Only fools are enslaved by time and space, indeed1
What I Liked:
- “That Guy Sees The Future, Dude.” As much as I loved our adventures on Alcatraz, I missed Hurley
- That was the coolest flashback ever…if it was indeed a flashback at all. There were hints of Donnie Darko and The Wizard of Oz in his “flashback” and Final Destination on the island with Charlie
- The song Charlie was singing in Desmond’s past, Oasis’ Wonderwall, particularly the part of the song he sang: “Because maybe, You’re gonna be the one that saves me…” which makes sense now
- That Charlie is the one destined to die. You have no idea how happy that makes me. he’s become such a prick.
What I didn’t like:
- I forgot how much I disliked Charlie at this point.
What We Learned:
- After he turned the key, Desmond appears to be sent back in the past as he’s moving in with Penny with knowledge of the future.
- Desmond David Hume – they sure love philosophers
- He used to be a set designer for the Royal Shakespeare Company
- He moved in with Penny and asked Papa Widmore for her hand in marriage and was rejected in the cruelest yet coolest way humanly possible2
- Desmond met Charlie Hieronymus Pace outside Widmore Industries who was a street performer at the time.
- After being told that he can’t escape his future, Desmond broke up with Penny and then carried on with the events that led to him ending up at the island.
- Was that really a flashback?
- The creepy jewelry store owner played by Fionnula Flanagan was the creepy old lady in The Others starring Nicole Kidman. Coincidence?
- Who was that old woman? Was she real? Will we see her again?
- Are the flashbacks we seeing actually flashbacks or is everyone experiencing the same phenomenon – as in, when we see the characters’ flashbacks are they reliving that moment again – but only Desmond is conscious of it now?
- By saving Charlie, what damage is Desmond doing to their reality?
- Does Claire always go for a swim fully dressed?
1: Check this video out for an explanation
2: If I ever have a daughter and some substandard, by my opinion, askes me for her hand in marriage, I can only hope to remember that speech.