September 8, 2009

Exodus. Part 1

Let's talk about LOST!   Exodus. Part 1

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We get a shot of two Oceanic tickets. Walt opens the curtains in his hotel room to reveal the backdrop of Sydney Australia.  He looks down at the harbor.

Walt turns on the TV and blasts the volume The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show. {Vincent is sitting on his bed}
Walt is defiant to Michael as Michael tries to get Walt to go back to sleep and lower the volume. Michael looks at the clock-radio, its 5:23 am.
Walt turns up the volume; Brian lets him watch it as loud as he wants.
Michael, who is not Brian, grabs the remote and turns off the TV. Walt storms out of the room with leashed Vincent.
Michael goes after him and Walt just taunts him yelling, “Get away from me…You're not my father… You're not my father!" {Can Walt feel that he is not his 'father'?}
Walt attempts to get on the elevator; 3rd floor.   Michael grabs his arm and pulls him back to toward the room.
Michael-“I don't like this either, but you're getting on that plane
Walt-“No, I'm not!”
A dude wearing black and white asks what’s going on.
Michael- “It's okay, I'm his father.”
Walt yells, “No, you're not. You're not my father. You're not my father!”
{Flash Whoosh}
Michael and Walt are sleeping on the beach. Vincent is right beside Walt.
Walt wakes up and heads over to pee by a tree; not waking anyone else.  He hears something {Like bird wings flapping} and then armed Danielle appears and quietly strolls into camp.   He quietly keeps an eye on her, following her.  Danielle and Walt make eye contact and Walt runs to wake up Michael.
Walt-“Dad! Dad, wake up! …Somebody's here.”
Danielle makes her way closer. The rest of the camp starts to wake up and Vincent is barking. Michael yells for her to stop “Stay right there. Who is that?”
Sawyer comments it must be the French chick. Sayid wants everyone to calm down, “It’s alright.” Danielle just gazes at the crying baby.
Sayid asks Danielle {who is in a zombie stare} what she’s doing there.
Danielle-“The Others are coming.”
She goes into the story of her arrival on the island while the Lostie’s listen intently as if she’s telling a wonderful scary ghost story.
“Our ship went aground on this island 16 years ago. There were six of us. My team6.   At that time…I was already 7 months pregnant. I delivered the infant myself.   The baby and I were together for only 1 week…when I saw black smoke.  A pillar of black smoke 5 kilometers inland. That night…they came. They came and took her.  Alex.  They took my baby.  And now…they're coming again. They're coming for all of you.”
Jack-“Whose coming?”
Danielle-“The Others. You have only three choices: {at Charlie} run, {at Michael} hide, {at Jack} or die.”

Jack walks on the beach with Locke and tells him, “This is a woman who blew up her own shelter. And now she's talking about seeing black smoke and hearing whispers. I mean, she's not playing with a full deck.”
Locke feels that doesn’t mean what she’s saying isn’t true.
Jack-“Well, if you want to focus on the ‘what if’ be my guest, but I've got to stick with what's tangible. And right now that's the launching of the raft."
Jack asks Michael how things are going with the raft.   Michael wanted to get off today but realistically after they get the rudder done they’ve still have to lay the rails to get it down to the water. Jack wonders if it would save time if they laid the rails while Michael was finishing the rudder.
Michael claims, “Manpower shortage.”
Jack needs 20 minutes to gather everybody and have them collect palm tree logs and then move the raft.
Michael guides everyone in the execution of the raft moving.  He tells them to use the levers as they need leverage to get it on the rails. On his count…1…2…3….Lift and PUSH!
Michael coaches them to “Push! Push! Push! Use the levers, use the levers. Good, good. 1…2…3…lift!
The raft gathers a bit of speed and the mast breaks off.   Michael can’t believe it and he is pissed! {He gives a nasty look to Sawyer.}
Sawyer-“What are you looking at me for? It's not my fault."
Michael blames him for missing a lever.
Sawyer blames Michael for not keeping the raft going straight. Walt calls for dad’s attention, pointing out a pillar of black smoke inland. {Dog barks in the background.}

Jack wonders-“How many of them are there?
Danielle has told them all she knows as she is rubbing a red cloth on her rifle.
Sayid-“There has to be more you tell us. How did you know?”
Danielle feels they have a bigger problem. “I can vanish into the jungle, but I'm just one person. You have 40 people. Where will you hide them?”

