February 26, 2010


Let's talk about LOST!    Lighthouse.

Jack enters his apartment.
Photos of a happy family. {Awful Photoshop of Christian, Mom and Jack, Dr's Jack and Dad. His apartment has black/white artwork/pictures, a bike, exercise bike, mirrors. I think the clock shows 2:51 when he heads into the closet.}

Jack changes, looks in the mirror at his scar seemingly confused and the phone rings.

It's his mom asking if they found him yet.   Jack tells her no and that he called a couple of hours ago, and they think the coffin was checked in through Berlin.    Margo wonders how you can lose a body.   Jack doesn't know but says all they can do is wait for more info.  
Margo doesn't want to wait, "I can't get anything done. I can't even find his will, there's papers everywhere."
Jack calmly tells her he'll go over in a couple of hours and they'll find it together.   He also asks mom when he had his appendix taken out.  {If the scar is real wouldn't Jack have seen it every time he was naked and been reminded of it?}
Margo-"You were seven, or eight, maybe{Maybe?! Wouldn't she know?!}  You collapsed at school.   Your father wanted to do the procedure himself, but they wouldn't let him.  You don't remember that?"

Jack-Yeah, I... I guess I do." 
Jack sees the time {2:51}, cuts Margo off {"Well don't forget to cal..."} and hangs up.

Jack drives his crap Bronco to St. Mary's Academy.   He apologizes to the young boy sitting there waiting on the steps with his backpack. "I'm sorry I'm late.  Thought I had enough time to go home and change after work." 

The annoyed kid tells him not to worry about it.

{You can see Jack has feelings for the boy and is trying to connect to him, but the kid is distant.}
Jack apologizes again to "David".  
David-"Okay, dad."
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Jack stares at his reflection in the rippling water.  
Dogen shares with Jack that he was afraid he left. 
Jack-"Is leaving an option?"
Dogen informs him everything is an option but he would have to stop him.   Jack appreciates Dogen's honesty.

Dogen inquires about Kwon, Austen and Ford not coming back and Jack admits he doesn't think they're coming back.  Dogen now appreciates Jack's honesty

Hurley and Miles are involved in a game of Tic Tac Toe.  It's a tie again; to which Miles feels is a "shocker".
{Hurley is O. Miles is X}

Miles is done with the game.
Hurley asks Miles if he's hungry.
Miles-"Are you?"
Hurley could eat.

Hurley enters the temple and asks the guy sitting on the steps at the spring, and {swirling a stick} in the water, if he knows if there's a kitchen in this place.

Dead pan Jacob tells him it's all the way down the hallway.   Hugo is surprised to see Jacob.  Jacob appears to Hugo again because he needs him to do something and suggests he get a pen to write a few things down.
Nervous Hugo asks, "What kind of things?" 
Jacob-"Someone is coming to the island. I need you to help them find it." 

David enters his room at Jack's place; Headphones still in his ears. {Flat screen TV, stereo, pic of baseball stadium}
Jack tells him "I hooked up the cable in here so you can watch the Red Sox. If you want."    Headphone/earbud wearing David thanks him and hits the books.

Jack picks up at book and asks David if he's reading this.
David is.
Happy Jack confesses he used to read it to David when he was little. {Like Christian used to read it to Jack?}

Jack-"Always wanted to hear about Kitty and Snowdrop. And they were Alice's...."
Uninterested David walks out of the room.
Jack calls out to David, sort of chasing him down the hallway, but David ignores Jack by blocking him out with whatever is playing in the headphones.  David takes the headphones out at Jack's request.  Interested Dad asks the kid what he's listening to.
David-"You haven't heard of them."
Jack is just trying to have a conversation with him and David wonders why. 
David-"We see each other like once a month, can't we just...get through it?"    
On cue Jack's cell rings and this seems to bother the kid.
David opens up cookies to eat.
On the phone is Margo wondering when Jack is coming over.    Jack tells David he has to head over to his grandmother's house and asks the kid if he wants to go.
David declines.   As the kid literally keeps Jack at a distance Jack tries to lovingly tell him he'll be back in an hour and then they'll eat.
{You can see Jack is troubled by the distance.}
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Sayid approached quiet Jack asking why the people of the temple are staring at him.
Jack- "Just ignore them."
Sayid-"Look.  You told me these people think I have an infection.  That they wanted to give me some mysterious pill that you instructed me not to take.  And then you disappeared.  What are you hiding from me?"
{Why does Sayid's accent sound different?}
Jack comes clean admitting the pill was poison, "They wanted me to kill you." 
Jack explains whatever they think happened to Sayid they say happened to somebody else.   When Sayid asks who it happened to Jack doesn't answer.

