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May 27, 2009

Live Together, Die Alone. Part 2.

Let's talk about LOST!  Live Together, Die Alone. Part 2

Inside the computer room:
Desmond with his ear to the door tells Locke, "I think your friends just blew themselves up brother."
He suggests they open the door.
Locke- "It's a trick!"
Desmond feels Locke they could be hurt; asks “Is your doctor is around?
Locke doesn't know where he is.
The clock shows 33 00 and the computers are still working.
Desmond asks Locke if the reason he's letting the clock run all the way down to the very last tick, "Is it because you need to look down the barrel of a gun and find out what you really believe, John."
Locke tells him he did look down the barrel of a gun, and he believed, "I thought, was my destiny to get into this place. And somebody died, a kid. Because he was stupid enough to believe that I knew what I was talking about. And on the night that he died, for nothing, I was sitting right up there, all alone beating my hand bloody against...that stupid door, screaming to the heavens what I should do. Then a light went on. I thought it was a sign. But it wasn't a sign. Probably just you going to the bathroom.


Sayid on shore discovers the others "Fake abandoned camp".
There’s a Dharma symbol on the double doors.






 Sayid opens a Dharma door that is built into the rock, only to reveal actual rock behind the door and not an open entrance to anywhere.







Kate brings Jack’s attention to a huge mound of pneumatic tubes filed with notebooks; journal entries filled with handwritten notes.
 
Kate reads a few entries. “0400 S R moves Ping Pong table again, 0415 takes a shower.” {Who/what is SR?}
Sawyer finds Locke’s blast door map and hands it to Jack.
Sawyer gives Jack the heads up to seeing Sayid’s black smoke signal to hit that beach party.


Jack figures the signal smoke is miles from here. It isn't coming from the area they assumed it should be coming from. Jack asks Michael where he's taking them.
Michael says they are headed to the beach.
Angry Jack knows they are nowhere near the beach.
Michael yells back that he had to.
They all hear whispers/Elizabeth. The group is ambushed; they’re shot at with darts. Sawyer is hit; he convulses. They try to run away.
Michael yells "Wait!” in an effort to stop the craziness.
Kate is shot with a dart. Jack tries to carry Kate to safety.
Hurley is traumatized by all this commotion, he tries to block them out! The darts take them down and puts them to sleep. The Others bag them.

The clock in the computer room is at 21 00.
Locke shares more about the Pearl Hatch/station with Desmond.

"The Pearl is a psychological station full of TV monitors. And two men sat in viewing chairs and filled notebooks with observations on what happens in here.    And they put the notebooks in pneumatic tubes that send them back to their headquarters so they could evaluate us, as an experiment." {Note Locke says "US" not the study subjects or any reference to anyone other than them!}
Desmond asks him what if he's got it backwards {Backwards!} "What if the experiment wasn't on the two men in here, but the two men in there?"
Desmond wants to see the tape.
John tells him there's no way to see it down here.   Desmond wonders what the computer in the Pearl was for.  Locke mentions it printed out numbers “Lots and lots of numbers.”
Locke gives Desmond the Log, "Reading material for the next 19 minutes. Knock yourself out.” {Yes! Knock yourself out!!! Literally!}
Desmond looks through the log. Lots of numbers, followed by the word accepted.
{Flash}
Desmond looks at himself in the mirror in the bathroom {A Mirror with the picture of him and Pen in the bottom left corner. Yeah Penny/Widmore and a mirror.}


Kelvin notes that Desmond has been shaving everyday for last three years, “You need to live a little. Let go.”
{Kelvin is suiting up and reinforcing his suit with tape.}
Desmond- “I’m never gonna let go, brotha.”
Kelvin says that’s the spirit, “Goodbye, Des.”
Desmond seems concerned by this ‘goodbye’.
Kelvin says he'll see him in a couple of hours. Desmond notices a large rip in the right leg of Kelvin’s yellow suit. He now realizes Kelvin hasn't been completely honest about things. Kelvin isn't sick/infected.


Desmond quietly follows Kelvin outside and watches Kelvin remove his mask; so Des removes his. Everything is fine.
Kelvin leads Desmond to the discovery of his boat; the Elizabeth.
Kelvin armed with a gun, appears behind Des and says, "I didn't think you'd have the stones to come after me. I was a spook for 10 years, Des. I know when I'm being followed." {He intentionally led Des to the boat.}
Kelvin says he's fixing Desmond’s boat; he was about a week away from leaving. He also mentions Desmond wrecked it pretty good.
Kelvin lowers his rifle and asks Des, “So what do you think? You wanna come with me?
Desmond is getting upset, "Come where?! What about the button?"
Kelvin- "Screw the button, man. Who knows if it's even real?"
He claims his rambling about dams; electromagnets and fail safes were due to his being drunk. Kelvin reveals to Desmond  he lied because he needed a sucker to save the world after he left.
Desmond is pissed, "You crazy ol bastard! You stole my life! What else did you lie to me about? Tell me!"
Desmond grabs and is pushing Kelvin in anger. They fight and Desmond bangs Kelvin’s head against the rock; Kelvin's bleeding. Desmond freaks out.
He takes the key and gun from Kelvin and runs back to the Swan. {It's a good thing he knows his way back. He's never been outside!}
Desmond runs into the hatch. The alarm is beeping, the station is shaking. The has begun, "countdown System Failure."     The timer shows hieroglyphs in red/black. He tries to enter the numbers. Stuff is flying all over the hatch!  Through the chaos he manages to reset the computer.

Back in the hatch with Locke, Desmond looks over the log. He sees a date in the log 922044:16System Failure.
Desmond  asks Locke, "When did you come here? The island. How long ago?"
Locke-"60-65 days ago. Sept. 22."
Desmond-"I think I crashed your plane."

On a long dock, the Others {No shoes} lead the hooded Lostie's, who are made to kneel near the end of the dock.
Michael of course is not one of the hooded.
Their hoods are removed but they are gagged. The Others are armed.
Kate tells Mr. Friendly through her gag that she knows his beard is fake.   He doesn't understand what she's said so Miss Klugh translates, “She said she knows your beards fake, Tom."
Tom thanks Kate for pointing that out and removes the fake beard; apparently it itches. He also thanks B/Bea for telling her his name.
A piece of shit boat pulls up to the dock. Henry steps off; no shoes. {Check out how he looks at Michael.}
Henry says "Hello again" to Jack first. He turns to Tom asks him where his beard is.
Tom- "I think they know."
Henry's not very pleased. He addresses Michael, "Let's take care of business, shall we?"

Back in the blown up part of the hatch, Charlie is waking up. The sound is VERY muffled and there is a high pitch ring. {He’s has blood on him and his right ear hurts.}
He calls out for Eko. There literally is a bit of an echo. Charlie is trying to wake up Eko.

The computer beeping can be heard.
The clock shows 3 55.
Desmond tells Locke they need to push the button.
Locke says NO.
Desmond-“Did you not hear me, brotha? I crashed your bloody plane...On that day those numbers turn to hieroglyphics.   And when the last one came down this whole place started to shake and that screen, that screen filled up with System Failure. System Failure! And that number there 9 22 04, September the 22nd 2004 …..The day your plane crashed. It's real. It's all bloody real. Now push the damn button!"
Locke insists, "I know what I saw! It's a lie! It's NOT real! None of it is real!"
If Locke won't push the button then Desmond will.
Locke grabs the computer monitor and throws it to the ground.
Desmond is stunned, "You've killed us. You've killed us all."
Locke-"No, I just saved us all."
Desmond uses the exposed wires to force the blast doors to go up and he runs out. He  moves the Ping Pong table away from the book shelves.
Charlie asks for help with Eko.
Desmond says he's trying to help, as he pulls books off the shelves. He finds the copy of 'Our Mutual Friend'.
{Flash}


Desmond is in the hatch with a gun and the key; he is drinking. {Alcohol is not a Dharma issued bottle.}
He opens the book a letter falls out.  He reads this letter written by Pen as Desmond leaves for prison.   She had it hidden in the one place he'd turn to in a moment of great desperation.



Pen wrote- "I know you go away with weight of what happened on your shoulders and I know the only person who can take it off is you…Please don't give up. {What Happened? When?} All we need to survive is one person who truly loves us, and you have her. She will wait for him always. She signs the letter, 'Pen"

{Note that part of the letter is not narrated by Penny, plus we see 2 versions.}

Desmond has a temper tantrum, crying, "It's all gone."
Des runs over to the bookshelf moves the Ping Pong table and starts pulling books and records off the shelf. {Locke is pounding on the hatch from the outside/above having his sown fit.}
{It's important to note that Desmond and Locke both felt “desperation” and “hope” at the same time! Des heard the banging, and Locke sees the light.}
Des takes the key out of the book and kisses the key.

In the computer room John watches the timer click down.
Frantic Desmond tells Locke, "Three days before you came down here, before we met… I heard a banging on the hatch door, shouting…But it was you John, wasn’t it?  You say there isn’t any purpose, no such thing as fate.  But you saved my life, brother, so that I can save yours."
Locke still insists none of this is real, nothing is gonna happen, we're gonna be okay."
Desmond is gonna blow the dam.
Desmond- "I’ve gotta go and you’ve got to get as far away from here as possibleI'm sorry for what ever happened that made you stop believing. But it's all real. Now I've got to go and make it all go away...I'll see you in another life brother."
"SYSTEM FAILURE."
Stuff starts flying around the hatch.
Charlie is still trying to get Eko to wake up. Finally he wakes up. They struggle to make their way out.
Silverware, darts, washer, dryer, pots and pans are flying at the guys.
Charlie says to Eko, "Come with me. I know…" {Know what?! Know WHAT?} The hatch is FREAKING OUT! {Interesting sound it’s making. Listen to it.}
Stuff flying everywhere, shaking, etc...
Desmond heads below.

