While “Stranger in a Strange Land” wasn’t exactly the most exciting Lost episode ever, we did learn a few new things:
- Karl has never seen The Brady Bunch
Could this mean that Karl was born on the island and has only had contact with “approved” culture? Is there any reason why The Others enjoy Stephen King’s “Carrie” but not “The Brady Bunch”?
To be fair, “The Brady Bunch” ended in 1974 and the actor who plays Karl was born 81, so if Karl is 25 it could be understandable that he has no knowledge of the show.
- We finally saw Cindy and the children!
The lost stewardess is back and she looks strangely healthy for someone we thought The Others was going to kill or torture. What happened to the people who were abducted and why are The Others keeping them around to “watch”? The “watchers” all seemed to be people from flight 815, I even thought I saw Steve.. or was it Scott?
- The boat is back
When Jack and The Others were leaving for Othersville, they were on a boat that looked very much like the boat Tom used to kidnap Walt at the end of Lost Season 1. If I’m not mistaken, the same boat was given to Michael and Walt when they left the island. Is this that same boat, and if so, what happened to Michael and Walt?
- Who is Isabel?
In this Lost episode, we met a new character named Isabel. Tom said that she was “the sheriff”, but while she seems like a powerful and smart person, she doesn’t outrank Ben. Some think she is Mrs.Hawking from “Flashes Before Your Eyes”, personally I have a hard time believing that.
- Jack couldn’t fly a kite
While Jack felt it was a bit sad that he had never flown a kite with his father, I was intrigued by the text “Buteo Huang” which can be briefly seen written on the kite. Turns out Buteo Huang is the real world guy who designed the kite. I guess he’s like the Porsche of kite-makers.
Obviously we learned a bit about Jack’s tattoos, but that mystery deserves its own post, so keep your eyes open for a post about that later today.