Wow! We haven’t seen a episode like Flashes Before Your Eyes before. I’ve never been so unsure about whether or not I was watching one of those signature flashbacks.
I think the one thing that is abundantly clear is that the time travel elements are here to stay. Mittelos’ “lost time” is only the beginning if Desmond can see the future. The question is, will it make a difference?
Here are my bullet points:
- Widmore’s office
- Desmond and Penny as Jin and Sun / Coward
I think if you have Charlie in any of the various Lost deadpolls you ought to put a victory notch on your belt right now.
Conversely, I think the whole thing might be a huge red herring. Maybe the past is the past, but the future is still unwritten.
By the way, haven’t we seen the mysterious, silver-haired shopwoman before? She seems like she’s had an appearance either as a different character or in another flashback?
Also, since I’m munging bullet points: Wonderwall lyric “maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saves me” being sung by Charlie in the past as Desmond tries to stave off the inevitable(?) in the present(?)
Plenty of godd stuff here. Parcel 8:15. The polar bear painting. This bullet point encompasses all of the stuff I saw (and likely missed) that relates to island mythology appearing in Desmond’s past. I’ll include the microwave beep/hatch beep in here as well, even though that occurred in Desmond’s flat.
I’m still trying to figure out the significance of McCutcheon beyond the superficial, but I think it exists. Anyone know if it’s a real brand and if the story of Anderson McCutcheon holds water?
Nothing more than a mental note that their paths are very similar, but where Jin is brave, Desmond is cowardly. Both end up in the same place, so maybe the universe is course correcting after all.
Charlie’s middle name, according to the sign in his guitar case.
Read up on Hieronymous machines and let me know what you think. Should Charlie (or Desmond) be building something? A new computer schematic they could push with their minds?
I’m confused, but I know nothing is accidental in this show. Maybe it’s a reference to the works of Hieronymous Bosch. That’d certainly fit with the themes of sin and forgiveness on the show.
In my mind, we have two Wizard of Oz references.
First, the man in the faux Converse (was that a Dharma symbol?) being crushed by the scaffolding.
Second, I kind of see the shopwoman as a kind of good witch, like Glinda, but maybe that’s just me.
I think that’s all I have. Chime in with a comment.