LOST 5.09 Namaste’

This episode filled in the blanks from previous shows telling us how the Ajira passengers survived and how Kate, Jack and Hurley were infiltrated into Dharma.

Recap:
Back on Ajira 316… Kate, Sun, Jack, Hurley, Ben, Sayid and others are flying to the island.  Lapidus tells the co-pilot that Hurley must think lightning won’t strike twice and crash their plane like Oceanic 815.  Of course, just as he says that the plane shakes and shudders.  They have flown into the island’s electromagnetic field!  The plane goes from night into day and then crashes on the Hydra island on the runway Sawyer and Kate help make.  The copilot is skewered but there are survivors including Ben, Sun, Lapidus, Cesar, and Illana.

Juliet is looking for Sawyer.  He comes back to tell her “they” are back.  She mentions a possible cover story “the sub”.

Radzinsky looks like Paul Giamotta.  Jin says “did a plane land here?”  We are in the Flame. Radzinsky is making a Geodesic dome which is what the Swan looks like.  Dialogue is soo bad.. excuse me is said over and over.  Lapidus tells the survivors on the beach that the radio is  dead.  There will be more socks to kill off later.  Ben heads off for the Hydra that Cesar has found.  Sun follows him.  He asks her if she wants to get back to the island.  Jeremy thought Ben would get shot on the outrigger.

Juliet wakes up Amy.  She will name her baby Ethan.  Kate wonders what they will do now that its 30 years ago and Hawking never warned them.  Sawyer brings them 1977 clothes.  Since the new recruits are knocked out on sedatives on the sub they will never know.  The Muppets are playing on a tv.  We see a message on the monitor… there is a Hostile inside the perimeter.  Jin goes to find out who.  It’s Sayid.  Why was he separated from Kate and Jack during the flash?  Jin pretends to threaten his life.  This episode is somewhat boring so far.

Driving back to the barracks, Hurley warns them about the Dharma initiative being wiped out. Should we tell them? Sawyer says that Faraday has some ideas why not to (“what happened happened”).  “Ride Captain Ride upon this mystery ship” is playing.  I’ve always like that song. Juliet gets their names on the list.  They go to be indoctrinated.  Miles sees that they are back.  Jin says there is a “14J” at the Flame.  The 14J is Sayid.  Radzinsky locks him up.  Jin tells Sawyer he was alone.  Ben knows about the outriggers.  His arm was healed (or never hurt).  Lapidus follows them.  Sun wants to find Jin.  The big island is half mile to the Hydra.  Sun clocks Ben with an oar.  She “lied” about trusting him.

They call Jack’s name.  Chang welcomes him.  Amy was supposed to do it.  Jack is assigned to the shed as the Workman based on his aptitude test.  Kate is first not on the list.  Then Juliet saves her.  They pretend to meet.  Radzinsky thinks Sayid is a spy and wants to shot him.  Sawyer talks to him first.  “We are not referred to Hostiles” but I am one.  The outrigger gets to the sub pier.  Smokey seems to be there.  Just an animal says Sun.  They end up in the barracks.  We hear whispers and a light goes on in the building.  It’s Christian Shepherd being all backlit and mysterious.  He tells them to follow him and they will find Jin.

They end up up in a room with pictures of Dharma from past year.  They see Jin in a 1977 picture.  “You have a journey ahead of you” he tells Sun.   They have burgers and punch for the new recruits.  Sayid shows up still in handcuffs.  They go down to the basement lock up.  And they are to bring him food.  Jack wants James LaFleour’s house.  He hates the name James, a DI guy says.  Jack shows up at LaFleur’s house and Juliet answers.  They greet and Jack realizes that Juliet and Sawyer are together.

Jack is getting on Sawyers case.  C’mon Jack! I know you weren’t happy with Sawyer but he just saved you!  Sawyer lets him have it.  Sawyer says “he thinks things through, while Jack reacts”.  Kate is hanging out waiting for her moment with Sawyer.  They wave hello.  This is killing me, its so soapy.

