Lost in Translation – “Jughead”


Welcome back, fellow time travelers. Well, they promised us some revelations and there’s little doubt that Jughead, the third episode of this game changing season of Lost, delivered. Interestingly, the revelations came in unexpected ways and served to churn up even more questions. Yes, I know… shocking. It is what we’ve come to expect from the creative team and they didn’t disappoint.

It’s rather pointless to go through a blow by blow of Jughead. You’re reading this, so I have to assume you’ve watched it carefully, and like me, the wheels are already turning. Believe me, the wheels inside my head are doing more than turning, they’re spinning wildly out of control as new theories take shape and form.

Alright, let’s to it then. I’m just going to come out and say it.

Here’s what I think:

Ellie, the cute little blonde Other with a chip on her shoulder, is Eloise Hawking, Daniel’s mother.

Ouch. That one stings a bit. They do say that the truth hurts. But wait, there’s more…

Daniel professed his love for Charlotte. Know what I think? There is no greater love than a father’s love for his daughter. Chew on that one and tell me I’m wrong.

We’ll let that one sink in a bit. Let’s get back to Ellie and her co-Other Charles Widmore. How’s this for a possibility: Ellie and Chuck have a thing for one another, but they can’t have children on the island, so off they go, by way of the donkey wheel perhaps, and they sire Daniel (and maybe even Penny, if that doesn’t twist your noodle too much). Now Chuck, he’s obsessed with going back to the island for a reason to be revealed later and Eloise thinks that’s a bad idea so begins working against his efforts.

Time will tell. One thing’s for sure, I’m invested in seeing this thing through to the end.

There were a lot of good moments last night, beyond these gut punching new theories. Richard and Locke’s talk was a highlight, and we learn finally what was up with the whole Dhali Lhama test that John was put through as a child. That was big for me.

We also learned what was up with all that thick concrete under the Hatch that Sayid uncovered. Obviously that’s where the Others ditched Jughead, to keep it stable, safe, and relatively secure.

So what now? Next week should open up an even bigger can of worms. Did you watch the preview? Did you watch it closely? There’s a bit where Locke and Company witness the light shining up out of the Hatch. Remember that scene from season one? Locke, distraught and asking for a sign. Then later in the preview we hear Sawyer say to Juliet that he saw Kate in the forest.

Oh, that is going to open up an industrial sized can of WTF?

See you next week.


2 Responses to “Lost in Translation – “Jughead””

  1. Maybe next week we’re going to learn the source of all those whispers we heard in early seasons…

  2. cairnwood Says:

    We can only hope.

    Glad to have you stop by. Awakenings Online is fantastic.

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