Armed ratty Claire comes to Jin's rescue and checks on "dead" Justin.
Claire releases Jin from the trap.
Jin asks Claire how long she's been out there.
Claire-"Since you all left. How long ago was that?" 
Jin-"Three years."
Claire-"I gotta get you somewhere safe."
Claire helps Jin but he unable to walk and he collapses.

Hugo walks down the windy and howling hallway carefully following the directions Jacob dictated to him.  The instructions are written on his arm {Crib notes/cheat sheet}

He's looking for a specific hieroglyph.   When he finds "the one" he is interrupted by Dogen who wants to know what he's doing.
Hugo claims he isn't doing anything,  "Just looking...Cause I'm a big fan of temples and like history...Indiana Jones stuff."
{He averts his eyes from Dogen}
Dogen-"You shouldn't be here. Go back to the courtyard."
Jacob appears and instructs Hugo, "Tell him you can do what you want. Tell him you're a candidate."
Apparently Dogen doesn't see him/acknowledge him there.
Nervous Hugo tells Dogen, "I'm a candidate and I can do what I want."
Dogen seems shocked and asks who told him that.  Hugo looks at Jacob but he doesn't offer any help so Hugo replies with confidence, "It doesn't matter. Why don't  you go back to the courtyard?"
Dogen seems a bit offended by Hugo's "Jedi mind trick", says something in Japanese and leaves.  Curious Hugo asks Jacob what he said but Jacob just tells him, "You don't wanna know."
 Jacob wonders what Hugo is doing there.
Hugo-"Going through the secret passageway like you told me."
Jacob told him to bring Jack.
Hugo-"Have you ever tried to get Jack to do something, it's like impossible. I can just go myself."
Jacob insists Hugo has to bring Jack with him.
Hugo-"Okay. It's bad enough you already made me write down way too much stuff and I just lied to a Samurai.   Look, if you have any idea on how to Jack to go on your little adventure I'm listening, dude."
Jacob smirks.

Hugo walks over to Jack {who is peeling fruit} and tells him to be cool, act natural and to keep his voice down. He instructs Jack while he uses the art of distraction {by tying his shoe} to the Others, "I'm gonna get up and go, wait 10 seconds and then follow me."    He tells Jack he found a secret tunnel that leads out into the jungle.
Jack-"You found a secret tunnel."
Hugo-"Well, Jacob told me about it."
Jack isn't going anywhere, which Hugo expected him to say so Jacob gave Hugo some intel on how to get Jack motivated.
Hugo-"He told me to tell you. You have what it takes." {Listen to his voice there!}
Jack is shocked, "What did you just say?"
Hugo repeats the line mentioning Jacob said he'd know what that meant.  Jack is now motivated on getting to Jacob, "Where is he?" 
Hugo- "He's kind of...dead. Turns up whenever he wants like Obi-Wan Kenobi.  But...if you wanna talk to him...he's where we're going dude."
Jack-"Well then let's go see Jacob."

Jin wakes up in Claire's digs which looks more like a birds nest.  {It contains a blue bassinet, child's books, medical instruments, explosives, wires, Dharma scraps}

Jin uses an oar as a crutch to check out the bassinet that is covered with a brown net {Veil}.
He removes the net/veil to reveal a figure made out of bits and pieces of items but resembling a being.
He hears Claire and covers the thing with a blue blanket and hurries back to the mat he was sleeping on.
It's Claire marching un-dead Justin in. {Hands tied behind his back}
Proud Claire announces, "Look what I found. One of the men who tried to kill you. He was just pretending to be dead but he wasn't.  Now we get to talk to him."     
Talk about where they're hiding her son.   She ties him up by the bassinet. 

