What Is The Event and Who Are “They”?

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September 21, 2010

As a hijacked airplane came hurtling toward the president, a strange glowing hole opened in the sky and the plane vanished into it, sparing the lives of the people on the ground. Here’s what Nick Wauters (creator ) posted on Twitter few minutes ago:

It started w/ the twist of the disappearance on the ship in the back of my head for years.It built the story around that.

Wasn’t that something Tesla was supposedly working on?

The Event - Airplane

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The Event ended with the mysterious Sophia Maguire, leader of the prisoners at the Mount Inostranka facility in Alaska, ominously stating “They saved us.”

Clearly Sophia knows a lot more than she led the president to believe, but who are “they” and what’s with the people at Mount Inostranka?

Who Are “They”?

The first time I heard “They saved us,” your mind should immediately jump to aliens. I know mine did. But if six years of following Lost taught me anything, it’s that the simplest answer is never the correct one.

(unless you’ll believe what NY MAG spoiled few weeks ago. – potential major spoilers )

So I don’t think Sophia was referring to aliens when she said “They saved us.” Instead, I think that the time travel is a huge part of The Event and that the wormhole transported the plane to another location in space-time.

That “they” are time travelers seems fairly evident. It’s either time warp, or they have a very advanced transporter beam

They are not one with Sophia, they are different from her. She is surprised they acted at all. Then who is Sophia?

What is Mount Inostranka?

Time travel theory extends to the residents of Mount Inostranka, Sophia and the rest of her people the Mount Inostranka are prisoners.

Inostranka in Russian means stranger or foreigner. An alien?

So what’s your theory about the plane disappearing? Who are “they” and what is Mount Inostranka? Time travelers, aliens, something else? Clues and comments below!

  • Michael

    Actually, when watching the pilot last evening, I could not help but think of the X-men franchise or Heroes. People who can do things with their minds that the rest of us mere mortals cannot.

  • Michael

    Actually, when watching the pilot last evening, I could not help but think of the X-men franchise or Heroes. People who can do things with their minds that the rest of us mere mortals cannot.

  • Uncle Igmar

    Not sure where “they ” are from – but I do get the feeling that what saved them from the plane had a very mental aspect to it – that they erected something like a psychic barrier around Sophia and the President and that’s what saved them. For all we know – the plane might be sitting on the ground somewhere in Alaska – or was put back on its original route – to South America.

  • Uncle Igmar

    Not sure where “they ” are from – but I do get the feeling that what saved them from the plane had a very mental aspect to it – that they erected something like a psychic barrier around Sophia and the President and that’s what saved them. For all we know – the plane might be sitting on the ground somewhere in Alaska – or was put back on its original route – to South America.

  • Jake

    Matej, you write that, “if … Lost taught [you] anything, it’s that the simplest answer is never the correct one.” However, this isn’t Lost. It’s just another crappy NBC sci-fi mystery, so the simplest answer most likely is the correct one.

  • Jake

    Matej, you write that, “if … Lost taught [you] anything, it’s that the simplest answer is never the correct one.” However, this isn’t Lost. It’s just another crappy NBC sci-fi mystery, so the simplest answer most likely is the correct one.

  • Eddie Wilson

    My idea is no nuttier: They are scientists who have been working on wormhole creation technology for space travel. While they can’t get it to work in space they found that they can make it work in the controlled atmosphere of the Earth. The military wants it, the scientists escaped with it, the President knows nothing about it, and Sophia and others with knowlege of it are being held as threats to security. The President is getting close to finding out so they want him killed. Imagine transporting an army to anywhere in the world instantly. Sean found out about the plot to kill the President and tried to stop it. Or I might be totally wrong.

  • Eddie Wilson

    My idea is no nuttier: They are scientists who have been working on wormhole creation technology for space travel. While they can’t get it to work in space they found that they can make it work in the controlled atmosphere of the Earth. The military wants it, the scientists escaped with it, the President knows nothing about it, and Sophia and others with knowlege of it are being held as threats to security. The President is getting close to finding out so they want him killed. Imagine transporting an army to anywhere in the world instantly. Sean found out about the plot to kill the President and tried to stop it. Or I might be totally wrong.

  • marie

    After what happened with Lost, I’ll be more than happy to get simple answers – at least there would be answers. I’ll take that over complex mysteries that have no real solutions because they’re just random things thrown in to keep viewers coming back week after week.

  • marie

    After what happened with Lost, I’ll be more than happy to get simple answers – at least there would be answers. I’ll take that over complex mysteries that have no real solutions because they’re just random things thrown in to keep viewers coming back week after week.

  • manny

    Interesting..if u knew someone was from thr future you could not afford to let him walk around loose but he would have a lot better accommodations then that ice base, after all he knows whats going to happen and would get the best treatment..Like the fella in the Philadelphia experiment. the officer who was stranded on the island in the 40s ..returns in a limo to greet his cdr…..You would keep him alive and happy at all costs….If a traveler(s) from the past..then you really can’t let them loose and would have to isolate hem in that manner 24/7 or you just might risk affect your timeline. Which looks like what they did. They seem to play using these time flasbacks..and that is a clue imo….or some really heavy duty psychics/remote viewers..which is a contradition as they would have seen theirr capture coming, especially an entire group..just musing..