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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Minor Points from "Greatest Hits" - The Looking Glass Station

There are two women who run out holding guns when Charlie starts screaming in the "underwater hatch," The Looking Glass. In Sledgeweb's screen cap, the brunette definitely looks like Sawyer's girlfriend, Cassidy (say, would that make the blonde a time-shifted Clementine?? ooooooh!!! just kidding). However, the brunette is listed in the credits as Greta, played by Lana Parrilla (IMDB, Wikipedia), and the blonde is listed in the credits as Bonnie, played by Tracy Middendorf (Wikipedia, IMDB). If you're a 24 fan, you might recognize Parrilla as Sarah from Season 4. Middendorf has played small roles on 24 and Angel, but she's probably most famous for a role she played on Days of Our Lives.

Too bad the brunette's not Cassidy. That would have been an awesome twist.

The Dharma logo for The Looking Glass is a white rabbit that appears to have a black spot, or possibly a hole, on the side of its neck (click to enlarge; image courtesy of Lostpedia):

Sayid's Looking Glass Blueprint

Those familiar with Lewis Carroll will recognize both the white rabbit and "The Looking Glass" as references to his books about Alice's adventures in Wonderland. The hole on the side of the rabbit's neck might simply be a hole punched through the paper, as it does not appear on the outside of the hatch itself, as seen here. Or it might be a reference to a "rabbit hole," à la the first chapter of Alice, or The Matrix when Morpheus comments to Neo:
"I imagine that right now you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole? ... You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and I show you just how deep the rabbit hole goes."
"White Rabbit" is of course the name of the Season 1 episode where Jack thinks he sees his father, Christian Shephard, running through the jungle and chases him.

Those are just some additional thoughts I had after digging deeper into Sledgeweb's site shortly after recording tonight's podcast. Speaking of which, the live post-show discussion was great tonight! Stay tuned for the edited version and detailed show notes, coming soon!

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