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Mothereffer/Bleach decided to write a Beanblog-style recap of last night's episode of Lost. Enjoy:
This episode of LOST continues the fast paced plot development that has defined Season 4. For us few die hard fans, who have dealt with time changes and writers strikes, the complications have been minimal compared to the content we are getting this season. "Cabin Fever" proved no different. What a great episode.
We learn that Locke was born a healthy baby against all odds. His mother is almost killed by a car crash, causing Locke to be born prematurely. Locke manages to fight off several newborn complications and beats the odds. We then see that Richard Alpert has made a return to baby John Locke at his birth. This scene confirms a couple things. A) Richard indeed does not age and B) Locke's connection with the island is not just happenstance. Richard then visits Locke when he is around 5 or 6 to see if he is the chosen one. A Dalai Lama type ceremony ensues. Right before the current Dalai Lama dies, he gives an approximate location of his next birth place. Belongings of his are then presented to children matching his description. The child who picks out the right belongings, without hesitation, is the new holy leader. Richard was clearly doing this with Locke. Locke chooses a knife, which is apparently not correct, and Richard leaves in a hurry. Is Locke the reincarnation of Jacob? What is Locke chosen to do?
Everyone's favorite Marine: Keamy – Who would not like to kill this bastard?
First of all, I am not sure how he survived the smoke monster attack. It seemed as if he should be toast. Nonetheless, he does indeed survive and make it back to the freighter. At the freighter, he is told by the captain that Michael is the one who has let Ben know Keamy's name and background. This makes the usually happy go lucky Keamy upset to say the least. I for one thought Michael was a goner. Keamy tries to shoot Michael a few times in the head but the gun jams. Is this the island protecting Michael from death? Arguments can be made either way, but with each escape from death, it seems the island is not letting him die. Keamy is hell bent on getting back to the island and getting revenge. The pilot (Frank) says the he was hired to fly scientists back and forth. Keamy decides to show he is serious about getting back to the island by killing the doctor. The doctor had washed up on shore the day before on the island. The time delay is revealed once again. Frank is then convinced to take the marines back to the island. Looks like Frank is a good guy and might even be helping Michael out.
Sayid and Desmond
It is simply worth mentioning that the captain of the ship (Captain Gault) appears to be helping Sayid and Desmond. I believe that Sayid has earned his trust by turning over Michael. He gives Sayid a boat to take back to the island. I do not think that this boat is how they get off the island because Hurley alone would sink the damn thing. Desmond decides he cannot go back to the island because he has been there for 3 years. Who can blame him. He may have told Michael a little earlier though.
Where to begin. The Cabin was apparently built by Horace who was killed in the purge. He appears in a dream to guide Locke. Locke pulls a map from his dead pocket that will lead them to the Cabin. Does the cabin move? If it is always moving, then how does an old map show them where it is? They arrive at the cabin, Ben and Hurley decide to not go in. They partake in one of my favorite scenes of all time. The candy bar sharing! If you watch Ben’s mannerisms during this scene, you will see why is almost everyone’s favorite character. He is a great actor. Once Locke is in the Cabin he runs into Christian Sheppard who announces that he can speak for Jacob. Claire is also in the Cabin and appears HAPPY to be there, WITHOUT HER BABY! What is going on here? John emerges from the Cabin and declares that he needs to “move the island”. DUN DUN DUN. The island can be moved! What a revelation.
I really enjoyed this episode! Hope my recap lives up to the traditional Beanblog fashion.
NotMothereffer (May 09, 2008 at 02:33:55 PM):
What a brilliant analysis of LOST. Not to mention the fantastic writing.
Jewfish (May 10, 2008 at 03:57:50 PM):
I agree, this season has been pretty much great from the get-go. I haven't been able to decide if Locke failed the Dalai Lama test and pissed of Richard, or if he passed and Richard got freaked out. Or, maybe it's not pass/fail at all, but just a measure of Locke's state of mind (knife vs book). I also liked the part where Abbadon puts the Walkabout idea into John's head.
Brad (May 11, 2008 at 11:56:48 AM):
I think it was a pass/fail thing but the state of mind factor does come into play. I think choosing the knife was a sign that this "war" over the island was coming. I should have included Abbadon in my recap, I knew I would miss something.
Bean (May 11, 2008 at 06:06:23 PM):
The rapid plot movement this season has been hard to keep up with. I gave up on blog recaps many eps ago.
Also, just read that the remaining 2 seasons of lost picked up 2 more hours each (either 2 extra eps or some specials... don't know).. I just hope they don't move it to midnight.
Brad (May 11, 2008 at 10:01:09 PM):
I think they are adding two episodes to the remaining two seasons. I think we have two more episodes this season. 1 - 1 hour and 1 -2 hour finale. I think...
Jewfish (May 20, 2008 at 01:32:32 PM):
There hasn't been a new beanlostoblog yet, but I thought I'd mention something my mom told me yesterday: She says that in the pilot when Jack wakes up, you can see a baton lying next him, like the one that Ben carries and gave to Locke.
I went back and watched it, and I can't say that I believe it's a baton and not just some bamboo. Could be, though.
Bean (May 20, 2008 at 03:03:27 PM):
Jewfish: You should fly to IN next Thursday for the finale and hang out with me and mothereffer. We are taking the day off to rewatch s4. We might reinact our favorite scenes too. With cats.
Brad (May 21, 2008 at 07:13:49 AM):
lol at cats
Jewfish (May 21, 2008 at 07:35:22 AM):
Hyster. I'll see what I can do.