Thursday, January 29, 2009
Ok- so it's almost that time! Which means I get to start wasting my lunch hours away again!! :) We are down to two and a half short weeks until the TWO hour premier of Lost! So, to get you all in the mood- I decided a special update Kassicast was in order- just a little (meaning long :)) recap of what's happened so far.... So we'll do this in normal Kassicast mode and start with the summaries of each season- followed up by a few theories and thoughts... So, read ahead, fellow Lost Addicts :) Oh- and let me know if you have any other friends that are into lost- I'll add them on to my send list- I've forgotten who all I sent this stuff to last year :) Summaries: Season 1: Wow- to remember this far back.... Now these are just short short summaries- if you want more detail- you'll have to ask :) 1.Oceanic Airlines Flight 815, a commercial airliner flying from Sydney to Los Angeles, breaks apart in mid-air and is strewn across a seemingly deserted tropical island in the South Pacific, with forty-eight survivors of the initial crash. Mysterious roars are heard from the jungle and trees are found knocked over. Jack, Kate and Charlie set out into the jungle to find the cockpit of the airplane so they can send out a distress signal using the plane's transceiver. They also find the co-pilot, who survived the crash, but is soon killed by the mysterious "monster". Before he dies- he notes that they are over a thousand miles off course. A flashback shows Jack on the plane, drinking, big surprise... 2. A group (Boone, Shannon, Sawyer, Sayid, Kate, and Charlie) heads out to take the transceiver inland in an attempt to reach higher ground and get a better signal. Along the way, they are attacked by a charging polar bear, which Sawyer shoots and kills. They are unable to send a signal with the transceiver due to the presence of another signal, a distress call sent by a French woman that has been playing over and over for approximately sixteen years. Back at the beach, a federal marshal wakes up during his operation and asks Jack about Kate, who, in a flashback, is escorted by the marshal on the plane. In another flashback, Charlie is shown to have sneaked a small bag of heroin onto the plane. Locke ask Walt "Do you want to know a secret?" And the famous closing line- Charlie "Guys, where are we?" 3. Jack learns about Kate's past as a fugitive. The signal party returns, but decides not to tell the others about the transmission. Sawyer shoots the marshal, thinking that it will relieve him of his misery. However, this only punctures his lung, so Jack euthanizes him. Flashbacks show Kate's life on an Australian farm, until she is captured by the marshal. Claire and Charlie collect luggage in an unused wheelchair. Jin and Sun argue- Jin's a butthead. 4.The fuselage is burned after it is raided by boars. Locke successfully goes hunting for boars. Locke encounters the monster, but he does not tell anyone about this. In flashbacks, it is revealed that he had a sad life and was in a wheelchair before the plane crash- He had tried to go on a 'walkabout' in Sydney and they wouldn't let him go "Don't tell me what I can't do!" But- we see that right after the crash- he's healed (looking down at his feet and wiggling his toes) 5. Boone steals the decreasing water supply in a misguided attempt to help everyone, but the survivors turn on him. A sleep-deprived Jack chases after what appears to be his deceased father in the forests and eventually discovers caves with fresh water. Jack comes to terms with his role as leader. In flashbacks, Jack goes to Australia to retrieve his deceased father. We also see Sawyer in the flashbacks- walking out of the bar with Christian Sheppard... Jack finds the caves. 6. Flashback- shows Sun and Jin meeting and falling in love. Jack, Kate, Charlie and Locke go to the caves and find two bodies whom Locke names Adam and Eve. They estimate they've been dead over 50 years- and find a pouch on them with a black stone and a white stone. Jin attacks Michael- and Sawyer and Sayid handcuff Jin the the wreckage. Flashback- Jin and Sun get married and Jim goes to work for Sun's dad- returns covered in blood. Jin thinks Michael stole Sun's dad's watch. Locke recognizes Charlie from DriveShaft. Jack, Locke, Charlie, Hurley, Jin and Sun move to the caves. Kate, Sawyer, Sayid, Michael, Walt, Shannon and Boone stay on the beach. We see Sun flashback to learning English and planning to leave Jin. She cheats on Jin and the guy she cheats on him with dies... She tells Michael about the watch and Michael gives it back saying it was just something he found in the wreckage. Locke tells Charlie he knows about his addiction. Tells Charlie that if he gives up drugs- the island will give him his guitar. Charlie hands over the heroin. 7. Charlie is suffering from withdrawal and asks Locke for his heroin, and Locke says that he will return the drugs the third time Charlie asks. Charlie later asks Locke for his heroin for the third time and Locke gives it back but Charlie destroys it. Flashbacks show Charlie and his brother Liam leading their band DriveSHAFT and, eventually, Liam gets Charlie hooked on heroin. Years later, Charlie visits Liam's house in Australia and wants him to rejoin DriveSHAFT for their comeback tour but a clean Liam refuses. 8. Sawyer is suspected of hoarding some asthma inhalers from the wreck. Sayid tortures Sawyer, who reveals to Kate that he does not have them. Sayid sets off to explore the island's shoreline in self-imposed isolation, needing time to come to terms with his actions in torturing Sawyer. Kate reads a letter that Sawyer always carries around, which reveals that "Sawyer" is an alias. When Sawyer was a child, a man known as Sawyer conned and slept with his mother, who was killed by young Sawyer's father in a murder-suicide. Young Sawyer vowed, in the letter, to give the letter to the original Sawyer. Later, Sawyer became a con-man and took the name of the original Sawyer. In flashbacks, Sawyer tries to con a husband and wife, but gives up when he discovers that they have a son. 9. Sayid finds a cable running out of the ocean and into the jungle. While following it, he is caught in a trap and captured by Rousseau, the woman who sent out the distress signal. Rousseau tells Sayid she was part of a science team, and that they crashed on the island sixteen years ago. She identifies a group of island inhabitants she calls the "Others" as the carriers of a sickness that her companions caught, and says that the Others whisper in the jungle. Sayid escapes and while trying to find his way back to camp, Sayid hears the whispering she told him about. In flashbacks, Sayid is tasked with torturing a prisoner named Nadia, who was a childhood friend. Sayid's superior tells him to execute Nadia, but instead he helps her escape. 