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August 19, 2009

"Ars gratia artis"



ARG or not to ARG…that is the question. Of course we have to ask this question, after all, a few months ago Damon and Carlton were noted saying there would not be an ARG this hiatus. Yet here we are playing… something.

We’ve received a few separate bits of material from the powers that be.

Here's what we have so far:

1). LOST UNIVERSITY.

2). Mysteries of the Universe: The Dharma Initiative

3). A couple of video commercials and a segment from America's Most Wanted. {Shown at Comic Con.}

4). DamonCarltonandaPolarbear.com

Are they separate entities or do all roads lead to “The Island”?



LOST UNIVERSITY.:

Get Schooled at LOST UNIVERSITY. That’s right LOST fans!  As students of LOST University we will dig deeper into the mysteries of LOST and life. Enrollment for the first semester of LOST University will be open to all students beginning September 22nd, 2009. At that time we will take a placement exam and be given a Student ID, and watch our LOST University introductory class, LOST 101.

Semester 1 begins on December 8, 2009. We will be able to choose and enroll in classes and build credits toward Semester 2.
Those who do well will graduate.

Check out the online course catalog offering a variety of courses, taught by notable professors.
Here's a little preview:
HIS: Ancient Writing on the Wall.
LAN: Foreign Language for Beginners
PHI: I’m Lost, Therefore I am.
PHY: Introductory Physics of Time Travel
ART: Seminar: Inspiration & Expression with Jack Bender.
PHY: Seminar: New Physics with Jeremy Davies
SCI: Jungle Survival Basics
LAN: Advances Foreign Language
PHI : I’m Right, You’re Wrong: The US VS. Them Mentality
PHY : Advanced Physics of Time Travel
PSY : Self Discovery Through Family Relationships

Be sure to check out News at The Lamp Post for information such as:

* Campus Job Fair Update- A career in aviation is an exciting adventure just waiting to happen! Visit booth #16 at the LOST University Job Fair, co-sponsored by Oceanic and Ajira Airlines, today and find out how your work can take flight!

* The LOST University Department Of Theatre announces auditions for their fall production of The Tempest. Please see the audition notice on the bulletin board outside the Emerson Auditorium box office for more details.

* Anti-Radiation pills will be given to all students free of cost, but only through next Thursday. You can pick up your pills at the Shephard Clinic between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A person of note with LU at this point is Adam Nussdorf.
His number was written on the back of a flyer for LOST University that was handed out at comic-con along with a note that said that he could possibly need a TA. When I called the number got a prerecorded message mentioning his sabbatical. "Professor Adam Nussdorf at Lost University. Professor Nussdorf is on sabbatical so will return to his office on September 22nd. This machine currently does not accept voicemail."
The university's news page posted that he was recently promoted to the head of the Department of Media Studies and Online Education. The position was created to make sure all the classes are designed to educate and enhance viewer appreciation of LOST in preparation of season 6.

MY NOTES On Adam Nussdorf: According to his IMDb page he is associated with LOST. And interestingly enough the two titles in particular correlate to his current circumstances. This is what it shows:
Miscellaneous Crew:
“LOST” (production staff) (2 episodes, 2009)
 Because You Left (2009) TV episode (production staff)
 The Lie (2009) TV episode (production staff) (uncredited)

As far as higher learning goes, I wonder how many will make the Dean’s List. And Yes, I already purchased my LU tee-shirt and sweatshirt.

Mysteries of the Universe. The Dharma Initiative:
This is an abc show from "back in the day". The video segments seem dated i.e. the 1980’s, but are they?
Here are the dates that were listed in a KIA ad in my Entertainment Weekly as the dates for the new clips to be released: {Note the dates reflect The Numbers}
7/23/09

8/4/09

9/8/09

10/15/09

11/16/09
Why is an "old episode" of this abc show being resurrected for us? The clips blend footage of the Dharma Initiative with images of "persons" who have appeared on LOST episodes. To date, an important fact that is being delivered is about "Brainwashing".
You can follow the clips here on my site or at abc.com

Television Ads:
Comic Con 2009 gave us a look at a different perspective on things.
Mr Clucks- Hugo Reyes Owner and CEO of Mr. Clucks {Is that Dave leaning on the counter?!} He claims ever since he won the lottery he's had good luck. He had a dream while camping out under the stars on an Outback vacation; a dream of chicken. Thus the invention of Outback Roasters. Cost $4.42. It's chicken heaven.

The dad and son at the counter look similar to, or represent a Michael and Walt image. But this bald dude looks like Dave. What say you?










Oceanic Airlines- In the air since 1979, thirty years with a perfect safety record.
"Our Skies Lead To Your Destiny"

America's Most Wanted- Kate is featured on America's Most Wanted. This clip has a completely different version of Kate's life of crime.


DamonCarltonandaPolarbear.com:

At Comic Con 2009, Paul Scheer presents Damon and Carlton with a tacky velvet painting of the two creators and a polar bear. Paul has been working on this thing for the past six months.
Paul hawks his art work and tells the crowd of Lost fans to head over to http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com and view his handiwork.
















 Then through Paul’s shenanigans we are given "Hints".

Here's a quick run through of things:

* We can get a DamonCarlton and a Polar bear wallpaper for our computers.

* In the comments of Paul’s site/post Get to Know Your Lost Cast Members: Vincent the Dog, is a message from a user called Asst. “Mr. Scheer, We have left you three phone messages and you have ignored three emails from our office, please contact us immediately."

* VIP DocArzt is contacted and receives a letter from Paul.

* A comment from Alexandra Miller to Paul - “Again, we request that you contact us immediately and halt posting anything new on this blog. Alexandra Miller Ronie Midfew Arts"

* Paul gets some news and inside info from an intern at ABC. {His art is in the trash!}

* A very excited Paul Scheer visits the ABC lot looking for Damon, Carlton and his “painting”.

* Some numbers are posted on Paul’s site.

* The video of Paul and Scott on the ABC lot. There are hints and clues in it; Map, Mr. Clucks, Mr. Friendly, a broken rose, set design for the temple, a pile of shredded paper, and Damon walking by Paul at the dumpster talking to someone on the phone "Kill em. I don't care what his motivation is, make him dead". The shredded paper has been put back together by Paul to supposedly reveal the title of the season six opening episode.

LA  X {Does that mean 10, as in 2010 or marks the spot?}

* Paul receives a call from Alexandra Miller. The gets a call from Ronie Midfew and answers/responds to him with Lost quotes/ sound bites.
* There was supposed to be a Facebook page for Alexandra Miller but it ends up comments were left on the wrong Facebook page.
* Paul “misquotes” the Ronie Midfew website - "The 15th is LOST and the 16th will be FOUND" and asks us for suggestions as to what this might mean
.
Paul tells us "Saturday" we will be able to see "dozens" of paintings and some might even be glow in the dark.

* Gets a visit by a man in black- E.Sau.

* Paul will meet Ronie Midfew on 8/14/2009 at 4:08pm

* Paul and Ronie strike a deal. {Hold on the velvet paintings} Something will still happen at midnight on the 15th. He has also met with....{Darlton}

* The Ronie Midfew Arts website gets updated and announces the “Deal” made with Paul.

* Ronie Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonandaPolarBear.com presents - The website is “transformed” and picture frames are displayed. What is this evolving in to?

* The "Hub" page shows a poster for a club event at Bardot nightclub in LA. A few mistakes with the poster like the wrong address for the club, there are three E's in Thee Mike B, and there are spaces within some of the words.

THE POSTER: Address in Hollywood. Bardot-1715 N. Vine St. Hollywood. Judy Garland’s star on the walk of fame is located on 1715 Vine Street. The real address for Bardot is 1735 N. Vine St. And FYI- 1737 N. Vine St is the Spider Club.

* On 8/16- At the club party Sterling Beaumon (Blood on hoodie?) reads notes and gives out a web address.



















Here are some important bits that came from the very first "frames" and the 4:38 video that was posted 8/20 on the Hub to kick things off:
* The poster of the Bardot event. Banana Splits. DJ AM.
* Red glow on a group of people on the dance floor with the EXIT sign obvious in the shot.
* Partiality open Swan hatch in the middle of the floor, people dance around it.
* Framed painting of a ship near stairway. {Black Rock perhaps.}
* Shot of DJ AM in the Dj booth.
* Dude with NY Yankees cap on, dancing.
* FLASHING LIGHTS.
* Pumping Techno-Trance music.

I found it very interesting that underage hooded "Ben Linus" {Not Sterling Beaumon} shows up at the club event wearing a {bloody} hoodie.
He delivers a message on behalf of the Dharma Initiative.   They sent him there to make sure everybody is having a great time. They're there to celebrate the partnership of
Ronie Midfew Arts and DamonCarltonandaPolarbear.com, as well as the launch of the Lost Underground Fan Art Project. The next six months this program is not going to be about math, science and puzzles, or even an alternate universe.
This is all about fan appreciation.








Additional Bits:
* We happen to find Rousseau’s Map is translated.
* A Tidbit about the Bearded Men of LOST.
* Info makes its way around the web about Seth Norris Lives.
* The Auction of LOST items.
* A sign on the shop door - Build Your World, this is the organization that Sayid was building structures/homes.

Framed Artwork: {To Date.}
Frame 1- Tim Doyle for "The Numbers" {The original addy given shows poster focusing on Hurley that is for sale. On 8/19 The poster page is updated to say - "This poster has glow-in-the-dark elements".}

Frame 2- Olly Moss for "Locke's Secret"

Frame 3- Methane Studios for the "Dharma Van".

