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“LOST Revisited Now” News : Season 5, Episode 7


Heath and I will be discussing ” The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham ” Episode 7 of Season 5 of LOST on Sunday, March 1st, 2009 at 7EST/ 4PST on Talkshoe . On the podcast will also be special guest Nancy Drew from The Black Rock podcast. *We’ll be chatting about the episode: Thoughts, theories, finds, Lost Alums, etc. You can stop by Live or listen soon after, either on Talkshoe or The LOST Podcasting Network.

If you have any thoughts/theories, send them to or and we’ll try to read them on the podcast. Thanks!

Again, thank you to everyone who stopped by for the last show. 8)

  • I might not be on the show this week. I’m sick and my voice is out. But I will be in the chat, at the very least. Hopefully, I’ll be well by Sunday. πŸ™‚

Update: I want to give a special ” Thank You” to Nancy Drew for going from being our guest to co-hosting for the episode. You’re awesome, Nancy Drew! 8)

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LOST Thoughts : The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham ( Or Whatever Happened to Johnny Locke?)


The war is on. And it sounds like lost-locke-t1Locke is ” The General”. Except he (and we) don’t know what side he’s fighting for.

Some Questions :

Who is telling the truth?
Who is evil?
Who is dead?
Who are those people Walt dreamed about who want to hurt Locke?
Who was taken in “the flash” and who wasn’t (and did it divide them into “sides”) ?
Who is that woman that took off with franklapidus-tFrank?
Who is Ms. Hawking… really?

Some Repeats :

Locke and lost-sawyer-t1Sawyer having to bite down of the same stick and twine contraption, then passing out( Locke for his leg/ Sawyer for the needle in ” Every Man for Himself” / Season 3)

Children playing football/soccer in village, reminiscent of the day lost-eko-tMr. Eko was taken by the warlords in ” 23rd Psalm”/ Season 2 ( I wonder if that is telling of what “side” Widmore is on?)

Both Locke and ben-t13Ben vomited when they reached Tunisia after turning the frozen donkey wheel ( There’s No Place Like Home/ Season 4)

Locke strangled by Ben, just like his father, Anthony Cooper, was strangled by Sawyer (The Brig/Season 3).

lost-hurley-tHurley seeing Locke by the same tree as lost-charlie-t1Charlie ( I wonder if “Mr. Eko” first showed up there too….and possibly even more “people” and if it is some sort of “hot spot”)

We’ve heard rumblings of war and lost-jack-t2Jack wondering “How long would it take to train an army” ( The Hunting Party/Season Two)

Same graveyard that Helen is in is the same one that Anthony Cooper was “buried” in ( Lockdown/Season 2) Could this be another “fake” death/marker, like Cooper or Jin or will Helen actually RIP ?

Jack and people in car accidents ( Locke/ TLADOJB, shannon-tShannon’s father, Adam Rutherford and Sarah ( Man of Science, Man of Faith/Season 2, Mrs. Arlen and son, Through the Looking Glass/ Season 3, Beth (with child) All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues/ Season 1)

Some Clues :

Hurley painting The Great Sphinx of Giza. The Sphinx has much lore behind in, in both history and mythology. But it is also a symbol of Army Intelligence. Could this also be a place where one of those “pockets” are that Ms. Hawking spoke about in “316”?

Copy of 1954 LIFE Magazine ( April 19, 1954) The Awesome Fireball hydrogen testing cover and inside picture of 1954 monster movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon” , which also had the mysterious deaths of an entire science team.

