September 8, 2009

The Long Con.

Let's talk about LOST! The Long Con.

Locke opens the door to the armory for Jack. Inside the stocked armory Jack's takes inventory of their 6 guns and 1 box of ammo from the silver case.
Locke feels it’s good that they don’t have to worry about them running out anytime soon, {because they never run out of anything, the island always gives them what they need} and he’s grateful Jack decided to keep em all in the same place.
Jack notes seven Virgin Mary statues.
Locke explains he took them from Charlie, his heroin stash; he figured they might have therapeutic value (if it ever came to that).
Jack asks if he's going to leave it all in the statues.
Locke won't break them open because he's superstitious.
Jack needs the combination.
Locke-“I'm willing to go ahead and assume that you're asking me because you're worried that I might fall off a cliff or something. That it would be irresponsible for just one of us to have access to this room, rather than this being an issue of trust.”
Jack-“Well, there are a lot of cliffs on this island, John.
Locke-“Alright. But I think we should agree, Jack, that if either of us need to open this door, we consult each other first.
Jack agrees and takes off his key from around his neck and hangs it in the armory
Locke reluctantly gives it. Right 7, Left 33, Right 18.
Jack doesn't need to write it down. {He didn't need to write down the computer code either. He's got 'Super Memory’}
Locke suggests they lock the medicine in there too. Jack wonders why he would need to do that.

Sawyer emerges from the water and remarks about Charlie {building a tent} having to relocate to the suburbs because Claire kicked him out.
Sawyer-“She gets to keep the house and you get the cheap ass apartment. Man, I thought these people hated me, but I've got to hand it to you...stealing a baby, trying to drown it... now, that's a new low. You even made Locke take a swing at ya. Hell, that's like getting Gandhi to beat his kids.“ {WTF? Trying to drown it?!}
Charlie-“Shouldn't you be more worried about Jack ransacking your tent right now?“

Pissed off Sawyer marches over to his tent and demands to know what the hell Jack is doing.
Jack accuses him of stealing meds from the hatch and Sawyer accuses Jack of stealing from him.
Sawyer-“They were in my stash when I left. I just took back what was mine.”
Jack-“These belong to all of us, Sawyer, to the group. You don't have a stash anymore.”
Sawyer-“Seriously, Doc, you don't want to do this. Just give me the pills. We'll forget it ever happened.
Jack-“Are you threatening me?"
Sawyer- Last chance, Doc.”
Jack takes the pop top pill bottle and walks away. {Medicine never seems to run out either}.
Sawyer is pissed, but he’s still cute!
{Flash Whoosh}
Sawyer is in bed with Cassidy. {A loud dog barks in the background}
Cassidy’s only want right now is Sawyer. As they kiss he looks at the clock and fears he’s going to be late for the meeting he’s told her about. Cassidy cutely tells him if he’s got another date he can just say so. Sawyer can only wrap his mind around one woman at a time. He grabs his suitcase.
Sawyer- "Back in a flash gorgeous. {money falls out of the case just like the con we've seen him use before} You weren’t exactly supposed to see that.”
Cassidy laughs, asking if he’s serious, "You just happen to have a suitcase full of cash? You got to pick it up and the lock happens to break? {She looks through a stack of cash} It's not even real!"
There's cut up newspaper in between the cash cash.
Cassidy-“Are you trying to con me? What? I ask you what all the money's for and you do some song and dance about an investment or something? And then I say, ‘Oh, hey, I've got some money’."
Sawyer-“Look, you got me. Good for you. No harm, no foul.”
Cassidy-“You should have done your homework. I didn't take anything from him in the divorce. I'm not even worth your trouble.”
Sawyer-“Well, shame on me.”
Cassidy wants to learn, "Show me what you do. What you really do….Show me how to con people, Sawyer."
{Flash Whoosh}
At the beach, Kate checks out Sawyers cleaning up his ransacked tent. She heard Jack took his pain killers. Sawyer tells her that he and the doc are on the outs, "One less Christmas card I'll have to send this year". {That's right, this year nobody is sending a Christmas card! HA!}
Kate knows how hard up he is for reading material so she brings him a magazine {Elegant} from the hatch to cheer him up. The magazine is old and he lost his glasses on the raft; he asks her to read to him. Kate laughs.
Sawyer-“What? You got an appointment or something?”
Kate finds a page and begins-"10 Ways to Tell If He's a Sensitive Man".
Locke walks by with bananas and mangos and says “Morning” to them. Sawyer feels Locke’s a sensitive man; he has needs like everyone else. {HAHAHA!}
Claire asked Locke to sleep down here but Sawyer sees that as something else. Kate knows not everyone is like Sawyer.
Sawyer-“I guess that's why old Jacko and Ana-Lulu didn't ask me to join their revolution. {Kate is surprised} What, you didn't hear about their little army? I guess I'm not the only one on the outs with the Doc.”

