First the actress who plays Sun is photographed with an MX-5 last month and now this time a Miata makes a cameo in last night’s episode. Not only was this a Jin flashback, but it is a flashback for the car as well.
The episode was a sneaky one that broke new ground. We have had flashback shows and more recently flashfoward ones, but Thursday was a combination of the two. They were trickily edited to appear like just one flashforward our Korean couple. A few hints in Jin’s scenes were left for eagle-eyed Lost viewers to pick up. I would like to tell you I am one of them, but I’m not, I learn most that type of stuff from reading The Lost Forum and subsequent viewings of the show.
The production folks at Bad Robot made sure to give Jin a bulky older cell phone, a toss off line about being married for only a couple months and a stuffed dragon with a reference to it being that creature’s year (2000), but weren’t savvy enough to be aware of the difference between a 99/00 Miata and an 01–05 model.
If you look closely at the headlight in the background of the above picture you will see a sharp crease in the body emanating from the upper inside of it plus the separate projector low beam and standard high beam that are the big difference in the model years. Now I know technically you can purchase a 2001 model year car in 2000, but that doesn’t happen until the last couple of months of the year and if this was really taking place in Seoul, the people would have been more bundled up for the cold weather.
Miata Top Transitions since 01/01/08: 78