Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Lost Kassicast 06:06 'Sundown'‏

FYI- starting the week of the 15th- I will be working at a new job!! J So, my recaps won’t be able to be updated until Wednesday nights or Thursday- instead of during the day on Wednesdays. Also, it’s going to become a collaborate job between Rick and myself- So if you have any theories that you would like to throw into the mix- send them to Rick or I by Wednesday night. Thanks!!

Best lines of the night:
“Right… Claire. She just strolled in here a couple of hours ago acting all weird. Still hot, though”
After Sayid stabs LNM- LNM holds out the dagger “You want it back?”

Ok- where to begin. Last night’s episode was… interesting… a bit funny (the fight between Dogan and Sayid) and really creepy. Sayid was one of my favorite characters until last night- where I wasn’t a fan of him either on the island (CREEPY) or off. Now don’t get me wrong- I thought it was a great episode- just bloody… and again creepy- but that just means they did a really good job J

Oh- and if you watched ‘House of The Rising Sun’- which was the ‘sister episode’ from the first season- you will know that the producers are messing with us! J Every episode- till last night- matched the main character and some key principals to the story of the ‘sister episode’ from season one. Last night, however, did not have to do with Sun (even though it was called ‘Sundown’) and the only thing that really lined up was the fact that Jin was in handcuffs again- someone else was wearing the watch (see below). However- if you look at the fine lines of both ‘House of the Rising Sun’ (where the camp split in two over caves and the beach) and ‘Sundown’ you will see that the underlining principles and ending are similar- in that groups that have come together are now being split in two.

Beware- there weren’t a ton of Easter Eggs this week- but there were a few J

Ah Sayid- he hops out of a cab with flowers- seeing him mooning over Nadia’s photo- we assume that’s who he’s going to see. And, we’re right. Although we’re wrong that Sayid came to be with her- as he has pushed her into the arms of his brother, Omar. You remember Omar? We’ll the last we saw of him- little boy Sayid had to kill a chicken for him- because Omar couldn’t do it. Omar runs a dry cleaning business and has two kids with Nadia- but Sayid’s still hurting over her. Anyways- Omar borrowed money… from the bank like a smart individual? Nope- from loan shark/mobster/all around bad guy- KEAMY. Keamy- being the butt head he is- is still charging Omar- even though Omar paid him back and is broke. He asks Sayid for help to scare off Keamy- but Sayid says ‘Nope’. Then Omar get’s ‘mugged’? and get’s a punctured lung from Keamy’s men. Nadia begs Sayid to stay out of it- and he obeys… until Keamy’s goons pick up Sayid on his way to pick up Nadia’s kids and try to convince Sayid to pay for Omar. Sayid puts a bullet in Keamy and his men. Good thing too- if you’re ever in a situation with Keamy- ALWAYS kill him. Sayid finds Jin in the freezer of Keamy’s death kitchen… Now… how did he get there?

1.There were two ‘Omar’s’ in this Dimension X episode- the other Omar was the one who brought Sayid to Keamy. He was also one of the mercenaries that worked for Widmore with Keamy- on the freighter. This all leads me to believe that Keamy wasn’t the big bad in this situation- he wasn’t the one that Brother Omar borrowed money for. My thought is Keamy was still working for Widmore?
2.Also, Keamy was wearing the ‘WATCH’ the same watch that in ‘House of the Rising Sun’ Jin beat Michael up over. It’s Sun’s father’s watch- Jin is supposed to be delivering it to someone. Widmore? Keamy?
3.We glimpsed Jack in the hallway (in his scrubs) of the hospital when Sayid went rushing in with Nadia
4.The man driving the school bus looks JUST LIKE Anthony Cooper (Lock’s dad) but can’t tell for sure- he’s shadowed but look at and tell me what you think!
5.Guessing it’s a prop error- but it’s funny J Nadia’s license plate on the minivan is 2SAQ321- California. It matched Jack’s Bronco’s license plate.
6.My vote is that Nadia is evil… I mean- Sayid kills people for her- in both Dimensions. Yeah- not really... Just thought...

On The Island:
Sayid barges in and demands answers from Dogan. They have a kung fu battle- but once Dogan get’s the upper hand- he’s stopped by a baseball falling on the floor. Dogan tells Sayid that he’s evil and has to leave. Meanwhile- LNM and crazyClaire are standing outside the ring of ash where LNM is convincing crazyClaire to go in and deliver a message and she’ll get her boy back. Claire comes into the temple right before Sayid is all packed up and tells Dogan he has to go meet ‘You know who’- wink wink. Dogan sends Sayid instead- with a magical dagger to plunge into the chest of ‘someone you know and you know to be dead’- “If you let him speak it will be too late”. Back at the Temple- Kate is back and demands to know where ‘that crazy Australian chick’ has gone. Now back at Sayid plunging through the forest- I was waiting for Michael Jackson to jump out of the bushes, here comes LNM. Sayid Stabs. LNM doesn’t die or do anything but start a talkin’ and offers Sayid the dagger back. Sayid was set up by Dogan. LNM promises Nadia back to Sayid if he cooperates and delivers a message. “Leave the temple by sundown or die… Jacob is dead, you are free, I’m leaving the island and you can come with me.” Panic ensues. Kate and Claire reunite- but Claire (while seeming childlike happy) doesn’t seem happy that Kate rescued (sorry- took) Aaron. Sayid goes to ‘return’ the dagger to Dogan, who tells Sayid about his off island life- he was a businessman in Japan- got drunk- crashed his car and killed his little boy. Jacob came to visit him and promised to save his son, as long as Dogan becomes the new CEO of the Temple facility. Dogan hasn’t seen his son since. Made him seem human. But, it didn’t last long- because Sayid got super creepy and drowned him. Lennon runs in “He was the only thing keeping HIM out!” So, Sayid kills Lennon too- quick as a bolt- and leaves both bodies in the ‘pool of life’… ironic. LNM barges in- smoke form- and starts killing everyone. Kate goes for Claire and Miles runs for the Exit Sign. Ilana, Sun, Ben, and Lapidus come to the rescue- of Miles at least. Ben goes for Sayid and backs away after Sayid tells him ‘it’s too late for me’. Ilana finds the secret brick and they get the hell out of dodge- leaving Ben with Sayid, and Kate with Claire. LNM’s group is growing- as he waits outside the temple for creepy looking Claire, Sayid and scared looking Kate.

1.If Sayid killed Dogan and Lennon and left them in the spring that seems to bring people back from life- would it stand to reason that they are not permanently dead?
2.“Sun downing” is another term for Dementia… Claire…
3.there are 108 stitches in a baseball
4.When Claire is in the ‘hole’ she’s singin “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Como- the same song she had insisted Aaron’s potential adoptive parents sing to him.
5.Christian Shepherd used to sing ‘Catch a Falling Star’ to Claire and to Jack
6.Kate sang ‘Catch a Falling Star’ to Aaron in one of the Season 5 Flash Forwards
7.They made a point of showing the baseball falling on the floor. I noticed it didn’t roll, just *plunk* and sat there- which is odd.
8.The hieroglyph on the wall Ilana (and Hurley) pushes to open the secret door is a Shen Ring. Among other things, this means “protection”.
9.Knowing that in this world- Dogan’s son died in a car crash (which seems to happen a lot to people- Nadia, Juliet’s Husband, Michael- didn’t die but busted up his leg, etc- and seems to be an action that get’s people to the island) and knowing that he did not in Dimension X- would lead to the conclusion that something else had caused the accident… So he would come to the island.
11.Actually- where are Rose and Bernard too?

1.From Bailey- a Lostie: “I just wanted to add on to the good vs evil or God vs the Devil. For a long time i thought lost might mean lost in a spiritual way. I mean people die and come back again as something a different body or different self. And the more and more they try and control their life or change the way things are on the island the worse it gets. And they are always talking about why they are here? Like what is their purpose? and they all think of the greater picture. And for instance in the last episode jack discovered that Jacob had been watching him all of his life (God). And then Hugo questions Jacob that if he knew jack would break the mirror and all then why didn’t he just tell Hugo to bring jack there. And Jacob says that some people can have someone jump in their cab and tell them what to do while others like jack need to find it on their own. So it could be the quest to accept Christ. And their slate is cleaned when they get to the island. Kate is no longer an outlaw, jack is no longer questioned with his medical skill, Hugo is no longer a curse, sawyer is no longer a con man and lock is no longer crippled and rose no longer has cancer and the list goes on. That’s my insight. –bailey”

2.Of course I still love the idea of Smokie being a Djin- but going off the religious angle- there could be another answer for him as well- thanks again to Islam insight: In Islam there are ‘major signs’ and ‘minor signs’ that the world is about to end and Day of Judgment is at hand. One of the major signs: the coming of a false messiah (LNM?) that will lead the faithful away from the remembrance of Allah or God. And then, there’s ‘The Smoke’. Seriously, I’m not making this up. From Wikipedia: “The Smoke will appear all over the earth that will cause believers to catch something similar to the common cold or even a nose bleed, whereas disbelievers will be hit harder by it. Finally, a cool wind will cause all of the believers to die. This leaves all the unbelievers left on earth to experience the last hour of the day of judgment”

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Lost Recap, Easter Eggs, and More! 06:03 "Lighthouse"

06:05 “Lighthouse”

“Nothing. I’m Just… you know… looking, cause I’m a big fan of temples, history, Indiana Jones stuff.”

This was the mirror image of the fifth episode of season one- for those of you who followed my instructions- good for you! You recently saw that “White Rabbit” was referenced multiple times in “Lighthouse”. In “White Rabbit” Jack chased his father and found the coffin and the caves. In a flash back Christian told young Jack, “You don’t have what it takes”.

Dimension X:
Jack questions himself in the mirror once again and notices a scar on his torso- funny as he had his appendix taken out on the island. His mom informs him that it was taken out when he was 7- by his father… interesting. Jack has to rush to his mom’s house to help her find Christian’s will, but before he can do so- he rushes to pick up his son, David, from school. That’s right he has a son. And David is the typical angry child of divorce. Jack takes off and helps find his father’s will, which causes Jack’s mom to question who Claire Littleton is… I Know!!!! Jack brings home pizza to find David missing- so he runs to his ex-wife’s house (who we wont find out who she is until the series finale of “How I Met Your Mother”) and learns that David has an audition. He’s a prodigy- much like another young dark headed boy we once knew… Faraday. We see Dogan, who’s son is also auditioning. Jack tells his son he will always love him.

Theories, Easter Eggs, etc:
1.So Dogan’s appearance in Jack’s sideways story reveals he was not aboard the Black Rock.
2.The sign at the audition said “Welcome All Candidates” J Sound familiar?
3.This one goes in Dem X Easter Eggs and Jack’s Easter Eggs- Jack Shepherd is number #23. The 23rd Psalm was written by David, who is a shepherd and a musician- links up a bit… doesn’t it?
4.The key to Jack’s ex-wives house is under a stone “White Rabbit”
5.There was a key hidden under this rabbit before… When young miles found it to enter the apartment of a recently deceased man named Mr. Vonner
6.The last will and testament was mailed to Christian Shepherd at 233 Bastian Drive. 233 was the house number for David’s mother’s house (23)
7.Long shot- but there are 8 stamps with the Ram’s head on the will and test envelope. The prophecy of Daniel from the bible, chapter 8, 10th verse- the penultimate battle between angels Michael and Gabriel…, and in the end it all comes down to shadow and light… good and evil.. one’s true destiny as a component of free will.
8.Why was the will so hard to find- if it was just sitting on a bookshelf?
9.Book one that was on one side of the will: “Terminal" plot summary (via Wikipedia): "The novel centers around the investigation of a medical student named Sean into a mysterious cancer called medulloblastoma and the secret behind the hundred percent remission treatment offered by a medical institute called Forbes Cancer Centre. In his investigation, Sean learns that the institute is responsible for the creation of the cancer. The secret behind their offering of 100% remission of the disease is that the creators had also invented an antibody to the disease. The institute procured Social Security numbers and other identifying details of wealthy people and their dependents, and as opportunities arose from those people undergoing surgeries or being on IV therapy, they were infected with the transformed SLE virus. Because the virus was encephalographic, it manifested with early neural symptoms in the infected patients, in the form of seizures and convulsions. The infected people, once they were completely cured of the disease, were usually willing to donate large sums to the Forbes. This book heavily deals with the controversial issues of the time."
10.Book Two: “It's only too late if you don't start now" review (via Amazon): "As baby boomers hit their 40s and 50s in record numbers, they're beginning to realize that middle age isn't what it used to be--that the old assumptions about these difficult years just aren't true anymore. Barbara Sher, the author of such motivational bestsellers as Live the Life You Love, believes that midlife is the beginning of something better than mere youth, a time when "you start to live your life to suit who you really are." Instead of worrying about your slowing body or unrealized expectations, Sher says, why not focus on new opportunities to take risks and try new experiences, or to take another crack at personal goals you never had a chance to go for in the past? Sher's unique view of aging is a heartening one, and it is sure to bring encouragement to those who would like to see "the big 4-0" as a beginning rather than an end."
11.On Christians liquor table- there was a bottle of MacCutcheon whiskey. The same drink of choice for Charles Widmore and Anthony Cooper (Locke’s dad).. Very expensive taste.
12.On David’s desk, the sheet music to Frederic Chopin’s “Fantasies-Impromptu” was sitting. This is the same song young Daniel Faraday was practicing.
13.The Annotated Alice (Alice in Wonderland)- that David was reading “White Rabbit”, “Through the looking glass”)
14.Also- this is the same book that Jack read to Aaron and now we hear he read it to David when he was young.

Jack’s Group:
Hurley gets a visit from Jacob’s ghost. Hurley talks Jack into coming with him by saying Jack has “What it takes”. They sneak out of the temple and find Kate- who’s on her mission to find Claire. Jack and Hurley find the caves- oh yeah the same ones that they lived in after Jack found them in “White Rabbit”. Hurley theorizes that they jump back to dinosaur times and that the Adam and Eve skeletons are them. Hehehehe. Hurley and Jack arrive at a giant stone lighthouse. They go upstairs and find a giant wheel with mirrors all over. Hurley tries to dial the wheel to 108 degrees, but jack notices all the numbers have names. He orders Hurley to turn the wheel to number 23- Shepherd and the mirror reflect Jack’s childhood home. Jack freaks and breaks the mirrors- then sits and stares at the ocean for a while.

Theories, Easter Eggs, etc:
1.So if the numbers and names going around the lighthouse are listed in degrees- there would have been 360 ‘candidates’ at one time
2.#51- Austen (so possibly Kate is on there- even if she’s not one of the ‘special’ numbers)
3.#117- Linus (crossed out)
4.We saw a grouping of Korean buildings when the mirror was turning… It was where Sun and Jin were married
5.Another one of the images in the magic mirror looked identical to the church where the funeral for Sawyer’s parents was held
6.So- both Sun and Jin, and Sawyer’s flashes in the mirror would have been where Jacob met them- but Jack’s shows his childhood home not the hospital?? Could this mean that Jack really isn’t the Shepherd that the list is referring to?
7.#108 is Wallace?? Who is Wallace and why is he coming to the island? AND- if he is coming to the island- why is his name already crossed out?
8.Or was this just to get Jack to get where he needed and there really isn’t a Wallace coming
9.#104- Lewis
10.#20- Rousseau
11.#107- Thomson
12.#109- Friendly
13.#111- Klein
14.#112- Horton
15.#113- Worden
16.#114- Yamada
17.#115- Bargas
18.#116- Lambert
19.#118- Chauer
20.#120- Rodriguez
21.#121- Neilson
22.#122- Freed
23.#124- Dawson (Michael?)
24.#125- Owens
25.#126- Penti
26.#127- Mora
28.SHEPHERD is written in all caps and in a different handwriting than the rest. It also looks like there was something else written underneath it that was erased.
29.#129- Campbell (as in… Brother Campbell?)
30.#119- was spelled Almeida at the lighthouse and Almieda at the cave?
31.Possibly Kate’s number #51 is the mirror image of Sawyer’s number #15

Rousseau, sorry- I mean Claire is a total bad-ass. She brings Jin to her camp site along with the other I liked. She wants to know where they’re keeping her baby. She stitches up Jin. The Other tells Claire that they don’t have her baby. While, Claire states that she knows they do- because her dad and her ‘friend’ told her they do. Jin questions this- and Claire smiles ‘my friend’. Duh. Jin speaks up and says that Kate has Aaron and he’s three years old now. This seems to confuse Claire and after she kills the Other, Jin recants his story. Claire looks relieved “I would have to kill her”. Now why Claire? You left him in the jungle by himself- why are you now worried about him? Ah well- she’s a little off… The episode ends with the arrival of Claire’s ‘friend’ who is… du du duuuuuu… LNM. Jin looks shocked “John?” “That’s not John, THIS is my friend”

Theories, Easter Eggs, etc:
1.“If there’s one thing that’ll kill you around here, it’s infection” Really Claire?? You would know J
2.Claire has really lost track of time- again, reminds me of Rousseau- who thought that Aaron was her baby at one time. Claire doesn’t realize it’s been three years.
3.Claire heard from her father and her ‘friend’ that Aaron was taken by the others. Are the ghost of Christian and LNM two separate entities or have they just spoken to her at different times
4.The other’s ‘tortured’ Claire the same they did Sayid- with the branding iron
5.Where did Sawyer run off to?? Why wasn’t he with LNM?
6.Does Claire not remember leaving Aaron in the Jungle? She seems to really think he was stolen- not rescued.

From Ben Smith (one of our Losties that works with Rick):
“Jacob and MIB represent Fate vs. Free Will. Jacob is all about leading people to where they need to be and MIB wants them to decide on their own. So maybe there is a higher power still on this island that is Good vs. Evil, Since Fate/Free Will is not really good or evil. And the 2 representing this Good vs. Evil could be Christian and the little boy with the bloody hands.”

Also he thinks Juliet could be Jack's wife in the x-line.
(Rick told me this last part- and then he recanted saying “I don't see how it could be Juliet as Jack's wife. She has to meet
Sawyer in the future x-world. "You wanna grab some coffee?" :)”)

-I think it’s a possibility that Juliet is Jack’s Ex-Wife. Not current- as it’s obvious he’s divorced… So she could be asking Sawyer for coffee- although my thought is I don't think Juliet was meeting Sawyer for coffee (I think she was talking to someone else)- because if we follow the timeline- as of when the world split in two- Sawyer was on the plane when Juliet was asking someone to grab coffee :)

From Rick (I love this theory!):
"I think we have already started to see the ending of Lost. I think these flash-sideways are not an alternate timeline but rather the future. I think that what ever big thing happens at the end of Lost on the island will transport them to Sept 22, 2004 and on a plane that safely lands in LAX. Their consciousness travels over to the parallel universe where the plane doesn't crash. This is why they are having déjà vu. This is why Jack seemed surprised when he saw the appendix incision. I think we may see Jack get cut on his neck at the end of the island timeline and that's why he's cut on the plane in the x-line and seemed confused about it. This is a little confusing but bear with me...

Picture Jack living his x-line life. At age 7 he has his appendix taken out. I'm sure he would remember this the rest of his life. He'd see the scar in the mirror every day and wouldn't forget. Then on Sept 22, 2004, a different version of his consciousness combines with his current consciousness. Now things start to become a little confusing as he has partial memories from both. He sees the scar and wonders did Juliet take out his appendix or did it come out when he was 7. He sees Kate and has déjà vu about her. Does he know her? In Kate's x-line she hears the name Aaron, that sounds familiar...even though in her x-line story up to then she didn't know an Aaron.

The typical drama would end with a big battle of some kind (physical or mental) and then there would be a scene like at the end of return of the Jedi that shows everyone and how they've come to a conclusion of where and who they are in this world. Having a short conclusion like this for Lost would not be good because there are too many characters that we need to know how it ends for them. Now picture the end of Lord of the Rings. This went on for 20-30 minutes and although I liked it and allowed this long an ending since it was over 9 hours long to tell the story, they can't get away with that on Lost either because people would complain about how slow the end was.

Lost has to end with a bang but we still need closure with these characters. So how is this done? Show us the ending throughout the entire final season. :) That's my thought."

Ok- that’s all folks! J Send me your thoughts, finds, and other info!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

6:04- "The Substitute"

First things first: I LOVED LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE!! It was my favorite Dimension X and I just love Terry O’Quinn.

