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February 23, 2009

3 1 6.

Let's talk about LOST! 3 1 6.
Jack's eye opens. He wakes up in the bamboo forest; holding a torn section of paper with “I wish” on it. 
In the distance you can hear Hurley calling for help. Jack drops the paper.
Jack runs to the edge of a waterfallBelow is Hurley holding on to a guitar case.  Jack dives in and rescues him. They get to a point in the water where Jack tells Hurley “We can stand.” 

They both look around, “It really happened.”
Yep, they’re back! Jack sees Kate lying on rocks. Jack wakes her up. He confirms to her that they’re back.
Kate- “What happened?”

46 Hours Earlier:
Mrs. Hawking lights her white candles in the church. {Doubting Thomas painting.} She questions Ben, “I thought I said all of them.” 

Ben replies this was all he could get on short notice.
Eloise guesses it will have to dofor now. All right, let's get started.”

She leads the group to the back of the church then down the spiral staircase. {Caution sign warns high voltage.}

Down in a dark lower level she opens a door; {Much like a door/hatch on a ship/freighter.} this is the Lamp Post station. She lights up the room.
A giant pendulum swings across a map floor. There are old computers and a board that shows longitude-latitude numbers, yet looks more like an old departure board in an airport. There is a blackboard with equations and variables and a U.S. Army Op 264 TOP SECRET military photo of an island {Dated 9/23/54- EYES ONLY} Eloise tells the group this place was called The Lamp Post by the Dharma Initiative, “This is how they found the island.”
Jack asks Ben if he knew about this place
Ben- “No. No I didn’t.”
Jack asks Eloise if he’s telling the truth
Eloise-“Probably not.” 
Jack walks over to look at the military photo to take a closer look. Eloise has a blue flight book; she apologizes to the group if this is confusing but she turns to Jack and wants him to pay attention.  She goes on to explain the room they are standing in was constructed years ago over a unique pocket of electromagnetic energy.  That energy connects to similar pockets all over the world. And the people who built this room however were only interested in one.”
Sun- “The Island.” 
Eloise- “Yes. The Island.  They gathered proof that it existed. They knew it was out there somewhere {Over the fucking rainbow!} but they just couldn’t… {Desmond bends down to take a closer look at the map on the floor.} ...Then a very clever fellow built this pendulum on the theoretical notion that they should stop looking for where the Island was supposed to be, and start looking for where it was going to be. {What good pupils they are! She continues on}  This fellow presumed and correctly as it turned out, that the Island was always moving, “Why do you think you were never rescued?”     While the movements of the island seem random, this man and his team created a series of equations, which tell them with a high degree of probability where it is going to be at a certain point in time.  {Jack looks at the blackboard filled with variables.}  Windows, as it were, that while open, provide a route back. Unfortunately these windows don’t stay open for very long. {Desmond is annoyed.} “Yours closes in 36 hours." 
Eloise hands the blue flight plan binder to Jack
Desmond asks in disbelief, “Am I really hearing this? That’s what this is about? You’re all going back to the Island, willingly?”
Sun confirms they are, “Why are you here, Desmond?”
Desmond tells them he came there to deliver a message.  
He tells Eloise, “Daniel Faraday. Your son… sent me here. He wanted me to tell you that he and all the people on the Island need your help.  He said that only you can help him. He didn’t say Jack, he didn’t say Sun, he didn’t say Ben, he said you.”
Eloise replies in a very caring granny manner, “But I am helping, dear.“ 
Desmond considers the message delivered
Eloise is sorry to tell this to Desmond, “But the Island isn’t done with you yet.” 
Desmond freaks; says this woman cost him four years of his life. Four years he’ll never get back, “Because you told me that I was supposed to go the Island. That it was my bloody purpose!”
She nods her head “yes.”  
Desmond says to Jack, “You listen to me brotha, and you listen carefully. These people here are just using us. They’re playing some kind of a game, we are just the pieces. What ever she tells you to do, ignore it.”
He tells Eloise he’s done with the Island


Eloise informs Jack, “The binder in your hands shows all the air routes that fly over the coordinates where I believe the Island will be in little more than a day from now.   There’s a commercial airliner flying from L.A. to Guam that’s going to go right through our window.    Ajira Airways flight 3 1 6.   If you have any hope of the Island bringing you back, it must be that plane. You all need to be on it. It must be that flight.” 
Ben watches Eloise work. She continues to tell them if they want to return "you need to recreate as best you can the circumstances that brought you there in the first place. That means as many of the same people as you are able to bring with you." {She talks directly at Jack.} 
Jack-“What if we can’t get anyone else to come with us? What if we’re it?” 
Eloise-“All I can tell you is the result will be unpredictable.”
Jack-“So that’s it? We just get on that flight and we just hope that it works. That‘s all.”
No, that’s not all; at least not for him.
Happy Eloise brings Jack to her church lady office.  {Virgin Mary statues
Jack wonders- “Ben, Sun.“
Eloise says they heard what they needed to hear; this doesn’t concern them. She rummages through her very disorganized and cluttered desk looking for something.   She pulls out a crinkled envelope from under a bunch of papers and tells Jack it’s John Locke’s suicide note {Addressed to Jack.}
Jack didn’t know. Eloise tells him obituaries don’t see fit to mention when people hang themselves. {Hanging Charlie.}  
Troubled Jack asks, “Why would he kill himself?”
Eloise-“There are many reasons. I’m sure. But the only one that matters is this…he is going to help you get back. John is going to be a proxy. A substitute.”
“For who?” Jack wonders. 

She reminds him again that he needs to best recreate the conditions of the original flight. “Which is why you need to give John something of your fathers.” {Check out Jack’s shadowy shadow on the wall. Lol} That’s what Jack has to do.
Upset Jack tells her, “My father is gone. My father has been dead for three years. You want me to…and to give it to Locke, he’s in a coffin!”
Eloise nods her famous “yes” nod. 

Jack- This is ridiculous!
She tells him to stop thinking about how ridiculous it is and start asking himself whether or not he believes it’s going to work, “That’s why it’s called a leap of faith, Jack.

Ben appears to be kneeling in prayer/meditation in a pew.    Jack puts the envelope in his jacket pocket. Ben tells Jack that Sun left, and a friend is looking after “it”- Locke’s body/the coffin. He’ll pick it up on his way to the airport. 
Ben walks over to light a white candle and asks what she said to him.  Jack now in the prayer/meditation position in the pew, “Nothing that matters. Who is she? Why is she helping us? How does she know all this?”
Ben- “Thomas the Apostle.”
Ben tells the story of Jesus, Judea and Thomas.  Thomas was not remembered for his bravery.  He claim to fame came later, doubting/refused to acknowledge the resurrection. “He just couldn’t wrap his mind around it.”   The story goes that he needed to touch Jesus’ wounds to be convinced.”

Jack- “So was he?”     {Jack never heard this story before?
Ben- “Of course he was. We’re all convinced sooner or later, Jack.” 
Ben has to leave as he made a promise to an old friend; just a loose end that needs tying up. “See you at the airport, Jack.”
Jack looks up and then over to the painting of Thomas touching the open wound.
 

Jack sits in a colorful bar staring at his drink
His cell rings, “Hello. Yeah. This is him. He did what?”

Jack talks a man at an “Retirement/old folks home.”   The man explains to Jack this is the 4th time he’s left, “He has to follow the rules or he’ll have to move to our fully assisted facility. 

Jack understands.
They enter a common room where a special magic show is being performed for the residents. The magician introduces his “Fraidy-cat” rabbit." {This things eyes are scary!} Jack says hey to Ray, his grandfather.  The magician is doing a card trick with a woman.   Jack asks Ray why he "took off" this time.

Jack- “At least tell me where the bus was headed.” 
Ray tells him “It doesn’t matter, anywhere I go is somewhere better than here.”

Inside Ray’s self sufficient room, Jack sees Ray packed a bag. {But didn’t pack his meds.

Ray mentions, “One of these times I’m actually gonna get away. They won‘t ever find me either.” 
Jack explains if he takes off again they’re gonna throw him outta there.
Ray- “But what will I do without my magic shows?”
Jack helps granddad unpack.  
Ray asks Jack, “So how are you, kiddo? Are you seeing anyone special?“     Ray asks Jack about the girl he brought by with him that time; the pretty one with all freckles, “What was her name?”   
Jack reveals he and Kate are not together anymore.  
Ray looks at the bright side; more time for Jack to come visit him. Jack tells granddad he’d love to, but he’s going away
Ray-“Where’s away exactly?” 
Jack- ”Somewhere better than here.” 
Ray- “Touché.
Jack finds a pair of handsome dark shoes under Ray’s plaid shirt.  
Jack- “Are these yours granddad?“
Ray tells him those shoes belong to Jack’s father. His mom sent Ray a box of his stuff after he died, “Must have gotten mixed in when I packed for a quick getaway.”
Jack- “These shoes…can I take them?”
Ray-“Be my guest.” {Be his guest!}

Jack enters his dark apartment. He looks in the fridge and cupboards then pours drink. He hears a door close. In the dark he makes his way to the bedroom where he discovers Kate lying on the bed. She looks distraught, “Are you still going back to the island?”
Yep, he thinks he is. Kate is going with him. Jack asks what happened.
Kate tells Jack if he wants Kate to go with him, he is never to ask questions, never ask about Aaron again. Jack understands. They kiss and…

Morning.

Jack prepares the breakfast of champions, orange juice {2} and coffee. Jack seems happy and content. Kate seems disconnected.
Jack removes the black shoes from the table.

Kate refers to the shoes, “Those don’t much sense for the island. You might consider hiking boots” 
They giggle. 
Jack explains they were his fathers. {A chief of staff without nice shoes. Go figure.} “When I went to pick up his body in Sydney my dad didn’t have any nice shoes. My mother wanted to have the funeral as soon as I landed back in L.A., but I thought, who the hell is gonna see his feet? {Watch Kate this whole time} And so I had these old white tennis shoes and I just said use these. Put these on him. Cause he wasn‘t worth a nice pair of shoes to me, or the time it would take to go out and get um.”
Kate asks why he doesn't get rid of em, “Why hold on to something that makes you feel sad?” 

