Lost: The Brigh, oh boy, what an episode! Tons of new details and tons of questions, which is my theme tonight.
Here we go:
- Why is Locke’s dad so certain he’s in Hell?
- Does Kate know she’s pregnant/Is she trying to prevent that/Why didn’t Locke force that issue with Sawyer?
- Why would Ben let the tape go?
- What did the other Others do to prove their worth?
- How is Ben wasting the Others’ time?
- How much do we trust Naomi?
- How little do we trust Jack?
From his perspective it’s obvious, but why would there be a vengeance or redemption aspect in Hell? Also, if Purgatory is officially debunked, doesn’t that rule out Heaven and Hell, or not?
I think they’re in some kind of metaphorical brig. I think the island is some kind of rehabilitation center for lost souls who have the potential to save humanity, either from overpopulation or impending doom.
Just spit-balling here, but I haven’t heard anyone propose that the island has inmates and jailers. Maybe that’s why Juliet can’t leave? Just a thought.
A three-fer, but a very valid one. Kate has prior knowledge of Juliet’s research and she knows she’s had (as far as I know) unprotected sex with Sawyer, so why isn’t she worried about those potential repercussions?
Also, if Locke has the tape, why didn’t he just name names? Why does he trust Sawyer to carry out that deed (unless he figures Sawyer’s relationship with Kate will propel him)?
Which leads to:
It’s obvious that Ben is the master schemer, so what is his purpose in letting the tape go with John and into Sawyer’s hands?
Does he want the Losties to out Juliet as a mole so he can remove the possibility of her double-crossing him?
Are the Others really trying to take the pregnant women or is that just a ruse to distract the Losties from the real threat?
Is John truly on his own quest or does it synch up (via the promos) too much with The Others?
What free will and commitment was required of Richard or Ben or Juliet or especially Cindy the flight attendant?
Is Gary Troup really dead?
What about the children?
Richard mentioned this to Locke, but what are the other priorities of the Others? How do they synch with Hanso/Dharma/Paik?
Who is the leader of the other Other faction? Richard? Tom? Mikhail? (Speaking of which, where is he and how does he fit into all the “moving” and scheming coming around the corner?)
She spouted off the same line as Poppa Locke/Proto Sawyer about Flight 815 being at the bottom of the sea, but what do we make of that? Grand conspiracy setup by Hanso/Dharma/Paik?
And how was that phone hidden in the roll of a pair of sweats? And didn’t it look a little too much like the Apple iPhone?
What was that bunk about clouds clearing, then spotting the island then going down? It was the middle of the night when she crashed!
Has she really never spoken with Penelope Widmore in person? Who is/are the others she mentioned previously (“I am not alone”)? Just the folks on the supposed ship? Penny on the helicopter?
Did Mikhail know her personally? Was he expecting arrival? Would her appearance be a typical response to the purple event or the disruption/destruction of the satellite station?
What is his pact with Juliet (other than “let’s got off the island while screwing over everyone who might have been our friend”)?
What was he so reticent to tell Kate?
If that’s not enough I have some broader, general questions to round things out.
What is Locke’s purpose?
Are there other binary relationships like Sawyer and Locke, that is, are there other singular connections between two people on Flight 815 who might show up on the island?
That’s all for tonight. 3 more episodes!