Now the Locke-Ness Monster won- so when you see that below- remember we are talking about Smokie “Locke” not the real Locke. We split up into an extra group this week (the four on the beach- Sun, Lapidus, Ben, and Ilana) which we will now call the “Outcast Group”. At least, until next week or so, when I’m sure they’ll merge with the “Jack Group” at the Temple. The Locke-Ness Monster group has now lessened significantly in members… But lets get to it, shall we? Same as always- small recap then on to what else we can find!

Dimension X:
Locke- driving a beat-up van that doesn’t work properly, can’t roll out into his yard. He falls, the sprinklers turn on, and it’s back to feeling sorry for Locke. But wait. HELEN! She never left him- in fact they’re getting married and she mentions his dad. Which brings up some questions… because Locke met Helen at an anger meeting after Locke’s dad stole his kidney (although in Dimension X they could have met under different circumstances). So either, his dad never stole his kidney and then pushed him out a window (in which case- Locke went paralyzed some other way) or Locke is REALLY forgiving and so is Helen. Hmmmm… I believe the former. Locke went to work. Randy’s still a douche. Locke is fired. Angry Locke beats up on a yellow hummer- that belongs to the owner of the box company- Hurley! Hurley sends Locke to a temp agency he also owns, which happens to be run by Rose. Yes, Rose still has cancer L. She hooked Locke up with a substitute teaching position, where he meets Benjamin Linus, a European History teacher. Locke comes clean to Helen about the walkabout and loosing his job and tells her she shouldn’t wait for a miracle. She loves him and tears up Jack’s business card.

1. In Dimension X- Randy didn’t know about the walkabout- he sent Locke to Australia for a conference, where in the original dimension, Randy knew and had teased him about it for a while.
2. The woman at the temp agency that asked Locke what kind of animal he would be- was the fake psychic that Hurley’s dad hired to try to get Hurley to no longer feel he was cursed by the numbers.
3. There’s a poster behind Rose’s head in the temp office- with a man and a woman- where the man looks eerily like Desmond the woman looks a lot like Kate.
4. HOW DID LOCKE GET INTO THE WHEELCHAIR? Did his dad do it? Doesn’t seem like it- there were photos all over there house with his dad in it. One was also up in his cubical two of them hunting.
5. In Dimension X- the sound of Locke’s alarm clock sounds the same as the sound the Hatch made when the countdown began to enter the numbers.
6. Hurley is driving the same Hummer that he bought in the original dimension with his lottery winnings- and the same one he crashed after returning from the island and seeing Charlie in a convenient store.
7. Randy (aka Douche boss) calls Locke “Colonel”, something he also did in the original dimension due to Locke’s obsession with the military game Axis and Allies.
8. In the original dimension, Locke got the idea of the walkabout from Abaddon. But, without the island existing and presumably without Charles Widmore, Locke and Abaddon never would’ve met

Outcast Group:
Ben lets Ilana believe that Locke-Ness Monster killed Jacob. She pick’s up Jacobs ASH and puts it in a baggie. She also insist that Smokie is stuck in Locke’s form. She informs them that Locke-Ness Monster is recruiting… The four buried Locke, in which Ben apologized for murdering him, and they took off to the temple

Sorry- No Easter Eggs, Etc for this section- it was just too short. Albeit funny “This is the weirdest funeral I’ve ever been to”

Locke-Ness Monster Group:
Locke-Ness Monster (LNM) releases Richard from a trap and asks him to join him. When he refuses, LNM turns to Sawyer- who is drinking in his undies. In his encounters with both men, LNM saw a blond boy- once with blood and the other time Sawyer saw him too. LNM chased the boy- tripped- and was told “You know the rules, you can’t kill him” by the boy. Huh?? Before LNM comes back to Sawyer- Richard tries to warn him away, telling him that LNM wanted him dead. “He won’t stop—“ But then ran away, chicken, when LNM came back. Me- well if I saw Richard that scared- I’d run. Sawyer wants answers. LNM and Sawyer climb down an unsafe ladder into a cave in the cliff. Where he throws a WHITE rock and shows Sawyer the walls which have hundreds of names and corresponding numbers. “Jacob had a thing for numbers”. Most where crossed out- but a few remain. And this was the list of ‘Candidates’ to replace Jacob as guardians of the island. LNM tells Sawyer they can leave the island “Together”. Sawyer get’s excited- ignoring the fact he knows this isn’t Locke and ignoring Richard’s Warning.

1. The numbers and names on the wall that weren’t crossed out:
4- Locke (John)
8- Reyes (Hurley)
15- Ford (Sawyer)
16- Jarrah (Sayid)
23- Shephard (Jack)
42- Kwon (Sun or Jin)
2. When LNM was told he ‘Can’t kill him’ HE yelled “Don’t tell me what I can’t do”- following a very much LOCKE sentiment. Is a piece of Locke carrying over into LNM?
3. Hurley is number 8. The number 8 on it’s side is the infinity symbol. Some are thinking this might mean that Hurley will be chosen.
4. Kate’s name wasn’t on the wall. Even though she was also ‘touched by Jacob’. Rick thinks she really is on the wall- we just didn’t see her- and she’s number 108.
5. Although- let’s say Littleton means Aaron (see below), Kwon means Jin, and Kate isn’t on the wall… That would mean that the names all belong to men… There could be something to that. Kate could have been brought to the island to HELP the candidates- not become one.
6. Littleton (Claire or Aaron?) is crossed off on the wall.
7. I spy… other names crossed off on the wall
a. There was also a number 286-Jenssen that was crossed out- Kate’s fathers name?
b. #195- Pace (Charlie)
c. #64- Goodspeed
d. #56- Chang
e. #175- Straume (Ethan?)
f. #222- O’Toole
g. #291- Domingo
h. #233- Jones (name on a stolen Army uniform Widmore wore)
i. #346- Grant
j. #10- Mattingley (name on a stolen Army uniform an Other wore)
k. #33- Martin (Karl??)
l. #90- Troup (Gary)- he was the ‘author’ of the Bad Twin- a fictional book by the creators of Lost
m. #142- Lewis (Charlotte?? Or by the ‘man’ theory- her father who worked on the island?)
n. #70- Faraday
o. #31- Rutherford (Shannon or her father??)
p. Almeida (Paulo?? We never knew his last name- but he was Brazilian and Almeida is a common Brazilian name
8. Who is the blonde island kid covered in blood?? Aaron? Kid Jacob? Peter Pan from Never Never Land?
9. The Blond kid appeared also acted in the movie 2:13- starring with Mark Pellegrino (who plays Jacob on Lost)
10. The blond kid saying “You can’t kill him” Could be referring to Sawyer- as Sawyer is a candidate or a reference to the fact that Jacob isn’t really dead?
11. LNM throws the White Rock off the scales, leaving a Black Rock sitting there- and comments “It’s an inside joke”. Black and White again. Black and White stones with Adam and Eve, Black Horse, White Polar Bear, Backgammon, White shoes black suit, Light and Dark- Jacob and MIB, etc etc.
12. While drinking alone in his house, Sawyer listens to Iggy Pop’s version of the song “Search and Destroy” about a “forgotten boy” who wants someone to “Save my soul”

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lost 6:03 What Kate Does

Brought up some questions- answered a few. I was wrong on my guess that Kate would deliver Aaron- but I was still better than Rick- who thought Claire wasn’t even pregnant!! J That made me happy enough to dance a little jig. We only have two sections from last night as we didn’t see Flocke’s group- makes me sad- but we’ll see them again next week!

Now first off- all of these episodes seem to following a pattern of sorts… lined up with Season One. The first episode matched up to the premier in that Jack had a flash back (or a flash ‘sideways’) to the plane- where he conversed with Rose, got free liquor, etc. And dealing with the lost body his father on the island (which he also dealt with in his flash sideways) The third episode of Season 1 and Season 6 cover Kate’s flashback and flash sideways (both times she’s running from the detective). And, if we follow that trend- next weeks episode should follow Locke’s flashback of “Walkabout” with the real Locke in Dimension X and Flocke throughout the episode.

Also- Rick would like for me to tell everyone his new favorite nickname for Flocke- “the Locke-Ness Monster” he found it on-line and loves it- so we’re taking a vote. Send me your vote on if we should call the fake Locke- Flocke or Locke-Ness from here on out.

Dimension X:
Kate steals a cab with Pregnant Claire in the back. The cabby is scared of little ole’ Katie’s gun and flees. Kate kicks a crying Claire out of the cab, but feels bad once she finds Claire’s baby bag in the back. After getting freed from her handcuffs by a flirty old mechanic, she goes back and gives Claire a ride to the adopted parent’s house. Future non-mom is crying- her husband left her. Suspicious? Claire goes into labor. Kate takes her to the hospital where Dr. Goodspeed (Ethan) gives her drugs to not go into labor- but Claire freaks when there’s no heartbeat. Aaron! Nope- he’s ok. Claire gives Kate her credit card and she’s off.

1. Ethan didn’t want to give Claire drugs because he “doesn’t want to poke anyone with a needle unless he has to”. I just thought this was funny coming from the man who was the master of drugging pregnant women on the island

2. We’re assuming that Horace Goodspeed got his wife and his baby, Ethan off the island in the last sub trip (much like miles and charlotte), but it’s odd that either off the island or on- he became a baby doctor. And he’s still a bit creepy.

3. BIG ONE- was flight 815 a month later in Dimension X?? The ultrasound picture in Claire’s hand is dated 10/22/04 (instead of 9/22/04- which is the date the plane should have landed in the original dimension)- which would put it only a few weeks before she had Aaron the first time around. And would be the same date that Charlie killed Ethan on the island. But here’s Ethan that same day in Dimension X- giving Claire drugs…

4. Ben Smith (one of my ‘viewers’) thinks that Charlie will still kill Ethan- that Charlie will have to go to the hospital before going to jail (probably will- as he almost suffocated on drugs...)

5. Kate is experiencing some serious Déjà vu- when Claire yelled out Aaron’s name- Kate looked like she recognized it- then confused. She definitely recognized it from ‘another time’.

6. Also- when she saw Jack standing outside of the airport- they both seemed to recognize each other.

7. The stuffed whale that Kate found in Claire’s bag is identical to the same one young Aaron was seen holding during the flash forward in the season 4 episode “Something Nice Back Home”

8. Tania Kahale played the nurse outside at the hospital in Dimension X when Kate and Claire arrived. She also was the nanny Kate hired to watch Aaron, in original dimension in season 4’s “Eggtown”

9. Kate used the alias Joan Hart in the hospital- the same alias she used in the original dimension to get a letter- informing her of her dying mother in a hotel in season 2

10. “I’m Walking Here” Arzt used the same line- after getting run over by Kate’s cab- that Sawyer used after almost getting run over by Ana Lucia, when she was driving for Christian Shephard.

Jack’s Group:
Sayid’s alive- and Dogan (aka ‘Jet Li’) seems a bit upset about the news. The other Other’s take Sayid to perform a test (aka ‘torture’) on him, which he doesn’t pass. Sawyer escapes. Kate, Jin, A grumpy other Other Aldo, and another other Other go after him. Hurley thinks Sayid is a Zombie, but like all zombies- Sayid says ‘No’. Jack is told to give him a pill- turns out its poison. Sayid is ‘infected’ with something dark and evil- the same as Claire. Kate beats up the other Others and runs to Sawyer- who is crying over Juliet and throws an engagement ring into the ocean. Kate wants to find Claire. Jin, on his way to find Sun, is captured again by Aldo and quiet other Other. Aldo wants to shoot him (even with a warning by the other Other- that he’s on THE LIST) but is shot instead by a wild looking Claire.

1. “it’s a baseball” duh! We see a lot of baseballs in Lost- there was one in the ‘time capsule’ that Kate and Tom buried, there was one sitting on the shelf in the locker John Locke the teenager was stuffed into, Ben showed Jack the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004...

2. It was odd that Sawyer hid the engagement ring in a box UNDER the floorboards. That seems like a lot of work and a bit of construction to go through to hide a ring. Was there something else in the box?

3. Aldo- was originally guarding Room 23 when Kate knocked him out 49 episodes ago

4. Ben Smith thinks that Jack did save Sayid because Jack has special powers. What do you think?

5. We’re thinking that Sayid’s ‘infection’ is the same ‘sickness’ that Rousseau’s crew had- where she had to shoot them all.

6. I’m seeing a lot on-line –all assumptions that whatever ‘infects’ Claire, Sayid, possibly Christian, Rousseau’s team- is Smokie. I don’t agree with this. I think they could be related- but I don’t think they could possibly be the same thing. Smokie didn’t go into Locke’s body- he created a copy. Whatever is infecting them is taking over dead or close to dead bodies. Also- Bram shot Flocke- but the bullet ended up on the floor, while Rousseau shot her crew and killed them.

7. Dogan’s description of the darkness reaching the heart brings back memories of ‘The Heart Of Darkness’- I don’t know if this was required reading for all of you- but it was for me in high school- I don’t know why I thought of this- but it’s about men who work on a steamship in Africa. The steamship was sunk- but repaired and they set off with a crew of cannibals up the river. There’s a dense jungle on both sides of the river. At one point they come across a hut with stacked firewood and a note saying the wood is for them- no idea where it came from. The steamer is surrounded by a dense fog- and when it clears the ship is attacked by unseen natives- who shoot arrows from the forest. There’s a lot more to it- and I’m sure it’s not related- I just thought it was fun

8. Dogan confirmed our suspicions that the Island or some being on the Island brought everyone here- in the form of boats, planes, hot-air balloons, etc for a reason.

9. The test- Ash, Electric Shock, and a Fire Poker?? To me, it seemed like Sayid reacted the way any normal human being with a pain threshold would have done- so how does this prove he’s infected??

10. I think when Kate, Jin, and the other Other’s saw that trap that looked like one set by Rousseau- it was set by Claire… Along with having the fashion and artillery as Rousseau… So, that brings up another question- Was Rousseau infected??

11. The other Other’s know a lot about our Losties- they know Sawyer’s real name, that Claire is Jack’s sister, where the Ajira flight landed.

Also- last week we missed- that Desmond (in Dimension X) has a wedding ring on! So, he’s already married. Just interesting…

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Smokie is a Djinn?? Does MIB actually exist at all??

Ok- So we now know- thanks to Damian and Carlton- that the Man in Black is NOT the Smoke monster. So now that puts us at block one- thinking... well who is the Man and Black and who is Jacob and what the.. is the Smoke Monster??

First off- I'm told that I have to tell everyone that I think Jacob could be in Sayid's body (I'm at 50/50) while Rick thinks that there is NO possibility for that :)

Here's some theories:

(this is probably way off- but I wanted to get it out there :)) MY new theory is that there is NO man in black. He doesn't exist. So, therefore- when Damian and Carlton say "Smokie is not the Man In Black" and when they say that Smokie is not Locke- it's saying the same thing. While Smokie can portray certain people and look like whatever he wants- he is NOT actually these people. Man In Black might have existed way back when- but he did not at that time. He couldn't kill Jacob- Smokie can't kill Jacob. Again- I repeat- while Smokie is NOT Man In Black- he did portray him on the beach that morning way back in the 1800's.

Now- on to what smokie is. My favorite new theory is that he's a Djinn (possibly Jacob is too- but we've only assumed there's one... but I'm only about 20% on that one). It’s also a possibility that Jacob is a fallen angel… Who knows!! Anyways- read before and see if you see the connections between Smokie and the Djinn (or some form of). I don’t know how we didn’t see this before!

You may have heard of a Djinn before- only when you saw him, he was blue, sang songs, and sounded eerily like Robin Williams. That’s right Djinn is also known as a jinn, jinni, or genie in Arabia. It is a supernatural creature which occupies a parallel world and together with human’s (ex. Locke, Ben, Jack, Kate) and angels (ex. Possibly Jacob- fallen angel?) . A Djinn can be either good or evil and possesses free will. Jinn is the plural for jinni which is derived from the Arabic root JaNaA which means to always hide or be hidden (hmmmm…. Like the jungle at all Smokie?) Genie is derived from Latin genius, which meant a sort of tutelary or guardian spirit. Arabic lexicons provide the rendered meaning of jinn not only for spirits, but also for anything concealed through time, status, choosing another form, and even physical darkness. Pre-Islam times- The Djinn has also been known in Latin beliefs as The Guardian Spirits and The Evil Spirit. The Jinn is made from smokeless fire (literal translation is “subtle fire”… ) by Allah in the same way humans were made of earth. Djinn (having free will) refused to bow to Adam when Allah told him to- and then we was thrown from Paradise to earth (hmmm enter “Paradise Lost” a poem about Fallen Angels) and called “Shaitan”. Djinn are invisible to humans unless they want to be seen and Djinn often harass and even possess humans (we’re not talking possession like you may be used to- we’re talking possession as in getting humans to do what the Djinn wants the human to do). Djinns live in remote areas such as mountains, seas, islands, trees, and in the air. Muslims believe that the Djinn account for much of the ‘magic’ perceived by humans such as lifting people and objects into the air, mind reading, and mimicking the voices of deceased humans (Whispers?). In Muslim legend, a Djinn is capable of assuming human or animal form and exercising supernatural influence over people. In Arabic folklore, a Marid is a Djinn associated with the oceans where it finds sanctuary. Marids are often described as the most powerful type of Djinn, having especially great powers. They are arrogant and proud. Like every Djinn, they have free will yet could be compelled to perform chores. They also have the ability to grant wishes, but that usually requires battle, and according to some sources imprisonment and rituals. The Djinn is capable of appearing in human and animal forms and influencing humankind for either good or evil. Djinn’s are also supposed to live much longer than humans. Furthermore- some believe that Djinn can be trapped (this is where the legend of Genie’s come from)or confined to an area or bound and summoned by humans. Also- an Ifrit (which is a class of Djinn) is an enormous winged creature of smoke, either male or female, who lives underground and frequents ruins. While ordinary weapons and forces have no power over them, they are susceptible to magic, which humans can use to kill them, capture them, or enslave them. As with the Djinn, an Ifrit may be either a believer or an unbeliever, good or evil, but he is most often depicted as a wicked and ruthless being and one that tempts man on behalf of god so god can judge them.

Just a thought… 

Friday, February 5, 2010


Thank you Mike McGee- for a link to an awesome website with peoples theories and thoughts. Here's the link: but, I'm going to cover what I found to be interesting below- so don't feel the need to visit if, if you don't want to.

Also- thanks Rick, for this awesome article. You have to read this- it has some great LOST thoughts! (and it's really funny :)) :,,20313460_20341211,00.html it's long- so I'm not going to go into it here- but make sure you have some time to read it- because it's good!

Ok- so back to the original usa today/pop candy article- here are some other Lostie's thoughts, theories, questions, etc that I found interesting- and thought you all might too! (my thoughts are in black)

1. xeoomni: "I found it interesting that Jack was now in seat 24 on the plane. In the pilot, he was in 23. It seems the destruction of the island had a profound impact on the numbers and their meaning."
I love this thought!! I almost mentioned that he was in a different seat- but I couldn't remember for sure. Love it though!

2. Biggar: "At first I didn't want to believe it, but I do think Jacob has taken Sayid's body. If you look at the 'Lost Last Supper' pic, Sayid is in the Judas position, while Locke (MIB) is in the Jesus position. That's a pretty clear cut connection. Sayid seems like an odd choice seeing how the two really don't have a previous conflict. I would think Jack or Ben would be the better vessel. Does Jacob have special elemental abilities like Jacob being able to turn into the Smoke Monster? Could Jacob be the white flashing light?"
I didn't notice that Sayid was in the Judas position in the photo- makes you wonder though. If Flocke (aka Smokie) is in the Jesus position and Sayid (if he's Jacob) is Judas... Makes you wonder who the bad guy really is

3. Sister Carrie: "If the book in the cave turns out to be Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling (as I said, I saw the word "Soren" on the book), there might be some interesting connections:
- It was published in 1843, two years before the Black Rock set sail from England.
- It was published under a fake name, John the Silent (and our John really is silent now).
- And most compelling, the book feature ALTERNATE RETELLINGS of the same story. Perhaps that's a clue."

Good call on the Alternate retellings!

