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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2009, 03:47:35 AM »
Locke disappeared in front of Richard's eyes; I don't think Daniel did, unless I'm remembering incorrectly.... and that was just a few months ago. Can Richard remember things better than I can? Well... yeah, I guess. Cause he's magic.
Won't you be disappointed when you find out Richard is just a regular guy who ages remarkably well.  He's on the Dick Clark anti-aging program.
I won't be disappointed, I'll be ecstatic! Woohoo for me!

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #31 on: April 30, 2009, 05:09:54 AM »
How well would you remember the details of someone you saw for only a few minutes 30 years ago?
If this someone claims to be a military scientist, that will disarm a bomb in danger to swipe my entire land, and after I send him to deal with the problem, my lieutenant come back saying he claimed to be from the future before disappearing in a flash of light... Yeah, surely I would remember it even after 50 years.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2009, 08:08:54 AM »
Why didn't Eloise recognise Daniel.
In 1954 he told her he was from the future.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2009, 08:17:27 AM »
How well would you remember the details of someone you saw for only a few minutes 30 years ago?
If this someone claims to be a military scientist, that will disarm a bomb in danger to swipe my entire land, and after I send him to deal with the problem, my lieutenant come back saying he claimed to be from the future before disappearing in a flash of light... Yeah, surely I would remember it even after 50 years.
my thoughts exactly... there is no way that either eloise who spend time with daniel at the jughead site or richard would forget him.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2009, 10:52:47 AM »
When I watched this scene, I thought why doesn't he just walk in there saying I come in peace and have news that is going to cause harm to this island which you people seem to be here to protect. 

I also wondered how he just walked right on in...seemed odd to me...

And now that you mention it, you're right Ellie should have known who he was.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #35 on: April 30, 2009, 11:00:12 AM »
Why didn't Eloise recognise Daniel.
In 1954 he told her he was from the future.
wow.. this is gonna bug me now.. why didn't they remember Daniel? Afterall, he hadn't aged or anything.. 

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #36 on: April 30, 2009, 11:01:12 AM »
Well, Daniel was shot from behind, wasn't he? Ellie didn't see his face I don't think.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2009, 11:09:05 AM »
Well, Daniel was shot from behind, wasn't he? Ellie didn't see his face I don't think.
But, when she saw his face, she asked him "Who are you?"

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #38 on: April 30, 2009, 11:12:09 AM »
She looked pained and distraught when he told her...at least that's how I took it. She may have felt shocked that it actually happened and that is why she asked to be sure. I don't know...I really dislike Eloise, more than any other character on Lost.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #39 on: April 30, 2009, 11:12:31 AM »
I think Richard did recognize him, but doesn't ever want to show his hand.  He was simply lying like he was lying about Eloise not being around.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2009, 12:19:01 PM »
Richard and Eloise did recognize Daniel...but not immediately. Just like regular people, like you and me, would take a minute from that initial "You look familiar..." to the "Oh yes, I remember now!"

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #41 on: April 30, 2009, 12:27:02 PM »
I agree, Mrs. Alpert! Since Dan looked the same as when they first saw him, they did remember him, but it took a minute to p,ace him and to recall whenre they knew him from.  It is just like seeing someone you haven't seen for a while, and knowing you know them, but taking a minute to place exactly where and when you know them from.  Especially someone you only saw for ten minutes.

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2009, 06:50:20 PM »
Richard and Eloise did recognize Daniel...but not immediately. Just like regular people, like you and me, would take a minute from that initial "You look familiar..." to the "Oh yes, I remember now!"
Exactly

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2009, 06:51:06 PM »
Just a thought, but maybe because Daniel is in a sense, one of them?

Maybe their spidey senses only go off when the person is an outsider.

The last time they ran into the hostiles, Dan was with other people.  This time, he enters their camp alone and undetected.  Maybe its because genetically, he's one of them.

Feel free to debunk.

I like your thinking! That does make sense.

 ;D Thank you!

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Re: Why doesn't Richard recognize Daniel?
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2009, 06:51:21 PM »
Apologists.