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12 June 2009 @ 06:59 pm
1x07 "The Moth"

Charlie begins a painful journey of withdrawal from drugs, surprisingly aided by Locke, whose true motive for helping Charlie is a mystery. Meanwhile, survivors struggle to find and free Jack when he's buried alive in a cave collapse, and someone might be secretly thwarting Sayid, Kate, and Boone when they enact a plan to find the source of the French transmission.

Next post/episode: Sunday/1x08 "Confidence Man"
Possible Discussion Topics:
-- Would you have trusted Locke to help you detox?
-- Speaking of that badass, some theories think that by this point he was already inhabited by the mystery man in the season finale. Thoughts?
-- Charlie centric episode!
ada_bug on June 13th, 2009 05:29 am (UTC)
-- Speaking of that badass, some theories think that by this point he was already inhabited by the mystery man in the season finale. Thoughts?

I really wish I had never been told that theory because everytime he comes on screen now I can totally see it, and it's fucking with my mind.

saigonostalker: ille qui nos omnes servabitsaigonostalker on June 14th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I had a thought similar to this when Locke first emerged from the treeline, dragging the boar behind him, but in reality I don't think that's a likely outcome at all.

There's so much character development and wavering and second-guessing and heartbreakingly human qualities that we're going to see from Locke as the rewatch continues, and so much of it was done when Locke was completely alone that I can't believe Esau/Seth might have just been 'play-acting' all this time.

While Esau/Seth is very good at his mimicking, I think we can all agree that when Not!Locke first reappeared on the Island following his death, we all kind of sensed that there was something 'off' with him, something not quite right about this Locke as compared to the one we had always known. There wouldn't have been any basis for comparison if they had, in actuality, been the same man all along.

Setting all of that aside, though, I don't think that's a direction the writers would ever go - to set up such a touching character, make him integral to the heart of the show, play out his painful character arc over so many years...and then just throw it all away?

I don't deny that Esau and Jacob have probably been 'influencing' Locke since the very beginning, but I draw the line at a direct possession beyond the one we've already seen.
El: LOST numbers.starfoozle on June 15th, 2009 03:44 am (UTC)
I'd like to second everything in this comment like woah. :)
chronicvomit on June 14th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
Dude Count: 6

Sawyer Nicknames:
Jack - Doc, Jacko, Saint Jack
Charlie - Sport, Amigo
Sayid - Muhammed

Favorite Quotes:
"I'm Steve." "I'm Scott." Steve & Scott

Cursed Numbers:
Michael was a construction worker for 8 years.
Charlie told Liam that Drive Shaft could go tour for 8 weeks and open for another band.

It annoyed me how Liam always called Charlie "baby brother."
saigonostalkersaigonostalker on June 14th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Liam annoys me in general. He's such a fucking ponce.

Although it did make me a little :( when I realized that Charlie will never have the chance to reconcile with his brother.