Eko sees Locke in the computer room. The two men look at each other.
Locke admits, "I was wrong."

Desmond at the failsafe crosses himself, as he’s recalling the words of her letter he says, "I love you Penny", and he turns the key. {Or the screw…}
There is a bright light and a Hum that causes everyone to cover their ears. Everyone is looking up. {Listen to the sound again.}

On the dock: Henry LOOKS pissed at this event!!

Bernard saves Claire and the baby from the flying 'quarantine' hatch door. {Although is just looks as if it’s falling from the sky. Lol}
The event only lasts a few seconds.
Later at the beach camp they clean up the mess from this 'incident'.
Charlie wanders out of the jungle. Bernard asks him if he's okay


Charlie shows/tells him his "ears", implying an issue with his ears/hearing.  Bernie also asks about Locke and Eko, {No one asks about Desmond}
Charlie's response is, "They're not back yet?" {How much time could have passed here?}


At the Pala Ferry dock Henry says to Michael he's “not happy about the arrangement that was made with you but, we got more than we bargained for when Walt joined us, so...I supposed this is what’s best."
Henry acknowledges that Michael let him go, set him free. Michael lived up to his word.
Henry-“And we live up to our word too. Do you know how to drive a boat?"  {Not sail a boat.}
He gives him the shitty boat. {The boat that's not meant for OPEN WATER TRAVEL!}
Henry tells Michael to follow compass baring 3 2 5, "If you do that exactly, you and your son will find rescue."
{Rescue! He doesn't say anything about the outside world or home, etc.}
Michael- "How do you know I won't tell people about where I was?"
{Where are you Michael?! Do you know?!}
Henry- "Maybe you will. Maybe you won't. But it won’t matter, once you leave you'll never be able to get back here. And my hunch is you won’t say a word to anybody.  Because if you do. People will find out what you did to get your son back."
Michael asks about his friends, "I was promised you wouldn't hurt them."
Henry-"Deal’s a deal."
Michael- "Who are you people?"
Henry smiles, “We're the good guys, Michael."
He gives Michael the boat. Walt is inside. {What did Michael really do? Hmmm}
Henry-"Bon Voyage, Michael” {French.} Michael reunites with Walt, he tells him it's okay now and they’re going home.
Miss Klugh releases Hugo {Watch Hurley's expression!} She tells him to "Go back to your camp. Your job is to tell the rest of your people they can never come here."
Hugo- "What about my friends?"
Henry tells him that his friends are "coming home with us."
Hurley appears very confused. Jack gives his the “nod” for it's okay.
We see Michael leaving on the boat; he seems to make eye contact with Jack. Jack nods at Kate,  Kate blinks; a sign of some sort of 'plan' or something?  Their heads are covered/bagged again.

Night on the beach:
Claire asks Charlie what happened out there.
Charlie {still bothered by his ear} replies, “You wanna hear the part about me nearly being killed by the flaming fire ball or the flying fork?”
Claire wants him to be serious.
He carefree says "Nothing happened."
Claire-“Well something happened. I mean that noise and the sky turned that weird violet color.”
Charlie laughs, “Really?!” {Why would he say nothing happened? That makes NO sense}
Claire kisses him.


Two Portuguese men in a listening station somewhere very snowy. {Yeah! Snow globe. lol} They are drinking coffee and playing chess.








{The little window looks similar to a small airplane or portal window or even TV screen.}



We hear them say things like, “I crush your defense... It's all part of the plan... Then it must be your plan to lose."
Then we see a computer screen; a red light blinks. The screen shows Electromagnetic Anomaly DETECTED. 7418880. They’re just noticing it now. "That's it, isn't it?...We missed it again" {Again!!} "Did we miss it?"

There's beeping. One of the men unlocks a binder/log book with emergency numbers, finds a phone number to call.
The chess game gets knocked over!
"It's not a false alarm this time {this time.} The Jack look-a-like uses a yellow phone; a call is made to Penny. She gets awakened by the phone call.
On her night stand we see a picture of her and Desmond, lots of makeup items including lipstick number 20 and a clock.
"Miss Widmore, it’s us. I think we found it", says the Jack look-a-like.





Live Together, Die Alone. GREAT, GREAT EPISODE!!! There was so much to note with this one. Let’s point out some things. Keep in mind that Desmond left the Swan Hatch when the Castaways first entered it. {Replacements}

Things to note...Questions to ask...
♟ Military. Military Jail. Bomb.
♟ Confinement. Prison. Snow Globe.
♟ "There is no outside world, there's no escape."
♟ Sleep. Wake Up. Knocked out.
♟ Crazy. Injections. Alcohol/Drunk. Darts
Psychological experiment
♟ Wire. Wired. Wires.Computer. Screen. Log. Stick. Net.
♟ Microcomputer processor. Escape. System Termination. System Failure. Key.
♟ Languages. Linguistics. Write. Numbers. Understand.
♟ Listen-Hearing-Can't hear.
♟ Joke. Fake beards. Costumes. Make up. Decoy village. Sets. Proof of things being staged and fake. The pneumatic tubes/note books to nowhere. All for show and illusion.  Things aren't real
Desmond sailed around for 2 1/2 weeks. So the Castaways only had access to the hatch and the button for 2 1/2 Weeks.
♟ Is Desmond on Team B or Team A on the island?  2 teams/sides- 'A' and 'B'. Make sense? But who is on which side?
Who is S.R.?  Being watched/observed/viewed.  Binoculars can be considered 'looking glass' of sorts.
♟ Coincidence Libby gives Desmond a boat? Come on! NO it is NOT!
♟ Does Desmond know who the Hostiles are? Could Widmore be a Hostile?
♟ Are any of them tied to the Black Rock, a slave ship? A ship?
♟ Who is Libby's hubby David?
♟ Why do we hear the name Elizabeth in the whispers?  Libby is short for Elizabeth.
♟ "Smells like carrots"...A food for rabbits.
♟ The 4 toed statue: A real statue? Part of an old culture of the island or somewhere else? Was it built there? Was it dropped there? Is it just a prop?
♟ Does anyone we know on the "Island" have 4 toes?
♟ Jack says Live Together, Die Alone in this episode only to Michael.  We know he's only said it once in front of all the Castaways in season 1.  Remember that for another time!
♟ Desmond knows how to make the blast doors go down/up. Who made the blast doors go down in the episode LOCKDOWN?
♟ Where does Kelvin go every time he leaves Desmond in the hatch? Hmmm? Was it really to fix Desmond's boat?
♟ MORE LIES. Kelvin lies to Desmond about why he wears the suit.
Where did Kelvin's body go after Desmond cracked his head open?
♟ How long is Desmond on the "Island"? Is it really for three years?
Missing parts. Film Edits. Missing parts of a statue. Missing Film pieces.
♟ The Alien reference. Hostiles.
♟ Eko was wrong about everyone dying in 90 minutes if the button didn't get pushed. There was an event, but nobody died.
♟ Locke was wrong about not pushing the button.
♟ Is Michael part of something that ended up being much bigger/different than he 'signed' up for? Could Michael have been involved with 'people' of the "Island", but Henry and his people are not from the same group of said people?
♟ How many times has the 'experiment' been done?  How many times have things been done over?
♟ I know Desmond's accent is of a real dialect. But when he uses the word Aye, he sounds like a pirate! LOL!
♟ If there really is no quarantine…Maybe there aren't any hostiles or any sickness.
♟ Where are the whispers coming from, REALLY?
♟ The Others camp: Why a fake camp? Who are they trying to fool?
♟ Black- White
♟ Stick-Stuck.
♟ Drunk. Liquor = Desmond-Christian-Jack.
♟ "No Escape".   Obvious EXIT sign in orientation film.
Michael can't be traveling very far. The boat isn't meant for the open water.
♟ Jumping ahead (Naomi speaks Portuguese).
♟ The EMA DETECTED: How many times? They reference it's happened before, but missed it!
♟What is the sky turning bright/violet about, really? What happened? What did it do?

Vocabulary and Research...
♦  Echo- most commonly refers to Echo (phenomenon), the reflection (and/or repetition) of a sound. 2). An echo cardiogram often referred to in the medical community as a cardiac ECHO or simply an ECHO, is a sonogram of the heart.  3). An echovirus is a type of RNA virus.  4). A term used in computing.  5).In Greek mythology Echo was Oread (a mountain nymph) who loved her own voice. 6).  Echo park.
♦  The Turn of the Screw is a short novel by American writer Henry James. This ghost story was originally published in1898.
♦  A pen is an instrument for writing or drawing, the pen as the instrument of writing or authorship, the profession of writing: a master of the pen.
♦  Pen: Swans- is an adult genus Cygnus.
♦ "Chains and Things". A song by B.B. King.
♦ "Footprints of the Buddha traditionally symbolize the physical presence of the Enlightened One. This image was reproduced from a rubbing of an ancient stone imprint at Bodh Gaya, India, site of the Buddha's enlightenment."  The story goes that prior to his death the Buddha left an imprint of his foot on a stone near Kusinara, a reminder of his presence on earth.


I know I ask many questions at the end of the episode notes . Although I write things in question form some of them are answers...in disguise.

Live together, Die alone... I guess all the residents of the island are having a hard time living together. You know what that means.

Love to all who are "LOST" ™

Live Together, Die Alone. Part 1

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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? Good. 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. It will get very exciting as we progress into the story.

The ODI Lostcast "Investigates" The Incident. Part 1.

Hi Losties,

We are two weeks into this final hiatus and I know many of you are counting the seconds until Season 6 starts next year. As usual you know I'm dealing with this hiatus heavily medicated.


As promised we are here and will continue to do our best to help speed up the wait and one way is via the podcast.
We do have lots of things planned to keep us all in a L O S T state of mind.

