What an episode! It boggles my mind how far we've come this season, Lost fans. It feels like it was so long ago that the Oceanic 6 were assembled to find a way home, but it was only a few months ago. With a few episodes left this season, I can only wonder where we're going to end up!
"Whatever Happened, Happened" turned out to be the second-highest scoring episode this season, trailing only the Sawyer-tastic "Lafleur" in overall points ownage. But, did this veritable smorgasbord of points help your Fantasy Team? We've had some moving and shaking in the standings, so be sure to check out and see if you reaped some of the very juicy benefits this episode had to offer.
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"Whatever Happened, Happened" in 700 words or less:
Jin wakes up, phones home and pack young Ben up for a ride home. At the Barracks, Horace is trying to calm everyone down while telling them to be wary of more attacks. Because that’s always a successful way to allay peoples’ fears. Jack gets nosy and Horace cricks an eyebrow. Roger asks Kate to help him with the burned out DHARMA van and she’s totally clueless. They connect and it almost seems like they flirted. Call me crazy, but I got the notion that Roger and Kate could make a bizarrely and disturbingly cute couple. “Rate,” anyone? Or does “Koger” sound better? Jin pulls up, Roger sees his son and decides now is a good time to show some parental concern for the fruit of his loins.
The next day, Kate is being nosy, Sawyer tells her to scram and Horace cricks an eyebrow. Upon investigating Sayid’s cell, they find that someone used janitor’s keys to let him out. With only three janitors, Sawyer makes pretty quick work at putting two and two together.
Juliet tries to save Ben but he’s bleeding like a stuck pig and needs a surgeon. Miles has Kate, Hurley and Jack under house arrest and argues with Hurley about the intricacies of time travel. This is easily one of my favorite scenes all season because they cover everything perfectly in terms most people can comprehend. Plus, the back and forth between the two was hilarious.
Sawyer asks Jack to save young Ben’s life but Jack says no. If everything has happened already then Ben should live without his help. Sawyer gets mad and leaves. Kate says she doesn’t like the new Jack but Jack points out that she didn’t like the old Jack either. Glad we have that settled. I like the new Jack and I don’t like the new Jack. Yeah, he’s letting a kid die (supposedly) but he’s also finally getting it. All his efforts to be in control are just mucking things up. He’s down with the Island now and just waiting for further instructions.
Kate donates blood, chats with Roger about why Ben would break Sayid out and then things go crazy. Ben is going into some fancy-sounding kind of shock and Juliet thinks the only people who can help are the Others. Wait, I thought they were the Hostiles now. Whatever, never mind. Kate hauls Ben out to the fence and Sawyer is in hot pursuit.
Juliet scolds Jack while he’s getting out of the shower. This may be off topic, but who the heck puts their clothes on before they effectively dry themselves off? Meanwhile, the Hostiles sneak up on Sawyer, Kate and Ben but Sawyer grabs them by the puppy scruff and tells them what to do. They are remarkably compliant. Richard Alpert takes the kid away to the Temple but as a result of healing Ben, he’ll lose his innocence, he’ll always be ‘one of them’, and he won’t remember the shooting. I was wondering how they would address that. Cop out? Maybe, but heck, it’s a minor detail compared to some other stuff this show has thrown at us.
Kate’s flashbacks give us closure on the whole Aaron thing. She reunites with Cassidy and gives her a ton of money to help her raise Sawyer’s daughter. They become girlfriends (no, not THAT kind of girlfriends) and have play parties with the kids. Years later, after leaving Jack and Ben stunned as to what to do at the pier, Kate stops at the supermarket to get Aaron a drink (my parents would have told me I’d get nothing and like it, but hey- parenting died somewhere in the 1980s) and nearly loses the kid while answering her phone. Nice one. She does the right thing and gives Aaron to his biological grandmother and promises to bring Claire back to her little boy.
Finally, in 2008, Ben wakes up on the Hydra island to Locke’s smiling and very much alive face. Morning sunshine! How you doing?
POINT RULINGS FOR EPISODE 5x11: “Whatever Happened, Happened”
1) Roger and Kate are new to each other and count for points. Roger is important enough because of his role in Ben's life. Kate is important enough because she's a Lostie.
2) Horace gets points for encountering Jack. Jack, being a Lostie is certainly important, thought Horace may not realize it. However, Jack had known of Horace before this episode, so Horace is not considered new to Jack.
3) Clementine doesn't count as new for either Aaron or Kate. She addresses Kate as "auntie Kate" so it implies that they know each other. It seems like Kate and Cassidy have been getting the kids together for play dates.
4) Ben does not get credit for encountering new people (the Hostiles) or a new place (the temple) because he is unconscious. Characters have to be awake to get Whispers points, so we are extending this stipulation to other point categories.
