Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lost Kassicast- Episode 5:9 “Namaste” - Recap

a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.
Taken literally, it means "I bow to you"

So, I don’t know about anyone else- but this episode while good- was still a little boring. We enjoy figuring out what’s going on in the fictional addiction known as LOST, but when we’re right and there is nothing we don’t know going on in lost- it’s a little disappointing. Granted- this was a good ‘catch up’ episode and was needed for a filler and (I suppose- although I didn’t need it) a ‘breather’ and also.. more character development. Beyond my pouting- here we go with the Recap of “Namaste”

Hey Look- There’s A Runway.

We’re back on Ajira 316. The plane undergoes some turbulence and Lapidus isn’t happy with what he knows is about to happen. Things get rough and there’s a giant flash of white light.

Once the light is gone, we’re still on the plane with Lapidus, only it’s magically gone from night to day and he’s about to crash into the Island. Lapidus does some fancy flying and manages to land the plane on the “runway” on the secondary island. Hey look- we knew Sawyer and Kate were helping to build. But- the awesome part- is that it, oh, just happened to be right where 316’s engines went out and Lapidus had to land… The crash knocks him out, and when he comes to, his co-pilot is dead.

Lapidus heads to the back and sees that, for some reason, Sun is the only one of the Oceanic 6 still aboard. Ben says they’re gone (and he’s also not all beat up and unconscious waiting to be taken to the ‘infirmary’ where Locke sees him later), and when Lapidus asks how, the response is, “How would I know?” Oh Ben…

Three Years Had Better Be Enough Time
But we know where they are, and it’s 30 years earlier. We see Sawyer reconnecting with Jack, Hurley and Kate, and everything’s happy until he tries to explain why he’s in a DHARMA jumpsuit. “It’s 1977,” he tells them.

“Uh, what?” replies Hurley.

Sawyer tries to hatch a plan to bring them in, but as soon as Jin hears that Sun was on the plane, he speeds off to the Flame to check with Radzinsky. Here’s a quick reminder for any Lost fans who don’t remember all the mythology: the Flame is the communications center on a farm where Locke and others met Mikhail (aka-patchy). Radzinsky was Kelvin Joe Inman’s partner in the Swan Station before killing himself. At the Flame, Radzinsky is building a model of a geodesic dome. Jin asks if there have been any plane sightings. After checking in with the other stations (and Radzinsky being a bit of a smart ass) a blip on the radar suggests a Hostile has entered the perimeter.

He Will Be Hostile Once You Get Those Cuffs Off
Jin runs after it, hoping that the “Hostile” is his wife. It’s not, unless the time jump turned his wife into a Middle Eastern torturer. Sayid is happy to see Jin, but less so when Radzinsky arrives and points his gun at him, forcing Jin to go along with the assumption that Sayid is a Hostile. Jin couldn’t even wink at him- to let him know it’s cool and just go along with it?

Welcome to DHARMA
Sawyer returns to DHARMA-Ville and tells Juliet about who he found. They’re both stumped about how it happened (well Juliet seems more disappointed than stumped- this might very well take away her perfect life), but the submarine just happens to be bringing in some new recruits, the perfect cover.

Juliet takes the passenger manifest from Amy to help with the plan. Juliet asks if Amy has named her baby, and she has: Ethan! Sigh- Ethan, ethan, ethan, Can we tell you now- that you shouldn’t steal pregnant women off the beach in the future- because it might lead to your death?

Sawyer returns to pick up the Oceanic 3 and tells them about the plan for them to pose as DHARMA recruits. On the van ride back to DHARMA-Ville, Sawyer mentions Faraday and Jack wonders if he’s still there. “Not anymore,” Sawyer says. Well- duh- we haven’t seen him… but where has he gone to?

Sawyer puts some leis on his friends and tells them to play along with the initiation to get their work assignments. Jack, Kate and Hurley go through DHARMA processing. Jack is interviewed by Pierre Chang, aka Dr. Marvin Candle- which has just got to be odd- as Jack watched his antique video’s not long ago. Jack is a Workman, doing janitorial work in The Shed (Hahahaha!). Kate isn’t on Phil’s list (and I’m thinking this is a Juliet thing- so Kate doesn’t ‘ruin’ her and Sawyers life), but Juliet comes in to save her with a new list. Later they all smile and pose for an orientation group photo.

Kill The Hostile
Miles drives up and he’s clearly not a very good actor because he can’t stop staring. He finally tells Sawyer that there’s a Hostile who’s been captured, and when Sawyer gets on the walkie talkie, he’s furious that Sayid is the Hostile.

Sawyer drives over and Radzinsky wants to shoot Sayid because he thinks he’s a spy who saw the model of the Swan and where they plan on building it. In the holding room, James LaFleur interrogates Sayid and coerces him into admitting that he’s a Hostile, which allows Sawyer to take him back to the barracks as part of the Truce. Poor Sayid has NO clue what’s going on.

He takes the prisoner downstairs and locks him up, leaving him for another day.

“I’m A Thinker”
Sawyer goes home to read a book, and Jack stops by to ask what the plan is with Sayid. He’s surprised when he realizes that Sawyer and Juliet are living together but then the two men get into an argument about leadership skills, and while Jack acted impulsively and got a lot of people killed, Sawyer likes to read a book every night like Winston Churchill did and think. Interesting. But Jack doesn’t seem too upset that he does not have to lead anymore.

When Sawyer walks Jack out- we notice Kate standing on her front porch watching Sawyer. Now- I do really like Kate- but jeeze is she drama trouble.

Little Ben
Back at the prison, a little boy walks over to give Sayid a sandwich. As soon as we saw the back of the kid’s head- “Ben”.

Trusting Big Ben

Back in the present… I guess… Caesar and Ilana are taking control of the situation- bummer- because I don’t think I like either of them. Lapidus tries to calm everyone down, but Caesar wants to look through the buildings and the cages.

Ben lurks off as only he can, and Sun follows him. When she catches up to him, he says that he’s going back to “our Island” and asks if Sun would like to come with him.

She goes along with it in hopes that Jin is on the main island. Lapidus catches up to them and they go for one of the three canoes. He begs her not to trust Ben and gets into a debate with Ben. Sun sneaks up behind Ben with an oar and whacks him over the head. Ha! She’s such an angry little woman!

Lapidus thought she trusted him, but she responds, “I lied.”

“You Have A Long Journey Ahead Of You”
Sun and Lapidus take the boat back to the main island and head to the barracks. They’re abandoned and the two hear whispers all around them. A light goes on in one house, and out walks...Christian Shephard. Sun asks where Jin is, and he tells her to follow him.

Let’s put the pause button on. Sun was off the Island for three years and yet not once did she ever see a photo of Jack’s dad? I find that a little hard to believe, but I suppose plot holes are a moot point in a show with time travel, a Black Smoke Monster and four-toed statues.

Inside the house, Christian takes down a photo from 1977. It’s the DHARMA orientation group photo and Sun sees Jack, Kate, and Hurley in it. Christian tells her she has a long journey ahead.

Next week on Lost: It’s Sayid vs. DHARMA. Hmm, a trainer torturer versus a group of hippies, I wonder who’s going to win. Also- Kate vs Juliet/Sawyer

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