Claire prepares to clean up Jin's open wound, "There's one thing that'll kill ya around here, it's infection."
Jin asks Claire if she's been out there all that time by herself.  She reveals she is not by herself.

Once she leaves Justin tries to persuade Jin to untie him so they can get out of there now.  Jin feels everything's okay because he knows Claire.   Apparently  Justin knows her better and feels if they don't get out of there now she's gonna kill them both.

Hugo and Jack stop on their trek.  Jack asks, "Which way?"
Hugo covertly checks his notes on his left arm {Does Jack not see the notes?} and directs Jack.   They just happen by a blue backpack, which gets Jack's attention, which happens to reveal that Kate is  filling up her water bottle in the stream.  She automatically pulls a gun on him but Jack puts his hands up, "It's me."
Kate is happy to see him, "Jack! I almost shot you!"  
She informs him Jin went back to the temple and Sawyer is on his own.
Hugo-"Hey Kate. There's a secret door to get back into the temple on the north wall behind the big tree."
Kate isn't going back to the temple; she's going to the beach camp to find Claire.  Jack informs her Claire isn't there "The people at the temple said that something happened to her."  and of course they didn't say anything else.
Concerned Kate is focused on finding her.   Jack suggests she go with them and then they'll all go to the temple together...
Hugo quietly tells her as per Jacob Kate isn't invited because it's just supposed to be him and Jack.  Jack wants to invite her but  Kate doesn't mind. "Jack, it's OK. It's all right. I hope you find what you're looking for."
 And she walks off alone.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Jack drives his crappy Bronco to a lovely large white home with a red front door.
Margo and Jack are looking through files, file boxes and papers. Margo feels they're never going to find it.
Jack-"Take it easy, mom.It's somewhere in here and we'll find it."
Margo-"It's like a needle in a damned hay stack. Why your father just wouldn't give his will to his lawyer is beyond me."
Jack feels why would he make it easy on them now.
Margo offers Jack a drink and Jack declines the offer.  Mom is pleased. 
Margo asks how David is holding out.  He was really upset at the funeral.
Jack seems surprised by that. Margo-"He didn't tell you?"
Jack-"Communication is not one of his strong suits.
Margo-"Well it runs in the family. When you were David's age your father was lucky if he could get more than one word out of you at a time."
Jack-"That's because I was terrified of him, mom."

Margo- "How do you know David isn't terrified of you?"
Jack-" Why would he be?"
Margo-"I don't know, Jack . Maybe you ask him."     Evidentially Jack needs to soul search. With that...

Margo finds the envelope containing the will.

Red nailed mom reads it over and asks Jack if his father ever mentioned a Claire Littleton.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Claire sterilizes her medical instruments and sharpens her ax.
While inside Justin still tries to coax Jin into untying him.
He even wonders if Jin isn't listening to him.  Justin offers to snap Claire's neck and for a split second it looks as if Jin was getting up but Claire appears.  She's really sorry Jin got stuck in her trap.
She cleans up his wounds and shares, "At least you don't have to stitch yourself up.  I had to do that once. They shot me right here." {Leg}    She also shares she had to move around a lot to hide from them.  She gives Justin a nasty look and says, "Lucky I'm still alive."
She still wants Justin to tell her where they've got her baby; Aaron.   Justin insists they don't have him, never took her kid  and she's crazy.  Claire says he lying.
Jin wonders how she could be so sure they took him.
Claire-"How can I be so sure?  Well first my father told me, and then my friend told me so I'm pretty damn sure." 
Jin wonders about her friend.  Claire asks Jin if he's still her friend and he confirms he is.  Claire is glad.  She'll all done with his leg, "Good as new."    She takes the ax, walks over to Justin and tells him, "Now it's your turn."
Jin is nervous.