Season 5 Episode Scores
Episode 5x11 Scores
DETAILED SCORES FOR EPISODE 5x11- "Whatever Happened, Happened":
APPEARS IN SOMEONE ELSE’S FLASHBACK (+10): Aaron, Ben, Cassidy, Clementine, Jack, Sayid, Sun
APPEARS IN EPISODE (+5): Aaron, Ben, Cassidy, Clementine, Horace, Hurley, Jack, Jin, Juliet, Kate, Locke, Miles, Richard, Roger, Sawyer, Sayid, Sun,
ABSENT FROM EPISODE (-5): Abaddon, Alex, Annie, Arzt, Bea, Bernard, Boone, Carmen, Charles Widmore, Charlie, Charlotte, Christian, Cindy, Claire, Daniel, David, Desmond, Diane, Eko, Emma, Ethan, Frank, Goodwin, Harper, Jacob, Ji-Yeon, Keamy, Kelvin, Libby, Margo, Marvin Candle, Michael, Michael's Mother, Mikhail, Mr. Paik, Ms. Hawking, Nadia, Penny, Rachel, Rose, Rousseau, Sarah, Shannon, Smokey, Tom, Vincent, Walt, Zack
ENCOUNTERS A DHARMA LOGO (+5): Ben (Star, Staff); Horace (Arrow, Generic, Chef, Star, Looking Glass); Hurley (Chef, Generic, Star, Arrow); Jack (Generic, Chef, Star, Arrow); Jin (Star, Generic); Juliet (Staff, Star, Generic, Chef); Kate (Star, Arrow, Staff, Generic, Chef); Miles (Star, Generic, Chef, Arrow); Richard (Star); Roger (Generic, Star, Staff); Sawyer (Star, Arrow, Generic)
ENCOUNTERS A NEW PERSON, PLACE OR THING (+10): Aaron (Cassidy); Horace (Jack); Kate (Roger Linus, The Hostiles); Richard (Kate); Roger (Kate); Sawyer (The Hostiles)
EPISODE CENTRICITY (+25): Kate
FIRST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Jin
FIRST ON SCREEN (+15): Jin
IS NICKNAMED BY SAWYER (+5): Jack (“Doc”); Kate (“Freckles”)
KISSES SOMEONE OR GETS KISSED (+15): Aaron (Kate); Cassidy (Kate); Kate (Cassidy, Aaron)
LAST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Locke
LAST ON SCREEN (+15): Locke
OFF-ISLAND FLASHBACK (+15): Kate
TRAVELS BY CAR (+5): Aaron (twice); Ben (twice); Jin; Kate (three times); Sawyer
USES OR ENCOUNTERS THE NUMBERS (+20): Kate (23 and 4 appear in the supermarket; 23 and 15 appear on her cell phone)
We had 8 Fantasy Geniuses of the Week this week and they all took in 275 points! That's quite a big take, considering that 275 points is more than what some contestants have earned all season so far. Here are your weekly wunderkinds:
Sawmond: Sawyer, Rose, Kate, Widmore, Ji-Yeon, Rousseau, Horace, Jin
Erica's awesome team: Sawyer, Rose, Kate, Widmore, Ji-Yeon, Charlie, Horace, Jin
Maddy's Fishbiscuits: Sawyer, Rose, Kate, Penny, Ji-Yeon, Charlie, Horace, Jin
Muckel's tasteful team: Sawyer, Bernard, Kate, Penny, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Jin
ColoradoLOSTHiker: Locke, Smokey, Kate, Widmore, Ji-Yeon, Ethan, Horace, Jin
Teamio: Locke, Rose, Kate, Frank, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Jin
...and Lost again: Locke, Jacob, Kate, Abaddon, Ji-Yeon, Rousseau, Horace, Jin
Mikejones144: Locke, Bernard, Kate, Penny, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Jin
Full Table by Name: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pXy_MMpweXkBLnihAd9mnIQ
Full Table by MiniLeague: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pXy_MMpweXkDYKNuk2az4Qg
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WARNING: This section contains the title of the next episode and some conjecture on what it might mean. If you consider this sort of information to be spoilerish, then do not continue. If not...
The next episode of Lost is entitled "Dead Is Dead." Once again, I have no clue as to what this could mean. The previews have me running on all cylinders though!
If what the previews showed us is true, it looks like we're going to be seeing a lot of Ben this time around! Hopefully Locke will follow him, because whenever those two are together, awesomeness ensues. The thing I'm most worried about is the possibility that Ben is going to kill Penny. We know Sayid didn't beat Ben up and he said he was going to fulfill a promise he made to an old friend. It scares me so bad, because I want Desmond and Penny to be happy forever.
Ah well, whatever happens will happen and there's nothing I can do about it except keep score on all the juicy goings-on for next week's LFL update. Be sure to come back and see how you did!
Once again, here is the official LFL rule book. Happy reading!