Monday, 3 March 2008

Lost: The Constant

My. Head. Hurts. Just when you think you've got a handle on what's going on (or, at least, pretend to) those Lost writers get even more screwy on you. What the hell was this episode all about? I know last week I said the stage was being set for some time travel/time rip stuff but I didn't expect Desmond (or was it his consciousness since his body seemed to be in two places at once) to start zipping between 1996, and his time in the army, and late December 2004, where he didn't know where he was or that Sayid was his friend. It was Faraday — who clearly knows much but isn't telling, yet — who had the solution once again, telling Desmond (in 2004) to instruct his 1996 self to go visit the 1996 version of Faraday (you following me?) for help. This involved a dead mouse, lots of bad hair, several nosebleeds, a tearful Penny, a trip to the auction house where Penny's dad (whose role in all this has yet to be fully revealed) paid big bucks for the log of the Black Rock, the ship that Jack and co. found on the island in season two loaded with dynamite, as well as Fisher Stevens' radio operator George Minkowski (look that surname up and find the one relating to fourth dimension theories) strapped to a bed in sick bay having gone mad talking about funfairs and Penny. This series is starting to resemble one of Grant Morrison's trippier comics. Which is good.

6 comments:

Stram said...

This episode amazed me too. First of all because it's been a long time since we dealed with something else that the mains characters' story; and then because Desmond zipping between two differents perdiode and actually running out of time, that's great and unexepected. I found that Faraday's character is becoming more and more interesting; and he seems to be in desagrement with the rest of the boat crew (the "doctor",...). But if it was good, we didn't learn much more about who are this boat crew.... and why all that happened only to Des? I guess the "why" question will never stop concerning Lost!

Mark Salisbury said...

I agree. Faraday is a truly fascinating character and probably holds the key to unlocking many of the island's secrets. And while I've loved every second of this season so far, I am starting to miss some of the folks back on the beach...

Schmid4Brains said...

i told you this episode would make your brain a-splode!

Mark Salisbury said...

And you were right. I'm still picking up the pieces.

Anne said...

I'm now wondering if Penny knew to look for Desmond because he time-travelled and told her he was stranded on the island...

Mark Salisbury said...

Now that's a thought...