Two more of those rectangular boxes are on the desk in the Hydra Station. What are they? ( See Nancy Drew’s article for more info. πŸ™‚ )

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LOST Poll : Goober’s Disappearing Act

I know Katelost-kate-t1 told lost-jack-t2Jack that he should never ask about what happened to him…but she never said I can’t ask you. πŸ™‚

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LOST Video : Desmond Contacts … Sesame Street?!

mswendygravitar8 I think this was a deleted scene of Desmond’s mis-dial before he reached Penny.
I still say they should have tried to shimmy it into ” The Constant”. πŸ˜‰

(Made for youtube by 2054890 )

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LOST Thoughts : 316 (or What’s Old is New Again)


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)


This seemed to be the theme of this past episode ” 316″ .

lost-locke-t1Locke : Surrendered himself to the Island’s “expectations”
Substituted christianshephard-tChristian Shephard with himself
Sacrificed his life as a means of doing that

lost-jack-t2Jack : Surrendered his need for “proof”
Substituted the “ridiculous” with ” will it work”
Sacrificed his pride , changed the shoes and read the letter

Other “surrenders” …

lost-sayid-t1Sayid : Surrendered to the Marshall (which got him on the plane)
lost-kate-t1Kate: Surrendered Aaron to something/someone unknown
sun-tSun: Surrendered her thirst for revenge
lost-hurley-tHurley: Surrendered to the idea of having Ben around
ben-t13Ben: Surrendering to the fact that he can legitimately get beat at his own game ( as well as just beat πŸ™‚ )
franklapidus-tFrank : Surrendering to the knowledge that ” We aren’t going to Guam, are we?” 8)

And there were substitutions galore in the flight 815 reenactment:

Jack for Locke in his “faith journey”
Kate for Jack in the “skeptic” role
Hurley carrying a guitar case like lost-charlie-t1Charlie
Kate with the Marshall is now Sayid with the Marshall
Kate may possibly be “The pregnant girl” like claire-tClaire ( and in turn, may prove perilous)
Ben was late like Hurley
Jack with letter/ lost-sawyer-t1Sawyer with letter
Frank for Seth , as the pilot
Man in line at airport lending sympathy to Jack for his loss… standing in for Ana Lucia
Sun with ring, hopeful about husband, lost-jin-tJin, being alive … Rose/Bernard
Jack and Claire half/brother & sister, boone-t1Boone and shannon-tShannon step brother and sister
Kate with issue with not being with her “son” Aaron / Michaellost-michael-t1 and walt-t2Walt
Jack with substance abuse problem/ Charlie with substance abuse problem
Jack’s letter “reappearing”/ Sayid’s picture of Nadia “reappearing”
Ben and Walt possibly having the same “specialness” , discovered in childhood (?)
Jack and Kate in estranged relationship/Jin and Sun
(IMO) Awkward “moment” between Jack and Kate, prior to flight, reminiscent of Boone/Shannon (different context, though)
Jack saving others through burning wreckage… now jumping off of waterfall to rescue ( Fire + Water {?} )

And in the end, they all sacrificed what they thought they wanted, finally being “home”, to what was “supposed” to happen, being on the Island.

But desmond-t1Desmond… he’s through with the Island, brotha! At least, for now anyways. πŸ˜‰

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“LOST Revisited Now” News : Season 5, Episode 6 Podcast


Heath and I will be discussing ” 316 ” Episode 6 of Season 5 of LOST on Friday February 20th, 2009 at 8EST/ 5PST on Talkshoe . We’ll be chatting about the episode: Thoughts, theories, finds, Lost Alums, etc. You can stop by Live or listen soon after, either on Talkshoe or The LOST Podcasting Network.

If you have any thoughts/theories, send them to or and we’ll try to read them on the podcast. Thanks!

Again, thank you to everyone who stopped by for the last show. 8)

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LOST Thoughts : Daniel’s Post Nasal Skip ?


So far, who among our Losties has had nosebleeds on the Island that haven’t been blown up or shot with a flaming arrow? ( Rose and Bernard, still in question πŸ™‚ )


If Daniel danielfaraday-t is correct in his theory about time being a factor in that the further in the past and/ or longevity on the Island, the sooner and more severely the symptoms would occur. But where does this place lost-locke-t1Locke and Daniel? Maybe Locke was somehow “blocked” from the affects by being down near the donkey wheel and has now, returned “home”. But that doesn’t explain Daniel.