The phone rings. {Saved by the bell} Kate tells him to go ahead; she’ll see him at the airport.
Jack answers the phone;  it’s Ben. “Hello Jack. Are you there?” 

Yep. Ben is calling from a pay phone at the marina. He also appears to have been beaten up although Ben calls it sidetracked.  He needs Jack to pick up Locke’s body and take it to the airport. “The coffin is at Simon’s Butcher Shop. Corner of Grand and Hayes.
Jack- “What’s happened to you?” 
Ben wants him to just do it.

Jack arrives at Simon's in his dark suit and back pack. {Smoking Prohibited by Law on the door} It’s locked up. He looks in the window and bangs on the door.{5x}   Butcher Jill comes out and lets Jack in. Jack tells her Ben sent him. 

Jill reveals “I know who you are Dr. Shephard.”   She leads him to the back with hanging meat, “What’s in the bag?”   I think she realizes it was out of place to ask.
Jill- “Ben said to give you the van. I gotta pull it around back. Give me about five minutes.” She leaves through the creaky door. Jack heads over to see Locke.
Jack opens the top half of the coffin  revealing Locke.  Then opens the lower half, revealing Locke wearing black loafers   Jack removes them and replaces them with handsome black lace up shoes. {Right foot first.} “Wherever you are John, You must be laughing your ass off that I’m actually doing this. {He ties shoe} Because this, this is even crazier than you are.”  
Jack puts John’s envelope in John’s left side of his jacket. “And here. You can have that back. I‘ve already heard everything you had to say, John. You wanted me to go back, I’m going back.”
Jack closes the coffin and tells him to “Rest in peace.”

Jack talks to the agent at the Ajira counter. {color- Red} Jack is asked the reason he’s transporting Mr. Bentham to Guam.

Jack- “These are his wishes. He wanted to be buried there.” 
The agent asks who will be the recipient of the deceased upon arrival, is there a funeral home or…? 
Jack- “Me. I’ll be escorting the body.”  
Jack claims his relation to the deceased, “He was a friend.” 
The agent informs Jack, due to the increased security measures they are required to open the casket and perform a screening. He assures Jack it’s all done with the care. Jack understands.
Jack sees Kate walk by. He has feelings for her. Jack signs a form and is given his boarding pass. A man on the Ajira line gives Jack his condolences, “I’m sorry you lost your friend.”
Passengers are asked to remove their jackets, sweaters,  jewelry and footwear to pass security. {Jewelry?!} Remove laptops and electronic devices from their cases… Jack watches the people at the security scanners. {Looking for Kate, perhaps.} 

Sun arrives and Jack is happy to see her. Jack thought she might change her mind, but here she is. Sun tells him if there is any chance Jin is still alive, “I have to be on that plane.”
They see {Oceanic sign} Sayid is being escorted by a woman. He is in custody.
They board Ajira.

The preliminary boarding call for flight 3-1-6. {Honolulu and Guam} departing from gate 15. {sounds like eight fifteen

The Agent also announces for anyone on the standby list that they’ll have plenty of seats available.
Hurley reads the Spanish version of Y: The Last Man. He runs up to the counter to tell the agent “There are no standbys.” 

She sees there are 78 seats open
Hugo Reyes admits to buying those 78 seats, “They’re not open, they’re mine. Check and see.” 
The agent asks why he doesn’t want the travelers to get to their destinations. Hugo looks at the waiting travelers and tells the agent, “It doesn’t matter why. They can take the next plane.”
Jack meets up with Hurley, “What are you doing here? How did you know about the…”
Hurley tells him all that matters is that, “I’m here, right?”

Jack is glad that he’s there. Hurley looks troubled, “OK then. Let's do this. After you.”

Jack leads the way. 

He boards. {Row 8 on his left.} Jack and Sayid see each other.   It seems that Sayid wants to talk to Jack, but he can’t.   Sun is in her seat looking at her wedding ring on her hand.   Jack sees Kate, wearing her incognito sunglasses; she made it.   Jack finds his seat. Hurley boards with a guitar case; he puts the case at the seat to his left.
The staff, assuming “that should be everybody“; Ben runs up, arm in a sling, “Hold up! Wait please. Thank you for not closing it.” 

Ben boards; he makes eye contact with Sayid. Upset Hurley jumps up, “Wait! What’s he doing here?…No, No! He can‘t come!”
Jack tells Hurley if he wants to get back this is how it has to be. 
Hugo- “No one told me he was gonna be here.” 
Ben-“Who told you to be here, Hugo?” 
The stewardess asks if every thing’s OK.   Jack assures everything is fine.   Hurley will be fine, although he is visibly concerned.  The stewardess give Jack, seat 8C and envelope found by security while screening his cargo.  She informs them to take their seats; they will be pushing back for takeoff.

Ben asks Jack what that is {envelope}. 

Nothing. 
Ben and Jack take their seats, separated by the isle.  Jack looks back to the passengers sitting in the section behind them and asks Ben, “And the other people that are on this plane, what’s gonna happen to them?”
Ben- “Who cares?”  

Ajira takes off.
They fly through the air. {Note the faces of our Castaways; Mixed emotions.} Jack sits next to sad Kate, “It’s pretty crazy, huh?” 
Kate-“Which part?” 
Jack- “Hurley, Sayid, being… on the same plane. How did they end up here?
Kate says they bought a ticket.
Jack- “You don’t think that it means something. That somehow, we’re all back together?
Kate-“We’re on the same plane, Jack. Doesn’t mean we’re together.” {WOW!! That is a VERY important statement.}
The pilot welcomes the passengers via the p.a.. The pilot is Frank J. Lapidus.   Jack is shocked. Lapidus tells the passengers to relax, sit back and enjoy the in flight movie.
Jack tells the stewardess he needs to talk to the pilot, his old friend; know he’s on board. She will but tells him to sit down because he can’t be near the cockpit door when it’s open.
Jack understands. The stewardess phones Lapidus with the request.

Clean shaven Frank comes out of the cockpit, “Well, hello Doc. Small world. What are you doing going to Guam?” 

Jack- “What are you doing here, Frank?”
Frank tells him he picked this gig up about eight months ago, “I fly this route all the time. Sometimes I take the big birds to New Delhi.”
Frank notices Sayid, Hurley and Kate, “Wait a second. We’re not going to Guam, are we?”

Night:

The plane is still en route.  Ben sits reading Ulysses.   Anxious Jack asks Ben, “How can you read?” 
Ben- “My mother taught me.” 
Ben smiles and tells Jack he can read because it beats what he’s doing. Jack is “waiting” for something to happen.
Jack- “And what is gonna happen?” 

Ben- “You tell me Jack. You’re the one who got to stay after school with Miss Hawking.”
Jack asks Ben if he knew that Locke killed himself.     Ben of course says he did not know. {LMFAO!! Perhaps Locke isn‘t "dead", wink, wink
Jack takes out the envelope, “They found this stuffed in his pocket. I‘ve been trying to get rid of it, but it‘s like it‘s following me. I know this sounds crazy but, it feels like John needs me to read it.”
Ben- “Why don’t ya then?….Is it because you‘re afraid.”
Jack- “Afraid of what?” 

Ben-  “Afraid that he blames you? That it’s your fault he killed himself?” 
Jack says it wasn’t his fault
Ben-  “No, Jack, it wasn’t your fault.”
Ben gives him some privacy.
Jack opens the letter by tearing one end open.
The loose leaf letter reads…
Jack,
I wish you had be lie ved me.
JL.
The plane starts to shake and rumble, waking Kate and Sayid. {Metal sounds.} Hurley came prepared with eye shades; he tells the man sitting next to him to fasten his seatbelt. Hurley puts on his eye shades

They all fasten their seat belts. Metal sounds, beeping, buzzing, alarm, bright light!
Woosh!…
Jack wakes up on the ground in the bamboo forest.   He gets up and looks at the torn piece of the letter {I wish}

Hurley calls out for help. Jack runs to him in the waterfall. Hurley holds onto the guitar case.
Jack wakes up Kate on the rocks. 

Kate- “The plane. Where’s the plane?” 
Jack doesn’t know, after that light he woke up in the jungle. 
Kate- “So, this is it? It’s just us?”
Jack isn’t sure, “Do either of you remember crashing?” 

Hurley- “Crashing. No. One second being tossed around, the next thing I know I’m in the lagoon.”
Kate-“Where’s Sun and Sayid? Where‘s Ben?” 

Jack tells them to spread out and search the jungle, “If we come across anybody from the plane we’ll….” They hear an engine {music-Yeah your kisses, feel so right….you had another man….last night.} A Dharma van pulls up {Shiny and clean} An armed man gets out. {Sheriff star on jumpsuit
It’s Jin! He seems to grin at the three in the water.






 

316 is a GREAT episode!  Something that jumped out at me as soon as I heard it was the line spoken by Eloise to "student" Jack...“Which is why you need to give John something of your fathers.”   This brings me back to House of the Rising Sun,  when John told guitar-less Charlie that "The island might give you what you’re looking for, but you have to give the Island something"...and John is the one who holds out his hand (as the representative of the Island or the Island itself).   Since the beginning I have felt and connected John to the "Island" and the "monster".    Ask yourself this question, is John the literal connection to the "Island" or just the proxy/substitute?    I know what I feel and think about it.


Things to note…Questions to ask…   
Grandpa Ray. Mom. Dad. Lineage   
316 is tied to Locke and Eko. Guitar case- Charlie  
Magic tricks, games, cons.  
"Fraidy-Cat Rabbit"= Jack  
Exercises, Tests, School, Learning, Equations and Variables.  Student.
Recreate the circumstances. I call Fucking Shenanigans! Different airline. Jack puts the black shoes on Locke, not white tennis shoes, Sayid was the prisoner, Hurley reads graphic novel instead of comic book. Jack has a letter. Sawyer had a letter on Oceanic. And so many more things.  
How many times has Jack had to recreate the original flight?  Jack is starting from the same starting position we've seen him in before.
Locke’s suicide note wasn’t much of a suicide note.  
But I noted the word believed me was written be lie ved. 
✈ Bentham is noted as the deceased not John Locke.
Jack wakes up in Bamboo forest.  Hurley's in the water, Kate on a rock. Is this how it was last time?   
The Lamp Post…Can you say Narnia?  
Who built the pendulum?  
Who is the co-pilot?  
Resurrection.  {Come alive again-rebirth}
Jack asks Ben how can he read? Ben says his mother taught him. His mother died in childbirth.  
The butcher shop, not across the street from the funeral parlor????  
Jack living in a different apartment/home.  
Jack calls his grandfather "Ray", and didn’t pursue the issue of knowing Aaron’s whereabouts. For so much family connections, there is too much of a “family” disconnection going on.  
Ray describes Kate with freckles. They both like to be on the move/run. Kate stayed with “Ray” in Australia. Granddad Ray calls Jack “Kiddo, a word Christian uses.
Hurley says Ben can’t come!!!  
Funny, the word “gig” is a common word used by us musicians.
Hurley puts eye shades when the turbulence starts. He knew what to expect.  
Follow the rules…Widmore.  
WINDOWS.


