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Lost's little princes star in episode four

Posted on: February 5, 2009 11:06 am
Edited on: February 5, 2009 11:30 am
 

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Episode four of Lost season five gives us a heavy dose of time travel (ain't it fun?!), but it also weaves, unexpectedly, three characters together.

Those three characters are Sawyer, Locke and Aaron.

The episode, titled The Little Prince , takes us on a rabid tour of The Island's past while continuing the storyline of Ben trying to get the band back together for one more Island gig.

Let's start with present-ish day L.A. Dan Norton, esq. (aka the dad in My So-Called Life ) is putting the squeeze on Kate. Norton claims his discreet client is seeking, and will get, custody of Aaron. Who is his client?

Time for a red herring ... on the barbie! Could it be Claire's Aussie mom, Carole Littleton? Could she be on to the ruse that is the cover-up of her grandchild? Of course not. Remember, Carole was comatose while Claire was pregnant. Plus, she's under the impression a. Claire, pregnant and all, died during the crash and b. Kate is the legitimate mother.

But the scene gives us a chance to see old-school Jack. Heck, he even drops one of his classic, "I can fix things," to Kate.

We later find out Ben is the man pulling Norton's strings in a creepy garage + van sequence that alludes to Sayid's previous van-gone-wrong experience with terrorists in Australia (season 1, "The Greater Good" ).

Earlier that day, however, Sayid continues his butt-whooping ways by thwarting an attack on his life. Who commissioned the attack? Widmore? The Economis t ? Ben?

I say Ben. He probably didn't think Sayid would come willingly, and being that the two have worked together, Sayid probably sees Ben in a different, likely more accurate light. Plus, Ben (who met Jack outside the radiology department, btw) was a little shocked to walk in on a panting Sayid in the hospital room, as evident buy his ultra-bug-eyed, "Hello, Sayid."

We also catch a glimpse of Sun receiving intel, and a firearm. Is she rogue? Is she protecting herself from Widmore? Her father? Ben? Again, door No. 3 is our answer. There are rumbling Sun ain't all peaches 'n' kimchee. I completely disagree. Her intel was to keep tabs on Ben. Her gun was to protect her, Aaron, and probably the rest of the Oceanic 6 from Ben. Why? Sun blames two people for Jin's death. We know one is her father. But the other IS Ben. Locke (aka Jeremy Bentham) made the Oceanic 6 rounds. You have to imagine the main talking point with Sun was about his experience below the Orchid with Ben and soldier of fortune Martin Keamy. You have to think Locke told Sun about Ben's disregard for the fate of the freighter and the people aboard. You have to think Ben is No. 2 on her hitlist.

Then there's Aaron, one of our little princes. I'd recommend hopping over to Wikipedia to brush up the French novella you may have read as kid. Aaron very well could be our main prince, but only because Ben is our snake.

"On the Earth, he starts out in the desert and meets a snake that claims to have the power to return him to his home planet (A clever way to say that he can kill people, thus 'Sending anyone he wishes back to the land from whence he came.') The Prince meets a desert-flower, who, having seen a caravan pass by, tells him that there are only a handful of men on earth and that they have no roots, which lets the wind blow them around making life hard on them.

Here's what I"m picking up: Ben's motives aren't likely in anyone's best interest outside of his and his people's. Also, the Skipping Six (Miles, Charlotte, Faraday, Locke, Juliet and Sawyer) are our "handful of men with no roots," blowing through The Island's timeline. I'd say life is being a bit hard on them, don't ya think?

Segue time...

On The Island, we join our Skipping Six tending to Charlotte's blood-pouring-from-face issue. She gains consciousness, and asks Faraday, "who are you?"

What we have here, is failure to constant-ate.

"It's me, Dan," he retorts. Constant! And like that, expect the bloody mess that was Charlotte to well, stop bleeding. She done got herself a constant.

Could a constant prevent the "real bad case of jetlag" Faraday describes? I say yes.

Example 1: Desmond and Penelope
Example 2: Faraday and Desmond
Example 3: Charlotte and Faraday

Two other nosebleeds hit the Skipping Six. Miles catches one, as does Juliet. Faraday ask Miles, "are you sure?" As in, are you sure this is your first time on The Island? Of course it isn't. We're going to find out he's Dr. Pierre Chang's son, I reckon.

Which begs a lingering question: If Charlotte also wasn't on The Island for her first time, when was she here?

But the real Skipping Six star was Sawyer, who's still grappling with his love for Kate. In a particularly moving scene, the Skipping Six encounter the Castaways at a crucial time. Castaway Boone was dying, castaway Locke was "confused" and banging on Desmond's hatch (hence, summoning the beam of light) and castaway Claire was giving birth to Aaron with Kate's help.

