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Key Points from "Abandoned"

Season 2, Episode 6
Episode Air Date: 11/09/05

Point 1




This isn't going to end well. Not at all.

Before we get into this week's edition of Key Points, let me fast-forward past all the carefully plotted exposition and assorted hoo-ha to get to the Big Development: Ladies and gentlemen ... Shannon is Down! Repeat. Shannon is Down!

If you watched the episode (I'm assuming you did), you know exactly what I mean. If you didn't watch the episode, you probably get the gist of an overstatement like that.

But anyway, we'll cover Shannon's "fall" in more depth later on. For now, we've got some recappin' to do.

The majority of this episode, as you probably gathered, is dedicated to Shannon. Remember her? Pretty girl? Kinda skinny? Sometimes pops up in ill-advised horror remakes? As yet, Shannon hasn't done much in season two ... unless you count seeing visions of a backwards-talking Walt. She's definitely done her share of that.

And so Shannon finally gets some love in this episode. Literally. Early on, Sayid takes his pouty lady love on a midnight excursion to a little side project he's been working on. Somehow, Sayid has found time to construct a full-fledged Den of Iniquity out of sticks and twigs and debris. How and when he constructed this thing is a mystery, especially since his last on-screen task involved digging under the hatch in a vain effort to uncover a big electromagnetic device.

Sayid and Shannon waste little time getting down to business. As love scenes go, it's not all that juicy. They embrace. They kiss. They swap foreshadowing dialogue (example: Sayid unholsters a pistol -- that's not a euphemism -- and Shannon asks "You need to carry that all the time?" Sayid, with complete sincerity, responds: "I only carry it because I have someone to protect." Uh huh). Eventually, jiggyness ensues.

Two minutes later ...

Sayid and Shannon are wrapped in a post-coital embrace. Shannon disentangles herself to get some water, but Sayid, ever the chivalrous sucker, pounces up to gather water for his beloved. Moments after he leaves the tent, a gust of wind snuffs out a candle. Shannon looks up to see ... WALT! He's dripping wet and doing that backwards whispering thing again. A definitive transcript of Walt's ramblings will undoubtedly be forthcoming, but I'm pretty sure I heard him say "Shannon, you are a dirty, dirty whore."

Well, maybe not.

So Shannon screams and Sayid comes running ... and Charlie and Claire come running, too. Apparently, Sayid constructed his Love Tent within earshot of the Beach Camp (who knew Sayid had a thing for voyeurism?). Shannon tells Sayid she saw Walt. Sayid tells her she had a dream. Shannon isn't particularly happy with Sayid's conclusion, so she huffs off.

Clearly, relationship angst is in the air because moments later (after both Shannon and Sayid have huffed off), Charlie and Claire get into a spat over baby Aaron. For some reason, Claire decided to wake her child and run toward the screams -- a fact Charlie points out -- and now the cantankerous Turnip Head is wailing like a banshee. Charlie takes the child and rocks him slowly, leaving Claire to simmer in her maternal doubt. We'll continue discussing the Charlie-Claire dynamic later.

Getting back to the Shannon plot line, Shannon tromps off into the woods, which gives the producers a perfect opportunity to stage ... a flashback! This episode's flashback sequences aren't particularly riveting save for a few key moments (and one confirmed connection between Shannon and another island character). Herein are the high points:

  • Remember back in "Man of Science, Man of Faith" when we see a younger Dr. Jack tend to his future wife (and future ex-wife) Sarah after she's been in a car accident? You'll recall that a second victim, a man, was wheeled into the emergency room during that scene. It seemed like an irrelevant development at the time -- Jack ultimately decided to save the pretty girl instead of the middle-aged fella -- but that moment isn't so irrelevant anymore. Keen viewers of this original scene (I wasn't one of them) noted that the man's name was "Mr. Rutherford," which means he shared the same last name as Shannon. Coincidence? Oh helllll no. That Mr. Rutherford was the Mr. Rutherford -- Shannon's daddy.

