If you didn't think that was the finest 2 hours of television (since last May), then you're hanging out at the wrong blog. The first hour was my favorite, but as a total package, it was a brilliant premiere for season 5. I think it even tops Season 3, when we got to see Oceanic Flight 815 split in two, mid-air, from the others' perspective. (I thought nothing would ever beat that. I was wrong.)
So much to say...so much to discuss...let's get started.
Here's a few ponderings, questions, and highlights that I have. Yes, I took notes:
*Daniel in the Orchid? And how 'bout the foreman telling Candle/Halliwax/Wickmund/Whatever that the drill bit melted. Melted? I thought it was supposed to be freezing cold down there. Regardless, I now have to ask: Is Daniel the key to the entire story? Everything about these 2 hours suggests that his role in discovering the who/what/when/why of all this craziness might center on Dan and his knowledge of the time/space continuum.
*So the island is now moving and we don't know when the islanders are. How long will it keep moving? How far into the future? How far into the past? Are Charlotte's nosebleeds the harbinger of her death? I really think she has an enormous role to play in the island's story. Is she Ben and Annie's daughter? Was she born on the island? I've said it before, I'm saying it again...Charlotte's one of the main characters to watch this season.
*Speaking of Charlotte...loved Sawyer's "Shut it, Ginger!" remark. Then again, I just love Sawyer.
*Miles intrigues me. Is dude a ghost himself? (OK, maybe I should phrase it this way: What is Miles? Seriously.) We know something's up...he knew where to go to find a dead boar.
*Oh Sayid, my badass Iraqi. Death by dishwasher! Truly awesome.
*I clapped when Desmond came out of the hatch in his bio suit. But here's where I got really pulled in...when Daniel was begging him to go to Oxford, to look up his (Daniel's) mother, I immediately texted my brother-in-law and my friend Lacey, saying, "20 bucks says Dan's mom ends up being white-haired lady from Season 3--who sold Des the engagement ring for Penny." Yeah, hold that thought.
*The second Hurley pulled over for the cop, I yelled out, "It better be Ana Lucia!" Thank you, writers of Lost, for giving me that one. Classic. And the shoutout to Hurley from Libby? As genius as last season's, "Checkmate, Mr. Eko."
*I want to state now, for the record, that I have loved me some Bernard and Rose since they appeared in Season 2. (Well, since they were reunited as a couple in Season 2--of course Rose as been with us since the beginning. Who can forget her precious self praying with Charlie? Loved that.) They need their own spin-off show. Rose is who I'd definitely want to be stuck on an island with. Oh--HOORAY for Vincent's bit of screen time. I truly love that dog.
*Darn that Neil for giving Sawyer a shirt to wear. Speaking of, darn that Neil, period. Writers of Lost, we need no more debacles the likes of Nikki and Paulo. I was relieved to see Neil meet his fiery demise. RIP, Frogurt.
*A big round of applause for Lost's music supervisor. Yes, that was Cheap Trick's "Dream Police" playing in the convenience store when Hurley bought that horrible t-shirt. The show that has, in the past, treated us to scenes with the tunes of Three Dog Night, Petula Clark, Mama Cass, Glenn Miller, and Patsy Cline, delivered again, musically. Yes, I am a music geek, so yes, I notice these things.
*Oh, Mr. Reyes...we know you watch Expose' while chowing down on a caviar-laden sub sandwich. And we love you for this. (But Cheech--dude, get a new hairpiece.)
*Raise your hand if you even slightly teared up when Sun was remembering her final moments on the freighter. I cried more than Kate. Yep. Oh Jin...surely you're not really dead.
*Finally...the crux of the 2 hours...the 2 scenes that grabbed me the most:
Methinks this is a very pivotal scene. So much happened in these 60 seconds...I'm telling y'all, Butcher Babe is a big deal.
Finally, this scene:
I already had it in my head that Dan's mama is going to be Mrs. Pawn Shop Lady of Season 3, aka Miss Hawking. (Hawking--is her name a clue?) The second this scene began, I literally screamed, "It's HER, it's HER!" Now, I don't know that she's Daniel's mother. But still...she rocks and I was happy to see her in this ep, and so obviously working on finding the island. Shocker to see her with Ben, presumably in L.A., but still. I want to know more about her. Especially if she turns out to be whom I think.
And there you have the crazy musings of my mind. I have to watch it again before I can wrap my head around possible theories, and even then I'm usually clueless. Thank God for all the fabulous Lost websites out there. Look over on the right side and check out some of my faves.
Commence with the discussing, please!
Oh, I'm SO EXCITED it's back on. I mean, seriously...I'm doing my happy dance even now.