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"Some Like It Hoth" in 500 words or less:
Kate and Sawyer leave the Hostiles behind and Kate heads back to Dharmaville. In Sawyer’s absence, Miles is let into the circle of trust and goes on a top secret mission inside Hostile territory. Trouble is, it disrupts Miles’ other secret mission- destroying evidence that he and Kate took Ben to the Hostiles.
Miles ends up in the middle of the jungle toting a dead body for Radzinsky while Juliet and Kate end up in hot water as Roger gets back and discovers that Ben is missing. Juliet comes up with the world’s worst cover story- “I don’t know”- and the proverbial **** is about to hit the fan.
Miles picks up a co-pilot in Hurley when they are both headed to the Orchid. Hurley is delivery food. Miles is delivering the corpse. Along the way, they come clean about their respective powers. Dr. Chang Candle isn’t thrilled to see Hurley along for the ride and we learn that Chang is actually the father Miles never knew (wait, father issue on Lost? You don’t say!). Kate can’t leave well enough alone and helps a self-inebriating Roger connect a few dots. Smooth move ex-lax.
Jack plays damage control as best he can and surprisingly doesn’t make matters worse for a change. Roger seems content to be drunk and surly. For now. Miles, Chang and Hurley take a joy-ride out to that secret project. Turns out it’s the Swan hatch. Cool and weird at the same time.
On the way home, Miles finds out that Hurley is trying to write The Empire Strikes Back but improve it so they don’t have to make Return of the Jedi and include the Ewoks. Hurley says he’s seen Empire like 200 times. If that were really true, then he would have known that Luke got his hand chopped off BEFORE Vader told him that he was his father. That and Ewoks don’t suck.
Jack tells Sawyer that he helped calm Roger down. Sawyer thanks him, shows him out the door and meets Phil at his doorstep. Phil has the tape Miles never got around to destroying and knows everything. Sawyer thanks him by punching his lights out and tying him up. Atta boy, sheriff!
Miles is content in hating his dad for leaving him and his mom when he is a baby but gets the warm fuzzies when he sees Chang reading to baby Miles in a very fatherly and involved way. Chang gets a call and he and Miles head up to the dock to pick up some new scientists, including Daniel Faraday!
Miles’ flashbacks showed how screwed up his life was but gives us nothing concrete about why he can talk to dead people. His past also includes an encounter with Bram, the muscle-bound dude from Ajira Flight 316. You know, the guy with all the guns. This ought to get interesting.
POINT RULINGS FOR EPISODE 5x13: “Some Like It Hoth”
1) Miles and Hurley get credit for a DHARMA logo on the fuel tanks. I haven't quite been able to determine just what it is yet, but on those oil barrels near the Motor Pool there is a distinctly different looking logo than anything else we've seen up to now. Others have earned points for this logo this season as well, so this is purely a continuity ruling.
2) All three of the dead bodies Miles encounters during the episode qualify for New Person points. Also, the body bag Horace gives him counts as new as it was part of an important errand Miles was asked to run.
3) Jack and Roger encounter the Swan logo. It's tricky to spot but it is on one of the aerosol bottles on Rogers cart. Thanks to a number of different screencap sites I managed to figure out what it was.
4) The man Miles lied to about his son (Mr. Gray) does not count for points. Nothing significant came out of Miles encountering this man. The scene was a setup for Miles to meet Naomi, who is worth points.
5) Miles and Hurley have both been to the Swan before so no New Place points are given. Miles visited the site of the Swan in its post-fail safe crater form earlier this season.
