Friday, February 29, 2008

"Lost" makes my head hurt

See how confused Desmond (center) looks in the photo? At home, I'm about 10 times worse! Photo by

Last week, the Kate episode of "Lost" left me so confused that I couldn't even blog about it. It opened up a whole relm of questions. Last night, the Desmond centric episode, brought even MORE questions to the table.

Time travel? Dying rats? A constant? Oy!

We learned that leaving the island has some really weird effects on people such as have them jumping back and forth through time. Desmond apparently got a little loopy after being exposed to some electromagnetic energy and started jumping through time.

His purpose: To find one a scientist in the past who recently landed on the island. They introduced a constant: someone that keeps you in place through time and Desmond's time jumping travels stopped.

We also learned that time passed differently on the island so it's only Christmas Eve 2004. (I call shenanigans on this because a lot has happened four months!)

1 comment:

Jumpthesnark said...

We knew before that it was only 2004 on the island... figure we started watching the show roughly the same time the events IN the show began... well, we're seeing less than an hour a week but time is passing normally for them. Figure it could take two weeks for two hours of actual narrative to pass. And that's not counting commercial breaks, flashbacks and shifting points of view.

And with a cliffhanger episode or season ender, we may wait a week or even months to see something that takes place only a moment later in "island time." So time is not passing differently there, so much... we're just taking a long time to watch time in the Losties' narrative.

I figure each season shows maybe a month's time passing. Not counting the flash-forwards we're getting now.

None of this is to say the show isn't confusing. This week's episode has me confused too.