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Speaking of Lost (Minor Spoiler)

I know pointing out implausible things on Lost is like criticizing Luke Skywalker’s shoes as “unrealistic.”But the idea that Sun Kwon (the Korean woman) could get so big a settlement from Oceanic Air that she’d be able to buy up enough stock in a huge Korean conglomerate to take it over struck me as absurd. The whole trick to sci-fi-fantasy type stuff is to make the everyday stuff real so the unreal stuff seems real too. That violated that principle.

Update: Some theories from readers:

Jonah, I am not sure you are right on this one. My money is on a development wherein Sun starts working for Ben the same way that Sayid did. In that case, I think she is lying about the settlement amount and is actually being funded by Ben/Mittelos. Her deal with Ben’s people is that if they help her destroy her father, in this way, she will be able to use her financial clout to attache Whidmore.

And:

Minor nitpick:

I think it’s more likely that she pooled her money along with money from someone else (like Hurley, who has a LOT of money) to get controlling interest in her father’s company. Hurley has had contact with Sun (he visited Jin’s grave with her).

And:

I think the big settlement was actually from Widmore and Co. to keep her mouth shut about what really happened on the island, and *that* settlement could be big enough, maybe. Although it makes me wonder why the rest of the Six aren’t also super-wealthy.

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