Lost: Ab Aeterno
The American Broadcasting Company tells us: Richard Alpert faces a difficult choice.
If they tried, couldn’t they just shorten the episode description to the name of the person that’s the focus of the episode? And really, doesn’t the main character each week face a difficult choice? Last week Sawyer faced a difficult choice. The week before Ben faced a difficult choice. And literally, part of the description three weeks ago was “Sayid is faced with a difficult decision.” Oh well, better too little info than too much info.
Interesting stuff from last week:
- James and Miles are partners as detectives for the LAPD in the flash-sideways timeline, having also been partners in law enforcement for the DHARMA Initiative in the original timeline.
That’s literally it. Maybe this week will bring some interesting stuff. Supposedly this is the end of the Earth-X flashes, but we’ll see. It would be weird if they just abandoned them. Don’t Sun and Jin still need to have theirs?
And seriously, can Desmond please come back at some point? Is that too much to ask? Maybe listening to a record and riding an exercise bike?
Oh, and go watch this.
- After watching Ab Aeterno, can we all agree that the Man in Black is basically “bad” and Jacob is “good”?
- Nester Carbonell (Richard) HAS to use eyeliner, right?
- How much of a dick was the priest who came to see Richard while he was Locked Up Abroad? He’s like, “I’m taking your bible hours before you die, deal with it.”
- How ridiculously large was the wave that washed The Black Rock up on the island? I LOLed when they showed hit hitting the top of a 100′ statue.
- Have we seen either Jacob or Man In Black’s feet yet? 4 toes?
- Wasn’t there something about Jacob touching someone before and granting their wish or something? I like how he gave Richard immortality like it wasn’t a big deal. “Oh yeah, that? NBD, bro.”
- If the island contains hell or evil, then what happened when Jack sunk that shit with a nuke? (Which, by the way, is a weird thing for a nuke to do).
Lostpedia has some interesting stuff about this episode (as always):
- Richard’s home island, Tenerife, is later made infamous by the deadliest plane crash in the history of aviation on March 27th, 1977.
- There is a legend in the Canary Islands which tells that there exists an eighth island called “Isla de San Borondón” (St. Brendan Island). That island has allegedly been seen several times in the Islands’ history, and there are even some ancient maps where the eighth island is drawn. Stories about the mysterious island have been told by sailors who say they landed in its beaches.
- This episode opens with the flashback of one character (Ilana), features a long flashback for a second character (Richard), and ends with a flashback of another character (The Man in Black).
- As Paulo tries to bury the diamonds on the beach, Locke tells him that “things don’t stay buried on this island,” and this is mirrored in Richard unearthing the cross that he buried decades ago. [Seriously, how do these Lostpedia people REMEMBER all this shit? Amazing! -b]
- Why did Jacob defend himself against Richard in 1867, but not against Ben in 2007?