Friday, February 29, 2008

S4E05 - "The Constant"

Great Scott! That was one of the best episodes ever!
Mind Travel
Now that my first "Back to the Future" reference is over, I can get on with this week's episode, which dealt HEAVILY with time travel... but in a not-so-traditional way. Instead of a body traveling through time, it was Desmond's mind that did the traveling. Basically, his mind skipped back to 1996, where it then proceeded to jump back and forth between '96 and the present.

867-5309 (Penny)
After finding Old-School Daniel at Oxford, Desmond is instructed that he needs to find his Constant. The "Constant" is described as being an element that exists in his life in 1996 as well as 2004. Oh yeah, it also has to be someone that Desmond cares deeply for. So who better than Penny! Easy, right? NO! Of course, Desmond doesn't know Penny's phone number. So, when he switched back to '96, he tracked down Penny (courtesy of her father), got her digits, and finally made the connection.

During their touching phone call, Penny said something along the lines of "I know about the island..... I did research......", of course, interrupted by mounds of static. I wonder how much she actually knows.

Going Once... Going Twice... Sold!
Finally, a solid connection between Charles Widmore and the island! At an auction, we see Penny's father bidding on (and winning) a journal that is said to belong to the captain of the Black Rock (the old slave ship found on the island). And according to the blast-door map, the captain of the Black Rock was Magnus Hanso... an ancestor of Alvar Hanso, founder of the Hanso Foundation, which is the organization behind the DHARMA Initiative. Unfortunately, I don't know that we'll ever learn the contents of the journal. But knowing that Charles Widmore is in possession of it is important.

The Perception of Time
While Jack and Juliet are very worried about Sayid and Desmond (having left the island more than a day ago), they note that Charlotte and Dan don't appear concerned. But why? Well, according to Dan, their perception of the amount of time it's taken is not exactly accurate. WTF?! If the helicopter ride takes about 20 minutes, but Jack said that it's been more than a day, does that mean that time in the real world moves a lot slower than island time? While that was my first thought, it didn't make sense that the calendar on the freighter was pretty in-line with the island time. But then we saw that the helicopter took off at night, and suddenly, it was day-time. It appears to me that there is just a jump in time when travelling to/from the island. And apparently, if you've been exposed to electromagnetism or radiation, you might go crazy.

Rousseau's Crazy Friends
Shortly after crashing on the island in their ship, Rousseau said that her team all went crazy and she had to kill them all. Could it be that this state of craziness is actually the long-feared sickness on the island? And if so, why didn't Rousseau get sick? I have two ideas here. (1) Rousseau wasn't exposed to radiation or electromagnetism, just like Sayid; or (2) Rousseau DID go crazy, but was able to find her constant (possibly Alex?).

A Freighter Friend
Sayid and Desmond needed a way out of the sick bay, and George pointed out that the door had been left open. He mentioned that they must have a friend on the freighter. He went on to explain that someone else on the boat sabotaged the equipment in the communication room. (Hey, it's a good thing they brought Sayid with them). So who is the "friend", and who destroyed the equipment? The obvious choice is that Michael is the friend, and Ben's man is the one who destroyed the equipment. But the more I think about it, the more I think that Michael isn't on the freighter. And if not, then who is helping them?

Next Week
All I know about next week is that it is a Juliet-centric episode, titled "The Other Woman". Want my theory? Juliet is the only other woman to make it off the island, besides Kate. If that's true, why is she not with Jack? Is she in the coffin?


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Re-watching "Eggtown"

As Locke had suggested it the episode, I watched "Eggtown" again in hopes that I might catch something new. And while I didn't notice any new hidden clues, I did see something that's worth mentioning. In the scene where Miles and Ben have their extortion chat, Miles asks Ben a series of questions-- "You know who I am?" Ben nods. "You know who I work for?" Again, he nods. "Then you know he's spent a lot of time and energy into finding you." And the genius-actor that Michael Emerson is, without responding, he gets the worlds smallest smile, as if he's proud of how long its taken Miles' boss to find him. Another way of looking at this is that Ben doesn't believe that he's officially been "found".

What's really interesting here is that we are told that Miles & Co. (officially penned "the Freighter Folk" by the producers of the show) are after Ben. But we know that Ben makes it off the island and has Sayid working for him. So does this mean that Ben wasn't truly "found"? Any connection to the time delay? Dare I say.... are there more than one Ben?

