Thursday, February 5, 2009
The island time jumpers join the Lost varsity crew team. The French I took in high school wasn’t needed to figure out who the new/old castaways were. The dad from My So-Called Life is the busiest (or only?) lawyer in LA. Sayid and Ben become BFFs again. Sun might just be the worst babysitter in the world. And Jin auditions as a “before” model for a lip balm commercial. Wait…uh…JIN!?!
Meet me at Slip 23 in Long Beach, it’s another episode of LOST. “Thank the Lord!”
Lost 5x04: The Little Prince
“The Little Prince” provided a couple of “oh crap!” moments, but wasn’t the crazy, answer-filled episode we’ve seen the last couple of weeks. Still, we got one of the happiest – but also most anticipated – answers of the series so far.
On Penny’s boat:
We open the episode with Jack and Kate on the deck of Penny’s ship before the Oceanic Six are rescued. Kate says to Jack, “I have always been with you.” I guess the monkey love scene in the cage with Sawyer, among others, doesn’t count?
On the island:
Charlotte wakes up and has no recollection of Daniel, but soon comes around. (Where in time was Charlotte when she was out?) Miles cracks, “Hooray, everything’s back to normal.” The time skippers head for the Orchid Station and en route, they skip through time. It’s night and they hopped back to the moment post-crash where Locke knocked on the hatch and the beam of light shot up. (Either that or they are able to see that beam of light from the top of the Luxor in Las Vegas.) It’s also the night Kate helped Claire deliver Aaron. Sawyer sees them in the jungle and freezes up. (Chicken!) Though if he had spoken to her, he might have changed time, so it’s best he didn’t.
Miles’ nose starts to bleed and Daniel explains that it’s related to duration of exposure. I think there’s no question any longer that Miles was born on the island and is Dr. Marvin Candle’s son. They make it back to the beach and the camp’s empty and all the supplies are gone. There’s a canoe on the beach, but the Zodiac is gone. They start to paddle around the horn of the island and the paddlers of a mysterious canoe in pursuit start shooting at the canoe.
Geek alert: There was an Ajira Airways water bottle in the boat. Who took an Ajira flight there? Juliet’s “They fly everywhere” line is not a throwaway. Was it the Oceanic Six? And was the O6 shooting at Locke and crew on the canoe? If so, why? To stop them from making it to the Orchid station?
Geek alert/Question: Why didn’t the canoe disappear in the flash? Were the canoes on the island prior to Rousseau’s crew getting shipwrecked? And if so, whose were they?, where have they been?, and why were they on the beach in the future?
The shooting continues but just as all seems lost, time skips. Sawyer says, “Thank you lord!” as the sky lights up, but they wind up in a monsoon at night. “I take that back!” They make it to the beach and there’s signs of a recent ship wreck. Some of the debris has French writing on it, including a canister with the word, BESIXDOUZE.
Geek alert: Be (B)-six (6)-douze (12). B-612 was the asteroid home of the prince in The Little Prince.
Related Geek alert: The little prince had a snake bite him so he would die and go “home”. Similar to Locke having to die to go "home"? (Or is this foreshadowing of Aaron's fate?)
An old school flashback with new characters! We see the life raft of the boat that was shipwrecked. It’s a French crew and they pull aboard someone floating on debris. And it’s JIN! (Though I don’t think many people thought he was really dead, if you say you saw this reveal coming you’re a boldfaced liar.) They get to the beach, Jin wakes up and is in bad need of some Blistex. STAT! The woman caring for him was a 16 year younger Danielle Rousseau. Welcome back, crazy French lady!
Question: Doesn’t this create a paradox? Shouldn’t older Danielle Rousseau have recognized Jin in the future?
In Los Angeles:
Kate visits the Agostini & Norton law firm and asks Dan Norton, aka My So-Called Dad, to speak to the person requesting her blood. Norton says his client will say no.
Sayid is in the hospital and Jack is treating him. Jack gets called out and Sayid takes out a fake nurse with his I.V. line. (Is there anything he can’t use a weapon?) Fake nurse had Kate’s address in his wallet. (Geek alert: 42 Panorama Crest)
Later, Kate and Jack pull a stakeout and follow Dan Norton to a hotel. He’s there meeting with Claire’s mother. Jack approaches her, but she claims she’s only in LA to collect the settlement from Oceanic. (So is Dan Norton the busiest lawyer in Los Angeles, or is she lying? Doesn’t seem she is, but it does seem odd that she’d have to fly to LA from Australia to collect a settlement check.)
Ben and Sayid drive to a parking garage and meet with Dan Norton. He's apparently working for Ben and has determined Hurley will be released the next morning.
Canton-Rainier on the side of Ben’s van is an anagram for REINCARNATION. Wasn’t Locke in the van?
Jack and Kate drive to Slip 23 at the Long Beach marina and meet up with Ben and Sayid. Ben admits to being the one who hired Agostini & Norton. However he didn’t explain why, of course. No answers on why he was also seemingly working for Oceanic too. The scene ends as we see Sun about to step out of the car with a gun - the assumption is to use it against Ben.
So what did you think? Hit me up with some thoughts or comments.