LOST: Visit Scenic Membata

Time for the return of some old faces. And some bombshells of course.

SPOILERS after the jump

THE NUMBERS ARE BACK ~! WOO HOO~!

And so are Cheech and Veronica Hamel (lots of work done it seems) and Sun’s father and Nadia (doomed Nadia).

Where did Oceanic get all the settlement money? From Widmore?

Would you eat 15-year old crackers? Ack.

We also know more about Jack’s comment about Aaron during his fight with Kate.

Now, we wait two long weeks for the season finale. Damn you Gray’s Anatomy.

posted by Mark Coale

Comments

  1. So they told the press that 8 people made it onto the island. Who are the three they claim made it onto the island but didn’t survive?

  2. Tommy Raiko says:

    “So they told the press that 8 people made it onto the island. Who are the three they claim made it onto the island but didn’t survive?”

    Not only who, but why? As in: why would they have to claim that there were 8 survivors anyway instead of the rescued 5 (Aaron not having been born at the time of the crash?)

  3. Mike Nielsen says:

    I think they have to claim the other three made it to the island because there may be bodies going home with them. Jin is on the boat now with Sun, so if he get’s killed then they will need to explain that.

    Possibly also they will need to claim Charlie made it because he actually spoke to Penny, which may be an issue if they are trying to hide something from her, she knows he was on the island.

    Otherwise, who knows. It’s Lost. I quit trying to figure it out and just roll with it.

  4. Tommy Raiko says:

    “I think they have to claim the other three made it to the island because there may be bodies going home with them.”

    Yeah, that’s probably what makes the most sense. Good thought abour Charlie. But since later in the press conference, Sun says that Jin never made it off the plane, it doesn’t seem that he’s one of the 8 supposed survivors. Still, it’s LOST…I wouldn’t be surprised if the final three supposed survivors turn out to be Kate’s marshall, Paolo, and Nikki…

  5. Wouldn’t there only be two who didn’t survive of the supposed eight? “They’re calling you the Oceanic Six” implies that “you” includes Aaron otherwise they’d be the Oceanic Five. Technically Aaron *was* on the flight.

    I think the other two were included so that there would be someone to blame things on, though specifically what I can’t guess just now. Maybe another doctor to remove Jack’s appendix (though I would think that the cover-up extends to them not being subjected to medical examination, since that would have immediately revealed that Kate has never given birth). Maybe to leave behind on Membata (Indonesian for “doubt” or “uncertainty” according to Lostpedia) to add credence to the story that that is where they washed up.

    Since the flash-forwards have been backing up all the way to the Oceanic 6′s return to the “real” world, the flash-forwards and Island time must overlap in the final episode. Or maybe time will start to go all wibbly-wobbly as they “move” the Island, whatever that entails.

    I like how all of Ben’s plans involve him getting beat up and captured by the party he intends to subvert. He’s such a masochist.

  6. ~chris says:

    Michelle Forbes!

    And hooray to Hurley for making sure that Sayid got a hug! (But what about a hug for Kate?)

  7. Kate’s gotten plenty enough huggin’.

    Frankly, she’s become my least favourite character, even more so since becoming an authorized lying manipulator (even a fake hero!) in her off-island life. All the other characters have done something to redeem themselves since the crash, and all she’s done is lie and toy with the feelings of two men and then been all weepy and annoying because she can’t pick one to boink faithfully. Even her adoption of Aaron seems more like just another privilege for her. Looking after him is a means of winning undeserved sympathy and credibility (see: her trial) rather than a selfless sacrifice.

    Ug, too bad she survives at least as late as 2007.

  8. Didn’t Sun tell the press during the conference that Jin did not survive the crash? I haven’t been thinking there are deeper rooted reasons for them saying 8 survived; that is simply a more plausible cover story, that more people survived the crash, but not the ordeal. Plane goes in the water. Sharks in the water. Jack implied that during his shpeal. And they wouldn’t have brought the bodies with them when they took the raft to the larger island (unless I completely misunderstood that).

    I’ve been thinking for a while, based on something someone else said, that Mr. Paik was someone interested in finding the island. Now with Sun at the reins, I feel this is much more likely. Also, the idea they have received significant settlements from the airline means Hurley, despite giving his parents his fortune, is still probably very wealthy, certainly much to his chagrin, but it would give him considerable clout in waging some island finding warfare, or even better, bolstering Sun’s war against the other person she blames for Jin’s death, that being either Widmore or Ben ostensibly. Just the idea of Sun on a vendetta is brilliantly exciting.

    Very worried now that Jin and Desmond are going to blow up.

    I hope Locke finds Walt in the Orchid. Now that Alpert is back, we really need to get Walt back into the mix to really up that WTF factor another notch.

    Maija- agreed on Ben’s SM streak. EW made a great analogy to Ben as appearing somewhat Ben Kenobi-like at the end there, just short of saying “Strike me down and I will return more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”

    I don’t geek out as much about anything as I do about Lost.

  9. Ditto on the Lostgeekery, but I confess I’m flummoxed by some of the writers’ developments lately.

    Okay, so at least two episodes ago, Sayid is aware that the mercenaries mean harm to Sayid and the other castaways.

    So WHY is his solution to this to bring as many castaways to the boat while the merks are gone? I mean, if the merks fly back, then they just line the castaways up on deck and shoot them there, instead of shooting them on the island. The merks surely had no problem with shooting Gault in front of his men.

    I *think* the writers’ idea is that enough castaways can get to the boat (presuming the engines are fixed, which I’m not sure they are by the time Sayid lays his plans), they can sail away and leave the merks (and unfortunately Frank the helicopter pilot) stranded. IF this is Sayid’s strategy, then it COULD work, up to the point that they find that there’s tons of C4 below deck, which presumably Keamy can detonate if the ship’s crew tries to leave.

    But because the LOST writers play everything so close to the vest, rarely letting characters discuss plans in detail except when absolutely necessary, I sometimes find myself groping as to why this character takes that action.

    Is this sort of thing giving anyone else problems?

  10. Tommy Raiko says:

    “I *think* the writers’ idea is that enough castaways can get to the boat (presuming the engines are fixed, which I’m not sure they are by the time Sayid lays his plans), they can sail away and leave the merks (and unfortunately Frank the helicopter pilot) stranded. IF this is Sayid’s strategy, then it COULD work…”

    I think that that’s his plan, yes. But I agree that it gets really confusing to try and figure out which character knows what about whatever on this show.

    Sayyid thinks that the mercenaries are going to kill everyone on the island. But has ever expressed an inkling of their methods? Does he think that they’re going to do it just by executing the people, or does he think that they’re going to do something to raze the island itself? If he thinks that the mercenaries are going to release nerve gas or nuke the island or something else that’ll make the island itself uninhabitable, then it makes sense that his plan is to get people the heck off the island, even if they’re going into from the fyring pan to the fire.

    (And even if the engines aren’t fixed so the freighter can abandon the helicopter, maybe Sayyidjust figures that the LOSTies rescued from the island can overpower the mercenaries if they return on the helicopter. Massive amounts of C4 notwithstanding, of course…)

  11. ~chris says:

    “Kate’s gotten plenty enough huggin’. ”

    True that. But this is Hurley, the ‘dude’ who shared candy with Ben.

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