Apr 16 2009
In this week’s edition of Lost Questions, we tackle the Miles-centric episode, Some Like It Hoth. I’ve always liked Miles personality-wise, but not so much on the whole Sixth Sense front.
So what lingering questions do I want answered after last night?
1) Why the hell can Miles talk to dead people? I wasn’t actually expecting an answer from this episode, but this is one mystery I never wish existed in the first place. The fact that Miles can ghost whisper always felt out of place to me on the show, even with all the other crazy sh*t going on. I guess he’s part of a select contingent of island superheroes along with John “Lazarus” Locke and Walt “Bird Killer” Dawson, but I just don’t know why the creators thought it necessary to even have someone with this power anyways. What is its greater purpose for the show?
2) As I guessed a while back, Miles is actually Chang’s son, and the fact that they’re on the island together proves that worlds won’t collapse if you run into your past self. I understand Miles not remembering seeing himself if he was only a baby when it happened, and his father dies before he grows up, but wouldn’t his mom recognize him? Maybe he just purposefully stays away from her because he realizes that. Or maybe it’s just another plot hole to be fixed via memory loss (*cough* Ben).
3) Hurley clearly still doesn’t grasp the whole “If it happened, it happened” concept. If he wrote Empire Strikes Back and sent it to George Lucas, it would have already happened and he would have seen the changed version growing up right? But that didn’t happen, so his writing is more or less pointless, though it made for a few funny scenes so I’ll allow it.
4) Who was that dead guy? Was he an Other or a Dharma team member? What were they talking about with his tooth going through his brain? What are the Dharma-ites planning with him and presumably other dead people. (Update: I think he had a filling or something in his tooth and some electromagnet (like in the Swan) pulled it through his head).
5) Do you think Chang will die before the gas wipe-out? I don’t remember seeing him among the dead.
6) Do you think one of the future crew will cause “the incident” at the Swan? Or will we be getting out of the ‘70s before then? Do we even have a timetable on when the incident happened?
7) Daniel’s back, complete with two burning questions. Why is he back, and more importantly, when and why did he leave in the first place? It was great to see him though.
8 ) I think my favorite part of the episode was Jack erasing the blackboard. It’s hilarious to see him just chilling doing janitorial work. I think he has no idea what to do now that he’s back and has no position of leadership whatsoever. But presumably he has some special “purpose.” What is it?
9) Again with the “What lies in the shadow of the statue?” refrain. What does that mean, and who were the people who kidnapped Miles? If they were against Widmore, they’re presumably on Ben’s team. And does this mean that the Ajira castaways are on his side too since they apparently know the answer to the statue question? (Update: Bram from the van is packing heat with Ilana on the beach! WTF?)
10) Now that Sawyer has laid Phil out, it would seem that things are going to start unraveling in the ‘70s and covers are about to be blown. How many episodes do you think we have left in the past?
11) Final question. I laugh every time I hear an Ann Arbor or University of Michigan reference because I went there for undergrad. Does anyone know if anyone related to the show has something to do with the University or if that was just a random pick? We don’t exactly have a world renowned theoretical physics department if I remember correctly.
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