Wednesday, July 2, 2008

4.7 Ji Yeon

Sun is getting more and more suspicious of the motive of Charlotte and Dan. She confronts Dan, asking if they are going to rescued. When Dan says it is not his call, and refuses to say whose call it is. Sun thanks him sarcastically, then decides to take herself and Jin to Locke’s camp. Juliet finds out by accident, and tries hard to convince Sun that she must stay to get rescued; it’s the only way to save herself and her baby. But Sun no longer trusts Juliet.

As Sun and Jin head out, Juliet intercepts them and tries one more time to convince Sun – and then Jin – that they must stay. Juliet appeals directly to Jin, telling him that Sun’s life and the life of the baby are in danger. When that doesn’t work, she tells Jin that Sun had an affair, and thought that the baby’s father was the other man. This gets Jin’s attention, and he turns back and returns to Jack’s camp. Sun is appalled, but Juliet says she had to protect her patient – Sun must get off the island.

Jin is initially silent but calm. He deliberately takes his fishing poles and, accompanied by the annoying, puppy-dog Bernard, gets some separation. Bernard talks about being married and how difficult and wonderful it is. Jin returns, calmer, and tell Sun that he understands. He realizes that what she did was done to another man – the man that he used to be.

On the boat, Sayid and Desmond watch as Regina, chained, jumps overboard to commit suicide. The captain forbids anyone to save her, for fear of losing more crew to the insanity caused by the proximity to the island. Sayid and Desmond are moved to ‘better’, supposedly quieter quarters, with a huge bloodstain on the wall. The doctor asks a crewman down the hall to clean it. The crewman responds – it is Michael! Michael is using a pseudonyn, and acts like he doesn’t know either of the two survivors.

The flash-forward:

Sun is giving birth, calling out for Jin. Across town, Jin is hurrying to buy the perfect huge stuffed panda and make it to the hospital. After a number of problems, he finally arrives, but it is then that we learn that the scenes of him are from the past, and the panda he is delivering is for Mr Paik to woo a Chinese businessman.

Hurley visits Sun not longer after the birth of Ji Yeon, and together they visit Jin’s gravesite.


This is a softer, emotional, well-written and sometimes beautifully filmed episode, as we learn (in a roundabout way) that Jin dies before his daughter is born. There is wonderful dialogue in this episode, such as when Jin refers to ‘that man’. At first, it seems like he means Sun’s lover, but he is referring to the man that he used to be. Another lovely scene is filmed in low, warm light inside Jin and Sun’s tent, as they discuss baby names.

We can assume that Michael is Ben’s spy – and Sayid and Desmond’s friend – on the boat. Remember also that when Michael left, Ben gave him the coordinates to sail by (which may have purposely been to place Michael on a course to the boat).

Captain Gault pretty much says that Benjamin Linus is the mastermind behind the faking of the crash of Oceanic 315.


I still don’t understand how anyone could fool anyone with 324 corpse bodies to replace the real bodies on Oceanic 315 – unless there was some kind of cloning done.

Quotable Quotes

Ray: (watching a blood stain in the wall) That shouldn't still be there. Damn it.
(calling a janitor) Hey Johnson is that you? Johnson!
Johnson: Yeah?
Ray: Mop this up.
Johnson: Sorry I gotta go up on deck.
Ray: (yelling) No, you have to mop this up.
(Johnson aproaches)
Ray: Kevin this is -
Sayid: Sayid.
Desmond: Desmond.
Michael: (shaking Desmond's hand) Kevin Johnson.
Sayid: Nice to meet you Kevin.

"Now here's the funny thing. This black box comes from oceanic flight 815. A salvage vessel recovered it from the bottom of the ocean. It took a considerable amount of Mr. Widmore's resources to procure it. It was found with the wreckage of the plane along with all 324 dead passengers. That's not the complete story, as you are well aware Mr. Jarrah, given the fact that you're standing here, breathing. The wreckage was obviously staged. Now can you imagine what kind of resources and manpower go into pulling oof a feat of that magnitude. Faking the recovery of a plane crash. Putting 324 families through a grieving process based on lie. But what's even more disturbing, where exactly does one come across 324 dead bodies. And that Mr. Jarrah, Mr. Hume, is just one of the many reasons we want Benjamin Linus."
- Captain Gault (to Sayid and Desmond)

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