Lost, Ep. 18: D.O.C.
Tonight’s episode of Lost was a Sun flashback (not a Jin/Sun one, as we’ve been seeing lately) where we discover SO much about their pasts, as most of their flashbacks show. (I love Jin/Sun flashbacks, though the one earlier this season was just OK.) We discover that the baby is actually Jin’s (yay!) but that means Sun could die (boo!) We discover that Sun assumed it was Jae Lee’s; Jin’s mom was a prostitute (and he didn’t know); that Sun knows Jin’s dad is still alive. The biggest surprise is finding out that all this time it appeared Sun didn’t know what Jin was doing at her father’s company, while in fact she absolutely knew what he was doing AND, turns out, it was because of the debt she owed to her father, and that she allowed it to happen (but she allowed it to save Jin, so… talk about another catch-22). Just as Sun didn’t know if the baby was Jin’s or Jae Lee’s, she thinks that Jack might be working with the Others, and actually seems to bond with Juliet, who, once again… is lying.
Meanwhile, Desmond and Co. discover a supposedly dead blast from the past (but interestingly, none of them had actually met him before) while the pilot slowly dies. Mikhail helps them save the pilot’s life, Desmond lets Mikhail go, and the pilot utters a shocking line at the very end of the episode.
- the VERY long pause after Hurley shoots off the flare, followed by, “Oops.”
- “You know how powerful my family is. My husband believes that you are dead. Do not force me to make that a reality.” WOO!
- Hurley pretending to call his mom on the sat phone.
Did You Notice?:
- how CUTE were those pictures of Little Jin on Mr. Kwon’s wall?
- when Patchy was running away from Jin, he kept holding onto the front of his shirt like he was holding something underneath the overalls… I thought he was wounded at first, but there’s no blood. Maybe he’s a robot.
- the door to the ultrasound room had the same metal bars in the side that the lockdown doors had in the hatch. In the one corner of the room was the crib and wall hangings that had been in Claire’s nursery.
- Charlie seems to be completely baffled about people healing on the island, showing that despite it seeming obvious to us, only a couple of people have noticed that the island heals.
- Hurley didn’t pass out when blood was shooting through the tube the way he did when Jack was operating on the Marshal… has the island somehow healed his aversion to blood
- Juliet’s a fertility doctor, so she knows a thing or two (or hundred) about pregnancies and ultrasounds. I’ve only been pregnant twice and several things she said were inconsistent with what I know (other moms, please agree or disagree; I’m totally basing this on my own experience, and could be totally wrong). Juliet says that in the first trimester, she might not be able to see the baby on the ultrasound; she should have specified that if it’s EARLY in the first trimester you won’t be able to see it. The first trimester is anywhere from conception to 14 weeks, and at 14 weeks it looks like a tiny person. Early in the pregnancy, however (starting around 6 weeks), the most you’ll see on an ultrasound is the heart fluttering; interestingly, the one thing Juliet says you WON’T see is the heart. Huh?
- A technician figures out how old a baby is in the womb by measuring various parts of it, and then coming up with the date within a day or two based on the size of the baby. Juliet seems to go “doink” with the wand, take one single picture and then say, “Et voila, it’s 8 weeks.” Shouldn’t she have looked at it a little longer?
- It looked like a head at one point. You wouldn’t have seen a giant head on the screen if the baby was really 8 weeks; a baby is barely formed at that point, and the most you’d see on the ultrasound is the flickering of the heart… Then again, Claire’s island baby is HUGE.
- this is more of a PG-rated TV show practicality, but in the early stage of pregnancy the uterus is very low, so the wand would have to be down below the waistband of her jeans just above the pelvic bone. But they couldn’t exactly have Sun disrobing on prime time.
- Why would she ask when the last time Sun and Jin had sex was?? What the hell does that have to do with the conception date? Does she assume couples never have sex after conception? The proper question is, “When was the first date of your last period?”
- For an ultrasound to really work, a woman has to drink a lot of water or the uterus doesn’t show up properly on the monitor. I know from personal experience that once when I didn’t drink enough, the technician dug around for a bit, then said, “Sorry, I just can’t see anything” and she sent me out to chug another litre before looking again (then they take the wand and press on your extremely full bladder… pregnancy can be so much FUN at times!). Sun hasn’t had any water.
- Second trimester begins at 14 weeks. Sun is currently at 8, and says she has only 2 more months before she’s in the middle of the second trimester. No, she has 3 months. Juliet should have corrected her.
- However, all of this explains why she’s not showing! So that’s cleared up.
Oops: Juliet says Sun is 53 days pregnant. She took the pregnancy test on Day 58. It’s now Day 90. That means her last period was 21 days before the pregnancy test, and the earliest a test would work is at 28…. And remember, at the time she said her period was late, which it wouldn’t have been.
- Uh… Patchy’s alive?? What the hell?
- Is Jack really feeling Sun out on the pregnancy because he’s working with the Others, or is he just asking the same questions any doctor would ask? He asked Claire a hell of a lot of questions about her pregnancy because he was genuinely concerned, but now everyone’s questioning him. How much does he know about what the Others did?
- has Jin picked up the Others’ island strength? Check out his awesome kung fu fighting! His fists were fast as lightning!
- Charlie threatens to take out Patchy’s other eye, and Patchy says, “I’m sorry, what?” pretending to have hearing loss. Is he commenting on the fact that Charlie might have suffered some longterm hearing loss from the explosion?
- according to Juliet, Sun is safe if she conceived off the island, but in danger if she conceived on the island. SO… back to an old question: Why did the Others kidnap Claire? By this logic, she was in no danger, and therefore didn’t require any injections. Was it just to research the baby? Because earlier Juliet had said it was to keep Claire safe.
- Sun makes a rather harsh (and awesome) threat to Jin’s mother. Did she follow through on it? Is that what she meant when she said earlier to Colleen that she didn’t know what she was capable of?
- “I’m getting samples of Austen and the other women”?! What the heck is Juliet talking about? Were the Others orchestrating the chicka chicka bow bow that happened between Kate and Sawyer in an attempt to get her pregnant? What other women could be pregnant?
- why didn’t the pilot speak English earlier? She has an Australian accent and it would seem English is her first language, yet in her shock she was speaking the other ones.
- Is Sun going to die?
- Where. Are. Rose. And. Bernard??!!
- what the hell was the pilot talking about??? So… is the purgatory theory the correct one after all? If they’re in purgatory, what does that make the Others? Angels? Are they angels that take the “good ones” over to heaven and continue to test the flawed ones? Where does that put Juliet? Or is all of this moot and the pilot just hit her head REALLY hard?
Next week: “The Brig,” which I THINK is a Locke episode. But I’m probably wrong. CTV didn’t show a preview, and the ABC feed jumped into CTV at the end. Urgh.