NEED A FLASHBACK? Then please note that I am continuing to bring over my posted notes from my other site to this site. So keep checking back here if you'd like to refresh your memory on any and all the L O S T episodes.
You may need to use the drop down menu here to locate an episode. Every episode will be right here before we begin season 6.

Thanks to all of you that sent in messages wondering when the Season 5 Finale (Episode 5x16/17 The Incident) podcast would be posted and to those that waited so patiently.

Once again we had so much to chat about, discuss, analyze and theorize that we decided to break the recap into two parts. Part 1 is now available on iTunes.
For those of you that can not access the podcast via iTunes, below is an audio player along with a download link.

Hope you all enjoy!!
and we discuss the opening scene with Jacob and his dark shirted friend along with all the scenes in the 1977 time line and the flashbacks that were connected.

Remember to check The ODI for L O S T updates and Darkufo for episode recaps from Vozzek69.


Love to all who are "LOST"™

ODI LOSTcast 44 - Episode 5x16-17 Recap Part 1

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May 26, 2009

The Incident. Part 2.

Let’s talk about LOST! The Incident. Part 2.






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Richard leads John’s group.
John-“What is it? Why are we stopping?”
Richard- “You’ll see.”
They have arrived at the 4 toed Statue.
John remarks that it’s a wonderful foot, “But what does it have to do with Jacob?”
Richard- “That’s where he lives.”

Jack asks Kate what’s going on.
Sawyer- “Doc. We gotta talk.”
Jack tells him if he wants to talk he has to get in the van as they don’t have a lot of time. Pissed off Sawyer aint gettin in the van, “I need 5 minutes, that’s all.”
Sawyer’s gonna say whatever he gotta say then Jack can do whatever the hell he wants to, “But you’re gonna listen. You owe me that much, Jack.”
Jack-“Five minutes.” {All this while Sayid bleeds to death.} The unarmed men go and talk.

Jack performs surgery on a girl. {The room is bathed in blue.}
Jack cut the Dural sac; it’s flooded, he asks for suction.
Composed Christian, who is observing the surgery, tells Jack “Calm down. It’s alright.”
Jack is starting to get nervous about the fluid that’s leaking everywhere.
Christian tells Jack, “Look at me…Jack. Look at me.”
Jack looks at dad and Christian tells Jack to count to five.”
Jack-“What are you talking about?”
Christian’s trying to get Jack to focus, “I’m talking about you stitching up the sac so this girl isn’t paralyzed for the rest of her life. And the only way you’re gonna do that is not to be afraid. So close your eyes, count to five and then fix her, Jack. Or I’ll have to fix her for you.”

Jack follows dad’s instructions. He closes his eyes, counts to five and he seems focused.
He finishes the surgery.
Jack puts a coin in the vending machine and pushes button D5 for an Apollo Bar. It’s stuck. {The Apollo Bar is flanked by Lindo’s/Humdinger candy that is peanut butter flavored. Lol}
Jack pushes the machine but it still doesn’t deliver the bar.
Happy Christian comes down the hall to get coffee, “Hey, Kiddo! The girl’s in recovery. She’s responsive to stimulus below the waist, so, no paralysis.” {The coffee station is set up in front of the med/lab/pharmacy.}
Christian senses something up with Jack.
Jack-“You embarrassed me…Its bad enough that everybody in this hospital thinks the only reason I got the residency is because you’re my father. But then y…you put me in a time out during my first major procedure, in front of my entire team. Dad, I know you don’t believe in me, but I need them to.”
Christian-“Are you sure I’m the one who doesn’t believe in you, Jack?” {Jack still has his mask tied on/around his neck} Christian walks away.
Jacob, with two Apollo Bars, asks Jack if one of these is his.
Jack walks over and tells him “The machine got stuck.”
Jacob- “I guess it just needed a little push.”
Jacob is sure to touch Jack when Jack takes the bar.




Sawyer wants Doc to sit while they chat.
Stubborn Jack reluctantly sits. Sawyer shares the story of his folks dying when he was eight years old. The con-man took his dad for everything he had and how dad killed mom then himself. Sawyer was hiding when this happened but heard the whole thing.
Jack- “I’m sorry.”
Sawyer-“That was a year agoRight now it’s July 1977. Which means that happened last year. So I could've hopped on the sub, gone back to the states, walked right into my house and stop my daddy from killin anybody.”
Jack asks why he didn’t.
Sawyer-“Cause, Jack. What’s done is done.”
Steadfast Jack says it doesn’t have to be that way.
Sawyer asks him what he screwed up so bad the first time around that he’s willing to blow up a damn nuke just for a second chance.
Jack says that’s not what this is about. “Three years ago, Locke told me that all this was happening for a reason. That us being here was our destiny.”
Sawyer rolls his eyes, “I don’t speak destiny. What I do understand is that a man does what he does cause he wants something for himself…What do you want, Jack?”
Jack tells Sawyer he had her and I lost her.   {In LaFleur, James tells Horace about having a shot at a girl but didn't take it.}
Sawyer- “Kate?”
Jack nods yes.
Sawyer feels if Jack wants her he can go get her; she’s standing right over there on the other side of those trees, “You want her back just go over there and ask her.”
Jack thinks it’s too late for that. He tells Sawyer his five minutes is up and starts to walk away.
Sawyer is pissed, “Jack! If what you’re doing even works you and Kate will be strangers and she’ll be in damn handcuffs.”
Jack- “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be.”
Sawyer appears to concede that nothing he can say will change Jack’s mind, but punches him instead. “Who the hell do you think you are?”
They beat the shit out of each other! In the middle of the bout, Sawyer yells at Jack, “You think you can come here and do whatever the hell you want? I had a life here!”
The nasty fight continues.
Jack tells Sawyer, “Listen. You don’t get it.”
More fisticuffs! Sawyer chokes Jack and asks him if he’ll stop. Jack will not.
Sawyer looks like he could actually kill Jack but Juliet stops him. Sawyer tells her he wouldn’t listen. Juliet feels James that Jack is right, “We have to do this.” {Of course they do.}
Sawyer-“What are you talking about? You’re the one who told me to come back here and stop him. What happened?!”
Evidently Juliet changed her mind.

A young blond girl is pulling on the thread of a pillow. She’s crying. She asks her parents “Are we moving again?”
Her mom and dad are having a sit down with the two girls about their plans to divorce. {Rachel has dark hair. On the table is Mysteries of the Ancient Americas.}
Mom wants the girls to understand that she and dad still love each other but just because two people love each other doesn’t always mean they’re supposed to be together.
The blond girl asks what if you are supposed to be together.
Mom knows for sure that they’re not, “And when you’re a grown up, you’ll understand.”
The blond girl- “I don’t wanna understand.”
{This Flash looks very modern! Could this be just a look into hurt heart of child all grown up?} {Was that mom’s voice or Juliet’s voice?  AGAIN, This Flash is very modern.}

Sawyer is trying to get Juliet to stop, “We gotta talk about this!”
Juliet says there’s nothing to talk about, they just “have to let Jack do what he came here to do.”
Sawyer- “Well maybe you should have told me you had a change of heart before I brought him out in the jungle to kick his ass!”  But that really wouldn’t have stopped him. Juliet's glad that he finally got it out of his system.  He tries to get hold of her but she slaps him away.  Hurt and confused Sawyer needs her to tell him where all this is coming from, “I mean one minute you’re leading the great sub escape, now you’re on board with blowin up the damn island? I got a right to know why you changed your mind.”
Juliet admits she changed her mind when he looked at Kate.
Sawyer tries to reassure her, “I don’t care who I looked at. I’m with you.”
Juliet knows he would stay with her forever if she let him and that is why she will always love him. {WTF?! Let him!} She goes on, “What we had was just for a little while and just because we love each other doesn’t mean that we’re meant to be together. I mean maybe we were never supposed to be together. So if Jack can make it that none of you ever come here then he should. “ {Interesting choice of words. “Come here”, was meaning to where she is/always has been/always will be?}
He asks why she’s doing this.
Juliet- “If I never meet you, then I never have to lose you.” She walks away.

At the Swan site, they’re hosing down the drill.
Radzinski is looking over plans, “They can’t be like that!”
Cheng calls over to Radzinski to let him know his Gauss readings just jumped off the charts.
Radzinski’s excited they’re on top of pocket. Cheng says if they keep drilling and hit the pocket “All hell’s gonna break loose.”
Phil calls Radzinski to let him know the Hostile that shot the kid came back to the barracks, he attacked them and then he was rescued by the new recruits, they stole a van and took off. He doesn’t know where but Roger said that one of them had a bomb.
Radzinski is fired up, “That Hostile knows about the Swan! Get some men and some guns and get your asses out here right now. If they’re coming here we’re gonna be ready for em.”  {We've hear Jack say this before}

Bloody Jack is watching the action at the Swan from the trees on the ridge.
Kate runs over and asks him what happened. His talk with Sawyer didn’t go so well.  Kate wipes some of the blood from his face and asks him if he remembers when she sewed him up when they first got there.
Jack remembers, “It seems like a million years ago.”
Kate-“Or thirty years from now.”
Jack finally asks her why she made him promise to never ask about Aaron.
Kate says it’s because she was so angry with him for making her come back there.
Jack- “Is he why you came back?”
Kate- “I came back so he’d be where he belongs. With his mother.”
Jack excitedly shares if this works Claire will never come to the island and they’ll always be together just like they’re meant to be.
Kate reveals she was giving him up for adoption.
Jack feels they wouldn’t know that, “And whatever it is, it would be her choice. If you wanna save Claire this is the only way to do it….Nothing. Nothing in my life has ever felt so right. And, I just need you to believe that.”
They observe Cheng and Radzinsky argue about keeping the drill going.
Jack- “It’s about to happen.”
He turns to Kate and asks her if she’s with him on this.
Kate looks deep in his eyes and says yes.

