Thursday, April 12, 2007

One Of Us- Episode Discussion vol.2

188 comments:

memphish said...

Be sure to read my last post on the last thread about the Others superiority complex. Boy I'm bossy.

Holli

elias said...

is that a Juliet POV? I'll smirk appropriately.

elias said...

and Charlie wearing red - oh dear!

memphish said...

Good call on the redshirt. Charlie is taking a very long time to die. It's been 8 episodes since Desmond's prediction. Desmond's super power is lame.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holy crap. charlie is being attacked by the small child living in jack's backpack!!!

MB said...

Holli,
I thought of the Sri Lanka video also.

If they truly thought they were saving the world, and had some kind of science to show that the end of the human race was coming, that would begin to bring the arrogance into focus for me.

elias said...

the reason they are staring.....

Mike Campbell said...

I just saw last nights, i had a tivo problem, but it was great. I loved seeing the other side for some things. I thought she was going to be a good guy, oh well. I liked it a lot.

PalmerEldritch said...

elias, i'm tempted to click but i'm at work. d'oh!

mb, did you follow the whole Lost Experience thing? what're people's take on it? worthwhile or overly silly?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Man, this episode sure has sparked a lot more discussion than last week. I like it.

Regarding the whole Skater vs Jater stuff. I've always tried to stay out of it. But I guess I kinda now have to side with the Skaters. I mean, Jack isn't into Kate very much at all right now and poor ol' Sawyer is making googly eyes at her. The only deterant if their is one is Kate's constant attempts at Jack's approval. It sometimes seems like Sawyer is her backup plan if she can't get Jack. That's a bit annoying. But If I'm picking solely based on Sawyer vs Jack, it's Sawyer all the way. Ugh, I feel dirty. I swore that I'd never get in the middle of this nonsense. lol.

Mike Campbell said...

I liked the Lost Experience at first. But then when it got to putting together the video i didn't like how they gave out the "gliphs" Finding tricks on the website was fun.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Hey Mike. You watch the game last night? Dice K is good. But how bout my boy Felix? That kid can deal. He's the only decent thing going for the M's right now.

PalmerEldritch said...

'shipping on most shows bores me to tears. even on the office, sorry ladies. speaking of, new episode tonight?

/actually did want Tim and Dawn to get together on the UK Office

Mike Campbell said...

jorden - Felix was lights out i was so amazed i picked him up in my Fantasy league :) I think it was funny with all the talk no one mentioned Felix and he almost had a no hitter.

As long as we can aggree that they will pounce the "Halos" when they are in town this weekend...right ralph :)

Sorry for the baseball talk

Jordan from the 206 said...

He was available in your fantasy league? What kind of fools do you play with? lol.

Ralph- said...

Holli, do you think that Jacob may actually be Ben, without him knowing it. Sort of a Split personality thing? Do you think that this may be Hurley/Dave's fate on the island?

Mike Campbell said...

I am happy to see earl back on. I missed it, now if studio 60 would return to me. I was happy to see Dawn and Tim get together and happier that they waited till the end. The end of season two was heartbreaking when he looks into the camera "she said no". I'm sure when the US version ends they will walk out hand in hand. No need to put them together any sooner.

PalmerEldritch said...

mike, in the meantime, we get to watch the writers spin their wheels finding new ways to keep everyone miserable. yeesh. good show though.

Mike Campbell said...

eh i don't know aboot that Ralph. Could be though. I would say he knows it and is the only one who talks to him. Maybe he is in his stomach. That would be friggen sweet. "Quad get to the generator." Would that mean Juliet has three boobs? I think kate is going to kill Juliet and like it a lot

Jordan from the 206 said...

Sort of a Tyler Durden complex, eh? Hmmmm.

Palmer, I hate 'shipping on shows as well. That's why it annoys me that I'm seeing the Skaters points. Usually for me the relationship stuff is ok, but almost always the "will they, won't they" stuff is only good for so long. Then when they finally get together, it's kinda anti-climatic.

Question for everybody. Besides Juliet and the others, and Locke, who on the island would you be most suspicious of if you were told that somebody wasn't as they seemed? Somebody mentioned being iffy about Charlie earlier and it got me thinking.

Ralph- said...

i think that juliette will kill Kate. sending everything into a huge cluster fuck. Jack will defend Juliette, Sawyer will kill Jack, Claire will Kill Sawyer for killing her brother.....

GO HALOS!

MB said...

Palmer -
I actually did not follow The Lost Experience much while it was going on. I've just caught up on some of the videos in the last few months. I keep going back to the Sri Lanka video because it explains (very basically) what the numbers are and hints at what some of the Others/Mittelos BS's goals are. I'll bet Aimee's got the skinny on it, she knows all (I think she might me Jacob)

PalmerEldritch said...

the creepiest person to be told to "watch out for" cuz they were not what they seemed would probably be Walt. nothing creepier than creepy kids. creepity!

