Date of conception. D.O.C.
Tonight’s episode of Lost, D.O.C. was merely average for me, but I do have some brief thoughts.
- Date of conception/lies
- Juliet’s allegiances
- Charlie and Mikhail
- X Factor
Boy, the Kwon and Paik families are all about original sin, or at least original deception.
No one, not Jin’s dad or his prostitute mother, have been straight with him so he marries a woman based on lies.
And she lies for him. And she lies to him. And then they lie to/for each other some more.
There is no date of conception for all this subterfuge. Not to quote Billy Joel, but they didn’t start the fire.
I have SO MANY chicken scratch notes all in relation to Juliet this episode. From one scene to the next I found myself continually, like Sun, questioning her motivations.
Much like RSL/Ostracons’ read on Ben Linus, I keep waiting to catch Juliet in a lie, but I can’t. I think she was sincerely concerned then happy for Sun.
I also think – per my statement a few weeks back – that she’s waiting on an opportunity to double-cross Ben.
She teared up at those 9 dead women and she was attentive to Sun, comforting her about the conception despite Sun just being happy it was Jin’s, so I believe in Juliet. I also just happen to believe that she is capable of doing anything to further her goal of getting off the island.
OK, let me state for the record that, much like Communism, Purgatory is a red herring.
The multi-lingual Brazillian parachutist may be correct that the passengers of Flight 815 are dead in her time-stream. Or reality. Or dimension.
The Producers have stated Purgatory IS NOT the answer (perhaps it’s the question). For whatever reason, I believe them.
I think they’re stoking old fires, stirring up old questions, to make the season finale sweeter.
We’ve been getting answers, so why not dangle this carrot in front of us.
Plus, does anyone in their right mind believe Mikhail about the “thank you”? We clearly heard a woman’s name, Ana Ristoso. Lostpedia says the parachutist is named Naomi.
UPDATE: A commenter claims to have heard the Greek phrase for thank you, so maybe I’m wrong. Still, purgatory is too obvious.
Who else wanted to see Charlie die and the grizzled hands of Mikhail? Just me?
Those yellow teeth of Mikhail’s versus the Gollum teeth of Charlie would be quite the dental bloodbath.
UPDATE: Here’s where I forgot to point out both characters cheating death repeatedly. ;-)
Also, why would Mikhail bolt from that group of four? Did he fear capture? Did he know the woman? Does he own a toothbrush?
Lastly, does anyone else doubt the eyepatch?
You know, I already watch Heroes, so I don’t really need more mutants in my life, but the island as super serum or genetic hotbed is interesting.
Protection from disease (a la Cancer, as Ben stated) is one thing, but a healing factor and increased sperm count is interesting.
Was the Dharma Initiative creating some kind of master race as a counterpoint to their virus. They had a German genetecist. Mittelwerk == Mengele?
UPDATE: What are the limits of the islands powers? Obviously folks can die, but how close can they come and still be saved (like Mikhail)?
I have more, but honestly, the bedroom TiVo ate this episode so we watched on the living room couch under a blanket. I took less notes and had more fun, but this show seemed like a precursor, a foreshadowing.
To recap: Juliet WILL double-cross someone, the Lostaways ARE NOT in Purgatory and I need sleep. So do you. Go to bed.
UPDATE: Sorry for the rolling updates. I really CAN blog decent recap/question posts, I’ve just lost my groove.
This season’s episodes have been so different, I’ve got to let them settle a while before I get really inquisitive.