September 8, 2009

Maternity Leave.

Let's talk about LOST!   Maternity Leave.
Beach at night.
Claire paces back and forth with her crying baby.  She abruptly wakes up Locke. {She shakes him}
The baby is burning up and has a rash; she needs to find Jack
Locke tells her that Jack's on shift at the hatch.    She heads off to get Jack but Locke stops her; he doesn't want her walking through the jungle at night so Locke will get Jack.   {Because Henry's in the hatch.}
Locke tells her not to worry, but he himself looks concerned.  Locke runs off.

At the hatch the lava lamp is still on! {Love that!}
Locke abruptly wakes up Jack who is sleeping on the sofa.
Locke-"Baby's got a fever. "
Jack-"A fever?"
Locke-"Claire was coming here."
Locke asks if "He's asleep?" referring to Henry.   We get a close up shot of the lock on the armory door.    Jack says he hasn't made a sound all night. 
Jack leaves for Claire and the baby while Locke guards the armory. {He actually listens by the door for sounds}

Claire tries to cool the baby's fever down by putting a cloth on his forehead.
Danielle is lurking behind her tent.   Claire scoops up Aaron and tells Danielle to stay away.
Danielle-"He's infected, isn't he?"   Danielle believes he's sick.
Claire screams "Please get away. You get away from us!"
Danielle - "You don't remember, do you?"
Then Claire has "Flashes" of memory!  Loud noises,  Ethan's voice saying "It's a vaccine. We don't want him to get sick.",  the crib with the Oceanic plane mobile spinning, the refrigerator with vaccines/medicine, Claire knitting blue booty, a canteen, a blue eyed girl with dark hair, the big needle injected into Claire's belly, a struggle with Danielle resulting in Danielle's left arm getting scratched, scream.
Claire has remembered something!   Kate runs over coming to Claire's defense, yells at Danielle "Get back! Get away from her, what do you think you're doing here? What are you doing here? Just get out of our camp!"      Danielle leaves.
Kate asks Claire what happened and what did she say.  Claire says Danielle said there's something wrong with him.

Jack examines the baby and isn't troubled by the baby's condition.
Claire-"It's just not like him.   He always sleeps through the night.   And this rash... I mean, there's something wrong."   
Jack-"Babies get sick, Claire."
Claire-"Okay, well, the fever and cough?"     Jack feels it's perfectly normal.
Claire-"He hasn't been eating at all."
Jack-"Claire, he's okay.  It's probably Roseola. It's a... a typical virus that's common in children his age, and the rash is a sign of it."
Claire-"Okay, what's if it's not?  What if he caught something really bad... like some kind of infection?"
Kate tells Jack that Rousseau was there and gave Claire this idea.  Claire tells Jack that Danielle said he's infected.
Jack- "There is no infection.   We've been on this island for two months and no one's gotten sick.  Rousseau's crazy.   We're gonna just let the fever run its course.  It's going to be fine, okay, trust me.   I'm going to get back to the hatch.  I'll come back in a couple of hours and check on him again, okay?"
Jack heads back to the hatch.   {Ok! I usually wait until the end of the episode review to talk about important clue connections but this one can't wait!…Roseola: most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. I t is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.   6 months to 2 years!! HOW OLD IS AARON?? They're only on the island for 2 months!!! He was just born! HELLO?!}
Kate tries to reassure Claire, "Hey, I'm sure that if there was something wrong Jack would know."

