Lost: The Other 48 Days was a really excellent episode that went by all too quickly. My thoughts, as always, are below:
- The Wizard of Oz opening sequence.
Anyone else think the tail section landing in the ocean was like the house falling on the wicked witch?
I think if you were paying attention closely enough, you had him figured as the “other”, though Nathan was a close second. Also, does anyone else get the feeling that he would have told Ana Lucia more if she’d have let him talk? Lastly, what would he have done if he went alone into the jungle with the radio?
- Boone’s loose end.
Glad to hear Bernard on the other end of the radio. I completely appreciate Ana Lucia’s position, but that was too cool. I want to re-watch ‘Deus Ex Machina’ just to hear Bernard’s voice over the plane radio.
- Eko as Christ figure?
40 days of silence (a vow)? One of those chosen to be taken by the “others” on the first night because he was a “good person”. Is he some kind of shaolin warrior shaman or something?
- The second Dharma hatch.
Goodwin didn’t look like he knew about it. The logo featured an arrow. Another allusion to an astrological or star sign? Orion’s bow perhaps?
- Ana Lucia killing Shannon.
The perfect ending. Tense, quick cuts that lead up to a tantalizing preview.
- Running over by 4 minutes.
Not cool ABC or Lost producers. I expected better of you. Shouldn’t you treat your most loyal and fanatical fans better? Plus, couldn’t you have found a sponsor and done a commerical-free episode? That would have made more sense and the 48 days wouldn’t have seemed so rushed.
Not perfect, but very good. I want some tail section flashbacks next week. I’m very curious to see a joint Rose/Bernard flashback and I’d like to learn more about Libby.
As far Ana Lucia, I think she and Eko need to be handled slowly, just like their counterparts Jack and Locke.
Again, if you need a Lost Dharma Initiative T-Shirt, I’m your man.