LOST Marathon, Milepost 24: We Are Just the Pieces
- Sunday, January 31, 2010
- Who took the Zodiac boat?
- Who shoots at our time skippers from an outrigger? Why do they shoot?
- The transmission of the numbers circa 1988 sounds a lot like Hurley's voice. Is it? When would he have recorded them, and why?
- Why did Sun crash with Ajira 316 in 2007, and not get flashed out into 1977 like Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid?
- Could that possibly be Hurley's voice reciting the Numbers transmission picked up by the French team in 1988?
- What is 'the war,' and why does Widmore say it is coming? Has it not already been going on?
- What is Ben's real motivation in killing Locke? Why prevent the suicide (to get information, okay) only to then commit the murder?
- Why does Ben get to go on the Ajira flight?
Add to the LOST Library:
- The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Involves a plane crash in the Saharan Desert, and an inhabitable asteroid B-612 (in French, this is "Besixdouze" - the name of Rousseau's boat). Contains noted quotes such as, ("It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.") Other key thematic messages are articulated by the fox, such as: "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed" and "It is the time you have spent with your rose that makes your rose so important."
- Ulysses, by James Joyce. Based on the story of the Odyssey, a story which LOST has also mimicked in part of it's story line (Desmond the troubled sailor on many adventures and his long-suffering Penelope back home). Interesting that Ben would read it immediately after failing to kill one of these characters. Is he perhaps brushing up? Joyce once said of his book that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant."
"Who came in these, other Others?" -- Sawyer
Sawyer [as a flash comes while his canoe is being shot at]: Thank you, Lord!
Sawyer [as they are instantly flashed into a massive storm]: I take that back!
"First a boat, now a helicopter. Next thing you know he'll be talking about a submarine." -- Montand. Dude, they sure did a fine job painting you as a punk quickly so we won't mind seeing your arm get ripped off.
Sawyer: You heard the man! Translate!
Miles: Uh, he's Korean. I'm from Encino.
Sun: You said we'd be there in 30 minutes.
Ben: I didn't account for traffic.
Now, why is this silly line here? Couldn't they have just had Ben get there within 30 minutes? Sure, but it's probably a joke by the production team, having their own little fun with shows like 24, in which Jack Bauer can somehow get all the way from one side of LA to another in 10 minutes even in rush hour.
Juliet: Thank God! What are the odds that we would end up in the same time as this thing?
FLASH - Orchid's gone
Sawyer: You just had to say something.
More Meaningful (and double-meaningful)
"After everyone we've lost... I can't lose him too." -- Kate, to Jack, about why she wants to keep Aaron.
"It is time to prepare yourself, Ms. Austen... you are going to lose the boy." -- Mr. Norton.
Locke: Don't you want 'em to come back, James? Don't you want her to come back?
Sawyer [thinking]: Doesn't matter what I want.
Soon enough, Sawyer is going to wish his friends had never come back.
"It just happens to be a coincidence that her lawyer is the same one who is trying to take my son?" -- Kate. Fair question. But as Jack said, Carole doesn't even know about Aaron.
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