4. H.R.H. PetalKid: "So far no one had mentioned specifically the state of people's lives on the plane. It can't be a 'what if it hadn't crashed' because:

drastic changes for some:
Jack- Christian's missing corpse and a lack of patented 'Jackangst'
Hurley- luckiest man on Earth and Mr. Cluck CEO
Sawyer- A happy, polite dude.
Boone- He didn't 'save' Shannon from the bad choice, freeing himself from her.

not so much for:
Jin/Sun- he is a back to being a jerk/she trying to escape
Charlie- heroin addict/arrested
Kate- still being marshalled, still violent

and i've not clue what to make of:
Claire, Desmond, Bernard/Rose"

I don't necessarily agree with this- because it's not a 'Its what happened if the Plane didn't crash' scenario- it's more of a 'what happened if the island no longer exist' scenario- it's more along the lines of everything that changed since the 70's- not just on the plane. But thought it was a good thought.

5. j:
phanboy wrote:
What do you supose is the hidden meaning of the episode's title. It was NOT called LAX, the abbreviation for the airport. It was LA X. The space must mean something...
"My first guess was that the X is the roman numeral for ten. At the end, when they were doing slow-mo shots of various cast members, ten were shown. But reading on other sites suggests that the X symbolizes an alternate reality. Stolen from Lostpedia: Earth X: The 'X' in 'LA X' stands for an alternate reality. It's common use in comic books, Marvel Comics have an alternate history/timeline called 'Earth X.'

I stick with my theory of the alternate reality- but I like the idea of X for roman numeral ten.

6.Patriccio: "The season premiere title 'LA X' may imply this is the 10th iterration or version of the Los Angeles landing. Might it be possible that Oceanic 815 has actually flown and landed this flight several times before? Conversely, if the plane has multiple landings ... why should it not have multiple crashes on the island as well?"
I really like this thought as well! Hadn't heard this one before!

7.CarolinaGirl: "Quick question.... Just playing devil's advocate here (and going way out in left field), but why is everyone assuming Jacob is the 'good guy'? He's the one that is in league with the island, which had supposedly chosen Ben as a leader/protector... who even Darlton has admitted was evil. Ben was responsible for killing the Dharma initiative... Ben killed Locke and presumably Nadia. He let Alex die. He's been nothing but coniving and ruthless.

"When we met the MIB he was lamenting that Jacob brought people and there was always destruciton... that doesn't necessarily sound like a bad thing (wanting a lack of destruction). Again, playing devil's advocate, and stripping things down to the very basics, but what if MIB is on the side of angels? (since someone brought up the whole fallen angel theme?)

TRUE! I've been going back and forth with this in my head. We don't know Jacob is good- it's just made 'obvious' by the show that he is.

8.Cletus1974: "What if Jacob and the MIB are aliens? The island is their ship. The pocket of energy was their ship's power source. UFO lore is steeped in Egyptian and Mayan iconography which seems to be abundant on the island. And really?! The MIB? Maybe the 'they' in 'They're coming' is Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones."
I just thought this was funny :)

9. Desmond disappeared AFTER Jack saved Charlie. He disappeared because Jack saving Charlie changed something on Desmonds timeline.
Interesting! Remember it was Des 'job' to save Charlie on the island.

10. lola121 wrote:
OK- Have like 3 minutes before a meeting...but has anyone mentioned Djinn yet? Well, I think MIB/Jacob might be Djinn. Djinn are from an Islamic belief that there are angels, humans and djinns. They are made of smoke and rooted in the idea of genies. They are similiar to the Christian belief of fallen angels. I appologize to any of our Losties who are Muslim, please correct any of this if incorrect. I got most of my info from wiki.

Interesting... I hadn't heard that before- I'm going to do some checking on that!

Ok- that's all the time I have today- let me know your thoughts- and check out the blog @ (even if it is a repeat of what I send;))

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Check out Jimmy Kimmel- from last night!

Flocke is not the Man in Black:

LOST 6:01 LA X

MY LOST T-Shirt (I wore it all day yesterday and got some funny looks- but I was ready for LOST!)

Ok. So we’re doing it a bit different today (and I’m guessing most of the season) as there are three different story lines going on. We’ll call one the ‘Jack Group’ (meaning the well… Jack group that is on the island) one the ‘Flocke Group’ (meaning the Fake Locke Group that is on the Island) and one ‘Dimension X’ (to be explained in the next paragraph. First of all, last night might have confused a lot of people- so we’ll start by diving into the science aspect of multiple dimensions J and then we’ll do each section with a mini recap and the theories and easter eggs from that section. Good? OK!

Ok- first things first: We need to explain why there are the THREE different time lines. First, The title of the show was LA X, rather than LAX like the airport. Now there were multiple theories on to why there was a space between LA and X- but now it seems to be obvious that it was in reference to the two different dimensions or realities. I will attempt to explain this in laymen’s terms- but if you have a better explanation- please email it to me! While there are many names for it (MWI, the relative state formulation, theory of the universal wave function, parallel universes, many-universes interpretation, and even closely related to Sting-Theory), The ‘Many Worlds’ theory was originally thought up by Hugh Everett and his relative state formula. What it means is that every action we make creates a new dimension or reality that is not known or seen to us. It’s almost like it creates another world- in which you did not make the decision that you did- it creates a different reality that is different due to that change. It views reality as a many-branched tree where every possible quantum outcome is realized. Many-worlds claims to resolve all of the correlation paradoxes of quantum theory, such as the EPR paradox and Schrodinger’s cat, since every possible outcome of every event defines or exists in its own "history" or "world". In layman's terms, there is a very large—perhaps infinite—number of universes, and everything that could possibly have happened in our past, but didn't, has occurred in the past of some other universe or universes. An easy way for you to see this- is if you’ve ever seen the movie ‘Sliding Doors’ with Gwyneth Paltrow (although that only shows two dimension and it comes together at the end- you get the just of MWI). I’ve always favored the theory and in it- that it explains ‘Déjà vu’. I like to think there is a minor connection between the realities- and when you meet someone you feel like you’ve known forever or have been someplace that just feels like home (even though you’ve never been there) it may be contributed by MWI. Fun thoughts. Anyways- back to LOST. Explaining what happened after the bomb went off. We see people on the plane- we see the island under water. What this seems to explain is that when the bomb went off- it created this new dimension starting with the explosion (which sank the island) and has followed to change the future in small ways (we’ll explain what ways in the ‘Dimension X’ section) It has changed everything from 1977- on. Anything that was or would have been affected by the island and magnetic forces still being intact. Make sense?? If not- email me and I’ll try to explain it better J

OK- Now on to the recap!!

Section 1: Jack’s Group:

Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sawyer, Jin, Miles, and half-dead Sayid are back to the present. Jack is shocked that it didn’t work. Sawyer’s mad. They hear something. What? Juliet’s alive? Impossible. Sawyer makes it to her, but she dies in his arms. Hurley sees Jacob. What? He’s Alive? No- it’s the whole ‘Hurley sees dead people’ thing. Jacob tells Hurley to go to the temple. The group meets the other Others- who live at the temple and seem to be directed by a man resembling Jet Li in ‘The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’- who understands English but doesn’t want to speak it. ‘Jet Li’ wants them killed but stops when Hurley yells out that Jacob sent them and that Hurley has a guitar case given to him by Jacob. What’s in the guitar case? A guitar? Nope- an Ankh (much like the ones held by many Egyptian Gods, including the statue) ‘Jet Li’ breaks it open to find a piece of paper (I’m guessing a list) and request the names of the Losties standing in front of him. They answer right and bring Sayid into a body of water (the fountain of youth??) which seems to not be working- as it’s murky, doesn’t heal ‘Jet Li’ and seems to kill Sayid. Hurley lets ‘Jet Li’ know that Jacob is dead and the other Other’s freak. They surround the temple with the black powder (to keep ‘him’ out.) and shoot red sparks into the air (to be seen by the Flocke group). Then… Sayid wakes up.

Theories and Easter Eggs and Basic Observations:
1. Juliet mumbles, “Would you like to have coffee sometime? We could go Dutch.” Before she sees Sawyer in front of her. That coupled with her “It worked” makes Rick and I agree on this one. As, she’s the one who blew up the bomb. And, she was in and out of consciousness, we are certain that she knows it worked because her consciousness was slipping back and forth to Dimension X and our original dimension. This explains how she knew it worked and her ‘coffee’ remark.
2. The black powder to keep ‘him’ out- goes with our theory from last season. That Jacob was never in the cabin. Flock, Smokie, Esau, whatever you want to call him was the inhabitant of the cabin- and was trapped inside by the black powder. And was freed- once the connection was broken.
3. How did Kate wake up in a tree?
4. When we went through the time travel phase- where all of the planes survivors (plus Juliet) were time traveling, why did the Tailies that were with the other Others (such as Cindy) not time travel?
5. One theory on Sayid being alive- is that Jacob has entered Sayid’s body. Not sure how I feel about this- but it’s a valid theory.
6. They made a note of the water not being clear. Just thought this was odd…
7. One theory is that ‘Jet Li’ was the captain of the Black Rock
8. Another theory is that he’s Alvar Hanso. Now, I’m going to shoot this one down right now. If you read the timeline at all- Alvar Hanso was born AFTER the Black Rock disappeared- He was not a 40 year old man.

Section 2: Flockes Group:

Flocke tells Ben to bring back Richard. Richard refuses and shows Ben Locke’s body. Ben takes Bram and co into the statue. Flocke tells them that Jacob is dead and Bram and Co, load up. Flocke disappears and only leaves a dented bullet on the ground… huh? He’s like evil superman. Out comes Smokie- killing everyone even Bram who tried to protect himself with the ring of black dust. Ben emerges and Flocke is back saying “I’m sorry you had to see me like that” Oh. Ok- we now know Flocke (MIB, Esau, etc) is Smokie. Crap. Outside- Richard sees the red lights shot by the other Others. Flocke and Ben come out of the temple where Flocke tells Richard he’s happy to see him out of the chains. Flocke knocks Richard out, tells the Others that he’s disappointed in them, and takes off with Richards body.

Theories and Easter Eggs and Basic Observations:
1. Richard was a slave on the Black Rock- hence “I’m happy to see you out of those chains” or was it to mean that Flocke thought Jacob kept Richard in ‘Chains’- as in more a figure of speech? I think he was a slave.
2. We know Flocke is Smokie now. But Who is Flocke??? Why can he posses the dead?
3. Where is Smokie’s Home?
4. Doesn’t it take much hotter temp to turn a body into ash that fast? Did Jacob turn to ash right after he died?
5. Richard saw Flocke before he headed into the foot- but he didn’t recognize him for what he was until after he came out.

Section 3: Dimension X:

Jack Shepherd is on Oceanic 815. He looks confused. He and Cindy (in original Dimension- Cindy is an other Other) repeat a familiar conversation about a weak drink. There’s turbulence, but everything is ok. Bernard returns from the bathroom. Jack has a cut on his neck. He returns to his seat and sees… Desmond! Jack thinks he knows him. But, alas they’ve never met, at least not in this lifetime (see theory below) Camera goes down. Island is under water. Kate steals Jack’s pen. She’s in handcuffs... again. Sawyer gives Kate the once over. Arzt is begging Hurley to do the Australian accent. And Hurley tells Arzt he won the lottery. Sawyer warns Hurley that someone may try to take advantage of him, but Hurley goes ‘no dude, I’m the luckiest man alive.’ Whaaaaat? Jin is same ole Jin and tells Sun to button up her shirt. Locke and Boone chat it up- but there’s no Shannon- she didn’t come back with him. Locke fibs about his awesome walkabout- but Locke is still in the wheelchair. Jack has to go save a passed out Charlie, who happened to stick a whole bag of heroin down his throat- now I don’t know from personal experience, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how you’re supposed to do heroin… “You should have let that happen, man” says Charlie “I was supposed to die.” Yes, Charlie- you’re right on that one. Desmond disappears. They all get off the plane at LAX. Customs lost Christian Shepherd’s Coffin (seems suspicious, huh). Kate asks Edward if she can use the bathroom and she manages to beat him up and escaped. Kate is helped by Sawyer and then manages to escape into a cab already inhabited by a totally still pregnant Claire. Jin is held up in customs by having a wallet full of $100s that he didn’t declare. Jack and Locke have a conversation, as Locke lost a bag of knives. Jack tells Locke nothing is irreversible and gives Locke a business card with an offer for a free consult.

Theories and Easter Eggs and Basic Observations:
1. The head wound Kate inflicts on Edward in the bathroom is the same spot he receives the deadly blow to the head when Oceanic 815 crashes in original reality.
2. I think Claire is going to freak out- go into early labor- and Kate will have to deliver the baby… again.
3. The address on Jack’s Business Card that he gave to Locke- is to the “Delight Medical & Wellness Center- Independent Group” and the building is an Octagon. Dharmaish?
4. Charlie asked Jack “Am I Alive?” After Jack brought him back. The same thing that Charlie wrote on his knuckles in the original reality after the plane crashed.
5. The book Desmond is reading on the plane is “Haroun and the Sea of Stories” by Salman Rushdie. It was Rushdie’s first novel after The Satanic Verses. It is a phantasmagorical story set in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten it’s name. In the book (children’s book btw) Haroun has to protect the Ocean, which is being destroyed by machines powered by electromagnetic induction.
6. The Shark we saw swimming around the underwater 4 toed statue was a DHARMA shark- had the symbol on his tail.
7. Boone is in a different seat on the airplane this time around.
8. Sayid is from Iraq- in original reality, yet in Dimension X- his passport says he’s from Iran.
9. Rose isn’t wearing Bernard’s wedding ring around her neck.
10. When the plane crashed on the Island- they were ‘way off course’ yet in Dimension X, they’re on course and fly over the island underwater.
11. There is turbulence on the flight when they fly over the island- hinting that there is still a small magnetic pull
12. Sayid’s Photo of Nadia is different- in the fact the one for original dimension was horizontal and the Dimension X photo is vertical.
13. In the original Dimension, Cindy gives Jack two bottles of extra alcohol, not one (and he uses the second bottle for his wound after the plane crash)
14. There’s a cut on Jack’s neck
15. The back of Rose’s Magazine says “The Truth Is Out There”
16. Frogurt is annoying in any reality
17. Jack seemed to be aware that something is off. He recognized Desmond and I don’t think they met in this reality. See #18 for my Des Theory:
18. When Dimension X was created by Jughead, it appears that the explosion sunk the island and killed everyone on it. That would mean that Charles Widmore was killed, and Penny very possibly never existed. This opens up the opportunity for Desmond and Penny to never meet, but also destroys the chance for a ‘Round the World Sailing Race’, as it was hosted by Widmore, which makes it so Des doesn’t enter the race, which means he doesn’t train for it, which means he isn’t running up and down stadium stairs when Jack hurts his ankle. Which means that they haven’t met in this lifetime. Which means that when Jack recognizes him- it’s a ‘déjà vu’ moment- see my MWI theory at the top of the page.
19. Rick’s Theory- He thinks Desmond was in Jack’s mind and not really on the plane at all- as we never saw him get off the plane, and Rose never saw Desmond. It could be that Desmond is hopping from the original Dimension to Dimension X. I really like this so I’m torn between this and him being there because we’re in Dimension X.
20. Christian Shepherds body wasn’t boarded onto the plane in Dimension X- where it was in the original reality- we know this because the coffin was on the island.
21. But, they never did find Christians body on the island... Maybe it crossed over to Dimension X? Same as Desmond hopping over a bit on Flight 815? Goes along with Rick's theory #19
22. Where are Michael and Walt?? They weren’t in the tail section of the plane and they should be on there- unless they’re lives were changed in a way that Walt wasn’t living in Sydney with the detonation of the Island.
23. I don’t think Rose has cancer in Dimension X

That’s it for now. Send me your Theories and Thoughts!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Sorry- I was planning on sending this out this weekend- but then we had a car broken into and the death of a dear friend- so things got pushed back to a bit last minute. But it’s here 

Ok- So it’s been a while since I’ve posted- as we’ve been on a LOST break and I’ve been super busy. But, in the spirit of the 6th and FINAL season- here’s what’s been going on…
We’ll start with a short recap of season’s 1-5 and end with a detailed timeline to help all of you losties keep track of what’s been happening in real time (warning the timeline while the Losties are on the island- is rather long). 

Season 1:
Plane Crashes. Jack becomes leader. Flashbacks about their lives. Faith/Science struggle between Locke and Jack. Love Triangle between Kate, Jack, and Sawyer. We meet Smokie- who eats the pilot. Sayid finds Rousseau who has been sending a signal in French for 16 years. “I’m alone now, on the island alone. Please someone come. The others are dead. It killed them. It killed them all” Locke kills a boar and sees the eye of the island. There are Others on the island. Ethan kidnaps pregnant Claire. Charlie kills Ethan. Locke finds a hatch. Boone dies in a wrecked plane. Kate delivers Claire’s baby. Michael, Walt, Sawyer and Jin take off on a raft. They’re attacked by Others who kidnap Walt and shoot Sawyer. We see the Black Rock which has explosives. Teacher blows up. Locke blows up the hatch.

Season 2:
Hatch has Desmond living it up 1970’s style. Push a button every 108 minutes or the world will end. Desmond runs away. Swan Station. Shannon loves Sayid, but starts seeing visions of Walt. Sawyer, Michael, and Jin find the Tailies. 12 Tailies kidnapped. Ana Lucia kills Shannon. Rousseau finds Henry Gale who isn’t really Henry Gale- he’s Ben Linus- leader of the Others. Libby likes Hurley. Michael goes to save Walt. Comes back, shoots Ana Lucia and Libby and sets Ben free. Locke struggles with entering the numbers. But Eko enters them after seeing his brother’s body. Sun is pregnant. Jin doesn’t know. Tom (the Other) tells the Losties “This is our Island”. Claire finds Tom’s beard- revealing the Others aren’t shabby. Eko and Locke find the Pearl Station (the one with all the TV’s). Michael, Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley go to get Walt. It’s a trap. They’re captured. Hurley gets released. Michael and Walt leave on a boat. Desmond comes back. Sayid, Sun and Jin take Desmond’s boat to find Jack. Locke doesn’t want to push the numbers. Desmond crawls beneath the Swan to turn a key. Everything turns bright purplish. Two men call Penny “we found it”.

Season 3:
Jack, Kate, and Sawyer are being held prisoner by The Others. Jack is in a fish tank. Kate and Sawyer have to work. Kate loves Sawyer. They get busy. Jack’s supposed to save Ben from a tumor but Juliet wants Jack to kill Ben. Jack barters the release of Kate and Sawyer. Sun kills Pickett’s wife. Juliet kills Pickett. Desmond lives it up in 1996. He meets Ms. Hawkings who tells him to go back. Desmond runs around naked. He can see the future. Locke and Charlie rescue Eko from a polar bear. Nikki and Paulo show up. Nikki and Paulo die. Eko dies. Kate, Sayid, and Locke meet Mikhail (aka. Patchy). We don’t like him. They try to rescue Jack. Kate is prisoner. Locke blows up the sub. Locke sees his dad. Locke has Sawyer kill his dad. Kate is handcuffed to Juliet. The Others have fled to the Ruins. Juliet joins the Losties. Desmond sees a parachute. Thinks it’s Penny. They find Naomi. She has a freighter. Ben shoots Locke. Locke sees Walt. The Losties fill their tents with Dynamite and head for the radio tower. Charlie goes underwater. The Others attack the losties tent. Tom captures Losties at the camp. Hurley saves them. Charlie clears the jamming signal but drowns after showing Desmond “Not Penny’s Boat”. Jack beats up Ben. Locke stabs Naomi. Flash forward- “We have to go back, Kate!”

Season 4:
On The Island:

Naomi’s dies. Losties split between Jack and Locke. We meet Faraday, Charlotte, Miles, and Lepidus. Locke goes to the Barracks. Desmond and Sayid go to the freighter. Desmond can’t stay in one time till he finds his constant, Penny. They see Michael- Ben’s spy. There’s a bomb linked to Keamy’s heart. Keamy leads mercenaries to find Ben. They kill Alex, Rousseau, Karl and red shirts. Jacob tells Locke to move the Island. Kate, Sawyer, Jack, Hurley, Sayid, and Lepidus go to the freighter. Sawyer jumps off. Ben kills Keamy. Freighter blows up. Oceanic 6 and Desmond and Lepidus make it. Ben turns the donkey wheel. The island disappears. The helicopter group finds Penny’s real boat. Oceanic 6 rescued. Desmond and Penny go into hiding.