10. A badly wounded Sayid returns to camp and tells the others about Rousseau and that there are other people on the island. Claire wakes up screaming two nights in a row and insists that someone held her down and stabbed her stomach. This attack persuades Hurley to take a census of the survivors using the flight manifest, and he discovers that Ethan was not on the plane. In flashbacks, Claire finds out she is pregnant and her boyfriend leaves her. She goes to see a psychic, who says that great danger surrounds her baby. 11. After Claire and Charlie are kidnapped by Ethan, two parties of Jack and Kate, and Locke and Boone go looking for them. Jack encounters Ethan, who warns that one of the hostages will be killed. Jack and Kate find Charlie, blindfolded and hanging by his neck from a tree branch. Jack furiously performs CPR and Charlie comes back to life. Meanwhile, Boone and Locke discover a piece of metal embedded in the forest's ground. In flashbacks, Jack confesses to his superiors that his father had been under the influence of alcohol while operating. 12. While swimming, Kate finds the marshal's locked case. Jack agrees to help Kate open the case if she will show him what is inside it. There are guns inside and a toy airplane. Kate says the airplane belonged to the man she loved—and killed. In a flashback, Kate robs a bank so that she can recover the toy airplane. 13. Shannon's relationship with Sayid gets more personal. Locke and Boone try to get into the hatch they found. Boone wants to tell Shannon about the hatch and Locke gives him a drug that causes him to hallucinate and let go of Shannon. In flashbacks, Boone tries to get rid of Shannon's abusive boyfriend by paying him off, only to find out that it was all a scam perpetrated by Shannon, who proceeds to sleep with Boone. 14. An annoyed Michael confronts Walt, who has been studying knife skills under Locke, and enlists his help in scavenging parts from the wreck to build a raft, but Walt wanders off. Michael and Locke track Walt into the jungle and find that he has been trapped by a polar bear. Michael risks his life to save Walt and they reconcile. Later, Locke and Boone find Claire stumbling out of the jungle. Flashbacks show that when Walt was only a few months old, his mother accepted a job in Amsterdam and took her child with her. She married a co-worker named Brian when Walt was two and refuses to let Michael speak to Walt. Years later, Susan dies and Brian does not want custody of Walt because the boy is "different". (remember- the bird....) 15. Claire is back among the survivors, but the last thing she remembers is the flight. Ethan confronts Charlie, threatening to kill the other castaways one by one until he gets Claire back. Despite security measures, Scott is murdered. With the guns from the briefcase and Claire as bait, Jack, Kate, Locke, Sayid and Sawyer set a trap. The trap works, and Ethan is captured. Although the plan is to keep Ethan alive, a vengeful Charlie kills him. In flashbacks, Charlie tries to get drug money by stealing from a rich girl. 16. In a dream or flashback, a small child (presumably Sawyer) is being talked to by his mother, who instructs him to hide under the bed and never come out no matter what. There is a man banging on the door and eventually breaks it down. The door closes, and the child's mother is heard yelling, "What the hell is wrong with you?!" in a worried, angered manner. Shots are heard and the fighting stops. The man comes into the child's room, sits on top of the bed the child is hiding under, and kills himself. Sawyer is awakened by a boar in his tent. Sawyer becomes obsessed with finding the boar that raided his tent and goes into the jungle with Kate to find it; however, he does not kill it when he finds it. He gives his gun to Jack, who now has all the firearms in the marshal's suitcase. Sawyer realizes that he met Jack's father in Australia. In flashbacks, Sawyer tracks down who he believes to be the Sawyer who ruined his life, in Australia. Sawyer kills the man, but finds out that that man was not the original Sawyer. 17. Michael continues work on his raft, which only has one available spot left as Sawyer has bought a seat on the raft in exchange for building materials. The raft is set on fire and everyone blames Jin. Michael beats up Jin the next morning. Sun then tells him to stop because Jin did not burn the raft. Everyone is surprised that she speaks English, including Jin. Locke says that it was probably the Others. Michael concedes the raft is gone and decides to make a new one. Sun goes to see Jin, who tells her that it is too late to start over. Jin goes back to the beach and helps Michael rebuild the raft, on which he has gained a spot. Walt confesses to Locke that he burned the raft because he likes the island. In flashbacks, it is revealed that the reason Jin once showed up covered in blood was because he beat a man to save him, as Sun's father had requested his death. Jin plans to go to America with Sun to start a new life. 18. Hurley finds that some of Rousseau's documents contain the repeated numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42, the same numbers which Hurley had used to win a lottery jackpot. Hurley sets off on his own and finds Rousseau, who says that she does not know what the numbers mean: only that her party was drawn to the island