Wednesday, February 15, 2006

One of Them

I am a torturer.

37 comments:

Alyx said...

Lazy Muncie

It may be totally lame, but I so thought of you guys when I saw it.

If only there was one for Oklahoma...

Lauren said...

The 45 minutes of commercials sure did add to the suspense-tastic nature of this episode.

I'm glad they showed Kate's dad looking at the picture of her, because it just wasn't obvious enough that it was her dad. I heard after the last episode that the waitress in the diner was Kate's mom, but I totally didn't realize it during the episode. Maybe they could have had her nametag read "Kate's Mom" instead of "Diane".

Scott and Steve said...

How about the creepy preacher from Carnivale?

Alyx said...

Henry Gale is a character from the Wizard of Oz. Uncle Henry.
The wizard takes off in a hot air balloon at the end of the story.

Alyx said...

Funny you should say that Katie. I was watching for his wounds to magically heal or something.

Anyone know how long this hiatus is?

Anonymous said...

I agree with Lauren on the insane amount of commercials. That was crappy of them.

I totally called Kate's dad within the first five minutes of his airtime. I kinda scared myself that I was right when they revealed it at the end.

Katie said...

There's a screencap and analysis of the counter when it reached zero on thetailsection.com. It's the second entry down, after the Maternity Leave promo.

I definitely think that dude in the armory is an Other. Did you see that face when he saw that the counter had hit zero? He knows something.

Alyx said...

What does everyone think of the black/white timer becoming black/red?

Backgammon is played with black/white...checkers is played with black/red-in checkers, you jump the other player-eliminating that piece...backgammon, the most you can do is bump them onto the rail...

and Sawyer and the toad? He shoulda kept it. It would be his only friend on the island.

Ralph- said...

GODDAMIT!!!!!!
THE ONE BAD THING ABOUT LIVING IN ANAHEIM, IS THAT I STILL HAVE TO WAIT A HALF HOUR UNTIL LOST!

OH FREDDIE, MAKE MY PAIN GO AWAY!

Lauren said...

The frog was a poison dart frog. It probably wouldn't have been very tasty with ranch dressing.

http://www.wildherps.com/species/D.auratus.html

Alyx said...

Ralph, watching Freddie is exposing yourself to a whole new level of pain.

Alyx said...

And I can't take any credit for this, but someone has done their research on the symbols.

dphrygian says:
Hieroglyph analysis:
The first character is the only one you'll find on most hieroglyph charts. It's S. In Gardiner's hieroglyph code, it's S29.

The second character is unknown. We'll get back to that.

The third character is U29 in Gardiner code.

The fourth character appears to be G1 in Gardiner code--this may or may not be the same thing as the "A" or "Ah" phonetic that most people have been assuming, but it doesn't matter right now.

Finally, the last character is Z6.

So, we've got "S29 ___ U29 G1 Z6". Google on those symbols and you'll find a Japanese site with hieroglyph translations. The completed word that matches our known characters is "S29-Z7-U29-G1-Z6." (For what it's worth, Z7 is a spiral character.)

Google's English translation of the Japanese translation of the Egyptian phrase:

"It dies."

Katie said...

We only have a week off. The episode is March 1. Next week is the pilot, part 1 and 2. Is this because of the olympics?

Also Alyx, nice find on the hieroglyphs things!

Ralph- said...

i believe that Henry Gale is FULL OF HOT AIR!



right?

Ralph- said...

every week i take comfort in watching what Freddie and B.A.G. are up to, in the few moments i spend with them. this week, Freddie was kissing a girl who wanted to remain celibate, well Freddie decided that would be okay. and as it turns out the girl's grandma was watching them through a crack in the door, the audience laughed thier asses off. then Brian Austen Green comes in , and he told a different girl, who seemed to be a slut, that Freddie felt that she was her soul mate, well Freddie did not like that too much, and had to check the crack in the door to see if the grandma was still looking on. well we do not know what happens next for this episode is TO BE CONTINUED!

Ralph- said...

...meanwhile Arrested Development is off the air. Thank you america for keeping Freddie around and not the Bluthes!

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sayten said...

Joe Inman has surprisingly leant his Iraqi-traied voice talent to some other astounding roles as well.

Was watching Sideways two nights ago, and who should run across the screen, flapping his naked nutsack for everyone to see?
M.C. Gainey.
Fucked up.

aimee in little rock said...

Speaking of M.C. Gainey, TVguide.com credits him in the upcoming Maternity Leave episode. Also credited is Michael Emerson, aka "Henry Gale", aka "the guy from Saw".

