer to observe (-opticon) all (pan-) prisoners without the prisoners being able to tell if they are being observed or not, thus conveying a “sentiment of an invisible omniscience.” In his own words, Bentham described the Panopticon as “a new mode of obtaining power of mind over mind, in a quantity hitherto without example.”

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20 Responses to Who was in the Casket | Best Theory I’ve Heard so Far

  1. Ron ALdo

    Ok guys I think the person in the casket must either be Michael or related to Michael in some way for these reasons:
    1) the newspaper clipping says the person was from New York, and Michael was from New York.
    2)the funeral was in an African American community
    3)Kate did not want to go to the funeral; it makes sense considering Michael betrayed the Losties in the earlier season.

  2. Olivia

    oh thats good! It would definately explain the older walt in the episode. hmm…..

  3. tricia

    hmmmm not sure about this. I don’t think this was the only reason why Walt will appear to Locke.

  4. hog

    Could have been Sawyer in the box.

  5. Dan

    I think it could be john locke as he was shot and without the island keeping him strong he would not have lived. Thats why noone was in the funeral home because towards the end of the series locke seemed to be one of the others to our guys.
    Theres still lots to come so my decision could change as the episodes go on.

  6. Ed

    Its michael. Who else is going to get buried in an african american community and die friendless.

  7. Lauren

    if it was michael, why wasn’t walt there?

  8. Alex

    yep she has got u there, i have no idea who it could be my first reactin it was jack dad, i didint relisase about flash forwards to the end of the eposide so i have no idea :D when the next series coming out ?? :O

  9. Eclisius

    It doesn’t matter. Get on with life, put this fantasy behind you for 8 months or so and spend the summer experiencing real life. Then in September let yourself be Lost again in this alternate reality. See you all in September ;-)

  10. thomas

    Eclisius – you’ll be sitting by yourself in front of the TV – New episodes don’t come out till January 2008.

  11. Matt

    Jeremy Bentham?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Bentham

    He has been dead for 150+ years. His corpse is preserved in a glass case at UCL. I was a fresher there and they used to scare tha pants off people with it. The head is a fake waxwork, but the real head gets brought out sometimes.

  12. Oracle

    Lost returns in February 2008.

  13. Sharon

    I dont think that it was Mike because the funeral director asked Jack if he was family….so?

  14. Natasha

    Maybe it’s Ben? It makes sence, after they got of the island they relised he was right and that they shouldn’t have done that. He is friendless and Kate wouldn’t want to come to his funeral.And if it’s not him it’ probably Lock.

  15. hog

    I think its Sawyer, no friends to attend and also seems to have affected Jack and Kate pretty bad, the fact it was in a Black area of town is imaterial.

  16. zamen

    im 100 % sure its locke because he was the one who didntwant the losties to get ov the island nd most probably suisided himself inthe future…. kate didnt wanted to go to the funeral because he was the 1 who stopped every one in thelast episode ov season 3… only jack went because he realised that he had to go bck to the island again…

  17. Trace

    I thought Penny was Doc’s ex wife for some reason. Is that true or did I get mixed up when they met at track where Doc’s was running. Penny was there talking to that guy who was in love with Penny.

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  19. Wood Shelf 

    i would miss Michael Scofield of Prison Break, i wish there was another sequel to this series:,,

  20. Spoon Rest ยท

    would there be a new season of Prison Break or is it closed already “