- There’s some trust issues going on at Team Dynamite. It’s subtle stuff like this that made the first season very different from the others. Kate wants to decide for herself, Jack wants to decide for Kate, and Locke wants to decide for everyone. Jack doesn’t like it one bit. He didn’t want to be the leader at first, but he is the leader now and he doesn’t like the competition from a man he doesn’t trust. Especially if that person leaves life-changing decision’s to straws! It just doesn’t make sense to him. More on the “man of science, man of faith” talk in part 3!
Jack: “Everyone wants me to be the leader until I make a decision that they don’t like. […] If we survive this – if we survive tonight, we’re gonna have a Locke problem. And I have to know that you’ve got my back.
Kate: “I got your back.”
- Kate apologizes for winning the fate game and getting to carry the dynamite. She likes to have some input, but she doesn’t particularly like to embarrass Jack. What she doesn’t know is that Jack has switched the backpacks and is carrying the dynamite himself.
- Kate should thank Jack for doing what he did. As soon as she hears the Monster’s noise, she runs away. At least Jack was smart enough to take the backpack off first.
- It’s worth pointing out that Hurley doesn’t play a part in the decision making process at all, especially considering he will end up as the leader in the end. At this point, Hurley is not that kind of hero yet. He already has the ability to make everyone happy, but living on the island will give him the courage and confidence to actually lead a group.
- A single red flower (Red Ginger) can be seen behind Jack moments before the Smoke Monster appears. This type of flower is often seen in scenes involving the Monster. They don’t actually grow on the filming locations; they were put there by director Jack Bender. He liked how the red flowers contrasted with the green of the jungle and included them in the shots to add some ”magic” to the scenes.
- The flower appears in the scenes with Hurley and Dave (presumed to be the Monster), Eko and Yemi-In-Black and around the Heart of the Island, where the Smoke Monster originally came from.
- The scene in the Dark Territory also introduces us to the ”Hurley Bird”, which got its name because it sort of sounds like it’s screeching Hurley’s name. Actually a common sound effect that’s been used on shows like The Walking Dead as well.
- Now, I’m not sure how this turned into a mystery. The inside joke got a mention in Live Together, Die Alone when the group encountered the bird again and Hurley asked “Did that bird just say my name?”. Apparently fans demanded an answer after that, which they got in the DVD Epilogue “The New Man In Charge”.
- ‘Björn’ is not a Dutch word. Take this from a Dutchman. Claire should have kissed me on the cheek instead of Charlie.
- Sawyer and Michael finally find something they have in common: a love for Bob Marley. Sawyer sings Redemption Song, a song that fits well with the show’s major themes.
- All that ocean water, and the raft just happens to sail into that one tree log that floats by! The same could be said about Sayid taking a break at the Nigerian plane… of all the places he could have taken Charlie to!
- Sun tells Shannon that Boone died bravely. Sayid already told Shannon that Sun had said that in The Greater Good. At least she’s consistent.
- When she tells Shannon that she thinks they may have crashed on the island as punishment for the things they did before, she’s quoting Jin from part 1 of the episode. Claire’s comment that “no one’s punishing us” is interesting. She, along with Michael, could be considered the most innocent of the survivors.
- Hurley was right about the clean socks and soap residing inside the hatch. Hope? No, I wouldn’t say so.
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