Sayid is working on cracking coconuts. Hurley walk over and asks, ”Hey, man. You gonna put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em both up? {Sayid doesn't respond.} Lime in the coconut? The song?“
Sayid-“What do you want, Hurley?”
Hurley-“So, I'm over at Rose and Bernard's tent. Did you know he's a dentist? Well, that's not all he's been holding out on us. The guy picked up Boone's signal from the Norwegian plane.”
Unimpressed Sayid corrects him,”Nigerian.”

Hurley shows Sayid what Bernard picked it up with; a glorified walkie talkie, short wave radio. Hurley wonders if Sayid could switch the blue wire with the red wire, make it stronger.
Sayid-“We tried to send a signal with the plane's transceiver and all we got was the French woman's message on a loop. Why would I bother?”
Hurley-“Come on, man, I mean, it's worth...”
Sayid-“It's worth nothing. It's a waste of time.”
Hurley-“Just trying to cheer you up, dude.”
Sayid-“I don't need cheering up.”
Hurley leaves the radio with him anyway. {Does Hurley know about a Norwegian plane?}

Ana catches up to Jack in the jungle; she tries to get his attention more than once. {I don't trust Ana, she's a Tailie damn it!} Ana asks Jack if he got the combo? Jack nods yes.
Ana- "Nice. I didn't think it’d be that easy convincing your pal to give it up. That's the nice thing about you people… you're not scared enough. {Jack wonders, “Not scared enough”}
Same reason we can't talk anyone into joining the army. Everyone around here actually thinks they're... safe.”
Jack- "Trust me, Ana. No one thinks we're safe." {Watch her closely!}
Ana-“What’s the combo?”
He doesn't tell her even though she claims to have been kidding about inquiring.
{What is she up to? Who's side is she on? What's her plan?}

Thunder rolls.
Sun is gardening and she hears noises in the jungle. It's Vincent!!! {Dog has no collar} She asks him what he's doing out there. Happy Sun says something in Korean and Vincent heads back into the jungle.
Thunder rolls and it starts to rain on Sun and her garden. She doesn’t mind the rain. A black hood is put over her head, her hands are tied and she is dragged off into the jungle kicking and screaming. Sun is kidnapped!

It is pouring rain on the beach. Sawyer invites Freckles into his tent to get out of the rain but she likes the rain. {Locke likes the rain too.} Sawyer likes it too {from under here} but he pulls her by the arm into his tent. They hear screams and Kate proclaims, “That’s Sun.”

They run through the jungle and find her unconscious but breathing. Sawyer tells Kate to go get Jack. Sun has a head injury.
Sawyer carries Sun through the camp and gets her to Jack. Jack asks if she was conscious at all and did she say anything.
Sawyer-“No. Not a word.”
Jin sees Sun and is very upset. Jack tries to tell him she’s ok, “You need to let me take care of her.”
Sawyer tells Jack, “I heard her scream. Found her out in the jungle about a half a click from here...”
Kate cuts him off - “She was out cold and her hands were tied.”
Jack-“What do you mean, her hands were tied?”
Ana proclaims “They're back."

