Thursday, February 14, 2008

Podcast #40

Episode 4.3: "The Economist"

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33 Comments:

Blogger radiant_redhead said...

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8:47 PM  
Blogger radiant_redhead said...

I am flipping out here! DAMN!

Both the present time and the flash-forward left us with dazzling questions:

What the fuck is Dan Faraday so concerned about? What did he discover about the island? What was up with the whole rocket and the 31-minute time difference???

Why the hell is Sayid working for Ben in the future? We know it's because he's trying to protect "them"...but who? the other Oceanic 6? those left on the island? Who are these people that Sayid and Ben are after, who seem to be after them as well??

also...

Are we supposed to know what Sayid said to Locke in order to get Charlotte? I either missed the vibes, or I'm in-line with everyone else as to what went on there.

Why is Jacob not showing himself to Locke now? Kinda odd...is Locke on the right path, or is he doing something wrong?

*confusion times a hundred*

I'm so psyched about getting on this freighter and seeing who else is on the team...what the fuck do they know about Desmond and Penelope, and who is this spy?? (if Ben is even telling the truth as Sayid pointed out) I do think that Ben has a man on the boat...I don't believe the writers would end the second episode with that line if it wasn't true.

gah, 7 days is an eternity...

8:50 PM  
Blogger radiant_redhead said...

...also...

what is up with the room of passports and clothes, etc. that Sayid found in Ben's house???

and,

what is the significance of the bracelet? both the one that Naomi had and the one on Elsa? Who could the initials 'R.G.' stand for?

8:59 PM  
Anonymous mekareq said...

If it's Randy- Hurley and Locke's Boss - I quit.

Initial observations:

Hurley is on my ticked-off list right now... he gets a smack... Oh wait, charlie already smacked him... I still like the pilot, I think he's on the up and up... I thought Naomi was going to come back from the dead as the helicopter left the island... Dan and Charlotte sitting in a tree... How hurt did Jack look when Kate "stayed behind?" ... I love Sayid, but I don't like him acting like a little puppet... Ben's a vet?... Why didn't Desmond take the seat on the helicopter?... Gonna sleep on it, what do you guys think?

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy s*it
-paul in vegas

10:24 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

Who is the Economist?
I think it's Ben. I think Ben is both Sayid's boss and the berlin girl's boss, though they both are unaware of it. Ben is pitting them against each other for his own gain.

10:41 PM  
Blogger You-Know-Who said...

Also - in the last scene when Ben says he has another name for Sayid... I think the name is Sayid. When Sayid says that they now know he's after them Ben says "good" because he knows Sayid will now get killed, he'll give him a fake name so Sayid can go on a suicide mission.

Also - How did the character of Ben turn from a supposed guest star for a few episodes in season 2 to such a fixture in the mythology of lost. If Michael Emerson hadn't attended the audition for a guest spot on Lost who would stitching up Sayid's wound in this episode?

10:47 PM  
Blogger radiant_redhead said...

you-know-who:

same question from me too...

I thought that the writers were going to only use the character of Henry Gale/Benjamin Linus for a little bit. They weren't planning on making him this large a role in the series. But maybe the whole time they knew that they were going to have such a character (whoever he may be), and they just decided to use Michael Emerson and his character Ben as the role of this person in charge of the Others and doing all this crazy shit off-island and being pursued by the freighter-team

5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoa, did anyone else follow up last night's episode with an intense sex dream about Sayid? Because even with selling out Kate, working for Ben, and using a straightening iron, I'd tap that in a second

6:02 AM  
Anonymous Krys said...

LOL anon! Sayid was pretty hot in this episode (when is he not?). The way he was flipping around that straight hair was killing me lmao!

About the episode though, damn what a good one.
Daniel is getting more intersting. I don't know what he's doing but he's figuring shit out. In the rerun, it said that the lady with Daniel when he was crying was his caretaker, not his wife. I thought that was pretty interesting too.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous jen said...

Maybe its a suicide mission/trick, but I think the name is Michael's and that we are situated shortly before the S3 finale flash forward.

4:25 AM  
Blogger mark said...

Can't wait to hear what you guys think about this one!

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

3 words


Mr. Eko Nomist


just joking - Joe King

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Bleau said...

Hi Folks
Me again - no-one has quite answered my coffin question.
Apologies all round as I now realise most of you are from the good ole US of A. I'm a brit-sorry but there you are, someone has to be and the series (seasons) over here are now the 4th and we have been promised 8 (not 6). It's in the UK edition of the Radio Times, which is a BBC publication and they don't get much wrong. Any answers yet about my coffin in Season 4 episode 1? Thx in advance:-)
PS - This question is also showing in a previous podcast.Sigh!

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Krys said...

Bleau -

The coffin was in the season 3 finale. And They haven't mentioned it since then. Most people think it's Michael that was in the coffin but like I said, they haven't mentioned it so no one really knows yet.

Here's a link that has more info:
http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Coff
in_%28Through_the_Looking_Glass%29

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Luber said...

