Sacrifice demanded

The Carlysle's - Boone and Shannon - did not fare well on Ye Olde Island; in fact, each of them did seem to be nothing more than sacrifices, or object lessons for other characters. Boone's death was for Locke; Shannon's death was for Sayid - each orchestrated by Smokey to get his favored Candidates in place. Just speculation, but it fits the general unwinding of each character from their social moorings - but in this case, each character has been "claimed" by Smokey, as opposed to Jacob.

We'll see! The scene with Boone above has the only redshirt reference in Lost, I believe, and a very sly meta Trek reference - can you catch it?

Boone: Red shirt.
Locke: Huh?
Boone: Red shirt. Did you ever watch Star Trek?
Locke: Eh, not really.
Boone: The crew guys that would go down to the planet with the main guys: the captain and the guy with the pointy ears. They always wore red shirts. And they always got killed.
Locke: Yeah? Sounds like a piss-poor captain.

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