Off the Island:
Oceanic 6. Aaron is Kate’s. Kate’s in trial. She gets off. Jack, Kate and Aaron make a happy family. Jack starts drinking. Hurley sees dead people. Sun goes after revenge and has a baby. Sayid gets married. His wife dies. Ben finds Sayid. Gets Sayid to kill people for him. 2007- Locke gets off the island and starts seeing the Oceanic 6. Jeremy Bentham. Walt’s all grown up. Jack tries to commit suicide. Doesn’t work. Sayid kidnaps Hurley from Santa Rosa. Locke dies. Ben tells Jack they all have to go back.

Season 5:
On The Island:
Time Traveling junkies. Set back- nose bleeds. Locke is alone- no Others. Encounters Ethan who shoots him in the leg. Time travel some more. Richard gives him a compass. Faraday finds Desmond in a past time time-travel and tells him to find his mother. There’s a bomb in 1954 and Faraday’s mother- who is an Other. Charlotte dies. Locke moves the donkey wheel and goes to present day while the Losties are stuck in 1974.

Off the Island:
Widmore finds and helps Locke (along with Abaddon) Ben shoots Abaddon. Locke visits the 6- to no avail. He tries to hang himself. Ben interrupts him. Ben hangs Locke. Lawyer tries to take Aaron from Kate. Kate freaks and give Aaron to Claire’s mum. Desmond remembers Faraday and goes to find Ms. Hawking. Jack finds Ms. Hawking. Sun tries to kill Ben. Nope- wait- Jin is alive. Ben tries to kill Penny, shoots Desmond and Desmond beats the crap out of him. Ms. Hawking tells everyone to go back. They all board a plane- including Sayid (who was arrested by Ilana) and Locke’s body and Lepidus- the pilot. Plane crashes. Kate, Sayid, Jack, and Hurley are in 1977.

Back on the Island (70’s):
Sawyer, Jin, Juliet, Miles, and Faraday are working for DHARMA. Sawyer and Juliet are playing house. Kate, Jack and Hurley join the group. Sayid is taken hostage by DHARMA. He escapes and shoots past- little boy Ben. Kate and Sawyer take Ben to the Others. Phil finds out. Sawyer punches Phil and puts him in the closet. Faraday wants to blow up the Swan. He goes to the others. Ms. Hawkings kills him. Jack still wants to blow up the station. Ms. Hawkings will help him. Kate, Sawyer, Juliet try to stop him. Sayid is shot. Jack and Sawyer fight. The whole group goes to blow up the Swan. They have a shootout with DHARMA. Magnetic pull starts. Juliet falls into the pit. She hits Jughead. Blows up??

Back on the Island (current time):
Locke is alive. Ben wants judged. Smokie tells him to follow Locke. Ilana and co have a box and are trying to get to the 4 toed statue. Locke wants Ben to kill Jacob. They go to the statue. They go in the statue- Ben kills Jacob. Ilana meets Richard and shows him the body of Locke- is in their box. So who’s in Locke’s body?? Jacob says “They’re coming.” Right before he dies.

Timeline (The Bold is during time travel):
Time Unknown: Statue of Taweret is built

Time Unknown: Losties have traveled to a time when the full statue of Taweret is still there.

Time Unknown: The Ruins are built

Time Unknown: The Temple and the underground complex are built

3/22/1845: The Black Rock (supposedly sent by Magnus Hanso’s New World Sea Traders Co) sets off from Portsmouth England on a trading mission to the Kingdom of Siam and is lost at sea

3/1845: Jacob talks with a man while the Black Rock sits offshore.

1852: The log of the first mate of the Black Rock is found on Ile Sainte-Marie, an island off the coast of Madagascar

1882: Magnus Hanso’s New World Sea Traders Co is bought out by the East Ocean Trade Group

1894: Alvar Hanso is born

1937: Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan disappear while flying across the Pacific.

1937: Eloise Hawking is born

1937: Charles Widmore is born

10/15/1940: Emily Annabeth Locke is born

1939-1945: Alvar Hanso makes his mark providing munitions to various resistance movements around Europe

1947/1948: Bernard is born

1954: American soldiers arrive on the island to test a hydrogen bomb. They are all killed by Richard and the Others.

1954: At night Bernard is still trying to get fire going. Miles returns with a dead boar. Neil goes on a huge rant and is shot by a flaming arrow. The survivors all run into the jungle and several of them are shot with arrows. Sawyer and Juliet are separated and attacked by three men in strange uniforms and threatened. Locke comes and saves them.

1954: Daniel, Miles and Charlotte are captured by a group of 1950s Others and brought to Richard. Daniel convinces Richard he can fix the hydrogen bomb that was left on the island. Locke lets the young Charles Widmore go and tracks him back to the Others' camp. He then confronts Richard and asks how he can get off the island. Daniel tries to fix the bomb but decides the best action is to bury it. Locke convinces Richard he is telling the truth but before he can learn anything they time shift again.

1954-1964: ‘Adam & Eve’ laid to rest in a cave

5/30/1956: John Locke is born three months premature- Richard Alpert is sitting in a suit outside of his hospital room

1960-1969: Ben Linus is born outside Portland, his mother dying during childbirth. Horace and Olivia Goodspeed find Roger and Ben on the side of the road.

1962: Richard Alpert visits Locke at age six and performs a test. John doesn’t answer how Richard wants him too and he leaves

1962: The Apollo Candy Company is founded in SF by David Benson

1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis begins, bringing the world to the brink of nuclear war.

1962: The United Nations begins investigating a mathematical formula predicting the end of the world (the Valenzetti Equation)

Alvar Hanso addresses the UN Security Council

1968: James Ford (Sawyer) is born

1969: Sayid Jarrah is born in Baghdad

1970: Karen and Gerald DeGroot founded the DHARMA Initiative with funding provided by The Hanso Foundation.

1970’s: The Apollo Candy Company falls to dire straits. It is saved by Alvar Hanso and becomes a private purveyor.

1970’s: Jack gets beat up by a school bully for trying to protect his friend.

1970-1979: Ben and Roger Linus arrive on the island

1972: Richard Alpert tries to get a sixteen year old Locke to go to a science camp in Portland. He refuses to go.

08/15/01973: DHARMA and The ‘Hostiles’ sign a truce

12/19/1973: Annie gives Ben the wooden figurines. Ben sees his mother in the jungle.

12/20/1973: Ben meets Richard

1974: The final time flash puts Sawyer, Juliet, Jin, Daniel and Miles in the DHARMA Initiative

11/27/1974: Jin is born to a prostitute who leaves the baby with Mr. Kwon unsure if the baby is his.

1976: James Ford's father kills James's mother and himself in front of James. At their funeral- Jacob gives Sawyer a pen to write his ‘Mr. Sawyer’ letter

1976: 8 year old Sayid kills a chicken

1977: Hugo "Hurley" Reyes is born.

1977: Kate Austen is conceived while Sam Austen is deployed overseas and she is born three months after he returns.

05/25/1977: Star Wars is released

Ethan is born to Amy and Horace Goodspeed

1977(back on the island- day 1): Kate, Jack, Hurley, and Sayid arrive on the island after disappearing from Ajira Airways Flight 316. Jin arrives in a DHARMA van. Sawyer and Juliet live together. Sawyer is in charge of security and has the alias LaFleur. He prepares the three to become DHARMA Initiative recruits, while Jin goes to look for Sun. Sayid is captured by Radzinsky as a hostile. Jack is a janitor, Hurley a Chef and Kate a Mechanic. Little boy Ben Linus brings Sayid a sandwich.

1977 (day 2): Sayid is visited in his jail by young Ben, Roger Linus, Horace Goodspeed, and Sawyer at different times in the day. Kate finds out Juliet is living with Sawyer. Horace gives Sayid a truth serum and Sayid tells Horace he’s from the future and knows of the DHARMA and the Purge. Young Ben breaks Sayid out of jail, but Sayid shoots young Ben. Jin takes young Ben to Juliet.

1977 (day 3): Ben looses blood. Juliet asks Jack to help- but Jack refuses. Kate gives little Ben blood. Juliet tells Kate and Sawyer to take Ben to the others. Alpert takes Ben to the Temple. Charles Widmore tells young Ben that he is one of the Others now. Sawyer tells Miles to erase the security footage but Miles can’t as Horace asks him to deliver something to Radzinsky. Miles delivers a body bag in which Radzinsky puts Alvarez’s body. Mile discovers he died from a filling being dislodged from a tooth and blown through his brain. Horace then tells Miles to take the body to Chang at the Orchid. Hurley insists they carpool. Hurley sees the body and when Miles explains, Hurley realizes he can talk to dead people too. Meanwhile, Kate returns and so does Roger. Juliet tells him Ben left. Roger is mad and is suspicious of Kate. Chang threatens Hurley to keep quit and Miles tells Hurley that Chang is his father. Chang gets Miles to drive him back to Radzinsky which Hurley recognizes as the Swan. Hurley tries to convince Miles to get to know his father and Miles discovers Hurley is writing The Empire Strikes Back. Phil has the security tape and threatens Sawyer. Sawyer beats up Phil and puts him in the closet. Miles drives to the dock where scientists from Ann Arbor are arriving, including Faraday.

1977 (Day 4):
Faraday discovers Jack, Kate, and Hurley have returned by plane according to Ms. Hawking’s instructions and tells Jack that they shouldn’t be there. Faraday drives to the Orchid where he awaits and follows Chang down the elevator. During construction of the Orchid, workers discover an underground chamber containing the frozen donkey when and Chang warns them not to open it because of the energy inside. Faraday tells Chang to evacuate the Island because of a greater amount of energy is about to release under the Swan in six hours. Faraday tells Chang that he’s from the future. Everyone meets at Sawyer’s house to discuss whether to hide in the jungle or take the sub. Jin and Hurley vote to remain on the island. Faraday enlists Jack and Kate’s help to find his mother while Juliet prepares to move the party to the beach. Radzinsky sees Faraday holding a gun and a fire fight breaks out resulting in Faraday being grazed by the neck and Radzinsky being shot in the arm. As the three get away in a DHARMA van, Radzinsky reports to Sawyer and finds Phil in the closet. Four hours before the Incident, Faraday reaches the Other’s camp and holds Richard Alpert at gunpoint. Hawkings shoots and kills Faraday. Widmore finds Jack and Kate and puts them in a tent where Eloise asks why Faraday needed the bomb. Jack explains he can change things by detonating it. Radzinsky, Phil, and Horace hold Sawyer and Juliet in the security station demanding to know where Kate is. Radzinsky beats Sawyer. Mitch discovers Jack, Kate, and Hurley were last minute entries to the sub’s manifest. Hurley, Miles, and Jin are trying to escape to the beach, but Dr. Chang follows them and discovers they really are from the future and evacuates the Island. Eloise, Richard, Jack and Kate go to Jughead. Sayid joins the group but Kate refuses and returns to DHARMA. When Chang evacuates, Sawyer demands to be put on the sub, then he will tell them what they want to know. Radzinsky gets Sawyer to draw a map of the Other’s camp. The evacuees board the sub including young Charlotte with her mother, Lara Chang and baby Miles, Sawyer, Juliet, and Kate boards too- after being captured. Kate convinces Juliet and Sawyer that they need to stop Jack from detonating the bomb. Meanwhile, Jack and Sayid dismantle the hydrogen bomb. Richard breaks a hole in the basement of one of the houses, then knocks Eloise out to prevent her traveling with them. Roger Linus recognizes Jack and Sayid sneaking across the compound and begins shooting at them before they can escape in a van driven by Hurley, Jin and Miles. Kate Juliet and Sawyer take a raft back to the Island and reunite with Rose and Bernard. Hurley drives to the construction site of the Swan station, but they are stopped by Juliet, Sawyer, and Kate. Jack and Sawyer get into a fight which is broken up by Juliet. Juliet breaks up with sawyer. Phil warns Radzinsky about the Losties coming. A massive gunfight ensues, wherein the survivors gain the upper hand, allowing Jack to drop the bomb at the same time that the drill hits the energy source. The strong magnetism draws all metallic objects towards the drilled hole. Phil is stabbed. Dr. Chang’s arm is crushed and Juliet is dragged in to the chasm by a metal chain. In the bottom of the pit severely injured Juliet hits the bomb with a rock 8 times until it detonates.

1977: The Swan station is built

1977: The ‘Incident’ occurs

1978: Daniel Faraday is born to Eloise Hawking and Charles Widmore

7/2/1979: Charlotte Lewis is born on the island.

1980: Orientation films for stations "The Swan" and "The Pearl" created by DHARMA.

12/1979-2/1989: Mikhail (patchy) Bakunin is stationed in Afghanistan sometime during the Soviet invasion.

1980: Little Sun breaks a glass ballerina and blames It on her father’s maid

1981: Boone Carlyle is born.

10/27/1981: Claire Littleton is born.

1982: Kate's parents split up.

1983: Shannon Rutherford is born.

10/28/1984: "Suspected shutdown date" annotation on the Blast Door Map. Possibly the date of the gas attack on Dharma.

12/25/1984: Liam Pace receives a Voltron Transformer toy for Christmas. Charlie gets a piano

1987: James Ford assumes the name Frank Sawyer and becomes a con man because of a $6,000 debt.

1987: Hanso Foundation funding of the DHARMA Initiative ends

1987: David Reyes takes off and leaves his son Hugo behind along with his brother, Diego and mother, Carmen.

1987: Kate runs into Jacob when she tries to steal a lunch box

1988: Leonard Simms and Sam Toomey hear the numbers transmission during a navy mission in the South Pacific

1988: Sam Toomey uses the numbers to win $50,000 in a bean-guessing contest.

11/18/1988: Danielle Rousseau's team, lured by the numbers transmission, shipwrecks on the island. They meet Jin and are attacked by the monster. Two members are killed by the monster.

11/18/1988: After escaping the bullets through yet another flash, Sawyer, Juliet, Locke, Miles, Daniel and Charlotte, find themselves paddling in the sea at night, in heavy rain. Eventually they are able to reach the Island beach again, where Juliet also gets a nosebleed. On the beach they find remnants of what appears to be a French ship. Meanwhile a group of French-speaking castaways finds an unconscious man floating on some debris, revealed to be Jin.

11/19/1988: The next morning, as Jin wakes up, the Frenchmen want to know who he is, and one of the women of the group introduces herself as Danielle Rousseau. They convince Jin to take them to the radio tower but on the way there they are attacked by the smoke monster which kills Nadine and sucks Montand into the ground minus one arm. Robert, Lacombe and Brennan go in after Montand when Jin flashes away

01/1989: Jin finds himself in the same place but Montand's arm is now partially decayed. He walks to the beach and finds some of Rousseau's stuff. Then he finds Brennan and Lacombe's bodies which have been there long enough to attract flies. He then sees Danielle and Robert arguing and Danielle shoots Robert and then sees Jin and starts shooting at him. Jin runs into the jungle and experiences another flash.

01/1989: Rousseau's team becomes sick after returning from the smoke monster's temple near the Black Rock. She kills them all.

01/1989: Rousseau changes the numbers transmission to a distress call.

01/1989:Rousseau gives birth to Alex

1989:Rousseau sees a pillar of black smoke, and Alex is taken by the Others

1989:Theresa, Boone’s nanny, falls and breaks her neck on the stairs. “Theresa falls down the stairs, Theresa falls up the stairs”

8/15/1989:Kate Austen and Tom Brennan bury a time capsule

1989: A case containing crackers, binoculars, and a mirror is hidden under some rocks on the island

1991:Sayid serves with the Republican Guard in the Gulf War. Kelvin Inman and Sam Austen serve with the US Army and all three meet at the end of the war.

10/5/1992:Emily Locke is admitted to the Santa Rosa Mental Health Institution

1992:Boone’s mother and Shannon’s father marry.

1992: Ben participates in and facilitates the slaughter or "Purge" of Dharma initiative personnel from the island.

1991: Mikhail claims to have arrived at The Flame.

1993-1998: Eko tries to smuggle Heroin out of Nigeria by posing as priests. His brother Yemi is killed and Eko is left behind.

1993-1998: Eko assumes Yemi's position as a priest and soon leaves for a new assignment in London.

1993: Widmore is forced to leave the island

1993: Faraday graduates from Oxford- Hawking gives him his journal

1993: Widmore begins funding Faraday’s research

1994: Locke lives on a commune in California.

8/24/1994: Walt Lloyd is born

1994-1999: The plane carrying Eko's brother's body and his fellow heroin smugglers crashes on the island.

1994-1999: The island is first moved and the survivors start to try and figure out what is happening. On the beach they realize that the burning freighter and the camp itself have disappeared. Daniel returns to the island on the dinghy and explains that they've time traveled. They head towards the Swan to help Daniel figure out a reference frame. While they are walking they see the white flash and time shift. Locke discovers that Richard and the Others have disappeared and that it is suddenly raining. He then sees the Nigerian plane crash in the jungle and walks towards it. He starts to climb up the cliff towards it when he gets shot by Ethan. Ethan threatens to shoot him again when Locke time shifts again

1995: Desmond enters a monastery days before his scheduled wedding. He passes the vow of silence test and gets accepted as a novice. He drinks an entire bottle of the monastery's wine and gets thrown out of the monastery. Just as he is leaving he meets Penny Widmore and the two start dating.

1995: Susan Lloyd takes Walt to Amsterdam, leaving Michael.

1996: Michael is hit by a car.

1996: Charlie is playing on a London Street (watched by Hawking and Desmond) and it begins to rain. He hears a woman (Sayid’s future wife Nadia) calling for help. He scares off the mugger and calls Charlie a ‘hero’

1996: Penny moves in with Desmond. Desmond was going to ask Penny to marry him but instead broke up with her and joined the Royal Marines. Desmond relived these events eight years later (sometime in December or 2004) after he set-off the failsafe device in the Swan bunker.

1996: Penny moves out of Desmond's place and changes her phone number.

1997: Michael initiates legal action to try and get custody of Walt, but relents after Susan talks to him.

1997: While in basic training, Desmond begins to experience shifts between this year and December 24, 2004, when his future self travels from the Island to the freighter Kahana. Under advice from Daniel Faraday, he goes to visit Faraday's past self at Queens College, Oxford University.

1997: Charles Widmore wins the journal of the first mate of the Black Rock at Southfield's auction, after which he gives Desmond, Penelope Widmore's new address.

1997: Desmond goes to Penny's new house, asking for her phone number so that he can call her eight years later, on Christmas Eve, 2004. The concurrence of his meeting with Penny and his call in 2004 seem to end the shifts.

1995-2000: Locke is reunited with his parents.

1995-2000: Locke's father swindles a kidney out of Locke and cuts off his relationship with him.

1997: Sayid falls in love with Nadia, a prisoner he's supposed to be interrogating, and helps her escape.

1997: Sayid leaves Iraq.

1997-1999: Locke begins attending anger management meetings

1997-1999: Locke begins seeing a woman named Helen.

1999-2000: Locke and Helen break up over Locke's obsession with his father. Locke inspects Nadia, Sayid's love's house.

1999: Claire and her mother are in a car crash with leaves her mother in a coma

1999: Hurley's Grandpa Tito receives a pacemaker.

4/4/1999: Desmond completes his prison sentence and is dishonorably discharged from the Marines

2000: Locke suffering from depression is confined to a wheelchair after his father throws him out a window and starts working at a box company while receiving government disability payments.

2000: Jacob touches Locke right after he gets thrown from the window.

2000: Sam Toomey kills himself.

2000: Sun and Jin marry. Jacob gives them his blessing.

2000: Two months after Sun and Jin marry Jin buys a birth gift for the Chinese Ambassador to South Korea's son.

2000: Jack makes a mistake in a surgery and after tries to get an Apollo Candy Bar from a vending machine- Jacob gets it for him.

2000-2001: Libby's husband Dave dies.

2000-2001: Libby meets Desmond and gives him her late husband's boat.

2001: Sarah (Jack’s Ex- Wife) blows out a tire and flips into oncoming traffic, hitting and killing Adam Rutherford (Shannon’s Dad). Jack saves her.

2001: Kate blows up her father Wayne. Her mom turns her in and Marshal Mars starts pursuing her.

2001: Edmund Burke (Juliet's ex-husband) gets run over by a bus after Juliet tells the recruiter that is what it would take for her to accept the job.

2001: Martin Keamy leaves the Marine Corps and joins a mercenary company.

9/21/2001: Juliet agrees to 6 months work and arrives on the island by submarine.

9/28/2001: Juliet meets Harper for their first therapy session.

2001: Desmond wrecks on the island during a solo sailing race around the world and is taken to the "Swan" Bunker by Kelvin.

2001: Sawyer cons a woman named Cassidy.

