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08 July 2007 @ 04:20 pm
Tabula Rasa & Walkabout  


Tabula Rasa & Walkabout


Jack and Hurley learn Kate is the fugitive, while the Marshal's condition steadily worsens. Eventually the Marshal asks Kate end his suffering, and Sawyer steps in, but fails at the task. Then Kate, Michael, and Locke go on a trek through the jungle to hunt boar, the survivors hold a memorial service led by Claire while the fuselage burns, and we find out Locke was once wheelchair-bound.

  • Were you able to guess that Locke was in the wheelchair before the big reveal?
  • Which is your favorite Kate con?
  • How did Tabula Rasa change your first impressions of characters like Sawyer, Kate, Sayid, and Jack?

    Schedule can be found HERE.

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Rachel: [lost] Next time on arrested developmentack_attack on July 8th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
1. "Nice stick" LOL Sawyer with the one liners never gets old.

2. Hurley says what we're all thinking and I love that the writers STILL use him for that even now. Him asking about the dinosaurs, and even after Sawyer shot the Marshal and then you heard him moan again, Hurley was like "you've got to be kidding me" LOL YES.

3. IT IS SO ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT SAYID IS THE LEADER OF THIS GROUP AND NOT JACK. Even before I hated Jack as much as I do now, Sayid is OBVIOUSLY much better at leading the survivors. Boooo. Sayid FTW.

4. I kind of forgot how evil Kate used to supposedly be...but now that we know not only what she did, but all of her illegal exploits, why the hell would the Marshal say she's so dangerous? Granted she's a liar, but like...she only ever hurts people when she's being attacked. I don't know.


5. MONTAGES I freaking LOVE Lost montages, and that one in Tabula Rasa is so classic. I love that somehow in montages everyone loves each other way more, and Sayid will even give Sawyer an apple hahaha.

Also, in that moment, Sawyer looks so ridiculously good that I stopped breathing for a second. For reals, guys. For reals.

6. LOL I love creepy!Locke at the end of that episode, and the creepy music, it's kind of weird but I love it.

7. Kate: Someone's in the fuselage.
Jack: ...Sawyer.
Sawyer: Right behind you, Jackass.


8. Locke's calculator: The noise that Colonel Locke's calculator makes in the flashback IS THE NOISE THE MONSTER MAKES. I figured that out a long time ago, but it's still kind of cool. I have no idea what that means, but listen again if you have to.

9. *ahem* DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T DO!!!!!!!!!!!!

10. Hurley and Charlie is SO adorable when they're fishing and it made me sad because of the end of S3 ;_;

11. Locke has the prettiest theme music in the Lost soundtrack. By far.

12. Jack's dad randomly showing up is so creepy and weird and awesome.

Ah, I love this damn show.
the laundry on the hill: ' don't let me wanderschmiss on July 8th, 2007 09:14 pm (UTC)
Re: ...WE HUNT
2. Ahaha yes. Hurley is the best expository character ever because he is the voice of the people.

4. That's what makes it so hilarious!! The Department of Justice spent three years tracking a one-time criminal with no history of violence. What a menace to society.

8. That is... kind of scary. I think it means the box company guy/KFC manager/Dave Grohl is actually Jacob. He's very judgemental you know!!!
Re: ...WE HUNT - hobbitofkobol on July 8th, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - idmen on July 9th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - miss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - promiseoftin on July 9th, 2007 04:01 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - idmen on July 9th, 2007 08:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - lostlollipop on July 9th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - readywreadywit on July 9th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: ...WE HUNT - miss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC) (Expand)
Karen Parisot: Lost/Don't tell me what I can't dobeanpop on July 8th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
The first time that watched season one (I didn't actually start watching Lost until halfway through season 3) I missed these two episodes. (We were watching them at a friends house and they watched these two while I wasn't there.) So I had no idea Locke was wheelchair bound until like the middle of season 1 when I bought the disk set.

That being said, Walkabout was a very emotional episode for me. Just the look on Locke's face when he woke up from the crash, seeing his toes moving and everything. And watching it this time around, I now understand more of why he's done everything in his power since arriving on the island to keep them from getting off.

Also, watching this season over again with this community has made me understand Locke a lot more. At the beginning of the show (throughout seasons 1 and 2) I respected and loved his character. Then when he started being crazy in season 3 I started hating him. But now I understand that his motive behind everything is just so that he doesn't have to go back home.

Also, I just want to say that I couldn't stand Jack from the beginning. I liked Kate a little in the beginning, but she just...isn't my type I guess. And I've always loved Sawyer :D
cech yourself before you wreck yourself: boner jamskrysteener on July 8th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
I had NO idea about Locke in the wheelchair. I knew something was up but I didn't know what.

I like when Kate robbed the bank and then robbed her friends.

