It’s Lost night! In preperation, let’s take a look at some of the things I know I’m personally looking forward to in tonight’s episode.
NOTE: Most of this article is based on information given in promos and sneak peaks. If you’ve avoid these out of fear for spoilers, you may want to avoid this article as well.
“If you want me to go with you, you will never ask me that question again.”
So Kate’s finally ditching Aaron. Let me get something straight here…every second we’ve seen Kate on screen so far this season, she’s been worrying about protecting “her baby.” And now he’s gone. Well where the heck did he go? Did she give him up for adoption? Maybe she gave him to Ms. Littleton. I really hope this is something we find out. I want to see the moment where Kate makes the decision to give him up and go back to the island. I want to see what made her do it. I know it won’t be this episode, but I’m keeping my fingers cross that we’ll see it sometime down the road.
“You’re all going back to the island? Willingly?”
Oh, Desmond. The only person who without a doubt has no desire at all to return to the island. Everyone else can find some reason to go back. So will he go back? If you’ve seen the previews, you’ll notice that we’ve seen glimpses of Hurley, Kate, Jack, and Sun all either on a plane, or on the island. The only ones we haven’t seen from the group that was assembled last episode are Desmond and Ben. I don’t think Desmond is going back…willingly. I do think he’ll end up back there some how, but he probably won’t be happy about it. And what about Ben? Is he able to go back? Whoever moves the island can’t go back. That was very clearly laid out by Ben himself last season. So how’s he going to pull this one off? Hey, maybe we’re underestimating him. Maybe Ben doesn’t actually have a hidden agenda and he does actually care about saving everyone on the island…
“This is how they found the island.”
This is going to be awesome. Notice how she says it’s how they found the island. Which very clearly indicates she’s not part of Dharma. This was probably assumed, but I like how it’s being thrown out there. I’m hoping we’ll get a little bit of an explanation as to why it’s so hard to find the island. It looks like everyone was right when they thought the new Dharma logo was for the Lamp Post. Just as in the Chronicles books, the Lamp Post in Lost will be a gateway to a magical, mysterious land.
“This is all I could get on short notice.”
So how’s that going to work? I’m wondering if assembling the entire group was ever really necessary, or just a precaution in case bringing certain people back didn’t work. Will only bringing a few of them back be sufficient? I want to see if there’s going to be any reprecussions for them only bringing some of the people back. I personally think that Jack is the key. Bringing Jack back was the ultimate goal. They always told Jack he wasn’t supposed to leave. Getting everyone else on board is just a precaution in case the Jack idea doesn’t work out.
“You might want to fasten your seatbelt.”
And here it is. Anyone who guessed plane crash as the way they’re getting back wins. Extra credit to Ms. Dee if her theory about Lapidus flying the plane turns out to be right. I’m wondering some things about this second plane crash, if it happens. The first…are we going to get any new characters out of this? Judging from all the casting, it looks like we’re set to get some new people sometime. And if we do get new characters, how pissed are they going to be if they ever find out there were people on that plane who knew it was going to crash? I’m sure they wouldn’t really suspect it until they see people who know exactly where things are, and how fun it is to jump from the top of the waterfall into the little pond.
Also…are those who go back going to book the plane under false names? Imagine the public reaction if they find out that some of the same people who were part of the Oceanic crash are also part of this new crash. Or what if some of the new crash victims recognize our returnees? Would they assume very bad luck or coincidence? Hmmmm…
Finally…if I were looking for the money, I’d find a way to get back to the mainland and sue Ajira. Oceanic settlement + Ajira Settlement = Big Bucks.