Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So, Jack is a dad. It's kind of mind blowing that the bomb blast didn't only change from the point the plane should have crashed onward, but it seems to have SERIOUSLY altered their lives up until that point as well. I know that was already revealed, but what could've made things so different that Jack has a kid? I guess that whole Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park butterfly flaps it's wings thing applies here, huh? Claire's pretty crazy. And still Jack's sister in the flash side-ways, though he still doesn't know it. And that lighthouse...a little too fairy tale-ish for me, but we'll see where it leads. I guess we finally know the numbers are coordinates, unless their meaning goes even deeper. Remember way back in season one when Hurley says he first heard the numbers from a guy in the mental institution that kept repeating them, and HE heard them over a radio when he was in the Pacific? Do you think the voice was Jacob then?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Substitute

First and foremost, I've decided to keep this photo up until I get sick of my MSCL joke. Which may be never.

This was oh-so-much-better than last week's episode. Let's get straight to the point:
Everyone's got a number! Except Kate. WHY DOESN'T KATE HAVE A NUMBER? To recount:
4-Locke, 8-Reyes, 15-Ford, 16-Jarrah, 23-Shephard, 42-Kwon
Locke is dead and gets crossed out -- will they go in order? Is Hurley next?
Why are they candidates? Does the island need protecting?

We also have a kid running through the forest that Sawyer and Fake Locke can see, but Richard can't. Why can't Richard see him? Is the kid young Jacob?

Is Sawyer going to take up with Smokey? Is this really bad? Do good and evil even exist anymore?

Remember when people had constants and Faraday's constant was Desmond? Sigh.

I did like the parts with Ben, though I think he's more of a math or English teacher. Not History. And I enjoyed his eulogy. More Ben!

I totally didn't get the Jacob's Ladder reference until now.

Also, Allegory of the Cave. I remember high school English after all!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ha Ha Ha

From my friend Adrian:

Q: Why did the black smoke monster cross the road? A: To get to the other ... Sayid!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What Kate Does

Man, last night's episode was...a Kate episode. Mostly filler. What do you think was in that pill? My guess: some Jacob Ashes. Do you think the "infection" is the same one that plagued Rousseau's crew? And who else is tired of Jack being such a dick about everything? How about Claire showing up and killing some fools? Is she really "infected"?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fantasy LOST score sheet & players

To Keep Score:

The link for this spreadsheet is here.

To See Who Has What Characters:

The link for this spreadsheet is here.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Geronimo Jack's Beard

Jorge Garcia has started a podcast! It's pretty lo-fi, but awesome for a few reasons:

1. It's him and his girlfriend giving their initial reaction after reading the script. This one was recorded months ago and it really reflects how little anyone knows what's going on.
2. Beth is the classic girlfriend who seems to be frustrated when things don't make sense and there's no hard answers.
3. He spends much of the time pondering the spelling mistakes in the script.
4. It's called Geronimo Jack's Beard!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

LA X: Parts 1&2

Alright, kids, here we have the season opener. The two parts to this episode focused on two timelines: the original timeline, on the island following the detonation of the hydrogen bomb and an alternate timeline, where everyone is still on the plane and land successfully in LAX. (note: did you notice that the title of this ep is not "LAX" but rather "LA X" with a space?) Let's talk about the alternate timeline first:

A few things happen: Jack , with the help of Sayid, saves Charlie's life; Locke befriends Boone; Kate has an elevator ride with Sawyer, escapes her Marshal and jumps in a cab with Claire; Shannon isn't on the plane; Jin gets taken away at customs, while Sun pretends to not know English; Hurley is the luckiest guy ever, yet Sawyer tells him not to tell people he's won the lotto; Desmond sits next to Jack, but then disappears after one of Jack's 12 billion trips to the bathroom (also: Jack recognizes him -- is it from meeting him when they were both running up and down the stairs of the stadium?); Christian Sheppard's coffin goes missing; Charlie is arrested for posession. Most importantly, the whole island, including the statue and Dharma barracks are under water. Thank you weird underwater scene.

Here are the questions:
-what's up with the sore on Jack's neck?
-where did Desmond go?
-where is the coffin?
-where is the box of knives?
-what does Jack mean when tells Locke "nothing is irreversible"? How does this play into both of their characters philosophies? can Jack "fix" Locke?
-are Walt and Michael on the flight?
-why was Desmond on the flight when he wasn't originally on it?

Let's go to the original timeline. Juliet does set off the bomb and the gang is transported to some other time. In this time the Swan had been blown up. Yet! Juliet is still dying underneath it. So, they manage to pull her out and Sawyer has some dying words with her (she says they can get coffee and go dutch). Juliet dies. Meanwhile, Sayid is dying and Jacob visits Hurley. He tells Hurley that they have to go to the temple and that he has died. So, as Sawyer and Miles bury Juliet (so that Sawyer can have Miles talk to Juliet - she meant to say "it worked"), Jack, Kate, Hurley and Jin take Sayid to the temple. The end up with the others, who seem to drown Sayid in a temple bath, yet he still dies, in a very Christ-like fashion. When they learn that Jacob is dead, they start to protect the temple, spreading ash around. Miles and Sawyer end up there too. Sayid wakes up.

