My Prediction on Lost

After watching this week’s episode of Lost, and seeing some clues the show has laid out for future episodes, the video leaked from Comic-con, as well as minor spoilers given away in this interview, I am prepared to make some predictions on where we are headed.  If for any reason these upset you in any way, please remember I’m wrong about 100% of the time, so you can feel free to ignore them.

What we know

Charles Widmore was on the island in the 1950s.  We also know now he was an other.  We know that Ben came to the island in the late 60s/early 70s and wound up betraying his own people to join the others.  We know that Daniel worked for Charles Widmore back years ago and now.  Finally we know that Widmore, for reasons unknown, appeared to graciously fund the medical needs of Daniel’s former but tragic girlfriend.  Widmore also not just has Daniel’s mother’s contact information, he seems to know her.

Suspicions

We suspect that Charlotte was born on the island, and may very well be the last person to have survived birth.  We also suspect that Charlotte’s parentage is very important, probably her father is either Widmore or Ben.  Daniel’s mother is suspected to be Mrs. Eloise Hawking who is the woman helping Daniel in the church in LA.  We also suspect that “Ellie” that Daniel ran into in the 50s, was in fact, his own mother.

Prediction

So what to do with this information?  I think our earlier assumptions that Charlotte is the daughter of Ben and Annie are correct, they say the eyes never lie and in this case I think it’s so very true.  Plus, the awesomeness that Ben shot his own daughter when he first spotted her is too good to ignore but it also can help with the pain of losing Alex earlier.  Alex might also be a clue, because if Ben had thought he lost a child earlier, the very next successful birth (Daniel) resulted in him taking the baby for his own.

If Ellie is really Eloise, then that means she’s around the same age as Widmore.  If in the coming years they have a child together (Daniel) that would mean Daniel and Penny are siblings. More importantly, it helps to explain why Widmore chose to help fund Daniel’s experiences back in Oxford, experiments that appear to have ended in tragedy with the catatonic state of his former flame.  I could see Widmore worried about being sued so he might try to pay them off, but that would be more like a one time payment with contracts and lawyers.  Keeping her comfortable for the rest of her life sounds like a gesture to do for a loved one, especially since the family thinks so highly of Widmore.

So what does this mean?  What is so special about Daniel and Charlotte other then the hilarious fact that (if true) each had a parent unwittingly hold a gun on them? Whether people like it or not, the mystery around the island seems to revolve around this feud between Ben and Charles and we are going to have to revisist that, which hopefully the island leapfrogging through time might very well show us.  That said, Lost’s ending is drawing near (next season) and a resolution to that feud must happen. Before now we presumed it was the death of one or both characters.  But what if it’s the coming together of each of their children?  Could that be where we are going?

Now with all that said, talking of another subject, is it too obvious the problems with women giving birth might have something to do with a leaking hydrogen bomb is buried on an island with heavy magnetic strengths?

Lost: Welcome Back

If there is any reason to look forward to the cold season of winter, it’s for the return of Lost, their second season to be airing only in the spring.  This decision probably was regretted last year because of the writer’s strike and story arcs were cut down and backgrounds were limited.

Hopefully this season will make up for that.  We got back to back episodes for the premiere and the first one was really awesome while the second less so (but that’s ok, we got 2 episodes).  I had forgotten how much I missed them.  I even missed Jack some though it helps that he’s reduced to be a drug addict while leaning on Ben.  (Loved Ben flushing his pills down the toilet BTW).

Spoilers indicated that Sawyer would be shirtless in these episodes and they did not disappoint.  Honestly, he really didn’t have a lot to do for a lot of it.  He got to slap Daniel (the one character I didn’t want him to), and he kept making faces throughout, I suppose to make up for his co-star Juliette who is unable to do so.  As for what is going on, I have to admit with all my ideas on what happened to the island, I didn’t actually think it would be moving through time which now upon reflection should have been obvious.   The Losties appear to be stuck in some kind of time roller coaster as they keep jumping through time (reminds me of an old favorite show Quantum Leap).  While it’s fun to watch the different situations they leap into, you have to wonder why The Others/Hostiles aren’t moving with them.  My own theory was that they are some how linked to the island and since the island doesn’t appear to go with the Losties, they remain with The Others.  My good friend, Slynn, suggested that by living on the island for so long, The Others are time travelers which would explain how Richard remains forever youthful.

Meanwhile, I thought the hardest person to convince to head back to the island would be Kate.  She now seems the easiest.  Who is the mysterious person trying to get blood tests for she and Aaron.  The obvious answers are either Ben or Wydmore but I’m rather hoping it’s Sun.  Both women talking in Sun’s hotel room was rather chilling, and it’s clear that Sun seems to be on some kind of mission to take down the people she felt responsible for Jin’s murder.  How does she know that Ben was the one that blew up the freighter?  When Locke visited did he tell her?

Speaking of Locke, the bald one is told by Richard that he must die to get everyone to come back.  Makes you wonder why he then would patch his wound huh?

Hurley’s reaction to Ben was both funny and frustrating.  Funny because, who can resist laughing when you see a character throw a hot pocket at someone?  Frustrating because I don’t want to spend the majority of the season watching the Oceanic Six be convinced to head back and Hurley looks to be the hardest to resist.  Hopefully that deadline creepy old woman gave Ben means it shouldn’t be too long. 

Lastly, I am so worried about Charlotte.  I’m pleased to see Daniel is being moved up in storylines and becoming quite important but I hate to see Charlotte go, they are my last hope to a decent ship out there.  (Which of course means they are cursed).

Office: The Duel

I have to say the outcome of this episode makes me so happy because it does what I wanted it to do.  It has both Dwight and Andy walking away from Angela and letting her get what she deserves: singledom.

