(IN)MAN OF (KELV)INTEREST
- Sayid meets another significant character in his flashbacks: Kelvin Inman. He’s not mentioned by name in this episode, but the character does intrigue from the start. At the end of one flashback scene, the camera zooms in on Kelvin rather than Sayid (as it usually would), possibly hinting at a yet unexplained larger significance.
- Kelvin teaches Sayid how to “get men to talk to him”. A long time later, when Desmond asks him why he left the Army, Kelvin tells him it was ”Because men followed my orders”. He adds that he joined the Dharma Initiative after he left the Army (Live Together, Die Alone). Like so many other characters on the show, it seems that Kelvin wanted to let go and start a new life on the island…
- … although it might not have been up to him entirely. Kelvin’s last name appeared on Jacob’s list of Candidates in Lighthouse as number 62. Remember Jacob’s words:
Jacob:“I didn’t pluck any of you out of a happy existence. You were all flawed. I chose you because you were like me. You were all alone. You were all looking for something that you couldn’t find out there. I chose you because you needed this place as much as it needed you.” (What They Died For)
- ”Kelvin” is a significant name in almost all of J.J. Abrams‘ productions as a tribute to his grandfather, Harry Kelvin, who inspired him in more ways than one. The image above shows screenshots from Fringe (2008), Star Trek (2009), Super 8 (2011), Alcatraz (2012), Revolution (2012) and Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013).