March 24, 2009

One of Us.

Let's talk about LOST! One of Us.
Sayid, Juliet, Kate and Jack are on their trek; they cross and stop at the stream.
Sayid tells them it's getting late; it's a good place to make camp.  Sayid drinks from his canteen.   Jack and Kate gather firewood. {We get a lot time watching them break and gather the limbs.}
Kate asks him if he wants to talk about the week he spent over there with "Them".   Jack tells her he made a deal with them, if he took care of Ben, "they'd let me off the Island. I kept my head down, did what I was supposed to. And I didn't ask any questions."  That's it.
Juliet freshens up in the stream. Sayid approaches Juliet wanting to know "What you people are doing on this Island? Why are you people are terrorizing us? Making lists. Kidnapping children. I want to know everything. But the first thing I'd like to know is, who are you?"   {She obviously doesn't know!}
Dr. Juliet Burke pulls up to a secured facility. The song Downtown plays on the radio.   She's met by a guard; tells him she's with Mittelos Bioscience and shows her ID.  Her sister Rachel is with her.  The guard will let Mr. Alpert know she's here.   Rachel sees the security cameras and comments that they're taking the corporate secrecy thing a little too seriously.   Juliet feels she'll never fit with these people.
Ethan knocks on the car window 2x and asks Juliet to pop the trunk so he can get her bags. {Window going up and down! Open/Close!}
The gate opens and Richard greets them, "You managed to find us."
Juliet with purse and key says, "I didn't even know there was an airport out here."
Richard-"I know. It surprises everyone." {Car has Florida plate.} Richard introduces himself to Rachel and thanks her for letting them borrow her sister for a few months.
Rachel- "Just promise me you'll bring her back in one piece."
Richard-"Well, we'll do our best." {OMFG! Do your best?!} {Men wearing ties, except for Ethan.} Because of security they have to take Juliet in the rest of the way. She says goodbye to Rachel at the gate and gives her the keys. Worried Juliet asks her if this is a mistake, "What if you get sick again?"
Confident Rachel says, "I won't. Cancer's gone. And I'm a 100 percent preggers." Juliet promises to be back before she gives birth.
Rachel-"Don't worry about us. You spent your whole life working to get here. So don't blow it." They love each other. Rachel tells her sister, "Go make us proud."
They close the gate.

Sayid asks, "Who are you?"
Juliet-"If I told you who I was, if I told you everything that I know, you’d kill me."
Sayid-"What you'd think I'd do if you don't?"
Jack tells him to leave her alone, she'll answer his questions when she's ready, “And you'll wait until she is. She's under my protection."
Sayid is not pleased and Juliet is very pleased!

Charlie is on the beach with his laundry; he hears Aaron crying. Claire is sleeping and the crying isn't waking her. Charlie wakes her. She tells him she's feeling a little 'off.'; she didn't sleep well. Charlie offers to take the baby while she rests some more.
Claire-"I won't sleep long." {Oh Yes you will.}

