Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Namaste

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Finished the first seasons of both How I Met Your Mother and Battlestar Galactica. Battlestar had a serious gasp moment at the end. How many shows in recent memory can do something to legitimately induce a gasp? Lost, Sopranos, The Wire, 24. Am I missing any?
    • Idol's so freaking predictable. You knew who was going to go through by who stood up and when. And you knew who the eight wild-card contenders would be. And it should be easy enough to guess who will go through tomorrow. I'm not saying I won't watch it, but it is barely entertaining at this point.
  • Random Hatred And/Or Love:
    • Matt Birk in a Ravens uniform and a three-day weekend coming up with tickets to go see Watchmen. No hatred today.
  • Lost Comments/Questions Of The Week:
    • Let's take a step back and look at how far we've come this season. It's pretty amazing that if we were given an episode last year where we found out this much about Dharma, we'd be floored. Instead, I'd consider this just a nice character-driven episode that filled in a bunch of blanks but didn't give us any huge answers or bring any huge questions.
    • We saw Horace Goodspeed, who's shown up a bunch in the series before. He's obviously in a leadership position with Dharma, since Richard came to see him. Horace is the guy who brought Ben (and his father) to the island and he's also the guy who built Jacob's cabin. When Locke, after being shot by Ben, saw him in a vision, Horace said that Locke had to find him in order to find Jacob. Horace also had a nosebleed. Interesting, huh? We'll be seeing a bunch more of him. (Thanks, Lostpedia!)
    • We saw the statue to which the four-toed foot belonged. Don't really know more than that, except that it speaks to when the time jumps occurred. The well wasn't there at all, so they were way in the past. Then they jumped to where the well was there, but filled in. So I'm guessing that Dharma filled in the well because of the power they recognized at the donkey wheel. Which means that Locke fell down the well at some point before Dharma, or at least before they all ended up.
    • More Egyptian imagery -- the ankh necklace that Paul gave Amy. This on top of Hurley's drawing of the Sphinx last week and, of course, all of the hieroglyphics near the wheel, near the hole into which the smoke monster disappeared, and on the clock in the Swan after 108 minutes.

6 comments:

Seth said...
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Seth said...

even more Egyptian imagery....around the web the theory is that the statue is of either Horus or Anubis. If you look at the screencaps, it looks as if the statue is holding an ankh in its right hand.

angie said...

So which three are your picks for tonight?

Josh said...

Definitely Anoop, definitely Megan, and probably Jasmine.

Marissa said...

What? No mention of Michelle Dessler crossing over to Lost?

Josh said...

So maybe the island is some sort of afterlife after all, since Michelle is there and Tony isn't.