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Lost: The Glass Ballerina (S03EP02)
Posted October 12, 2006 at 10:50:43 AM by Bean in the Lost category
This episode was Sun and Jin-centric, with flashbacks focussing mainly on the time just before they boarded flight 815. There were definately some new character twists introduced, so here we go:
Sun, Jin, and Sayid took Desmonds sailboat around teh side of the island in an attempt to help Jack and his crew with their assault on teh Others. When they were unable to meet up, Sayid went ashore and discovered the decoy camp that the others had set up. He realized that they were most likely captured and decided to try a tricky plan. They found the Pala Ferry dock and set a big fire to attract an Others scouting party. The plan was to ambush them, but of course the Others snuck right by and stole the boat. Now those three are stuck at the dock with no boat.
The Glass Ballerina
In the opening flashback, we see a young Sun break a glass balerina figurine. When her father asks her about it, she lies and says the maid did it, knowing the maid would be fired. Later, we see details about her affair with Jae, and her role on the show shifts from a very innocent character to one that is capable of great deceit. Here's a good thread about her over at SWLS (my new favorite lost site).
More Sun, and Jae
While on the boat, Sun lie to Jin in an attempt to help Sayid with the ambush. Jin knows enough english to catch her, and tells her that he knows she betrayed him. At this point, we still dont know who her baby is from... is it Jae or Jin? Speaking of Jae: when Sun's papa found out about her affair, he assigned Jin to take him out. Jin roughs him up and tells him to leave the country, but doesn't kill him. As he's leaving, though, Jae's body flops onto the hood of his car. Backup hitman murder, or suicide? Also, Jin never found out about the affair (I dont think) - he was just following papa-in-law's orders. Anyway - lots of questions as to who knows what and who loves who with regard to Sun and Jin. Also, there are previous ties between Sun dad's company (Paik Heavy Industries) and Hanso/Dharma.
Back at the Hydra Station, Sawyer and Kate are made to do some serious manual labor. Digging hole, and moving rocks. They are roughed up quite a bit, and Sawyer pulls off some bad butt-kickin only to be stopped by Juliette, who captures Kate at gunpoint (again). There is a big sloppy kiss between Kate and Sayer too. In the closing scene, we see that Ben is closely monitoring (via CCTV, much like The Pearl) Jack, Kate, and Sawyer. This has got to be a big psych study.
Alex comes back again, secretely asking Kate about Karl (the boy who helped Sawyer attempt an escape). Either there are splintering factions of Others, or it's all part of the charade. Hard to tell.
We find out conclusively that the island has communication with the outside world.
That's all I'm writing for now. If you have more, please add it.
Brad (October 12, 2006 at 02:23:46 PM):
Just thought I would clear something up that confused me.
When Jin Sun and Sayid are all talking on the boat it appears she is lying to Jin about what Sayid said. She actually isn't, the subtitles are just a little misleading. The line "We are not sailing anywhere" was actually said by Jin not Sun.
Another importanism, "Ben" aka "Henry Gale" aka Black balloonist, has been on the island his "entire life".
Brad (October 12, 2006 at 02:26:59 PM):
That doesn't mean that she doesn't defy her husband openly by saying that she can sail the boat if Jin wont.
celeb (October 12, 2006 at 04:17:59 PM):
Benjamin Linus doesn't sound like a whole name. Like it should be Benjamin Linus ____, Whidmore or hanso or something.
celeb (October 12, 2006 at 04:19:43 PM):
Also, I found it incredibly strange that Ben had the TV wheeled in, then told Jack about current events (Bush, Chris Reeve, Red Sox ) to which Jack didn't believe the Sox story and Ben was immediately ready to show the clip on the TV.
It was like Ben knew Jack wouldn't believe it and was ready to prove it ahead of time.
bean (October 12, 2006 at 10:00:47 PM):
Well, it woudl be a fairly noteworthy event to the average sports-loving male.
Brad (October 13, 2006 at 01:01:06 PM):
If the time period is supposed to be as short as they say, I think they are going to have a hard time bringing Walt back. I am sure he has grown a lot in the last two years, ya know.
foo (October 16, 2006 at 08:59:45 AM):
good call. maybe that is why they (the writers) got rid of him.
Jewfish (October 16, 2006 at 04:41:05 PM):
My impression was that Jae killed himself, because he was holding the pearl necklace he bought for Sun when he landed on the car. It would be strange for a hitman to put them in his hand before tossing him off the ledge.
Finch (October 17, 2006 at 12:30:30 PM):
Heheh, you said pearl necklace
bigD (October 18, 2006 at 03:45:50 PM):
I thought Jin went to the big rock to find Jae. I was really confused when they had that bonfire and Walt was there instead of Sun.
Finch (October 18, 2006 at 04:34:22 PM):
What the crap? Did Dooley convert to Lostitarianism?