    And so in this episode, Shannon and her Martha Stewart-esque stepmother, Sabrina, rush to the hospital. As they enter, we briefly see young Dr. Jack run by (it's his only appearance in this episode -- I wonder how much he got paid for three seconds of work?). A separate doctor meets the women in a hallway and drops the bad news: A cocky spinal surgeon decided to hedge his bets on a hot chick, so Shannon and Sabrina's beloved father/husband had to die. Well, that's not exactly how it goes down -- the doctor is a bit more somber and he leaves out that spinal surgeon bit -- but the conclusion is still the same: Mr. Rutherford is no more.

  • The death of her daddy sends Shannon into a nosedive. Before his demise she was in the early stages of a dance career -- she had even applied for a prestigious internship at the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York City -- but with daddy out of the picture, her stepmother slides all-too-easily into the "Cinderella" cliche. Shannon initially believes that her dad left her a wad of cash in his will, but it turns out that daddy was a dummy and he transferred all his bling to his wife. So, Shannon is suddenly forced to ask her stepmother -- her mortal enemy -- for assistance. "I'm sorry, Shannon," the Queen Biotch says with faux sincerity. "You're on your own."

  • Sooo, who does Shannon turn to in her time of need? Boone, of course! Our dearly departed Boone (last seen fading into oblivion in "Do No Harm") makes a special guest appearance at Mr. Rutherford's funeral (sidenote: his first line upon reappearing is "Death sucks, doesn't it?" Ha ha. Oh Boone. You're so meta.). At this point, Shannon and Boone appear to have a fairly healthy relationship. Boone is off in the world making a name for himself (remember, he was a trained lifeguard) and Shannon is still the needy but sweet 18-year-old step-sister who hasn't been broken by the misery of the world. Their wacked Greek Tragedy relationship hasn't bloomed ... yet.

    In a later scene, the seeds of brother-sister dysfunction start to take root. Boone arrives at Shannon's apartment to inform her that, despite his best efforts, his mom won't lend him any money. Shannon concludes that Queen Biotch must have figured out the siblings' plan to divert funds through Boone (how could she ever have figured out something so well planned?). But Boone has more bad news -- his Mom offered him a "really good job," so Boone will be relocating from New York just as Shannon needs a place to stay in New York (such injustice!). Boone, in a half-assed gesture, gives Shannon an envelope filled with money. Shannon protests and something in her snaps. "I don't want your money!" she screams. Boone, dumbfounded, leaves the apartment. "She so wants me," he mutters to himself. (Well, that's what he should have said).

And so the backstory concludes, but the groundwork for a full-fledged episode theme has been laid. Can you figure it out? Might it have something to do with Shannon's dogged insistence that she do things her own way? Could the rejection by her family trigger her worst attributes, perhaps even pushing her into harm's way as she irrationally tries to prove her worth? Oh you bet your ass.

So let us loop back to the "Shannon is down" moment noted at the beginning of this review. In the closing minutes of this episode, Sayid and Shannon are rushing through rain-soaked woods as Shannon desperately searches for Walt (she's concluded that her visions are a cry for help and she needs to find the little guy). As the rain pours down, Shannon trips and Sayid rushes to her side. "Why don't you believe me?" Shannon asks. "I need you to believe in me!" Sayid, realizing that they're going to be stuck on this island for a while and a love interest is a nice little diversion, assures Shannon that he does believe in her. In fact, he does one better. "I will never leave you," he says. "I love you. And I believe you."

Oh ... crap.

And at that exact moment, as Shannon and Sayid embrace amidst a rainstorm, the sound of whispers starts to swirl through the forest. The lovebirds look up and that's when they both see ... WALT! He's standing amidst dense foliage, holding a single finger to his lips while making an emphatic "Shhhhh!" sound. Now, I'm no expert, but if a ghostly apparition tells me to "Shhhhh!" I'm damn well going to listen. Alas, Shannon fails to heed his warning, and so she screams "Walt!" and runs off in his direction. Walt -- or his ghost, whichever it may be -- runs off. Shannon darts out of view. Sayid stays behind, but his face suddenly drops as he senses danger. He gets to his feet to follow Shannon into the woods, but that's when he hears ...

A single gunshot!

Point 2






Yes, I realize I left Key Point No. 1 hanging, but we'll double back to it in just a moment.