Frame 4- Eric Tan for "The Crash"

The newest info in Frame 5 is THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA BOOKSTORE. Phrase BEAR DOWN and "Wildcat Readers, see you on - J. Perkins/R. Morrison"

Links: {To Date.}
http://damoncarltonandapolarbear.com
http://paulscheer.com/
roniemidfewarts.com
actuallyitsketchup.com http://actuallyitsketchup.com/dcpb/I/
http://flynnsarcade.net/
http://www.myspace.com/bananasplitsundaes
Catchdubs.com
http://catchdubs.com/blog/ Nick Catchdub
http://www.myspace.com/nickcatchdubs
http://twitter.com/CATCHDINI
http://www.bpmmagazine.net/2009/08/banana-split-presented-by-the-dharma-initiative-steve-aoki-dj-am-catchdubs/
http://dimmak.com/tv/bananasplit
http://www.dimmakcollection.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USt_LYIOsUc
http://www.foolsgoldrecs.com/blog/
widmorefinearts.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/theemikeb
http://twitter.com/steveaoki = http://home.dimmak.com/blog/
http://twitter.com/Hollywood_Bob
http://thatandbasketweaving.com.
http://www.crumbs.com/ Shops in Larchmont CA and Wall Street in NYC.
http://www.johnnycupcakes.com/
http://www.internationalposter.com/
http://www.newburycomics.com/
http://wewerecaughtinanet.com
http://icangetyoupeanutbutter.com/
http://g4tv.com/attackoftheshow/
http://www.artofthestate.co.uk/ {?}
http://ithinkthatmanwasyou.com

Things to note…Questions to ask...
* Dominick (Charlie) shows up at Comic Con with a message on the palm of his hand.
* The NOTE written by Paul has spelling mistakes and shitty grammar
* There is misspelling, missing letter and/or spaces within words and bad grammar over at the site.
* The site has changing information and at times has pixel issues.
* Be on the lookout at the site for appearing and disappearing words, items, frames, etc..
* Each phase is called a FRAME.
* There are 16 gold frames- 14 are hung portrait- 2 are hung landscape.
* HUB.
* Anagrams.
* Video clips.
* Photo clues.
* Web and physical address clues.
* Clues have led us to a Video Game Network.
* Data Matrix.
* I notice a > symbol shows up once in a while on the site. Have you seen this?
* "Actually Its Ketchup" -Hurley says this line to Ana Lucia in the season 5 episode The Lie.
* At the club part young Ben had on a bloody hoodie...Actually, it may be ketchup.
* thatandbasketweaving.com. -There are references to basket weaving in the show- Alex mentions it in season 3.
* "I can get you peanut butter" - Charlie says this to Claire in Confidence Man.
* "We were caught in a net" - Season 2/Jack mentions being caught in a net.
* "I think that man was you" - Said by Charlotte in This Place is Death.

Vocabulary and Research...
* A scavenger hunt is a game in which individuals or teams seek to gather a number of specific items—usually not by purchase—or perform tasks as given by a list. The goal is usually to complete the list first.

* X- Roman Numeral for 10 (decem). 10 comes up in our story ALL the time.
 -X- Marks the spot.
* La Dimension X [Dimension X] (1953) and Nous les Martiens [We The Martians] (1954), Guieu introduced a new hero: Archeologist Jean Kariven. In the Kariven series, Guieu began to explore his favorite themes such as UFO's, close encounters, Erich Von Daniken-like theories of ancient astronauts, secret societies, lost civilizations and occult conspiracies.Throughout, he sprinkled his novels with footnotes claiming that the various facts upon which he was basing his tales were indeed “authentic”. In Nous les Martiens [We The Martians], Kariven discovers that, in the far distant past, men had emigrated to Earth from Mars. Eight more Kariven novels followed, often pitting good aliens from Polaris versus evil aliens from Deneb with Earth secretly caught in the middle. Univers Parallèles [Parallel Universes] featured a crossover with Jerry Barclay.

* A QR Code is a matrix Code (or two-dimensional bar code) created by Japanese corporation Denso-Wave in 1994. The "QR" is derived from "Quick Response", as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes are common in Japan, where they are currently the most popular type of two dimensional codes. Moreover, most current Japanese mobile phones can read this code with their camera.

* A Data Matrix code is a two-dimensional matrix barcode consisting of black and white "cells" or modules arranged in either a square or rectangle pattern. The information to be encoded can be text or raw data. Usual data size is from a few bytes up to 2 kilobytes. The length of the encoded data depends on the symbol dimension used. Error Correction Codes are added to increase symbol strength: even if they are partially damaged, they can still be read. A Data Matrix symbol can store up to 2,335 alphanumeric characters.




I will deal with this diversion until the season kicks in, I always do. We'll still compile all the data given to us from posters, websites, locations, TV shows, DVDs, social networks, magazines, books, ads, or any other medium the puppet masters lead us toward. I landed on many more websites than I’ve listed here {you know how over the top I go with research}. And those sites seemed very LOST-like in that they had references that "could be" taken for connections with comic books, video games, The Cobra, John Locke and other image and text references to the "island".

Now, are we supposed to end up on these other sites or is it just a coincidence?
Do we mistake coincidence for fate or vice versa?

This was just a short run down of info we gotten over the past few weeks. I would love it if you discover anything while on this hunt feel free to post it here in a comment for all the LOST fans to keep up with.

Paul went excitedly on a quest to find Darlton and his painting at the studio. He was so damn distracted by dressing up to sneak in and following maps, that he never even saw what was right in front of his eyes.

Through the DamonCarltonandaPolarbear site we learn we're participating in a scavenger hunt of sorts and we don’t even have to leave our homes to do it. Imagine that! Participating in a game with people all over the world via my computer and the Internet without even leaving my home.

At this point all I can say is we are all caught in a net...literally...the InterNET.

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? 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.

August 8, 2009

Cool News LOST Q&A article.

Elena from Cool News contacted me for a sit down to answer a few fan questions about LOST. A chance to chat about LOST...of course I said yes! Thank you so much Elena, Cool News and the Italian LOST fans from Lost Italia Forum, for your great questions and support.

PLEASE visit the Cool News site for this article and so much more. It is available in English and Italian.
Cool News. Karen Mauro Answers.


Here's the re-post of the article in English:

Karen Mauro answers!

Karen Mauro answers my questions again and this time she was so nice to answer to a couple of questions, made by Italian fans from the Lost Italia Forum, too! Thanks a lot for your availability, Karen.

Thank you all for letting me share more of my LOSTNESS with you.
-Karen Mauro.


Roberto: During the last Roma Fiction Fest the authors hinted that at the end of Lost we'll have to make a “personal interpretation” of every single character, there will not be a clear end, but an end we'll have to analyze. The end of their stories will be left to more than a single vision. There will be a sort of "Lynch-end". “If” that will be true, what do you think about it?

Karen-
Even though many of us put so much research into the mythology of the show I think the end will be left to our own interpretation. After all, that’s how the show has been all along. Each of us has our own perspective on what we see and experience through each character. Of course an “open to interpretation” ending makes sense to me because I feel the show has been first and foremost a metaphor. Don’t get me wrong, I do think we will get some answers, but I do not think we’ll get all the answers. I will be happy no matter what the closure of the story is and I think that’s because of my feeling passionately with the perspective and understanding of the story being about these people being “metaphorically lost” and having to find themselves, their identity.


Francesco: After the end of season five the show seems to be based on the fight between two superpowers (two higher forces). What do you think about the introduction of these two characters (Jacob and Blackman), that until now seemed so unknown but so important, at the end of the last season?

Karen- It is important. Since the very beginning the theme of two sides against each other has been dominant. With the introduction of Jacob and Mr. X, shows us that there is and always has been a struggle of two sides. Of course meeting these two opponents confirmed the “game” element of the story. At this point I still see two sides like on a chess board. Light or Dark. Dark doesn't mean it's automatically the bad side and Light doesn't automatically make it the good side. I'm being very careful about Jacob. I won't assume he's a positive force. There’s a chance he may not be what we think he is. I've always encouraged my readers to be careful; people and things are not what you think they are. We do have clues to people misrepresenting themselves so that makes me have to watch out for the “gray” area. I do think we may see another outside influence above Jacob and Mr. X.


* Thank you, Roberto and Francesco for your very interesting questions. And now I can't wait to make you some other questions, cause we're waiting for the last season of Lost and I'm so excited to know what you think about the show and the entire world around Lost.
I mean: there are a lot of Forums and Facebook groups that decided to organize the whole “rewatch” of Lost. What do you think about these initiatives? Are you organizing something like that, too?

Karen-I have not organized a re-watch myself. There are some really fantastic sites that have spearheaded that. In the process of moving all of my previously posted notes from MySpace over to my site “Karen’s LOST Notebook”, it has been a “re-watch” of sorts for me. I encourage fans to check out a few sites to get involved in the re-watch. Of course you can head over to my site for the detailed notes too. I think it’s a great idea to refresh your memory on the journey thus far.

* There's this official site now: LOST UNIVERSITY
Do you think it's the new ARG? If you had the possibility to create an ARG for Lost, how would it be like? I know... this is a complicated question, but I'm so curious to know what are the themes that you would love to explore (more than others) in Lost.

Karen- Wow! Hmmm...That’s a tough question. I wish I could create an ARG/ORG directly associated with LOST, that would be so much fun. But I have been consulted about a proposed project that could give fans of a show like LOST a more realistic experience than they’ve ever had before. As far as Lost University being a new ARG, I’m not sure yet. It’s tied in to the blu-ray DVD release, so at this point it seems more like a fun marketing venture for that and for the LU clothes we can purchase. I do hope we get a game out of it to help keep us busy until the series return.


