November 3, 2008


Let's talk about LOST! Meet Kevin Johnson.
At the barracks; we're given an outside view of John's house.
Claire, Aaron, Danielle, Karl, Alex, Hugo, Ben, James wait for the arrival of John and Miles. John thanks them for their patience. He didn't want to do anything about their next move until he knew more about their situation. "You deserve to know everything that I do. So, No more secrets."
He explains that Miles and his people came to the Island about a week ago.  He brought Miles back up from the boathouse to share why they are there.   Miles reveals they are there for Ben.
Hugo-"Uh, we kind a like knew that forever ago."
Sawyer is happy, problem solved, "How soon do we turn him over?"
We learn they can't turn him over because once they have him, their orders are to kill everyone else on the Island.
Claire-"So wait, he's one of us now?"
She's concerned that they're going to protect him after Ben tried to kill John.
Ben reveals his spy on the boat is Michael.
Sawyer recalls the Michael he knew, the one who sold them all out, so he could get off the Island.

Sayid, shoes on; Desmond, shoes off, sleeping in the freighter.
A loud buzzing sound wakes them.
Desmond has to put his shoes on.  They run to the deck.
The Captain is beating up his crew.
Gault-"The rules of desertion... still apply to everyone."
He goes on to tell the crew, "Nobody leaves this ship without my say-so! I'm not beating these men to scare you. I beat them to save your lives! Do you remember what happened to the last two men who took off in this boat? {touches little boat} Remember what happened to Minkowski?  As soon as we get the engines fixed, we're back in the hunt.  In the meantime, everybody just hold on. Johnson!"
The Captain has Johnson {wearing a hoodie} clean up the mess.  The rest of the pirates go about their business.
Sayid says hello to Michael.  Sayid wants to know what he's doing on the boat.
Michael-"I'm here to die."

After the meeting James stops John with Miles.  James thought there wasn't going to be anymore secrets. John didn't talk about the 3 million bucks his buddy asked for.   John confirms Miles offered his loyalty in exchange for the money, but John hasn't seen a bank on the Island so he didn't see a need to mention it.
Miles laughs, "Linus will find a way to get it."
Miles tells him, "Ben wants to survive, and considering a week ago they had a gun to Ben's head, and tonight he's eating pound cake, "I'd say he's a guy who gets what he wants."
Ben sees Karl's arm around Alex's waist as they play with Aaron. Ben tells Alex he wants her to go to the Temple; it's a sanctuary and claims it to be the last safe place on this island. He gives her a map from his pocket.
Karl asks why they didn't know about this.
If Ben told everyone then it wouldn't be a sanctuary.
Ben informs her that the rest of their people are already there. If she leaves now, she can get there in a day and a half.
Karl asks if it's safe why don't they all go there; Hurley, Claire, the baby?
Ben-"Because the temple's not for them, Karl. It's only for us."
Ben explains to Alex the people who are coming there know who he is and want to capture him. They will kill anyone who gets in their way "If they knew who you were…that you were my daughter, they would use you to get to me. We don't have much time."
Danielle agrees with Ben. They are more dangerous than him.
Ben assures Alex her mother will protect her, "OK, now go."

Sayid asks one of the sailors "Where is he?"
Desmond looks out to the water. He's in the engine room.
Michael using a ratchet to fix something, "I don't understand it. It should be working."
The other guy tells him the gaskets are corroded.
Sayid says the captain sent them down to help with the repairs. Michael has the other guy go look for a pressure valve from the supply room.
Michael to Sayid -"You shouldn't be here!"
Sayid grabs him because he wants info.
Michael tells him they can't see him talking to them and Sayid won't understand!
Sayid tells him to start from the beginning "And explain you came to be on this boat."

Water is pouring out from the faucet in an old filthy apartment. Michael writes in a steno note pad. The TV is old and turned off. Michael is wearing the Rolex from Jin. Siren and people's voices are heard in the building. We see a picture of him and Waaaaaalt.

