Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog. I have been obsessed with Lost for quite some time now and thought it was only appropriate to just start my very own blog about it instead of relying on others!

So, since it's late in the game I'll just do a quick recap of the episodes so far (which you can go click through on the archives.) My plan for this blog is to watch the episode, jot down the major themes I notice throughout, recap them here, and then add my theories, predictions, and connections these theories have to the past to help everyone remember anything important they may have forgotten. (Since I'm a huge nerd.)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Episode 2 -- Confirmed Dead

On the Island

1. The Freighter people are carrying gas masks - yikes
2. Naomi gave a code to tell her people she was killed
3. Miles chants over Naomi and finds out Kate didn't kill her
4. Locke can't find Jacob's cabin and he and Ben seem concerned/interested when Hurley blurts out that they are going the wrong way
5. Miles calls Juliet a "native" and reveals that they are all there looking for Ben and they have a picture of him off the island!
6. Ben knows everything about the Freighter people and that they are after him because he has a "man on the boat."

Off the Island

1. Flight 815 wreckage - wow!
2. Daniel: Cries when he sees the footage
3. Miles: Talks to dead people in a house where the picture frames change from one moment to the other
4. Charlotte finds DHARMA polar bear fossils in Tunisia and is carrying around a newspaper about Flight 815
5. Frank is lives in Bermuda, sees the footage, calls Oceanic and tells them that the pilot they are showing is not Sam Norris, and that he (Frank) was supposed to be the pilot on that flight.

Well, well, well... looking back on this episode now I realize that - WOW - it revealed a lot of really good, juicey things!

First, on the island the most important info, I think, is the fact that the freighter people are looking for Ben, and that Ben knows all about them because of his man on the boat. Also, Locke beginning to realize that maybe the island is just not that into him anymore, will definitely be important.

This episode, though, was all about the flashbacks, where we learned SOO much!

First - the fact that there is wreckage of Flight 815 is really quite staggering - it means that someone took the time, money, and effort to plant an airplane with dead bodies on the bottom of the ocean to stop any kind of search that may have been going on, and it explains why Naomi told Charlie that everyone thought they were all dead.

Next, I think the most important stories were Naomi's, Charlotte's, and Frank's. Obviously the fact that Miles can talk to dead people is a big deal, but not enough was explained to bring on any huge revelations or big questions, expect maybe - who's house was he at? This, I'm sure, will be returned to at a later time.

Noami's flashback, though, brought up a lot of questions for me. Chief among them was - Why did she ask Abbadon if there would be 815 survivors on the island? For this question to make sense at all, she would have to (a) know that the wreckage on the news was fake, and (b) know a lot more about the island than she let on when she landed there (which has already become obvious)... What I'm getting at is - Why would she even think it possible for 815 survivors to be there? What connection would they have to the island in her mind? This makes me think that these people have been watching the island for some time and knew from the start that the plane ended up there. Why do they know this? What was their involvement?

Charlotte's story was also huge. What does she know about DHARMA? Was she looking for that polar bear because she knew it belonged to the DHARMA people, or was she surprised to see the collar. I tend to believe it's the former. Then, what was a DHARMA polar bear doing in Tunisia? Did they once conduct their experiments and have stations around the world, before finding the island? Do they still operate elsewhere secretly? Why was she interested in the discovery of Flight 815 wreckage? All things that will prove important in the future!

Finally, Frank's flashback brought many a question to my mind. The biggest for me was - Why was he replaced by Sam Norris as pilot of Flight 815. This fact reminded me of an idea I had a while ago, that the pilot was somehow involved with whoever wanted the Losties to end up on the island. The fact that he replaced Frank at the last minute smells of conspiracy. It's not hard for me to believe that when he told Jack and Kate that they had gotten off course and were heading toward Fiji that he was actually lying and had purposely flown them to the island. Why did the smoke monster pick him to kill first?

Basically, all these people seem to know a lot more about the 815 survivors than they should and seem to be connected to some not-nice folks, maybe DHARMA, maybe the Others, maybe people we have yet to meet. What is the connection between Flight 815 and the Island? What kind of powers that be were involved in their arrival on the Island? Who wanted them there, who wants them dead, who wants to protect them. All things to consider!

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