On their trek Hugo apologizes to Jack for what happened back there, for wrecking his game with Kate.  Jack feels there was nothing left to wreck.  They are making their way up a rocky hill.
Hugo-"Whatever happened to you guys? I thought you were gonna get married,  have like a dozen kids."
Jack guesses he wasn't cut out for it.  This surprises Hugo because he thinks he'd make a great dad.
Jack-"I'd make a terrible dad."
They end up on a path where Jack finds Shannon's asthma inhaler.
Jack-"We're at the caves."
Hugo-"The caves we used to live in?"   {COME ON!}

Hurley forgot these were in here. {The two skeletons. Don't things look different to you?}

Hugo-"Wait a sec. What if we time traveled again, to like...dinosaur times.  And then we died and then we got buried here? What if these skeletons are us?"
Jack is only focused on the wreckage that's already inside of this cave and contains the coffin that he broke apart.

Hugo-"What's that?"  {I call fucking shenanigans! In all the time they were in the caves did he not see this stuff?  Maybe Hugo wasn't in the caves. Maybe just maybe Hugo never had to see Jack's huge baggage}

Jack-"Ever tell ya how I found this place?"
Hugo-"You were looking for water, right?"
Jack-"No. I was chasing the ghost of my dead father. He led me here. That was his coffin... until I smashed it to pieces."
Hugo-"Why'd you do that?"
Jack-"Cause he wasn't in it."
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Jack enters his apartment bearing pizza and soda. David isn't home and Jack can't find him; No sign of the kid.
Jack sits in front of a large picture window with a beer. He calls and leaves a message on David's voice mail/answering machine again. "David. It's me again. Listen...If I did something uh, to upset you I am really, really sorry. I'm gonna drive over to your mother's house, I know that she's out of town so if you are there... just... don't go anywhere. Okay? Whatever I did...I'm sorry."

Jack pulls up in his crappy Bronco and knocks on the door but no one is home.  He takes a  hidden key out from under a fake rabbit and lets himself in.

He makes his way into David's room where it is an obviously musical atmosphere. {Nod to Meat Coat. Charlie Pace. The Who. Music from classical through current. Magic 8 ball.}

 The red light blinks on the answering machine and Jack plays it.

It's The Williams Conservatory confirming David's slot for next Friday the 24th at 7pm.   "We look forward to seeing you, and good luck."  {Not, Namaste and good luck?}
Jack checks his watch.

As Jack writes something down the machine beeps and Jack hears his own voice.  "Hey David. It's dad. I'm a...I'm in Sydney Australia...something...something happened and I...I just needed to hear your voice. I'm...I guess I'll try you again later. I love you."

Jack is emotional and heads out.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
On their trek Hugo tells Jack this is cool, "Very old school...You know, you and me trekking through the jungle... on our way to do something that we don't quite understand. Good times. You mind if I ask you something?"
Hugo-"Why'd you come know, to the island?"
Jack-"Why'd you come back?"
Hugo-"Back in L  A  Jacob hopped in the back of my cab and told me I was supposed to so I came. {Jack scoffs} What? So if you have a better reason for coming back, let's hear it, man."
Serious Jack reveals- "I came back here because I was broken.  And I was stupid enough to think this place could fix me."
Hugo is really sorry. They don't have much further to go.

Hugo leads him to the reveal of a lighthouse and they both wonder how they never saw it before.
Hugo-"I guess we weren't looking for it."

Ratty Claire interrogates Justin regarding the whereabouts of her son. She feels Justin is covering for them. We learn Claire was taken to the temple, tortured, stuck her with needles and then branded. Justin claims they captured her because she was out there picking off their people.  As she's about to strike Justin with the ax Jin tells her to hold on.  Claire explains if she wasn't able to escape from the temple they would have killed her. Justin tells her she's not remembering things right.  After Claire gives Justin one more chance Jin blurts out that Kate took him when she left the island; for the past three years.
Upset Claire listens to Justin say Jin is telling the truth and that if she lets him leave he'll never tell anyone he saw her. He wants to be untied so Claire ax's him.

