So you guys weren't all crazy about what "The Little Prince" offered in the way of Lost awesomeness. But some of you are sure to be thrilled with how the episode faired for your Fantasy Team!
"The Little Prince" sets a new Season 5 record for the most overall points but it ties the record for the fewest point categories hit. Ironic, no?
Check out the audio update, where you'll catch all the highlights for the week and be sure to go through the rest of the content below. As requested, you can find point tallies for each character from each of the first four episodes this season down in the "Detailed Points Breakdown" section. On top of all the other goodies we have for you, that's an awful lot of LFL updating to go through!
Once again, I've included the LFL Season 5 rule book. If you have any questions regarding point, consult the rule book first. If you can't find your answer therein, or if you think we missed some points, shoot us an email at LFLquestions@gmail.com. We will do our best to get back to you as promptly as possible.
"THE LITTLE PRINCE" in 600 words or less:
Three years ago, on Penny’s boat, we find out it was Kate’s idea to lie about being six months pregnant when getting arrested in Australia. Takes a little heat off Jack but it’s right up there with the inception of Jar Jar Binks as one of the dumbest ideas ever. Worst of all she’s willing to do so for the most selfish reasons- after losing everyone on the Island she needs something to hold onto to remind her of them all. Parenting groups everywhere cringe.
In the present, Kate borrows some threads from Sun so she can confront the lawyer threatening to take Aaron away from her. Sun gets a special delivery- a packet of information on Jack and Ben and a box of chocolates that puts Forrest Gump to shame.
Meanwhile, some goon is dumb enough to attack Sayid in the hospital. I mean seriously- after hearing how resourceful the man can be with kitchen appliances, what part of attacking him in a hospital even sounds like a good idea? Sayid dispatches the punk just before Ben and Jack get back to his room. They find Kate’s address on the goon and realize she may be in trouble. Jack sets off to find Kate while Ben and Sayid set off to formulate a plot to spring Hurley from the slammer.
Kate leads Jack on a four-scene red herring that effectively chews up valuable screen time and makes Claire’s mom look creepy as all get-out. Carole Littleton ain’t trying to take Kate’s baby so they call Sun and tell her they’re having a powwow at the pier. Kate is less than thrilled when Ben and Sayid show up and Ben completely and unabashedly admits he was trying to take Aaron away and chastises Kate for calling him her son. Ouch.
All the while, Sun rolls up and is looking to bust a confectionary-concealed cap in Ben Linus’ cranium.
Back on Craphole Island, Locke & company are still stuck playing time warp hopscotch. Charlotte wakes up and they all start making for the Beach Camp and then it’s on to the Orchid. In the jungle, they see the light from the Hatch the night Boone died and Aaron was born. Just like Captain Kirk in Star Trek V, Locke needs his pain and they take the long way around.
Along the way, Sawyer spots Kate in the jungle, helping Claire deliver her bay-bee. Sawyer gets all sappy and choked up to see Kate alive again despite Locke telling him earlier that he knew she was alive. Seriously though- it’s been what, 72 hours max that they’ve been skipping around and Sawyer’s gone of the sensitivity deep end? Grow a pair for crying out loud!
Another flash puts them sometime into the future where the Beach Camp is different and someone drank all of Sawyer’s DHARMA beer. They take a boat and get shot at before jumping again. Miles and Juliet are now suffering from nosebleeds and the group finds wreckage of a French boat. Before you can say ‘foreshadowing’ we see a group of Frenchies pulling a guy out of the water. Lo and behold it’s Jin! As cool as this is, it raises serious questions about the time warp’s radius.
The next morning, Jin wakes up and meets a very young Danielle Rousseau, which brings me to two closing remarks. First, Rousseau seriously did not age well on that Island. Second, that is the youngest looking science team I’ve ever seen. Seriously, they look more like Power Rangers than scientists.
Would that make Jacob Zordon? I guess we’ll see.
POINT RULINGS FOR EPISODE 5x04: “THE LITTLE PRINCE”
1) The opening flashback is considered all-inclusive. It is growing harder and harder to determine a specific person that these flashbacks belong to. Even though the action jumps to Kate in the present, Jack was the first on screen. This makes it very confusing. In this case we decided to credit Jack, Kate and Aaron with Off-Island Flashback points.
2) This episode was ruled Kate-centric. It is also becoming more and more difficult for us to determine centricity of episode. With the absence of the traditional flashback structure, we’ve had to base these rulings on who is getting the most forefront screen time. We’re left trying to discern who it seems the producers are making the focal point of the episode. Since the on-Island events are happening in a balanced way, the centricity has been with the off-Island characters for now. While “The Little Prince” felt rather balanced between the off-Island characters, the ABC press release and Lostpedia both seem to assert the fact that it was Kate-centric. Given that as our base, we ruled it a Kate-centric episode for points.
3) The shootout with the Boat People counts as encountering new people. Despite the distance between them, the Left Behinders and the Boat People definitely interacted. This qualifies Locke, Charlotte, Miles, Daniel, Sawyer and Juliet for New Person Points.
4) Juliet is charged for inflicting a major injury. During the Boat People shootout it definitely appears that Juliet shot one of the people on the other boat. Since we can’t confirm a death, she is only being charged with inflicting a major injury.
5) The Left Behinders do not qualify for Visiting a DHARMA Location points. They were in the vicinity of the Hatch, but Locke specifically kept them from getting too close to it, prohibiting a visit from actually occurring.