Michael lives in an undesirable neighborhood. He gets in his green car. Radio on, Channel...s the volume to 17. 'Getting Better Every day' is on. {The song talks about growing stronger,etc.}  He pins the note on left side of his chest and drives down the city streets fast down to the docks. He crashes the car head on, on purpose! The car is destroyed yet the radio still plays. {Mirror}

Christmas time.

Michael's left eye opens.
He's in the hospital.
The monitor message says 'All Alarms Off. Admit Patient To Activate Alarms' in red. It also shows 'LEARNING'.
He is in the room with another patient. {Older man} We don't hear his beeping monitor.
The nurse walks in, "I'm sorry. I didn't mean to wake you Mr. Dawson." She tells him it's a miracle he's alive after a car accident.
He asks how badly he's hurt.
She-"Shhhh, you just need to rest now."
It's Libby with blankets, "It's a cold night, I brought you some extra blankets."
Michael freaks. His yelling seems to bring him back to "reality".
No Libby in the room {Room is BLUE}
According to the monitor MICHAEL HAS NO BODY TEMPERATURE, 11:02:11, his last BP was 11:02am, MAP 109, BPM---, SYS 135, D/A 88.
A nurse turns on the lights. {no wheelchair in the hall but there was one when Libby appeared}
She heard someone shout and something tells her it wasn't the guy in the other bed; he looks totally out of it. She tells Michael he's lucky to be alive. The EMT's found him with a note pinned to his chest, no ID. {Of course not, they have no ID} She asks his name but he doesn't answer. Then she asks if he wants her to call Walt.
She says the note pinned to his chest was written to Walt. She asks again if she should call him. He says "No." {Michael is grayer}

Christmas tree and 2 candle lights in the window.
Michael tries to see Waaaaalt who is being cared for by Michael's mom. She won't let him in.
Mom-"I don't know what you said to that boy, but whatever it was he doesn't want to see you."
Michael begs, "He's my son. I have a right."
She tells him she thought he was dead; they said his plane crashed in the middle of the ocean. But he showed up there fine and dandy, "I can't tell anybody about You or Walt. I can't call you by your real names. He barely talks to me. But he does wake up screaming in the middle of the night. And I'm the one that's got to tell him it's gonna be OK. So until you can explain to me where you were for over two months and what happened, you gave up your rights."
Michael-"Will you tell him I love him?"
She will. A kid appears in the upstairs open window, looks at Michael and turns away. {doesn't really look like Waaaaaalt? Just like Vincent didn't really look like Vincent. lol}

Michael goes to a Pawn shop to trade his Rolex from Jin for a gun and bullets. The shopkeeper asks why there's Chinese writing all over it.
Michael corrects him, "It's Korean, man. The guy who gave it to me."
The shopkeeper-"You don't look like you speak Korean." {Michael probably can} He offers Michael $300 for it.
Mike's not looking for money, the trade is what he wants. The shopkeeper asks "What are you looking for?"

Michael {passes a 'Washing Station'} heads down an alley. Nervously loads the gun and tries to shoot himself.
A voice in the dark-"Excuse me sir, you do have the time?"
It's Tom. "Come on Michael. How bout for an old friend."
In the background there's constant beeping, sirens and buzzing.
Tom-"Manhattan, huh? We let you leave one island you just go to another one." {HA!!}
Mike shoots at Tom, they struggle. Apparently Tom isn't there for trouble, he seems to want to talk like adults. Tom offers his hand to help Michael and he takes it. Michael hits him with a broken wine bottle.
Tom pulls a gun "Enough!"
Michael wants Tom to kill him. Michael asks how they found him.
Tom-"We're the ones who sent you home, Michael. Did you honestly think we weren't gonna keep tabs?"
They want Michael's help.
Michael-"Why would I wanna help the son of a bitch who kidnapped my son?"
Tom replies they did give him back to Michael in one piece;  Michael's the one who lost him.
Tom appears shocked at Michael's expression "You told him didn't you? You couldn't carry the guilt of what you did to those two women all by yourself, so you shared it with a 10 year old kid."
Tom goes on to ask if that's why he wants to kill himself because Walt knows he's a murderer.
Mike demands he go away.
Tom reveals the "Island" won't let him kill himself. Tom hands him the gun, tells him to give it a shot if he don't believe him. "You got more work to do, Mike. When you figure that out, I'm in the penthouse at the Hotel Earl."
Tom walks away.
An old game show is on TV. Michael holds the gun to his head and pulls the trigger {As he pulls the trigger, a bell dings on the game show! Name- Kurt Vonnegut} Michael is not shot/dead! He checks the gun and verifies it's loaded. {check out the bullets} About to pull the trigger again he hears the News bulletin that the wreckage of Oceanic 815 has been found. The same female newscaster we've seen before.

