Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Eggtown" Instant Reactions!

Brian's Two Word Review: Too easy.

Even without my episode preview, I have to think that 75% of the viewing audience saw the "surprise ending" coming a mile away. From the start of the episode they started dropping hints about Kate and Aaron, and by the time the ending rolled around it was pretty obvious that the final scene of the episode would be Kate saying his name.

Having said that, it was a pretty nice repreive from the past two weeks and their mind-blending finales that left our collective heads spinning... and continuing in the pedal-to-the-floor mentality of this season, we still had a TON of developments.

Miles. Quite simply, he's in it for the money. He's working for a rich and powerful company who is hell-bent on finding Ben (and most likely the secrets he has about the Island), but Miles could care less about Ben, the Island, or the secrets. It makes you wonder what alterior motives the other Freightors have...

Faraday. One of the most puzzling scenes of the episode involved the game of Memory between Faraday and Charlotte. So - Faraday is losing his memory ever since he's been on the Island? He's clearly some weirdly genius science guy - but he can't remember three cards? Is this the funky electromagnetism wrecking havoc? Why isn't anyone else affected by this?

Most importantly, WHY IS HE SHOWING UP IN DESMOND'S FLASHBACK/FORWARD as we saw in the episode preview for next week?! I have a sneaking suspicion we're going to have another trippy "what the hell is going on" episode with Desmond next week where we have no idea if it's a flashback, a flashforward, time traveling, or an alternate future (actually, we can now firmly scratch that last concept out - thankfully - check out this article: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20179125,00.html )

Four Years. Speaking of timeing, Kate's mom confirmed that it had been four years between the crash and the trial. Since you have to assume the trial would have happened immediately after the return of the Oceanic Six, that puts their return around September 2008. Since Jack is still all normal and clean-cut at this time, that probably puts the crazy bearded Jack flashforward at least a year later... something tells me that when Lost wraps up in 2010, the show is going to be in 2010 as well - meaning it kept up with the passage of time throughout its existence, making it (unbelievably) taking place is "present day" for a span of six years.

This also puts Aaron at about five years old during the Season Three finale scene - making him old enough to be aware that his mom was gone... explaining Kate's "he'll be wondering where I am" comment. Hooray for no Sawyer / Hurley / Ben marriage!

Aaron. So do we now count Aaron as a member of the Oceanic Six? After all, the previews for this episode sorta promised that the next member would be revealed... but I think most of us thought he wouldn't count since he wasn't born when Flight 815 crashed. If Kate's trying to protect his identity by passing him off as her own (which is up for debate), she would probably tell people he was conceived on the Island - making him a non-member of the Oceanic Crew. But if he is included, that means we've only got one slot left.

Claire. And it isn't for Claire. I don't know how or why, but Claire clearly heads for the big outback in the sky before the rescue of the Oceanic Six... and however it happened, it seems like Jack was somewhat responsible (or could have prevented it) based on how afraid he was to see Aaron. You'd also assume at this point, he knows that Claire was his pseudo-sister, and Aaron is his pseudo-nephew, which probably makes the pain all the worse.

Island. There were two HUGE bombshells during Jack's testimony, with the first being the admission that the Oceanic Six were stranded on a desert Island. However, since Jack is clearly unable to return to the Island, I'm guessing Lost Island hasn't become a tourist attraction yet - but how? I'm guessing that the Oceanic Six were taken to some "fake Island" in the general area before they were rescued, and it came complete with fake makeshift shelters and signs that they had "lived" there for a few months... all part of the massive plot to keep the Island secret.

Oceanic Eight. Last but certainly not least, did you catch Jack mention that "only eight of us survived the crash", but "two died in the water"? Why mention this? Wouldn't it be a lot cleaner to just say "only six of us survived the crash"? This might have just been a detail to make the story more plausible (and it's clear that the Oceanic Six have all practiced this story extensively!), but it might also mean that the Oceanic Six come back with two bodies - perhaps casualties of their escape, perhaps bodies that they felt needed a proper burial or return to their families... but it confirms that even though six of our Survivors make it back to the "real world", it's not as though all the rest are just hanging out on the Island... at least two more are going to die.

