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Lost: Season 5

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Lou Sytsma, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. mattCR

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    Or it could be that Ben being shot by a proposed "Other" is what starts the war between the two and breaks the peace.
     
  2. TravisR

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    Sayid tells Jin that Sawyer let him go. Jin radios Sawyer to confirm that and Sayid knocks Jin out. Then he tells Ben that he is a killer and shoots him. Ben falls to the ground and Sayid runs off.
     
  3. Joseph DeMartino

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    William Sanderson, a terrific character actor you've seen in a million roles besides that of Larry on Newhart. For me Sanderson will always be J. F. Sebastian from Bladerunner. His other genre credits include the The X-Files and the 80s version of The Twilight Zone, as well as two appearances as Babylon 5 crime boss "Deuce" - in the first season episode "Grail" and in the TV movie Thirdspace.

    On another subject I tend to agree that whatever Sayid's intentions, his real "purpose" on the island is to put Ben on the path to becoming the man he became.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  4. TravisR

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    He'll always be E.B. Farnum (from Deadwood) in my heart. [​IMG]
     
  5. David Forbes

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    Perhaps Ben does die and the island resurrects him, which is how he becomes the leader of the Others/Hostiles.

    Loved Hurley blabbing at breakfast about Sawyer and Juliette in front of Kate. "I thought it was pretty obvious."

    Also liked seeing that Sayid has been a badass all his life.
     
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    To me, he's always been Lippy, form Lonseome Dove.
     
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    I have to admit that that when Sayid shot Ben I was shocked. I honestly did not see that coming at all. I was half expecting Sayid to find Ben's dad and kill him and the other half of me thought that Sayid would take Ben to the Others. I just did not see him shooting been as an option. I know to expect the unexpected on LOST but they got me.
     
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    I didn't expect him to outright shoot Ben there. I thought he was going to eventually try something, but right there and then was quite a surprise.

    Previous speculation had Ben arriving on the island in 1977 (probably based on some clues in "The Man Behind the Curtain"), but it seems that he met Richard 4 years ago in 1973.

    I would guess that the bullet did not kill him here and Sayid was shocked enough by his own actions to not finish up the job. Ben will probably be healed (by the island?) and this is a major event which leads him towards the Purge and the actions we've already seen.

    Based on what we saw in this episode I'd think that the people waiting outside Hurley's and all those attacking Sayid in 2007 were hired by Ben who knew that Sayid could not be killed by those actions since he met him as a youth. He just wanted to manipulate him and wanted him to suffer.
     
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    I can definately see how Ben isn't dead, and how it propels him forward to be the person he becomes. I have a feeling it's going to threaten the story the LOSTies have setup in 1977, since I doubt there is a surgeon on the island skilled enough to deal with a serious gunshot to the chest, on a child. Enter Jack?
     
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    When they were debating about taking a vote I thought the Radzinsky guy said something like 'if we don't vote I'm calling Arbor and they can take care of this' which sort of forced the vote.

    Did I hear right and if so who is Arbor?
     
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    I thought it was Ann Arbor, as in Ann Arbor, Michigan where the University of Michigan and possibly a Dharma office is?
     
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    I heard "Ann Arbor". Not that that actually clears anything up.
     
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    The DeGroots who started the DI are located at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    I think this was mentioned in the Swan orientation video.
     
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    Loved it when Sawyer said, "Three years - no burning buses! Y'all are back for one day..."
     
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    I wasn't surprised by Sayid's actions. I thought it was obvious that he would (at least try to) kill Ben at the first opportunity.

    Regards,

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    ben said "i hate it here, take me with you."
     
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    why do people think Ben dying is even a probability? Locke got shot by Ben in a very similar fashion.
     
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    That was a really shocking ending, just for the fact that we saw someone shoot a kid and to see the kid's reaction. This hardly ever happens in movies, but if it does it happens offscreen. So I was pretty shocked to see this on a TV show.

    ~T
     
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    If Jack does save Ben, then that's twice he's operated on him, first on the spinal problem and now the bullet.
     
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    Has anyone mentioned the kid they cast as Ben? He is perfect. Identical eyes and got some of his mannerisms and speech patterns. I deleted this once as I was trying to be serious, but he is a "dead ringer." [​IMG]

    Sanderson will always be EB Farnum for me too.
     

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