by a radio transmission that was broadcasting the numbers. The numbers are revealed to be engraved on the side of the hatch. In flashbacks, Hurley wins the lottery, and over the coming weeks, everyone around him suffers increasingly bad luck. 19. Locke discovers that he is losing sensation in his legs. Locke and Boone find a plane teetering on the edge of a cliff. Boone climbs up and, using the radio, sends out a distress call, "We are the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815," to which a man responds "We're the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815." The plane falls and Locke carries a critically injured Boone back to the camp. Locke arrives at the caves with Boone and lies about how Boone got hurt. Locke disappears into the jungle. Pounding on the hatch and screaming in anguish, the inside of the hatch suddenly becomes illuminated. In flashbacks, Locke meets his parents and his father cons him out of a kidney. 20. Boone reveals to Jack that he and Locke have discovered the hatch, and Locke has told him not to tell anybody else. Despite Jack's extensive attempts to save him, Boone dies. Claire goes into labor and gives birth to a boy. Flashbacks show Jack's wedding to Sarah, a former patient whom he had "fixed" after she was injured in a car accident. 21. Locke arrives at Boone's funeral and is attacked by Jack. Locke asks for Shannon's forgiveness, to no avail; instead, Shannon steals the key to the gun case from a sleeping Jack, and confronts Locke in the jungle. Sayid tackles Shannon just as she fires the gun and the bullet grazes Locke's head. Sayid later tells Locke to take him to the hatch. In flashbacks, Sayid becomes an informant for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service and the CIA, which has asked him to infiltrate a terrorist cell of which his old friend Essam is a member. Sayid agrees to do it in return for Nadia's whereabouts and he betrays Essam, who kills himself. 22. Sayid and Locke show the hatch to Jack, who believes that the hatch needs to be opened. Walt warns Locke not to open the hatch, despite not ever being told about it. Kate seeks a place on the raft, threatening to take Sawyer's spot. After Michael is poisoned, he kicks Sawyer off the raft. Sawyer reveals to everyone that Kate was the fugitive on the plane. Walt confesses to Michael that he was responsible for the fire that destroyed the first raft and, although Michael says they can stay on the island, Walt insists that they have to leave. In flashbacks, Kate returns to her home town to see her dying mother, and meets up with former boyfriend Tom Brennan. With Tom's help, Kate is able to be alone with her mother, who begins screaming for help upon seeing her. She and Tom try to escape, but Tom is killed and Kate runs. 23. Rousseau arrives at the beach to warn the survivors that the Others are coming, and tells them more of her own story. She was pregnant when she came to the island sixteen years ago but the Others—their arrival heralded by a column of black smoke—came and kidnapped her baby, who she has not seen since. A column of black smoke is soon seen in the distance. Jack, Locke and Sayid tell Rousseau about the hatch, and their need to open it, perhaps with dynamite. Rousseau offers to take them to the Black Rock to get some dynamite. Jack, Locke, Kate, Hurley, Arzt and Rousseau arrive at the Black Rock, a large slave ship stranded inland. Meanwhile, Charlie gathers messages to put in a bottle and the raft sets sail. In flashbacks, several of the survivors are shown in the final hours before the flight. 24. Rousseau leaves the Black Rock, and Arzt explodes while handling the dynamite. They encounter the monster—a cloud of black smoke. Rousseau steals Claire's baby, whom she has named Aaron. Sayid surmises that Rousseau intends to attempt an exchange of Claire's baby, for her own child with the Others. Charlie and Sayid head toward the column of black smoke and along the way, they also encounter the drug smugglers' plane, which Sayid reveals is full of heroin; Charlie takes some. When Sayid and Charlie arrive on the beach with the black smoke, there are no other people, just a pyre and Rousseau and Aaron. She returns Aaron and tells them that she overheard the Others saying that they were going after "the boy". On the raft, the crew encounters a boat. The boat's crew turns out unfriendly and demands that they hand over Walt. Sawyer is shot and Walt is taken. An explosive is thrown onto the raft, destroying it. Meanwhile, Jack, Kate, Locke, and Hurley blow open the hatch, revealing a very deep dark hole with a broken ladder. The survivors' time in the airport and boarding the plane continues to be shown through flashbacks. Season 2: 1. We open with Desmond (YAY!! Desmond! :)) waking up and his morning routine in (what seems like) a relatively normal place (Although a little dated- from.. the 70's). Then an alarm goes off.... Here come Jack, Kate, and Locke... And the numbers- that have to be entered every 108 minutes... Shannon sees Walt in the jungle. In flashbacks, Jack operates on his eventual wife- and meets Desmond in a stadium- where Jack is running to blow off steam- and Desmond is training for a race around the world. 2. Michael, Jin and Sawyer drift back to shore, but meet a group who they believe to be more of the Others. In the hatch, Desmond forces Locke to push Hurley's numbers into a computer. Flashbacks show Michael giving up custody of a two-year old Walt to Walt's mother. 3. Jack and Locke discover that the hatch is a 1980's station built to control an electromagnetic anomaly on the island and learn that it was built by the Dharma Initative, a scientific research team. Michael, Sawyer, and Jin find out that they are being held captive by the passengers of Flight 815's tail section, who have apparently survived. Flashbacks show Locke struggling with father issues and his relationship with Helen, who helps him let go of the issues with his father. 