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What a great episode! Lots of action and suspense, and finally - more info about John Locke. I'm not sure exactly what the "5 big things" were, but here's my list of highlights:
Henry Gale Almost Pulled It Off
Well, one of the big questions that came up from the previous two ep is whether Henry Gale is a good guy or a bad guy. My opinion swung back and forth over the last 3 weeks, but now, we know: HE'S BAD. The baloon hikers did indeed find a baloon, and a body, but when they dug up the body, they found that it was a man named Henry Gale. Turns out the guy we know as Henry Gale is another other trying to infiltrate the Losties camp. And he almost did it.
Locke was in the hatch alone (except for Henry locked in the closet) when he noticed some strange sounds coming from the hatch PA. Turns out to be an audio countdown, and when it hit 0, th eblast doors in the hatch come down and trap him in the living quarters. Before long, we hear the beep beep beep of the computer counting down, and Locke begins to panic. He decides to free and befriend Henry, so that he'll help with the doors. They pry one up a little and Locke attempts to slide under it. He doesn't make it - instead, the door breaks the supports and slams down on his legs, trapping him. He tells Henry all about the computer and the 108 minutes and sends him through the ductwork to push EXECUTE. Henry makes it, but something still happens. We don't know exactly what Henry did - did he put out a distress call perhaps?
While Locke is trapped, we hear somethign revving up (much like the time he didn't key the numbers in fast enough), and then the lights go out. In the darkness, a blacklight bulb flickers, revealing some blacklight writing on the walls. Here's a screenshot. It appears to be a diagram of the hatches, which seem to be arranged around a central point. There's a long thread on various ideas over at TheFuselage. I haven't had a chance to digest it all just yet, but there's lots of writing on the picture, and each hatch seems to have a blocked link to the big "?" in the middle.
Back To Henry
Okay, so now we know Henry is an other, and he was trying to get information. Well, he sure did succede in pulling the wool over Locke's eyes, as Locke told him all about the hatch, the computers, and most importently: the numbers. Somethign tells me that's what he was after. Aparently, in a future episode, Jack and Locke attempt to trade Henry for Michael or Walt.
In Locke's flashbacks, we see him deal with his father and Helen a lot more. Helen ends up leaving him because of some messed up dealings with his dad, whom it turns out faked his own death to pull off a big con. Could his dad be the same conman that effed up Saywer's life? Who knows - but it wouldn't suprise me.
We finally find out where all of that Dharma food is coming from. Jack and Kate find a supply drop in the jungle, with a flashing beacon. Looks like regular parachute drops from somewhere were what kept the hatch bunkers full. That means there is outside influence/awareness of the goings on on the island. This could be a wild new twist, as I have always assumed that the island was somehow cut off from the outside world.
Sayid - Locke Connection
In one of Locke's flashbacks, Locke is inspecting the house of a woman (he's a home inspector). Turns out, the woman is Nadia - Sayids long lost love whom he was headed to the States to find.
And to top all of this excitement off, next week is new too! I'm off to read a few Lost forums - I'll add updates in the comments section.
bigD (March 30, 2006 at 08:55:26 AM):
Fuch you lost!
bean (March 30, 2006 at 08:58:56 AM):
Here's another screencap of the blast door map - with some enhancement done.
bean (March 30, 2006 at 09:37:11 AM):
Someone also managed to get a leaked, hi-res images of the map. It's here. And here are a few translations from it:
Stated goal ______ accelerated de-territorial of ursus maritimus (polar bears) through gene therapy and extreme climate change
Activity mimimal during lockdown and restocking procedures
Known final resting place of Magnus Hanso/Black Rock
Primary nexus of Cerberus related activity (smokey?)
Sightings coincide with emergency shutdown of intranet services of hightened security
Interference might also prevent location from ___ as listening station cryptography research or analysis
Geological composition likely to cause magnetic interference with weather project
Possible CVII inactive since accident
Complete shutdown in effect
P.R.D. Every 6-8 Months, Fatalities: 5
Station Wide Failure of Dharmatel Intranet 4.08.00, 8.15.01
Home of NG (or NC) Delegation inspection of 12.07.81
Multiple Escape ____ blocked after incident
Low priority(?) ___ for ___ration, possible site for above ground ________ relevance to wavelength-related research activity
Possible recreational area for D.I.H.G. Survey Teams
No safe location for dharmatel servers/___/cabling or infrastructure
Alleged location of aborted #7, large number of underground springs, heavy water table
Activity unsuitable for D.I.H.G.
