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black hole sun

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 22, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

(the title of this post was going to be “don’t let the sun go down on me” to give a little shout-out to elton, but then i actually thought about what it was implying… yeahhhh)

so one of the big points of interest for me in the second episode, “the lie,” was characters’ motivation. i think there were double — nay triple — levels of trickery at work here and lesser (for the moment) folk like kate, jack and even sayid were foiled by scheming foes.

Dupe the First

to begin with, kate needs to stop watching scooby doo and start using her brain: someone cannot just show up at your house demanding a blood test from an “unnamed party.” i think we are safe to assume that was widmore’s doing; and how convenient that sun just happened to call kate when she didn’t know where to go next.

but while sun tells widmore that what she wants is ben’s head on a plate, i’m not totally sold. sun is used to tusseling to power-hungry men and i don’t think she would reveal her whole agenda to widmore immediately. last season, sun said that “two people are responsible” for her husband’s death: one her father, the other one yet-to-be named. with her telling widmore that she wants ben dead, we are meant to think it is ben. though, let’s be honest, he did not have much to do with directly causing jin’s “death” (which shall remain in quotes; notice that daniel dae kim is still listed in the main cast credits, which indicates that he will appear in at least five episodes. just a ghost? methinks not).

who is? in “the lie” sun tells kate that she “understands how to make hard decisions,” creepily non-accusing her of contributing to her personal tragedy. but though she may partially resent kate, i think her secondary target here is one jack shepherd. notice how she awkwardly confronts kate, then immediately focuses on the good doc. “how is jack… because i would like to punch him in the face?”

i know some of you out there might be jack lovers, but here at team bamf we’re sort of tired of the reluctant hero shtick. you have time to grow back on me, shepherd. but don’t aim too high — it is perhaps obvious my heart belongs to john locke.

in any case, i believe that sun has her own agenda at work here. she knows better than to do the dirty work of a man like widmore. look out for her to become more and more sinister as the season progresses.

more insight into this issue can be found here: http://forum.thefuselage.com/showthread.php?t=105515

 

Dupe the Second

so who were those guys that sayid shivved and “dishwashered” anyway? it was never really clear who the assailants were, though they did seem to know about the “safehouse,” which makes me think that the man behind the curtain, benjamin linus, was behind the whole thing. note that teh assailants did not aim to kill our friend sayid, merely “dart” him, a favorite tactics of the others. ben’s plan? well let’s rationalize:

1. sayid has been injured/darted and either ben get him right away or

2. hurley is forced to take him somewhere. sayid needs medical attention, so he takes him to

3. jack. who is now working for the ben himself.

too bad jack “neo-believer” shepherd is probably being duped by ben yet again; you can bet that ben’s got more up his sleeve then getting them all back to the island. remember that he wants to kill penny. but he also wants the favor of the island back. daddy jacob needs to be pleased.

 

but it seems we are all at the mercy of the lovely druid-hooded ms. hawking.  hopefully her son daniel will be able to set things right island-side…