Benjamin said...

He'd be perfect for my movie..."The Creeping Kid."

memphish said...

Ralph, I think Ben knows everything. Really what I believe is that he's not enslaved by time and space and a lot of this amazing stuff he's done is because he's seen it before a la Desmond.

I also like the Weekend at Bernie's theory that Jacob's dead and Ben's the one pushing him around the party and no one else knows except maybe Batmanuel.

I'm starting to think Alex has 2 dads, Ben and Bat. If I could photoshop I'd make a picture of the 3 of them.

Don't apologize to me for baseball talk. I was rewatching the Braves game from last night earlier today. My Bravo-s are looking pretty good, but they are playing crap teams with even worse bullpens than their own.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

When I'm not reading books, I'll actually be reading the 'pedia - Lostpedia that is. And since I didn't survive the Lost Experience when it originally ran, I read it.

As for the 'shipper stuff:

Jack = Bad. Whoever said in the last thread about him having 2 seasons to tell Kate, "hey, I'm into you" - right on. I know he's done a lot of junk, but his interpersonal skills have always sucked. He's always too busy trying to save and/or fix things, and neglecting his relationships. Until he realizes this, he doesn't deserve anyone. End of story.

Sawyer = good. He is an asshole, but he acknowledges it. And when people call him on his bullshit, he owns up to it. The one woman who sees right through him, stole his heart completely, and it scares the shit out of him. He's more lost now than he ever has been, but he's closer to salvation than he ever has been also.

Boobs,

Aimee

memphish said...

The Tailie kid with the teddy bear is pretty creepy too.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

His sister with the horse-teeth is even creepier.

MB said...

"who would you be most suspicious of..."?

Fuckin' Scott or Steve (NO reference to the Podfathers) - can't remember which one is dead.

Rat bastards hang out in the background, not saying a damn word, watching all this shit go down - just like a fucking spy. Someone needs to take that log they keep carrying and use it to grand-slam their asses.

memphish said...

Aimee, it was me the former Jater calling Jack on the you had 70 days to make a move pal. You snooze, you lose. You have to suspect a guy who has to marry a patient.

Holli
Skater

memphish said...

Scott is dead. It's alphabetical. That's how I can remember it.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

I was pretty surprised to see Jack and Sawyer hug each other. I was expecting this whole Sawyer thinking he's the leader and Jack rains on his parade type thing. Throw in the whole, "Dude, I so banged the girl you liked" aspect and at least I thought it would be cordial at best. But they were quite happy to see each other and shared a very cute moment.

PalmerEldritch said...

Jack's at the Han Solo at the end of Return of the Jedi stage. If Kate wants to be with Sawyer, he'll stay out of the way. Which is a strange stage for Jack to be at since it's cleary Sawyer who is the Han Solo of the Island.

aimee in little rock said...

I wish they would've thrown down or something, rumble on the beach style. (Handshake, awkward hug, "I saw you diddlin' my girl!" followed by sucker punch, roundhouse kick, tackle, etc.

memphish said...

For The Office fans, the deleted scene from last week with more info. on accidental cross-dressing.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

Dude, does that mean that Jack and Kate are brother and sister too?

memphish said...

I really hope they don't do the Luke, Han, Leia scene Palmer described with Jack, Charlie and Claire. That would ruin the Star Wars characters for me.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

totally, aimee. and Vincent is the local R2-D2.

aimee in little rock said...

And Hurley is like C3PO with all the funny lines and stuff.

aimee in little rock said...

Kate + Gold Bikini = Season 4.

memphish said...

Only is gold bikini Kate is doing this dance.

Holli

Benjamin said...

"Large heads are strong in my family. I have it, my father has it, my...NEPHEW has it!"

elias said...

Sawyer and Jack's 'shake was well played but Juliet ruined the truce, just to be a bitch.

I've let my brain rest and I'm still convinced that Jack knows Juliet is a mole.

memphish said...

Or going by your picture Elias, a nake mole rat.

Holli

memphish said...

I meant naked. Damn fingers.

Holli

elias said...

Holli - I've had a weissbier or two so I'm lowering the tone.

who is Locke in the Star Wars analogy?

memphish said...

Elias, I'm envious. I've got to go drive carpool now and weissbier and carpool just don't mix.

Locke is Vader serving the Island Emperor? Don't know.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

locke does have a sebastian shaw vibe so vader to ben's emperor works for me.

PalmerEldritch said...

but who's the androgynous golden android?

Brooklyn said...

I think Paulo was the the androgynous golden android. Didn't you see "300?" His skin WAS pretty golden. And thanks for all the "welcomes" that were shouted out on the last BLOG. That made me feel all warm and fuzzy. Well, the fuzzy was just gas, but the warm was you.

elias said...

