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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Let's get LOST! (Episode 4 - Eggtown)

For those of you who don't watch LOST, this post is not for you. For those of you who are trying to get caught up with the show, watching the previous seasons of LOST on DVD, or if you are planning on watching it at some point, or haven’t seen this week’s episode yet…

BEWARE! HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!
Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk LOST!

Are you like me on Thursday nights? Does your mind go crazy, and it’s impossible for you to calm down and go to sleep, even an hour or two after the show? That’s how I am. This show is crazy. I can’t remember a TV show ever having this kind of effect on me.

I’ve decided to start doing this Thursday night post, so that all my Lostie friends can talk about the show all in one place, so we can see what each other is saying, instead of trying to follow e-mail threads. So leave your reactions, theories and favorite moments in the comments section and we’ll discuss. In the meantime, I’ll get us started with a few quick thoughts.


I thought this was the most shocking line of the night:


Kate - “No, you will not put my son on the stand!"


Say what?!?! Was that a goosebump inducing, jaw-dropping moment or what? But then came this line…


Little Boy – “Hi Mommy!”


Kate – “Hi Aaron.”


Wha…ha…hat? Wow! Well, it has to be Claire’s baby – because of his age, there is no way that he could be Kate’s son. The time frames just aren’t right. So is Aaron part of the Oceanic 6? If so, that means there’s only one person left to discover. It’s obvious why Claire would want him to get off the island at all costs. There’s no hope for him there. No friends, no life, no future. But why was she unable to go with him? They must have had to concoct a story about Claire dying in childbirth or something , to explain her absence from the survivors, and explain Aaron’s survival. Also, once this all was revealed, it made me appreciate the foreshadowing and irony of the moment between Kate and Claire towards the beginning of this episode, when she asks Kate to pick up Aaron and she said she’s never been good with kids.


Speaking of the Oceanic 6 – did you notice that during the trial they mentioned there were 8 survivors. Does that mean that 2 survivors died – according to their fabricated tale? Or were there really 8 survivors and the count includes non-Oceanic people like Ben and Juliet or Desmond? Or does it reference Michael and Walt? Speaking of which, I wonder when they are going to show up again?


I thought this was the most heartbreaking line of the night:


Lawyer – “Are you in love with Miss Austin?”


Jack – “No… not anymore.”


Well…I thought it was heartbreaking, until the scene later where he said he was lying. I don’t normally enjoy stories that involve love triangles, but I must admit the Jack-Kate-Sawyer thing has me hooked. I’ll be very interested to see if either one of them end up with her at the end of all of this.


And finally, here's my favorite line of the night:


Hurley – “You just totally Scooby-Doo-ed me didn’t you?”

15 comments:

Elizabeth C. said...

I'm so glad you're doing this. It will be fun! Hurley's "Scooby-doo" line was my favorite too!!!!!

D.L. White said...

One thing I forgot to mention - did you see the title of tonight's episode? "Eggtown" I think it refers to Locke's new little society, because he feeds Ben the eggs. It's the place where you can get eggs - thus, Eggtown. I think it's just the writer's being witty and that's it, but there's information about what the slang term "eggtown" means on Lostpedia. Maybe there is deep4er meaning. Check it out... http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Eggtown

Laura said...

I noticed the "8 survivors" too. What's up with that?!

I also noticed that something major must happen with Jack and Kate off the island in between the end of Kate's trial and the time Jack grows his beard.

In the episode last night when Kate leaves the courthouse she wants Jack to come see her and her son, but when Jack is off-the-wagon at the end of S3, Jack has to beg Kate to meet him. Hmm...

Here's a timeline of Post-island items from Lostpedia:

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Timeline:Post-Island

Laura said...

Sorry, my link didn't work...

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Timeline:Post-Island

D.L. White said...

Hey Laura - excellent observation about Jack and Kate's flashforwards. I wonder what happens to cause such a rift between them?

Excellent time line! It's crazy that the uber-dedicated fans put all that time and effort in to putting it together. Right now it's hard for me to understand the placement in time of the different flashforwards. I'm sure that's exactly how the writers want it. lol :P The timeline definitely helps.

