JACK: Look just like him.
LOCKE: Does it bother you?
JACK: No, what bothers me is I don't have any idea what the hell you are.
LOCKE: Sure you do.
JACK: Why John Locke?
LOCKE: Because he was stupid enough to believe that he'd been brought here for a reason. Because he pursued that belief until it got him killed. And because you were kind enough to bring his body back here in a nice wooden box.
JACK: He had to be dead before you could look like him.
LOCKE: That's right.
JACK: Who else have you looked like?
LOCKE: Jack, what do you really want to ask me?
JACK: The third day we were here I saw... I chased my father through the jungle... my, my dead father. Was that you?
LOCKE: Yes, that was me.
So what's up?
The fact that Christian sometimes has appeared wearing the suit he was buried in and sometimes in other clothes has also been a subject of speculation. Are there two versions of Christian? I do seem to remember, way back in some thread at The Fuselage, that the Damon and Carlton had said that the choice of different footwear for Christian was significant somehow. (I know I've mentioned this several times in the past here.)
- Christian was put in the coffin wearing Jack's sneakers.
- He has appeared wearing Jack's sneakers but also wearing more hiking-boot like foot gear.
- When John Locke was put into his coffin, Mrs Hawking made sure that Jack put his father's shoes on the corpse. Supposedly because Locke's corpse was a "proxy" for Christian's corpse on the original flight.
- The show then made a point of showing us Smokey-Locke tying Christian's shoes on his feet when he had crossed over to the island from Hydra Island with Ben.
What's that all mean? Who knows? Hopefully we might, soon.