Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Lost Summary

So, what have we learned tonight?

- In Locke's crossword puzzle, both "Gilgamesh," and "Somas" are visible.

Gilgamesh was 2/3's god, 1/3 man, and was known as "He who saw the deep" (deep meaning "unknown mysteries"). Gilgamesh's rival was Enkidu, a "wild-man." Locke and Eko appear to mirror these two characters, though to what extent, and to what degree of literalness, we don't know. It's also unclear whether Locke would be Gilgamesh or Enkidu, and we don't know enough about Eko to decide. It's also possible that "Gilgamesh" is in the crossword because the writers are mythology geeks.

Of more obvious seeming significance is that "Somas" is also in the puzzle. Thomas Hanna created the word "somatics" in 1976 to name the approaches to mind/body integration. "Soma" is a Greek word for the living body, which Hanna re-defined as the body experienced from within, where we experience mind/body integration.

Hanna Somatics is an approach to renewed control of the muscles through use of the voluntary motor system. Given Locke's former "condition," this seems pretty damn relevant. Though, again, we just don't know.

Other than that, we don't learn much, island-wise. And if Ana Lucia has somehow crossed paths with the other survivors (as so many of the front-end castaways appear to have), it wasn't clear from this episode's flashbacks.

This is good Tv.


At 6:54 AM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

It's GREAT tv. I haven't been this engaged in a TV show for quite awhile.

While I LOVE the mysterious's all about the characters to me.

At 8:21 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Hola, Katanga. Welcome to Codemorse. I do a running, weekly Lost commentary, so come on back on Wednesday/Thursday for more.

You give good commentary (as evidenced at Cap's Wrandom Wramblings) so feel free to post as you like.


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