Phew. I might not even need an analysis after all that.

Discuss!

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64 comments:

Stef said...

Good job on calling Aaron her son!

But I disagree on the 4 years timeframe, or at least that it doesn't have to necessarily be 4 years since the crash. I got the sense it was 4 years since Kate had last seen her Mom, but Kate then played fugitive for a while longer before she was caught and boarded 815, right? I just felt that comment was a little red herring-y. Like Communism.

And you definitely brought up some interesting possiblities about what Jack's version of the story might mean. Lots to learn about the discovery of the Oceanic 6 and what they are *claiming* happened.

VictorC said...

I agree that the Kate trial didn't necessarily start right when they got back, I mean just look at how celebs postpone their trials (ahem, R. Kelly).

What do you guys make of Miles saying he can contact his boss whenever he wants? I found that very interesting.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! My HDTV signal blipped(you know, sort of froze and the sound skipped) right as she said the name. The glitch on my signal made it sound like Eric, and until I read this, I was trying to figure out who the hell Eric was and how it played into the show.
Aaron! of course!

Good job in the analysis. Usually, I'm more up on lost during the week. Usually I've seen all the sneak peaks, but this is the first week in well, in two seasons that I haven't read up on an episode before I watched it.

I had felt that maybe all this reading might be ruining the eposides to me, but I don't think so... though I probably won't watch Sneak Peaks just because that does ruin watching the show.

Rebecca said...

Is Miles toast? It seems to me Locke took him out, but Brian didn't mention this.

orangejack said...

I was, as you were, seeing the Aaron plot coming. What I didn't see coming that you didn't mention was the Xanadu reference. Xanadu is a metaphor for wealth -- and it was in Ben's house that it was played and Miles is demanding wealth from Ben.

What's up with that?

joe said...

yep, like others, i see no reason to "assume the trial would have happened immediately after the return of the Oceanic Six"

Cases can take [i]years[/i] to go to trial sometimes. Plus, while the lawyers were bargaining with each other, the prosecutor said "time served already", indicating that Kate has already served a non-negligible amount of time in jail while awaiting for the trial to start, or maybe before she posted bail.

Brian said...

Okay, okay - maybe the trial didn't happen immediately after the Oceanic Six returned. But ironically, as stef pointed out - Kate didn't crash on the Island immediately after meeting her mother... a few months / years passed (good reminder).

So, if we say a few months / years passed after the Oceanic Six returned before the trial started, we can still use the "four year" timeline as a way to estimate how much time has passed, right?

Chris Bobb said...

Hurley: "You totally just Scooby Dooed me didn't you?" .....Brilliant!

VictorC said...

Yeah Brian, anything from 4 to 5 years sounds possible to me.

And no Rebecca, I think Locke will want more information out of Miles before he kills him. But he definetely doesn't want him talking to anybody.

mr other said...

I thought Daniel was predicting the cards without ever seeing them.

RevScottDeMangeMD said...

orangjack

Xanadu was the name of Charles Foster Kane's house (thank you film class in college). It was also a shitty as musical made by the still very hot Olivia Newton John.

Anonymous said...

@mr other
Good point. Charlotte did say something like 2 out of 3 is pretty good. Why would she think it was good that he couldn't even remember 3 cards.

Eric said...

I'm not at all sure that as many people as you expect figured out the Aaron thing. The Washington Post has a couple of commenters (Thanks Liz and Jen!) who host an online chat during and after the episode, and very few of the participants seemed to get the Aaron hints until the end.

I also don't think we can necessarily count on 4 years. Aaron seemed to me to be about 3 when Kate got home to him. I would think the trial would not have started until a considerable time after Kate's rescue, if only due to the need to figure out what had happened to her, etc. Trials take a long time to start in the best of circumstances.

So how about all the lies?!??!?!