Just some Ethan vs Tom Cruise related video:

respect

elias said...

Marshall Edward Mars is Boba Fett

PalmerEldritch said...

brooklyn, GREAT call. had to stifle a chuckle so people would still think i was actually doing work.

elias, i like the Boba Fett call too.

I kind of see Dr. Eyeliner physically as Salacious Crumb. but by demeanor and position maybe Grand Moff Tarkin?

/star wars nerd

Mike Campbell said...

Ethan needs to be dead for one flashback. I love the guy and think its funny to see him everywhere but i want other dead people more often. I already miss Nikki's boobs, although aimee writing boobs held me over for awhile. I want Libby to be in as many flashbacks. Or maybe ethan just likes the set so they are like "fuck it put him back in"

Robert said...

"Left Behind" is the story of my last 2 highly intelligent medical comments on the initial discussion page. :):) I promise to get with the program.

PalmerEldritch said...

robert, it happens to everybody.

/that's what she said :(

morgan said...

This episode did a strange thing to me. It made me a 'shipper. I never cared up to this point who Kate was with, I always assumed she'd be with Jack. But with Juliette there, I really want Kate to be with Sawyer. I loved their reunion! Like Aimee & memphish said, Jack's way too slow. I also think he's just not "into" Kate in that way. He may have kissed her, but look at how quickly he's connected with Juliette...or even his bond with Ana-Lucia for that matter. He sorta dumped on Kate that whole time because she didn't do as he said. I'm just so sick of Jack and his coconut head. Skaters rule!

aimee in little rock said...

Aimee is not a Star Wars nerd and cannot hold her own in this conversation. I would not be against wearing gold bikinis though. I'm cool like that. Too bad I'll never make it to ComiCon. Ben knows gold bikini girls run wild there. I'd rather go dressed as She-Ra, but that's just me. Gold bikinis are way too drafty.

aimee in little rock said...

I sure hope Kim, Queen of the Jater Underworld is reading all this Skater love.

PalmerEldritch said...

mmm... gold bikinis...

aimee! gold bikinis could be the theme of the next podcast. if not then maybe ralph and ben could wear gold bikinis during their next podcast. between the two podcasts, work it out.

aimee in little rock said...

For the Boys

PalmerEldritch said...

if Kim can wow me with another 80s cartoon theme song this week, i'll join her in rooting for Jack and Kate to get together. Kate's got to watch out for ye old VD from Sawyer.

PalmerEldritch said...

bless you, aimee.... blaimee.

hanging from my rear view window. it even used to be an air freshener!

morgan said...

What did that smell like Palmer?

aimee in little rock said...

I will try to get her to sing the song from He-Man since my neice was singing it last night.

aimee in little rock said...

VD + pregnancy = flipper baby

PalmerEldritch said...

morgan, it smelled like a cherry. yeah... not making that up.

flipper baby could swim to the mainland, aimee. brilliant!

morgan said...

Hehehe! The island should cure any VD. But I wouldn't be surprised if Jack caught something from Bai Ling. She looked scummy to me, like she could do things with Dharma ping-pong balls.

memphish said...

Well I was with Kim in the Jater world. I won't concede that it was an underword. But even before last night I was coming around to the idea that Sawyer is the one that loves her for good or for bad. If the dumb ass had just said sorry even if he didn't know what he was apologizing for, she wouldn't have run after Jack so fast in the first place.

And Jack is so relationally challenged. I think he must have been to an all-boys school leading up to Columbia.

Holli

MB said...

As much as I have been a Jater, it seems to me that it just ain't gonna happen between Jack and Kate unless and until they somehow deal with this dynamic between them where, Jack basically does not respect Kate as an adult. I think he cares for her, but it is often in a bit of a patronizing way, which I imagine comes from his need to save people.
Maybe it's also because he is so wrapped up in trying to be a leader.
They keep repeating this pattern where it is clear that Jack is disappointed in Kate, and lets her know it. I have to think that Kate keeps just feeling like an idiot when she's around Jack. Not a recipe for love.
With Sawyer, while he is certainly anything but sensitive most of the time, Kate has some power in that relationship. I imagine it feels more equal, even if he is pissing her off half the time.

And now we get Juliette in the mix...we'll see

Jordan from the 206 said...

Aimee, you need to call Kim out on the next podcast. After this episode I seriously want to hear a Jaters reasoning for still thinking they have a leg to stand on.

As for 80's theme song for Kim to sing. I vote for the theme to "The Snorks".

MB said...

Now, as an addendum - if Jack IS playing Juliette and he's using her on behalf of the 815ers, that changes the game

elias said...

"I counted Hugo twice".

Classic.