For now, it's time to catch up with the Raftaways/Tailies. When last we left our newly merged tribes, Jeff Probst had handed out new "buffs" and the dominant personalities had spent the remainder of the episode arguing about immunity challenges ... or some such nonsense.

Lame "Survivor" references aside, not a whole lot has happened with the Tailies and Raftaways. Yes, we've learned that the Tailies are holed up in a second Dharma hatch. And yes, we know the Tailies have had some unfortunate run-ins with the Others. But beyond that, we've got nothing.

Until now, that is. In the last episode ("... And Found"), Tailie dictator Ana-Lucia decided that the merry band would pull up stakes and travel across the island to find the other Oceanic survivors. This episode chronicles that journey. As the twitchy group makes its way through Other Territory, we learn/witness the following:

  • Sawyer is in rough shape. The bullet wound he received during Walt's kidnapping ("Exodus, Part 2") is infected. Half-way through this episode, Sawyer passes out, thereby forcing the rest of the group to carry him in a makeshift stretcher.

  • Ana-Lucia talks a good game (and waves a good gun), but it's becoming apparent that Mr. Eko -- a man with Lockian charisma -- is the group's true leader. He intentionally guides the group on a faster path through the middle of the island to increase Sawyer's chances for survival. It's a risky move since the jungle is where the Others do their business. "You would risk our lives to save him?" Ana-Lucia asks. "It's the only way I know," Eko calmly responds. Seriously. How awesome is this guy?

  • Foreshadowing Alert No. 1: Ana-Lucia says to Eko that she liked him better when he "wasn't talking." Seeing as next week's episode focuses on the travails of the Tailies, I'm pretty sure we'll witness a mute Mr. Eko very soon.

  • Foreshadowing Alert No. 2: Ana-Lucia, speaking with her fellow Tailies, references a previous run-in with the Others. She's vague, but it's clear that the Others did something to these people. She also makes note of a former Tailie named Goodwin. And it just so happens that Jin ran into Mr. Goodwin -- what was left of him, anyway -- in "... And Found."

  • Michael, fed up with the Tailies' secret society, finally gets some answers about their twitchy ways. Ana-Lucia tells him that the first night they arrived on the island, the Others appeared and took three of the survivors. Two weeks later, the Others nabbed nine more people. "They're smart, and they're animals" Ana-Lucia sneers (she's not going to win any Emmys for this speech). "And they could be anywhere at anytime." Michael responds with his new catchphrase, "They took my son." Ana-Lucia fires back with her own little zinger, "They took a lot of things."

  • Math Update: I think I missed something. Back in "Everybody Hates Hugo," Libby tells Michael that the Tailies originally had 23 members. But in this episode, Ana-Lucia says 12 Tailies were taken by the Others. Combine those 12 with the remaining five (Ana-Lucia, Eko, Bernard, Libby and Cindy) and we've only got 17. So, where are the other six?
At the close of the episode, the Tailies are deep in the jungle. Suddenly, the whispers flare up and everyone gets real nervous. The group looks around and notices that Cindy is mysteriously missing (nice knowing you, Cindy). Ana-Lucia draws her gun and points it indiscriminately at trees and bushes and anything that might be deemed a whisper source.

This seems like a perfect place to return to the Shannon thread ...

In the very final scene, moments after Shannon races into the woods in pursuit of Walt, a gunshot rings out. Sayid rushes toward the treeline, but he's stopped dead in his tracks. Shannon stumbles forward, blood pulsing from a wound in her stomach. She falls into Sayid's arms as he looks on in horror. As her neck goes limp, Sayid looks up, and that's when he sees ...

Ana-Lucia holding a pistol!

Welcome to the camp, Tailies. Make yourselves right at home!

Point 3


Earlier I mentioned that Charlie and Claire had a little spat over child-rearing techniques. That spat carries over into a series of passive-agressive moments between Charlie, Claire and Locke.