Vocabulary and Research…
* Cryonics is the low-temperature preservation of humans and animals that can no longer be sustained by contemporary medicine until resuscitation may be possible in the future.

* Resurrection -published in 1899 was the last novel written by Leo Tolstoy. He intended the novel as an exposition of injustice of man-made laws and the hypocrisy of institutionalized church.
- Resurrection is a Forgotten Realms fantasy novel by Paul S. Kemp and R.A. Salvatore. It is the 6th book of the War of the Spider Queen hexology.
- Alien: Resurrection (movie)
* Proxy- A substitute authorized to act for another person. Example: Deputy is a proxy for the Sheriff.
- (software) An interface for a service, especially for one that is remote, resource-intensive, or otherwise difficult to use directly.
- (sciences) A measurement of one physical quantity that is used as an indicator of the value of another.
* Fabricated or induced illness or factitious disorders, originally and more commonly known as Munchausen syndrome or Münchausen syndrome by proxy, are insidious disorders in which injury is deliberately and gradually inflicted upon a person usually for gaining attention or some other benefit.
* Windows-The word Window originates from the Old Norse ‘vindauga’, from ‘vindr – wind’ and ‘auga – eye’, i.e. "wind eye".
- Biology: Oval window and round window, two membranes between the middle and inner ear.
- Window period, in medicine, the time between first infection and detect ability
- Atmospherics: Atmospheric window, those parts of the electromagnetic spectrum that are not absorbed by the earth's atmosphere.
- Tectonic window is a geologic structure formed by erosion or normal faulting on a thrust system.
- Optical window’s and Astronomical window’s
- A computer program.
* Odysseus or Ulysses, in Greek mythology was a legendary Greek king of Ithaca and the hero of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's lliad and other works in the Epic Cycle.
* A Shepard tone, named after Roger Shepard, is a sound consisting of a superposition of sine waves separated by octaves. When played with the base pitch of the tone moving upwards or downwards, it is referred to as the Shepard scale. This creates the auditory illusion of a tone that continually ascends or descends in pitch, yet which ultimately seems to get no higher or lower.
* New Delhi- is home to The Bahá'í House of Worship, also known as the Lotus Temple due to its Lotus flower-like shape

A picture for you to ponder: click to enlarge.





 

This was such a great episode. For me it had a Wizard of Oz feeling to it. It’s time for me to start bringing philosopher Immanuel Kant into the John Locke layer of the LOST story. We will get more into him, his work and purpose over the next few weeks. Immanuel Kant was an 18th-century German philosopher. He is regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of modern Europe and of the late Enlightenment. His most important work is the Critique of Pure Reason, an investigation into the limitations and security of reason itself.

You know, whenever I hear the smoke monster pull someone it sounds like something being cranked, gears, chains.  I sometimes visualize it as an anchor being pulled up/lowered, or sometimes giant gates being opened or closed. {lol}  Taking some of the things I keep in mind about what "may" be going on in the story, I wanted to test something out. I gave my son a word association type test the other day. I wanted to see if he, without being a LOST viewer, perceived the same "visual" as I did. I only gave him certain clue words that are used in direct association with the "island". Then I asked him what I described. Keep in mind, this tiny experiment was only for me to question one single layer of the story, nothing more.
The words I gave him were: Cabin-Wheel-Hatches-Medical Station-Kitchen-Church/chapel-Armory-Brig-Anchor-Deck-Dock.
My son’s answer was…a military ship or aircraft carrier.
Maybe it’s time to revisit The Helgus Antonius. The container/hospital ship operated by the Hanso Foundation.

I am compelled to dig deeper into Kate’s comment “We’re on the same plane, Jack. It doesn’t mean we’re together.”    I find this line very important, giving us a huge bit of information.

Love to all who are “LOST”™

Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right! The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either! You all know I hate spoilers! And I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance.

February 18, 2009

The ODI Lostcast.

Hi Losties,

I chatted with The Odi about last weeks episode This Place Is Death. We had so much to cover. We had a blast!

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February 15, 2009

This Place is Death.

Let's talk about LOST! This Place is Death.

Sun {wearing wedding ring} sits in her car at the marina, watching Ben chat with Jack, Kate and Sayid. Sun’s phone rings; it’s her mom.
Sun explains she’s still in L.A., “Finishing up what I came to do.”   Sun will be on a plane tomorrow. {I’m sure you will! But to where?}
Ji Yeon talks to Sun on the phone.
Sun shares with her, “I met a new friend for you in America. His name is Aaron.” {He's sleeping.}
Ji Yeon misses mom and wants her to come home.
Sun-“I will be soon.”
She ends the call and turns her attention back to the group. She gets out of the car with her gun in hand.
Upset Kate asks Ben why he doesn’t leave her and her son alone.
Ben-“Because he’s not your son, Kate.”
Sun pulls the gun on Ben and tells Kate to move away.
Sun informs Kate that Aaron’s in the car; Kate runs to retrieve him.
Jack says to Sun, “I know you think you’re helping...”
Sun feels if it wasn't for Ben Jin would still be alive.
Ben-“I didn’t kill your husband, Sun.”
Ben says he didn’t kill him, neither did anyone else.   Ben goes on to say Jin is alive and he can prove it. Sun accuses him of lying.   Ben, who never takes his eyes off her, says he’s not. {This reminds me of when Ben was prisoner in the armory and he was full of lies as Henry Gale.}

Jin, weathered from his journey, looks across the island beach and the water.  The French team zeros in on a voice on the radio. 8 15 16 23 42  {It SOUNDS LIKE HURLEY/HUGO}.
Pregnant Danielle asks Jin if he’s all right.
He asks and she confirms she is Danielle Rousseau.   He asks her where she’s from.  Danielle tells him they sailed from Tahiti on November 15.
Jin-“NO! What year?
Apparently it's 1988.
Jin tells her group that he needs to find his camp and they wonder, what camp?
Robert-“You were on this island before?
Jin {in English} asks if they “See helicopter?” {Motioning his finger in a circular copter propeller motion.}
Montand mocks Jin, first the boat, then the helicopter; next he feels Jin will mention a submarine. Montand knows which way to go.  He tells Robert the signal is strong; there must be an antenna on the island. If they go there they can call for help. {Jin looks like he understands them for a second and realizes they’re wasting their time.}
Robert asks Jin if there’s an antenna on the island, a radio tower. {Uses hand gestures and draws in the sand to communicate. His drawn radio tower looks like the Eiffel Tower. Lol}
Jin tells them yes, but he needs to go to his camp “Because maybe the helicopter go there.”
Danielle asks him if he knows where his camp from their location, but Jin looks “lost”.
No he can’t, but he thinks he can find it from the radio tower.
Danielle-“Then go with us to the radio tower. “Then we find your camp.”
OK.
Robert- “That’s settled. Let’s get moving.”
Montand looks annoyed and Danielle’s face shows concern.{Watch Jin.} She asks Jin if he’s ready to go, and he is.
Danielle- “Who are you hoping to find?”
Jin-“My wife.” {Danielle looks worried}


Jin and the French team walk through the jungle.  All the while the radio is broadcasting {Man/Hurley’s voice} repeating, 4 8 15 16 23 42... Apparently Montand gives them direction. Danielle gets a pain. Robert tells her he knew it was a mistake, “You’re 7 months pregnant.”
Danielle says she’s fine, “She just gave her a little kick."
They cutely bicker about the baby being a girl.  {Alexandra}
Robert says it’s a boy {Alexander}.  Jin watches them.
Robert will get her water.
The group realizes Nadine isn’t there. Montand comments that this is what happens when you bring women, “She’s probably off chasing butterflies.”
Jin hears something...growling, clicking; he tells them it’s,“Monster.”
Danielle asks who saw Nadine last; she was right behind them.
Danielle suggests they go back to find her. Jin insists they must go.
Montand tells Jin to “Shut up.”
They call out in search for Nadine. Robert instructs Brennan and LaCombe to spread out and search. The Smoke Monster pops up! They look up and Nadine falls from above.
Jin tells them to “RUN!”
They end up in a group. Smokey drags Montand to a hole in the ground that seems to be going under a wall. The group grabs Montand’s arm in an effort to pull him out. His arm gets torn off and he is pulled in. The group hears Montand call for help from below. He tells them he’s hurt and that thing is gone. Robert wants to go in and get him but Jin stops him.
Robert-“Do not leave anyone behind.”
So the men head in.
Danielle wants to go in too but Jin stops her, “No! No! You don’t go-with baby.”
She picks up a rifle to cover the hole.
There's a high pitch buzz, bright light...Jin looks up {Danielle does not experience this}. Thumping!Jin grabs his head.  Danielle asks him what’s wrong but he keeps on grabbing his head. FLASH!
Jin is alone at the wall.
He looks up and around to see the wall appears to be an ancient ruin. {Glyphs}
He wants to look down the hole but kicks Montand’s torn off decaying arm. {Complete with watch.}
Jin drinks water from one of the giant leaves in the enchanted forest.
He looks around a sees a pillar of black smoke rising in the distance.
He makes his way to the beach to find it is set up with makeshift shelter and a campfire burning. Belongings are strune about. He finds a music box playing. {Dancers}
The flies are bothering him. {The violin case is open.}He discovers two bodies; they appear to have been shot.
Jin hears Danielle yelling at someone. He watches from behind leaves.
Danielle is yelling at Robert, saying he is not Robert, he’s someone else, “That thing has changed you.“
She and Robert are armed.
Robert loves Danielle but wonders why she is acting this way.
Danielle insists the monster made him sick.
Robert tells her it’s not a monster; it’s a security system guarding that temple. He loves her and wants her to put the gun down. He doesn’t want anything to happen to her or their baby.
She concedes.
Robert cocks his rifle, pulls the trigger but nothing happens! Danielle shoots him between the eyes.
Jin jumps out! Surprised Danielle says to Jin, “You! You disappeared.”
Jin- “No!...”
She feels Jin’s sick too. He’s a carrier.
Jin runs and Danielle shoots at him. Jin grabs his headFlash.
Jin wakes up to Sawyer pointing a rifle at him. They are together again and in the "same time"! Jin asks where Sun is.