Jordan from the 206 said...

If you don't remember the theme to the Snorks or never watched the show click here.

Robert said...

Making fun of Hurley in no way endears scummy Sawyer to me. There are good and decent people and there are scumbags, of which Sawyer is the king, IMO. :)

Mike Campbell said...

I was sad natilie portman didn't sport something like the gold bikini.

PalmerEldritch said...

snorks were like the smurfs shitty cousins or something. never could get into that show. although, the theme song is pretty catchy though. :)

i say we nominate a show with no lyrics to its theme and then see what Kim does.

as for Jack and Kate, yes jack has issues with telling kate what to do but the lady is always running off and screwing things up.

my girlfriend went to bed early last night so she's catching up on LOST in the Other room (ack!) on the DVR. i have to say, just listening to the scene where Juliet confronts Ben about his having cancer, those're two talented actors.

Robert said...

Do you guys actually think that Josh Hollaway is a good actor? He's like Ethan's cousin, Tom Cruise, with about 2 facial expressions. In that vein, Kate is a lousy, no tears crier as well. There were no tears to be seen last week when she learned of Jacks' broken heart and her apology to him for screwing his chance to get off the island. Now I don't like Juliet, but Elizabeth Mitchell is at least a good crier and I find jack convincing as well. Josh Hollaways' future is in becoming a Chippendales dancer and thats about it. Now my crush, Sarah Chalke from Scrubs is a VERY convincing crier and overall good actress. JMO.

MB said...

YES - that scene was AWESOME. Juliet may have sold out her ethics, but between that scene and the smackback to Sawyer and Sayid, I must give the lady points - she lays it down when necessary.

PalmerEldritch said...

ever seen Sarah Chalke in "The 'Bu" with Andy Samberg? wait until you see her replacements when she leaves the mini-show.

bizarre stuff.

MB said...

I'm not sure I can accurately judge J.H. since this is the only thing I've seen him in. I think he's entertaining - perfect smart-talking bad boy.
Same goes for Lilly - only seen her in Lost. I think she's good for the most part.

memphish said...

Adding Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell to the cast were definitely casting coups. I still don't like Juliet though and her name is hard to type fast.

Holli

B. Linus said...

First of all, if you don't think Josh Holloway is a good actor, just go back to season 1 when he tells Jack about seein his dad in Australia, and watch that transformation.

Second of all, I don't really have a second of all, i just wanted to say first of all. It sounds more foreboding or something.

memphish said...

ME and EM's greatest acting skill is their ability to go long stetches without blinking which makes them creepily reptilian.

Holli

B. Linus said...

I agree with that memphish. ME bug eyes are a big part of why his character is so interesting in a weird way.

memphish said...

Juliet said they kept Sayid handcuffed to the swingset for 3 days. Do you think he got bathroom breaks or did he assert his perogative to take a whiz when and where he wanted?

A friend of my son's had to go to the headmaster's office for taking a whiz on the school playground. He cited his father's pronouncement that "a man's got a right to take a whiz" which meant his dad got to see the headmaster too.

Holli

elias said...

ME was particularly strong in this episode. his line readings are spot on, like when he told Mikhail not to shoot.

Robert said...

That, and Michael Emerson seems to have few, if any, eyelashes. Creepy.....BTW, Emerson needs a product that my wife has that actually causes eye lashes to grow. It's amazing and also a goofy tangent to this discussion.

Jimmy said...

I'll throw my hat in the ring and say that Elizabeth Mitchell is the most talented actor of all the female cast. I'll add that I think Yunjin Kim is the least appealing in that regard. Actually I don't even think she's hot, so that puts me in a minority right there.

Best Male actor: Micheal Emerson, of course...Jorge does a fine job too.
Worst...Carl?

morgan said...

I think all their they're all the same caliber of actors, except Locke, Ben, and Juliette (they're better). Jack always has this sort of "arrogant/head-shaking/pissed off/I'm better than you" expression or the "I'm about to cry because I'm upset" expression. In fact all the "Party Of Five" actors have the same methods. Neve Campbell and Jenniboobs Hewitt are the same.

Josh Holloway isn't particularly good either, but despite the lack of shoulders--he's a lot easier on the eyes than Jack's little head. I'm not saying that Jack's not attractive, but Sawyer has a better smile.

I think a lot of their acting depends on their lines. "There's a new sheriff in town" was terrible! Sawyer gets most of the shitty dialogue, I don't know why they don't write better scenes for him.

stephsmith said...

