Posted on February 2, 2009 @ 12:50 pm
Welcome to Lost-vivor — all the mystery and adventure of Lost with an added dash of Survivor-style competition! Please note that the section ahead contains spoilers for this week’s episode of Lost. Proceed at your own risk.
|Why He’s This Week’s Winner:
Hey, it took seriously cojones for Desmond to waltz right into Widmore’s office and demand answers concerning Daniel Faraday’s mother. Oh, and he was lucky enough to bump into The Custodian Who Knows Quite A Bit For A Custodian during his visit to Oxford. And he and Penny have a son!
Desmond’s description to little Charlie of the magical island where he used to live…that turns out to be Great Britain.
|Why She’s This Week’s Loser:
Ah…the nosebleed. It’s television writers’ favorite fallback symptom when they need to portray a mysterious, as yet unexplained disease on screen. In this case, I’m pretty sure it’s acute time travel-itis, but I suppose it could always be good old-fashioned anemia.
Collapsing with said nosebleed, just as the episode ended. The good news is that I’m almost certain I saw her up and marching through the jungle in the promo for next week’s episode.
Confused by the new format? Check out the recap of “Because You Left” for more details.
Remember that countdown of the Top 30 “WTF?!” Moments in LOST History I did a few months ago? Well, I think we can officially add the revelation that Charles Widmore is a former member of the Others to the list. I’ll go on record saying that the Widmore reveal has been my favorite moment of the season thus far. I’m already drawing up scenarios in my head. I’m thinking that perhaps Richard Alpert’s choice of a young Ben Linus as the future leader of the Others is the source of the animosity between Ben and Charles, ultimately resulting in Charles’ departure — or maybe even exile — from the Island. Very cool stuff, and an awesome twist.
Meanwhile, I’ve been reading a lot of speculation online that Des and Penny’s son Charlie, thanks to the miracle of time travel, will somehow end up being either Charles Widmore or Charlie Pace (Our Beloved Rock Hobbit) when he grows up. Call me crazy, but I just assumed Desmond wanted to name his son in memory of a friend who sacrificed his life for his fellow castaways.
Overall, another top-notch effort. I was afraid the show couldn’t follow through on the momentum it built up in Season Four, but so far so good. I’ll be back in a couple of days with a recap of this week’s episode, “The Little Prince.” Take care!
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