Lost: The Hunting Party

This is one of those rare Lost episodes that stuck with a pretty linear story and only veered off on one tangential plotline. For most of the episode we’ve got Locke, Sawyer and Jack trying to hunt down Michael who has gone missing for Walt. The only diversion is a brief inter-relationship bit about Jin and Sun.

My thoughts:

  1. The combination
  2. 2x right 25
    2x left 29
    1x right 40

    No real message here, just noting for the record.

  3. Sawyer
  4. Actually James Ford. Was he an historical figure or am I reaching?

  5. Sarah, Jack’s wife
  6. Jilted by one fiancee, saved by another man who became her husband, left him for a lover. Sarah gets around.

    And who leaves the person who saves their life? Sure Jack was inattentive and he kissed an Italian woman, but he immediately came clean about it. She’d been having her affair long enough to pack her things and leave.

    Cold. Truly cold.

  7. The Others
  8. How long have they been training their army of barefoot soldiers? And didn’t the wisps of smoke that appeared when they lit their torches look eerily similar to the smoke produced by the monster?

  9. The Hunting Party: Jack/Kate/Sawyer/Locke
  10. Jack and Kate are kissing cousins or incestuous siblings.
    Sawyer and Kate are that flirty office couple that never gets together.
    Jack and Sawyer are both driven by impulses they can’t control.
    Locke? Well, Locke is the philosopher.

I’m spent. Not the deepest of episodes, but it does clear up the fact that Jack “was” married and how it all ended.

Open to interpretation:

  • Whether Michael
    • returns
    • finds Walt
    • is killed or captured by the Others
  • Whether Jack’s plan is to build his own army
  • Whether Hurley has a chance with Libby
  • Whether Charlie can beat his demons and win back Claire
  • Hopefully to be decided next week.

That’s it. Discuss in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Lost: The Hunting Party

  1. Nick says:

    I don’t have the greatest hearing in the world, but I thought I heard Locke say 24 as the last number. I probably am wrong and have no way of recording the episode and watching it again. I did notice that 2 x 25 is 50. 2 x 29 is 58. 108, anyone? Which leaves the last number to be of some importance, maybe? Just a thought.

  2. Buddy says:

    I check in on your blog from time to time just to see how you guys are doing, as I do with a lot of my old friends. Blogs are such a great way to check in on people that one would normally never hear about again.
    I digress.
    I don’t think I’ve ever said thank you to you so:
    Thank you. 🙂
    You weren’t the only person I knew raving about lost, but you were probably the most succinct. 😉 And when you mentioned that it was being sold on iTunes I checked it out. Laurie and I are junkies now. It’s one of the few good American shows we can get our hands on over here in Spain, actually it’s also just one of the few good American shows. 🙂
    I just have to remind myself to not visit your site before I can download the latest episode. 🙂

  3. I had an odd thought [if not a revelation] last night. What if all these Jack flashbacks which, let’s be honest, fail to make him a more sympathetic character but instead make him look like a pathetic [there’s some kind of pun on “pathos” in there] dope with a messiah/hero complex… What if that was actually the point? To make Jack less the hero, less the star of the show in a way.

    I love the guy but, come on, no doctor should get as emotional as he does over every. Little. Thing. Then proceed to get as worked up and illogically dog-headed about remedying the situation.

    Plus, he should get his shirt off more!

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