Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Heading into tonight's episode, "Flashes Before Your Eyes," ew.com's "Doc" Jeff Jensen has begun to assemble a new and interesting theory based on clues from "Not in Portland." His theory, which you can check out by clicking on the title of this post, is that the island is something like a black hole. The clues from last week - the anagram for "Mittleos," ("Lost Time") and the black hole chapter of A Brief History of Time, which Other Aldo was reading when he was duped by Sawyer, Kate and Alex. As Jensen points out, this would explain the inability to leave the island, and the island's apparent invisibility to the outside world. Indeed, Jensen points out there are "holes" in this theory (i.e., is the 2-volunteer system really a good way to avoid having the Earth collapse into a black hole?) but it offers some intriguing possibilities. As for tonight's episode, Damon Lindeloff's tease to the Doc - "Riddle me this - when is a flashback not a flashback?"