* I think that one of the most difficult things in Lost is this: create a story-line, based on time travel, especially in the way Lost writers did it. I don't think it's a coincidence if Lindelof, Cuse, Sarnoff, Horowitz and Kitsis had this in-depth panel discussion about it at the Writers Guild Foundation that is also available in DVD: Writers on Writing DVD.
What do you think about it?

Karen- Time travel as a theme is tricky to articulate in stories and that’s the reason it seems to only be accepted in the science fiction or fantasy genre. There are no rules to time travel therefore the writer can create any laws of their vision for time travel. I watched the DVD from the Writers Guild Foundation and other than Darlton mention they were going to add a time travel element to the story, there wasn’t any further discussion on how they’re explaining “their time travel”.


* Now there's even a contest for musicians! Mock Theme Contest. I mean, we've already told this a thousand of times: Lost is not just a TV show... and I'll miss all these sort of things. I think that there's a huge team behind Lost, a team made by all the cast and crew of Lost, but also by the thousands of creative fandoms. Is it possible (in your opinion) that another show in the future will manage to create this kind of global popularity, this kind of will to share knowledge, creativity and friendship?

Karen- The reason this show has become the phenomenon it is, is because we all fell in love with characters we can relate to and the story is very intelligent. LOST seems to have brought out a very passionate side in their viewers. Whether it was due to the connection to a character or the complicated mystery, it gave viewers a reason to reach out to other fans in a way we’ve never experienced before. We’ve also witnessed an abundance of creativity flow from LOST fans. Although there will be other good shows that fans will create an online buzz and community about, I personally don’t think we’ll see anything as passionately global and grand as we see with the deep fanatical obsession and connection we share with LOST.


And now some questions about the show itself.

* One word: Locke. I remember a comment to an episode in season one (DVD). In that comment Carlton Cuse told that they “wanted” people asked themselves: is Locke good? Is he bad? To think about it, I guess that we could make the same question for all the Lost characters, but there's something so peculiar about Locke, because the same authors wanted us make this question about him in particular. Have you a your own theory about that?

Karen- When I’m asked about Locke, I feel very torn in how to answer it. The writers led us to believe in the struggles of “a John Locke” who was emotionally and physically paralyzed. He is a man who knew he was destined to be in a certain place and in a certain role but continued to take three steps forward and two steps back. Yet we’ve witnessed “Locke” behave completely different at times. There are moments we see a sure footed confident Locke who can hunt, knows his way around the island, knows things about the island, and who is not afraid of the Smoke Monster; a warrior. I’ve often wondered if we’ve seen two sides to “Locke”, or more than one “Locke” all along, or that “Locke” is one of the people whose not who/what we think he is.


* Jack still seems to be the leader. Who would you like to be the leader instead of Jack?

Karen- Jack ends up the leader pretty often, I’ll give him that. Lol. I remember a moment in season 1 when Sayid actually took the lead in organizing tasks on the island. Sayid is very good at “reading people” except for when he gets blinded by falling in love. Lol. I wonder if he would make a good leader. But I would like the leader to be more like the John Locke we saw when he assumed the role as a nurturing guide; like when he helped Charlie with his addiction. But maybe someone trustworthy… like Hurley.

* Kate is a much debated character. Lately there's this theory about a particular bond between Kate and Ben life's histories. In the Fuselage, for example, there's a topic where they made a list of coincidences in their stories and behaviors: The Fuselage Kate-Ben Topic
Do you believe they're just a pure coincidences, or do you think there could be something more? Is all this a pure case or is it scheduled and wanted by the authors in your opinion? Then why?

Karen- I do not mistake coincidence for fate. There are no coincidences in this story, how could there be? We see too many instances of not only similar behavior, problems, struggles, or traits, but also the same items, places and people show up in each other’s lives. There is a lot of “mirroring” going on, not only with those examples but with the Lostie’s needing to take a look at themselves. I believe this is all part of the plan by all involved. I know it’s a small world, but in the LOST world it’s even smaller, tiny in fact. There must be a reason for it.

* Of all the mysteries of Lost (not the mysteries that surround the characters, but the mysteries of the Island itself) what is the most important in your opinion?

Karen- I want to know more about the smoke monster. I want to know how it functions as a security system, is “it” the only shape shifter on that “island”, is it even real?

* What do you think there's in the Black Rock, if that boat at the end of season five was the Black Rock?

Karen- If the ship we saw in the finale of season 5 is the Black Rock, we know according to “John Locke” it’s a slave ship from a mining colony in Mozambique, with drilling equipment, chains and manacles/cuffs. I find it very interesting how “John Locke” knew all that information about the Black Rock.

* How old is Richard?

Karen- Richard is ageless. Maybe he’s not even real.

* How many knives have Locke?

Karen- Truthfully I think Locke has as many knives as he can imagine there to be.

* Do you think that time-jumps are caused exclusively by the turning of the frozen wheel, or could they be caused by something else, too?

Karen- The turning of the wheel is a great visual tool to get the “island” to “move”, but I feel it’s metaphoric. I think the time jumps are tied to something else. You can read about one of the many possibilities to that at my site.



Thanks a LOT Karen! This time the interview was really long and you're so nice to answer! You poor yourself in it, as ever! The things you write are always so interesting! Thanks again for sharing your thoughts!

Elena

REMEMBER!
--
Karen

KAREN LOST NOTEBOOK!

P.S.: for what concerns the new Lost ARG, when I've written this interview, there wasn't these news on the ABC site yet:

Mysteries of the Universe

August 7, 2009

Reflecting on the Castaway Misplaced Remnants.

Let's talk about LOST! Reflecting on the Castaway Misplaced Remnants.

So there I was researching my own material so I can work out my notes for LOST so far, and I came up with a bunch of things that directed me to revisit the Missing Pieces Mobisodes we got a couple of years ago.

Interestingly enough those clips and notes I took for them illustrate not only missing moments, but foreshadowing things we've seen unfold along the way. I found that some of the info makes even more sense now.

Examples:
Language-communication-linguistics.
Lineage.
Jin feeling "alone". {And we find he is without Sun at one point since the Mobisodes}
Smoke Monster.
Sleeping.
Looping.
People who were dead, yet are there.
Perception and Perspective.
BIG CHANGES and so much more was hinted in them.


☯I compiled my original posts from those and put them together in one place.

Refresh your memory from that fun time of waiting for those transmissions to come over the airways.


These are my notes from the original posts. Click on the links to connect with each post.

So It Begins


The Envelope


Jin Has A Temper Tantrum On The Golf Course


Jack Meet Ethan


Tropical Depression


Buried Secrets


Arzt And Crafts



Room 23


Operation Sleeper


The Deal


King Of The Castle


The Adventures Of Hurley and Frogurt


The Watch



Love to all who are "LOST"™

A special thank you to my good friend
Lost LaFleur for help acquiring the video clips.
Video: ABC

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.

August 4, 2009

Another installment of "The Mysteries of the Universe"















Hi Losties,

Here's another installment of "The Mysteries of the Universe" with more insight to The Dharma Initiative. What is the Dharma Initiative up to?
Apparently we need to keep a list with additional questions we want answered. What do you think?

ENJOY!!!!


Narrator: "We now return to 'Mysteries Of The Universe, The DHARMA Initiative'...
Outside of Las Vegas, Nevada, 1978.  A University of Las Vegas college student purchases a jumpsuit for a costume party at a local thrift store.  He attends the party dressed as a janitor.  During the course of the evening he is photographed for the college newspaper.  Three weeks later a mysterious knock sounds at the door of his fraternity house.  Two men begin to ask a series of detailed questions to the student in regard to the origin of his costume.   The men eventually leave after learning all they can, leaving the befuddled youth in a cloud of unanswered questions of his own.  The only distinguishing feature of this garment is this logo, a curiously shaped octagon with the word 'DHARMA' in the middle. What was once an innocent Halloween costume is now the impetus for the much larger investigation at hand. What or who is The DHARMA Initiative?
Aliens. Flying saucers. Abductions. 
Nevada has long been known for an area of considerable importance to other-worldly creatures.  Some claim that the area is a veritable hotbed of extra-terrestrial activity known as Area 51.  Could the proximity of this incident in relation to Area 51 be a link to an answer?  It is suspected that workers at the infamous military base are known to wear color-coded jumpsuits, much like the one found in the thrift store, that designate their rank and occupation.  Those that work there, or claim to work there, are said to vanish for long periods of time.   If the government or someone claiming to be from the government is concerned about a missing article of clothing, then why are they not concerned about a person gone missing?  In the following interview, we speak with someone who claims that his neighbor vanished after completing a job interview with a mysterious group that was looking to fill an open position."


The Man with Eyeglasses: "My neighbor Phil was looking for a job. He said he was on round five of an interview for this group out in Michigan. Five interviews is a lot of interviews, especially for a security guard position. Phil said they had him take all sort of weird head exams, ink blots ... just kind of random exams like that."


Female Interviewer: "So tell me when was the last time you saw Phil?"


The Man with Eyeglasses: "Huh, last time I saw Phil... uh, he said something about going back for the last interview, and then I never saw the guy again.  Someone came, sold his house, took his car. Even took his dog. His girlfriend didn't even know.  I called the police, they said they would investigate. It was a year ago, the guy's gone." {The film segment shows edits within it}


Narrator: "Cases like this are not unique. The United States is riddled with stories of people disappearing after participating in questionable job interviews.   There are four common traits of the job postings. This graphic watermark {DHARMA logo}.  The quantity of similar job openings. Strange tests.  And the large number of interviews.  And almost without fail, after accepting the position, the applicant disappears.  A large number of interviews for occupations such as physicist and engineer are standard.   But why would a job opening for a car mechanic require five interviews? Why does a janitor position involve psychological testing? Why do these people leave without explanation 
Portland, Oregon. Our investigation of similar disappearances led us to this woman: a grade school teacher named Olivia. Her family and friends said she applied for a teaching position, interviewed heavily for the job and then left without a trace.  Her apartment was subleased for three years, with no explanation of her absence. Her parents were recently interviewed:


Father: "She just left one day. Disappeared. And I haven't heard from her since."


