One of the first images we see in this episode is a picture of Christian, Jack I’m thinking: maybe we’ll see Ghost-Christian in this episode! But no.
Jack has a new(/old?) bruise where he had his appendix removed on the island, but his mom says that he got his appendix removed around seven. Then he goes and picks up his SON! from SCHOOL! His name is David. (More on this below)
In David’s room Jack references the White Sox. (Which is like a big deal or whatever because Jack’s dad always said the White Sox would never win. And then on the island, Ben shows him that they did win and that miracles can happen. Maybe in this reality the White Sox didn’t win because they didn’t got to the island. Jk. But, kind of serious.) Well, right after Jack mentions the White Sox, he’s like Oh! look! Alice and Wonderland! I Used to read this to you when you were little. (Just like I read to another woman’s child from an island I was on in another dimension!) But Jack can’t connect with is son, 😦 not even through the White Sox or Alice and Wonderland. Every Cowboy Has Daddy Issues. Just like Jack and his father.
Jack doesn’t drink in this reality, but his mom does and she must be well off, because she has some MacCuthceon ‘s like Widmore. Jack’s mom tells Jack that David was sad at his dad’s funeral. Jack says he didn’t know this because his angsty teenage son is bad at showing his emotions. And his mom says it runs in the family and that his son is probably afraid of him just as he was afraid of his father. Everybody Cowboy Has Daddy Issues.
David isn’t home so he tries to find him at his mom’s house. Jack’s number is 23. The first 2 numbers of the house address is 23. “Do not mistake coincidence for fate.”-Mr. Eko.
David has picture of him and his dad just like his dad has pictures of him an his dad in his room. I get it, Jack’s relationship with his dad is like David and Jack’s relationship. Jack hears a message about David’s show and then he hears the message he sent David when he found out his dad died. Drama.
“Welcome All Candidates!”
So he goes and gets there just in time to see his son to play the piano like no one else has ever played a piano, because the island, or destiny. No, it was just because it was convenient to the plot. And then Doogan and his son compliment Jack’s son. Wait! Doogan?!?! COME ON WRITERS! I mean, enough with this kind of thing. I know you are trying to make this season seem like season one with the whole six degrees of separation thing, but I’m tired of the writers trying to surprise us with off island cameos.
The next scene was pretty generic. The disconnected relationship between a father and a son. And then he finally find out that pizza will help him connect with his son.
Hurley abandons Miles on their journey for food when he sees Ghost-Jacob. Hurley find him when his playing in the dirty water with a stick, I don’t know what that is supposed to mean. Maybe he is trying to determine the new properties of the water. Jacob tell Hurley he need help bringing someone to the island.
Demon Sayid asks Jack why everyone is looking at him, but I think we know it is because he is a demon.
Hurley’s on a mission now. Doogan finds him in a tunnel and he’s like, “What are you doing here?” And Hurley’s like”I’m just looking becaue I’m a fan of like …temples and… history.” And then Jacob tells Hurley that he is powerful now because he is a candidate. And now Hurley’s got the powa! And Doogan says something mean. Jacob says that he has to bring Jack and he says”Have you ever tried to make Jack to do anything? Its like impossible” And then Hurley says, “It’s bad enough you already made me write down way too much stuff, and I just lied to a Samurai.” Silly Hurley.
So Hurley tells Jack “You have what it takes” and its sooo cute, just kidding, that was lame. But, that get’s Jack to go because his Daddy used to say that to him or something.
Jack tells Kate that her mission on the island to find Kate might not be possible. Jack wants Kate to go on a holy mission with her and hurley’s like “NO GIRL’S ALLOWED! SHE’S NOT SPECIAL LIKE US!”
Jack and Hurley talk relationships. Jack has given up on Kate. They find Shannon’s inhaler, the caves and Adam and Eve. And Hurley says what so many theorizing lost fans have been thinking. “Wait a second. What if we time traveled again? To like dinosaur time? And then we died and then we go buried there? What if these skeletons were us? And then Jack derail Hurley’s train of thought by reliving how he found the caves in season one. So much reminiscing.
Jack tells Hurley that he was broken and he thought the island could fix him. He’s given up hope. Then they make it to the lighthouse.
