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September 8, 2009

Three Minutes

Let's talk about LOST!   Three minutes.

13 DAYS AGO.
Locke is in the armory putting the guns in their place. Michael {In a plaid shirt, sleeves cut off} comes over to Locke and whispers, “I was hoping I could borrow one of these guns.”
Locke asks if it’s supposed to be a secret.  Michael implies he’s whispering because Jack's sleeping.
Locke asks, "More target practice?"
Michael tells him, yeah; he just wants to stay sharp.  Michael seems hurried; he looks at the expensive gold watch. {It’s not on his wrist. It was in his pocket.}
Locke notices that and asks him, "You got a date?"
Michael- "No. Old habits, you know."
Locke- "Yes I do."
He gives Michael a rifle.  Michael grabs for a couple of the bullet boxes and purposely knocks over them over.  Locke bends down to pick them up and Mike knocks him out. {There's a lot of knocking out of Losties. It looks like Michael takes a hand gun or something on the way out.}
Michael tries to communicate with"Walt/someone" on the computer.  The screen only shows a small blinking green box. He frantically and randomly enters letters in an effort to spark some action.
Nothing happens.
He verbally asks, “Where are you?
He back spaces all the random letters to clear them and types in…”You okay?”
Michael stares at the screen waiting for a reply.
The computer replies with- “ok. No time. Come soon?”
Excited Michael replies, “I’m ready. Coming NOW. You said north….{next line}…north WHERE?” Computer replies very fast: “when they take me out. there’s huge rocks with a hole in the middle by the beach you’ll know when you see.”
Michael replies, “It’s gonna be ok. I’m coming.”, as he verbally says, “I’m coming Walt.”
Jack calls out for “Locke.”
This startles Michael...the screen goes blank.
Michael, with this back pack and rifle, orders Jack to stay in the armory.   Locke is still unconscious. Michael is going after his son and nobody is going to stop him.  He feels it’s his right, a father’s right! Michael locks Locke and Jack up in the armory. {Jack has key around his neck.}

TODAY.
Michael {Wearing a rose color shirt} is holding a small rose/pink list in his shaking hand. He burns the list. Jack comes out of the hatch door and {NOT wearing the key around his neck} asks Michael “What are ya doing out here?”
Michael’s just getting some air.
Jack wants him to come inside, “We should talk.”
In the hatch we see two bodies wrapped in blankets.
Jack, Michael, Kate, Sawyer and red shirt, nervous Hurley is there.
Sawyer tells Jack they have 11 rifles/pistols total.
Jack- “That’s it?”
Sawyer reminds Jack, “In case you forgot, they' took five of em right off us.”
Jack asks how long to get to their camp.
Michael says if they leave now, move fast, “middle of the night tomorrow.”
Michael tells Jack, “Look, they have no idea I know where they are. They won’t be expecting us. So we get the guns, and we go. Right now, just the five of us.”
Jack feels five is not enough. Jack reminds Michael that he saw at least 20 of them, they’ve got 'our guns', and we’re not even sure if what you saw was…..' {Michael said he counted 22; And about their Hatch, They keep it guarded 24/7. 2 guards, 2 guns. And 2 guns is all I saw. They're barely armed. Most of them are old and half of them are women.}
Michael is fired up, “I know what I saw! We take too many people they hear us coming. I’m NOT TAKING A DAMN ARMY ACROSS THE ISLAND, Jack!”
Jack asks him, "Sure you're in the best place to be making decisions for all of us right now?"
Michael asks Jack if he's got a son? {hmmm?}
Hurley yells, "Their dead! Anna Lucia and Libby are dead. I mean we haven’t even buried them yet.”
Jack understands and says to Hurley, "Me and you will take Libby, OK?"
Kate and Sawyer will {take Anna Lulu}.
Jack tells Michael he should stay there, “We’ll bury them tonight…then we’ll figure out what’s next.”
Michael looks down at the blood on the floor.
13 DAYS AGO.
Michael is running through the jungle. He stops to take a drink from his bottled water and to check his compass; takes off running again.
In the middle of nowhere he comes upon a dude {Pickett} peeing! {That's' lovely!}
Michael pulls the rifle and tells him to put his hands up. The guy recognizes him as Walt's old man. Mr. Friendly is there. They try to capture Michael.
Two guns shots ring out when Mr. Friendly tries to grab him. We hear "We need him!"
They shoot at each other. {Michael has a handgun}
Mr. Friendly is able to knock Michael down by using a rock/sling and then he instructs them to "Bag him quick. His friends are right behind us."