Miles asks where that guy came from; he thought he was on the boat. {Jin}
Daniel says the blast must have thrown him in the water, {Convenient. huh?!} “He’s been moving with every flash, just like us.”
Sawyer tries to explain the flashing to Jin. “Every time the sky lights up, we move through time.”
Jin looks like he’s crazy. He wants Charlotte {who is not bleeding} to translate for him.
Sawyer thinks Jin was asking Miles for help. Miles is from Encino. Lol!!
Charlotte says Jin wants to know how he’s sure his wife is off the island.
Locke observes the translations.
Sawyer’s surprised Red speaks Korean.
Locke- “Tell him I’m sure. But none of it will matter if we don’t make it to the Orchid.”
Red translates that he’s sure; they need to go to a Station called the Orchid. She also tells Jin the Orchid is a way off the Island.
Locke is planning to bring back everyone including Sun.  He explains they have to bring her back, because she never should have left.

Sun, holding the gun on Ben says she spent the last three years believing her husband was dead.
Ben tells her there is someone in Los Angeles who can help, who can show her proof. This is the same person who will show them how to get back to the island.
Kate is pissed; that's what this is about. She accuses Jack of pretending to care about Aaron because he knew about this, “To convince me to go back there.
Jack wasn’t pretending anything.
Kate claims this is insane and they’re crazy.
Jack tries to stop her from leaving.
Sayid walks away as he wants no part of this. If he sees Jack or Ben again, “it will be extremely unpleasant for all of us.”
Ben tells Sun they can be there in 30 minutes and she’ll have proof that he’s alive, “Or you can shoot me and never know.”
Sun- “Let’s go.”

Jin asks Locke how far.
It’s just over the next ridge. {Walk by muddy creek}
Jin wants to know how Locke will leave the island.
Locke’s not sure, but Jin wants to go with him.
Locke tells Jin, “No. No. It doesn’t work like that. It’s a one man job.”
Of course Jin wonders why.
Locke doesn’t know why, it just is. He promises to bring Sun back.
Charlotte looks like shit but walks on. She doesn’t want a break; she just wants to get there.
Dan asks her if she speaks any other languages.
She-“Just Klingon.” {Alien}
She asks Dan is this gonna work. Dan feels it does make empirical sense that if this started at the Orchid that’s where it will stop. “But as far as bringing back the people who left in order to stop these temporal shifts, that’s where we leave science behind.”
They sky lights up, magnet hum. They look up... OH NO! They grab their heads. Flash! Instantly it's night. Magnetic hum and buzz...here it comes again! They all grab their headsFlash! Instantly it's day.  Charlotte falls over; her eyes are open but nobody‘s home and her nose is bleeding.   Juliet’s nose is bleeding, and so is Sawyer’s.
Dan tries to get her wake her/conscious. She wakes speaking Korean to Jin.
Sawyer wants to know what she said.
In English Charlotte says, “Don’t let them bring her back. No matter what. Don’t let them bring her back. This place is death.”

Ben drives Sun to his destination; Apparently there’s traffic.
Jack apologizes to Sun for leaving Jin behind, “Everything was just happening so fast, I knew he was down below, we should have waited for him.”
Sun wants to know why he’s telling her this now, “Or are you going to ask me not to kill Ben if he’s lying about my husband?“
Ben’s getting pissed.
Jack- “What he just did to Kate, if you don’t do it Sun, I will.”
Ben slams on the breaks and turns to them, claiming to be helping them. “And if you had any idea what I’ve had to do to keep helping keep you safe, to keep your friends safe, you’d never stop thanking me. . .You wanna shoot me then shoot me.  But let’s get on with it. What‘s it gonna be?”
Sun just tells Ben to, ‘Drive.”

Jin hands Dan the flask.
Charlotte-“Why can’t daddy come with us?”
Charlotte is “somewhere else.”
Dan-“Charlotte, can you hear me?”
Charlotte- "You know what my mum would say about me marrying an American. (She looks right at Dan) I know more about ancient Carthage than Hannibal himself.”
Dan doesn't have any idea what she's talking about.
Locke says they need to keep moving.
Dan needs help to carry her. {Carrier} 
Locke feels she’s gonna hold them up.
Dan-“We can’t just leave her.”
Sawyer notes the flashes are getting closer together.  He says to Dan, “Maybe when your nose starts bleeding, you’ll realize we gotta get out of Dodge now. We’ll come back for her just as soon as we can.” {Watch Juliet!} There’s no way Dan will leave her behind. FLASH!!! {No warning}.
Charlotte tells them to go! “Ohhh, Turn it up. I love Geronimo Jackson.”
Juliet tells Dan they’re running out of time.
Dan tells them to go and he’ll stay with Charlotte.
Sawyer asks John, if we don’t even know when the hell we are, what happens if the Orchid aint around anymore?”
John looks as if he never thought of that.
Charlotte tells them to look for the well, “You’ll find it at the well.”
They move on, leaving Dan and Charlotte behind.

On their trek Miles get a nosebleed.
Locke with his big knife leads them to the Orchid; what’s left of it, anyway.
Juliet wonders what the odds that they would end up in the same time, “as this thing.” FLASH!  No Orchid. Locke leaves, as if he instinctively knows where to go. Through the jungle he finds the well. {Ruins} A rope hangs into the well.
Miles wonders how Charlotte knew the well was there.
Charlotte tells Dan she’s been there before. He looks baffled. She goes on to tell him she "grew up on the Island. There was this thing, this Dharma Initiative, and then I moved away, with my mum. Just my mum, and I never saw my dad again.  And then when I got back to England wh- when I asked my mum about this place, yeah, that she would say it wasn’t real and that I’d made it up. That’s why I became an Anthropologist, to find this island again. It what I’ve been searching for my whole life.”
Dan asks why she’s telling him this.
It’s because she remembered something now, “When I was little, living here, there was this man, this crazy man, he really scared me, and he told me that I had to leave the island and never ever come back. He told me that if I came back, I would die.”
Dan, very caring, “Charlotte. I don’t understand.“
Charlotte's crying, “Daniel. I think that man was you.”

Sawyer questions Locke, “You going down there?”
Yep, he is!
Sawyer- “What exactly are you hoping to find?”
Locke says he's looking for a way off the island.
Sawyer-“Expecting a subway?”
Locke-“Goodbye James.”
He’ll see them when he gets back.
Jin stops him to tell him not to bring Sun back.
Locke- “No. I have to bring them all back. That‘s how it works.”
Jin- “How you know?
Locke- “I just know.”
Jin threatens to cut the rope.
Locke says if he does that, “you’ll kill every one of us.”
Jin-"This Island is bad. You don’t bring Sun back. You promise. You promise you don’t bring my baby.”
John gives his word.
Jin- “Promise, John.”
John promises. He tells Jin that he won’t go to Sun, but she may find him and if she does, what does he tell her.
Jin wants Sun to believe he is dead. {Which he is not}.
Jin- “You say I wash up. You bury me.”
Jin removes his wedding ring and wants John to give it to her as proof. {Proof of a lie.}
John will be back as soon as he can. He grabs the rope, ready to go.
Sawyer-“Are you sure you don’t want us to lower you down?“
Adventurous John feels "Where would be the fun in that?"
Juliet thanks John for whatever he’s attempting to do actually works. John descends into the hatch, uh, I mean, well. A Flash is starting. They all look up. The light is coming from deep in the well. Sawyer tries to help John, “Hold on!”
Locke falls into the well.

Sawyer is left holding the rope and only the rope.  The well is gone.
He is upset Locke is down in there.
Juliet tells “James. We can’t help him.”

Dan tells Charlotte to “Hold on. Stay with me.”  He’s got a plan.
He tells her when “we were back at the hatch I talked to Desmond "I told him to find my mother. She can help us Charlotte, she will help us.”
Charlotte asks how can his mother help them.
Dan feels she just can.
Charlotte is bleeding and coughing. In a moment she looks at Dan, “I’m not allowed to have chocolate before dinner. Umm” gasp.
Dan cries, “Charlotte."


Locke broke his leg; he calls up for James, “Can you hear me? Can anyone hear me?”
John hears footsteps, “Who’s there?”
A man, Christian, with his back to John, lights a lantern.
John asks him what he’s doing down there.
"Christian" is there to help John the rest of the way. {Boone wanted to help Locke find his way. So he can bring the family back together.}
John doesn’t understand.
Christian reminds him that “You came to see me in the cabin, you asked me how to save the island and I told you to move it. I said that you had to move it, John.”
John explains that Ben said he knew how to do it. Ben told him “to stay here and lead his people.”
Christian- “And since when did listening to him get you anywhere worth a damn? The good news is that you‘re here now. Are you ready to go?”
John doesn’t know what to do once he gets there.
Christian tells him there’s a woman living in Los Angeles, once you get all of your friends together, it must be all of them, everyone who left, and once you’ve persuaded them to join you, this woman will tell you exactly how to come back.”
Her name is Eloise Hawking.
John’s concerned what if he can only convince some of them.
Christian-"I believe in you, John. You can do this.”
John shares with him that, "Richard, said I was going to die.”
Christian- “I suppose that’s why they call it sacrifice.”
John is ready.
Christian tells him on the other side of this column here is a wheel, slipped off its axis, all you have to do is give it a little 'push'.”
John asks him to help him up.
Christian-”No sorry I can’t.”
Determined John gets up, sees the stuckwheel; there's a magnet hum, bright light blinks in.
Christian watches him, “Good luck, John.“
Through his pain, John grabs on and “pulls” the wheel back. {You can hear the metal sounds/clanks.} The light gets bright.
Christian-“Say hello to my son.”
John- “Who’s your son?"

