Lost - OAR 4-24-08

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nrrhgreg, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. rimler

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    Hey! Spoiler tags please!!!

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  2. hapdrastic

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    He'll always be Joshua, from Dark Angel, to me. Couldn't be a more different character, though.
     
  3. BeanMeScot

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    Wasn't Joshua the mutant from the 2nd season?
     
  4. hapdrastic

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    Yeah, the dog guy, liked to paint. Said "Joshua" a lot.
     
  5. BeanMeScot

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    Kind of hard to tell it was Durant, with all the makeup.
     
  6. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    I guess the show is just too confusing for me and the wife, we just get LOST everytime they switch to different times in the story. The only reason we still watch it is to make sure it ends. I'm not sure why since we know who lives and who dosen't make it off the Island.
     
  7. BeanMeScot

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    The others might still be alive but living on the island. There is nothing we have seen that would preclude that.
     
  8. getreal

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    Still reading through the thread, but I can't resist replying to this one:

    Technically, the merc didn't break the "rule of family" (if it existed at all) once Ben had denounced Alex by saying that she was NOT his daughter.
     
  9. stellie93

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    Yeah, if the "rule" is don't hurt family like we think it is, that was a weird thing to say. Almost like giving him permission to go ahead. But it's hardly ever the obvious thing in Lost, so the rules probably involve something else.
     
  10. TheGreyOwl

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    Polar bears are native to the Arctic. Here's an easy way to remember. "Arctic" comes from the Greek word "arktos", which means "bear". "Antarctic" means "no bears" (from "anti arktos"). :) In fact, they weren't named that because of the polar bears, but because the constellation Ursa Major (great bear) is over the Arctic. But it works just as well for the polar bears, too.
     
  11. wprager

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    Maybe Widmore is Ben's grandfather :D
     
  12. wprager

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    Agreed. "Current time" Ben was beaten up and had lots of bruises still visible on his face. Tunisia Ben was quite clean. I think he actually went into the basement to release (not summon) Smokie.
     
  13. wprager

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    It was the only Lost episode in a long time, too. Personally, I wasn't wowed by it. I like my Lost a bit more subtle than a pistol shot to the back of the head.

    So, let's see, in the span of a few minutes of screen time they killed off Carl, Danielle and Alex; but Bernard is allowed to continue???!
     
  14. wprager

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    If we understand "the rules" then I'm sure they included his adopted daughter, as Widmore, surely, understands it. And while Ben did say "She's not my daughter" he also followed it up by saying that he kidnapped her as a baby. It would have been clear to the merc that the girl was the one that Widmore told him (assuming he was following "the rules" and that we understand "the rules") not to harm.
     
  15. JYoung

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    Hey! I like Bernard.

    Anyone else think that the man and woman that were killed next to Sawyer were supposed to be Nikki and Paulo?
     
  16. Waldorf

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    My Arabic is worse than my Farsi, but it seemed to me they were arguing about why there were no footprints, hoofprints, camel toe prints :D, or anything leading to or from Ben's present position.
     
  17. gchance

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    It's an ongoing running joke on the podcasts. He made a joke about it in one podcast and people just kept building on it in questions to him. It's always funny when they talk about it.

    Greg
     
  18. jkeegan

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    In thinking the rule wasn't "no family", but rather "no innocents". Ben finally breaks down and says something he clearly doesn't want to (because it breaks her heart): that she means nothing to him, she's a pawn, etc. That sounds like something you'd say as a last resort. Sure, he could just be grasping at straws, but it felt more like he was saying she wasn't a valid player of the game, she was just a bystander, so she was off limits.

    Also, as a side note, think how bad this feels for Ben (above the usual badness of losing a daughter).. She was probably why he spent so much time getting a fertility doctor there (or maybe she reminded him of his childhood sweetheart there), and she died anyway. Torturing Carl etc, all to keep him from having sex with his daughter to keep her safe, and she still died.
     
  19. wprager

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    I re-watched Ben's trip o the Sahara. He was *definitely* on a dry river-bed or something similar when he first got there, and just as definitely on sand afterward. Continuity error or something deeper? Hard to tell, given the lengths the producers go to with these little details, but there's no doubt that he was in a different place.
     
  20. Cindy1230

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    I think there is some leeway. I know the island isn't new zealand, but isn't that still in the south pacific?

    I still can't find exactly where I read it originally about it being opposite coordinates, but I found this site on another forum.

    Find Tunisia and it'll show the exact opposite location on Earth and you get a general bit of other islands in the south pacific.
    Desmond had said he was off track from Fiji and Rousseau mentioned Tahiti....

    So just bringing it up. It was by no means an original thought of mine.

    But this is all moot, if ben went somewhere cold like the arctic before he went to tunisia. Or maybe the worm hole thingy is chilly? ;)
     

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