- It would appear that Emerson and Lucy did have a bit of a relationship back in 1960. It started with the Petty case and who knows how long it continued? But we did see Emerson going through an old trunk with pictures of the two of them at some dinner/event.
- We got another speech from Tommy Madsen complaining about them taking all of his blood. He said that he's not sick and doesn't understand what's going on. He reeled Lucy into the situation who in turn asked Dr. Milton Beauregard about it. While Milton finally was able to give Lucy credit on some of her talents (in extracting information out of Petty), he was not ready to get into the whole blood taking thing! But this clearly is important!
- It looks like Soto might eventually get a girlfriend on this show! The autopsy girl, Nikki, was sporting some comic book character on her t-shirt. Hurley started joking about his day job and how he has a super secret identity. And even invited her over to see his comic book collection.
- Soto was also given free reign this episode to spout off some of his theories on the 63s disappearance. With Petty's frozen bombs in the Korean War coming into the equation, he brought up Captain America and how he was frozen for 60 years to be thawed in the present day all in time for The Avengers movie this summer. (spoiler alert, I guess?) He also spouted off a Quantum theory about a water bug on a pond where the water is rising. The bug perceives change, blah blah blah. Having a hard time remembering what he said, but I can't imagine it's the actual answer anyway!
- Did anyone else find it interesting how up with the times Petty was? I mean, he even thought to grab Emerson's cell phone. Did he even know what cell phones were when he appeared in 2012?
- And speaking of his appearance, this might help address some of our issues of where these people are showing up. They're not ALL on Alcatraz. Paxton showed up in that graveyard. He woke up in the mausoleum. And he was VERY confused about why he was there. He even asked Madsen and Soto about it. And he was frustrated when they couldn't answer his questions. Crazy stuff! As Soto asked, were they sleeping for 50 years? Doesn't seem likely. But it does seem like it is some kind of TIMED release into the world as we speculated earlier. Or, they're all here in the present day but just stowed away somewhere and frozen or unconscious. And then someone is planting them where they need to be and then having them wake up.
- And that brings us to Lucy. Emerson was asked about a DNR when he went to visit her in the present day. Once he diffused bomb # 4 he brought it to Lucy and said they finally were done with it. He pulled the plug on her and took her to the secret Alcatraz prison and right to Dr. Beauregard saying the following. "You know her methods. Fix her!"
- HUH!?!? Okay, so I'm back to the cloning thing tied with the memory extraction, insertion whatever. Lucy's methods are all about the mind. Tommy Madsen was giving up all of that blood. Was he the only one giving up blood? Or will we find out it was all of the 63s? What is so special about Tommy's blood? Dr. Beauregard and Lucy seem highly involved in what will be this conspiracy back in 1960. So, are they involved in 2012? Is there going to be some grand twist where we find out that Emerson is behind the whole thing? And there is some motivation to releasing these prisoners out into the world and then capturing them again? Like this is some test for something bigger to come? Eh who knows. But definitely some interesting things going on. And if they do indeed "FIX" Lucy, we have to speculate their involvement with the 63s and the original disappearance even further!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Note: Still having issues with my screenshot software so I apologize once again!
Paxton Petty was an explosives expert who served his country in the Korean War. He was court marshaled at some point and I may have missed what the crime was but I think he was charged with blowing up children (i.e. little soldiers as he called them). Yikes, these people are bad guys! Eventually, he planted mines in 4 locations around San Francisco but only 3 were ever found. He went through various interrogation treatments from Beauregard and Lucy. Under Lucy's treatments he revealed a song that eventually revealed the location of 3. The 4th one was a catalyst for Lucy and young Emerson forming a kinship. And it haunted Emerson for years until the present day.
Emerson was actively involved in trying to find Paxton's NEW bomb locations. (Can't believe they showed that dude blowing his leg off early in the episode! Crazy!) Madsen and Soto were actively trying to hunt down Paxton himself. With the help of a few new friends "Psycho" and "Comic-Book Fan Autopsy Lady' they set out on this daring quest. Fragments of Silver Stars were found in the mines which led them to a graveyard that had his bombs stashed away in a mausoleum.
Emerson combined song lyrics with paint colors to figure out bomb locations and tracked down Petty before the rest of his team. But he sent them to the next location. Emerson got caught in a Petty trap and landed his foot on a mine. But no fear, Hurley (still can't help it) and Madsen caught him at the next location.
Psycho, the super bomb squad dude with some kind of history with Madsen, was able to save Emerson from the mine but at the cost of his own life. This gave Petty some satisfaction as he designed the bomb to be unbeatable even by "superstar" bomb diffusers. This led to Emerson yet again shooting an inmate out of anger and retaliation. And he also tricked Paxton over revealing that 4th bomb location allowing him to finally get closure on his elusive case.
I'm sure there's more to talk about but I've said a lot and have to go back to watch more TV with the family! (Monday nights are crazy now folks!) Anyway, I look forward to discussing this further with everyone and whatever other shows we want to discuss. Hope you enjoyed my ramblings as always and I'll see you next week!