Babelfish translates Par Avion as “By Plane” but my rudimentary understanding of French tells me “Aeropostale” means “Air Mail” so I don’t know about the whole plane connection. “Bird” seems a more likely scenario/translation, but maybe the title refers to the note Claire pens at the end of the episode, describing how they all came to be on the island.
Prior to watching the episode, but knowing the title and the promos concerning a “connection” between two characters, we thought maybe “Par Avion” suggested a link between Kate’s toy plane and Flight 815 and/or a plane in Claire’s arc. Could still be a possiblity.
Here are some questions in lieu of thoughts this time around.
- Did Jack get a tattoo from Claire at some point?
- Is Claire’s mom a twin?
- Did everyone suspect Christian was Claire’s dad?
- Do all the Shephard children have parent issues?
- Does Claire have powers like Walt’s?
- Are there latent effects to Claire’s stay with the Others and will there be lasting effects to Jack’s apparent brainwashing at their hands?
- What are Locke’s real motives?
- Since Sawyer is seen reading Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, does this make Locke Howard Roark?
- Hope versus Guilt – are we sure those are good counterpoints?
- Is the “Around the World in 80 days” reference too cutesy?
- If zombie Mikhail (who I’m not convinced is dead) is a pathological liar, how do you feel about his explanation of The List and The Leader?
If he was in Australia following his dad and Claire worked at a piercing/tattoo joint, it could happen. Plus, we didn’t see the backstory on all of his ink.
CLARIFICATION: Jack might have gotten a tattoo in the same shop or been in her backstory in some way without a direct connection. It was late last night. Sorry for the confusion.
Sure looked like it to me.
We saw Lindsey in Season 2’s “Two For The Road” where Michael shoots Libby and Ana Lucia, but we didn’t see Claire (in the flashback).
The whole verification of this theory makes me want to re-watch EVERY interaction between Claire and Jack dating back to Season 1.
UPDATE: Also, Why was Christian so desperate to talk to Claire in that previous flashback? Do we think that occurred before or after the hospital scene from last night?
Claire hated her mom, Jack hated their father (as did Claire once she met him), plus this entire episode was a referendum on parents and parenting (see Rousseau’s angst about her daughter).
I’m beginning to think that Charlie is marked for death not by the universe, but by Claire. She wanted her mother dead and it happened and she’s seemed to want Charlie dead at times and Desmond has saved him (recently). I really think she has some kind of ability.
Now that they’re connected and they’ve both been held for long stretches, it’s a vague, valid question that I just wanted to write down.
“Crazy” is not a valid answer. For everyone who thinks the producers & writers have had to cram all of Eko’s spirituality and character (since he died/left the show before they really wanted him to), what does this episode mean for his character? I guess we’ll know more next week.
I’ve got nothing, but it seems to fit. The man seems to embody all that is this Objectivist hokum (and, by extension, Libertarianism) as he strives for something noble and pure and philosophical but hasn’t won a goddamned thing.
I’m withholding my answer until next week, but I’ve got to think that they’re better at explaining Locke than science versus faith. I think – now that we’ve seen Locke compared/contrasted against Jack, Eko and Sayid – that the truest manifestation is his own struggle against himself.
He certainly can’t stop playing games and being all “human” but he also can’t stop pontificating. Maybe, and this sounds nuts, he’s his own bad twin.
I’m not even sure it’s referenced, but I feel somewhat smarter for typing it.
I hate to keep eluding to next week, but I think both things are as much crap as his borrowed story from his Dharma doppleganger – secondhand and probably only partly true.
I’m done. Sleep. Comment.