As we know from this season’s first episode ” Because You Left”, Daniel was on the Island when the Dharma Initiative were constructing the Orchid and filming the Arrow Station video ( Starring Dr. Marvin Candle aka Pierre Chang) . That was in the early 80’s, roughly thirty years ago. And from all indications, Daniel was that crazy man Charlotte saw during her childhood , warning her to never return. My best guess, is that this might have occurred just prior to The Purge, twelve years, now almost thirteen years earlier ( according to Horace Goodspeed).
Daniel was also exposed to heavy doses of electromagnetism/radiation, in both his lab and now, being near “Jughead”, the leaking H bomb in 1954. And yet, he didn’t experience what desmond-tDesmond, Minkowski, etc did on the Freighter ( at least that we’re aware of) .

Is it because he is Ms. Hawking’s son? Is this another form of being “special”? Is Faraday, like some are speculating, similar to richard-t7Richard in being originally even further in the future than even present Island time? Therefore, Daniel is not affected, age-wise or symptom-wise because all this hasn’t “happened” yet for him? Is it because of the “work” he still might have to do?

Hey, who knows? This could all be straightened out after tonight’s episode.

Until then… Daniel should really consider keeping a Little (Time) Travelers Tissue Pack close by. πŸ™‚

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LOST Thoughts : Season 5, Episode 5 … Planet 5 ?


I read ” The Little Prince” the week we watched the episode of the same title. But this past week’s episode ” This Place is Death” sparked a theory that is related to the popular children’s story.

The Little Prince visits several planets on his journey. The fifth planet was the smallest one that he encounters. It is only room enough for a street lamp and a lamplighter. The planet has no other people and not a single house.

According to the lamplighter, the planet has been moving more rapidly but his orders never change. “Orders are orders” the lamplighter said and that he wouldn’t tell from whom these orders came.

Morning and evening come within seconds of each other and with it, the lighting and extinguishing of the lamp. On this planet, the Little Prince wished he could stay because he would see 1440 sunsets there ( that would be , earth time, the total number of minutes in a day).

Also, in the story, there is a well, a segment of a ruin wall ( like The Orchid ) and in the end , The Little Prince is bitten by a snake and finds his way “home” in death { or is heavily implied} )

So is…

christianshephard-tChristian representing ” The Lamplighter”?

The one giving orders ” Jacob” ( and who is he) ?

lost-locke-t1Locke ” The Little Prince” who has to die ( and does that make him an alien now πŸ˜‰ ) ?

The Orchid similar to the fifth planet, that as the Losties got closer to it, the flashes (sunsets?) got much closer in time …about a minute?

and lastly, is…

The Frozen Donkey Wheel … its own “planet” that was buried by the volcano that was alluded to in earlier episodes ?

* Just an aside, ( IMO)lost-sawyer-t1 Sawyer seemed like the Pilot in TLP during the lowering Locke in the well and his desperation to save John when the well disappeared. How The Little Prince annoyed The Pilot throughout the story, especially his laugh. But by the end, the annoyances became endearments and the Pilot deeply mourned the loss of the boy. But that’s just me… πŸ™‚ *

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LOST Video : Boom De Ya Da … LOST!

mswendygravitar7 Funny parody vid for all you LOST/Discovery Channel fans out there ( Myself included πŸ™‚ )

( Song ” I Love the World” , Made for youtube by BigGunFilms)

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LOST Thoughts : This Place Is Death ( Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Island)


“Red” may be on to something here. Let’s take some inventory.

charlotte-tCharlotte : Deceased, part of mission to stop another Purge-like incident
danielfaraday-tDaniel: Also part of the mission to stop another mass murder on the Island
miles-tMiles : Appears to “communicate” with the dead(?)
lost-locke-t1Locke : Must become a sacrifice
christianshephard-tChristian: Could be dead…or not
claire-tClaire: See Christian
lost-sawyer-t1Sawyer: Confronts and kills the man who “inspired” his familial tragedy, at the Black Rock
juliet-tJuliet: Came to help dying mothers and their babies
danielle-t1Danielle: Killed science team “infected” by the monster, now also deceased
lost-jin-tJin: Chooses to let Sunsun-tthink he is dead