On a separate note... While Jack was on the stand, he mentions that he was on Flight 815, which crash-landed on a deserted island in the South Pacific. So.... if the world knows that there is a deserted island, has the island been officially found? Does the world know about it? Has the government taken it over? Or, again, dare I say.... is LOST island not really in the South Pacific? That way, when the Oceanic 6 returns, "the man" made sure that their story gave incorrect whereabouts to the location of the island so that "the other man" can't find it? (I feel like I'm typing in circles here)

In other LOST news...Are you one of those people who constantly complains about not getting answers on the show? Do you find yourself laying awake at night asking "Who are the rest of the Oceanic 6? And more importantly, who the hell was in that coffin? Worry no more! The LOST producers have confirmed that we will have answers this season! By the end of the first 8 episodes, we'll definitely know who the Oceanic 6 are. And even better-- They're going to tell us who was in the coffin by the end of this season (which probably means that it'll be in the season finale). I'm still thinking that it's gotta be Ben.

And, now, a thought that just came to me (with a little help from a coworker). We've seen two occasions where someone was told to follow EXACT coordinates in order to leave the island. Until now, we've believed that this is the only way to leave. But what if it's not? What is it's the only way to leave and remain in present time? What if following other coordinates allows you to travel through time? This could help to explain the polar bear found in Tunisia. We know that the bears originally lived on the Alcatraz island, where they were monitored at the Hydra station. We also know that there are some bears on the main island. So, when these bears made the swim over from Alcatraz, maybe a few rogue bears went in the wrong direction, thus being transported to a different place and time.

Make sure to re-watch Eggtown tonight before the new episode "The Constant". And email me with your theories after the episode, and I'll do my best to address them in my post.


Friday, February 22, 2008

S4E04 - Eggtown

Wow….. what an episode! I, for one, did NOT see that ending coming at all! And after the episode was over, I was left with an icky feeling in my stomach. The writing this season is top notch! I’m so glad the strike is over and these guys (and girls) are getting back to work! Here are some things to think about from the episode:

The Oceanic + The Oceanic 2 = The Oceanic 8?
Throughout the first 3 episodes, everyone has been asking about who the Oceanic 6 are. And now that we know 4 (or 5?) of them, the writers threw a wrench in the mix and we learned that part of their “story” about the crash is that only 8 people survived the initial crash, 6 of which made it back to the mainland. So who are the Oceanic 8? As of right now, we know that Hurley, Jack, Kate, and Sayid take up 4 spots. It is possible that the 5th spot was revealed last night, but we don’t know if he counts. As for the remaining 3 or 4 spots on the list, I’m going to pick (for now) Sun and Sawyer getting off the island. I think the remaining 2 of the 8 are going to be Jin and Claire….who I think will, unfortunately, be killed on the freighter.

Edit: My wife called me a few minutes ago that she knew how Claire was going to die. We learned last season that the other put an implant in her. Is it possible that the implant would make her incredibly ill if she ever tried leaving the boundaries of the island? The others could use that as a method of keeping her there, considering that she is the only woman to have successfully delivered a baby on the island?

I Can’t Wait
Okay, so my original plan was to wait until the end of this post to talk about the end of the episode, but let’s face it—I can’t wait. From the beginning of the episode, we know that Kate has a son. And while everyone watching with me was trying to figure out when she had the baby (pre-island or post-island), and what that means for how long she’s been off the island, we were completely blindsided to find out that Kate’s son is…..well….. Claire’s son Aaron! WHAT?! I couldn’t believe it when it happened. And while questions were racing through my head about what this means, and what happened to Claire, the real question didn’t hit me until this morning—In season 1, when Claire was pregnant, she went to a psychic (Richard Malkin), who told her that the baby MUST be raised by her; that danger surrounds him. For those that don’t remember the scene as vividly as I, here is an excerpt from the transcript (courtesy of ):