Locke is Obi Won. I win.
I don't presume to speak for all females, but I don't think we all are the crazy shippers guys think we are. Or maybe I'm not romantic. Or maybe female Lost fans are different than normal female tv viewers. I'm willing to bet it's the latter. I like my mind-trippin' tv shows sprinkled with a tad bit of romance.
Jack thought he had a future with Sarah. Juliet made him realize it's over and to let her go. Now that he's free to love Kate, she's taken. He knows he had his chance. He's being a gentleman and bowing out.
Remind me to block off my calender for every Thursday until the end of the season. Too much to catch up on.

aimee in little rock said...

Holli, for Sayid's sake, I hope he peed all over the playground and took a Paulo on the ground, then picked it up and threw it in Ryan the guard's face!

PalmerEldritch said...

jimmy, you were the only one brave enough to say something but you are not alone.

sun dusn't really DHARMA my Initiative either. sure, she's not ugly but she looks matronly and i'm not really attracted to her. well, her face anyhow.

/bring back shannon!

elias said...

If we're playing that game Jimmy - I agree that EM is the most convincing actor from the female cast.

Have to be loyal to The O'Quinn out of the male cast. Followed closely by Ole Bug Eyes.

stephsmith said...

In the beginning, Sun looked elegant and graceful to me. Not necessarily attractive. But now? She looks alot different. Very pretty.
When Foxy is good, he's great. He seems to over-do it sometimes. Evi is ok. I remember in the beginning being very impressed with her being a first-time actress. JH plays the smart-ass redneck well. I'd like to see him in something else. Is that movie he filmed ever going to be released? That's not a good sign. TOQ is usually good. Every once in a while he draws the shitty dialogue stick.

Ralph- said...

worse= alex/ that sherrif lady
best=Mr. Dee Williams

stephsmith said...

Speaking of Billy Dee... I was thinking about who could play the part of Jacob. The actor needs to be somebody substantial but not too recognizable. During the opening scene of Expose I was thinking, "Holy Crap, it's Billy Dee Williams!" the entire time he was on screen. So, my question is Who can play Jacob?

aimee in little rock said...

Rodrigo Santoro went out on an acting high note. I'm of course speaking of his "death" scene They should've given him a chance to showcase his talent more than they did.

morgan said...

I love the sheriff! My favorite line in that whole episode is "What's going on Alex?" Ralph, I think you mentioned that on a podcast. She's really bad, but I enjoy her bored-sounding monotone. Wasn't she in "Mommie Dearest?"

memphish said...

Didn't we decide Bruce Campbell should be Jacob? Other possibles -- James Earl Jones (keeping with the Star Wars theme) because if I heard his voice in my head I'd obey. Aimee nominated that other 300 guy. Mel Brooks--that's who should play Jacob, just like he did Moses in History of the World.

Holli

B. Linus said...

male actor: have to make it a tie between O'Quinn and Emerson.

female actor: hands down, Elizabeth Mitchell.

elias said...

Donald Sutherland for Jacob.

Or Kiefer. ;)

morgan said...

Aimee, I just want to say I love TLI. I was like that girl (forgot her name) who wrote in and said she was afraid to post here. I wasn't afraid really, but it is a bit intimidating. I feel a bit like I've arrived late to a party. But you and Kim talking about the blogspot so much led me to posting here. So thanks!

MB said...

Random connection/thought (sort of) - Herarat = Earhardt

and

also damn close (in letters) to Ararat - the mountain some biblical historians believe to be the resting place of Noah's Ark (based largely on the Ararat Anomaly

Maybe too stretchy - just got my attention.

MB said...

Morgan -
Glad you decided to start posting. I always feel behind when I start posting to a new blog. Actually, scratch that - I'm always behind. (that's what she said - ba-dum crash)

MB said...

108 a-comin...

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm with Jimmy in the not a fan of Sun club. I don't find her attractive, but that isn't a requirement for me to like a female cast member. But more than anything, I don't get much of a connection with her character. Not sure if it's the acting or the storyline or what. I probably feel the least sympathetic toward her of everybody on the show, and that includes Ben and the others. Okay, maybe not Pickett or this new king jerk guy. But still, I'm not a huge Sun fan.

B. Linus said...

worst actor: have to say, not that impressed with the kid playing aaron. i mean he's crying almost all the time, get some depth in your performance man.

worst actress: well, i never really liked miss clue, but i'm gonna go with clementine. her character doesn't really resonate with me.

stephsmith said...

Next one.

B. Linus said...

fuckin kablamo. didn't even see it comin

elias said...

so what are youse guys' theories about what Juliet's mission is?

My initial reaction was abducting Sun, but a smashing call to the J&J Podcast said it could be Desmond.

B. Linus said...

sorry

Jordan from the 206 said...

Does anybody find the lady who plays Rosseau to be a good actor? I can't tell at all. Something about her is just so weird. But maybe that's the point? If so, then I guess she's doing a good job.

But one question I've never looked into which I'm sure you experts know the answer. Is she really French? Because she sure as heck doesn't have a French accent.

elias said...