TODAY.
One armed Michael cleans up the bloody floor. {The Dharma bucket is a clear/see-through bucket.} He doesn't hear Eko come in.
Eko took his muddy shoes off outside. He tells Michael they didn't find Henry. Eko admits to Michael that he's a priest.
Michael asks him if he believes in hell.
Eko kinda shakes his head no. We find that Eko worked in England.
As Eko helps clean up the bloody floor he shares a story of a little boy who waited in the back of the church. The boy confessed he had beaten his dog to death with a shovel; he was protecting his sister. {Michael listens. Eko cleans; wiping the blood, rinsing and wringing out the white cloth.} The boy wanted to know if he would go to hell for this. Eko tells the boy God will understand and forgive him as long as he was sorry. But the boy did not care about forgiveness, he was only afraid he did go to hell, that dog will be there waiting for him.

Michael {w/backpack, arm in sling} pukes in the jungle.
Jack was on his way back to check on Michael.
Michael he had to get out of there. He goes on to say, "I have to get my son back. It's gotta be like I said man. Just the five of us, otherwise it won't work. It won't work!… It's got to be the people that already know! ...You don't get to decide this! It's my son, it’s my call. And that's the way it has to be!"
Jack- "Then that's the way it'll be."

At the beach:
Claire wearing two shirts, is with the baby.
Charlie says hi to the “big guy” and asks if she's seen Eko.
Charlie tells Claire that he and Eko are building a church. Charlie gives Claire the case with the vaccine he got from the pallet.  He says he doesn't know what we'd need a vaccine for but thought she and the baby should. {What does he know about a vaccine?} He shows her how to use the Pneumatic Injector; put it into your leg, it goes right in, quite painless
Claire- "You seem to know a lot about it."
Charlie says he tried it, as he wanted to make sure it was safe before giving it to her and the baby. He feels fine; doesn't feel anything (from the injection).
Charlie tells Claire, "that you're supposed to give yourself a shot every nine days".
There’s enough there for her and the baby for a while. He leaves the case with her and asks, ”Hey, Claire. Do you think maybe you and I can, umm…”
Claire instantly gets distracted because she sees that Michael is back. {Check out Charlie!}
Jin and Sun {with a net} are surprised yet happy to see Michael.
Jin says a bunch of stuff in Korean to him. {Remember, Jin considers Michael his friend. Sun and Michael seem to have a connection.} They're ALL happy to see him. Off to the side Sun sees Kate digging graves.
Sun wants to know what happened, "Who...?"
Michael reveals they were murdered!

13 DAYS AGO.
At night bagged Michael is brought over to a campfire with Mr. Friendly.
Michael spits at Friendly.
Mr. Friendly won’t hold that against him, fair is fair, after all he took his boy.
Michael- “Where is he? You son of a bitch.”
Look at what Pickett found…He found Kate, who now has a hood/bag over her head. She was following her friends.
Pickett- "They were about a half of click behind us."
They gag Michael to silence him and ready the torches as Mr. Friendly is going to talk to "her people".

Jack, Locke and Sawyer are in the dark jungle. Locke feels they better head back but focused Jack just wants Locke to find the trail.
Locke-“I lost the trail.”
Jack is pissed, “You don’t just lose a trail. You just don’t wanna find him.”
Surprised Locke says, “Yeah. That’s right, Jack. I’ve been running through the jungle toward the sound of gunfire because I don’t care about Michael.”
Jack feels if they just turn around and go back they’re never gonna see him again; and that’s gonna be on them, “On you. And on me.”
Mr. Friendly tells Jack he’s exactly right.
Jack-“Who are you?
Sawyer knows him to be the son of a bitch who shot him on the raft.   Sawyer goes to take a shot at him, but a shot is fired at Sawyer.

