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Season 5, Episode 9

Namaste

March 25th, 2009 - No Comments

So we now know for sure they are back on the island, thing is that they aren’t all on the same island, in fact they aren’t even all in the same ‘when’. This should mean some more crazy time bending goodness is still to come, sounds good to me.

The runway

Pretty sure during one of the podcasts between season 4 and 5 that Damon and Carlton teased at the possibility that we might see the runway again. The question still lingers as to why it was built in the first place, we’re the other building it because they knew that sometime in the future a plane would need to return to the island?

Thirty years ago”

As they go from Frank, Sun and the other on the beach to Sawyer and co in Dharma time “thirty years ago” flashes up on the screen, as great as this is I think it kind of spoiled the mystery when Frank and Sun turn up as the abandoned barracks towards the end of the episode. I think that this should have been the point when it was revealed that they weren’t in 1977 with the rest of the losties.

Radzinski and the swan

Seems like he is a little crazy, so probably a good chance he really did shoot himself inside the Swan. Since he’s still planning (and building models of) the Swan station it probably doesn’t exist yet, although Pierre Chang is wearing a coat with the swan logo on it when he meets Jack, why would he have that if the station hadn’t been built? I wonder which of the other stations that we’ve seen previously already exist in 1977 (apart from the Arrow).

The baby is Ethan…

Arrgghh… kill it now before it can start hurting the losties. Or not, since the island probably would let that happen (what happened, happened). So in answer to the question from last weeks post, yes, the baby is someone we’ve met before, and yes they are relatively important.
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Season 5, Episode 8

LaFleur

March 18th, 2009 - No Comments

So LOST took a week off and so did I, but its back this week and I can’t wait. I’m ready for some more Dharma action, but until then here’s what I noticed while rewatching LaFleur.

The Statue returns…briefly.

Its taken a while but we’ve finally got a second look at the statue, this time though it was a whole statue not just a solitary foot. So what is it a statue of? I’ve seen a couple of theories around the place that it could be Anubis or something similar, and then there are the theories that its a statue of Sawyer…yeah, maybe not. But when is the statue? It was still in its complete state some time (way) before the well was constructed, but since they didn’t stay in that time for very long we’ll just have to wait and see. I just hope that the brief glimpse isn’t the writers was of resolving the statue questions.

Locke’s turning of the wheel stopped the time jumps

As I think most people were expecting the time jumps did indeed stop when Locke turned the donkey wheel. After the time jump that happens when he’s half way down the well it would appear they’ve gone a fair way back in time (because the (whole) statue is there and the well hasn’t even been built yet, this means that when Locke eventually turned the wheel and ended up in 2007 he traveled a long way forward as well - 30 odd years further than the Sawyer, Juliet and co.

3 years later” is actually 1974

I loved this, “3 years later” and we end up about 30 years prior to where we probably expected to be, deep in Dharma territory. How long they are there for remains to be seen, but given the time jumps have stopped it looks like (as Dan said) they are stuck there. “The record has stopped skipping but we’re not on the track we want to be on”.

Who is LaFleur?

It’s con-man extraordinaire James ‘Sawyer’ Ford that’s who. Somehow he’s ended up as head of security just three years after wandering into Dharmaville, will be interesting to see how that came about since at the moment Horrace has given them two week before he’s going to send them on their way.
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Season 5, Episode 7

The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

March 4th, 2009 - 4 Comments

Another good episode, initially I was a little disappointed that Locke off-island time was going to be squeezed into one episode, but I think it worked. He wasn’t off the island for very long, only a month or two, and all he really did was visit those who’d left to try and convince them to return, more important is that they’re all back now (except Desmond, who I really hope we see again soon), and the mystery of the island can pick up where it left off.

So, the plane did crash.

When we found out that Jack, Hurley and Kate were back on the island it raised the question about what happened to the plane. Well, it looks like Lapidus crash landed on Hydra Island. Now, where are Sun and Sayid are the on the main island with Jack, Hurley and Kate or on the Hydra with Lock, Ben and the rest of Ajira 316?

Locke is alive again

And it looks like he really is alive, not just magical-reanimated-by-smokey-alive. I’m quite glad Locke is no longer dead (Ben probably won’t be), and since he appears to be really alive after crashing onto the island does that mean that Christian Shephard might also be really alive too and not just a creation of the island as we all thought?

Locke ‘landed’ in Tunisia but three years into the future - more or less.

I was kind of hoping that he would ‘appear’ somewhere else just to mix things up even more, but it makes sense that the island would have one main exit point (Tunisia). We find out that he’s traveled three years into the future, but, remember that as Locke was going down the well towards the donkey wheel that there was a time flash and the well actually vanished. I took this to mean that he’d traveled further back in time (they were pre-Orchid station before the flash), but think about it now it possible that they’d moved forward in time. It would be possible for a well that existed in the 1970s/80s to no longer exist in the 2000s, right?

How long had Widmore been monitoring the exit point?

We can assume that he didn’t start monitoring it until after October 2005 (when Ben appeared in Tunisia) otherwise he would have already known Ben was off the island. I wonder why he started monitoring it to begin with? And remember the polar bear that Charlotte found in Tunisia, it may have come through the ‘exit’ as well, but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have turned the donkey wheel to do so.
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