{Click it!}


Hugo stands at the counter of the police station getting his personal effects returned to him by Officer Winter of the County Sheriff’s dept. Out of the plastic bag the officer notes 1 wallet, $227.00 cash, 1 ballpoint pen, 1 fruit roll up.
Hugo doesn’t think the officer understands this is a big mistake, “I killed a bunch of people.”

The officer shows him the discharge papers, “You’ve been cleared. So take your stuff and go.” {Is his birthplace Miami? If so, there's another tie to Miami}
Hugo shares that there are men with tranquilizer guns hunting me down like an animal, they wanna bring me somewhere against my will.
Undeterred the officer directs him to a cab stand right out front.
Hugo opens the door to a cab and sees it already has a passenger. It’s Jacob. {Dark clothes and guitar case.} Jacob’s only going a few blocks and will share. Hugo offers to share his cherry fruit roll up; Jacob declines.
Hugo-“So what were you in for?”
Hugo says he was in because he killed three people. Well, I didn’t really. I guess they figured it out.”
Jacob tells him he wasn’t in jail. He was sitting outside a prison because he was waiting for Hugo.
Hugo-“Oh. Then you must be dead.”
Jacob assures him he’s definitely not dead. Confused Hugo asks what he wants from him.
Jacob wants to know why Hugo won’t go back to the island.
Hugo-“Cause I’m cursed.”
Jacob-“Is that so?”
Yep. Hugo feels that’s why the plane crashed and his friends died. Libby. Charlie. And now they visit me and I can’t make it stop.”
Jacob-”What if you weren’t cursed? What if you were blessed?”
How do you mean, blessed? Jacob says you get to talk to the people you’ve lost, “It seems like a pretty wonderful thing to me.”
Hugo agrees it’s wonderful except for the part, “I’m crazy.”
Jacob’s got some news for him and he’s just gonna have to take his word on this, “You are not crazy.”
After a few seconds of thought Hugo asks, “Who are you, dude?”
Of course Jacob doesn’t answer, he only tells the driver, “I’m just up here on the corner.”
Jacob turns to Hugo and gives him the details on “Ajira flight 316 out of LAX, leaves in 24 hours. All you have to do is be on that plane.”
He touches Hugo, “It’s your choice, Hugo. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.”
Jacob exits the cab and Hugo tells him he forgot his guitar.
Jacob- “It’s not my guitar.”




Hurley brings water to bleeding Sayid and tells him everything’s gonna be fine when Jack changes the future, “Or the past. One of those.”
Miles doesn’t think Jin’s buddy’s gonna make it.
Jin-“He’ll make it.”
Jack and Kate return to the van. Hurley asks Jack what happened to his face.
Jack- “Nothing.”
Jack tells the group that they were just on a ridge where they can look down at the Swan site. He tells Sayid something just happened down there, “They hit something. Time for me to go.”
Sayid informs Jack it’s all set to go, “Remember, be careful. It’s rigged to explode on impact. According to Faraday’s plan you must get the bomb as close as you can to the source of electromagnets.”

Jack reassures Sayid this is going to work and it’ll save him.
Unfortunately Sayid feels “Nothing can save me.”
Jack hands Hurley his gun to hold for a second and Kate helps him with his bomb backpack.
He gives Kate a look that seems to convey his confidence in this task. As he runs off, she looks like she has second thoughts.
As Jack makes his way to the Swan site, Juliet and pissed Sawyer appear.  Determined Jack walks by them but not before saying confidently to Sawyer, “I’ll see you in Los Angeles.” {Watch Sawyer here.}



Night:
John is standing arms crossed staring at the broken statue. {Damn, how long was he staring at it?}

Richard asks him if he’s sure he needs to do this, “If you waited, Jacob will eventually come to you.”
John is tired of waiting, “Where is he, Richard?”
Richard takes a torch and leads John yet again.
Sun asks Ben what happened to the rest of the statue. Ben doesn’t know because it was like that when he got there.
Sun- “Do you expect me to believe that?”
Ben realizing his track record as the island liar says, “Not really.”
John gathers Ben. Richard freaks, “You can’t bring him in…Because only our leader can request an audience with Jacob. And there can only be one leader on the island at a time, John!” {How many are there right now?!}
John- “I’m beginning to think you make these rules up as you go along, Richard.  Ben is coming in with me. And if that‘s a problem I‘m sure Jacob and I can work it out.”
Strong Richard pushes open the rock entry for them. “Tell him I said hello.”
John pushes the rock the rest of the way. Ben looks down the "hall" at the flickering light.  John asks him if he’ll be able to do this, “I know it won’t be easy. But I know things will change once he’s gone. I promise.”
Ben takes his knife; he looks focused.

Jin tends to bleeding Sayid.

Juliet and Sawyer are at the van with the gang. Miles wants to ask LaFleur a question.
Sawyer- “There aint no more LaFleur.”
Miles- “Has it occurred to any of you that your buddy’s actually gonna cause the thing he’s trying to prevent.  Perhaps that little nuke is the incident. So maybe the best thing to do is nothing?
He’s glad they all thought this through.
They see Phil and a couple of guys in a jeep on the road to the Swan site.
Kate- “If they see Jack, they’re gonna kill him.”
Sawyer looks at Juliet, knowing they have to get involved. He asks Blondie what she thinks.
Blondie-“Live together, die alone.”  {No. Really. That’s what she said!}



Phil arrives at the Swan, this pleases Radzinsky that they got there fast, “You got time to set up a perimeter.“
Phil gives orders to some men to go to the ridge line.
Cheng is mad that Stuart brought men to the site instead of getting people away from the site.
Jack watches from the ridge.
Cheng watches the gages max out. {The water tank is above the site.}
Phil spots Jack on the ridge. This triggers a shoot out!  Stuart sees the Dharma van, "Who’s this?"
Hurley drives the Dharma van to the rescue. {Again.}
Team Jack has joined the shoot out. While his friends hold off and take out a few men, Jack makes his way to the well.
Sawyer manages to grab Phil, while Cheng grabs Stuart.  Phil commands his men to drop the guns.
Sawyer tells Doc he can come out now, “Hurry up and do your business…Turn that damn thing off!”
Cheng attempts to shut it down but to no avail, “Something’s pulling the drill down.”
Stuart says they hit the pocket.
Sawyer tells Jack to hurry up, “What are you waiting for? Drop it!”
Jack looks over at crying Kate, she gives him the OK.
Sawyer lets go of Phil and looks at Juliet. They smile lovingly at each other.
Jack drops the core into the wellThey all wait in anticipation. {Eyes closed.}  
NOTHING HAPPENS. 
The machine is still running.
Sawyer-”This don’t look like LAX..”
Everything starts getting pulled into the well. Steam/smoke rise up, chains are rattling. The rig starts to get pulled in and falls over; trapping Cheng’s left hand.
Miles-“Dad!”   He helps him out and tells him to get as far away from there as he can.
Jack gets hit in the back of the head with a red tool box.
Radzinsky and a few guys jump in the jeep and try to get away from the magnet‘s pull. {Reminds me of a Scooby Doo bit! Lol}
Phil attempts to shoot LaFleur but gets skewered instead.
Juliet is knocked down and pulled by chains into the well. {Around her waist} She hangs on while Kate holds on to the chains trying to save her.
Sawyer grabs her hand and in an extremely emotional scene they try to get the chains off.
Sawyer won’t let go of her, “Hold on! I got you! Don’t you leave me… “
Juliet says it’s OK.
Sawyer is desperately holding on to her.
Juliet is crying and holding on, “I love you...I love you, James.”
Sawyer- “No! You don’t let go!…”
Juliet falls into the well.
Sawyer falls apart.















Richard offers Sun water from his canteen. She asks for alcohol.   He wishes he had some.
Ilana, Bram, Frank and group arrive with the box/crate. She tells them not to shoot, “It’s OK. It’s alright.”
She puts her gun down and asks which one of them is Ricardos.
Richard {Actually} steps forward.
Ilana -“What lies in the shadow of the statue?”
Richard- “Ille qui nos omnes servabit.”
Ilana is relived. There’s something she needs Richard to see. The men open the box and tip it over; it’s John Locke’s body.
Richards- “Where did you find him?”
Ilana- “The cargo hold of the plane they came there on; in a coffin. {Note John’s body is very limp. Not a hint of Rigor mortis or having been embalmed}
Sun doesn’t understand; she asks if this is Locke, who’s in there? {In the statue}. They’re all concerned.

John leads knife wielding Ben into the room with the fire pit in the center.
Ben looks up over the burning fire; you can see through to the night sky. He walks over to look at a tapestry. {Egyptian-like}
Sitting in a rocking chair is Jacob. He asks Ben if he likes it; he did it himself. “It takes a very long time when you’re making the thread. I suppose that’s the point isn’t it?”
John- “Hello, Jacob.”
Jacob looks leaden, “Well you found your loop-hole.”
Indeed he did, “And you have no idea what I’ve gone through to be here.”
Ben is shocked, “Have you met before?”
John-” In a matter of speaking.”
John tells Ben to do what he asked of him. Jacob in a button down shirt talks to Benjamin, “Whatever he’s told you I want you to understand one thing…You have a choice.”
Hurt and broken Ben asks what choice?
Jacob- “You can do what he asks. Or you can go. Leave us to discuss our… issues.”
Ben now seems insulted, “So now after all this time you’ve decided to stop ignoring me. 35 years I lived on this island and all I ever heard was your name over and over. Richard would bring me your instructions, all those slips of paper, all those lists. And I never questioned anything. I did as I was told. But when I dared to ask to see you myself, I was told you have to wait. You have to be patient. But when he asked to see you, he gets marched straight up here as if he was Moses. So…Why him?! Hmm? What was it that was wrong with me? What about me?!”
Jacob-“What about you?”
Yeah, this breaks the camels/Ben’s back. Ben stabs Jacob twice.
Jacobs bleeding from the mouth says, “They’re coming.”
John-“What? I can’t hear ya.”
Jacob- “They’re coming.
John kicks Jacob into the fire pit. {Are we burning friggin vampires?!}

At the Swan site, Jack’s vision is blurred and hearing is muffled.
Kate is trying to get distraught Sawyer away from the well. Jack runs over to help her. Everything is getting pulled in.
We see at the bottom of the well all the debris managed to miss Juliet.  She is bleeding from her mouth and face up in a puddle of water. She’s crying.
Juliet sees the core of the bomb near her. She picks up a black rock and starts banging on the bomb. “Come on!! Come on you son of a bitch!!”   Bangs away.
WHITE FLASH!
White screen. L O S T


The Incident part 2 is a GREAT EPISODE!

