This is the episode I’ve been waiting for: background on Rose & Bernard. I’ll keep my comments short mostly because this was a transitional episode leading into May sweeps (which is when we’ll see the next new episode) and also because I’m very tired.
- “Doing” versus Acceptance
Ok, so that was the theme tonight. Obviously it’s kind of an analog to the whole Man of Science, Man of Faith episode from earlier this season, but this time we’ve got a married couple, Rose & Bernard involved.
Obviously, the producers presented two cases: one for the acceptance of faith (Rose) and one for the action of science (Bernard). Heck, they even made Bernard a doctor (a dentist) too. Go figure.
Actually, the show gets quite literal with the occupations of the main characters. Leads with scientific/technical jobs trend toward the “doers” while others fall back, in varying degrees, upon acceptance and faith.
The end montage was great on this point, showing all the island couples, even Sawyer and Walt’s dog, gathering some measure of comfort and strength from one another.
Yet again, Locke is left alone in the world, questioning his own faith while Jack continues to try and do something.
Still, a transitional episode setting up greater conflict and drama in the future.
Two slightly related points:
- All men make Bernard’s mistake
- Who goes by Bernard?
Wives don’t want you to fix their problems for them, they want commiseration and comfort.
Clearly, the man is a “Bernie”.
Rose’s cancer (I’m guessing) is cured and not just in remission.
Locke can walk.
Sun can conceive. Jin isn’t sterile.
Hurley (Libby too?) can conquer his mental illness without medication.
Is it just a panacea? Will the effects revert back should the Lostaways get rescued? Does it have anything to do with electromagnetism?
Silly, I know, but I love the Simpsons reference.
The code on all the canned veggies. I mention it only because someone is sure to crack the “code” and find some hidding meaning.
That’s all for me. Enjoy all your Michael/Walt yearnings for the next couple of weeks and Google “Isaac of Uluru” or just “Uluru” and report back here. (I realize it’s the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock, but I wonder about other meanings).
I’m going to bed. Nuff Said.