Well this one seems like a wild hare (or rabbit dinner [har]) episode. Not at all like last week’s The Constant.
Here we go again:
- The Tempest
- Fortune Tellers
- Maps & Numbers
- Charles Widmore
Obviously another station – the power station – originally helmed by Goodwin and now the source of some noxious gas that is rendered inert.
I guess Ben is Proximo and Widmore is Sycorax, but I’m not Shakespearian scholar.
Needless to say I’m sure we’re all firing up Wikipedia and hitting up the local library or a high school English teacher somewhere.
What can I say? It’s late. Do your own research (or do mine for me).
I’d considered it a thin Shakespeare allusion before, but she certainly is a star-crossed lover adept at attracting would-be Romeos.
At least we know Jack makes it out alive. Maybe Juliet too.
I love how they toyed with us in the beginning, playing Harper as potentially some Oceanic Airlines-funded shrink sent to Juliet to help her deal with being a member of the Oceanic Six.
Bonus points for being flashback and not flashforward this week as well.
Can Ben predict or see the future?
Did Harper know (because Ben told her) that Juliet would sleep/was sleeping w/ Goodwin?
Is Ben really where he wants to be?
Why aren’t the Others coming after Ben?
Who recorded that tape of Widmore?
Who was the dude in the blindfold? (It wasn’t Charlie, I checked)
Do Daniel & Charlotte have other maps?
36 15 28 – Combination to the safe AND mentioned in Find815.com game
8°N 33 ° E – compass bearings leading Daniel & Charlotte to The Tempest
Any others I missed?
Someone will have a scan from HD of the map, but there were other directions & notes and the whole thing seemed oddly like Tolkein’s map of Middle Earth that’s in the front of every Lord of the Rings book.
Anybody else? No? Just me then.
Confirmation of a hunch/theory is always good, but what more do we really know?
What are Widmore’s actual intentions w/ the island?
Why wouldn’t Ben have figured out the Desmond & Penelope angle yet?
Is Desmond potentially Ben’s man on the boat?
I LOVE knowing even just this nugget more, but it only draws us closer to the end-game and that saddens me a bit.
The fun is the path to finding out. The journey. The search.
I’d hate for the final reveal to be a letdown.
That said, I’m really curious about Ben’s “Virgin Mary” metaphor and I want to explore it further.
Is there some crossover to the divine here? We’ve posited TONS of scientific answers, but is the truth more akin to Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons where we have the discovery of some universal truth that squares the circle of science AND religion at the same time?
I’m rambling, of course, but I’m so conflicted about a scientific versus a spiritual resolution that maybe the ultimate zenith is that the island was man’s attempt at controlling the divine?
Maybe I’m catching my wife’s head cold. ;-)
I think I’ve said enough. Smarter folks than I (mostly all the fantastic commenters) will surely know more, notice more and contribute more than I have.