Hello Everyone and welcome to my blog. I have been obsessed with Lost for quite some time now and thought it was only appropriate to just start my very own blog about it instead of relying on others!

So, since it's late in the game I'll just do a quick recap of the episodes so far (which you can go click through on the archives.) My plan for this blog is to watch the episode, jot down the major themes I notice throughout, recap them here, and then add my theories, predictions, and connections these theories have to the past to help everyone remember anything important they may have forgotten. (Since I'm a huge nerd.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Episode 10 -- Something Nice Back Home

There was no Ben, Desmond, Sayid, or Locke in this episode, but still it was pretty good...

On the Beach

1. Amid the Losties arguing with Charlotte and Daniel regarding the fact that the sat phone is broken now (according to Daniel), Jack (ever the annoying optimist) tells everyone not to worry - that when the freighter people come back they'll be waiting and that he told them he'd get ALL of them off the island and he will (the future seems to prove that wrong, but we'll go with it), then he collapses.

2. Jack is not ok.

3. It's his appendix (good thing the "Next time on Lost..." didn't ruined that for us or anything) Juliet says, "I guess we're just gonna have to take it out..." She prepares a list of supplies for Sun and Jin to get from the Staff Station. After Daniel's touching speech about wanting to help out, all agree that he and Charlotte can go along, too.

4. Rose talks to Bernard about being concerned with the fact that Jack (the person who is supposed to save them) has gotten sick... especially now, the day they're supposed to get rescued... Bernard says it's just bad luck, but Rose points out that people don't get sick on the island, they get better. (I think this was the most important scene at the beach this week... the beach story line is progressing rather slowly lately, but Rose made an excellent point that had slipped under the radar -- the fact that only some people get sick on the island... this goes back to the fact that Ben got that tumor, something that Locke pointed out back when Ben was still in a wheel chair. Why did Jack get sick? Who chooses? I assume Jacob and the list has something to do with it since, way back when Jack, Kate, and Sawyer were with the others someone said to Ben regarding Jack, "he's not even on the list..." or something to that effect. It would be crazy if Ben was not on the list at all, but some how hijacked it and didn't let anyone know that... or maybe he was, but he was taken off for some reason and that's why he got sick right around the same time that Locke went to see Jacob with him and Jacob asked lock to help him... dun dun dun...)

5. Jack tells Juliet he wants to be awake for his surgery so he can walk her through it, and it wants Kate to hold the mirror for him to see. (Get over yourself, Jack.)

6. Meanwhile, Daniel, Charlotte, Sun, and Jin arrive at the Staff station to get medical supplies... Daniel says, "Where do you suppose all this power is coming from," to which Charlotte replies, "Add that to the list, Dan." Oh, and it seems like Charlotte can understand Korean.

7. Jack to Kate: "If something happens to me..." (blah blah, I'm so over Jack and Kate.)

8. When the group gets back with supplies Jin lays the smack down with Charlotte in Korean... He tells her that when the helicopter come back her people will take Sun off the island. (Jin is the man)

9. Meanwhile, back at Jack's surgery, obviously keeping him awake was a bad idea, so Bernard and Juliet knock him out and make Kate leave. (duh).

10. After the surgery Juliet lets Kate come in... she tells her about Jack kissing her and that while it was nice it wasn't for her, but rather to prove that he loved someone else... Kate thanks her for saving Jack's life and leaves. Then Juliet says to Jack, "I know you're awake." (I love her)

With Sawyer's Crew

1. As Claire (with Aaron), Sawyer, and Miles head through the jungle, Miles suddenly starts hearing voices, stops, and asks who Danielle and Carl are! He starts digging and there are their bodies! (that was pretty brutal, and sad because I thought that Rouseau might still be alive! But, with Lost, we still never know.) In reference to the freighter folks, Miles says, "They're not my buddies man, I didn't sign up for this!" (Interesting, I think Miles must be one of the folks who is not really a bad guy, but was brought along because of the fact that he can talk to dead people... but I still think that Charlotte is bad!)

2. Sawyer is getting all defensive about Claire (cute... will they end up together, both staying on the island??)

3. The pilot shows up out of no where with his tracking device thing beeping and say that Keamy is coming (how did he survive the smoke monster??) They hide, and get away.