Things to note…Questions to ask...
There is additional info in my posts for this episode at The Incident. Part 1. and The Incident. Preliminary LOSTNESS.
* Escape. Exit.
* Loop-holes have been used before a few times, this is not the first time.
* Does this John have all of John Locke’s memories?
* Metaphoric chains. Chains that bind you.  Hit the bottom.  Broken heart. Childhood hurt/pain. Anger. Can’t let go/move forward. Control. Communication. Disappointment. Abandonment. Emotional and/or physical Paralysis. Dishonesty. Power. Revenge. Lying. Stealing. Cheating.
* Stuck. On an island, in time, mentally, emotionally. They need a little push.
* Dead. Not dead. Un-dead.
* Tranquilizer. Alcohol. Crazy.
* Machines.
* Jacob is indeed “right here” {statute} when his “friend” comes to kill him.
* Jacob says to Jack the vending machine needed a little push. Christian told John to give the wheel a little push. The rock entrance to Jacob’s needs to be pushed.
* Is this game is on a timer? Are they candidates for the "game"? Is the "leader" the one with the high score?
* Rose has used the term "time out". Here Jack feels dad put him in "time out".
* How were Rose and Bernard able to keep hidden from Sawyer’s grid searches?
* Apollo Bars are dark chocolate.
* Why isn’t Juliet happy with having been in love and lost, than never having been in love at all?
* Why does Jacob meet with Hurley and send him to 1977?
* I perceived Christian telling Jack to calm down, not to be afraid and learn to count, as a way for him to get Jack to do just that; Focus and regain control.  I didn’t take it as him putting Jack in a time out. In Jack’s mind the bomb will reset things from the Oceanic flight and events they’ve experienced on the island. But what happens to everyone else’s lives and events associated with the island? Then there’s Jack’s line of “If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be” regarding Kate, then why reset anything. If they’re meant to be together anyway why erase anything? And what about Claire’s choice?
* Jack looks like a “Ghostbuster.” lol!
* Radzinsky asks yet again “Who’s this?” This is regarding Hurley.
* Richard: What is his role in all of this? Will be also be shown the truth about something? Something he has been misled about for a long time?
* “Ille qui nos omnes servabit.” {Possible Translation: “He quae we omnes being saved”. But those words also may translate to: He/she/it- who/what/which/that- us/we-omnes serves/servant/slave/creature.
* Following and believing in someone/something you’ve only “heard” about.
* The sounds at the Swan site {when everything was getting pulled in to the well} sounded very much like the sounds we heard associated with the monster.

* I'm being very careful about Jacob. I won't assume he's a positive force. Too many things tell me he just may not be what he wants us to think he is.  We do have hints to people misrepresenting themselves. Do we have another case of "Whatever/Whoever you think I am, I'm not" going on?

Here are a couple of other things from the past I wanted to keep fresh in my mind…
* Who ordered Richard and Ben to purge the Dharma Initiative? Did it come from Jacob?
* Why would Jacob want Waaaaaalt?

* From Dead is Dead: Ben is sleeping.
John- “Ben.” Ben jolts awake.
John-“Hello, Ben. Welcome back to the land of the living.”
Ben seems surprised to see John alive. Ben shares with John he knew that this would happen.
John- “Then why were you so surprised to see me?”
Ben looks delighted, “Because it’s one thing to believe it, John… It’s another thing to see it.”

* From The Man from Tallahassee:
1). Ben tells John he brought Anthony Cooper to the Island.
2). The sub maintains the illusion…
3). Ben-"We have two giant hamsters running in a massive wheel in our secret underground lair/lab."

* From The Cost of Living: When Eko was dying he whispered something to John. Sayid asks what he said.
Locke- "He said. We're next."

* Remember the original Blast Door map? We were shown 6 Stations (Question mark in the center} and it contained bits of info and dates (In Latin). Of course there are math notations as well. Here's some info I want to note as it seems things are amiss as the Lostie's relive 1977 again. Since we first were introduced to this map, we've learned of The Tempest, The Orchid, And the Looking Glass and the Lamp post.
According to the Blast Door Map, the Medical Station was abandoned in 1985. So how is Claire in the medical station with Ethan?
According to Hanso, D.I. was canceled in 1987 (funding cut).
Suspected Shut down 10/28/84.
The Purge- 12/19/1992
Other Blast Door Map dates/numbers: Station wide failure of Dharmatel Intra net-04/08/00, 08/15/01, 01/06/03 Complete Shutdown in effect.
Home of H.G. Delegation inspection 12/07/81
AH/MDG Incident of 1985 {Caduceus Station believed to have been abandoned due to this.}
Possible location of Zoological research facility 4/2/02
Kelvin and Desmond in the hatch 9/22/04


Vocabulary and Research…
* Lindos- is a town and an archaeological site on the east coast of the Greek island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese in southeastern Aegean Sea.
* Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss. A German mathematician and scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, electrostatics, astronomy and optics. He referred to mathematics as "the queen of sciences."
A few of the many things named after him: The Gauss crater on the moon. A type of magnetic gun. Gauss’s law of electric fields. Gauss a German research ship. Gauss unit, a unit of magnetic flux density or magnetic induction.





The LOST story has always been about these people being lost.  This is and has always been the basis of everything we witness.  Long time readers know my notes have always been based on this starting point.  Finding clues, using the unique ways the writers are telling us about these people's journey is the greatest, most creative way of showing us in a subliminal fashion just how deep the heart of finding enlightenment truly is.  The clues to how, where and when their journey is taking place are just an added element for us to explore.
I still believe the Castaways are "lost" and need to find themselves, add to that their journey to enlightenment via states of consciousness and seeming to be under the guise of a  game.
With that said, even though the story has taken us on an adventure through a portal to a possible other land, world, dimension and/or time or really deep inside the conscious mind, it’s still a heartfelt journey to finding yourself and finding your way home.

We do see two sides of so many things here but also keep in mind we all have two sides.   Don't count out the "mirror" theme. I wonder if next season will we see that the escape hatch has indeed been utilized to get the hell out of the loop. Would this bring us to the other side of the looking glass?

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.

May 21, 2009

The Incident. Part 1.

Let's talk about LOST!   The Incident part 1
*For my notes I call the graying haired man in the dark and gray clothes, Mr. X.*

A blond/light haired man {White shirt, dark pants} removes a fish trap {Cone shape} out of the ocean. He cuts and cooks two filets on rock, then sits and eats as he looks out to the distant water where an old ship can be seen.  A graying dark haired man joins the blond man and bids him good morning. {Dark shirt, gray pants.}
Blondie asks the man if he wants some fish.
Mr. X declines as he just ate.
The Blond assumes this man is there because of the ship.
Mr. X-“How did they find the Island?”
The Blond-“I don’t know. You’ll have to ask them when they get here.”
Mr. X doesn’t have to ask because he already knows. “You brought them here. You’re just trying to prove me wrong, aren’t you?”
The Blond- “You are wrong.”
Mr. X- “Am I? They come, fight, they destroy, they corrupt. It always ends up the same.”
The Blond- “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”
Mr. X turns to the blond and asks, “Do you have any idea how badly I want to kill you?”
The Blond-“Yes.”
Mr. X- “One of these days, sooner or later I’m going to find a loop-hole, my friend.”
The Blond-“Well when you do, I’ll be right here.”
The gray haired Mr. X says, “Always nice talking to you Jacob.”
Jacob- “Nice talking to you too.”
Mr. X walks away and we see the complete statute standing there.

A light and dark blue pickup trucks outside the Ames Central convenience store.
A boy {w/ toy plane} and girl {w/backpack. Really?!}
The girl has a “plan” to execute but the boy won’t do it. She has to do the deed herself so she makes the boy be her lookout. {Plate XA7 023. Iowa Cattleman sticker}
Patsy Cline music plays. {The Grocer and a customer have conversation about the crops coming in real good this year; Frank bought the ol…Ames Road.}
The girl steals a New Kids on the Block lunch box while the boy ‘looks out’.
The Grocer grabs the girls arm; she’s caught.
He has her open her bag and asks “Where did you get it?” {Doesn’t he know?!}
He recognizes her as Diane Austen’s kid, Katie. He’s calling her mom and then the cops because he doesn’t tolerate stealing here. A man/Jacob tells the Grocer there’s no need to do that; he’ll pay for it. {I.D. required. And 6 pack of beer cost $4 bucks.}
The Grocer guesses if somebody pays for it, there’s no harm done.   The Grocer hands Jacob the lunch box and tells Katie he doesn’t want to see her in there ever again without her parents.
Jacob hands Katie the lunch box and squats down to her level and asks, “You’re not gonna steal anymore, are you?”
Little Katie shakes her head no.
Jacob touches her on the nose in a cute little gesture, “Be good, Katie.” And he walks away.

