Ask a hundred people what they would do if they could travel back in time and you’d get a hundred different answers.
On tonight’s episode of Lost, Some Like it Hoth, we heard what Hurley’s plans are. And all I have to say is it’s about time someone puts forth a time travel plan that makes sense.
Although I do have to say that I think Hurley was wrong in saying Empire Strikes Back could be improved. Hopefully, he was talking about just improving Return of the Jedi (with the whole “Ewoks suck” comment) and leaving well enough alone with Empire.
But he would also have the power to influence the prequels. While I don’t have the issues with the prequels that some do, there are some areas that could be improved, and that would really be the advantage of time travel.
As a side note, I was planning on writing about how it would be torture for a Star Wars fan to travel back to the ’70s in 2004 and not have the chance to see Episode III. But then, Hurley had a few years off the island, so hopefully, he got the chance to catch up on Revenge of the Sith in the inbetween years.
But enough about Star Wars…
..tonight’s episode of Lost was centered around Miles, yet another island castaway who has father issues. Miles has spent his whole life looking for a father that he thought (because of his mother’s story) didn’t want any part of him. Miles finds his father, and while, in his and Hurley’s words, may be a bit of a douchebag, he actually doesn’t appear to be that bad of a father. Dr. Chang gives attention to his son and speaks of him lovingly. By the end of the episode, I think we’re meant to see that the only thing Miles holds against his father is that he likes country music.
We also saw more of another father on the island, one who wasn’t so loving towards his son. Roger Linus, after hearing of his son’s disappearance, did what he did best- proceeded to get plastered. And what better place to do that than on a kid’s playset?
Roger’s an interesting character. He is very unhappy with everything going on in his life. He hates his son and his job. He doesn’t have regular female companionship. And when a woman does show the slightest bit of interest in him, he goes and accuses her of having something to do with the disappearance of his son.
Roger Linus sure has a way with the ladies.
Now, yes, Kate did have something to do with Ben being missing. And she did lay it on pretty thick. But you would think that she and Jack would be sensible enough to say that she’s just trying to help out. Or be there for Roger. But unfortunately, Roger works on a different frequency than the rest of us. So he’ll go to head hippie Horace and the jig will soon be up for LaFleur and crew. Good going, Kate!
With the long-awaited reveals about Miles, the gathering suspicion on Kate and the rest of the castaways and the introduction of a possible new player, this episode sets up the remainder of the season very nicely. Too bad we have to wait two weeks.
Some other things:
-They get Sports Illustrated on the island? Miles should make some bets on the World Series and make some cash.
-The way Horace was throwing around the phrase “circle of trust,” you’d think he’s a time traveller who’s seen Meet the Parents 200 times.
-Is it me, or does the information Miles shared about the dead guy with Naomi prove Widmore’s behind the fake 815?
-This Bram fella (who’s working with Illana on the island) is interesting. Does he work for Ben? Or is there a third party involved now? He knows something about the island, and about Miles’ past. But he gave Miles a choice. And when Miles turned him down, Bram let Miles go. So he’s not a killer. At least not yet.
What did you think?