Behind the scenes Alex explains to Michael, “It's okay. He's just delivering a message. He has to scare your friends to do it." {WTF? Why?}
Jack- “I don’t believe you.”
Mr. Friendly-:You don’t believe what?
Jack thinks there’s “more of us than there are of you.”
Mr. Friendly feels that’s an interesting theory and yells “Light em up!” {Many torches are lit} He wants their weapons, tells them to turn around and go home.
Stubborn Jack refuses.
Mr. Friendly calls out, "Bring her out, Alex!”
Alex won't do it, so Pickett presents the hooded/bagged Kate to the guys.
Alex asks Michael if Claire's is okay; if the baby is okay, was it a boy or girl. Michael seems puzzled.
Curious Kate is revealed to the guys.  The pissed off guys surrender their guns to Mr. Friendly.  All the torches go out at the same time, Friendly picks the guns up and pushes Kate over to them.  At the campfire Friendly announces his friends are going home; they give up Michael.   Alex knocks out Michael. {Yeah, didn't see that coming. HA!}


TODAY.
On the beach Vincent {No collar} is alone with quiet Michael; he’s just petting the dog and thinking. {That DOG! Yep!}
Jack and Sawyer are at his tent getting the guns from his stash.   Sawyer offers the Doc a drink. The Irish drink when somebody dies; Neither one of them are Irish. {Irish! HA! I wonder what they really are.}
Sawyer asks why Jack and Kate were gone all night.
Jack says they got caught in a net. {Yes they did get caught in a net, but they weren't in it all night!}

Sayid asks Jack if it’s true, “Henry’s gone?”
He wants in on the quest for Henry and the Others.  The guys mention that Locke and Eko went out in the middle of the night but they haven’t seen either of them since.
Jack says no to Sayid’s wanting to help ‘finish this’.
Jack- "Michael wants to keep it small."
Sawyer is upset and tells Jack that even though Pipi Longstocking and the damn Grape Ape are ideal candidates for the dirty dozen, he wants to bring the red beret.
Jack again defends Michael's call.
Annoyed Sayid says "It's not his call, Jack, it's ours."
Sawyer hands Sayid a gun and says "Welcome aboard."
Jack walks off with the Halliburton case in hand.
In the quiet hatch Eko passes the humming magnet; it lifts/pulls his cross.
The beeping starts. Eko {with his stick} enters the code in the computer; resetting it. Eko is pleased.
108.
Just then Charlie wanders in and says to Eko, “So. You wake up in the middle of the night, you grab your Jesus stick, race off into the jungle. You don’t call, you don’t write.
Eko apologizes saying he had work to do.
Charlie looks at wrist watch. {WTF? Does he have a date? Maybe he does! Is time important?} Eko kindly asks Charlie for a favor; to bring his things from the beach to the hatch. He's moving in.
Charlie wonders, "What about the church? We're supposed to be building it together, man."
Eko- "I'm supposed to do something different now."
Charlie, seeming insulted asks “what he's supposed to do?”
Eko- "Bring me my things."
Charlie tells Eko, "Bring your own things…. You better leg it, mate. Clocks ticking." {He points up to the timer. Somebody/something must be on a schedule. Timed.}
Charlie smirks as he leaves. The timer shows 107.

Michael packs fruit in his bag.
Sawyer comes over to tell Michael the good news about Captain Arab joining in too, “The Calvary rides at sunrise.”
Michael is pissed that Sawyer told Sayid.  Sawyer figured if they're going to war it would be best to have the one guy who's been in a war, “Is that a problem?”
Troubled Mike says “No. It’s not a problem.”
Mike looks back to watch “problem Sawyer” walk away.