Michael knocks 3x on the penthouse door.
Tom answers "I didn't expect you that fast."
There is a lovely fruit/food spread. Tom's lover Arturo is with him. Tom has business to attend to with Michael so he asks Arturo to get some air. {any MacCutheon's liquor there?}
Arturo-"Ciao."  They kiss.
Tom offers Michael some chow and explains "I don't make it to the mainland too often, so when I do I indulge myself."   {MAINLAND}
Michael-"So you people can just come and go?"
Tom admits that some of Us/Them can come and go.
Michael wants Tom to tell him "What my plane is doing at the bottom of the ocean."
Tom-"That's not your plane. It's a phony. A man named Widmore put it down there, and he staged the whole wreck."
Michael-"Staged? Why would he stage a..."
Tom-"Because he doesn't want anyone else finding where the real plane ended up... except for him."
Michael-"I'm supposed to believe this?"
Tom-"Did the bullet bounce off your skull, or did the gun just jam on you?"
Michael wants him to prove his Widmore claims so Tom produces a black file/folder with pictures of graves from Thailand for the 300 odd corpses he needed, purchase order for the old 777 he bought through a shell company, the shipping logs for the freighter he used to drop the whole mess down a trench deep enough to guarantee no remains could be identified. "Do you have any idea what it would cost to bring those bodies up?"
Tom tells him that in a few days a freighter is porting in Fiji, it's Widmore's boat. {not Penny's boat} They have reason to believe he finally found the coordinates of the island, "So congratulations, Michael. Your shore leave is over. You just got a job on that boat. Meet Kevin Johnson. You're joining the crew in Fiji's a deck hand."
Michael-"You want me to go undercover. Why the hell would I go back to work for you people?"
Tom explains if Widmore finds the island its goodnight for everybody on it. He'll kill them all without thinking twice, "You wanna redeem yourself for what you did this is your only chance. You can save all their lives."
Michael feels he can't go back to that Island.
Tom didn't say he was going back to the island and he's not even going on the boat to swab decks. He's going so he can kill everyone on board.

Michael arrives at the dock via a taxi/old station wagon with bucket seats. {a radio tower, school bus/luggage, potatoes, Miles, black hood on, George/radio, fish. He's wearing a hoodie and black cap, AX w/wings, black bag. {plane}
George asks him if he's their new engineer.
Michael is just a deck hand. George tells him they're all equals on this boat, "As long as you play decent Hold Um."
He removes his aviator sunglasses, introduces himself as George Minkowski and they shake hands. George has Kevin check in with Naomi, who is looking over lists. {Port of Suva}
Kevin tells Naomi "I'm reporting for duty.  Kevin Johnson."
Naomi Dorrit- "So you're from the states, yeah?"
New York; she can tell by the accent. He pegs her accent as her being from Manchester.
Naomi-"How'd you guess?" {no need to guess} She tells him this crate/footlocker came for him and she'll have it delivered to his berth. He heads aboard.

