Well, despite the fact that I moved houses yesterday and we still haven’t unpacked the silverware, I’m here blogging Lost’s latest offering, Greatest Hits.
And if I’m on the computer, you might as well sit tight. Here’s the good stuff:
- Alex with blood on her hands
- The Driveshaft ring
- Danielle Rousseau
- Choosing fate
- The Looking Glass
- The Radio Tower
- Jack and Sayid
It’s the tiny touches that make Lost great. Ben handing Alex the gun while Alex had some kind of literal blood on her hands was delicious. Thanks, Lost!
Oh, and how cool was it that she gave the gun directly to Carl. Any takers in the Carl deadpool?
Lastly, what reason would Alex have to doubt that Ben was her father? And why would Carl know anything about it?
I’m really waiting for an Alex flashback and with her and Rousseau (and Ben) getting more screen time, I have to think that Season 4 might feature some great stories of the Others. Tom’s big gay backstory would be pretty interesting, I think.
Maybe I’m just a doubting Thomas, but I don’t buy Charlie’s brother’s story about the ring and I don’t like Charlie leaving it for Aaron. Too neat and tidy.
I’m thinking, despite the internet rumors, that Charlie survives (or at least we find the ring story debunked).
In another double-entendre moment I LOVED that one of Charlie’s “Greatest Hits” was getting a ring. Very Tolkein-esque.
Additionally, I think the ring is cool. I may buy one.
What motivation, other than supposed retribution for her daughter’s kidnap, does Danielle Rousseau have for helping Jack?
Why is he calling her Danielle? Why is he telling her he wants her gun but not her at the beach sabotage? Why in the hell is she listening?
Inquiring minds and all.
This entire storyline – the cooperation AND the explosives troubles me. What is it about newly-homicidal Jack that I don’t trust?
My co-worker Bill had a theory about Charlie having to choose death in order for things to work out correctly, which I whole-heartedly endorsed. We’ll have to wait on the death part, but I loved Charlie facing things head-on.
Is anyone suspicious of Desmond? Why did he wait to tell Charlie about Claire’s rescue/The Looking Glass? Was he thinking up an heroic story to tell Charlie?
Also, anyone know who the “hero” woman on Charlie’s “Greatest Hits” list was? Have we seen her before?
The third really clever reference this episode and one of several Alice in Wonderland references in the series. I think that this Looking Glass station will be (obviously) quite important. Especially if you follow the Lewis Carrol thing to it’s logical conclusion and figure the station is some kind of portal or Stargate (ugh) back to the real world/real timeline.
I’m dying to know about this 16-year-old, looping audio signal and it’s supposed broadcast counterpart. It’s apparent that the Others knew about it and are – potentially – blocking it, but what if they aren’t?
What if Rousseau is still an Other (or Other sympathizer)? What if the signal is really blocking The Looking Glass station’s efforts? Why is everyone so keen to trust Jack again, and why is he trusting Rousseau?
I guess if we can’t have a real, working island government we’ll have to take Jack’s daddy/authority issues catching up with him versus Sayid’s equally torturous past.
Me, I’d follow the dude who doesn’t have the authoritative bent and who has learned from his mistakes. Which is to say I think they’re screwed either way, but what do I know.
Anyhow, I’m sure there’s more I’ve missed or left out or glossed over or just plain don’t care about.
I’m snowed under in boxes, but leave a comment smarter than post and win some self esteem.
Until the season finale, I bid you adieu.