MALKIN: It is crucial that you, yourself, raise this child.
CLAIRE: You mean with Thomas? Is he..
MALKIN: The father of this child will play no part in it's life, nor yours.
CLAIRE: So what exactly are you saying?
MALKIN: This child parented by anyone else, anyone other than you -- danger surrounds this baby. . .
CLAIRE: Danger?
MALKIN: Your nature, your spirit, your goodness, must be an influence in the development of this child.
CLAIRE: If Thomas and I don't get back together I'm putting this baby up for adoption. I just wanted to find out what would give the baby the happiest life.
MALKIN: There is no happy life -- not for this child, not without you.
CLAIRE: I don't. . .
MALKIN: It can't be another. You mustn't allow another to raise your baby.
CLAIRE: Okay, great. Thanks for taking my 200.
MALKIN: Oh, no look, take it. Ms. Littleton; I am begging you just to consider...
CLAIRE: I can't raise this child by myself.
MALKIN: You have to listen to me.
CLAIRE: Thanks for your time, and my money back.
MALKIN: Ms. Littleton, please. The baby needs your protection. Ms. Littleton, please.

So what does this mean for the overall story? Does danger still surround baby Aaron? And does it now surround Kate?

Lost with Drew’s Wife
My wife has always been smarter than me when it comes to figuring things out in movies and TV shows, so I don’t know why she won’t start her own blog on LOST, but I guarantee that if she did, you would all stop reading my posts. She brought up yet another interesting point about last night’s show that I just couldn’t figure out…. Daniel and Charlotte were playing with a deck of Dharma cards and were seeing if Daniel could call up the 3 cards that laid face-down in front of him. And while I wasn’t quite sure what was happening, she pointed out that he must have short-term memory loss. Charlotte must’ve showed him the cards, then placed them face-down to see if he could remember what cards they were. This is also explained back in “Confirmed Dead” when he’s watching the broadcast on the TV regarding Flight 815, and he begins to cry… then his caretaker comes over and asks “What are you crying about?”, to which he replies, “I don’t know.” Could it be that he just doesn’t remember what he’s crying for? Let’s all just keep a close eye on this guy and see if there are any more signs of this in future episodes.

The Return of Henry Gale
With Locke keeping Ben in confinement (in the same place where Ben kept Locke’s dad), the situation identically mirrored season 2, when “Henry” was in the armory playing constant mind games with Locke. And while Locke puts on a better front now than he did back then, Ben is still fully capable of getting under his skin.

“One Hundred....point two…..Billion Dollars”
While trying to find out how famous her crimes have become so that she can determine whether or not to leave the island, Kate runs into a little roadblock with Miles. He won’t comment on it until he gets to spend some time with Ben. Well, after a little flirting and Dharma-whine drinking, she is able to get Sawyer to give her a hand and succeeds at getting Ben and Miles some face-time. Miles basically said to him, "You know who I am. You know who I work for. I can turn you in to him... or if you give me 3.2 Million dollars, I'll tell him that you were dead when I got here." Ben responded with the same thing on everyone's mind-- "Why 3.2? Why not 3.3, or 3.4?" I mean, seriously... If you're already asking for 3.2 Million dollars, you might as well ask for an even 5. Just think about how many LOST Action Figures you could buy with that kind of money (I've done the math for you.... at $20 each, $3.2M would get you 160,000).

The Chopper is.....LOST
While trying to make a connection with the freighter to make sure that Sayid and Desmond made it there alright, we find out that the chopper still hasn't made it back to the freighter, even though it's been a day-and-a-half. My personal opinion is that this ties in with the whole time-travel/portal/delay that we were shown when Regina sent Miles the payload last week. And when my wife put me on the spot last night to come up with a theory (since she had already come up with several), that is basically what I presented, suggesting how cool it would be if next week, while seeing the helicopter flying by, we see the payload fly past it. And sure enough, if you watch the preview in slow motion (as we did repeatedly last night), you see something zoom right past the helicopter as Desmond is looking to Sayid.

Speaking of Next Week....
As always, I try to avoid all spoilers, and only have limited information pertaining to next week's episode, titled "The Constant". If my theory above is right, I would expect Desmond (who has already travelled through time) to begin seeing more flashes. Will he predict another death? Will he realize the real purpose of the freighties? And how cool would it be if he got to the freighter, only to find that Penny's father (Charles Widmore) is on the boat. I'm a firm believer that Charles is the man behind the freighties, as his corporation works with the Hanso Foundation, who was behind the Dharma Initiative. It would thus make sense that they'd be after Ben, since he practically orchestrated a mass-execution of all Dharma employees..... except, of course, for Kelvin. Hmmmm.