Hurley, Danielle, Jack, Locke and Sayid arrive at the hatch.  Danielle touches the hatch in amazement and asks, “What is this?”     But they were hoping she could tell them what it is. She claims to never having seen anything like it before.    Hurley feels the question is how they know they can all fit in there.
Locke-“No handle on the outside means there must be another way in. Another entrance means space.”
Sayid-“This is a mistake. We don't know anything about these Others. We're reacting with no information, no intelligence. This hatch might even be theirs. Black smoke on the horizon doesn't mean they're... “
Danielle feels it means they're coming.
Locke- “You booby-trapped your shelter with explosives. You have any more?”
Danielle-“Dynamite. At the Black Rock, in the Dark Territory.
Hurley-“Well, that's three reasons to go right there.”
She feels if they’re to make it back by sunset they have to leave within the hour. Locke seems pleased as he shares a look with Jack.

Jack sits in the Sydney airport bar. He has a glass of clear liquid with a stirrer.
He meets Ana Lucia {Ana is wearing a white shirt with a round brown circle, 2 necklaces, brown leather jacket, ring on left ring finger.}
Ana orders a Tequila and tonic with a wedge of lemon and asks Jack, “Why were you yelling? The girl…at the check-in counter. You were yelling at her.”
Jack asks if he knows her. Ana reveals she is on his flight.
Ana Lucia-“L.A.. So your dad died, huh?”
Jack thought she didn’t hear what he was yelling about but she claims she was just being polite. Jack shares his dad died of a heart attack
Ana Lucia-“Not a drinker, huh?
Jack-“No, no, not really.”
Ana Lucia, who is wearing a ring asks Jack- “No ring because you're single or because you don't like wearing one?”
Jack-“You asking me if I'm married?"
Ana Lucia-“Are you married?"
Jack-“No. No, not anymore.” He orders another tequila and tonic.
Ana Lucia- “I didn't think you were listening.”
Jack asks her name and wonders why she’s drinking tequila and tonics at ten to noon. {He checks his watch for the time. 11:50 am. Also, we don’t get her last name.}
Ana admits she hates flying and they stuck her all the way in the back of the plane where the wheels come down right under your damn feet. She asks him where he’s sitting.
Jack looks at his ticket to check it- “23B.”
Ana Lucia-“42F. Wanna trade?”
Just then her cell rings and she’s gotta talk. She tells him they’ll have the next drink on the plane.
Ana Lucia-“42F, right. And Jack, the worst part's over.”
{Flash Whoosh}
Jack-“Look… I know you're all scared. And I know everybody has a lot of questions. All I can tell you right now is that we do have a plan. We've got to go into the jungle to get some supplies. We'll be back in a few hours. In the meantime, do everything you can to help Michael get that raft on the water. And after that, go to the caves. We'll be back as soon as we can. Promise.”
Arzt feels it was a nice speech but the plan’s a little flawed, “But, hey, nobody's perfect.
Arzt-“Yeah, your plan. You're going to go into the jungle and get some
dynamite and blow open a hatch and then you're going to hide everyone inside. You want to keep a secret don't tell the fat guy. Jack wonders what Arzt wants.
Arzt- “God knows how long that dynamite has been out there. And from what I can tell Madam Nutso doesn't seem too concerned with how to handle it. So, unless you want to blow up, I'm coming with you.”
Jack says okay; grab some water bottles; they’re leaving in half an hour.

