Update: 10:30 GMT I've fixed the problem with the spreadsheet that showed this weeks points incorrectly, although the total points and ranks was correct. The new spreadsheet can be found here to download.
Another week, another episode of Lost, and another Fantasy Update. It's hard to believe that we're already done with the fourth week of competition. Where does the time go?
This week Kate fans can do their happy dance, but not as jubilantly as Sayid or Hurley fans were able to. While Kate finished out in the triple digits, the episode as a whole only managed 220 points, our lowest overall score for an episode this season. While the points spread may have been a little light, points were dished out during most of "Eggtown"'s big scenes, including the flashforwards, the almost-sex scene and the stunning revelation that closed the episode (stunning for us cool spoiler-free people at least!). :-)
Maybe it was the low score, or maybe I'm finally getting to be an expert at spotting those tricky points scenarios, but there were no important points rulings this week. We did make some adjustments for last week's episode. Between this adjustment and this week's points, we have a new points leader! Be sure to check that, the video and the rest of the info out whilst finding out how "Eggtown" treated your Fantasy roster.
Also, be sure to celebrate, mope, question and merely chat in the comment section. We're also always open for business to help you out with your questions by emailing us at LFLquestions@gmail.com.
“Eggtown” (in 547 words or less)
Locke makes Ben breakfast in cell, using the last of the eggs and a sprinkle of “you shot me three days ago” love but Ben just wants to mindf**k. Good to know that some things never change.
Kate and Claire are living up the cozy porch-front lifestyle with their Mainstays DHARMA coffee mugs, idle chit-chat flirting with the boys next door.
Sun and Jin contemplate where they will live after they get rescued. Evidently, Sun wants to raise her baby (erm, make that their baby) back in the home country she was desperate to flee only three months ago.
Basically the split in the Lostie camp has made everybody insufferably boring. At least for now.
Kate asks John if she can talk to Miles, but the Führer says “Nein!” Power is his shiny new toy and he doesn’t want to share with anyone. Kate promptly tricks Hurley into giving away Miles’ location. Poor Hugo- he needs to defect from both camps and find a nice little DHARMA station of his own. Kate talks to Miles, who wants a minute of time with Ben. He’s either a masochist or into the whole bondage thing because he says that being tied up in New Otherton is exactly where he wants to be.
A lot of other boring stuff happens- Jack can’t make the phone work, Sun questions why Kate stayed with Locke if he’s wrong to hide, and Kate has baby issues.
That night, Kate shows up at Sawyer and Hurley’s place. Sawyer offers her boxed wine (what a guy!) but she wants to use him. No, not in the sex points kind of way- she wants him to help her setup a meeting between Ben and Miles. Sawyer plays along and tricks Locke into running down to the boathouse to check on Miles when Kate is really waiting with the ghostbuster outside the house. They break in; Miles offers to tell his people Ben is dead in exchange for $3.2 million; a nonverbal understanding exists between them; Kate and Miles get caught by a really ticked off Locke.
Kate is banished from New Otherton but gets to spend the night with Sawyer first. She leads him on only to block him when the time is right. Kate, you are officially a tease and as a member of the male population, I curse you and your teasing kind. You wore those sexy panties and didn’t even put them to good use. Damn you Kate (but thank you wardrobe department!).
Daniel can’t remember the three cards in front of him. Charlotte, clearly a Meat Loaf fan, tells him that two out of three ain’t bad. Jack makes them call the emergency number to the freighter. They ask about Sayid and Desmond but they haven’t gotten there yet- after a whole day. Suspicious.
In the flashforwards, Kate is on trial for all the things she did before the crash. Jack is the crappiest character witness ever and Kate’s mom is willing to sabotage the trial in exchange for a meeting with her grandson. Whoa, wait- Kate’s got a kid? Yup! Bigger shock is that it’s not really her kid. It’s Aaron. You know, Claire’s baby that wasn’t supposed to be raised by another? Can you say “huh?” I knew you could!
For what might be the first time in the short history of the Lost Fantasy League, there are no important points rulings this week! "Eggtown" was the easiest episode of Lost I have had to score to date, which was great. Of course, this probably means that the rest of the episodes this season will be insufferably difficult. :-P
While there are no important points rulings for this episode, we do have a pair of points corrections to make for last week's episode, "The Economist." First of all, we are going to give Karl appearance points for "The Economist" even though we initially thought he was not present. Loyal screencapper Dharmageddon managed to find the following two images that prove Karl was in the episode (sort of).
