Wow! Tonight’s finale episode of Season 2 of Lost, Live Together, Die Alone, was fantastic.
- Penny Widmore
- Kelvin “Joe” Inman
- The numbers
Girlfriend of Desmond David Hume. Daughter of Charles Widmore.
Last seen in Australia (I think) guarding a woman whom Christian Shepard claimed to be his daughter My bad, I’m confusing Penny with Lindsey.
She tracked Desmond to L.A. prior to his trip around the world and, in the last scene, may have tracked him to the island.
The Widmore family is rumored to have two branches – a U.S. and British – and may have been involved with the Hanso Foundation in the construction of the island hatches.
Her late husband’s boat, Elizabeth, was used by Desmond to get to the island. Could she be one of the theorized Dharma Initiative recruiters like the Australian psychic. It seems likely she brought at least Desmond and Hurley to the island.
We finally know the bearded, or rather fake bearded, man’s name. His companion is Bea Klugh. And it seems as though he plays second (or third) fiddle to Bea Klugh and Henry Gale.
Last seen teaching Sayid to be a torturer, he was the man who inhabited the hatch prior to Desmond with Radvinsky. Inman and Radvinsky produced the blacklight dharma map.
The legacy of the Swan station was that someone was always going through the cycle of skeptic/belief/relief. First you questioned the numbers, then you did it, then you were happy some other poor sucker had to do it.
Plus, how did Calvin get to the island?
Demonstrably deadly. They brought Hurley to the island and they ward off the spectre of an electromagnetic pulse.
Clearly we’ve only scratched the surface of what the numbers mean or how many places they’ll continue to be seen.
26280 – the number of hours in three years – the amount of time Desmond was in the hatch. I’m sure it’s a derivative of the numbers, I just don’t know how yet.
Theories to consider:
- Left behind
- Bermuda triangle
- Inmates running the asylum
- Banished by Charles Widmore
Per Desmond: the outside world is dead and the island is the last haven of humanity. Pretty much disproved by the final scenes.
The electromagnetic pulse generated on the island shields it from discovery by outside forces. On the island, the Hanso Foundation through the Dharma Initiative is free to pursue it’s nefarious experiments.
Because of forces outside the control of Dharma/Hanso, outsiders have infiltrated the experiment and are actively trying to sabotage the work done there. I think some variant of this theme explains the “others” or “hostiles”. To wit, Henry Gale telling Michael that they’re the good guys.
Did Charles Widmore rig the race so that Desmond wound up on the island?
Points to ponder:
- Are Walt and Michael really free and will Michael talk?
- How much control does Hanso/Dharma still have and how much do the “others” have?
- What is up with the four-toed Colossus of Rhodes?
- What is the significance of Charles Dickens’ Our Mutual Friend?
Finally, a Lost Experience update:
From the Hanso Foundation RSS Feed:
~ Jacob Vanderfield Â Liddy Wales Â Dick Cheever Â Lawrence Peck Â Bill Flood Â Sam Hicks
Plus: New URL: HansoCareers.com sponsored by Monster.com
More tomorrow as I continue to process and learn more about the show and the site.
UPDATE: The code from HansoCareers.com is an anagram that equates to “inmate asylum”. Now we just gotta figure out where to put it.
UPDATE II: Just use “inmate asylum” as the password on the board of directors page, no username.
Additional thoughts I didn’t mention last night:
- What happened to Desmond/Locke/Eko?
- Jack’s look
Charlie made it out alive but he seemed to have some form of memory loss – he was asking if Locke and Eko were back yet. Doesn’t he remember what happened in the hatch?
Also, could it be that he’s a ghost or apparition?
What did Jack say with his non-verbal look to Kate and Sawyer just before they were hooded again? Were we privvy to the “plan” Jack had (Sayid on the boat) or was there another plan we don’t know about?
One last thing, I swear. What does everyone think of the bird that said Hurley’s name?