It's day time on the beach Kate escorts Claire to talk to Libby.    Kate's concerned about Claire wanting Libby's help, "We don't really know her".
Claire thinks Libby can help.   Hurley and Vincent is with Libby. 
Claire-"So, you're a shrink, right?"  
Libby-"I'm a clinical psychologist, but "shrink" works, too."
Claire needs help remembering.     Libby feels  it depends on what you need to remember {Yeah, Libby doesn't want her to remember everything, only select things!}
They walk through along the beach.
Claire-"So, it was our second week on the island.  I was out in the jungle and I thought I was having the baby.  Charlie was with me...and there was this man, Ethan.   We thought he was one of us from the plane but he wasn't.   So, he took me.   He took both of us.    And... I don't remember. I don't remember anything."
Kate-"When Jack and I found Charlie he was hanging from a tree... by his neck.
Claire-"I have no idea what happened and now I'm seeing these, these flashes of things and... you know, I have amnesia.   There's two weeks missing from my life." {She sees 'FLASHES' of things. Yes! 'FLASHES'!}
Libby-"Claire, I don't think you have amnesia.   You know, sometimes when something terrible happens to us there's a little switch in your head that flicks on to protect us from having to deal with it.    Maybe your memories aren't gone.    Maybe you're just blocking them."
Claire-"Then I need you to unblock them.  Cause my baby's sick and they did something to him."
{Watch Libby's face when Claire says 'they did something to him'.   I know, I read body language!}
In the hatch Jack and Locke bring Henry food and a book.   Jack asks Henry if he has to  go to the bathroom.   Henry doesn't need to go.
Locke gives him Dostoevsky- The Brothers Karamazov to read. 
Henry- "Dostoevsky. You don't have any Stephen King?"    {Yeah, my personal favorite!}  Locke tells him the library is a little out dated.
Henry- "Right. Well, thanks."
Jack and Locke leave the armory.
Jack asks "What's with the book?"
Locke- "Just something to pass the time.  Did you know that Hemingway was jealous of Dostoevsky?  {Jack didn't know}  He wanted to be the world's greatest writer, but convinced himself that he could never get out from under Dostoevsky's shadow. Kind of sad, really. What are we doing, Jack?"
John-"We can't hide him down here forever. Changing shifts around is going to get people asking questions. I just want to know what the long term plan is."
Smart ass Jack {I love Jack} says that they don't have a long term plan for the button, but they keep pushing it. "Look, until we know who he is, whether or not he's telling the truth,  we have to keep doing what we're doing. If you've got a better idea let's hear it."
With that Henry answers from beyond the armory door "How 'bout you let me go?" {Classic!}

Kate watches Aaron while Libby and Claire are away from the noises of the camp, sitting Indian style. {hehehe}
Libby hypnotizes Claire.
Libby-"Just breathe.  Let your whole body relax, good. Listen to the waves. Good, in and out slowly.  Good. Keep your eyes closed. Very relaxed.  Claire. Just keep breathing.  Now, I want you to visualize yourself when you were pregnant. Keep listening to my voice. Think about what you see."
While under, Claire sees "Flashes"!
Loud noises, "You don't want him to get sick.", vaccine bottles, the blue eyed girl mouths for her to "wake up",Oceanic plane mobile spinning, man behind glass, ultrasound or some image of the baby, needle into belly, a hand covers Claire's mouth.
scream.  Claire is being examined,  "When was your last check-up, Claire? {Claire is experiencing a scene}
She tells him that she hasn't had a check up in a while, she's been busy, she's going to L.A.
The voice-"Traveling in your third trimester. That's not usually recommended."
Claire- "Well, there's a family there. I'm, uh, giving the baby up for adoption."
The voice-"Oh, of course, I understand. The sedative I gave you was very mild. I know these can be exams very stressful."    {He uses a key on a Dharma keyring to unlock the refrigerator}
The doctor go to a refrigerator and gets the vials. "I'm going to give you a shot now, Claire. {We see the doctor is Ethan.  Silver/metal syringe}  A little medicine for your baby.  Don't worry. You're just going to feel a little pinch."   {Claire looks a bit concerned, confused and out of it.}
Claire gets more memory flashes again and snaps out of it/wakes up!
Claire back on the beach.  Libby tells her it's okay.  Claire realizes she was with Ethan.
Claire-"I remembered, okay. I saw Ethan. He was there and he was giving me an exam.
Libby-"Claire, what you saw could be combining experiences of what happened before the crash to the night you were having dreams here on the island.
Claire-"No, I know this was real. I was drugged. He did something to me."
Kate-"Claire, you need to calm down, alright. It's not good for Aaron."
Claire-"You know what, Aaron is sick, okay. I need to find that place. That room, it's real. It's real. And, hey, there's medicine there for the baby. I need to find it. I need to find it. Kate, please help me find it."
Eko cuts down the tree he marked with X.
Eko enters the hatch.   Jack hides in the bathroom with Henry.
Locke is changing a light bulb.  Eko wonders, "You are alone?"
Locke-"Not anymore."   {Jack is telling curious Henry to shut up.}
Eko was hoping to  borrow a saw. {Locke is checking out new light bulbs}.
Locke leaves and Eko sees the used cot through the open armory door .
Sawyer is reading the book Lancelot and drinking bottled water outside his tent.  Kate wants a gun from him and he doesn't get to ask why.   Seeing as he has all the guns he indeed gets to ask why.  Kate doesn't answer.
Sawyer-"Check it out...I found a new pair of glasses damn near my prescription. Do you like 'em?"  {Because on this island all of your needs are met! ALWAYS!} Kate confesses she's going into the jungle to track down Rousseau; the French chick.
"Claire thinks she knows where there might be some medicine. The baby's sick."
Sawyer seems concerned, wants to help and tells her,"Well, hell, I got medicines."
Kate-"She thinks he's really sick... as in quarantine sick."
Sawyer wonders what Kate thinks.
Kate-"I think she's a little too worried, but she's going after Rousseau with or without me."
Sawyer-"No boys allowed, huh? {Kate nods no}  Alright, what do you want, 9 millimeter or rifle?"   {That's Ok, he can go with me on my trek into the jungle!  lol}  Kate gets a gun.