After Tabula Rasa I like Sayid, Charlie, Sawyer more. Kate, Shannon less.

Locke is REALLY creepy. I'm not sure I would let my son hang out with him either.

Jack: "The bodies we bury are not gonna stay buried for long"
That line stuck out.

Jack: "We don't have time to sort out everybody's religions." Charlie: Last I heard we were positively made of time."
That made me laugh.
the laundry on the hill: ' edward mars ALWAYS gets his womanschmiss on July 8th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
The marshal TOTALLY practiced the gun finger thing all the way to Australia. It was the greatest moment of his life. Also there is a hilarious/inappropriate South Park reference to be made here but I fear it is not appropriate for all of the watch_lost audience :(

Walkabout was my fav Lost episode through the whole first season. OMG I did not see the ending coming and I FLIPPED OUT. Locke flashbacks just get progressively sadder and sadder though. :(

Sayid and Sawyer and the apple was so good. I loved Sayid from the start and Sawyer! He endeared himself quickly. Ultimate Lost OTP y/y?

Remember Michael running in on Sun bathing? Ten bucks says he taps that in a flashforward. ANGST!!!!!!!!!!!!
cech yourself before you wreck yourself: Fernandokrysteener on July 8th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)

And lol @ that South Park reference! (I took me like 5 minutes to get it)
Re: GIP GIP GIP - ack_attack on July 8th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: GIP GIP GIP - idmen on July 9th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: GIP GIP GIP - miss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 10:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
polarbear_girl on July 8th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
answers to the discuss questions
Were you able to guess that Locke was in the wheelchair before the big reveal?
No. I'm really slow

Which is your favorite Kate con?
I really like all of them. I love how she uses an alias and then at the end she's like My name's not Kate

How did Tabula Rasa change your first impressions of characters like Sawyer, Kate, Sayid, and Jack?
I loved Kate. I love that she looks like the girl next door but they ended up making her the criminal and a tough chick.
Sayid FTW! He's always been ver smart about the things that need to be done. He should be the one and only leader
I liked Jack during season 1, though I hate how he just asumes Kate's a murderer and starts judging her without knowing what she's done
Sawyer's always been cool
polarbear_girl on July 8th, 2007 09:16 pm (UTC)
Re: answers to the discuss questions
headslap. I'm so dumb today. Obviously Kate's line is not that
grr. you know what I mean
amantium_irae: sexy beastamantium_irae on July 8th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
*insert Marshal face as he cocks the inexistent gun*
Ray Mullen's the firt one-armed man we meet on the show in one of the several references to "The Fugitive". OK, we haven't actually *met* Montand yet, but hopefully Danielle and her crew of cheese eating surrender monkeys WILL get a flashback.

1. I watched season 1 in a marathon on New Year's Eve and Walkabout and White Rabbit happened to be on when the clock struck 12. I was enraged that I only got to see bits and pieces of these two episodes because all these losers... friends kept calling me to wish me a Happy New Year and one even decided to drop by. I completely missed the Locke wheelchair reveal and then I read about it on the internet in some random thread before I got to rewatch the episode. Sure, I still love it and it's still powerful, but that kind of ruined it for me.

2. Kate is a sucky conwoman because that face she made when she said she couldn't shoot a gun? Yeah, I didn't buy that.

3. I didn't have much of an opinion of Sawyer (still don't care). My opinion of Jack didn't change much, except maybe I liked him even more, I just thought of how horrible it must have been for him to have to off the Marshal like that. With the benefit of hindsight, it completes the picture of how he's always the one left to pick up the pieces in the end...

I'd suspected those were Kate's handcuffs the whole time so I wasn't exactly shocked. I was however touched to see her so concerned about Ray and how she struggled to put a mask on the Marshal in the plane. I wanted to know wtf she did and why Ed was so gung ho of apprehending her. She's meh now, but I'd still like to know why the hell run to Australia of all places when Mexico's so much closer?
congratulations universe, you win: lost 2miss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
Re: answers to the discuss questions
I completely missed the Locke wheelchair reveal and then I read about it on the internet in some random thread before I got to rewatch the episode. Sure, I still love it and it's still powerful, but that kind of ruined it for me.
Yeah, same with me. I didn't start watching Lost until I caught part of "Whatever The Case May Be" on TV down here, and by then my mother had already been watching it and was all "THE BALD DUDE WAS A CRIPPLE AND NOW HE'S NOT OMG", so it was hard for me to be shocked upon seeing the wheelchair reveal after that. LOL.

