There’s No Place Like Home, Part 1
OH MY GOODNESS!! Lost was so awesome last night! The show was near perfect with their multi-faceted flashbacks between Jack, Hurley, Kate and Sun. Jack finds out that Claire was (is?) his sister and we find out the ageless Richard Alpert has his own army! Sweetness!!
We finally get to see the Orchid station. Here is the video from last year’s Comic-con that introduced us to the Orchid station.
As always, here is the awesome recap from Lostpedia.com. I suggest you actually click on the link and read everything for yourself! For more info, also check out The Lost Blog and The Tail Section.
- “Membata,” the name of the island Oceanic claimed the Six lived on, is Indonesian for “doubt” or “uncertainty”.
- Sawyer refers to the Barracks as “New Otherton,” the producers’ nickname for the location.
- A Geronimo Jackson record jacket can be seen near the DJ at Hurley’s party.
- The mirror Ben uses is called a heliograph, or signaling mirror. They were commonly used by military forces in the early half of the 20th century. They are still included in survival kits for emergency signaling to search and rescue aircraft.
- At Hurley’s surprise birthday party, Sayid is seen sporting a wedding band, implying that he and Nadia have been married by this point.
- Claire does not appear in this episode.
- The Oceanic 6 were aboard a United States Coast Guard (USCG) Lockheed HC-130 search and rescue transport aircraft being flown by two USCG Lieutenants (O-3).
- The Lockheed HC-130 number 1717 was acquired by the USCG under an US Air Force (USAF) aircraft purchase contract addendum in 1986.
- Prior to being designated 1717 by the USCG, the USAF originally numbered the aircraft 0420, another reference to the Numbers.
- The Oceanic 6 landed at Kalaeloa Airport, home of the Coast Guard Air Station (CGAS) Barbers Point, as indicated by the plane’s markings and the distinctive air traffic control tower.
- The press conference was most likely held in the CGAS hangars.
- Several large sea turtles can be seen on the daytime beach shots. As the turtles are heavily protected by the government, it is likely that the crew was unable to remove the turtles from the shots before filming.
Bloopers and continuity errors
- In the scene where Jack and Kate bump into Sawyer and Miles, Kate is seen talking to Jack with only Sawyer in the background. After a quick shot of Jack turning around, the camera returns to Kate which suddenly has Miles prominently in the background.
- The lower four digits displaying “2342” on the Camaro’s instrument panel would not appear on a 1970-1972 Camaro’s odometer. Everything else about the odometer seems accurate, however, so the remaining digits were most likely added to ensure that all of the numbers appeared.
- The lower four digit display is suspose to represent a trip meter, but, there was no trip meter on a 1970-72 Camaro. A trip meter did not appear on the dashboard instrument cluster until 1984.
- Ben retracts his baton just before handing it to Locke. Ben easily retracts the baton. Retracting telescopic batons with such ease is usually impossible, unless it was deployed extremely weakly which would render the baton less effective in any combat situation. Also, there is no sign of Ben ever extending the baton. Extending the baton would make it impossible to fit in a pocket. It is safe to assume that showing Ben retracting the baton was purely for dramatic purposes because there was no scenario shown that would have allowed him to deploy the weapon, and furthermore deploy it a weak manner that would be less effective in combat and allow him to retract it so easily.
|Recurring themes in Lost|
|Black and white • Car accidents • Character connections • Deceptions and cons • Dreams • Eyes • Fate versus free will • Good and bad people • Imprisonment • Isolation • Life and death • Missing body parts • Nicknames • The Numbers • Parent issues • Pregnancies • Rain • Rebirth • Redemption • Relationships • Sacrifice • Secrets • Time|
| Cultural references in Lost
(direct references only)
|Art • Books • Cars • Games • Movies and TV • Music • Philosophy • Religion and ideologies • Science|
|Literary techniques in Lost|
|Comparative: Irony • Juxtaposition • Plotting: Cliffhanger • Plot twist • Stock Characters: Archetype • Redshirt • Unseen character•
Story: Flashbacks • Flashforwards • Foreshadowing • Regularly spoken phrases • Symbolism • Unreliable narrator
|Storyline analysis in Lost|
|A-Missions • Crimes • Economics • Leadership • O-Missions • Relationships • F-Missions • Rivalries|