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As we wind down the season, I'm curious as to what other people think about Lost to this point. I for one loved season five, especially the early episodes. There have been some great jaw dropping moments (like when we found out Widmore was an Other) and the shot of the statue when Sawyer, et al were flashing through time. I've been disappointed with the more recent episodes, like "The Variable" and "Some Like it Hoth," but my faith in Lost was completely restored with "Follow the Leader."
So what's been the best episode?
What's been the best moment?
How does season 5 rate overall?Read more >
Daniel Faraday said that time is like a string. You can move forward or backward along that string, but you cannot create a new one. "What happened, happened," he stated in "La Fleur." Despite what others have theorized, no one can alter the course of that string once it has been set. The Losties may move back on that string, but they can't change where it's going.
Everyone operates under semi-normal space time realities in the show. The Island itself may have bent space and time slightly within a radius, thus accounting for the special procedure needed to "find" it from the outside world and other anomalies like the rocket test Faraday tried or the loss in time between the boat's doctor washing up on shore. But barring these explainable ph…Read more >
Juliet knows a lot more than she's ever let on. She speaks Latin, knows Richard Alpert is "really old," and has lived as an Other for several years. She's clearly privy to at least some of the Island's secrets despite not sharing them with the Losties. There's a reason for this: she wants off the Island because she's tired of failing at her research and misses her family. But she may still have an affinity for the Others, the people she lived among for years.
She's now in a relationship in 1977 with Sawyer and may have put her days as an Other behind her. But she may never share what she knows about the Island with the Losties out of loyalty to her people. I really curious to know what she knows, as her facial expressions were very revealin…Read more >
As I've written in other blog posts, the fact that Tunisia is on the opposite side of the world from the South Pacific and the presumable location of the Island is likely significant. Furthermore, Tunisia's proximity to Egypt is interesting given the proliferation of hieroglyphs we've seen around the Island, notably by the frozen wheel, the Temple, in the Swan, and on the control room door for the Monster. I've theorized in the past that the ancients who first settled the Island and we responsible for building things like the Ruins and the four-toed statue had some connection to Egypt. Perhaps they were a community of people living in what is modern day Tunisia who had fled Egypt, were Egyptian themselves, or at the very least were familia…Read more >
Daniel Faraday was selected by Matthew Abaddon and Charles Widmore to go to the Island. His research was funded by Widmore. His mother is Eloise Hawking. He's been on the Island in the 1970's during the beginning of the DHARMA Initiative, likely a result of time travel. If you watch the 2008 Comic Con video where Pierre Chang addresses the future, we hear a voice from off camera that is very likely Faraday's.
In short, Daniel knows a lot about the Island and is deeply wrapped up in the central mysteries of the show. His mother was an Other, so it's likely he knows even more than has been let on thus far. What does Faraday know about Widmore and the coming War? He may shape up to be a central character in the endgame. But I'm curious as to w…Read more >