What at first appeared like a straightforward episode, now contains so much depth as I reflect on it. What a twist at the end, huh? I didn’t see that one coming. I wonder what the sequence of events are that lead Sayid to eventually work as a hitman for Ben. What do you think Ben means when he reminds Sayid that he’s working for him to protect his (Sayid’s) friends? Are those friends the other members of the Oceanic 6? What do you make of Sayid discovering that hidden room in Ben’s house? Obviously, that whole scene has something to contribute to what’s going on with Ben and Sayid post-island. Supposedly, the face on the cash found by Sayid in that secret room is that of Michael Faraday, the 19th Century English Chemist I mentioned in last week’s post. Daniel Farady, the crazy scientist guy on the island is meant to allude to him. What are we to make of Ben’s collection of passports? Who exactly is this Ben guy anyway? We’ve been asking that one for a while now, haven’t we?

My theory that there is some quirky time issue going on with the island was strenghtend by what happened with the rocket. The island appears to be 31 minutes behind the frieghter, the place from where the rocket was launched. What is that all about? It clearly intrigues Daniel Faraday. Speaking of time and chronology, do you think it’s possible that the flash forward scene where Sayid shoots his golf partner actually occurs after the closing scene with Ben and Sayid? The reason I wonder this is because at the end Sayid says to Ben that the people on the “hit” list will now know who he is after the incident with Elsa. Think back now to that first flash forward scene. Once Avellino, Sayid’s golf partner, discovers that Sayid is one of the Oceanic 6 he gets really nervous and suddenly wants nothing to do with Sayid. As Avellino prepares to leave, Sayid shoots him dead. Why did Avellino respond to Sayid this way? Is it possible that this scene actually follows the final scene in time chronology? I get the feeling that time chronology is being messed with all over the place on this show. Remember Desmond’s premonitions from last season and what that did with time sequencing and events? There’s something going on here.

Character development is really intriguing this season. Locke is making me angry, and Hurley surprised me with his deception. At one time Sawyer was willing to do whatever it took to get off the island, but now seems content with staying. I’m very interested to see where these characters end up. They seem to be constantly evolving as the circumstances intensify.

It appears production for LOST will begin again on March 10th. The plan is that once we finish the eight episodes already prepared, there will be a one month break or so before the season resumes. Actually, they might only show seven of the eight episodes now (which would mean four more) and save the 8th episode for when the show returns in late April. Apparently, the 7th episode makes for a more logical break. This all means that we will get four more episodes, a month break, and then six final episodes starting sometime in late April to complete the season. Yes, this only adds up to thirteen episodes. This season will be cut by three episodes, although the producer’s insist these will be made up down the road in a future season. When LOST resumes in late April after the month break, the show will slide into the 10pm slot instead of the current 9pm slot. Also, I hear that season five could potentially begin in fall of this year instead of February of next. Well, that’s enough on LOST for now…

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