OK. Lost Season 4 finally made its premiere, and thank goodness because I know a lot of Lost fans out there, like me, were getting really anxious. As usual with the Lost directors there are many easter eggs out there that a lot of fans might have missed. Here is a list of some for those of you out there that are as interested as me.
First the title is an easy one, The Beginning of the End. This is an easy one; it refers to the beginning of the flashbacks, the beginning of the end of the series since it now has 3 seasons left to run, and the mythological idea of the beginning of the end of the universe.
Next an interesting plot twist is when Hurley gets lost in the woods and sees Jacob’s cabin. Through the window Hurley sees Jacob in his chair. When this frame is looked at closer it appears that Jacob is Christian Shepherd, who is Jack and Claire’s father. This theory is also backed up because the actor who played Jack’s father in previous episodes is credited in this new episode. So is Christian really Jacob? We will see.
Another curious coincidence in this new episode is the man filming Hurley on his insane car chase. This man may not seem important to anyone, but he is a reoccurring character. He is the same man who was John Locke’s boss at the box company he worked at, and he is the same man as the manager at the fast food restaurant Hurley worked at before he won the lottery. Will this man reappear, and is this really a coincidence, knowing this show’s track record probably not.
While Hurley is in the mental institute there are many Easter eggs that appear. As a man named Abbadon comes to visit Hurley a chalkboard is shown in the background of the shot. The picture drawn on the chalkboard is of a boat, an island, and a shark. Does this refer to the boat coming to rescue them being bad; I think so. The second interesting fact about this scene is Abbadon is sitting at a table that has a chess board on it, and many know that the game of chess symbolizes the war between good and evil. Another fun fact is that Abbadon is a Hebrew word for destroyer.
One of the last puzzling ideas put forth in the season 4 premiere of this thrilling show is the appearance of Charlie. Is Charlie alive or is Hurley seeing things? If Charlie is alive how is this possible? Either way on further inspection the person Hurley sees swimming in the mirror at the police station is Charlie and he has They Need You written on his hand.
The Season Premiere of Lost raised new questions for me, but like many of you out there I am still hooked.