2001: Kate meets Cassidy who helps her talk to her mother. Kate then convinces her to press charges on Sawyer. Must be less than 3 months after Sawyer and Cassidy split up as Cassidy is not visibly pregnant and not that long after Kate first went on the run.

2001-2002: Driveshaft breaks up. Liam moves to Australia to go into rehab.

2001: Juliet learns her sister's cancer has returned and agrees to stay on the island if Ben saves her life.

2001: Sawyer discovers that he has a daughter. He makes a deal to get out of prison.

2001: Kate visits her dying mother in an Iowa hospital.

2001-2004: After another time shift the group of Losties at the Swan find themselves at a time before it was destroyed. Sawyer bangs on the door to no avail and everyone but Daniel heads back towards the beach. Daniel retrieves his bag and then gets Desmond to open the door and instructs him to try and find Faraday's mother in Oxford. On the beach Rose and Bernard try to start a fire and argue with Neil about the futility of it. Sawyer and Juliet discuss the raft that is traveling with them. Daniel returns to the beach and starts calculating their location in time. Miles sets off in search of food.

2002: Kate and Tom dig up their time capsule.

2002-2004: Jin meets up with Sawyer and the other group of time travelers. They continue towards the Orchid station. While traveling they experience several time flashes and Charlotte starts to really breakdown mentally and physically. When Charlotte is too weak to continue Daniel stays with her and Locke and the others continue towards the Orchid. Charlotte tells them to look for the well if the Orchid isn't there. They arrive at the Orchid in the same state as it was in 2004

1800-2004: Right after they arrive at the Orchid they time shift again and the Orchid ruins disappear. They then find the well Charlotte talked about and Locke begins to climb down. When Locke is part way down they time shift again and the well completely disappears. Locke falls the rest of the way down and breaks his leg. Sawyer finds himself holding a rope that just goes into the ground. Locke meets Christian's ghost and he guides him to the frozen donkey wheel. Locke then turns the donkey wheel and experiences another flash.

2002: Tom is killed when police shoot at the car when Kate tries to make her escape.

2002: Walt and his family move to Australia.

2002-2003: Liam Pace's daughter is born. Charlie tries to become respectable and takes a job selling copiers, but his addiction gets the best of him and he steals from his girlfriend Lucy.

2003: Kate robs a New Mexico bank to get Tom's plane back.

2003: Jack marries Sarah.

2003: Hurley is released from SRMHI.

2003: Hurley wins the lottery using the numbers given to him by Leonard Simms.

2003: Jin visits the Korean Secretary of Environmental protection to deliver a message.

2003: Jin gives Sun a Sharpie puppy from the environmental secretary.

2004: Locke begins talking with Helen (fake Helen from the phone-sex line)

2004: Claire becomes pregnant.

2004: Claire visits a psychic who becomes frightened and refuses to give her a reading.

2004: Thomas leaves Claire

2004: Kate hides out at Ray Mullen's farm in Australia.

2004: Christian Sheppard stops talking to his son Jack.

2004: Locke books his "Walkabout" tour.

2004: Walt's mother, Susan Lloyd dies.

2004: Michael flies to Australia to take custody of Walt.

2004: Sawyer buys Jack's father a drink in a Sydney bar.

2004: Ana Lucia is paid protection for Christian Sheppard

2004: Christian Sheppard dies and Jack goes to get his body in Australia

2004: Sawyer shoots Frank Duckett, believing him to be the con man who stole his parents' money.

9/18/2004: Nikki and Paulo poison Mr. Zuckerman and steal his diamonds.

9/19/2004: Sawyer is arrested after a bar fight.

9/20/2004: Boone is in the police station reporting on Shannon's abusive boyfriend.

9/21/2004: Ben discovers that he has a malignant tumor on his spine.

9/21/2004: Charlie goes to see his brother Liam in Sydney.

9/21/2004: Sayid's friend Essam kills himself after Sayid reveals that he's working with the CIA to stop the terror cell Essam joined.

9/21/04: Sayid is given a ticket to Los Angeles by the CIA, but he requests a later flight so he could bury Essam properly.

9/22/2004 5:23AM: Michael and Walt have an argument in their hotel.

9/22/2004 11:50am: Jack meets Ana-Lucia Cortez in an airport bar.

9/22/2004 2:55PM: Oceanic Airlines flight 815 takes off from gate 23 of Sydney International Airport.

9/22/2004: Desmond kills Kelvin, and fails to press the button on time. Oceanic Flight 815 en route from Sydney to Los Angeles, breaks into three pieces and crashes onto a large island in the South Pacific. Elsewhere on the island, The Others are living in The Barracks. They feel an earthquake when Desmond fails to press the button on time. They rush outside and see the plane breaking apart in the sky. Ben sends Goodwin to where the tail-end of the plane crashed and Ethan to find the fuselage. Ben tells them both to pretend to be one of the survivors. There are 50 survivors from the middle and cockpit sections but one is quickly killed by the still active jet turbine. The tail section of Oceanic Flight 815 crashes in the ocean on the other side of the island. Soon after the crash, Goodwin rushes out of the jungle dressed as a crash-survivor. He asks to get help for Bernard, whose seat landed in a tree. Nikki meets and befriends Art. The monster uproots trees and makes noise near the fuselage crash site. Ben takes Juliet to the Flame cabin and has Mikhail show her sister and nephew. He also asks Mikhail to collect information on the flight passengers. They take 3 people from the tail section survivors and try to take Eko, too, but he kills two of them. Eko stops speaking.

9/23/2004 Jack, Kate and Charlie find the cockpit section in the jungle. The pilot survived. The pilot reveals that the plane was off course, and then promptly gets eaten by the monster. Sayid, Kate, Sawyer, Charlie, Shannon and Boone go into the jungle to find a high spot to send a distress call from. Sawyer kills a polar bear. Sayid hears Rousseau's distress call and Sayid calculates it's been going on for 16 years and 5 months.

9/24/2004: Jack euthanizes the Marshal.

9/25/2004: Locke finds Vincent, and has Michael take him back to Walt. At night, boars investigate the bodies in the fuselage.

9/26/2004: Donald becomes the fifth (or fourth) tail section survivor to die of crash-related injuries. Locke encounters the monster while hunting boar. Memorial service for the dead, and burning of the fuselage.

9/27/2004: Barbara Joanna Miller drowns. Jack finds the caves and fresh water. Ethan introduces himself to Nikki and Paulo, who tell him they're looking for their luggage. Ethan suggests they look for it more inland, since the plane broke apart in the sky above the island and some of the stuff might have fallen out in the sky.

9/28/2004: Jack and Kate find two old corpses in the caves. Some of the survivors move from the beach to the caves.

9/29/2004: Jack is trapped when one of the caves collapses. Charlie helps him escape. Sayid is attacked when he is trying to triangulate the source of the distress call.

10/1/2004: Sawyer is tortured by Sayid, and is wounded in a scuffle. Sayid leaves the camp in shame.

10/3/2004: The Others attack the tail section's camp and drag off 9 more people. Ana-Lucia kills one and finds a U.S. Army knife and a list describing the nine who were taken.

10/4/2004: Sayid is captured by Danielle Rousseau.

10/5/2004: First Island Open Golf Tournament. Sayid escapes from Rousseau. Sayid hears whispers in the jungle.

10/6/2004: After 3 days of walking, the remaining tail-section survivors make a camp in the jungle.

10/7/2004: Claire becomes convinced that she was attacked in her sleep.

10/8/2004: Sayid returns to the caves, just as Hurley tells everyone at the caves that one of the survivors he talked to wasn't on the plane. Claire and Charlie are taken by Ethan. The tide starts coming further up the beach than normal, and starts washing the plane hull into the ocean. Charlie is left for dead by Ethan, but revived by Jack. Boone and Locke find the hatch in the jungle. Ana-Lucia starts work on the prison pit. She and Libby discuss their distrust of Nathan.

10/9-19/2004: Claire, drugged by Ethan and the Others is kept in the Medical Bunker. She agrees to give up her baby to the Others.

10/10/2004: Ana-Lucia thinks Nathan is one of The Others and puts him in the prison pit.

10/12/2004: Kate and Sawyer discover two dead bodies from the plane and a Halliburton case in a pool by a waterfall. The beach survivors start to move their camp further up the coast.

10/13/2004: Jack gives Kate the toy plane from the Marshal's case, and takes custody of the guns.

10/14/2004: Locke gives Boone a hallucinogenic experience. Goodwin releases Nathan from the prison pit, then breaks his neck and hides the body.

10/15/2004: Art shows Nikki his spider collection and draws her a map of the plane's path across the jungle. Nikki and Paulo to find the beach craft up in the trees. They also discover the Pearl station's entrance in the ground but don't go down.

10/19/2004: The tail section survivors find the entrance to the Arrow bunker. It wasn't concealed at that time. A radio is found inside. Ana-Lucia and Goodwin go off to try the radio. Ana-Lucia knows Goodwin is one of Them, and tries to get information from him. There is a struggle and Goodwin is impaled on a spear.

10/20/2004: Michael starts building a raft. Walt is menaced by a polar bear. A mysterious young girl in the Medical Hatch chloroforms Claire and leaves her in the jungle. Danielle Rousseau finds her, and Claire scratches her when Rousseau tries to keep Claire from calling the Others. Rousseau knocks Claire out and leaves her near the Oceanic survivor’s camp. Locke and Boone find Claire wandering in the jungle in the middle of the night.

10/21/2004: Charlie is threatened by Ethan in the jungle, who demands Claire.

10/22/2004: Scott is found murdered on the beach. Ethan is lured into an ambush and is captured. Charlie then shoots him four times, killing him. Sawyer's tent is raided by a boar. He hears whispers in the jungle.
10/23/2004: Charlie and Hurley bury Ethan. Kate offers to help Sawyer track down his boar in exchange for carte blanch to his stash.

10/24/2004: Sawyer returns the gun to Jack, inadvertently learning that he met Jack's father in a Sydney bar. Shannon and Art argue with Kate for keeping the guns a secret from the rest of the group. Nikki and Paulo go to the pool by the waterfall to look for their bag. Paulo dives in and finds the bag, but doesn't tell Nikki. Sun conceives a child.

10/25/2004: Walt burns the first raft down.

10/26/2004: Sawyer brings Jin to beach for a confrontation with Michael. To save her husband from an unwarranted beating, Sun speaks English in front of everyone. Jin leaves Sun and moves to the beach.

10/27/2004: Jin helps to start building a new raft.

10/29/2004: Hurley finds Rousseau to ask about the numbers. He gets a battery from her for the raft. Claire's birthday. Locke gives her a cradle he made for the baby.

10/30/2004: Locke and Boone try to break the hatch window with a crude trebuchet. Locke realizes that he's losing feeling in his legs.

11/1/2004: Sayid makes a pair of glasses for Sawyer, then takes Shannon out on a date. Locke and Boone find a Drug smugglers plane from Nigeria. Locke finds a gun on a smuggler. Boone is critically injured when the plane falls from its precarious position. Bernard tries the radio and picks up Boone's transmission. Ana-Lucia thinks it is Them trying to find the tail section survivors and turns the radio off. Eko finally starts speaking again, and Ana-Lucia cries.

11/2/2004: The hatch window lights up as Locke is sobbing over it. Boone Carlyle dies. Claire gives birth to a healthy baby boy. Locke re-appears at Boone's funeral. Jack accuses him of lying, then attacks him. Locke takes Sayid to the plane. Sayid interrogates Locke and confiscates the Nigerian smuggler's gun from him. Shannon steals a gun from the gun case and tries to kill Locke. Sayid stops her. Sayid demands that Locke take him to the hatch.

11/2/2004: Charlotte collapses as a result of the time shifts. Following Locke's suggestion the group decides to go to the Orchid to try and stop the flashes. After dark, they spot a beam of light, recognized by Locke as the light he saw the night Boone died. Sawyer sees Claire give birth to Aaron, before yet another flash appears.

11/3/2004: Sayid brings Jack to the hatch. Art warns Michael that it is nearly Monsoon season, and the raft has to be launched as soon as possible. Michael falls ill when working on the raft. Jack thinks someone poisoned him. Sawyer forces Kate to reveal that she was the fugitive so he can get his spot on the raft back.

11/4/2004: Rousseau wanders into the beach camp and warns the survivors that the Others are coming. Hurley and Rousseau are taken to the hatch. Locke suggests that they get dynamite to blow open the hatch. Jack organizes an expedition to the Black Rock to get the dynamite. Walt gives Shannon Vincent to take care of her. She promises to look after him until he gets back. The raft is launched. Art dies at the Black Rock. Rousseau kidnaps Claire's son. Charlie and Sayid set out to bring him back. Locke is nearly pulled underground by the monster.

11/5/2004: Locke, Jack, Kate and Hurley use the dynamite to blow open the hatch. The raft is attacked and destroyed by the Others. Walt is kidnapped. Locke, Kate and Jack separately enter the Hatch. Sawyer, Michael and Jin wash up on the far side of the island, and are promptly captured by the tail-section survivors. After accidentally damaging the Swan bunker's computer, Desmond runs off into the jungle. Ana-Lucia is dumped into the pit prison to find out who Sawyer, Michael and Jin are.

11/6/2004: Michael, Sawyer and Jin are let out by the tail survivors, and are taken to the Arrow Bunker. Hurley takes Rose to the Swan bunker. Hurley catalogues the food in the Swan Bunker with the help of Rose. The fuselage survivors feast on the Swan Bunker food. Sun buries the bottle of messages that went on the raft.

11/7/2004: Ana-Lucia decides to move the remaining tail-section survivors across the island to meet the fuselage survivors. Michael races off into the jungle looking for the people who took his son. Jin and Eko go after him. Jin and Eko go after him and see a group of people pass by their hiding spot. Jin and Eko convince Michael to come back with them. Sun searches for and finds her missing wedding ring. Shannon sees another vision of Walt, this time in her tent. Eko, Michael and Jin catch up with Ana-Lucia.

11/8/2004: Shannon sets out to look for Walt. Sayid follows her. Sawyer's infected bullet wound causes him to pass out. Michael and Eko build a stretcher. Cindy vanishes without a trace when the tail survivors struggle to get Sawyer up a steep hill. Shannon is accidentally shot by Ana-Lucia. The tail survivors meet Sayid. Eko carries Sawyer to the Swan bunker. Michael finds Sun and is taken to Jack in the bunker. Michael, Jin and the tail survivors arrive on the beach and reunite with the fuselage survivors. Jack and Ana-Lucia meet up in the jungle.

11/9/2004: Kate sees a black horse in the jungle. The survivors hold a funeral for Shannon, during which Sayid emotionally confesses his love for her. Sawyer wakes up and feels good enough to walk around with Kate's assistance. He and Kate see the black horse outside. Locke finds Paulo trying to bury the China doll on the beach. He tells Paulo that the tide will cause the beach to erode and his secret won't stay buried there for long. Paulo goes to the Pearl station and goes inside. He finds a toilet inside and hides the China doll in the basin of the toilet. While in the toilet, Ben and Juliet arrive and switch on a monitor. Ben shows Jack to Juliet on the monitor. Juliet asks what his plan is and Ben says that they'll use Michael to capture Jack, along with Kate and Sawyer. He will then convince Jack to do the surgery. At the Swan station, Locke splices a piece of the Orientation film that Eko had to the whole. Michael receives a text message on the computer from someone claiming to be Walt.

11/10/2004: Eko recognizes the Virgin Mary statue Charlie has and smashes it in front of Claire, revealing the heroin. He then forces Charlie on a hike through the jungle looking for the plane. Michael continues to secretly talk on the computer with the person claiming to be Walt. Eko has an experience with the monster that an astonished Charlie witnesses. Eko and Charlie find the plane that has Eko's brother's corpse in it. Eko turns the plane into a funeral pyre. Claire kicks Charlie out of her life.

11/11/2004: Michael locks Jack and Locke in the gun vault and takes off across the island, heading north, instead of where the tail section came from. Michael is following the directions given to him by whoever was sending messages to him on the computer. Jack, Locke, Sawyer, and secretly Kate pursue him. Michael runs into a group of Others and is captured. The Others surround the party tracking Michael, at night and "Mr. Friendly" warns them to turn back, using Kate as a hostage. Reluctantly they drop their guns, get Kate, and head back.

11/12/2004: Jack and the others arrive back on the beach. Jack asks Ana-Lucia how long she thinks it would take to train an army.

11/13/2004: Michael and the group of Others arrive at the Others tent village and bunker on a north beach of the island. He is handed over to "Miss Klugh", who asks him questions about Walt.

11/14/2004: Charlie wakes up from a nightmare. He asks with Claire to go back to the way things were before. Claire said that there was no before. Sawyer notes that Jack and Ana-Lucia have made at least three trips into the jungle. At night, Charlie has another nightmare and finds that he has sleepwalked and taken Aaron. Claire slaps him.

11/15/2004: Charlie tries to get Locke to put in a good word for him with Claire. Locke asks Charlie if he is using heroin. Charlie gets upset because other people have seen strange things, but people assume he's on drugs. Charlie lies to him about not having any more virgin mary statues. Eko and Charlie talk about his dreams, then Charlie thinks they mean that Aaron needs to be baptized. Eko has started work on building a church. Locke follows Charlie to his stash and confiscates the drugs. At night, Charlie sets a fire in the woods near the beach, and then attempts to steal Aaron so he can be baptized. Claire pleads with Charlie to give Aaron back. He does. Locke punches him repeatedly.

11/16/2004: Jack talks to Charlie. He admits that he started the fire. Jack already knew. He wants to know if Charlie will ever do anything like that again. Charlie tells Jack yes, and that he never used heroin. Claire goes to see Eko about baptizing her and Aaron. Locke puts the heroin into the gun vault. At night, Charlie sits alone by a fire.

11/17/2004: Jack puts the Marshall's guns into the gun vault. Jack and Locke make an agreement that neither of them will open the gun vault without consulting the other first. Charlie moves his tent farther from the others. Sun is attacked while working in her garden. Sawyer and Kate hear her cries for help and find her unconscious, and tied up in the jungle. Sawyer tells Kate that he thinks this was a plot to get people to join the army. Kate asks Sawyer to go tell Locke to move the guns. Sawyer warns Locke that Jack is coming for the guns. Locke moves the guns. When Jack shows up, he is ticked off that the guns are gone, and at night confronts Locke on the beach. Locke and Jack are both surprised however, when an armed Sawyer shows up and announces that he has the guns now. In the jungle, Sawyer meets Charlie. He was the one who attacked Sun and followed Locke to where he hid the guns. Charlie did it just to make Locke look like a fool.

11/18/2004: Rousseau finds Sayid and leads him to a man who got caught in one of her traps. He tries to escape and Rousseau shoots him with a home-made crossbow. Sayid takes him back to the Swan bunker. Sayid locks himself in the armory with the man and starts interrogating him. The man claims to be Henry Gale from Minnesota, who crashed on the island in a hot air balloon with his wife. Sayid becomes convinced that he's lying and starts beating him. Jack demands that Locke open the armory door, but Locke refuses until the one-minute alarm for the button starts sounding. Locke opens the door and Jack pulls Sayid away. Locke is late entering the code and the timer hits zero. The sound of a large machine powering up starts and the timer flips to show Egyptian hieroglyphics. Locke quickly finishes entering the code before the last hieroglyphic flips into place. Later, Sayid is on the beach, and he tells Charlie about Henry Gale.

11/19/2004: Early at night, Claire's baby Aaron is suffering from a fever and rash. Locke goes to get Jack. Rousseau shows up and warns Claire that Aaron may be sick with the same thing that infected the rest of her team. In the morning, Claire, convinced that Aaron is sick, and the cure lies in the place she was kept for over a week. Claire and Kate set out to look for it. Rousseau finds them and leads them to the place where Claire scratched her. From there, Claire finds the Medical Bunker, but it is abandoned. Kate discovers disguises worn by the Others. Claire tells Rousseau about the mysterious young girl who helped save her life. Henry Gale has been in the bunker for two days. Eko asks Henry Gale for forgiveness for his killing of two Others.