B.Linus - if you cuss Joanie Stubbs much more Powers Boothe might turn up and pimp slap you. ;)

I think Maggie Grace was probably the worst main actor, although nobody has been too awful.

elias said...

Jordan - I can't be fucked to imdb it but the OLP always says she sounds Serbian.

memphish said...

The chick who plays Rousseau is Eastern European of some sort. CC and DL crack wise about it on most OLPs.

I think Juliet's mission is to acquire additional test subjects for her experiment because her end of the deal she made when she sold her soul to the devil that is Mittelos Bioscience has yet to be upheld. And a deal's a deal according to Ben Linus.

Holli

morgan said...

Rousseau is Croatian, I think. Around the Czechoslovakia area. The official Lost podcast make fun of this fact a lot. That the French-lady's really eastern European... She doesn't have a French accent, but she has a French name (not that that means anything).

morgan said...

From IMDB, RE: Miral Furlan (Rousseau). Described as Yugoslavia's answer to Meryl Streep.

Too bad she didn't have a scene with the Tom Cruise of Brazil!

Jordan from the 206 said...

But Sayid called her the French woman before he ever knew her name, right? Wasn't it because the message he picked up on that she was transmitting was in French? Yeah, remember the whole Sayid needing Shannon to translate thing? So if she isn't French, why does she have a French name and speak it?

Jimmy said...

Yes, Mira Furlan was born in Zagreb, Croatia (formerly part of Yugolslavia).

PalmerEldritch said...

Rousseau is Minbari.

Not sure what Juliet's mission is but... Is Locke in on it? Is Ben conning Locke? Is Locke conning Ben?

/head asplodes again

Jimmy said...

Jordan,

Her character is French. No doubt about that. Much like how Dick Van Dyke played a convincing Londoner in Mary Poppins.

memphish said...

They decided on a French transmission and some friend of DL's is the voice in the Pilot, then they cast the Yugoslavian Meryl Streep and told her to do French. I still don't get why Sayid couldn't get the French when he lived in Paris.

Holli

MB said...

Holli - good point re: Juliet. Didn't Ben say something to the effect of 'You can't leave yet, because you're work isn't done'
That must their contract - and Juliet at least partially believes that if she completes her task (her gargantuan, mind-blowingly large task!), Ben will let her leave. How I'm not sure at this point. Although if Michael and Walt can make it out by boat, I guess so can Ben & Co. if they want to.

MB said...

LMAO Jimmy - RE: Dick Van Dyke - I've always shaken my head at that element in the movie.

memphish said...

Yeah MB, back before Juliet left for the Island Batmanuel told her that she had a gift and they were giving her an opportunity to do something significant with it. So I guess they were appealing to her desire for immortality via her work as well.

Holli

elias said...

Holli - Sayid may only have been passing through France to get to England as many Iraqis (and other nationalities) do. He coulda been there for a matter of weeks.

Jimmy - how about the usually excellent Don Cheadle doing his Dick Van Dyke impression in Ocean's 11?

Jimmy said...

Really, I've never seen Oceans 11, or 12. Saw the original though.

elias said...

# E-O-Eleven... #

Mike Campbell said...

I know the Lost chatter is still going and Office talk will come soon but... What are people going to see this weekend? I want to see Aqua Teen, even though they tried to take over Boston and gave Jordan so much trouble, but i loved the show in college and am excited to see it. Although i hear its wicked bad.

The Perfect Stranger movie says i can't figure out the twist they have in store but i think i can crack it :) The twist is cousin Larry won't ever do the dance of Joy! with Balki And Bruce Willis is PISSED!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Mike, don't hold Time Warner being bitches to me against Aqua Teen. I've been a huge fan of the show since it first started.

And yes, Don Cheadle's British accent in Ocean's in pretty bad. Did his character really have to be British?

You know what's funny about Rousseau's accent? When she (French), Sayid (Iraqi), and Mikail(Russian?) were all together, they all sounded like they had the exact same accent. I guess everybody in Europe all talks the same way on Crazy Island. That is besides people off the continent like Charlie and Desmundo.

Robert said...

The guys on the UK version of the Lost Initiative from Skyone really have fun with the accents on the show, but their attempts at our American accents suck. Good, very professionally done show, however.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Professional done podcasts? Where's the fun in that?

PalmerEldritch said...
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Jordan from the 206 said...

Office spoilers! Ahhh! (runs and hides)

PalmerEldritch said...

oh, shit. sorry, jordan.

but it was an episode with some truly funny ass quotes and references.

memphish said...

There's a LOST connection on The Office tonight.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh don't worry bout it Palmer. I was just kidding.

PalmerEldritch said...

well, in that case...

Drew Bernard cracked me up and so did the "Dwight, you ignorant slut" stuff. Very fitting considering the episode was directed by Egon.

