I thought this episode was going to be a fun little jaunt around the island with Miles and Hurley. At times it was pretty light, but it was also pretty serious at times.
We got confirmation that Pierre and Lara are Miles’ parents, and Miles knew that too. This episode established some father issues for Miles (I believe that Daniel and Juliet are the only people without daddy issues on this show).
There was some slight focus on Miles’ powers but we are still left to guess at how he got the powers. It was very interesting to hear Miles and Hurley compare their powers though.
In the “Main” storyline, the pressure on our group is growing. Phil tried to confront Sawyer and had to be stopped, and now Roger is on the case too.
This episode showed a lot more about the Dharma Stations, we’ve been stuck at The Barracks, so it was good to have a tour to see what’s built and what isn’t.
And last but not least we saw Bram, the large scary man with Ilana. He attempted to prevent Miles from going to the Island with Naomi. The clues regarding this new group are very intriguing, I can’t wait to find out more.
The episode wasn’t a comic relief episode, but it also wasn’t crucial. Ont he bright side we finally got a Miles flashback, and it answered almost all of our questions about him. This episode certainly wasn’t bad and the Star Wars references really helped it’s score 7.0/10.0
(I’m back to my old format! It wasn’t worth posting twice in a night, or maybe it was, I don’t know. I’m just trying this way again.)
-We all saw Miles’ parentage coming. After that Comic-Con video we al started guessing, but it’s nice to have it confirmed.
-Poor little Miles. That would be rough super-power for a little kid, imagine going to funerals, or to hostpitals! (There was an upside though, he could apparently buy things from a vending machine with a quarter. What a world).
-Miles looked like he was playing his X-Men 3 character in the scene with his balding mother.
-It made me so happy when Miles asked where his fathers body was. Sometimes I get too into the flashbacks and I start to imagine what it would be like to see this before we watched the rest of the show.
-Miles won’t make eye contact with Pierre, sad. “That douche is my dad”. The funny episodes have so many great lines.
-That’s terrible that Miles saw his mom and knew who his dad was this whole time. I wonder if he told anyone else. He seemed so content on the Island, I’m surprised it never got to him.
-Aww, Miles had a Dharma baby blanket.
-Let’s see if I can figure out Miles’ money plan. It seems like every job he took he charged double. I wonder if he always paid people their money back. So far it seems that way. That must be hard to keep up with.
-Is it possible that Miles’ powers were from him being too close to his past self? I think I might make a theory about this.
-Lara says that Pierre never cared about them, and that he kicked them out and didn’t want anything to do with them. And it’s true that he’s a bastard, but he also made sure they survived the Purge. Surely that’s what he was trying to do.
-Did Pierre laugh at Hurley when Hurley said, “polar bear poop”?
-Our attitude towards Pierre is always changing. At this point I think we’re meant to think that he loved his family and sent them away to protect them.
-What are the odds that Miles was named after himself? Uh-oh, I can feel my thought processors locking up. ERROR ERROR.
-Pierre called the experiments on The Hydra ridiculous. There’s no love-loss between the sciences is there.
-Why would Lara not let Miles run? That’s a little overprotective.
-That would be very hard to deal with a kid who could talk to dead people. Maybe that’s why her hair fell out. (Ugh, I get shivers looking at that scalp.)
-Speaking of Lara’s lack of hair, I’m guessing that was from the radiation she was likely exposed to on the island. It sounds a lot like Kate’s mom (I’m joking, the old Diane=Annie theory is thoroughly impossible).
-Miles’ mom is probably dead, right? I don’t see any other reason why they would show her so sickly while Miles is a teenager.
-Good ol’ fashion Hurley is back! Joking away and loving life. I still don’t know why he wasn’t desperate to go back to the Island. I guess Sayid scared him off with his mysterious warning about Ben.
-And what’s with his state of mind? Why is he so not-crazy on the island?
-I wish Hurley would shave, he looks not so good with hairy cheeks, they used to be side-burns, but they’ve mostly grown into furred chops now.
-Hey some slight validation regarding my “Hurley’s Powers” theory. This episode could have debunked it too, depending on how you look at it. It could prove the theory because it’s openly mentioned and compared to Miles’ very real power. Then again it could be seen as ridiculous because it’s very different compared, and impossible compared to Miles’ real powers.
-Best scene of the island: Hurley trying to make Pierre and Miles get closer.
-Hurley mentions the Incident, it’s going to be big.
-“Did he beat you up when you were little?” It’s amazing that Hurley managed to make that line funny.
-Hurley’s comparison between Miles and Luke Skywalker is too good. And the missing hand this was and interesting touch. Surely Hurley knows that Pierre is missing a hand at some point in the future.
-Whoa, Juliet had a very hard time lying to Ben’s Dad, Roger (why do I always have to look up his name). Did she forget all that Ben taught her? She’s still able to be unreasonably calm at the drop of a hat, but still she’s spent a lot of time with the two best lyers on the show, Ben and Sawyer.
-Kate and Juliet are still chummy, that’s a relief.
-Juliet also had a nice cup of coffee with Jack.
