Previously on Lost Season 5

The Lie

So I’m writing this after I’ve watched episode 3, who cares, some of these are answered by episode 3 but I won’t give them away. I do intend to do my best to stay ahead of the next episode if possible, this week I had two episodes to cover. And I’m lazy.

Why does Hurley keep seeing dead people?

We’ve seen Kate see Claire, and Jack has been seeing his dead Father ever since they crashed, but Hurley seems to see a lot more dead people than everyone else. Makes you wonder, is he really seeing them or is he really nuts.

What is Dan’s little gadget that he’s going to use to determine where they are in time?

For those that watch ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle’ it looks like that device that one of the terminators used early this season to looks at the stars and determine what year it was. So I guess its probably something like that, he is a scientist after all.

Ben tells Jack that he has to move Locke’s body to keep it safe, when Jack questions “he is dead isn’t he?” Ben does not answer…

Can we read much into this, or is it just Ben being Ben and withholding information from Jack on purpose. Locke probably is “dead” it might be a question of how dead he is though, and is he going to spring back to life when/if they get him back to the island. After all Alpert told him he’d have to die to convince them to return, he never said he had to stay dead.

Why is Sun in LA?

She tells Kate that she has “business to attend to”. What kind of business? We know she wants to kill Ben, and Ben is going to need to ‘recruit’ her in order to get her back to the island. There is going to have to be a confrontation of some sort in the near future.

Who is the butcher that Ben visits?

Ok probably not Dharma, since I doubt they’d work with Ben after he wiped them off the face of the island. One of the Others perhaps, completely reasonable that he’s got people placed off the island just in case. How does she know what Ben has got with him (Locke), since she also knows he was going to get Jack and the other I’d say that Ben had already met up with her and brought her up to speed with his plan. Now he just needs to share that plan with us.

Flash Back

Hurley explains Lost in one sentence

“Ok. We did crash. We were on this crazy island and we waited for rescue but there wasn’t any rescue and then there was this smoke monster and there were other people on the island, we call them ‘The Others’, and they started attacking us, and we found some hatches and there was a button we had to push every 108 minutes or… well I was never really clear on that, but ‘The Others’ didn’t have anything to do with the hatches, that was the Dharma Initiative, they were all dead, ‘The Others’ killed them and now and now they’re trying to kill us, and then we teamed up with ‘The Others’ because some worse people were coming on a freighter, Desmond’s girlfriend’s father sent them to kill us, so we stole their helicopter and we flew it to their freighter, but it blew up and we couldn’t go back to the island because it disappeared so then we crashed in the ocean and we floated there for a while till a boat came and picked us up and by then there were six of us, that part was true.”

That’s how Hurley explained it to his Mother… and she believed him.

Via Jesse J Anderson via Noah Stokes

Previously on Lost Season 5

Because You Left

Let the games begin. Lost is back and as good as ever, as could be expected the overall theme for Season 5 looks like it will be quiet different to the previous four (Season 1 – The Losties, Season 2 – The Tail Section, Season 3 – The Others and Season 4 – The Freighters). I’ve decided to take a different approach to my recap posts this year, since the ‘full’ recaps I was doing for a while last year take too long (and lets face it, probably weren’t overly interesting either). So, like I started last week with the post for “There’s no place like home”, lets have a look at some of the questions that struck me while watching the season premiere.

Is the identity of Chang’s baby significant?

We got to see Pierre Chang for the first time outside of a Dharma video, and it was a great way to kick things off. But is the identity of his son important, remember he was also mentioned in the ‘leaked’ video from Comic-Con. Given that this takes place around 30 years ago could it be Miles? This was suggested by someone in the comment of a previous post, interesting, and could explain a few things, but I’m not convinced. Yet.

What is Dan doing hanging around in the Orchid Station with Pierre Chang and the Dharma workers?

We know the island is jumping around, but is it going to stay in one particular time long enough for Dan to infiltrate the Dharma ranks? So far the jumps have been fairly frequent, maybe things will settle down. Or maybe he actually was there in the 1970’s… think about it, he tell Sawyer how he’s spent his whole life researching time travel and Dharma. Now lets say, for example, Dan was born in 1970, he wouldn’t have been even starting University until the very late 1980’s, early 1990’s at the latest, by which time Dharma (at least on the island) wasn’t too far from being wiped out by Ben. How much research can you do on something that no longer exists, on an island no-one can find, unless you’ve been there and seen it first hand?

Why do the Losties move but the Others/Hostiles don’t?

After Alpert explains to Locke that it was him that moved/disappeared, we then know that the Losties appear to be the only ones moving through time. Why is this the case though? For those who’ve lived on the Island the majority of their lives I guess you could say it makes sense, but what about those Flight 815 survivors that they poached from the Taillies (The flight attendant, the children etc). Probably has something to with why Alpert never appears to age…

Who are the lawyers that visit Kate representing?

Only two real obvious possibilities, Charles Widmore or Oceanic Airlines. Perhaps that should be Widmore and/or Oceanic, I think there is a strong chance that Widmore is connected in someway to Oceanic, evidence perhaps was how it would seem that Oceanic staff promptly contacted him when they realised Sun was checking in for an Oceanic flight.

Lost and Found Season 5

Who was the old woman Ben was talking to?

