Welcome once again! The year is fastly coming to a close and so is the wait for Season 4.
Week 6 of the Hiatus League was a frustrating one. Instead of rebounding from our week-to-week decline in total episode points that began in Week 2, "Deus Ex Machina" puts us even further in the hole! The episode features very few of our characters, resulting in NEGATIVE total episode points!
Will we see an end to this decline? One can only hope. Perhaps our final two episodes will steer us in the right direction. But for now, enjoy the slightly altered format for the video update and check out all the League data below.
If you have any questions, leave a comment or drop us an email at LFLquestions@gmail.com
“Deus Ex Machina” (in 500 words or less)
Locke and Boone build a trebuchet to break open the hatch window. It’s a medieval weapon that Boone doesn’t know how to spell and it doesn’t open the hatch. Locke is frustrated. Then they notice Jungle John has a chunk of metal sticking out of his leg, but he can’t feel it. This worries Locke like you wouldn’t believe, because he was, after all, miraculously able to walk after the plane crash.
Just when Locke doesn’t know what to do, the Island sends him a sign. Well, actually it’s more like a dream where Boone is all busted up, an airplane falls from the sky, Locke’s mother shows up and Locke is confined to a wheelchair once more. What part of this vision sounds like a good idea?
Locke tells Boone about his vision and Boone asks if John’s been using that wacky paste stuff that made him see his sister get eaten. Locke says no and they trudge off through the jungle to find the airplane. They find it, but along the way Locke has trouble walking. Boone climbs up inside and finds out the plane is full of heroin from Nigeria. He tries the radio and talks to someone claiming to be a survivor of Flight 815.
All of this will make sense much later, but for now, Boone and the plane fall out of the tree. They both get mashed up, but Boone takes it harder than the plane. Locke hobbles his way over, picks up Boone and stumbles his way back to camp, where he lies about Boone’s injuries and runs away while Jack is asking questions that could save Boone’s life.
Locke is a broken man, crying and pounding on the hatch like a sissy. Just when it seems he has lost his faith, a light turns on inside. This too will make sense later, but for now, Locke’s faith is restored.
The B-Plot revolves around Sawyer having headaches. All he needs is glasses, but Jack asks him a bunch of embarrassing questions about hookers and STDs in front of Kate. Smooth move Doc. Sayid makes him a pair, which are ugly, prompting Hurley to make a witty comment during his 5 seconds on-screen.
Flashbacks reveal the origins of Locke’s relationship with his father. Big Bad Dad suckers Locke out of a kidney via a thoroughly laid out plan designed to make Locke think his dad actually likes him. This sets up years of pent up anger, cynicism and self-loathing for our dear Jungle John.
The only ruling of significance this week is that Locke lost an additional 5 points for causing himself bodily harm. Common sense would tell you not to go running off with fresh sutures in your side. Because Locke chose to go looking for Cooper, he caused himself harm by bursting his new sutures. Instead of just the standard 10 point deduction for being injured, the extra 5 is tacked on for injuring himself.
Other characters have caused themselves harm during Lost as well. Boone had to hurt himself when trying to escape from Locke's rope trap in "Hearts and Minds", Sayid shot himself in the leg to help Nadia escape from prison in "Solitary", and (most famously) Michael shot himself in the arm after killing Ana-Lucia and Libby in the Hatch during "Two for the Road."
Just goes to show you that our Losties really need to be on their best behavior!
