Update: 30th Nov 08:42 As G-Man mentioned we missed some points for Rousseau. The Tables and Charts are now up to date with the newly corrected scores.
Hey gang! Here we are once again to find out how the latest episode of our Hiatus League has faired for you all. It's been a busy two weeks but I'm never too busy for my fellow Lost fans.
For this week, we watched episode 3x19 "The Brig." It turned out to be a pretty interesting episode that has helped DarkUFO and I clarify a few more rules and eliminate a loophole or two.
Check out the video to your left (I'm excited- I finally managed to bring it in under 15 minutes!) or cut right to the chase and check out our various informative sections below. There were more Fantasy Geniuses of the Week than I could blurt out in one stretch, so check that special section out to see if you are one of them.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: All the sections have been changed and now include the correct scoring for the episode. Only the video contains incorrect data. ~G-Man
“The Brig” (in 500 words or less)
When Wonderboy and Young Nasty Man joined forces they formed a band the likes of which have never been seen, but stick Locke and Sawyer together and you come up with a jungle trek filled to the brim with awkwardness.
After making sexy-time with Kate, who unceremoniously ditches him for her own tent, Sawyer gets up to take care of a little business in the bushes. Locke catches him with his fly down, and tricks Sawyer into following him deep into the jungle with a tantalizing lie about having captured Ben. Caught off guard, Sawyer channels Bruce Willis a la Die Hard and treks off with Jungle John to parts unknown in his bare feet.
Along the way, Sawyer tells Locke that he won’t kill Ben, but Jungle John retorts that he’ll rethink that statement when he hears what ‘Ben’ has to say. Foreshadow much?
In flashbacks we see what Locke was doing for the last few episodes while he was MIA. Turns out he and Big Bad Dad, Anthony Cooper, were hiking and camping with the Others. Like any good camping trip, something has to go wrong. In this case, Ben wants Locke to kill Big Bad Dad but doesn’t have the guts to do it. Jungle John gets kicked out of the club and he won’t be let back in until he kills Cooper and carries him back to Tent City on his back. The eyeliner-loving Richard Alpert drops Sawyer’s file in Locke’s lap and suggests Saw Dog be used to solve everyone’s problem.
Back in real time, Locke and Sawyer approach the Black Rock, where ‘Ben’ is being held. Sawyer is the only one surprised to see that it is Cooper inside the brig. Locke locks him inside and sits outside the door until Sawyer kills the man he just met. Cooper thinks they’re all in hell, but Saw Dog sends him there for real after learning that Cooper is the original Sawyer he’s been hunting for many moons. Sawyer heads back to camp and Locke heads back to the Others, with Big Bad Dead Dad on his back. Sheesh, what a literalist!
Meanwhile, our beach-warming buddies are trying to keep Naomi on the down-low. Turns out that none of them trust Jack at the moment. Returning to camp with one of the Others seems to have that affect on people (no matter how hot said Other is). With the good doctor on the outs with our Losties, they call in the reserves: Sayid.
He doesn’t buy her story at first but is won over by a shiny new toy (read: satellite phone). The phone, however, only spits out static, which draws the attention of Kate. She’s sworn to secrecy about Naomi and the radio, but buckles like a belt and tells Jack about it the first chance she gets. Jack and Juliet converse about a secret of their own, which makes them even more annoyingly suspicious.
1. Locke and Cooper were at the Black Rock in the opening scene. This isn’t that major of a ruling, but it’s a matter of clarification. You all probably figured out that they were at the Black Rock, but I just wanted to let you all know that we scored it as such.
2. Locke gets point for visiting the Black Rock twice, but Cooper would have only scored points once. Had Cooper been a character in our League, he’d have only gotten points for one visit to the Black Rock. Locke left him there while he went and fetched Sawyer to do his dirty work. When Locke comes back with Sawyer, they both get points because their presence was established elsewhere in the episode. Cooper, however, was still inside from when he first got there.
3. Sawyer and Kate’s implied sexual romp was counted for sex points… this time. It was very strongly suggested by the fact that they had little clothing on and their dialogue after waking, so we counted it. This does NOT set a precedent for implied sex though. In the future, implied sex will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. DarkUFO and I will put our heads together to determine whether or not sex was truly implied by a scene.
4. Sawyer and Kate only score points once for their kiss. To clarify the kissing rule, a kiss does NOT earn a character points for kissing someone and points again for the same kiss because they were kissed by that person. We are simply cutting out this loophole right here and now. Mutual kissing only earns a one-time score of 20 points for both characters involved.