Sun, Jack and Ben pull up to a church with a lamp post in front.  Ben asks Sun’s permission to get something out of his pocket. He gives her Jin wedding ring.
Ben tells her John gave it to him.
Jack comments to Ben, "You said John never came to see you.”
Ben- “That’s true Jack. I went to see him.”
Jin gave the ring to John before he left the Island.
Why didn’t Locke tell her himself? Ben suggests maybe he never have a chance before he died. Ben goes on to apologize for waiting to get there to give her the ring, but those “people back on the island, Jin included, need our help. There is a woman in this church and she can tell us how to get back to your husband, but we’re running out of time, Sun. So I need you to decide right now, will you come with me?”
She looks at the ring and says, “Yes.”

Desmond walks up to the group in front of the church and asks what they are doing there. Jack is shocked to see him while Ben is surprised.
Ben-“I assume the same thing you are.”
Desmond- “You’re looking for Faraday’s motha too?”
Ben looks...{Des thinks he's looking for Faraday's mom}
They enter the church where Ben says hello to Eloise.
She is lighting white candles, “Hello Benjamin. I thought I said all of them.”
Ben tells her this is all he could get on short notice.
Eloise supposes that will have to do for now, “All right. Let's get started.”





This Place is Death is a GREAT EPISODE!!! Are you ready to leave the science part behind?

Things to note...Questions to ask...
* Eye color changes.
 * Hurley’s voice repeating the numbers. Any other familiar voices?
* Smokey Sounds- Growl, Roar, Clicking, Metal gears, Crank.
* Flash-Bright light-Sounds- Magnet hummm- Buzzing. Head pain-Nose Bleed.
* Charlotte mentions Carthage. In the episode ?, Eko mentions "salting the earth".  This occurred at the end of the Third Punic War between the Roman Republic and Carthage.
* Under. Down. Subway. Submarine.
* What place is death? The one I saw babies born on?
* Marrying Americans. I wonder if Ji Yeon would ever marry Aaron in the future?
* Jin is alive. Nobody killed him. He’s NOT dead! If he’s not dead, how can you bank on anyone else assumed dead is DEAD?!
* How can Jin find the radio tower? He stayed behind to ambush the Others. Danielle led the castaways to it.
* Lamp post outside church. Dharma Station. Christian holds a lantern. {Light}
* Christian wasn’t wearing a parker. I guess it’s not cold.
* Jin has a red star on the back of his shirt.
* Charlotte and Claire don't want certain people brought back to the Island.
* Charlotte’s last words were about eating chocolate before dinner. (Apollo bars)
* Boar/animals didn’t eat Montands' arm or the other bodies.
* Is there a chance Danielle gave birth to a boy?
* Charlotte dies...eyes open.
* Rings. Wedding rings, Drive Shaft "Band" Rings...circle-loop.
* It’s like we’re seeing the same test/experiment/journey run over and over and over.
* This time limit, running out of time, etc...does this have to do with the game part of the story. Maybe they’re on a schedule to catch a train, or submarine.
* Limbs- Montand arm. Ray’s Arm and Candles arm, did they lose their arms in similar "run ins" with Smokey?
* Smoke Monster underground. Christian and John underground. John-sacrifice.
* John always allows Ben to take control of everything.
John seems to fall for Ben’s "jive talking." Is Ben taking control of John’s tasks and such because he’s just a Sith Lord? Or is Ben saving John’s butt because he knows John has an issue listening and following instructions? John seems to not be able to complete tasks properly or do the right thing. Even when heading into the well he does not let Sawyer lower him in.  It would have been easier and John may not have gotten hurt.  Do you ever think the poor man keeps on taking the hard way to accomplish things?   I don't think John is really listening to instructions.














Vocabulary and Research…

* Temporal-for relating to time. -Of limited time; not perpetual. -Of or relating to the material world; not spiritual. - Lasting a short time only.
* Temporal database is a database with built-in time aspects, e.g. a temporal data model and a temporal version of structured query language.
* Temporality is a term often used in philosophy in talking about the way time is.
* Temple- indicates the side of the head behind the eyes. The bone beneath is the temporal bone. This use of temple is a separate etymology than the word "temple" for "place of worship". Both come Latin, but the word for the place of worship comes from templum, whereas the word for the part of the head comes from Vulgar Latin 
*tempula, modified from tempora, plural form ("both temples") of tempus, a word that meant both "time" and the part of the head. Due to the common source with the word for time, the adjective for both is "temporal" (both "pertaining to time" and "pertaining to the temple").
* The Temple- a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. (1920)
* Sleep temples
(aka dream temples or Egyptian sleep temples) are regarded by some as an early instance of hypnosis over 4000 years ago, under the influence of Imhotep.
* Sleep temples
were hospitals of sorts, healing a variety of ailments, perhaps many of them psychological in nature. The treatment involved chanting, placing the patient into a trance-like or hypnotic state, and analyzing their dreams in order to determine treatment. Meditation, fasting, baths and sacrifices to the patron deity or other spirits were often involved as well.
* Sleep temples
also existed in the Middle East and Ancient Greece. In Greece, they were built in honor of Asclepios, the Greek god of medicine. The Greek treatment was referred to as incubation, and focused on prayers to Asclepios for healing. A similar Hebrew treatment was referred to as Kavanah, and involved focusing on letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
* Sir Mortimer Wheeler
unearthed a Roman Sleep temple at Lydney Park, Gloucestershire, in 1928, with the assistance of a young J.R.R. Tolkin.
* Incubation
is the religious practice of sleeping in a sacred area with the intention of experiencing a divinely inspired dream or cure. Incubation was adopted by certain Christian sects and is still used in a few Greek monasteries.
* A votive offering/deposit
is an object left in a sacred place for ritual purposes. Such items are a feature of modern and ancient societies and are generally made in order to gain favor with supernatural forces. Votive offerings have been described in historical Roman era and Greek sources, although similar acts continue into the present day, for example the modern day practice of tossing coins into a wishing well or fountain.
Today votives can be lit candles, or offered flowers, statues, vestments, jewelry, personal items, and of course monetary donations.
* A potential well is the region surrounding a local minimum of potential energy. Energy captured in a potential well is unable to convert to another type of energy (kinetic energy in the case of a gravitational potential well) because it is captured in the local minimum of a potential well. Therefore, a body may not proceed to the global minimum of potential energy, as it would naturally tend to due to entropy.
* The Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link, normally shortened to The WELL, is one of the oldest virtual communities in continuous operation.
* "Essence," in metaphysics, is often synonymous with the soul.
* Axis
- In anatomy, he second cervical vertebra (C2) of the spine is named the axis (from Latin axis, "axle") or epistropheus.
* Consciousness basis-

John Locke considered personal identity (the self) to be founded on consciousness (viz. Memory), and not on the substance of either the soul or the body. Chapter XXVII "On Identity and Diversity" in AN Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689) has been said to be one of the first modern conceptualization of consciousness as the repeated self-identification of oneself. Through this identification, moral responsibility could be attributed to the subject and punishment and guilt could be justified

According to Locke, personal identity (the self) "depends
on consciousness, not on substance" nor on the soul. We are the same person to the extent that we are conscious of our past and future thoughts and actions in the same way as we are conscious of our present thoughts and actions. If consciousness is this "thought" which "that goes along with the substance ... which makes the same person", then personal identity is only founded on the repeated act of consciousness: "This may show us wherein personal identity consists: not in the identity of substance, but... in the identity of consciousness". For example, one may claim to be a reincarnation of Plato, therefore having the same soul substance. However, one would be the same person as Plato only if one had the same consciousness of Plato's thoughts and actions that he himself did. Therefore, self-identity is not based on the soul. One soul may have various personalities.

In philosophy
, essence is the attribute or set of attributes that make an object or substance what it fundamentally is, and which it has by necessity, and without which it loses its identity.


Photo from the past...

We're no stranger to carriers. But carriers of what? Maybe it's just "baggage".





 





I believe we do see metaphoric examples of death and re-birth. Not that things (always) physically die and come back, but more like a major ending to something and a new beginning has to happen. There are many layers in front of us, testing, experiments, medical, physical, military, family lineage, DNA, games, tricks, lies, manipulation, birth, death and so much more.   But we are reminded on a weekly basis that this show has a huge metaphor layer as well.  I never wavier too far off that principle when detailing the episodes. Locke again is faced with a challenge and is crippled going into it...{Again!}

We see that some are "Stuck" in a lost "place". Some can't move forward. Some even deal with "replaying" the negative experience over and over again when they really need to "let it go." And we all know that even if we feel we can't move forward, sometimes life "pushes" us to make a move forward. And usually it's all for a reason.
Destiny... Everything happens the way it’s supposed to happen. If we are all destined for something can we really change anything?  Of course we need to take control of our own actions, decisions and even career paths. But in the end, no matter how much we want to or how badly we want things to be different, are our paths written out? Are we the cause of our own suffering...our own joy?

“The what it was to be.”- Aristotle

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Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right! The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either! You all know I hate spoilers! And I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance.

February 9, 2009

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Hi Losties,

This news is a few weeks old but still worth sharing.
Many of you from the LOST community are on this list.
Congratulations to you all!

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The Little Prince.

Let's talk about LOST! The Little Prince.

It's night on the Searcher.

Jack looks out onto the water while Kate holds Aaron wrapped in a blue blanket.
Jack whispers “Hey” to Kate, but he doesn’t have to whisper because Kate informs him that when Aaron is out, he’s out.
Jack remarks that at least one of the can sleep. It’s going to take more than two nights for Kate to get used to sleeping in a normal  bed. They have a conversation about what to do about Aaron. Jack did not know Claire was flying to L.A. to give him up for adoption.
Kate comes up with the lie/story about Aaron; she will say Aaron is hers. Kate will say to everyone she was six months pregnant when she was arrested and she gave birth on the island, “No one would ever know.” {Ass!}
Jack tells her there are other ways to do this. Kate feels that after everyone they’ve lost she can’t lose him too.
Jack tells her Sawyer isn’t dead. She concurs, “But he’s gone.”
She says goodnight to Jack.
Jack-“If we’re gonna be safe, if we’re gonna protect the people we left behind, tomorrow morning I’m gonna have to convince everyone to lie. If it’s just me, they’re never gonna go for it. So I’m gonna turn to you first. Are you with me?”
Kate looks into his eyes and replies, “I have always been with you.”