4. The tail section survivors take Michael, Sawyer, and Jin to an abandoned Dharma station. Hurley is tasked with dividing up the food in the hatch. In flashbacks, Hurley quits his job and his best friend turns against him after he wins the lottery. 5. Michael goes looking for Walt, and Jin and Mr. Eko chase after him and see the Others. Fearing for her husband's life, Sun searches for and finds her lost wedding ring. Flashbacks show Sun and Jin's lives prior to their first meeting. 6. Shannon believes that Walt is on the island and begins searching for him. With Sawyer near death, Ana Lucia and the tail section survivors travel to the camp of the fuselage survivors. Mistaking Shannon for one of the Others, Ana Lucia shoots and kills Shannon. In flashbacks, Shannon deals with her father's death. Poor Sayid takes it hard and looks at Ana Lucia with hatred. He starts to torture her- before being stopped by other Losties. 7. The first 48 days after the plane crash are shown from the tail section survivors' point of view. Over the course of many nights, the Others infiltrate their camp and kidnap many of the survivors (including the children), forcing the remaining survivors to take refuge at a Dharma station. 8. Mr. Eko brings Sawyer to the hatch for medical attention. The tail section survivors reunite with the fuselage survivors. Rose get's her husband back! In flashbacks, Ana Lucia is a police officer and kills a man in cold blood after he killed her unborn child. 9.Kate tends to a wounded Sawyer as Shannon's funeral takes place, which Ana Lucia refuses to attend. As Locke and Mr. Eko are warned not to use the hatch's computer for communication, Michael uses the computer to communicate with who he thinks is Walt. Flashbacks reveal Kate's original crime, which is killing her father (who she thought was her step father- and turned out to be her real father) to save her mother from his beatings. 10. Charlie takes Mr. Eko to the drug smuggler's plane. Mr. Eko finds the body of his brother in the plane. Charlie takes some of the plane's statues, filled with heroin, and Claire loses trust in Charlie. In flashbacks, Mr. Eko is a drug warlord in Nigeria, and accidentally gets his brother killed and onto the plane. Mr. Eko takes his brothers place as a priest. 11. Michael steals a gun and leaves the survivors in search of Walt. Jack, Locke, and Sawyer pursue Michael but encounter the Others in the jungle. In flashbacks, Jack's wife leaves him for another man. 12. Charlie has a dream that Aaron's life is in danger and feels a need for Claire's baby son Aaron to be baptized. Claire is disgusted by Charlie and Locke moves the heroin statues to the hatch. In flashbacks, Charlie's one-hit wonder band unsuccessfully tries to regain some of their past fame. 13. When Sun is attacked, tension builds between Jack, Locke, Kate, and Ana Lucia regarding the guns. It is revealed that Sawyer and Charlie had conned them all for Sawyer to gain control of the guns and Charlie to get revenge on Locke. In flashbacks, Sawyer reluctantly cons a woman he develops feelings for. 14. Rousseau leads Sayid to a man she believes is one of the Others. Sayid goes back to his ways as a torturer to get information from "Henry Gale," who Sayid believes to be one of the Others. 'Henry Gale' says that him and his wife were in hot air balloon that crashed and she died. In flashbacks, Sayid tortures a prisoner for the first time. 15. When Aaron becomes sick, Claire, Kate and Rousseau travel to where Claire was held captive, an abandoned Dharma medical station, in the hope of finding a cure. Jack and Locke argue on how to deal with Henry. Claire's memories of Ethan holding her captive and her escape with the help of Rousseau and her daughter, who is one of the Others, return. 16. Ana Lucia, Sayid and Charlie search for Henry's balloon and find the real Henry Gale is 1.Black 2.Dead. Sun discovers that she is pregnant. In flashbacks, Sun finds out that Jin is infertile. 17. The hatch suddenly traps Locke, who is forced to ask Henry to enter the numbers into the computer. Ana Lucia, Sayid, and Charlie return and reveal that "Henry Gale" is lying and that he is one of the Others. In flashbacks, Locke's marriage proposal to Helen is rejected, because of his inability to let go of the pain his father caused him. 18. Hurley chases after his old imaginary friend in the jungle, and his relationship with Libby develops. Locke questions his commitment to the hatch, after Henry claims to have never entered the numbers. Hurley remembers his time at a mental institution. It is revealed via flashback that Libby attended the mental institution, as well. 19. Bernard attempts to create an S.O.S. signal, but stops when Rose tells him that she wants to stay on the island because she thinks it has cured her cancer. Romantic sparks are rekindled between Jack and Kate. Locke continues to lose faith in the island. In flashbacks, Rose and Bernard have their honeymoon in Australia- where he takes her to a 'witch' dr. to try and cure her cancer. 20. Michael returns with news that the Others are virtually defenseless. Ana Lucia tries to get Henry to tell the truth. Hurley takes Libby on a surprise date. In the hatch, Michael shoots Ana Lucia and Libby and releases Henry. In flashbacks, Ana Lucia works as a bodyguard for Jack's father in Australia. 21. Mr. Eko and Locke find another Dharma station, which is monitoring the other stations via video surveillance. Meanwhile, Jack and the other survivors struggle with the shooting victims in the hatch. Including Michael- as he shot himself- stating that the others broke in and killed ana lucia and libby. In flashbacks, Eko investigates a miracle as a priest in Australia. 