23 February 2006

Lost 2/01 - "Man of Science, Man of Faith"

So, after a very long wait, we're finally back on the island. I've tried my best to stay as spoiler-free as possible, and with the exception of knowing about the new cast members, I actually succeeded.

I liked it, even if it felt more like a normal episode than a season opener. It focuses on Jack, and in a certain sense, he becomes both the man of science and the man of faith of the title.

The hatch is open, but it's contents is unexpected. Who could have guessed that there is actually someone living there in 60/70's style splendour? Or that it would be a person that Jack knew 'in another life'? And how long has he been there? It couldn't have been that long (well not 30 years) if he met Jack when he was already a specialist. But that is only if you assume that their encounter was completely real, and not leaning a bit more to the Shannon/Walt meeting in this episode.

The quarantine warning reminds me of the supposed sickness that Danielle's crew contracted. Could that be what the massive injection was for, or is it just an immune booster?

In the flashbacks, we once again meet Sarah, Jack's (ex?) wife. Is there any connection between Sara's miraculous recovery and Locke's? Especially since Desmond was in the vicinity both times?

The man who died in the car crash was Adam Rutherford, aged 57. Could it possibly be Shannon's father? Sarah also mentioned she was en route to get some things for her wedding. Boone ran a business that provided wedding supplies, so it could add even more weight to the theory. After all, there seems to be very few coincidences on Lost.

Flotsam & Jetsam:

  • Once again, the episode opens with an eye, this time belonging to Desmond.

  • When the soaking wet Walt appears to Shannon, he appears to speak gibberish. Apparently if that scene is played backwards, he says: "[Don't] press the button...[the button is bad]". This definitely follows the storyline, since Jack was about to press the 'Execute' button at the end of the episode.

  • The vial Desmond was shooting up had "CR 4-81516-23 42" on it.

  • Hurley finally told Jack his long story about the numbers and the lottery, and all Jack heard was, "You were in a psych ward?"

  • There was a powerful magnet in the bunker. Has to be important. Did it have anything to do with the plane crash? Or Rousseau's shipwreck for that matter?

  • Hurley: "Life's not so bad, right? I mean, sure, the Others are coming to, like, eat us all, and every once in awhile someone blows up all over you, but we do get to sleep in every morning."

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