Sayid is pissed as he's cutting a path through the jungle very quickly. Kate is behind him; Jack and Juliet lag behind.
Juliet asks Jack-"I guess it's no use asking them to wait up, huh?"
Jack tells her to give them time, "They'll come around."
Juliet-"My people kept Sayid chained to a swing set for three days, then I dragged Kate through the jungle, handcuffed myself to her, and lied about it. How much time do you think they need?" {SHE dragged Kate, then handcuffed her! She made it look like something it wasn't! And Jack didn't catch this?! Is he not listening? Or does he already know the truth?}
Jack tells her they'll be back at "our" beach in a couple of hours; they'll probably be over it by then. Jack asks her if she's nervous.
Juliet- "Hell Yeah" and smiles. {Nervous? For what? This isn't the friggin' prom!}
Herarat Aviation.
No one is in the airport except for Richard, Juliet, Ethan and the woman at the counter.
Richard tells Juliet "I know six months sounds like an eternity. You're gonna be amazed at how time flies once you're there."
She can't wait to find out where there is.
No tie Ethan will take Juliet's vitals. Richard lets her know that everyone at the company's excited to have her, as her "research will really have a major impact on us."
He prepares an ORANGE drink for her; he shakes up a packet of tranquilizer, mixes it into the juice. Richard tells Juliet she's gonna want to be asleep for the trip.
Ethan adds, "It can be kind of intense."
Juliet freaks a little. She signed all their papers and agreed to not talk to anyone in her life for six months and is fine with the fact that "no one in the medical field has ever heard of Mittelos Bioscience..."
Richard asks her why she was fine with all those things, "It was quite a leap for a job opportunity. I mean we're not paying you that much."
Richard goes on to say Juliet thinks she's fine with everything because deep down she knows the place they're taking her to is special.
Richard-"You took a woman, your own sister. Whose reproductive system was ravaged by chemotherapy, was sterile, and you made her pregnant. You created life, where life wasn't supposed to be."
He tells her that's a gift and that she's meant to do something significant with it. We're they're going, she can do just that! He can't tell her where they're going, but he can tell her is she'll see things there that she never imagined. No one is forcing her and if she's changed her mind, they could take her back…. With that Juliet downs the entire glass of Orange juice! Ethan tells her she shouldn't have drunk that so fast. She is out!
Juliet is waking up to a red glow. {Red light bulb.} She's strapped down to the bunk.
Ethan-"Good morning. No. no. It's okay. You'll be hoarse for a few hours, but it gets better as the day goes on." He apologizes for strapping her in, "The last leg is always a little bumpy." He tells her to watch her head as she climbs off the bunk: no shoes and she's groggy. She walks past two guys sitting at a small table drinking coffee. Ethan informs her "We're here", and points up.
Juliet climbs up and out. {Her POV- looks like a tube/well.} Ethan walks away. {WATCH OUT! Now she has on her SHOES! One minute no shoes, the next, shoes! EYES.} She stands on the sub and looks around. {That is a beautiful island, indeed! I want to go there so badly!} Benjamin Linus introduces himself to her; they shake hands. He's looking forward to working with her and tells her to watch her step. A guy closes the hatch. {This does not appear to be open water. It looks more lake-like. Why a sub?}