11 DAYS AGO.
Daylight.
Michael wants his captors to get off of him.
Mr. Friendly asks him, “You got a problem, Michael?”
The Others have been marching Michael day and night without any rest. The problem is Mike is tired. Mr. Friendly would offer to knock him out and carry him but, “We’re here!
They bring Michael to the big rock with the hole. {It literally looks like a jigsaw puzzle piece. Don’t you think?}
The Others camp:
They walk by people working on their huts, two guards at the hatch doors, three people with a fishing net. {You can hear a crow in the background!}
The Others are not wearing shoes. They sit Mike down and Mr. Friendly instructs Alex to “Tell her we’re here.”
Pickett, not being able to promise this wont hurt, takes a blood sample from Michael.
Michael- "Taking some blood for what? Who are you people? Where's my son?"
Pickett finishes drawing blood, bags it in a plastic baggie and tells Michael, "See you in the funny pages" {OMG! Great clue!}
Miss Klugh strolls over and introduces herself. She was hoping he might help her answer some questions about Walt.
Miss Klugh- “Is he your biological son?” {Michael doesn't answer!}
Miss Klugh-“Are you his father?
Michael- "Yes." {He answers yes to that one.}
Miss Klugh- “How old was he when he started speaking?” {Mike is flustered and his attempt at words are choppy.}
Miss Klugh- “Did he have illnesses growing up? Headaches, fainting spells?”
Baffled Michael says "What? No! I don't…I wasn't there. He was ½ way around the world. Why are you asking me these questions?!”
She cuts him off to ask. "Did Walt ever appear in a place he wasn't supposed to be? You say he was ½ way around the world, but did you see?"
Michael doesn't answer this question he just demands to see Walt.
Miss Klugh feels, "For someone who wants his son back so badly, you don't seem to know much about him Michael." She gets up.


TODAY.
{Before we see Sayid we hear something. A gun being cocked?}
Sayid is putting papers in his backpack.
Michael comes over to tell Sayid, “You're not coming.”
Sayid with a gun in his hand welcomes Michael back.
Michael knows Sawyer told him but, “It’s not gonna work. You’re not coming.”
Sayid wants to know why.
Michael-“Cause you’re going after the guy who escaped. And I’m going after my son.”
Sayid wonders if Michael’s implying that he’d let a desire for revenge compromise Walt’s safety. Mike is getting tense, he outright says, “I’m implying that I decide who stays and who goes! And you stay!"
Michael realizes his own attitude and adjusts it. He calmly tells Sayid he knows Sayid wants to help but he’s gotta do this his way.
Sayid compassionately shakes Michaels hand and says, "Of course. Good luck Michael."
{Note the antenna thingy leaning against Sayid's tent.}
Charlie {Wearing the black/white/check (vans) sneakers.} tries to continue work on the church but seems to be having difficulty working aloneVincent the wonder dog brings him a Virgin Mary statue. {The fucking dog actually wants him to take the statue!}
Charlie asks Vincent, “Are you kiddling me? Did someone put you up to this?
Vincent runs off and leads Charlie to Sawyers tent and stash with the statues. Charlie takes them and throws them into the water.
Locke {splint on leg and crutches}, sitting alone, looks on as he does this.
Sawyer and Jack are in the hatch.
Jack stops at the computer room and says to Eko, “You were supposed to come right back. You were out in the jungle all night. What happened?”
Eko tells Jack they were unable to find Henry's trail.
Jack wonders where Locke is.
Eko- “I do not know.”
Jack says they will bury the girls at sunset.
Eko will morn them in his own way. Eko just keeps his eye on the countdown clock. {WTF? He's the only priest on the island! He won't oversee the funeral? Come the fuck on!}

Jack and Sawyer go through the guns and ammo. {There’s a lot of it.} Sawyer asks who is gonna talk at the funeral.  Jack is sure Hurley will want to say something about Libby.
Sawyer never knew Ana Lucia's last name; But Jack did.
Jack-"Coretz."
Sawyer admits to screwing Ana. That's how she stole the gun; she jumped him.
Sawyer- “We got caught in a net.”
He's telling Jack all this because he feels like Doc’s the closest thing he's got to a friend and because she's gone. {Who's gone? Ana Lucia? He screwed her once! He's that heartbroken? Give me a break}
Sawyer-"Well. At least now we get to kill somebody."

