I consider this one of those set-up episodes. It was a necessary precursor to prepare us for the events of the three final episodes of season five, which begins in two weeks with the 100th episode of the series called, ‘The Variable’. This next episode will undoubtedly focus on Daniel Faraday who made his return from Ann Arbor, Michigan, along with other scientists. The episode promises to follow in the footsteps of my all-time favorite episode from Season 4 titled, ‘The Constant”. You may remember that the episode ended with Daniel writing, “Desmond in my constant” in his notebook.
Enough jumping ahead though! ‘Some Like It Hoth” contained plenty of information and hints as to what’s ahead and lots of Easter Eggs for the diehard fans to enjoy…
– The episode starts with a digital clock showing 3:16, which just happens to be the number of the Ajira Flight.
– Young Miles hears a dead man calling out to a woman named Kimberly from behind room #4 (one of the numbers).
– Miles enters room #4 by using a key hidden under a White Rabbit, which is another Alice in Wonderland reference and also a season one episode title. Not to mention we’ve seen time travel experiments done with the fury, oops need my spell check, furry little animals.
– Sawyer asks Miles to erase video #4 to hide that he helped Kate bring Ben to the Hostiles (Others).
– The dead man that Miles has to bring to Pierre Cheng at The Orchid was killed while digging a ditch near The Swan construction site. The electromagnetic force in that area yanked a filling right out of the man’s tooth and through his skull.
– Miles and Hurley swap stories of their communications with dead people. Well, Hurley shares a lot more than Miles, but we see a lot more of what Miles can do via his flashbacks.
– Miles felt bad for Mr. Gray and told him that his dead son, Russell Gray, always knew that his father loved him. Later on, because he was upset about his own father, Miles returned to tell the man the truth and that he should have told his son that he loved him while he was still alive.
– Naomi Dorritt makes a flashback return to show how and why Miles was recruited by Widmore. The scene where Miles spoke with the dead body (Felix) in the restaurant would seem to prove that Charles Widmore is indeed the person responsible for staging the fake Oceanic Flight 815 crash since he was delivering pictures of empty graves and a purchase order for an old Oceanic airplane. Some people still believe it was Ben who staged the fake plane recovery and technically it could still be either one if perhaps Ben was blackmailing Widmore or something.
– We find out where the $3.2 million comes from. Half of it, $1.6 million, is offered to Miles by Widmore via Naomi and when Miles is taken into the van he says that he’ll side with them if they pay him double.
– The guy in the van who speaks with Miles is named Bram and he is the same guy on the beach with Ilana in the previous episode. They both ask the same question, “What lies in the shadow of the statue?” Very interesting indeed. Bram also says that Miles is playing for the wrong team and that his team is going to win.
– Pierre Cheng threatens Hurley with polar bear poop weighing duty (no pun intended) on Hydra Island if Hurley talks about the dead body. I came very close to naming this blog post, “That douche is my dad”, but resisted the temptation.
– “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “It Never Rains in Southern California” are the two songs playing in DHARMA mini bus as Hurley and Miles cruise around the island. Just thought I’d mention that.
– There seems to be some Egyptian history lessons being taught at DHARMA Elementary. I got this much before Jack erased it all:
– Old Egyptian – 2600 BC to 2000 BC
– Middle Egyptian – 2000 BC to 1300 BC
– Late Egyptian – 1300 BC to 700 BC
– Roger Linus is on to Kate’s involvement in “kidnapping” Ben and I don’t think Jack defused the situation at all. Now that Phil has the tape showing Sawyer helping Kate and Sawyer and Juliet are tying him up after knocking him out, the polar bear shit is about to hit the fan!
– Great scene showing “the numbers” stamped on to the hatch door of The Swan station during construction and Hurley explaining that there will be some sort of accident (The Incident), which will require them to build a computer that will require them to enter the numbers in every 108 minutes (the sum of 4+8+15+16+23+42). No, Hurley didn’t say that last part.
– Sci-fi geeks everywhere have to be cheering about the conversations surrounding ‘Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back’. Sure, it’s pretty funny that Hurley wants to help George Lucas with the sequel to the original Star Wars, but let’s not forget that Hurley wanted to add in a few improvements. He lectured Miles and said that if Luke (Skywalker) dropped his attitude and had simply communicated with his dad (Darth Vader) to gave him a second chance instead of acting all immature and eventually getting his arm cut off, then maybe we wouldn’t have had to deal with the Ewoks in the next movie and we all know that “The Ewoks sucked, dude!” What’s even more interesting about this is that we know that Pierre Cheng is going to lose HIS arm at some point because as Marvin Candle in The Swan Orientation video, he was wearing a prosthetic. The plot thickens.
– I was glad to see that Miles saw his dad sitting with baby Miles on his lap reading.
Okay, so no new episode next week, but I will be posting another blog. I actually have it written already and it’s all about Egyptian gods and goddesses. I’ve read (and seen) some interesting stuff lately and feel like sharing. In the meantime, I leave you with this cool theory on the whereabouts of Rose and Bernard in case you haven’t seen it already:
– Remember the “Adam and Eve” skeletons in the cave with the black and white gemstones from Season 1? Perhaps Rose/Bernard sought refuge there after the flaming arrow attack and eventually died. It doesn’t explain the black and white gemstones (unless you count that Rose is black and Bernard is white), but it’s still an intriguing thought. So where does this theory stem from?
In season three episode ‘Not in Portland’ when Karl (Alex’s boyfriend) was in Room 23 enduring a Clockwork Orange kind of torture, a voice can be heard, which played backwards says, “Only Fools are enslaved by space and time”. That’s pretty old news, BUT this could be an anagram for “Bones of Nadler’s may lay lost deep in cave.” Nadler is Rose and Bernard’s last name.