Still Lost

Sunday, May 28, 2006

You know, it’s very satisfying to see your theory validated. I have to believe this is the same way Einstein felt.

Here’s what I said a year ago:

Rambaldi is very much alive… immortality is a simple problem for somebody who can design a floating ball that turns people into zombies…

And so, in the season finale of Alias, Irina Derevko tells us just that: Rambaldi is alive and he has solved that pesky mortality issue.

Now, some of you may think it a stretch to assume from this that Rambaldi is running things on the Lost island. But, consider this: If you rearrange the letters in Hanso’s full name and title:

Alvar Hanso, Dharma Initiative B.U.D.

You get this:

A, uh, Rambaldi vanished in a TiVo rat

Compelling, isn’t it? If you don’t remember seeing his title of Board Underwritten Director (B.U.D.), go back to the episode where they show the “Orientation” film and step through it frame by frame. It’s there, trust me.

I know, I know, you’re in awe of my dramatic series analytical prowess. Me too. It’s a gift, and a curse.