LOST THOUGHTS: “Lighthouse”

Live from the Fairfield Inn in Chesapeake, VA comes, without benefit of DVR or HD, LOST THOUGHTS!!!

  • AltJack is worried about his appendix scar for some reason.  And has a kid?!
  • Hugo sees Jacob in the Temple.  Why doesn’t he appear to someone less… Hugo?
  • Jacob wants Hugo to help someone find the Island.  Widmore perhaps?
  • AltJack has a rebellious teenage son who listens to rock music?  How original!  But where did he come from?  The actor looks a lot like Matthew Fox, that’s impressive.
  • ZombieSayid wants to know the truth.  Jack knows he can handle the truth!  Everyone wants to kill him, but how can you kill that which is already dead….
  • I told you that Claire = Rousseau, but no one listened!  Look at our jungle princess now!
  • AsianGuy is upset to hear that Hugo knows he’s a candidate, and Jacob is upset that Hugo can’t get Jack to work with him.  Poor Hugo…
  • Hugo knows how to push Jack’s buttons saying the secret passphrase “You have it in you”.  Jack has easy buttons.
  • Looks like RousseauClaire isn’t going to follow her spiritual mother’s footsteps and torture Jin for information.  But she is going to torture that one Other.  That’s more like it.
  • AltJack has to drive the ugliest car known to man.
  • AltJack is sober, that’s good.  Not having to go back to the Island will sober a man, I suppose.
  • Wow, AltChristian left AltClaire stuff in his will.  How thoughtful of him.
  • You know, even though she’s still after MY BABY, RousseauClaire is considerably more awesome than RegularClaire.
  • Wow, the caves.  It’s been so long!
  • AltJack’s Kid ran away.  Poor AltJack.  AltJack’s Kid is a musical prodigy and AltJack had no idea.  Poor AltJack.  I just like saying AltJack.  ALTJACK!
  • “Good times”.  I love Hugo.
  • Jack is broken and wanted the Island to fix him.  Too bad Jack can’t be more like AltJack.  ALTJACK!
  • Now how the HECK did we never see this lighthouse before?  Oh, Jack said that as I was typing it.  “We weren’t looking for it”.  Whatever.
  • Why didn’t Jin tell RousseauClaire that Kate took her baby before she started torturing the Other.  NOW look what she did.  She’s all kinds of crazy.  Is RousseauClaire going to be grateful that Kate got the baby off the Island?  Or blame her? DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUUN!
  • I’m guessing the lighthouse is figurative, or supernatural in that turning it on will allow those on the outside to find the Island.
  • We’re given an awful lot about AltJack in this episode.  Why does he have such a terrible relationship with his son?
  • HOLY BALLS.  AltAsianGuy!  My brain hurts.
  • The mirrors in the lighthouse have to be at 108 degrees.  The total of The Numbers.  Does each degree have a NAME on it?  IT DOES!  The numbers in the cave correspond with the numbers on the lighthouse, which corresponds with the Numbers.  THE NUMBERS ARE PEOPLE!
  • Now you’ve gone and done it, Jack.  Ruined our chances of getting answers because you couldn’t wait.  YOUR IMPATIENCE HAS DOOMED US ALL!
  • AltJack’s Kid is afraid of letting AltJack down.  Just like Christian never believed in Jack!  DRAMA!
  • Jacob doesn’t care that Hugo didn’t accomplish anything.  OK, Jack needs to figure out what he’s on the Island for.  How is he supposed to figure anything out from seeing his house in a mirror?
  • Why is Jin lying about Kate raising Aaron?  What on EARTH does he think he can accomplish with this?  Capturing RousseauClaire?  Why?
  • So RousseauClaire was upset at the idea of Kate raising Aaron.
  • Um, does RousseauClaire see Locke, or does she KNOW she’s been following the Smoke Monster this whole time?

By the way, anyone who says they can’t tell the difference between Standard Def and High Def is crazy.  Ugh, the fuzz….


Flying Solo

An experiment in creative blogging.

Friday was another day at work.  Sure, I was getting stressed out about problems some of the people in our Chesapeake office were having that I couldn’t fix, but it had been that way all week.  I was almost used to it.  Since we’re getting ready to basically tear out everything IT related and rebuild all of our connections and servers from scratch, we have been having a lot of meeting with people wanting us to pay them to help us out.  After a few of those meetings, my boss comes into the office I share with my IT coworker and says that the owner of the company is getting really nervous about those people in Chesapeake not being able to do what they need to do, and the customer is probably going to start freaking out soon.  She told him that she wanted me to go down to Chesapeake and try to help in person.  My boss and I have both been trying to help with no progress all week, so we actually laughed at the prospect of sending me down there.

An hour or so later, I got a call from one of the VPs.  I go to her office, and my boss is there.  Turns out that the owner was dead serious about me going to Chespeake.  I was in shock.  Afraid that I wouldn’t be able to fix their problems any better from there, I was told that this was more for PR than anything else.  Since we don’t have an IT person out in Chesapeake, we need to show the customer that we care enough to send the very best (ok, I added “the very best” part).  Still, I though, surely they can’t get everything I need to fly to Virginia at 2:30 on a Friday to have me there by Monday!  It turns out that they can, rather easily.  The travel expenses were deposited into my bank account and I had a flight, hotel, and rental car shortly afterward. Continue reading “Flying Solo”

LOST THOUGHTS: “The Substitute”