Charlie takes care of Aaron. {Papaya?} Hurley’s making soggy oatmeal.
Sawyer comes over, "Well if it ain't three men and a baby."
They look confused. Sawyer counted Hugo twice! {!!!} Claire's not doing well so she asks for aspirin as her head's pounding.
Sawyer-"I got you covered. Two aspirin, coming right up."
Sawyer, who is eating his bowl of cereal, sees Jack, "Son of a bitch." Then he sees Kate and he is relieved. {He loves her so much.}And then he sees Sayid. Everyone on the beach is hugging them, everyone's happy. Everyone is reunited.
Sawyer sees Juliet standing a few feet away and angrily asks, "What the hell is she doing here?"
Juliet sits alone on the beach looking out to the water. Hurley comes over for a few words. "So. You're like, one of them, huh?"
She says, "I'm Juliet."
Hurley-"I don't remember you from the dock. After you put bags on our heads. After you shocked us." {With darts?} Juliet remarks she had the day off. Hurley hears she's a doctor.
Juliet-"More of a researcher…They send you over here to keep an eye on me?"
Hurley informs her the last one of you guys that came over here, Ethan...He kidnapped Claire and Charlie got upset. We buried him over there." {Juliet's eyes.}
A "Flat line" sound is coming from the machine. Juliet is in the O.R. {Same room Claire was in with Ethan. Goodwin and Ethan are there. Baby incubator.} Ethan tells Juliet “She’s gone. She's dead." {They have Dharma medical station scrubs on.}
Goodwin comforts Juliet "It's okay. You tried." He tells her to go take off and he'll talk to Ben. Juliet leaves.
Juliet in red shirt is sitting on the rocky area looking out over the water. {Ben looking very similar to what he looked like in the scene with Sawyer looking over at the other island in Every man for himself; complete with his bunny bag of tricks.}
Ben says it was Sabine's choice to get pregnant and she knew she was taking a risk. Juliet thinks 'it' happens at conception, "If that's the case, there's nothing I can do about it. At least not here." The only way to see if she's right would be to take a woman off the island, back to Miami.
Ben-"No. You're not taking anybody off the island."
In that case there's nothing more Juliet can do. Her sister will give birth in three months, "it's time for me to go home." {Oh no! Ben has that look in his eye!} Ben tells her, her sister won't be giving birth in three months; she'll be dead before then because her cancer's back. Ben pulls out a file from his bag of tricks and shows Juliet Rachel's records. {Yes, we can see the electrocardiograph records show, male, 5' 11", 187 lbs, etc. Is he that skilled in the ways of the Jedi, that he can make people believe they're seeing something different on paper, than what's really there? That's fucking Yoda skill!}
Juliet sways on her feet a little. Ben got the file from Mikhail. Juliet is upset, "I could have gone home. I could have been with her!" He tells her she still can, "You can go home, Juliet. Be with her in her final days. Or you can stay here and help me with our problem." If she stays he says "I will cure your sister's cancer."
Juliet wonders, "I'm supposed to take that on faith?"
Ben explains she's been here six months, "You've done extensive workups on all of us. Have you seen even a trace of cancer?"
Juliet-"That's here! And being that you won't let me bring my sister here I'm going to..." Ben cuts her off telling her Jacob said he'd take care of it himself, "Unless of course, you don't have faith in him. Every woman on this island needs you. If you choose to stay, I promise you, we will save Rachel's life."
It is night on the beach/kitchen. Sun questions the motives of trusting Juliet. "She's one of them."
Jack-"Not anymore. They left her behind."
Jack doesn't know where her people went and Juliet doesn't know either.
Sawyer interjects, "Here's an idea. Let's sic our resident Iraqi on her, let him do what he does, then see what she says." {Sic, like a dog} Sayid says no, he doesn't do that anymore. Sawyer states, "Well ain't that convenient?" {That's what I always say!} Sayid doesn't trust her. If she's so innocent, why won't she answer their questions? Jack tells them to give her time, she's afraid. {Bullshit!}
Sayid-"How much time?" {Sound familiar?} Jack says the fact that he trusts her should be enough.
Sayid-"It's not."
Desmond- "Where did Locke go?"
Claire joins the group looking awful. Jacks tells them Locke went with them; right after he destroyed the sub that was gonna take him off this island. Hurley's surprised and shocked to hear that, "What?!"
Sawyer- "They were gonna let you go?"
Jack says yeah.
Sawyer-"Said who?"
Says Ben; whose life Jack saved.
Sawyer-"You should have let that bug eyed bastard die!"
Kate tells him Jack did it for "Us."
Sawyer says it sounds like he did it for him. Kate calls him James in front of everyone. {And NO ONE says anything about her calling him something other than what they know him as! OR do they all know his name is James?!}
Sawyer asks Jack, "Why he's fighting every single one of us and sticking up for one of them?" Jack shares he spent every moment over there trying to find a way off this island, he was trying to help "All of us."
All of a sudden Claire has blood coming from her nose/mouth; she faints! Jack tells Charlie to get her head back and get her up! He asks Charlie how long she's been like this. Charlie tells him since this morning.
Jack-"Before we got back, was she showing any symptoms at all?…Has she been drinking enough water?"
He instructs Charlie to keep her head up. Here comes Juliet! She stands next to Sun and Jin and asks "What happened to her?"
Jin says something in Korean and Juliet asks what he said.
Sun-"He said, what do you care?"  {D'OH! Did Jin understand her question?!}
Juliet runs up to Kate and tells her she needs her help; she needs her to get Jack.
Juliet-"I think I know what's wrong with Claire."
Juliet is getting emotional, "Because I did it to her."

Kate gets Jack and they talk to Juliet.
Sawyer and Sayid watch them from afar. Sawyer asks Sayid, “That giving you a bad feeling in your stomach?"
Sayid nods yes; Sawyer too.

Juliet informs Jack Claire's immune system is turning on her; she's have a laten reaction to a medication in her blood stream. The medication was designed to keep her alive during the late stages of her pregnancy.
Jack- "Designed by who?"
Designed by Juliet. She explains that for some reason women here can't have babies. The mother's body turns on the pregnancy, treats it as a foreign invader. She saw it happen over and over; every pregnant woman on this island died... Until Claire. {Kate and Sun look at each other} Jack asks what did she do to her. Juliet reveals that one of our people infiltrated your camp and they began taking blood samples right after your plane crashed. {They were able to take blood samples without anyone waking up! That's gotta prove something!} {Flashes of Ethan wearing a hooded sweatshirt, covering Claire's mouth, needle, injection, Shhhh!}
Kate-"Ethan." {Could Kate have seen any of that?}
Juliet goes on that "even though Claire didn't conceive on this island, her symptoms were consistent with previous mothers, so we tried to save her life. {That's an interesting statement.}
Jack-"By kidnapping her?"
Juliet-"No. That wasn't supposed to happen. She was our control case. I had developed a serum that, I thought would reverse what was happening to her. Ethan was administering the injections." {Flash of Hurley running through the jungle with the manifest. "The census. I interviewed everyone. One of them isn't in the manifest. He wasn't on the plane."}

