That sums up Lost episode 2.1, "Man of Science, Man of Faith." Whereas the season finale left us wanting answers, the season premiere gave us answers... lots of them... and somehow opened even new questions, more intriguing than ever. I could go on and on about my theories of what everything means, but I'll just leave you with 10 discussion points for Thursday morning...
- The Hatch reveal did NOT disappoint! Somehow, against all odds, all the riddle clues came true (kinda, but close enough). Desmond. Man. Obviously! Yet, even though the Hatch is revealed, there are now TONS more questions about Desmond, his mission, his connection to each of the Survivors, and his connection to the island. Who wants to bet he shows up in flashbacks for some, if not ALL of the other Survivors?
- There seems to be more of a "purpose" or "reason" why each person on the island is there, rather than being some random accident. Are they all connected? Did Desmond bring them together?
- Something freaky is going on with Walt - is he dead? Was it an Omen? Did Vincent call his spirit?
- Parallelism rules! The "eye open" beginning scene, the same as Season 1! Kate counted to 5 while being lowered down the Hatch... like Jack in Season 1!
- Quarantine was written on the inside of the Hatch, meaning the guy in there was being protected by the "virus" that was on the island... the sickness... the Others... Hmmmm...
- The drawing inside the tunnel had the number 42 and 108 (the sum of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42), along with the word "Sick" and a house underground... and looked to be drawn by a child...
- The vaccine Desmond injected himself with was called RX-1, 4-8-15-16-23-42. All his stuff looked to be really old... like 16 years old?
- Did Desmond cause Sara to get better? Did he grant Jack's wish? Does he have special powers to heal?
- Where is Kate? Why isn't Locke afraid? Has he met Desmond before?
- In the flashback, Desmond's parting words to Jack were "See you in another lifetime."
Next week looks to be a "Raft-only" episode, so it might be a grueling two weeks before we learn anymore... just gives us more time to discuss!