Locke? Yes. The Obi-Wan of the Jungle plays an important role in this sub-plot. You see, Locke is a whiz at whipping up hallucinogens made of monkey spit and sloth bile, but he also knows a thing or two about handling babies. Early on, when Aaron fusses, Locke tells Claire that babies like to feel constricted. Locke whips up a snug blanket contraption and wouldn't you know it, Aaron settles down instantly. During an ensuing conversation, Claire expresses her frustration with Charlie, noting that they really don't know one another all that well, yet they seem to be raising a child together. She points out that Charlie could very well be a religious freak -- after all, she's seen him carrying a weird Virgin Mary statue he found in the jungle ...

Locke's eyes slowly break off from Claire's gaze. Memories of a Beechcraft airplane filled with Virgin Mary statues and copious amounts of heroin swirl through his brain (I'm assuming). "Hmm," he says.

Later, Locke and Charlie are sitting alone, playing backgammon on the beach. Charlie decides to launch into a diatribe about Claire's poor parenting skills.

"She's got a bit to learn about being a mum -- responsibility and all," Charlie says while perched on his high horse.

"Now that's an interesting thing to say, for a heroin addict," Locke retorts.

I feel a Very Special Charlie episode coming on ...

Point 4
Island A couple of island observations:
  • The black/white stone symbolism has been dormant for a long time, but it makes a subtle reappearance in this episode when Locke and Charlie play backgammon. It's hard to determine which player is playing with which set of stones, but the camera lingers on the pieces for a long, intentional moment.
  • Rose is a little freaked out by the hatch. She tells Hurley that she prefers to do laundry outside, even though the hatch is equipped with a washer and dryer.
  • Rose, in reference to Shannon, says it would be horrible to lose the only person you love on the island. Hmm ... "Paging Bernard! You're needed on the other side of the island for a heart wrenching death scene!"

That's it for now. Be sure to drop by our "Lost" Forum for stimulating conversation and conjecture.

Next Episode:
"The Other 48 Days" -- We finally learn why the Tailies are so freaked out. Airs: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m., ABC.

Review by Mac Slocum. All photos and episode descriptions © ABC Inc.

Posted by Mac Slocum on November 10, 2005 10:02 AM |

Excellent Review! I would also mention that as Sayid holds Shannon, the episode ends with him looking up menacingly at Ana Lucila, like as if to say, I've got a gun to to and I ready to put a hole in your stomach! :)

#1. Posted by: Theoldred at November 10, 2005 10:25 AM

Shannon has been my least favorite charactor but she was sympathetic tonight. Boones mom IS a bitch! I never bought the Sayid/Shannon story, especially since the only reason he was on 815 was to see quickly they forget...The look on Jin and Michaels face at the end was amazing tho. I agree, Eko is a great new character.

#2. Posted by: dj at November 10, 2005 10:25 AM

great recap, i'm guessing in the future we will see a connection between shannon's evil step-mommy and alvar hanso. nothing to base this on other than their shared love of money.

#3. Posted by: Michael at November 10, 2005 10:28 AM

I found it interesting that when the Tailies yelled Run! it was dry and daylight. but when they arived at the sight of the shooting it was night and pouring rain. They did not look like they had been running at all. I can't stand Anna Luicia I hope Saiid pops a cap in her butt.

#4. Posted by: D Shaw at November 10, 2005 10:45 AM

I get now why Boone has this guilt-thing with Shannon. He basically pushed her to go from man to man to get money. It suddenly made sense while I was taking a shower this morning.

And I must say, I truly appreciate the set up from the beginning of the season. That's the kind of connections I like. (I still think it was rather weak to make the Desmond connection in the same episode he meets Jack in the hatch. In fact, it was only 15 minutes before they met in the hatch.)

#5. Posted by: Leila at November 10, 2005 2:06 PM

I think sayid will start loving ana lucia and he will teach her the beutifulness of life. Now what's funny is that the Tailies will show to the others the fronties (which are by the way heavily armed with the rifles in the hatch) have a baby

#6. Posted by: laurent at November 10, 2005 2:16 PM

Ok, was there definitive proof that Sayid SAW Walt? Because as far as I could tell he didn't answer her when she said "do you see him?"

#7. Posted by: tlyden at November 10, 2005 3:39 PM

I dont know if anyone else noticed but when Jin, Michael and Mr.Eko returned libby says did you see the KIDS. Also in the prevew for next week they mention something about kisd. Just wonder if any one else heard that.