Juliet reveals they realized the Lostie's found out he wasn't on the plane. {Does Juliet have the power of post hypnotic suggestion? Can she talk them into things, just like Ben can?} Juliet tells them, Ethan improvised. {Flash of Charlie and Claire in the jungle and Ethan greets them. Claire looks very sick! Injection bottles, needles, Ethan in OR/Treatment room with Claire, meds refrigerator, the funny shaped log that Claire sat on with Ethan, the Oceanic baby mobile.} Juliet says he kidnapped her on his own, that was never part of the plan. Without those injections Claire would have died. Without the serum, she's going into a form of withdrawal. {Their eye color!} And if she doesn't treat her quickly, her immune system could shut down entirely. She tells Jack, "I can fix this. I just need the serum. Ethan kept a stash of medical supplies near the caves where you used to live. {How would she know that!!! Oh yeah. She knows everything! Cameras.} If I go right now, I can be back before it's too late."
Jack tells her to do it.  {Note that we know CHarlie gave Claire and the baby the pneumatic injector and serum from the latest pallet drop.}
Naked Juliet is eating in bed; but she's in a daze. {There's opera on the radio.}
Goodwin- "Where are you?" He is hanging out with her in the bed. He asks "… Where were you?"
She tells him she "was just realizing that tomorrow she will have been on this island for three years." Goodwin had better bake a cake. {Celebration} There's a knock at the door. X-Rays are delivered to Juliet. {R circles/2 spheres inside} Juliet is troubled looking at them. Goodwin joins her. {Eyes} Juliet informs him, "Karl developed some X-rays for me."
Goodwin-"What’s wrong?"
Juliet walks across the yards of the barracks while people are going about their activities. She is holding a yellow/manila envelope in her right hand. She knocks on the door 2x. Ben, who was at his desk reading, answers the door. {Red cup, Bugs, Love the dragon thingy on top of the bookcase! Clock shows 12:35ish. He has on his Harry Potter glasses.}
Ben was just finishing 'Carrie'; he doesn't understand why she picked it, it's depressing. {The clock shows 9:30ish.}
Juliet comes right out and tells him he has a tumor. When he told her about his back pain, she said she would take some X-rays to see if it was a small fracture or herniated disc. But that's not his problem. {Does he not remember taking X-rays? hehehe} His problem is a large tumor surrounding your L-4 vertebra. Ben checks out the x-ray and seems surprised.
Ben-“You've just told me that I have cancer. Of course I'm surprised."
Juliet-"No. I told you had a tumor."
She accuses him of being scared. Juliet says Ben told her no one on this island ever had cancer, "You told me that! You told me you could fix it! You said that! You told me you cured my sister! You lied to me!"
Ben gets defensive "No. I did not lie to you"
Juliet-"If you can cure cancer Ben, then why do you have it?"
He doesn't know.
Juliet smacks the glass of water out of his hand and demands to talk to her sister. He tells her that's not gonna happen, but promises her Rachel is fine. Juliet yells, "You never cured her! You're a liar! You lied to me!"
Juliet literally has backed him up against the counter/wall. Ben insists he told her the truth. Juliet cries on his shoulder, she wants to go home. She begs him. He's says "No."
Juliet has a meltdown and cries.

Juliet, alone makes her way to a huge tree w/no leaves that has an egg shaped logo on it. {Not the hydra logo we know.}  She gets the black case from under the leaves across from the tree.
She opens the combination pad lock.
Sayid tells her to step away from the case! She was followed by Sawyer and Sayid. Juliet tells them the case is full of medical supplies and that Jack knows all about it.
Sawyer-"Jack ain't here right now. Is he?"
Sawyer opens the case, it does have needles, meds, etc.

