SHANNON: Is there something you want?
WALT: I think you should take Vincent.
SHANNON: Are you serious?
WALT: He’ll take care of you.
SHANNON: What makes you think I need a dog to take care of me?
WALT: Vincent took care of me when my mom died — and nobody would talk to me. They pretended like nothing happened. So I had to talk to Vincent. He’s a good listener. You could talk to him about Boone if you want.
SHANNON: Alright, but only until you get us rescued, okay.
This show is about people who are metaphorically lost in their lives, who get on an airplane, and crash on an island, and become physically lost on the planet Earth. And once they are able to metaphorically find themselves in their lives again, they will be able to physically find themselves in the world again. When you look at the entire show, that’s what it will look like. That’s what it’s always been about. - Damon Lindelof