THREE YEARS LATER

Kate looks in the mirror and adjusts the black outfit she borrowed from Sun.
Sun-“How does it fit?”
Of course, it’s perfect. Sun asks Kate, if she's sure she wants to do this. Kate reminds Sun it was her idea.Aaron wants “mommy” to put ketchup on his eggs. Kate explains to him that she is going to do an errand, then, they can go home. Sun tells Kate not to worry about them, there’s candy in the mini bar, 100 channels on the TV, “We’re going to be just fine here.”
Kate thanks Sun, she doesn’t know what she would have done if she wasn’t there. Sun feels that’s what any friend would do. Kate heads out, “I will be back soon.”
Honey/Aaron will be good for Sun. Sun wishes Kate “Good Luck.”

Derek delivers a large white envelope to Sun.
Sun opens the envelope {Century Grand Hotel. S. Kwon. #3136} it contains surveillance notes {Surveillance Data Investigations, Inc.} and black and white photos of Ben and bearded Jack at the funeral parlor. {White hearse and van} A golden yellow box of candy chocolates conceals a big ass gun under the tray.

Miles fills up a flask with water at the creek and he runs it back to a passed out bloody Charlotte. Juliet checks Charlotte’s
eyes and tries to wake up her up. Sawyer wants to know what the hell’s wrong with her, “She’s been out for 10 minutes.”
Juliet feels if Dan has something to tell her, now is a good time.  Dan doesn’t know what she means. He cleans up Charlotte’s face.
Sawyer interjects, “She wants to know why your girlfriend had a seizure.”
Juliet tells Sawyer to give them some space.
Sawyer feels she’s like that because the sky keeps lighting up and that Dan knew this would happen and he didn’t say squat about it.
Juliet calmly tells James to go away.
Juliet quietly asks Dan if he knew this would happen.
Dan thought it might, “I think it’s neurological. Our brains have an internal clock, a sense of time. The flashesthrow the clock off. It’s like really bad jet lag.” {WTF?! Really?!}
Juliet informs him that really bad jet lag doesn’t make you hemorrhage. She wants him to tell her why this isn’t happening to the rest of them.
Dan doesn’t know, “But thank god it’s not.”

Looking out an office window down at a city street is Kate.   She is there to offer a “deal” to Mr. Norton. She offers to relinquish the blood samples but first she wants to talk to his client. He reveals that he is seeing his client later today so he will pass along her offer, but his client won’t go for any “deals” with her. Kate’s in no position to be making any deals as he has a signed court order compelling her to let them confirm that she’s the child’s mother; he can have the sheriff make her do it.  But his client wants to handle the exchange of custody quietly.   Upset Kate just wants to know who is doing this to her.
Norton- “You did this to yourself.  Now it is time you prepare yourself, Ms. Austen. You are going to lose the boy.”

Juliet is still checking Charlotte’s eyes.
Locke quietly tells Sawyer {he has a gun and knife} that they have to go back to the Orchid. He feels that where all this started, maybe that’s where it will all stop. Sawyer looks at Dan and Juliet; still caring for passed out Charlotte and tells Locke, “That greenhouse is a long ways away.”
Locke suggests they take the zodiac raft and cut around the horn of the Island and get to the Orchid in half the time. Locke doesn’t know exactly at all what to do when they get there but he does know that Ben used it to leave the Island. {Did he?}
Locke believes if he can do the same thing, “I believe I can save us.”
Sawyer asks how is he gonna do that.
Locke, speaking softly, “This is all happening because they left. I think it’ll stop if I can bring them back.”
Sawyer-“Bring who back?”
Locke-“Jack, Sun, Sayid, Hugo, Kate.”
Sawyer tells Locke the boat blew up and that chopper was probably on it.
Locke-“They’re not dead, James.”
Says who?! That doesn’t matter.
Locke- “All that matters is they gotta come backI have to make them come back.  Even if it kills me. {He kind grins when he says that line.} Don’t you want them to come back, James? Don’t you want her to come back?”
Sawyer, being pig headed tells Locke it doesn’t matter what he wants.
Miles announces to them that Charlotte is waking up.
Charlotte wakes up a bit frightened. She doesn’t recognize Dan, “Who are you?
Dan is sad, “It’s me. It’s Daniel.”
Then the bulb in her brain goes on, she remembers him, “My head. What happened?"
Dan tells her there was another flash and she passed out. Charlotte feels a bit dizzy but then tells him, “I’m fine.”
Miles sarcastically says, “Hooray, everything’s back to normal. Now what?”
Sawyer tells them they’re going to the Orchid. Miles watches a bit baffled, as Sawyer takes the lead.

Jack flashes the tiny flashlight into Sayid’s eyesDilation is almost back to normal. {Background voice mentions an oncologist on call in the I.C. U... HA! I see you too!}
Sayid wants the I.V. out of his arm and they can go.
Jack informs him he was unconscious for over 42 hours; he had the equivalent of 3 doses of horse tranquilizers in his system. Sayid is concerned if he sent that man to Hurley’s house, “We have to leave now.”
Jack tells him to relax. “Ben is not going to hurt Hurley. Ben is on our side.”
Come on!... The only side he’s on is his own!
Dr Ariza, the director of clinical services enters to have a word with Jack. {Note poster behind her “ A New Generation”}
Jack tells Sayid he’ll be right back.
Dr. Arzia asks Jack, “What do you think you are doing here?”
Jack explains he was treating a patient; it was an emergency. He apologizes.
She reminds him he was suspended on charges of substance abuse. Emergency or not, he has no business being there. Jack understands and takes full responsibility for his actions.
Dr Arzia tells him the hospital takes full responsibility for his actions and that makes them liable for them.
Jack’s phone rings; it’s Hurley calling him from jail.






Hurley's dressed in an orange jumpsuit, surrounded by other inmates.
Jack smiles knowing its Hurley. Hurley wanted to make sure Sayid got to him; that his dad dropped him off.
Jack lets him know Sayid is with him and he's fine. Hurley is totally cool, “I’m in L.A. County Lockup. And tell Sayid I did exactly what he said. I’m totally safe. Ben’s never gonna get me now.”
Jack asks him what he’s talking about. The call is disconnected.
Ben shows up right at the doorway Jack is standing at.
Ben-“Good! You’re here. How’s Sayid?”

A male nurse enters Sayid’s emergency treatment room, “I got your meds for ya.”
Cautious Sayid tells him he thinks he has the wrong room.
The nurse- “Nope! Room 133. Right?”
He’s got the orders right there. He also tells Sayid not to worry; he won’t need to give him an injection, he’ll just put it in his I.V. line. The nurse turns around, sporting a dart gun ready to fire at Sayid. But Sayid is not in the bed!    The nurse shoots two purple darts. Sayid attacks him and they fight!
Sayid tries to strangle the nurse while asking him “Who are you? Who are you working for?”
Sayid chokes him harder yet wants him to “talk.” The nurse manages to inform Sayid about the address in his pocket.
Sayid breaks from the nurse, grabs the dart gun and shoots two purple darts into him.Sayid searches the nurse’s pockets, tosses the keys, and in his wallet finds the paper with the address on it.
Ben and Jack barge in! Oh Shit! Friendly Ben says hello to Sayid. Jack asks what happened.
Sayid- “Do we know anyone who lives at 42 Panorama Crest?”
Jack reveals that’s Kate’s address.



Worried Jack exits the elevator; dialing up Kate on his cell. Kate answers. {“Flashing lights” on ambulance}
Jack asks if she’s OK; is she at home. He will explain everything, “once you’re out, you gotta get Aaron…”
Kate reveals she’s not at home and Aaron’s at a hotel with Sun.
Kate is sitting in her car.{Staking out Mr. Norton.}
Jack-“Sun? Sun’s in L.A.” {Listen to that!}
Kate shares that Sun’s there on business. “Jack, this really isn’t a good time. I’m so sorry that I even picked up the phone. I’m not…”
Jack warns her not to hang up on him.   He wants to know where she is, he needs to see her.

Ben and Sayid walk up behind Jack.
Kate informs Jack, “I’m downtown. Wilshire and Olive.”
Jack's on his way.
Jack tells Ben he’s going to Kate now while Ben will go deal with Hugo.  They are very hurried.
Sayid- “Sorry Ben. I’m not letting you get anywhere near him.”
Ben tells him he has friends in trouble, “Let's get them to safety and save the dirty linen for later.”
Sayid takes the keys from Ben, “I’ll drive.”
Ben instructs Jack after he gets Kate to meet them at the Long Beach Marina’s, slip 23, “And Jack, Hurry. We’re running out of time.”
Jack gallops off on, uh, I mean in his Bronco.

Night in the jungle:
Sawyer asks Locke what’s he gonna say to Kate to make her come back.
Thunder rolls overhead.
Locke hasn’t figured that out yet.
Sawyer shares with Locke that Kate was pretty excited to hop on that chopper and get the hell out of there. Locke looks as if that doesn’t make sense.
They see a light beam shining up toward the sky.
{Like from the hatch}
Miles asks, “What the hell is that?”
Locke- “Whatever it is, we better stay clear of it.
He starts to walk away but Sawyer shows him in the proper direction to the beach, “Now you wanna take the scenic route?”
Dan asks Locke if he knows “when” they are. John’s only response is, “We need to keep moving.”
John looks at the light.




Dan asks Charlotte about her headache.
Charlotte says it’s better, “Nothing like sore feet to take your mind off your head, eh?”
Dan tells her not to worry cause when they get back to the beach they’re gonna take the zodiac around the Island and she can rest. Charlotte feels that sweet, but he doesn’t need to baby her. She’s fine.
Miles gets a nosebleed. Juliet asks if he’s okay. Miles is peachy.
Screams ring out through the jungle.
Miles- “Now what?”
Nobody move! Sawyer’s gonna check it out.
John seems to want to stop him but James “Got this.”
James observes Claire delivering Aaron in the jungle; Kate is her midwife. You can hear Kate’s dialog “You can’t stop this from happening…and Claire’s, it knows I don’t want it. I was gonna give it away. Babies know that stuff… and Kate’s whole “this baby is all of ours/us” speech.
Kate needs her to push. {What? the button? Lol}
Breathe and push…. You can see Sawyer just long for her. {It’s so damn sweet!}
The light starts to glare, humming…Flash! It’s daylight.
Sawyer looks over to the area he saw Kate and Claire, and of course they are not there.
Whispering John asks what happened, “Did you see something out here, James?”
He replies, “It don’t matter. It’s gone now.”