Female Interviewer: "Do you think she left for a job, or... ?"


Father: "Huh, a job?! She had a job. {Edit} I mean she's gone."


Narrator: "Note the graphic seal on the upper-right corner of this preliminary job application, supplied to us by Olivia's parents.   It matches the one on the jumpsuit and job postingSecret societies are known to use special identifying symbols to assist members in identification of official documents and property. Often used in these interviews is the Rorschach test. This test is used with the psychiatric community to assist in determining a person's mental state.  It is also often used on the criminally insane
Here is a list of questions we found for an interview.  
Why should a veterinarian be profiled in the same manner as a psychotic killer?  
Intense interviews. Psychological tests. Disappearances. Secrecy. If someone or some group is putting this much effort into interviews then exactly what type of organization is this? All the puzzle pieces are there, but the more we try to put them together the more pieces are added to the table. An ever expanding table, and the place setting is serving up... mystery."




We get a big clue to the criminally insane and the psychiatric community.  Do some residents of the "Island" come from prisons, jails and mental facilities?
We also get a big hint to numerous "interviews".
I am also sure to note when someone is referenced as "gone", not only here but on the "Island" as well. Pay attention to what that means.

Love to all who are "LOST"™

August 1, 2009

Travel back with me/Do I need a passport?

It's fun to travel to the past (or future) and revisit things we witnessed in the story. While I am in the middle of bringing all my notes from my/the past over to this site I am entertained by some of the info we got outside the story; like this video clip from Comic Con 2008. It's interesting to see if it fits anywhere in season 5.
Keep in mind the following notes were originally posted on MySpace July, 2008.


Let's talk about LOST! Do I Need a Passport?

OF COURSE, I DON'T HAVE A CLEAR VISUAL OR AUDIO, SO DETAILS WILL HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED AFTER I SEE THE OFFICIAL RELEASED VIDEO. PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

At Comic Con 2008, we saw the release of two video clips. One for the Octagon Global Recruiters booth and the other, the infamous Dr. Candle/Halliwax/Wickman Dharma videos we've all come to know and love.
Let’s check out what we have so far….

Video from the LOST PANEL:
Dan Bronsen follows Hans Van Eeghen through the floor at Comic Con and arrives at the Dharma booth. Dan communicates to the concealed camera how he had to sign like 50 confidentiality sheets that he would't tell the contents. But he's going to reveal all, live…On tape! {HA! Love that!} Van Eeghen is going to show the new recruit's a classified video….

There is a "glitchy static" video transmission...
Dr. Marvin Candle.
Candle sits on an ugly sofa in front of book shelves. His clothes seem dated.
"Hello. My name is Dr. Marvin Candle and I....you know what? Forget it. No point in games anymore, right? If you're watching this now, you already know that my name is, my real name is Pierre Cheng, and I... (baby cries off camera to the right, Cheng gets up, yells angrily} "Damn it, Lara {name?} Just take him outside! Please! I've got one chance at this." He sits down …{static}… and I…professor of theoretical Astro-physics from Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was brought to this god forsaken island …years ago to conduct experiments…….{static}…. to study the Kerr metric solution of the Einstein field equations…. and... {static}…. If I can keep this *** {something else seems to be on the left of the shot for a moment, Cheng's right side} …. open long enough, you should be receiving my message roughly 30 years…. {static}… If you're... {static}…. The American president is a man named George W. Bush. And you share digital information, instantaneously on something called "Internet". And, unfortunately, my colleagues and I are all dead. And f… {static}… of a violent purge, one that we are apparently powerless to escape. {looks down at his left arm, moves fingers, and touches it with his right hand)….{static}…This…(in)formation comes to me from the source that has proven himself to be credible.
Camera man- "None of it matters. It doesn't matter. Just get to it. Please!…. {static}
Dr. Cheng- "regardless…… if this transmission is successful, it's proof the work I've been doing here is valid. This place, it has extraordinary properties. I'm begging you, no matter what's happened, it's imperative that the DHARMA Initiative be reconstituted. You have to continue to research…. {static}… and you have to do it now. Time is not just of the essence, it is the essence. Perhaps you'll be able to, find a way to save us, to change the past and to…. {static}…. You have to stop what's about to happen….. You can't let it.... "
Camera man- "This is useless! It's just….it's…use…. They're never gonna see this, Pierre. How do I turn this off?"
Dr. Cheng- "No, no. Wwwwhat are you doing?"
Camera man- "How do you turn it off?"
Dr. Cheng- "No. No. No…! What are you doing?"…. {static}

Dan Bronsen is caught filming by Van Eeghen, and runs off excited that he has the pirated tape!

OCTAGON GLOBAL RECRUITING-DHARMA VIDEO:
Approximately 41 seconds long.
Words/Graphics, w/images quickly blinking by: Dharma Initiative. Namaste. Wonder. Blood, Old Sinking Ship, X-rays of spinal column. Ingenuity.What would you sacrifice to stay alive? What makes you angry? Limb-like carrot. A Better Tomorrow. New Bagua Symbol. We do. Join us. Why does the black widow spider eat the male after mating? Recruiting today. Dharma Initiative. Guide the world to a better tomorrow. Who is your constant? Spine. Little Red Riding hood in bed with the wolf.

The images are the same ones we get tested on for the recruitment process. DHARMAWANTSYOU.com

THINGS TO NOTE…QUESTIONS TO ASK…
* Sounds like Daniel Faraday behind the camera. (What do you think?)
* Is Daniel Faraday Cheng's credible source?
* The cameraman doesn't know how to turn off the camera/recorder.
* The baby crying sounds like a cat. LOL
* Of course, ALL important details/information are absent from the Cheng video.
* We know Candle/Wickman/Haliwax/Cheng appeared in Dharma films/videos in 1980. The Barracks video was shown in the 60's/early70's. That's based on young Ben's age/arrival to the "Island."
* In the Swan orientation film Candle fans have said he has a prosthetic left arm. That copyrighted year was 1980. He does not appear to have prosthetic arm in this new tape.
* Which purge is Cheng talking about? The one from December 19, 1992? The one where Ben took the lives of over 40 people? Or the one Locke speaks of at the mass grave where at least 100 Dharma people are? Which one, damn it?
* Why would Cheng, a professional credible scientist need to constantly change his name for the Dharma Orientation films/videos? Why not just use your real name? Maybe he's not who he says he is at all. By Cheng revealing his "real name" he is admitting "lies and cons" from previous films/tapes. What would make this tape any different? I'm just asking!
* Cheng would know current events info if there really was "time traveling" involved. If there isn't time traveling and this is a con, we know Ben, Mikhail, Tom and Richard all have access to the "Outside world." {lol "outside world"} So they would know who the president is and all current events info.
* Was "time travel" one of the original fields of study for Dharma?
* Damon and Carlton have mentioned Desmond's conscious mind travels. Still the Dharma videos are trying to convince us of physical time travel. Make up your friggin minds already!! {I love Damon and Carlton, by the way!}
* If "time travel" is attainable in this story, why wouldn't the past have been changed already? We see evidence of them living events over more than once.  So, for example, why wasn't Kate's past, I.e. killing her father, changed, or any of the other crimes she committed changed? Why wasn't the past event of Anthony Cooper throwing Locke out of the window changed? How about Michael being able to keep Waaaaaalt? Oh! Oh! Oh! Because you can't change the past! What's done is done! Unless, we're playing by the rules of the terminator movies. Hehehehe.
* We saw Desmond try to change things...But he didn't.
* Couldn't the plane crash been avoided by changing the past? No, because that's all part of the plan. {Staged, Faked, etc.}
* Is the reason Juliet is in love with Jack because they "time travel" back and forth through the time/space continuum, and share a former romance and are destined to be together. Or is it because they are scientists or even natives who are really old and just happen to share a romantic past?
* Is the above reasons for Jack and Juliet the same for Sun and Michael? Sun and Jin? Or Kate and Jack? OR Kate and Sawyer? Or Claire and Charlie? Or Libby and Hurley? Or Desmond and Penny? Etc….
* With that many people involved in "said" time traveling, how can you keep all the things/events/facts you want kept the same, but change other things? You can't have it both ways especially with so many lives involved? Did that make sense? LOL!
* Rachel Blake and Dan both, separately, have video taped information.
* Are we about to see where QUARANTINE and VACCINES come in? How about the clues involving DNA, GNOMES, BLOOD, BREEDING, BLENDING, CREATING etc..
* Are either of these new videos a connection to the discoveries Rachel Blake made with Dr. Mittlewerk and that group of people?
* I find it very important to note the use of the "games" comment from Cheng and the visual of Little Red Riding Hood with the Big Bad Wolf in the Dharma testing video. Hmmm.....

VOCABULARY AND RESEARCH…
* Relative: Not absolute; connected to or depending on something else.
* Relative: Someone in the same family; someone connected by blood, marriage, or adoption.
- Or: refer to relativity for a scientific definition.
* Reconstituted: To constitute again or anew; especially: to restore to a former condition by adding water.

