April 12, 2008

The Envelope. Missing Pieces 12

Let's talk about LOST! Missing Pieces 12: The Envelope.

{A smoke detector or timer is beeping on the oven.  Juliet runs to the oven, grabs her blue oven mitt and takes out her burned muffins.   She burns her left hand and drops the tray; muffins rolling everywhere. The doorbell rings. She runs her hand underwater.   It's the lady from A Tale of Two Cities; Amelia.

JULIET- "I'm fine. I'm really fine. {Amelia/TOTC gets her ice from the freezer.} I just, I need to clean up before everyone gets here. Thank you."

AMELIA- "It's him, isn't it?"

JULIET- "What? Who?"

AMELIA- "Ben.  Did you invite him today?"

JULIET- "Things have gotten awkward."

AMELIA- "Finally told you how he felt, huh?"

JULIET- "He didn't, he didn't say anything. It's just complicated. Okay?"

AMELIA- "Complicated doesn't make you cry."

JULIET- "I burned my hand."

AMELIA -"That doesn't make you cry either. What happened Julie?"

JULIET- "I think, I think we're in big trouble."

AMELIA- "Are we?"

JULIET- "I need t.., {she's getting choked up} If I show you something, do you promise not to tell anyone? Do you swear? Not anyone."  {Amelia nods her head, "yes".  Juliet goes to a drawer and pulls out a large manila envelope from under the silverware tray. She starts to open it, and the doorbell rings.}


This one raises a lot of questions, not answers.  The reason I say that is because I believe this may be part of a deleted scene.  This is very familiar.  If that's the case, why would Damon and Carlton just toss a deleted scene our way?  If it is just that, then we already know that may be the envelope Juliet carries Ben's x-rays in.  That would answer that question already.  But why would we be given a few minutes on something that we may already know the answer to?
Maybe we needed the clues to ICE and the FREEZER here.   Plus we're getting a bit about how Ben feels about Juliet.
Let's not forget that in the world of LOST things can't be that easy.
Let's put that info aside, for now and dig deeper.

There is NO DOUBT this "Island" is the "Island" of secret keepers.  How can anything get done or accomplished on this "Island" with everyone keeping secrets, telling lies and manipulating everyone and everything.

The Envelope...what is in it? My first thought is Ben's x-ray's or medical records. If it's not, then what? Schematics to something? A treasure map or coupons for a sale on shoes at the Dharma mall? Maybe the envelope's filled with dirty secrets. Whatever is in the envelope Juliet/Julie finds very big and important not only to her but to the other woman as well. Could this info effect the rest of their community? Why would the information that's in that envelope cause them to be in big trouble?

Is it possible that Juliet/Julie going to reveal to this woman that someone on the "Island" got sick? If the residents of the "Island" thought they could never get sick and now someone is, what kind of chaos would that cause?
If this is in proper continuity of A Tale of Two Cities, Juliet wouldn't or should I say shouldn't know about the arrival of 815.  Maybe she does know of it's "arrival" and who's on it?   If so, maybe she knows there's a pregnant woman or a spinal surgeon on board.
Could this envelope contain info about their fertility/DNA studies?  Maybe Julie/Juliet is pregnant.

Questions, Questions and MORE Questions!
Juliet/Julie's relationship with Ben: What kind of relationship? We know at one point Juliet was sleeping with Goodwin.  Maybe Ben had Goodwin removed from the playing field because he wants Juliet? LOL!!! Boys will be boys.

This woman calls her Julie! Is this Juliet or Julie? Why would the writers give us two minutes of dialog and be sure to call Juliet, Julie, unless we needed to hear that?  With that said, why a different name? Here we go again…Is this person we see a twin, a different identity, a different time on the "Island"? A different "Island"?   Or maybe she's a friggin bot/robot.  But an awesome one like the T-1000 in terminator. That robot can morph because it's made of liquid metal. Weeeeee!
OK, I just re-watched the Terminator movies. Hehehe.

Back to the matter at hand: Why a different version?
Note: Underwater and silver.
Amelia- 'Ear-hardt'?... "Hear"

Vocabulary and Research...
* The manila envelope is designed to contain documents and paperwork.  The manila component of the name comes from manila hemp or abaca, from which manila folders were originally made. This is the origin of the name. Manila hemp is a type of fiber that comes from a relative of the banana plant. Commonly used for ropes, paper products, and coarse fabrics. Manila hemp is indigenous to the Philippines and gets its name from the country's capital.
- an envelope is the limits within which an aircraft or electronic system can operate safely.
- something that envelops; a wrapper, integument, or surrounding cover.
* in Radio(of a modulated carrier wave):  a curve connecting the peaks of a graph of the instantaneous value of the electric or magnetic component of the carrier wave as a function of time.
* in Geometry: a curve or surface tangent to each member of a set of curves or surfaces.
* in Biology: an enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane or the outer coat of a virus.
* in Electronics: the airtight glass or metal housing of a vacuum tube.
- The fabric structure enclosing the gasbag of an aerostat. Free Balloons, Airships, Moored Balloons. The gasbag itself.
- A building envelope is the separation between the interior and the exterior environments of a building. It serves as the outer shell to protect the indoor environment as well as to facilitate its climate control.
*The two envelopes problem is a puzzle or paradox within the subjectivistic interpretation of probability theory.
* The pincer movement or double envelopment is a basic element of military strategy which has been used, to some extent, in nearly every war.

What is being protected/kept secret in an envelope? Is it just a metaphor?
No matter what, pay attention to smoke detectors.

Love to all who are "LOST"™

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Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right. The things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either! You all know I hate spoilers and I stand clear of reading certain sites as to not take me off my own course of research. The one thing I don't need to do here is rehash all of the obvious clues from an episode, we all know what they are. Understood? Good! Let the fun begin! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues later, but need to be noted when they first show up and things I find that will be of importance! It will get very exciting as we progress into the story.

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