I think last week’s episode “316” is my hands down favorite episode that has focused on the Oceanic 6, mainly because it really felt like an episode from Season 1. If you noticed, it moved the storyline along without answering a single lingering question. In fact, it left us with a slew of all new questions that I assume will be answered over the course of the season’s remaining episodes. It is my understanding that now that the Oceanic 6 have returned to the island the show will return to having flashbacks/flashforwards featuring one of the show’s many characters. I would imagine this is how they are going to show us what has taken place off the island the past three years and the reasons each of the Oceanic 6 agreed to go back.
While the episode was great, especially the return of Frank Lapidus, I now have a ridiculous amount of questions that need answering immediately! In no particular order: Where is Aaron; What loose end was Ben tying up; Who convinced Kate, Hurley and Sun to get on the plane; Why was Sayid in handcuffs and why would a federal agent be taking him to Guam of all places; What is the real back story of the two new characters introduced this episode: Caesar (the guy who gave his condolences to Jack and just happened to be sitting in first class with the rest of the Oceanic 6) and Sayid’s captor Ilana; Why was Walt not needed to return to the island; Where is Desmond, Penny and Charlie; Why did Ms. Hawking not seem too concerned about Daniel Faraday’s predicament; and lastly, just what is the connection between Ms. Hawking, Ben and Charles Widmore?
Ok, now it's time for The Blot's final thoughts: First off, it sure seems like the show wanted us to think Ben had gone to the marina to kill Penny, just as he had threatened Charles Widmore he would, didn't it? Is there a chance this major development would have already occurred this early into the season and off camera!?! If not, what else could he have been doing that left him in such bad shape?
As you may remember, Jack was told that the Oceanic 6 had to recreate the original Oceanic flight 815 as closely as possible in order to have a chance at finding the island. While everyone wasn’t sitting in their original seats (they were all sitting first class this time around), here are a few of the things I noticed that were similar to the original flight: it was transporting a recently deceased person to be buried (John Locke in Christian Shephard’s shoes), someone was in handcuffs being taken to trial (Sayid taking Kate’s place this go round), someone brought a guitar (Hurley did so in honor of Charlie) and Lapidus was piloting the plane (he was supposed to be the pilot for Oceanic Flight 815). Did I miss anything?
This final thought actually is an off shoot the last topic: is there a chance Kate is now pregnant with Jack’s child? Earlier in the episode she randomly slept with Jack before telling him she had changed her mind and will return with him to the island. This was definitely out of character considering the fallout they had just had over Aaron’s safety, and makes me think someone convinced her she needed to sleep with Jack before agreeing to go back to the island. Is it possible someone told her she had to get pregnant before getting on that plane? If so she would then be taking the place of Claire as the airline passenger who is pregnant with a grandchild of Christian Shepard.
Oh yeah, did anyone else catch that Hurley was reading a copy of Y: The Last Man in Spanish? There has been some talk on the internet discussing what connection Y's epic journey has to Lost’s overall storyline, but my guess is it is just a shout out to Y: The Last Man’s creator/writer Brian K. Vaughan, who is also a writer on Lost. That’s it for this week, only a few hours until tonight’s all new episode of Lost. Here’s hoping Frank Lapidus is back for more than just one cameo! I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Blot hasn’t spotlighted any new Threadless t-shirts in what feels like forever, but I couldn’t stay silent on these awesome pop culture themed designs. The first tee, “A Simple Plan,” came out this week and pays tribute to one of the greatest arcade games of all time, Space Invaders! The Blot is a sucker for all things related to classic arcade games, so you can be sure this shirt will be added to my closet sometime soon.
A Simple Plan by Neil Gregory
The second pop culture themed Threadless t-shirt I am excited to order is “Extra Pulp,” a hilarious tribute to Quentin Tarantino’s classic film Pulp Fiction. What’s not to love about a shirt that features John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson’s Vincent Vega and Jules Winnfield re-imagined as oranges striking their signature pose from the movie. “Extra Pulp” actually came out a few weeks ago, but I just hadn’t found the time to blog about it.
Extra Pulp by Chris Sharron
Both shirts are $18 and come in both guys and girls styled shirts, sizes S-XXL.