As for the blog, I do plan to update it more often than just once a week.... it's just that last week was a rough one for me. Don't forget to tell your friends about the site! Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 15, 2008

S4E03 – The Economist

Pop-up Episode
First off… did you guys all watch the re-airing of last week’s episode “Confirmed Dead” shown in the terrific pop-up video style? While normally, these don’t often give new information, it did mention that the mystery woman who was living with Dan was not his wife or girlfriend… but was instead a caretaker. So, why does he need a caretaker? He seems to be okay…. With the exception of acting squirrely.

Oceanic 6
This week, we learned that SAYID is one of the Oceanic 6….. however, I’m still not convinced that there are only 6 people that make it off the island. It appears as though Desmond is going to make it back to the mainland, but he wouldn’t be classified as one of the “Oceanic 6” because he wasn’t on Flight 815. That got me to thinking, though…. What if more people made it off, but just didn’t admit to being on Flight 815? Let’s think about it. What if Jack, Hurley, Sayid, Claire, Jin, and Sun are the Oceanic 6. But Kate, Sawyer, and Locke also got off the island but aren’t willing to go public as one of the survivors. Instead, they are given a chance to start their lives over, complete with new identities.

Sayid the Hitman
We learn very quickly in the episode that Sayid is one of the Oceanic 6. And some time after his rescue, Sayid accepts a job as a hitman. He met a man on a golf course and after mentioning that he was one of the Oceanic 6, the man became VERY nervous. And, boy, was he right to be scared. It turned out that Sayid was hired to kill the man.

Shortly thereafter, he met up with a woman in a coffee house and he used his charm to get a date with her. Immediately after leaving the café, he made a call on his phone (to his employer) to let him know that the mission has begun. The woman had a pager, and she is basically paid to be on call for the once or twice a year that she is needed. Sayid’s plan is to date this woman and spend as much time with her as possible so that he is guaranteed to be around when her employer calls.

And, during the course of this “Long Con”, Sayid fell in love with the woman. And when her boss finally called, he began to confess to her, and (what do-ya-know) she pulled out a gun and fired shots into Sayid’s chest. Don’t worry though, Sayid was able to grab his gun quickly enough to kill her before she was able to finish him off.

At the end of the episode, we learn that Sayid’s employer is (you ready for this?)…. BEN. What the hell? This opens up a lot of doors here! Does this mean that Ben is officially off the island? Or can he go back and forth to and from the island? Needless to say, this puts more credence into my wife’s theory about Ben being the one in the casket.

Time Travel
While the producers have hinted before that there may be elements of time playing a bigger part in the show, they haven’t officially showed us any proof of this until last night’s episode. Dan made a call back to Regina, and they fired a “pay load” to their location on the island; however, it didn’t show up until 31 minutes after it was supposed to. When it finally did make it to Dan, he opened it up to find a stopwatch inside, with its time differing 31 minutes from Dan’s clock.

There are several ways of looking at this. During his conversation with Regina, was her response actually from the future? Or did the traveling “payload” pass through some sort of time portal on its way to the island?

The Man on the Boat
After the episode ended last night, my wife and I (and our friend Jim) spent about 15 minutes just tossing around theories about who is on the boat. And as always, my wife suggested a great theory (seriously… I have no idea why she doesn’t have her own blog). What if Sayid is Ben’s man on the freighter? I know that sounds like a weird theory but consider this…

We know that Sayid is on his way to the freighter right now. Ben and Sayid, we saw earlier being kept prisoner in the same room. It could be possible that they made a deal with each other. When Sayid got to the freighter, he tortured Minkowski in order to get all of the information for Ben. He then radioed to a frequency that Ben gave him, and (ala “payload” time travel) his transmission was sent to Ben in the past.

I’m still sticking to the idea that when Ben sent Michael off on the boat, he was picked up by the freighter and is operating as a double-agent.

To: N, From: RG
Sayid found a bracelet on Naomi that said “N, I’ll always be with you. RG”. It’s logical to assume that “N” stands for “Naomi”, but who the hell is “RG”? Later in the episode, it is shown that the girl Sayid is courting has a similar bracelet (however, we don’t see the inscription). It seems plausible that the bracelet could’ve come from her employer….which could also be Naomi’s employer (who I am convinced is that Abaddon guy).

