LOST Marathon, Milepost 9: What are the Odds?
- Friday, January 15, 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.
Deluge. Tidal Wave. Downpour. Tsunami. We were completely drenched with information on this disc. These four episodes contain more information than any disc yet since our first milepost.
In sticking with the baptism theme, let's go ahead and immerse ourselves...
LOST Season Two, Disc Three: What Are the Odds?
Episodes: 2.9 WHAT KATE DID (Kate-centric); 2.10 THE 23rd PSALM (Eko-centric); 2.11 THE HUNTING PARTY (Jack-centric); 2.12 FIRE + WATER (Charlie-centric)
Things That Stuck Out
As Sayid is digging Shannon's grave, Jack tends to Sawyer, who asks about Kate, who watched over him round the clock. "I love her," Sawyer mumbles. Jack's face goes, O...K... Sawyer probably won't even remember having said this.
Only one of Kate or Jack can to go the beach for Shannon's funeral. Kate stays to tend to Sawyer, though Jack really tried to persuade her to go to the beach. Jack admonishes her not to forget the button. Jack throws the first handful of dirt into the grave and says "May she rest in peace" (he's already come a long way since not even attending the memorial when the fuselage was burned). Locke is next to toss in some dirt.
Eko informs Ana he's going to the funeral; she's, uh, not going to make it. Eko tells her most folks realize her shooting Shannon was an accident.
Kate is gathering fruit, nearly slips from the tree. Picks up the fruit she's dropped, turns around, and there's a black horse in the jungle. Weirdness. She admits to a sleeping Sawyer that she saw a horse, blames it on lack of sleep. Sawyer stirs, so she goes over to him, asks if he's awake. "You killed me. Why did you kill me!" he yells, and grabs her by the throat. When we return from "commercial," the record is at the end, and the countdown timer is buzzing. Where's Kate? She ran, of course. Locke enters the code with 1 second to spare.
When Jack finally finds Kate, she says she's sorry that she's not as perfect or good as Jack. She begins to freak out, he hugs her, then she kisses him. But then she gets a look like "what have I done" and runs off. This time she ends up at Shannon's grave. Sayid comes, hangs a necklace on the cross. Kate says she's going crazy. Sayid says, well, he might be too. Perhaps there is a sickness, involving seeing visions and losing some sanity.
Jin finanlly gets his handcuff off, with help from Locke and a pair of bolt cutters from the Swan.
Michael points out to Locke that the Swan has blast doors. Locke can't explain them, but asks Michael if he wants to see the Orientation movie, Eko says he would like to see it too. Close-up on Michael's frowning face as he hears the line that they are not to use the computer. We learn from Locke that nothing can be input into the computer outside the 4-minute mark on the timer. Michael checks out some of the computer hardware.
Eko shares a story with Locke about coming into possession of his Bible. "Long before Christ" (reminds me of Locke telling Walt how old backgammon is) there was King Josiah and the story of the ruined temple, and how it begat idol worship. So Josiah chose to rebuild the temple. His treasury secretary returned without the gold, but announced, "We found a book." Eko, says, "What the secretary had found was an ancient book, the Book of Law. You may know it as the Old Testament. And it was with that ancient book, not with gold, that Josiah built the temple." Eko says his group found a hatch much like this. In it was a book - a Bible. Passes it to Locke. He believes what is inside there will be of great value to Locke. Not scriptures, but a splicing of film with Dr. Candle on the frames.
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