22. Michael convinces Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley to help him rescue Walt. At the double funeral for Ana Lucia and Libby, Sayid tells Jack his worry that Michael has been compromised by the Others. Flashbacks reveal Michael's time being held captive by the Others, during which he made a deal to release Henry and trade Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley for Walt. 23. Michael leads Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley to the Others. Henry, the apparent leader of the Others releases Hurley, takes Jack, Kate, and Sawyer as prisoners, and allows Michael and Walt to leave the island. Desmond returns and realizes that he crashed Flight 815 when he entered the numbers into the computer too late. Locke stops entering the numbers and traps himself, Mr. Eko and Desmond inside the hatch, which implodes. In flashbacks, Desmond is shipwrecked on the island (in his boat that was given to him by libby...) and lives in the hatch with a man named Kelvin, whom he accidentally kills. Season 3: 1. Jack is imprisoned in the Hydra, an underwater Dharma Initiative station, and interrogated by an Other named Juliet. Kate and Sawyer are kept in nearby cages. Sawyer tries to escape with a teenage Other named Karl, but they are caught. "Henry Gale," whose real name is Ben, is revealed to be the leader of the Others. In flashbacks, Jack obsessively tries to find out who his wife Sarah is having an affair with during his divorce settlement. Jack suspects his father and attacks him at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Jack is arrested and bailed out by his wife. 2. Ben offers to take Jack off the island if he cooperates. Kate and Sawyer are let out to smash rocks and it is revealed that they are under video surveillance by Ben. On the sailboat, Sun, Jin and Sayid are ambushed by the Others. Sun shoots the Other Colleen and the boat is taken by the Others. Sun, Jin and Sayid make their way back to the survivors' camp. Flashbacks show Sun's father finding out about Sun's affair with Jae Lee. He orders Jin to kill Jae, but Jin threatens him instead and Jae subsequently commits suicide. 3. Locke, Desmond, and Eko survive the implosion of the hatch. Locke sees a vision of Boone and goes with Charlie to save Eko from a polar bear. Hurley discovers that Desmond can see the future. In flashbacks, Locke accidentally brings in a cop to the marijuana planting community he was a part of. 4. Colleen dies and her husband Pickett takes out his anger by beating Sawyer. Sawyer is deceived into thinking that a pacemaker has been implanted in him and that his heart will explode if his heart rate exceeds 140 bpm. Ben reveals to Sawyer that trying to escape is futile because they are on a separate island off the coast of the island where the survivors' camp is. In flashbacks, Sawyer cons his way out of prison and finds out that he has a daughter. After claiming that he doesn't care about her, he anonymously gives a large sum of money to his daughter. 5. Eko follows what appears to be his brother into the jungle. It turns out to be the smoke monster, which proceeds to kill Eko. Jack finds out that the reason he was captured was to operate on Ben's spinal tumor. Juliet conspires with Jack against Ben, telling him to kill Ben during surgery but to make it look like an accident. In flashbacks, Eko becomes a priest after Yemi is killed and Eko kills a few men to protect his town. 6. Kate and Sawyer show their feelings for each other by having sex...typical (which Jack just happens to see...). Pickett almost kills Sawyer when Jack stops Ben's surgery and threatens to kill Ben unless Kate and Sawyer are given time to escape. In flashbacks, Kate tries to have an ordinary life and get married, but ends up running away after confessing to her husband about her past. 7. The teenage "Other" Alex supplies Kate and Sawyer with a canoe to return to their island, but first she convinces them to help her rescue her boyfriend Karl from a room (room 23) where he is being brainwashed by being forced to watch a video. Juliet kills Pickett, who is in pursuit of Kate and Sawyer. Jack finishes Ben's surgery. Flashbacks reveal that over three years prior to the crash, Juliet is a fertility doctor, and is able to make her sister fertile. Juliet is interviewed by Mittelos Bioscience and offered a job- which she turns down "I couldn't leave my ex-husbands practice, unless he was ran over by a bus"- which he is within a day... what a coincidence... 8. Charlie and Hurley attempt to get Desmond drunk so he will explain to them how he is able to see the future. An extended flashback reveals what happened to Desmond after the implosion of the hatch. Desmond relives a day of his life with Penny before coming to the island. He finds himself on the island again with the ability to see flashes of the future, most notably Charlie's approaching death. 9. Juliet is put on trial for killing Pickett. With Jack and Ben's help, Juliet does not receive the death penalty. The Others and Jack begin their journey to the Others' homes, which are located on a different island. Flashbacks show Jack getting his tattoos during a strange vacation in Thailand. 10. Kate and Sawyer return to the beach. Hurley finds an old, abandoned van in the jungle and after fixing it up and drinking some old 'dharma' beer with a dead guy, drives it with Charlie, Sawyer and Jin. Kate, Sayid, and Locke venture off to rescue Jack. Flashbacks show Hurley's father returning home, after Hurley won the lottery- after being gone for years. 11. Locke, Sayid and Kate investigate a Dharma communications station in the jungle and meet its inhabitant, Mikhail- better known as 'Patchy'. As they are leaving the station, Locke blows it up. Sawyer competes in a ping-pong competition against Hurley to get back his belongings, but loses and has to go without calling people nicknames for a week. In flashbacks, Sayid meets one of his former torture victims in Paris and is tortured by her hubby. 12.Claire learns about Desmond's prophecy. She later ties a rescue message to a bird and releases it. Locke, Sayid and Kate approach a sonic barrier fence protecting the home of the Others during their mission to rescue Jack. Locke shoves Mikhail, an Other who they have captured as a hostage, into the fence and he dies... yeah... sure... Locke, Sayid, and Kate climb over the fence without any problem. It is revealed in flashbacks that Claire shares her father with Jack. Claire meets her father for the first time after her mother goes into a vegetative state, as the result of a car accident with Claire. 