Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The one question I now have after watching the last two episodes, especially as Christian Shephard seems to be popping up all over the place, is whether or not Christian Shephard was always going to be an intricate part of the Lost mythos or if he has been added back in because of his popularity among Lost enthusiasts and his inclusion into most Lost fans’ theories?
Ok, now on to the killer episode of "Cabin Fever." I’ve read this all over the web, but how shocking are the similarities between Locke and Ben. Both had mothers named Emily and both were born 3 months prematurely. What I gained from Richard Alpert coming to visit a young John Locke was that evidently The Others were told to seek out a special child and were given a certain description for the young boy. It looks like Alpert and The Others chose Ben Linus over Locke and maybe, just maybe, they picked the wrong child to lead them. That’s the only explanation I can see to explain why Alpert was involved in Johns life at such a young age.
Alpert’s appearance wasn’t the only shocking revelation from Locke’s Flash Back, how about the fact that Charles Widmore’s employee Matthew Abaddon was the person who suggested Locke head to Australia and go on a walkabout in the first place. It seems like Widmore wanted Locke on the island, which only leads to more questions like did Widmore use Locke to try and find the island or did he send Locke to the island to cause a division between Ben and The Others.
Also, did anyone notice that when mercenary Keamy and Captain Gault unlocked Widmore’s “Plan B” that the cover of it has a Dharma logo? I’m wondering if this is now confirmation that Widmore does in fact run the Dharma initiative. This would explain why Widmore said Ben took the island from him, meaning when Ben and The Others purged the Dharma initiative from the island.
Lastly, lets discuss Locke’s final words, “He wants us to move the island.” Some view this line literally meaning the island can actually be physically moved and that’s how it stays hidden from people hoping to take over the island (like Widmore’s cronies). I don’t look at it that way. I think Jacob means move the island in time. You see, as we get deeper into the mythos of Lost it seems like time is a prevailing issue.
This has come up over and over, whether it be Desmond’s travels through time, Richard Alpert appearing throughout time looking like he hasn’t aged a day, or the time discrepancies between the island and the freighter. I think the island having the ability to move through time explains how Alpert appears to never age or how the island can protect itself from potential invaders. With only three hours left of Lost’s fourth season, I expect big things to be in store for our favorite Losties…and I can’t wait to learn how the Oceanic 6 got off the island!
What is surprising is that McPherson hinted that “Scrubs on ABC…may go beyond next season.” (link) The last part sounds a little weird to me, since The Blot had always been under the impression that no matter what next season would be Scrubs’ 8th and final season. Zach Braff even said as much in his blog post yesterday on his Myspace page when he said “I was not allowed to say it until today, but Scrubs will be moving to ABC for its final season.” (link)
It was nice to hear McPherson speak so positive about what Scrubs can bring to ABC. He even added that “we think it’s been in 17 time periods on (NBC) and they rarely promoted it at all and it still performed a 3.5 rating on Thursday second only to the The Office. We think it’s a great addition to our comedy brand, it gives us a real opportunity and another piece to play with” (link) It sounds like Scrubs finally has a network’s support, which the show has so desperately needed. Hopefully this move will do great things for the show and give Scrubs the send off it so richly deserves.
Why are you trying to ruin my life?
"Well, you slept with me
and then you never called me again." - Abby
"That’s it." - Abby
As far as I’m concerned if I leave you safe on dry land with adequate transportation home you’ve got nothing to complain about.
(Guest Star Britney Spears)
"Everything Must Go"
How I Met Your Mother
Well another Britney Spears episode has come and gone. While this week’s episode wasn’t horrible, it also wasn’t on par with the other episodes that have aired since the show returned from the writer’s strike hiatus. I was kind of hoping this would be the last we’d have to watch of Britney on How I Met Your Mother, but unfortunately the show’s producers are already talking about a return engagement for her sometime next season if HIMYM is renewed for a fourth season. (link) I guess I’d be willing to watch a Spears cameo again if it meant the show would be definitely picked up for at least one more season.
As was mentioned at the end of this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, you can now go to LilyandMarshallselltheirstuff.com to bid on props, autographed memorabilia and clothing from the show to raise money for the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles. You can even win the opportunity to Meet the Cast and Visit the Set of How I Met Your Mother in Los Angeles, California. (link)