* Essence, (Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics) is a United States Department of Defense health-protection initiative.
* 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. Essence is contrasted with accident: a property that the object or substance has contingently, without which the substance can still retain its identity.


The Dharma testing video shows us motivational words and sentences, plus quick snapshots of spine x-rays, blood, subliminally showing us medical experimenting/testing.

With all revealed at Comic Con 2008, could Cheng be telling the truth about prompting a newly reconstituted Dharma Initiative/recruits into "time traveling" to change events so some upcoming tragedy doesn't occur?   Or are the "Time Traveling" videos a cover for what's really going on?
Couldn't OGR/Dharma be trying to recruit more workers and test subjects/guinea pigs, for the sake of perfecting whatever it is they are working on medically such as a vaccine or a virus, a hybrid? Whatever? Are these two tapes connected or do these two things have nothing to do with each other?

Could we have ourselves a full blown epidemic about to break? I guess we should get inoculated! I hope the future…Uh, I mean the past, has great doctors and great medical insurance. I'll let you know when I get there…Uh…I mean back….Or here….Aaaaaahhhhhh!!!!

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Images from the Dharma Testing session.
(CLICK THE PICS!)



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.

Dave.

Let's talk about LOST! Dave.

NOTE: Be very observant of Libby and Dave's body language and facial expressions when they are with Hurley. These are just as important as dialogue clues we are given.
Power walking Libby leads orange shirt wearing Hurley across the shoreline. They are exercising. Libby thinks this is great, while Hurley prefers breathing. Libby informs him that exercise is addictive.
Totally out of breath Hurley can see why.
Hurley confesses he needs to drop a few lbs.   Libby doesn’t want him to be too hard on himself ; it's not gonna happen overnight “Some people’s metabolisms are just a little slower.”
It’s not Hurley's metabolism, “I’m sick.”
Libby wants Hurley to trust her.
Reluctantly he tells her OK, “But it’s bad."
In the jungle Hurley reveals to Libby a hidden food pantry filled with Dharma labeled goods.
Hurley-“When we first crashed here, I thought this isn’t all bad. It’s like the all mango diet. I wasn’t turning any heads or nothing but I did drop a couple of belt sizes. Then we found this hatch… and it was full of food…tons of food. I tried giving it all away but, I guess I kinda kept some of it for myself. Wish I could just get rid of it.

Libby, who stayed silent as Hurley made his confession, encourages him to just get rid of it. Libby picks up a gynormous container of Dharma Ranch Composite, “You wanna change? Then change.”
She hands him the huge container and he dumps all the contents out. They proceed to dump out and discard all the food. There is a huge mess all over the place. Exhausted Hurley feels free. They hug and then appear to get a bit tender with each other but are interrupted by the perfect timing of Jin yelling something in Korean.   Jin is very excited. Sun runs behind Jin and tells Hurley and Libby that “They found something! Come on!”
A group of people all of a sudden come running behind Sun from the jungle.

They come upon a group of survivors already at a large pallet filled with cardboard boxes. Those boxes reveal they are packed with Dharma foods and goods.






Hurley’s upset.
Libby asks Charlie where it came from. Just then Jin picks up an Orange parachute and looks up.
Charlie tells Libby, “Locke said some kind of blast doors trapped him in the hatch. Maybe it was because of this. So no one would see who dropped it.”
Then Charlie asks aloud, “Any of you guys see a plane last night?” {WTF?!}
Sawyer tells Tattoo he saw it, “Just decided not to tell.”

Hurley looks at the excited Castaways rummaging through the boxes and start to fight over who saw what items first.
Sawyer tries to tell the “locusts” to have a little order here.
Charlie asks Sawyer if they should ask someone a little more trustworthy take care of this.
Sawyer-“Like you…baby napper?
Charlie- “No. Like Hurley. Why not Hurley? He’s done it before, he can do it again.”
Hurley protests, “No! No way! Not me! No, not again! No!”
Libby suggests no one be in charge; everyone can manage, just take what they need.
Sarcastic Sawyer tells Moonbeam that’s a great plan, “After that we can sing Kumbaya and do trust falls.”
{We hear an overlapping mix of dialogue from the group of savages about trading items. Sawyer can be heard saying ‘we can do it any way you want.’ Bacon. Get your hands off of it. Outta my way, “Every man for himself".}

Through the group of savages Hurley sees a bald man in a bathrobe smirking at him.  The man walks away and Hurley tries to quietly see where he went.  Hurley spots the man who seems to beckoning him, turns his back on Hurley and heads in to the jungle. Hurley heads in after him.
Libby watches Hurley.




Hurley chases after the man who is indeed running through the jungle.
Hurley falls down conveniently at the spot to discover a light/white colored slipper.
Hurley touches it, “Uh oh.”
Hurley sits on the beach staring at the slipper he’s slowly rotating in his hand.   Libby asks him what he’s doing and who he was looking for out there.
Hurley puts the slipper down beside him, “No one.”
Libby- “When you ran off it sort of seemed like you were looking for someone. I tried to find you..."
Hurley doesn’t want to talk about it. He nonchalantly moves the slipper so it’s out of view.
Libby remarks how it’s pretty weird "the island" won't let Hurley lose weight, "You destroy your stash, then BANG, more food falls from the sky."
She's proud of him for not freaking out.
{Hurley heading into the jungle like that was not “freaking out” to her. She must have known where he was going.}
{Flash Whoosh}
A beautiful picture of an island hangs over Hugo’s head in the psychiatrist’s office.
Hugo is a patient at Santa Rosa's {mental health}.
Dr. Brooks asks Hugo how the diet's coming.
Hugo-“It’s OK. I had salad and chicken breast for lunch.
The Doctor promises it gets easier. The doc heard he had a visit with his mom.  Hugo tells the Doc the visit was good and he’s not mad at her for putting him in there. “I know she put me in here for a reason.”
Brooks-“What reason was that?”
Hugo-“The accident.”
Brooks asks Hugo if he wants to talk about that today; been there almost two months, it should be time to start getting their hands dirty.
Evidentially Hugo doesn’t want to talk about that.  Brooks suggests they talk about the homework assignment he gave him.   Hugo shares he wasn’t really good at homework.
Brooks asks if he remembers what he’s supposed to do, “make a list of things you like about yourself.”
Hugo shares that he didn't do it because nobody else did it; meaning Dave.  Hugo also shares that Dave thought it was a stupid idea.
Brooks {who's not Dave's doctor.} feels that Dave is a negative influence on him.
Hugo feels "Dave's the most normal person in this place, man."
Dr. Brooks- "But he doesn't want you to change does he?"













At the gym, there's a very interesting basketball game going on with the patients. Dave is playing. {Dave uses all the same verbiage and slang that Hurley uses. Note all the damn plaid!}
The guy in the red robe is just carrying the ball not dribbling it. “Shoot it! Shoot it!”
Dave asks Hugo, “You want in this game, man? Go for it. Something tells me no one will care.”
Hugo seems distant. Dave yells at a player, "Dude, Dude, give up the rock!"
Someone throws the ball and Hugo catches it.
Annoyed Dave yells, "Fantastic, Great give it to the guy who's not even in the game!" {HOLY SHIT! WOW! Important line!}
Dave wants to hit taco night, “Let’s blow this pop stand.”
{Yogi on the floor in meditation}
Hugo tells Dave Brook's opinion of him. Dave seems to admit he's negative, “Duh! So you don’t wanna hang out with me anymore?”
Dave asks if that quack’s getting inside his head, "DO NOT LET HIM. You got much more important things to think about." {Yes, Important!} Like hard or soft shell, chicken or shrimp, sour cream or hot sauce?"
Amused Hugo guesses he could eat. The happy duo head off.
{Flash Whoosh}
Sock toes wiggle {Left foot}.
In the hatch Jack examines Locke's legs.
Locke is in pain when wiggling his right toes {not his left}.
Doctor Jack doesn't have an x-ray but his best guess is Locke has a hairline fracture. Jack wraps his injury to keep the swelling down until he can get a splint on it.
Locke can’t walk on it for a couple of weeks.
Jack suggests to Kate the wheelchair for him but Locke freaks! Kate will get the pair of crutches. {Because I'm friggin' nuts, let's note the reflection of Kate in the washer/dryer glass. 2 Kate's.}

Locke tells Jack that during the lock down Henry/He could have escaped, but feels he came back to help him. Jack feels Henry came back because he thought his story was going to check out.












In the armory fake Henry is strung up like he's hanging from a crucifix.
The door is wide open and Anna Lucia strolls in. Henry is telling Sayid, “He was dead already. Four months ago I was part of the search party, Henry Gale… was hanging out of the basket neck broken.”

