Lost: Uh…What?

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 Lost: Uh...What?

Well, we got some answers tonight. There can probably never be enough answers given to satisfy some of the nerds out there watching, but we will always take what Lindelof and Cuse will give us on any given week.

Let’s discuss those after the jump.

1. The baby is Ethan. Or, the producers are deliberately trying to swerve the audience by introducing another Ethan.

2. We know who is when. Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sayid are in 1977. For now, Lapidus, Sun, Ben and Locke are in 2007. People are wondering why Sun isn’t in the past. My theory: it has something to do with her having given birth.

3. Young Ben is indeed on the Island. It certainly looks like they will be playing the “Would you kill Hitler as a child to save the world from him?” card in the near future. Or, again, it’s a clever swerve.

4. Christian Shephard (or Jacob, your choice) CAN touch physical objects. So much for the popular “he’s a ghost” theory (or whatever variant you’ve heard).

And now… more questions.

1. Where’s Faraday?

2. If Sayid was “a hostile” sent to spy, why is he wearing handcuffs?

3. Can Jack really handle not being “the man with the plan?”

4. What will Hurley’s job assignment be?

5. Caesar: take charge leader or pushy jerk?

6. Was that the stewardess making that splat noise before everyone vanished off the plane?

7. Isn’t it weird to see all these Dharma stations looking shiny and new?

8. Who’s president now? Presumably Carter, but it could be the first 20 days of January.

9. This guy Phil. He’s going to be a problem, isn’t he?

10. Were you also expecting to hear cats fighting during that Juliet/Kate indoctrination scene?

11. Did anyone really think Sun was going to trust Ben? Remember, this is ruthless businesswoman Sun, not relatively-timid 2004 Sun?

12. How many folks in the Dharma Initiative are as paranoid as Radzinsky?

13. How did Ben know there would still be outriggers there, three years after he left the island?

14. Didn’t they totally miss a chance for Jack to say “He’s Dead, James.” to Sawyer when he asked about Locke?

Next week: It looks like things will be hitting the fan.

 Lost: Uh...What?

Comments

  1. lunatic96 says:

    I don’t remember that screen cap being in the episode.

  2. It wasn’t.

  3. kwaku says:

    I love that Sun is about to go on a “journey” where she will probably learn all sorts of Island secrets and find out she is “special.”

  4. With Jon of Watchmen coming and going in simultaneous time, I expect to see him appear in Lost. Just like the white polar bear from Walt’s comic.

  5. I like that they were watching the Muppet Show in the Dharma station!
    And that they try to make young Ben have the creepy eyes.

  6. I agree that Sun’s giving birth to Ji Yeon off the island is the reason she’s still in 2007 instead of time-jumping back to 1977 with Jack, Kate and Hurley. Ji Yeon is Sun’s constant that keeps her anchored in 2007.

    And wasn’t it great to see somebody blindside Ben for a change? Of course, knowing Ben, getting whacked by Sun was “all part of the plan.”

    Here’s hoping the 1977 setting is after May so the Dharma Initiative crew can get an island screening of STAR WARS…

  7. “4. Christian Shephard (or Jacob, your choice) CAN touch physical objects. So much for the popular “he’s a ghost” theory (or whatever variant you’ve heard).”

    The most obvious one is that he is a manifestation of the smoke monster. The smoke monster was walking through the village and suddenly Christian appears? Christian exhibits abilities to appear and disappear in a fashion that makes it unlikely he is merely a resurrected body.

  8. Tommy Raiko says:

    Here’s another thought/question/theory–

    We see adult Ethan as part of the Others, but here as a baby, he’s one of the Dharma Initiative. So how does he join up with them? Do the Others kidnap him as a child or something?

    Kinda cool to see the Swan model, too. So it isn’t built yet in 1977, but is being planned. So I guess nobody yet has the task of button-pushing every 108 minutes…

  9. Colin says:

    I loved when Sun cracked Ben over the head with the oar. Ha! That should be the entire show, Ben getting the crap kicked outta him by the Losties.

  10. I wonder if Miles met his (possible) father yet?

    “1. Where’s Faraday?”

    Well, I think Sawyer responded to that question with “Oh, he’s gone” and in Sawyer-speak that could mean that he’s gone as in crazy, rather than gone physically. Perhaps seeing young Charlotte so soon after her adult self died (well that and all the time-travel) finally got to him and he snapped. He might be sitting in a Dharma hut in a catatonic haze.

  11. Michael DeVito says:

    Tommy,

    Remember the “Others” nab kids later on (season 2), so it stands to reason they would nab an innocent Ethan as well back in the 70’s.

  12. Michael DeVito says:

    I guess this episode means that Ben was having them build the runway for the plane back in season 3, because he knew that he would eventually need to land on it this season. That’s pretty awesome, if so.

  13. “This is ruthless businesswoman Sun, not relatively-timid 2004 Sun” Ha ha, love that line! I was thinking the same thing last night “Sun has grown some balls, and she ain’t taking any prisoners no more!”

  14. Richard, remember we’ve already seen Faraday in the 1970s working for Dharma. I believe it was the premiere when Pierre/Marvin’s team first encountered the frozen donkey wheel.

  15. I was in high school and college during the 1970’s. It’s fun for me to see and hear traces of that time again. I really enjoy the whole time travel stuff and I’m glad it’s a part of the show. I’ve never missed an episode and I’m thankful for the ride I’m on with LOST.

