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19 February 2009 @ 05:28 am
 
Previously, on Lost...



* Last week: "All of you have to come back."
* Eye. Jack. Scrap of paper? "I wish"
* Hurley? The lagoon? Guitar case? "It really happened."
* 46 Hours Earlier
* Church basement/lair. Dharma hatch! Uber-pendulum over map of the world. Chart of... longitudes and latitudes. "The Dharma Initiative called it 'the Lamp Post.' This is how they found the Island."
* Pic from 9/23/54 by the Army. "Let's pay attention, yes?" Hee.
* Unique pockets of energy (plural!) Island is always moving. And not entirely randomly. Equations, for windows of time.
* "Why are you here, Desmond?" -Sun
* "I'm sorry to tell you this, Desmond, but the Island's not done with you yet." -Hawking
* Ajira Airways, flight 316 of course.
* "All I can tell you is the result would be... unpredictable."
* "It's John Locke's suicide note... He's going to help you get back."
* Proxy for a dead dad! Wowzah.
* "That's why it's called a leap of faith, Jack."
* Hee, Ben.
* Thomas the Apostle
* Granddad Ray? Sure.
* Oh, hai Kate.
* (Whoah, that's a creepy painting you got there, Jack.)
* Ah, the mystery of Christian's white tennis shoes explained at last.
* Whoah. Ben's messed up.
* "Wherever you are John, you must be laughing your ass off that I'm actually doing this..." -Jack
* Jack didn't read the letter? Seriously? So stupid.
* Sayid, in custody.
* Hee, Hurley's reading Y the Last Man, which is by... Lost writer and comic book rock star Brian K. Vaughn.
* Hurley bought out all 78 remaining seats, because he's awesome.
* So is he carrying Charlie's guitar?
* Sitting in the same seats, nice touch.
* Oh, hai Ben. "Who told you to be here, Hugo?"

Jack: The other people on this plane, what's going to happen to them?
Ben: Who cares?

* Capt. Lapidus! "We're not going to Guam, are we?"
* Ulysses

Jack: How can you read?
Ben: My mother taught me.

* Seriously, I had to stop the show for a sec because I was cracking up.
* And now he reads the letter.
* "Jack, I wish you had believed me. J.L."
* "Dude, you might want to fasten your seat belt." -Hurley
* Bright white light, and... back to the start.
* No one remembers crashing!
* Microbus? New and shiny?
* JIN! With a nice new Dharma jumpsuit and big hair!

I totally did not expect them to get back to the Island before the season finale.

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Genethatwhichisgene on February 19th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
My mother taught me
I am amused by the way Ben reflexively lies. We know his mother died giving birth to him.
PMMJ: Rock Starcheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: My mother taught me
I would totally watch The Ben Show, starring Ben.
Jen: Sawyerglassesexamorata on February 19th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
Re: My mother taught me
"Is he lying?"
"I would assume so."

Or whatever Daniel's Super Awesome Mom said.

I am finally caught up with the show to the point of watching the new one the night it airs. Yay!
dan: Lostzanramon on February 19th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
My guess as to why Ben is messed up is that he went after Penny (he's making the call from some boat dock) and Desmond, Penny, or maybe Charlie messed him up. Maybe Ben was able to kill Penny after all, which forces Desmond to take a boat back to the island, further paralleling the original circumstances.

I was pretty surprised that they showed them in the water at the beginning of the episode. I kind of think it would've been better if they had just let it play out, but maybe they needed to make up time since they basically showed the same scene twice.
PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
My first thought was Ben took Aaron, but the Penny thing makes a fair amount of sense, considering he was calling from the marina. Maybe he killed Penny, and kidnapped baby Charlie, to lure back Des?

So, we know Aaron has to go back to the Island. What about Ji Yeon?

I was pretty surprised that they showed them in the water at the beginning of the episode. I kind of think it would've been better if they had just let it play out, but maybe they needed to make up time since they basically showed the same scene twice.

I liked the framing device, because I had *no* idea what was going on at the beginning, and finding out *all* that info over the course of the episode, while opening up new questions, really is a great example of why the show is awesome.

But the white tennis shoes thing? Totally explained.
Brian: TV Staticvwvortexer on February 19th, 2009 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about Ji Yeon, too. Also, what about WALT!?

(Sorry, I mentally see Michael yelling that every time I think about the character)
PMMJ: What the hell?!cheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLT!!!
Walt: excellent question.

It seems that there are certain people that the Island wants more than others. Clearly it lets Ben come and go as he pleases, and we know other people have left the Island without it freaking out (Charlotte and her mom, Widmore, etc.) So, my suspicion is that there's specific people that are more important than others. But Walt is definitely in that subset.
That Guynecrocannibal on February 21st, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC)
Damn! I totally forgot Penny at the Marina! I feel bad.
maia: Thundercats - Snarfmaroonmd on February 19th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
WHY DOES NOBODY ASK QUESTIONS? I would've had ten million more questions to ask the old lady, before I went anywhere! Like, you know, "Can you give me the coordinates to LEAVE the island again, once we have saved all our friends?"
PMMJ: Adult Swim terroristcheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
Also:

Is there any other way to leave the Island?
Are you acquainted with a giant smoke monster?
Who exactly paid for this creepy lair under the big church?
maia: Stoopid Monkey!maroonmd on February 19th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
30 hours is plenty of time to chit-chat. It's definitely a better way to spend your time than contemplating weather or not you should read a crazy man's suicide note! Just sayin'.
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
The four of them could spend twenty minutes coming up with five good questions, fourty minutes talking to the nice lady, and still have 29 hours!

But yes, TV show, not real life. Back on track, I would like to find out who, exactly Hawking is working for, and what her place in all this is. She doesn't seem to be Dharma, she doesn't seem to answer to Ben, and I doubt she's working with Widmore.
maia: Confusedmaroonmd on February 19th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
She seems to out-rank Ben, in whatever group *that* happens to be. Which we know isn't Dharma... is there still a Dharma? But the butcher-lady is definitely a part of that, too.

Edited at 2009-02-19 08:51 pm (UTC)
PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on February 19th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Jill the butcher took orders from Ben.

Hawking seemed to humor him, I would say.

And no, we don't know what happened to the Dharma Initiative. But now we've seen one of their installations on the mainland, so no telling how many they have.