4.02 Confirmed Dead (Dan, Miles, Charlotte, Frank)

Wow. This was the episode I thought we would get after the Season 2 finale. If you remember; Penny Widmore had just received a call from her lookouts in the Listening Station somewhere in the Arctic. They had found “it”, the “it” being the electromagnetic anomaly caused by Desmond turning the fail safe key. They had pinpointed Des’s location.

I thought Penny and the rescue boat would be on their way in the beginning of Season 3. Even though it has been a bit of a wait, here we are with the rescue story, which might go through most of Season 4.

Recap:
We see a scene straight out of the Find815 online game. An ROV is searching the bottom of the ocean for something. We are not sure what they want (but if it follows the game’s storyline, they are looking for the Black Rock). That BR is the slave ship which actually has shipwrecked on Lost island. Instead the ROV driver sees a strange object on the monitor screen, IT’S OCEANIC 815 sitting at the bottom of the ocean. An inside are all the passengers of the flight drowned and obviously dead.

Cut to a man watching the news coverage. It says the Christiane I has found 815 at the bottom of the Sunda trench near Bali and all the passengers are “confirmed dead” (episode title). His name is Dan Faraday and his wife asks why he is crying at seeing the wrecked airplane. He says he doesn’t know, but the next we see of him he is being pushed out of a helicopter and parachuting on to the island where Kate and Jack meet him. The helo was having trouble maintaining control (probably due to electromagnetism of the island. Actually all four people in the helo survive but more about that later.

Next we see Locke leading the group through the jungle. Sawyer asks where they are going. Locke says he needs to get to the cabin. Hurley says the cabin is “that way” when he realizes he may be exposing his mental illness to the group. But Ben and Locke know now that Hurley has the ability to see Jacob’s cabin just like they do. Locke tells Sawyer he is following the instructions of “tall” Walt who saved him from the pit where Ben left him to do after being shot. Locke shows Sawyer the gun shot wound and says his missing kidney probably saved him from dying.

Jack, Kate and Dan get a signal on the sat phone that someone else has landed on the island. It is Miles. Miles is a ghostbuster of sorts, being able to talk to dead spirits. Miles wants to know where is Naomi. She gave a coded signal to the freighter that she was being held at gunpoint by Kate. Not exactly true but Miles needs to know. So he forces the group back to Naomi’s body. Sure enough he corraborates the story from Naomi that she was knifed by Locke. Miles wants to go find Charlotte the other member of their group but stops when Jack says his friends are pointing guns at them. Miles is disbelieving until Said and Juliet show up shooting over their heads. In Miles’ flashback he talks to a dead spirit who shows him where some stashed money and drug’s are in his grandma’s house.

Charlotte is a scientist who finds a Dharma polar bear in Tunesia. She knows it is Dharma when she finds a Hydra logo on the dead bear’s collar. What is a polar bear doing in the desert. Obviousy Dharma has been doing research in other places than Lost island. In fact, if you read about the first Lost reality game, you will see some mention of this. Charlotte is discoverd by Locke’s group when her parachute is snagged by a tree over a river. She says she is their to rescue them, but Locke does not believe her. When he gets the chance Ben grabs Carl’s gun and shots her. Luckly she is wearing a bullet proof vest.

Speaking of the pilot named Frank. We see him watching news coverage of flight 815 discovery from the Bahamas. He sees a video of the dead pilot and calls the Oceanic information hotline. He tells them it is not the pilot, because he is not wearing his wedding ring. He knew the pilot, because he was supposed to be flying 815 that day. Back on the island Frank is hurt, and climbing a hill so he can shoot his flare gun. The flare is spotted by Locke but Jack’s group is the first to get there. Frank has been able to set the helo down safely.

Said and Jack check out the helo while Kate and Dan bring back Naomi’s body. Frank says she will be dead weight (bad pun) for their trip back to the freighter. Juliet tells Frank her name, but Frank knows the plane’s manifest. He knows Juliet was not on 815. How did she get to the island?

In a flashback we see Naomi meeting with Abaddon. He wants her to head up a team for a covert mission to our island. She is reluctant to take on a headcase, a ghostbust, an anthropologist and a drunk refering to Dan, Miles, Charlotte, and Frank. Abaddon says she will protect them. Of course Naomi is the one who dies.

Miles tries to call the freighter but no one wants to talk to him. They think Juliet is a native. They want Juliet to take them to Benjamin Linus, now!

Sawyer threatens to kill Ben. Locke is ready to do it when Ben confesses. But Ben knows all their names Charlotte Lewis from Essex England. Daniel Faraday, Miles Straume, and Frank Lapidus. These people are a threat. Ben knows what they want. Him – Ben. He knows this because he has “a man on their boat”.

Next week: Another Oceanic 6 survivor will be revealed.

