I was down in LA for this week's episode, and I watched it with everyone from the band The Oceanic 6. If you like Lost (which you should, if you're here) and you like music (I mean, come on) you should go check them out. Their music rocks. You All, Everybody.
Hydra - I agree completely. While watching this episode, when Desmond and Daniel were talking, I said out loud, "Why wasn't this the second episode of the season?" THIS is the show we've all been waiting for. it's about time." If we'd had this storyline from the start, I don't think anyone would have minded the LAX flashes. In fact, this episode made the previous LAX flashes seem even sillier.
It makes them feel like DVD extras, you're absolutely right Hydra. They'd better not go back to silly flash sideways after this. This episode has now set a standard that I dearly hope they stick to.
I liked what you said, Pearl, about everyone getting to change one aspect of their lives, and how for some people, it didn't necessarily give them the happy ending they always assumed it would when they fantasized about that life on the island. You're right also, in saying these weren't conscious changes, but I assume if you sat anyone from the Island timeline down and asked them what they wanted most, that change would be what they said.
I'm wondering if Eloise is actually the true villain. I mean, she seemed pretty villainous in this episode. However, we don't really know for sure WHY she's fighting to keep this manipulated timeline. Her line threw me, when she said "You're not ready." Does she want to help them, or keep them the same? Is she fighting for whats best for them, to not disrupt the time continuum anymore, or for some sort of evil? I suppose we'll find that out in the coming weeks.
When Charlie forced Desmond to have a "moment" (or whatever he explained it as) when he ran the car into the lake - did he know he was giving Desmond the chance to experience what he himself experienced on the plane (with his flash of seeing "the blonde woman") (obviously Claire). Or was he just being an extremist drug addict trying to make Desmond do something crazy? It seemed a little strange to me that Charlie just knew it would happen to Desmond as well, even though (I guess) they were on the same flight.
I suppose that leads me to the next question - did he put his hand up on the car Hydra - I agree completely. While watching this episode, when Desmond and Daniel were talking, I said out loud, "Why wasn't this the second episode of the season?" THIS is the show we've all been waiting for. it's about time." If we'd had this storyline from the start, I don't think anyone would have minded the LAX flashes. In fact, this episode made the previous LAX flashes seem even sillier.window (the parallel to "Not Penny's Boat") on purpose, or was that just a lucky coincidence?
My favorite line in this episode was when Desmond asks Daniel what all the complicated physics means and Daniel just stares at him and says, "I have no idea, I'm a musician." Hahhaa. Of course you are, Daniel. Of course you are.
I'm a little nervous about this sacrifice Desmond has to make. He's already spent way too long in the hatch pushing the button, and was ripped from Penny and their son - what else does he have to give? Please don't kill Desmond, writers of Lost. He saved your show for you. He survived an electromagnetic blast for you.
I think maybe we've talked about this before, and you touched on it as well Hydra, but I think it's pretty clear that the LAX timeline is not the "bomb went off and we reset everything" parallel timeline to what we're seeing on the Island. Because you're right, Daniel would be dead.
I think this timeline starts immediately after what will be the Season Finale of the island timeline. So we're seeing what happens next early. And since Boone and Charlie and Locke and everyone are all alive, they must do something ELSE at the end of this season that really resets everything. Thoughts?
Bring it on, Hurley!