Happy tax day! I was thinking this morning what a nice diversion it was to have a Lost episode to divert me from the giant sucking sound in my wallet today. (Perhaps it bears pointing out that the Lost plot may be only slightly clearer than the U.S. tax code. Heck of a lot more entertaining, though.)
Tonight's episode was centered around Miles Straume, a man with an uncanny ability to speak to dead people (not to mention an uncanny resemblance to Jon Gosselin). The producers said in the Lost podcast earlier this week that this was an episode they were especially proud of. No doubt this is because of the lighthearted humor--it was an interesting change of pace. Miles and Hurley's friendship is quickly becoming one of the more endearing relationships on the show, don't you think? (The idea of Hurley writing the screenplay for The Empire Strikes Back? Brilliant, and hilarious.)
So, Miles is the son of Pierre Chang/Marvin Candle. This isn't a huge surprise--many people had theorized this was the case. Once again, we have a complicated parent-child relationship, a recurring theme on the show.
We also got more evidence that Widmore planted the fake Oceanic airplane wreckage in the ocean (or did he? Perhaps the dead man Miles "interviewed" was bringing evidence of Ben's grave-robbing misbehavior--I don't think we'll know for sure which of those guys is the bad one until the last moment.)
Daniel Farraday is BACK, for which I'm ever grateful. Interestingly, he recognized Miles, even though they hadn't met in 1977. Daniel, it would seem, navigates and processes time travel more naturally, like Desmond does. Any ideas why? (And incidentally, do we know how Daniel got off the Island, after Charlotte's death?)
Tonight's episode was full of excellent quotes, but my two favorites come from, of course, Hurley:
"It'll help with global warming, which hasn't happened yet, so maybe we can prevent it."
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"The Ewoks suck, Dude."
I can't wait to see what the "special" is next week. Wouldn't it be great if they were playing some momentous Lost clips in actual, sequential order?
What did you think about tonight's episode? If you're blogging about it at your own blog, feel free to leave your link in the comments section.