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initial thoughts about “the last recruit”…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 21, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

soooo... about 5 seconds after i guilt tripped you for granny dumping me the first time, you straight up did it again. thanks a lot, assholes!

granny dumping: the abandonment of elderly relatives by their carers.

origin: Coined in the US in the early 1990s when it was believed that elderly people were being deserted by their carers and left in hospitals etc. where the authorities would find them and take responsibility for them. The first record I can find of this phenomenon in print is from the Chicago Daily Herald, October 1991, in an opinion piece by Bart Lindeman:

“Granny-dumping” Hospital emergency room doctors report they’re beginning to see a pattern where old, frail and sick women and men are being left or abandoned. Sometimes there will be a note: “We can’t take care of her anymore”.

the last recruit: sneak peeks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

Happy LOST day, everyone!

 With only five weeks left until the finale, things are getting down to the wire and I’m starting to have a panic attack. What do you MEAN there’s not going to be any more LOST? No more Ben manipulating, or Jack crying or Sawyer “son of a BITCH”ing or Kate running?! What is this world coming to?!!!

 Thankfully, a small gathering of LOST scholars will be convening for what I like to call W.A.A.A.A.L.T. : Wondrous Association of Aggressively Awesome Analysts of LOST Television. This gathering will be taking place on May 23rd (finale day) in the NYC area and will involve tailgating, heated discussion, fine flowing beverages and extensive weeping. Members of W.A.A.A.A.L.T. are encouraged to book their seats early.

Tonight’s episode is called “The Last Recruit” and seems to be… non-centric. I was wondering who they were going to move forward with as now all of the main characters have had their episodes. I’ll be happy to see more team episodes coming up, although a Jacob/MiB ep might be okay too. Not too many guest stars tonight; a few medical personnel, along with the return of my personal Justin Bieber, Dylan Minnette as David.

 You look just like him

Yes, we know she’s pregnant

I also wanted to comment on the promo for this episode that aired just after “Everybody Loves Hugo” ended.

 Usually the promo department either irks or inspires me, but this may be one of their best ever. I get goosebumps every time I hear Gene Wilder’s creepy narration from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” over jumbled images of our characters being swept down a wormhole of sorts.

Actually, the connection between Willy Wonka and LOST is a pretty good one. Currently, I see the Flocke character as a kind of Willy Wonka: a mysterious, yet captivating figure. He’s charismatic, yet strange; inviting but perhaps malicious. In WWatCF, Wonka invites candidates to his secret enclave to find the best person to replace him upon his retirement. This, of course, can be Jacob as well as MiB, the two strange, superhuman forces manipulating humans, putting them through tests, until an ultimate conclusion can be reached.

 The audio clip itself comes from the section of the film where Wonka takes the candidates on his funky chocolate river steamboat ride from hell. He sing-songs:

There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing

Not a speck of light is showing

So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing

Yes, the danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing

The image of the tunnel/wormhole is apt here, as it seems we are getting closer to forging a connection between the sideways and island realties. Perhaps by peering into the looking glass, with one’s EYES OF THE ISLAND, one can travel down the rabbit hole and emerge on the OTHER side. OMG gaiz dats ttaly it. LOST SOLVED!

Actually, the connection between Willy Wonka and LOST that I found most intriguing were the lyrics to the song “Pure Imagination.” I’ve highlighted the most significant bits below. Who knew Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was actually a huge LOST clue?!

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

who you truly wish to be

See you on twitter, you LOST-a-loopas!