Tonight’s episode of Lost, The Glass Ballerina, was all about truthfulness. Actually, it was all about lies and deceit, but they’re both sides of the same coin.
The title refers to an object Sun breaks as a child and the white lie she tells is some kind of portent of her future behavior. Unable to take responsibility for any of her mistakes or misdeeds.
The other unifying theme is adultery. It seems that Sun & Jin aren’t the only unfaithful couple. Benry (Benjamin Linus) seems to have had a fling with Colleen and Juliet knows about it.
On to my thoughts.
- The Boat
- Twin/Bi-narrative storytelling
- Jae & Sun’s Father
- Benjamin Linus
More than just those described above. The episode also dealt with people who know they’re being deceived.
Jin knows (I think) about Sun’s adultery but considers it a price he must pay to maintain their union.
Jack, on the other hand, must not know that he’s a pawn. Benjamin is lying on some counts; he has to be.
Jack’s wife Sarah cheated on him.
Jin cheated on Sun with Jae.
Ben cheated on Juliet with Colleen.
Anyone else I’m missing?
Could there be other jilted lovers on the island? I think so.
How did The Others not know about the boat. It seems an odd omission of knowledge.
Do they know about Desmond? Or that Penelope is looking for him?
Next week’s story should fill in some details, but The Boat seems like something they would/should have known about.
Sayid wants to take two hostages; The Others have two hostages (Sawyer & Kate).
The aforementioned adultery/lying storylines.
I think the whole point of this narrative structure was to show us (the viewers) that The Others are not as evil as we thought AND/OR the Lostaways aren’t as good as we thought.
Who knows, though. I sucked at comparative literature.
I gotta imagine Jae was pushed. With how controlling Sun’s father is, I don’t think he trusted Jin to finish the job.
Also, how did Sun’s dad know about her tryst with Jae? Was he having her followed? Did he know about Jin’s infertility?
I think I’m pretty convinced Jae is the father of Sun’s child.
The biggest bombshell. Henry Gale is Benjamin Linus (if he’s to be believed) and The Others have a connection to the outside world. Oh, and he’s been on the island all his life.
Jack’s question still stands “If they can leave, why don’t they?”
I think a ton of issues are still in play:
Are the Dharma Stations still active? Did they ever serve their purported purposes or were they monitoring stations for The Others? Is the Dharma Initiative still active or has the Hanso Foundation given up on it.
Again, how did The Others not know about The Boat?!
Tons of exciting points to ponder until next week. (69 days, etc.)
Oh, and how cute was it to see the two grifters Kate & Sawyer sizing up their captors and playing their con. I knew that kiss couldn’t have been just a hormonal rush.
I’m sure I’ll update this post at some point. Until then.