Michael and the Castaways are working on the raft.   He feels they can salvage the cable but need new bamboo for the mast. Jin checks out the rails under the raft and says something in Korean to Michael. Michael seems to understand him and answers, “We need to fix the rudder before we even start to think about that.”
Jin says something else in Korean. Sawyer asks if they need some help but Michael and Jin just walk right by Sawyer.  Sawyer tells them this wasn’t his fault and they should put him to work.  Michael feels they can just work faster this way.  Jin communicates in Korean to Michael and Michael replies, as if understanding, “Alright, alright. What do you think I'm doing over here?”
{Flash Whoosh}
Sawyer is at a Sydney police station.
Calderwood-“You remember me? Three nights ago? You were hauled in here thrashing and fighting. As you were being escorted by you kicked my desk.    And you broke my mug. … Sadly for you, breaking my mug was not the most significant mistake you made that evening.
Sawyer-“C'mon, Doctor. I got into a bar fight. Isn't that a badge of honor in this country?”
Calderwood- “Do you know who you head-butted in that bar? You head-butted the Honorable Warren Truss. Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry. One of the most important... “
Sawyer cuts him off, “He head-butted me!”
Calderwood has witnesses he did no such thing. He opens a file folder and reads Sawyers record-“James Ford, assault, wire fraud, identity theft, bank fraud, telemarketing fraud...” {Wow! Is he just a total fraud?}

Sawyer wonders if this is going somewhere. Calderwood feels he’s a blight, a stain, a scavenger. “You're a conman who prays on the weak and the needy. Tell me something, James, how do you live with yourself?”
Cocky Sawyer does just fine.

Calderwood feels he’s not even worth what it would cost them to incarcerate you. “Which is why you're being deported. Your plane leaves this afternoon. And, James, you're banned from ever setting foot in Australia again.”
Sawyer-“Don't you worry; I ain't ever coming back here.“
Calderwood-“Best not, mate."
{Flash Whoosh}
Shirtless Sawyer is very focused on chopping down bamboo.
Jack walks up to Sawyer and asks, “A lumberjack?”
Jack had never asked Sawyer what he did back in the real world, so he’s taking a wild guess. {Sawyer is unwinding some wire or twine.}
Sawyer-“Something I can help you with, Doc, because I've got work to do.”
Jack hands him a gun; he’s the only one on the raft who knows how to use one. Sawyer wonders what he needs a gun for.
Jack-“Just in case.”
Sawyer-“You think we're going to run out of food or water? Am I supposed to put the kid out of his misery?"
Jack-“Just in case.”
Sawyer wonders what Jack will do with the rest of them.   Jack, with the silver case, will give them to Sayid.
Sawyer-“Going into the jungle after the boom sticks, huh?”
By the time they get back the raft and crew will be in the water, so this is pretty much goodbye. Jack wishes Sawyer “Good luck.”    As Jack walks away Sawyer calls his attention and shares some info with him.
“About a week before we all got on the plane…I got to talking to this man in a bar in Sydney. He was American, too. A doctor. I've been on some benders in my time, but this guy… he was going for an all time record. So, it turns out this guy has a son. His son's a doctor too. They had some kind of big time falling out. The guy knew it was his fault… even though his son was back in the States thinking the same damn thing. See, kids are like dogs, you knock them around enough… they'll think they did something to deserve it. Anyway… there's a pay phone in this bar, and this guy, Christian… tells me he wishes he had the stones to pick up the phone, call his kid…tell him he's sorry… that he's a better doctor than he'll ever be.  He's proud. And he loves him.   I had to take off, but… something tells me he never got around to making that call.  Small world, huh?”
Jack is very emotional, “Yeah.”
Sawyer-“Good luck, Jack.”