We guessed it was young Ben giving the sandwich to Sayid.  Of course Sayid does not know him.  Ben asks if he is a hostile.  I’m Ben he tells him.  LOST

Thoughts:
I really like the plane crash special effects.  Especially seeing the Hydra island appear out of the clouds.  We got to see the old Dhara stations again, including the Flame where Radzinsky was building a model of the Swan’s geodesic dome.  We know that Radzinsky will end up dead (that is what Kelvin told us in Season 2) and he seemed pretty paranoid and annoying in this episode.  Faraday is a no show again and I am pretty sure his story will soon be told.  Dr. Chang makes another appearance as Jack’s indoctrinator.  Sun’s conking Ben on he head was a surprise (I was wondering how just her and Lapidus were going to end up on the boat since it seemed that Ben was going to take her).  Overall this was not my favorite episode.  I suppose it was a little too easy to figure out what was going to happen for the most part.  Plus the dialog was a bit repetitive, especially the “excuse me” line anytime a character says something that is unexpected.  It sure did not take long for the survivors to meet up and start hating each other.  Looks like more of this is to come next week.

Questions:
Where is Faraday?  Sawyer says he was here, but not any more.
How did Allana know that Lapidus and Sun left by outrigger when we did not see her watching them?
Did Smokey back off from attacking them when they landed because he “knew” them, or maybe he is just afraid of the water?
Where is Locke right now?  We know he made it back alive to the island.
Now that Sayid has met young Ben, what do you think Sayids reaction to this will be?
What jobs did the DI give Kate and Hurley (they gave Jack the janitor job based on his aptitude test)?  Which reminds me… where is Ben’s dad, the real janitor?
Why did Sayid end up in a different place then Hurley, Jack and Kate did when they “flashed” off the plane in mid air?

6 Responses

  1. Is it just me or does the security guy Phil detect something suspisious? especially when Jack asked him where James lived.

    Where is Faraday? I think he’s working on the Orchid project.

    I loved the cliffhanger, when Ben meets Sayid. My question is, is this before or after Ben meets Richard? I would say Sayid would attempt to kill Ben now, so that he doesn’t cause as much damage as he does in the future.

  2. I noticed Sun had her eyes open during the turbulence in the aiplane, Ceasar did too. Kate and Hurley both covered their eyes, I’m not sure what Jack and Sayid did. but I wonder if this is a determining factor to where they ended up. Eye’s closed end up back in time, and eyes open in present time. Remember how the show starts with close up of eyes opening? Maybe there is something to it.

  3. As the pilot calls for mayday, the numbers are still being transmitted. I thought Jack and his team disabled the transmission from the radio tower.

    It is true that Sawyer thinks about his moves, rather than reacting like Jack does. You see this throughout the show.

    It seems Juliet still holds a grudge against Kate. I think it was deliberate of Juliet to leave Kate of the manifest until the last moment. I think Juliet is jealous of Kate, that she might steal the man she loves from her.

    So the baby is Ethan, alot of what’s going around in the forums is that Amy is Amelia, who is a member of the others, we see her part of Juliet’s book club in season 3. So this means they switch alliance and become hostiles. When Ethan recruited Juliet back in Season 3 as a representative of Mittelos Bioscience, Ethan feelings were obvious, as this was the lady that saved his life.

    I wonder if Ben is delivering a request from Richard. Seeing that the DI have custody of a Hostile, and Richard is protective of his kind. Richard will do all he can to release his kind, even though he doesn’t know who Sayid is just yet. For all the losties to protect themselves from the purge, it would be in their best interest to join the hostiles. That means being an other before they even arrive to the island.

    I don’t think Sayid knows that it’s 1977 yet. So I wonder if he knows that in Ben Linus.

  4. Phil may be on the them. Also Amy said that two people on the sub refused to take their “meds”, so they were awake during the trip and would have noticed that Jack/Kate/Hurley were not traveling with them.

    I believe that Ben has already decided to join up with the Hostiles. So conceivably he could be on Sayid’s side. But Sayid isn’t going to be on Ben’s side, and will try to stop him from the Purge that is to come.

    Yes the “eyes” are important on this show. Some folks are saying that the “eye”land (island) wanted Sun to end up in 2007 because she has some task to complete. Not sure how she will get back to JIn (other than the donkey wheel option).

    I think it’s possible that Sayid knows it’s Ben Linus. Someone said on a forum that Ben brought him a ham sandwich. That is typical Ben. Remember him giving ham to Juliet when he had her over for dinner?

  5. Are you sure the island wants to bring Sun to Jin or is it the other way around? Bring Jin and the other losties to Sun. After all it would be present day then.

    And I though the ones that didn’t take the meds on the sub, were the ones that decided not to join Dharma, as it was a requirement to take the meds. Maybe the meds negate the side-effects that occur when travelling to and from the island.

  6. Ummm Amy said they were last minute people that didn’t go because they didn’t want to take the sedative. So they’re not there. Watch the episode again.

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