Chris Bobb said...

Can we all just agree that the polar bears are behind all of this?!

Rebecca said...

Dan's got some issues, more than we've already seen. I don't know that it's the Island's properties causing it though, it seems that they've done memory tests before but this time using the Dharma cards because they left their freighter cards on the ship. I wasn't surprised about Aaron, esp when she told Sawyer she knew she wasn't pregnant. I'm still hoping that Claire didn't die, but somehow got left behind - though I know I'll probably be disappointed. I was so sad for Aaron & Jack. But I keep thinking about what the psychic said about how important it was that Claire raise Aaron...I hope they touch back on that at some point. I caught the 8 survivors, 2 died thing and am wondering now who dies - Claire probably but who else that was on the plane? I don't think Aaron is one of the 'six' because he didn't have a ticket but we'll see! Thanks for the link to the interview btw.

TheDon said...

i agree wit u B on the reasons Jack doesn't want 2 see Aaron...I think he knows that brings up the memory of his sister Claire (which is safe to say he eventually finds out about) and that memory ultimately triggers memories of his father thus justifying reasons not 2 see him...the idea of him feeling guilty about claire not making it as if he had something 2 do wit it is interesting...side note, Daniel Faraday is becoming 1 of my new favorite characters, he is so damn intiguing and there is more than meets the eye wit him...by the way, how crazy does Desmonds episode next week look?...Things just keep getting better...

susa said...

@orangejack: good catch! Especially when you think of a sneak peek they released some time ago, with that particular Hurley/Sawyer scene - the music playing was Metallica! Why should they change it in the episode? Maybe it´s just another red herring, or they play jokes on us...

Anonymous said...

Could Faraday be testing to see if his memory is getting better since he arrived on the Island? Maybe he has early Alzheimer's or some other mind debilitating disease and he volunteered to be part of the crew because he knew something about the Island's healing powers?

Renee said...

For whatever it's worth:
Daniel and his memory reminded me of the book "Flowers for Algernon"
gaining and then losing your ability to be a genius. Hmmmm?

Anonymous said...

ok, So are we 100% sure she said Aaron? I could of sworn I heard her say ERIC. I was listening very carefully waiting for her to say AAron but I truly heard "ERIC", I went to bed last night saying Eric, wow she did have a baby.
I need to see the last scene again now.

Anonymous said...

NEVERMIND, I REPLAYED IT AND SURE ENOUGH IT IS "AARON". BOY IF I ONLY KNEW THAT LAST NIGHT BEFORE BED, I PROBABLY WOULD OF HAD A BETTER NIGHT SLEEP. LOL

Anonymous said...

Why was Kate on trial in California??

Anyway, Xanadu can also refer to a utopic society.

JustMe said...

DOH!!!

Kubla Khan (or 'A vision in a Dream') by S.T. Coleridge circa 1797:

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man

Down to a sunless sea.

So twice five miles of fertile ground
With walls and towers were girdled round :
And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,
Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree ;
And here were forests ancient as the hills,
Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.
But oh ! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover !
A savage place ! as holy and enchanted
As e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon-lover !
And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething,
As if this earth in fast thick pants were breathing,
A mighty fountain momently was forced :
Amid whose swift half-intermitted burst
Huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail,
Or chaffy grain beneath the thresher's flail :
And 'mid these dancing rocks at once and ever
It flung up momently the sacred river.
Five miles meandering with a mazy motion
Through wood and dale the sacred river ran,
Then reached the caverns measureless to man,
And sank in tumult to a lifeless ocean :
And 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from far
Ancestral voices prophesying war !


The shadow of the dome of pleasure
Floated midway on the waves ;
Where was heard the mingled measure
From the fountain and the caves.

It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice !
A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw :
It was an Abyssinian maid,
And on her dulcimer she played,
Singing of Mount Abora.
Could I revive within me
Her symphony and song,
To such a deep delight 'twould win me,

That with music loud and long,
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome ! those caves of ice !
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware ! Beware !
His flashing eyes, his floating hair !
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise.