4. Claire wakes up in the middle of the night and see Christian Shephard holding Aaron!!! Her response, "Dad?" (Crazzzy... I always almost forget that Christian Shephard is Claire's dad, and I LOVE IT!)

5. "It's way too early for Chinese." (I love Sawyer, things have been so serious lately that there hasn't been much room for funny-Sawyer, so I like when he peaks out.) Miles tells Sawyer that Claire just walked off with someone she called dad. Saywer goes looking, finds Aaron alone... "Claire!!!"

Jack's Flashforward

1. Jack wakes up in bed, goes into the bathroom and KATE is in the shower. (I kind of wanted it to be Juliet, but whatever... Also, the news paper he looks at places this in 2007.)

2. Kate tells Jack she's happy he changed his mind because she loves seeing him with Aaron, etc... (Changed his mind, I assume, regarding the fact that Jack shut her down after her trial because of Aaron... this must be after that.)

3. Wandering through the hospital at Jack sees his dad! (presumably for the first time since leaving the island... and I suppose this is what drives him insane, or at least part of it) Then the doctor at Hurley's mental hospital calls...

4. At the Santa Rosa, basically Hurley says he thinks that all of the Oceanic 6 are dead and are now in Heaven (I don't think that's really the case)... he tells Jack that everything in his life is just too perfect to be real. He says he was happy too for a while, and then he saw Charlie, who likes to sit with him outside. Hurley says that yesterday Charlie told him that Jack would be coming by and that he should tell him something: "You're not supposed to raise him, Jack." (Aaron - like the psychic said, only Claire is supposed to raise him.) Charlie also said that someone would be visiting Jack soon. (his dad)

5. Jack is sitting in his car staring at the front lawn of Santa Rosa (looking to see if Charlie shows up, I assume)... Then he goes home and proposes to Kate and she says yes (LAME)

6. At the hospital, Jack goes out to check a beeping smoke alarm and his dad is sitting in a chair... right before he can go nuts his coworker walks by and he asks her to write him a prescription for clonozapan (used for panic/anxiety disorder, among other things.)

7. When Jack gets home Kate's on the phone, before noticing Jack she says, "Jack's never home before 8," and that she can stay for an hour (some place)... Kate says it was her friend Noreen from the park and then goes to sleep... once she leaves Jack takes his clonozapan with a beer (the start of his addiction, clearly.)

8. Kate comes home to find Jack looking like a crazy person, home early, sitting in a livingroom... Kate, at first, won't say where she was, but crazy Jack draws out of her that she was doing something for Sawyer... that she made a promise. Jack gets mad (of course) and say that "he's not here... he made his choice... he chose to stay, I'm the one who came back, I'm the one who's here, I'm the one who saved you..." Kate tells him he can't act this way about her son, to which he responds, "Your son? You're not even related to him!" (That made me think that Jack knows that HE'S related to Aaron... interesting!) Aaron appears in the doorway, Kate hugs him.

Well, I can't decide what I think about this episode! I did love a few things:

1. Rose pointing out that people are supposed to get better on the island.

2. Jin giving Charlotte and ultimatum

3. Christian Shephard showing up and taking Claire

4. Kate helping Sawyer with some promise while she is off the island and he is still on it. (I suppose it probably has something to do with his daughter.)

5. The coming attractions for next week when Goodspeed shows up and says he's been dead for 12 years!! (meaning that the purge was probably only 12 years ago, and we'll probably learn a lot more about that stuff this week! -- hopefully a Locke flashforward with him still on the island -- that's what I've been hoping for, forever!)


Conolly said...

I was reading a theory on lostpedia that the smoke monster assumes the form of certain things that haunt the 815 survivors - Jack's dad, Kate's horse, Eko's brother, etc. That got me thinking that in this episode when Jack went out to stop the smoke alarm from beeping and saw his father, that it was a reference to the smoke monster. Just thought that would be a funny allusion. Maybe they should install smoke alarms on the island for the monster!

Or the beeping reminded Jack of the hatch.

Erin said...

I like that idea... I think that the people they see are definitely some kind of manifestation of the island and the smoke monster is some sort of manifestation of the island I think... so that's totally possible... and I love the idea of the smoke alarm being a shout out to the smoke monster and the hatch at the same time!

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