And that’s just some of the people still on the ISLAND?! πŸ™‚

But what about Island’s healing properties? How does this line up with what else has been going on? Is the Island “bad” , like Jin said? Or is it, as Locke declared,” a place where miracles happen”? ( Season 4 finale). Can it be both?

We see a few “mirroring” aspects in this episode, as well.
In the past, Daniel told Charlotte that if she came back to the Island, she would die.
In the present, Daniel is trying desperately , on the Island, to keep Charlotte alive.
Jin wants Locke to “prove” his death , with his wedding ring, to Sun.
Sun, because of ben-t13Ben and the wedding ring, believes Jin is alive .
On Island, Locke is preparing to die.
Off Island, looks like Hawking and the gang are going to bring Locke back to “life”.

Charlotte warned not to let them bring” her” back? Sun? Ji Yeon?
Claire (?) warned lost-kate-t1Kate not to bring “him” back in Season 4 finale. Aaron? Locke?
(Does this have to do with Sun’s “play date” with Aaron and Ji Yeon? Adam and Eve(?) …we’ll see πŸ™‚ )

But …
Locke insists that the O6 must come back, instructed by someone who shall remain “anonymous” (for now)
Phone call to Kate, telling her she “has to go back before it’s too late” (Season 4 finale)
Ms Hawking, Ben, Christian, all say they must go back together. It won’t work otherwise.

Daniel said that if the O6 coming back mattered in the scheme of time travel “repair”… they are moving out of the science realm, presumably, shifting from the natural into the supernatural. So, I suspect that when Charlotte’s was saying “You’ll find it at the well”, that phrase had a little more meaning than her merely pointing out a landmark near the Orchid. πŸ˜‰

Is the Island synonymously a place of reckoning and restoration? Is the Island, much like the donkey wheel, the place where the world originally came off its “axis” and needs to be set right? That perhaps, in the grander story, the Island is the battleground of where Life and Death have their “fight to the finish”?

This place may be death now … but it looks like life might be getting its “second wind”. πŸ™‚

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“LOST Revisited Now” News : Season 5 Episode 5 Podcast


This week on ” The LOST Revisited Now Podcast with Heath and Ms. Wendy” we are going to have a very special guest joining us. It’s Axel Foley from “The LOST Mythos Podcast with Axel and Aaron“. We will be discussing Season 5, Episode 5, ” This Place is Death” on Talkshoe on Sunday, February 15th at 7 PM EST. Thanks, Axel! πŸ™‚

We are changing the format of the show, starting this week, as well. But, of course, Heath and I ( along with Axel ) will be chatting about the episode: Thoughts, theories, finds, Lost Alums, etc. You can stop by Live or listen soon after, either on Talkshoe or The LOST Podcasting Network.

If you have any thoughts/theories, send them to or and we’ll try to read them on the podcast. Thanks!

As always, thank you to those who stopped by the last podcast. 8)

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LOST Polls : It’s a Dog’s Life


In honor of the Island’s now missing cuddly canine, I thought I’d ask….

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LOST Thoughts : I’m Going on a Lost Time Traveling Trip ….


And I’m bringing….