Here's another thought I had about Miles (the Ghostbuster of the Freighter Four). When we are first introduced to him, he's totally motivated by money - when he "cleans" the lady's house of her son's ghost. So it's totally in keeping with his character, for him to want to blackmail...er, I mean, "extort" money from Ben. Seems like that's his motivator. I wonder why? And why did he ask for that specific amount - $3.2 million?

The Trousered Ape said...

I heard a rumor that Jack finds out that he and Claire are related sometime this season. If that is true, the rift might be because she has Aaron. But who knows.

D.L. White said...

Ah - so if Jack finds out Aaron is his nephew, then does he think HE should be taking care of Aaron (a blood relative), and not Kate? Maybe he's mad Claire chose Kate over him to raise Aaron? Hmmm...

D.L. White said...

Hey - this show is educational! What other TV program can you watch and learn about philosophers, the theory of time travel, and learn new words like...AXIS MUNDI. (I read this on another blog site.)

"I’m now wondering if the island is an AXIS MUNDI. An axis mundi is a thing or place that connects heaven and earth. It’s a concept found in both architecture and religion, and it can provide more than a connection; it can even be a pathway from one to the other. An example is Jacob's Ladder, which was really a staircase that reached toward heaven and had angels ascending and descending on it. There were other attempts at this connection that went beyond Jacob’s dream: in ancient Mesopotamia a temple with these same steep steps climbing heavenward was named The House of the Link between Heaven and Earth. Is what’s left of the big-footed statue on LOST the past islanders attempt to connect to heaven? My guess is that both men of science and men of faith have tried to use this island – either because of its unique physical properties or its unique spiritual ones – to connect with heaven. If history is any indication, the attempt will be ruinous (think Raiders of the Lost Ark or the Tower of Babel). If the island is being used to connect to heaven (or to hell for that matter), it may also explain all the dead folk hanging around."

Additionally, an axis mundi may explain why it's so hard to get back to the island. Like the wardrobe in the Chronicles of Narnia, the magical world of Narnia can't always be accessed thru it.

Here's the wikipedia definition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axis_mundi

astraughnomer said...

ooh this is fun. me likey. :) thanks for the links...wow...people really are obsessed.

i'm glad you guys got me and matt hooked. :)

there hasn't been much ab the numbers lately, but...miles did request 3.2 million....

Laura said...

Here's something I found on Lostpedia for my bookworm friends... happy reading!

Appearances of literary works

D.L. White said...

Wow! I stand in awe - not just of the show's writers and producers (who are obviously well-read) but in awe of the show's fans, who took the time to document all of this.

Matt said...

Sorry for the late response on last week's episode, but we were trying to figure out the whole Oceanic 6 vs. 8 thing and thought they might be trying to mis-count due to who actually was on the plane. You referenced Ben, who we know survived, we don't know about Desmond, but would Aaron be considered a survivor as he wasn't born when the plane crashed. We thought that might be a way to have another character survive later in the show...

D.L. White said...

Yeah... It's so typical of this show - just when you think you have the answer to who the Oceanic 6 are, and know who made it off the island ...then they throw in the "8 survivors" line. Argh! Something is obviously fishy with their fabricated story about what happened after the crash. I still want to know what is motivating them all to lie about it...????

Kathleen said...

I read the list of "Apearances of Literary works" in Lost. Here is what I think: I had noticed a lot of literary parallels in the story of Lost, but three things stick out right away. Two stories seem the most inflencial, Watership Down, and the Stand. I have never read the Stand, which is written by Steph King. D.L. can probably fill us in on that. Watership Down, althought a children's bed time story about Bunnies, is very similar to Lost in many many ways. The last thing that really sticks out, the character of Saywer is very well read, because almost all these stories referenced are books being read by Saywer on Lost. Interesting....

D.L. White said...

Without giving too much away about the book, "The Stand" is about a band of survivors going up against an evil group/organization (sort of.) It is very character driven, and some of the characters' motivations are suspicious (i.e. bad guys masquerading as good guys in the good people's camp). At least, that's the main similarities between the book and LOST that I can think of.