In the picture on the left from 4x02, "Confirmed Dead," you can see exactly what Karl is wearing. Note the shirt, the backpack and the stick he is carrying around with him. While these may seem like trivialities, they are important when it comes to comparing this picture to the next one. In the picture on the right from 4x03, "The Economist," you can see an extra wearing the same shirt and backpack (with the same stick no less) as Karl. Evidently the show runners did not feel it was necessary to have actor Blake Bashoff suit up for this episode and had an extra appear in the background as Karl to help fill out the small band of wanderers following Locke to Jacob's cabin. Maybe they didn't want to pay Blake or maybe they needed to use an extra so to keep his episode count down to retain his "Guest Star" label. Either way, this is proof enough that this is Karl, so we are giving him points for appearing in the episode.
Thanks to Lost-Media.com for taking these screencaps that helped prove Karl's presence in "The Economist." You site helped a few people out! Also, thanks go out to Lost-Media for all the pictures I have been using for Fantasy Updates sine the beginning.
Okay, our second points correction needs no picture to go with it. We all saw Sayid laying ing bed with Elsa, heavily implying a sexual romp. I had mentioned in the video that we gave Sayid sex points but had not actually put that data into our scoring system. This has been corrected and you Sayid fans have an extra 15 point from it. If you also had Karl on you team, you got a 20 point boost for last week's episode.
KATE (+100): Attendance (+5); Episode Centricity (+25); Has a Flashforward (+20); Kisses Sawyer in two separate scenes (2 x 20 = +40); Injures Someone- Slaps Sawyer (-5); Last Line in Episode (+5); Last On Screen (+10)
JACK (+50): Attendance (+5); Appears in Kate's Flashforward (+25); Uses the Numbers- Says 815 while testifying at Kate's trial (+20)
LOCKE (+35): Attendance (+5); First On Screen (+15); Has an Eye Close-Up (+5); First Line in Episode (+10)
SAWYER (+35): Attendance (+5); Kisses Kate in two separate scenes (2 x 20 = +40); Gets Hurt- Kate slaps him (-10)
BEN (+5): Attendance (+5)
HURLEY (+5): Attendance (+5)
JULIET (+5): Attendance (+5)
DESMOND (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
MICHAEL (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
SAYID (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
CLAIRE (+30): Attendance (+5); Visits a DHARMA Location- The Barracks (+5); Kisses Aaron (+20)
JIN (+5): Attendance (+5)
SUN (+5): Attendance (+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 (+65): Attendance (+5); Visits a DHARMA Location- The Barracks (+5); Kissed by Claire (+20); Appears in Kate's Flashforward (+25); Last Person On Screen (+10)
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)
LIBBY (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
MS. HAWKING (-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 CALISS (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
MR. PAIK (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
NADIA (-5): Absent from Episode (-5)
Congratulations to our two Fantasy Geniuses of the Week! Both ended up with 185 points this week. Here they are and their teams:
Dontlistentoanythingisay: Kate, Hurley, Claire, Karl, Aaron, Rachel, Nadia
Erinbow: Kate, Juliet, Claire, Alex, Aaron, Charles Widmore, Christian Shephard
This is Erinbow's second time as Fantasy Genius of the Week this season! She was one of our Week 2 Geniuses. Dontlistentoanythignisay greatly benefited from this points boost, as it shot them to first place overall in the standings! Way to pick your team!
As we now head towards yet another hiatus (albeit a shorter one) that will leave the Lost addicts of the world crying out for more, we are faced with the Week 5 episode entitled "The Constant."
I have no idea what the title refers to, but I think it might have something to do with math. Seeing as it's been five years since my last math class, I don't know how many kinds of constants exist, so I just picked a random image. :-P
From the US trailers, it looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Desmond and Sayid this episode. Since Sayid has already had his moment of glory this year, perhaps it's Desmond's turn to have an episode? No matter how it turns out, it looks like we're going to find out why the helicopter didn't reach the freighter after a whole day had passed. Does it have anything to do with Daniel's little time experiment? Perhaps.
Be sure to check out "The Constant" and be sure to also check out how the episode affected your scores next Monday on the Lost Fantasy Update!