Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I had an interesting situation come up at the beginning of this episode. We start out with a dinner scene between Juliet & Ben at Ben's house, where they discuss Ethan's recent death, and how Juliet felt Goodwin was in danger and should be pulled from his spy duties. This presented a bit of a continuity problem for a few reasons. First, according to Lostpedia's timeline, the Official LOST Magazine confirmed this dinner happening on October 13, 2004 (Day 22). Second, Ethan was killed a week later, on October 20, 2004 (Day 29). Finally, Goodwin was actually killed two days before Ethan, on October 18, 2004 (Day 27). So, everything is all out of order. But fear not, for there is a way.
To solve all of this, I basically ignored what the Official LOST Magazine deemed the 'correct' date of the dinner. Instead, I put the dinner on the evening of October 22, 2004 (Day 31). This would be two days after Ethan died, to give enough time for the Others to learn of Ethan's death. Now, what about the fact that Goodwin died four days ago? Well, if anything, I think it gives Ben's lines a hidden meaning to them. Watching the scene, he certainly seems to be alluding to the fact that he wants Goodwin to be killed, as punishment for sleeping with Juliet. But what if he already knew that Goodwin was dead, but hadn't told Juliet yet, and instead was lying to her during this whole scene? Very deceiving, and exactly something you could see Ben do, right? So I'm making that the unofficial "official" storyline. Goodwin died, Ethan died two days later, but Ben chose not to tell anyone about Goodwin's death, particularly Juliet, until later.
Moving on, we have a new mobisode, and not one I particularly care for, where Michael and Sun almost kiss. This leads to drama between Sun, Michael, and Jin, as Jin continues to exude control over Sun, while suspecting that Sun is not being honest with him and her relationship with Michael. Hurley tries to make nice with Jin, Sayid and Shannon become closer, and Michael suffers a setback when the boat is mysteriously burned. Michael suspects Jin, and the two come to blows, leading to Sun revealing to everyone that she speaks English. Locke deflects the blame towards Jin (and the real arson, Walt) onto the Others. Michael starts working on a new boat, and Paolo finds the bag of jewels he and Nikki stole at the bottom of the lake where Kate and Sawyer found the Marshal's briefcase. Jin leaves Sun in the caves, and helps Michael with the new boat, and the batteries in Hurley's discman finally die. Hurley discovers the Numbers written on some of the drawings that Sayid stole from Rousseau, and heads into the jungle to find her. Jack, Sayid and Charlie head into the jungle to join up with Hurley, and the episode ends with Jack hitting a tripwire and blowing up Rousseau's hideout. This episode runs 50:39 and is 413MB to download. You can stream below (via Facebook), or go here to use torrents (better quality, recommended) to download the episodes to your computer.