11/20/2004: Locke recruits Ana-Lucia to try and get information from Henry Gale, who has been in the bunker for three days. Ana-Lucia gets Gale to draw a map to the location of his balloon crash site. She gets Sayid and Charlie to accompany her on the day-or-so walk. Sun discovers she is pregnant. Bernard forgets Rose's birthday. Sayid forgives Ana-Lucia for shooting Shannon. He blames the atmosphere of paranoia created by the Others for Shannon's death. He says that if Henry Gale is an Other, he will have to be killed.
11/21/2004: Ana-Lucia, Sayid and Charlie arrive at a likely spot for Gale's balloon crash, and split up to search. After three hours of searching, Charlie finds a grave and the wreckage of a hot-air balloon in the clearing. Wanting to be sure, Sayid digs up the grave. Locke and Henry Gale become trapped in the bunker after the blast doors suddenly close, and they have to work together. Locke's leg becomes injured when it gets pinned by a blast door. After something happens with the timer, blue lights come on in the lounge and a map with notes on it appears on the blast door pinning Locke's leg. Then the lockdown ends and the blast doors retract. At night, Jack and Kate find a palette of Dharma Initiative food in the jungle, seemingly dropped from the air. Charlie, Sayid and Ana-Lucia emerge from the jungle. They all go to the hatch where Sayid reveals that the body in the balloon grave was that of a man, Henry Gale from Minnesota. In the Others village, a tired Michael demands to see his son. Miss Klugh agrees to give him three minutes. Walt tells Michael that they make him do tests, and that they're pretending. Miss Klugh then makes Michael a deal. He must free Henry Gale, and bring Jack, Sawyer, Kate, and Hurley back to this camp, and then they'll let him and Walt go free. Michael agrees.

11/22/2004: The DHARMA supply drop is salvaged by the survivors, and the lockdown in the Swan bunker and the existence of Henry Gale is made public to the survivors. Jack says that Locke's leg should heal in two weeks if care is taken. Henry Gale tells Locke that he didn't press the button, hieroglyphics appeared and then it reset on its own. Hurley nearly commits suicide, but Libby stops him.

11/23/2004: Henry Gale hasn't talked or eaten in two days. Jack decides to try and make a trade of Henry for Walt. Bernard starts to make a large S.O.S. sign on the beach, but Rose is not very supportive of his idea. At night, in the clearing where Jack and Mr. Friendly met, an exhausted Michael stumbles out of the jungle and collapses, to the shock of Jack and Kate. They start to take him back to the bunker. Ana-Lucia is attacked by Henry Gale when she brings him food, but Locke saves her.

11/24/2004: Henry Gale tells Locke that his mission was to bring Locke back with him, and that since he has failed, his life is forfeit. Jack and Kate arrive at the Swan bunker with Michael. Ana-Lucia seduces Sawyer to steal the gun he carries with him. Michael wakes up and tells Jack, Kate, Locke and Ana-Lucia that he found the Others camp and can lead a party back there. He tells them that the Others are not well off, but they have a bunker of their own. Jack, Locke and Kate agree to get the guns from Sawyer to go on a rescue mission. Hurley tries to take Libby on a picnic, but forget drinks and blankets. Libby goes to the hatch to get them. Ana-Lucia wants to kill Henry Gale, but can't bring herself to pull the trigger. Michael offers to do it, so Ana-Lucia gives him the gun and combination. Michael then shoots Ana-Lucia, killing her instantly, then shoots Libby twice when she surprises him. He then releases Henry Gale from the armory and shoots himself in the arm. Eko has a strange dream telling him to help Locke find the "question mark". Jack, Locke, Kate and Sawyer arrive at the Swan bunker to find a wounded Michael claiming that Henry Gale did this before escaping. Libby isn't dead, but Jack says she won't live long. He tells Sawyer and Kate to get the heroin from Sawyer's stash. Eko arrives at the bunker and recruits Locke to track Henry Gale down. They go into the jungle and Eko gets Locke to show him the map he transcribed from the blast door. They camp at the crash of Yemi's plane.

11/25/2004: Locke has a dream in which he is Eko and climbs up to where the plane was perched. Eko climbs up and sees what appears to be a piece of bare earth in the clearing. Locke and Eko find a new bunker, Station 5, The Pearl and a video suggesting that the Swan's button-pushing exercise is just a meaningless psychological experiment. Locke puts his map in the Pearl's pneumatic tube. Kate and Sawyer arrive at the beach and retrieve the heroin from Sawyer's stash under his tent. Outside Hurley finds them, and they take him to the Swan. Jack injects Libby with the heroin, and she regains consciousness long enough to say "Michael!" before dying. Michael insists that only he, Jack, Hurley, Kate and Sawyer can go to rescue Walt. Eko tells Charlie that he's stopping work on the church, and is staying in the Swan bunker now. Charlie gives Claire a box of vaccine he found on the supply drop, and he throws all the remaining heroin-filled statues into the ocean. Michael tells Sayid that he can't come with them. Sayid gets suspicious and tells Jack that he thinks Michael has been compromised and is the one who let Henry Gale go. At the sunset funeral for Ana-Lucia and Libby, Sun sees a small sailboat. Jack, Sayid and Sawyer swim out to the boat, the Elizabeth and they find a drunken Desmond. They bring him back to the beach using the small dinghy on the sailboat. Locke demands that Eko stop pushing the button. Eko throws him out of the Swan bunker.

11/26/2004: Jack, Michael, Kate, Sawyer and Hurley set out to find the Others camp. Sayid, Sun, and Jin borrow Desmond's boat to sail to the other side of the island. Charlie tells Locke that Desmond is back. At night, Locke tells Desmond that he saw a video that said the button in the Swan was a fake, and enlists his help to get Eko to stop pushing it, so they can really find out what happens.

11/27/2004: Sayid, Sin and Jin see the remnant of a strange statue: a sandaled foot with only four toes. Locke and Desmond create a lockdown and seal Eko out of the button room. Eko races to the beach and enlists Charlie to help him get back into the bunker. Charlie leads Eko to the dynamite left over from the attempt to blow up the hatch. Kate notices that they're being followed, and she and Sawyer open fire on a pair of Others. Sawyer kills one, but the other one gets away. Jack reveals that it doesn't matter because Michael was already working with them. Michael confesses his involvement, including the murders of Ana-Lucia and Libby. Hurley wants to go back, but Jack tells him that if they do they might all get killed. Jack says that he has a plan. Jin sees the rock Michael described. Sayid goes ashore and investigates the Others village. It's a fake, nothing is there, and the bunker is fake as well. Eko detonates the dynamite against Charlie's cautions. The blast door is undamaged, but a fireball sweeps through the hallway. Michael leads Jack and everyone to a large clearing that has the exit from the Pearl's vacuum tube. Hundreds, if not thousands of unopened message tubes litter the ground. Sawyer finds and gives Locke's map to Jack. Sawyer sees the black smoke of Sayid's signal, but its miles away. The group is attacked by blow darts and captured by the Others. Desmond goes through the printout and discovers the system error message from September 22, 2004. He tries to convince Locke that the button is real. Jack, Michael, et al are taken to the Pala Ferry dock, where Henry Gale shows up in a boat with Walt. Charlie finds Eko, he is alive. Desmond releases the lockdown and the timer hits zero. The room starts to shake, and metal objects start flying towards the electromagnetic anomaly. Desmond gets the shutdown key. The bunker starts tearing itself apart. Eko tells Charlie to get out, and he goes to find Locke. The power can be seen and heard all across the island, from the beach camp to Pala Ferry dock. Desmond turns the System Termination key, and the light and noise fade. Miss Klugh releases Hurley and tells him that his message to the Oceanic survivors is that they are never to come here. Henry Gale gives Michael instructions for how to get away from the island, and Michael and Walt drive away on the boat. Charlie emerges at the beach. At night, he and Claire kiss.

11/28/2004: Jack, Kate and Sawyer begin their first day as captives of the Others. Jack is in an underwater part of The Hydra - another DHARMA station. Juliet talks to him through a glass window. Sawyer is held in a cage, and later escapes with the help of Karl. Both Sawyer and Karl are recaptured and Karl is taken away. Kate is given a dress to wear and Tom takes her to have breakfast on the beach with Ben. Kate is later put in a cage opposite Sawyer's. Juliet stuns Jack when she opens a file revealing a great deal about his life.

11/29/2004: Colleen informs Ben and Juliet that they have spotted Sayid, Sun and Jin. Sayid, Sun and Jin set up a trap for the Others. Juliet continues to try and get Jack to trust her. The Others, with Pickett in charge, make Kate and Sawyer break rocks all day. At night the Others sneak on board to take the sailboat and Sun shoots Colleen. Tom succeeds in stealing the boat, leaving Sayid, Sun and Jin behind on the beach. Henry Gale reveals his real name to Jack and informs him how much time has gone by since the plane crashed and that they have contact with the outside world. Meanwhile, on the other side of the island Locke wakes up in the middle of the jungle, and then he and Charlie search for Mr. Eko. The returning Hurley finds Desmond on the way back to the beach camp. Desmond displays strange precognitive abilities. Charlie and Locke bring Eko back to camp, after finding him in the lair of a polar bear. As Sawyer and Kate contemplate a plan to escape, Ben watches them on monitors and listens in on every word.

11/30/2004: Tom and the rest of their group arrive back with Colleen critically injured. They rush her past Kate and Sawyer's cages on a stretcher. Sawyer plans a trap for the Others when they come back. When Ben comes out Sawyer decides to take his chance, but Ben has already turned the machine's power off and beats Sawyer up. Sawyer wakes up on an operating table and the Others tell him they've implanted a pacemaker in him to prevent him from trying to escape. Juliet asks Jack to scrub up to help save Colleen, but after trying for a few minutes, Colleen dies. Pickett goes outside and beats Sawyer to a pulp while asking Kate if she loves Sawyer. He continues to beat Sawyer until Kate confesses that she loves him. In the operating room, Jack sees the x-rays of a man with a tumor on his spine. Desmond builds a lightning rod just in time for it to save Charlie's, Claire's and Aaron's lives.

12/2/2004: Ben wakes Sawyer up before sunrise and takes him to the edge of the small island the Hydra is on. Ben informs him that they didn't really implant a pacemaker in his heart. At night, Ben takes Jack to join them at Colleen's funeral. Jack knows that Ben is the one with the tumor, and he tells Ben that he doesn't have long to live. Sayid, Sun and Jin arrive back at the beach camp. Eko has nightmares about Yemi and his tent catches fire. After being saved by Sayid, Charlie and Hurley, Eko disappears.

12/3/2004: Locke realizes that Eko has gone to the beachcraft where Yemi's body is. Locke tells Sayid and Desmond that he wants to use the computers in the Pearl Station to communicate with the Others. Nikki and Paulo join them on a trek through the jungle. At the Pearl Station, Eko stays outside. Juliet gives Jack a secret message in a home-made video tape. Eko sees Yemi in the jungle and follows him. Eko is killed by the monster in the jungle. Locke decides to bury him there, and goes to get shovels and Eko's "Jesus stick". Jack refuses to operate on Ben. After burying Eko, a ray of sunlight falls on a piece of scripture on Eko's stick. Kate slips out of her cage and bashes open the lock on Sawyer's cage. Sawyer tells her they're on a small island and there's nowhere to run. Kate and Sawyer have sex. Someone lets Jack out of his cell and he sees Kate and Sawyer on the monitor. He tells Ben that he'll do the surgery first thing in the morning.

12/4/2004: As soon as Ben is under anesthesia and Jack begins the operation, Picket drags Sawyer out of his cage and prepares to execute him. Jack deliberately sabotages Ben's operation. He tells Kate to tell him the story he told her from their first meeting once she's safe. Kate and Sawyer overpower Pickett and Jason, lock them in Sawyer's cage and run away. Juliet sends Ivan to go and help Pickett and then get Kate and Sawyer back. Kate and Sawyer run through the jungle and make it to the beach, but Pickett, Jason and Ivan catch up to them. Alex helps them by hiding them in an underground burrow. Alex offers to give them a boat to get off the island if they help her rescue her boyfriend, Karl. Ben wakes up from surgery and overhears Jack and Tom talking about Juliet wanting Ben to die. Ben asks to speak with Juliet alone. Juliet takes off and tells Jack that she is going to help his friends. Kate, Sawyer and Alex arrive at another part of The Hydra and rescue Karl. Pickett and Juliet arrive and she tells them that they are letting Kate and Sawyer go because Jack won't finish Ben's surgery unless he knows his friends are safe. Jack continues with Ben's surgery in the operating room. Alex takes Sawyer and Kate to a beach where a small raft is. As they put Karl in the boat, Pickett shows up to stop them. Juliet shoots him dead. She then convinces Alex that she can't go with them. She gives Kate her radio to contact Jack. Kate tells Jack that Juliet helped them and that they are safe. Jack finishes up Ben's surgery. Kate and Sawyer row off into the ocean with Karl in the boat with them. At the survivors' beach camp, Charlie and Hurley are going through Sawyer's stash. Desmond arrives and asks them both to come with him. He takes them to Locke and Sayid in the jungle where Locke informs them of Eko's death. Desmond suddenly takes off and runs to the beach. He dives in the ocean and swims in. Charlie runs into the water but Desmond already has Claire out. He performs CPR and she wakes up. When Juliet arrives back at the operating room, Jack wants to know what Ben told her. She tells Jack about her deal with Ben and that she has been on the island for 3 years, 2 months and 28 days. After rowing for some distance, Kate tells Sawyer that they need to go back for Jack. Sawyer refuses and Karl wakes up saying that Ben will kill them if they go back. Tom tells Jack that they are moving him somewhere else. On their way out, they pass another woman and Juliet, who is now handcuffed. Tom takes Jack outside and locks him in Sawyer's cage. Kate and Sawyer arrive at the main island. They make a fire as it starts getting dark. Jack is sitting in his cage when Isabel comes along. She reads the Chinese words in Jack’s tattoos. She takes him to a room where Tom and Juliet are and asks Jack about Juliet's request for him to kill Ben. At the main beach camp, Charlie takes a bottle of whiskey from Sawyer's stash and takes it to Desmond as a peace offering. Desmond, Charlie and Hurley are all drunk from the whiskey and sing songs around a fire. Charlie eventually gets Desmond to reveal he gets flashes of the future and in those flashes, Charlie always dies.

12/5/2004: Jack wakes up in his cage and finds a large group of people standing around watching him and then Cindy walks up. Cindy tells Jack that they are there to watch. Jack loses his temper and shouts at Cindy to leave. Kate and Sawyer wake up and find that Karl is gone. They start looking for him and hear him crying in the jungle. Sawyer goes to talk to him and tells him that if he really loves Alex he should go back and get her. Alex goes to talk to Jack in his cage. She informs Jack that Juliet is on trial for killing Pickett and that she will be executed. Jack tells Alex to let him out of the cage and take him to Ben. Jack says that he will treat Ben and be his doctor if Ben sees to it that Juliet doesn't get executed. On the main island, Kate is furious with Sawyer for letting Karl go. Sawyer says that Karl had a target on his back and the Others would have come looking for him. They start making their way back to camp. Alex takes Jack to the room where Juliet is on trial. They give Tom and Isabel a letter from Ben ordering Juliet's execution to be stopped. Jack is back in his cage when Juliet comes to bring him a sandwich. Jack is taken to the beach where all the others are gathered. They are taken on small boats to a bigger boat that is waiting for them just offshore.

12/6/2004: Charlie tells Hurley about Desmond's premonition of his death when Vincent comes out of the bushes carrying a decomposed human arm in his mouth. The arm has a key attached to the fingers. Hurley follows Vincent back into the jungle and discovers a junked minivan in the bushes. Hurley rushes into camp and tells everyone about the wrecked car. He asks for help to get the car started. No-one is interested but Jin stays behind to help. Kate and Sawyer arrive back at camp and are greeted by everyone. Later, Sawyer finds that his stash is missing and confronts Charlie and Desmond. They apologize for drinking the whiskey and tell him that they drank it with Hurley. Hurley shows Jin the car and they discover a body of a man wearing a DHARMA suit inside. Sawyer shows up to interrogate Hurley about the whiskey, but Hurley grabs Sawyer and hugs him. Hurley tells Sawyer that he will help them fix the car, because there is beer in the back of the van. After realizing that the car can't be fixed, Hurley gets an idea, but goes to get Charlie first. He tells Charlie that what he has planned may result in Charlie's death, but if it doesn't, they will win and break the curse. Sawyer and Jin drink the DHARMA beer and Sawyer teaches Jin some English sentences. Kate talks with Locke and Sayid and tells them about what Karl said about the Others living on this island. She takes off and says that she is going to find help. Charlie and Hurley get the van going by rolling it down a hill. Sawyer and Jin get in the van with Vincent and they drive around the valley celebrating. At night, Kate treks through the jungle alone when Locke and Sayid join her. They ask why she didn't ask for their help and she replies that they don't know where to look and they aren't motivated enough. Danielle comes out of the bushes and asks what Kate is doing. Kate says that she wants Danielle's help to find the Others' camp. She tells Danielle that she is pretty sure she met her daughter.

12/7/2004: On the beach, Sawyer finds Sun, Jin, Nikki and Charlie carrying a ping-pong table that used to be in the hatch. Sawyer confronts everyone about his stash and makes a deal. They will have a ping-pong competition and if he wins they have to give all his stuff back. Sun tells Sawyer that if he loses he can't use nicknames for anyone for a whole week. Hurley is chosen to play and beats Sawyer. Kate, Locke, Sayid and Danielle continue on their trek through the jungle. They stop to get some fruit to eat and Sayid discovers a farm house in the jungle. Sayid approaches the house unarmed, but is shot in the arm by Mikhail. Kate and Locke manage to apprehend and disarm him. Locke goes inside the building while Kate and Sayid talk to the man. He introduces himself and says that he is the last remaining member of the DHARMA initiative. Locke plays a chess game on a computer while Mikhail gets iced tea for Sayid and Kate. Sayid tells Kate that Mikhail is lying and that he is not DHARMA, but one of the Others. Sayid is also certain that Mikhail is not alone in the building. Mikhail catches on to Sayid's suspicion and attacks him and Kate. They manage to tie Mikhail up. While Sayid and Kate search for someone else in the basement, Locke gains access to another DHARMA video. Dr. Marvin Candle explains how to communicate with the outside world, but the satellite is inoperable. In the basement, Kate is attacked by Bea, but Sayid pulls a gun on her. Just as Locke is about to enter 77, the code for a hostile intrusion, Mikhail holds a knife to his throat and tells him to stop. Sayid and Kate make their way up with Bea and find Locke and Mikhail outside. Bea orders Mikhail to shoot her, which he does. Locke prevents him from shooting himself. Back at the beach, Hurley consoles Sawyer about Kate. As night falls, Sayid takes a tied up Mikhail out and calls for Danielle. Sayid says he found a map leading from The Flame to a place called the Barracks. Suddenly the entire Flame Station explodes. Locke tells them that he entered 77 into the computer. They set off to find the Barracks.

12/8/2004: Locke, Kate, Sayid and Danielle continue their trek through the jungle with Mikhail as their prisoner. Charlie prepares a picnic for himself and Claire, but Desmond tells Charlie to instead spend the day hunting with him. Claire sees some electronically tagged sea birds flying over and gets an idea to catch one of the birds and attach a message to the tag. Charlie knows that Desmond has had another premonition of his death, and refuses to support Claire's idea. Claire gets help from Jin and Sun and they set up a trap for the birds. Just as a bird steps into their trap, Desmond chases it away with gunfire, claiming that he was after a boar. Claire has a big falling out with Charlie and tells him to leave. Meanwhile, the search party for Jack arrive at the security fence. Locke pushes Mikhail between two of the pylons and Mikhail appears to die. They chop down a tree, balance it on one of the pylons and climb over it to the other side. At the beach, Claire follows Desmond to some rocks and sees that he has found a bird trapped on a rock. Desmond tells Claire about all his premonitions of Charlie's death and that he had another one today. Claire makes peace with Charlie and they attach a message to the captured bird and release it. Locke, Kate, Sayid and Danielle arrive at the Barracks. Kate sees Jack running towards them and sees him catch a football and throw it back to Tom. They decide to wait until dark to approach Jack. At night, Locke and Sayid keep watch while Kate enters Jack's house. Several Others burst in, with Sayid already captured. Meanwhile, Locke breaks into Ben's house and finds him in his room. He demands to know where the submarine is. Tom gives Jack a chance to speak with Kate. Locke keeps Alex hostage and has her take him to the submarine. From the bushes, Danielle watches and sees her daughter. Jack and Juliet go over to Ben's place and Jack asks for one last favor.

