LOST Rewatch: Exodus Part 3

In the final part of the season finale, we catch our first proper glimpse of the smoke monster, followed soon after by an even better look, although we still have no idea what we are looking at. Jack, Kate, and Hurley run at the sound it makes, but Locke goes closer, and soon finds himself being [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Born to Run

This last episode before the three-part season finale starts with a flashback of a blond woman changing her license plate, using a large stash of them that she has in her trunk, and then taking a shower, rinsing dye from her hair. We discover it is Kate, and that she has used other names. We [Read More...]

John Locke Picard

I was looking for pictures to go in posts I have been writing about LOST, and I found the one above, as well as the one below, which comes from a t-shirt. [Read more...]

LOST Rewatch: Deus Ex Machina

The episode begins with John Locke working at a toy store, and introducing the game Mousetrap. A woman comes up and asks for help, who we later learn is John’s mother. She tells him that he is special, that he is part of a design, and that he has no father, but was immaculately conceived. [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Hearts and Minds

This episode starts with a close-up of an eye – this time Boone’s. Boone is unhappy with the relationship that is developing between Sayid and Shannon. This episode focuses on the hatch – which seems impossible to open. Locke says that Michelangelo’s father had failed to recognize the divinity in his son. Michelangelo stared at [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Special

This episode starts with another eye close-up, as Michael is looking for Walt. Walt is learning to throw a knife from John Locke – and after missing frequently, when asked to picture it in his mind’s eye first, the knife is right on target. I’m pretty sure this is supposed to remind viewers of Star [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues

The episode features a hunt for Ethan (and his captives Claire and Charlie), with flashbacks of Jack having to deal with his father as a surgeon who drinks. Jack covers for him at first, but eventually (after learning that the woman who died as a result of his father being incapacitated was pregnant) tells the [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Raised by Another

This episode begins with Claire’s eye. She is no longer pregnant, and hears a baby crying in the jungle. She follows the sound, and meets John Locke, whose eyes are one black stone and one white one. He tells her that he was her responsibility, but she gave him away. Eventually she finds a crib, [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Moth

Religion features prominently from early on in this episode. It is implicit when Jack and Kate talk about the possibility of rescue, Jack saying he wishes he shared Kate’s faith. But it is explicit as Charlie goes to confession, indicating that he had yielded to sexual temptation, and deciding that he needs to quit the [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Walkabout

This episode began poignantly with a close-up of John Locke’s eye, mirroring the start of the pilot, and hinting at the comparisons and contrasts between the two Johns that would characterize much of the series. A religious focus comes to the fore as boars get into the fuselage to get at the corpses. When Jack [Read More...]

Is God Bald?

I heard from a relative today a story about a younger child in our family who asked her parent if God has hair. The parent had at least enough theological sophistication to recognize that it is inappropriate to say “yes” in response to such a question, and so answered “No.” The child looked puzzled, and [Read More...]


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