Bruce Springsteen introduced the world to the character of Spanish Johnny nearly 40 years ago in the song “Incident on 57th Street,” but it provided more than a little connective tissue for Tuesday’s episode of “Lost.”
Not only was one of the restaurants featured in the show named “Spanish Johnny’s” (because, one assumes, “Juan’s” just wouldn’t do), but the lyrics of the song had something to say about the plot.
Ilana, take note:
Spanish Johnny drove in from the
underworld last night
With bruised arms and broken rhythm in a beat-up old Buick
But dressed just like dynamite…
As for the end of the song, well, this dovetails pretty well with what the “Lost” finale will be tasked with resolving:
We may find it out on the street tonight,
Or we may walk until the daylight, maybe…
Update: On the Air teammate Stuart Levine points out that the blind date Hurley was waiting to meet was named Rosalita.