I'd still like to know why the hell run to Australia of all places when Mexico's so much closer?
LOL yes. I think there's probably a whole flashback ep's worth of stuff to go into about Kate in Australia, including why she ran there of all places. I guess she wanted to get as far away as possible, but still Australia's a pretty random destination. There's also a bit of ambiguity as to what happened between arriving in mel-born (as she pronounces it, lol) and arriving at Ray's farm. I highly doubt she actually walked for 100km and accidentally stumbled on his farm as per her cover story. I ramble, though.
amantium_irae: chick magnetamantium_irae on July 8th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
*first... obviously

I'm sure this is nothing new, but I figured maybe someone needs the link to the Walkabout script. There are all sorts of interesting tidbits there.

idmenidmen on July 9th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for this link :)
I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION: lost booooooooooooonefledmusic on July 8th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
Don't tell me what I can't do!
1. At the beginning of "Tabula Rasa" when Sayid says "We should make camp," for a split second I thought he said "We should make out."

It was pretty much amazing. Especially since I think he was standing next to Boone at the time.

Yeah, that was like, the highlight for me, or something.

2. Then of course there was "Al Jazeera's a network." I forgot about how much that made me laugh.

3. I guessed that Locke was in the wheelchair, and that was a pretty proud moment for me, as I never realize things like that. I'm generally very slow on the uptake.

4. "Walkabout" was the first episode of this show that really drew me in. Locke was the first character I truly cared about, and his episodes always hit me the hardest for some reason.

5. Am I the only one who can not stop thinking about Titanic when Rose and Jack are talking? Haha.
congratulations universe, you winmiss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Don't tell me what I can't do!
1. LOLLLL that would have been the most amazing moment on television if that had happened. Also, Boooone :(
yas_m5: Jack winsyas_m5 on July 8th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
1. Hell no! I thought there was something when he wiggled his toe at the beginning but not close to him being in a whelchair. One of the best episode endings ever.

2. Well, she's not really about the cons imo. But I think the one where she really showed what she's capable of has to be the on island one when she got Sun to poison Michael/Jin. It really showed how far she'd go to get what she wants (where all that scheming talent went in the miniseason this year I don't know)

3. Sayid has always been the epitome of a soldier imo, but a soldier nonetheless. He can lead, he can organize, he can get things done, but he can not be in command. He can not take the tough decision or make the tougher choices. Kate, well that's when she was interesting and complicated and deep and mature and well... three dimensional. Jack, well, it just keeps getting better and better.
loud loutish lover: LOST: Checkmatehenpecked on July 8th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Sawyer, back when he was an asshat
You guys, I hated Sawyer in this episode. I kind of forgot about him in this time period, actually. How do you not kill someone when you shoot them that close? Ugh, what a moron you were Sawyer. But now, I love you.

Kate didn't used to irritate me, and now she does. Tit-for-Tat, maybe?

Sayid has always been badass, though. WEOOOO SAYIIDDDD!!!

I remember thinking, "God this Aussie dude is a total dick for hating on old people so much!" when that ep was on. Oops.

I may be totally heartless, but I'd be more concerned about building things we actually need to survive than spending all that time and energy on a memorial. Though, it's the most practical way to get rid of the bodies. Less digging.

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Re: Sawyer, back when he was an asshat - miss_universe93 on July 10th, 2007 10:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
what do we say to the god of death?: chillinsomniawatcher on July 8th, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
1. NO! Considering that Locke was so commando/I know everything/why the hell is Jack the leader? When I did find out this is basically how my face looked: O__o’
2. Before the whole plane thing I thought that her bank scam was good but when she was all angsting over the toy plane it was more of a ‘all that for a plane’ kinda feeling.
3. Sayid = god, the rest, meh. I didn’t fall for Sawyer until Confidence Man really and Jack and Kate? Meh.

Fangirlage like WHOA.: LOST // Island is like 'WTF?'hopelessfangirl on July 9th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh man, Locke in a wheelchair pwned me so hard the first time around. I still can't watch the end of that ep without getting teary with the sweeping music and the chair near the flames.

Oh, the days when Locke was cool...
lostndomseyeslostndomseyes on July 9th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
I think my favourite moments in LOST are when they have the lovely musicy / everyone's happy moments at the end of certain epies. :]

Anyways.. I thought Locke was the creepiest old guy I'd ever seen at this point in time. I started liking him okay towards 'The Moth' when he helped Charlie kick his drug problem, but by 'Fire + Water' I didn't like him again. Now I just can't stand him with his 'Let's Blow Everything Up' attitude. I just want to sit him down and say 'Dude, if you don't want to leave, FINE! You can stay here while the rest of us continue on to a normal life.' Geez. Besides I blame him for almost every death on LOST. Boone, Eko, Ana Lucia, Libby. He was the one who taught Michael the gun skills afterall.

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My love is like whoapretty_fits on July 9th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
I was shocked when it was revealed that Locke was in a wheelchair, but after seeing the scene it all made sense after watching the pilot.
veronica marsjauregui on July 9th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
I had no idea that Locke was in a wheelchair so it came as a huge surprise to me.