Claire gives Sun the baby to care for while she's on her trek.
Sun doesn't think it's a good idea and maybe she should listen to Jack. 
Claire-"What if Jack's wrong, okay? Jack said the fever would break and it hasn't.He's getting worse."
Sun tries to assure her to wait while Claire angrily wonders how long she's supposed to wait.
Sun also tells her that a mother shouldn't leave her child
Claire is getting pissed off, "I'm sorry, are you a mother?"
Sun- "No, I'm not. Claire, are you sure you want to do this?"
Claire-"What did you say?" {Something sounding familiar}
Sun-"Are you sure you want to do this?"
Claire remembers something! Claire has Flashes...
Log, Ethan -"You need to be sure", the log, Oceanic mobile, the girl saying: "You need to get out of here",operating room, Claire with someone holding something over her mouth, being injected with a syringe, canteen, the refrige with the meds being opened by Ethan. He fills a syringe.{love the beautiful music in the background}

Claire is obviously drugged and loopy. "Do you have to put that in my tummy? It really, really hurts." {Did they put anything else in her tummy? What is he really doing to her? Also note the condition of the exam room; neat and clean, ready for use}
Ethan-"I know. I wish there was another way. But the baby needs it, Claire. Okay?"   He gives her the shot. "And now, because you've been such a good girl, I think it's time for a surprise."  {What, is she a little kid?!}

Ethan takes her down a hallway that has missing ceiling pieces and is rusty.  There's a small door with "Escape Hatch" over it!  Dharma/medical logo on the wall.

Claire looks in to a small alcove, it's dark, has a concrete ramp and steps.
 Claire is very loopy but seems to want to walk there but Ethan leads her  in another direction. "Claire, this way. Here we go. Over here."
Ethan shows her a baby boy's nursery.  The room has two doors. We see airplanes, trains, boats, stuffed animals, stars, mobile w/Oceanic planes and a star as the center piece of the mobile {one of the 4 planes is in a downward angle, animal cutouts on the wall, bunny on the blue dresser, fire engine picture, books, an abacus and a rocking chair. {Is Jacob sharing his chair?} Modes of travel and the stars are all over this room.
Claire-"What is this place?"
Ethan-"It's for your baby, Claire.
Claire feels it's amazing but wants to know what happened to Charlie.
Ethan tells her Charlie is fine. "When we got far enough away from camp, I let him go back."   {So who really hung Charlie?}
Claire asks "Where did it all come from?"
Ethan-"Well, I'd love to explain everything to you, Claire, but I'm afraid it would be a little overwhelming right now."
Claire seems to recognize the crib with the mobile.  Ethan tells her to turn it on and she does. It plays Catch a Falling Star. {a song she said her dad used to sing to her, Also, note the police car on the bed bumper} She seems confused.
A voice outside of the room needs to talk to Ethan.
The voice-"What the hell happened? You were supposed to make the list and then bring her in. Was I unclear?"
Ethan-"It's not my fault. They knew I wasn't on the plane. They had a manifest."
The voice's identity is revealed to be Mr. Friendly/Tom without his costume and beard.
Tom{whispers}-"What am I supposed to tell him? You know what he's going to do when he finds out. Damn it, Ethan."    {So, Ethan screwed up big time!} Claire is looking at him. Tom sees that and makes sure Claire can't hear them and closes the door.
Claire has memory flashes with the young woman saying: "Get out. Get out of here."
Then we see Claire back on the beach disoriented from her flashes.
Sun asks Claire if she's alright. Kate asks her if she's ready to go.
Claire-"Aaron, sweetheart, Shhhh. Mommy's got to go now, sweetheart. Don't cry. Don't cry. I'll be back really soon and I'm going to make you feel all better, okay. I promise. {to Sun}Thanks."

