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Your humble Helper Monkey had to stay up past his bedtime to watch tonight’s spooky episode, so let’s get right to it.

– What’s with the eye motif becoming a weekly occurrence?

– Locke’s wrestling theme would surely be Cream’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”

– That Richard Alpert. He really does get around, doesn’t he?

– I loved Ben’s JAWS music.

– Lance Reddick will always be Lt. Daniels to me.

– Again, Jack has the worst judgment in the world.

– Hanging out a spooky cabin? Gonna be a while. Have a snickers.

Posted by Mark Coale

Comments

  1. The eye motif was part of every S1 episode, and many since. It’s not new.

  2. Yeah, the eye thing is the longest-running and one of the most important motifs. The actors regularly have to put in different color contacts.

  3. Jack’s eye is the very first shot of the pilot episode.

    What’s with Keamy’s Mother Box device on his arm?

  4. ~chris says:

    The Spooky Cabin lacks Michael J. Anderson and cardinal drapery.

  5. So, who think Claire died in that explosion? I’m pretty sure that she died then, which would help explain how she survived that completely unscathed. Then she carried Aaron through the woods with Miles and Sawyer, also would explain miles obsession with her, because she is dead. Then she finally accepts it when Christian comes to her in the night, leaving Aaron behind. then last nights episode she’s in the cabin.

    Just a thought.

  6. i hope that she’s not dead, mostly because having a live person invited into the cabin makes things even weirder and unpredictable. i’m glad to see the weirdness come back into the series. i kind of missed it last season.

  7. Gregory says:

    Is Claire IS dead, I can’t wait to see the reunion with Charlie.

  8. I have a great pic from the episiode, and by great, I mean creepy!

    http://img381.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tsleepqn1.jpg

  9. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. LOST is a fickle bitch.

  10. I think the writers are playing games with us. Having killed people right and left in the last couple seasons, I bet they’re going to keep Claire alive but out of the way, a la Walt (tho not for the same reasons). People will see her in ensuing seasons and think, “Holy Madonna; it’s the Mother of the All-Important Child–”

    Still, one of the weakest episodes. Locke doesn’t actually TELL Hurley to take him to the cabin, but the three of them walk around aimlessly for half a day? Yeah, pull the other one (tho Ben, who’s in mourning, probably isn’t in any hurry to correct John).

  11. If Claire died in the explosion, how did she carry Aaron? Because it’s definite that he’s alive.

    If she died, she died at the campsite where she “disappared”.

  12. > Again, Jack has the worst judgment in the world.

    Actually, here’s how I see it: the people from the freighter land the copter. Leave it behind, as they go looking for Ben. The Losties find the copter, and leave the island with it. Not a bad plan.

  13. > If Claire died in the explosion, how did she carry Aaron? Because it’s definite that he’s alive.

    We’ve seen previous examples where the “ghosts” on the island are able to interact with their physical surroundings. Claire could be dead and still carry Aaron.

  14. I don’t know if the writers are necessarily trying to make people think she is dead or not, lots of arguments in either direction, just how I interpreted it. I think they just as easily could be trying to make people think she is still alive when really she is dead, who knows. So many unknowns at this stage of the game, we don’t know if these are ghosts, manifestations of someone else or something else, or something much more complicated that has been discussed ad nauseum across other sites ie time displacement etc. Obviously us here posting on the internet are a little more obsessed than some of the casual viewers, if there are even any of those left.

    I wasn’t really bothered by the fact that she could carry Aaron, assuming that she is dead or some sort of manifestation, stranger things have happened. I believe, when Christian walked through the jungle in season 1 he was stepping on plants etc and while not a ghost Walt helps Locke outta the DI death pit, same with Ben’s mother last season in the jungle. I don’t necessarily think these are your stereotypical manifestations that are transparent pass throughs.

    Walt is a character I can’t wait to hear about again. He has largely been out of the picture aside from the appearance last season and in Michael’s flashback this season. Lots of good stuff has to be in store for us there and this is certainly not the last we have seen with this Claire storyline.

  15. Mark Coale says:

    I should have said “what’s with the return of the eye motif these last couple weeks?”

    I blame writing at 0400 hours.

    Something I forgot last night — I wonder how long Sayid will be stuck in that boat.

  16. like David said

    >We’ve seen previous examples where the “ghosts” on the island are able to interact with their physical surroundings. Claire could be dead and still carry Aaron.

    There are a lot of other examples of other characters with physical manifestations.

    Also another telling line from last week’s episode that makes more sense now.

    Claire: “I’m a bit wobbly, but, uh, I’ll live.”
    Miles: “Well, I wouldn’t be too sure about that.”

  17. this whole “claire dead?” thing brings up an interesting point about the show that i’m sure has been discussed ad nauseum, but i’m bringing it up again because that’s how i roll: half the fun/frustration with the show is how we, the audience, learn the rules of how things work in “lost” as we go.

