LOST 1.13 Hearts and Minds (Boone)

Hearts and Minds is a strange episode.  We see one of our “hero” characters, Locke use manipulation (drugs) on Boone to get him to let go of Shannon who was manipulating him.  How did Locke have so much insight into Boone’s obsession?  Well he had insight into Charlie’s obsession with heroin so I guess it’s not that much of a surprise.

Boone and Shannon in a dream

Boone and Shannon in a dream

The above paragraph may have been a reference to Hearts, but the reference to Minds is also strange.  Locke tells the story of Michelangelo, who was mistreated by his father (another Daddy issue) over his desire to create art.  Michelangelo stared at a piece of marble for four months while he figured out how to carve the famous statue of David.  Locke said that is what he was doing with the hatch, trying to figure out how to open it.  And by this he was “working”.  Not to go down this road again, but if this is Fake Locke, could he have been planning the chess moves he needed to kill Jacob, and the hatch was his next big move?

Well it turns out that Boone is just Shannon’s step brother (no blood relation) and that he has had a crush on her since they met.  But Shannon is still bitter at Boone’s mother who refused to allow Shannon to share in her own father’s inheritance when he died.  Even more strange is that Jack Shephard our doctor on the island chose to save a woman instead of Shannon’s father when both were brought into his OR for emergency surgery.  That woman is Sarah his soon to be wife, obsession, and ex-wife.

So Shannon tricks Boone into bailing her out of a jam with a boyfriend who is mistreating her.  But she is the one who gets scammed when he leaves with the money that she conned out of Boone.  This leads to a sad scene between them when Shannon dumps Boone after having him console her.  No, I don’t like Shannon, sorry never did.  Never will.  I thought Sayid was smart, but he is easily fooled by women.  Except by Nadia who really did love him.  So why does he date Shannon?

Thoughts and Observations:

  • Kate brings passion fruit to Sun’s garden (of Eden perhaps).  When she finds out that Sun speaks English.  Kate says she can keep a secret and I believe her.  She knows a lot she hasn’t been telling.
  • Kate told Sun she was on her way to Balli on vacation, but ended up on a flight to LA.  Strange huh?
  • Locke gives Sayid a compass.  But not the one he carried around with him in Season 5.  Locke was a Webelos scout which explains his skills in tracking and hunting.  Sayid notices the compasses does not point due North.  He blames the possibility on Electro Magnetic interference, but says it would have to be very strong.
  • When Shannon and Boone are chased through the jungle in Boone’s drug induced vision, the monster apprears to pop out of the ground.  I think it’s the first time we have gotten this good a view of the monster.
  • Locke stares out to the ocean (again) and Jack asks him if he sees any ships.  “Not yet but I am patient” is the reply.  Fake Locke was seen talking to Jacob about a ship and about how patient he would need to be to find the loophole to kill Jacob.
  • Charlie says that Locke saved his life, and is the one person he has faith in to save us all.  Jack says in the S5 finale to not count Locke out (even though he last saw him dead in a coffin).
  • Locke, who’s face is lit on one side but not the other, tells Boone I gave you an experience to help you survive on the island.  He also seemed to say that Smokey gave him the vision about Shannon, as if his vision was somehow nicer and better (maybe showing Locke as leader of the island).

4 Responses

  1. I’ve been enjoying your blog posts and podcasts. You’re doing a great job along with all the other participants.
    I’m confused about this though.

    “Even more strange is that Jack Shephard our doctor on the island chose to save a pregnant woman instead of Shannon’s father when both were brought into his OR for emergency surgery.”

    Are you talking about Sarah? I didn’t know she was pregnant.

    • Teresa,
      Yes. You are right, my bad. When I posted this I meant to check my sources (ah, cough, Lostpedia) on this fact. It’s fixed on the blog now. It was Sarah, thanks.

      Hey but this brings up something else I remember. When Jack is about to jump off the bridge in Season 3, a woman and her son’s car crashes nearby. Jack, of course, goes to save them. Do we ever find out who that woman is? I remember the son waving to him in the hospital after the surgery. I wonder who the son is too.

  2. Your observation that Charlie said he has faith in Locke to save them all reminds me of the answer to the question, “What lies in the shadow of the statue?” I don’t think I’m counting Locke out in S6 yet!

  3. We see the compass come into play with Locke giving it to Sayid. It’s obvious it’s pointing in the directions of the Swan hatch. Funny how everyone has faith that Locke will save them all. Which is said a number of times. UP to this point I don’t think we’ve seen what the monster is. We still don’t know it’s made of smoke.

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