An incredibly dense and busy episode (especially for Lost, which is saying something). The main backstory was Jack’s and the main, linear story dealt with Jack, Kate and Sawyer and their imprisonment after their capture in the Season 2 finale.
Here, as always, are my thoughts:
- Juliet (Julie) and Ben
- Hydra Station
- Wear This
- Permanent Records
Juliet is the wife(?) of Ben (aka Henry Gale), possibly estranged. They are the power couple of The Others.
Points to ponder: The title of the Stephen King book from the bookclub that Ben wasn’t a part of; Goodwin & Ethan’s
real names decision to go by their real names and Ben/Henry’s decision to use a psuedonym; the “earthquake” that occurred just before the plane broke up.
The much-anticipated underwater station. Juliet mentions sharks (Season 1!) and dolphins. Plus, that logo is killer.
Ooh, and the
other station (Phoenix?)cages, the beachfront brunch locale and the Hydra station are all close by, per Ben/Henry. I think they’re all the Hydra Station. See below.
An Alice in Wonderland reference?
What does Ben/Henry mean when he tells Kate the next two weeks are going to be tough?
Added bonus: Kate is always showering and the interaction between her & Sawyer at the end is sweet.
Is the name of Sara’s lover in there? What kind of question is “Is she happy?”?
But I love the fact that Juliet says to Jack what he said to Kate in Season 1 (paraphrased): “It doesn’t matter who you were before, it only matter who you are.”
Ooh, and what about Jack being told by his estranged wife Sara: “It doesn’t matter who he is, it only matters who you’re not.” Ouch!
Also, I’d have punched Jack’s dad, not tackled him. The whole episode to that point had been building to violence so I’m glad Jack doled out pain in the past and got cold-cocked in the present.
Plus, do The Others have dossiers on Kate & Sawyer as well?
The zoological station where Sawyer (and eventually Kate) are being held.
It could be the exterior of the Hydra Station for all I know, I haven’t reviewed the TiVo. Upon further review, it’s one big station, which explains how quickly Juliet moves from scene to scene.
Who is the mysterious, wily and resourceful Carl? Why are Kate’s arms raw? What is in the Dharma Fish treats?
Those are the thoughts. Not the best, I know, but something.
Petula Clark’s Downtown is playing in the opening scene.
I think Juliet and Jack & Kate and Sawyer make good pairs.
Episode title could refer to Los Angeles and The Island OR it could be Hydra Station and the Others’ city.
I’m sure I’ll update this post in the morning.
UPDATE: Fixed some logical errors.
Additionally wondering what exactly Jack’s dad counceled Sara to do and why he went back to drinking, especially considering he had an odd way of showing Jack his love, why would he care if Jack didn’t love him in return?