***Spoilers included*** Featured Review 5.03 'Jughead'

Hey Losties, does anyone know what time it is? No, no, the year?!?!??


This season has certainly started us off on a roll-out of answers that we were yearning for from the season 4, but in true LOST fashion it has raised some more. Truly excellently dealt with as well with not confusing anyone with the time travel aspect (catch my discussion last week if anyone is still unsure about time travel).


The time period our survivors are in is the 50's (1954 to be exact) and we find the inhabitants of the island (future Others) were the ones who attacked the awesome time skipping survivors on the beach. So in effect we now know that the Dharma initiative have not yet reached the island. This was sort of explained in earlier episodes as they are kinda new age hippies searching for a Utopian society....which was a popular pastime for people at the time.


However, our survivors are attacked because they are mistaken for US military, who have discovered the island due to nuclear Pacific testing. This answered something for me as I always wondered if the natural magnetic properties of the island had hidden it for years but now I think I am satisfied by the fact that it only became hidden due to the tampering of the Dharma initiative. Another question that was answered for me was why Richard was present when Locke was born and how Richard came to visit him when he was a boy. Phew, cos that one constantly bothered me. But it seems the answer was oh-so simple....of course....John told him where he would be in the past before he was born....so obvious, right?!?


A GREAT thing we find out in this episode is that we meet Charles Widmore.......in 1954!!! Woop, Woop!! So he was an original inhabitant of the island, eh? Seems so and raises a big ol' bag of new questions.


-Did Widmore create the Dharma initiative to harness the power of the island?


-How and why does he leave the island?


-Do the inhabitants realise the island can time-skip yet?


-Why does Richard not age??!!???


Well, I'll leave you there for now, hope y'all are still enjoying it as much as I am.


See you on the island next week!

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Jan 30, 2009 8:20AM EST

Great review-looooooove it. Quick ?-who is the sick lady in the bed Desmond encountered while looking for Faraday's mother. I thought she looked a lot like the girl on the island, the Other from 1954 who led Faraday to the bomb at gun point, but I don't see how that could possibly be because she was gone again after the next 'flash'.

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Jan 30, 2009 4:16PM EST

Interesting point aleisa - remember Faraday said the woman looked like someone he knew? Maybe it was her in a different time before she would know him? I was confused by that and the deal with Faraday's mom as well...

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Jan 30, 2009 4:27PM EST

YES YES, that girl may be Daniel's mother cos....wait for it.. Ellie is a short name for aleisa!!!! Ellie....who was born on the island..hell yeah.

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Jan 30, 2009 5:16PM EST

sorry, i meant elouise was the name of the rat he killed and was the name of his mother......short for ellie.

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Feb 2, 2009 11:48AM EST

Do the inhabitants realise the island can time-skip yet?
i think some of the visions (like jack seeing his dad etc) isnt all the black smoke and is mostly to do with the island skipping through time

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Feb 3, 2009 9:03PM EST

No reebus they dont, richard didnt even belive they timetraveled.I think that Faradays mother might b the women that desmond saw and helped him when he started goin back in time with that disease, cause shes british and thats the only old british lady i remember on the show.

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Feb 4, 2009 11:57AM EST

The girl alecia mentioned (Who took Faraday to the bomb). Im sure she is the sinister old lady at the end of season 4 {i think} who tells Ben that EVERYONE who left must return to the Island.I may be wrong.

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Feb 4, 2009 12:43PM EST

i think both of you are right, patty157 and darksheep666br. We see that old british lady in the cathedral at the end of the season 5 opener, but yes, she was also in the diamond shop and explains time and fate to Desmond. I think she is Ellie from the island and Daniel's mother.

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