Saturday, April 11, 2009

Where OH Where Have You Been? (And other Mysteries solved)

This week on Lost a character I have been missing FINALLY made an appearance.....
Whatcha think yer doing there, brothah?

...and also managed to answer some questions in the process.....
We learn Ben has an Achilles' heel when it comes to mothers....

Mere bullets can't stop a brothah and DO NOT mess with this man's family.....

This is how Ben got the crap beat out of him before getting on the plane....

......While also making some new ones
....How'd he get rescued from this mess? And get the sling on his arm that he wore on the plane?


In any event......Oh Happy Day.....My Favorite Scotsman is BACK

I am a huge fan of the recaps they post on Entertainment Weekly- in addition to a weekly written recap, they also have a weekly post on theories on the show, and a weekly video blog. The blog by 'Doc' Jensen is REALLY indepth, but he does an amazing job of finding links to outside references and trivia that fit into the show - so much so that a good portion of it goes right over my head most weeks. I mention it now because they threw out the possible reason for Desmond's return to the island and it made a lot of sense to me.

Because, after all, we all know D's got to make it back to the island - but we haven't yet seen any kind of good reason for him to go back. But- what if he thought by going back he could get rid of Ben once and for all, and thereby ensuring the safety of his family? Makes sense to me and also is one of the only good reasons I could see him going back.

In any case- I think Penny and Desmond are the 'heart' of this show (although a case could be made for Sun and Jin as well) and I'm anxious to see why they need to return to the island and how their story is intertwined with the legacy of the island. I don't think it's for nothing that their story (while in terms of actual minutes spent on the show is small) is very powerful in terms of emotion.


2 comments:

Jumbo's Lezis said...

Is it just me or does the first picture of Desmond, not look like Desmond? Must just be a bad stunt double. We have to be down to just a couple of episodes, and then off to the last season ever!!!

Mother Firefly said...

Do you mean the picture I posted or the first shot on the show?

Can't be too many more left, you're right- weird to think next year is it but on the other hand, I think them knowing that there's an ending has made the show better because they have a timeline to wrap it up in.