Jack, Ana, Locke, Kate, Sawyer have a pow wow. Locke reminds Jack that the Other’s said they would leave them alone. Kate tells Ana she
found Sun just outside her garden
Ana-"We should take a look around, with guns."
Locke says “No.”
He suggests if they arm up they’re just as likely to shoot each other as we are one of them.”
Jack says they'll wait for Sun to wake up, she’ll tell them what happened, “Then we’re gonna do something about it.”
Locke says that sounds like a plan.  Kate and Sawyer look suspiciously at Ana.{Who is it that Ana needs to arm up against? She knows what side she's on! To bad not all of them realize what side she's on.}

In the jungle, Kate and Sawyer are looking around where they found Sun for clues.
Kate- "They usually don't leave any trail".
Sawyer asks her if this scenario makes any sense. “First off, how'd she get away? The woman doesn't weigh 100 pounds soaking wet.”
Kate feels she was fighting for her life. “People are capable of almost anything...”
Sawyer-“You couldn't get away. You versus Sun hot oil death match... my money's on you, Sheena.”
Kate thanks for his vote of confidence.
They find a hood.
Kate says it's just like the one they put over her head.
Sawyer-“No it's not. This one's black different weave. It's all in the details...and they're wrong.” {YEP! That's what I've been saying!}
Kate wonders if it wasn’t “them” then who? “What are you saying, one of us did it? Who the hell would want to go after Sun?”
Sawyer-“Not much upside to scaring the crap out of 46 people…unless you're trying to con them into joining an army.”

{Flash Whoosh}
Left handed Sawyer marking fake prices on fake necklaces. Cassidy will help with this con. Sawyer teaches her the “Jewelry con”.
Cassidy fears them getting caught and notes the necklaces and remarks even a 5 year old could tell those weren't real. But Sawyer explains they won't be looking at the necklaces, they'll be looking at the price tags "It's all in the details, Dimples."
Sawyer is in a costume of sorts, band aide, army jacket, staged to look like he was in a bar fight. Here at Eric's Expert Service station they con two guys into buying necklaces.
{Gas price $171.9 lol!} Mission accomplished!
{Flash Whoosh}
Back at the beach, Jack uses his watch to check Sun’s pulse.
He informs Jin that Sun is OK; her pulse is good and strong. “You just need to watch her.” {He used hand gestures/communication to relay the info.}
Jin holds Sun’s hand while watching over her.

As Jack makes his way over to the water trough, Kate asks how about Sun’s bump on her head, “Do you think she fell or did someone hit her?”
Jack doesn’t know. {Fills up bottle}
Kate also wonders how well he knows Ana Lucia and suggests that maybe Ana kidnapped Sun. "The Other's...I was out there with you...heard that man say if we stayed away they'd leave us alone. And we've left them alone. So why would they attack us a few days later?”
Jack-“If it wasn't them then who was it?”
Kate asks again, “How well do you know Ana Lucia?”
Jack walks away from her but he shakes his head in a kind of disbelief.

Ana recruits the big guy who lives behind Sayid and Scott to join up.   Jack corrects her, it's not Scott, its Steve. {lol}
Ana doesn’t really care, “Scott, Steve...the point is, after what happened people are finally willing to do something.”
Jack questions Ana, where was she during the rainstorm. Ana’s first reply to him is “Lots of places.” {LOTS!}
She realizes Jack thinks she may have something to do with Sun getting grabbed and asks, “Now where would you get an idea like that?”
Claire {with Aaron} calls out to Jack to announce that Sun’s awake.

