LOST Marathon, Milepost 21: It's Game Time - Are You In or Out?
- Thursday, January 28, 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.
We start this disc with Locke gathering his peeps and promising "no more secrets." So -- will this prove true? Will this theme hold throughout the disc? Let's watch!
LOST Season Four, Disc Three: It's Game Time - Are You In or Out?
Episodes: 4.8 MEET KEVIN JOHNSON (Michael-centric); 4.9 THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME (Ben-centric); 4.10 SOMETHING NICE BACK HOME (Jack-centric); 4.11 CABIN FEVER (Locke-centric)
Things That Stuck Out
We start with the barracks group learning about and discussing a problem. Locke gets Miles to admit that his people - who have been on the island now for "about a week" are there for Ben. Okay, says Sawyer, let's turn him over. But it's not that simple, says Locke, because once the freighter folk have Ben, their orders are to kill everyone else on the island (and now we know why they wanted the poison gas neutralized, and why Ben wanted it activated). Our followers also find out that Ben is "one of us now," at least inasmuch as Locke is protecting him, and that Michael is the spy on the boat.
An alarm sounds in the middle of the night on the ship, waking Sayid and Desmond. On deck, Gault is beating someone for attempting to desert.
Sawyer instantly questions Locke's "no more secrets" promise when he realizes nothing was said of the deal Miles struck with Ben for $3.2 million. Locke said he didn't find it worth mentioning "as I haven't seen a bank on the island." Miles scoffs at this. He's right to. Locke can be so stupid sometimes.
Ben gives Alex, Karl, and Danielle a map to the Temple, warns them to get out of Dodge and go there. He can't offer everyone else sanctuary there because "it's not for them." Ben warns that the people coming for him would use Alex to get to him if they captured her. We know that's right. When they stop for a drink, Karl pulls out his Star Wars homage with, "I have a bad feeling about this."
When Alex asks if the freighter folk are "more dangerous than" Ben, he at first slightly shakes his head, then slightly nods it. The message I take is: no more, no less, but just as.
Sayid would kinda like to know how the heck Michael - or anyone else - could ever end up working for Benjamin Linus after knowing him they way they do. Don't be so quick to judge Sayid... He hauls Michael straight into the Captain's office and tells Gault everything about Michael - who he really is, how he knows him, that he's the saboteur, a traitor, everything. I'm kind of surprised at Sayid's lack of forethought here. He's heard Michael's story about protecting those he knew on the island. So even though he's working for Ben, it's not like Sayid to just go through with this... unless he has a plan.
Danielle Rousseau gets to tell her daughter Alexandra she loves her very much right before she loses her life.
Jack takes some medicine for a stomach bug and he and Kate talk about whether they should be worried - he says no. Just then, Bernard has found a body washed ashore - that of Ray, the ship's doctor, which a big stitched-up scar on his cheek. Daniel IDs him as such. But he tells the group that "'When' is kind of a relative term" in determining the last time he saw Ray the doctor, whose throat has been cut.
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