Unfortunately there’s no LOST this week. This is a major, major bummer. On the plus side this gives us an opportunity to catch our breath since things have been moving way too fast this season. Also on the plus side is that this was one of the best episodes in what has consistently been a pretty fantastic season of television.
EPISODE RE CAP:
We’re back on the island with Sawyer, Juliette, Jin, Daniel and Miles as they plan their next move. They decide to wait for Locke to return. What follows is the passage of three years, throughout which Sawyer becomes the de facto leader of the group and leads them in the perpretation and sustainment of a lie that allows them to become members of the Dharma Initiative.
The first thing that we have to process is of course that huge statue crowning above the trees. Obviously, this is where that freaky four toed thing came from. Less obvious, is what the statue is of. I think it wouldn’t be unreasonable to estimate it might be the Egyptian God ‘Anubis’.
There is a theory out there that the island was the origin of Egyptian legend. The Egyptians discovered the island and begun to worship the smoke monster as Anubis. I’ve also heard people suggest that Richard Alpert might be Ra, the Egyptian sun God. And that’s what the deal is with his eye-shadow. That necklace that Paul wears is the same thing that Anubis holds (you can see them in the screencap BELOW). There are hyrogliphics on the wall of the temple. Oh, and in Egyptian legend a war would rage until the birth of the baby Horus. In the latest episode, Horace has a kid.
There are two main questions that La Fleur raises:
1. Who is the baby that is being born?
2. What is the nature of ‘the truce’?
Alpert mentions that the sonic fences do not keep his people out, that instead, it is the truce that does so. What is the truce? Not to kill members of the other side? Sounds something like the agreement that Widmore and Ben Linus have, no? And if the sonic fences don’t keep the Others out, then why does Linus need to turn them off when they eventually come in and wipe the Dharma Initiative out?
How come Amy can give birth now? What happened to stop women from being able to give birth on the island later? Does it have something to do with the massive electro-magnetism?
Why did Charlotte’s body disappear with the flash? Does the flash not carry dead cells? Or is it something to do with baby Charlotte existing at that time? Is this to avoid a paradoxical meeting of the two entities?
Who do you think Sawyer is gonna end up with? Who would you prefer?
Also, where the hell are Rose and Bernard? I’ll try and let you figure out what happened to them but if I had to guess it would have something to do with a cave and two stones, one black and one white.