Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.
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This episode is all Sun and Jin. It tells the story of how they will deal with Sun’s pregnancy. The episode is divided into four distinct storylines. This is the first episode to feature flashbacks and flashforwards. Three of these storylines concern Sun and Jin. The last one takes place on the freighter where Desmond and Sayid meet the captain of the Kahana. They also meet Ben’s spy, whom they both know from the past.
The first storyline shows that Sun and Jin are trying to go to Locke’s camp. Sun has decided and Jin is coming with her. Through a few convolutions, Juliet is able to convince Sun to stay on the beach, even after she betrays Sun’s confidence to Jin. This only made their relationship stronger. Sun is two months pregnant.
The other storyline involves Jin trying to get to the hospital. Initially, we are deceived into thinking that this is part of a flashforward and that Jin is going to join Sun in the hospital. But Jin is just doing his job and giving a gift to the Chinese ambassador from Paik Heavy Industries.
In the flashforward, Sun is giving birth. She survived the island and gives birth to a baby girl. Hurley joins her at the end of the episode when she goes to visit Jin’s grave in Korea. Jin died, or did her? The episode is very romantic and portrays Jin and Sun’s love. I found it interesting and enjoyed the twists and turns. I thought it interesting when I realized that there was a flashforward mixed in with a flashback. Initially, I supposed that both storylines were taking place in the future. It’s only at the end that we realize that the one involving Jin is in the past and the one involving Sun is in the future.
Michael’s reappearance on the freighter Kahana was interesting as well. I didn’t know if Michael would be back. Michael is working for the Others. He is Ben’s spy on the boat. What happened with Walt? I wonder if we will learn his story in this season. That would be very watchable.
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In the freighter, Frank is told that he has to meet something. He sees Regina outside of the cabin that contains their prisoners. She’s reading a book upside down. He brings some food to Desmond and Sayid. The captain wasn’t happy about them busting out of the sick bay. Frank wasn’t responsible for leaving the door open. He gives them cans of lima beans. Frank says that they don’t want to talk to the captain.
At the ship, Sun is worried about Sayid and Desmond. Jin wants to talk about baby names. Sun says that it’s bad luck to talk about baby names right now. Jin wants to name the baby Ji Yeon. Sun wants to get off the island.
The scene shifts to Sun packing a toiletry bag in Korea. She’s about to give birth. Something’s wrong. She calls the paramedics.
In the past, Jin is looking for a panda. He’s got to go to the hospital.
In the present, Jin is woken up by Sun. Kate and Jack are back. Kate tells them about Charlotte. She also tells them about shutting off the poison gas facility. Kate says that they have talked about a lot of things, but none of them involved rescuing the Oceanic Flight 815 survivors.
Desmond wakes up and sees Sayid eating the lima beans. They see a piece of paper come through the cracks of the door. We can hear someone getting away. Sayid tells Desmond about the spy that Ben has aboard. It says don’t trust the captain of the boat.
Faraday is trying to repair the satellite phone. She asks him out front if they are here to rescue them. Faraday says that it’s not really his call. Jin’s English has improved a lot. He says that Sun and Sawyer have been teaching him. She tells Jin to find food for two days and to meet them at her tent. She says that they are going to Locke’s camp.
Sun gets some vitamins from Juliet. She tells Juliet that they are going to Locke’s camp. She doesn’t believe Juliet. She doesn’t trust the newcomers either. Juliet tries to talk to Sun, but Sun doesn’t trust her. She tells her as much.
In the future, Sun is in the hospital. Her doctor is away. She has a new doctor. They pump her full of drugs.
In the past, Jin is trying to get to the hospital. Jin loses his phone, his panda and his cab. He goes back to the store and gets another panda.
Kate is giving them directions on how to get Locke’s camp. Juliet is trying to convince Jin to get Sun off the island. They don’t listen to her. Juliet says that Sun had an affair. Sun slaps Juliet. Jin doesn’t plan on going with her anymore. He goes back to the beach. He goes fishing with Bernard. Bernard talks about his wife Rose, who’s sick and dying. She was dying however since she came to the island, she’s been better.
Bernard was sure that Rose would go with Locke. Bernard says that it was the right thing to do. Locke is a murderer. It’s all about karma.
The freighter is called the Kahana. Desmond and Sayid are hearing a strange knocking. Sayid says that the sound is not mechanical. Someone is knocking on them on purpose. The medic comes to get them to see the captain. They see that the helicopter is gone. Desmond sees Regina about to jump off the boat with chains around her. Desmond tries to save her, but the captain intervenes and has everyone get back to their posts. His name is Captain Gault.
Captain Gault says that he didn’t want to lose more people. Gault calls it a heightened sense of cabin fever. He’s been trying to get away from the island, but they have a saboteur on board who sabotaged the engines. Gault says that this is Charles Widmore’s boat.
They go to his office. He shows them a flight data recorder. It’s from Oceanic Flight 815. He bought it. It was found with all 324 dead bodies of all of the passengers on board. The wreckage was staged. A lot of resources must have gone into staging this. It’s one of the many reasons they want Benjamin Linus. Ben staged this.
Juliet apologizes to Sun. She says that if she doesn’t get off the island, she will die.
In the future, Sun is in the hospital giving birth. The doctor says that they have to perform a C-Section. But Sun gives birth naturally. She gives birth to a baby girl. Ji Yeon.
The doctor brings them back to their cabin. The doctor brings them to their new room. It’s the room where Minkowski committed suicide. The doc calls Johnson. Johnson is Michael. He is posing as Kevin Johnson. Sayid smartly pretends that he doesn’t know Michael.
On the beach, Jin brings dinner to Sun. He doesn’t want to hear about it. He says that he changed since he came to the island. Jin says that he will go to Locke’s camp with her. Sun says that she will stay on the beach, Juliet was very convincing. Jin asks her if the baby is his. Sun says yes. Sun says that she loves him. Jin loves her as well and that she will never lose him.
In the past, Jin arrives with the panda. He bought the panda for the Chinese ambassador’s grandchild. He brought the panda as a gift from Paik Heavy industries. It is as Jin leaves the hospital that we realize that these scenes take place in the past, two months after Jin married Sun.
In the future, Sun puts her wedding ring back on. Hurley comes by to accompany her to Jin’s grave. Jin died. Reyes says that Ji Yeon looks just like Jin. There are numbers on his grave. He died on the 22nd of September 2004. Hurley and numbers, maybe these numbers are significant? The date he died was the date that Lost was first broadcasted on television.
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