Kate stills sits in her car waiting to follow Norton.
Clean-shaven {Just needed a change}Jack arrives to talk to her. They are both happy to see each other. Kate says to Jack, she doesn’t know why he called; she can’t be dealing with this right now. He asks her what’s going on, she says it's nothing, of course.
Kate wants him to “just go.”
Jack- “Please. Just tell me.”
She reveals that somebody wants Aaron, “There’s a lawyer in there his clients they know we’re lying. They know I’m not his mom. And they’re gonna take him away.”
Jack-“Who’s gonna take him away?” {the Others. lol}
Then she spots her target. Kate’s gotta go so she tells Jack to “Get in or don’t.”
Jack gets in.

Locke asks Sawyer if he’s ready to tell him who he saw back there. {How does he know it’s a “who”?}
Locke-“You and I both know “when” we were before the flash, James. So who was it you saw? Charlie? Shannon? Yourself?
Sawyer wants to know how Johnny Boy knew “when we were”.
He asks, “That light in the sky was from the hatch, wasn’t it?”
Locke tells Sawyer, “The night that Boone died {Locke looks back} I went out there and started pounding on it as hard as I could. I was confused. Scared. Babbling like an idiot. Asking, why was all this happening to me?”
Sawyer- “Did you get an answer?”
Locke- ”Light came on and shot up into the sky. At the time I thought it meant something. ” But it didn’t mean anything, it was just a light.
Sawyer- “Why did you turn us around then. Don’t you wanna go back there?”
Locke- “Why would I wanna do that?”
Sawyer- “So you can tell yourself to do things different. Save yourself a world of pain.”
Locke says no, he needed that pain, ”to get to where I am now.”


Dan walks, looking up. Miles tells Dan about his nosebleed.
Upset Dan asks when. Miles doesn’t want to “freak out the Others.” {LOL!}
Miles wants Dan to tell him why this happened to him and Charlotte. Dan doesn’t know. He thinks it might have something to do with the duration of exposure, with the amount of time you’ve been on the island. Miles says that doesn’t make any sense, “Those Yahoo’s have been here for months. I’ve been here before two weeks ago.”
Dan- "Are you sure about that?”
Miles looks confused.
Sawyer yells “Hello.” The camp’s back. Finally!
Sawyer asks if anyone wants a Dharma beer. He calls out for Rose and Bernard but nobody’s home. The camp is disheveled and old; cans are empty and rusted.
Locke wonders how long ago this happened. He finds what he considers “Vincent’s” rope leash but no Vincent.
Sawyer wonders, “Where’s the rest of the dog? Where’s the rest of our people?”
Dan announces the zodiac’s gone too.
Charlotte-“Maybe your people took the boat.” {Raft?} Why would they do that?
Miles-“To get away from whoever came in those.”, pointing at an outrigger/canoe.
Dan notes they’re pretty old.
Miles- “Not that old.” {So, are they old or not?} He finds an Ajira water bottle in the canoe. The fucking knows it all, Juliet informs them its an airline based out of India. They fly everywhere. {Friggin Juliet!!!}
Sawyer- “Great. Maybe they got a flight out of here to Vegas….Who came in these? Other Others?” {LMFAO!!!!}
Juliet- “Don’t look at me.” {Huh?!}
Dan’s question is, when are they coming back?
Locke suggests they not wait to find out. They take the boat and row away.
Rowing along, not motoring along, Miles asks, “How far is this place?”
John points, “It’s around that point. Not more than a couple of hours.”
Juliet asks a sad looking Sawyer if he’s all right. He shares that he saw Kate last night in the jungle, before the last Flash; she was delivering Claire’s baby.
Juliet comments, “That was two months ago.”
Sawyer- “Time travel’s a bitch.”
Shots are fired at them. “Get Down!”
Paddle!
Miles thinks they want their boat back! He asks Juliet if these are her people. They are not so she asks if they’re his. Sawyer tells them to shut up and keep paddling. Sawyer’s paddle gets a bullet hole, ”Little help! Little help! {Is that an Indian name? lol!} He gets another paddle.
Juliet fires back at the other boat. The other boat is getting closer.
The hummm starts, the light changes…Sawyer yells, “Thank you lord!”  
Flash! It's pouring rain in the dark!
Sawyer-“I take that back!”
Locke tells them to paddle back to the shore.

Dark rain clouds are moving in.
Kate and Jack followed Norton to a hotel. Jack tries to reason with her about Norton meeting his client doesn’t mean they’re here in L.A., he could have told her that to throw her off.
Kate says emphatically, ”Well, they’re in that hotel right now.”
Jack asks if that person who wants Aaron is sitting in that hotel, then what. He wants her to go with him, go get Aaron and put their heads together and figure something out.
Kate sees a woman open the door to let Norton in. {Red folder} they see its Claire’s mother.
Norton heads back to his car in the pouring rain, while Jack and Kate watch and wait. They are visibly upset and concerned. Jack stops Kate from putting the car in gear.
Kate cries because, “She knows all about Aaron and that’s all that matters.”
Jack will go in and talk to her; maybe he can explain to her why they did it, get her to understand why.
Jack feels “She’ll listen to me. I can fix this, Kate. I can fix it…Aaron is my family too.”
Jack heads out into the rain.

Claire's mom looks deeply at a red framed photo of Claire in a red dress.  There's a knock at her door.
Ms Littleton is surprised to see Dr. Shepherd. She hasn’t seen the drenched Doctor since his father’s funeral.  Jack reveals he knew she was there because he followed her lawyer. He did this because he understands the need for her to do this, but he needs her to know that everything they Kate and I have done was for Aaron.
Ms Littleton-“Who's Aaron?” She’s not following him; she has no idea what he’s talking about. Jack inquires about what she’s doing in L.A..

Jack runs back to Kate’s car and tells her to drive and call Sun, tell her to bring Aaron to the Long Beach Marina; they have to go now!
He tells her that Littleton isn’t there for Aaron, she doesn’t know Aaron exists. She still thinks Claire is dead. She sued Oceanic and is in town to pick up her settlement. Kate questions the coincidence that her lawyer is the same one who is trying to take her son. So who is trying to take Aaron?

Sayid and Ben drive the CANTON-RAINIER carpet van.
Ben asks Sayid why he took it upon himself to rescue Hugo.
Sayid had to make sure Hurley was safe. Ben directs him to pull into a parking garage. They are met by Mr. Norton, who presents Ben with a folder of info. He tells Ben “they don’t have any solid case against Reyes.  The M.E. said that the man found outside Santa Rosa was killed before Reyes escaped.” That’s good news to Ben. There will be a pre-lim hearing in the morning. The judge will never let it past that, and Reyes will be a free man.
Sayid asks “Who was that?”
Ben- “That’s my lawyer.”

The “time traveling Islanders” pull their boat up on to the beach. It is dark.

Miles- “Remind me never to do that again.”
Dan asks where they are. Locke feels it’s hard to say until it gets light. There are flashes of lightning and thunder cracks.
Juliet wants a chance to finish her conversation with Sawyer.
He asks, “What conversation was that?”
The one before they started shooting at us, “Where you were about to tell me how it felt to see Kate again.”
He was about to tell her anything.
Juliet- “Why don’t you tell me now?” {As if she really cares. HA!}
Sawyer explains he was close enough to touch her. If her wanted, he could’ve walked right up to her and talked to her. {Why didn’t he?}
Sawyer-“What’s done is done.” He tells Juliet her nose is bleeding.

Charlotte calls everyone over to take a look. “Wreckage. It‘s like it just happened.”
Locke turns over a little locker with the French word stenciled on it. “Besixdouze
Locke asks if anybody speaks French. {We know Charlotte does!}
An octagon shaped raft floats in the dark rain. {passengers are men and 1 woman? They speak French, but we don’t get subtitles. Interesting huh?!}

Robert-”Mais j'te l'ai dit, on aurait jamais dû suivre ces maudits chiffres !” ( But j'tehave said - We never should have followed those damn numbers!)
Montand- ”Mais c'est pas ma faute, Robert. C'est Brennan qui devait tenir le sonar! (But it's not my fault, Robert.  It was Brennan who hold sonar!)
Brennen-“Mais je le faisais, Montand! Je vous l'ai déja dit, les instruments ont mal fonctionné!” (But  I did, Montand!  I've already said, the instruments have malfunctioned!)
Rousseau-“Un homme à la mer!” (Man overboard!) {I thought that meant sea?}
Other Man- “Quoi?” (What?)
 “Mais je pensais qu'on était tous là!” (But I thought we were all there!)
“On est tous là ! Il n'est pas des nôtres. Alors qui est-ce?“ (We're all here! It is not ours.  So who is it?)

They need to paddle fast as they’re drifting with the current. They see a man floating, only him, no boat…Nothing “Les vagues vont nous amener jusque sur la côte.” (The waves will lead us to the coast.)
“Le vent va passer par ici.” (The wind will pass through here.)
“Au nom de dieu, Brennan ! Ta gueule !” (In the name of god, Brennan! Shut up!)
“Allez, tirez-le dans le radeau.” (Come on, pull the raft.)
“Aide moi.” (Help me.)
"Il est lourd!" (He's heavy!)
“Tiens, il respire encore.” (He's still breathing.)
It’s Jin!!


Night:
Jack and Kate arrive at the dock; they’re the first ones there.   Kate asks him why he called her today. Jack said because he was worried.
Kate wonders why he was worried, “Why today?”
He shows her the handwritten note with her address on it.   He explains this note came out of Sayid’s attacker's pocket.
Kate asks what Sayid is doing there, but of course Jack’s answer is, it’s not important. What is important is that she and Aaron get to “some place safe.” But safe from who?
Jack doesn’t answer.