Aaron ( aka Goober )
Blow dart antidote
Chicken from The Rainbow Drive -In
Daniel’s spare tie
Expose reruns
French/English dictionary
Gun in a box of chocolates
Hot Pockets
I Heart Shih Tzu t-shirt
Jack’s jeep ( 4 wheel drive would come in handy )
Kleenex… plenty of Kleenex
Lead lined pajamas ( because of ol’ “Jughead” )
More tarps
Norton ( I’ll probably need a lawyer too)
Orange prison jumpsuit
Phonograph needle (for Pierre Chang’s skipping turntable)
Quilted goose down jacket ( In case I end up having to turn the Frozen Donkey Wheel )
ReAnimation Starter Kit
Shirt for Sawyer
Time Traveling Bunny Chow ( By Purina )
Violin replacement ( for the one that got wet )
Wooden outrigger with bulletproof life vests
Xerox style copying machine ( If Charlie somehow comes back and the trip doesn’t quite “agree” with him )
Yearly subscription to ” LOST Magazine ( I don’t want to miss anything while I’m gone )
Zwieback biscuits ( Maybe Vincent will come back)

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LOST Thoughts : It’s All in the Attitude


I just got LOST Season 3 on Blu Ray ( Yes, I am now officially “hooked” on the format ) and am in the midst of the “cage” portion of the season. At the end of the second episode ” The Glass Ballerina” , Ben is informing Jack of what has been occurring ” at home” while he’s been on the Island, including an unimaginable Red Sox World Series victory.
lost-jack-t2 Jack : ” What do you want from me?”
ben-t13 Ben : ” I want you to change you Att….perspective. And the first step in that is for me to introduce myself, honestly. So…( gets off chair, extends his hand) Hi! My name is Benjamin Linus and I’ve lived on this Island all of my life” ( So much for honesty πŸ˜‰ )

danielfaraday-tDaniel Faraday has repeatedly chastised both charlotte-tCharlotte and miles-tMiles for their “negative” attitudes as well. And I’m sure, between lost-sawyer-t1Sawyer and shannon-tShannon alone, they must have already filled the Island’s quota. πŸ™‚

So, why the emphasis on people’s attitude? Does it have to do with negative attitudes effecting the Island itself? Is it much like the 1950’s Sci Fi classic “Forbidden Planet” in that *FP spoiler*
The people on the planet were materializing a “monster” that was attacking them, out of their own subconscious, hidden desires. *End of Spoiler for FP*

In the pseudo-scientific realm, a man named Dr. Masaru Emoto has done some provocative studies that suggest that words affect water molecules positively and negatively. He would take bottles of water, put labels on the outside with various words/phrases on them. Some of the water bottles had positive words on them (” Love” ” Thank you” ” You’re beautiful” etc). But other bottles had negative words and phrase on them. Emoto even had people speaking to the water as well. He would then freeze the water and observe the differences in the structure of the molecules. Emoto claims that the water that was “spoken to” positively, crystalized beautifully. But the ones that were “spoken to” negatively, he claims that the molecules were poorly formed or even did not crystalize at all. So, Emoto concluded that, if we are almost entirely made of water, then how much do our words affect the health and well-being of ourselves and each other?

Now, whether what Dr. Emoto claims is true or not, (IMO) the concept would make for an intriguing plot devise. πŸ™‚ In theory, can this also be happening on the Island too? Do the words, attitudes, actions etc. , affect the Island positively and/or negatively? Does it affect the electro magnetic properties of the Island? The weather? Time-travel? The healing process? The aging process? Birthing issues?

My guess is that the writers affect the Island the most…. but nevertheless…. πŸ™‚

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“LOST Revisited Now” News : Season 5, Episode 4 Podcast


Heath and I will be discussing ” The Little Prince”, Episode 4 of Season 5 of LOST on Saturday ( February 7th, 2009) at 7 EST/ 4PST on Talkshoe . We’ll be chatting about the episode: Thoughts, theories, finds, Lost Alums, etc. You can stop by Live or listen soon after, either on Talkshoe or The LOST Podcasting Network.

If you have any thoughts/theories, send them to or and we’ll try to read them on the podcast. Thanks!

Again, thank you to everyone that stopped by for the last show. 8)

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LOST Thoughts : The Little Prince


Chapter One : The Little Prince

Once Upon a Time….. there was a little boy named Aaron. Aaron was a special little boy. He was born on an island. But not just any island. He was born on a fantastic Island, full of monsters and deep lochs … and very confused, time traveling, nose bleeding villagers.