Matt said...

That grenade-in-mouth scene was great. He was all like: "I hope you like your breakfast"

Anonymous said...

Questions/Observations:
1. so...what does "Eggtown" refer to anyway?

2. Miles, according to Naomi, is a "headcase". He's probably some sort of genius but has some interesting emotional/pshcye issues.

3. Where the heck is the hellicopter? We'll find out next week evidently.

all in all, an OK episode - not great however.

Anonymous said...

We really don't know anything!! When they took Claire when she was pregnant and shot things into her anything could be the result..Aaron really being someone else's,etc. Jack totally lied on the stand (every word). They are clearly protecting "their friends" as Ben mentioned in the last episode. And as they all keep saying only six survived, etc. Why are they protecting them? Why couldn't they get off the island too? Where they dead all along? Did they decide to stay and not work for Ben? We could assume anything is possible with this show and nothing we think logically ever really turns out to be what we predicted (in most cases). That's what makes it so great.

Seenu said...

Any speculation as to who Kate will claim Aaron's father is?

One part of me wants to think that the official Oceanic 6 story is that Jack is the father - which *might* explain why Jack doesn't want to see Aaron: he's being forced to pass off his nephew as his own son.

It might also explain why the DA asked Jack the specific question "Do you love Kate?" on the stand...the public perception is that there's 'history' between them.

elgirl said...

brilliant - just found this blog from a radio tip this morning, and it's great.

kate def. said aaron - perhaps claire will dramatically ask kate to "save her son" at a time when kate can get off the island but claire can't? maybe kate sneaks him off at claire's request?

but why wouldn't jack want to be involved with his nephew/fake son? unless he knows claire is still trapped on the island and feels guilty...explaining his "we have to go back" rant at the end of last season.

spoil-free said...

I like your posts, but in your previews you put in too many spoilers. Even in this post you had to spoil that next week was a Desmond episode. Please stop spoiling. Please.

Anonymous said...

Mentioning who next week's episode is about doesn't classify as a spoiler especially since the previewers after last nights show showed you who it was dealing with, Desmond.

Anonymous said...

Spoil free - for gosh's sake. Knowing who next week's episode is about doesn't spoil anything. Brian does a great job of listing interesting factoids and speculating. It's not a spoiler. If you want to just read random stuff about the show, read Lostpedia. Here, we're trying to figure things out as we go and before we get there.

Sorry... I'm grumpy today. :P

Katie Kat said...

I still don't get the "Eggtown" reference.

Thanks for including the Lindelof/Cruse interview, that was GREATNESS! I love how they are up front, but don't give away too much. Plus, it puts to rest some theories that have been nagging at me! It would be great if you could include those from time to time!

I think this was pretty much a full analysis, not just first reaction! I was, however, bummed at how mean Kate was to Sawyer. I think they are setting him up to go bye bye. And Claire's definitely toast.

Good stuff!

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking about how whenFaraday was introduced to us, he was crying at the footage on the TV of the plane. it just seems this must be in connection to his card memory game, or psychic game. Is he crying b/c he 'remembers' some emotion of what happened on the island but can't remember what actually happened, or is he crying b.c he is 'psychic' and feels the pain of what tragedy will happen on the island.

Anonymous said...

PS Mathew Fox says in an interview: "If you're going to talk about from Jack in the plane crash to Jack in the future, that's about a year-and-a-half, and Jack on the island now would be about 120 days."

ctop said...

In Jack's flash forward episode, didn't people say Jack was "twice" a hero? Leading us to believe maybe people knew about his on-island life. But his testimony from last night doesn't really make that possible, does it?

Brian said...

Let me just explain my stance on "Spoilers"...

They are the devil. I avoid them at all costs.

This week I got lucky with one of my predictions, that of Aaron being Kate's child - but it was based on analysis and critical thinking after looking at the episode description published by ABC. If you are a long time reader, you know that very often, I am very wrong - but that nothing I ever write is based on spoilers.