Kate tracks Danielle's trail. {Kate is awesome!}
Claire asks her what she knows about Rousseau, since they spent time together when they went to the Black Rock. {Claire's diary mentions the Black Rock}
Kate tells her about her ship crashing there, her research team getting stranded, they died. Claire wants to know how, so Kate shares that "She killed them."
Kate- "Tracks are gone, Trail ends here."
Yet there's Danielle!
Danielle "Because they were infected. You believe me now, don't you?"
Claire remembers scratching Danielle and she wants her to take them back to where she scratched her. 
Claire admits to remembering a lot!  "No, okay, she knows I remember! Hey, I remember a lot of it now. I remember the room, the medicine, a teenage girl. Okay, so don't lie to me and make out you don't know what I'm talking about. My baby is sick and you're going to take me back there to get what he needs. Right now!"
And of course Danielle reveals, "It's not far from here." {The tracks are gone, yet Danielle is standing only a couple of feet away, shouldn't the tracks have kept going to where she stood?  She doesn't leave tracks.}

Jack on the beach getting water.  Eko wants to have a word with him.  "Who is he?"     
Jack, "What?"
Eko knows about the man that he's keeping in the hatch. Jack asks if Locke told him.
Eko-"Locke did not tell me anything. Who is he? I wish to speak to him."
Jack-"Speak to him about what?"
Eko-"I wish to speak to him alone. Can you arrange this?"
Jack-"Why should I do that?"
Eko-"Because you wish to keep this a secret."    {Ah, Eko worked a deal.}

Back in the jungle Danielle has led Claire to the area where she was scratched. But there's nothing there; they're in the middle of the jungle.
Danielle-"Where do we go next?"
Claire-"Why are you asking me that? You need to tell me where to go."
Danielle-"Where is this room?!"
Claire is getting upset and wondering how can Danielle be saying that.  "Okay, you grabbed me, that's why I scratched you because you were taking me back to them."
Danielle-"Is that what you think?  You said you remembered!  That's why I brought you here. You lied!"   She grabs Claire!
Kate points her gun at Danielle demanding she get her hands off of Claire.
Claire walks away. 
Danielle walks up to Kate and the barrel of her gun {on her chest/heart} and wants Kate to shoot her.  Kate is puzzled and walks away from her and follows after Claire. 

Claire comes upon the familiar log from her Flashes.   This triggers more Flashes: the medical team in the exam room set up for a procedure, complete with incubator, young girl- "Wake up"
Ethan enters her room,
She's knitting a blue booty, "One down, One to go". {WOW!! Rocking chair. Plus she has a wave ring on}
Ethan-"Now all we need is a little foot to put it on, huh?  Tell you what, what do you say we sneak out of here and take a walk?"
Claire is drugged up and very wobbly.
Ethan-"I'm sorry this is the first time I've managed to get you out.  My friends are afraid you'll run away. Whoa! Whoa. Don't tell on me, okay?"
They sit on the log and he offers her a canteen/drink. It's sour to her but not to him.  The baby kicks and Ethan wants to feel it kick.
Ethan-"Claire, can I tell you a secret?  I'm gonna miss you.  I wish...I wish you didn't have to go." {He's gonna miss her?!  So, they didn't just meet!}
Claire-"Maybe I don't have to go?  He explains that they've been through this, there's not enough vaccine for her and the baby. {In this state she is in she's not afraid to stay with him/them}
Claire-"Well, I'm not, I'm not sick."
Ethan-"Thank God.  And once you've delivered you can go back to your friends and hopefully you'll stay that way."
Claire-"What if I want to see the baby?"
Ethan-"Hey, nobody's going to take him from you unless that's what you want. You have a choice. We're good people, Claire.  We're a good family.   But if you're going to trust us with your child I want you to be sure. Okay?"
{Sounds more like she's freely giving the child over, not that they're taking it from her. Also, is this her 'real' destination, not L.A. to give the 'good family' her baby? hmmm?! This is VERY interesting! Claire's memory/flash of her and Ethan is being experienced from the outside looking in.   A looking glass effect.} It is sunny, and Claire is watching herself and Ethan speaking. WE SEE 2 CLAIRE'S AT THE SAME TIME!!!