Aaron was the son of a beautiful young peasant girl , who worked at a Fish N’ Fry Eatery on the Isle of Australia, named claire-tClaire. Aaron’s father, Thomas, was a poor artist but he held deep devotion towards his new budding family. Well, until a few months later, when Thomas felt things were too “intense” and walked out on them. ( Or was it some other reason?…hmmm) Seeing she was now on her own , Claire decided to give Aaron to a mysterious couple who live in the smoggy but enchanted LA LA Land. However, everything was going to change when she boards a gigantic and shiny flying machine dubbed Oceanic Flight 815, to get to the fair city ( Royality : 1st Class, Peasants: Coach)

The beautiful Claire and everyone aboard the flying machine were magically ripped from the sky and plummeted to the fantastic island below. And it was a fantastic island indeed, because at least 48 survivors from the fuselage, 23 from the tail section and the pilot, initially survived.

From that point, a sparkly, gossamer veil is lifted , called a flashback devise, and we discover all sorts of whimsical, yet morally questionable, adventures these survivors have taken. And it is here, that we uncover the fact that Claire is actually a Princess. That, canonically, she is the half sister of Prince lost-jack-t2 Dr. Jack, through a clandestine meeting between her mom, Carol and his father, King Christianchristianshephard-t, after too much mead.

Now, you would think that son, Aaron and Claire would be together forever, living happily ever after. No such luck. Claire has apparently disappeared into the mystical jungle, last seen in a creepy shack with her “DEAD beat dad”, King Christian, leaving Aaron crying on a leaf. But Aaron is rescued, first by Sir Sawyer of Nicknames, then by Duchess Sun and finally by the lost-kate-t1Lady Kate and some of the Merry Band of Travelers, called the Oceanic 6, in a smaller flying machine. But as they are flying away toward rescue, the fantastic island ” disappears”.

Aaron and the rest of the O6 finally make it to the smoggy but enchanted LA LA Land. He is living a lovely life with Lady Kate and, occasionally, Prince Dr. Jack ( when he’s not visiting the apothecary ) . Prince Goober is in the lap of luxury in a McMansion style castle and all the vintage cartoons he can watch ( Thank you, Oceanic!)

But all is not fair in the fair Land of Los Angeles. For evil lurks about, rearing its vile, hideous head, in the form of The Law Offices of Agostini and Norton. It seems, that Claire’s mother, who was a “sleeping beauty” after a bad carriage accident, has arisen and figured out that the little Prince is her grandson. No, wait…. scratch that….she didn’t. Carol’s just a client of the sinister legal offices , aforementioned, suing the owners of the big shiny flying machine. It just so happens…. the minion of darkness, Norton, also represents the O6’s good “friend”, ben-t13Jester Benjamin Linus (and I’m just guessing now, that half uncle , Prince Dr. Jack, giving some of his royal blood, just to make it ” legal” , either willingly off island or unwillingly in Season 3 at the Hydra Station πŸ˜‰ ) .

As he is plotting lost-hurley-tKnave Hurley’s means of escape from a downtown LA dungeon , it appears that Ben has also been devising a scheme with sun-tDuchess Sun in acquiring Lady Kate and Aaron, so all of Oceanic 6 will return to the Island. Or maybe Sun’s with Baron Von Widmore, Ben’s arch enemy, and is on a revenge kick on the O6 and CJ Ben over the death of lost-jin-tDuke Jin, her “dead” husband…who now isn’t…but she doesn’t know that. Or she might just go “medieval’ on um’ all. However it turns out, it’s not looking good for Little Prince Aaron. He’s probably going to be taking a carriage ride with someone he shouldn’t be ( or should he be? )

Back on the fantastic Island, we are taken to the times when…
boone-t1Knave Boone dies
Little Prince Aaron is born, with the help of Lady Kate
Sir Sawyer of Nicknames is crying.
lost-locke-t1Sir Locke of Destiny is philosophizing
charlotte-tLady Charlotte’s stops bleeding
miles-tSir Miles of Snark and juliet-tLady Juliet have started bleeding
And danielfaraday-tDaniel , Knight of the Jittery, is having trouble explaining what in the world is happening to them.