Anna Lucia wanted to ask Henry a question but Sayid stops her and he asks, “So he was already dead.”
Yes.
Sayid- “Then you buried him and left a grave marker.”
Yes.
Sayid tells Henry he really should have checked his wallet before you did that.
Sayid produces a $20 bill {Improvised w/o paper} with the last composed thoughts from the real Henry Gale to Jennifer.
Sayid reads the note aloud. “Jennifer, well you were right. Crossing the Pacific isn’t easy. I owe you a beer. I’m hiking to one of the beaches to start a signal fire. But if you’re reading this I guess I didn’t make it. I’m sorry I love you Jenny…Always have always will. Yours Henry.”
Sayid folds up the cash and pockets it.  He wants to know how the real Henry could have written a note to his wife with a broken neck. {Is Jennifer Henry's wife?}
Fake Henry starts to get upset, flustered and tells them "It wasn't me. I didn't kill him. You don't understand.”
Sayid asks how he knew his wife’s name, "Did you interrogate him?" {Really, how did he know his name?}
Fake Henry appears panicked, “Please, just listen…I'm just a……" {Just a what?!}
Sayid -"How many of you are there?" {IMPORTANT!}
Fake Henry- "If I told you about them, you have no idea what he'll do."
Sayid- "He?"
Ana interjects "You mean their leader. The guy with the beard." {As she's looking directly at Henry.}
Fake Henry- "Him?!…He's no one Nothing!"……I can't….."
All the while Sayid questions him, “Where are your people? How many of you are there?!”
Henry feels Sayid doesn’t understand.
Sayid-“Understand this!” and pulls a gun on Fake Henry.
Sayid gives him three seconds to answer his question, "How many of you are there?" {OMFG!}
Sayid counts, “One…” …..Henry yells "He’ll kill me!”
Sayid-“I’ll kill you. Two...
Fake Henry-“You can't do this! I am not a bad person!"
Sayid, “Three!” Sayid fires the gun at Henry and Ana jumps in, protecting Henry.
Sayid feels Henry’s a liar!
Ana tells Jack to get Sayid out of there.

Locke, curious about the commotion, upset and frustrated calls out for Jack.   Jack walks over to calmly tell John, I’ve got it covered, John.”

Fake Henry thanks Ana Lucia. She just tells him to shut up; leaving him alone in the dark room. {Henry knows Ana is there for him}.

Mr. Eko is constructing something; he is sawing. {Cross on dark cord. In front of the burned woods.}
Charlie come up dragging a pallet and says that when he noticed Eko was building something, he thought he could use it “For whatever it is.”
Eko finds it thoughtful of Charlie then asks “Why don’t you help me?”
Charlie asks what he’s making.
Eko has Charlie hold one end of the wood. Charlie wonders if it's "a STARBUCKS?"
Eko doesn’t answer the question, only gets Charlie to pitch in. Eko will not tell Charlie what he’s building right now.

Hurley walks through the jungle carrying the slipper. He looks down and finds a box of Dharma fish crackers. He ferociously opens the box and shoves them into his mouth.
Dave stands there watching him.
With a mouth full of dry crackers Hurley blurts outs "You're not here!"
Dave throws a coconut at him to prove that he is here. {The thrown coconut makes contact w/Hugo. Pretty real to me!}
Dave picks up another coconut as if to throw it but runs into the jungle with it. Hurley runs after him wanting him to wait. {Dave is there running but at one point Hurley looks up and he’s not there.}













Hurley ends up right where Charlie and Eko are busy constructing.
Hurley asks if they saw a guy in a bathrobe with a coconut run through there…
Charlie- "No. I saw a polar bear on roller blades with a mango" {I'm sure he did. LOL!}
Eko who is focused only on construction, did not see anything.
Hurley-“Yeah. Me either.”
{Flash Whoosh}



Connect Four.

Leonard is repeating 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42.
Hugo is playing Connect Four with Leonard and
Lenny wins.





Dave says to Leonard, “Pretty sneaky, Leonard. Using those magic numbers of yours as a psych-out, aren't you man?"
Dave is on to Leonard’s juju and knows that he just plays dumb.  This amuses Hugo, “They're just numbers, dude.”    {Lenny emphasizes “8” a bunch of times. "Ate"}
Hugo snacks on celery while Dave tries to tempt Hugo into snagging one of Lenny’s graham crackers, “He won’t notice. What’s he gonna do, call you a 23?”
While Lenny repeats the number mantra and Dave interjects with the numbers and finishes with a nice, “Hike!” {Football.}
Nurse Lazenby brings Hugo his meds. {Clonazapam. Same meds as mentioned on the island.}
Concerned Dave tells Hugo, “Dude, you wanna get out of here with me don’t take the horse tranquilizer.”
Hugo- “What do you mean get out of here?”
Dave means “Escape, man. Me and you ASAP. They're getting to you, dude. We gotta split."
He tells Hugo that Dr. Brooks doesn't care about him he's the one prescribing that crap. Dr. Brooks walks over to the table and asks if there’s anything wrong with Hugo’s meds.
Nope,Hugo and Dave were just talking.
Brooks says hello to Dave.
{If Dave wasn't really there, would a Dr. 'feed' into a patient’s illusion and say hi to imaginary friend?}
Dave and the Doctor share brief niceties.
Dave tells Doc he’s, “Never been saner.



The Doctor is taking pictures for the bulletin board; he’s got everyone except "you two." {Hugo and Dave, Not Hugo and Leonard.}
Brooks has the two friends get closer together. Dave is Rockin'!
 The photo is shot with the Polaroid camera.




Brooks wonders if Hugo needs water, as to be sure he takes those two pills. The doc thanks the guys for the photo op and leaves.
Hurley pretends to take the two pills; Dave is impressed.
Dave quietly yells Hugo "The revolution has begun, man. Lay low, when the time is right, we fly".
{Flash Whoosh}
The beach:
LMAO as Sawyer is trying to separate a Dharma {fully hydrogenated} Oreo cookie, but to no avail. Hurley tells him you gotta twist it; pulling it will only break your cookie.
Hurley {the expert} tells Sawyer he’s kinda looking for something. Sawyer’s done trading because he’s got enough food to open up a chain of mini marts, “Hey. You think Sayid needs a job?”
Hurley wants a favor so he reminds Sawyer when he helped him out with the tree frog that Sawyer killed.
Sawyer remembers. Hurley wants Clonazapam. Hurley explains the meds make you “calm down” or for when you’re seeing things that aren’t supposed to be there; like a bald guy in a bathrobe.
Sawyer teases him.
Hurley gets pissed off and tackles him into the tent and they fight. Jin is amused at this sight!
Sun wants him to break them up. Handsome and strong Jin breaks it up. Pissed off Sawyer calls Hurley crazy.
Hurley-"I'm not crazy. I’m not crazy."
{Sawyer's tent gets torn down, just like the boar that tore down his tent.}

Kate, leaning on the crutches she's supposed to deliver to Locke, is entertained with Sawyer’s story about the Hurley ass kicking. Sawyer’s annoyed by her amusement.
Sawyer- “Don’t you got an adventure to get to? I think Timmy fell down the well over that way.”
Kate wonders what would "make Hurley, of all people…?"
Sawyer said he doesn't know why, "He just Hulked out on me" for no reason at all. Sawyer encourages her to enjoy her giggle but to steer clear, “The man is crazy.
Sawyer rebuilds his tent.

Inside his tent, Hurley is packing his backpack. {Packs peanut butter.} Libby visits to check on him and asks what happened with Sawyer.
Hurley doesn’t want to talk about it.
Libby-“So...you beat him up?”
Hurley guesses she knows what happened then. Libby is on his side, “Whatever you tell me…” {Really?! His side.}
Hurley doesn’t want to talk.
Libby comments about the huge container of peanut butter.
Hurley’s gonna need a lot of protein where he’s going. He's going back to the caves, after all no one lives there anymore, so he won't bother anybody. He's going to live alone, be one of those crazy guys with the big beard, no clothes, who's naked and throws doody at people. { LMFAO!}
Libby says he doesn't have to do this.
Hurley- "Just leave me alone. You can't help me! No one can."

On his trek through the jungle Hurley's backpack rips and everything falls out. The peanut butter is busted open and Hurley scoops some up and eats it right off a leaf. {Orange shirt.} He hears the sound of a footstep in the grass. There is one shoe Dave standing there. {Orange sock.} With a mouth full of peanut butter Hurley swears that Dave's “NOT here! You’re in the hospital. You can’t be here.”
Dave smirks and says, "Sorry dude, I am here."
{We can't get more point blank than that!}


Hugo likes that he has a good relationship with his mom, he likes making his grandpa Tito laugh and he likes chicken. Hugo is reading from the list he's made. He seems to be a family kind of guy. {The dialog here is VERY important. Also note he's wearing same robe, different shirt underneath.} Dr. Brooks remarks that last list entry wasn’t about Hugo and then asks if it was difficult writing that. Brooks also says that Hugo didn't mention anything about his appearance in the list. {The session is being recorded.}
Hugo- "It’s not like…I mean, I can't really do anything about it, right?"
Hugo sits there sad, obviously in pain and feelings of guilt. Hugo opens up, "If I, uh…If I… wasn't so fat…they never would have died.”
Dr. Brooks tries to show him a rational view and tells Hugo, "There were 23 people on that deck, it was built to hold 8. And it would have collapsed whether you went out there or not.”
Hugo is nearing tears, "Yeah, but I did walk out there. And it did collapse. And I killed them." {Keep this accident in mind for a later time.}
Dr. Brooks- "It was an accident."
Hugo-“It was my fault.” He is blaming himself for this accident.
Brooks- “Look, after those people died you were in a practically in a catatonic state. You stopped talking, you stopped going out, you stopped sleeping. But you never stopped eating. Because that’s how you punish yourself.
Hugo tells Brooks that Dave is right about the Dr., "Your nothing but a quack."
Brooks-“Dave doesn’t want you to lose weight, does he?”
Hugo is adamant Dave cares about him, “He’s my friend.” {Walt said the same line to Michael about Locke in season 1}
Brooks reveals the photo taken for the bulletin board, "Dave isn’t your friend, Hugo. Because Dave doesn’t exist."
Dave is absent from the picture!













