November 3, 2008


Let's talk about LOST! Something Nice Back Home.

Jack's closed eye.
"Jack." {It sounds like Kate.} Jack is sleeping and having a slow time waking upHis vision is very blurry.
Juliet needs him to "Wake up."
Jack asks "What happened?"
We hear arguing outside. It's Bernard upset with Daniel and his excuse about not having a signal on the radio. Bernard wants the truth! The camp is upset.
Daniel tries to tell Bernard "I don't know. That's the truth. There's no signal."
Bernard knows there was a signal when he called "them" last night, "Are they just ignoring us?"
Charlotte tries to defend Dan and Rose gets annoyed with "Red's" toneJin is listening to everything.
Drowsy, sick Jack makes his way to the crowd.
Juliet has her gun in back waistband.
Bernard tells Jack, "These people are lying to us."
Jack knows this. "Sooner or later their people are gonna come back for them. And when they do, we'll be waiting for them." {Sounds familiar.}
Sun- "Unless they run off again."
Wobbly Jack tells the group, "We have to be patient. I've gotten us this far. I said I was gonna get us off the island, all of us, I promised that I would." {Juliet grins.}
Jack passes out/unconscious.

Jack is sleeping in a bed.  His stomach/chest is shaved. The phone rings,waking him.   Jack checks his watch.  The voice on the other end is female and calls him Dr. Shephard.  She is confirming his "11:00 consult with Ms Berenberg; it was moved up yesterday and I know how you are with your calendar." {Chinese writing on lamp.} Jack tells Jane he remembers; he'll be in there.
Jack gets up, picks up a pair of orange panties and tosses them into the laundry hamper. {Dog barks in the background}
Jack trips over the MILLENNIUM FALCON on the kitchen floor, puts two wine glasses in the sink, makes a pot of coffee and reads the newspaper. He comments about AROD and the Red Socks/Yankee sweep.

In the bathroom Jack smiles, opens shower door and says, "Morning." {Mirror, White Orchid.}
The altered voice says good morning back. She mentions she bought him a razor.
Jack checks it out. {There is A scar in the appendix area.}
The shower stops and he prepares a towel for the woman and Kate steps out. They kiss.

A mobile of stars/moon/planets.   Jack reads a passage from Alice in Wonderland to a sleeping Aaron. Kate listens by the open door.
Jack-"Alice took up the fan and gloves, and, as the hall was very hot, she kept fanning herself all the time she went on talking, "Dear, dear! How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think, was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is, Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
Jack looks over sleeping Aaron.
In the hallway Kate calls Jack a natural.
Jack-"My old man used to read me that story.
Kate comments it's sweet hearing him say nice things about his dad.
Jack –"I don't say nice things about me dad?...Well he was a good story teller. I'll give him that."
Kate loves love's seeing Jack with him. {Who?} She's glad he changed his mind and so glad that "You're here."
Jack is too. They Kiss. He picks her up and carries her off. {SON OF A BITCH!}

Bernard and Juliet prop up passed out Jack against a tree.
Juliet- "Keep him in the shade. I'll get him some water."
Jack bolts awake.
Jin, in English asks if he's ok.
Jack walks away.
Bernard informs Kate, "He passed out."
Jack claims he a little dehydrated; he's burning up.
Jack says he's fine but needs a little rest. The camp's concerned.

Miles, Claire, Aaron and Sawyer make their way through the jungle back to the beach.
Claire's a bit woozy, "Bit of a headache. At least I'm not seeing things anymore.
Miles asks her what she saw. Sawyer wants him to back off. Sawyer wants to cover more ground before they have to camp tonight. He hoped that they can make it to the beach by noon tomorrow.
Miles hears voices and asks who  Danielle and Karl are.   Miles starts moving dirt around,{flies,} uncovers the face of Danielle, then Karl.
Sawyer wants to know how he knew they were down there. "Your buddies do this?"
Miles- "They're not my buddies, man. I didn't sign up for this."
Claire is upset and wants to go. Sawyer tells her once they get back to the beach everything will be fine.

Inside the tent Jack pops a pill and drinks water; he hates being sick. Jack feels its "Food poisoning."
Juliet disagrees with Jack's self diagnosis so she gives him an abdominal exam. She tells him it's his appendix. His pain started yesterday. It hasn't ruptured yet. {So much for food poisoning}
Juliet "I guess we're just gonna have to take it out."