Cuffed Kate and Marshal Ed Mars are at the airport security office.   An airport security officer unlocks the silver case and asks Mars if he’s gonna be armed and wonders why  he need five guns.   Mars will be armed with an ankle holster. The airport officer reveals the toy plane is in the case and wonders about it.
Marshal-“That's a good story; you want to tell it, huh, Kate? This belonged to her childhood sweetheart who she got killed a couple of years ago when she was on the run. Poor guy; had a wife, a 2 year old kid. What was his name? Hmm? Well, somewhere along the way during the 3 years that I was chasing her, she starts calling me, at my house. And whining on about her mitigating circumstances, but what she's really doing is taunting me. {He taunts her with the toy} So, I tell her that I've got what’s-his-name's little toy airplane in a safe deposit box in New Mexico. So, she somehow figures out which bank, which safe deposit box. She seduces some idiot to rob the damn bank, and then she puts a bullet in her new friend because she's done using him. But she leaves all the money. She just takes the plane. Because that's the one thing in the whole world that Kate does care about. She has no attachments, and I think she's telling herself she needs it to atone for killing her boyfriend…what’s-his-name. God, Kate, c'mon, what was his name?”
Kate attacks the Marshal up against the security glass,Tom, its Tom, you son-of-a-bitch.”
Mars elbows her in the face, knocking her to the ground and declares, “And that… is why I need 5 guns.”
He uses his foot to pulls the toy plane out of Kate’s reach.
{Flash Whoosh}
On the beach Kate walks up to Jack.  She was thinking of going with him; for old time sake. Jack notes that she wouldn’t be there for the raft launching, but Kate’s okay with that as she’s never been very good at goodbyes.   Jack tells her to grab her stuff.
We get a shot of the column of black smoke rising up through the jungle.

Charlie is gathering messages to put in a bottle. {Thank heaven they have a wine bottle.} He thanks a dude for putting his message in the bottle and tells him he’ll keep it safe. “Hey, Locke, do you have a message? It's going on the raft. You know: 'Dear mom, everything’s fine. I'm on the island, unless, of course, the black smoke people turn up. Love, your name here'  For when they get rescued they can contact your family.”
Locke thinks the idea is sweet.
Hurley gives Charlie his message and is adamant about him not looking at it, although Charlie does take a peek.  Charlie asks Arzt if he wants paper but Arzt “Gave at the office.” {Note: we don’t actually see Charlie put Hurley’s note into the bottle. Silly, I know.}
Hurley says his goodbyes and wishes good luck to Michael and Walt.
Jack hugs Michael and Michael says, “See you soon.”
Jack-“Yes, you will.”
He tells Walt to look after his dad. Jack shakes Jin’s hand and wishes him luck. Jin replies back in Korean. Kate looks around for Sawyer.

Jack leads the team out to the Dark Territory. {Note: You can see Charlie ask Jin something about the bottle of messages.}
When they take a rest Danielle {Danielle in the lead} takes off  her sweater revealing
scratches on her left arm.   Locke asks how she got them.  Danielle claims they’re from a bush.
Locke-“Mean bush.”
Danielle-“We've got to keep moving. {I think maybe, they know each other, and she's willing to help Locke out.}
Hurley asks exhausted looking Arnzt…
Arzt-"No, not Arnzt.Arzt. A-R-Z-T, Arzt.”
Hurley feels the name's hard to pronounce.
Arzt-“Yeah, well, I know a bunch of 9th graders who pronounce it just fine”
Hurley-“How about I just call you by your first name?
Arzt-“How about you don't“
Hurley-“Why not? I remember it from the plane's manifest. I think Leslie's a bitchin' name.”
Arzt-“Arnzt is fine.”
Danielle leads them past a stream of running water and on to a piece of black fabric hanging on a branch. Danielle states,”Le Territoire Fonce.”
Jack translates, “The Dark Territory.”
Danielle tells them the Black Rock is not far, “This is where it all began…where my team got infected. Where Montand lost his arm. We must move quickly.”
Arzt gets freaked and announces he’s going back. Sure he wanted to help, but that was before Montand lost his frickin arm. Arzt tells them to be careful with the dynamite.

Michael is correcting Jin on the raft.
Michael- “No, no, no. This one goes there. That one goes there.”{Han Solo, anyone?!}
Sawyer with his bamboo pole-“Hey, Chief! Cut and measured to length. Perfect mast.”
Michael thanks him.
Sawyer-“Well, alright. Now, are we going to get off this rock or stand around talking about it?”