#8. Posted by: molly at November 10, 2005 4:21 PM

And why doesn't Vincent seem to see or smell Walt? He was with Shannon and Sayid right before she got shot. He ran from her....wouldn't he have caught up with Walt if he was, indeed, right there before he warned, "Shhhhhh"?

And, let's not forgot, we have no absolute proof that it is Shannon that died...or that Sawyer didn't...We will have to wait until next week to see who bit the dust...

#9. Posted by: Vikki at November 10, 2005 4:38 PM

Stones, white and black... another Biblic reference?

Paulo Coelho wrote a book in which he explained that the ancient jewish kings had a sort of oracle: a white stone and a black stone, Urim and Tummim. The black one means "yes", the white one means "no".

Something like that, sorry for my english and my poor explanation.

The book is "The Alchemist" (maybe it's not related, but... who knows!)

#10. Posted by: Lobe at November 10, 2005 5:05 PM

Great review, every time!
I follow Lost through your writing, without seeing any episode.
Keep up the good work.

Thomas - Belgium

#11. Posted by: Thomas at November 10, 2005 6:10 PM

Thanks Thomas! I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing ;)

I'm glad you enjoy the reviews, though!

#12. Posted by: mac at November 10, 2005 6:12 PM

top review!!
obviously there will be some friction between ana lucia and syed, but as he's seen walt im sure daddy will be happy.
not really sad to see shannon go, she didnt bring anything to the show...except eye candy perhaps.

#13. Posted by: adam at November 10, 2005 6:52 PM

Does anyone think Shannon's not really dead (yet?) If you read the recap on, it never says she was shot or killed or anything. All it says is that (it) took a tragic turn. Just curious..

#14. Posted by: Katie at November 10, 2005 11:32 PM

Excellent recap! Love the commentary that goes with the analysis.

#15. Posted by: captdan at November 11, 2005 2:49 AM

I won't regret Shannon.Why did she made Boone pay for her step-mother?He always tried to help her but she had done nothing for him.

Shannon and Sayid were pretty fast to forget Boone and Nadia...

#16. Posted by: price at November 11, 2005 8:39 AM

Concerning Math Update, Ana-Lucia said 3 tailies were taken the day after they arrived and 9 more 2 weeks later. There could have been additional abductions after that. Also, the man named Goodwin was killed and he may not have been one of the first 12 abducted. And then there's the mention of kids - perhaps there were several children survivors with the tailies which Ana-Lucia seems to keep silent about. Another thought is that just because these tailies were abducted doesn't mean they are all dead. They could be prisoners. The children are probably incorporated into the tribe of Others (like Alex, Danielle's dauther, and now Walt). If they were cannibles, they probably wouldn't have left Goodwin's body to lay rotting in the jungle.

#17. Posted by: Ardie at November 11, 2005 1:47 PM

Something I thought you might find interesting... Supposedly the name "Mr. Eko" is actually an honorific name for voodoo priests in africa and the caribbean. It would be very interesting if Mr. Eko had any connexions to either, which, knowing lost, coincidence is everything.

#18. Posted by: Melissa at November 11, 2005 5:46 PM

Am I the only person to notice that Cindy is the stewardess that flirts with Jack in the pilot ep?
Has someone mentioned it elsewhere or is it of no real importance?

#19. Posted by: PeaJay18 at November 11, 2005 5:49 PM

All we knew before this episode is that someone would be lost forever...that person is Cindy. My money is that Shannon, while shot, will live.

#20. Posted by: Suzy at November 11, 2005 9:04 PM

Your best summary yet, Mac. Brilliant writing.

So, someone died. But who?

In reality there are 3 potential victims.

1. Sawyer
2. Cindy
3. Shannon

Place your bets, people!

#21. Posted by: English Addict at November 12, 2005 7:26 AM

Hmmm... This is... odd.

I went to like everybody else has. I suspected a trick somewhere with the flashing grey, so I started an old trick that I learned on other websites: Click randomly and mash the keyboard. On my first try, it actually worked.