Juliet asks Sun if she remembers where the medical station is. Sun does. Juliet writes a list of instruments/supplies she needs to perform the procedure. Daniel offers to go with Sun and help her identify the instruments. He's familiar with them;while although he is a physicist he has done a few animal autopsies.
Jin and Sun feel they can't trust them.
Cocky Charlotte mocks that they're convinced they're there to kill them, "Might as well keep playing the part."
Dan appears bothered by her very bad attitude, "That's exactly why they don't trust us."
Dan explains to Juliet to not blame them for whatever is happening there. They are scientists;they don't want anyone to get hurt.
Juliet writes something on the paper, tears off part of the sheet and gives it to Daniel. She gives her gun to Jin, and in English tells him "If either of them tries to run, shoot them in the leg."
Jin, Sun, Charlotte and Dan head off. {Why send both Dan and Charlotte?! That's just plain stupid!}
Juliet tells the camp they need to create a sterile environment. Kate inquires if everything they need is at the medical station why not just bring Jack there. Juliet explains because if they move him his appendix could rupture and he will die.

Hooded Miles is up on a hill rummaging through his pack. He looks down at Claire and Aaron. Sawyer freaks, and he proclaims a restraining order on Miles!
Miles- "What are you, her big brother?"
Sawyer-"No. I'm the guy who's gonna put a boot in your face unless you say 'Yeah, I get cha.'"
Miles obliges and says "Yeah, I get ya."

Bernard and Rose wash down and prepare a hard surface for the procedure. Bernard tells Rose she doesn't have to worry, an appendectomy is the most common surgery there is.
Rose is concerned why Jack got sick.
Bernard claims "Bad luck."
Rose-"The day before we're supposed to get rescued the person they count on the most comes down with a life threatening condition and your chalking it up to bad luck?" {Life threatening?!}
Bernard questions if Jack did something to offend the gods. "People get sick, Rose."
Rose- "Not here. Here they get better."

Juliet shaves Jacks stomach.
Jack- "When was the last time you did this?"
Juliet says she did a lot back in her residency. Jack informs her the incision needs to be two inches lower than where she's shaving.
Jack wants to talk her through it. "I don't want to be unconscious, we can use the laticane to numb the area, and then I can watch the procedure, help you out."
He suggests they use a mirror so he can watch and Kate can hold it.
Juliet thinks Bernard the Dentist should be in there.
Jack says no, he wants it to be Kate.

Jack walks down the hall of the medical offices at St. Sebastian with Mrs. Berenberg. He reassures her she's in good hands. {Red/maroon file.} He'll see her tomorrow at 5am. He also reminds her, no solid food.
Jack catches a glimpse of Christian but he is distracted by one of his fellow doctors who wants him to look at an x-ray about the L-4.
The receptionist tells Jack he has a call from Dr. Stillman from Santa Rosa Hospital; it's about a friend of Jack's.

Dr. Stillman and Jack walk down the hall to Hurley's room. The doctor explains that Hurley's refusing to take his meds and he stopped sleeping. Therapy's been rendered useless.
Jack asks why.
Dr Stillman- "Because he doesn't think I exist."
Stillman cards the security lock and lets Jack in.

Hurley sits on the edge of the bed, staring.   He knows and is aware of Jack. Jack asks why he isn't taking his meds.
Hurley-"Cause we're dead. All of us. All the Oceanic 6, we're all dead. We never got off that island."
Jack tells him that's not true.
Hurley asks Jack what he did today.
Jack, smiling shares, "I woke up, took a shower, Kate and I fed the baby..."
Hurley thought Jack didn't want anything to do with Aaron.
Jack changed his mind after the trial.
Staring Hurley- "Living with Kate, taking care of Aaron. It all seems so perfect. Just like heaven."
Hurley starts to cry.
Jack-"Just because I'm happy doesn't mean that this isn't real." {Oh really?!} Hurley tells him he was happy for a while too; then he saw Charlie. It's pretty cool that he gets to sit on the bench with Charlie on the front lawn. What do the two of them talk about?

Charlie told him that "You were gonna be coming by. He wanted me to give you a message." {Note Jacks' dark shadow} "He made me write it down so I wouldn't mess it up."
The note: "You're not supposed to raise him, Jack."
Jack stands up; he's troubled. With his back to Hurley he tells him that doesn't make any sense.
Hurley-"You think he means Aaron?"
Jack looks defensive.

Charlotte, Dan, Jin and Sun head into the medical station. Dan wants to head in first so he'll look brave to Charlotte. Jin and Sun comment in Korean about Charlotte knowing Dan likes her. Charlotte smiles at this making Jin realize she can understand Korean.

