LOST Marathon, Milepost 8: It's Your Turn
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
Note: This blog is counting down to the premiere of LOST's final season on Feb. 2 by spending the month leading up to it racing through every one of the previous 103 episodes. We're looking specifically at Christian/religious themes, other important or interesting concepts, literary references, and the theory that it's largely been about a game in which someone has won, and someone has... LOST. To follow us from the start, click here.
It's definitely someone else's turn on this disc, in which we get brought up to speed on exactly what happened with our tail-section survivors. They, too, were infiltrated by an Other. They too killed the lying liar. They too adopted a leader, one who is slightly less stable than Jack. But the similarities end there, for the experiences of the survivors we got to know in Season One seem like paradise in comparison.
Sure enough, when the two paths merge, it's while Jack and Kate are playing golf. They are rudely reminded of the peril they're in when a hulking man they've never seen advances on them from out of the jungle carrying their unconscious friend Sawyer. Sometimes games represent life; other times, our games are interrupted by the realities of life.
LOST Season Two, Disc Two: It's Your Turn
Episodes: 2.5 ...AND FOUND (Sun & Jin-centric); 2.6 ABANDONED (Shannon-centric); 2.7 THE OTHER 48 DAYS (no flashbacks); 2.8 COLLISION (Ana-Lucia-centric)
Things That Stuck Out
Talk about a bad omen double-whammy for the Koreans: not only does the bottle with all the messages that was on the raft wash ashore, Sun has LOST her wedding ring. Jack notices her searching for it, and tells her a story about the time he lost his, searched everywhere, never found it, but Sarah never found out because he bought a replica - a replica which currently sits in his sock drawer. Locke, on the other hand, advises that "the way anything lost gets found" is when one stops looking. Interesting contrast: Tear the house apart and if nothing's there fake it vs. just chill.
As Michael encourages Jin that he'll see Sun again soon, Ana-Lucia informs the trio that it's been decided that they will lead the Tailies to their camp across the island. Michael would like to know what has been going on that has these Tailies so on edge. Libby tells Michael they don't forage far inland for fruit, because "that's where they come from." Upon hearing this, Michael takes off in that direction, thinking he can find the Others, and therefore Walt. This sends Jin and Eko on the hunt for Michael. A boar trips Jin, who comes to rest near a dead body on a stick. Eko informs him that was Goodwin.
Sun is tearing up her garden and crying when Locke shows up. He sometimes wishes he had a garden to tear apart. She says she's never seen him angry (remember he used to go to anger management class). He says he doesn't get angry or frustrated anymore, not since he's been found. But it's not totally true. He gets plenty frustrated the minute the Island's plan or his immediate purpose isn't clear to him.
Eko explains to Jin that any tracks they find are Michael's... "they" don't leave tracks. Which leads to Eko and Jin concealing themselves beneath bushes as a group of Others passes. This was the killer money shot on the first go-round: a single-file line of barefoot people walking with a strange leave-no-footprints gait, and a child at the end dragging a teddy bear on a rope.
Sun tells Kate about the bottle that washed up on shore. Kate appears concerned. Sun tells her she buried it. At this point it's obvious where Sun lost her ring.
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