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Soul Patrol meets Jesus Stick: finales

Grats to Taylor Hicks, aka v'tosh ka'tur. Soul patrol!

What'd I tell you? I knew when Banamum voted for Katharine last night, and I could not get through to Taylor's number, that the Vulcan would surely win. Look for great things from this one.

That was some finale, and no mistake.


  • C3. Locke is lucky that he never had a steel plate put in his head or knee.

  • C2. Claire and Charlie are a very cute couple. Go Charlie! (I'm also glad they resolved that he survived already.)

  • C1. Desmond's story is sweet, poignant and tragic without being cloying - plus, it's interesting because now we see that Penelope Widmore is probably involved with the Hanso Foundation or one of its affiliates or adversaries.

  • C0. I wish Desmond and Hurley had met. "Dude." "Brother." "DUDE!" "BROTHER!"


  • Q4. How is it that the EM field generated by the Swan can pull planes out of the sky, buckle steel plates, and send refrigerators flying across a room, but doesn't seem to affect people (or computer circuitry!) even as much as an MRI magnet?

  • Q3. Of Desmond's girlfriend and Hurley, whom do you think is richer?Q3. What do you think Penelope's connection to Hanso is? (Someone just pointed out Locke's brush with Widmore Construction and Sun's use of a Widmore Inc. pregnancy test.)

  • Q2. What is the deal with the pneumatic tubes? I can't even see where the suction would be generated, much less how they survived years of exposure to the elements without being disturbed by wild animals, discovered by the Others, or even piled up in a way that blocked the egress of more notebooks.

  • Q1. Why is it that there seems to be some fairly sophisticated, high-tech equipment for the time of the Dharma Initiative's first flourishing, circa 1980, yet all of the note-taking is on paper?

  • Q0. Do you think Desmond is right, that the purpose of the Pearl is to test the Pearl observers, rather than the people living in the Swan?



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May. 25th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Q0
Do you think Desmond's alive?

The more I think about it, the more I think he actually is.

After taking the brunt of that EM discharge, though, he should have a cameo in X-Men 3: The Last Stand. ;-)

(Deleted comment)
May. 25th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well, it only serves to remind me...
... that I need me some X3 icons. ^_^

May. 25th, 2006 10:48 am (UTC)
I wish Desmond and Hurley had met. "Dude." "Brother." "DUDE!" "BROTHER!"

*amused snort* That would have been cool.

I'm not sure what's up with the Pearl. The suggestion is that it's to watch the Pearl observers... but why? (A question for the whole friggin' island, actually. Why are you doing all these stupid random things, people?)

I think the person I'm most disappointed in is Michael. He gets a free pass off the island and doesn't use it to take someone other than Walt? If he doesn't promptly at least TRY to bring help, I'll be furious.
May. 25th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)

A4. I think that the EM field generated by the Swan does affect people - its what has cured Locke and that lady (can't remember her name...wanna call her Mary) from her cancer. How did charlie keep his earring and Eko (or is is Echo?) keep his brother's cross? I don't know what that crazy an EM field might do to metals like Aluminum or Titanium. And what were the Hanso people thinking decorating and outfitting a station over a HUGE Crazy EM field with Stainless Steel appliances? It was the late 60's that plastic became our friend. You can do anything with Plexi, ABS and PVC (i know, my friend does the most amazing things with them). If there is one thing i have learned from my friend Brian (who makes costumes and sets) is that 90% of the believiability of a story is set-dressing. I think it would have helped further convey and bolster the Hanso story if equipment was "specialized" and made of plastic. Obviously, that part wasn't a farce.

A3. I really dunno. I think one company is a subsidiary of the other where, in short, they are the same.

A2. I too wondered how the pile hadn't blocked the tube but i wasn't surprised the pile was there. I knew that when Locke sent that map either it would be very bad or nothing would happen. I also can't imagine how they could have found that little scrap of paper and be able to read it when it rains on that island all the time.

A1. I think the tubes and the note-taking is all part of the experiment - i think it is levels deeper than anyone wants to think: the watchers of the watchers are being watched and tested. The hand-written notebooks were just busy-work, maybe job justification...more plausable a front than here, sit and just watch all day. Writing gave sense of purpose and focus of concentration - didn't give them time to wonder what else might be going on. They couldnt log through a computer cause that would lead to using the computers for other communication (which from the movies is a no-no) it also heightened the watcher's sense of urgency and secrecy - don't wait for the computer - send it straight to the guy who is waiting for it on the other end of the tube.

A0. I think Desmond is only partially right. I think there as many obesrvers as there are sides to that Dharma symbol and they are all watching each other as well as being watched.

Go to the Hanso website - tell me what you think.
May. 26th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Answers and questions
A4. Possibly. The weirdness and vagaries of the "field" are not to be argued - at the levels we saw, fillings should have erupted from people's faces and metal plates come ripping out of flesh. Not to mention the fact that the computers should have all been ruined. Oh, and I was screaming "look out for the knives!"

A3. Probably so.

A2. The shape of the pile is bizarre - it's formed a wall surrounding the tube.

A1. Sure, but (as always): to what end?

A0. 8 observers? (It's an I Ching ba gua, as you prolly knew.)

I went to the Hanso Careers site last night, and I think I've been hired as one of those Korean anger management counselors...

(Seriously: the idea is clearly that "many things that seemed coincidental before were orchestrated". So, we haven't heard the whole story about how and why the plane crashed. That was some tricky timing. Also, it's not clear to me why the Dharma manipulators have been willing to sacrifice so many people.)

May. 25th, 2006 01:04 pm (UTC)
May. 25th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
Vincent is behind it all
Didn't you know?


(figgylicious showed me an icon that said that recently, but I don't think I bothered to save it.)

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May. 25th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Agreed on all counts
That's why I resolved to vote for Taylor.

Banamum said the same thing, but she hardly listened to any of Taylor's singing - I think I only got her to sit through one of his songs.

Consulting this it was Week 6's "You Send Me".

Anyhow, my family tends to favor pathos over talent sometimes. :-P

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