- Richard Bach (People)
This simple fortune has layers of meaning way behind anything Veronica imagined. The fortune itself bears a strange resemblance to "Real love stories never have endings," something New Age author Richard Bach said when he wasn't writing about seagulls ascending to higher planes of existence. Hey! Something's going on here. Either he was reading a lot of Confucius, or the fortune-cookie industry sure likes seagulls. And below, we find 4 8 15 16 23 42. The Numbers are bad! These six numbers play a prominent role on Lost, where they seem to be following the castaways throughout their entire lives, even before they were stranded on the mysterious island. While their appearance here was undoubtedly meant as a gesture of goodwill toward the time-slot rival, one can also theorize that Duncan is an operative of the Hanso Foundation. The head of which seems to be...Richard Bach!
- 2.11 "Donut Run"