X MARKS THE PLOT
- Eko starts working on the church he owes Yemi by marking the trees he likes. We won’t learn what Eko is building for 7 episodes, and we won’t know why for another 10!
- The church is not just for Eko; it’s also a way for Charlie to make up for his actions in this episode and the next. Charlie starts helping Eko with his church in Dave. Of course, he believes they’re working on a Starbucks.
- Eko is the one who suggests that Charlie might really have to save the baby. Eko will continue to see meaning in dreams in ?, when he starts to get prophetic dreams of his own.
- We don’t know how or why, but we do know that the main result of Charlie’s dreams is the baptism of Claire and Aaron. Claire has a close encounter with death in The Shape Of Things To Come. One might wonder if the baptism turned out to be her salvation in the final season, when she was claimed by the Man In Black’s ”sickness”. Dogen tells the survivors that, once you’re claimed, your soul will be gone forever. Claire, however, came back from the sickness and got off the island.
- Claire fears that she won’t be together with Aaron after death. There’s no need to be worried; Aaron is present with her and all the other survivors in the flashsideways in The End.
- This episode is filled with turnipheads! Charlie believes that Aaron is in danger and desperately tries to convince Claire to baptize him.
- In Charlie’s dream, his father is seen chopping off baby dolls’ heads. This is not just a reference to the family theme, but to the Beatles album ”Yesterday And Today” as well.
- Charlie and Karen watch Megan – Liam’s daughter – as she naps. Liam missed the birth of his first child because he was strung out on heroin. On the island, Locke tells Charlie to stay away from Claire and Aaron because he suspects that Charlie might be back on drugs. Both of the Pace brothers are trying to save their respective families, and both end up losing them. Liam tells Charlie ”I have to do this”, while Charlie tells Claire ”I’m just doing what I have to do”.
- Liam mentions missing Megan’s birth in The Moth.
- Like in The Moth, Liam continuously refers to Charlie as ”baby brother”.
- Charlie himself turns into a baby when he and the other members of DriveShaft shoot a commercial for Butties Diapers.
- The giant crib set contains a stuffed polar bear.
- The Butties Diapers logo can be seen during the soccer match on TV in Flashes Before Your Eyes.
BABIES, DRUGS & EASTER EGGS
- Promotional photos for The Moth can be seen hanging in Charlie’s apartment, posing as real life photos of one of Driveshaft’s concerts. There’s another poster for a Driveshaft concert on August 15 (8/15) 2000.
- The song ”He’s Evil” by The Kinks plays in the background. Charlie sang this song in The 23rd Psalm.
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