As we ponder the mystery of what caused the flash forward in FlashFoward, one of our commenters named Jamie pointed out an interesting Bible connection to us. He (or she) directed us to the WeFlashForward Web site, where a member named clarke910 decided to see if the length of the flash, 2 minutes 17 seconds or 2:17, tied in to the Bible. Here's what he found out:
I remember watching the movie mission impossible and one of the spy's referenced a verse in the book of job. So I googled verse 2:17 (the time people were passed out for) and here's what I came up with so far,
Peter preached his classic sermon "the last days" recorded in Acts 2 verse 17 in the the bible. In this sermon he makes specific reference of a terrible world event where , i quote:
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams."
Our friend Clarke theorizes religious fanatics knew the flash forward was going to happen and carried out some kind of massive robbery or terrorist act while everyone was unconscious. Oh, and he also thinks the man seen in the stadium is God. While we like the Bible verse tie-in, we're not sure about the rest of that theory. However, Jamie came up with an idea that seemed like a more interesting tie-in to us (we've cleaned up the spelling in his comment):
What if that's actually more true than just a Bible reference?We're not sure it means anything or not, but it's an intriguing connection to think about until we get more clues in the next episode. What do you think?
The young (kids like Charlie) prophesize by seeing info about important events, people or things ("D. Gibbons is a bad man." "I had a bad dream. I dreamt there were no more good days.")
The bulk of us (older kids and younger adults) saw visions of our own futures at a fixed date 6 months from now.
Older men and very-older men saw their most heartfelt dreams or hopes come to life (Mark's pal saw his very-much-dead daughter alive in a fire-lit out-of-focus afterlife-esque place - even though we know she's buried).