We've debated if discussion of the "next week on Lost" previews should be classified as a spoiler or not, but I've come down on the side of "they're fair game". After all, unless you don't watch ANY TV all week long, and turn off your TV the split second that Lost ends, you're going to see them. Nothing you can do about it. And once I see them, they're going to affect my analysis. Nothing I can do about that either.

So there you have it.

elgirl - welcome aboard! Just curious - how did you hear about the Blog on the radio? I'm always fascinated to find out how people end up here...

Jennifer said...

I don't think Claire dies. I had the same thought one of the other commenters did -- that there must have been some moment where Claire did not have an opportunity to get off the island, but Kate did, so Claire asked Kate to take Aaron. Kate pretending to be Aaron's mom is part of the cover story for the fact that Claire is still alive on the island, but no one can know that. I think that's why it was Charlie who appeared to Hurley, saying "they need you" -- Charlie's still looking out for Claire.

Jack sure did look awfully comfortable telling that story full of lies on the witness stand, didn't he?! I'm looking forward to finding out what leads him to later tell Kate (season 3 finale), "I'm SICK of lying!"

No idea what is up with Faraday and the card/memory thing. And, I'm not at all surprised to learn that Miles is only in this for the money. But, you'd think the people who chose him for this "mission" would have figured out that would be his goal.

Is it next Thursday yet?

Anonymous said...

i think the desmond/faraday sequence next week is linked faraday's crying episode at the 815 wreckage. say desmond time skips backward and confronts faraday about flight 815, mentioning something about how he's responsible for something bad that happens in connection with those who were on flight 815 (which is yet to play out). past faraday would not fully understand him yet. however, later (after some traumatic episode, requiring him to need a caretaker and be labeled a "headcase"), he sees the wreckage and vaguely remembers desmond blaming him for "something bad happening with flight 815 passengers". therefore it would be both sad AND puzzling, just as it played out. this is very much in line with nonlinear time and fate vs coincidence aspects the show has always been hinting at.

what did desmond say to faraday in the time skip sequence in the preview? "why can't he die" is my best guess.

Eric said...

A commenter on the Washington POst Dueling Lost Analyses blog mentioned that Eggtown refers to a deal that has gone bad, and suggests that in this case it was Kate's deal with Miles, leading both to her knowledge that the world knows of her crimes and her banishment from camp island, and thus her return to the world where she will have to face trial.

RutkowskiLives said...

My crazy guesses -

The two of the eight that died in the water are Michael and Walt.

Claire is alive on the island.

Daniel was trying to read Charlotte's mind.

Kate is protecting Aaron from the people Ben fears.

And is Aaron an American citizen? How would that work?

Seenu said...

rutkowskilives: A child born to a citizen of the USA anywhere in the world can choose to claim citizenship of the USA - its the law.

I read on another forum that the whole conversation between Miles and Ben is some kind of code. Thats the justification given for why Ben asks "Why 3.2? Why not 3.3 or 3.4?" as a way of making sure he's heard the message correctly.

Hope said...

anonymous - (By the way you can just pick a name with the Name/URL option, it makes it easier to sort out who is saying what and who to respond to. You don't actually have to do a URL just a name.)

I believe Desmond is saying "Am I gonna die, am I gonna die?".

I think Faraday's memory problems are because he is skipping around in time like we have seen Desmond doing and that is messing up his memory/brain.

Liz said...

I don't understand how Kate was able to pass Aaron off as her son since the justice department probably knew that she wasn't pregnant when she was being taken by the marshall back to the states.
I also think that her trial didn't happen immediatley becuase she had time to buy that nice new house, probably with some of her settlement from Oceanic.
Also thanks for the article link, I loved the Harry Potter reference about the braclet. Likewsie, Stef I loved your clue reference :-)
I also have a comment about the confirmed dead post (I just started reading this blog). When you said that Miles might be there to help explain the dead people (Jack's Dad). I don't think that Jack's dad is really dead. He faked his death using the spider that bit Nikki and Paulo as a way to ensure that Jack would be on flight 815 taking his body home.