At the beach, Hurley and Kate {She's wearing 2 shirts. Note the two blanketed bodies cooking in the hot sun. lol} dig two graves.
Michael walks over and asks Kate if Jack filled her in on the plan.
Kate- “What plan?”
They’ll leave first thing tomorrow morning, cross the island to their camp. He asks Hurley if he's coming with them.
Hurley wonders, "Why would I want to go?"
Michael trying to bait Hurley- "Because they killed her. What do you say Hugo?" {Michael calls him HUGO! Hurley doesn't even blink at it!}
Hurley says he's sorry about Walt but he's not going. Mike wants to continue to manipulate Hurley in to going but Kate stops him. Michael helps to dig.


3 DAYS ago.
The Others hut camp at night:
Michael is tied up and sleeping in one of their huts. Miss Klugh comes in to bring him dinner.
Michael asks her when are you going to do it; kill me. “I've seen where you live. I know how to get here. You have been asking me questions I don't know answer to for a week. I don't even think my son is alive." {He's been there a week?}
Miss Klugh says he is alive and is standing outside right now.
Mike-“What do you think I’m stupid?”
Miss Klugh goes on to reveal, "There's been a development since you came here, Michael. One of our people was captured by yours."
Mike doesn’t care, “So go get him back.”
Apparently they can’t do that, but Mike can.
Miss Klugh - "If you do, we'll let you and Walt go free."
Michael demands to see Waaaaaaaaaallt!! Pickett brings in Walt. Miss Klugh tells them they have three minutes.
Walt enters and looks very nervous. Klugh gives him a ‘you better watch out look.’
Mike-“Did they hurt you?”
Walt tells Michael that they make him take tests. Miss K warns Walt they're not going to talk about that.
Walt asks "How's Vincent?" {The wonder dog!}
  Michael tells him that the dog is great and he "misses you. Don't you be scared…. It's gonna be over real soon.”
Walt warns Michael, "They're not who they say they are! They're pretending!"
Miss K threatens to put Walt in the “room” again. {What room?}
Michael wants to know, pretending what?
Miss K ends their reunion. Walt breaks free from Pickett and runs over and hugs Michael, says "Help me. Don't leave me. I love you."
Michael is breaking down, crying; he loves Walt too. Walt is removed.
Miss K tells Michael, "After you release our man, I’m gonna need you to do something else.”
Desperate Michael will do whatever she wants.
She writes four names down on yellow note paper; four of your friends. “I need you to bring them here. You have to bring only these four people. Michael, just them. If you don't bring all the people on the list, you'll never see Walt again.” {She just said if they get their guy back, he and Walt can go free.}
Michael wants to know what to tell them. She says it doesn't matter, make up a story; they'll be angry enough to believe whatever you say. {WOW!!!!!!!} Michael looks at the list and realizes he doesn't know James Ford. She informs him, he knows him as Sawyer. Michael knows the rest of them.
Michael wants his and Walt’s freedom and the boat! {The crap boat they took Walt away with? That's a piece of shit! It's not meant for open water.}

The beach residents make their way to the funeral. Sawyer stands right at the edge of the two graves. {Why is Sawyer seemingly upset over Ana Lucia? Maybe it’s not Ana he’s upset about.} Kate comforts Hurley.