Two photos; one of Mrs. Reyes and one of Grandpa Tito in front of a blue truck.
Hugo sleeping.
“Psssst! {whispering} Hey. Wake up, Dude.”
Dave tries to wake Hugo up and actually drums/pats on him to do so, “Finally. You could sleep through a damn NASCAR race, man.”
Hurley again feels Dave’s not there; he’s a hallucination. Dave slaps him to prove he IS real, “Was that a hallucination?
{Nope.}
Hurley still thinks that maybe he imagined Dave slapped him.
Dave slaps him AGAIN! {Pretty real.} Dave can do that all night.
Hugo tells him about the picture Brooks showed him from the rec room, “My arm was around…like, nothingness.”
Dave- "Uhhh, Kinko's? Photoshop? What you really think they really blew up the Death Star?"
{Nope.}
Dave wants Hugo to stop talking crazy and come on “We’re on the clock here.”
Hugo doesn’t get up so Dave asks him “Hey, you in or you out, dude?
Dave encourages Hugo to take a plate of lasagna that Marcus didn’t finish, "That is a waste, man. One for the road?"
Hugo takes the plate.


















Shhh” motions Dave as they attempt to covertly sneak down stairs.
Dave waits until the coast is clear and the security guard takes his break.
{Hugo uses his fingers to eat.}
Whispering Dave instructs Hugo, “Tippy toes, big guy.”












 Inside the dark cleaned up rec room Hugo puts the plate down on the table that has the Connect Four game still out. {Black chips/markers.}
Dave whispers to Hugo "…you got the keys, hombre. You took em off Brooks' desk earlier." {He did?! We did see Brooks move the keys off the file.}
Hugo kind of gives a look as if “I did?” and takes keys out of his robe pocket.
Dave and his mischievous giggle encourage Hugo, "Come on man, open it! Open it!" {Window with a padlock.}















Hugo opens it with the first key tried; opening the window’s security gate and the window, letting in all the night air and sounds of the outside. Dave asks him if he can taste Freedom and Cheeseburgers.
Dave jumps out the window and lands only a couple of feet below the window.
In celebration Dave offers chili fries "on me."
Hugo apologizes to Dave because he can’t do this, "You're not real. You're trying to get me to run away and get cheeseburgers because I want cheeseburgers.”
Dave freaks, “Did you take those pills, man?!”
Hugo- "No, man, I'm just not coming….Look, you don't want me to get better, you don’t want me to change."
Dave feels he doesn’t need to change; he’s fine, “You are great!"
Hugo says he's not fine and that Dave just wants him to stay fat, “You wouldn’t care if I ate myself to death.”
Dave tells Hugo very matter of fact, "Do not do this man. If you don't come with me right now, you will never get outta here."
Hugo- "Bye Dave" and locks up with window.
{Flash Whoosh}
Hurley sits in the jungle with his eyes closed. He opens his eyes again to see Dave is indeed there. Dave asks Hurley for his slipper but complains that there’s peanut butter on it. Dave sits down next to Hugo and chats about him knowing that Hurley's is freaking out right now and he's sorry, but Dave confesses that "Its gonna get a little worse before it's gets better."
Hugo- “Worse?!”
Kinda.
Dave-“You ready, dude?”
Hugo nods yes.
Dave begins, "You remember that night you closed that window on me? Remember what you did after that night?"
Hugo recalls, "Yeah. I realized you were imaginary. {Dave gives an obligatory yes nod, "UmmHumm."} And that was a breakthrough. {Dave gives him an 'Oh really' look.} And a little while later Brooks let me out and I went home to live with my mom, and I got my job at Mr. Clucks back, and I got better."
Dave informs him that "None of that ever happened… You're still at Santa Rosa, man. You never left the hospital."
Hugo feels that’s not possible.
Dave understands it’s hard, “I mean, all this…you, me, this island, that peanut butter, none of it's real, man. None of it's happening. It's all in his head, my friend. The second you closed that window your brain popped a gasket. You went back into your little coma thing and that’s where you are right this very second, in your own private Idaho inside Santa Rosa."

Hugo won’t believe it after all he had his mom, his friend Johnny, “I won the lottery!”
Mockingly, Dave finds this awesome and asks what numbers he played, “Leonard’s numbers, right? From the hospital. What a coincidence. You uh, seen them around anywhere else?”
Hugo- “The hatch.”
Dave- “BINGO! The hatch. With the button that you gotta push every 108 minutes or the world ends. Oh! Oh! Oh! And, and what’s the code for the button? Oh yeah, the numbers.
Hurley insists he got better “I changed.”
Dave now mocks Hugo’s circumstances “Changed? What are you kidding me? Look at yourself. You’ve been on a deserted island for over two months and you haven’t dropped 10 lbs. How is that even possible, man?”
Hugo admits he just destroyed his stash and he’s been exercising, “Libby says it won’t happen overnight…”
This too amuses Dave, “Oh right, right, Libby. The mega cute blond chick who magically appeared from the other side of the island. Oh! Oh! Oh yeah. Who just happens to have the hots for yooou.”
This hurts Hugo.
Dave offers out his hand to Hugo so they can take a walk.
{As they walk through the jungle, note the beautiful bright/vibrant, red/orange/yellow tropical flowers.}
Hugo asks Dave, “So this is all in my brain?”
Dave confirms "Every rock, every tree. Every tree frog. Even me. The real me, the one they told you was imaginary, he went out that window, man. Right now he’s probably bouncing from hot chick to hot chick. Unlike me, who’s really you, who’s got more important things to do."
Hugo-“So I’m making you up.”
Sorta.
Dave tells him "I'm part of your subconscious, man, all the people on this island are."
Hurley wonders "What part of me are you?"
Dave is the part of him “that wants to wake up, man. Follow me."
Dave leads him to it; the edge over the rough surf. The BIG FINALE! “The answer to all your problems. A way for you to wake up, snap out of it!”

Hugo looks over the edge and says he’s doesn’t want to kill himself.
Dave assures him “Who said anything about killing yourself, man? This is gonna bring you back to life! The only way for you to bust out, is to tell your mind that you don't believe any of this."
Hurley asks {as he looks into the water} "So…If I?…all this will be gone? I'll just wake up?"
That’s right.
Dave-"And when you do wake up, come find me. I'm sure I miss ya See you in another life Hurley."
Dave intentionally falls back off the cliff and splashes down in to the water; laughing all the way down.
{Dave called him Hurley.}

Down in the hatch Locke on his crutches heads towards…..changes course to the couch where Ana is playing/putting together a gun. {She’s wearing a ring.}
Locke asks Ana Lucia, “Jack not back yet?
Jack has gone to the beach to tell everyone they’ve got one of them.
Something tells Ana “people will have a lot of questions about our house guest.”
Locke wants to talk to him but Ana doesn't think that's on today's program.

Locke doesn't care what she thinks. {Ah! A man after my own heart!} He wants 5 minutes with him; he’s "earned 5 minutes with him." {Boy, everybody's earning something around there.} Ana opens the armory door and lets Locke in.

Fake Henry sits on the cot’ his hands and feet are tied up. Ana closes the door on them for privacy. Locke asks "What's your name? Your real name."
With his head down and eyes closed Fake Henry suggests to just keep calling him Henry, “I've gotten used to it,"
Locke-"Did you get caught on purpose? You and your people have been here for God knows how long, and you got caught…in a net." {That’s what I've been asking.}
Fake Henry- "God doesn't know… God doesn’t know how long we've been here, John. He can't see this island any better than the rest of the world can. May I ask you a question? What possible reason could I have for putting myself through all this?”
Locke wonders "Maybe your people were looking for this place.”
Fake Henry- "This place? This place is a joke, John.”
Locke wants to know what he's talking about. Fake Henry goes on to say that he crawled through your vents and I stood at your computer as the alarm beeped. And you know what happened? The timer went all the way down to zero. And then some funny red pictures flipped up in its place. They looked like hieroglyphics…I'm no expert. And then things got real interesting. There was a loud clunking and a hum like magnet, a BIG magnet. It was really very frightening. And do you know what happened next? Nothing happened, John. Nothing happened at all. Your timer just flipped back to 108. I never entered the numbers. I never pressed the button.
Locke- "You're lying"
Fake Henry- "No, I'm done lying."

Hurley looks over the cliff calling out for Dave.
Out of nowhere Libby is standing behind him and asks "Who's Dave?"
{Like she doesn't know.} WATCH/LISTEN TO LIBBY!






Hurley-"What are you doing here?'
Libby- "What are you doing here?"
Hurley wonders how she knew where he was {because she has to keep tabs on him}.



Libby says Jin saw him while he was fishing. Ha! Jin doesn't speak English! {HA!}
Libby tells him, Sun translated {Yeah, sure.} Libby just wants to know what's going on with him.
Hurley blurts out "NO! You're just a part of me that's scared. {He takes a step back, closer to the edge} You don't want me to wake up. Well guess what? I'm not scared." {I think he's correct there!}
Hurley edges closer to the edge of the cliff.
Libby's concerned and feels he's having some sort of panic attack; she gets that. But she also feels this isn't like him.
That statement surprises Hurley, "Like me? You don't know me." {Yes she does}
Libby - "I was starting to."

Green eyed Hurley reveals he's so fat that he killed two people, and has an imaginary friend. Libby, who also has green eyes and blends in with the green of the fucking jungle, tries to calm him. She fears he's going to hurt himself.

Hurley yells, "NO I'M NOT! Cause this isn't happening. None of it! I'm just imagining it. This isn't real life!"

