Sorry it took this long to get to it, but the Mrs. and I just watched the season four premiere last night. While I saw the first season (for the second time) on DVD, I thought it looked great. That image quality is nothing compared to fresh HDTV. Wowzers. You could see the pores on everyone’s faces clearly. There were some odd effects on Hurley when he was lost in the jungle, though. I wonder if that’s a remnant of some special effect or poor lighting, or back-up film stock? I don’t know, but it was jarring.
Let’s open up the comments thread now. All spoilers through this episode are welcome. And, as always, let’s NOT discuss the coming attractions that tend to spoil too much.
My comments are after the break:
So, I’m guessing the “Oceanic Six” are the six people from the island who took off on that ship, but things went pear-shaped quickly enough that they knew enough to tell their rescuers that everyone else was dead. The events of the flash forward in this episode take place before the season-ending flash-forward. Jack hasn’t grown his beard yet, nor has he become obsessed with finding the island again.
So When did Hurley change his mind and go back to Jack on the island? I imagine he didn’t, and that he was probably falling behind the rest of the group and got picked off by the people from those awful CGI helicopters.
Jack, Kate, and Hurley got off the island, leaving three more to be seen. I wonder who?
Charlie is dead, but still around as a ghost. Ghosts were very popular on network TV not too long ago and are back on daytime soaps again. (GENERAL HOSPITAL has two of them currently appearing to only select living characters.)
Who was the black man — with the insanely great looking porous skin in HDTV — visiting Hurley in the hospital? Was he a representative of the pharma company that put The Others on the island in the first place?
What do you all think? What am I missing? We have quite the mystery to piece together.
Oh, and whatever happened to those gigantic statue of a foot we saw on the island last season? It was teased once and the producers swear they had an explanation and then — nothing. Or did I forget something already?