I love it when they continously show these secondary (but crucially important) characters. It's so much better than showing them once, then forgetting about them for five episodes.

aimee in little rock said...

p.s. It'll take more than a frog-squishing incident to convince me Sawyer is hopelessly Lost.

aimee in little rock said...

Tom Cruise's ugly brother will also be in Maternity Leave. Oh, and Alex too.

- Spoilerfix.com, source: ABC

Jimmy said...

I have to say, I was a bit dissapointed in this episode.

After all the big drama with Sawyer, we get a sort of "comic relief" Sawyer and Hugo jaunt into the woods. Sawyer proves he's a bastard by killing the frog, but at the end of the day any one of the survivors could walk up to his tent while asleep and hit him in the head with a log...oh, and I would be one of them at this stage.

I liked the premise that "we are all others" depending on the point of view. But the whole clock countdown was just (in my opinion) just another reason for poor sods like us to spend endless hours deciphering pictures and letters etc. I felt like the show stalled a bit...but maybe it was just my mood.

I work with numbers and data patterns all day in my real job, and I can tell you that you can make connections out of anything if you try hard enough. I just don't want this show to get too "X-Files" in that the writers get it so convaluted that there's no way to explain things at the end of the series.
Jimmy.

Ralph- said...

listening to "hiatus week one"-
i hope you guys keep up the non lost banter. i listen to jay and jack, and then listen to you guys, if i ONLY hear the same lost stuff over and over again, than i would probably stop listening to the podcast all together.

keep it up dudes!

Lostaway said...

I thought it was a great episode. And that moment when the clock "turned bad" was fantastico!

Jill said...

Scott & Steve,

I'm not sure if this showed up on other comments, but anyway....

John Locke is actually a real person. He was a British philosopher in the 17th century. He is known for his "Essay Concerning Human Understanding", which he thinks humans should "search after truth rather than simply accept the opinion of authorities or be subject to superstition." Maybe this could be the reason for Locke's special "ways" or his idea for destiny? I didn't fully research it, but that was the main idea on most sites.

Love the podcast!!

Jill

Katie said...

This is picky, but Bernard doesn't have to be a DDS (doctor of dental surgery). He could be a DMD (doctor of medical dentistry...I think, this is off the top of my head.)

However, the funny thing about this is that I know this because when I was a senior in high school (2000-2001), I dated the son of a DDS for a while. The same year, the thong song was popular. The last name of the DDS's white, upper-middle class family was...wait for it...Sisko.

Rusty said...

Yeah, jill...thats been said before.

Good episode (Even though we only got like 15 mins. of LOST and 45 mins. of commercials). I really didn't think we needed that Sawyer/Hurley side story.ZZZzzZZZzzZZzZZzz....Except for that we found out that Hurley was stashing the food. Which we kind of basically already know.

That guy has got to be an other. Simple as that. And where did Rouseeau run off to?

By the way, my podcast is up (I'm rusty, for whoever heard my call on S&S last week). In The Hatch is on iTunes, and iPodder, and (at an incredibly sped up framerate) Podcast Pickle. You can also go to inthehatch.com.

Just my little plug :D

Ralph- said...

My MOM told me that she wasn't going to watch Lost anymore, and get this, it is because Sawyer killed that frog. i let her know that Sawyer is a bad man, and he will be punished for his actions (i speculate- poisonous frog). she was all in a huff, and told me to let her know if that happens.

what a sucker, she has 2 weeks to think it over. she'll be back

Scott and Steve said...

Katie I knew you would bring that up. Isn't that strange?

Katie said...

How did you know I would bring it up? Because I'm totally anal about stupid shit that doesn't matter anyway?

Mike Hollywood/Industry said...

I think this whole show is going to be about the real Scott and Steve. Steve, or Scott, died is a car accident and the other is in a coma and dreaming about being stranded on an island with people he saw through his life on TV, or encountered at key points in his life.

haha Just kidding, The aircraft entered an electrical storm and everyones brainwaves are all now in-tune with eachother and this island is what they are living in this moment in time.

No, wait! Jack is working with a top-secret project and has implanted the memories of all the people on the island in his own head and thinks everything he sees is real..

I'm just kidding, I have no real theories, I just wanted to post something and kill some time at work..

MYOKOMWSAS, hi!

Crystal from Norman said...

As a citizen of Nompton, Oklahoma (BOOMER SOONER) I have to say that yes it is annoying, but you don't need to let the whole world know how lame we are! BTW Facebooked Craig and never got my request approved....

Katie said...

I think the "Nompton" reference is "funny" because it's a suburb of white-bred America.

What's funnier than irony?!

Scott and Steve said...

No way! I've never turned down a facebook request.

-Craig

Scott and Steve said...
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Crystal from Norman said...

You did and I was beyond offended, but that's alright though I sent another one.

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