12/9/2004: In the early morning hours, Jack and Juliet arrive at the pier to leave the island on the submarine. They find Locke and ask what he is doing there and then there is a massive explosion where the submarine was. After being tied up for a while, Locke is untied by Ben and Richard, who tell him to come with them. Richard opens a door and when Locke looks inside he sees his father gagged and tied to a chair inside. Locke agrees to go with them and Ben says that he can say goodbye to Kate. That night Ben and Juliet plan out her con on Kate and the rest of the survivors. At night, Kate is still locked in the billiard room at the Others' village. She sees Juliet walk past the window. Kate grabs a pool stick and hides behind the door. When Juliet enters, Kate hits, but misses Juliet, who then throws Kate on her back. Juliet was only bringing Kate some food that now lies on the floor.

12/10/2004: Locke says goodbye to Kate in the billiard room and then Kate sees the Others putting on gas masks. Then a gas container is thrown in the room and the gas renders her unconscious. At the main beach camp, Paulo finds Nikki on the beach and she is upset over missing Thanksgiving two weeks ago. Nikki spots his nicotine gum and realizing that he must have found their missing bag she goes to Sawyer and asks for a gun. Sawyer says no. Later, Nikki takes Paulo to the jungle. She demands that he give the diamonds to her. Paulo refuses and Nikki throws Art’s Medusa spider on him. It bites Paulo in the neck and he squashes it. Nikki finds the diamonds in Paulo's pants, but suddenly a male spider bites Nikki on her ankle. Nikki rushes through the bushes and buries the bag in some loose earth. She stumbles from the bushes onto the beach where Sawyer and Hurley are playing ping-pong. She suddenly becomes paralyzed and Hurley tells Sawyer that she's dead. Jin, Sawyer and Hurley find a paralyzed Paulo in the jungle and also think he's dead. While Sawyer and Hurley search for answers, Charlie confesses to Sun that it was him who kidnapped her. Desmond tells Hurley that he saw Nikki arguing with Sawyer earlier. Sawyer returns and when Hurley confronts him about the argument, Sawyer denies having done anything to them and reveals the small black bag that he found. Sun opens it and finds that it is filled with diamonds. Sun later returns the diamonds to Sawyer, and tells him that she knows he was behind her attack. She punches him in the face and leaves. Hurley gives a speech at Nikki and Paulo's funeral, as they both lay paralyzed at the bottom of a double grave. Sawyer, Charlie and Hurley start filling up the grave. Suddenly, Nikki opens her eyes, but earth is shoveled over her face and it's too late. Nikki and Paulo are both buried alive. On the beach, Hurley tells Sawyer that there is going to be a vote to decide whether Sawyer should be banished. Sawyer catches a fish after a big struggle and then tries to gut it but fails. He finds Hurley and tells him that he'll make amends. Juliet drags Kate out into the jungle and handcuffs them together. When Kate wakes up Juliet claims she doesn't know what's going on. On their way back, it starts raining and they get into a fight. Kate accidentally dislocates Juliet's shoulder. She starts to apologize when they suddenly hear the sounds of the monster approaching. They run through the jungle and hide inside a tree. The monster approaches and bright white flashes appear before Kate and Juliet and suddenly, it disappears again. Juliet claims not to know what it is. At the beach, Hurley tells Sawyer to do something nice for Claire. Sawyer gives Claire a blanket and compliments Aaron. Juliet tells Kate that she broke Jack's heart. Kate helps Juliet to pop her shoulder back in.

12/11/2004: Early in the morning, Sawyer joins Desmond on a hunt. Desmond manages to shoot a boar. Kate and Juliet wake up in the tree and continue on their trek back to the Barracks. The monster returns and they run through the bushes. They reach the border of pylons and Kate wants to turn around to find another way. Juliet tells het that they're switched off but Kate doesn't believe her. Juliet takes a key from her back pocket and uncuffs herself from Kate. She runs through the pylons and opens a switch box on the other side and enters a code. After Kate runs through, she activates and turns on the pylons just as the monster appears. It freezes in front of the barrier and eventually retreats into the jungle. Juliet tells Kate that they don't know what it is, but they know it doesn't like their fences. Kate is furious that Juliet had the key to the handcuffs all along. Juliet lies to Kate and tells her that the people, who she has spent the past 3 years of her life with, left her behind too. She says she handcuffed herself to Kate to convince Kate that they were in it together, so she wouldn't get left behind again. Sawyer prepares a feast for everyone at the beach. After speaking to Charlie, he realizes that there is no vote and that Hurley has tricked him into being nice. He confronts Hurley, who tells Sawyer that he has to be their temporary leader since Jack, Locke, Kate and Sayid are all gone. Kate and Juliet arrive back at the Barracks. Juliet goes to get Sayid in one of the backyards while Kate goes to find Jack. She finds him unconscious on the floor but he quickly wakes up. She tells him that the Others have left and that Juliet is still there. They go outside and find Sayid. Jack says that they should start making their way back to the beach before it gets dark. Sayid doesn't want Juliet to go with them, but Jack says that she is coming with them. They make camp by a river and Sayid tries to interrogate Juliet but Jack stops him.

12/12/2004: Jack, Kate, Sayid and Juliet continue their trek back to the beach. Charlie wakes Claire up because she's ignoring Aaron and she reveals that she hasn't been feeling well. Later she asks Sawyer for some aspirin. Walking to get it he notices Jack and the others walking down the beach. As they are welcomed back Sawyer notices Juliet and gets angry. The survivors debate what to do about Juliet into the night. Just as the conversation switches to Jack and his motivations Claire suddenly collapses and spits blood. While Jack is treating Claire Juliet tells Kate she knows what's wrong. Juliet lies to Jack and says that a disease that affects pregnant woman is killing her and she needs a serum that Juliet invented to live. Juliet goes into the jungle to find a kit she said Ethan had buried before he died but was really left by Ryan just a few days earlier.

12/13/2004: As day breaks, Juliet retrieves the injection kit and is confronted by Sayid and Sawyer. She eventually convinces them that she is trying to help Claire and goes back to the beach. She injects Claire with some serum. Several hours later Claire wakes up without any problems. Desmond has a flash of the future involving Penny, an on island crash and Charlie's death. He finds Hurley and asks for help finding the cable in the sand that he saw in the flash. They then recruit Charlie and Jin to come along. He also borrows Jack's medical kit and they set out down the beach. Sawyer enters Kate's tent and catches her changing. She tells him that Jack knows they had sex and he asks her for some "afternoon delight" but gets turned down. Desmond's party reaches the cable in the sand and makes camp for the night. Kate is eating dinner in the kitchen area when Jack comes up. Jack borrows a spoon from her and goes to eat dinner with Juliet. Kate watches them and gets upset and after washing dishes in the ocean she goes to Sawyer's tent and jumps him. Sawyer realizes she is crying but she tells him to shut up and they have sex. The four camping out by the wire hear the sound of a helicopter and soon see it crashing into the ocean. They also see someone parachute into the jungle. Charlie convinces them to wait for light before heading out to find the pilot.

12/14/2004: Once the sun is up the four enter the jungle and find a pack containing Desmond's picture. Desmond reveals that he thinks the person they're looking for is his lost love Penny. At the main beach camp Sawyer gets Jack to play table tennis with him. The four in the jungle continue on arguing about silly things until Charlie sets off one of Rousseau's traps. Desmond saves Charlie from the trap. On the beach, Sawyer finds Kate and gives her a "mix tape" and confronts her about her motivations the night before. Desmond's group finds a parachutist hanging from a tree and cut her down. Desmond removes her helmet revealing it's not Penny but she recognizes him and says his name. Jack questions Sun about her pregnancy. Desmond and Charlie argue about what to do with the woman, Naomi. Hurley accidentally fires off a flare gun that he found among the women's possessions. Sun asks Kate why Jack would want to know about her pregnancy. Sun confronts Juliet about what happens to pregnant woman on the island. Mikhail runs up to Desmond's group and then quickly runs away. Jin catches him before he escapes. Mikhail agrees to treat Naomi. Juliet wakes Sun up and says she can help her at The Staff. Mikhail tends to Naomi well into the night and Desmond allows him to leave. Sun and Juliet arrive at The Staff and Juliet reveals a secret room with a lot of equipment. They determine the date of conception as being 53 days ago and learn that Jin is indeed the father of Sun's baby.

12/15/2004: Sun and Juliet leave the hatch and the sun is already up. Juliet goes back inside and leaves a message for Ben, telling him about Sun's pregnancy and Jin's infertility before he came to the island. The Others set up camp in an open field and Locke helps Cindy with her tent. Locke finds Ben listening to Juliet's message. Ben tells Locke that he must kill his father before he can tell him any of the island's secrets. The group with Desmond is preparing a stretcher to carry Naomi back to camp when she wakes up. Juliet tells Jack all about Ben's plan and her supposed mission to determine which of the women are pregnant. At the Others' camp, Ben wakes John up and unsuccessfully tries to get him to kill Anthony.
12/16/2004: At the Others' camp, Richard tells Locke that he wants him to find his way, but his father has to go in order for that to happen. He gives Locke a file on Sawyer, and says it might help him get rid of Anthony.

12/17/2004: The Others pack up their camp and Ben informs Locke that he can't come with. He leaves him behind with Anthony still tied up. Kate tries to sneak out of Sawyer's tent but wakes him so he goes to take a peek. Desmond, Charlie, Jin and Hurley return to camp in the early morning hours, along with Naomi. Locke confronts Sawyer while he is peeing. He tells Sawyer that he kidnapped Ben and wants Sawyer to kill him. Hurley and Charlie bring Sayid in to meet Naomi and he interrogates her and doesn't believe her story until she gives him the satellite phone. While Sayid is working on the phone Kate catches him and learns the truth about where it came from. Locke takes Sawyer to the Black Rock, where he actually has Anthony Cooper locked up. Charlie lies to Jack about what they did on their trip. Danielle shows up at the Black Rock and takes some dynamite. Sawyer learns that Locke's father is the man who conned his parents and caused their death. He strangles and kills Anthony with a chain. Locke informs Sawyer that Juliet is a mole. He gives Sawyer the tape recorder with the message that Juliet left for Ben about Sun's pregnancy. Locke picks up Anthony's body, wrapped in blankets, and makes his way back to Ben's camp. Kate tells Jack and Juliet about Naomi and that Jack's friends don't trust him anymore because he spends too much time with Juliet.

12/18/2004: Ben's birthday. Ben and Richard try to figure out what happened to Juliet's tape when Locke arrives at The Others' camp with his father's body and demands answers. Mikhail also arrives at the camp with news of Naomi and demands action. Locke beats Mikhail until Ben agrees to take him to Jacob. Sawyer returns to the survivor’s camp and talks to Sayid. He informs him of what he learned about Juliet and they go to confront her. When they get to her tent Kate tells them Juliet and Jack went off together after She told them about Naomi. Sayid storms off telling Sawyer to play the tape for Kate. While Ben and Locke are filling canteens for their trip to see Jacob, Alex comes up and gives Locke a pistol saying he will need it when he meets Jacob. At night the survivors on the beach gather to hear what Naomi has to say and Sayid and Sawyer inform them all about Juliet. Jack and Juliet arrive and Juliet has them flip the tape over and they here a recording Ben left saying he's going to attack the camp in two nights. Locke and Ben cross over a line of sand and come to a cabin in the woods. They enter the cabin and Ben says Jacob is in an apparently empty chair. Locke thinks he's crazy and goes to leave when he hears someone say "Help Me". Things then begin to fly all over the cabin on their own and Locke catches a brief glimpse of a shadowy man in the chair. Locke quickly exits the cabin and Ben follows him out shortly.

12/19/2004: In the morning Ben and Locke are heading back towards The Others' camp when Locke realizes they are going in a different direction and Ben says he wants to show Locke something else. He shows Locke a pit filled with Dharma skeletons. He shoots Locke. He leaves him in the pit to die. Jack takes a group of survivors out to an open field. Danielle shows up. Danielle sets off an explosion that collapses an entire tree and Jack reveals that they are going to booby-trap the tents of the women. Ben arrives back at his camp and gives Alex her gun back. He tells Ryan that instead of going the next night they have to go tonight. Alex runs off and meets Karl in the jungle. She sends him off with her gun to warn the survivors. Desmond has another vision of Charlie dying. Desmond tells Charlie about the vision and Charlie compiles a list of the five greatest moments in his life. Sayid realizes that they can't transmit from Naomi's phone because the signal is blocked. Juliet reveals that Ben is blocking all transmissions off the island. Sayid finds the station in the maps he took from the flame. Sayid realizes that the wire on the beach leading into the ocean must be connected to The Looking Glass. Charlie realizes it is his destiny to swim down there and switch off the jamming devise. Karl shows up at the beach and tells everyone that the attack is happening tonight. Danielle says that they'll never get the dynamite rigged in time. Sayid says that they can use guns to set off the dynamite. Bernard and Jin volunteer to stay behind as shooters with Sayid. Charlie and Desmond leave for The Looking Glass. Jack leads everyone else towards the radio tower. On their way Naomi shows Jack how to use her phone to contact her ship. Desmond and Charlie arrive at the wire on the beach and follow it into the ocean. Charlie gives Desmond his list of greatest moments to give to Claire. Desmond offers to go down instead, but Charlie knocks him out and swims down to the station. He reaches the entrance to the moon pool of the station and gets out of the pool and screams for joy that he is alive. Suddenly two women, Greta and Bonnie, show up and point their guns at Charlie. They tie him up and start torturing him. Charlie reveals that Juliet told them about the station. Bonnie contacts Ben, who is furious and sends Mikhail to go and help. At the beach camp, Ryan, Tom and the rest of the Others' team arrive to take the women. As they approach the tents, Sayid and Bernard fire their guns and set off the dynamite of two tents, killing five Others. Jin misses his dynamite but shoots two Others. Tom, Ryan and Jason survive and manage to overtake Sayid, Jin and Bernard. Jack and the rest of the group hear the explosions and Rose wonders why only two explosions went off instead of three. Rose and Sun want to wait for their husbands, but Jack convinces them to carry on.

12/20/2004: At daybreak Sawyer and Juliet decide to go back to the beach to check on Sayid, Jin and Bernard. The rest of the group continues on to towards the radio tower but runs into Ben and Alex. Ben tells Jack that Naomi is not who she says she is. Ben informs Jack that Tom has his friend’s captive and orders Tom to kill them. Jack thinking that Tom killed his friends beats Ben and has him tied up. Sawyer and Juliet arrive at the beach just as Hurley runs over Ryan with the Dharma van. Sayid kills one of the Others and then Tom tries to surrender but Sawyer executes him. Hurley then contacts Jack and tells him everyone is alive. Meanwhile in the Looking Glass Mikhail arrives and forces Desmond down into the station. He follows him down and then on Ben's orders kills Greta and shoots Bonnie. Desmond then shoots him with a spear gun. Bonnie tells Charlie the musical code to shut the jammer off and he uses it. Penelope then comes on the communication monitor and tells him it's not her boat. Mikhail swims to the outside window and sets off a grenade appearing to blow himself up and flooding the station. Charlie seals himself in the room to save Desmond but before giving him the message that it's not Penelope's boat. Elsewhere in the mass Dharma grave Locke wakes up and can't move his legs and is about to kill himself when Walt appears and convinces him it's all in his head and to get up. As the group reaches the radio tower Naomi discovers that she now can get a signal on her phone but Rousseau's message is over powering it. They go inside the tower to turn it off. Outside the phone receives a signal and as Ben pleads for Jack not to make the call. Naomi establishes a connection but is struck in the head with a knife thrown by Locke. Locke threatens to shoot Jack if he doesn't give him the phone but Jack calls his bluff and answers the phone.

12/21/2004: Desmond returned to the beach camp and informed the few survivors there about Naomi not being who she claimed to be, and of Charlie's death. The group decided to warn Jack in person instead of over the walkie talkie as Sayid believed the people on the freighter would be monitoring their communications. Hurley got lost along the way in the night, and found Jacob's cabin. He became frightened and ran away, running into Locke. At the radio transmitter, Jack and Kate discovered that Naomi wasn't dead but had crawled away. Kate tracked her down but was ambushed by her. Naomi contacted her freighter and covered for the survivors, claiming her injuries were sustained when she parachuted onto the island. She died from her wound. All the survivors met up at the nose section of Oceanic 815. Jack took Locke's gun and tried to shoot him, but the gun was empty. Charlie's warning was delivered and the survivors split up into two groups: those who believed Charlie went with Locke to safety while the rest stayed with Jack and the hope of rescue. After Locke's group left, a helicopter appeared overhead but a man parachuted out of it and was met by Jack and Kate.

12/22/2004: Jack and Kate meet Daniel Faraday, the parachutist, and a second man from the helicopter, Miles Straume. Miles demands to be taken to Naomi's body as she gave out a code phrase informing the freighter she was under duress. Alone with Naomi's body, Miles confirms Kate's story that they were not the ones who killed her. Sayid and Juliet catch up with the group and they all find the helicopter pilot, Frank Lepidus, who safely landed the helicopter. Locke's group comes across the fourth freighter person, Charlotte Lewis, and takes her with them to the barracks. He attaches her GPS transponder to Vincent's collar and Jack's group track down the transponder, realizing Locke is holding Charlotte. Both groups discover the freighter's purpose is to find Ben. Ben knows this and has detailed information of the freighter as he has a man on it. Sayid, Kate and Miles go to the barracks to get Charlotte. There they are ambushed and disarmed. Sayid exchanges Miles for Charlotte and leaves; Kate decides to stay. Frank leaves for the freighter in the helicopter, taking Sayid, Desmond and Naomi's body. Daniel performs an experiment revealing a time difference of 31 minutes and 18 seconds when an object was sent to the island.

12/23/2004: Jack and Juliet return to the beach camp. They attempt to contact the freighter, but get no response. Eventually they turn to Charlotte who contacts an emergency channel and they learn the helicopter never arrived at the freighter despite it leaving the day before. At the barracks, Kate frees Miles so he can talk to Ben in exchange for everything Miles knows about Kate. Miles demands $3.2 million in exchange for telling his employers that Ben is dead. Kate learns the people on the freighter know she's a fugitive. Her actions result in Locke banishing her from their group.

12/24/2004: At the barracks, Sawyer and Kate have an argument. Kate believes she isn't pregnant, but isn't as enthusiastic about the news as Sawyer is. She leaves for the beach camp. Sayid, Desmond and Frank arrive at the freighter, but Desmond's consciousness jumps between the present and his past in 1996, causing him to be very confused. Sayid gets a phone from Frank to call Jack on the beach, letting him know what's going on. In the freighter's sickbay, Desmond meets George Minkowski, who is also experiencing the same thing Desmond is going through. Sayid gets Daniel on the phone, who manages to help Desmond find a way to get better. Desmond realizes he needs to make contact with Penny. George takes them to the communications room, where all the equipment has been sabotaged. Sayid manages to connect a phone to a battery so Desmond can call Penny. He tells her about the boat and the island and she informs him that she has been looking for him for the past 3 years. She knows about the island and promises Desmond that she'll keep looking until she finds him. Under the cover of darkness, Daniel and Charlotte slip out of camp without telling anyone. Juliet and Jack head after them and Juliet runs into an old acquaintance, Harper, who tells her Daniel and Charlotte are heading to the Tempest to kill everyone on the island

12/25/2004: Daniel and Charlotte run into Kate, who's returning from the barracks, and Charlotte knocks her unconscious. Juliet and Jack find Kate, but Juliet continues on without them. At the Tempest, Juliet learns the two are trying to render the toxic gases inert to prevent Ben from using it against them. Daniel succeeds in securing the station. At the barracks, Ben is freed in exchange for his knowledge of which the freighter belongs to and the identity of his spy. Locke learns the freighter belongs to Charles Widmore who wants to exploit the island. On the freighter Frank meets with Sayid and Desmond in the sickbay. At night on the beach Sun and Jin discuss the name of their baby.