The team walks through the rainy Dark Territory; they hear weird noises.  Just then Arzt comes running, telling them to “Run!”   
The mechanical sound of the monster is heard! Everyone runs except for Locke who stops Hurley. Locke tells him to just be still.
Hurley-“Dude, we've got to book.
Calm Locke is listening and tells him to “Wait. It's headed the other way.”
Hurley looks amazed at Locke. The monster sounds are mechanical, metal, whizzing, winding, clicking, growls, grunts, and the sounds (like) giant footsteps or even huge doors closing.
Danielle hides Jack and Kate.  
The rain stops.
Danielle feels they’re safe now. Freaked out Kate asks her what that thing was.
Danielle-“It's a security system.
Jack- “Security system? What does that mean?”
Danielle-“Its purpose is that of any security system’s… to protect something.”
Kate- “Protect what? {Listen to the sounds in the background}
Danielle-“The Island.”

Hurley and Locke meet up with Danielle, Jack and Kate wonders where "Arnzt" is.
Arzt walks over and corrects Hurley, “It's Arzt, you idiot.”
Hurley thought Arzt was dead. Arzt just wants to get the dynamite.

Shannon is at the beach folding Boone's clothes. Walt asks her why she’s folding his clothes. Shannon claims it’s because she’s anal. Walt thinks Shannon should take Vincent because he’ll take care of her.
Shannon-“What makes you think I need a dog to take care of me?"
 Walt-“Vincent took care of me when my mom died… and nobody would talk to me. They pretended like nothing happened. So I had to talk to Vincent. He's a good listener. You could talk to him about Boone, if you want.”
Shannon will take Vincent but only until he gets them rescued. Walt hands her the red leash. {They touch hands in the transaction. I don’t know why I’m noting that.}
He kisses Vincent on the head.
{No Flash Whoosh. Only the sound of Airplane engines}
Shannon lounges on a seat in the airport doing word seek puzzle. An announcement is heard- Flight 338 to Fiji will be delayed. Please check the board for flight details.
Sayid asks her if she would mind watching his bag for a moment, he’ll be right back.
Shannon- “Sure, whatever.”
She doesn’t even really look at him. Boone walks over and informs her he couldn't get them into first class; maybe she shouldn't have yelled at the gate agent.
Shannon- “What? You're on his side, now?”
Boone, with a bruise on the left side of his face tells her one day she’s going to appreciate everything he does for her. Sarcastic Shannon cannot wait for that day.
On the escalator up Shannon suggests he try again with the gate agent. Boone wants her to “let it go.”
Shannon is not being pathetic enough to not want to sit next to some crying baby for the next 15 hours. Annoyed Boone feels she can be a bitch. She gets really pissed off.
Shannon-“Oh, you want to play? I will get you thrown off this flight.”
Boone wonders how she’s going to do that.
Shannon-“I can do whatever I want. I could tell them..."
Boone-“Tell them what? Who's going to believe you? You're not even capable of..."
Shannon informs him, “You have no idea what I'm capable of.”
Shannon walks up to a security guard and tells him some Arab guy left his bags in the chairs downstairs and just walked away; he went towards the shops. Security asks if she can describe him. Security runs off and arrogant Shannon asks Boone, “How’s that?”
{Flash Whoosh}
At the raft Sayid tells them he salvaged a few things for them from the Beechcraft. “This is the plane's radar emitter. It needs to be mounted on the mast or the top of the cabin.”
Sawyer will do it.
Sayid also tells Michael to conserve power, turn it on only once every hour or so. It will show you any ships within the horizon line, approximately 25 miles. The same with the radio transmitter. He then gives Michael a flare gun and informs him this was in the plane's toolbox. “There's only one flare. Choose wisely when you use it.”

On their trek, Danielle stops to reveal they are here, “This is the Black Rock.”
We see a grand old ship in the middle of the jungle with vines growing over it.

