A few weeks ago, we were playing Trivial Pursuit and I got a question about a war hero whose own elephants turned on his troops in a battle against Rome. At least I think that was the question.

“Just a second,” I told my opponents. I ran up to my second grader’s room and happily found him still awake. He is obsessed with ancient history and knows as much about Greece, Rome and Eygpt as he does about Luke Skywalker, Anakin and Jabba the Hut.

“Do you know some famous military guy who fought against the Romans?” I asked.

“Yes. It’s Odysseus.”

“No, this guy had elephants,” I explained.

“Hannibal, Mom. Definitely Hannibal.”

I ran back downstairs with my answer. Correct! Phew! I never get the yellow history questions right!

If only I would let me son watch LOST, I think he could provide me with a world of insight into last night’s episode. His mind is jammed with information about Egyptian gods.

On the other hand, I’m so dumbfounded and overwhelmed I have nothing intelligent to offer. So, I wanted to point you toward THIS if you haven’t read it already! Whoa!

So, a few questions for you:

Why do you think the writers are taking this work of fiction, but giving it such a basis in Egyptian mythology? The similarities are amazing.

Did you not love it when Alex reappeared and scared the ba-geebers out of Ben? (Of course, I don’t know how to spell ba-geebers.)

What’s up with Ilana? Do you think she was sent there by Charles Widmore’s group and uses the question about “what lies in the shadow of the statue?” to determine the identity of other people Widmore planted on the plane?

Ben told Widmore he was going back to the island. Would Widmore have had time to somehow get his own people on board to go back?

Do you think that Ben did kill Penny? If he didn’t, why did he tell John to apologize to Desmond?

Why do you think Widmore was removed from the island in the first place?

And why wasn’t Ben killed by the Smoke Monster?

How did Locke know how to find that temple? I know we saw the Smoke Monster come out of the crack in the ground before, but I don’t remember Locke being there.

Finally, wasn’t Locke great last night? He had some great lines and I was so happy to see him stand up to Ben.

It was probably the best episode ever, so I’m sorry I don’t have more to add. My brain is so full of information I can’t process it. I think I will show a few scenes to my second grader to see if he can help.

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