Sayid-"You told me earlier that if you told me everything you knew, I'd kill you. I'm here to test the validity of that statement." The boys want her to talk.  They have cleared their schedules so they have all the time in the world.
Juliet goes into manipulation mode {Or is it hypnotic suggestion mode? Eyes.} "You know it's interesting. That you two are now the camp's moral police. I'm curious, Sayid. How long was it till you told everyone on that beach exactly how many people you've tortured in your life? Do they know about Basra? {He sways a little, sure looks hypnotized. He doesn't say anything.}
She turns to Sawyer, "I'm sure the first thing you did when you got here, James, was to gather everyone in a circle and tell them about the man you shot in cold blood the night before you got on the plane. So why don't we just skip the part where you two pretend to be righteous. I'm taking that medication back to Claire and you're gonna let me. Because if she doesn't get it. She's gonna die. And the last thing that either of you need right now is more blood on your hands." She takes the case from a 'blank' Sawyer. {The guys never say anything! Never ask her how she knows that shit! They don't flinch! Why didn't Sayid just kill her?}

The CD player opens and an unmarked/unlabled CD is put in. It plays the song 'Downtown.'   Juliet looks in the mirror. We remember this as the day Oceanic flight 815 arrived on the Island and there is a book club meeting, etc. Everything starts to shake. The book club members head outside. Once outside Juliet seems to be looking around. Ben comes out of his barrack home. We relive Ben giving Ethan and Goodwin 'direction' on what to do with the crash/survivors. {To me it seems like he's giving direction for a scene; scripted. Maybe because I've taken direction from directors and that's pretty much how it is.} After Ben's comment about being out of the book club, Juliet walks away from him. {Eyes} Ben calls her back, "You and I need to talk."
Juliet- "Now?"
Ben- "We have some time. It's important. Take a walk with me."
Ben radios Mikhail- "We're here. He never has his walkie on!" There's something he needs to show her.
Mikhail asks Ben, "Did you see it?"
Ben-"A plane fell out of the sky Mikhail, of course we saw it."
Mikhail shows Ben news footage on monitors telling about the disappearance of Oceanic flight 815. Mikhail speaks specifics. Ben wants detailed files on every single passenger. Mikhail's already working on it. Juliet is still holding/showing her Stephen King book.
Ben asks him to upload to Richard in Acadia Park.  Ben was hurt when Juliet called him a liar yesterday.  He puts on his directors headset and cues Richard. There is a newspaper with today's date, Wednesday, 9/22/04. 
He says, "This is live."
We then see Rachel, appearing healthy playing with a little boy; she's pushing him on a swing. Juliet is cries. Ben tells her a little over two years ago, to everyone's surprise; Rachel's cancer went into complete remission. Shortly after she gave birth to a healthy baby boy; his name is Julian.
Ben says thanks to Richard, "You'll want to get back here as soon as you can. We may have some new visitors."
Juliet is very emotional; she wants to go home. Ben tells her their agreement was for her to stay until her work is finished. Juliet feels it's impossible "The mothers keep dying."
Ben-"Then we'll find more mothers. Who knows? Maybe there's even one on that plane?"
Jack is caring for Claire. Juliet comes to save the day with her case.  Charlie's upset with Jack trusting Juliet. Jack trusts her so he wants Charlie to trust him. Charlie says he trusts him. Juliet gives Claire the injection and tells them they should see results in a few hours.
Jack tells her "If this doesn't work, if something happens to her…I'm not gonna be able to protect you anymore. You'll be on your own"
She’s already on her own.

Charlie and Claire are sleeping; they wake up. Claire asks what happened. Charlie just smiles.
Juliet sits on the beach, alone. Jack brings her a tarp, blankets, pillows; it's enough stuff to get her started. He tells her Claire's awake. She smiles. Everyone says it's okay if she sets up camp.
Jack- "They're good people. They're willing to give you the benefit of the doubt." {I need to talk to them about that!} He also says eventually they're gonna need some answers. She asks him why she never has to explain herself to him.
Jack- "You were there; you were standing right next to me when that submarine exploded. In that moment I saw it in your eyes. You want to get off this island more than anything else in the world. That makes you one of us."
Juliet puts up her tarp. She ties the knot it just like we've seen Sun. {and Danielle do the same.}

