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Lost 6.04 The Substitute

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30 comments:

  1. Great review, Blamkins! You know what though? It would make commenting a bit easier if you did the pop-up box for comments because then I can re-read your text and comment as I go. I don't mean to be bossy and I don't know if your are (weirdly) attached to this current set-up but I have the memory of an old man who spent his childhood eating lead paint ships. You know what would make commenting easier?


    You managed to work Peter Gabriel into a Lost recap - hats off to you, good sir! Sledgehammer is one of the greatest songs ever!

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  2. @Joan - in regards to your comment about commenting, if you click on the highlighted "Show Original Post" at the top of the comments page, it will show Blam's (or Nikki's, or mine - depending on the blog) post and then you can comment, cut and paste, etc.

    Hope that is helpful (it took me a while to figure that out and when I did I was like, duh!)

    @Blam: I like the idea that Kate might be 108. I'm also wondering if there are other important numbers (i.e. 23 pops up an awful lot).

    I really feel like there are more direct connections between more of these characters - like Jack and Claire being half-siblings. It seems to me that Jin and/or Sun need to be related to someone else, because they feel like such stand-alones, but maybe that's just me.

    And I had the thought of Spock as well.. hehe.

    I wish they would just give us Lockalike's "real" name already. That whole thing is beginning to wear thin.

    Anyhoo...

    VW: horjo - Joan doing some gardening

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  3. Great review! I, too, loved Frank's line: "This is the weirdest damn funeral I've ever been to". That line is priceless.

    VW: Lacon- A French con artist.

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  4. p.s. Look at how sassy Sayid looks in that promo pic. Looks like somebody else got their groove back too!

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  5. Thanks Sonshine - ha, I have missed that glaringly obvious glowing blue link at the top of the page for the past 9 months!

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  6. @Joan re: Sayid's picture in the promo pic: LOL! My thoughts exactly.

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  7. not Phil Collins or Peter Gabriel Genesis

    That would be an AWESOME Genesis Planet!

    I like your thought about Kate being 108. I'd like to think that FLocke left her out intentionally, so as not to distract Sawyer, but then, what number would she be assigned? 108 is a perfect answer.

    Either that, or she's Jacob's wild card, a potential candidate he didn't record anywhere for FLocke to see.

    Which might mean Kate is one of the most important characters on the show, after all. After last week's ep, I shudder to imagine. ;)

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  8. Hi, all! I'm really glad you kids stopped by and sorry that I haven't been able to get online all day. Ain't that always the way?

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  9. Joan: It would make commenting a bit easier if you did the pop-up box for comments because then I can re-read your text and comment as I go.
    Hmm... I'll give that a shot.

    I don't mean to be bossy
    Yeah, right. Pull the other one. (The other other one, toots.)

    but I have the memory of an old man who spent his childhood eating lead paint ships.
    And the body of his great-grandmother! Thanks, I'll be here all week. Right now it's dinnertime, though.

    PS: "Sledgehammer" rocks!

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  10. I posted this on Nikki's blog, but I really like your idea about Kate being 108. At work, I am strictly forbidden from going online to do anything cool, so I spent all day being like, "Hmmmmm…I really wonder why Kate's name wasn't on the wall?"

    And, sadly, all day I couldn't come up with a single theory. But I really like your idea. Much better than the nothing that I came up with on my own:)

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  11. @Joan

    "p.s. Look at how sassy Sayid looks in that promo pic. Looks like somebody else got their groove back too!"

    Okay, I just put in my comment, and then went back and looked at picture to see what you were talking about, and I laughed. Out loud. Like this: LOL

    :)

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  12. As others of have said, nice review, Blam! The 'explanation' of the numbers have just raised more questions for me (which, unlike many others watching this season, doesn't really bother me). So the numbers of Hurley/Jack/Sawyer/et al from the cave ended up on the hatch (and various other places). So does that mean that Jacob has had some influence on people in the DI back in the seventies, much like he touched the lives of our favourite Losties? Did he have a direct influence (like distracting Sayid or handing James the pen), or was it just some sort of mystical/ethereal influence, with whoever deciding on the hatch numbers saying "Mmmm... yes, THESE numbers are the ones for here! No idea why, but they're perfect!" Personally, I'm leaning towards the physical influence route.

    Also, who else thought that Locke would end up teaching a class with WAAAAAAAAAAAALT in it?

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  13. (The other other one, toots.)
    Bwaha! Oh, man - well hey, wasn't there something said about the number 11 that could be leading to all this confusion? Inappropriate!

