Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Instant Lost 2.1 Review!

BEST SEASON PREMIERE I HAVE EVER SEEN.

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...

  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. Something freaky is going on with Walt - is he dead? Was it an Omen? Did Vincent call his spirit?
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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?
  8. Did Desmond cause Sara to get better? Did he grant Jack's wish? Does he have special powers to heal?
  9. Where is Kate? Why isn't Locke afraid? Has he met Desmond before?
  10. 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!

12 comments:

Brian said...

Okay, here's one more that I just read on the Internet:

11. Did you catch the name of the other guy brought in with Sarah's accident, the guy who died? Last name was RUTHERFORD, as in, the same as Shannon's last name...

I heart this show...

amanda said...

I had tears in my eyes and my hands over my mouth in fear with the whole hatch and kate and the light and the pulling of the rope and then the no light and the no kate. jesus. it was amazing. and I was bawling when sarah could feel him touching her legs with the pen.

point #10. good one. much discussion about that this evening.

Brian said...

Blow your mind:

http://www.foxmod.com/lost/lost.html

I know what I hear... what do you hear?

BretDez said...

For those of you DVR'ed the season premier, try the following.

Go to the very beginning of the scene where Locke is going to hoist Kate down into the hatch. Close your eyes, turn up the volume and press play. I found that the dialouge was much more intriuging than the visual. Forshadowing perhaps?

Also, Desmond and Kate were alone in the underground hatch for quite some time last night. I think that happened in the show too :)

Brian said...

Classic. Rack 'em.

Jen said...

Estoy obsesionada con LOST!!!

Guys: Creen que el Desmond se aparecera en los "flashbacks" de los demas en la isla?

...Irmaliz

Brian said...

...and we've gone International, folks!

Mark said...

Now all we need is 24 back on and we will be set.

Rex, I'll pick you up at 11 tomorrow to head out to Chicago. I found out that our hotel is deep in the southside.

Mike said...

As they say in Mason..."If you want service, speak English"....j/k Irms! Perhaps all flashbacks this season include Desmond in them? Just a theory. I also found it interesting that in the 'off-season' all we heard about were the new Nigerian character, and the hispanic girl (name escapes me). But 1st episode, we get a new character that no one had any clue was coming. Classic.

Steve Poke said...

Who was the guy that Sarah hit? Is it possible that it was Locke? I'm not sure whether the timing could be right in terms of when he became paralyzed, but I don't buy that it wasn't him just because Jack told Sarah that the guy died...

Steve Poke said...

After writing that last one, I checked a couple of the message boards. I guess it wasn't Locke that Sarah hit, but I still wonder why the camera panned the body of the guy in the E.R. if we weren't supposed to recognize him...

Brian said...

It looks like the body of the guy that Sarah hit was Shannon's dad - both have the last name Rutherford, and the timing works out given when Shannon said she inherited her dad's money.

Intrigue!