Lost: S.O.S.

This is the episode I’ve been waiting for: background on Rose & Bernard. I’ll keep my comments short mostly because this was a transitional episode leading into May sweeps (which is when we’ll see the next new episode) and also because I’m very tired.

  • “Doing” versus Acceptance
  • Ok, so that was the theme tonight. Obviously it’s kind of an analog to the whole Man of Science, Man of Faith episode from earlier this season, but this time we’ve got a married couple, Rose & Bernard involved.

    Obviously, the producers presented two cases: one for the acceptance of faith (Rose) and one for the action of science (Bernard). Heck, they even made Bernard a doctor (a dentist) too. Go figure.

    Actually, the show gets quite literal with the occupations of the main characters. Leads with scientific/technical jobs trend toward the “doers” while others fall back, in varying degrees, upon acceptance and faith.

    The end montage was great on this point, showing all the island couples, even Sawyer and Walt’s dog, gathering some measure of comfort and strength from one another.

    Yet again, Locke is left alone in the world, questioning his own faith while Jack continues to try and do something.

    Still, a transitional episode setting up greater conflict and drama in the future.

    Two slightly related points:

    1. All men make Bernard’s mistake
    2. Wives don’t want you to fix their problems for them, they want commiseration and comfort.

    3. Who goes by Bernard?
    4. Clearly, the man is a “Bernie”.

  • The Island as a cure-all
  • Rose’s cancer (I’m guessing) is cured and not just in remission.

    Locke can walk.

    Sun can conceive. Jin isn’t sterile.

    Hurley (Libby too?) can conquer his mental illness without medication.

    Is it just a panacea? Will the effects revert back should the Lostaways get rescued? Does it have anything to do with electromagnetism?

  • Frogurt
  • Silly, I know, but I love the Simpsons reference.

  • DI 9FFTR731
  • The code on all the canned veggies. I mention it only because someone is sure to crack the “code” and find some hidding meaning.

That’s all for me. Enjoy all your Michael/Walt yearnings for the next couple of weeks and Google “Isaac of Uluru” or just “Uluru” and report back here. (I realize it’s the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock, but I wonder about other meanings).

I’m going to bed. Nuff Said.

5 thoughts on “Lost: S.O.S.

  1. Josh says:

    I’m sure “others” are all over this, but I noticed a big black rock in the middle of the forest where Jack and Kate stopped and said “the line” was. Not sure if that is old news or not, but it was the first time we saw the line during daylight.

  2. That whole song and dance about “the line” was typical Jack. In his manic insistance on getting something done, he completely ignores the metaphoric value of anything. “The line”, to me, was the idea of coming after the Others. Which, yeah, Jack actually did do but it seemed more like he was trying to reach a physical line to do it.

  3. Also, not to nitpick, but the term “frogurt” predates its mention in Simpsons. There was actually a company called “Frogurt” that sold the stuff to grocery stores in the eighties. I’m pretty sure it sold nationally, as we also had it at my grandma’s in Florida. The term has also become standard slang for the concoction.

    Just saying that the writers may not have been referencing Simpsons (probably weren’t, in fact, since they seem to so carefully control ANY pop culture references that make it into the show). It would be cool if they were, though. Enough of the literary texts and religious doctrines, why not slip us some clues in the form of scenes from a primetime animated series? šŸ™‚

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