Jack runs over to check on Sun.
Jack- “Hey. How's your head? Any pain, dizziness?”
Sun-“Just a little bit.”
Jack-“Do you remember anything?”
Sun recalls working in her garden then Vincent ran up, it started raining and there was a bag over her head and she was being dragged.
Jack-“How many were there?
Sun-“I don’t...I didn’t see anything.”
Upset Jin says something in Korean and Sun replies in Korean.
Sun-“I kicked and I fought, and I just ran as fast as I could and then I fell...”
Jin's fired up and ranting in Korean. He turns to Jack and demands a…Let's say it together...Gun!
Sawyer sits in his front row seat far away enough from the action at Sun’s tent, observing it all.
Kate comes over and asks what’s going on.
Sawyer-“It looks like the good folks of Island Town are about to form a posse. Get themselves armed up. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if Jack didn't find that horse of yours and start leading the charge in a big white hat.”
Ana and Kate share a LOOK! {Check that out!}
Kate figures that this is all a play for Ana to get her hands on the guns!
Kate-“Locke. You need to go and tell him that they're coming!” {Who?}
Sawyer-“I need to tell em?!”
Kate begs him.
{Flash Whoosh}
OMG, Hot Sawyer in a towel, brushing his teeth. Look at all mirrors {Looking glass, all reflecting Sawyer}
Cassidy asks what’s the "next play?"
They've already done the pigeon drop, twice, and the Tulsa Bag Scam, and the LookyLoo . {Look at all those clues!!!}
Cassidy wants to do a “Big Con” and Sawyer corrects her and explains {While he’s brushing his teeth} how a Long Con worksIt works by getting someone to ask you to do something like it's their idea, but it's not their idea, it's your idea. But none of that matters because the one thing you need for the long con we ain't”
Cassidy admits she lied about the divorce money.
Sawyer-“Cassidy, 40 grand in some mutual fund ain't money.”
Cassidy-“Remember what I told you, that I didn't get anything from the divorce?” {Well guess fucking what??? She lied! She got $600,000! {Obviously, she can con too!}
Sawyer-“Well, hell baby, with kind of money let's go find an island somewhere and sit on a beach drinking Mojitos 'til we go toes up.”
Cassidy-“Sawyer, for the first time in my life I'm actually happy. And it's not really about the action and the money. It's about doing this with you. Come on, one long con? And then the mojitos.”
Sawyer will think about the shower.

In the hatch Locke is pulling books off the bookshelf looking for something in them; he actually fans through the pages. Sawyer asks what he’s doing and Locke tells Sawyer he's alphabetizing as he piles books on top of the Ping Pong table. {What is Locke looking for that he knows may be hidden in a book? Hmm?}
They call each other by their 'real' names.

Sawyer-“Oh, sure. Sun gets attacked in the jungle and you figure it's a good time to start the damn Dewey decimal system. Good thinking.”
Locke-“How can I help you, James?”
Sawyer-“Well, actually, John, I'm here to help you, give you the heads-up."

Sawyer- Seems Jack's on his way over here to open your little gun closet and take whatever he needs. You should know he's not alone. The whole camp's pretty shook up about what happened to Tokyo Rose. I 'm guessing everybody's going to want to play Cowboys and Indians. And once those guns are out and about...something tells me they ain't never going back in.”
Locke-“Why are you telling me this?”
Sawyer-“Because it'll piss off Jack. If I were you, I'd change that combination, pronto.”
Locke-“But that won't work. The door will just slow him down. If Jack wants to get in, he'll get in. Will you help me?”
Sawyer-“Help you what?”
Locke-“Move the guns.”
Sawyer-“Move them where? {Locke doesn't answer} Fine, you don't want to trust me… lots of luck.”
Locke-“But I can't leave the Hatch unmanned.
Sawyer-“Sure, you move the guns and I'll stay here and push your damn button for you.”
Locke-“How long 'til they get here?”
Sawyer-“Well, that ain't my problem, Hoss. It's yours.”
{Flash Whoosh}
Sawyer is in a diner. Diane, Kate's mother serves him beer. {Another diner for Diane?} Gordy {orders a chicken salad sandwich, and is wearing an ugly plaid shirt, LOL} wants Sawyer to tell him he’s got her, “All 600 grand?”
Sawyer confirms-“All 6.”
Sawyer's been conning Cassidy all along, but he fell for her.
Gordy is pissed off because he’s been waiting 6 months while they played house.
Sawyer doesn't want to go through with it.
Gordy tells Sawyer that he’s not in love it's his hormones that’s making him stupid. “You know, a tiger doesn't change his stripes, James. You're a con man, just like me. And it's not what you do, it's what you are. Do I make myself clear?”
Sawyer- "I'm sorry, man. I just can't do it.”
Gordy-“No, you're going to do it because that girl, she doesn't know you one bit;But when she finds out who you are, who you really are… she's going to hate your guts.”
Sawyer throws money on the table and tells Gordy to enjoy his chicken salad sandwich.
Gordy- “Wait a minute, you don't walk away now. You owe me. You don't want to pay me? ;I'll put one in your ear , James. You or your little friend, Cassidy.”