6) Sayid is not charged with getting injured. During his fracas in the hospital Sayid we ruled that Sayid was in full control of the situation at all times, including when he lurched back against the hospital bed. Thus, Sayid is only charged with inflicting a major injury for knocking out his assailant.
7) All six Left Behinders earn Goes in the Water points. They took the boat off the beach and put it in the water so they could paddle to the Orchid.
As I mentioned earlier, "The Little Prince" is currently the highest scoring episode so far this season. Here's the episode scoring chart and at the bottom of this section you will find points charts broken down by character for each episode so far this season.
SCORES FOR EPISODE 5x04- "THE LITTLE PRINCE":
APPEARS IN THE EPISODE (+5): Kate, Sayid, Sun, Ben, Aaron, Hurley, Jack, Juliet, Sawyer, Charlotte, Locke, Miles, Rousseau, Daniel, Jin, Claire
ABSENT FROM EPISODE (-5): Desmond, Abaddon, Frank, Walt, Mr. Paik, Cassidy, Clementine, Charles Widmore, Penny, Rachel, Diane, Ji-Yeon, Michael’s Mother, Carmen, David, Margo, Sarah, Richard, Cindy, Emma, Jacob, Bernard, Rose, Smokey, Harper, Vincent, Zack, Michael, Kelvin, Keamy, Libby, Alex, Roger, Charlie, Ethan, Goodwin, Arzt, Mikhail, Boone, Horace, Nadia, Bea, Shannon, Tom, Eko, Annie, Marvin Candle, Ms. Hawking, Christian
ENCOUNTERS A DHARMA LOGO (+5): Juliet (Swan); Sawyer (Swan); Charlotte (Swan); Locke (Swan); Miles (Swan); Daniel (Swan)
ENCOUNTERS A NEW PERSON, PLACE OR THING (+10): Kate (the Motel); Sayid (his attacker; Ben’s lawyer); Jack (the Motel); Juliet (the other boat people); Sawyer (the other boat people); Charlotte (the other boat people; the French boat wreckage); Locke (the other boat people); Miles (boats on the beach; the other boat people); Rousseau (Jin); Daniel (the other boat people); Jin (the French team)
EPISODE CENTRICITY (+25): Kate
FIRST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Jack
FIRST ON SCREEN (+15): Jack
GETS A MAJOR INJURY (-15): Miles (Time Sickness-related nosebleed); Juliet (Time Sickness-related nosebleed)
GOES IN THE WATER (+5): Juliet, Sawyer, Charlotte, Locke, Miles, Daniel
INFLICTS A MAJOR INJURY (-10): Sayid (shoots his attacker with dart gun); Juliet (shoots someone on the other boat)
IS NICKNAMED BY SAWYER (+5): Charlotte (“your girlfriend”); Locke (“Johnny Boy”)
LAST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Rousseau
LAST ON SCREEN (+15): Rousseau
MAKES A VIRGIN DISCOVERY (+20): Charlotte (the French boat wreckage); Miles (boats on the beach); Rousseau (Jin)
OFF-ISLAND FLASHBACK (+15): Kate, Aaron, Jack
TRAVELS BY CAR (+5): Kate, Sayid, Sun, Ben, Aaron, Jack (three times)
ENCOUNTERS THE NUMBERS (+20): Kate (Jack’s cell phone number); Sayid (wall clock in the hospital; lawyer’s license plate); Sun (on the document she received); Ben (wall clock in the hospital; lawyer’s license plate); Jack (wall clock in the hospital; lawyer’s license plate)
And as promised, here are the points tables broken down by character for each episode so far this season:
5x04 "The Little Prince"
5x02 "The Lie"
5x01 "Because You Left"
This week we had three Fantasy Geniuses of the Week! All three of these contestants had the same four crucial League Characters on their teams, leading them to a 325-point weekly take. Congratulations to CBBoot, claudia997LostTeam, and Huckfinn's League of Extraordinary Lost People!
CBBoot: Charlotte, Jacob, Jack, Fank, Ji-Yeon, Rousseau, Eko, Daniel
claudia997: Charlotte, Rose, Jack, Walt, Ji-Yeon, Rousseau, Boone, Daniel
Huckfinn: Charlotte, Bernard, Jack, Walt, Ji-Yeon, Roussaeu, Bea, Daniel
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Week 4's episode (which is actually the fifth episode of the season) is called "This Place is Death." Frankly, this title scares the bejeebers out of me.
I don't know what the title may allude to (Google leaves me with nothing but links to Lost sites) but doesn't exactly invite warm, cuddly feelings. If anything, it makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up.
What I hope the episode title doesn't infer is that one of our beloved Losties or Others or Freighter Folk will be heading to that great big Island in the sky. With all the nosebleeds going around, it would certainly seem like death could happen. It didn't take Minkowski too terribly long to bite the dust- that's for sure!
I do hope we get to see some more Desmond action in this episode. An episode without Desmond is like a day without sunshine. I'm also hoping to see the return of the traditional flashback/forward format soon but, with the on-Island and off-Island timelines set three years apart, I'm not so sure that's going to happen any time soon. I think that's a part of why something feels missing from the new season for me.
Ah well, personal tastes aside, Season 5 has proven to be no slouch in throwing points our way. With a solid start to the LFL, I think we'll see another good point turn out from "This Place is Death." Be sure to come back next week and see how your team did!
Namaste and good luck!
Once again, here is the official LFL rule book. Happy reading!