With only 9 League characters appearing in the episode and only 8 coming out with positive points, there were plenty of Lost Fantasy Losers this week (namely Groups 4-7). Here's how it all breaks down:
LOCKE (+90): Attendance (+5); First Person on Screen (+15); Off-Island Flashback (+15); Episode Centricity (+25); Uses the Numbers (+20); Gets Hurt- shrapnel from the trebuchet (-10); Gets Hurt- Knocked over by a car in his flashback (-10); Has an Island Vision (+30); Gets Hurt- incapacitated in his vision (-10); Gets Hurt- Loses his ability to walk again (-10); Discovers a New Thing- the Beechcraft airplane (+20); Injures Someone- hurts himself by leaving the hospital too early, tearing out his fresh sutures (-5); Gets Hurt- his fresh sutures tear open (-10); Last Line in Episode (+5); Last Person on Screen (+10)
JACK (+5): Attendance (+5)
KATE (+5): Attendance (+5)
BEN (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
SAWYER (-5): Attendance (+5); Gets Hurt- constant headaches cause him much pain and discomfort (-10)
HURLEY (+5): Attendance (+5)
MICHAEL (+5): Attendance (+5)
SAYID (+5): Attendance (+5)
DESMOND (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
JULIET (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
JIN (+5): Attendance (+5)
SUN (+5): Attendance (+5)
CLAIRE (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
JACOB (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
ROUSSEAU (-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)
AARON (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
CINDY (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
MARVIN CANDLE (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
PENNY (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
RICHARD (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
ETHAN (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
HAWKING (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
LIBBY (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
RACHEL (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
WIDMORE (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
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)
BOONE (+5)- Attendance (+5); Injured- appears bloody in Locke's vision (-10); Discovers a new thing- the Beechcraft plane (+20); Injured- crushed when the plane falls out of the tree (-20)
There were 115 Fantasy Geniuses of the Week for Week 6! With a limited amount of points being dished out, there were several possible character combinations to get you into the FGotW grouping. Here are all 115 of our Geniuses of the Week. Two of our celebs made the list and they are in bold.
For those of us who did not make it onto the list, maybe you're roster will be the top dog for Week 7. Good luck!
Congratulations to the following:
?, Ack, ackermaniv, acpasap, amyrhunter, antxonarraiza, bayern.lieber, BishFiscuit, Blake, Bob, Bored of the Dead, brandon parker, C., Chase, Chris Kennedy, CoolestMum, Corqsan, craigchamps, Curtislost, Curtislost, Dan, darian_zg, david, debsmad, dmalato2, Draal, Dylan Turney, Electra, Electromagnet, Electromagnet, esf1212, franciswight, gargol, gator108, George Leary, GoPats, grroarrr, hootis, http://postmodernhomo.blogspot.com/, ib4uc, islacristalina.blogspot.com, Jake, jcoleslaw, jededalus, joacomoreno, joaquim1111, jodiecoston, joe14c, Johann, John Pritzlaff, just_here, Kalirooey, kaylin, knickfan, KYRA, laksh, langer, likeawasp, limbo, LIVI, Long LOST Love, losandemivi, lost_fan_atic, LostMyMarbles, lostucf, luth, madhatter1725, maewe, MARTY494, MattNud, McLeron, melgant, mudo69, najwito, Neil, nene666, newshamlost, Niels_Lost, nipplecripple, oddnuance1725, Orome, OwlieOnFire, Peepstone, phil.colvin, phoenixautumn, pichuneke, PJSprkls, ptrstvns04, rattik, redjune, Richard Tejedo, RoCy, rowlandchane, Royyy, ryanwayne or waynegoesdigital, Sarkaar, Scalesse27, Serpico, Shellou, Shielder, skipper, smf1973, soriano12, starsprite, Stay Puft, The Lost Ninja, the sanmans mind, theturkishzoo, Tim Brown, Tman24, Uniform129, Watanabex, wowbobwow, xxxvictimizerxxx, zaifoz
Week 6 Scoring Chart
Full Points Table
Click here to check your Position
Come back in two weeks for our Week 7 update. I'll have watched the Season 3 episode "The Glass Ballerina."
In this episode we set sail on the opens seas (well, actually just around the Island) with Jin, Sun and Sayid, as they try to hatch a plan to locate and/or rescue Jack, Kate and Sawyer, who have fallen into the hands of the Others. Meanwhile, Kate and Sawyer face hard labor by their new captors and the man we used to know as Henry Gale makes Jack an offer.
This episode is both Sun and Jin centric and it features a few more characters than Week 6, so be on the lookout for some points changes and not nearly as many Geniuses of the Week.