  18. Mark Coale says:

    I like the theory that I read today that she died not in the explosion, but while asleep at the campsite (due to the nasty head wound).

    Of course, where her body went to is also a question that would need answering.

  19. I couldn’t agree more Seth, it’s very interactive in that way, which is something that isn’t really present in most if any other show I can think of. It keeps you constantly guessing and theorizing as you watch it and just when you have stopped thinking about it, it’s time for next week’s episode. there are hundreds if not thousands of theories for every little thing floating about and each and every one sounds plausible as you read it. The game/rules are constantly changing and evolving. I love it.

    Interesting theory too mark, that ALSO plays into Miles’ line that I posted on above.

  20. maija says:

    I think folks are wandering in and out of folds in space-time and that the cabin is some kind of nexus or wormhole.

    What I want to know is how they’re going to move the Island. I think they’re going to move it to another time rather than geographical location. Or maybe both, if they can manipulate time in order to accelerate the movement of tectonic plates or something crazy.

  21. Was the comic book the same one Walt found in season one? Either way, same idea. I think Walt’s comic showed a city in a bubble being taken into space. I like how that came together after all this time.

    Moving the island might explain why only six made it off — the island might have moved before they could go back for the rest, which both saved those who remained and prevented them from being rescued. Looks like we’ll see next week.

  22. I’m with Maija on the moving, I think it’ll be moved in time rather than geographical location. Would be interesting if that turned out to be a hueg game changer.

  23. I think that Locke is somehow going to move the island to the point of the Black Rock. He is going to be the first ‘other’ or Jacob himself (remember the ‘help me’ line?).

    I also think Ben is to Widmore as Locke is to Ben. That is to say that a destiny is up for grabs. In a way Ben was living Lockes’ destiny and Widmore might just be trying to buy his way into that destiny.

  24. Mark Coale says:

    < >

    walt’s comic was a spanish translation of a Flash/Green Lantern mini-series from the late 1990s.

    Locke’s comic was a 1950s (Atlas?) sci-fi book.

  25. Mark Coale says:

    Some news I’ll throw in here, instead of making a new post.

    17 episodes for the last two seasons of LOST, as expected after the WGA strike.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if1d4beff617a2bbe20e35608c75f9342

  26. Surprised that you didn’t mention this was the first episode of the season that had a flashBACK and not a flashFORWARD.

    Not 100% sure what that signifies, though…

    -B

  27. Brian, there was a previous episode that had flashbacks… granted, it also had flashforwards! (The Jin and Sun episode). :)

  28. I don’t think the Sun and Jin episode had any flashbacks…. they were all forwards shot in such a way as to make you think they were backs…

    (unless I’m forgetting a single scene or two…)

    -B

  29. adevenney says:

    Jin’s scenes in “Ji Yeon” were when he was still working for Mr. Paik and not the flashforward that Sun had in the same episode. “Confirmed Dead” (about the freighter science team) was all flashbacks, as was “The Constant,” “The Other Woman,” and “Meet Kevin Johnson.”

  30. Well, then never mind me!

    -B

  31. good stuff Phil, there has been a lot of very similar theories to what you mentioned floating around the web lately. Especially now that you can draw even more parallels between Ben and Locke’s lives.

  32. Teddy says:

    I thought the end of that episode was one of the best this season. Everyone expected that Christian was going to be apart of something, but what a curveball Claire was! Has she been apart of the mystry of the island from the begining? Although I doubt that because unless she is an oscar actress, I don’t think anyone could’ve been able to pull off her naivity. So when did her status of innocent mother change into mysterious, creepy ghost-friend? I think this is a great twist and I can;t wait to see where it will go

  33. Teddy says:

    I thought the end of that episode was one of the best this season. Everyone expected that Christian was going to be apart of something, but what a curveball Claire was! Has she been apart of the mystry of the island from the begining? Although I doubt that because unless she is an oscar actress, I don’t think anyone could’ve been able to pull off her naivity. So when did her status of innocent mother change into mysterious, creepy ghost-friend? I think this is a great twist and I can;t wait to see where it will go

  34. I like the theory that’s going around, that Locke was supposed to be the chosen one, but Ben “fell into it” instead.

    Both Locke and Ben were born premature.

    Both Locke and Ben grew up without their mother. Ben’s died at child birth and Lock’s mother rejected him.

    When Locke (age 5) was tested by Richard, and failed, that’s the year Ben was born.

    When Locke rejected the science camp, his second opportunity, Ben and his father were going to the island.

    Either Locke was supposed to be the chosen, or Ben was and Locke is going to usurp it and make a mess of things.

  35. According to Lostpedia.com, that was an Apollo Bar Hurley and Ben shared:
    http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Apollo_Bar

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