On the sub Kate and Juliet are cuffed sitting opposite of cuffed James.
Captain Bird welcomes everyone aboard via the intercom. They will be performing system checks off shore before heading out into the open ocean and submerging to their operational running depth.
Mitch is handing out sedatives.
The captain says they will be escorted to their sleeping berths, “Have a nice rest. See you on the other side.”      {Berth=birth. }
In the glow of red light Kate tells Juliet and James “We have to get out of here.”
James- “Outta here? We’re underwater.” {That’s what I’ve been saying!}
He asks Kate what she’s doing here, “How did you get caught?”
Kate- “I came back to get you.”
James asks what for and Juliet asks where Jack is.
Kate informs her Jack is on his way to blow up a Hydrogen bomb.
James-“Why the hell would he do that?”
Kate-“Does it matter? We have to stop him.”
James tells Kate he’s gonna have to pass. He heard what Kate said but he feels she just doesn’t get it. He goes on to tell her he and Juliet were happy in Dharmaville til they all showed up, “But now that’s all over. So we’re gonna drink our OJ and take our chances in the real world.
Jack wants to blow up the Island...Good for Jack.” {Static voice over intercom}
In the cave with the bomb, Jack asks if there's anything in there that says how they’re supposed to move a 10 ton bomb across the Island.
Sayid, who is reading the journal, corrects him; it’s 20 tons.
Sayid- “Fortunately it seems Faraday never intended to freight the device in its entirety…He left detailed instructions on how to remove the Plutonium core… and how to detonate it."
Jack shares with Sayid that Faraday said he needed to wipe out some kind of pocket of energy, “Is only part of the bomb gonna be enough to do that?”
Sayid-“The core itself is a thermonuclear weapon it will be more than enough.”
He hands Jack the journal.
Richard tells Sayid they “sealed that thing up 20 years ago and we put it underground because it was emitting radiation.
He asks Eloise if it sounds like a good idea; after all she’s pregnant.
Eloise feels that is the reason they have to help them see this through.
She asks “Once the core is removed, then what?”
Sayid shares then they have approximately two hours to take it to the Swan site.
When Faraday returned to the Island he was very explicit about his timetable.
Jack says they better get moving. {Richard and Eloise share a very interesting look together}

Pissed off Radzinsky pulls up to the Swan site wanting to know who stopped the damn drill.
Cheng admits he did; because when they passed 70 meters the drill temp went up 60 degrees and he didn’t want it to melt.
Radzinsky feels that’s why they have a truck full of water, “So cool it down and turn it on.” {Gage} Cheng tells Stuart that they just evacuated the Island of all nonessential personnel; they’re on the verge of a possible insurrection, “Do you really think this is the ideal time for your experiments?”
Stu has been working on this project for six years, designing a station that will be able to manipulate electromagnetism in ways they only dreamed of.
Cheng-“Have you thought about the consequences of drilling into that pocket? We have no idea what…”
Radzinsky cuts him off, “If Edison was only worried about the consequences we’d all still be sitting in the dark. I came to this Island to change the world, Pierre.  And that’s exactly what I intend to do. LET’S GET IT STARTED!”
He starts up the drill. {The camera brings us down deep into the well.}


Thirty Years Later.

John leads the exodus to Jacob. He holds up his water canteen and tells everybody to take 5; they still got a ways to go to get to Jacob.
Sun asks Ben who Jacob is. Ben tells her he’s in charge of this Island.
Sun-“You said John was in charge.”
Ben-”No, I said he was the leader.  A title that I discovered is incredibly temporary. But everyone answers to someone and the leader answers to Jacob.
Sun asks what he’s like.
Ben doesn’t know, “I’ve never met him.”
Richard seems as if he wants to say something to John.
John notices that Richards' been staring for the last 10 minutes, “Is there something you’d like to ask me?”
Richard shares that Ben told him he strangled John.
That indeed is John’s recollection.
Richard also shares Ben was sure he was dead,He saw your coffin loaded onto that plane that you came back on. How are you alive?”
John comments that Richard has been on this Island a lot longer than he has and thinks if anyone should have an explanation to it, it should be Richard.
Richard admits to being on this Island a long time and he’s seen “things” that he can barely describe, “But I’ve never seen someone come back to life.”
John. “And I’ve never seen anyone who doesn’t age, it doesn’t mean it can’t happen.”
Richard says he’s that way because of Jacob and if he had to guess “he’s the reason you’re not in that coffin anymore.”
John agrees completely, “And that’s why I’m doing this. So I can thank him. Once I’ve done that, we’re gonna need to deal with the passengers from the Ajira flight that brought me here.”
Richard-“What do you mean deal with them?”
John- “You know what I mean.”
He yells to the group “LET'S GO!
Richard looks concerned.

Ilana is rowing the outrigger with Bram and friends as Frank sleeps. They are carting the large silver cargo crate.
On shore Ilana tells the men to untie the crate.
Bram asks her why they brought the “Yahoo” along {Frank}.
Ilana feels they might need him.
Bram- “For what? He didn’t know the answer to the question.”
Ilana-“That doesn’t mean he’s not important.”
Bram asks if she thinks he’s a candidate.
Ilana lets Bram know that Frank is awake; he’s been pretending to sleep so he can listen to their conversation. Bram wonders how long he’s been listening.
Frank-“Long enough to wonder what the hell I’m a candidate for…Who the hell are you people?”
Ilana- “We’re friends.”
Frank remarks they "smack all their friends in the head with a rifle and kidnap them.”
Ilana- “Only the ones we like.”
They all share some water. The men take the crate off the outrigger. Frank asks what’s in the box.
Bram says it’s Ilana’s call to make if they reveal the contents. {AA823. Ajira. Cargo.}
The men open the lid, Frank sees inside and says, “Terrific.”
A white church is hosting a double funeral.
This beautiful sad little boy is James. He watches the men close the doors on the two coffins and were loaded into the cars.
The boy sits alone. {Crows in the background}
He has a notebook and a pen that won’t write.
Jacob, in a dark blue suit asks, “Need a pen, son?”
He digs in his jacket pocket and gives the boy the pen, “You can keep it.”   He touches the boy’s finger when giving him the pen.
Jacob looks at the child with compassion, “I’m very sorry about your mother and father, James.”
Jacob walks away with his hands in his pants pockets.

James continues writing his letter. {‘AND I KNOW...’}
A man walks over to James as Jacob is walking away {He never asks who that man was. Did he not see him?} and tells Jimmy they need to get going to the cemetery. He also asks what he’s writing.
Jimmy- “Nothing.”
The man takes the notebook and reads aloud what the boy wrote. {Dear Mr. Sawyer. You don’t know who I am, but I know who you are and I know what you done.}
He says to the boy, “Listen to me Jimmy. I know you’re angry at the man that did this to your momma and daddy and hell you got every right to be. But you gotta move on, Boy. They’re gone, and there ain't nothing you can do to change that. What’s done is done. Now promise me you’re not gonna finish that letter.
Jimmy promises.
The man, “Let’s go say goodbye.”

On the sub Sawyer tries to get what Kate says straight. “Jack sets off the nuke which somehow resets everything, so flight 815 never crashes, it just lands in L.A. safe and sound and none of this ever happens.”
Kate’s concern is if Jack does this he can kill everyone on the Island.
Sawyer heard that part, “You aint hearing me, Kate. I made a choice and I’m stickin to it. I decided to leave and I’m leavin.”
Mitch comes in with their sedatives and Juliet knocks him out, takes his gun and corrects James saying “We decided to leave this Island, we did. And now we’re going back.”
Juliet takes Mitch’s keys and un-cuffs her and Kate.
Juliet-“We can’t just let those people die…You want out? You wanna stay here and whine about it?”
James is pissed but tells her to unlock the damn cuffs.

Captain Bird- “Galaga to base. The system check is complete. We’re locked on departure bearing and ready to leave the island.
The voice on the other end says, “Roger that, Galaga. Have a safe trip See you on the return.”
The trio with a gun tells the Captain to surface the sub.
Juliet puts the gun against his throat tells him once they’re gone proceed on course and whatever he does do not take those people back to the Island.
Captain- “What if Horace tries to contact me? What am I supposed to say?”
Sawyer shoots the speaker, “You aint home.”
The Captain turns some knobs {Gage} surfaces the sub.


Underground Jack asks Sayid if he’s done with Faraday’s journal. Sayid tells him to take it as Sayid works on getting to the core. Jack checks the mag for the gun and Richard takes a sledgehammer.
Richard asks Jack about John, “Over 20 years ago a man named John Locke…He walked right into our camp and he told me he was going to be our leader.  Now, I’ve gone off the Island three times since then to visit him. But he uh…never seemed particularly special to me.”
Jack- “You said you had a question.”
Richard- “You know him. Locke?”
Jack says he knows himAnd if I were you, I wouldn’t give up on him.”

Richard leads John’s group to Jacob.
John asks Ben why he hasn’t told Richard about John’s plans to see Jacob.
Ben assumed John wanted to keep his plans for murdering Jacob a secret.
John laughs, “When did that ever stop you?”
Ben started thinking differently after his dead daughter threatened to destroy him if he didn’t do everything John said.
John asks where did this happen.
Ben reveals it happened in the cavern beneath the temple when they went to see the monster.
John confirms that Ben is willing to do whatever he says, no matter what it is.
Ben begrudgingly says yes.
John-“Well then. I guess I won’t have to convince you after all.”
Ben-“Convince me to do what?”
John, “I’m not gonna kill Jacob, Ben. You are.” {John gives him one hell of a dirty look.}

Sayid lovingly asks Nadia, “Paris or Rome? Florence?
It doesn’t matter to Nadia her as long as they’re together.
It matters to Sayid; it’s their anniversary, they have to find the perfect place.
Nadia just wants to find her sunglasses.
The traffic light at the corner changes from red to green allowing them to cross. {LaBrea}
Nadia digs through her bag looking for the sunglasses. As they begin to cross the street a lost man {Jacob, brown shirt} shows Sayid a map and needs help with directions, “Are you from Los Angeles?”
Sayid- “What are you looking for?
Nadia turns to show Sayid she found them/sunglasses and is hit by a car. The car speeds off.
As she lies dying in the street she tells Sayid to “Take me home. Take me home.”
She dies.
His hand with his wedding ring wraps around her hand with wedding ring.