They are supposed to move the light reflector thingy to 108 degrees. (You should know why that number is important in Lost. I’m not gonna be like those annoying recaps in the enhanced episodes.) Jack finds out that Jacob used the light house to find people and guide them to the island (lighthouse analogy).This is the 108th episode of Lost. When Hurley is moving the light thingy we see Jin and Jin’s house,
the church where Jacob met Sawyer
and Jack’s house. Jack gets a little mad that Jacob was watching him so he throws a hissy fit and destroys the light house light reflector thingy! And for some reason that made me very upset. That thing was magic! Now those people won’t get to the island like Jacob wanted! I might have a nightmare tonight. And people will here me cry, “Why did you do that Jack? Now those people won’t come to the island! You ruined Jacob’s plan!”
Jacob tells Hurley that he has ink on his forehead and that the people will get to the island some other way. He wants Jack to realize that he is important because he was watching him. And he says that Locke is going to the temple, which I thought he couldn’t because of the ash and everything, but maybe he isn’t effected by that when he is in Locke-form? I dunno.
Demon Claire takes Jin back to her jungle hut so he can chill with Justin , a box of Rousseau TNT and her horse-headed Aaron doll. I like how she uses gun-shells for her new Aaron’s eyes. How cute! Claire is as crafty as Martha Stewart. And Justin says that she almost as crazy as Martha Stewart as well, but Jin’s like no, Claire and I go waaay back, I used to prepare sea urchin meat for her. Claire is such a sweetie pie, she’s just a little crazy now because she lost her son. Who wouldn’t be crazy if they lost their baby?
Claire stitches up Jin and his leg wound is almost as gruesome looking as Locke’s when he fell down by the frozen donkey wheel. Claire wants to know where Aaron is. Christian and Claire’s friend told Claire that the others took Aaron.
Jin tells Claire the truth, so she hacks Justin with an axe. Ouch! Right in the gut! Everyone seemed to like Justin. I think he’s dead now.
Claire claims she killed Justin in self-defense. And lies by saying he lied to Claire earlier because he is being smart and realizes that this is crazy wack Claire not the old cute Claire. I mean she still looks cute, not as cute but she’s not as nice. She says she would kill Kate if she raised her baby. And then, in Lost’s signature cliffhanger-y reveal moment that happens at the end of every episode, we find out who Claire’s friend is. Demon Locke comes to the hut and Jin is like “John?” And then Demon Claire, with her creepy demon smile says, “That’s not John, that’s my friend.”
Claire says that both her father and her friend, who is the new John Locke, tells Claire that the others have Aaron. This suggests that Christian works for the Man-in-Locke and lied back in Cabin Fever when he told old Locke that he spoke for Jacob. Christian tells Locke to move the island in order to save the island from the freighter people which does seem like something Jacob would want. Maybe The Man-In Black and Christian are fallen angels of Jacob. Maybe The Man-in-Black inhabited Christian’s body before inhabiting Locke’s.
Also, what if Aaron is on the island with the others. Maybe Aaron form the other reality, somehow? Just a crazy theory.
The names of the candidates on the light house thingy were a lot more clear than those on the cave. But, I don’t feel like listing all of them so I’ll just reference the important ones.
Linus-117 Crossed out -This must refer to Ben’s father, not Ben himself.
Austen-51 Not Crossed Out-There’s Kate’s number! I wonder why it wasn’t shown in the cave. It isn’t one of the Lost numbers. Hmm….
Rousseau-20 Crossed Out
Who is Jacob trying to get to come to the island? I thought that maybe it was the losties from the other dimension, but it sounds like Jacob is only referring to one person. My hope is that it is Desmond. I think he will be an integral part in the story because he is special and he can travel from dimension to dimension.
David Sheppard was a real dude that was a n arc-bishop and cricket player. He was on of the authors of “Faith in the City”, which was a controversial report because it opposed the Thatcherite policies. According to Wikipedia, “Thatcherism thus claimed that a smaller state, freer markets and weaker trade unions could be considered the cure for Britain’s economic decline.”
We don’t find out who Jack’s wife was in this reality. Wouldn’t it be great if it was Juliet? They are both doctors and stuff.