Julie J. said...

I have two thoughts. First, I think the reference by Kate's mom about "for 4 years I've been given 6 months to live" wasn't meant to tell us the plane crashed 4 years ago. I think it has been four years since her diagnosis/prognosis. Judging by the age of aaron though, he does look three or four. But I think they had to have been rescued while he was still a baby. How could Kate pass him off as hers if she showed up with a two or three year old. He was still young when they were saved. Which means they have been back for a while and the trial didn't happen upon their return.

bmg said...

i'm new to posting, thanks for the advice hope.

i tried to put on closed caption for the preview of next week, but it did not work. i suppose nobody is coding preview sequences as they are not a part of the "real" show. so i still don't know what exactly desmond said. it's tough to make out his accent in a very quick preview sequence. i'm not trying to play spoiler, simply trying to deduce what's coming next based on provided material (i agree with brian, previews which are included after episodes are valid points of research, NOT spoilers. the "powers that be" are providing very specific info to push the plot along and to stimulate discussion, they are not trying to ruin the surprise on a weekly basis.... quite the opposite, i think).

regarding the "guessing game" sequence. my initial response (after hearing charlotte say "time") was that they were conducting a very short term time lag experiment. faraday was shown the cards, and after a brief time lapse, to allow a minor time shift (thus putting them in the very short term past), faraday was attempting to guess the cards based on a very brief time shift (mini desmond-esque time skip). to me, it definitely seemed like a controlled experiment between charlotte and faraday, not a "sanity/memory test" for faraday.

Marketing Mama said...

The credits at the end of the show listed "two year old boy" ---- and I didn't see any other little kids but Aaron - so I have to assume Aaron is two in this episode.

I also thought Daniel was using psychic ability to "read" the cards - not losing his memory, but his psychic ability.

Marketing Mama said...

p.s. I have a 2.5 year old son, and I think "Aaron" looked like a young 2. Definitely not 3.

Anonymous said...

hey Liz....the exec producers confirmed, in several podcasts, that Christian Shepard is dead.

Anonymous said...

Still no answer as to why the episode was called "Eggtown" though?

AnotherOther said...

Got this from the Lost Easter Egg Page & Thought it was very interesting:


"But probably the best "wink" at the audience came in Kate's flash-forward, with her lawyer Duncan Forrester, played by Shawn Doyle. Did you recognize Mr. Doyle? In a 2000 Dennis Quaid-Jim Caviezel movie called "Frequency," which involved communication via short-wave radio across a 30-year time continuum, he played a character named... wait for it... Jack Shepard!"

erichapman said...

there's a lot of assuming going on in this post.

aaron may well be one of the oceanic 6, but who have we actually heard say "i'm one of the oceanic 6?"

we've heard hurley exclaim it. and we heard sayid say it to someone right before he killed him.

but did sayid say he was one of the six that were rescued? and if he did, was he telling the truth?

i mean, after all, the guy IS there to kill someone. he pretty much knew he would run across this guy on the green that morning.

what i'm getting at is that i do not believe we can rightfully assume sayid to be one of the six. he's working for ben now. of course he's a liar.

i think if ben can get off the island and not be counted as one of the six, so can sayid.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if this has been discussed or not. But does anyone else beside me think that it is possible that we have seen the last scene of Lost? As in the last scene from last years finale is to be the last scene? (Jack and Kate at the airport).
I know that this does not have much to do with this episode, but as each week passes and we are clearly well before crazy Jack I keep thinking this might be the case.

webuffy said...

Wow - Aaron and Kate I did not see.

Locke is bugging out. Hide the box-cutters. I Love seeing Kate in action breaking windows and getting what she wants from Miles despite Col. Locke. The whole Miles/Ben conversation did seem odd with the 3.2 mil...Is it really possible for Miles to be hanging like that and be able to keep the grenade closed for very long?

