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Episode Discussion (Spoiler Free) => Season 5 => Episode 5x06 => Topic started by: nomteticus on February 22, 2009, 01:36:23 PM

Title: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: nomteticus on February 22, 2009, 01:36:23 PM
I found it strange that they didn't show what each of the characters put in their luggage. I mean, when you know you're going to crash on that island again, and maybe never come back, you would really consider what you would bring along. It's the classical questions of three items of choice, and it would have played nicely into the plot. But noone seems to care about that. I know I would bring some really confortable clothes, a whole lot of books to read and maybe a musical instrument to play when I'm bored. We only know of Hurley's guitar case (many people joked about it containing food).
Since they were transported through time, they probably lost all their luggage (except for that guitar case), but they couldn't have known that. I think this episode was rushed. They wanted to cover a lot of stories and it ended up being a little superficial.
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: JMart on February 22, 2009, 02:37:13 PM
i dont think its too late to rule out what they packed.. don't you think it feasible to show their belongings as the show progresses rather than having 6 scenes of everyone packing ****?
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: CastawayCayley on February 22, 2009, 04:58:43 PM
I agree that showing them packing would lend almost nothing to the story, but don't give up hope too soon if that's the kind of plot you like: This weeks episode was supposed to run before last weeks but they switched them at the last minute. Maybe we'll get a packing scene this week.

I did wonder about Jack wearing a suit, after what Kate said about hiking boots being a smarter choice for the island. I can only imagine he was thinking more along the lines of recreating the circumstances of the flight rather than what he was going to need on-island when he got dressed that morning.
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: TheBrightandTheDark on February 22, 2009, 05:33:44 PM
I agree that showing them packing would lend almost nothing to the story, but don't give up hope too soon if that's the kind of plot you like: This weeks episode was supposed to run before last weeks but they switched them at the last minute. Maybe we'll get a packing scene this week.

I did wonder about Jack wearing a suit, after what Kate said about hiking boots being a smarter choice for the island. I can only imagine he was thinking more along the lines of recreating the circumstances of the flight rather than what he was going to need on-island when he got dressed that morning.

I loved how Hurley brought the eye mask. He at least thought about what would be helpful to bring.
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: DIZZYBECKSTER on February 22, 2009, 06:43:26 PM
I hope one of them brought matches....
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: Shakey on February 23, 2009, 03:00:52 PM
I'm thinking that whatever it is they packed isn't with them now.  Hurley still has the guitar case because he was holding it when they "flashed" onto the island.  The overhead compartments are gonna help them now.
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: lostfromthestart on February 23, 2009, 03:21:56 PM
This goes back to the question of whether they actually crashed or flashed to the island. 

Crashed - find the luggage and 1st class compartment overhead areas to find the things they packed to take

Flashed - only what they were holding came with them.  May have packed things w/o ever getting to see them again.


Of course, Frank could have done a Hudson River splashdown landing, keeping everything intact, but submerged.  If you can get to it you can have it.

So the key question is..... crash, flash or splash...
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: BurkRoyer on February 23, 2009, 03:34:15 PM
We know Ben and Richard know how to get ON or OFF the island.  So once they find it, it probably won't be a problem to go back get some stuff...
Title: Re: So what do you think they were packing?
Post by: lovinlost on February 23, 2009, 04:32:54 PM
This goes back to the question of whether they actually crashed or flashed to the island. 

Crashed - find the luggage and 1st class compartment overhead areas to find the things they packed to take

Flashed - only what they were holding came with them.  May have packed things w/o ever getting to see them again.


Of course, Frank could have done a Hudson River splashdown landing, keeping everything intact, but submerged.  If you can get to it you can have it.

So the key question is..... crash, flash or splash...

Both crash and flash.
The 06 flashed back to Dharma times before the plane crashed.
The "flash" caused by the time shift caused the plane to go down in current time, 2008, which left a bunch of new losties 316.
And the loop continues...until something corrects it to stop it!