LOST Season 3 Episodes (21-22) ReWatch

These are two quintessential episodes of Lost with one of the best standard flashback type eps followed by probably the best episode of Lost in the entire series so far.  An episode that literally blows the mind and takes our characters into a bizarro world where all we knew about them is turned upside down and inside out.

Go ask Alice: I think she’ll know: When logic and proportion: Have fallen sloppy dead

… to borrow a line from the classic rock song (White Rabbit).

So to contact the blog go to tle1lost.wordpress.com or to send an email its tlepodcast@gmail.com and twitter @allaboutlost.  I am looking forward to getting your thoughts on these episodes.

When Lost started many included me thought the show would end with a glorious rescue from the island.  In fact the writers had scripted out their story arcs based on the story ending after 1, 3, or 5 seasons of Lost.  We found out this season (in 2007) that the series would go 6 seasons, but few if any of us would have guessed “the end” would have come so soon (if you get my drift).

Here they are.  The last two episodes of Season 3.  By the way, I know I am a little off schedule and we should have 3 eps this week, but I have a lot to cover and would rather do a clean end to S3 and start S4 next podcast.  Okay Greatest Hits refers to…

3.21 Greatest Hits (Charlie)

I can’t stop thinking of how good Naomi is at lying.

In the flashback where Charlie jumps into the pool with his dad, if you listen closely enough just at the moment Charlie steps forward, you can hear the words “come on let’s go, hurry up, Desmond, come on”. This starts an interesting discussion. Did Desmond influence something here that allowed Charlie the ability to swim, as we know he couldn’t until now. Maybe before this incident, Desmond spoke to him about jumping in and trusting his dad. Which now changes the future. We know Desmond is unique and the rules don’t apply to him, so he must be able to influence the past. Maybe that’s why Widmore wanted him on the island, so that he could minimize the disruption caused by Desmond.

I’m sure Charlie lied about holding his breathe for 4 minutes. He had to in order for Jack to let him go on this mission.

Yet another flashback where Charlie sings Wonderwall and then it rains. If it happened twice to me, I would start to think that the song is a bad omen for rain and given up on that song.

Whatever happened to Charlie’s list? Both Charlie and Desmond jumped down to the Looking Glass, so the list would have been wet through.

3.22 Through the Looking Glass (RIP Charlie)

Knowing that Widmore owns Oceanic, I wonder if it was his idea to show Jack that obit as the stewardess had the page open on the spot ready for Jack.

When Jack attempted suicide, the words from Tom rang through my head. You can’t kill yourself, because the island won’t let you.

I find it interesting that the Others refer to the Losties by their real last names. But when they referred to Bernard, he was just the dentist. I wonder if there’s something about them appearing back in 1977 that makes the others interested in some of the Losties. That induction photo from season 5, would still be at the barracks so the Others would have questioned why they were in the photos and also on the island at the time.

When John woke up in the ditch, I wondered if this is the time John becomes Jacob’s nemesis. We know John wouldn’t kill anyone before, so what make him think he can kill Naomi, which makes me think it’s not Locke. My theory is that the nemesis is trapped in the cabin, and only at the time the ring of ash is broken, was he able to escape from the prisoners he was. Only then was he able to become another person. So when was the ring of ash broken? Was it when Locke rubbed his fingers in it? when he first came across it, or when Hurley stumbled across it, in season 4, he may have accidentally broken the ring of ash. Now all spirits are allowed in or out, ie. Christian and Claire.

I don’t think Locke wanted to look like a lunatic in front of his people, that’s why he didn’t shoot Jack when he had the sat phone, and Locke retreats just as suddenly as he came, very similar to Un-Locke in season 5, but I guess he’s always had impeccable timing.

Seeing Charlie die always brings a tear to the eye.

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5 Responses

  1. yeah. the list is ruined.
    Writers said that in the interview.

  2. Widmore owns Oceanic?? When was that revealed If it’s a spoiler then I’m bloody annoyed…..

  3. Maybe I’m wrong about that, he could have some invested interest in it, as he kept Sun in a holding room during an episode in season 5. He even went to say that, the employeee do what I say, so I assumed he was the boss.

  4. Uhm… In this season, Locke is… Locke. Just remember that Christian (Jack’s father) told him what to do. I think was kinda nonsense to be a god (or whatever are „they”) and to see some dead guys 😀

  5. I thought Locke didn’t kill Jack because the gun wasn’t loaded (Jack tries to shoot Locke with the gun shortly afterward in the jungle). It is strange that he couldn’t kill before but can now so maybe he is already possessed by jacob’s nemesis!

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