Sut(?) unlikely due to Cerberus activity (smokey?)
Alleged location of #4, the Flame
Cerberus station believed to have been abandoned due to AM/MDG incident of 1985 OR possible catastrophic malfunction of Cerberus system (smokey?)
latin phrases on map:
Aegrescit medendo - The disease worsens with the treatment. The remedy is worse than the disease
Malum consilium quod mutari non potest - It's a bad plan that can't be changed. (Publilius Syrus)
Sursum corda - Lift up your hearts (to God)
Cogito ergo doleo - I think therefore I am depressed
Credo nos in fluctu eodem esse - I think we're on the same wavelength
Liberate te ex inferis - Save yourself from hell
Nil actum reputa si quid superest agendum - Don't consider that anything has been done if anything is left to be done. (Lucan)
Ut sit magna, tamen certe lenta ira deorum est - The wrath of the gods may be great, but it certainly is slow
stef (March 30, 2006 at 09:56:03 AM):
Based on the last few years, there should be a new, non-lost blog entry in a couple days...
bean (March 30, 2006 at 09:58:34 AM):
another hatch image, with everythign clear.
m1 (March 30, 2006 at 09:59:20 AM):
Wonder what it will be?!?
bigD (March 30, 2006 at 12:33:44 PM):
I don't understand the point of lost blogs. Anyone that likes the show, probably watched it, and doesn't need a recap, so it's useless to them.
Anyone who doesn't watch the show doesn't care about your recap, so it's useless to them asslost.
blog more lost blogs.
bean (March 30, 2006 at 12:46:47 PM):
Lost blogs allow me to point out things that I noticed or read about that other people may not have caught.
If you dont like Lost, don't read the blogs, nerd.
stef (March 30, 2006 at 01:24:41 PM):
bigD (March 30, 2006 at 02:31:21 PM):
Don't worry, I ain't reading the lost blogs.
But I ain't reading no other blogs either, because you ain't bloggging no blogs.
blog more BLOGS!
conley1 (March 30, 2006 at 06:21:20 PM):
I like reading the Lost blogs and Bean's recaps. It definitely adds to the episode, and I like the links, giving me much more to think about regarding the show.
bean (March 30, 2006 at 07:01:12 PM):
Thank you very much!
corbin (March 31, 2006 at 08:21:28 AM):
started downloading the episode last night, in front of my apt. building, where there are some good internets (was getting around 160k/sec) at 40% (was downloading sopranos too) battery went dead, went back in, plugged it in, went to get dinner, came back, watched sopranos, then took computer back downstairs at 9 to finish downloading and call stacey. got 98% done, less than a minute to go and the computer went to sleep cause the battery was dead again. however, i went ahead and watched it and there were just a few glitches due to it not being finished.
anyway, good ep. after watching it i thought, lockdown, locke down, funny coincidence.
altso, was the hatch locked down to keep the peoples from seeing them do the drop/restock?
bean (March 31, 2006 at 08:26:27 AM):
yes, that's the theory anyway.
corbin (March 31, 2006 at 08:34:50 AM):
bean, i'm watching you
corbin (March 31, 2006 at 08:37:26 AM):
bean, i'm watching you
bean (March 31, 2006 at 09:50:28 AM):
corbin (March 31, 2006 at 03:08:47 PM):
don't know how that got double posted...
Bigwillis (April 03, 2006 at 12:37:28 PM):
I am sad to report that there was no Stef is pregnant joke this year. A true classic on the Beanblog was missed.
bean (April 03, 2006 at 01:11:33 PM):
Pretty sure that means that she REALLY IS PREGNANT!
stef (April 03, 2006 at 01:23:09 PM):
What are you trying to do here?
corbin (April 03, 2006 at 03:42:15 PM):
good jorb porking your wife yo