In the Airport: Jin sits at a table reading the newspaper.
Sun carries a tray with two coffees and food. Jin wonders what took her so long. {They communicate only in Korean.}
Sun-“I'm really hungry now. There were a lot of people in line. There really wasn't much to choose from, so I just got some simple things for us.”
Sun actually places the napkin on Jin’s lap
A woman at the next table tells the man she’s with, “If you ever catch me doing anything like that for you, shoot me.”
The man tells her, “Don't knock it. Their divorce rate's 20 times lower than ours.”
Sun hears and understands them. She accidentally knocks a drink over onto Jin. She tries to help but Jin heads off to the bathroom.
The woman at the next table remarks, “My god, it's "Memoirs of a Geisha" come to life.
The guy says, “Hey, volume.”
She tells him to relax, they don't speak English.
{Flash Whoosh}
At the raft Sun gives Jin a list of simple English words written out phonetically to help him communicate with the guys on the raft. He sounds out the word “starboard”.
Jin cries and apologizes to her. Sun is sorry too. They truly do seem to be in love.

Jin-“No, don't you understand, Sun. I'm in this place because I'm being punished. I made you suffer. You don't deserve any of this.”
Sun doesn’t want him to go.

Jin-“I have to go because I'm going to save you. Stay with Jack. He'll keep you safe.
Sun-“Who will keep you safe?”
They cry and hold each other tight. They love each other.

Shannon gives Charlie a message for the bottle. {Her purple notebook looks like it has the name Angela on it.}

Everyone is gathering around to see the raft launch. They all say their goodbyes.
Walt shares an intense eye to eye moment with Vincent and hugs him tight.
Jin even kisses Claire’s baby on the head.
Sun and Michael share an awkward hug goodbye.
Charlie gives the bottle of messages to Sawyer; they share a look. Sawyer puts the bottle in the cooler and looks back at the empty beach camp. {Note Sawyer’s hair is not in a pulled back pony tail.}
Everyone helps to push the raft out into the water. Everyone rejoices! Walt waves and yells goodbye to Vincent. Vincent swims out toward the raft but Walt commands him to go back. They hoist the sail. Michael is proud they did it.
Jin and Sun share a very long eye contact goodbye. There is lots of waving!

We get an ominous shot of the pillar of black smoke.

Things to Note...Questions to ask... 
Hear. Listen. Volume.
Bar. Drink. Drunk. Liquor. "Whine"=wine.
Jail. Punishment.
Time. Timer.
Batteries. Radio. Cable.
Quest. Carry. Retrieve. Puzzle. Game. Cost. Worth.
Languages. Linguistics. Understands. Messages. Communication.
Michael and Jin understand each other.
Written "Characters".
Attachments. File. Folder. Logs. List. Record. Toolbox.
Suffering.  Longing. Lonely. Scared. Help. Heal. Love. Attachments.
Nutso. Not playing with a full deck.
According to his conversation with Ana, Jack is not a "drinker", yet we know he drinks on the flight and asks Cindy for more alcohol. Not to mention we see he drinks in the “Flashes” -1/2 bottle of vodka in 'Do No Harm'.
What the hell is the deal with Vincent?!
Hasn't Jack, Sayid and Hurley been to the dark territory already? In 'Numbers' they go to Danielle's for a battery. Was that near there?
Notice in a few episodes that people are there one moment and not the next! Vanished; Disappeared.

Vocabulary and Research…
* Exodus: Mass Departure.
- Exodus is the 2nd book of the Torah, Tanakh and the Old Testament.
* Mast(Hieroglyph) An Egyptian language triliteral.
* Mate-Friend-Pal-Buddy-Chum.
* If Artz name had an 's' instead of 'z' his name anagrams to Star. And in German Arzt translates to “Doctor’.

On this journey it seems that these lost and flawed people really need to find what they are looking for!
Until part 2...

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Exodus Part 2
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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? 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.

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