Thursday, March 5, 2009

L O S T Blog #1 - "LaFleur"

Season 5, Episode 8

Alright so, before I even really get into anything, for everybody who’s bitching about this episode being “boring”, you’re fuckin retarded and need to realize that this, along with 316 and The Life & Death of Jeremy Bentham are simply transitional episodes. They can’t just tap into 3 years later without establishing how they reached that point. So this is the story of Sawyer and the on-island crew and how they came to be part of the Dharma initiative.

We start with finally catching a brief glimpse of the infamous 4-toed statue (shown above), from behind. Looks to be some sort of Egyptian-like sculpture, which may or may not be carrying an Ankh (also the pendant tied around Paul’s neck later in the episode), which is described by Wikipedia as:

the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "eternal life", a triliteral sign for the consonants ˁ-n-ḫ. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop.

Why is there a statue of an Egyptian god on the island? Who the fuck knows, but they’ve been hinting at some sort of Egyptian influence since the hieroglyphics on the inside of the blast door in season 2. We’ve also seen similar hieroglyphics this season on the outside of the temple in This Place Is Death. This episode was also the first to call attention to Richard always looking like he’s wearing eye-liner. Though he really isn’t (the actor just looks like that, you can see it in The Dark Knight), it’s interesting that he appears that way because ancient Egyptian men, especially those of wealth and power, always wore make-up. Is something being hinted at here? Probably, or maybe they’re just fucking with us.

The main bulk of the episode was not the most exciting. We establish that Horace was once head of Dharma on the island, Sawyer was pretty high up there as Jim LaFleur, whatever happened that caused babies to not be born on the island hadn’t happened yet, the others and dharma had a truce, and last but not least Sawyer and Juliet have entered a relationship. What’s interesting is that of all the Sawyer on-island crew, all were accounted for in the “3 years later” sequences but one, Daniel Faraday. I don’t think he’s dead however, as I still believe the very first scene of season 5 has yet to happen. That’s probably where he is right now, working on the orchid.

Three of the Oceanic 6 have finally arrived! Where are the other two that were on the plane? I’m sure we’ll find out soon, but the real interesting thing is the Sawyer + Kate reunion. I’m sure she won’t be too happy to find he’s married to Juliet now, since she’s a bitch and probably expected him to be waiting for her on the beach still after 3 years, even though she’s been fucking Jack for a great portion of that time.

This weeks episode was not the most eventful, more just enjoyable. Can’t wait until two dreadful weeks from now when we (hopefully) will finally get to see what happens.


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