  • AltLocke is engaged to his phone-sex operator?!  Crazy, the Island not existing changed a whole lot.
  • Esau has a fast travel mode as the Smoke Monster.  Good for him!
  • AltLocke lied about going on a seminar so he could lie about going on a walkabout?
  • Why are they flashing sideways from AltLocke and Esau impersonating Locke?
  • If the Smoke Monster can see ghosts, what does that mean for all of the ghosts we figured were the Smoke Monster?
  • Esau promises answers to Sawyer.  Not only answers, THE answer to the questions from the Pilot.
  • AltHugo is a nice guy, like always.  So Alt2004 isn’t a Star Trek-type mirror universe where everyone is the opposite…
  • For everyone wanting to “flee” to the temple, they’re all rather calm about it.
  • OK, Sawyer can see Ghost Boy whoever too.
  • Why didn’t Esau shift into Smoke Monster form to chase the kid?
  • Ghost Boy says the Esau isn’t allowed to kill “him”, Jacob I’m guessing.  So the kid isn’t reincarnated Jacob…
  • Richard!  He’ll explain things!  Esau wants everyone dead.  Everyone who Jacob called to the Island, I guess…
  • AltRose works for a temp agency owned by AltHugo.  Was this the case in LostTime?
  • Esau is trapped on the Island as a spirit.  He was betrayed and lost someone he loved.  He is stuck in Locke form, but can still change into the Monster.
  • AltLocke is a non-believer.  At least someone in this mirror universe is opposite.
  • So, Esau has a cave with everyone’s name, and a number from The Numbers assigned to each one.  VERY interesting.
  • Ben Linus, European History?  Very interesting profession for AltBen (I guess he came out on the boat.
  • Ah, its Jacob’s cave.  Jacob touched each person’s life, and figure they were part of the Numbers?  Nice of the show to show us exactly what they mean with the flashbacks.
  • Kate’s name isn’t in the cave.
  • They’re all eligible to be the next Jacob?  Interesting, but we all assumed Locke would take up that role in the end.
  • Sawyer has joined the dark side.  Figures.

LOST THOUGHTS: “What Kate Does”

Pre-show Thoughts:

  • I like the title of the episode, as it calls back the classic “What Kate Did”, one of the first episodes that centered around directly answering questions.
  • I just realized that Alt2004 has no Farraday, Widmore, Eloise, Richard, Ben, or anyone else we met in 1977 as they were all on the Island when it blew.  Or at least, it shouldn’t


  • The flashes do make a different sound.  Neither the flashback, flashforward, or time skip sound.  I like it.  It has a creaking ship sound towards the end.
  • So Sawyer is the runner now.  Good riddance, I’m tired of him honestly.
  • Why would The Others torture Zombie/Jesus Sayid?  Ah, they must have been making sure he felt pain so he wasn’t the Smoke Monster?
  • Justin wants to tell us what’s going on.  Don’t hit him, let him talk!
  • Is Sayid infected with whatever got Rousseau’s team got?
  • Japanese guy leans on Jack’s weakness: taking responsibility for everything.
  • ZombieSayid denies being a zombie.  He would.
  • Was Claire still told she shouldn’t give up the baby if the physic was getting tips from the Island?
  • Why would Sawyer have hidden things in the floorboards of his house?  If they’re mementos of Juliet, why would he have hidden them?
  • ETHAN!?!?!?!?!  He’s a real baby doctor!  He doesn’t want to stick her with needles if he doesn’t have to.  LOL
  • MY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kate and Claire are destined to raise this baby together.
  • Japanese guy won’t give us ANSWERS!  That’s what we want!
  • So they want to kill ZombieSayid?  Aim for the head!
  • Esau/MIB is sure taking his sweet time to “free” everyone during all this.
  • So the Smoke Monster acts like the Borg?  Assimilating the body?
  • Whoa, Claire was assimilated?
  • Claire has replaced Rousseau as the crazy lady in the forest?

I still can’t seem to care about the AltLosties.  Heck, I barely care about the RegularLosties at this point.  I just want answers!


  • So they decided to let us have our cake and eat it too.  They couldn’t have stopped The Incident or they wouldn’t have gotten onto the Island at all.  So they show us both the Island unchanged and what would have happened to everyone had the plane not crashed.
  • Jacob’s Enemy (Esau) is the Smoke Monster, confirmed 100%.  Good to know, but you’d think Jacob would have said “Hey Ben, stop fraternizing with the Smoke Monster, he’s a bad guy.”
  • Jack’s dad’s body never got on the plane?  What about the empty casket they found in Season 1?  Where did Jacob get Christian’s body to play with?
  • Jacob seemed pretty fine for being dead.  Maybe this happens a lot?
  • Guitar case held an ankh, with a note inside it that says if Sayid dies then “we’re all in a lot of trouble.”  Sayid, really?  What happened to Walt being so important or any of the other people who have supernatural powers or freaking Desmond?  Maybe all of the O6 has to stay alive for some reason?
  • Sayid got baptized!  Asian guy knows kung fu!  Sayid did not survive the baptism?  I guess we’re all in a lot of trouble!
  • So, AltKate escapes, but with Claire in the taxi.   I guess she’ll always be responsible for Aaron…
  • The Others freak out when they hear Jacob is dead.  I guess they expect an invasion by “him”.
  • Esau wants to leave the Island?  Jacob had to die to make that happen?  If he’s not using Locke’s body and is just a copy, he’s just an apparition.  How does he expect to leave?
  • So Richard’s Others and the Other Others were just hanging out by the Four-toed Statue even though the 4 guys they sent in with guns never came out?
  • Is all this Alt2004 stuff going somewhere?  Is this what we should expect all season instead of flashforwards/sideways, etc?
  • Esau has come to free Jacob’s “slaves”, but kicks the crap out of Richard and carries him off saying he’s disappointed.  In what?
  • Sayid is back from the dead!  ZombieSayid!

Overall, I’d give this season premiere a “meh”.  All it did was confirm things we already guessed.  Remember when you couldn’t predict this show at all?  Ah, to be back in the first season…