Questions:

  • If 815 is in Sunda trench? What are the survivors of 815 doing on Lost island.
  • Why was Daniel crying when he saw the discovery of 815?
  • Why did a team of scientist come to the island. Why were they recruited for this covert op. Was Naomi working as a mercenary for Hanso/Mittlewurk/Widmore?
  • If they get Ben, will they still want Desmond? Was the Desmond thing just a cover?
  • Can Miles really talk to the dead? Do they really listen to him? What’s up with the Dust Vac? Why did he take the money but replace the drugs?
  • Mr. Abaddon is really creepy. Does he work for Hanso/Mittlewurk/Widmore?
  • Why won’t the freighter folks talk to Miles? Isn’t this kind of the most important thing happening right now? Is Ben’s contact on the boat making life difficult for the other folks on board.
  • Who is the next member of the Oceanic 6?

4 Responses

  1. hi. i did not know where to leave my comment of episode 402. i hope here is good

    so, did you guys like the episode? when hurley said that ‘the cabin was that way’, locke and ben gave him a really bad look…maybe he is special, like locke…

    anyway, on last weeks show, you were talking about the mobisodes. in mobisode 13, we saw jacks dad, christian shepherd. he was wearing white shoes. also, the name of the actor of christian shepherd was credited at the beginning of the episode. they man in jacobs chair was also wearing white shoes. where else did we see christian sheperd in this episode? this has been on my mine since last week. anyway, thats my theory… a picture of him can be seen here:

    is this rumor that the strike is over true? i hope it is

    also, that car that hurley was driving last episode actually is the one that he had fixed with his dad as i just checked.

    i really appreciate it that you guys make this podcast! it is really entertaining. apart from listening to this for the lost/prison break stuff, its actually really fun listening to you ramble about nothing . my favourite thing about it is that you read nearly all our listener feedback. what is the connection between you 2? are you brothers? you had told me to watch the video podcast when i asked thing, which i did….

    anyway, i think ben is an amazing character with so many questions surrounding him! michael emerson does an amazing job. i think its michael emerson… correct me if im wrong. he is my favourite character.. who are your favourite characters?

    what exactly did ben mean at the end when he said i have a man on their boat? could that be michael? as we get to see him again… just a thought..

    does the korean/cinese/japanese guy talk to dead bodies? that is so cool!
    the older man, the pilot of the helicopter, he said that he was supposed to be on oceanic 815…. he reminds me of tom.
    and how/why did naomi think that there might be survivors of oceanic 815… do you think they knew anything about the false plane at the bottom of the ocean.. (if it is not the real oceanic 815 plane, as you can never know with lost)

    is it possible that each one of “the oceanic 6″ get visions/haunted or whatever by a survivor who died on the island, and then wants to go back to the island? hurley and jack both start acting wierd- hurley did not seem too bad, but it was only the second vision he had of charlie. maybe jack starts getting visions of someone, and then he became an alcoholic and a drug addict… just a thought… please tell me what you think

    1. no clue about that…
    2. no clue about that too…
    3. if these people are really sent by penny, im sure that they will take desmond… penny would pay them a lot of money… and also, if they got ben, they would not want kate jack hurley and the other 3 ‘oceanic 6’ people. may i point out that desmond is not an oceanic 6, and neither is juliet… so they might get off the island too. in the last episode of season 3, there was a funeral. im guessing that that was bens funeral as the coffin was small, and kate said “why would i go?”. no one would have gone to this funeral as no one cares about him… in the end the helicopter/boat people might manage to take him.. im guessing in season 5 or 6 …

  2. [so the order of the questions have changed since i posted my comment… ]

    Answers:

    1. ben/ the others planted a fake plane in order to make everyone else stop looking for the survivors..
    2.he knew someone on the plane. he just felt upset that so many people died, or he knew that he would be sent to the island… ok, thats stupid…
    3. no clue…
    4. if these people are really sent by penny, im sure that they will take desmond… penny would pay them a lot of money… and also, if they got ben, they would not want kate jack hurley and the other 3 ‘oceanic 6′ people. may i point out that desmond is not an oceanic 6, and neither is juliet… so they might get off the island too. in the last episode of season 3, there was a funeral. im guessing that that was bens funeral as the coffin was small, and kate said “why would i go?”. no one would have gone to this funeral as no one cares about him… in the end the helicopter/boat people might manage to take him.. im guessing in season 5 or 6 …i never thought of it as desmond being just a cover… smart thought!
    5. erm, miles is not a drug addict and doesnt care about them. although he did smell them… hmm… im sure he can talk to the dead but why take the vaccum cleaner thing…
    6. whos mr abbandon?!
    7. i doubt the people on the boat know about bens contact… this is sounding to prison-break to me!
    8. it would have been charlie but hes dead 😦 i think its claire because desmonds visions always turn out the way he sees them… what do you think?

  3. how is it possible that ben can memorise everything about charlotte? he must have an excellent memory…

    The guy who looks like tom,- the pilot said that he studied the manifest of flight 815. how did he know that the survivors were on the island… my guess is that they were sent by the original dharma people, to find ben, since he had killed all their people… what do you think?

    how was there a dharma polar bear in tunes?!

    thanks chiara

  4. […] Ben for 3.2 million dollars and con the freighter crew just like he conned the grandmother in the 4.02 Confirmed Dead episode for drug […]

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