They soon band together and take a great adventure to the far side of the Isle of the Polar Bears in their (actually someone else’s) splendid vessels of wood. But they are being shot at, by probably, the rightful owners of the boat they’re in. Yet at their most perilous moment, the Leftbacks are carried away, in a whisk of purple light, back to an ancient time of myth and legend: The late 80’s.
Duke Jin is alive
Montand still has his arm
And danielle-t1 Dame Danielle Rousseau….was who she said she was ( probably.. πŸ˜‰ )

THE END (for now)

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LOST Cartoon Art : Red

Charlotte Lewis ( Played by Rebecca Mader)


” Her name is Charlotte Lewis! Charlotte Staples Lewis!
Born July 2nd, 1979 , Essex, England
Parents : David and Jeanette
Eldest of three, all girls
She was raised in Brownsgrove
Did her Undergraduate studies at Kent
Took her PhD. in Cultural Anthropology at Oxford
She’s here with two other team members and a pilot.
Their names : Daniel Faraday , Miles Straume, Frank Lapidus. ”

( ben-t13Ben did such a nice job at reciting her “specs” … I thought I’d just leave it up to him.) πŸ™‚

Happy LOST Thought of the Day : A smiling Charlotte finding what she was looking for on her Tunisian “Scavenger Hunt” : Polar bear bones with Hydra Station collar ( Bonus points!) .

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LOST Thoughts : Cunningham’s ” UnHappy Days”


On this past week’s episode ” Jughead”, we were made acquaintance with a young ” soldier” whose uniform brandished the name “Cunningham” . TLE on his Lost blog, mentioned something about the “Cunningham”/Happy Days connection ( which I also discussed on this week’s ” The Lost Revisited Now Podcast” , with Heath. And ,of course, when you think of the name Cunningham and Happy Days… it’s almost an involuntary reaction to think of Richie first. (played by Ron Howard).

Also on the podcast, I was talking about the ” Cunninghams want to make a bomb shelter-Lifeboat-style” episode ( ” Be the First on Your Block” ) that happened in the first season and how ” Jughead” and others like it, was very much a part of the 50’s era consciousness ( or sumthiin’ like that πŸ˜‰ )

After the show was over, I continued to ponder about Happy Days’ earliest episodes before the show shifted to the ” Live Before A Studio Audience” type, for the remainder of the series. During the first season, Richie and Joanie are not the only Cunningham children. They had an older brother named Chuck. He was mostly known for being heavily into basketball. Within the first season (1974) , Chuck was played by two different actors ( Gavin O’Herlihy and Randolf Roberts). But then something happened in Happy Days second season that went on to be a part of television folklore : What happened to Chuck Cunningham?

Mysteriously, Chuck just disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. It was if Chuck never existed. The Cunningham family nary spoke of their eldest child either. And it wasn’t even written into the show in some offhanded comment like ” Howard, I can’t believe we just dropped Chuck off at college.” kind of thing. Not a production written “postcard”, no fake offstage “phone calls”. Just vanished into thin air.

So perhaps, our ” Cunningham” 1954…was none other than Chuck Cunningham! Maybe he was secretly recruited by the military after ” the big game” at the end of high school. They told him his skills as a player would be somehow helpful and eventually had him shipped off to the South Pacific, testing H- bombs. On his mission, he is transported to The Island where richard-t7Richard Alpert and his “Band of Merry Men” are “forced” to kill him and the 17 other soldiers he was with.

And now the mystery is solved. Rest in Peace, Chuck Cunningham. Rest in Peace. 8)

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