LOST Marathon, Milepost 15: Ready to Play?
- Friday, January 22, 2010
"Would you like to save the world" is how Dharma's newspaper ads read, according to Mikhail.
Mysteries or Questions Since Solved
- Who is Roger, the Work Man from the VW? Why was he dead in the abandoned vehicle?
- Why did Locke take a hunk of C-4 from the Flame before blowing it up?
- Why does Jack seem to be happy and enjoying himself with the Others?
Mysteries or Questions Still Needing Answers
- What's the meaning of "God loves you as he loved Jacob?"
- How does Mikhail survive his encounter with the sonic fence that showed all signs of causing a brain hemorrage?
Add to the LOST Library:
- The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand. Sawyer is reading it on the beach, and takes off his glasses for a second to ponder something. From Wikipedia: "The book often appears [in other media like TV or movies] to suggest Objectivist-related thought or change within a character, such as with... Sawyer in the television series Lost."
I've not made a point of cataloguing every nickname Sawyer has for everyone because it would take forever, but "Captain Bunnykiller" is truly inspired.
Karl: What was that for?
Sawyer: So you'd Cowboy up. Cryin in the jungle. I thought you people were supposed to be tough.
Jack: I'd be much more impressed with you people if you had a good surgeon.
Ben: We had an excellent surgeon, Jack. His name was Ethan.
...and... another instance in what has become the running joke about Jack's bedside manner...
Locke: It's an electrical wiring map, Sayid. I don't think it's as accurate as you think.
Sayid: Well it's certainly not as infallible as the magical carvings on your stick.
This is great and underrated dialog, because not only is it funny, but it can be extended to the reason/faith, science/Bible argument. Science can describe what it sees but it may not be 100% accurate. But some would say that's still better than trusting in mystical writings. Those who disagree would come back, as Locke does ("The stick did get us to that station."), to say that those mystical writings were good enough to get us this far as a society and in our objectives. And on we go.
"Tricia Tanaka is Dead" gets my vote for funniest episode so far. Each of the below is from it:
"Yeah, chase the dog with the skeletal arm into the creepy jungle, be my guest." -- Charlie, to Hurley.
Hurley: Yeah, crafty. It's like when you're good at... crafts.
"I'll be damned, y'all found yourself a hippie car!" -- Sawyer
Jin: Good to see you.
Sawyer: Well look at that! Somebody's hooked on phonics.
Hurley's mom covers the ears of her Jesus statue as she explains why his father will be staying. "I have needs." Hurley covers his own ears. "No! No! No! This can't be happening!"
Hurley: Dude, that beer's been sitting there since before Rocky III, maybe even II. It's probably poison by now.
Sawyer [indicating Roger]: Skeletor seems to like it! Bottoms up!
Hurley: That's not funny, dude, that guy had a mom, a family, and friends, oh and a name. It's not Skeletor, it's Roger Workman.
Sawyer: It's Work Man, ya blockhead! That's his job, he was a Dharma janitor!
Hurley: I'll give you 1,000 bucks right now to tell me if my dad put you up to this.
Psychic: The mystic arts are not subject to bribes! How dare you...
Psychic: Your dad put me up to it.
"Let's look death in the face and say, 'Whatever, man.'" -- Hurley.
Sawyer teaches Jin the English for "the only three things a woman needs to hear." I'm sorry, you're right, and those pants don't make you look fat.
Sawyer: What's your problem, JumboTron?
Hurley: Shut up, red... neck... man!
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