Monthly Archives: February 2008

Lost 4.4 — “Eggtown”

I don’t think Claire would separate from Aaron, even to get him off the Island to have a “better life.” I think they took him, likely because something happened to Claire. Jack feels guilty, hence why he won’t see Aaron. Does he realize that Aaron is his nephew?

So why does Miles want precisely $3.2 million?

Clearly the helicopter ends up taking a slightly different bearing than the one Dan urged Frank to stay on “no matter what,” hence why it has yet to arrive.

Among the remaining characters, I really think only Sun or Jin stands as the potential sixth member of the Oceanic Six. Sawyer was a ruse; now they won’t use him. No way is it Locke. Can’t be Claire.

I think we’re in for some more time travel next week…


Lost 4.3 — “The Economist”

Not only is Ben Linus “the good guy” in the lesser of two evils equation that the show seems to be presenting us with, but he has great sense of style off the Island.

Sayid has always seemed to me to have the strongest personality of any of the 815 survivors. I suspect that Ben would have serious trouble manipulating Sayid. That means that Sayid believes what he is doing is right. Whoever “the Economist” that Elsa worked for is, he’s one of the people behind the boat, as evidenced by the similar bracelets worn by Elsa and Naomi.

As far as I’m concerned, Dan’s experiment is confirmation that time travel is going to become a crucial part of the story. Time seems to be flowing differently on the Island, and the act of passing through whatever sort of field surrounds the Island seems to have an impact. Dan’s message that Frank should stay on the same bearing “no matter what” suggests to me that the helicopter could end up elsewhen if it were to do otherwise.

Did Kate choose to stay with Locke’s crew after her conversation with Sawyer, or was her staying another part of the deal Sayid and Locke worked out off camera? I guess we’ll find out next week, since the preview suggests that “Eggtown” is going to be all about her.

Lost Season 4 Post-Strike Update

Carlton Cuse has made some statements that are floating around the blogoverse about the fate of the rest of Season 4. While nothing is set in stone, he says that the most likely number of new episodes, after the 8 that are in the process of airing, is 5. He also says that storytelling might be a little compressed in some of those episodes, but that Season 5 would like pick up the 3 left overs, so the total number of episodes would be the same in the end.

Lost 4.2 — “Confirmed Dead”

The money behind these boat people must be coming from the Hanso Foundation or Whidmore Industries, because I am sure these people want Ben because of his connection to the Dharma Initiative. Specifically, that he is a traitor who assisted the murder of all the Dharma members on the island … except for (and this might be important) the ones in the Swan Station.

I believe that the polar bear skeleton in Tunisia was supposed to have been there for a long time, as suggested by the look of the site, even though it didn’t actually appear fossilized (which may just be an f/x oversight). This to me suggests (like the Orchid video) that time travel and teleportation experiments were being conducted by Dharma.

Is Miles there to speak to Jacob/the Island, or the dead members of Dharma?

Dan is clearly there to examine whatever remains of Dharma’s physics experiments. It has been suggested online that Dan may be something of an autistic savant, explaining his odd behavior and the fact that he can perceive the way the light scatters in the forest.

Charlotte must have been researching clues about time travelers showing up in the archaeological record for some time now.

Frank … well, they needed pilots anyway and since this guy knows somethings up, they need to keep an eye on him.

Ben’s man on the boat? Some have suggested maybe Michael, but I don’t think that is the case. Whoever it is, Ben must have spoken to him before he sent Michael and Walt away on the boat, since right after they left the sky “went purple” and Ben’s communications with the outside world were lost.

Lost 4.1 — “The Beginning of the End”

“I’m one of the Oceanic Six!”

So only six people are going to get off the island. We know who three of them are: Hurley, Jack, and Kate. I am sure Sawyer is who Kate is talking about in 3.23, so there’s four.

It appears as though Jack’s father may be sitting in Jacob’s cabin. Clearly Jacob’s cabin does not exist in a specific place, but can manifest itself at different places around the island.

Dead Charlie talking to Hurley? I am convinced that it is the island, trying to get him to come back. After all, another patient sees him too, so it can’t just be a delusion.

A first episode, more questions than answers … not surprising.

I can’t wait to meet the boat people next week!

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