Finding Easter Eggs on an episode Lost
isn't easy. Sometimes the producers seem overly eager to fill every last frame with wondrous fun little extras. Other times, they're few and far between. In last night's first part of the three-part season 4 finale, it was the latter.
Perhaps there's an inverse corrollation between the number of Easter Eggs and the number of answers in a given episode. “There's No Place Like Home, Part 1” answered so many questions raised earlier this season that there was no time or room for Easter Eggs.
Hurley's weight, Kate's baby timeline, the Orchid Station, the reappearance of the numbers, a huge guest cast of returning characters, all of these are typically the fodder for Easter Eggs. In last night's episode, they were front and center.
If I was to nitpick about the episode, I'd probably say that it seemed to answer more questions than it did. We were shown that the press had questions about the fact that, in order for Kate to be Aaron's mother, she would've had to have been six months pregnant when the marshals took her aboard the plane. So the show acknowledged our own question, but only gave a non-answer.
Jack finally realized Claire was his sister, but we already knew that. Sayid found Nadia, but we already knew they would be married within one year of his return. We learned that the secondary protocol is about the Orchid Station, but those of you who read last week's Easter Eggs already knew that.
In fact, the only truly awe-inspiring moment, for me at least, was the fact that Sun buys a controlling interest in her father's company. Those who followed The Lost
Experience or who read Bad Twin know that, if those sources are even remotely part of the Lost
official canon, that Paik Heavy Industries does work with both the Hanso Group and Widmore Industries. As such, I can only assume that Sun's ownership of this business will play an important role in the future.
When I shared this theory with fellow BuddyTV writer Oscar Dahl, he raised an interesting point. Would the Oceanic settlement really be enough to buy a controlling interest in her father's business? Does Sun have help or a silent partner? Equally pressing is the fact that she claims her father is one of two people responsible for Jin's “death.” Who is the other?
Now onto the Easter Eggs, which feature some numbers, some names and, for the second week in a row, Geronimo Jackson.
-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Images courtesy of Lost-Media)