Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Now that you've already gone and re-watched both episodes from last week's mind-warping season premiere (watched by 20 million people, according to an ABC promo), here are two great articles with recaps and analysis to read over in preparation for tomorrow's episode, "Jughead":

Excerpt from
Zap2It: It Happened Last Night's article:
In that scene, you'll remember Ben and Charles casually noting that neither can kill the other. Many of you might have simply chalked that up to Island will: after all, Jack and Michael have both had suicide attempts swatted down by the Island. But are we talking about Island will or the effects of major players in the Lost universe being unstuck in time? Remember what the increasingly important Daniel Faraday notes: the universe won't allow the creation of a new "string" of history. "If it didn't happen, it can't happen."

But there's an unspoken corollary to that: Everything that did happen, will ALWAYS happen. That's what course correction means. In short: Ben and Charles can't kill each other in London in 2005...because one or both die in the past. A past that hasn't exactly occurred yet, at least from the perspective of those two people at that particular moment. It's all relative. And it's all relatively awesome. And yet, completely and utterly baffling if you take it to its logical conclusion.

Excerpt from Entertainment Weekly's article:
Sounds like a time travel record. Sounds like a freak flag flown high. Sounds like what Season 5 aspires to be. Have you ever heard the title track, the one Dr. Chang listened to while feeding his baby? On the show, the tune starts skipping half a line into the refrain. The rest of it goes like this:

You can't make a record if you ain't got nothin' to say/ You can't play music if you don't know nothin' to play

Which reminds me of the song Lost used to open its second season, when it gulped hard and gave us the bizarre story of a man in a hatch that had to push a button every 108 minutes:

Make your own kind of music/Make your own special song

Make your own kind of music/Even if they won't sing along…

Translation: Yes, the producers do have a master plan. And now, it's time to play it out. Here's hoping it rocks.
Enjoy tomorrow night's episode, and feel free to discuss both last week's and tomorrow's in the comments!


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