Hurley thinks it's pretty cool and assumes Jacob will be in there. But first they have to go upstairs and turn this thing on. The door is locked. {I guess Jacob isn't in there.}
Jack-"Doesn't it say anything on your arm about the door being jammed?"
Nope, so Jack kicks it in.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Jack arrives at the Williams Conservatory. {Youth Concert Series.}

He enters the hall. {The poster on the back "Spring"}
Jack watches David play piano on stage as he is being judged.  Jack is hypnotized and moved. When David is finished playing he looks "doubtful".
A young Asian boy asks Jack, "Is that your son?"
Jack smiles and proudly says, "Yes."
The boy says he's really good. The boy walks over and gets a hug from an Asian man with a ponytail. It is Dogen, standing in the light wearing a handsome gray suit.
Dogen mentions to Jack that they're too young to have this kind of pressure, "It's hard to watch and be unable to help. Your son has a gift. How long has he been playing?"
Jack-"I...I don't know." and he walks away.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Hurley is out of breath from the climb up the lighthouse.
He sees the mechanics of the lighting mechanism {Mirrors-"lens/optic". Lamp.} and feels it's cool, "The must have built this to help ships get here and stuff. I guess they used a mirror cause electricity hadn't been invented yet."
Jack walks around the circular navigation compass and asks, "Where's Jacob?"
Hugo-"Oh, he's not here yet. Let's get started."
He looks at the instructions on his arm.
Hugo-"Tell me when it gets to 108 degrees." {Direction or fever/temperature?}

So Hugo pulls on the chains and this moves the wheel. {Makes nice familiar sounds!}

The arrow indicator points at the degrees and names along the wheel.

As it makes its way around the wheel and the mirror moves in conjunction, Jack catches a glimpse of something in the mirror;  the place {Temple} representing Sun and Jin.   Jack looks back to see if its behind him but it is not.

Jack looks into the mirrors seeing his own reflection and the image of a white steeple church. He has Hugo stop,"I saw something in the mirror!"
But Hugo doesn't see anything; just ocean.
Jack tries to get a better look.  Hugo continues pulling the chains and Jack notices names on the wheel.    He sees the name Shephard and instructs Hugo to turn it to 23 degrees.
Hugo-"I don't think Jacob wants..."
Jack takes control of the chains, gets to 23 and stands in front of the mirror, where emotional Jack sees, "My house. It's the house I grew up in."
Hugo seems unimpressed and only finds it weird.

Emotional Jack claims he hasn't lived in that house since he's was a kid. "He's been watching us. The whole time, all of us. He's been watching us."
Jack is focused on wanting to know where Jacob is.  Hurley only assumed Jacob would be there.  Jack wants to know why he was watching him, "I wanna know. So you're gonna ask him right now."
Hurley-"It doesn't work like that I told you...he just kinda shows up whenever he feels like it."
That answer isn't good enough for Jack so hotheaded Jack takes the hand held telescope and angrily demands answers from Hurley. "Why was he watching me? Why is my name written down on this thing? What does he want from me? What does he want from me?!" 
Scared Hurley doesn't know. 
Jack breaks all the mirrors with the telescope.

David exits the school and heads over to unlock his bike. Jack appears and tells him he was great in there.

David-"You saw me?"
Jack smiles.

