Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Well, that was a mind bending episode and the short, unhappy life of George Minkowski. Nice theme. Love heals all wounds and puts Desmond's psyche back together again. Many puzzles in this one. What I particularly noticed was Penny's father buying the log of the Black Rock. Now that's what I call a major clue. He must find out something in that log that sets off his search for the island. Taking his personality into account, I'd have to guess it is some kind of quest for power. He already has enough wealth. And perhaps Ben is the nexus of that power? Is Penny's father behind the quest of the freighter? I have always thought that the Others were either descendants of or, given the strange time warp of the island, the crew of the Black Rock. Remember the first time Ben, as a boy, meets Richard in the forest? Richard has long hair and is dressed like a seaman. Plus, Richard has not aged a day since then. I suppose that would make Jacob the captain of the Black Rock.
However, at the auction the year cited for the Black Rock's loss was 1845. Dynamite was not invented until 1867. Is that another clue? And how did some Malagayan pirates, as stated at the auction, get a hold of the log of the ship without getting a hold of the ship itself? Perhaps the ship was grabbed by pirates in 1845 and then used for their nefarious purposes for over twenty years until they wrecked on the island after 1867 with a cargo of dynamite? Of course, dynamite would never last over a hundred years in a tropical environment. I'm getting a headache. Let alone dealing with Minkowski spacetime.
Great stuff ... I'll have to analyze this further.
The BIG find this week was Time Travel! I'm not sure everyone realizes it - my friend in LA did not - but this was the first inkling of any kind of time travel. The "Flash Forward" sequences were not time travel per se, but rather just peeking into the future.
I think I like the time travel element of the plot .... they were digging themselves in way too deep - too many mysteries atop mysteries before.
Speaking of "mysteries," they had been listing Fisher Stevens as a guest star for several weeks now, but we never saw him in an episode until last night, strapped to the bed in sick bay. Then his character solved the "mystery" - he WAS in these past episodes, but only as the voice on the other end of the sat-phone. I was beginning to wonder