Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Let's Be Frank"

I am very excited to see what's in store for Captain Lapidus, I hope that we don't have to wait too long to find out. As we were reminded in last night's finale replay, Frank has been singled out as an element in some plan of Ilana's team. I just hope that our Cheeseburger-In-Paradise-Pilot with the big heart and open mind has a chance to decide his fate, when the time comes.

Some of the theories on Frank are pretty wild:
including that perhaps Frank is an older Sawyer. Also, of possible interest to Bigmouth at Eye-M-Sick: "He is named after Frank J. Tipler, who has expanded on the philosophical idea of the Omega Point created by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Teilhard's Omega Point idea is a major key to the mythology of the entire show and Jacob, specifically." (Lostpedia)

I would really like to see one more flashback for Frank, to see if Jacob touched him as well. Here's my crazy thought, Jacob touched Frank so that he would survive the crash like the rest of the "touchees" after piloting 815, but MIB intercepted Frank the night before and got him drunk so that he wouldn't be able to pass flight reqs the next day and he'd be grounded, and not make it to the island. Widmore finds out later that he missed the flight and gets Abaddon on the job to get him on the freighter with the others. Just kidding. Sort of.


Sayid'sgirl said...

Hi Capcom
I just love Frank. I'd like to think that he's special in some way. I'd like to think they all get to chose what happens to them instead of being detined for something. Guess we'll have to wait and see what the writers think.
I could even live with them killing off Sayid as long as he gets to die on his own terms. Not by being guy shot by a drunken idiot.
But I'd really miss him. :)

Sayid'sgirl said...

That should say gut not guy shot.
I did break that up, instead of it being one long rambling thought. Hmm

Capcom said...

Hi SG! I think it's amazing how TPTB have introduced all the new characters and made them so endearing to us in such a short time, like Frank, Daniel, Miles, etc. It's funny, back in S3 we complained about not getting to see our regular Losties and getting new characters, but the freighter peeps came in with a bang and became great additions to the story and seem as if they were always there.

I hope that if Sayid dies, that they can drag out his death for a lot of episodes so that he can stick around for a while. Not to torture him with agonizing pain, just in how they will drag out the passing of time like they do, in that one day ends up being a few episodes or more.

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Maybe you can tell people about the Lapidus shot on the ABC ad thingie, Capcom. For him to be flashed, that means something, because we didn't see him or Claire last year. Maybe make an addendum at the bottom of your post, I dunno.

I'm not up on the MIB touching, only because of the whole "you brought [the Black Rock] here" at Jacob. It just seems like Jacob would have mentioned something back to MIB. I think MIB touches/corrupts on the Island, Jacob off the Island.

I missed that Lapidus leap by Bigmouth as I've been avoiding spoiler blogs. Time to check those theories.

Capcom said...

I can't remember either if Big linked Lapidus to his Omega Point theory, but I'd guess yes, since he does good research for his posts.

Right, if ABC spent that money on the Frank shot in the Chicago campaign group I'd guess also that he's going to have a big part. Let's hope so!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hi Capcom
On your picture of the day. I'd like to know what put Des in the brig with a dishonorable discharge too.
Kelvin said something to the effect that he Kelvin was kicked out of his army because men followed his orders and Des was kicked out because men didn't.

Widmore is always calling Des a coward. And Des seems to need to get his honor back.
I'd also like to know what happened to Des' dad that he had to raise his brothers. But we probably won't find out any of it.
See you at TLC tonight.

William Mandrake said...

Hey. Nice blog you have here. Did you name yourself after the company Capcom or does Capcom have some other meaning?

Capcom said...

Oh, that's interesting SG, I'd forgotten about what Kelvin said. And yes, what of Des' dad and brothers, etc? I also think that will be some of the info that falls by the wayside. :-(

Hi William, thanks! No, my "capcom" is what is explained partway down the sidebar of my blog, it's from NASA and is the shortcut name for capsule communicator in mission control. I had no idea about the Capcom game company until after I made this blog, heheh.

Bigmouth said...

Frank Lapidus = Frank Tipler? Love it!

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