Regular readers of The TV Legion know that I was fortunate enough to see the first three episodes of Lost before they aired. My luck didn’t continue and I had to actually see the fourth episode with everyone else. While it is great to see an episode before it airs, with a show like Lost it is also bad since you know things that other fans don’t know and you can’t tell anyone about it. With that finally out of the way, I am now free to say whatever I want to about Lost since I am now no more informed than any other Lost fan.
So this week’s episode was mostly split into two parts. The islanders had to continue with their continuing nightmare of the time shifts. Kate also has to deal with the person that wants to take Aaron away from her. Even though last night’s episode was still very good, it was probably the worst episode of the season (by default). So as to not spoil anything for those who haven’t seen the episode yet, I will further discuss my thoughts on the episode and also give you some theories I have on what is going on after the break.
Since I have a lot of random thoughts about the episode, I have decided to break things down instead of giving a full recap.
- I doubt I am the only person that isn’t surprised that Ben is behind the DNA tests to prove that Kate wasn’t Aaron’s father. I really didn’t think the show could have done much more with the storyline. The explanation makes sense and you know Ben is capable of doing it. While the show could have gone with a huge conspiracy theory, I like that the show went the simple/explainable route.
- I want to know how in the world the police found a large enough jumpsuit to actually fit Hurley. (Hurley looked hilarious in the jumpsuit by the way.) On a more serious note I want to know how Ben’s lawyer will really be able to get Hurley off within a couple days. No matter how good of lawyer Ben has (and I am guessing he has the best money can buy) I can’t see how you can get a case of murder thrown out within a day or two. People saw Hurley outside the hotel where the men were killed and they saw a gun in his hand. That is pretty incriminating evidence in my opinion. At least enough to at least keep him in prison for a while.
- I can’t wait to see how Ben convinces Sun to go back to the island. Ben is good at getting people to do his bidding but I honestly want to know how he can convince someone who wants him dead to come back with him to the mysterious island. I guess telling her that Jin is alive might help but Ben would still have his work cut out for him.
- Jin is alive. Not much of a shocker in my opinion. I really didn’t think the show could kill him off. You really have to feel bad for the guy though. First he somehow narrowly escapes the boat explosion. He is then knocked out and floats on a piece of wood through time for a couple days. He is then rescued by a young Rousseau and her fellow researchers. Boy must he be freaked out at this point. I guess it is better than the alternative though.
- While I wasn’t at all shocked about Rousseau returning, I have to say that I am excited about it. After several seasons, we finally get to find out what truly happened to her crew especially since they probably weren’t diseased since no one else appears to be having any problems with the island. The one question I have though is whether Jin is stuck in another time line or whether he will move with the rest of the castaways. If the later is true, Rousseau’s return probably won’t be for long.
- Charlotte ends up not dying (not much of a shocker in my opinion). Miles and Juliet start getting nose bleeds as well. Daniel gives us some story about the nose bleeds coming from extended exposure to the island. Maybe Locke was telling the Oceanic Six the truth when he told them that things had gotten worse since they left. (More on this in my theories section).
- If bloody noses weren’t enough, the castaways are shot at by some mystery people. They have canoes and guns and I have no idea who they are.
- Finally when Sawyer sees the past event of Kate helping Claire with her pregnancy, I thought it was pretty cool. I am guessing the show just used old footage, but it was cool nevertheless. Now I just wonder what happens if the castaways meet a past version of themselves. I don’t think it is a good thing for the space time continuum.
While last night’s episode wasn’t the best (it had too high of expectations after the first three episodes of the season), it was a good launching board for some new storylines. It also gave me some ideas of some new theories. So here are some theories I have floating around in my head (remember I haven’t seen anymore episodes than you have):
- First, while most people probably share this theory; I think Charlotte and Miles were born on the island. My guess is that Miles is Marvin Candle’s (Orientation Film Guy) son. The resemblance is pretty striking and the fact that he is now getting nosebleeds and extended exposure to the island causes them, I am also positive that he must be Marvin Candle’s son. On the other hand, I have no idea who Charlotte’s parents are but I have to believe that she is connected to Dharma in some way.
- Second, remember the water bottle from Ajira Airlines. Obviously that bottle had to get on the island somehow. I have two guesses on how it gets there. Idea one is that another plane crashed and they were the people that shot at the islanders. My other guess is that the Oceanic Six used that plane in order to get back on the island. It appeared that the scene was in the future since the camp was run down quite a bit which would make sense that it was the Oceanic Six.
- Finally, I don’t think the disease killed Rousseau’s men. No one else appears to ever get sick on the island. I have a feeling that she lied and either killed her crewmates or they were killed by the Others or Dharma.
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