Thursday, February 25, 2010
Lost 6x05: The Lighthouse
Stuff Worth Mentioning
This is the 108th episode of the show.
Another "are they channeling the other reality somehow?" moment as Sideways Jack's appendectomy scar triggers his Spidey sense. And a further indication of how different this reality is: his mother said his appendix was removed when he was a boy; Island Jack had his removed on the island in season four's "Something Nice Back Home".
Sideways Jack drives the same jeep as Beardo Jack did in the season three finale.
According to Lostpedia, Dogen's retort to Hurley in Japanese can be translated as "you're lucky that I have to protect you. Otherwise I'd have cut your head off."
"I just lied to a Samurai."
There is a bottle of MacCutcheon whiskey in Christian's office.
Despite not crashing on the island together, the threads of the Sideways Losties continue to come together; it seems Christian's will might lead Sideways Jack to Sideways Claire.
Speaking of that will, for someone who was having a hissy fit about not finding it, Jack's mom found it pretty easily. It wasn't exactly hidden. I'm just saying, is all...
Sideways Jack read Alice in Wonderland to his son; Island Jack read it to Aaron in "Something Nice Back Home".
Jack's son joins other musicians on the show such as Charlie, Daniel and Jack himself, who's been seen playing the piano from time to time.
Hurley's comment about the Adam and Eve skeletons being someone we know that traveled through time is a nod to the many fans who have theorized as much.
Clairesseau: ''If there's one thing that'll kill you around here it's infection.'' Zing!
Jin's leg was hella gross...
Claire said she was tortured and branded by the Others at the temple...which is how they diagnosed that Sayid was infected.
More rabbits: Jack found the key to his ex-wife's house under a rabbit, just like Miles found the key to the dead guy's apartment under a rabbit in "Some Like it Hoth."
A sign outside the auditorium where David was auditioning read "welcome all candidates." Ha!
David played the same piece by Chopin that young Daniel played in "The Variable" before his mother told him he wouldn't have time for music.
Dogen's appearance in the flashsideways suggest he either came to the island after 1977, or else the differences between the two realities reach back farther than Jughead's detonation.
The Looking Glass Dharma station guided people to the island; now we've seen the lighthouse, with its "looking glasses" that also guides people to the island.
#20 on the lighthouse dial was assigned to Rousseau. Here's an updated list of the candidates, incorporating the lighthouse info.
Jack's done a lot to frustrate me through the years, but I've never been more frustrated with him than when he smashed those mirrors. That it was later revealed to part of Jacob's plan did little to assuage my frustration.
The main island plot of this episode mirrors the previous episode: a supernatural being (Smokey/Locke) triggers a trek across the island in the name of answers. In the last few minutes, a bit of the show's mythology is revealed, involving numbered lists of the main characters.
More numbers: the numbers assigned to a candidate correspond to a degree on the lighthouse's protractor. Turning the mirrors to that number seemingly allows Jacob to observe the candidate.
What's Kate's number? '51-Austen' can be seen on the dial.
Is Claire crazy? Yes. See: creepy skull baby.
#108 on the dial was assigned to "Wallace" and crossed off, which probably means Wallace isn't coming to the island. Is someone else really coming to the island, or was Jacob just concerned with straightening out Jack's head?
Was Jacob pouring something into the temple spring?
There now appears to be two lists of candidates: the one on the lighthouse dial and the one in the cave. Are they both Jacob's? Is the one in the cave really FLocke's hit list?
Who is David's mother? Jack's ex-wife Sarah (who's too busy with Modern Family to make an appearance)? Someone else? Is it even important?
We know the Others didn't travel through time as the island jumped around at the beginning of last season. It would appear Claire didn't either; how come? The same reason the Others didn't (whatever that may be)?
Clairesseau referred to her father and her friend as though they are two different people, but a popular theory is that the Christian who took Claire off into the jungle was a manifestation of Smokey. Does this suggest they are two separate entities, or just that Claire thinks of them as two different people and has never seen them together? Clairesseau seems able to see through Smokey's form (she knew it wasn't Locke but her friend); doe he appear to her differently? Does she just see him for what he truly is, regardless of his shape?
The lighthouse mirror showed Jack's childhood home; could that mean 23-Shephard refers to his father?
Next week: Sundown
The post-episode preview was even more cryptic than usual, but assuming the pattern continues (and judging from the title, it will) we'll probably catch up with Sideways Sun and Jin. On the island, perhaps Sun and Jin will finally be reunited.