13.Locke, Sayid, and Kate encounter the Others' homes for the first time and find Jack relatively happy. Jack and Juliet, whose relationship has advanced, have cut a deal with Ben to leave the island on the Others' submarine, but Locke blows it up. Ben reveals that he has Locke's father in captivity. In flashbacks, Locke's father pushes him out of a window, which paralyzes Locke. 14. Charlie tells Sun that he and Sawyer were behind her kidnapping attempt in the jungle. The survivors investigate the apparent deaths of Nikki and Paulo. Flashbacks show that Nikki and Paulo arguing over diamonds that they conned from a millionaire television executive. On the island, Nikki release venomous spiders upon Paulo, but they are both bitten and stuck in an eight-hour paralysis. The survivors do not figure out what paralysed Nikki and Paulo and they accidentally bury them alive. Good ridance- as no one liked them and they were annoying anyways... 15. The Others and Locke leave the Others' homes. Hurley cons Sawyer into making amends with his fellow castaways. Flashbacks show the steps Kate took to ultimately reunite with her mother, who did not want her. 16. Jack, Sayid, Kate, and Juliet return from the Others' camp and because of his insistence to trust Juliet, the rest of the survivors question the motives of Jack. A mysterious illness strikes Claire, activated by an implant from the Others inside her. Juliet cares for her. Flashbacks show Juliet's time on the island. Juliet is kept on the island against her will and unable to save women who get pregnant on the island from death. Flashbacks also show Juliet conspiring with Ben to be a mole in the survivors' camp. 17. Led by flashes, Desmond coaxes Charlie, Hurley and Jin on a trek across the jungle where they discover Naomi, a parachutist. Kate turns to Sawyer after seeing Jack alone with Juliet. Flashbacks show Desmond's time as a monk and his meeting Penny. 18. After learning that the Others' pregnant women died before giving birth on the island, Sun allows Juliet to examine her in the Dharma medical station. Juliet reports back to Ben. Desmond meets a living Mikhail (patchy) in the jungle and allows him to help save the life of Naomi. Flashbacks show Sun being blackmailed by Jin's biological mother, whom Sun thought to be dead. 19. Flashbacks show Locke living with the Others, who have his father in captivity. In the present, Locke persuades Sawyer to go with him to the Black Rock to see Locke's father. Sawyer kills Locke's father who happens to be the original Sawyer. 20. Locke returns to the Others and Ben begrudgingly takes Locke to meet the Others' mysterious leader Jacob. Locke is unable to see Jacob, but can hear him, with Ben shooting him because of this. The survivors' mistrust of Jack peaks when Juliet is exposed as a mole, however Juliet in turn reveals that she has been working with Jack against the Others. Flashbacks show when Ben first came to the island as a boy as part of the Dharma Initiative. Ben conspires with the Others (at least one of whom, Richard Alpert, does not age in the next thirty years) and kills most of Dharma. 21. Jack learns of the Others' plan to ambush the survivors and kidnap their pregnant women, and he comes up with a plan to kill the Others with dynamite. In order for Sayid to be able to send out a distress signal from Naomi's satellite phone, Charlie swims down to an underwater Dharma station that is jamming all transmissions. Charlie writes down the five greatest moments of his life. 22. In this double-length episode, Jack's plan to kill the Others backfires, and Sayid, Jin, and Bernard are held hostage by the Others at the beach. Led by Rousseau, the castaways travel to the radio tower to turn off Rousseau's transmission. Naomi makes contact with her boat, but is stabbed by Locke, who along with Ben, believes that the survivors are making a mistake. Charlie makes contact with Penny Widmore in the underwater Dharma station, but drowns when the station is flooded by Mikhail. "NOT PENNYS BOAT" Sawyer, Juliet, and Hurley rescue the castaways at the beach. Instead of flashbacks, flashforwards feature Jack's miserable life after rescue from the island. "WE HAVE TO GO BACK KATE! WE HAVE TO GO BACK!" And who the ()#* @# is in the coffin?!?!?!?! Best Season finaly ever! Season 4: 1. Upon learning that Penny did not send the freighter, the survivors of 815 split into two groups led by Jack (who still want rescued) and Locke (who want to stay on the island). Meanwhile, Hurley and Claire struggle with the news of Charlie's death. In flashforwards, Hurley is revealed to be one of the "Oceanic Six"—a group of six survivors, including Jack and Kate, of the crash of 815 who have escaped the island. and he sees dead Charlie coming at him with a message on his hand- saying SAVE THEM. He goes back into the mental hospital. 2. A science team from the freighter flown via helicopter by pilot Frank arrives on the island. A single flashback for each of the freighter crew members introduces their backstories. The episode's final flashback focuses on the late Naomi, who meets with Abaddon to discuss the science team and pilot. The team consists of Daniel, a physicist; Miles, a medium, and Charlotte, an anthropologist. 3. Locke's group settles into the Barracks. Sayid makes a deal with Frank to leave the island, in exchange for freeing Charlotte. Sayid holds up his end of the deal; however, he obtains Charlotte by trading her for Miles. Frank, Sayid and Desmond leave the island for the freighter by helicopter. In flashforwards, Oceanic Six member Sayid works as an assassin for Ben. 4. Kate goes on a quest to get information from Miles, which leads to her banishment from Locke's group. In flashforwards, Kate is raising Claire's son Aaron and goes on trial for her numerous past crimes. 