Question on Miles' "powers" (Dr. Linus spoilers)

Discussion in 'Lost' started by Morpheus 02, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 3, 2003
    Chicago IL
    Ok, so Miles says he only is able to get dead people's last thoughts.

    But in his Flashback a while back, Miles tells a ghost "you can go now", in an annoyed way...kinda like a rude version of Haley Joel Osment in the The Sixth Sense, telling a ghost that they are done.

    To me, that's far more than just "last moments".

    So was Miles telling the truth? Or hiding something significant?

    Ken Leung has been great when he's been on screen, but the time seems sho short, and relatively insignificant. Hope to see more..
  2. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

    Apr 14, 2003
    Norfolk, VA
    It seems they've changed his powers a bit as time went on (probably to reduce its effect and make Hurly more important). It's application as we've seen it for the most part (on the island and the flashback he had with Naomi) is very inconsistent with his very first flashback.
  3. Checkmate

    Checkmate Commodore

    Mar 23, 2009
    I think it may be both, maybe.

    Perhaps when he's actively trying to use his power, he really can only see the last few moments and thoughts of a person. Occasionally, however, he gets something more in a fashion he can't really control. Kind of like how Hurley can't shut his power off or even turn it on; the dead just come and go as they please.
  4. Electric Coleslaw

    Electric Coleslaw Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 8, 2001
    Ohio, USA
    I thought him telling the ghost to go was just his "show" in order to charge people for his sort of scam. Like pretending they were haunting the people even though they weren't.
  5. Legolas

    Legolas Commodore Commodore

    Dec 30, 2002
    If i remember correctly, there was no one else in the room, living anyway, when he said "you can go now" or whatever, so no need for a show.

    I also seem to remember when Claire kinda just dropped Aaron in the woods and ran off with Christian that Miles was "Seeing" something funky going on.
  6. Ryan8bit

    Ryan8bit Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2004
    St. Paul, MN
    What I thought most peculiar was how he was able to hear the dead Jacob from his ashes. Recall that when he was not on the island yet, that the idea of a cremated person concerned him, and that he wasn't able to contact this guy's cremated son.

    I really hope we get an explanation for how he came to have these powers.
  7. doubleohfive

    doubleohfive Fleet Admiral

    Aug 17, 2001
    Hollywood, CA
    Perhaps Jacob met young Miles while he was still a baby on the island but before the Incident and imbued said powers to him?
  8. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2001
    Bonney Lake, WA
    There was a bit in "LA X" when Sawyer said that Miles was the only one he knew who could tell what someone was thinking when they died.

    A few scenes later, NotLocke! tells Ben what Locke was thinking when he died.

  9. Jenee

    Jenee Dancing Goddess Premium Member

    Apr 28, 2005
    In the park
    Remember the 80s movie Starman - where the alien being 'became' whatshername's dead husband?

    Well, I kinda look at it like that - except it continues to the extent that notLocke had access to everything in Locke's brain.