Friday, June 18, 2010

Episode 025: September 22, 2004 (Part 1)

So, we've arrived.  The 'beginning' of the series, so to speak.  September 22, 2004, the day Oceanic 815 crashed on the island.  This day is spread out over two episodes, the first focusing on everything leading up to the flight, and the second starting just before the plane crashes and playing out the rest of the day.  This was the most challenging stretch of the show to work on, because there were so many different clips from so many different episodes that occurred on this day.  Not to mention the number of different times when we were shown the same time frame from different perspectives.  That being said, it's probably also my favorite part of the show.  I know someone re-created the Flight 815 crash in real time and put it up on Youtube, and started to work on the airport as well.  I feel like my product has a similar feel to it, only without the '24' clock running, and I didn't condense things quite as much.  Anyways, here's quick rundown of what we see in this episode:

-Walt wakes up early in their hotel room, gets into a fight with Michael.
-Sawyer is released from police custody and deported, being ordered to leave on Oceanic 815.
-The US Marshal is at the airport with Kate, checking his equipment in.
-Jack talks to an Oceanic agent to try and get his father's coffin on board.
-Sun & Jin wait to check-in, as does Ana Lucia.  Sun does not leave Jin as she had planned.
-Ana Lucia calls her mother, tells her she's coming home.
-Boone & Shannon get into an argument, and Shannon gets Sayid in trouble with airport security.
-Eko runs into the psychic's daughter at the airport, who gives him a message from Yemi.
-Charlie wakes up and leaves for the airport.
-Nikki & Paolo celebrate over their new fortune.
-Jack meets Ana Lucia over a drink at the bar.
-Hurley oversleeps and rushes to the airport.
-Jin & Sun have lunch together, Jin is confronted by a man in the restroom telling him to deliver the watch to Los Angeles.
-Sayid is released by airport security.
-Michael calls his mother to vent his frustrations about taking care of Walt.
-Hurley checks in, and hustles to make his flight.
-Locke is carried onto the plane for boarding.
-We see a montage of everyone else boarding Oceanic 815, even Dr. Arzt.
-Juliet burns muffins she was cooking for her book club, and was about to show someone the results of Ben's x-rays.
-Desmond discovers Inman has been lying to him about the risk of infection, and follows him out through the jungle, where he discovers his boat that Inman's been fixing.  He attacks Inman and accidentally kills him.

This episode runs 39:41 and is 326MB to download.  You can stream below (via Facebook), or go here to use torrents (better quality, recommended) to download the episodes to your computer.

Part 1

Part 2


  1. ARRGHHH! Don't leave us hangin! PLEASE post part 2 tonight! :)

  2. Uh. Why did you cut out the part with Ethan doing the plumbing for Juliet?

  3. I couldn't get it to work. In one scene, Juliet's listening to the music, tending to her burned muffins, then she answers the door, and let's the older woman in, then has a conversation with her while she looks at the burns on her hand and runs it under water.

    In the other version of the scene, she burns her hand, and when she goes to answer the door to let the older woman in, she's already wrapped up her hand, and that's the scene when Ethan is working on her plumbing.

    So, there's a conflict there because Juliet's fixing her hand while talking to the older woman inside, but she's also already fixed her hand while answering the door to let the older woman inside. Ultimately I decided to cut out the latter scene, as the presence of Ethan there was ultimately irrelevant, and the conversation in the kitchen had more importance to it.

  4. If you guys want to see what Claire and Sayid were doing while they were in the airport, check out the LOST Flashbacks from the bonus disc of "The Complete First Season" DVDs. Or just check out this link for Sayid: and this link for Claire:

  5. Maybe Juliet wrapped up her hand very fast (just cover it) to go open the door and then unwrap the hand to put it under water. Haha. Yeah, it's a mistake of the show but, in my opinion, you have should include both scenes. Good work anyway, it's a difficult episode.