David admits he missed a couple of notes but according to Jack it sounded perfect from where he was standing.
Jack tells blue eyed David that he scared the hell out of him. David thought he could get back to Jack's place before he got home.
Jack-"I didn't know you were still playing."
The kid made his mother promise not to tell Jack.   Apparently it was because it was always such a big deal to Jack.  He used to sit and watch him practice; he was so into it.
David-"I didn't tell you I was coming here cause...I didn't want you to see me fail."  {Who the fuck is having this conversation?!}
Jack shares that when he was his age his father didn't want to see him fail either. "He used to say to me that...he said that I didn't have what it takes. I spent my whole life carrying that around with me. And I don't ever want you to feel that way. I will always love matter what you my eyes you could never fail. I just wanna be a part of your life."
David is relieved and happy. The hungry guys will go back to the house for pizza.
Jack-"Good. Let's go home."
David unlocks his bike and the leave together.
{Air plane engine/sounds-rumble}
Jack sits alone on a cliff staring out to the ocean.
Hugo sits by the lighthouse waiting. He wipes his forehead.
Jacob appears, startling Hugo, and asks how it went. Hugo asks where he was.
Jacob feels it doesn't matter as Jack wouldn't have been able to see him anyway.
Hugo feels if he was told more info then maybe Jack wouldn't have freaked out and smashed Jacob's mirrors. "Thanks for the seven years of bad luck, by the way."
Jacob only informs Hugo he has ink on his forehead and this pisses Hugo off.
Hugo-"Jack broke your lighthouse, dude! Mission un-accomplished!  Whoever you said we needed to help get to the island is totally screwed."
Jacob nonchalantly replies, "I'm sure they'll find some other way."
Hugo thinks that everything that Jacob needed him to do didn't get done and Jacob doesn't care. They both look over at Jack.
Hugo-"Wait a minute. Did you want Jack to see what was in that mirror?"
Jacob-"It was the only way for him to understand how important he is."
Hugo feels Jacob's plan backfired.
Jacob-"Jack is here cause he has to do something. He can't be told what that is he's gotta find it himself. Sometimes you can just... hop in the back of someone's cab and tell them what they're supposed to do. Other times... you have to let them look out at the ocean for a while."
 Hugo suggests that next time Jacob tells him everything up front because he's not big on secret plans. Jacob couldn't risk Hugo not coming. He had to get them as far away from the temple as he possibly could. "Because someone's coming there. Someone bad."
Hugo wants to warn the people at the temple but Jacob says he can't as it's too late.

Jin looks at dead Justin. Claire enters her nest and explains if she didn't kill him he would have killed her. She's glad Jin didn't untie him. Claire asks why he said Kate was raising Aaron.  Nervous Jin says he lied because he wanted to save Justin's life. He tells her she was right; the Other's have her baby, "Aaron is at the temple. I know because I saw him there. But you'll need me to get to him."
Claire looks suspiciously at him but then asks how do they get in.
Jin-"There's a secret way. No one will see us."
Claire thanks Jin and shares that she's so glad to know he was lying about Kate raising Aaron because, "If Kate was raising Aaron...I'd kill her."    {Cat fight!}
Just then Locke shows up asking if he's interrupting. The men look at each other and surprised Jin says, "John?"
Claire-"That's not John. This is my friend."
Locke and Claire smile.

The Looking Glass, uh, I mean Lighthouse is a GREAT episode!
We are shown definitively that Jack, Locke and the rest are indeed lost in many ways.
They are trapped, imprisoned and fighting the two sides of themselves as well as the forces on the Island. 
But, I must admit I had a sense at times that although we are shown individuals who are lost, I again felt when Jack was talking to Sayid about the poison pill that he was really trying to rid/kill a part of himself and not necessarily Sayid (the person).
Who is David? Could David be Jack?  Is Jack looking at reflections of himself in the boy or is David a son born into Jack’s life?
Jack and David shared many emotional similarities, Jack and his feeling about Dad's role in how he was raised and the fears he felt, musical and academic traits, and they even wore the same colors in the flash.  David's room in Jack's house is not like a young boy’s room at all.   Of course the eye color was obviously different.   If David is the son of Jack, who is his mother?   Is it someone we’ve seen in Jack’s life or someone completely new to the story like David was?

