Season: 2, Episodes: 1, Faction: N/A
Jimmy Bane was a criminal from whom Anthony Cooper stole $700,000 in a retirement con.
2×17 – Lockdown
He attended the graveyard where the funeral of Anthony was taking place, probably to either catch Cooper, find a lead to finding him or to make sure he was actually dead.
He later showed up at Locke’s house with an associate to question Locke about his father and the money. He made Locke empty his bag expecting to find his money. Instead he saw his work papers. He thanked Helen for making him coffee while they waited and left. (“Lockdown”)
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In Greek mythology, Epimetheus (“hindsight”, literally “afterthought,”) was the brother of Prometheus (“foresight”, literally “fore-thought”), a pair of Titans who “acted as representatives of mankind” (Kerenyi 1951, p 207). They were the inseparable sons of Iapetus, who in other contexts was the father of Atlas. While Prometheus is characterized as ingenious and clever, Epimetheus is depicted as foolish.
According to Plato’s use of the old myth in his Protagoras (320d-322a), the twin Titans were entrusted with distributing the traits among the newly-created animals; Epimetheus was responsible for giving a positive trait to every animal, but when it was time to give man a positive trait, lacking foresight he found that there was nothing left. Prometheus decided that mankind’s attributes would be the civilizing arts and fire, which he stole from the gods. Prometheus later stood trial for his crime. In the context of Plato’s dialogue, “Epimetheus, the being in whom thought follows production, represents nature in the sense of materialism, according to which thought comes later than thoughtless bodies and their thoughtless motions.”
According to Hesiod, who related the tale twice (Theogony, 527ff; Works and Days 57ff), Epimetheus was the one who accepted the gift of Pandora from the gods. Their marriage may be inferred (and was by later authors), but it is not made explicit in either text.
Epimetheus plays a key role in the philosophy of Bernard Stiegler, and in particular in terms of his understanding of the relation between technogenesis and anthropogenesis. According to Stiegler, it is significant that Epimetheus is entirely forgotten in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. Les Amis, in his book Commemorating Epimetheus (2009), reinstates the value of Epimetheus. He is credited with bringing to the world our knowledge of dependency on each other described phenomenologically in terms of sharing, caring, meeting and dwelling and loving.