That brings me back to another thought I had a few days ago. When Abaddon approaches Hurley in the mental hospital and asks “Are they still alive?”, perhaps he is referring to the freighties (or frothers, however you want to refer to them). Being that they all appear to be scientists (of sorts), it would seem logical that they’d like to stay and study the island. …especially now that Dan knows about a possible time-travel element on the island.

As Always…I plan to keep updating this blog throughout the week, so make sure to check back for the updates. Also, don’t forget to spread the word and tell your friends about the site.

Until next time!


BONUS – More Writers Strike News
Okay, so now that the strike is officially over, we’ve got good (and bad) news regarding the rest of season 4. Here’s the quick version. Instead of the pre-planned amount of 16 episodes, they are going to only make 13. In case you haven’t heard, they’ve already filmed 8, so that means there will be 5 additional episodes filmed. They will air the first 7 consecutively. They’ll then take 6 weeks off. Then they’ll come back and air the remaining 6. So, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s switching time slots again. Unfortunately, it is moving to 10:00 on Thursdays (following new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

It's not the picture!

Ok, so, since last week's episode, I've been racking my brain to try and figure out the significance of the child whose house Miles was at. He was supposedly murdered, and they made it a point to focus on the picture of him on the wall for a few seconds. So, while others were convinced that the boy in the photos was Eko as a child, I didn't believe it, but thought there had to be SOMETHING.

This morning, while browsing one of my favorite forums (4815162342), I saw a post that's really got me scratching my head. Here is the shot of the picture when Miles first got to the house:

Picture 1

Now, take a look at the same photo shown on the wall upon Miles's exit:

Picture 1

So, the picture itself isn't necessarily what is important.... it's the frame! While the photo started out in a beautiful wood frame, it is not hanging in a shiny metal frame?! This can't be a production error! There's no way. And also notice the picture above it was in a black frame, and is now in a while frame. Again, we see the black vs. white theme!

Don't forget to re-watch this episode tonight at 8:00, just before the next episode (titled "The Economist"). ABC keeps saying calling the 8:00 episode an "enhanced" version. I hope this means that we'll get those pop-up things again!

Until next time!


Monday, February 11, 2008

S4E02 - Confirmed Dead

Hi, everyone! Sorry for the long delay here.... I've been very under-the-weather over the past few days. I hope you all liked the recent episode "Confirmed Dead". It was definitely one of my favorites! And while it wasn't full of easter eggs, there are still a couple things worth addressing.

Oceanic Flight 815: The episode opened with a cross-over between the most recent LOST online experience, where we follow a character named Sam Thomas, who is aboard the Christiane I (the boat that finds the fake Oceanic Flight 815). If you haven't already checked it out, I would definitely recommend looking at Find 815. It appears obvious that the plane found was all staged... but by whom? and why? and how?

Why These 4? Matthew Abaddon (the fake Oceanic attorney) told Naomi that the 4 people chosen to go with her have been chosen for a reason. So let's take a look at each of them and their connections to the island / flight 815.

Charlotte: We first see her on an archeological dig in Tunisia, where she found the skeleton of a polar bear, complete with DHARMA collar. But how? Tuisia is on the opposite side of the world from where we think the island is located. She also seems to be interested in Flight 815, as her friend commented on how many newspaper articles she reads on the flight being found.

Frank: Speaking of flight 815.... let me introduce Frank. He was supposed to be the pilot on that day. But what caused Seth Norris (the actual pilot) to take over that day? When asked about the helicopter crashing on the island, Frank made a remark about how he landed it safely becuase he's that good of a pilot. This makes me think that he was taken off of that flight, as if the entire LOST crash was planned. Then again, I don't care how good of a pilot you are-- if a giant magnet rips off the tail section of your plane, I don't think you'd be able to land safely.

Miles: "Who you gonna call?" Sorry... I had to. Apparently, he has a way of communicating with the deceased. Has he been sent to the island to speak with Jacob? Or to examine the island's mystical powers? We've seen several dead people that appear in life on the island (Yemi, Christian, Ben's mom, etc.).

Dan: I'm most intrigued by his character. While watching a news report on Oceanic Flight 815, he is brought to tears. And when his wife (?) asks him why he's crying, he says that he doesn't know. I think there's definitely a great backstory here that we've just barely cracked. I can't wait to get more history on this guy. And maybe then we'll see the face of the woman that he was with.