Sayid is wrapping the bomb.
He puts the core on his back {backpack} “Time is short. Let’s go.”
Richard, sledgehammer and his lantern lead the way. {The tunnels are lit up. So is the wall.}
He knocks on the wall until he finds a hollow spot then uses the sledgehammer to break through the highlighted wall. {Right through the Pyramid-Triangle stone}

This wall opens conveniently into the basement of a Dharma house. {Richard is very strong. Lol}
Jack offers to go in first but Eloise interjects, “Jack, don’t misunderstand who’s in charge here. I’ll go first. Because if someone at that house is a threat you might hesitate. But I won’t.”
She cocks the gun. Richard looks concerned.
Eloise tells Sayid once they give the "all clear" then they bring the bomb, “We don’t want any accidents…”
Richard knocks out pregnant Eloise! Richard tells Jack he’s “Protecting our leader.”
He tells Jack to get back and says that she’s gonna be angry when she wakes up but that’s a lot better than being dead. “She ordered me to help you, we helped you. Now you’re on your own. I’m taking her out the way we came in.”
Sayid and Jack move on.

Jack opens the basement door to the Dharma house.
The buzz alarm is heard outside along with chaos.
They can hear announcement over the PA. “All residents…We are in a code Black. Report with your weapons to your security assignments immediately. If you come in to contact with a Hostile you are authorized to use deadly force.”
They walk by a baby’s room.
Jack asks Sayid “How the hell are we gonna get out of here?”
Sayid-“We hide in plain sight.”   He puts on Horace's jumpsuit.
Outside amongst the chaos Sayid and Jack walk past the Dharma folk. Phil is giving perimeter instructions to a group of people to go to the pylons.  {Perimeter=circle}
From out of left field aging Roger Linus yells to Sayid accusing him of the man who shot his kid.
Sayid-“Don’t fire that weapon. I’m carrying a nuclear device…”
Roger shoots Sayid {WTF?! Nothing happens to the bomb.}
Jack snaps!! He fires at Roger! There’s a huge shootout.
Jack carries shot Sayid while shooting at the Dharma folk. {Killing a few}
To their rescue comes the blue Dharma Van driven by Hurley. {Jin and Miles are in the van too.}

The sub is submerging.
Kate, Sawyer and Juliet are on the raft headed back to the Island. Juliet looks back at the disappearing/descending sub.   Sawyer comments by the look of the sun the north shores gotta be over there.
Kate disagrees, “The sun’s over there, that’s gotta be the west coast.”
Sawyer-“Really? What? You got a compass?”
Kate-“No, do you?”
{Are they seeing the sun in two different places? Two different perspectives or does one have no sense of direction?}

On shore Kate thanks Juliet for backing her up at the sub.
Sawyer announces “I got no idea where the hell we are.”

A dog barks. {I jump up and down with excitement!!} Vincent runs over to Sawyer and {no collar-no attachments}
Sawyer is happy to see him, "How are ya, boy? I haven’t seen you since the flaming arrows three years ago!"
Juliet wonders how he survived alone out here.
Rose-“Oh hell no… Bernard!” {She has Vincent’s leash. Bernard runs out of the jungle looking like bearded mountain man with a walking stick.}
Rose is disappointed, “They found us.”
Bernard- “Son of a bitch.”

Hurley drives the Dharma van while Jack puts the bomb down and tends to bleeding Sayid. Miles asks if that’s a bomb.  {It's a core, damn it!!}
Jack tells Sayid, “Try not to move. I need to stop the bleeding.”
Hurley asks about Sayid but Miles tells him to keep his eyes on the damn road.  Hurley wonders if they should pull over, “I don’t know where we’re going.”
Jack tells him to head to the Swan, “If you wanna save Sayid take us to the Swan.”
Hurley- “Swan it is.”
Jin asks Jack what’s at the Swan. Jack tells him he thinks he found a way to get him back to his wife.

Rose and Bernard lead the trio to their cabin. Apparently they’ve been living out there in the jungle for the past three years by themselves.
Sawyer is sorry they got left behind, “Didn’t you hear me shout out meet at the creek?”
Bernard comments that with the chaos, flaming arrows raining down around us killing everyone we knew, “Sure we heard ya.”
Sawyer tells him they spent all sorts of time looking for them, “I sent Jin out searching the Island, grid by grid.
Rose- “Yeah. We know.”
Rose knows they joined up with the Dharma Initiative.
Sawyer mentions he could have brought them in, “Why didn’t you find a way to tell us you were out here?”
Rose- “Because we’re retired.” {From what? The D.I.?} They’ve been scavenging Dharma food and living out in a hut by themselves.
Bernard- “People try their whole lives to get themselves a nice quiet place near the ocean where they can live in peace. We did it. That’s what we made for ourselves.
Sawyer hates to rain on their parade but, “Your condo’s about to go KA-BLOOEY.”
Jack has a bomb.
Rose doesn’t care, “It’s always something with you people. Now you say Jack’s got a bomb and what, you guys are gonna go try and stop him, right?”
That’s right. {Kate takes off her dark Dharma jumpsuit}
Rose {looking at Kate}, “We traveled back 30 years in time and you’re still trying to find ways to shoot each other?”
Juliet says they just need to know “which way the Dharma barracks are from here so we can stop Jack. Or you’re gonna be dead. We all will.”
Bernard isn’t bothered by that, “So we die. We just care about being together. It’s all that matters in the end.”    {And that's the truth!}
Juliet looks at Sawyer but he looks at Kate. Kate doesn’t look at anyone.
Juliet sees all of this.
Rose-“The barracks are 5 miles that way.” {Points}
Sawyer says his goodbyes to Rose and Bernard. {Touching each of them}
Kate thanks them.
As they walk away Bernard asks Juliet specifically, “You sure you don’t want some tea?”
Juliet stops, “Maybe another time.” {Her hand on tummy. Plus, does Bernard know what’s next for her?}
Juliet follows Kate and Sawyer.
Ilana and crew carry the cargo crate. Frank wishes they never showed him what was in the box. He asks Bram what they’re gonna do with it.
Bram shares they need to show it to somebody, “So they know who they’re up against.”
Frank wonders what exactly are they up against.
Bram- “Something a hell of a lot scarier than what is in this box, Frank.”
He tells Frank not to worry, “as long as you’re with us, you’re fine.”
Frank feels that would be reassuring if he knew who they were, “Friend.”
Bram, in his dark tee shirt says, “We are the good guys.”
Frank- “In my experience, the people who go out of their way to tell you they’re the good guys are the bad guys."
Ilana-“We’re here.”
The cabin.
Bram notices the ash has been compromised.
This concerns Ilana. She goes in to take a look.


 One eye.
Ilana’s head is bandaged like a mummy; only one eye can see out.
She is in a very old run down clinic.
The Russian speaking nurse brings her water and tells her there is someone there to see her. Ilana sips from a straw.
The nurse explained her condition to the visitor but he insisted on seeing her anyway. She feels it would be good for Ilana to have a visitor.
Black gloved Jacob pulls up a chair by Ilana’s bed. {He’s wearing all black and dark blue, over coat and scarf.} He speaks Russian to her. He’s sorry he couldn’t make it sooner. {Why does he have a fucking schedule to keep?! But they must know each other.}
One eyed Ilana says she’s very happy to see him. {LOL!}
Jacob switches to speaking English, “I’m here because I need your help. Can you do that? Will you help me Ilana?”
Ilana says yes.
Ilana and rifle enter the charred cabin.  The only thing untouched it’s the painting of the dog. She takes a piece of tapestry off the wall. {It was held by machete.} She heads outside and tells Bram “He wasn’t there; hasn’t been in a long time. Someone else has been using it.” {Who? Christian? Mr. X.?}
She tells the guys to “Burn it.
Frank is concerned this will torch the whole jungle.
Ilana shows Bram the piece of tapestry.
Bram- "Well, I guess we know where were going.” {Statue.}
The cabin goes up in flames.

Jacob sits on a bench reading Everything That Rises Must Converge. Behind him a body falls from above. Jacob nonchalantly puts a page marker in his book and walks over to sprawled out, face up John Locke. {Woman says call 911}
Jacob touches John’s left shoulder and John takes in a breath and opens his eyes.
Jacob tells John, “Don’t worry. Everything’s gonna be alright. I’m sorry this happened to you.”
John looks at Jacob.
Jacob walks away. {Jacob was waiting for John to fall from above and land on the ground!}
John and followers end up at their old beach camp that is in ruins.
John-“Home Sweet Home.”
John tells the group Richard says they should get to where they’re going by nightfall. They should take this opportunity to rest up, “Catch your breath. Considering what I have planned for ya, you’re gonna need it.”
Ben sits alone in thought. John comes over asks him if everything’s alright.
Ben- “I was enjoying some alone time.”
John-“You see what’s behind ya?”
Ben looks back, “It’s a door. How ‘bout that?”
John-“It’s not just a door, Ben. It’s the door to the hatch. Where you and I first met.”
John asks if he minds he ask a question.
Ben- “I’m a Pisces.” {The Fish}
John asks what happened that day at the cabin when he first took him to meet Jacob.
Ben-“You clearly already know that I was talking to an empty chair, John. That I was pretending. Which is not to say that I wasn’t as surprised as you were, when things started flying around in the room.
John wonders why he went through all that trouble to make something like that up.
Ben- “I was embarrassed. I didn’t want you to know that I had never seen Jacob. So yes, I lied. That’s what I do.“
Ben asks why he wants him to kill Jacob.
John squats down, “Because…Despite your loyal service to this Island you got cancer. You had to watch your own daughter gunned down right in front of you. And your reward for those sacrifices…You were banished. And you did all this in the name of a man you’ve never even met. So the question is Ben, why the hell wouldn’t you wanna kill Jacob?”
Ben is in pain. John walks away.
Sun walks over to Claire’s old tent and turns over Aaron’s cradle/crib. {Made by Locke} She finds Charlie’s Drive Shaft ring. {Different color blanket.  Ring=Circle}

Sun holds Jin’s wedding ring. They are getting married. {Different dress. Different time?} She tells Jin she’s loved him since the first day they met, “I love the man you will become…” {How friggin handsome is Jin?!} She makes her promise and puts the ring on him.
Jin wrote his vows down.  {Jack was supposed to write his vows when marrying Sarah.}
Jin- “We will never be apart. Because being apart from you would be like the sky being apart from the earth. With this ring, I make my promises.”
They kiss. {Where’s Mr. Paik? When the fuck is this from?}
On the receiving line Auntie asks the happy couple when they will start a family.
Sun-“Maybe on our honeymoon.”
Jacob is next in line. {Dark suit} In Korean he says, “I’d like to offer you my blessing. Your love is a very special thing. Never take it for granted.”
He touches them both.
Sun asks Jin who that was.
Jin- “I don’t know. But his Korean is excellent.”