5. Upon arriving on the freighter, Desmond gains his 1996 consciousness and time travels between 2004 and 1996. In 1996, he finds Daniel, who explains to him that he needs to find something or someone familiar in both times to stop his life-threatening time traveling (A Constant). In 1996, he locates Penny; in 2004, he contacts Penny. And Daniel looks in his journal to find new writting stating that Desmond is his constant 6. Juliet and Jack pursue Daniel and Charlotte, after they leave without notice for the Dharma electrical station, where they render a deadly gas inert. Meanwhile, Ben, who is being held captive by Locke, tells Locke about Widmore. Flashbacks show Juliet's relationships with Ben, her lover Goodwin and his wife Harper. 7. When Jin and Sun decide to join Locke's group, Juliet informs Jin of Sun's affair. On the freighter, Desmond and Sayid meet Gault, who offers more details on the fake wreckage of 815 previously mentioned by Naomi. Flashbacks show Jin on a maternal mission, while flashforwards show Sun—another member of the Oceanic Six—giving birth. 8. Sayid and Desmond confront Ben's spy on the freighter: Michael (here also known as Kevin Johnson). Flashbacks show how Michael got from New York to the freighter, including his suicide attempts and deal with the Others. 9. A team of mercenaries from the freighter attacks Locke's group at the barracks- killing many others- including the french lady :), Karl, and Ben's Daughter- and I'm thinking claire... but that's not in the recaps :). In flashforwards, Ben recruits Sayid as his assassin and confronts Widmore- with very interesting dialog... I suggest you go back to watch this piece... 10. Sawyer, Miles and Claire make their way back to the beach camp from the Barracks, but Claire disappears in the night with her deceased father. Meanwhile, Jack falls ill with appendicitis and the survivors work together to save him. In flashforwards, Jack's life begins to fall apart as he starts taking pills and his relationship with Kate becomes strained. 11. Locke, Ben and Hurley journey to Jacob's cabin, where Locke is informed that they have to move the island. Oh- and Hurley just happens to SEE the cabin...After returning to the freighter, the mercenaries stage a mutiny. In flashbacks, Locke is shown to have always been destined to become the next leader of the island- including a meeting with one- richard alpert... Season Finale of Season Five- to get you ready... In flashfowards- the Oceanic Six- Jack, Kate, Sayid, Sun, Hurley, and Aaron arrive in Honolulu where everyone is reunited with family (but Kate and Aaron). A press conference is held- where they lie about everything that has happend, even saying they were the only living survivors of the crash. Sometime later, Hurley's dad gives him a newly rebuilt 1970s Camaro at a surprise birthday party. BUT... the numbers on the odometer are... sigh the bad numbers and Hurley runs away. Sun visits her father and informs him that she used the money from her settlement with Oceanic to buy a controlling interest in his company. She blames him for Jin's death. Jack eulogizes his 'dead' father. After the ceremony, Claires mother, tells him that Claire is his half-sister... duh... ;) Back in 2004- Jack and Kate follow the tracking signal on the phone given to them by Frank Lapidus- who dropped in onto the beach from the helicopter. The come accross Sawyer, Aaron, and Miles. Kate returns to the beach with Miles and Aaron. Jack and Sawyer meet up with Lapidus (where he's handcuffed to the plane, by the missionaries) and decide to rescue Hurley.Sayid arrives at the beach on the freighter's Zodiac boat and informs the survivors that they must go to the freighter as soon as possible because the mercenaries are going to kill everyone on the island. Sayid and Kate go after Jack and Sawyer but are captured by Richard Alpert and the others. Daniel Farady trys to convince Charlotte Lewis (the red head from the boat :)) to leave the island, but she refuses- stating that she's looking for where she's from. Daniel starts ferrying people to the freighter. Sun, Jin, and Aaron arrive at the boat, and discover a bomb on board. Ben, Locke and Hurley arrive at the Dharma Orchid Station. Ben send Locke to the real part of the station and surrenders himself to Keamy (the leader of the mercenaries)- who had previously arrived. On the island, Jack and Sawyer meet up with Hurley and Locke at the Orchid station. Jack and Locke argue about the nature of the island. Locke implores him to lie about the island once he and the other survivors leave. At the helicopter, Kate, Sayid, and the Others free Ben by ambushing and killing the mercenaries, but Keamy, who feigns death. In return, the Others allow Kate, Sayid and the other survivors to leave the island on the helicopter. Ben returns to the Orchid where he gets in a hidden elevator with Locke. Inside the Orchid station, Ben puts every metal item he can find into a small compartment at the back of the room, while Locke watches the orientation video for the Orchid (which says NOT to put metal items in that spot- hahaha!) On the tape- mr. chang begins to discuss time travel involving 'negatively charged exotic matter' when the vcr malfunctions and the tape rewinds itself. Keamy arrives and tells Locke that if he (Keamy) dies, the C4 on the frieghter will detonate. due to a remote trigger linked to a heart rate monitor he is wearing. Ben (of course) shows no sympathy for those on the boat and kills Keamy- to avenge Alex's death. Ben then tells Locke that whoever moves the island is force to leave it and never come back. Ben has to do it- because Locke is meant to stay and lead the Others. Ben goes to the Others, who welcome him home. Ben seals and activates power to the compartment he loaded with metal items, blowing a hole in the back of it. Ben, now wearing a parka, climbs through the hole and into a frozen chamber, where he cuts his arm. He then turns a very large metal wheel, to initiate the process of moving the island. Meanwhile- Jake, Kate, Sayid, Sawyer, Hurley, and Frank Lapidus leave the island on the helicopter, but discover a fuel leak on board. In order to lighten the helicopter, Sawyer jumps out after whispering something in Kate's ear and kissing her. The helicopter makes it to the Kahana in the nick of time. They refuel, fix the