    Oh, strange, as I recall you saying my old man mind and great gramma body are a "huge part of" my appeal. Unbelievable, Blam, unbelievable!

    @Gillian and Jenn - See, you guys get it! :)

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  14. Sonshine Music: horjo - Joan doing some gardening
    Why, Sonshine! I've never heard you speak like... oh... gardening... horticulturalsim. Never mind!

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  15. Teebore: That would be an AWESOME Genesis Planet!
    You know, Jacob does seem to have an invisible touch. And "Welcome to the Home by the Sea" is appropriate. Heck, we've been in a land of confusion for over five years now. Maybe I should be titling these posts after Genesis instead of Beatles songs.

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  16. Teebore: 108 is a perfect answer. ...
    Gosh, thanks.
    I haven't read through most of the day's posts over at Nikki's blog yet, but it seems to me that Kate's too much in the mix not to be either a wild card, as you said, or connected deeply to the number-names some other way. Whether she's a secret of Jacob's that Smokey Man doesn't know about or there was an "Austen" on the cave wall that he deliberately steered Sawyer away from remains to be seen. She may also be in the cave under another name, not only as one of the six we saw but another one entirely, because the marshal bringing her in may have used an alias for her on her ticket.

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  17. Jenn: I really like your idea about Kate being 108. ... Much better than the nothing that I came up with on my own
    Thanks, Jenn. I wouldn't sell "nothing" short though. Coming up with theories is fraught with danger at this point, especially if one gets too attached to them.

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  18. to the ladies: Yes, Sayid is looking pretty sassy in that promo shot.

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  19. Joan: I'm not sure what worries me more — understanding you or not understanding you. Right now, though, I'm afraid I'm not understanding you. (Not crazy-eyed Richard Alpert "He's coming to get you!" afraid, just mildly addlepated.)

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  20. Batcabbage: who else thought that Locke would end up teaching a class with WAAAAAAAAAAAALT in it
    Ha! That would've been great. Can you imagine Michael coming to the room in the middle of class with, like, his lunchbag? "Waaaaaaaaaaalt!!!" "I'm right here, Dad." "You forgot your lunch. Don't you ever... do that... again. Also, somebody set the car on fire, so you have to take the bus home."

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  21. @Blam: Also, somebody set the car on fire... AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Ooh, my sides, she hurts!

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  22. I'm not sure what worries me more — understanding you or not understanding you

    What should really worry you is that I am standing outside your house right now. HAH! That is so creepy but it's OK cause I'm a girl. (As far as you know...) What?

    The 11? It is in regard to a certain cough you made on Ashlie's blog. And my mentioning it was inappropriate and yet I did so let's just agree not to talk about it anymore :D

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  23. I don't have much to add, but this was great. You should do for it very episode — Fringe too. And also get back to the comics reviews. : )

    The 108 is brilliant if you're looking for something to assign to Kate failing other options, but I wonder if there isn't another number of import that we've overlooked (besides 815 and 316) to use for her. Because 108 is clearly the sum of the other numbers, so you'd expect that if somebody represented it (or was represented by it) it would be Aaron, who is in a way the whole group's child.

    As far as Genesis goes, I just hope that the Lost finale doesn't boil down to "That's All".

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  24. I just took advantage of the post having vanished briefly to rejigger the logo & photo. Sorry the sassy Sayid is gone (he was tiny, anyhow)... A few folks complained that the graphic was too big for their browser window and partially visible sullen Locke was even scarier than fully visible sullen Locke. The group shot, besides being all over the Internets, should return with my next post on the show.

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  25. Arben: You want me to do your laundry too? 8^) I'm wiped tonight and was barely able to republish this post after seeing it had gone down. But I have a couple of new posts almost ready to go, and I'm trying.

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  26. @BlamCan you imagine Michael coming to the room in the middle of class with, like, his lunchbag? "Waaaaaaaaaaalt!!!" "I'm right here, Dad." "You forgot your lunch. Don't you ever... do that... again. Also, somebody set the car on fire, so you have to take the bus home."

    Hil-a-rious. (And I thought the same thing too about Sonshine's verif word. I was like, "Ummmmm? Oh! I'm a doofus."

    Good review, and I can't finish reading comments because my mum is leaving without me. Ergh.

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  27. Good review, and I can't finish reading comments because my mum is leaving without me. Ergh.
    Shane! Come back, Shane!

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  28. horjo - Joan doing some gardening
    You know what they say... You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her appreciate it!

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  29. The annual Flower Show is in town, and I laugh at the word "horticulture" every time it comes up. Glad you didn't take offense, mamacita!

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