Things to note...Questions to ask...
* BAD Photoshopping! lol.
* "Island" and off "Island" things crossover and blur.
* When are all of these events from? {"Island" and off "Island"}
* Faked/pretended being dead.    "He's kind of...dead."
* Branded.  Was Jack branded?   Were the Oceanic 6 branded?
* Circles.  Loops.
* Mirrors.
* Water.
* Black.  White.   Light.  Dark. 
* Emotionally broken.   Broken heart.
* Write. Read. Compose.
* Hooked up cable. Wires. Key. Headphones.  Net.  Cookies. {Yes, cookies}
* Languages.  Japanese. Music. Communication.
* Dogen doesn't use a translator now.
* Academy. School.  Old school.  Exercise.
* Games. Baseball. Tic Tac Toe.  Golf.   Risk.  Tie.   Cheat
* Mysterious.  Magic 8 ball.  Fantasy.   Adventure.  Appear. Disappear.
* Hidden Key.  Music Key.
* The sheet music was very telling for me but also seemed to literally give instructions/info to Jack.
* Exit. Escape.
* Hurley is O
* Miles is X
* Head. Hear. Heard. Listen.  Stare.  Temple.
* 2(?): 51=Kate
* Jack is still driving that crap Bronco.
* Missing -will
* ”We weren’t looking for it.“
* Metaphor.  Manifest things.
* In the mirror Jack sees a temple, church and his home.  "The house I grew up in."    Sawyer claims to have grown up in the 3 years he spent with Juliet in the Dharma house.
* Jack smashed Christian's coffin and Jacob's mirrors. Hmmm...
* Jacob suggests Hugo get a pen to write it down.  He gave a pen to young Sawyer.  Charlie had Hurley write down a message in Something Nice Back Home.
* Jacob and his opponent seem be to utilizing cheats and loopholes to outwit each other.
* Where's Desmond, Waaaaaalt, Penny, Widmore?
* Charlie.
* Who is 108 cause it sure as hell isn’t me!
* Everyone appears confused and seems to be trying to remember/place things at times.
* Is Hugo a direct author in this adventure somehow?  There's ink is on him.   He should have been all over those numbers at the lighthouse but he wasn't. Why would that be? Either he didn't see them because he wasn't meant to see them, or it wasn't Hurley or he's in on the whole thing. I feel Hurley will be very important to the end game.  Hugo can do what he wants.   We learned over the past couple of weeks that Hurley is in a role of leadership, so that could be important info to keep close at hand.
By the way Hugo mentions a secret passage, a secret tunnel, a secret door, secret plans, then Jin mentions a secret way.
* Claire: She tells Jin "First my father told me" about them taking Aaron, yet when Claire is in the cabin with Christian he claims the baby is where he's supposed to be. 
Claire was shot her in the leg, taken to the temple, branded and tortured her like Sayid.  They say she is infected and then she escaped.  Does she know the secret way in and out of the temple too?  Justin said she was remembering thing wrong.
Weren't you brought back to Claire's dream about her responsibility with Aaron?  In Raised by Another, Locke playing the role of the psychic in her dream told her  "He was your responsibility but you gave him away. Everyone pays the price now."
* Margo only refers to Jack's father as "Your father". 
Jack: In this episode I am brought back to Christian and young Jack’s dialogue about dad telling him, “Don't choose, don't decide. You don't want to be a hero. Don't try and save everyone, because when you fail - you just don't have what it takes."   Jack is still chasing ghosts.   But could he also be chasing his own shadow?
* What the hell is going on with the women on this "Island"?!
* If someone "bad" is coming, why not just move the Island again?  Or is this someone already on the "island"?

Vocabulary and Research...
* Infection anagrams to= Confine it
* Water is a life force.  It is also reflective.
* Lighthouse: is a tower aiding marine navigation.
- Lighthouse: The Dark Being is an adventure game.  Outwit evil in a supernatural mechanical world.
* In BioShock the only way to enter Rapture in BioShock is via the Lighthouse.
* Ensō:  The Zen Circle symbolizes enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void.
* Yin-Yang - the famous Taoist symbol of balance.
* On a maala, or set of mantra counting beads, there are generally 108 beads.
* In Zen: Walking Meditation and the Labyrinth.
There are three stages of the walk:
Purgation (Releasing) A releasing, a letting go of the details of your life. This is the act of shedding thoughts and distractions.   A time to open the heart and quiet the mind
Illumination (Receiving)  When you reach the center, stay there as long as you like.   It is a place of meditation and prayer.   Receive what is there for you to receive.
Union (Returning)  As you leave, following the same path out of the center as you came in, you enter the third stage, which is joining God, your Higher Power, or the healing forces at work in the world. Each time you walk the labyrinth you become more empowered to find and do the work you feel your soul reaching for.
Guidelines for the walk: Quiet your mind and become aware of your breath. Allow yourself to find the pace your body wants to go. The path is two ways. Those going in will meet those coming out. You may "pass" people or let others step around you. Do what feels natural.
* A bassinet or bassinette is a bed  specifically for babies from birth to about four months, and small enough to provide a "cocoon"  that small babies find comforting.
*"Looking glass" is another term for mirror.

