LOST Rewatch: The Brig

We learn that the Others have been eagerly awaiting Locke’s arrival among them. Ben tells Locke that Locke brought his father to the island. Ben tells Locke that he isn’t ready to join the Others, because he is still bound by the person he was before he came to the island. Everyone needs to make [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Every Man For Himself

The episode begins with Desmond offering to fix Claire’s roof. Later he makes a lightning rod and it is hit by lightning, and would have hit where Claire, Charlie, and Aaron are. Jack is kept watching cartoons. Juliette claims that Ben isn’t in charge, that they make decisions together, but Jack isn’t persuaded, especially when [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Long Con

The episode begins with Jack and Locke in the armory. When Jack asks whether they should leave the heroin in the statues, Locke asks Jack if he wants to break seven Virgin Marys, saying he’s superstitious. In a flashback, we see Sawyer getting caught trying to con a woman, Cassidy. She asks him to teach [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Outlaws

The episode starts with a flashback of Sawyer remembering how his father killed Sawyer’s mother before committing suicide. He wakes up and sees a boar, chasing it into the jungle, where Sawyer hears the whispers. Later, Sayid laughs at the fact that boar took Sawyer’s tarp. Sawyer says “Laugh it up Muhammad” to Sayid. But [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Confidence Man

I have loved this episode since the first time I saw it. It takes a character like Sawyer who has been trying hard to be unlikable, and digs into his background. When Sawyer sees the kid who reminds him of himself, he walks away from a deal. The letter is a wonderful touch, as it [Read More...]

Khaaaaaaaaan!

No, this isn’t a post about Star Trek. It is about something that sounds just like the title of this post: the con, which originally stems from confidence man. And that is worth thinking about. Tobias Buckell linked to an article about research which shows that a pundit’s popularity correlates not with their knowledge or accuracy but [Read More...]


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