Libby's facial expression has changed dramatically, she wonders why he would say that.
Hurley feels " Because in real life... no girl like you, would ever like me..."
{Libby says all the right things to him. She uses a common psych ward tactic to calm patients down.}
Hurley continues, "Remember when I said I knew you from somewhere? {WATCH LIBBY'S FACE!} Well, maybe, it’s cause I made you up."
{Now she's relived that he doesn't really 'remember' her.}
Libby needs to prove to him that this experience is real so she tells the story of the things that happened to her on the other side of the island; that Eko brought a man to her who needed help, "What was his name?"
Hurley doesn't know because it happened to Libby not Hurley.  Libby buried broken leg Donald, "I buried a lot of people, Hurley. So don't tell me that that wasn't real. And don't tell me you made me up; it's insulting."
Hurley- "When you saw me on the beach this morning, was I holding a slipper?"
Libby- "No, not that I can remember, no." {I call fucking shenanigans! B.S.!} Hurley, look at me. I am real. You're real. The way I feel about you that's real."
She kisses him {To make him believe.} "That was real."
Libby- "Are you ready to go back?"
They look over the edge down to the water.
Hurley asks her if she thinks he really can change.
Libby-"Yeah, I do."
Hand in hand they walk off.















WATCH LIBBY'S FACE UNTIL THE END OF THE SHOT!! YES!


{Flash Whoosh}













Dr. Brooks is taking the picture (No Dave)...Camera pans to a brunette loopy Libby, also being given her meds.




















Dave is a GREAT EPISODE!!!!!! This episode is telling us outright about prescriptions/drugs/hallucinations/fake/real-imagined/staged/scripted/improvised/appearance changes/emotional changes/an exercise/crazy/mental health. Also there are clues to cells and make up of physical being.

Is Dave real or just Hurley's imagination/subconscious? Is Dave physically on the "Island"? Was Dave really at Santa Rosa? Maybe Dave happened to "slip" away from somewhere to get to Hugo? Hmmmm?

Things to note...Questions to ask...
* Shirts worn.
* Eyes.
* Sleep. Shhhh. Coma. Catatonic. Wake up. Snap out of it. Brain.
* Crazy. Quack. Mental Health.
* Change. Get better. Find something.
* Addiction. Depression. Guilt. Punishment.
* Real. Not real. Not really happening. Fake. Make it up. Hallucination. Illusion. All in the head.
* 8-ate
* 23
* Metabolism. Sick.
* Hurley made a list again. The importance of Hurley and lists.
* Negative/X-ray.
* Button. Numbers. Timer. Reset. Program. Net. Computer. Pictures. Game.
* 2 names, 2 identities, 2 sides.…?
* Santa Rosa translates to Saint Rose. (In Italian).
* Hurley is looking for a guy in a bathrobe, yet he is wearing a bathrobe in Santa Rosa. He must be looking for himself.
* Libby may have recounted the story about the Tailie's adventures, but if Hurley wasn't there to experience it himself, that recounting "her" experience proves nothing. All it shows is the "experience" Libby had was "hers" and the one Hurley is having is for Hurley. Each person is having their own "experience" on the "Island".
* Let's point out that Ana Lucia mentions 'their leader, the guy with the beard'…Hurley says he's going to be one of those guys 'with the big beard'
* Sayid attempts to kill fake Henry.
* Hugo is NOT EVEN IN THE GAME!

Vocabulary and Research...
* Composite: 1). Something made up of parts. 2). Image of a suspect. 3). Building material.
* Hippy/Flower child/Flower Children: the idealistic young people who gathered in San Francisco and environs during the 1967 Summer of Love. It was the custom of "flower children" to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations to symbolize altruistic ideals of universal brotherhood, peace and love.
* A trust fall is a trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows himself to fall, relying on the other members of the group spotters to catch him
* Kumbaya: A spiritual song from the 1930’s. The song was originally associated with human and spiritual unity, closeness and compassion, and it still is, but more recently it is also cited or alluded to in satirical, sarcastic or even cynical ways that suggest blind or false moralizing, hypocrisy, or naively optimistic views of the world and human nature.
* Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are medications that help relieve nervousness, symptoms of anxiety, and some types of seizures by slowing the central nervous system. In the United States, clonazepam is sold under brand name Klonopin. High doses of Clonazepam causes Anterograde amnesia memory loss, in which new events are not transferred or from short term memory to long term memory. This may be a permanent deficit, or it may be temporary, such as is sometimes seen for a period of hours or days after head trauma or for a period of intoxication with an amnestic drug. The deficit makes its sufferers unable to recall an event which occurred only moments earlier when their attention has shifted to something else.
* The drug Heroin is aka Horse.
* Revolution- the action by a celestial body of going round in an orbit or elliptical course; also : apparent movement of such a body round the earth  (2): the time taken by a celestial body to make a complete round in its orbit  (3): the rotation of a celestial body on its axis b: completion of a course (as of years); also, : a sudden, radical, or complete change.
* Improvisation is the practice of acting and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one's immediate environmentThis can result in the invention of new thought patterns, new practices, new structures or symbols, and/or new ways to act.
* Metabolism is the complete set of that occur in living cells. These processes are the basis of life, allowing cells to grow and reproduce, maintain their structures, and respond to their environments. The term metabolism is Greek for "Metabolismos" for "change", or "overthrow."
* Instant camera is a type of camera with self developing film.
* Escape: 1). to elude observation. 2). to avoid capture. 3). to elude. 4). to get free. 5). act of leaving a dangerous or unpleasant situation.
-Escape is the 20th book in the Choose Your Own Adventure series.
-In computer: Escape Key- 1). "Esc" key on a computer keyboard. 2). Escape sequence, a series of characters used to trigger some sort of command state in computers. 3). Escape character, a single character which in a sequence of characters signifies that what is to follow takes an alternative interpretation.




Is Dave is trying to help/protect Hugo from the people at Santa Rosa/Island? It seems that "Dave" is "on to" what was going on at Santa Rosa/Island.  Actually it seemed as if it hinted he is a direct link to the "Island".  Dave knew he needed to get Hugo out of there before the "powers that be" or "evil puppet masters" get to him.  If this insight isn't coming from “Dave” then it's coming from somewhere inside of Hugo who is aware of what's happening.

Dave says some pretty important lines. Go back and re-read the highlighted clues again. Are we seeing clues to what Dave really knows or to what Hurley really knows? Dave/Hugo, Hugo/Dave, Hugo/Hurley? Confusing, I know.

Is Santa Rosa a place where certain people involved in the “Island” are made to "go", to manipulate them into thinking they're crazy but they are not.  They are "programmed", or possibly even "De-programmed"?
Is Santa Rosa on the “Island” not in California or just one in the same?

Is there a clue to the importance of Lostie ROSE?

Hurley doesn't bring much attention to himself on the beach; he blends in. Could he end up being the total opposite of what we perceived him to be? He is fine with being a crazy old dude who lives in a cave and he is a list maker.
Hurley being “in charge of food”… again:  I don't think this episode is all about food and his weight, although he has an addiction and issue with punishing himself with it. 
Hugo/Hurley must/may be in charge of something more impressive.  When does he change or go from Hugo to Hurley?  Is it after "said' accident?

Libby's role here: Is she privy to this exercise? I think, YES. Could Libby know “Dave” is there? Could she really see Dave's slipper in Hurley's hand. Libby's body language and facial expressions tell me that it's not all about concern for Hurley; it's much more than that. Is she "on his side", there to keep tabs on him or to steer Hurley in to the next move?

The slipper is real; it is three dimensional, it can be held. Dave hits Hurley with a coconut, just as he slaps him in the hospital to prove reality. Don’t forget Brooks says hello to Dave in the game room. Again I ask if Dave wasn't really there, would a Doctor "feed into a patient’s illusion/delusion" and say hi to imaginary friend?

Remember I have always felt that Flashes are not in linear- time order.   When did the “accident” really happen and where did that accident happen?  OK, indulge me. Just imagine for a moment that accident happened on the Pala Ferry dock or somewhere else on the Island. Don't laugh! We'll just keep that in mind for the future and see if and where the “accident” shows up again.

The very vibrant pictures on the walls in the Doctor's office and the hatch: Could they be something more than artwork?   A trigger perhaps or just a subliminal hint to show us “Island” events and “outside world” events are blurred together.

Who is Fake Henry? Which parts of fake Henry's stories are real and what's not? Why can't he tell the Castaways the truth about everything?  Fake Henry is obviously in a role of great importance. Just as there are people in play to protect him, he is in turn protecting something as well!  He obviously is a person who is not what we think he is.

Who is protecting whom/what?

I'm telling you that Hurley is very important to all that we're seeing. Are there two sides to him and two …..?
Is Dave a real person from the past or present? Is he a guide? Dave very well may be part of Hurley's memory, made up or outright part of his subconscious.
Either way we see Hurley realizing on some level that he is aware of the "whole" and “truth” of his situation. The bottom line here is Dave outright tells Hurley that things are "faked", manipulated; Kinko's, Photoshop...contrived. But how?

Could the "magic numbers" be a psych out for something else?...Hmmm.  If Dave isn’t really physically there or is an illusion who else on the "Island" isn’t real or is just an image?
The “Island” won’t let Hurley lose weight and “Dave” won’t let him lose weight. This comment from Libby reminds me of when Locke was the representative of the “Island” in asking Charlie for the drugs in return the “Island” will give something back. I still must keep that info about Locke being part of the “Island” close at all times.

Hugo/Hurley is not even in the game yet still seems to be looking for something. I feel like the "Island" adventure is part of an exercise to help them find themselves.   If they are all trapped on the “Island” does Dave/Hurley know how to escape the game, how to wake up and be “brought back to life”?

Remember that everybody loves Hurley, but everybody hates Hugo.

Hurley holds the key to something BIG here, he’s very important. I can't wait to find out what it is. Maybe we have to wait until the above mentioned "BIG FINALE" to find out.

Love to all who are "Lost"™

PS: "Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life. After that you cannot be deceived." - ZEN Proverb


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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.