After a little experimentation (never claim to know without first repeating the results) I discovered that you have to mash D. Then I'm brought to a screen with green text. Care to guess what you had to input? After trying several times with the usual things that you enter on such a screen, I entered 4815162342 and got in. Imagine that.

This is where I get stuck. I have no idea as to the member ID. But, it's better than it was before.

#22. Posted by: dagoonite at November 12, 2005 9:00 AM

Scratch that. It appears to be random, I think. I just reloaded it a few times when mashing D suddenly quit working. Hmmm... Odd.

#23. Posted by: dagoonite at November 12, 2005 9:03 AM

When Walt talks backward he says:

"They're coming, and they're close!"

#24. Posted by: Domn at November 12, 2005 12:39 PM

I did notice the connection between Jack and Cindy on the plane. I'm thinking something might be brewing... I don't think she is the one who will be lost forever - shannon is gone. Sawyer barely survived a shot to the arm, she can't survive a shot in the gut. Ana Lucia is killing me, I almost can't watch her scenes.

#25. Posted by: gunthermartin at November 12, 2005 11:09 PM

Regarding the site. It seems that you have to repeatedly push 'd' and mouse click around the screen (pushing 'a' also got 2 of the boxes green for mr, i think the letters might switch as 'd' doesn't allways work). The boxes will turn green, then you enter the numbers, then it asks for member id, then im stuck. You get 3 attempts at the id then the "system locks."

#26. Posted by: bg at November 12, 2005 11:12 PM

Ditto - We'll only see shannon in flashbacks - or with water dripping off her head - making shushing noises. Maybe they'll put Ana Lucia in the tiger pit for killing Shannon and leave her there.

#27. Posted by: ellenandpaul at November 12, 2005 11:14 PM

I went to that site dagoonite, anyone else know anything about it? i got past the black screen where the beeping sound is made and you have to input the numbers but the member login i have no idea

#28. Posted by: Pratt-San at November 12, 2005 11:15 PM

on the kraksoft site just right click, go rewind and then foward until the boxes turn green

#29. Posted by: thomas elliott at November 13, 2005 2:40 AM

I'm starting to feel sorry for Sawyer... I wouldn't like to be him, he's the person who I felt sorry for in almost every episode I've watched.
Hm... I haven't watched this episode, I'll do that in about two weeks, when it's going on the TV. We are some episodes after USA in Sweden, where I live.

#30. Posted by: Tacoly at November 13, 2005 11:10 AM

Did anyone catch what Sawyer and Michael were saying to each other when Sawyer decided to get all independent and promptly ended up on the floor? This is after Michael revived him. It's been bugging me all weekend...

#31. Posted by: Caitlin at November 13, 2005 3:43 PM

Sawyer said he would've left him behind, Michael says not to talk that way now, Sawyer said he did leave him behind, and Michael said that it's a good thing he's not Sawyer. Then Sawyer smiles and he blacks out.

#32. Posted by: Pen at November 13, 2005 5:49 PM

you can get inside the website here... but this may contain spoilers. At the very least we know what sort of experimination the Dharma Institute was doing... fascinating stuff!

#33. Posted by: Chloe at November 13, 2005 6:08 PM

Also regarding the math: I noticed that too, however, the 3+9 that are missing + the 5 with them is only 17 out of 23, but I don't think Goodwin was counted in that 3+9, so not 6, only 5 are missing. But I bet we find out in the next episode. Something tells me Shannon won't die.. but then again, she had closure to her story and Sawyer doesn't. He's got Kate issues still. And Cindy? Who really cares at this point, we've known her for what, 20 minutes? If it is Shannon, I hope Sayid gets revenge on Anna-Lucia, she's been nothing but annoying since she was added.

#34. Posted by: Claire at November 14, 2005 9:03 PM

I have some questions:

Where did Desmond go with his backpack? Why didn't anyone follow him to see how he planned to get away or off the island?

What was the point of the drug he was taking?

Is Sawyer only sick from the wound? or is he the first one to get the illness both the French woman and Desmond asked about?