As a whole... There is a lot to think about with this crew. The box that fell from their chopper contained some biohazard stuff, including gas masks. A popular theory is that these people are the return of the Dharma Initiative, and since Ben & Co. killed all of the original Dharma folks with Dharma-brand killing gas, they made sure to come prepared.

Their Purpose: They are on the island in search of one thing-- Ben. But what they don't realize (or do they?), is that Ben has an insider on their boat. The first thing that crossed my mind when Ben made the big reveal is that Michael is the one on the boat. But in traditional CIA/SD6 style (see: 'Alias'), I think that if it is Michael, then he would be a double-agent, pretending to work for Ben, but also trying to help get his friends rescued. Then again, who's to say that Ben's "man" isn't one of the other 3 people from the chopper? Or Minkowski, or maybe even Regina (both of whom we have yet to meet).

Sayid's Tinkering: While playing around with their satellite phone, Miles warned Sayid about being careful, to which Sayid replied "It can't hurt to try and call someone else." But then Miles said that it can hurt. What the F does that mean? Is he serious, or is he just trying to scare Sayid? ....just something to think about.

Take My Kidney: As predicted last season, when Locke got shot by Ben, it was the fact that his kidney was removed that saved his life. This couldn't tie in more perfectly with the overall theme of fate.

As usual, I plan to keep updating the blog this week, so keep checking back. Also, don't forget to tell your friends about the site.

Until next time!


BONUS - The Writers Strike: While the strike isn't officially over, it is scheduled to end tomorrow. So what does this mean for LOST? The producers have yet to comment, but a recent interview with Matthew Fox, he stated that we should expect an additional 4-6 new episodes, beyond the 8 that are already filmed. I'm anxious to see if the producers confirm this. I'd really like to get the entire 16-episode season, but I guess anything more than 8 is good.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Coffin - Part 2

This morning, while I was getting ready for work, my wife suggested a new idea-- that Ben is the one in the coffin. And of course, her theory makes more sense than mine (Whose Coffin Is It Anyway?). Let's examine that theory a little bit...

In an attempt to get back at Ben for all he's done, Jack takes Ben off of the island. Ben has no family. Ben has no friends. Ben kills himself. That would certainly explain why no one was at the funeral. And my theory about Locke being in the coffin wouldn't work here, because any Flight 815 survivors that made it back to the "real world" became famous, known as the Oceanic 6. You would think, then, that if one of them died, there would certainly be at least one person at the funeral. You could also expect a larger newspaper article.

Ben (of course) would NOT count as one of the Oceanic 6, which brings me to my next point... I've changed my list back to what it was right after the premiere: Jack, Kate, Hurley, Claire, Jin, & Sun. I don't know what I was thinking when I posted that Sawyer and Locke would be taken from the island. If they did THAT, then I don't think anyone would want to watch a show about Sayid and Jin & Sun on an island. ......I wonder if Juliet left the island too.

Leave me a comment, or e-mail me with your thoughts.


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Whose Coffin is it Anyway?

Since last year's finale, the big question has been, "Who's in the coffin?". After watching last week's season premiere, I've been really thinking about that question and as of today (Feb 6th), my theory is this:

Locke is in the coffin.

It seemed logical to assume that Jack's group made it off the island, and Hurley must've changed his mind and joined up with Jack and Kate. But what if that's not true? What if Jack and Kate changed their minds and joined up with Locke? Why would they do that? Consider this...

The "rescue" team arrives on the island, and Jack and Kate are thrilled at the idea of rescue. Suddenly, they realize that the "rescue" team poses a threat. So, rather than go with them, they decide the best thing to do is stay on the island, so they join up with Locke. The "rescue" team somehow demands that they come with them, and forcefully takes 6 of the losties off the island-- Jack, Kate, Hurley, Locke, Sawyer, and Claire.

Last season's finale dealt with Jack finding out that "Locke" killed himself, because once he was taken from the island, he lost the ability to walk and returned to his paralyzed state. Of course, Jack blamed himself for that, since he is the one that called for rescue, and he didn't listen to Locke. It would also explain why no one was at the funeral and why Jack said that he was neither a friend nor family.

That's the theory for now.... I'm sure it'll change after tomorrow's episode. And just as a heads-up, the recap for the next episode "Confirmed Dead" may have to wait until the weekend.



Friday, February 1, 2008

S4E01 - "The Beginning of the End"

What an episode! I can't wait to get into this, so here goes nothin....

