Wednesday, April 15, 2009

If you aren't caught up on Lost, don't keep reading or you will be spoiled!

Is my post title pretty clever or what?  I always remembered the name of that first season episode, because it really made us aware that most all of our Losties have serious 'daddy issues'.  And the ubiquitous 316 in this episode?  I just have to point out that it always reminds me of John 3:16, perhaps one of the most recognizable scriptures, "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" which is clearly about a father/son sacrifice.  Now I know that is not new information, but I just get a kick out of seeing the same themes pop up.  I especially love biblical themes, since I really think that something both supernatural and spiritual is going on at Lost island.

Another thing I get a kick out of seeing?  As you know, "dead losties".  It was cool to see Naomi again.  The "audition" scene was a bit creepy.  I hated how you could never get a good look at the dead guy's face.  At first he looked like he could be Richard Alpert (but he wasn't, I could tell that much) then I was wondering if he was "Bram" the guy we later see threatening Miles in the van & also saw last week on the shore of Hydra island with Ilana...But I guess that wouldn't really make sense.

When Jack was wiping the chalkboard at the school, I was able to catch a couple of quick glimpses of "Egyptian", "2000 BC", "phonetics(?)" and there were some little hieroglyphic symbols.  Pretty ironic that the Dharma kids are learning their Egyptian history.

"Do you know what lies in the shadow of the statue?"  That is starting to drive me nuts!  I need to know what it means! 

Poor Phil.  He seemed like a decent guy coming straight to Sawyer to get clocked in the head.

Personally, this episode was a bit of a downer for me, after last week's great Locke/Ben showdown.  It was nice to finally get some Miles backstory, but this episode was so slow for me.  I don't really care about the building of the hatch, I don't really care about the secret Dharma conspiracy (which was the crazy electromagneticism pulling the man's filling straight through his head, like a husband had to explain to me), Hurley writing "The Empire Strikes Back" etc.  The best part of the night for me was seeing Daniel Faraday for the last couple of seconds.  Can't wait to have him back! (and how'd he get off the island in the first place?)

But I guess my line of the night is a silly one- After Hurley promises to keep quiet about the dead body Pierre says,  "Well you better....(looks at Hugo's jumper) Hurley!!"  For some reason Pierre Chang's voice cracks me up.  He always seems so angry, it was touching to see him reading to the little Dharma-onesie wearing Miles.  I can't imagine how that must have felt for Miles to see after decades of hating his father.  

Anywho, I guess this episode was good for breaking me into the fact that next week is a clip show.  Here's to a great episode in a couple of weeks.  Please leave me your thoughts (or a link to them) as I love to hear them :)


~*Michelle*~ said...

Hi Bay!

I really loved this episode, well....Hurley and Miles are in my Fave Five character list, so of course it hit a spot for me. :)

I too caught that Egyptian stuff...very cool!

My favorite line was Hurley to Miles....You're just jealous that my power is better than yours!

Too funny....and so happy to see Daniel Faraday too.

my recap is up....


~*Michelle*~ said...

Hey! Thanks for popping over in my world this morning. You brought up good points too!

Make sure you leave your link in my Mr Linky.....I know others will love to hear what you have to say....


Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Didn't it seem slow after last week? All that tension and suspense, Dharma-ville just seems kind of placid in comparison no matter what happens lol

I didn't catch that it was Egyptian stuff on the board... good eye!

And I imagine Daniel got off the island the same way he got back... on the submarine. :P

I'm dying to know what's at the base of the statue too! I still hope it ties in with all the Egyptian stuff from last week...

So who do you think is behind Ilana/statue ppl now that it looks like it isn't Widmore??

Anonymous said...

I followed your link from Rocks in My Dryer, and have to comment because I LOVE the fact that you connected the 316 to John 3:16. It puts it all in a new light to me, especially Miles and his relationship to his father.

Perhaps Miles' father had to "sacrifice" his son somehow (doing something to him to enable him to talk to dead people), and in the future, whoever believes him will live?? Crazy, I know; hopefully not heretical.
- Laura