Is there any correlation between the leadership styles of the two groups and the fact that people either disappear or don't? ie the Tailies are lead by fear (just how many times does AnaLucia say SHUT UP) and members of their group keep disappearing (supposedly by the others, but has anyone actually seen them be taken?) The group from the front end seem to get over things (no one ever stayed mad at Sawyer) and therefore none of their group disappeared. Also the head group(or front end group) seem to operate on 'we are all in this together' instead of 'every man for himself'. Is there a correlation between that attitude and the fact that people disappear again supposedly by the others?

#35. Posted by: Donna at November 15, 2005 12:51 PM

you guys must go and read this interview. it gives A LOT of info about what to expect and what NOT to expect. 12 hrs BABY BABY!

#36. Posted by: Steven Crellin at November 16, 2005 10:13 AM

ok, i forgot the link,

its nice

#37. Posted by: Steven Crellin at November 16, 2005 10:14 AM

Someone was taken from the both groups, regarless of leadership style....let's not forget WALT

#38. Posted by: vikki at November 16, 2005 12:50 PM

For kicks, I just copied and pasted everything from the into a word document and found two hidden messages from what seem to be two survivors that had the ability to send a text message or something....and I found a partial picture of what looks like a boarding pass. Has anyone else seen this?????

#39. Posted by: vikki at November 16, 2005 2:26 PM

cool. i never noticed that before about the oceanic website.

also, if you go to "island insider" you can click and join an "inside scoop" sort of mailing list.

i'm sure i'm not the first to discover that...

#40. Posted by: sam at November 16, 2005 2:52 PM

Also on the Oceanic website. If you click on the "find" botton. You can see a seating chart. Then if you push on the numbers, the famous numbers in a row it takes you to another site. It is rather weird!

#41. Posted by: Lil at November 16, 2005 10:51 PM

i am totally lost now. everything is getting too complex. hopefully they give some answers and keep us glued. two many questions make me wanna flip.

#42. Posted by: roshan at November 17, 2005 4:06 AM

I still think Lock is a little bit cooler than Mr. Eko. But man, this guy is ICECOLD! Where do they find these guys? (and where can we drop Ana Lucia?)

#43. Posted by: SnakeJake at November 21, 2005 10:12 AM

I didn't get the end very well... Did they left Sawyer?!

#44. Posted by: Tacoly at November 23, 2005 4:00 PM

how much do i love that everyone hates analucia...thats great.

#45. Posted by: Laura aka wolfie at November 25, 2005 1:09 AM

could that Kendell guy that was in the hatch with Desmond be part of Rousseau's crew? because Rousseau said someone lost their LEFT arm and if you watch the orientation video the whole time Kendalls LEFT arm dosnt move the whole time. i thought that was pretty weird.

#46. Posted by: greg at November 25, 2005 6:28 PM

i know wat walt said in the tent. He said "hurry they're coming" or backwards it says "yrruh er'yeht gnimoc"

#47. Posted by: greg at November 26, 2005 9:40 AM

i know wat walt said in the woods he said "push the button,don't push the button,bad" or backwards it says "hsup eht nottub, t'nod hsup eht nottub,dab" i dont know wat it means but i played it backwards on my computer and thets wat he said.

#48. Posted by: greg at November 26, 2005 9:45 AM

at my november 26 at 9:40 i forgot to say walt means "the others are coming" when he says "hurry they're coming"

#49. Posted by: greg at November 26, 2005 9:48 AM

did anyone notice:

1. that the plane's flight number 815 is connected to the numbers (4_8,15_16_23_42)?

2. that Shannon's dad just HAPPENED to die at 8:15 AM?

3. that everyone that owns Vincent something happens to (Walt's mom died, Walt is kidnapped, Shannon dies...)?

i find that too strange for coincidence. im sorry if this is a repeat, but o well. hoping for a new episode!! :)

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#51. Posted by: LitliGirL at December 7, 2006 7:51 PM

very nearly the same as usual because the same, or very nearly ho scale model train track layouts rise in the price of corn, 4s. will purchase no more home made jevbuaumpp

#52. Posted by: Linda at March 29, 2008 6:38 AM

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#53. Posted by: Linda at March 29, 2008 6:38 AM

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#54. Posted by: Faith at March 29, 2008 3:56 PM

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