Of course the lead-up to the end was fun as usual.  There was the awesomeness that it took 17 days for this to come out and that it took Michael being the one to manage to do the “right thing” but in the “wrong way”.  (I’m sorry,  Angela should be the one to tell Andy, but since she was obviously not going to do it, someone else should step up and say something).  Dwight manages to admit he has done wrong, though on in the DR, so not sure if that counts.  When he is in Andy’s face, he acts entitled to be with Angela.

Perhaps Jim should have been more forceful in trying to stop the fight outside, but I loved him gathering up all of Dwight’s weapons around the office, with Meridith’s helping making this a company wide endeavor.  Pam is her usual dry disapproving self, seeing that Angela is doing the sheer opposite of what she SHOULD be doing.  The rest of the office seems delighted there will be a show and all gather in the conference room to watch.

I must say Andy certainly did an excellent job in tricking Dwight.  And this is exactly the kind of promotion NBC should attempt to do with their GREEN effort by showcasing how quiet a hybrid really is.  Of course, with news that Angela had slept with Andy (when did that happen?) the duel was over and both men went back to their corners, in agreed silence that neither wanted Angela anymore.  I have to admit I felt nostalgic watching Dwight through his bobblehead away, but I’m proud of him too.

Meanwhile, Michael’s talking to his boss about his management practices was filler and it felt like it.  The bit went on a bit too long but I must laugh that the economy is so bad that even if idiots succeed, it’s in management’s best interests to find out how.

Scott Bakula as Papa Bartowski

I don’t blog about Chuck.  I should, I like the show well enough, but basically I’m watching trying to live out my dreams on geeky guy/tough girl fantasies and haven’t gotten swept up in the spy plot of the show. 

That said, news has come out that Scott Bakula will be playing Chuck’s dad.  Now that’s awesomeness. Anyone Quantum Leap fans?  I was (still am) but I also remember SB as Ted on Designing Women, Mary Jo’s ex-husband, so we know he can play a less then ideal father figure.

I always meant to watch Enterprise, but never got around to actually adding it to my Tivo list (yes, I’m certainly lazy).  Hopefully, now I hope to rectify that.

Spoiler Game: Which ones are Real?

Here it is 2009 and I’m still blogging about Days of our Lives.  Seriously DOOL has gotten so bad that I am hardly watching, well not watching at all between Chelsea/Max, Dan/Chloe, Melanie/Philip and all the horrors but I was just made aware about upcoming spoilers and I was astounded.  I thought outloud I couldn’t make them sound worse.  So now I’m gonna try, and you guess which are my fake ones versus the real spoilers (either way it’s painful, but not as bad as actually watching the show):

Nick’s exit

—Nick only wants Melanie to come to his sentence hearing, but Max insists he will go too.  Stephanie goes with him while Philip shows up unseen.  Melanie gives a statement supporting Nick and how she forgave him, but it may be for Philip’s benefit.  Nick’s sentence is only going to be 2-5 years.  Later, the Dimeras approach Melanie about selling them the rights to Nick’s project, but she doesn’t want to risk anything with Philip.

—Nick is found innocent through reason of insanity but must go to a mental institution.  His sentencing also has Melanie, Stephanie, Philip, Max and Chelsea.   Nick keeps trying to tell Chelsea goodbye, but the whole time she keeps eye snogging her Uncle who is staring at his other niece, who is staring at Philip who is staring at Melanie who is looking at a reflection of herself.

Jarlena’s exit

—John is with Charlotte for therapy when the attraction between them is so strong they can’t help themselves and have sex. Marlena comes in unannounced and is shocked.  Seeing her staring at them shakes John’s memory up who now suddenly remembers everything and is back to the old John.  Marlena still is upset but Charlotte insists this is a means of special therapy that produces extremely strong results.  Marlena can’t argue with that so she and John head off to the sunset to go find Belle and Shawn so they can hear the good news.

—John continues to remember Marlena in random memories but Charlotte is not sharing.  Eventually Charlotte’s intentions are clear as she attempts to kill Marlena using a poison which John interrupts but gets injected himself. He winds up paralyzed so he and Marlena leave town together so he can get therapy.

Nicole

—Nicole decides that it’s not enough to steal another woman’s baby, she decides that woman must be Sami.  Using sleuth like skills that escape the SalemPD, Nicole finds Sami’s hideout with Rafe and injects the pregnant blond with a special toxin guaranteed to force a twilight delivery.  Though highly dangerous for the baby, Nicole successfully delivers Sami’s baby w/o her knowing she is there and takes off, naming the child, Pat, so the audience won’t be sure if it’s a boy or a girl.

—Nicole’s  been meeting with Mia, a pregnant young girl who had agreed to give Nicole her baby, but insisted on meeting the father-to-be first.  Nicole takes Mia over to the Dimera mansion for her to meet EJ, but they run into Tony who later told EJ who wondered what was up.

Doctor Demento & Patient Prada

—Since Lucas nearly walked in on them, Chloe insists what happened before must never happen again.  Later, at their engagement party, Daniel toasted Chloe and Lucas and Kate welcomed her daughter-in-law to be to the family. Alone with Lucas, Chloe wondered if their love could last. He assured her it would. Chloe warned Daniel – again – that nothing had happened between them, then they almost made love. Again.  Kate almost walked in on them this time, which saddens the audience she didn’t so she could be exonerated in shooting them.

–Chloe decides that she is close to being in love with two men, or not in love at all.  She has a dinner party where she informs both Daniel and Lucas she’s torn between them. Lucas erupts into anger and attacks Dan who’s hair protects him.  Kate is angry but decides the best revenge is teaching them a lesson, she goes to find Brady and sleeps with him, erupting jealousies in Nicole who wasn’t expecting to feel this way.