Looks like we have a new mystery on our hands.
That and so much more after the jump….
Okay, the question is …. “Whose mother is the girl with the gun?”
She was called Ellie, so the first logical guess is Eloise Hawkins, who most people seem to think is Daniel Faraday’s mother.
Does that also make her Charlotte’s mother, if Daniel and Charlotte are sibilings? (and if they are, let’s hope there is no “Luke and Leia” creepy kiss.)
But there are other possibilities to be sure.
Penelope? We know now that Charles Widmore was there on the island in 1954 … and an Other?
The girl in the coma? Could be.
Claire? We saw Claire’s mother in 2004, but maybe she could have done some time-travelling?
With this show, of course, just about anything is possible.
As for the rest of the episode…
* Baby Charlie. Apparently born in the Phillipines a few years ago, when Penny and Desmond were hiding from Charles Widmore. And don’t you think he could have had Desmond followed when he went back to the boat?
* Speaking of the baby, is he named after Driveshaft Charlie? Or maybe evil daddy Charles?
* Miles’ ghost-whispering talents really paid off in this episode.
* Just how many redshirts are left now? Can’t be too many, except for the ones with the Others at the temple.
* I will never get tired of Richard Alpert appearing unexpectedly. I hope they have signed him to a long-term contract. Imagine if CANE was still on the air. What would the show’s producers have done?
* Faraday’s long-time benefactor is Widmore. Not really a surprise, but does call Faraday’s good-guy status into question.
* Are Lost fanatics now going to start learning Latin? So much for it being a dead language.
* “Jughead” had nothing to do with the ARCHIE comics character. Hooray. Lots of concrete, you say? Could that be what was buried under the hatch? And did pressing the button keep the bomb from going BOOM?
* Oh, Charlotte. That’s not good. That’s a Minkowski-sized nose bleed.
* Wasn’t this a great episode, with no Jack, Kate, Hurley or even Ben? A nice refreshing change.
Next week: Things heat up for the Oceanic Six.
Noon Update: Picked this up on morning Web browsing. From Wiki:
Castle Bravo was the code name given to the first U.S. test of a so-called dry fuel thermonuclear hydrogen bomb device, detonated on March 1, 1954, at Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands, by the United States, as the first test of Operation Castle (a longer series of tests of various devices). Fallout from the detonation—intended to be a secret test—poisoned the islanders who inhabited the test site, as well as the crew of Daigo Fukuryū Maru (”Lucky Dragon No. 5″), a Japanese fishing boat, and created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing.
Also, now we have to ask: how many of the OTHERS besides Richard are “immortal”?