No wonder Kate has such a bond with the little guy, she helped bring him into the world. Sawyer stumbles into this scene, and simply watches Kate and Claire immaculately deliver the kiddo. Is he falling back in love? Nay, I say. He's coming to terms with his Kate dilemma. He's evolving from a little prince-turned-hustler, who lost his parents to an abusive father, into a leader. Contrast that with hustler Ben (another little prince, btw), who's trying to pry little prince Aaron away from his mother.

Sawyer comes away from the moment with an interesting about-face: "It doesn't matter what I want." For the better part of the show, what Sawyer wanted always mattered. Has he evolved? Evolved into a leader?

Speaking of princes, our third little orphan, Locke has revealed to the Skipping Six his plans to leave The Island. Here's what  Wikipedia has to say:

"After some thought, the Prince bids an emotional farewell to the narrator, explaining to him that while it will look as though he has died, he has not, but rather that his body is too heavy to take with him to his planet. He tells the narrator that it was wrong of the narrator to come and watch, as it will make him sad. The Prince then allows the snake to bite him. The next morning when the narrator looks for the Prince, he finds his body has disappeared. The story ends with a portrait of the landscape where the meeting of the Prince and the narrator took place and where the snake took the Prince's life. The narrator also makes a plea that anyone encountering a strange child in that area who refuses to answer questions to contact the narrator immediately."

We'll leave that at that because there's one more event to breakdown. OK, really two. The first is a trashed camp, courtesy of Ajira Airways. What this means, I don't know. But they have a website.

The second is the return of ... The Frenchwoman. Oh, and Jin. Danielle Rousseau and her science team are in a raft when they come across Jin's body. Turns out he's alive, and hanging out in 1988.

I'll stop there, let's talk it out.

Category: General
Tags: Lost
 
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Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: February 6, 2009 9:45 am
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

yes




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 6:54 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

I think the nosebleed's have less to do with having a constant and more with when Faraday says, "I think it has something to do with how long they've been on the Island." (paraphrasing). Charlotte said earlier that she was looking for where she was born, which would put her on the island first, thus giving her the nosebleed first. Then, if Miles is Cheng's baby, that put's him on the Island next (assuming he is younger than Charlotte). Next to bleed is Juliet who, of the Skipping 6, has been on the Island the next longest. If this theory is correct then we'll see bleeding from Sawyer and Locke soon. I don't think Faraday will bleed because of his recent talk with past Desmond and because he already has so much knowledge of time travel, thus not causing his brain to go crazy. I'm liking this theory, alot. 




Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 6:37 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

Wow nice post huntsy7




Since: May 3, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 6:28 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

Isnt desmond going to Daniel's mom. Maybe shes the one that truly loves him?




Since: Feb 17, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 5:54 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

I think the nosebleed's have less to do with having a constant and more with when Faraday says, "I think it has something to do with how long they've been on the Island." (paraphrasing).  Charlotte said earlier that she was looking for where she was born, which would put her on the island first, thus giving her the nosebleed first.  Then, if Miles is Cheng's baby, that put's him on the Island next (assuming he is younger than Charlotte).  Next to bleed is Juliet who, of the Skipping 6, has been on the Island the next longest.  If this theory is correct then we'll see bleeding from Sawyer and Locke soon.  I don't think Faraday will bleed because of his recent talk with past Desmond and because he already has so much knowledge of time travel, thus not causing his brain to go crazy.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2009 4:43 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

BIGBLUE & SPANKY

THE SHIELD...SPOILER ALERT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so the blonde hair girl and the old mean guy used vic, now hate vic, get their drugs, but they give him a job for a 3 yr contract. huh? this makes 0 sense. just fire him and make his immunity worthless so claudette can get a hold of him. all of his evil deeds are washed away like blood on a hand. that's a pretty neat writting trick. i mean talk about an easy confession (if you're catholic).

so the screen almost goes blank and vic hears sirens. he grabs the gun he shouldn't have and goes assuming to the scene of the crime like a rouge cop. i can buy that, but not for long. what kind of closure is that? where was the takedown of vic mackey? he skated free like tony soprano!

that worm, weasel dutch gets off free and clear of that woman's murder he was kind of seeing? he was way too involved with her and her murdering son. and his b.s. answer to ronny to why he was arrested "for the last 3 yrs!" dutch was not an innocent man here. he was a worm and a weasel. he was made out to be a hero who rose above shane, ronnie and vic when he was as shady and as bad as they were. dutch should've went down too.

ronnie got hosed. they bring him in to tell him that shane died when it was all a ploy to arrest him. they should've made him yell out to vic "i'll get you for this!" he got the worst of the whole of them.

so claudette will presumingly die of lupus is what i got from her recurring bout with the illness.

shane. he only saw the badness in vic when he saw his life spiral out of control and down the drain. he robbed people in the last 24 hrs. he beat up people. he threatened people. he only said "he regrets knowing vic bc he knew he would take his own life and the life of his family bc he was a chicken s**T with no other way out. he could've went to jail and rode it out, but no. he took the easy way out. the only person innocent there was his son and unborn kid.

