Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Aaron has a rash, and won't stop crying. Rousseau shows up and tells Claire there's something wrong with him. Claire has a flash of a memory from when she was taken, so she has Libby try and hypnotize her, and she begins to start remembering what happened to her. Kate and Claire go off into the jungle to find Rousseau to see if she can help them find medicine for Aaron. Eko finds out that Ben is in the hatch, and asks Jack to speak with him. Rousseau takes Claire and Kate down into the Staff to try and find some medicine for Aaron. They don't find any, but Claire regains the rest of her memories, and realizes that Rousseau saved her and helped her escape Ethan, and also tells her that she may have seen Rousseau's daughter while she was held captive. Eko sits and talks with Ben and repents for killing the two men who tried to drag him into the jungle, and asks for his forgiveness. Aaron's fever goes away, and the rash clears up. Ben starts playing mind games with Locke, implying that Jack is the one in charge. The episode runs 43:53 and is 355MB to download. You can stream the episode below (via Facebook), or go here to use torrents (better quality, recommended) to download the episodes to your computer.
Now, for those of you that missed my comment earlier, this is what I had to say regarding my decision to put Claire's memories here, instead of treating them like flashbacks and showing them when they happened:
"That was a tough one. With your ordinary flashback, that's just what they are, a glimpse into the past of a certain character; they don't have any relation to what's happening in the present (aside from providing underlying character themes, but that's not what we're talking about here).
With Claire's memories in "Maternity Leave", we're not exactly looking at a flashback so much as we're looking at Claire regaining her memory. So, while we're looking at events that occurred in early October, what we were watching was Claire experiencing those memories during "Maternity Leave". It's kind of a fine line, I know. The thing that sort of pushed it over the edge is the last memory Claire regains is when she's outside in the jungle, she actually plays out the memory in front of her, while she's still standing there in the background.
I really went back and forth on this, even seeking input from some other people. I think I could have put them in chronologically, and it would have worked fine, but I also think it works fine this way too."
So that's how I came to the decision that I went with, in case you were wondering.