Saturday, February 21, 2009


I know I am much delayed in posting this. Forgive me. Just having been on the road 1000+ miles this week in order to attend my Grpa's funeral has made everything wonky. Here is my thought's on this week's episode though.

Time for my thoughts on this week's episode. There are numerous sites that do recaps so I'm not going to do that, but I am going to share my thoughts on what happened.


Season 5, Episode 5 - 316
~Did anyone else feel like we were back to the premiere episode with that opening shot of Jack in the jungle? I did a double take for a second wondering if they were showing the wrong episode.
~The cryptic "I wish" note had me wondering if Jack had to write something to focus on to get back to the Island or what the heck was going on. Glad they answered this one within the episode.
~I for a second thought that the guitar case Hurley had might be Charlie's, but they didn't take it when they left the island so it must be a proxy just like John is.
~I hope they are soon in telling us how Sayid, Hurley, & Kate were convinced to go back to the island.
~The staircase down to the underground room - the lighthouse station - reminds me of going down into the cave under the orchid station. Is that coincidence?
~I suspected that the island was constantly moving but seeing that they are predicting where it's going to be in the future is brilliant.
~Now how about Desmond! I think everyone was shocked when Mrs. Hawking told Desmond that the island wasn't done with him yet & his response that he is done with the island. I honestly think that before all is said and done, Desmond will be back on the island.
~The discussion about these people are using you and they are all pieces in a game so reminded me of a chess game. When all is said and done, will we see that they have all been played? Hmmmm....
~I totally was spot on in my theory than 316 that has been referenced earlier in the season was going to be the flight number on Ajira Airways to get them back to the island. Woo-Hoo! Go me! LOL!
~I really didn't like the attitude that Mrs. Hawkings exuded when she is sharing with Jack that pretty much they just have to get on the flight and see if it works. What's up with that? Just really rubbed me wrong.
~I was shocked to learn that John had killed himself. But then the previews for next week episode with Ben being there with John. Holy crap!
~The scene with Ben praying in the church just totally creeped me out. Not sure why!
~More confusion for me when Ben is explaining to Jack why Mrs. Hawkings is helping them & why she knows all this, here is what I typed while watching the show, "Thomas the apostle, when Jesus wanted to return to Judea knowing he would probably be murdered there, let us also go that we might die with him; Thomas is not remembered for his bravery, remembered for refusing to remember the resurrection, he couldn't wrap his mind around it, had to touch Jesus' wounds to be convinced, what he convinced, we're all convinced sooner or later Jack." I'm not sure what the heck all this means or has to do with the island.
~Ben runs off to tie up a loose end, a promise he made to an old friend. Does this have something to do with one or all of the three other members of the Oceanic 6 ending up on the 316 flight?
~Jack is back at the bar, just like before the original Oceanic flight.
~Is the whole situation with Ray, Jack's grandfather, destiny stepping in to get something of Christian's (the shoes) to Jack for the flight? Ray seems to know more than he's saying. I wonder if he knows about the island somehow. I mean, Christian, his son, has this huge role on the island, so surely Ray knows something, even if he's not saying it.
~Oh, what about the bunny at the magic show? Remind you of anything????
~Now, what the heck is going on with Kate. What did she do with Aaron? And what's with the drama of, if you want me to go with you, you'll never ask me about Aaron again! Ummm, me thinks she does protest too much.
~OK, now we're up to seeing Ben with the crap beat out of him. Does this have something to do with the promise he made to an old friend??? What shocked me though is that no one said anything about it? It was like the elephant in the room that everyone was seeing but ignoring.
~Sayid being under arrest is just like Kate from the original flight. I'm wondering what he finally got caught for. We know he's killed numerous people while working for Ben. Which one finally got him?
~Frank looks totally different than when he was on the island. It didn't surprise me though to find out he was the pilot.
~Laughed out loud at Ben telling Jack that the reason he could read was because his mom taught him. But!!! how could his mom mom have taught him since she died when he was born. What's that all about?
~I knew the note would come back to Jack somehow. However, I expected more than just "I wish you had believed me." That must have done the trick though since that was the start of getting them back to the island.
~So, do you think that Sayid, Sun, Ben, & Frank are back on the island or did it only halfway work and it is only Jack, Kate, and Hurley back on the island?
~Then we see Jin in the Dharma uniform! My thought is that John turning the wheel stranded those on the island in the past and they had to join up with Dharma because that was their only option.

There's my thoughts for what it's worth. Tune in next week for my thought on 5X07 The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham. The preview said the mystery of the island will be revealed. I can't wait!


  1. I think that Ben's "loose end" was killing Penney in retribution for Widmore killing Ben/Danielle's daughter. And I think that's why Desmond will eventually be back on the island - he'll go looking for Ben. We could clearly see the boat in the background of a very bloody Ben on that phone call. He was obviously at the marina.

  2. Oooo...good idea Rebekah! I hadn't thought of that. I assumed the promise had to do with getting Hurley out of jail.
    I was wondering if Kate gave Aaron to his grandmother, since Claire told her not to take him back to the island?
    Oh! And on the website (where I went to find the lost unscrambled while you were away because we were impatient!) it said "316" was also a reference to John 3:16 in the Bible.


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