vic's wife (who for some reason i can't recall her name) - will not survive without vic. her kids need him for support (older-real life daughter and the younger ones for money). she stood by vic all this time and now she's a rat! i don't buy it. why now? bc of shane? please. she was the strong one and the rock for 6 seasons. she turned into mush the last one and broke down like a 77 Pinto.

i didn't watch the shield until this fall since it was the last season. i got all 6 past seasons on netflix and watch them with season 7. once it all ended i was pissed and bummed it was over. every tuesday i look for it on f/x and it's gone ! damn! one of the best tv characters of all time ! i wish they would bring it back.

i didnt hate the last episode although it may sound like it above. i just wish ronnie got a better deal, his wife wasn;t a rat fink, shane had more guts and balls, dutch gets what he deserves and vic gets a little of what he dished out for 7 seasons. jail, a beating, something. he got nothing but a new job. i wish i could've done the crimes he did and got away with it all to put away some major drug dealer.

curses! lol




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:43 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

I regards to Jin being with Rousseau, I think it's safe to assume there'll be more flashes - more time skipping. Jin will of course be affected by this while Rouseau's team - like Richard, the British Army, Ethan, Kate & Claire - will not. I don't know why that is, but I think the destruction of the swan station at the end of season 2 has affected the Islandsa ability to "move" - and anyone who was on the island at the time of that blast. I think you're on to something, BBM. The Swan is most likely the bunker that housed Jughead (remember the super-think concrete walls Jack and Sayid tried to penetrate?) The destruction of it most likely threw things awry. 

 

As for Jin, I agree, he'll be hanging with the Frenchies for only a few minutes/hours before The Island jumps again.




Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:37 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

I Think Sun is clearly working for Widmore to keep Ben and the 6 from ever returning to the Island. Thanks for backing me up on the whole Shield thing, but I'm going to have to disagree with you on this one, if only because it's too obvious.  I can't believe that on this show, they would present something like Sun approaching Widmore, and have that storyline progress exactly as you would expect.  Maybe Sun will have a change of heart when Ben "proves" that Jin is alive as seen in the preview for next week, or maybe she is just staying in contact with Widmore to keep tabs on him for Ben (oh, I kinda like that one), but there has to be a swerve coming from that story somewhere.

Also, why can't the Skipping 6 use each other as constants?  Are Locke, Sawyer, and Faraday somehow close enough to each other that they can do that, but Miles, Charlotte, and Juliet can't?  Locke and Sawyer I can buy, but Farraday?  Well maybe if Farraday is using Charlotte has his constant, but Charlotte isn't using Faraday...but then what of Desmond as ?

I'm so confused.  But I take solace in the fact that Jin is more confused than I am right now.  And by "right now" I mean 1988, of course.




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:12 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

Slow down there. Not to get off topic, but how was the Shield finale a let down? I assume you're talking mainly about Vic's fate. What would you rather have happen? He gets killed? Too easy. He gets off the hook? The entire series was him getting off the hook. What ended up happening was a great way to end the series.

 

I have to agree. As an avid "Shield" fan, I couldn't disagree more. The story line between Mackey and Shane was unreal - Vic hadn't changed at all since the first episode and Shane was coming to the realization that he'd made a huge mistake, and in the end the most realistic possible outcomes were met - even if they weren't "conventional" outcomes for TV these days.

Back to LOST:

I Think Sun is clearly working for Widmore to keep Ben and the 6 from ever returning to the Island. I also think the nose bleeds are like anything else regarding health, genes and certain individual neurological elements: some handle it better than others. But there's definitely a tie-in with the concept of having a "Constant"; if I remember correctly, Desmond was having nosebleeds when he was jumping back and forthlast season, but he was able to be in contact with Penny (on the ship's radio) and Farady, which kept him from going insane (like the ship's communications officer that died in the infirmary).

I regards to Jin being with Rousseau, I think it's safe to assume there'll be more flashes - more time skipping. Jin will of course be affected by this while Rouseau's team - like Richard, the British Army, Ethan, Kate & Claire - will not. I don't know why that is, but I think the destruction of the swan station at the end of season 2 has affected the Islandsa ability to "move" - and anyone who was on the island at the time of that blast.




Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 5, 2009 3:04 pm
 

Lost's little princes star in episode four

e.kay-locke may have explained it to her but it was jack saying "take off, take off" to the pilot - jeff fahey's character as sun watches jin and the boat explode. that would make anyone hate jack for leaving him behind. Maybe so. I don't buy it, though. I think it's just a distraction, a way to throw us off the scent. She's too smart to blame Jack, and I think she understands that if The Lawnmower Man actually had listened to her, she and her baby gal would have perished along with her husband.



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