M107 – The Watch

The Watch is a story about Jack and his Dad prior to Jack’s wedding to Sarah. The surprising thing to me was Christian Shepherd’s acceptance of Sarah as the perfect choice for Jack to make as his wife. Christian’s father had misgivings about who he married and told it to his son right before his wedding. That is when he gave him the watch (which Christian never wore). Today he gives the watch to Jack, telling him not to treat Jack and Sarah’s future son as badly as he treated Jack.

There is a reference to Time (the watch) in this episode as well as regrets for decisions we make. Clearly Christian had his regrets about his treatment of Jack. But today he apologizes to Jack (in a way) for that and wishes him the best with Sarah. Too bad, we find out later that Jack’s marriage to Sarah disolves into divorce before they have a child. However Sarah was pregnent when we last saw her, and she also seemed reluctant about whether Jack was the right man to be a father to her child. Sarah leaves Jack for another man. Jack tries to win her back, but Sarah refuses.

Will Sarah and Jack actually make amends sometime in the future, since we know he gets off the island?
What happens to Jack later in his life with Sarah to make him so paranoid that he believes his father may have had an affair with his wife.
What happens to Christian that leads him to go from a totally put together man in this mobisode to a drunk and despondent man that ends up dying in Australia?

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