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Offline JBRam

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Whose Tumor?
« on: October 25, 2006, 11:35:50 PM »
Is that Benry's tumor?

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006, 11:37:01 PM »
Yes it looks that way. That is why Ben offered to let Jack go.
Save his life, and Jack goes home... Home meaning the other island.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006, 11:39:03 PM »
I thought it was Ben's from the preview at least that's what they wanted us to think.  Let's see the miracle Island fix this one.  Oh wait we have Jack to fix it.  

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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006, 11:45:57 PM »
it would make the most sense from a story-line point of view if the tumor was Ben's.  i mean, if Tom or Danny has the tumor, well that's just not all that interesting, the stakes aren't high enough. 

but if Jack had the power to hold Ben's life in his hands.......? 

Yeah, it's got to be Ben's.

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2006, 11:46:49 PM »
I have a feeling that Jacks' gonna want a new crash cart before he attempts this one...

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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2006, 11:49:14 PM »
Of course he could just let Benry die and free all the people from his rule.   ;)

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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2006, 11:51:52 PM »
I think by home they really do mean home, as they let michael go home.... and it seems to easy for it to be bens, it seems that way from the preview, but i doubt it... i think its juliets, thats why theyve had her try to get on his good side so hell be willing to operate on her without "accidently" screwing up during the surgery

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Re: Whose Tumor?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2006, 11:54:10 PM »
I think by home they really do mean home, as they let michael go home.... and it seems to easy for it to be bens, it seems that way from the preview, but i doubt it... i think its juliets, thats why theyve had her try to get on his good side so hell be willing to operate on her without "accidently" screwing up during the surgery

sorry but had to say it
How do we know that Michael got to go home?

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Re: Whose Tumor?
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2006, 11:57:03 PM »
We don't but I think they did.

Also, didn't Jack say 40 year old male?

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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2006, 12:02:38 AM »
We don't but I think they did.

Also, didn't Jack say 40 year old male?

yes, 40 yr old male

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 12:09:14 AM »
o yea nice....lol forgot about that, ok so now it has to be ben...

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 12:17:09 AM »
Or any of the other 40 year old males.

Doesn't Tom look a little chunky in the spinal region?

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006, 12:34:52 AM »
I'm thinking it's Sawyer's back and they took the X-ray when they brought him in. Jack has to decide if he wants to save Sawyer or escape with Kate and even if that's not the way it goes...I still think that would make good television!

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 12:44:58 AM »
I thought that at first too, but I think that it isn't. I don't know how much difference there is between a 40 year old and a 35 year old, but I have a feeling that Jack's line would be 35, not 40.

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 02:26:00 AM »
Just an food for thought for those of you who haven't read the book "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck (I know, I'm such a nerd)... there is a character named Crooks who coincidentally is called so because of his crooked spine... Now Benry started going off on some weird tangent towards the end of the episode when he was talking to Sawyer and says something like, "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody.... blah blah blah, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely and he gets sick." <---- This line is actually a quote from Crooks in the book. Crooks = Benry?

Is this relevant or just a coinkidink put into play by TPTB? I honestly don't know, but there seems to me to be a connection or reason, given the mention of the novel and the title of the epi, for Ben saying that and why he needs Jack to change his perspective. (Spinal surgery anyone? Any back/spine specialists around?)

Thus, IMHO, I think that the x-rays showing the tumor on the L4 vertabrae could possibly belong to Benry. Not to mention Jack says something about it to Ben in the preview for next week. We'll find out sooner or later.

(Anyway, the line Benry says actually has more to do with individualism, isolation, and lost hope... which I'll start a thread about later when I have time... but hopefully this helps.)