On the other side of the island, smoke moster-turned Locke-turned smoke monster is killing "Jacob's bodyguards". Ben realizes that Locke is dead. No one knows what's going on. Fake Locke grabs Richard and knocks him out, dragging him away and telling the Others that he's disappointed in them. He wants to go home.

-Where is the smoke monsters home?
-Is the temple bath the fountain of youth?
-Was Sayid reborn?
-Did Jacob know that all of this was going to happen? How did he know to tell Hurley to bring the guitar case to the Island in the first place?
-Why was it essential to Jacob that Sayid lives?
-Where is the Locke, the Smoke Monster taking Richard? To the Temple?

You all have your theories, some of which are in the last post. Let's hear 'em.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fantasy Lost: LAX

There have been some questions about the Fantasy Lost game. You'll see a poll to vote on how to count John Locke. In the comments, there are some thoughts on what is a minor character and what's not.

Here's some other things to consider:
It is up to you to calculate your points. You can post your total points in the comments of this post, and we'll track the season for you. But you have to watch for your characters, because it's impossible for us to track what 60 characters do. I'm personally only keeping track of Kate, Hurley, Libby and Anthony Cooper. If you submitted your teams in the post below or to Cody, you'll be included on the spreadsheet, coming soon (hey, this girl's gotta a real job to contend with first).

That being said, when you calculate your points, just know that when things come up, others might question you -- it's up to you to present your theories and craft your arguments and make your case. Isn't the fun in the discussion?


Also, I want to say a big thanks to Cody, OPM contributor of the week, for hosting last night, as well as creating the Fantasy Lost game. Thanks Codering! Also, thanks for posting this place holder!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

***UPDATE*** OPM's Lost Fantasy League!

Alright, I'm not sure how this is going to work out, but hopefully it'll be fun. Here's the gist of how it will work. You start with 100 points to spend. You have to create a team of FOUR characters. Each character can be put on as many teams as want them. Each character is assigned a point value. For example Sayid is worth 50 points, and Arturo is worth 5. You don't have to spend all 100 points, but you can't spend more than 100 points, and your team has to have FOUR members. Once your team is picked, keep track of them (a handy worksheet will be provided) throughout season 6. The worksheet will contain a list of actions, with a point value assigned to each. I don't want to give away what the actions will be just yet, but think LOST drinking game but bigger. I believe I've thought of 32 actions, with points varying from 5 to 100. So, at the end of the season, whoever has the most points wins. What do they win? I'm not sure yet, but I'm going to try and make it something worth playing for.

Here's a janky chart so you can get an idea of who you're going to draft. The number in parenthesis next to each character is their point value. And before you complain that Arturo is only worth 5 while Sayid is worth 50, keep in mind that my errors in judgement could lead to your win.

The official draft will be at the OPM Premiere at 7:30. If you can't make it, e-mail me your team or leave it in the comments, and you can be included. No entries past 9pm on Tuesday, February 2nd.

If you have any ideas for point earning actions, or if I left any characters out, please leave them in the comments.

Here's the list of actions, followed by their point values. I have a very simple spreadsheet to keep track of your characters while watching. I can e-mail it to you if you want to e-mail me at codyjscott at g mail dot com. Also I think Madewell is going to make a spreadsheet that will keep track of your overall points. If you have any questions or speculations about these put em in the comments. After watching the premiers last night it's obvious that some of these are going to be a little questionable.

Appears at a different age 30
Appears in someone else's flash back 15
Appears in someone else's flash forward 20
Appears in someone else's island vision 10
Appears in the episode 5
Character has an eye close-up 20
Character has an island vision 30
Encounters Charles Widmore 15
Encounters Jacob 20
Encounters the Smoke Monster 15
Episode is Centric to the Character 25
First line in the episode 10
First person on screen 15
Gets Killed or Dies (confirmed) 50
Gets Laid 25
Gets Wet 20
Has a flash forward 25
Has Flashback 20
Headbutts someone 20
Hears the whispers 30
Is Jacob 100
Kills major character (confirmed) 50
Kills minor character 25
Kisses or Kissed 15
Last Line in Episode 10
Last person on screen 15
Nicknamed by Sawyer 10
Returns from confirmed death 40
Revealed to be a relative to another character 40
Says "LOST" 10
Says the title of the episode 20

Invite / Fantasy LOST

Okay, this will be quick. You're all invited to come watch the season 6 premiere at my place (if you don't know where it is, ask me or someone else). I'm in the process of setting up a fantasy football type game where you make a team of cast members and get points for things they do. This will all be explained at the premiere before the start of the episode (it's a little too complicated for the kind of time I have right now). Show up at 7:30 if you're interested in playing (it really is going to be lots of fun and make season 6 a lot more interesting), 8pm for the recap, and 8:55 for the actual episode. My door will be locked by 9pm, so don't be late, cause I'm not letting anyone in except on commercial breaks. And, as usual, a strict no-talking rule will be enforced. And, though I would think this would go without saying, if you've never seen LOST before, don't come expecting a party. I don't mean to be exclusionary, but it's just better that way. Also, The Constants MIGHT play an acoustic set. We'll see if they're up to it. Can't wait!