On board he runs into Miles eating an orange {Hood off} "Your name isn't Kevin. Don't worry, 80 percent of the people on this boat are lying about something." {But of course!} Miles offers him some orange.
Kevin's phone rings; It's Tom.   He figures flying can't be too much fun for Kevin. He makes sure he received his care package, "Wait a day or two until you're in the open sea then you're good to go."
Tom assumes Kevin met some of them now, putting names and faces, getting cold feet; and Kevin is.
Tom-"Well here are a few more names for ya, Sun, Sawyer, Jack, Claire, her baby, and the only way you're gonna save their lives is if you man up get on that boat. Or maybe you wanna come back and explain to your kid how you let of them die too. It's game time. Are you in or out?"   After a short hesitation, he's in. {Did Tom just trigger him into action?}
Tom tells him to ditch his phone, do his job.
Kevin throws his phone in the water.

Kevin looks out into the open water hearing Frank bicker about "flying these things while you were still in grade school", with Naomi.
Frank-"If any body's gotta go first it should be me."
Naomi needs him there to transport the science team back. He asks what she's up to but apparently she feels Frank doesn't need to know.
Frank walks over and introduces himself to Kevin. "Frank Lapidus. Chopper pilot."
Kevin-"Kevin Johnson. Deckhand."
Frank-"What your story? How did you end up in this tub?"
Kevin was looking for a little adventure.
Frank-"How do you like this for adventure?"
He goes on to tell Kevin the story of Oceanic 815 and asks if he ever heard about it. "What would you say if I told you the plane that they found in that trench wasn't Oceanic 815?"
Continues on about the nuts that think the moon landing was faked; this is like that, only real. "That's why I signed up for this trip, because the owner of this boat believes me. Charles Widmore. He believes that 815 is still out there somewhere."
He asks Kevin can he imagine what would happen if they found some of those people alive. Then Frank just walks away.

Kevin sits on the bottom bunk playing with the key that opens the crate/footlocker.
Kevin is washing the ship; he sees a few crew members shooting things. Kevin doesn't like the sound of the gunfire. Kevin thought they were going on a rescue mission. Keamy doesn't answer the question, "Don't you have something to mop up?" {Yeah, his own mess!!!}

Kevin takes a case out of the footlocker. He seems apprehensive to open it. He can hear the shooting practice going on. Michael walks down the hallway with the case to engine room. He unlocks the double locked case.
There's a "dummy" layer of tools and under that layer is a bomb!
He enters 7 1 7 7 6 and hovers his finger over the red EXECUTE button. He hears the song that was playing on the radio the day he crashed the car and whispers.
He sees Libby.
Libby-"Don't do it Michael." {She's wearing the same shirt as the day he shot her} All of a sudden she disappears! He looks around, confused and nervous. He pushes the EXECUTE button! The 15 second timer counts down/beeping...
Kevin says, "I love you Walt" and shuts his eyes in anticipation of the explosion. {Like a fucking Jack in the Box} a rod pops up with a message wrapped around it, instead of an explosion.  It reads, "NOT YET".

Kevin is in his room, sits on his bed and plays catch with himself; throwing the ball at the wall and catching it.
George knocks 5x and enters, "What are you going all Nicholson on us? You know, Jack Nicholson in the Shining when he's bouncing that ball against the wall. The next thing you know you're gonna go after your wife with an ax."
Kevin tells him he's not married, he throws the ball and George catches it on its return to Kevin.
George {Who seems to have all his faculties here} tells Kevin he has a call from the mainland. They patched it through to the radio room. {Patch/Mikhail?}
Kevin says it's a mistake because no one knows he's "here".
George-"You're the only Kevin Johnson on board, so somebody knows you're here."
He reveals the call is from Walt.
Kevin will take this call.
George leads him up to the radio room. Kevin asks for privacy.
George tells him to push this button and turn the knob on the console.
Kevin headphones/mic on and… "I'm so sorry Michael, but he's still in New York. So I'm afraid you're stuck with me." BEN!
Michael is speechless, then…"You put me on this boat, talk me into blowing it up, and when I pushed the damn button a flag pops up."
Ben-"You actually activated the bomb?"
Kevin yells "It's not a bomb, it's a…It's a joke."
Ben tells him there are people on the boat who are innocent, they have no idea the man they work for is a monster, a killer without conscience or a greater purpose. He had to show Kevin the difference between "Him and me. When I'm at war I'll do what I need to do to win, but I will not kill innocent people."
Kevin brings up Ana Lucia and Libby.
Ben reminds Michael that it was he who killed them, "No one asked you to."
Ben doesn't blame him as they had his boy "What wouldn't a man do for his son."
Ben wants him "to compile a list of names, every person on your boat. When I call again, you'll give me that list. Then you will disable the radio room you're sitting in. When the crew is disoriented by their lack of communication you'll take out the engines too. That way the boat can never get to this island and your friends will be safe. Will you do that for me, Michael?"
Michael will.
Ben-"Then consider yourself one of the good guys."
Michael cries.