Inside Dan asks "Where do you suppose all this power's coming from?"
Charlotte- "Add that one to this list, Dan."
Sun recalls the day Juliet did the ultra sound. While they talk in Korean, the other two gather things from the list. Jin observes Charlotte listening to their conversation. Jin promises Sun he will get her and their baby off this island.

Sawyer leads Miles, Claire and Aaron through the jungle.
Miles offers Claire help with the baby.
Sawyer gets defensive and asks Miles "What part of restraining order don't you understand?"
They hear something coming through the trees. It's Lapidus carrying a white medical kit with an airplane on it. {It looks like a toy kit.}
He tells Miles he better hide, "Keamy's coming back. If he sees you he'll kill all of ya."
Lapidus is tracking Keamy and the small army on the sat-phone.
They hide.
Keamy arrives and asks Lapidus where the  chopper is.
Lapidus- "It's about a click back that way."
Lapidus brought the kit but mentions they look bad; he wonders what happened. Keamy tells Lapidus to do his job while Keamy will do his.
Aaron hick coughs and everyone hears it.
Lapidus rushes Mr. Keamy {in an effort to distract} and the men to the chopper, as he won't fly Daniel's bearing at night.
They head off.

Kate tells Juliet the tent's all set. Juliet could use an extra pair of hands in there. Kate doesn't think so{she doesn't want to go in there}
Juliet assures her it's just to hold the mirror.
Jack wants to watch the surgery.
Kate's surprised he hasn't taken it out himself by now. The girls share a smile.
Jack makes his way the 50 feet out of the tent.
Juliet tells them they need to be ready to go as soon as they get back with the instruments. Kate tells him she'll be his nurse.
Jack-"Wouldn't be the first time. Listen, if something happens to me…."
She cuts him off.

A train horn is heard. Jack sits in his jeep outside of Santa Rosa. He's looking the table/front lawn; then drives off.

At the house Kate is sleeping. Jack comes in and tells her to "Wake up."
It's late but he admits he wasn't working. He had to stop and get something.
She asks what's wrong.
Jack recalls the other night when Kate called him a natural, "Do you really think I'm good at this?"
Yeah, she does.
Jack-"Will you marry me?"
He presents a ring to her. Kate says yes.

Night at the beach:
The four are back from the medical station with everything. Juliet needs Sun to help sterilize the instruments.
Jin confronts Charlotte. In Korean he tells her he knows she can speak Korean but she plays dumb. Jin tells her if she continues to lie he will break his/Dan's fingers one at a time.
Charlotte asks him in Korean what he wants.
Jin wants the helicopter to "take my wife off this Island."
Charlotte agrees to his terms; they have a deal. {Check out her smirk. Maybe that was too easy?!}

Juliet, Bernard and Kate are ready for the procedure.
Bernard offers to knock Jack out with the Cloraform they brought back, "Wouldn't you rather be dreaming about something nice back home?"
Jack says no, he'll manage with the Lidocaine. Jack sets Kate up with the mirror; he really wants to see.
They numb the area. Jack feels the pain as Juliet has to dig deeper.
Juliet feels the time has come to knock Jack out; he's moving around too much. Jack does not want to be unconscious.
Juliet demands Kate leave and Bernard Cloroform's him.
Jack's out.

In his office Jack checks out spine x-rays of Ryan Laker; male, 36.
He hears beeping.
In the lobby Jack checks the smoke detector battery {Smoke monster near?!}
"Jack."   It's Christian sitting on the black sofa!!
Erika happens by and looks toward the sofa. There's nothing/no one there.
Jack asks her to write a script for Clonazepam. He's a little snowed under with his case load; he and Kate got engaged and he's not sleeping very well. Erika comments that getting engaged is supposed to reduce stress not create it. She suggests he talk to someone. Jack will do that.

Jack comes home and hears Kate's end of a phone conversation.
"Yeah, I'll just have the nanny (Veronica) stay an extra couple of hours. Jack's never home before 8 anyway. I could stay for at least an hour. I-I gotta go. Jack's home. Yeah, ok. I'll call you later. Bye."
Jack thought she'd be in bed.
Kate claims she was talking to Noreen; a mom from the park. Jack is suspicious. Kate heads upstairs.
Jack takes out his pills from Kaddaen's Pharmacy, pops two pills {pop-top} and drinks a foreign beer.