    Beau Smith
    The Flying Fist ranch

  16. Tommy Raiko says:

    “Remember the “Others” nab kids later on (season 2), so it stands to reason they would nab an innocent Ethan as well back in the 70’s.”

    Yep. Just what I was thinking. I can’t help but feel the whole whatever-happens-to-pregnant-women-on-the-island-hasn’t-happened-yet-in-1977 thing has to come up again, and might we connected to why/how the Others come to abduct kids.

    “remember we’ve already seen Faraday in the 1970s working for Dharma. I believe it was the premiere when Pierre/Marvin’s team first encountered the frozen donkey wheel.”

    Do we know that that construction site was at The Orchid (with the frozen wheel that Locke and Ben turned to get off the island)? Or might it have been the site of the Swan, which from the latest episode might we know is under construction? All I remember from that brief scene in the premiere was that them talking about discovering an area with crazy, weird energy–that could apply either to the Orchid or the Swan sites…

  17. “1. Where’s Faraday?”

    I suspect he couldn’t handle being near young Charlotte, so he hopped on the submarine to the mainland, where he’s hiding out in a church and building a pendulum. He’s probably also a little screwy in the head by this point.

  18. My theory on Christian Shephard… he’s was brought back to life by the island. It appeared that Locke, who’s body was in the cargo hold of he plane, came back to life after the plane crash. Christian was in the cargo hold of the orginal plane when it crashed, so my theory is the if the island wants you to live, already dead or not, you live.

  19. Michael DeVito says:

    It could be that the whole pregnancy issue is caused by Juliette. In an effort to prevent it, maybe she will ultimately be the cause of it?

  20. “My theory on Christian Shephard… he’s was brought back to life by the island. It appeared that Locke, who’s body was in the cargo hold of he plane, came back to life after the plane crash. Christian was in the cargo hold of the orginal plane when it crashed, so my theory is the if the island wants you to live, already dead or not, you live.”

    Which might also explain why Locke was so calm in the episode that showed his return. In all of Shepherd’s appearances he’s always been calm and concise. The days of Locke questioning himself may be over since his rebirth.

    OT, will we ever find out what happened to Benard and Rose? Or are we to assume they were killed in the arrow attack. I’d hate to think they’d suffer a “Kirk’s son death”, you know, getting killed off screen.

  21. @Tommy

    It’s definitely the Orchid because the workers showed Marvin/Pierre an x-ray image of the donkey wheel.

  22. mark coale says:

    Lindelof and Cruse have said that Rose and Bernard are not dead.

  23. 2. If Sayid was “a hostile” sent to spy, why is he wearing handcuffs?

    He was handcuffed on the plane. He’s Ilana’s prisoner.

    4. What will Hurley’s job assignment be?

    Chef.

  24. jason says:

    I think they meant that Sayid shouldn’t have had handcuffs on for the ruse of him being a hostile to make sense.
    The rest of the hostiles aren’t wearing handcuffs.
    They didn’t explain it.
    It was a bit of sloppy storytelling.
    We know why he has them on but the Dharma people should have thought it was weird.

  25. Tommy Raiko says:

    “They didn’t explain it. It was a bit of sloppy storytelling.
    We know why he has them on but the Dharma people should have thought it was weird.”

    That didn’t strike me as *sloppy* storytelling, just part of the story that hasn’t been told yet.

    I’m sure the Dharma people DID think it was weird that Sayyid was wearing handcuffs. But events unfolded so quickly that it’s not as if there were a lot of moments where Dharma-folks could’ve questioned him about it. Now that Sayyid’s locked up, there could be ample opportunity for interrogations (from Radzinsky or Goodspeed or anyone) or inquiries (say, from Child Ben!) about why he’s handcuffed.

  26. Oz Carver says:

    I’d totally forgotten how Richard looked in his first meeting with Ben. Especially because every other time we’ve seen him from the 1950s to the 2000s, he has short hair and is as sharply dressed as conditions allow.

    Ben couldn’t have been much younger or older than he was last night when this meeting happened. And three years earlier, we know that Richard was Standard Issue Richard. What happened in those three years to make Richard go Wild Man of Borneo, or are his long hair and grimy clothes above just a disguise?

    Or is Long-Hair Richard the original island Richard (possibly a Black Rock crewman or an Egyptian) who traveled forward in time, and Short-Hair Richard is a later incarnation? Or am I just reading too much into Richard’s suddenly lengthy hair?

  27. Mark Coale says:

    We have seen that the Others used to put on “shaggy” costumes in the early seasons of the show. Of course, those were Ben’s Others, who lived in Dharmaville.

  28. Fanboy Menace says:

    Here’s an interesting thought. We know that The Swan is about to be constructed and that there is an “incident” that requires the button pushing later on. Maybe this incident is what sends the Losties back to the future.

  29. i really don’t want christian shepard to be the smoke monster. i really, really want him to be some fucked up ghost or something.

    i’m worried that the smoke monster reveal will be something… i don’t know. something deus ex machina-ish, that gets to explain everything in a really “it’s SCIENCE! and MAGIC! and EGYPTIAN!” way. and i get that it kind of has to be that a little bit, but i’m hoping that they start to steer everything a little more closely to the light/dark, fate/choice thing again. i feel like most of the episodes this season have been setup and plot-driven –satisfyingly so — but i kind of miss the locke on the beach with backgammon set stuff from the first couple seasons.

  30. Mark Coale says:

    Well, “the Incident” is the title of the season finale.

    Make of that what you will.

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