Lost - Meet Kevin Johnson 3/20

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Paperboy2003, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003


    I thought the way he threw it was very non-discreet and drew attention to it. If I were him, I would have simply walked close to the edge and dropped it. As it was, he made a big throwing movement with his arm, and anyone could have seen what he threw and where it landed.
    Except that in this case, both times it was shown it came directly after an ABC network promo, not a local ad. And as Balboa Dave said, it was a first-run network show, so no local overlays.
  2. Zen98031

    Zen98031 New Member

    Sep 29, 2005
    Thank you, was reading through all 7 pages and finally somebody says this. :)

    Also silencing a rifle does not do a lot of good as you can't silence the sonic boom the bullet creates as it leaves the barrel. You can silence a pistol cause they are subsonic, though I suppose it is possible that there are some pistols with muzzle velocities above the speed of sound. I didn't feel like doing a search right now.

    I need to watch that scene again, but it seems to me the shots were coming from more than one angle. Could just be a production mistake, or it's an indication that the party was ambushed by a well organized team that knew where they would be.

  3. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    Of course, they could be added by an editor who's following specific directions in the script, and who is also working side-by-side with the director, who's likely watching him in the editing suite.

  4. Rosincrans

    Rosincrans mad north-north-west

    May 3, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    I think it was supposed to sound hokey. This season we're seeing more of the man behind the curtain (especially the last couple of episodes). Despite his delusions of grandeur, Ben is turning out to be a small petty man. Of course, seeing his childhood, you can understand how he turned out that way.
  5. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA


    Yeah. "Good guys" and "bad guys" has been a recurring theme.
  6. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA
    Hey, we agree!

    What I wonder is, does Ben know, or think he knows, which group it is? I guess he'd only really know if he somehow got word to the Others and gave them orders. Or did he just expect the freighter people to shoot at them? Or did he figure that one of them would do it and it didn't really matter to him?
  7. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    That would imply that he wouldn't care whether or not Alex got killed. I think he still cares about her.

    I think that if Ben sent them down that path in order to get Karl and Danielle shot, it must be the Others shooting at them.
  8. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    If they were shooting from off-Island we may not hear the bullets until a few minutes later ... or earlier?
  9. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA
    Yeah, if he didn't care he wouldn't have been pissed at Karl. So it was either the Others like you said, or he was taking his chances with the freighties but hoped he was right that they wouldn't hurt "his daughter."
  10. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA
    Another reason it had to be the earlier time period is that Anthony Cooper knew about the (fake) 815 wreckage. He was on the island by day 82. That just means things happened quickly with Michael when he got back.
  11. philw1776

    philw1776 Active Member

    Jan 19, 2002
    Seacoast NH
    This 'Kevin Johnson' guy looks familiar. I think that he might have been on the show a couple seasons back.
  12. HoldenBanky

    HoldenBanky Insert witty remark

    Oct 25, 2006
    Well, I believe Walt hadn't met his grandmother until getting off that island. I don't believe he would open up to her, blood relative or not, after the ordeal he just went through.
  13. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Thank you! I didn't mean to derail the thread, but it's THE MOLE! Of course it was intentional!

    And, yes, of course I paused it to look for clues :eek:
  14. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    I'm going to go out on a limb here. Maybe the person doing the shooting at the end was Ben. After all, if you want anything done right, do it yourself. He knows the path they were taking, he told them. So all he had to do was get ahead of them.

    Not likely, but who knows with this show.
  15. Cindy1230

    Cindy1230 Cuteness overload

    Oct 31, 2003
    Bethesda, MD
    My sister is in the middle of watching season 3, so I did some reading to refresh myself and be able to bring her to the dark side of the forum.
    I know my source should be from watching the actual episode but i can't watch video at work, so i read the episode summary on lostpedia.
    In Catch-22 - Desmond, Charlie, Hurley and Jin see the copter crash in the ocean..
    so i second jeffkeegan's question... in this episode we only see 1 copter on the frieghter.. what IS up with that?

    On the freighter, naomi says to frank.. something like.. that i need to get the science team there first... i know you guys were distracted by the butt crack to listen ;)
    So then why did she go to the island by herself after arguing to frank about it?

    EDIT - I was wrong about above- just read the transcript:
    NAOMI: Sorry, Frank, but I'm going first and that's all there is to it.
    FRANK: No offense, but I was flying these things when you were still in grade school. If anybody's gotta go first, it should be me.
    NAOMI: Yeah, I need you here to transport the science team, Frank.
    FRANK: What the hell are you gonna be doing?
    NAOMI: That's need-to-know. You don't.
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Shooting from off island? Even the best snipers can't shoot accurately from more than 1000 yards. You really think someone is ambushing them from off island?
  17. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Lost Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    Michael went into flashback when Sayid asked to him to explain everything. So can we assume that everything we say in Michael's flashback was related to Sayid and Desmond?
  18. CarynFromHermosa

    CarynFromHermosa New Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    As someone mentioned earlier -- I would think that if Michael were going to tell the story, then he would have started at the beginning -- i.e., What happened right after he drove away in the boat? How did he "find rescue"? What did he tell people when he returned home? Why the @##%@$ would he come back?? Alas, we will have to wait for another "Kevin Johnson" episode to learn those details.
  19. lew

    lew Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    Is the show even 45 minutes,without commercials? From his conversation with the grandmother we know he didn't tell anyone he was a 815 survivor and didn't provide any details as to where he was. The details of how he got to NYC was probably deemed not worthy of airtime.
  20. jeff125va

    jeff125va New Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    Ashburn, VA USA
    I think we can assume that everything we saw in Michael's flashback was related to Sayid and Desmond, but not that everything Michael related to Sayid and Desmond was shown in the flashback. The question of how he and Walt "found rescue" is way too important to have simply been overlooked. I'm sure it will be answered at some point.

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