We see Ben talking to Juliet, "Let's go over it again."   Juliet knows what to do but he wants to go over it again, just to be sure.
Juliet- "I drag Austen out into the jungle, handcuff myself to her. Then tell her I was gassed. Just like she was."
Ben- "And if she catches you in the lie?"
Juliet will admit to it, "Tell her it was the only way to earn her trust." Then they'll take Juliet back to the beach.
Juliet-"I know you want me to go there. But after everything that we've done to them, it's going to be a problem. Ben says they've activated the implant in Claire; she should be symptomatic within the next 48 hours. {We see Flash of Juliet tie her knot. Jin, Desmond on the beach.} By the time she gets to the camp she'll have a nice big crisis to solve.  Ben informs her Price is already on his way to hide her supplies at Ethan's old drop point, "Tell Jack that you can save her. He trusts you."
Juliet seems zoned out. Ben asks if she's alright. Juliet is fine. He then presents her with a gas mask and {Coffee cup} says "See you in a week." Juliet takes the mask.

Juliet ties her tarp at the beach camp.

One of Us is a Great Episode! We have much to talk about.  But keep in mind, your gonna wanna be asleep for the trip because it can be kind of intense! It's OK because the place they take us to is special.

Was the "Island" not supposed to have life on it?  Or are we talking about creating life "somewhere" else that isn't supposed to be able to make life?

Things to Note…Questions to ask…
* EYE COLOR CHANGES! All of them, even Ben.
* Anagram for TARP is TRAP!
* Anagram for Herarat Avaiation: A Variation Earth or A Variation Heart.
* I've asked this before…Who is Juliet?  Really. How old is she? How about Ethan? He must be around for a really long time. Maybe all the scientists/doctors/researchers of the "Island" have been around a really long time. That would include Arzt.
* The hidden away Airport, Herarat Aviation.   The customer "line" ques look like a descending Whale Tail.
* Guarding a gate. Security. Surveillance. Protection.
* "A little over two years ago Rachel's cancer went into complete remission. Shortly after she gave birth to a healthy baby boy."   Juliet tells Jack she's been there for over three years. It's supposed to be 9/22/04. We were led to believe Rachel got preggers before Juliet left Miami!
* Ben knows everything. Is it possible that Ben plans everything or just knows the plan for everything?
* Could Juliet be responsible for blowing anything up
* Are they all just 'case' studies? Control cases?
* Time flies when you're on the "Island".  Or does it really go slower?  I'm sure time doesn't even matter.
* Sleep. Tranquilizer. Clonazepam is a sedative. Depressing. Hypnosis. Implant.
* That submarine. Is that the "official" transport to the  "Island"?  Prop?  By the way, they supposedly left from an airport, so at what point did they transport unconscious Juliet to a sub?
* Tube…. Could that be a tube, as in "travel?" Or Tube Tracking? Is that how everyone is being tracked?
* Karl developed the x-rays. {Interesting}
* There seems to always be a beach reunion!
* Bug. Bug eyed. {Invertebrates? Is that reaching too far, even for me? hehehe}
* Design...Medication…Fertility…Conception…Baby...Create...Bring life.   What has been "designed" on the "Island" really?..
* Plane crash day 9/22/04. I can't help but keep in mind that there is Oceanic plane wreckage already inside the cave. Let's not forget that!
* Coffee. We need to add tea to that list! In the Himalayas, there is Hindu religion, culture. They grow tea. Say Namaste, etc..
* 3- PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. Birth, Life, Death.
* How does Juliet know details about Sawyer and Sayid? Not only about their lives but details about the day/night before their arrival there? How would she know Sawyer killed someone? Is it because these events happened already? And/or they are scripted/written scenarios for the tests/quests/roles each person is to experience?   So that leads me to this question again…Are events in the Flashes or the "Island" real? Nope!   Drugged up, yes.. In addition could we be witnessing some sort of post hypnotic suggestion technique going on?  Are they using a song, prop, word, phrase or even a picture, something meant to trigger a manipulated memory/memory?   Hypnosis to go along with the hallucinations.  It could be. This is some friggin game!
* I think by now it's pretty obvious we see at least two versions of things. Shoes off, shoes on, etc. Different times on the clock in Ben's house. There's a lot more to add to the list of differences. WAIT! It doesn't end there!.....Ben's tumor is at his L-4 vertebra.  That's lumbar vertebra. Yet when Jack's in the hydra being held in the glass cell, he asks Ben about his neck. Those would be Cervical vertebra! C3-C6. Is there really a tumor at all? Spine, Spinal surgeon, vertebra…
* Walk, walkie, "walking" stick…Guess what? Human walking is accomplished with a strategy called the double pendulum. Walking is the main form of animal locomotion on land.
* A walking stick is a bug. Aaahhh! OH DAMN IT!
* Clues to Head- Could the reference to head be about "Head Hunters"?  What about an injury to the head?  Manipulating what's going on in the head?   Just plain ol messing with their head?   Things are taking place in their HEADS.
* "...let me off the island".  So it seems as if Jack and the gang are not allowed to leave freely; they have to be on the "island".