Locke sits away from them and cuts away the splint from his leg freeing himself and leaves his crutches as he walks off. {I love Locke! Where is he going? Does he remember/know something?}
Jack shares with Sayid "when the plane crashed I was on my way to LA to bury my dad.   Seems like such a long time ago now.   He was going to go right from the airport to the cemetery,I had no idea what I was gonna say.Here we are again." {YES! You are here again!} Sayid reveals to Jack he thinks Michael has been compromised; his actions are not those of a man who is telling the truth.  Sayid believes a Father would do anything for his son, and believes Michael may have freed Henry and believes Michael is leading you into a trap. {Sayid believes a lot.} Sayid also believed Henry was one of them. Sayid suggests let Michael continue to believe he's in control, so we can create an advantage. They have one more night to figure out how to create such an advantage.

Jack speaks at the funeral about Ana. Jack tells everyone before they “crashed” Ana Lucia Cortez was a police officer. {She was? I thought she wanded people at airport security? Hmm?}
Jack- “Rest in peace, Ana.”
Sawyer is still standing at the edge of the graves looking a bit dismal.  Hurley speaks about Libby; she was a psychologist or psychiatrist, one of those. "Either way, she probably helped a lot of people. She helped me. She was my friend. It's not fair that this happened to her. It's not. Hurley looks right at Michael and says he's going.
Claire takes hold of Charlie's hand.
Sun sees a boat in the distance and says "Boat."
They all see the boat in the distant water.



Three Minutes is great episode! Important in fact.

I've always questioned Michael being Walt biological father. I guess it still safe for me to feel that. What does Michael know about Walt, really? Again, if Walt can show himself, why wouldn't Walt show himself to Michael? Why do via computer? Besides that, the computer is NOT supposed to be used for anything but entering the code. Why is Michael exempt from this rule?
What does Michael really know about the "Island" and the "people" on it? What important role does he have with the "Island"? He must be very important. I think he knows lots. He knows where the 'Others' live and how to get there. Bear with me, I may be over thinking it, I admit it, but...Could he know where the "Island" is, and how to get to "it"? Then there's the bit with Michael wanting the Other's boat, and a boat appears to the beach crew.

Things to note…Questions to ask...
* Michaels' 13 days.
* Charlie and the vaccine. He is very comfortable with the device. Could he already be familiar with it? Don't laugh, it's possible.
* The rock with the big hole…Could that have been part of a ruin, an old structure? Is it more of a clue to the black rock? Just a prop?
* The Others don’t wear ‘shoes'. Is this to keep up with the ratty look they're going for? Maybe it is because they are on sacred ground? Again, taking shoes is off is a practice of respect for holy land or building, structure, temple, etc. Could the ratty clothes be only costumes or are they work clothes too? Then again, it is noted Eko was shoe-less.
* Is Pickett's comment to Michael about seeing him in the funny pages a clue to him being in the newspaper or a reference to the comic book? I still feel the comic book is a source of clues. The comic book reference comes up all the time.
* Charlie can show two different attitudes at times. It really makes me think..two faced or two....YEAH!!
* Charlie and Eko supposed to be building a 'church' together. Again, maybe those two are supposed to build/do something else. Maybe they are!
* The importance of Vincent! Who/what is Vincent really? What is the purpose of 'the dog'.
* Michael’s arm in a sling. Mr. Friendly uses a sling to shoot the rock at Michael. Charlie wears a sling backpack.
* Sawyer’s stash contains “vices” or “crutches” belonging to some of the Losties.
* Jack turns down a drink. Charlie gets rid of the statues. Locke literally leaves his crutches behind.
* Two versions of the note written by Miss Klugh. One Rose/Pink paper, the other yellow paper.
* Net. Click. Escape. Crash. Could this be referencing a computer/online?


Vocabulary and Research...
* In "BULLET CHESS" the game is played under three minutes.
* The First Three Minutes, a modern view of the original universe. By Steven Weinberg.
* Pneumatic is a Greek word the issue of pressurized gas to work in science and technology.


Three Minutes…. Walt's three minute visit with Michael gives us lots of answers. People pretending, test taking, special room, and Vincent. What can happen in three minutes? We are in the midst of a war game of sorts. This game is full of trades and deal making. But who is against whom? This must not be an open ended game…it’s on a timer. Is this our three minute warning? My next question is...WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!

Love to all who are "LOST"™

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

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