Lost 5.13: "Some Like It Hoth" (Part II)

Now that it's clear that the Swan Station is under construction, it seems a given that "the incident" mentioned in the Swan Station orientation film will be taking place sooner rather than later. The death of Alverez appears to tie into the claim that the electromagnetic anomaly is highly variable and potentially lethal. It's already clear from Desmond's experiences that the electromagnetic and time anomalies are tied together in some way, despite the physical distance between the Swan and Orchid stations.


One interesting aspect to this episode is that it adds to the growing depth given to the Dharma Initiative. While the Dharma Initiative was quite mysterious at one point, they were almost always depicted as the innocents. The Others were always the menacing evil. This season has revealed the darker side to the Dharma Initiative. While the reasons for the initiation of the war between Dharma and the Others is still unclear, and it's still not known who ordered the Purge, but it's clear that Horace and his inner circle were a lot more scheming than originally thought.


The end of the episode would appear to answer the question of where Daniel was all this time. The reference to Ann Arbor ties him to the home base of the Dharma Initiative, where the DeGroots would have presumably been all this time. It would be very interesting to know whether or not he was interacting with his mother at all, or if he was involved in working at that station under the church at some point. At any rate, this might explain why he can sneak onto the site for the Orchid eventually, as seen in "Because You Left".


All of which simply proves what is already known about "Lost": even a simple transitional episode is full of hidden gems to consider.

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TehFonz
Apr 16, 2009 9:48PM EDT

Does anyone know what the deal is with the other survivors? E.g. Rose and Bernard?
They were separated soon after the flaming arrows and surely they were continuing the timeskips as well. So, would they have been living on another part of the island for 3 years while Sawyer et al where all happy living in Dharmaville?

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Apr 17, 2009 6:06AM EDT

Also, did anyone else notice that Alvarez was resurrected? Wasn't he the one calling out the numbers on The Swan? That man had the same long, curly hair as the corpse.

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