Ben and Sayid show up Ben says hello to Kate. Kate is stunned. Ben smiles.
Jack tells her it’s okay. He’s with me.”
Jack knows it’s gonna be hard for her to understand, “He’s here to help us. To help everyone that we left behind. We all need to be together again.”
Kate-“It’s him.”
Kate feels it’s him {Ben} trying to take Aaron away.”
Jack says no.
Ben-”No Jack. She’s right. It was me.”
Now Jack’s stunned.
Ben-“Sorry.”
Kate asks Ben who the hell he thinks he is. Why doesn’t he just stay away, “Leave me and my son alone.”
Ben-“Because he’s not your son. Kate.”

Sun watches them from her car. Aaron is sleeping in the back seat. She takes her gun and...
Daylight:
Jin unconscious, dries on the beach.   He wakes.  He sees one of the French men has a violin case. They have guns, walkie/radio. You hear…4... 8...

Montand- “Robert... Regarde, le signal vient de l'île” (Look, the signal's coming from the island.)
Robert- “Tu peux déterminer la source?“ (Can you find the source?)
electronic voice on radio: 15... 16...
Montand-“Bien sûr que oui. Regarde.” (Yes, of course. Look.)
Robert- “Tu crois que l'île est habitée?” ( You think the island is inhabited?)
Montand-“J'sais pas.” (I don't know.)
Rousseau- “Ça va? Comment tu te sens? “  (Ok, how do you feel?)
Jin-“No understand.
Rousseau-“You speak English?”
Jin-“Little.”
Rousseau-“Are you okay?”
Jin-“Yes.”
Rousseau-“How did you get here?”
Jin-“Boat.”
Robert-“Qui est-ce? “ (Who is it)
Montand-“On s'en fout qui c'est. Qu'est ce qu'il fait ici? “ (We do not care who it is. What is he doing here?)
Rousseau-“Il dit qu'il est venu en bateau.” (He said he came by boat.)
Robert to Jin- “What boat?”
Jin-“It's gone. Sink.”
Rousseau-“It must've been caught in the same storm as ours.”
Montand-“Who are you? How long you in the water?”
Jin-I don't know.”
Montand-“How do you not know how you wound up in the middle of the ocean, huh?”
Rousseau-“Montand! Laisse-le, il est en état de choc. On a de l’eau à lui donner?” (Montand! Leave him alone, he's in a state of shock. We have water to give him?)
Robert-“Ouais.” (Yeah.)
Robert comes back with water.
Robert-“Tiens.” (Here.)
Rousseau-“Merci, Robert.” (Thank you, Robert.)
Jin drinks. She asks him his name. “Kwon Jin-su. Jin.
Rousseau-“Hello, Jin. I'm Danielle. Danielle Rousseau.”





The little prince is a GREAT episode! So much was going on. The calm before the storm!
I was thrilled to see a few clues addressed, especially the whole dead not dead, just being gone from there. So if that's the case with examples here, i.e. Claire, Jin, Sawyer, Christian, will we indeed see Boone and Shannon and many more "goners".
Even Sawyer was under the possible impression that Kate and the rest of the O6 were "blown up".


Things to note…Questions to ask…
* Assumed dead…but isn’t. Gone. Vision of Kate and Claire, then it’s gone. Jin. Claire.
* EYES!
* Memory loss. Head. Neurological. C.T. Scan, Connected/Disconnected.
* Generations. Blood. Cell. Feet.
* Reincarnation {anagram. Come back to "life"}
* Dan, Charlotte’s daddy?
* I.V. or Roman numeral IV=4.
* Charlotte’s headache and nose gets better.
* Claire was an observer and saw herself in her own Vision/Memory.
* Does Dan know what he’s talking about…Really?!
* These people all have people. I want some people too!
* Missing from the birthing scene that Sawyer watches is Jin and Charlie. What was that all about any way?
* Could he be seeing a “real replay” of past events? Or could it be a projected image”, similar to the projection invention like from the book, The Invention Of Morel?
* Jin arrives alive, just as he did when the Others blew up the raft and he landed in the Talies side of the "Island".
* This is supposed to be Danielle Rousseau from 16 year prior? Give me a fucking break!
* Kate is Aaron's "mom/guardian and risks losing him. Michael was Waaaaaalt's dad/guardian and lost him too.
* Yahoo... As in computers or on-line?
* Locke-"Light came on and shot up into the sky. At the time I thought it meant something. But it didn't mean anything, it was just a light."
* John has to bring the family back together. "Further Instructions".

Vocabulary and Research…
*  {Chief} Little Prince or Tustenuggee was an 18th century chieftain and longtime representative of the lower Creeks from the 1780s until his death in 1832. During the early 1800s, he and Big Warrior shared the leadership of the Creek National Council. Little Prince is first recorded in 1780 living as a chieftain at  Broken Arrow
* The Little Prince ( French:Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s most famous novella, he wrote while renting a house in N.Y. on Long Island. The novella includes a number of drawings by Saint-Exupéry himself, which are reproduced in most versions.
-Astronomy- An asteroid, a small asteroid moo, Petit-Prince was named from the book.
* Reincarnation- Literally "to be made flesh again", is a doctrine or metaphysical belief that some essential part of a living being survives death to be reborn in a new body. This essential part is often referred to as the spirit or soul, the "higher" or "true" self, "divine spark", or "I". According to such beliefs, a new personality is developed during each life in the physical world, but some part of the self remains constant throughout the successive lives. Belief in reincarnation has ancient roots.
* A canton is a type of administrative division of a country.
- The name Rainer comes from the Germanic name Reginar, composed of the two elements ragin ("advice") and heri ("army").
- A circadian rhythm is an approximate daily periodicity, a roughly-24-hour cycle in the biochemical, and physiological or behavioral processes of living beings, including plants, animals, fungi, and cyan bacteria. Circadian rhythms are endogenously generated, and can be entrained by external cues, called Zeitgebers. The primary one is daylight.

The rhythm is linked to the light-dark cycle. Disruption to rhythms usually has a negative effect. Many travelers have experienced the condition known as jet leg, with its associated symptoms of fatigue, disorientation and insomnia.


I explored the wonderful world of Virtual Reality in past compositions. But a couple of thing came up in this episode that made me have a flashback to a few of those things.

- Computed tomography (CT) a medical imaging method employing tomography. Digital geometry processing is used to generate a 3 dimensional image of the inside of an object from a large series of 2-dimensional x-Ray images taken around a single axis of rotation. The word "tomography" is derived from the Greek tomos (slice) and graphein (to write). CT produces a volume of data, which can be manipulated, through a process known as windowing.
- Tomography is used in medicine, archeology, biology, geophysics, oceanography, material science, astrophysics and other sciences. In most cases it is based on the mathematical procedure called Tomographic Reconstruction.
- Virtual- the term has been defined in philosophy as "that which is not real" but may display the full qualities of the real.
- Virtual reality (VR) is a technology, which allows a user to interact with a computer, simulated environment, be it a real or imagined one. It’s immersible, highly visual, 3D environments. In the book The Metaphysics of Virtual Reality, identifies 7 different concepts of Virtual Reality: simulation, interaction, artificiality, immersion, telepresence, full-body immersion, and network communication.
- Therapeutic use for VR: Is it’s various application to various forms of exposure therapy, ranging from phobia treatments, to newer approaches to treating PTSD {post traumatic Stress Disorder}. Also notable examples would be various zoophobias and acrophobia, as a step between basic exposure therapy such as the use of simulacra and true exposure. A much more recent application is being piloted by the U.S. Navy to use a much more complex simulation to immerse veterans (specifically of Iraq) suffering from PTSD in simulations of urban combat settings. While this sounds counterintuitive, talk therapy has limited benefits for people with PTSD, which is now thought by many to be a result of changes either to the limbic system in particular, or a systemic change in stress response.
- Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (better known by the recursive acronym CAVE) is an impressive virtual reality environment where projectors are directed to three, four, five or six of the walls of a room-sized cube. The name is also a reference to the allegory of the Cave in Plato’s Republic where a philosopher contemplates perception, reality and illusion.
- Mixed reality (MR) (encompassing both augmented reality and augmented virtuality) refers to the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.


Okay, you’re going to be pissed off at me because I have to play fair and show you a possible alternative to what we could be seeing.  Yes, I’ve hinted to this in the past, many times actually.  Then the “Powers That Be” introduced “Time Travel” into the mix.  We were told “time travel”, but only the conscious mind travels, yada, yada, yada.  I’ve been logically keeping an open mind to all of this, all the while being a detective that always keeps my clues very middle of the road and showing you two sides whenever possible.  With all that said, I must say that the clues I seem to be perceiving are still there.   So how were all those logical clues going to fit into the illogical world of time travel?  Holy Shit, Losties, I’m gonna lose my friggin' mind over all this!
That brings me to…
Time skipping due to “traveling through time”.  Is it possible that the hints we have to head, C.T. Scans/MRI, Radiology {which are equipped with a giant magnet} and hints to books such as The invention of Morel, and all the mind fucks that I've mentioned in past posts, hypnosis, lucid dreaming, brainwashing, drug hallucination, illusion, Santa Rosa,  altered state of consciousness, merged/altered reality, etc..
Are some of the things we see intertwined with a form of three dimensional recreations?  I’m not saying all of what we see is due to that, but too many of the clues still point us in the way of things going on in their heads/minds.
In this episode we do touch on the concept of living your life over, and doing things differently, could possibly save you a lot of regret and pain.   But in reality we can’t do that.  Here John Locke says he wouldn’t go back because he needed all that pain to get him where he is now.  We all have moments in our lives we wish we could “do over” but we can't.  But lessons are learned from those “past events." We can flashback and reflect on them, but hopefully not make the same mistakes again. And the adage "Everything happens for a reason" is sometimes not understood at the time, but at some point in the future, when an event or experience presents itself, and we "Get it."

Back to the matter at hand... Who is the Little Prince? Aaron? Charlie Hume? Jin? Hurley? or Jack? Or is it a player to be named later?

Either way, a big storms a brewin'!


Love to all who are "LOST"™

Here's a couple of pictures to Note:
Note A and  B





















Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right! The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either! You all know I hate spoilers! And I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance.