Originally posted by AlessandroOh, one more thing from that episode that I initially had forgotten ...
Not-Locke: John was the only one who wanted to stay on the island ... Ben: What about the black chick and her husband?
Well, Bernard always wanted to leave, but Rose kept convincing him to stay. When it came down to choosing between Jack's group, who wanted to leave with the freighter, and Locke's group, who wanted to stay, Rose chose Jack. Her distrust of Locke was greater than her desire to stay on the island. So she did, at one point or another, want to leave. Then the time jumps happened and they said "Fuck it, we're staying." (I still want to know where they are now. They should have jumped to 2007 with everyone else, right?)
Originally posted by SchippeWreckHer distrust of Locke was greater than her desire to stay on the island. So she did, at one point or another, want to leave.
I'm pretty sure Rose never wanted to leave the island. I think that she just figured she'd be safer with Jack even if his goal was to leave the island whereas Locke was just insane.
Originally posted by AlessandroPerhaps it's just a matter of semantics, but does that statement mean that we - as the viewers - are not supposed to assume that these events are actually happening? Like, to put it into geek terms, the events of this alternate timeline are not really considered to be canon?
Damon and Carlton have made a point of saying that this is not a 'what-if' style alternate universe... Just how it will relate to the events on the island have yet to be seen, but everything we're seeing off island is just as valid as everything that is happening on the island. My pet theory is that the everyone's sideways counterpart will wind up on the island and we'll get two sets of everyone running around for a bit, but that may be impossible since the island is sunk and all right now...
You believe me, don't you? Please believe what I just said...
Don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but the switching between the island and alt-universe LA sound effect sounds an awful lot like the giant pendulum in the church where they met Desmond's mother. Maybe they'll start occuring more frequently as the two universes merge.
Originally posted by Jimmy ODon't know if this has been mentioned or not, but the switching between the island and alt-universe LA sound effect sounds an awful lot like the giant pendulum in the church where they met Desmond's mother. Maybe they'll start occuring more frequently as the two universes merge.
I thought this episode was rather boring. Nothing about the last season of Lost should be boring, but there it was. Rob McWhatever (Mac) was awesome though.
Reading all of the comments here have made me retroactively enjoy the episode more, because my favorite thing about this show is thinking about and picking apart the details. That still doesn't excuse me almost falling asleep 2/3 of the way through it.
Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her. Harry: That's a special feeling.
Something to add to the ever-growing file of "Things About Lost I Wish I Noticed And I Can Take Credit For Finding, But Can't":
The name of the would-be adoptive mother of Aaron is Lindsey Baskum, which just so happens to be an anagram of Used By Malkins.
I'm sure we all recall Richard Malkin, the "psychic" who first demanded that Aaron could not be Raised By Another, and then changed his mind and demanded that Claire take 815 to LA to allow a certain couple to adopt Aaron.
Do we also recall Richard's daughter Charlotte, who died by drowning in a Australian river, and later came back to life on the autopsy table??
Originally posted by SchippeWreckAnother neat bit: Claire's ultrasound picture showed the date as 10/22/04, a month after the date of the original timeline's crash.
Gregg Nations, the super script coordinator and continuity master of Lost, says that the date is part Easter Egg, part prop error. He says that of the three numbers in the date (10, 22, 2004), two of them are accurate and one is an error.
Originally posted by SchippeWreckUntil further notice (and I know he said his name in this episode), I'm calling the two main new Others John and Yoko because it amuses me to do so.
I so want to start calling Jacob and MIB "Jake and the Black Man," but that may not fly.
...or Carlo Rota!!! I know him from Little Mosque on the Prairie, and seeing him here was quite a shock. Seeing him play an arrogant prick in this show (as opposed to an affable nice guy in Little Mosque) is quite a fun change.