leack, pick up Desmon, Sun, and Aaron and leaves just before the c4 detonate- Michael dies in the room that housed the C4 and Jin (hopefully jumped) on the deck. Ben- down by the metal wheel- completes a rotation and an eerie sound and white-yellow light envelope the entire island. The helicopter tries to return to the island- but see it disappear. The people on the small raft inbetween the island and boat also see a bright light. With nowhere to land, the helicopter runs out of fuel and the survivors are force to drift in a rescue raft, where Hurley suggest that Locke succeeded in moving the island, but Jack disagrees. At night, the survivors are rescued by Penny Widmore, Desmond's girlfriend. Jack convinces the other survivors that they must lie about the experiences on the island, to protect those left behind. The Oceanic Six are dropped off near the island of Sumba, where they are found by local villagers. In flashforwards to 2008, Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Walt all recount stories of being approached by Jeremy Bentham, the dead man in the coffin. Kate has a dream in which Claire tells her not to bring 'Him' back to the island. Sun confronts Charles Widmore, saying they have common interests. After finding out that Bentham is dead, Sayid breaks into the mental hospital where Hurley is staying and convinces him to go 'somewhere safe'. Jack returns to the funeral parlor, where he is confronted by Ben, who says that the island will not allow Jack to return without everyone else. This includes Jeremy Bentham, who is FINALLY revealed to be John Locke. Ok- so my theories... some picked up and adopted from others (Mostly Rick :))... but here are just a few of them for now: 1. When Ben says that everyone must go back... I'm thinking he means EVERYONE- so that would be, Jack, Kate, Aaron, Sun, Sayid, Hurley, Locke, Walt, Desmond... Possibly Frank Lapidus... 2. I'm sticking with my Trinity Theory... Where there are three main parts (people) that are important... The Body, Mind, and Soul... Locke (Body), Walt (Mind), Hurley (Soul). I think that these three still have a huge part to play. 3. In which case- I do not think Locke is really dead... or at least not the Locke we know... or at least only dead for now... There's a lot of theories here. 1.Remember the rabbits?? The cloning of rabbits??? hmmmmm... could this 'Jeremy Bentham' not be the real locke?? Or 2.Remember in the season finally the 'Time Traveling' video??? OR 3. How the island seems to heal Locke better than most- say paralized to non paralized... Many options here... 4. Claire is dead (I think she died when the building callopsed on her). Christian Sheppard is dead. Charlie is dead. Yet- they seem to keep showing up and telling Jack and Kate not to bring 'HIM' back or not to raise 'HIM'... Now I now it seems obvious that they're talking about Aaron... right..... or could they possibly be talking about someone else... Someone else who is off the island. Someone else that they might 'raise' (say from the dead) by bringing him back... someone else- like say Locke for example? hmmmm.... 5. Where did the island go?? Did it move??? I don't think so. Rick's theory (which I agree with) is this... Remember how you had to be on very SPECIFIC headings to reach the freighter or the island? If you missed it at all- you were lost? Well- lets see if I can explain this... Say- there's a 'worm hole' going to the island. Because you are at the right entrance to this worm hole- you can see and (if followed) get to the island. The island isn't actually there- this worm hole is just pointing to where it is. Now- when they 'moved the island' they didn't actually move the island- just moved where that worm hole was pointing. Instead of pointing at the island- it's pointing at some random spot in the ocean. --My other theory that I like is Parallel Universe :) That the island didn't necessarily move locations- but moved to a Parallel Universe... Or parallel dimension even... It's a far stretch but I still like it :) 6. Going back a little in time- here's a question never answered--- why was Libby in a mental institution?? Do you think it was because of the death of her husband- or a little deaper? 7. Who is Mrs. Hawking? Remember the older woman from Desmond's- transfering back into time- when he was with Penny- Mrs. Hawking talked with Desmond- told him to leave Penny and tells him about the man with red shoes that would be crushed by a building (another wizard of oz reference)- but did not save him, because this would be 'course correcting'. She was also appears in a photo on the desk of Brother Campell- who was the priest at the monastary where Desmond worked before meeting Penny. 8. How about Mathew Abaddon?? We've seen him three times so far. First in the hospital with Locke- telling him about the walkabout. Next- sending Naomi and the group to the island, and third- Visiting Hurley at Santa Rosa and asking him if 'they' were still alive. 9. Supposedly there are off-site dharma stations... Where Penny's people recieved a signal from the island- somewhere cold- is supposed to be one of them. I'm thinking the 'healer' that Rose and Bernard went to... near where Charlotte found the remains of a Dharma Cow- is another.. Don't have anything to base it on- just thought it would be interesting :) 10. Remember the phsycic that told Claire not to let anyone else raise him- then gave her a plane ticket- well, it was also his daughter that had 'died' and come back to life as a miracle- that 'priest' Eko was sent to check out... I think there's more to that... 11. Jin's not dead :) I'm sticking to this. 12. Jack is more related to Jacob than we know... There's something more to this- that Christian and Claire- both dead (in my mind) - Father and Daughter- both hanging out at Jacobs Cabin... hmmmm.... Ok- well that's a lot of information. Not too many theories for now- more to come as we get into season 5! And watch for my Weekly kassicast filled with summaries, easter eggs, clues, theories, and more! :) Also- send me your theories if you have them- I'd love to hear them!