PalmerEldritch said...

ack! Holli, are you trying to challenge my LOST trivia finding ability?

Cuz I'm totally out of it and will never find the reference on my own. :(

memphish said...

Palmer,

I'm going to save it until the West Coasters get a crack at it. I'm sure someone else will catch it.

Holli

Robert said...

Not the Giant B** B** Toy Store?

Zachary said...

This is dumb but...

Does anyone think that Jacob could be a computer ala "I, Robot" (book/not movie)? Jacob could even be spelled J-CUB to remind us about the bears. The supercomputer J-CUB can forcast events so closely it appears to be precognition.

Its a theroy going around my lab.

morgan said...

Zachary, I was thinking the same exact thing today! A giant supercomputer controlling the smoke monster with the name J.A.C.O.B. (or Just Another Computer Of Ben's) or something like that. I never read/saw "I, Robot," is it like "D.A.R.Y.L."

Jordan from the 206 said...

Holli,

Were you talking about when Michael said referred to a couple warehouse guys as Patchy and the Sea Monster?

t-dot kim said...

OMG, take a day off, and I have a novel to read...thanks guys! (It will keep me busy since none of you are up as early as I am this week :( )

~K

memphish said...

I'll give you guys until 8 am CDT to guess the LOST connection on the Office last night. So far no winners.

In the meantime, I hope Desmond is rescued by April 20, 2007.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

kim, are you getting up at 4am again this week? i'm waking up at 7am which is still way too early for my liking. we've missed you here on the blogspot. get some posting in today!

memphish, i eagerly await the answer to your trivia question. i havent had a chance to rewatch the episode. :(

memphish said...

Well it's 8:01 here in Memphis. I think I'll make Palmer wait until 8:15. Insert mad scientist laugh here.

No I won't. Oscar guessed 42 jelly beans in the jelly bean bet. Yes, that is how obsessive I have become about LOST. I see the numbers everywhere.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

heheheheh. hey, that's better than the Catalina Island -> Craig's Dog connection.

t-dot kim said...

OK...I've just read all of the last thread and this one:

As for the Jater vs. Skater stuff *grrr* man, some of you are so quick to jump ship. I will admit that scene with Kate and Sawyer was touching, but I can't see it lasting. Will elaborate more in our next podcast.

Welcome to the new bloggers, I told you it was addicting.

TV cartoon themes, I was singing the theme to COPS yesterday for no reason (not the Bad Boys Theme, but the "Fighting Crime in a future time" one...) I think it started when I saw the trailer for Transformers during the lastest episode of 24 and then rambled a number of cartoon themes off...Smirfs, Jem, Thudercats, JI Joe, lol...I watch(ed) too much television in my youth

Palmer, I am up every day at 4:20am, that give me enough time to rollout of bed and get into work for my first report at 5:09 (traffic on the 9s, in the morning and afternoon drive!) I'm so tired!!! *cries*

and Holli, I haven't watched The Office yet, otherwise I'm sure I would have got your trivia question

memphish said...

This woman was in my law school class.

Holli

memphish said...

This man was too.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Kim!!! You know the theme song to the old COPS cartoon?! Bulletproof was totally badass. Get shot in the chest? No problem, we'll replace your entire chest with metal!! Sing the COPS song and I'll back you up in the Jater camp for sure.

And did I catch that you watch 24? You Canadians are alright with me. How did you like Jack Bauer's big fight?

/jem is outrageous

PalmerEldritch said...

Holli, where did you go to Law School?

memphish said...

Why is the Swan Hatch vaccination the same thing that Claire gets in Maternity Leave and One of Us if Juliet has only been there 3 years?

Holli

memphish said...

UCLA! Go Bruins!

Holli

t-dot kim said...

I've been watchinig 24 this season, but I'm not feeling it. I last episode was the best so far. I have a weird crush on Eric Belfour, but i don't know why--he's not my type.

I do know the COPS theme... sad but true. I loved Jem so much that I forced people to call me Kimber (even though Pizazz was my favourite)

I"ve checked out the "official" TLI podcast in the UK--not as entertaining as ours, lol!

Ben, BBS, I'm now switchinig to the dark side, you're not so crazy afterall

t-dot kim said...

Holli

I don't think they're are the same vaccination, I think they're just in the same medical injection thingy. I'll have to ask our resident expert (Aimee0 to check on that for us

memphish said...

The problem with a BBS though is how do I know where to go to talk now. BBSes are so serious with people getting all "there's already a thread for that" "don't post spoilers here" junk.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

if there's a BBS, then it needs to have a daily MEGATHREAD just like this one. then we can have a spoiler thread and a Jater thread, and a Skater thread... but if a BBS means that THIS kind of a thread goes the way of the dodo then the BBS can go straight to hell. :)

memphish said...

