Another great episode last night’ just thought I’d put down what I got out of it and see what you all thought.
Dan Faraday has returned and he’s on a mission to change the past. He confronts Dr. Chang and tries to tell him he’s from the future but, of course, Chang doesn’t believe him. He almost seems like he might go along when Dan tells Chang that Miles is his son. I think Chang can kind of sense this but then Miles tells him it’s not true. He told Chang about the incident though so maybe after that happens he’ll believe him.
Sawyer, Juliet, Hurley, Jin and Miles are headed to the beach camp. Well, that’s their plan anyway. Radzinsky seems to be in the way at the moment. Based on the DHARMA Booth Video I think they still have a little more work to do in DHARMAVille.
Jack, Kate and Dan run off to find the Hostiles to talk to Eloise (now definitely confirmed to be Dan’s mother). After a little shootout with Radzinsky and his buddies they’re off to the fence and into the jungle to find the Hostiles camp. Dan then explains the plan to Kate and Jack. He’s going to detonate the hydrogen bomb to destroy the electromagnetic build-up and change the past. His plan will prevent the crash of flight 815 and the visit to the island by the freighter. He says that the variables in the equation are the people… after he thought things through some more he’s decided that things can be changed! Oh my!
Well, just when it seems like we’re on the path to change things start to go the other way. Daniel gets shot by none other than Eloise Hawking, his mother. She doesn’t know that Dan is her son until it’s too late. We then see older Hawking talking with older Widmore about Sacrifice. It turns out that she knows that she killed Daniel. She knows that the guy she shot was her son and she knew that sending him back to the island would result in his death. The fact that she knows this later shows that what happened to Daniel wasn’t a change. This is just what happened. Nothing changed. Another example was when Daniel went ahead and talked to Charlotte even though he promised himself that he wouldn’t.
Now we have Jack and Kate running around knowing the plan and I can only assume that they’ll try to pick up where Dan left off. I can see some problems with this though’ Which one of Jack and Kate seems more likely to know how to detonate a hydrogen bomb? I’m not 100% sure of the process myself but I’m pretty sure you can’t just hit it with a rock and hope it explodes. Plus what does this mean for Sawyer, Juliet, Jin, Miles and Hurley? Are they going to meet their end in a fiery explosion? Will there be no Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Jin or Hurley in season six? How about Kate, Frank, John and Ben? How will the detonation of a hydrogen bomb in the 1970s affect them? With those in the past I can see it’ they’d die on the island then, I suppose, find themselves back on the plane headed to LA’ but those in 2007 wouldn’t die. Would they just be stranded in some completely disconnected time on an island that used to be special but for some reason isn’t anymore?
Did I miss anything?