The alarm is beeping; it wakes up Sawyer. {3:50}

He starts to enter the code and in walks Jack with Jin wanting to know what he's doing there.
Casual and cocky Sawyer tells Jack, “One second, I'm like this close to the high score on Donkey Kong.”

Anxious Jin says something directly to Jack in Korean. {Yeah!} Jack waits patiently for Sawyer to enter the code. The code is entered and timer reset back to 108.
Jack wants to know where Locke is.
Sawyer-“I don't know. I think he said something about going to the store for a pack of smokes.”
Sawyer is amused while Jin and Jack are annoyed.
Jack opens the combination lock and discovers the guns and Virgin Mary statues have been moved.
Smart ass Sawyer mentions it looks like they’ve got themselves a theft and asks who's going to call the cops?, as he takes a pill right in front of Jack.

Sawyer believes the pills belong to Jack. {He tosses them to Jack}Jin stops Jack from going after Sawyer and says something in Korean to him and Jack seems to friggin understand him!!!!! {Aahhhh!}
Sawyer is indeed very smug.

At night on the beach Locke sits alone near a campfire, starring.  Ana is making a new weapon.
Fired up Jack marches over to John wanting to know “Where are they? You moved the guns. Where are they? We had an agreement!
Locke-“An agreement that you were about to violate, Jack. Yes, I moved the guns.”
Jack-“Where? Where? Where, John?”
Locke-“Oh, are you going to start handing them out? How many? Who gets them? How much time before there's an accident? Another accident. I made a mistake teaching Michael how to shoot and now he's... He could be dead for all I know and that, that was my fault. I take responsibility for that and so, yes, I'm taking responsibility for the guns, too.”
Jack-“I want 2 guns, John!”
Locke-“I'm sorry, Jack. That's the way it's going to be, Jack."
Jack-”2 guns. Now tell me where they are, right now!”
Four shots ring out.
Sawyer strolls into camp.
Jack asks Locke-“You gave him the guns?”
Locked is shocked-“No...I hid them.”
Sawyer-“That's right, Jack. He's as stupid as you are. You were so busy worrying about each other you never even saw me coming, did ya? How about you listen up, cause I'm only going to say this once. You took my stuff. While I was off trying to get us help... get us rescued …you found my stash and you took it. Divvied it up, my shaving cream, my batteries… even my beer. And then something else decided these two boys here were going to tell you what to do and when to do it. Well, I'm done taking orders. And I don't want my stuff back. The shaving cream don't matter. Batteries don't matter. The only thing that matters now are guns. And if you want one you're going to have to come to me to get it! {looks at Sayid.} Oh, you want to torture me, don't you? Show everybody how civilized you are. Go ahead, but I'll die before I give them back. And then you'll really be screwed, won't you? A new sheriff in town, boys! You all best get used to it.”
He saunters off.