Sayid and Desmond have been listening to Michael's story. It is established Michael is working for Benjamin Linus. Sayid grabs and forces Michael to the Captain's quarters.
Sayid tells the Captain this man is not who you think he is. Sayid blabs he was a passenger on Oceanic 815, he spent 2 months with him on the island "before he betrayed us. This is the man who sabotaged your radio room, he destroyed the ships engine and his name isn't Kevin Johnson. It's Michael Dawson...and he's a traitor."

Danielle, Alex and Karl rest up and drink on their way to the Temple; two minutes. Danielle checks the map.
Karl seems antsy, "I just have a bad feeling about his. What if your dad is playing us?"
She doesn't like taking orders but knows Ben doesn't want her to get hurt.
Karl-"Well at least we've got something in common."
His water bottle is shot. Then Karl is shot. {Ear piece}
Danielle and Alex take cover behind a tree. {Mic/earpiece/wire hangs from side of Alex's head}
Danielle tells her on the count of three they're going to run and she tells her she loves her. She counts, they run….Danielle is shot!
Something moves in the tall grass.
Alex is panicked- "Wait. Wait. Don't! I'm Ben's daughter! I'm his daughter!"

Meet Kevin Johnson is a GREAT EPISODE!!
Wake up!  The "Island"... always the "Island".    They never leave the bubble that surrounds the "Island".     Santa Rosa/mental health/emotions is a connection too.  Some seem to keep their emotions locked up. Healing, fixing themselves.
They also seem to be able to seek a "safe" place.

According to the bearing given to Michael by Ben he was only going to get as far as where the freighter is, in the middle of open water!  Think about it.  Is the freighter ALWAYS there? Hmmm…. What is the purpose of the freighter, really?   How did Michael get from that "rescue" point with Walt to the "Outside World"?     Is there really an "Outside World"?  Hmm!?  Are there any other "freighters" involved?
Let's remember this and see if it pans out into anything… {AX} The Ă…land Islands.

Things to note…Questions to ask...
* When are the "Flashes"   from?  These seem very disjointed and out of place.
* Lots of Green Eyes this season. We have seen other colors in the past. Why…altered state of consciousness, genetics, fucking droids, The Green Lantern?
* NO I.D.
* Head. Temple. 
* Berth/Birth. {rebirth-enlightenment/levels} Alive.
* Map
* Learning.
* Washing Station. Cleansing. 
* There's only 1 helicopter and pilot on the freighter. Remember Naomi's arrival to the island? So Frank dropped off Naomi. What really happened to the heli that night?
* The game show was more from the 80's or early 90's era. It doesn't say Game Show Network on the corner.
* Who is in the bed next to Michael?
* So what's really the issue with Walt? Mike did what he had to, to save Walt. Why would the kid hold that against him?
* How could Ben's people get Michael a job on Widmore's boat? Hmmm.
* What else is real, fake, phony, staged. Bla Bla Bla...
* Frank tells Kevin he signed up for this trip. Abaddon told Naomi he was picked/recruited for it!
* I wonder how many times we've seen the smoke monster or a transformed being and assumed it was one of the Castaways or Others?
* Visions. Dreams. Hallucinations. In those dreamlike states, hypnosis comes into play too. Post hypnotic suggestion. Communicating/hearing the next move. Triggers.
* Headset. Headphones. Telephone.
* Ear pieces, Implants, Wires, Monitors/machines, Bugs, Drugs, Brain washing, Hypnosis…Could be how they are being tricked into what they are experiencing.
* Consciousness. Unconscious, sleeping mind.
* Did Ben have Karl and Rousseau eliminated from the playing field?
* Cold.
* Military experiments, exercises, tests, drills, games. War Games. Rules. Hunt.
* Michael comments about going back to work for them. Releasing Ben from the Swan hatch, that can't be what he's talking about. I still think Michael has ties to the island and the people that go back a long time. He run through the "Island" adventure more than once already.
* Karl's water bottle only has 1 hole from the shot. Shouldn't a bullet passing through make 2 holes?
* Michael's passport (Kevin). Ben's/Dean passport. Joanna's passport (season 1) had HNS012153. Plus Michael is smiling in the photo. A Passport No-No!
* Mike gets rid of the Rolex. Tracking chip in it?

