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Saturday, January 24, 2009

 
Lost - Missing In Time

(Episode: Because You Left. Spoilers ahead.)

Season Five brings this series into its weirdest plot twist. In a flashback we learn that DHARMA planned to tap into some sort of energy for the purpose of time travel experiments. Miners discover a chamber, and "Marvin Candle" (the name turns out to be an alias) warns that if the chamber is breached the mysterious energy would be released with unexplained catastrophic consequences.

That chamber was breached when Ben Linus moved the island at the end of last season. Now the still-marooned Flight 816 survivors, and the three recent arrivals - Faraday and his two compatriots - are periodically traveling through time. The Others are unaffected, as the Locke scenes reveal. However, Richard Alpert knows what's going on - evidently he knows something about the island that Ben doesn't.

The fix for this time fracture is the return of the Oceanic Six to the island. Ben is rounding them up, not knowing that Sun is plotting to kill him, that Hurley is about to become a wanted fugitive, and that Kate is on the lam from some mysterious person(s) who wants to compare her DNA with Aaron's.

Des gets in on the act, his past self having received a message from Faraday. What will he find in Oxford?

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