Collision

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 5, 2005

in Blog

Did you know that we have six weeks without LOST? The next episode is scheduled for January 11th and will be titled “The 23rd Psalm.” This would be a great opportunity for those who are just getting into the show to get caught up. I highly suggest folks get the first season on dvd if you haven't seen it yet. As for this current season. I suggest installing itunes and downloading any missed episodes for $1.99 each. Itunes is free to download.
I didn't make a LOST past last week due to thanksgiving, but I do have a few things I wanted to discuss from the episode two weeks ago titled “Collision.”
I was not overly impressed with this episode. This was an Anna Lucia Flashback episode. I think nearly everyone hates her character the most. I thought the writers would try to turn the audience's opinion of her like they did for Jin. Yes, we learned that she had been shot while she was pregnant and lost her baby, but her murdering the guy and taking the law in her own hands and then tying Sayid to a tree and bossing people around just caused people to hate her even more.
Since I'm talking about Michelle Rodriguez, did you here that she(age 27) and Cynthia Watros(37), who plays Libby, were arrested by Honolulu authorities this past week and charged with drunk driving. They were arrested within 20 minutes of each other. The actresses, both of whom failed field sobriety tests, were each charged with driving under the influence and released after posting $500 bail. It turns out that Rodrigquez may have broken probation and could spend up to 18 months in jail. I don't know if her status on the show will affect this, if not, the writers may have to make Anna Lucia the next to be killed on the island. I know this would make a lot of people happy. She's not my favorite character, but I do think Anna Lucia adds some energy to the cast. Those Lost Stars need to learn how to be a bit more responsible when they go out and party.
We did get to see a pretty decent fight between Mr. Eko & Sayid. I think we are about to find out that Mr. Eko is some sort of Spiritual Leader, a pastor, a missionary, or something like that. However, one thing is for sure, this man of Faith can have a pretty even fight with a ex-member of the Republican Guard. (Pictured Here)

As my readers know by now… I'm more interested in the sci-fi/mystery aspect of the show and “Collision” didn't have much to offer. Only one clue to the show was given in this episode. Kate & Jack were playing golf when out of the woods comes Mr. Eko carrying Sawyer on his shoulders. The very next seen shows the four of them entering the hatch. However just before we see them enter, we are shown Locke working on a crossword puzzle. It went by pretty quickly, but it was immediately obvious to me that this was a clue that I needed to investigate. Sure enough… Here are the screen shots…
This is the first shot, showing the clue that John was looking at… Notice the NUMBER 42.

Locke answers this question with “Gilgamesh.” (Pictured Here)

The Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest and most moving stories rooted in the ancient wisdom-tradition of mankind. Since we have six weeks till the next episode, You might decide you want to read this site titled “The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Spiritual Biography” Here is just a brief excerpt from the site…

Like all epics, Gilgamesh contains both historical and mythic elements in all its versions, and thus is meant to be interpreted on several levels. In addition to its very human themes of friendship, courage, the problem of death, and the meaning of life, it is also an initiatory tale about the quest for enlightenment, the revelation of divine mysteries, the duality of man, and the evolutionary unfoldment of our spiritual nature. Implicit in the narrative are the cosmology and other metaphysical doctrines of the ancient sanctuaries.

However, if you are like me, you might want a quicker summary of the story. If so, you can read the SparkNotes of Gilgamesh which gives a much quicker Plot Overview.
The story of Gilgamesh brings up the theme of the quest for immortality among other things. This was certainly placed in the episode by the writers for us to find yet providing just another small insight as to what is taking place on the island.
Of course Collision did fulfill a desire of mine. To see Locke and Eko meet face to face. These two men of faith connected and they couldn't have scripted it better. Looks at Eko and says… “Hello” and Eko looks back at Locke and retuns with a “Hello” and then a moment of silence as they paused to look at one another. It rocked.. (Here's a screenshot)

Then just before they lovely reunion at the end, Sayid says to Anna Lucia something very interesting. Anna Lucia tells Sayid to go ahead and kill her that she deserves it. Sayid responds… “What good would it be to kill you if we're both already dead?” Now I know that at face value, he was talking about emotionally. However I can't help to think of the spiritual truth of this statement and with some of the “theorys” floating out there, some believe that those on the island had all died. Who knows.
Collision only gets a two out of five stars in my opinion. Since we have such a long break till our next episode, I will take a few more days to compile all the things I wish to share from the “What Kate Did Episode.” Thanks for reading and please leave a comment to let me know you dropped by.

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