Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Another flash-forward episode, this time centring on the lovely Kate with one heck of a sting in the tail. The quality level for this season continues to amaze me, even if this felt a little like a place holder episode for the real mindblowing stuff to come. Again, references abound. A Philip K. Dick novel (Valis) right up front. Then Daniel Faraday's mind reading card trick ("what do you remember?" asked Charlotte) seems to indicate there's some time travel/time rip stuff coming. And did we also find out the identity of one more member of the Oceanic 6, namely baby Aaron whose mere presence seems to be preventing Jack (the pre-bearded not yet wanting to go back to the island version) to get jiggy with it with Kate. Plus, when Jack took the stand as a character witness for Kate during her trial, he made reference to the cover story of what supposedlly happened to Oceanic 815 — ie. that it sank with only eight survivors — which means whoever we're dealing with has the resources to sink an airliner simply as a smoke screen. Think about that for a second... That's pretty bleedin' trippy, right. There's a pretty illuminating interview with Lost executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse on ew.com (click the headline to link to it) in which they spill a few beans about the future direction of the show, including their decision to reveal who was in the coffin before the season's out.