Cassidy is in the house with money in an attaché case. Sawyer hurries in and tells her in the black car outside is Gordy, his partner who's waiting for the money. “If I don't walk out the front door with that briefcase in the next 2 minutes we're both dead.”
She asks if about the Mercado deal. Sawyer says there is no Mercado deal!   Tells her he always knew about the $600,000 from the get go.
He confesses “You were the long con.”
Cassidy is pissed!
Sawyer- “You've got to understand, everything that's happened between us in the past 6 months, all of it… that was real.”
He continues, “Listen. You can hate me all you want later, but right now you've got to listen to me. He's going to kill us...because I told him I wasn't going to take your money.”
Sawyer instructs her to go out back through Evan's yard. There's a rental car parked out front. Go to Sioux City. He wants her to check in at the Sage Flower Motel, off highway 29…{gives her a duffel bag.}...Watch TV, have a drink, and wait for me. He’ll be there in the a.m.. It'll all be over. He shuffles her out the back door even though she wants to pack a few things. Sawyer tells her there’s no time. “Remember when you said I was all you ever wanted? Well, now you know better. I love you.”
She loves him too.
He tells her to go.
{Flash Whoosh}
Back at the beach Sawyer sits in his seat polishing his rifle.
Kate asks Sawyer how he found the guns, "Locke said that he left you in the Hatch when he went to hide the guns, and we both know you can't track worth a damn. So, how'd you get them?"
Sawyer-"A magician never tells his secrets."
Kate-"You played us. You played me. All that stuff you said about Ana Lucia, you knew I'd go to Jack. And you knew I'd ask you to go to Locke."
Sawyer- "Now, how in the world would I know all that?"
Kate- "Did you have anything to do with Sun?"
Sawyer- "What kind of person do you think I am?"
Kate- "What kind of a person do I think you are? I don't think this has anything to do with guns, or with getting your stash back. I think you want people to hate you."
Sawyer-"Good thing you don't hate me, Freckles."
Kate- "Why do you have to do this?"
Sawyer-"You run. I con. Tiger don't change their stripes."
{See, the roles never change!}

Hurley is reading a manuscript for 'Bad Twin'; a mystery book he found in a suitcase.
Sayid wants to show him something.
Sayid gets a static signal from the radio.  {It's Rousseau's signal.}
Hurley is excited but Sayid is holding out for good reception.  As he fiddles with the dial Hurley excitedly says,"Hold it, stop! Do you hear that?!"
We hear the Rousseau's message and then a DJ announces, ”That was the old classic "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin'" by Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, featuring Cootie Williams on the trumpet. Up next on WXR, the Glenn Miller Orchestra with Moonlight Serenade.”
Hurley-"Whoa, you hear how clear that is? It's got to be close, right?
Sayid-"Radio waves at this frequency bounce off the ionosphere. They can travel thousands of miles. It could be coming from anywhere."
Hurley-"Or, anytime. Just kidding, dude."

Sawyer is in the dark jungle talking to Charlie.
Charlie was in on the con; he kidnapped Sun!
Charlie said "He" never saw him coming, "He was more worried about his sodding guns than being followed."
Charlie did it so Locke would look and feel like a fool.
Sawyer-"Well, well, it looks like Johnny Locke's got himself a nemesis."
Sawyer pays Charlie with a Virgin Mary statue.
Charlie asks how someone could think of a plan like that...
{Flash} Sawyer goes out to the car, it was another con! There's no one in the car. He counts 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, 3-Mississippi, 4-Mississippi, 5-Mississippi, goes back in the house, takes the rest of the money, looks at a picture of them, puts it face down. {Notice the Rabbit on the entry table}
...Sawyer says "I'm not a good person."

The Long Con is a GREAT EPISODE!
Sawyer is very in control of many, many things here. Don’t ever overlook that.
This is a look into Sawyers life as a con man who fell for his victim.  Did he really fall for her or did he just get in too deep?   His life revolves around playing games with people to win their money. The cons that he plays on people are so scripted that they even have titles to them!

Cassidy may be learning how to con by Sawyer but come on, she already knows how!!   Again I must say this…A real con man would want people to like him yet Sawyer seems to want people to hate him.
The word stash is said so many times in this episode. Yes, it's said in our story, but here it is so many times it jumps out. Stash! We know what the word means, it means hide away in a secret place for future use. But here does it mean just items are stash or is it a subliminal clue to the "Island" and it's residents? Yeah!
There are so many times the words that are used can have two meanings, or they are a play on words. Even words like Mercado.