Me thinks Danny has memory loss issues. This explains the cards & why he cried at seeing footage of the crash but did not know why.

Glad we now know how Kate got out of jail. Blasted Jack, get over your childhood trauma and help take care of your freakin nephew.

Elgirl's point about Claire being still on the island is a good one. If Claire was still "saveable" that would drive Jack to drink.

Thanks to justme for the incredible Colridge excerpt - oh Xanadu.


- web buffy

webuffy said...

erichapman - reThe Economist: You must be right about Sayid not being one of the Oceanic 6. This makes sense as to why Mr Avelino was at ease with Sayid on the golf course - until Sayid says where he is from. Then Mr. A is terrified. He knows he is toast. If Sayid was one of the O-6, Mr A would of recognized Sayid instantly and fled. I think he was paying a premium to golf privately because he was in hiding.

Also, when Elsa asks Sayid, "Don't I know you from somewhere?" He does not answer directly. So maybe she does know him but not as one of the O- 6.
- wb

Abigail said...

No one has mentioned on any blogs I frequent...but did Regina sound exactly like Naomi to anyone else at the end of this epi?

singhy said...

Couple of things...

1. Brian, brilliant preview. Got the Aaron/Claire thing spot on and I don't think it was as easy as you say - and probably increased my enjoyment of this ep!

2. Mentioned far less, but what you could well be equally right on, is the fact the chopper hasn't made it back to the freighter yet! Options include time out of sync and the chopper crashing, but I think you may be spot on with the bubble theory.

3. Slightly less importantly but in reply to a post from a few weeks back, it seems the freighters aren't just looking for Benry because he's the last Dharmite, but that they really do know much more about him.

4. Anyone else think the "why don't we call another number...like 911" comment hilarious? It was also spot on, after all, why on earth doesn't Jack trying calling someone other than the freighter (other than dramatic suspense, of course).

5. Something I'm now v.interested in is if the Oceanic 6 were able to pass off this cover story about a deserted island in the South Pacific, what on the earth did the world make of the fake crash in the Indian Ocean? Didn't that give away the conspiracy?

Can't wait for the full analysis, Brian

singhy said...

P.S. Abigail, Regina's (Australian) accent is very distinctively different from Naomi's English (Manchester) accent!

Todds60 said...

No one mentions this, but it seems that the Dharma Initiative SHOULD be looking for Ben since he killed off their members. Also, where have the others been hiding while these last few episodes have taken place?

Sven said...

They headed to the "temple" with Richard Alpert as far as I remember..

Randy said...

My wife NEVER reads the blog (I know... unbelievable, right?). But she commented after the end of Eggtown that she thinks Clair is dead and that's why Kate has the baby. She went on to say that she feels Jack is somehow responsible for Clair's death and that's why he has a problem with coming over to Kate's place where Aaron is (guilt).

I figure that's not too bad for someone who has never read the blog. I just had to put her comments on.

Looking forward to what's next!

RutkowskiLives said...

Seenu -

I understand the law, but there's the tricky issue of Aaron's biological mother Claire being an Australian citizen.

Hobnail_Boot said...

Anon @ 12:57 -

Yes, I think we've seen the last scene of Lost from a timeline standpoint. I've actually had that thought since before Season 4 started and I haven't seen anything yet to make me think otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Damon Lindelof, in the Oceanic 815 crash three-year anniversary podcast on 22/09/07, said:

"...this is actually a good place to sort of officially confirm ... that the flash-forward that we see between Jack and Kate at the end of the Season 3 finale is not, by any means, the end of the show."

"Um, it... it does happen in the future when they get off the Island, but there is still a whole lot of story to tell beyond that. So although things look grim for them, ... there's more to come."

"There is more to come."

Anonymous said...

Also, in last week's podcast, they confirmed that Jack, Kate, Hugo, and Sayid ARE in Ocean's Elev- er, um, the Oceanic 6, and to avoid "spoiler" talk, I will leave it at that.