Around the campfire, Sawyer, Miles and Claire sleep.
Claire bolts awake. Aaron isn't in her arms. She looks over to see Christian holding Aaron.

Bernard comes out after Jacks procedure to tell crying Kate that Juliet did good and Jack is fine. She can go back inside.

Juliet stitches up sleeping Jack. She tells Kate he didn't lose that much blood. She removed the appendix and put everything back where it belongs…she thinks. They will have to talk him into resting.
Juliet apologizes for yelling at Kate and also mentions Jack kissed her; the other day when Kate came back from the other side of the island. "It was nice. But it wasn't for me. It was for him. I'm pretty sure he was trying to prove something….That he doesn't love someone else."
Kate thanks her for saving his life and leaves.
Juliet tells Jack he knows he's awake.

At the house Jack sits playing with a bottle cap. Kate comes home. Jack's home early so he sent Veronica home and the baby's asleep. Jack has been drinking.
Suspicious Jack confronts her about where she was and why was the nanny there. Veronica only works until four; he came home at six.
Kate lies saying she had to run errands.
Jack is home early because, "I went to see Hurley…Last Friday."
Kate says she would have gone with him…. Jack laughs "Because he's crazy, Kate. And I didn't want to upset you."
He asks where she was today. Kate won't say anything about it, only that he should trust her and leave it be.
Jack heard her on the phone last night. He finally gets out of her that she was doing something for Sawyer.
Jack is upset.
Kate made him a promise and Sawyer wouldn't want Kate to tell. We learn Sawyer chose to stay. Jack's the one who came back. "I'm the one who saved you.
Kate tells him he needs to figure out his problems because she can't have him like this around her son.
Jack flips out! "Your son. You're not even related to him!"
There's Aaron holding a stuffed whale. {Hydra?}
Kate picks up Aaron, "Hey,SweetPea."
Jack walks away.

Sawyer wakes up next to an already awake Miles. "Morning."
Sawyer-"It's way too early for Chinese.Claire is not there!
Miles tells him Claire walked off into the jungle in the middle of the night with a man she called Dad. Miles didn't stop her because of the restraining order. Sawyer is frantic! He finds Aaron at the base of a tree he calls out for Claire.

WhoooooooooHoooooooooooooo! Something nice back home is a great episode!
There are many, many clues to being knocked out, drugged up, numbing, implants, seeing things, sleeping, dreaming and waking up.  How many more clues are needed to show you there is something going on with them in a waking dream state/hallucination?   Remember what we learned about Lucid Dreams; the way we can tell the dreamer is dreaming is when things are "wrong", words are misspelled, signs are wrong, and there is NO sense of time.  An example would be Jack's last name is spelled "Shepard" on his lab coat.
Is it possible, just possible, that we are seeing Jack in a manipulated/altered sleep/dream state/lucid dream, dreaming things the way he wants them to be.   Could he be dreaming about a perfect life back home, blended with the imagery/people and chaos of the "Island"?  Could this be the perfect example of the "Blurred Reality" I talk about over and over, or is this truly about jumping to the future?   Or are the Oceanic 6 just...dead?  What is real and what is not?
I'm still not convinced they really leave the "confines" of the "Island/Islands", as I've mentioned that a number of times.  And here that concept is stated by Hurley.    Since Hurley is not taking his meds could he be the one who is beginning to think with a clearer mind, see with clear eyes. Or is he really the "crazy" Jack perceives him to be?
Could the Oceanic 6 be alienated, alone?   Be in a solitary confinement of sorts, but are still on the "Island" or another Island?   Maybe they're in an underground/underwater hatch/station?   Hell, at this point I wouldn't be surprised if there was whole underground/underwater city!