* There is a "learning process" going on with this adventure experience/journey. 
* The BOMB is fucking rigged with a POP UP FLAG NOTE. Playing games!

Vocabulary and Research...
* Sanctuary has multiple meanings. A sanctuary is the consecrated area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar. An animal sanctuary is a place where animals live and are protected. In modern parlance the term is used to mean a place of safety.
-A sanctuary is a social institution.
* The Sanctuary movement.
* Sanctuary is a novel by William Faulkner. It is considered one of his more controversial, given its theme of rape. First published in 1931. In 1933 it was adapted for the movie The story of Temple Drake.
* ORANGE- Color.
- Mandarin oranges are the most popular and most abundant fruit during Chinese New Yearjin ju.
- In heraldry, orange is a tincture, rarely used.
- College/University/Institution.
- The Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange - Order or the Orange Lodge, is a Protestant fraternal organization based predominantly in Northern Ireland and Scotland with lodges throughout the Commonwealth and the United States.
- from a Celtic water god.
- the name 'Orange' comes from Tamil word 'Aru'('Or') meaning 'Six' + 'Anju' ('ange') meaning 'five'. The fruit typically has 11 pieces inside which when you cut into half has 6 pieces in one half and 5 pieces on the other.
- The sovereign principality of Orange was the property of the House of Orange which adopted both fruit and color as its symbols. Many things were in turn named after this royal House, which is the present ruling monarchy of the Netherlands. 
* Temple: A part of the head (behind the eyes).
  -a variety of tangor, a cross between an orange and a tangerine.
* Green eyes are the product of moderate amounts of melanin. Only 1-2% of the world's population has green eyes. Green eyes are the least common eye color. They are most often found among people of Northern Europe and Southern Europe, and to a lesser extent, in parts of Central and South Asia. Other ethnically Nordic countries like Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands have a high percentage of green eyes. The Pashtuns are often called "Hurry Ankehian Wallay": the green-eyed people.
* The Suva, headquartered in Lucerne, is a public sector insurer and leading provider of health care coverage for employees in case of accidents in Switzerland. The name is the abbreviation of Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt (German for Swiss National Accident Insurance Fund) It was founded 1912 and for a long time held a monopoly for compulsory coverage for employees in high risk professions.

I loved this episode!   It was filled with lots of information.
I think this is important… Can Michael heal that fast?   No, unless he's really on the "Island".  Otherwise it is a different Christmas or… none of it is fucking real; it is happening in conjunction with an altered state of consciousness!   If the "Island" won't let you die could it logically be Michael in the coffin in Through The Looking Glass? Nope.
I have felt since the very beginning Michael is involved with these people and the "Island".
Michael, a civilian with a job on a ship or an enlisted man...

Michael is "ADRIFT" again.

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Here's some important pictures
Joanna's Passport that Kate tried to doctor and get on the raft with Michael- NOTE the 3 PASSPORTS ALL HAVE "HANSO" ON THEM!

Michael's 2 monitors in the Flash. Interesting!
It gives us important information.

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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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