As the Lost debate of the season rages on, let’s take a look at some things I want to see in this week’s episode. Warning to spoilerphobes, this article will contain info given in the recently released sneak peaks and press releases. You’ve been warned.
I’ve already given my personal theory on whether or not Little Ben is dead. This still remains a hotly debated topic with some people saying this has all happened before, and others saying Sayid changed everything when he hand delivered the gift of steel to Little Ben’s middle regions. I’m on the Little Ben is alive, and this has happened before side. Why?
The episode is called: “Whatever Happened, Happened”
I feel like that says it all right there. The infamous words from Dr. Faraday help sum up what’ll most likely be the overall feeling for the rest of the season. As we saw last week, Sayid shoots Ben. Is this something new? No, Sayid has always shot Ben. Big Ben recognized 815 Sayid as the same guy who shot him when he was a kid. Also…how does Big Ben know that Sayid is nothing more than a killer? Because Sayid told Little Ben right before he shot him.
Thank you, Miles!
I really hope the next few episodes start to put to rest some of the “So and so will remember this in 2004 now right?” theories. The answer to that question, is…no. As Miles says, they haven’t experienced this yet. How can they remember something they haven’t experienced yet? Jack, Sawyer, Kate, Juliet, etc may be in the past, in regards to time and the universe, but in terms of their life, they’re still in THEIR present. Jack isn’t going to suddenly remember in 2004 that he refused to save Ben when he was a kid. Because 2004 Jack hasn’t experienced this yet.
But what about Desmond, you say?
Right we did see Desmond wake up in 2007ish with a brand new memory. How did this happen? Basically, because a new memory was inserted into Desmond’s past. Which caused present Desmond to be given this new knowledge. The same thing could have happened if Faraday met Jack in 2002 at the hospital and said: “Hey, someday you’ll meet some one named Ben Linus. Do not trust him, ever.” And boom! Jack has a new memory. That’s just an example, by the way. I don’t think that’d happen, because you can’t change things like that. Unless it’s Desmond, because the rules don’t apply to him.
Jack’s being a…what’s the term, Rebecca? Doodie head?
So Jack does not want to save Little Ben. A good point was brought up in the comments on the video’s page, about whether or not Jack will eventually succumb to his nuerotic need to fix things. I wonder how long he’ll hold the feeling that somewhere, something is being fixed, and he’s not a part of it. I think Jack is going to cave. He’ll be a jerk about it, but eventually he’ll do it. Remember, he was a jerk once about fixing Ben’s tumor, and eventually he did that. Kate and Juliet and Sawyer will all guilt trip him into it, and mention that their whole lie could come unglued if people find out what’s going on. And Hurley will talk about how he’s afraid of disappearing. Then, in the end, Jack will come to the rescue, being the hero that the island needs him to be.
Hurley + Miles = Miley?
I’m hoping we get to see the start of a Hurley/Miles pairing. Two comedic characters, each with their own sense of humor…I think it’ll bring an awesome element to this season. Judging from one of the press releases for an upcoming episode, it looks like this won’t be the last we see of the duo hanging out. The only thing I’d be worried about here is Miles’ safety. Both the people Hurley’s gotten close to on the island have died. First Libby, then Charlie. Even poor Tricia Tanaka took a dirt nap while around this guy. Could Miles be next? Maybe we’ve been wrong about Hurley all along. Could it be possible that he’s more than just a rich unlucky guy stuck on an island? What if there’s more than meets the eye here? I’m going to go out on a limb with this one. Hurley doesn’t know it, but he’s actually the grim reaper in a fat suit.
Give me some Richard this week!
This work last week. I asked for some Ben, and we got some Ben. Now I want some Richard! I beg thee, Lost Gods, just give me a scene with Richard. Every time that guy’s on screen, it seems like you hear the entire Lost community cheer in unison. Is there anyone out there that just doesn’t like this guy? I’m hoping with the whole Sayid being a hostile/Little Ben getting shot thing, he’s bound to show up soon. Maybe he’ll confront Sayid in the jungle. Or maybe he’ll find a gunned down Little Ben, and tell him that his patience will be rewarded. Just give us our Richard fix. Just enough to hold us off for when the heavy stuff starts coming. Because he’ll definitely be around for that.
Blah.I’m guessing a flashback to what she did with Aaron. Do I care? No. I don’t care at all. Call me heartless, but Kate could’ve dropped Aaron off at a shelter for all I care. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can’t stand baby “actors.” They’re worthless, and never provide any real purpose to things. And if you’re going to argue: “But they’re cute!” That’s fine. But Aaron is not cute. It’s almost as if Charlie was predicting the future when he gave the nickname “Turnip Head.” What do I think Kate did with Aaron? Like most people, I think she probably gave him to Cassidy. This means we’ll get to see “awesome” scenes with Cassidy and Kate, and if we’re lucky, baby Aaron and baby Clementine! Woooo…anyone else as excited for all the baby action we may see?
Alright so that’s it. Let me just say, I expect another slow week. But I really think things are going to pick up with episode 5.12. Something about Ben summoning the smoke monster has me thinking it’s going to be a good one. So what about you? Anything you want to see this week?