Thursday, April 16, 2009

LOST - Some Like It Hoth

Favorite line of the night: Hurley to Miles using a Star Wars analogy, "Let's face it--Ewoks suck, dude."

Actually Hurley had a bunch of great lines: Hitching a ride with the reluctant Miles, "It will help with global warming which hasn't happened yet so maybe we can prevent it" or telling Miles he can not only talk with dead people, but plays chess with them as well, "You're just jealous my power is better than yours" or after Dr. Chang's warning to keep his mouth shut or else, "Polar bear poop--got it."

The biggest answer we got last night was the relationship between Miles and Pierre Chang--or as Miles put it to Hurley, "That douche is my Dad."

So how is it that older Miles can coexist in time and space with 3 month old baby Miles? I guess now that Faraday's back--arriving with the submarine full of scientists from Ann Arbor--we might get the answer to that.

We learned how Miles was recruited by Naomi and it was confirmed that Widmore was responsible for the faked Oceanic 815 wreckage. We also found out how it was he came up with the $3.2 million dollar extortion figure that he told Ben--it was double the figure Naomi offered him on behalf of Widmore to come to the island.

Bram--in cahoots with Ilana on last week's show--showed up to kidnap Miles and try to convince him not to go to the island. He quoted the same cryptic question that Ilana posed to Lapidus: "Do you know what lies in the shadow of the statue?" and tells Miles that he's playing for the wrong team.

Which means that Bram and Ilana are part of Team Linus. Aha--the plot thickens! Actually the plot of LOST can't get any thicker--but at least we're getting things resolved.

We also got to see the construction of the hatch. Hurley watches as the infamous numbers are embossed onto it. Miles is surprised when Hurley knows the next number in the sequence and Hurley explains he knows because it's the hatch. "What hatch?" asks Miles. "The one that crashed our plane," answers Hurley.

How funny was it that Hurley was attempting to rewrite The Empire Strikes Back (the Ewok-free version) and make it better? Hey, Hugo--if you really want to improve the Star Wars franchise, rewrite episodes 1 through 3 and remove Jar Jar Binks!

In other LOST events, Miles induction into the "Circle of Trust" by Horace which causes him to leave before he can destroy the tapes that show Kate and Sawyer kidnapping Ben. When Roger returns to the infirmary and finds his son missing, he freaks out and goes on a bender. Kate tries to lift his spirits, but instead he turns his suspicion on her.

Jack convinces Roger that his inebriated state is the cause of his paranoia, but Phil finds the incriminating tape and confronts Sawyer--who socks him in the jaw and tells Juliet to get some rope.

Poor Phil. If Oldham is the Dharma's Sayid, then Phil looks to be its Ben. Not for scheming evilness, but for being a human punching bag.

Next week fills in what happened with the O6 during the three years they were off the island. Personally I can't wait to come back and find out what's been going on with Faraday...

For more on last night's episode however, check out the recap at Lostpedia, the screencaps at Dark UFO and Liz Kelly and Jen Chaney's Dueling Analyses at

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