Those of you that also spend way too much time trying to figure out just what the heck is going on with Lost will love this link. The writer, Jeff Fischer, understands the show much better than most and does a great job trying to help weave through each episode. I told Lyra the other night that as much as I love the show’s craziness, it leaves me with a headache trying to figure just what the heck is going on.
Any time they build an episode around Desmond we’re in for a good time. Des is one of the show’s most complex and grounded characters. He’s in love and all he really wants out of life is to be with Penny again. He’s lost without her, and I think we find that all of our characters are lost without something, as well as lost on the island. They’re either lost on the island, or they’re lost off of it (remember Jack at the end of season three).
Desmond’s time traveling episode was a mind-number. The whole thing with Daniel and going back to 1996 was wacky, and then we find out that Daniel too is time-traveling (his journal said something along the lines that Desmond was his anchor to the past).
Speaking of our friend Daniel Faraday, isn’t it nice to actually have an outsider on the show who’s worth rooting for. He and the pilot seem like good people that are just mixed up in this thing, while the rest of them all come off as straight out evil, especially Mr. $3.2 million Miles (why not 3.3?). Faraday comes across as the scientific nerd that is in it for the right reasons. Of course, that remains to be seen, but for the time being we’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.
All I know is that I hope that Des does finally get to be with Penelope again. It’s not often that I’m moved by a TV show, but when they had that conversation on the phone at the end of the show the other night it was touching for sure. When TV’s done right, you get moments like that, and there’s no question that the writers of this show seem to do it right more than not. As crazy as this experience is on a weekly basis, it certainly feels now like they have a direction and we’re starting to head towards it. The little reveal about the time-bending of the island shows that we’ve got a destination in mind, it’s just the getting there part.
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