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Episode 6x16 / Who WASN'T at the church and why?
« on: May 24, 2010, 06:57:27 AM »
Taking into account existing threads such as the one asking why Michael wasn't there, I'd like to look at who wasn't at the church and why they wouldn't have been:

Note that none of them were there alone. They all had emotional ties to other characters.

- Vincent. This bothers me the most. He best years were surely on the island
- Michael. Did he say he couldn't leave? He has no "ties" to any other lostie and is ashamed of his actions on the island
- Ben. Happy in their engineered reality, with love and respect. Doesn't want to leave it
- Walt. Probably had his best days off the island and also has no ties to anyone else there
- Ana-Lucia. Had no ties. Didn't thrive on the island. They certainly weren't her best days what with killing Shannon and all
- Eko. Interesting one. No ties. I would argue that aside from Walt he's the most under-developed character
- Ji-Yeon. Never went to the island. Doesn't remember her mother, never met her father. No reason to be there
- Nikki & Paulo. Didn’t thrive on the island
- Cindy, Emma and Zack – any ideas?

And who was that was a surprise?
- Libby. Tied to Hurley. Thrived on the island until she died
- Penny and Aaron. With Hurley and Ben revising Jacob’s rules, they could both have come to the island. Of course, Desmond could have left and Kate did leave, so there’s the ties again. Interestingly, no Charlie Hume – why not?

Episode 5x05 / The arm
« on: February 15, 2009, 08:13:47 PM »
OK, French chap gets dragged down Smokey's hole. During this, his arm gets ripped off and lands nearby. Jin timejumps. After the jump, the arm is still there, allbeit nicely rotted.

I'm extremely surprised that no wildlife had had it for lunch. OK, so the polar bears haven't been released yet, but anything could have taken a fancy to it.

Or has Smokey kept everything living away?

Timeline Justification / Kahana timeline
« on: February 12, 2009, 08:22:15 PM »
So, when the helicopter with Sayid and Desmond first went from the island to the Kahana, they left at night and arrived a mid-day. So they went back about twelve hours in time. OK, I can accept that.

Though, journeys are time affected (helicopter, Dan's rocket thing) but communications arn't, right? Is this because commuications are carried in waves that travel much faster than (say) helicopters? Is there a complete time delay? Light being the speed that it is, there would be an unnoticeable delay but could still be a delay.

The time difference is again evident in the Dr's death, except that the difference is much greater. So, time is speeding up on the island, relatively, yes?

I should clarify that I'm talking about the final few episodes of series 4.

The simple fact is.... I'm confused.

P.S. sorry for the random rambling nature of this post but it does reflect how my mind is working

Theories & Speculation / Chronology of FlashForwards
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:22:16 PM »
Some time ago, I posted my theory on season 4 and beyond. I've been looking for the thread but can't find it.

After the last episode of Series 3, I wondered if all the season 4 (at least) episodes would be Flash Forwards, gradually revealing who managed to leave the island.

Most of you disagreed.

This isn't a "told you so" thread (though that is on my mind  :P)  It's another theory

I think we're getting the FlashForwards in reverse chronology. I think how it goes is
- they (whoever "they" turn out to be) leave the island
- a gap where they get money etc
- 4:end-of-series --> 4:5
- 4:4 - Kate in court
- 4:3 - Sayid and Ben
- 4:1 - Hurley, Jack and the Charlie "hallucination"
- 3:end-of-series - Jack and Kate

Does this make sense?

Episode 3x22 / Flash Forwards in subsequent series
« on: May 28, 2007, 03:32:38 PM »
A thought.

Its been said recently that we're gaining very little from Flashbacks now. It seems like histories are pretty well mapped out now, at least for the major characters. We've done three series. Three more to go?

I wonder if future episodes will all give us Flash Forwards instead of flashbacks. They could increasingly and tantalisingly reveal who does and doesn't survive the island to return home. Really Jack's suggested lots but actually told us very little.

Imagine discussion here after the penultimate episode of series 4 (or 5): "ok, we know Jack, Kate, Sawyer*, Jin*, Claire* and Sayid* survive... we haven't had a Hurley* flashforward yet, and in the trailer for the final ep' he's at gunpoint!!!"

* for example

Episode 3x15 / Fighting ability
« on: April 09, 2007, 08:01:18 PM »
It seems to me that The Others get some sort of combat training - to quite a high level.

Consider Ethan's easy arse-kicking of Jack and hanging Charlie. No effort at all. It did seem liek he had some sort of advanced strength, though.

Juliet's competence with firearms has been mentioned before.

Mikhail looked very experienced and competent when he fought at the station.

And Juliet vs Kate. Not only easily controlling the knife, but technically advanced stuff being demonstrated such as the one-handed Tomoe Nage (midriff throw). OK so Kate ultimately got the upper hand, but that was more brute strength and determination than technical ability.

My point is why? Why do they need such a high skill level degree of competence at armed and unarmed fighting.

Or do we just need the flashback showing us that pre-island, Juliet was a Judo/Jujitsu practitioner  ;D

Episode 3x09 / When is the Flashback set?
« on: February 25, 2007, 10:15:02 PM »
I can't see that this has been discussed already.

When abouts is Jack's Phuket flashback set? I'm guessing before ALL the others (of Jack's) though I can't say I paid special attention during series 1 and 2 to if he had tattoos in his flashbacks or not

Episode 1x01 / Amputee Guy
« on: February 09, 2007, 05:54:43 AM »
Hi, I'm Pete from Worcestershire, UK. Can't see any other intro thread so I hope this is OK.

Just finished re-watching Series 1 and I've been trying to work out all the survivors for myself. Now I could be completely wrong herem but way back in episode 1 at the beach, doesn't Jack drag a man out of the wreckage only to find that he's recieved a traumatic bilateral leg amputation? We're arn't subsequently told of his death, right?

So "amputee guy" should count as one one of the survivors.

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