Tuesday, February 10, 2009

LT201: Feedback


Anna writes and points me to an interview with Juliet and Ben. The main items from those interviews are:

When Juliet is asked about her future with Sawyer she answers, “There’s an expression, “What doesn’t bring people together is joy, but shared pain.” That’s what bonds people together.”

Juliet repeatedly mentions this violent streak. We have seen her shoot Pickett, but this interview hints that there is much more boiling just beneath the surface with her.

Ben’s interview mentions something that caught my eye…”there is falling through time, falling through space and even falling underground.” Go back to my post on the Underworld!

The article asks a question of Ben that implies Sun blames him for Jin’s death. Really? I thought it was Jack and her father. Just how many people does Sun blame?

They asked Ben if the LOST would be much different if it was on HBO. He replies that his character wouldn’t change much but that Sawyer could swear they way he wants to. HA!

Thanks to Anna for the heads up. If you wish to read the complete interviews then you can find it here:


Ben, not the LOST Ben, but the TIDBITS Ben, writes he weekly critique and here are some points to discuss…

The Watchmen Comic Book…it is really a graphic novel - someone told me that makes some kind of difference somehow??? Anyway, I’ve read the story and there are way too many similarities to ignore. The end of the book does suggest a possible end game for LOST and the fact I’m not sharing it tells you that I think it has merit. Don’t be so hard on the writers for using a comic book as their guide. After all, I live my life by the lyrics to Green Day’s “Basket Case”!


108 Minutes Between Jumps…well the analysis I did does seem to allow for this. While Daniel should be keeping tabs on the time (wonder what his watch does after a jump), I’ll forgive him as 108 minutes must fly by when one is busy with nose bleeds, professing your love and straightening one’s tie.


The Numbers…abusing or using? You say abuse, I say use and then we all fall down.


Sun’s Baby…she sure is doing a lot of travel to see Widmore, travel to see Kate, travel to shoot someone, buying an airline (oops, that’s a secret still), and travel to babysit someone else’s kid. She won’t win any Mother of the Year awards, but it is likely she just got a nanny with her Oceanic Settlement money.


Time Warping…Ben asks where Harper has been all this time? We didn’t see her in the group with Locke in the jungle. Is she at the temple? I do not see enough evidence to draw any conclusions yet. If anything, we find evidence against Harper (and others like Walt) doing any time warping.

The evidence against is when we observe the Survivors jumping time they don’t arrive well aware of their surroundings and senses. Harper and Walt both seemed quite aware and ready to do what they were there to do: deliver messages. There could be planned jumps versus random jumps, but the evidence we have available says that Harper is not time jumping. I’m tempting to put Harper and Walt into the astral projection category.

One more point on time jumps…someone suggested that if one jumps back in time it would explain the reverse talking like Walt and the phone call that Kate received. Again, when the Survivors jump back to 1954 it doesn’t sound like anyone is speaking in reverse, so…


Charlotte’s Nose Bleeds…Ben wonders if Daniels isn’t her constant only after he professes his love for her. I never connected the Constant with Love or any deep felt emotions. Keep in mind that Daniel wrote in his notebook that Desmond was his constant. I just don’t get any spark of emotion between those two. The key to a constant is one person (or one person’s mind) being off the island.

As for Char being the child of Widmore…let’s not get gross.


Last thoughts…kudos for predicting the Survivors would run into a young Danielle.

How is it that the canoe went into the flash with the Losties? It seems if they are touching or in possession, then they keep it. Honestly, I shouted out to my wife at that point, “Paddle towards shore you might lose your canoe”. Later someone pointed out the “in possession” rule.

Why wasn't Sawyer the one to shoot back, and why'd they take so long to respond? Juliet was holding the gun and it’s called drama.

Will we get to see what made Rousseau crazy in these flashes? Probably since we are likely to be told how her group got the sickness, how one loses his arm, and if one being named Brennan means anything to Kate.

Who sent that assassin and how did he find Sayid? I believe Ben is the master manipulator and orchestrating all this. Consider that we saw Sayid wanting to join the ranks of Ben for revenge last season. Now he seems to despise him. That means they had a falling out of some type. Ben, knowing Sayid would no longer blindly follow him, he is forced to maybe drag Sayid there in a tranquilized state.


Thanks Ben for your insightful feedback. Keep it coming.


Readers of TIDBITS know that from time to time I like to launch into a theory or two. Well, I’ve got another forming in my head and we will be sharing it soon. The name I’m giving this new theory is The Theory of Relativity. It is based on a song by Three Dog Night, so you know it can’t be all bad. Coming soon to a blog near you!


Danielle says everyone got sick in her crew but her. What causes the sickness? We are tempted to suggest the time jumps, but then that conflicts with time on the island. Those with three years of service, Juliet, are bleeding. Before her was Miles and Charlotte who both have been suggested were here prior, so assume longer than 3 years.

Wouldn’t that mean that Danielle’s crew would have to be on the island for about three years before getting sick and having nose bleeds? It seems so. Remember that Minkowski on board the Freighter got sick and he surely wasn’t here for three years…or was he?

One explanation is that the sickness is due to time jumping, but you remove the three year rule. Everyone gets the sickness. I suggest two exceptions to this. First, if you get the vaccine you are fine. Claire was vaccinated and my guess is Danielle was also vaccinated. The Others most definitely wanted the children.

Second, you don’t bleed if you have your constant around. Daniel saw Desmond in one of the flashes and that keeps his nose dry. Sawyer saw his constant, Kate, while delivering the baby, so he doesn’t need cotton stuff in his nostrils.


Ben is gathering most of the Oceanic 6 at the marina at slip 23. Anyone want to bet that Desmond’s boat will dock there soon?


When Locke’s mother was to deliver she was listening to Buddy Holly song, “Everyday”. That song was released in September, 1957. Yet, Locke says his birth date was in 1960. Could be a prop error but music is a fairly important tool on the show to get this one wrong.

This could mean that Locke was told the wrong date. Or that we have the wrong John Locke. Imagine if he was given the name throughout foster care and the real John Locke is someone else. Recall that dear mom said he was “immaculately conceived”. Is mom suggesting she knows she didn’t have relations with any man and yet ended up pregnant?

Two more tidbits: the months between John’s alleged birthday and the release of Holly’s song is 16 months. And Buddy Holly’s 50 year anniversary of his death was just last week. Holly’s plane crashed. In Iowa where Kate is from.


I’ll try to post my initial thoughts after the show…it could be late as our local station is delaying it one hour for a basketball game.

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