Speed Demon
The show opened with a high-speed police chase, driver uknown. But when we finally saw that it was a Camaro, I was first to shout out that it was Hurley behind the wheel. We first saw that Camaro last season when Hurley and his dad (Cheech) were fixing it.

Stay away from that gold car!
The car that Hurley crashed into was a gold Pontiac (i think).... but regardless, it is the same car that hit Locke when he first met his mother, and the same car that hit Michael and put him into the hospital. It has been around since season 1, and always seems to bring bad luck. Coincidence? I think not.

The Gold Car of Death

The Oceanic 6
When Hurley was being arrested, he kept shouting "Don't you know who I am? I'm one of the Oceanic 6!". Are we to assume that only 6 people from Flight 815 came home? We know that Jack, Kate, and Hurley left the island.... so who are the other 3? My list changes by the hour. Currently, I'm going with Jin, Sun, and Claire (and Aaron, but he doesn't count). I've also got another theory that involves Locke getting off the island, but I'll talk about that later.

We can also assume, by this, that the whole world knows of the "Oceanic 6". But if Kate is a known fugitive, then why is she free? Did she take on another castaway's identity? Or is she actually the (secret) Oceanic 7th?

The Return of Officer Mike
Ana Lucia's old partner is the one that was interrogating Hurley at the police station, and when he asked about Ana Lucia, Hurley denied ever meeting her. So, can we assume that they are not allowed to share the full story? Are they pretending that they were the only plane crash survivors? It seems so.

Deep Sea Chuck
While Charlie was in the interrogation room, he had a hallucination of Charlie swimming down and up to the window, and crashing through it. What most people didn't see was the message on Charlie's hand: "They Need You".

They Need You

"The Man"
Now that most of the Others are dead, we need a new villian..... but since we are both on-island and off-island, why not have a villian for each scenario! By the previews that we've seen for this season (and the infamous "not penny's boat" message), we can assume (for now) that the people on the freighter are going to be the new villians..... on island. As for the flash-forwards, it appears that there is an organization out there that is after the truth. While in the mental hospital, Hurley was approached by a man claiming to work for Oceanic Airlines. When Hurley called him out and asked for a business card, he put on his creepy-face, and asked "are they still alive". Hurley FREAKED OUT!

Christian Shephard?!
While following the beach-team through the jungle, Hurley instantly got separated from the group and found himself right in front of Jacob's shack. And when he crept up to the window to take a peek inside, he saw JACK'S DAD (and Claire's dad, for that matter) sitting in Jacob's chair!

Jacob is Jack's Dad?

Then, suddenly, someone jumped in front of the window and all we saw is his eye. So, here's my thought: There are two entities on the island (one shown as Jacob, and the other as Jack's dad). Each one of them represents the two halfs of the island-- the white and the black, the good and the evil, etc. The final mobisode that showed Christian Shephard telling Vincent that Jack has work to do. But in last season's finale, Walt told Locke the same exact thing. And I always see Jack and Locke on opposite ends of the spectrum (man of science vs. man of faith). It seems that they are both being guided by the island though...... so does it make sense to assume that there are two driving forces on the island? Does that also explain why, when Locke first saw the monster, he described it as a bright light?

Charlie seen?
While outside at Santa Rosa, another one of the patients pointed out to Hurley that someone was looking at him. When Hurley looked up, he saw that it was Charlie! And while I'm well aware that Hurley is a known hallucinator, how did Hurley's friend see him? Was it not Charlie that the other guy saw? If not, then who was there?

Locked, Cocked, and Not Loaded
"You're done stopping me from getting off this island!" Jack wouldn't let Locke hold him back any more. And with a gun to Locke's face, Jack actually (OMG!) pulled the trigger. Of course, the gun wasn't loaded....whew! But this just goes to show how badly Jack wants to get off the island.

After night time arrived, Jack and Kate heard what they thought was thunder, but was actually a helicopter flying over the island. A man ejected out of the side, and parachuted to the ground. But didn't it seem like the helicopter was flying awfully wobbly? I wonder if the island still has strong electromagnetic properties.

And while I'm well aware that there are some things I haven't covered, I do have to get back to work here.... I'll likely be adding stuff throughout the week. In the meantime, if you have any issues you want me to cover, please leave me a comment, or e-mail me.