Kim, here is a comparison of the serum from Maternity Leave and the Desmond fleeing episode whose name escapes me at the moment.

Did everyone else get Friday off? Why didn't Palmer and I get the day off?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i wish i had the day off. that'd be sweet.

t-dot kim said...

They look very much alike...however, one says Rx-1, and the other one says Rx-1 GND

Could that be the difference?

memphish said...

Could be Kim. It's starting to make my head hurt to think about it. I'm hoping next week Charlie will get out the kit that came in the food drop and there will be some discussion with Desmond included about why he took the shots for 3 years if it's a maintaining the pregnancy shot.

I also hope that starts to erode Jack's trust in Juliet. If it doesn't then he either has a plan or is a Ben plant (or Tom plant, my favorite idea) too.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

well, Desmond's has to be DHARMA since the Kurgan worked for DHARMA. and the Other's stuff shouldn't be DHARMA unless it's left over from the days of DHARMA. right?

anything new and Julietty should not be DHARMA unless they just packaged it the same despite being not so much DHARMA people. or something.

PalmerEldritch said...

there's a manufacturing plant on the ? mark map, right?

think the DHARMA stuff is being manufactured by an automated system over there and then shot up into the air to come down for the Swan hatch?

PalmerEldritch said...

the bottle could be full of "DHARMA placebo" and the disease released into Claire's system could have gone without the placebo after a certain amount of time anyhow.

memphish said...

I'm still going with Handsome Jack's Super Wal-Mart theory. I think the Others left Othersville to go live in the Super Wal-Mart like in Where The Heart Is which I've neither seen nor read.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Was the Sept 24th newspaper that Paulo was reading in the airport, a prop error?
I don't have the day off either, palmer. I did have the previous 4 off.

memphish said...

Steph, there's been no official word on that question. It was addressed in the OLP by DL and CC and they said ask Gregg Nations. Gregg Nations used to answer stuff like that on The Fuselage, but he's been AWOL over there for 2 weeks.

Holli

t-dot kim said...

I believe Paolo was reading a paper with the date of September 22nd

memphish said...

Paolo's Newspaper

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

the OLP said something like it was either a prop error that will cost someone their job, or it's an early edition of the newspaper published the day before... :\

memphish said...

Starting at 1:36 into Best Night Ever there's a LOST reference from that baby sitcom on ABC.

Holli

memphish said...

So Paolo got the early edition to make sure he wouldn't run out of reading material for all the bathroom breaks a Trans-Pacific flight would entail.

The bigger problem is that 9/24/04 was a Friday, not a Thursday so I guess Gregg Nations has been fired which should give him more time to post on The Fuselage. After the 187 lb male medical chart, he really should be fired and I should be given his job. Unless Rachel is really a man which would be a cool twist.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i know we Lostaholics are an obsessive bunch but they should really try to be a bit more on the ball.

PalmerEldritch said...

and, yes, having Holli on set at all times to catch that stuff is a great idea. especially if she'll share all the Lost goodies with us afterwards.

memphish said...

I guess to be fair, they should be allowed to post on the internet how I left one black stock in with the whites when I did laundry this morning. I should be fired.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

17 minutes until Burger Day over here on the east coast.

BK this week. It's your mission.

stephsmith said...

The reason the chart belongs to a male is to show Ben was lying to keep Juliet on the island. The sister's cancer never came back. Juliet never knew Ben lied.

stephsmith said...

How does a EKG show a patient is out of remission? It doesn't.

memphish said...

More proof of why they should hire me. I knew that too. They need blood counts.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

the EKG (and what does the K stand for?) looked like Arabic to me! i'm reading way too much into all this LOST stuff. but if anyone can read Arabic... :p

/brother could but he's on the other side of the country

Jordan from the 206 said...

"An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG, abbreviated from the German Elektrokardiogramm) is a graphic produced by an electrocardiograph, which records the electrical activity of the heart over time."

That makes sense I guess. I knew what it stood for, but I was like, "then it should be ECG." Wikipedia is the best thing ever.

Robert said...

Kim, I never meant to imply that the UK Initiative was anywhere near as entertaining as your podcast. It's different and having lived in the UK for several years in my teens and early 20's, I'm a bit of an Anglophile. You and Aimee are the undisputed champions, IMO.

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that even with limited means of makeup, clothes, and hair supplies, the losties look pretty stylish. Explain that??

Aisha
Portland Oregon

Tori said...

Yeah, I had an ekg and it doesn't really make or break to see if her sister had cancer. Although it does monitor her condition.

p.s. Aisha, maybe they found their luggage??? Ha ha ha!

p.p.s. Prom is tomorrow!!! I'm SO excited!

Tori from Eugene, Oregon