Sunday, January 31, 2010

5:13 Some Like It Hoth, 5:14 The Variable, 5:15 Follow the Leader

5:13 Some Like It Hoth

In which Miles hears dead people, and Hurley becomes a screenwriter!

-When Miles gives his fake reading to Mr. Gray he holds his hands with the palms up - the same way the psychic Richard Malkin holds Claire's hands in season 1.

-We know now why Miles asked Ben for 3.2 million dollars - it's double the amount Widmore was paying him. Greedy greedy, Miles.

-The taco shop where Miles grabs some food before being abducted by Bram is named La Vida (Life) Tacos.

-After seeing the finale is seems pretty clear that Bram and Ilana are both on Team Jacob, and are Others.

-It's such a sweet moment when Miles sees his dad reading to him as a baby, and then when Dr. Chang says "Miles, I need you," and Miles says "You do?" Miles does have a soft side after all.

Best lines:

JACK: Her [Kate's] heart was in the right place.

SAWYER: Yeah, well, where was her head?


HURLEY: And let's face it. The Ewoks sucked, dude.

5:14 The Variable

The symbol of this whole season could be the one introduced in this episode: the metronome. Measuring the passage of time is obviously a big deal, and Daniel is the expert.

-One thing that kind of bugs me is how everyone within one family will have different last names just to throw us off. Charles Widmore, Eloise Hawking and Daniel Faraday? Why didn't Daniel get his father OR his mother's last name? Did Eloise just make up a name for him?

-Daniel says he tested things on himself first before Theresa, and while he's in bad shape he's not nearly as incapacitated as she is. It makes me wonder if someone intentionally got Theresa out of the way to let Daniel focus on his work. I wouldn't put anything past Eloise or Widmore at this point.

-We find out once and for all that Widmore is the one who planted the fake plane.

-We also find out why Daniel and Charlotte were running memory tests on the Island - Widmore had told Daniel that the Island would heal his mind.

-Sawyer says "yahoos" again! I might start referring to season 5 as "the yahoo season."

-I crack up when Sawyer calls Daniel "H.G. Wells". HAHAHA!

-I still can't believe Penny so readily leaves little Charlie with a nurse in the waiting room. After what just happened to them I wouldn't let that kid out of my sight!

-With the end of this episode we're back to the overarching question: Can free will change destiny?

Best lines:
HURLEY: You guys were in 1954? Like... Fonzie times?

5:15 Follow the Leader

-What does Richard mean when he says he "watched them all die"? Did he see the nuclear bomb going off?

-The scene between Kate and Jack where they discuss whether or not they should change their future is heart wrenching. Interesting that Kate is on Locke's side for this one - believing that they needed to have those experiences, even if they were painful, because there was good in them too.

-HILARIOUS that Hurley gets busted by Dr. Chang for not knowing who the President is, since that's what he was worried about at the beginning of their DI adventure.

-Interesting that fake Locke insists "I am the leader now." Why is it so important that he is the leader? So he can get access to Jacob? Can Jacob only be killed by one of his own?

-Richard explains about Eloise and Widmore to Jack and says "love can be complicated." You're preaching to the choir on that one, Alpert.

-Locke refers to himself in the 3rd person - which makes a lot more sense now that we know that he really is talking about someone else.

-Once again, the writers make Kate be the complication. When she got on that sub all I could think was "Awwww crap!"

-Question: If they were successful in detonating the bomb, in theory everyone on the Island would be killed. So how is Eloise going to be around in the future, and Dr. Chang, Richard, and Widmore too for that matter? That really would change things.

-Mirror image: Another exodus scene, complete with that amazing soundtrack. And even cooler this time with Ben's words resonated in my mind that Locke marched up to Jacob "as if he was Moses."

Best lines:

BEN: This must be quite the out-of-body experience.

LOCKE: Something like that.


MILES: Dr. Chang? What are you doing here?

DR. CHANG: I could ask you the same question.

HURLEY: But we asked you first.


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