It was Ms Hawking, who we’d seen previously in “Flashes before your eyes” and it appears that she has her very own personal Dharma station in the depths below a church, where she’s using this big magnetic pendulum thing, an ancient computer (like in the Swan), and a bunch of complex mathematical equations to help Ben get those that left back to the island.

Flash Forward Season 5

So when is the Island?

This isn’t a full recap of the premiere, just a look at what on earth the island is doing, but before I begin if you haven’t watched both episodes from the season 5 premiere then stop reading now and come back after you have, I don’t want to be responsible for spoiling anything for you.

At the end of season 4 Ben turned the ‘donkey wheel’ and moved the island, to those aboard the helicopter it was simply there one moment and gone the next leaving them no option but to put the chopper down into the ocean, for Ben it resulted in him being transported from January 2005 on the Island to the middle of a Tunisian desert… in October 2005. But for those on the island the consequences appear to have been a little more severe.

As the bright light and loud noises dissipated Sawyer, Juliet and co found themselves still on the island but in a time before Flight 815 had crashed, the result being that they no longer had any of their shelter, food or other supplies that they’d been keeping at the beach. Sawyer points out to Juliet that the burning wreck of the freighter that they could see previously has now vanished. Dan arrives back at the island in the Zodiac, which he was on along with several other losties during the move and was brought along for the ride. He mentions something about “being inside the radius”, obviously both the freighter and the helicopter were outside this radius.

The ‘Island 5’TM (Sawyer, Juliet, Dan, Charlotte and Miles) head off to the hatch, on the way there the Dan explains that the Island is like a skipping record, and that they might have been dislodged from time. Before they get to the hatch the island ‘skips’ again, and when they arrive they find the hatch already imploded, in other words they’ve jumped forward again, but they don’t know how far. While standing looking over the imploded ruins of the hatch the island ‘skips’ again, taking them back again to a time before the hatch was found.

Off the Island

Lost Rhapsody

Lost parody based on Bohemian Rhapsody. Quite clever. Click here

Previously on Lost Season 4

There’s No Place Like Home

There is only one thing that I hate about Lost, and that is that its shown in the US before it is here in Australia. Its not Lost’s fault though, its the fault of the stupid television networks in this part of the world. As a result I download the latest episode as they a shown (and, yes, I watch it again when its on TV, especially now that its shown in HD), otherwise I run the risk of having the whole thing spoiled before I get to see it. Mind you, Channel 7 do a good enough job of spoiling major plot points in their “promos” almost every week.

So while I wait for the Season 5 premiere to finish, I’m going to have a look at a few questions that sprung to mind during my re-watching of the Season 4 finale over the past two nights. I think this might be a better format for my recap posts to take, since the “full recaps” were taking way to much time to prepare and write, which is why I only ever managed to get half of Season 4 done. Anyway, on with the questions.

Where is Claire?

She wandered off into the jungle one night, and since then we’ve seen her just once, in the cabin with Christian Shephard. The real question I guess is, is Claire dead? Its been reported that Claire won’t be seen in at least the first half of season 5, but that itself doesn’t mean she’s dead. I think that given we’ve seen her “appear” to Kate in a dream in the future that we can assume that she is dead at that time (the future), but I’m not convinced that she’s dead yet on the island. And if she is actually dead, who killed her? Zombie Ethan?….

Why did they choose Boone, Libby and Charlie for their story?

When the Oceanic Six front up to their press conference they name those passengers who “survived the crash, but died on the island”. The name Boone, Libby and Charlie. Why did they pick these three out of all the people that had died. Charlie perhaps because he was famous, but why Boone and not Shannon, why Libby and not Ana Lucia, Mr Eko, Dr Arzt, Jin etc etc. There would have to be a reason why. The second episode in season 5 is entitled “The Lie” so theres a chance that we might find out then.

Off the Island

Producers know when, how Lost will end

Some info about the future of the show from producers Cuse and Lindelof, no spoilers (’cause they really don’t like spoilers). Click here.

Off the Island Season 5

10 Questions We Hope Lost Answers This Season

Only a couple of days to go until season 5 begins, and out of the hundreds of questions that we want answered these are some of the more interesting ones. For me, the main thing I want to know is when the island is… Click here.

Flash Forward

Will the real Marvin Candle please stand up

This video was presented during the LOST panel at Comic-Con 2008, shot by Dan Bronson, one of the participants in the the Dharma recruitment drive that was running during the convention, and shows what is supposedly classified top secret footage of the man we previously knew as Dr Marvin Candle/Edgar Halliwax/Mark Wickmund etc etc. The video is introduced by Hans van Eeghen (who was also part of the ARG that started are Comic-Con). I’m going to look at this in two parts, first a recap of the video, second some theories about what it means.

The Video

Chang sits down and begins to introduce himself as Dr Marvin Candle before he pauses and says that its not worth playing games anymore, and that if you’re watching this you already know that his name is Pierre Chang. There is a baby crying in the background, Chang get gets up and yells for Lara (wife?) to take him outside. He says that he only has one chance at ‘this’.

He explains that he was brought to the island many years ago and has been working on a number of experiments, during his explanation the image breaks up and there is a lot of static and the sound is lost briefly. There is a random image flashed during the static (the third image below) not sure its relevant or not, can’t really make out what it is, might be trees, might not be?