When she 'wakes' from her flash she is in the rain in the jungle with Kate.  Claire seems disoriented.
Kate-"There you are. Where are you going?"
Claire is excited because she knows this is it.   Kate tries to interrupt her but Danielle tells Kate to leave Claire alone, "Let her look."
Kate-"Look for what? Claire! Claire!"
Claire pulls off vines and a tarp, revealing two doors to a hatch.   {Dharma Medical logo}   An ENTRANCE!
Kate and Claire open the two doors and look down. They can see light flickering.
The women enter down the ramp and Kate finds flashlights {Of course} in a wall cabinet. 
The hallway is very run down, wires hanging, cob webs.  {Kate's going to turn the power on even though there are wires hanging! LOL}
Claire directs them where to go and finds the room/nursery she was in, except but everything is gone except the rocking chair.   The room shows signs of age.
Danielle-"What is this place?"
Claire-"It's where they were going to keep him."
Kate finds a room filled with lockers containing costumes, theatrical glue, fake beard, and makeup. She realizes the others wear costumes!
In the nursery Claire finds the blue bootie she knitted.
Danielle still makes like she knows nothing, although she didn't seem too surprised about this place.
Claire has Flashes "Wake up" and there's the teenage girl.
Loopy Claire asks, "Who are you?"
The girl-"ShhhHe'll hear you. Look, you have to get out of here."
The girl is trying to help Claire escape the procedure that's going to happen. Claire feels she can't leave.   The girl tells her, "Yes, you can."
Claire insists she can't leave.  The girl tells her not to scream," They're going to do it tonight."
We see the medical team getting ready for this procedure {Do you see any familiar faces there?!}
Claire-"Do what?"
The girl closed the door,"Shhhh... You're going to die. They're going to cut him out of you. I can get you back to your camp, but we have to leave. Now!"
Claire feels the girl is lying because she's sure about this.
The girl struggles with Claire, "Shhhh."
Claire-"Get Ethan, I want to talk to Ethan. Ethan wouldn't hurt me. Ethan wouldn't..."
The girl puts Claire to sleep with chloroform, "You'll thank me for this one day."
Flashes of Ethan- "It's a vaccine, we don't want him to get sick."
Claire is holding the blue bootie and declares "It's here. The medicine's here."

Claire and Danielle enter the exam room and find the refrigerator is overturned. Claire tries to move it but it's too heavy.  Danielle just stands there, staring; looks as if she's in familiar surroundings, but trance like.
Claire yells for Kate to help her.  Danielle doesn't move or help the girls.   The girls lift the refrigerator that once held the medicine/vaccine.   It is empty. 
Claire starts yelling at Danielle demanding to know where the vaccine is!  "You were bringing me back here.  Where is it?!  You know where it is, don't you? Tell me! Tell me where it is! Tell me!"
Claire remembers struggling with Danielle and then looks at Danielle's arm where she had scratched her.
Pregnant Claire is  waking up in the jungle.  She calls out for Ethan and saying she's sure she wants him to take the baby.

