Making Amends

Sawyer is the new “Leader”? Here I was thinking that Hurley has really been taking control of the beach camp and then he tells Sawyer that everyone is looking to him for leadership. I think it’s amazing how he would overlook himself as being someone with leadership potential.

Kate’s flashback did very little for me in terms of revealing anything new about her character’s past. Sure, I guess seeing Cassidy was neat and all, but what other significance did that story give us. I guess I can give her flashback this much credit – she learned that she didn’t kill her dad, who she thought was her step dad, for her mother after all. She did it for herself. This correlates directly with her insistence on finding Jack. She did it for herself, not for him, and in both cases she ruined something for someone she thought she was helping.

In my opinion, Juliet has been a far more interesting character and I still haven’t decided whether I really like her or not. I can tell you that I believe she knows more about the smoke monster, AKA “Cerberus”, than she is letting on.

Who/what is Cerberus you may ask? We last saw the reference on the ultraviolet hatch map and (according to Wikipedia) in Greek mythology, Cerberus was the hound of Hades, a monstrous three-headed dog (sometimes said to have 50 or 100 heads) with a snake for a tail and a serpentine mane. I think that old Smokey has been nicknamed Cerberus and was part of the “incident” referenced a number of times. Cerberus is thought to be the guardian of the gate to Hades and ensured that spirits of the dead could enter, but none could exit (additionally no living person was to come into Hades).

Perhaps we’ll learn more in the upcoming DHARMA-centric episode or maybe even this week, as Juliet is the central character in “One of Us”. It will supposedly start out where her last flashback ended, which means right after Mr. Alpert recruited her to join them in “Portland”, which we all know isn’t really Portland.

That upcoming Dharma episode is also rumored to uncover more about Karen and Gerald de Groot. You may remember the couple from the Swan Orientation film. Dharma is also a Sanskrit term with meanings in the faiths of Buddhism and Hinduism, including “natural law”, “truth”, “duty” and “reality”. You may also recall that one of the purposes of the DHARMA Initiative is to find a way to change the “Valenzetti Equation”, a mathematical formula designed to predict the end of the world.

I guess it depends on your view of what Natural Law is to decide if you think there is even a chance to change when the “end of the world” will come. Ahem…choice or fate anyone? What is truth and reality besides what each one of us personally believes it to be anyway?

I feel some BIG reveals coming our way in these next few weeks. Yeah, I’m sure there will be even more confusion too, but with clarity on any subject in LOST or in life often comes more questions.

Other thoughts:

– Locke goes off with The Others. Where? My guess is that Juliet must know, but I’ve been wrong before.

– Anyone else notice just how haggard Desmond looks? The man needs some sleep and needs to find his way. We all like to have “victories” or “wins” once in a while to keep us going and to keep our faith and hope in the things we truly want alive. I hope he gets one soon.

– The executive producers revealed that we would see a Danielle Rousseau flashback, probably in Season 4. I don’t know how much I care about that yet because she never seems to know anything.

That’s all for now. Namaste!

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