Sorry I have been away from this thread fellow Losties (I was so busy with school/work/etc). To make matters a bit worse, I had to wait until last
Friday to watch the second episode, as I was with my girlfriend on Thursday night. I was going to watch it online on the official site, but, on the
site, it stated that I had to wait until Friday. Then, on Friday, the video wasn't working on my girlfriend's laptop and, to make a long story
short, I had to resort to other means to watch the episode. Anyway, it was a great episode. I watched it with my girlfriend, who doesn't normally
watch 'Lost,' and that, actually, made it better to an extent (except I had to occasionally explain things). I even talked about it with her after
we watched it. It's great talking about things you love with the person you love. So, yes, it was a great episode (as we all here have agreed).
Episode three was even better!
Here is why I think Miles, Faraday, Lapidus, Charlotte, and Naomi make up the group of the "helicopter people" (I will reserve the term "freighter
people" for the people on the actual freighter, like Minkowski and the woman mentioned in episode three). Miles is a possible "ghost buster" or,
more precisely, one who can basically communicate with the dead and get them to be at peace. It is possible that he is on the island to deal with
Jacob although, however, he states that he is there to get Ben. Faraday is a physicist who may be on the island to do experiments and such (as seen in
episode three). It is interesting to note that Faraday warned Lapidus to, when flying back to the freighter, stay on the same course as he, Lapidus,
did when he flew to the island. I wonder if this is this the same course that Ben told Michael? Lapidus was supposed to have flown Oceanic 815 on the
day it crashed so maybe he was picked to basically shut him up (as he called up the hot line to complain that the body of the dead pilot that was
being televised wasn't the real body). It is also possible that he is just a good pilot and thus he was picked for merely this reason. Or maybe he
even feels that he should be on the island (as, when he was told that there were survivors of the crash, as I am sure he was, he felt that, because he
was supposed to have been flying that day, he was supposed to be with the survivors). The latter theory is weird, but it may work. Charlotte is an
anthropologist who may be on the island to study what DHARMA was doing on the island (if the helicopter people are not already aware). Or maybe she is
there to study the results of what DHARMA was doing. Naomi was there to be the leader, of sorts, as she was described by Miles as being a corporate
something or other and she didn't have much of a social relationship with the others. Any other ideas on these people (I am sure there is much more)?
I wonder why didn't Charlotte tell Locke's group that she was looking for Ben (who was always in her presence). Is it possible that she didn't know
this particular mission?
As far as Sayid working for Ben in his, Sayid's, flashforward, wow, simply amazing and shocking. Ben mentioned that Sayid is protecting his,
Sayid's, friends by killing people on Ben's list. I wonder what friends. The Oceanic Six? The rest of the people on the island?
I have a theory, going back to episode two, regarding a possible cover up pf the crash. It's possible that a powerful group (a group led by Charles
Widmore?) covered the crash up and placed an aircraft in the ocean and even filled it up with fake (meaning the bodies weren't really the bodies of
the people on 815), dead bodies. This was the impression I got when Lapidus noticed that the pilot's dead body wasn't the real pilot's dead body.
So, a powerful group covers up the crash because this group knows about the island and DHARMA. Now another group (Abaddon's group/freighter people?)
comes along to look for the island and the survivors of the crash (or, really, to just look for Ben, which I doubt is the sole mission) after this
group finds out that the first group covered things up. Then, another group emerges (Penelope Widmore's group?) and this group also finds out that
the first group covered things up and this group begins searching for the island/Desmond. If one were to put in Charles Widmore's group as the first
group and Penelope Widmore's group as the third in this little theory, then it would not really be hard to imagine that Penelope's group could have
easily found out that Charles Widmore's group was covering things up. Any comments?
Anyway, here is some awesome news: as the writer's strike is over, there will be
five more episodes
of Season Four! That means that Season
Four will be comprised of 13 episodes. Here is the gist of it the news:
1) The aim is to produce FIVE more episodes of Season 4. This is three fewer than the eight scheduled before the strike occurred; the season's
total will be 13 eps.
2) The entire order of 48 episodes for Seasons 4-5-6 will still be delivered-- that leaves 35 episodes to be split between Seasons 5-6.
Another lesser point is that there will be at least a 4 week hiatus between the broadcast of 4x08 and the new 4x09. Note that this may push the final
episode of the season beyond the end of the Nielsen May sweeps period, so we may have been lucky to get even five eps.
I cut out the last sentence of the last paragraph quoted, as it basically advertised
article discussing the
same news. Are you Losties happy? I sure am!
Ah, time for bed
[edit on 15-2-2008 by they see ALL]