Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Lost: Confirmed Dead
Well, episode 2 continued to pull few punches, offering up even more tantalising glimpses of an even bigger picture without providing one single answer. But what a show. We had fake footage of Oceanic 815 on the seabed, four new arrivals dropping from the sky — psychic Miles, physicist Daniel, pilot Frank and anthropologist Charlotte — who, it transpired aren't even after the survivors (they want Ben) plus a prehistoric polar bear skeleton wearing a Dharma collar. Now, I like my Lost a great deal, and, having come thus far, am determined to see this play out to the very end. However, I'm not, like, a complete obsessive. What I like doing, though, after every episode, is to take a gander at the opinions and theories of EW.com writer and major Lostie Jeff Jensen who's paid to examine the show in minute detail, and so does all the heavy thinking so that we don't have to. His postulations on episode two were, as usual, most interesting. "I am utterly convinced Charlotte Staples Lewis has been to the Island before," he writes. "Maybe it was her giggly delight as she splashed about in the Island's inland waters. There was something to her reaction — something that reminded me of another fantastical tale about an enchanted homecoming. The book is Prince Caspian, by C.S. Lewis, the sequel to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The story starts with a chapter called The Island, in which the Pevensie kids return to Narnia via a mysterious island marked by ancient ruins and odd creatures. First thing they do: play in the water. Maybe I'm just fishing again. But if you think I'm wrong, then you owe me a better explanation why Charlotte Staples Lewis has been assigned a name so conspicuously similar to the author's unfurled handle, Clive Staples Lewis." Priceless stuff.