The Dharma Van speeds toward the Swan. Hurley tells them they’re about five minutes away.
Sayid- “You can’t stop the bleeding.”
Jack needs fresh dressings. Miles asks Jack about the bomb supposedly blowing them back in time.
Jack- “We not going back in time.”
Miles- "Right, because that would be ridiculous.”
Sayid says he needs to modify the bomb so it detonates on impact, “Jack we need to be there at the moment of the incident, or all of this will be for nothing.”
Hurley stops the van because Sawyer, Kate and Juliet are standing in front of it, blocking their way.





Things to note…Questions to ask... (So far)
* White, Black…what about the GRAY area?
* The “highlight colors” in this episode Blue, Purple and Gray.
* I feel the statue is fun but not real/imaginary. {only has 4 toes etc.} Even though I think the statue is hinting to a particular idol, it did seem to me the statue had a bit of additional "features" or a combination of features. As per a recent article for Popular Mechanics an Egyptologist mentions that “the pointy ears are a result of the imagination, and that, in actuality; the statue's sandals are Roman, not Egyptian.”
* When I hear certain words throughout the story I feel connected to other people.  Here with words like steal and kid, I'm brought to Christian and Jack. This happens to me often. especially I find I reference this with words like kiddo and bar.
* Time. Timer. Time Table. Time is short. Long time. Another Time. Alone Time. Years have passed.
* Life. Death. Berth/Birth. {Rebirth}  Zen Buddhism
* Richard and company did not seal up the bomb they only hid it.
* Does Richard love Eloise? Whose baby is she carrying?
* Moral compass. Map. Direction. Levels.
* Alcohol. Sedatives. Knock out. Sleep. Rest. Awake.
* Illusion. Pretending. Game.
* Cool things down. Don’t melt. Officer Winter
* Melt. Fire. Temperature went up.
* New Kids on the Block- New generation to the island?
* In 1977 Richard tells Jack he went off the island 3 times to visit John Locke. {Since 1957. Keep in mind we are given a few different birth dates for John, November 15, 1946 - March 30, 1956. And May 30th, 1956}
* Events out of order…
* Knowing that the Jacob and Mr. X need to catch their own food, cook and eat it, was a very important bit of info. If they were "supernatural beings" I would imagine there would be no need for "food" or warmth and shelter. We’ve seen Jacob with money, current clothes, traveling by taxi. This is one of the main reasons why I feel we need to be careful not to be distracted by certain things.
* Jacob speaks Russian. Mikhail spoke Russian. {So did Miss Klugh}
* Charlie Pace.
* Jacob and Ben are connected in Nadia’s death.
* Gates. Hell. Underworld. Underground. Underwater.
* How was Ilana able to find the cabin right away?
* People/Being’s hiding in plain sight. Misrepresenting themselves. Who else isn’t who/what we think? Hmmm.
* Rose and Bernard’s hut looks like a cabin. Rose and Bernard, dark and light. Retired and living in a cabin filled with love and peace. They found their place. Balance.
* LOOPHOLE. We've seen these used before.



Vocabulary and Research...
* The name "Jacob" is related to Jewish history and culture. In the biblical story of Jacob, Jacob tells a lie to his father Isaac, in order to steal the first-born birth-right from his older brother Esau. According to classic Jewish texts, Jacob lived a life that paralleled the descent of his offspring, the Jewish people, into the darkness of exile.
- Jacob the Liar is a novel written by Jurek Becker in 1969.
* Swan-Cygnus. An adult female is a Pen.
* Gage-Something, as a glove, thrown down by a medieval knight in token of challenge to combat. Also a medieval name meaning defining one.
* Gage Creed. Character in Stephen King’s Pet Semetary. After being buried in the Pet Semetary he is reanimated back to life.
* An electromagnet is made from a coil of wire which acts as a magnet when an electric current passes through it, but stops being a magnet when magnetic field disappears {current ceases}. Often an electromagnet is wrapped around a core of ferromagnetic material like steel, which enhances the magnetic field produced by the coil.
* The Incident-The Incident was a Royalist plot to kidnap a group of Scottish nobles.
-Incident Management (IcM) refers to the activities of an organization to identify, analyze and correct hazards.
- L. Ron Hubbard used the term Incident in a specific context for auditing in Scientology and Dianetics: the description of space opera events in our Universe's distant past, involving alien interventions in our past lives.
* Sobek (in Greek Suchos) was the deification of crocodiles, as crocodiles were deeply feared in the nation so dependent on the Nile. Sobek also came to symbolize the produce of the Nile and the fertility that it brought to the land; its status thus became more ambiguous.
* A loophole is a weakness or exception that allows a system, such as a law, or security, to be circumvented or otherwise avoided. Loopholes are searched for and used strategically in a variety of circumstances, including taxes, elections, politics, the criminal justice system, or in breaches of security.
* A gray area is a term for a border in-between two or more things that is unclearly defined, a border that is hard to define or even impossible to define, or a definition where the distinction border tends to move. There are several flavors of grey areas:
- A gray area of definitions signifies a problem of sorting reality into clearly cut categories.
- A gray area of ethics signifies an ethical dilemma, where the border between right and wrong is blurred.
* Tapestry is a form of textile art, woven on a vertical loom. It is composed of two sets of interlaced threads, those running parallel to the length (called the warp) and those parallel to the width (called the weft).
* The teaching of Buddha.  Hints to chakras, purification, Karma, suffering (4 noble truths) convergence of practices (Bindu-part of mediation) Life, death and rebirth. Circle.
* In philosophy of mind, dualism is a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, which begins with the claim that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical.
* The Bennu bird serves as the Egyptian correspondence to the phoenix, and is said to be the soul of the Sun-God Ra. Some of the titles of the Bennu bird were “He Who Came into Being by Himself,” “Ascending One,” and “Lord of Jubilees,”   The name is related to the verb “weben,” meaning “to rise brilliantly,” or “to shine.”  The Bennu bird was the mythological phoenix of Egypt. Because the Bennu represented creation and renewal, it was connected with the Egyptian calendar.
Indeed, the Temple of the Bennu was well known for its time-keeping devices.
The Bennu was pictured as a gray, purple, blue, or white heron with a long beak and a two-feathered crest.
* The Ancient Egyptians believed that a human soul was made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib.
* A person's ren (rn 'name') was given to them at birth and the Egyptians believed that it would live for as long as that name was spoken.
* A person's shadow, was always present. It was believed that a person could not exist without a shadow, nor a shadow without a person, therefore, Egyptians surmised that a shadow contained something of the person it represents. For this reason statues of people and deities were sometimes referred to as their shadows.
* The Ka was the Egyptian concept of life force, that which distinguishes the difference between a living and a dead person, with death occurring when the ka left the body.
* The Akh (3ḫ meaning 'effective one'), was a concept that varied over the long history of ancient Egyptian belief. It is besides Ka and Ba one of the central elements, aspects of immortal personality, even after the death of the physical body. In this sense, it was a sort of ghost.
* In Egyptian mythology, Duat (or Tuat) is the underworld. The underworld is a generic term approximately equivalent to the lay term afterlife, referring to any place to which newly dead souls go.
This was the region through which the sun god Ra traveled from west to east during the night, and where he battled Apep.. It also was the place where people's souls went after death—for judgment. The structure of Duat and the dangers faced there by the souls of the dead are detailed in texts such as the Book of Gates and the Book of the dead. The Duat was located beneath the earth where Osiris presided over the dead. It was believed that the sun on its journey through the Duat, brought light and revitalization to the deceased, including Osiris, and with whom they were to arise in the morning.
* The most famous scene from the discussions of Duat is the Weighing of the Heart, in which the dead were judged by Anubis, using a feather, representing Ma’at, the goddess of truth and justice. She was responsible for maintaining order in the universe after having eliminated the emptiness of chaos at the beginning of creation.
* The Book of Dead.
* The Book of Gates.
* The Books of Breathing.
* The Book of Caverns.
* The Book of the Earth.



I know how long these two posts will be. There is just so much to explore.
In the meantime, watch out for wolves in sheep’s clothing and other people who find loopholes as really a way to cheat their way out of something.  I've always said to be careful, people and things are not what you think they are.

Which side of the chess board are you on? Light or Dark?  Dark doesn't mean it's automatically the bad side and Light doesn't automatically make it the good side. Think about it.
Time to use the "escape hatch".

The Incident part 1 is a great episode about heart.

Love to all who are “LOST”™

For additional insight and research go to The Incident. Preliminary Lostness.