5. Juliet’s voice recording does NOT count as appearing in Locke’s flashback. To further expound upon this situation, a voice recording does not count as an appearance in an episode. We have to see the character in order for them to get appearance points. This means they have to either be physically be present or be present in some sort of visual way (i.e. Marvin Candle appearing in videos). Our use of the word “appear” is key here. To appear means to be visually present one way or another. Further clarification on this rule is pending and we will have it fully sorted out by the time Season 4 rolls around.
6. Locke gets a points deduction for injuring Cooper. In one of his flashbacks, Locke comes close to killing Cooper with a knife. During this scene, Locke pokes Cooper in the neck with a knife and appears to draw blood. There also appears to be a mark or blood smear under his chin later on. Based on this visual evidence, we ruled this an injury to Cooper, costing Locke 5 points.
7. Locke’s visit to the campground where the pillars are present does not count as discovering a new place. Locke was led there by the Others, who clearly had prior knowledge of it and were familiar with it.
8. Locke gets no points for meeting any of the red shirt Others in his flashbacks. We didn’t learn any of their names and there wasn’t even any real interaction between them. Also, they made their presence known to Locke, instead of him discovering them.
9. While Richard and Ben appear in several of Locke’s flashbacks, they only get the 15 points for appearing in said flashbacks once. The flashbacks served as one linear narrative, of which they were a part. Had they appeared in several montage style flashbacks, they would have received points for each appearance.
10. While he masterminded the whole thing, Locke does NOT lose points for his father’s death. While it could be argued that Locke used Sawyer as his weapon to kill Cooper, only the person who physically does the killing loses murder points. Otherwise it becomes a slippery slope as to who shares responsibility for the death. Guilt by association is a tricky thing with very few clear-cut lines.
11. Sawyer’s vomiting does not count as an injury. He threw up as a result of shock and adrenaline after killing Cooper. Vomiting due to natural causes is exempt from injury deductions. If a character vomits due to being poisoned however, this will count as an injury.
12. Cooper would lose points in our league for getting zapped by Tom. Getting hit by a taser incapacitates a person, which we are counting as an injury. Again, this is just for future clarification.
These scores have been updated to include the points for Rousseau's visit to the Black Rock. They are now accurate.
Christian (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Kelvin (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Kevin Callis (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Mr. Paik (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Nadia (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Ethan (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Libby (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Ms. Hawking (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Rachel (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Charles Widmore (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Cindy (+20): Attendance (+5); Appears in Locke's Flashback (+15)
Richard (+20): Attendance (+5); Appears in Locke's Flashback (+15)
Arron (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Marvin Candle (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Penny (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Alex (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Bernard (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Karl (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Rose (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Walt (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Rousseau (+20): Attendance (+5); Visits the Black Rock (+15)
Jin (+5): Attendance (+5)
Claire (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Jacob (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Sun (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Sayid (+25): Attendance (+5); Uses the Numbers (+20)
Desmond (+5): Attendance (+5)
Hurley (+5): Attendance (+5)
Juliet (+5): Attendance (+5)
Michael (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Locke (+85): Attendance (+5); First On Screen (+15); First Line (+10); Episode Centricity (+25); On-Island Flashback (+10); Visits the Black Rock Twice (2 x +15 = +30); Gets Hurt Twice- Bitten by Cooper and Hit by Sawyer (2 x -10 = -20); Injures Someone- Draws blood from Cooper (-5); Last Line (+5); Last On Screen (+10)
Kate (+40): Attendance (+5); Has Sex (+15); Kisses Sawyer (+20)
Sawyer (+20): Attendance (+5); Has Sex (+15); Kisses Kate (+20); Gets Hurt- Feet Get Cut Up (-10); Injures Locke (-5); Visits the Black Rock (+15); Kills Cooper (-20)
Ben (+15): Attendance (+5); Appears in Locke's Flashback (+15); Injures Cooper- Knocks Him Out (-5)
Jack (+5): Attendance (+5)
The most points you could have earned this week was 135. The following contestants all managed to achieve this score. Congratulations! (This list has been corrected to include an extra 15 points for Rousseau's visit to the Black Rock)
-El Último sobre la tierra
-Lo Raconet de LLuis
Check your position in the full table below.
If you’ve been watching the Hiatus League episodes with me, your homework assignment for the next two weeks is to watch our next episode: “The Greater Good.”
This Season 1 episode focuses on Sayid’s past, shortly before crashing onto the Island. In flashbacks he is forced into infiltrating a terror cell that an old friend has become entangled in. On the Island, the Losties pay their last respects to Boone and deal with the fallout of Locke’s reemergence at the beach camp.
Sayid fans rejoice! This episode is full of our resident Iraqi. Will this help tip the scales a little, allowing some of you to make up ground against our points leaders? There’s only one way to find out- check back in 2 weeks for our next Update!