Looking glass self: an integrationist sociological concept
- Looking Glass servers: publicly accessible servers for performing routing queries, used to troubleshoot routing issues across the Internet
- Project Looking Glass: a project aiming to create a 3D desktop, conducted by Sun Microsystems

* Mirror:  is an object whose surface reflects an image.  Metaphorically shows the truth.
- Mirror stage: a psychological development step
- (computing): an exact copy of a data set, e.g. a website
- Mirror twins: identical twins where the features on one twin is reversed on the other twin
Mirror  by Sylvia Plath
* Navigation: Compass-Charts-Satellites-Radar-Radio-Pilotage-Celestial-Marine Chronometer-Sextant-Dead Reckoning/Inertial navigation-Echo sounder.

Are you enlightened yet? This episode was great.  It was totally significant and moving on all levels.
Jack has to literally face himself and the issues that brought him to "this place".
Jack's place.
But why did he break the mirrors? Was he just angry that he was being watched or is it that he didn’t like facing himself?  Maybe he's still having trouble letting go.     I feel Jack will step up his game but is to inch closer to “Home” or take Jacob’s place?  What does Christian want Jack to do?

"This place" has been referenced countless times within the story by just about everyone.   Emotionally "this place" is the place or state that you are in, where your broken self goes to try and find some refuge, protection from all the pain, a safe harbor…a place to go to find your lost self, to learn lessons, to face the truth, fight addictions, to learn to love and forgive yourself, to heal  and grow.

Watching this episode personally hit very close to home for me.    I can say as someone who battles with feeling broken, the saying "scars remind us that the past is real" tells you every day that all sorts of pain can take over, but you have to find the will within yourself to grow from each experience into the person you are meant to be.
With that I think it's pretty safe to say that we got total confirmation on Jack and the Castaway's being lost and they must find what they are looking for, themselves. They are on a path to enlightenment.

Two sides are indeed gearing up for an ugly battle.   But is it to “win” the island or to bring peace back to the island under the leadership of the rightful leader.   I say this because it is very possible the people of the island have been following false gods or in other words the wrong guy, for a very long time.   After all there can only be one leader at a time. The reason I ask this is I go back to Eko telling the story of Josiah.
“At that time the temple where the people worshiped was in ruin. And so the people worshiped idols, false gods. And so the kingdom was in disarray.”

The numbers could indeed be the combination of a "lock".    Locke was always changing the damn combination on the armory door during season 2.    It seems as I connect things that Locke is trying to unlock the door so he can go home and may still be in the running to not only save himself but save them all.
Where are they? Where is the “Island”? With all the clues from the past five years at this point  I'd still have to say there's a ship and city involved {and computers}.   That’s all I’ll say about that at this time.

Maybe you’re wondering if Karen still feels like the Island residents are trying to find themselves under the guise of this experience, of this adventure game and my answer  is…You bet your damn ass I do!

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.


  1. Karen, thanks for these wonderful reviews! I noticed about the change in Hugo´s voice, too, and it was not the first time that has happened. And about David´s mother (I guess this is the 8th David in Lost!) maybe we will never meet her, because that boy doesn´t exist at all...

    I´m following you on Twitter!

  2. Always love your blogs on the episodes Karen!! I love how Hurley is taking on more of a serious role this season, yes, he's still wonderful comic relief =)

  3. Nice post, thanks for sharing this wonderful and useful information with us.

    Green Tea


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