Things to note...Questions to ask...
* The radio call letters: East of the Mississippi the call letters begin with W. West of the Mississippi they begin with K. {Eastern United States} What is that about?! Are they in a city in the Eastern United States?
* Sleeping. Wake up.
* Games.
* Black. White.
* Magic. Illusions. Mystery.
* Manuscript. Scripts. Staged set ups. DETAILS!
* Teach. Learn. Homework. Read. Alphabetizing.
* Value. Worth. Move.
* Play. Played. Con.
* Therapy.
* Hear. Heard. Listen. Look. See.
* Wires. Radio. Waves.
* Communication. Linguistics.
* Medicine. Pain killers. Pop top bottle. Pills.
* Jack ransacks Sawyer’s tent. A boar ransacked his tent.
* The con is on to the con.
* Bernard is a dentist with a sweet tooth for candy.
* "Back in a Flash"...Do they come and go in a "Flash" or could it be a reference to the comic book?
* Army. Sheriff.
* Who is coming?
* 6
* Things not being real
* It looks like Johnny Locke's got himself a nemesis!

What do you think is real?

Vocabulary and Research...
* Con:b1). bunko, con, flim flam, gaffle, grift, hustle, scam, scheme, swindle or bamboozle    2).Opposing side or person.
* Owl Creek Bridge: A short story about soldiers and civilians. One soldier in 1890 is put to death. He Thinks he's escaped execution, but that's not the case at all. Illusion. Give it a read, it's good stuff. By the way, we are in the beginning stages of the losties preparing for a "war".
* "Just A-Sittin' and A-Rockin" by Duke Ellington 1941 It was released on his 1941 album ”Take the ‘A’ Train
* A combination lock: a lock in which a sequence of numbers or symbols is used to open the lock. The sequence may be entered using a single rotating dial which interacts with several discs or cams, by using a set of several rotating discs with inscribed numerals which directly interact with the locking mechanism, or through an electronic or mechanical keypad.
-A relock trigger, or internal relocker, is an integral part of the combination lock itself. It is usually designed to activate when the dial spindle is punched through.
-From a mathematical standpoint, "combination" lock is a misnomer as such locks typically do not require a combination of values to open. & A related misconception is that the unlocking code is a permutation; however, the correct term for describing the set of values used to open the lock is sequence.
-Electronic combination locks, while generally safe from the attacks on their mechanical counterparts, suffer from their own set of flaws. If the arrangement of numbers is fixed, it is easy to determine the lock sequence by viewing several successful accesses. Similarly, the numbers in the combination (but not the actual sequence) may be determined by which keys show signs of recent use.More advanced electronic locks may scramble the numbers' locations randomly to prevent these attacks.
* Magazine- (artillery), a place to store ammunition in warships and fortifications (Firearms), a device that holds ammunition for firearms
A collection of matrices (negatives of typographical printing marks) used in composition by Linotype printing machines. In hot metal typesetting, a matrix (often abbreviated to "mat") is a mould for casting the letters known as sorts used in letterpress printing.
* Donkey Kong- A popular video game.

At this point it's important to note that Jack has the key while Locke is always working the combination on the lock. So I must Jack the "key"?
Convincing people to join an army...hmmm...something tells me these "Islanders" are gearing up for a war.

A magician never tells his secrets this is true. So don't expect any "Island" magician to open up about any tricks or illusions either. But who is the magic maker here?
You need to be careful of distractions because the truth is right in front of your eyes if you can look past the distraction, the sleight of hand.

The Long Con… A glimpse into Sawyer's way of life? A hint to a longer con he's still involved in?Yes, but those are not the only things...This is not only about Sawyer and his cons on or off the "Island"

Are ALL of them victims of a 'LONG CON'?! Everyone is being played including us.

Love to all who are “LOST”™

Posted on MySpace August 19, 2007

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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