Season 5 Episode Scores
Episode 5x13 Scores
DETAILED SCORES FOR EPISODE 5x13- "Some Like It Hoth":
APPEARS IN THE EPISODE (+5): Daniel, Horace, Hurley, Jack, Juliet, Kate, Marvin Candle, Miles, Roger, Sawyer
ABSENT FROM EPISODE (-5): Aaron, Abaddon, Alex, Annie, Arzt, Bea, Ben, Bernard, Boone, Carmen, Cassidy, Charles Widmore, Charlie, Charlotte, Christian, Cindy, Claire, Clementine, David, Desmond, Diane, Eko, Emma, Ethan, Frank, Goodwin, Harper, Jacob, Jin, Ji-Yeon, Keamy, Kelvin, Libby, Locke, Margo, Michael, Michael's Mother, Mikhail, Mr. Paik, Ms. Hawking, Nadia, Penny, Rachel, Richard, Rose, Rousseau, Sarah, Sayid, Shannon, Smokey, Sun, Tom, Vincent, Walt, Zack
ENCOUNTERS A DHARMA LOGO (+5): Daniel (Swan, Star); Horace (Star, Arrow); Hurley (Chef, Star, Fuel Tank, Generic, Notebook, Swan); Jack (Generic, Swan, Star); Juliet (Generic, Star); Kate (Star, Generic); Marvin Candle (Star, Chef, Swan, Generic); Miles (Star, Arrow, Generic, Swan, Chef, Fuel Tank, Notebook); Roger (Generic, Swan); Sawyer (Star, Generic)
ENCOUNTERS A NEW PERSON, PLACE OR THING (+10): Miles (Dead body in apartment; body bag; dead Dharma worker; Naomi; dead body in restaurant; Bram and his cohorts)
EPISODE CENTRICITY (+25): Miles
FIRST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Miles
FIRST PERSON ON SCREEN (+15): Miles
INFLICTS A MAJOR INJURY (-10): Sawyer (Knocks Phil out)
IS GIVEN A NICKNAME BY SAWYER (+5): Jack (“Doc”)
KISSES SOMEONE/GETS KISSED (+15): Marvin Candle (kisses baby Miles); Miles (kissed by Marivn Candle)
LAST LINE IN EPISODE (+10): Daniel
LAST PERSON ON SCREEN (+15): Daniel
MISCELLANEOUS FB/FF (+10): Miles
TRAVELS BY CAR (+5): Hurley (5 times); Kate (once); Marvin Candle (3 times); Miles (9 times); Sawyer (once)
USES OR ENCOUNTERS THE NUMBERS (+20): Jack (42 and 108 on periodic table); Miles (4 and 8 appear on vending machine keypad)
VISITS A DHARMA LOCATION (+5): Daniel (Barracks); Hurley (Orchid, Swan, Barracks); Kate (Barracks); Marvin Candle (Orchid, Swan); Miles (Swan, Barracks, Orchid, Swan, Barracks); Sawyer (Barracks)
We had 10 Fantasy Geniuses of the Week this week! Each of this week's expert pickers racked up 390 points from "Some Like It Hoth". Congrats to the following:
DANNY VEGAS' LOSTIES: Miles, Bernard, Hurley, Charles, Margo, Rousseau, Horace, Daniel
DEP Lostpedia: Miles, Rose, Hurley, Penny, David, Charlie, Horace, Daniel
The FLUBS: Miles, Bernard, Hurley, Charles, Carmen, Libby, Horace, Daniel
gypsymal56: Miles, Bernard, Hurley, Abaddon, David, Libby, Horace, Daniel
Morman's Profits: Miles, Jacob, Hurley, Frank, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Daniel
Shielders squad: Miles, Bernard, Hurley, Charles, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Daniel
stonelove's mighty crown: Miles, Bernard, Hurley, Charles, Rachel, Alex, Horace, Daniel
Team Hurley is almost as cool as Charlie was.: Miles, Jacob, Hurley, Abaddon, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Mr. Eko, Marvin Candle
TEAM PITT: Miles, Rose, Hurley, Abaddon, Ji-Yeon, Libby, Horace, Daniel
the phoenix: Miles, Rose, Hurley, Frank, Rachel, Charlie, Horace, Daniel
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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 (which we have to wait an extra week for!) is called "The Variable". It instantly makes me think of two things: math and "The Constant".
I was a math nerd through high school and college. I came THIS close to becoming a math major. Then I realized that, despite being good at it, I didn't want to do math for the rest of my life. "The Variable" is jogging all sorts of fun equations from the depths of my memory. With the reemergence of Daniel Faraday, I think we're in store for one of those catch-up episodes, where we learn what so-and-so has been doing all this time. Given Daniel's love of math and physics, this episode got include some pretty weighty stuff.
With a name like "The Variable", the Desmond-tastic episode "The Constant" comes to mind. Constants and variables are complete opposites. This makes me go "hmmm" even more. Could Daniel and Desmond be on opposite sides of the same equation? Do they cancel each other out? We'll just have to wait and see.
Come back next week to find out if "The Variable" lives up to its name and shakes up our standings!
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