In a move that shows Lost
is learning from past mistakes, the second episode of season 4 introduced us to all the new characters, as opposed to last season’s tactic of pretending they’ve been a part of it all along. This isn’t to say they don’t have any connection to the mythology of the island, because eagle-eyed viewers and literary connoisseurs may have spotted several key connections to past Lost
Last week’s Easter Egg hunt was a mixed bag, mostly because my egg-hunting abilities have largely evaporated since childhood. This week, hopefully we’ve found some plastic eggs filled with the good stuff, and not breath mints and pennies.
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First up is a little something for the Internet fans. If you followed along with the recent Find815 online experience game, then right away you noticed something special. In the news report about the discovery of Oceanic Flight 815, the reporter mentions it was found by the Christiane I, which was on a salvage mission for old trade ships. While it was a bit vague to casual viewers at home, the online community knows full well that the Christiane I was, more specifically, looking for the Black Rock. The Find815 game was all about a man trying to get on board the Christiane I to tag along and see how it might connect to Flight 815. The man is Sam Thomas, and he was sent by the Maxwell Group, a division of Widmore Industries.
It’s unlikely that this connection will be made on the show, and this is simply one of those things for the Internet community. The name of the ship itself also raises some questions about how important faith really is to this show. Christian Shepherd, the Christiane I, it’s everywhere. Part of me thinks the final season is gonna go all John from Cincinnati
on us and get incomprehensibly religious.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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