Who’s ready to spend eight thousand hours talking about us?
Given how enthusiastic but perplexed we are about “Lost,” and given that we know many of you are in the same boat, we’re experimenting this week with a Lost Readers Forum. If it catches on, we will use Thursday posts to recap and discuss the previous night’s episode for the remainder of the season. If it tanks, Ben will just use Thursdays to write about the Utah Jazz. You’ve been warned.
So what did we learn during last night’s episode, “Jughead”? Let’s recap:
- Daniel Faraday is in love with Charlotte (or so he says).
- Other women Daniel Faraday was in love with and/or has conducted experiments on (Theresa Spencer) are in a vegetative state.
- The episode ends with blood pouring out of Charlotte’s nose. Well done, Daniel!
- Also, there’s a hyrdrogen bomb on the island.
- Every time Miles Straume (Ken Leung) has a scene we cannot help but picture him as the karaoke salesman who sings “Jesse’s Girl” in Keeping The Faith.
- Richard Alpert is, according to Juliet, “old.”
- Regardless of what year he’s in, Richard Alpert apparently spends the first two hours of his day applying eyeliner.
- Desmond and Penny named their son Charlie, which is a nice nod to Charlie Pace but also a creepy nod to grandpa Charles.
- Erin continues to heart Desmond, making several comments about how she likes it when his shirt hangs open. (When Ben does this around the house, however, she just says, “Do you not know how to button a shirt?”)
- Desmond learns that Daniel’s mom (Ms. Hawking, we presume) is in L.A., which sets up how he and Penny will reunite with the Oceanic 6 so they can all return to the island. (But what will they do with Charlie? Day care?)
- Michael Imperioli rocks a fierce Fu-Manchu mustache.
- And oh yeah, Charles Widmore grew up on the island. He can also snap a man’s neck in two.
We also got a little context on Richard Alpert’s visit to young Locke when he asks Locke to pick from several objects on the table, one of them being the compass (which Locke does not pick, to Alpert’s dismay).
Other than that, we were nonplussed by the episode. According to a fan poll on Lost Wiki, though, the majority of voters gave it an “A+.” We were among the 15.8% who gave it a “C.”
So what did you think? Or, the more appropriate question we should be asking every week, What did we miss?
UPDATE: Tad Smith sees a likeness between a young Charles Widmore and a young Frank Sinatra. You be the judge.