All of a sudden Danielle is there in front of Claire.
Claire-"Who are...who are you?"
In the distance she hears Ethan calling out for her and Claire replies back to him.
Ethan-"I can hear you, where are you?!"
Danielle wants Claire to be quiet but Claire again calls out to Ethan. "I'm here, Ethan!"
Claire tells Danielle she has to give "him" to them so he'll be safe, okay. "Help! I'm here! Ethan!"
Danielle puts her hand over Claire's mouth and they struggle and Claire scratches her. Claire falls and Danielle knocks her out with the butt of her rifle.

Claire realized Danielle wasn't trying to take her back, "You were trying to save me."
Danielle-"I carried you on my back to your camp. I left you where they would find you." {Damn these island women are friggin strong!}
Claire-"I'm sorry. {Danielle starts to leave}Where are you going?"
Danielle-"You're not the only one who didn't find what they were looking for."

The chicks head back in the rain.    Danielle decides,"This is as far as I go."  
Claire asks her if her baby was a girl.
Danielle says yes and that her name was Alex... Alexandra.
Claire-"I remember a girl, a girl with blue eyes.  She helped me.  She saved me, just like you did. She wasn't like the others. She was... good."
Danielle cries- "I'm sorry that you didn't find what you were looking for.  And I hope your baby's not infected. But if it is... I hope you know what must be done."     She heads back in to the jungle.

At the hatch Locke does the dishes.  Jack and Eko enter.  
Locke wonders,"Back for more tools?"    Jack informs John that Eko knows.
Locke-"Well, there you go."
Jack warns Eko to "be careful what you say to him, he's smart and curious. Just give us a shout when you're done."
Locke adds, "If the alarm goes off, don't tell him what it's for."
Eko-" What is it for?"  {WTF? They don't even know what's it's for! Or do they? Hmmm?!?}
Locke, using the combination, opens the door.
Eko meets Henry.   Mr. Eko is very courteous to Henry even holds out his hand to shake it but Henry is seems nervous.  They introduce themselves.
Eko asks him how long he's been there,  {Two days}  and also inquires if he's being treated well.  Henry says he's a prisoner and he doesn't know why or for what.   Eko shares they are being careful because they believe he's lying.
Henry-"Why would I lie? They think I'm one of these Others... other what?"
Eko-"Please, stop talking, Henry.   The first night I spent on this island I was dragged into the jungle by two men. They never spoke a word to me, nor I to them.  I killed these men... smashed in their head with a stone, felt their blood on my arms.   I need you to know how sorry I am for this.   I need you to know that I am back on the righteous path now.   And that I regret my actions.   I ask you for your forgiveness."   {Confessing to Henry.}
Henry-"Why are you telling me this?"
Eko-"Because I needed to tell someone."   He takes out a large knife and cuts off the two braids from his chin.
At the beach Jack examines the baby. He is better; the fever broke and the rash has started to fade.  Claire thanks Jack for everything.
Jack-"I didn't do anything. I'll check back in a couple hours, okay?"   Jack leaves.
Claire shows Aaron the booty and starts to get emotional.  "Look, Mommy made this for you when you were still inside her tummy... You know, I wanted them to take you. But now I know,I know that we're supposed to be together, you and me. We're supposed to take care of each other, okay. You're mine and I love you. I love you so much."

In the hatch Locke brings Henry bowl of food/fruit.
Henry- "No cheeseburgers huh?" {Cheeseburgers!}   He asks if the bit Locke said about Hemingway was true.
Locke-"You have good ears."
Henry-"You have thin doors."
Locke-"You read Hemingway?"
Henry-"Sure, guy ran with the bulls, fought in the Spanish Civil War, stuff I can wrap my brain around, this is I can't get through five pages of ..."
Locke-" Well, Dostoevsky had his virtues, too. He was a genius for one. Bullfighting isn't everything."
Henry-"So, which one are you?"
Locke-"I'm sorry."
Henry-"Are you the genius, or are you the guy who always feels like he's living in the shadow of a genius?"
Locke-"I was... I was never very much into literary analysis."
Henry-"I just don't understand why you let the doctor call the shots."  {This rubs Locke big time!!!}
Locke-"No one calls the shots. Jack and I make decisions together.
Henry-"Right, okay.  My mistake."
Locke leaves the armory, starts to do the dishes, and then loses his temper, swiping all the dishes on the counter to the ground. Henry is very satisfied with getting Locke worked up
{Let's also note, just for fun, the camp has 2 Dr's., Jack and Bernard.}

Maternity Leave is a GREAT EPISODE!!
Lots of answers in this episode but many more crazy questions.
Jack likes being in charge/control.  He also seems not to mind holding a prisoner.
Outside, looking in!!!!!! Who else is on the outside looking in?!!!! YEP!!!