-Sawyer’s been in the “Circle of Trust” for a while, I wonder how much he has seen.
-That footage that Phil has of Sawyer and Kate carrying Ben into the jungle isn’t that incriminating. I’m pretty sure that it wouldn’t be hard to explain away. I can’t actually think of any good excuses, surely Sawyer would.
-I knew it was trouble when Kate went to talk to Roger. They give Kate one great episode then it’s back to her making junior mistakes.
-I think Kate sees parallels between Ben and Ben’s dad and her and her dad.
-Jack acts like he knows his place under to Sawyer’s authority. That’s unusual.
-“The circle of trust.” That was just strange.
-I think Roger was screwing with Jack. I think he had already made up his mind about Kate taking Ben or at least having something to do with it. I believe he was testing Jack to see if perhaps he had something to do with it too. He was testing the waters to see how close they were. Maybe he’s not as dumb as he looks.
-Who would have thought that Roger would be the person who would suspect Kate and Jack and Co.?
-Those Volskwagon vans sound like Smokey. Coincidence… yes.
-That was an unexpected appearance. I always forget about Naomi, it’s because she doesn’t look like she belongs with the cast. I talked about this back when I was watching the old episodes. Her look is considerably different than everyone else.
-Is it possible that she used Miles to learn more about Widmore? She seemed surprised when she heard all that info about Felix, but that could have just been her being impressed by Miles’ skills.
-Hey he’s got a name! He is absolutely frightening. It’s something about his eyes and the fact that he’s freakishly large.
-He’s definitely not working for Widmore, that was well established.
-“What lies in the shadow of the statue?” That’s no code. I guess it’s a serious question. I still don’t know what the answer is though.
-“Long time no see.” It’s great when they give characters lines that really don’t fit. That’s such a strange thing for Daniel to say.
-Daniel looked genuinely happy to be back on the Island. I intend to talk more about his return furing the two week break before the next episode.
Flashes (what we know now):
Widmore’s Crew Choices
Naomi says that they want to use the dead Dharma Folk’s memory to get to Ben. That possible, that kinda goes against my theory that Miles was there to talk to or expel Jacob.
But I don’t think that’s the real reason why he was chosen. This episode confirms that Miles was born on the Island. I’m pretty sure that Daniel was born on the Island too, and we know that Charlotte was. I think that Widmore needed people who had been to the Island before in order to get his crew there (maybe even Michael inadvertantly helped). This theory comes from what Eloise said about getting the Oceanic 6 back to the island, it seemed to help that more old island inhabitants went back.
The Dead Guy
When I first saw this guy I assumed he was the dead guy from under the Orchid, from the opening scene of the season. That was obviously wrong.
He got his filling shot through his head, that’s pleasant. It sounds like the electro-magnetism of the Island is out of control. If only there was some way to regulate or dissipate all that energy.
There’s something strangely existential about watching Dharma build The Swan. I don’t see any concreted up H-bomb. Did I miss it? It looks like they were almost done, they were already at the top of the Hatch.
Hurley said, out loud, that The Swan crashed the plane. Sometimes you wonder if these things aren’t true anymore after they don’t mention it for a season or two.
A serial number? A little disappointing, but it was a lot of fun watching that scene. It’s got to be more than just a serial number, that was just a coincidence, or fate. DUN DUN DUUUUN!
You know what I loved about that scene with the security cameras? They didn’t use regular footage for the security cameras. I hate it when TV shows use angles and shots, that you were just watching, for security camera feeds. This may seem like a small thing, but it drives me nuts, and it’s so lazy.
This is what I’ve been thinking since they mentioned it was 1977. When I hear 1977 I immediately think of A New Hope. I would be thrilled to go back in time if I got the chance to watch the movies in theatres during the original run. Then again, I’m glad I am the age I am, I got to enjoy 6 Star Wars movies instead of just those three.
Anywho, that was one of the best stories ever. Only Hurley could come up with that kind of idea.
The dead guy Miles was interrogating was deliver photos and pictures of empty graves and a bill for an airplane to Widmore. That’s confusing. The vital piece of information that we’re missing is whether this was a test because Naomi knew what Felix was doing, or maybe it was a test and also a way of finding out what Felix was doing. In the end all we know is that the papers were going to Widmore. I’m going to venture a guess and say that probably someone was trying to tell Widmore about the graves and the plane, which means that Widmore wasn’t behind it. So let’s start pointing fingers again. I still don’t think it was Ben, so I’m voting for this new Third Party, and I’m also guess that this Third Party is led by Eloise Hawking.
The Third Party
These new people are frightening. First of all there’s Ilana who looks like she might randomly shoot anyone who gets in her way. Then there’s Bram, who is a behemoth and surprisingly talkative, that was very interesting how they brought him into the show. I didn’t even expect him to talk when I first saw him.
Anyways the point is that these people are new and important and they aren’t loyal to Ben or Widmore. That leaves Ms. Hawking as the main suspect. It seems very likely that she’s behind them. She’s the person who chose Flight 316 and she made sure that everyone was on the flight.