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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 4 => Episode 4x03 => Topic started by: Lady Penelope on February 18, 2008, 12:51:38 PM

Title: Richard
Post by: Lady Penelope on February 18, 2008, 12:51:38 PM
Hi All,

I was just wondering where the hell Richard is. We haven't seen him for ages. He could be the man on the boat?

Also in thinking about Richard it made me wonder if Richard and Ben are international recruiters for the island. They have the ways and means to travel around the world and set people up, as we saw in Juilettes recruitement into Mittelos.

Its also a coincidence that everyone on the island have nothing really to go back for. They were all escaping something......and then of course the fact that Ben needed a surgeon and on falls out the sky!

When Ben was young he ran out into the forrest to find his mother, and who did he run into ...........Richard.
Could Richard be more of a key player that we think?

He was (we assume) living in the jungle where smokey was and he didnt seem nervous that this thing could get them or anything. Maybe he knows what smokey is and maybe how to control it too!

Hope this all makes sense, my head is spinning! :P

Title: Re: Richard
Post by: CastawayCayley on February 18, 2008, 02:16:33 PM
I was just wondering where the hell Richard is. We haven't seen him for ages. He could be the man on the boat?

While it has been since last spring that we saw him in the viewing audience, it has only been about 3 or 4 days since we last saw him Island time. The last time he spoke was in the first half of the s3 finale, when Ben took off for the radio tower to meet the Losties. Richard was instructed to take the Others to the Temple. He is not the man on the boat.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: jugdish on February 18, 2008, 02:53:54 PM
THe actor is in the show Cain, so was unavailable to shoot anything for Lost.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: TheGoodPeople on February 18, 2008, 04:34:15 PM
The actor is in the show Cain, so was unavailable to shoot anything for Lost.

Didn't that show get canned already?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: jugdish on February 18, 2008, 04:35:26 PM
Hopefully, so maybe he can be in some of the second half of the season.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: TheGoodPeople on February 18, 2008, 04:39:42 PM
I really liked that character. i also think that the writers had a lot planned for him as far as revealing mysteries on the island.

good. sucks for his career, but good for us.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Lady Penelope on February 18, 2008, 05:40:21 PM
Oh yeah I forgot he was there in that eps. Ok, so he's not the man on the boat, but what about the other points about him being more of a key player than we thought, could that be a possibility? What do you think?
Or am I clutching at straws? :-\
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: LostAndSeek on February 18, 2008, 05:56:52 PM
I think the Powers once said they had big plans for Richard. If we can get the actor back it's probably not too late for that to happen. If we don't they'll probably give that functionality to someone or someones else.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: firemanandlostfan on February 18, 2008, 06:15:34 PM
It kind of sucks that the Lost writers take a character like Richard and make him such an important part of the story and then have to essentially re-write the story because that actor leaves for another show.  You know that it would have been written totally different if the actor that plays Richard were available.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: laklost on February 19, 2008, 12:53:23 AM
It kind of sucks that the Lost writers take a character like Richard and make him such an important part of the story and then have to essentially re-write the story because that actor leaves for another show.  You know that it would have been written totally different if the actor that plays Richard were available.

Mom, Mom, it's called TELEVISION.   :D
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Maxor127 on February 19, 2008, 10:53:57 AM
Since Cane is unofficially "canceled" and Lost is going back into production for 5 more episodes this season, maybe they'll be able to fit him in.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: BF_LOST on February 19, 2008, 08:55:59 PM
It was my understanding that Richard was a native of the island??
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: LostAndSeek on February 19, 2008, 10:40:16 PM
Welcome BF.

We don't know Richard's origins as yet. He seemed to predate Dharma on the island, but we don't know by how long.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: PrincessLeia on February 19, 2008, 10:42:19 PM
The latest recap seemed to indicate that he was indigenous.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: LostAndSeek on February 19, 2008, 10:49:37 PM
Really? I haven't been watching those. What did they say?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: therealsawyer on February 19, 2008, 11:31:31 PM
Ben also made a comment to Richard last season to the effect "It's my birthday.  You remember birthdays, don't you Richard?"

I think that was a real clue to Richard's past as an islan native and the nature of the island.  He's a facinating character.

PLEASE bring Richard back!!
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: BF_LOST on February 19, 2008, 11:51:46 PM
Thanks Lostandseek...

They led us to believe that he is a native... however, it is quite curious how he cleans up so nicely and interviews Juliette so professionally on the mainland.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: PrincessLeia on February 20, 2008, 02:57:18 AM
Really? I haven't been watching those. What did they say?
"The Others" are referred to as "the Island's original inhabitants."
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: msdoran on February 20, 2008, 11:58:54 AM
It was my understanding that Richard was a native of the island??

Exactly, who wants to bet that Richard has four toes?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: jugdish on February 20, 2008, 12:01:38 PM
Non of the people on the dock at the end of season 2 had 4 toes.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: dragonflyk on February 20, 2008, 12:30:57 PM
I don't recall...Richard wasn't on the dock, was he?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Sunflower on February 20, 2008, 01:22:05 PM
I just looked up Nestor Carbonell on imdb and it does not show him has filming any shows for S4.  I have no idea if that is a reliable source tho.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Savior on February 20, 2008, 02:35:31 PM
I bet they all had 4 toes.  And then some
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Blackrock Bob on February 20, 2008, 03:51:21 PM
Richard was a Hostile. The Hostiles attacked Dharma. Ben (and maybe a few others) joined the Hostiles and made the Others. Just my point of view.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: DirtyMaggieMae on February 20, 2008, 03:56:54 PM
Richard was a Hostile. The Hostiles attacked Dharma. Ben (and maybe a few others) joined the Hostiles and made the Others. Just my point of view.
a pretty good point of view.  seems like that is what happened.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: therealsawyer on February 20, 2008, 08:45:01 PM
Amen
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: JMart on February 20, 2008, 09:24:48 PM
yeah i hope that he can be in the remaining 5 eps of this season :D
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: msdoran on February 21, 2008, 12:22:33 PM
Non of the people on the dock at the end of season 2 had 4 toes.

Jugdish,
I am not trying to doubt you on this, but how can you be sure? Were they all barefoot? Did we have clear shots of their feet? I don't have the DVD's and am unable to go back to review.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: PrincessLeia on February 21, 2008, 01:32:32 PM
We have seen their feet when they were the stealth, disguised Others.  Now that their gig is up, they wear shoes.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: msdoran on February 21, 2008, 01:41:31 PM
We have seen their feet when they were the stealth, disguised Others.  Now that their gig is up, they wear shoes.

OK, but I don't think we have specifically seen Richard's feet. Maybe he is the last of the original island inhabitants.
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: PrincessLeia on February 21, 2008, 01:51:10 PM
We have seen their feet when they were the stealth, disguised Others.  Now that their gig is up, they wear shoes.

OK, but I don't think we have specifically seen Richard's feet. Maybe he is the last of the original island inhabitants.
True...I still can't get Sawyer's line from "Live Together, Die Alone" out of my mind about how he thinks the Others wear beards, because they are all aliens. lol  Clue or in-show parody?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: louisianagirl76l on February 22, 2008, 12:55:34 AM
This may have already been said but could Richard be the R in the RG from the bracelet?
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: LostAndSeek on February 22, 2008, 03:33:18 PM
His last name is Alpert, I think...
Title: Re: Richard
Post by: Sunflower on February 25, 2008, 01:36:54 PM
Yeah, you are right