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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Lost - Reunion Time

(Episode: Namaste. Spoilers ahead.)

Namaste is a greeting in Sanskrit.

Due to the timely arrival of a sub bringing in a smaller batch than usual of new recruits, Sawyer is able to doctor the manifest and pass off Jack, Kate and Hurley as DHARMA inductees.

Has anyone noticed that the Lostaways working for DHARMA (minus Jin) are the very ones that Ben ordered Michael to lead to the Others' camp in the Season Three finale? Ben may not have known how it happened, but he's known all along that these four Flight 815 survivors joined the DHARMA Initiative in the 1970s when he was a boy. And that a fifth - Sayid - was captured as a "Hostile" at the time thatr Sawyers' friends showed up in 1977.

We learn that Horace and Amy's baby is Ethan Rom. (Perhaps he took the surname "Rom" as an alias when he left the island to work for Mittelos.) He's maybe 7-10 years younger than Ben. When will Ethan defect from the Others - just prior to the Purge, or some time earlier?

Why didn't the time fracture capture Sun along with the others? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that her physiology has significantly altered since the last time the island saw her - she was pregnant at the time.

So it's Sun who takes off in the canoe (after Sun knocks out Ben. They find the DHARMA Class of '77 picture - and Christian Shepherd's doppleganger, who is about to lead the two on some journey...

The guy working at the Flame station is Radzinsky. He's working on a model of the Swan station. Earlier in the series we learned that he had served at thre Swan with Kelvin Inman, until he committed suicide. He is also the one who removed this segment from the Swan orientation film (immediately follows Candle's statement, "Now do not attempt to use the computer...for anything..."):

...for anything else other than the entering of the code. This is its only function.

The isolation that attends the duties associated with Station 3 may tempt you to try and utilize the computer for communication with the outside world. This is strictly forbidden. Attempting to use the computer in this manner will compromise the integrity of the project and worse, could lead to another incident. I repeat, do not use the computer for anything other than entering the code.

There's a two-part episode titled "The Incident" slated for May 13; it would appear that this is the incident Candle is talking about. Perhaps this event is the cause of the island's curse on pregnancies, which, as evidenced by Ethan's birth, hasn't happened yet.

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