Young Jack‘s eye opens to getting the beats, which he’s chosen rather than just letting his friend be hit. Brave little gaffer.
On Island we open with an emergency – there is a women flailing in the water and Charlie is tearing down the beach to Jack shouting “I don’t swim!” Really? Apparently no one else does either as the Losties gather onshore to watch Jack swim out alone.
He dives down and comes back up with Boone. What?!? Boone can barely hold his head above water – he’s choking and sputtering. He asks Jack if he saved the woman. Jack looks farther out to sea and…there’s the flailing woman. Jack swims Boone into shore — all the freaking way to shore, these people are USELESS — and heads back out for the lady.
Daddy‘s drunk after letting a kid die on his operating table – how’s he coping with it? By teaching his son a life lesson. Namely: You don’t have what it takes. Is that why Daddy drinks? ’cause he’s got what it takes? Maybe – seems Jack’s Mom thinks so too. When Jack tells her he can’t bring his father home she retorts “You don’t get to say I can’t. Not after what you did.” Whoa. The Ice Queen Cometh.
The lady didn’t survive. Jack rebuffes Kate‘s attempts at sympathy by berating himself for not even knowing the victim. As they speak he sees his father standing in the water…and in the far distance Vincent watches—interesting, no?
Claire isn’t feeling too good and there are only a few bottles of water left. Out of nowhere Boone arrives blaming Jack for letting the lady die. He claims he was fine and could have easily made it back to shore — ummm the guy couldn’t even walk once he was on land – 3 people had to help lay him down — He even accuses Jack of appointing himself ‘Saviour’ of the group.
Jack is paying little attention because behind Boone he can see:
He keeps scaring me! I’m wondering about my cousin’s referring to what happened to Christian as reanimation – because he is moving very oddly, zombie-like even, while he walks through the jungle – and if you look closely at the stills from the 1st time he’s shown, he appears to still be wearing the funeral home makeup – no wonder those glimpses of him were so creepy! but now we can see most of that makeup is gone.
Jack follows his White Rabbit into the jungle. Claire collapses and Charlie discovers that someone has ‘nicked’ the water. Locke‘s angry response to the water crisis “Where is the Dr.?” Pressured much Jack? After a few days without sleeping or drinking enough water, he is easily disoriented and is stumbling about. I slo-mo’d the show and there was a blue blur slightly above and to the left of Jack as he takes his fall over a log and down a ravine where he winds up dangling from a cliff – but it isn’t entirely clear. I speculate that the Island may have been trying to do him in. But if it was…why did it change it’s mind?**
so damn creepy
Jack’s gone to Sydney to find his Dad – and even though his father is clearly a disaster, Jack defends him to the hotel staff. He ultimately finds his father in the morgue. His mother’s choice of words “bring your father home” have a final significance.
Locke comes along, saves Jack (thanks Izi – I’d never noticed the hand twitching thing before and now I’ve seen it 3x! ack – method acting) and then gives him a pep talk urging him to become a leader saying “they all treat you like one” – yeah, including you sir. Jack quotes his father saying he can’t lead because he ‘hasn’t got what it takes.’ Locke disagrees and goes on to say the Island is different, it’s special and that things happen for a reason. That he has “looked into the eye of the Island” and it “was beautiful”. WHAT did he see when he was looking at Smokey??!
He leaves Jack alone at the fire because “a leader can’t lead til he knows where he’s going” — the man really does inspire at times. ARGHGH Christian is back! Jack chases him with his Ever Burn torch and what does he find? The caves. The water. A terrifying porcelain doll laying in the stream. Phew. Just plane debris.
Cut to Jack arguing at the airline that he needs to get his father’s body on the plane because in 16 hours (#’s), he needs to bury him.
In the jungle he finds his father’s coffin and…it’s EMPTY.
Meanwhile someone has brought Claire water — gee, it’s Boone. He stole the water and hid it all day and when he is caught he blames Jack! This kid has a serious problem – maybe he should be drinking more water.
Jack interupts the camp stomping of Boone with his infamous speech “If we can’t live together, than we are going to die alone.”
Best lines of the show goes to Sawyer: he says to Boone “How’s it feel takin’ my place on the everyone’s most hated list? Sucks don’t it?”
To Shannon: “Out of my light, sticks.” Shannon: “Lightsticks? As much as I like my new nickname–” “Light comma sticks, as in legs…”
Only with a character as dumb as Shannon would you have to say the word Comma aloud!
**Actually something just occurred to me: Look at Christian‘s face in the last pic I posted – he looks angry doesn’t he? Maybe he was still pissed with Jack and led him to the cliff but this was not Jacob/Island‘s plan so that is why Locke was there to save him?
Also — just noticed that it is both of Christian‘s children who are in trouble in this episode. Significant? No clue.
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