Friday, February 22, 2008

LOST - Eggtown

More revelations in last night's episode of LOST--but the one question I had was: Why was it named "Eggtown"? It did start with John Locke cooking up the "last two eggs" for captive Ben's breakfast. Despite being beat up and locked up, Ben remains uncowed--taunting John by saying, "Just like old times--except I'm locked in a different room and you're more lost than you ever were."

According to Lostpedia, the "Eggtown" reference "is a pejorative term that refers to the days of bartering, during the Great Depression. A traveling salesman would have to barter his candy or tobacco or shoelaces for different commodities. A poor exchange would be for eggs, a relatively common item that is also highly perishable." In other words, it's a bad deal. Perhaps a reference to the bargain the Oceanic Six made?

Speaking of references, during the show Hurley watches a video of Xanudu, the title of which is also a Samuel Coleridge Taylor poem about a tropical paradise.

I liked the line Locke said to Ben when he tossed aside the book John brought saying he'd already read it: "You might catch something you missed the second time around." That's exactly how I feel watching the re-airing of the previous week's episodes with the "enhanced" subtitling. But the best line of the night was again from Hurley when Kate tricks him into revealing Miles' location: "You just totally Scooby Doo'd me, didn't ya?"

Answers and yet new questions from this episode:

1. Miles blackmails Ben saying he'll tell his people Ben is dead in exchange for $3.2 million dollars. Ben has access to $3.2 million? That's a lot of cash... Miles asks Ben, "Do you know who I work for?" Who DOES Miles work for?

2. When Sun says she wants to raise her baby in Korea and Jin corrects her saying "our baby," she doesn't correct herself. Could it be she doesn't believe the baby is Jin's?

3. Locke tells Miles, "I'm responsible for the well-being of this island," and yet has serious doubts about his own leadership abilities. Ben is still able to push his buttons...

4. Daniel Faraday has memories issues. Could this be the reason for the caretaker?

5. Kate is tried for her crimes when she gets back to civilization, but gets off when her mother refuses to testify against her. She is given 10 years probation--which means she cannot leave the state, much less return to the island.

6. When Jack testifies in Kate's defense, it appears part of the lie being perpetuated by the Oceanic Six is that only eight survived the crash and two of them died. And Kate was the big hero saving everyone. Painting Kate as the hero may have been a premeditated plan knowing what she faced upon her return.

7. The "him" that Kate referred to when she said she needed to get back was her son. Actually, not HER son, but Claire's son Aaron. If Kate has Aaron, then Claire must be dead. There's no way she'd let her baby leave the island without her. I doubt Aaron counts as one of the six, since he wouldn't be on the plane manifest as a passenger. So who are the other two? And who is being referred to as part of the "eight" survivors in addition to the Oceanic Six?

8. Jack doesn't want to see Aaron. Does he know Aaron is his nephew? Did he have something to do with Claire's death? Is this why Hurley feels guilty about going with Locke vs. Jack?

9. Sayid, Frank, Desmond and Naomi's body haven't made it back to the freighter even though they left a day earlier.

10. What's up with Minkowski?

For more info, check out the recap posted at Lostpedia, the screencaps at Lost Easter Eggs and Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney's "Dueling Analyses" at Celebritology.


  1. Your Lost reviews are so good.I wish all television were this good.

    I have a question. Do you know if you can move an existing blog to a different blogger address? I've had some problems with some unsavory people and I'd like a new blog address to get them away from it. You seem to know so much about all tis blog jazz. Let me know

  2. Thanks! This is such an awesome season of LOST.

    You just need to go into settings and change the URL address--here's a link to the how-to info.

  3. You're a blog master! :)

    It totally worked and my new blog address is

    Basically I had some dumb girl who used to date my bf who kept writing nasty comments. Sick of it so I decided to move it. I'm sure I'll lose at least three readers. Hopefully you'll stop by now and then.

  4. I've already updated the link and I've always checked out your blog. Now that you'll be posting on it daily, I'll have more reason to check it out consistently!