My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
This episode centered around the arrival of 4 new people to the island. They seemed to be a hodge-podge group put together by the Spooky Dharma Guy (SDG) that went to see Hurley in the hospital.
Naomi, Leader of the Pack
Naomi, the culturally-ambiguous chick that dropped in from the first helicopter back in S3 seems to be leading the group. It appears that she was hired by SDG and has at least some military experience. After catching a knife to the back from Locke, she manages to get a tracking beacon going and warn the rest of her group about the hostility she encountered. The rest of her group, Charlotte, Frank, Miles, and Daniel, arrive after she dies via yet another out-of-control helicopter.
Charlotte is seen in a flashback discovering a polar bear skeleton in Tunisia... a polar bear wearing a Dharma Hydra station tag. There is also a scene where she reads about flight 815's discovery... at the bottom of the Indian ocean... full of dead people.
Frank Lepidus was supposed to be the pilot on flight 815, but had someone substitute at the last minute. After seeing footage of the sunken debris and the bodies within it, he realized that the pilot did not have a wedding ring on his hand. He calls Oceanic but is given the run around. I assume that the missing pieces will be filled in later, but it looks like Frank is on to something, and he apparently goes looking for the real flight 815 as the pilot of our little newcomer group.
The 4th member of the group, Miles, seems to be either a ghost hunter or a scam artist. Not sure how he got recruited by SDG, but he seems like the opportunistic type, and may be in it for noting more complicated than money. Some people think his flashback might be tied to Eko, but that happens anytime there is a black character in someones flashback, so I don't know. Near the end of the ep, Miles whips out a picture of Ben, saying that the reason they are there is to find him.
And finally, there's Daniel Faraday. In his flashback, he begins weepign when he learns about the wreckage of flight 815. When asked why he was crying by his wife, he replies "I don't know." He's a squirmy character... weak willed, and I suspect he'll get manipulated by Ben, if not others as well.
The whole group ends up being captured by the Losties... surrounded in the forest much like the way the Others surrounded the Losties back in S2. Very deja vu esque. Also, the big ending: Frank (pilot) did not crash the helicopter. It's still working just fine. Time to go!
Stef (February 11, 2008 at 07:01:40 AM):
Man, eff all these new people! Let's get some resolution up in here!!
Jewfish (February 11, 2008 at 07:53:45 AM):
If the writers strike really is over, what do you think the odds are that we'll get more than 8 episodes out of this season?
Brad (February 11, 2008 at 08:34:33 AM):
150%. Or I will blow up some shit! I am not waiting another year. If I do have to wait. I will write the show myself and put episodes on Youtube.
Good Blog. Wiki has a lot of info on all the subjects. I have a lot of new theories about what is going on.
I liked how Locke tried to force Ben to tell him what the smoke monster was. It let me know that the writers had not forgot about it.
bean (February 11, 2008 at 10:16:37 AM):
Here is some info regarding the end of the strike.
Jewfish (February 11, 2008 at 01:06:54 PM):
yes, I really liked the smoke monster question. It really made me imagine a crazy fan holding a writer at gunpoint saying, "what is the smoke monster?" and the writer being like, "I dunno dude, we just thought it would be cool!"
Brad (February 12, 2008 at 08:21:34 AM):
Haha. You all do realize that Ben was just maipulating everyone by saying these people were a threat to everyone on the island right. That Man never tells the truth.
ss (February 14, 2008 at 05:41:58 AM):
the eko comments on that link are idiotic.