12/26/2004: Kate and Jack return to the beach. Sun confronts Daniel and then decides to go to Locke's camp. Juliet confronts Sun about leaving and in frustration tells Jin about Sun's affair. Bernard and Jin go fishing and have a heart to heart. At night they return and Jin reconciles with Sun. Sun says she now wants to stay on the beach and confirms the baby is his. On the freighter Sayid and Desmond are slipped a not warning them to not trust the captain. They hear someone banging pipes together. The doctor frees them from the sickbay and takes them up on the deck to see the captain. When they get up on deck they see Regina wrapped in chain jump overboard. The captain orders everyone to ignore her and introduces himself. He explains who he's working for and shows them the flight recorder for Oceanic Flight 815. He claims Ben is the one who faked the wreckage. The doctor escorts the two to their cabin below. There is a blood splatter in the cabin so the doctor orders Kevin Johnson to clean it up. When Johnson gets close Sayid realizes he's actually Michael. Late at night Sayid and Desmond are woken by an alarm and rush up to the deck where they witness the captain beating two men for attempting to desert. Sayid asks Michael what he's doing there and he says he's there to die. At the barracks Locke has a meeting and brings Miles. He has Ben and Miles share what he'd already learned from them. Including that Ben's spy on the boat is Michael. As Locke is bringing Miles back to the boat house Sawyer confronts him. Ben convinces Alex, Karl and Rousseau to go to the temple.

12/27/2004: Early in the morning on the freighter Sayid learns that Kevin/Michael is down in the engine room. Sayid and Desmond head down there and get Michael alone. They demand to know how Michael got on the boat and he tells them. Sayid drags Michael to the captain’s cabin and reveals who he really is and that he's the saboteur. Alex, Danielle and Karl are traveling through the woods when Karl is suddenly shot. Danielle pulls Alex behind a tree and says they're going to try to make a run for it. They attempt to run away but Danielle is shot. Alex then surrenders and reveals she is Ben's daughter. The mercenaries from the freighter reveal themselves and take her captive. They take her to the sonic fence and make her enter the deactivation code. On the beach Jack starts to be visibly sick. The body of the freighter's doctor washes up on shore. They come up with a plan to send a message to the freighter. At night Daniel sends out a Morse code message asking what happened to the doctor. Daniel lies about the response and Bernard calls him out. Jack confronts him and he admits they don't plan on saving them. At the barracks Hurley, Sawyer and Locke are playing Risk when the phone rings. Locke answers it and hears a cryptic repeating code. He and Sawyer go to Ben to find out what the code means. Ben tells them they have to fortify themselves in his old house as the code means someone pushed the panic button on the perimeter fence. Sawyer goes to help Claire. Locke and Ben start to barricade themselves in the house. Hurley is already there with Aaron. While Sawyer is trying to find Claire three other survivors are killed and Claire's house is blown up with a rocket. Sawyer finds Claire in the rubble of her house and carries her to Ben's house and through a window Hurley broke open for them. Sawyer lets Miles in after he rings the doorbell. Miles gives Ben a radio but he refuses to use it until Miles tells him they have his daughter. Ben talks to Keamy and tells him how much he knows. Alex is brought out and when Ben reveals that she isn't really his daughter and refuses to cooperate so Keamy shoots her in the head. The mercenaries disappear into the jungle but Locke realizes they're just waiting for nightfall. Ben heads to a hidden room in the house and reveals a stone doorway with strange inscriptions on it. He opens that door and heads further inside. Ben eventually comes out of the room and goes upstairs. The building begins to shake and they see the smoke monster shoot by. Ben orders them outside and they see the monster attack the mercenaries. Ben tells them to go and says goodbye to Alex's body. In the jungle Ben takes Locke and Hurley to find Jacob while Sawyer, Claire, Aaron and Miles head back to the beach.

12/28/2004: Juliet wakes Jack up while other people on the beach are arguing with Daniel and Charlotte. He tries to mediate but collapses which leads Juliet to diagnose him with appendicitis. Sun, Jin, Daniel and Charlotte head to the Staff for supplies to help Jack. The others on the beach start to build a sterile area for the surgery. At night the group from the Staff returns and the surgery begins. Jack tries to stay awake but the pain becomes too much and Juliet insists he be chloroformed. After the surgery Bernard tells Kate she can go back in and see Jack. Juliet reveals Jack kissed her a few days ago. Kate leaves and then Juliet tells Jack she knows he's awake. In the jungle Sawyer, Claire, Aaron and Miles continue their trek back to the beach. Miles senses Danielle and Karl's deaths and finds their bodies. Sawyer later gives Miles a "restraining order" to stay away from Claire. They continue on and run into Lepidus who tells them to hide. The mercenaries come along and Lepidus hurries them onto the chopper to protect the four in hiding. The four set-up camp and fall asleep. Claire wakes up and finds Aaron missing and then sees her father holding him. Claire walks off into the jungle. Locke, Ben and Hurley realize no one knows where they're going and set up camp for the night.

12/29/2004: Locke has a dream where he sees Horace chopping down trees. He wakes up and tells Ben and Hurley he knows where they have to go now. They head to the pit of Dharma corpses where Locke searches for Horace's body. He retrieves a map to the cabin Horace was building and they set off to find it. They reach the cabin at night and Locke heads inside alone. He sees Claire and Christian who tells him to move the island. Outside Hurley shares a candy bar with Ben. Locke exits and tells them what Christian told him. On the freighter the helicopter returns and the wounded are unloaded. Keamy attacks the captain who tells him Michael is who he really wants. He goes down to Michael's cabin and interrogates him then tries to shoot him but the gun doesn't work. Keamy retrieves the secondary protocol from a safe. The captain goes up on deck and tells Sayid and Desmond to hide. Sayid refuses and instead asks to take the dinghy back towards the island to ferry survivors. As the sun is setting Lepidus goes below and frees Michael and takes him to the engine room. Sayid prepares to leave but Desmond refuses to go so Sayid heads back alone. With the sun down the mercenaries load the helicopter up with more weapons. Lepidus refuses to take them back so Keamy slits the doctor's throat and throws his body overboard and threatens to kill more if he doesn't take them. The captain then confronts Keamy with his now fixed gun but Keamy shoots him while his head his turned. Lepidus agrees to pilot the helicopter but secretly activates his satellite phone before taking off. On the beach at night Juliet warns Jack that if he isn't careful he'll tear his stitches. The helicopter flies overhead and drops a backpack. Inside Jack finds a satellite phone that is actively tracking the helicopter. They argue over what to do with it. Daniel makes a call but only hears Keamy order Lepidus to land the helicopter. Jack decides to head to the helicopter with Kate. Daniel tells Charlotte that they need to get off the island immediately.

12/30/2004: Jack and Kate are continuing their trek to the helicopter when they run into Miles and Sawyer. Sawyer tells them they lost Claire. After exchanging stories Jack and Sawyer head onto the helicopter while Kate, Miles and Aaron go back towards the beach. They eventually make it to the helicopter and meet Lepidus. They realize that the mercenaries will kill Hurley if they don't try to save him so Jack and Sawyer head for the Orchid. Sayid arrives on the beach and prepares to go after Jack and Kate when Kate returns with Aaron and Miles. Kate and Sayid go after Jack. Daniel takes a group of six survivors including Sun, Jin and Aaron in the dinghy back towards the freighter. Kate attempts to track Jack and Sawyer but eventually realizes the person they're tracking doubled back on them. Kate and Sayid order whoever it is to show themselves and Richard comes out of the trees followed by a large group of gun toting Others. Faraday and his group arrive at the freighter off-load the survivors and Faraday returns to the island. Michael fixes the engine and Desmond has Hendricks take the freighter in towards the island. Sun and Michael have a conversation about how Michael got off the island. Desmond runs up on deck and then shows them all a massive pile of rigged to explode C-4. In the jungle Ben, Locke and Hurley continue towards the Orchid. Ben stops and signals an Other with a mirror. Hurley questions Ben about moving the island. The three arrive at the Orchid but Keamy and his team beat them there. Ben surrenders himself to Keamy. Jack and Sawyer meet Hurley and Locke at the Orchid. Keamy and his men bring Ben back towards the helicopter where Kate, Sayid and the Others ambush them. Keamy and his team are all disabled or killed and Kate and Sayid head to the helicopter while Ben goes back to the Orchid. Ben and Lock enter the Orchid while Jack, Sawyer and Hurley head to the helicopter. Frank, Sayid, Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sawyer take off towards the freighter. The helicopter is leaking fuel so Sawyer jumps out so the others can make it to the freighter. On the beach Miles, Charlotte and Juliet refuse to leave and Daniel heads out with a second group of survivors on the dinghy. Ben loads the Orchid's vault with metal in order to enter the inner chamber when Keamy arrives and taunts him into attacking and killing him which triggers the bomb on the freighter to activate. On the freighter they manage to temporarily stop the bomb from going off by freezing it. The helicopter lands and they fix the leak and Desmond, Sun and Aaron board. Jin leaves the bomb and runs to the helicopter. Michael runs out of liquid nitrogen and the bomb explodes before Jin makes it to the helicopter. The helicopter takes off and the freighter explodes. Sawyer swims back to the island and Sawyer and Juliet watch the freighter explode. Ben and Locke split up. Locke joins the others outside and Ben enters the inner chamber of the Orchid. Ben turns the wheel to move the island and is transported to Tunisia in the future

12/31/2004: In the early morning the life raft is found by Penny's boat.

Sometime 2005-2008: Miles starts getting a nosebleed. Reaching the camp, Sawyer, Juliet, Locke, Miles, Daniel and Charlotte, find it abandoned. A couple of canoes are stranded on the beach, and a bottle marked Ajira Airlines is found discarded at the camp. After the group leaves the beach in one of the canoes, attempting to reach the Orchid quicker, an unknown party, using the second canoe, approaches and starts firing at them.

1/1/2005: The Oceanic 6 discuss with Frank, Desmond and Penelope about whether to lie about what happened to them after the crash.

1/7/2005: The Oceanic 6 leave Penny's boat on the raft. Eight to nine hours later the six arrive on the island of Sumba.

1/2005: The Oceanic 6 arrive in Hawaii and are reunited with their families and hold a press conference.

Early 2005: Sayid and Nadia marry.

May 2005: Sun confronts her father over Jin's death and reveals that she bought a controlling interest in his company.

June 2005: The Reyes throw a surprise party for Hurley and his dad reveals that he fixed up the Camaro as a memorial to his supposed death.

July 2005: Christian's funeral is held.

July 2005: Ji Yeon is born.

Late 2005: Charlie Hume is born.

10/20/2005: Nadia is shot and killed in LA.

10/24/2005: Ben appears in the Tunisian desert having time traveled from 12/30/2004.

10/25/2005: Sayid has Nadia's funeral and sees Ben photographing him.

10/26/2005: Ben convinces Sayid to kill for him and then recruits him as an assassin.

Late 2005: Sayid kills a man in the Seychelles.

Early 2006: Sayid spends sometime in Berlin trying to find "The Economist" by seducing Elsa. Elsa is playing him and ends up shooting him and Sayid kills her.

Early 2006: Ben confronts Charles Widmore in London.

2006: Kate's trial.

Late 2006: Jack moves in with Kate.

Mid 2007: Jack visits Hurley at Santa Rosa and then proposes to Kate.

Mid 2007: Jack's pill and alcohol addiction worsens as he gets suspicious of Kate's phone calls.

Mid 2007: Jack drunkenly confronts Kate and then leaves her and Aaron.

December 2007: Locke arrives in Tunisia and is rescued by Charles Widmore. Widmore gives him a new identity as Jeremy Bentham and helps him visit Sayid, Walt, Hurley and Kate. He tells all of them but Walt that they have to go back to the island. Ben then attacks his driver and Locke ends up in Jack's hospital where he also tells Jack he has to go back.

December 2007: Jack starts flying all over the world hoping to crash on the island again.

2008: Walt visits Hurley at Santa Rosa.

2008: Ben kills Locke.

2008: Jack almost commits suicide but instead saves some car crash victims. His ex-wife visits him at the hospital.

2008: Jack attends Jeremy Bentham's viewing and has a series of confrontations over his prescription pill addiction.

2008: Jack meets with Kate at the airport.

2008: Sun confronts Charles Widmore in London.

2008: Sayid kills a man watching Hurley and breaks him out of the mental institute.

2008: Jack breaks into Jeremy Bentham's funeral home and Ben finds him there.

2008: In the really early morning Jack and Ben sneak Locke's body out of the funeral home. Hurley and Sayid sneak out of Santa Rosa. Jack shaves his beard off and discusses the fate of the island with Ben. Kate is visited by some lawyers looking to take a maternity test of Aaron and decides to run away with Aaron. Sun meets with Charles Widmore in Heathrow Airport. Jack and Ben see a news report about Hurley. Hurley and Sayid stop for some fast food and then head to Sayid's safe house. Sayid realizes that people are waiting for them and manages to kill both of them but gets tranqed in the process. Hurley brings Sayid back to the car. Desmond wakes up on a sailboat in bed with Penny and remembers meeting Faraday when he was still living in the Swan. They set off for Oxford to find Faraday's mother

2008: Hurley is driving an unconscious Sayid when he thinks he is pulled over by Ana Lucia who gives him advice. Hurley goes to a gas station and buys a new shirt. He then quickly leaves the gas station to avoid getting caught. Kate pulls into the same gas station just as Hurley leaves and contemplates calling Jack when Sun calls her. Kate and Aaron meet Sun at her hotel. In a hotel room Ben tells Jack to go home and pack and he will pick him up in six hours. He goes to a butcher shop and leaves Locke's body. Hurley goes to his house and meets his dad. He tells David what's going on and then a LAPD detective shows up. Hurley's mom comes home and then his dad sneaks Sayid out in his car. He brings Sayid to Jack who takes him to the hospital he used to work at. Jack calls Ben and tells him where Hurley is. Ben goes to Hurley's mansion and tries to convince Hurley to go back to the island. Hurley instead runs out and surrenders to the cops. Ben goes to a church where Ms. Hawking appears to be trying to find the island's location. She tells him he only has 70 hours to get everyone back together. Desmond and Penny approach England on their sailboat.

2008: Desmond goes to Oxford to search for Faraday's mother. He discovers the identity of a woman Faraday supposedly experimented on. When he visits her he finds that Charles Widmore financed Faraday's research. He then travels to London and meets with Widmore who gives him Faraday's mothers address in LA but implores him to stay out of it and protect Penny instead. Desmond goes back to the sail boat and tries to follow Charles' advice but Penny won't let him and insists on going to LA with him.

2008: Kate leaves Aaron at the hotel with Sun. Sun receives a package containing a gun and surveillance information on Ben. Kate meets Tom Norton and discusses Aaron's maternity case. At the hospital Jack wakes Sayid up who wants to leave but Jack says he needs to rest has he was drugged out for 42 hours. Jack gets yelled at for coming back to the hospital. A nurse attempts to shoot Sayid with another tranquilizer but he gets out of the way and disables the shooter. Sayid demands to know who sent him and gets an address from the man. Hurley calls Jack from prison. Ben arrives and Sayid shows him and Jack the address which turns out to be Kate's. Jack calls her and gets her location and goes to meet her. Jack meets Kate outside Norton's office. They follow Norton to a motel where he meets with Carole Littleton. Jack meets with Carole to convince her not to pursue the custody case and learns she has no idea who Aaron is. Ben and Sayid meet Norton in the police garage and Norton informs them that the charges will be dropped and Hurley will be out in the morning. Jack, Kate, Ben and Sayid meet up at a dock yard. Ben admits it's him trying to take Aaron. Sun is hiding in a car with Aaron watching them. She talks on the phone with her mom and daughter in Korea. She gets her gun and steps out of the car. She threatens Ben and accuses him of killing Jin. Ben tells her Jin is alive and he can prove it. Ben says he can take her to someone in LA who has proof that Jin is alive. Kate and Jack argue over his true intentions and then she leaves with Aaron in her car. Sayid also leaves. Then Ben, Sun and Jack head to the church where Ms. Hawking is. When they arrive at the church Ben gives Sun Jin's wedding ring. Sun agrees to go back to the island. As they climb out of the car Desmond arrives and asks if they are also looking for Faraday's mother.

2008: Sayid is arrested by Ilana. Ms. Hawking shows Jack, Ben, Sun and Desmond the Lamp Post Station and tells them to fly out on Ajira Airways Flight 316. Hurley gets into a cab with... Jacob. Jacob leaves a guitar in the cab. Kate gives Aaron to Carole Littleton. Jack goes to see his grandfather. Jack and Kate spend the night together

2008: Ben calls Charles Widmore. He shoots at Desmond and almost kills Penny. Desmond attacks Ben and throws him in the water. Desmond is taken to the Marina Medical Center in Long Beach. Jack takes Locke’s body to LAX. At the airport, Jack is offered condolences by Caesar. Jack, Kate, Sun, Hurley, Ben, Sayid, Lapidus (flying the plane) and Locke’s body- all get on the plane. Hawking visits Desmond at the hospital

2008: Jack, Hurley, Kate, and Sayid vanish from the plane to 1977 (see 1977) while the remainder of the passengers and the plane crash on the Island

2008 (back on the Island Day 1):Ajira Airways Flight 316 is maneuvered by Frank Lapidus to land on Hydra Island’s runway. Lapidus and Sun follow Ben into the jungle. When Ben gives directions to the larger island, Sun knocks him out and she and Lapidus leave in one of the outrigger canoes carrying the 316 passenger list. Frank and Sun arrive at the dock at night, near the Processing Center, they find the place disheveled and apparently deserted. They meet Christian and he shows them a picture from 1977- in which there is Jack, Kate, and Hurley. On the small island- Ceaser searches Ben’s office at the Hydra station and finds some of Faraday’s maps and charts as well as a gun. Ilana tells him about a mysterious man who introduces himself as John Locke.

2008 (Day 2): Locke tells Ceaser what he remembers since leaving the Island and about the DHARMA Initiative. Locke asks about the survivors but Caesar says the pilot too the passenger list. He explains seeing certain passengers vanish from the plane. Caesar shows Locke Ben’s body very injured among the victims. Ben wakes up to Locke watching over him. Ben tells Locke he needs to be judged by Smokie. Ben and Lock try to take a boat to go to the main island. Caesar forbids them and Ben shoots him. Ben and Lock go to the main island and return to Ben’s abandoned house, where Sun and Lapidus have been waiting for Locke. Sun shows Ben the photo of the 1977 DHARMA recruits, but Ben claim s not to know that their friends were there. Frank decides to go back to the plane to fix the radio to get off the Island, but Sun stays to find her husband. Ben attempts to summon Smokie from a hidden room under his house but the Monster never shows.

2008 (Day 3): Locke leads Ben and Sun to Smokies hole at the Temple walls. Ben enters and falls through the floor to an underground hall with hieroglyphs and an Egyptian picture of Smokie before Anubis. Smokie surrounds Ben showing him memories of Alex and Widmore and then appears in the form of Alex. Ben tries to apologize to her, but she informs Ben that she is aware of his plan to kill Locke again. She makes Ben promise to follow Locke’s leadership or she will ‘destroy’ him. Meanwhile, at the Hydra Island beach, Ilana and Bram have acquired guns and a large metal box, and asks Lapidus what lies in the shadow of the statue, before knocking him out. Locke, Ben and Sun go to the Other’s beach camp. Locke tells Richard Alpert they have an errand to run. Ben tells Sun that Richard has been their advisor for a very, very long time. Sun asks if Richard knew Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Jin in 1977. Richard says he watched them all die. Locke says they didn’t go through this for nothing. Lock, Richard, and Ben travel to the drug smugglers’ plane to meet the past Locke during the second time shift. Upon returning to the camp, Locke gives a speech to the Others. He tells them he’s going to find Jacob and wants everyone to join him.

2008: It is suddenly night after the time shift and when the survivors reach the Swan they find it destroyed. Locke finds himself next to the plane after it has already fallen off the cliff. Richard comes and treats his gunshot wound.

2008 (Day 4): Lock and Richard lead the Others to Jacob. Locke reveals to Ben that he’s going to kill Jacob. When Locke hears Ben will do anything he says, Locke assigns him the task of killing Jacob. Ilana, Bram, and three others take Lapidus to the main Island in the outrigger canoes. They take the crate to Jacob’s cabin but find the surrounding ash has been disturbed, the cabin destroyed, and no one is there. Ilana takes a piece of tapestry with a picture of the Statue of Taweret on it. They burn the cabin and head toward the statue. The Others take a rest stop at the Oceanic survivor’s camp. Locke convinces Ben to murder Jacob. Sun sees the crib that Locke made for Aaron and finds Charlie’s Drive Shaft ring. At the statue, Locke and Ben enter to find Jacob. Meanwhile, Ilana, Bram, and Lapidus show Richard what was in the crate: Locke’s body. Inside the chamber, Jacob correctly deduces what Locke is really his nemesis and that he has tricked Ben into coming here. Ben kills him. Jacob’s dying words are “They’re coming.”