Things to Note...Questions to ask...
* Time Issues!
* The sickness seems centered around or connected with  "children".
* How old is Aaron?  Is Roseola a clue to Aaron's age or a clue to ROSE?  Maybe age is irrelevant.
* How long does Ethan really know Claire?  How long do all of these people know each other?  How long are they on the "island" - "off" the "island"?   How many 'trips' to the "island" have they made and over how much time?  How much time really passes?  How much time has passed since Claire was really in the medical station?  Or was the 'set' just changed?!   There are costumes and make up, props! Proof of some things being faked or staged?!  Theatrical, Illusion, Razzle Dazzle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* REAL…What's real and what's NOT real?  I keep saying that too.   The clues tells us that some things are NOT REAL!  Life before the 'crash'- Real or Not?  Life on the "Island"- Real or Not? Life off the island- Real or not real?  What's been staged, faked and manipulated? Some of it or... all of it.
* Is there really a vaccine, or medicine? Is it called vaccine one time on the island and medicine another.  Why is it called two different things?  How's that for thinking crazy, outside the box!
* The Black Rock and Danielle's ship...One in the same?   Uh, where's her 'ship'?  Is it the black rock or a more impressive 'ship'?   Was there a ship at all?   Did she really crash there 16 or 100 years ago or 2 months ago? Has she always "lived" there?
* Are they all drugged/wired at times? To be put/kept in a certain mental/psychological or a dreamlike state.  Drugged, sedated, sleep, hypnosis, awake, dream this is blurring reality!!!!!
* Here it is again…THEY DON'T REMEMBER!!! But a few start to! Apparently Danielle has remembered something too. We know all the people involved have certain roles/jobs to carry out. This must include 'insiders' to help keep the 'illusion' going, keeping everything secret. Believe me this will all make sense!!
* Here's something that's bothered me; Ethan and Charlie!   Ethan really screwed up, but enough for him to be killed?  If he didn't hang Charlie then who did?  Who is Charlie really? Did Charlie "have to kill" Ethan?!!
* Who is Aaron? Where will Jacob come in? Are any of them 'children' of Jacob? What? Don't laugh, it could happen.
* Did Danielle willingly give her baby up just as Claire was willing to do?
* Choice.
* Needles. Ultra sound/Sonogram.
* Exam.
* Fever. Sick. Infected.
* Crazy. Shrink.      Clinical psychologist.
* Prescription. Injections. Medicine.
* Eko confessing  to Henry.  Also note that Eko should have been taken that first night!
* This episode doesn't present things to us with the traditional Flash Whoosh.  We have had episodes give us additional character info not via Flash Whoosh.

Vocabulary and Research...

* Roseola (also known as sixth disease, exanthem subitum, and roseola infantum) is a viral illness in young children, most commonly affecting those between the ages of 6 months and 2 years. It is typically marked by several days of high fever, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks.
* Quarantine is voluntary or compulsory isolation, typically to contain the spread of something considered dangerous, often but not always disease.  The word comes from the Italian  (seventeenth century Venetian) quarantena, meaning forty day period.
-confinement or segregation from society
-Signal Flag (yellow & Black squares) called the "Yellow Jack" which when flown in harbor means ship is under quarantine.

FLASH, FLASHED, FLASHES!!!!!!!  More proof that the flashes we're shown aren't all really flashbacks, or in "time" order.   Claire had some of these flashes before Ethan took her.  If some of these aren't flashbacks then what the fuck are they? Time Travel?!!
They could be different go-arounds on the "Island".
Is Claire the only one who has FLASHES such as these? NO!  Things are just being repeated, going in circles...Looping.

Maternity leave….For Claire and Danielle.
They must find what they are looking for...We're getting closer to the whole truth!

Love to all who are "LOST"™

Posted on MySpace August 30, 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? 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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