Random Lost Thoughts

  • So Lost has flash backs and flash forwards, now we have flash sideways.  There’s an episode of Star Trek The Next Generation that does a good job of explaining parallel universes.  Man, that sounded nerdy.
  • But the big question this season is how are these universes going to intersect?
  • Notice that the flash sideways don’t have that familiar “whoosh” sound, that’s key.
  • The title of this episode was quite interesting “LA X”.  Yes, there is a space between the A and the X, and we are suppose to think of the airport where they ended up landing, but even though that space is a little hard to spot, itss as if the writers are trying to hint to us that things are a little . . . off.  Genius move.
  • Did you notice the hat-tip to to the X-Files?  Rose and her hubby were so much in live I’m convinced they became members of the mile high club that flight.
  • In the pilot episode, it was Jack calming down Rose about the turbulence, in this episode, it was the other way around.
  • When Rose told Jack  ”It’s okay. You can let go now,” that seemed similar to how Jack’s father made him count to five, but more nurturing.  Jack also seemed more “balanced” throughout this new timeline, for instance when Locke said to Jack,  ”They didn’t lose your father… they just lost his body,” the old Jack wouldn’t have appreciated such a philosophical statement since he was the man of science and reason. 
  • That scene had another line, spoken by Jack, that I think will help define the season, ”Nothing’s irreversible.”
  • Subtle item that can be easily forgotten but will probably make a difference later in the season . . . Jack’s cut/hickey on his neck.
  • Just 15 more episodes to go, I think.
  • It was a bit of a shock seeing Desmond on the plane, but then I got to thinking about it, and when that bomb went off, everything from 1977 on changed.  So we have Shannon that never boarded the plane, but now it will be interesting in this flash sideways to see if we ever figure out what’s going on with Walt and Vincent, Libby, Ecko, and some of our other favorites.  And from a writer’s point of view, it was a great way to get the audiences attention that things are much different with this time line.  Oh, and Hurley is full of good luck now as opposed to all that bad luck.
  • I’m convinced Jack recognized Desmond from running in the stadium, not so much about an alternative timeline, but who knows.
  • On the plane, Desmond was reading a Salmon Rushdie book that’s about a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name.  Sounds pretty much just like the Island, huh?  There’s also stuff in the book about using an electromagnet to destroy the ocean.
  • The second book found in this episode (by Hurley) is Fear and Tembling, the title is based upon Philippians 2:12, “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.”  You know, that verse hits at me hard.
  • I think Hugo gained some weight.  And if you don’t remember the guy who talked to him on the plane, that was the teacher-dude that exploded because of all the dynamite he was handling.
  • Wasn’t it nice to see Boone again?
  • Jack had to save Charlie using a pen.  If you recall in the pilot episode, after the crash, Jack used a pen to save Rose.
  • What sunk the Island?  It’s electromagnetic energy.  At least that’s my theory.
  • When NotLocke talked about Locke’s final thoughts, man . . . that was just sad. “Do you know what he was thinking when you choked the life out of him, Benjamin? … ‘I don’t understand.’ RIP the real Locke.
  • It sure was convenient that they had a freakishly long chain in the back of that van.  The other big stretch of the show, the Kate escape.
  • Smokey somewhat kinda makes sense now, but I don’t understand how Smokey, aka the Man in Black, was the “security system” in another episode.  The circle of ash was an interesting twist, and you may recall in the final episode of last season when Ilana and the gang with the pilot ran across the shack, they noticed the ash circle was broken.  But was the circle around the cabin there to keep Smokey in or out of the cabin?  My hunch, in.
  • In case you missed it, the flight attendant that gave Jack some free booze was at the Temple.  And in case you double missed it, in the pilot she gave Jack two bottles, but this time she only gave him one.
  • I wonder if the show will end with Jack “fixing” Locke or if that will be a major part of this season.  I also wonder when Dr Chang will show up.
  • Terry O’Quinn plays a great bad guy, doesn’t he?
  • Prophetic words spoken by Sayid at the beginning of the episode that proves relevant at the very end, ‘When I die, what do you think will happen to me?’
  • We know the island was able to heal Rose of Cancer and heal Locke’s bullet wounds, oh, and make him walk again.  We get an idea of the healing properties again of the Island in that reflecting pool temple scene.  But it appears, at least for the moment, healing properties are now tainted.
  • You may remember during last season that Sayid shot young Ben, and Ben was taken to the temple to be healed, but Richard stated that there were “risks.”  Maybe those risks are memory lost, because Sayid’s first words from the dead was “What Happened?”  I don’t think Jacob is in Sayid’s body, it just seems too simple.
  • ‘Hello, Richard. Nice to see you out of those chains.”  Could this line by NotLocke mean that Richard was a prisoner on board the Black Rock?
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3 Responses to Random Lost Thoughts

  1. Tobin says:

    i didn't catch the X-Files reference the first time. I cracked up when i saw it. I found this on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&amp

  2. buffalo says:

    May be old stuff…but I just noticed that the guy that was managing Sayid in Iraq for the Americans, is the same guy that was pushing the button before, and with Desmond in the hatch.

    What does that mean?

  3. kim says:

    I've always thought the Kate-as-a-fugitive storyline was off. Where did she learn to pick handcuffs? use all kinds of weapons? How does she meet criminals intent on robbing a bank?

    For some reason, it makes sense for Locke to know this, but not Kate.

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