* What if we have a few "Islands" here?  Okay, maybe "Islands", maybe hidden facilities, or even off shore facilities/freighters.  Nonetheless, these would be the equivalent of layers or levels in the story/game.

Vocabulary and Research...
* One of Us is a novel. By Michael Marshal Smith. The plot centers on a small time ne'er-do-well, ex barman who has found a lucrative line as a REM temp taking care of people's unwanted dreams and memories. However when he finds himself burdened with a memory of a murder he is forced to find the real culprit and face up to his own past mistakes.
* Them! a sci-fi film about giant ants.
* THEM(Marvel universe), a fictional terrorist organization. Also, a gang of villains from the Wonder Woman comic.
* THEM: Adventures with Extremists is a book by Ronson. The book accompanied Ronson's documentary series Secret Rulers of the World.
* A sedative is a substance that depresses the central nervous system, resulting in calmness, relaxation, reduction of anxiety, sleepiness, and slowed breathing, as well as slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes. Sedatives may be referred to as tranquilizers, depressants, anxiolytics, soporifics, sleeping pills, downers, or sedative-hypnotics. Sedatives can be abused to produce an overly-calming effect. At high doses or when they are abused, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness(hypnotic) and even death.
* The Lawson L-4 was a 1920s American un flown biplane airliner, designed and built by the Lawson Air Line Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1924 the Company had a need for an airliner to use on the night service between Chicago and New York. The L-4 was a 3-engined biplane airliner which was fitted with sleeping berths, lavatory and unusually a shower unit.
* Bioscience is the study of life. It examines the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living things. It classifies and describes organisms, their functions, how species come into existence, and the interactions they have with each other and with the natural environment. 4 unifying principles form the foundation of modern biology: cell theory, evolution, genetics and homeostasis.
* Hypnosis (Greek hypnos,"sleep") is "a trance-like state that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject.
* A Hindu is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, a set of religious, philosophical and cultural systems that originated in the Indian subcontinent. Other countries with large Hindu populations include Bangladesh,
Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Fiji, Guyana, Nepal, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa, Mauritius, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, Netherlands and United Kingdom. Beliefs and practices, Dharma · Artha · Kama · Moksha, Karma · Samsara · Yoga · Bhakti,Maya · Puja · Mandir.
* An invertebrate, is an animal lacking a vertebral column. As invertebrates account for 97% of all animal species, this subdivision of zoology has many further subdivisions including but not limited to: Arachnology - the study of spiders and other arachnids. Entomology - the study of insects. Malacology - the study of mollusks. Carcinology - the study of crustaceans. Invertebrate paleontology - the study of extinct invertebrates .
* Acadia National Park preserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast of Maine. Or are there ties to Canada and French?
* Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert took part in experiments investigating the therapeutic and religious possibilities of drugs such as mescaline, psilocybin and LSD.  It is titled The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead is an instruction manual intended for use during sessions involving psychedelic drugs.    

A beautiful surreal "Island".  Tranquilizers, strapping people in Santa Rosa…If I didn't know that my research revealed some pretty important "Big Game" shit, this would all look like one big giant supervised drug trip or mass hallucination by a bunch of mental ward patients and convicts!  But no matter what, this is a very important journey.

For fun I imagine there's an old box somewhere, and in it are photographs and documents of the "Island" residents through the years…Maybe even through the centuries. Good times!

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Posted on MySpace February 2008.

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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