Clue #55 - Act 2? The "Premature" Rachel Blake Video
The video was found legitimately on Friday June 16 (almost by accident) on Monster.com. Here's how: The homepage had a poll that must have looked interesting to TLE followers b/c it has Jimmy Kimmel as the top choice. We took the poll and then clicked to view the results, there was a a link at the bottom of the results that said, "view our celebrity advice videos". For a short window of time, Rachel Blake's video was posted at the bottom of THIS page (and it will probably return there soon). We know for a fact that the video was there but then was taken away.
As best we can tell, Monster.com posted too early (everyone makes mistakes) and so they removed the link from their site almost immediately on Friday but not THE VIDEO FILE from their server until sometime Sunday night. It seems as though they've taken it off Monster for now, so try clicking HERE to see it in YouTube.
Here's what we think:
Read this ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY ARTICLE just out on Sunday and notice the following quote: "Produced in partnership with Lost's TV carriers in the U.K. and Australia, the Experience was conceived by ABC's marketing department and the show's producers as a three-act story steeped in official show mythology but involving new or peripheral characters."
The Hanso site and Persephone's hacks were Act 1. This new video is the introduction to Act 2. Monster just goofed and messed up the intermission. When the time is right we will have a more clear vision of Act 2.
By the way, this is particularly interesting to us because of our theory proposed on Podcast 1 & Clue #23 back on May 6th. Not to brag, but we kinda called it that Persephone = Rachel! Yes, we think Persephone and Rachel are one & the same (just listen to her say "Alvar"). In addition, there has been some discussion and we just thought we'd come out and say it that we really don't think that Rachel is Hugh's "girl on the side". But that's just our opinion.
Thanks to TheTruthTempest, Jack, Isaiah, and Alex for being the first to email.