So Jenn and I only watched a brief bit of the recap episode, Lost: Revelation, before deciding we really wanted the new episode content. Recaps are great and all, but despite waiting something like 6 weeks for a new Lost episode, we were pretty well caught up. The only new question I have actually revolves around the recaps: who is the voice of the narrator? I’m sure I could look him up – it sounds like Peter Coyote to me – and what does he have to do with the story? Is his new exposition important or somehow revealing about events that have already happened?
Ok, so that’s more than one question, but you get the jist. On to the meat of Lost: The 23rd Psalm.
So tonight’s episode is all about the quiet and mysterious Mr. Eko. We learn early on that he made a great sacrifice for his younger brother, that he has always been a religious man, and that he is a very conflicted and complex person. Who isn’t on this island?
My key takeaways/questions:
- What is the new combination of the gun room?
- What did Walt type?
- The Black Smoke
Certainly not the “numbers”, but something close. I thought I made out 24 and 29. Could these be a new code or a permutation of the existing code?
Jack ruins the most father/son bonding between Michael and (we think) Walt, by entering the hatch just as Walt types “You need to con(or ‘com’)”. Anyone catch more of that message? And why would Walt ask if Michael was alone?
Okay, so this is the biggest, most mysterious element of the whole damn island. Now that we’ve gotten somewhat of a good look at it, here are my questions?
- Why does the ground “explode” as it approaches?
- Why does the perspective of the smoke seem like a giant dinosaur or robot clomping about?
- What was with the weird diffusion/negative effect that we saw as the camera passed through the smoke and kept trained on Mr. Eko?
- Did the smoke have the same effect on Mr. Eko as it had on John Locke?
Is it burrowing up from underground?
Maybe that’s just me but the presentation of the “first person” perspective of the smoke doesn’t make it seem like smoke at all.
Does this provide a clue into it’s origin?
Is there some reason it left both of them unharmed? Why was it seemingly more aggressive towards Locke?
The more I think about the smoke, the more I question.
No show that I’ve ever seen tackles the subject of addiction and redemption and the genuine struggle against one’s one self (and frailty) like Charlie’s ordeal. Who saw the stash of Virgin Mary statues coming? Not me.
For how long (and how seriously) did Eko assume the role of his priest younger brother?
That’s all for now, except the 23rd psalm. I’ll update with more questions – and potential answers – as they occur to me.
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.