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.