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.

This disc in a nutshell --

Sayid: Juliet, you lived among the Others. Why would Ben say that the people coming here intend to do us harm?
Juliet: Because Ben's a liar and he's trying to scare us. Or, because the people coming here intend to do us harm.

Yes. Exactly. Now that we've got that cleared up, who are these people? Let's meet them: Skinny Tie Twitchy Physics Man, The Fifth Ghostbuster, The Gingery Anthropologist, and The Scruffy Pilot with the "What Did He Just Say?" Last Name. Or, if you prefer -- Daniel Faraday, Miles Straume, Charlotte Lewis, and Frank Lapidus.

LOST Season Four, Disc One: How Long Do You Think We Can Play House?

Episodes: 4.1 THE BEGINNING OF THE END (Hurley-centric); 4.2 CONFIRMED DEAD (Freighter Folk-centric); 4.3 THE ECONOMIST (Sayid-centric)

Things That Stuck Out


While everyone else is giddy about rescue and patting themselves on the back, Ben is very concerned. He actually asks Rousseau for a favor - take Alex and get as far away as possible. He knows some bad stuff is about to go down.

Desmond returns to the beach in the canoe and is informed the boat is on the way. This is the worst news he could hear. He tells Juliet, Sawyer & Co. that these people aren't who they say they are - Naomi lied.

George Minkowski calls Jack on the phone, needs him to "rejigger" some settings - tells him to put Naomi on. But her body has gone missing, and Ben, who is tied to a tree, is feigning ignorance.

Kate and Rousseau have both found trails with traces of blood. Only one can be Naomi... "unless somebody else is bleeding." Well, Jack, shame on you, Doctor, for not noticing that Locke was. When Jack and Rousseau - carting Ben along - find out the blood trail ends, Ben comes clean. Kate found the right trail, AND she lifted the sat phone from Jack when she hugged him. Kate finds Naomi, who holds a knife to her throat. Kate explains that Locke isn't with them - he said Naomi wasn't who she said she was. Naomi talks to Minkowski, changes the phone setting for him, they are getting the signal now. Naomi is dying, but says, "tell my sister I love her."

Trekking through the jungle at night to find Jack's group, Hurley gets separated from his group. He starts to hear whispers... and suddenly he sees The Cabin. There's a light on inside. "Uh-oh."

Hurley at The Cabin

  • Approaches the porch with his torch
  • Looks in through the broken window
  • Sees a table, and a painting on the wall of a dog
  • Someone who looks like Christian Shepard is rocking in the chair
  • The lantern - which we last saw break on the floor, and Ben re-hang outside, sits perfectly whole and glowing in the center of the table
  • A big scary eye (at right) pops up from below and looks straight at Hugo through the broken glass
  • Hugo runs for it, screaming for help
  • Turns around, and there's the cabin again
  • Closes his eyes, tells himself there's nothing there. Opens them, and there isn't. Falls down
  • Closes his eyes again, opens them... and there's Locke looking down at him

So what was that? Has Hurley witnessed the meeting of the passing of the torch / light from Jacob (Israel) to Christian (Jesus)? Or was this just some cool scary scene? Or was that Locke's eye rather than Jacob's in the window (don't think so, because later on in the series Locke doesn't recognize Christian). Of course, yet again, Jacob as we see him in Season Five doesn't look nearly as menacing as he does here in the cabin. Is the guy in the cabin the Man in Black?