Things to note...Questions to ask.
* Jack slipped pretty quick into the downward spiral! It went from perfect to crap FAST. But why?
* Jack shaved stomach/chest in Flash. Shaved stomach-Island event.  Events "blur" together.
* ALTERED VOICES: I heard Kate voice in the opening of this episode, yet we're led to believe it was Juliet saying Jack's name. This type of thing happens often.
* Altered states of consciousness
* X-Ray- L-4, just like Ben's tumor.
* Damn dog is barking in the background of the Flashes.
* Kate gets Jack a razor.  Apparently she doesn't like the scruffy face…Yet she loves Sawyers scruffy face.
* Frank is tracking Keamy with the Sat-phone. Keamy had walki's.
* Daniel doesn't know where the power is coming from.
* What is the deal with Kate, really? What is her real job?
* Kate's fridge has the same construction paper artwork (including a smoke monster) that was on the wall/board at Santa Rosa in TBOTE.
* Where's Doctor Brooks and Leonard?
* Again, reference to Meds, Clonazepam, Cloraform, Laticane, Santa Rosa. Things that ALTER the mind. Drugs.
* On Thursday Aug. 30, 2007, the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 5-0. Robinson Cano hit 2 home runs and Chien-Ming Wang got the win.
* Jack and Kate's meeting at the airport must be later than 8/30/07.  Although, the newspaper from TTLG with the funeral was reported to be  4/5/07.
* Understanding other languages.  Linguistics.
* Someone took the time to bury Danielle and Karl, face up. Yet they really look like they're growing out of the ground.  Hehehe. BTW, one looked like Ben.
* Jack's lab coat spells his last name as "SHEPARD" the door to his office is spelled different.
* How can Jack get sick?   Does he travel back and forth to the "Island"?
* Juliet and whoever stitched up Dr. Ray seem to have the same ugly technique of closing wounds.
* Could Juliet have been removing an implant and not an appendix? I'm just asking!
* What is going on with Genetics and DNA? Duplicating/Replicating...anything?
* Jack feels betrayed by Sarah and now Kate.
* Was Kate on the phone with Sawyer? Can he call her? What did she promise? Does it have to do with Clementine? Can Kate travel to and from the Island?
* Use a mirror so he can watch. Yep, I find that pretty important!!
* Big Brother-Watching!.  WHO IS WATCHING AND FROM WHERE?
* Smoke.  Smoke detector.
* Power. Click. File...Computers.
* Kaddaen's Pharmacy.  Kaddaen's anagramsto Dad Snake.   Also note that Emily Locke's Pharmacy in Deus Ex Machina was SKADDEN PHARMACY
* Many paintings in Kate's house depict DARK SHADOWY FIGURES.
* Is Christian our Mr. LaShade, The Cobra?

VOCABULARY and Research...
* A wobble base pair is a G-U and I-U / I-A / I-C pair fundamental in RNA secondary structure. Its thermodynamic stability is comparable to that of the Watson-Crick base pair. Wobble base pairs are critical for the proper translation of the genetic code
Milankovitch wobble, the change in the axial tilt, axial precession and orbital eccentricity of the earth over long periods.
* Razor- Occam's razor (sometimes spelled Ockham's razor) is a principle attributed to the 14th-century English logician and Franciscan friar William of Ockham.
- Hanlon's razor - an adage which reads: Never attribute to make malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
- Razor wire, an anti-personnel security obstacle.
- Razor, the name of a fictional dragon in the Dragonlance series of novels
- Motorola RAZR V3 a mobile phone.
-Razor" is a short story by Russian writer Vladimir Nabokov
* Patient- A patient is any person who receives medical attention, care, or treatment.The appendix (or vermiform appendix; also cecal (or caecal) appendix; also vermix) is a blind ended tube connected to the (or caecum), from which it develops embryologically. The cecum is a pouch-like structure of the colon. The term "vermiform" comes from Latin and means worm-like in appearance". 2). Supplementary material at the end of a book, article, document, or other text, usually of an explanatory, statistical, or bibliographic nature. 3). an appendage.
* Ryan Lake- Sumter Township is a township in McLeod County Minnesota

Okay Losties, Living is easy with eyes closed!
"Wouldn't you rather be dreaming about something nice back home?" -Bernard.
That quote says so much.
Isn't it possible that we are seeing lucid dreams, manipulated imagery, and a bit of wishful thinking, tied into a bit of reality; this would be created by being in an altered state of consciousness and/or environment.  For me that is the simplest answer to all of this. 
Jack dreams about a perfect life but something causes it to fall apart.
Is it the reality that he is living a lie and needs to return to his "life" on the "Island".   They are home, really.
Who knows? Maybe this epic story can possibly have many different endings…Or the simplest one...

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Artwork from Santa Rosa in TBOTE and Kate's fridge...Including SMOKE MONSTER.

The art/paintings in Kate's house remind me of the image of Christian Jack has of him on the island in season 1.

2 versions of the Santa Rosa sign.

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Disclaimer: I never claim to know everything about the show and my thoughts by no means make me right! Things I share here are my views and/or opinions. I don't claim to catch every single detail either. I hate spoilers! I stand clear of reading certain sites, as to not take me off my own 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. Good! I'll only note things that I know come up as clues in bold.

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