Just saw the episode. It does not quite feel like lost anymore. I have some problems with the new music.. out of place. And they are moving a bit too fast, plenty of short scenes,the writers focuses on many different things.. It's a change of style, and how they move on with the story, I guess. A different feel, basically.. much cheesy stuff also. like ben in the end, speaking with a darker voice, and when we see him, the tone changes. Ben the vet! He should've sat in that chair, petting a cat.. would've fitted well with Sayid as the sensitive James Bond.

eeh.. mm.. #something weird#

10:38 PM  
OpenID Frediemac1 said...

Bleau -

Are you taloking about where it says Christian's Coffin? Because that is a reference to the Coffin in White Rabbit.

1:15 AM  
OpenID Frediemac1 said...

Actually I meant Krys

1:17 AM  
Anonymous 420brownie said...

bleau- only coffins I know about are Christian's, which crash-landed on the island along with the losties and we see in season 1, and the one from season3 finale in Jack's flash-forward for which we don't know whom it belongs. And this rumor of extra seasons for the UK is strange indeed.

Season 4 does feel completely different, but I think it's better actually. Very fast paced, new interesting characters, and the flash-forwards are a real brain tease.

Don't think Ben is a vet. My best guess is Ben found a vet's office closed for the evening and had Sayid meet him there in lieu of a trip to the ER.

The episode left me a little confused though on what happened with the Economist. Are we to assume that he finished the job and then went to see Ben?

Would love to know where we are in time with Sayid's flash-forward. Seems to be working with Ben, yet completely independent of any of the other "six".

The secret room in Ben's house and the stuff inside is to confirm or follow-up on the picture we saw in Confirmed Dead of what looked like Ben at an airport, or at least off the island somewhere. The money and passports make it clear that Ben comes and goes as he pleases, or at least has until recently. What's that? Ben caught in another lie? Yep, the boy just can't help himself.

Awesome shot I thought showing the helicopter leaving the island. If you asked me this time last year, I'd bet my house we wouldn't be seeing that.

Dan's experiment. Confirms some sort of time anomoly. What does that mean? It was like 31 minutes difference. I think Dan is close or already has a pretty good theory as to why. Need I direct him to the underwater wormhole? Me thinks so.

Look forward to the podcast guys.

7:12 PM  
Blogger Sylvia said...

luber...agreed.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous mekareQ said...

I read an article recently by Stephen King where he said all addits are addicted to lying, and even when they aren't using, even when it doesn't benefit them, they lie just to stay in practice. Like an athlete staying in shape during the off-season.

Do you think every morning Ben wakes up and says: "I'm going to do three reps of five lies, and then five reps of three deceitful acts"? I think that would explain more than anything else I can come up with.

Pre-815 Morning at the Linuses:

Alex: Hi Dad
Ben: Helle Alex.
Alex: Would you like some OJ?
Ben: No, I would rather have coffee.
Alex: Okay Dad.

---Ben to himself: Alex bought that, I totally wanted orange juice.---

Maybe that's the reason he stole Alex as a baby. Totally lying about every aspect of someone's origin must be, like, Olympic-level lie training.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! That's funny. I could totally see him doing that. Telling stupid little lies no one cares about just for fun. I love Ben he's so crafty.

11:19 PM  
Blogger stephen said...

A new Official Lost Podcast has been released. 23 minutes, 23 seconds.

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks stephen
-paul in vegas

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

woohoo!


- paul in vegas

7:46 PM  
Anonymous mekareQ said...

SWEEEEET!

7:52 PM  
Blogger stephen said...

Jumping on the bandwagon. 70% done downloading.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome! So excited to hear what you guys think.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Krys said...

yay podcast! I'll be listening to you guys and the Official Lost as I'm driving around all day. lol That should be fun.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Luber said...

now the writers has gone too far. just saw a sneek peek of that eggtown episode. its really disturbing. minor spoiler here.

Hurley is giving Locke a BJ on the beach, while Locke is meditating. Locke pushes Hurley back GET OFF ME YE BUCKET OF LARD!!!, locke screams. Bring me the eggchildren! he yells next. And these children come down on the beach. Locke: Here come thee retarded eggchildren down to roost! OH SWEET EGGCHILDREN WILLST THE COME AND JOIN THE FEEST OF ME SAUSAGE!?
NOOOOOO! ME HANKECHIEF, I'VE LOST IT! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! GATTER AROUND NOW, ME CHILDREN! AH ME PRECIOUS RETARDED ONES! AAH! THE SAUSAGE AND THE EGGS! Then Hurley takes out this potato-peeler and jams it in Lockes Sausage!!! NOOO ME BLANKET OF FLESH, Screams LOCKE! NOOOOOO! again and again! NOOOOO! and the children gets blood on their ponytails! and it all ends..

Well, I for one can't wait!

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Izzyfish said...

Hey Gang. Couldn't help but notice that elsa's beeper went off *A HALF HOUR* from when it was supposed to!?!? Ha ha ha.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Izzyfish said...

Just finished listening. "Truly you have a dizzying intellect". You guys keep me going, love every minute. Still too short!

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Oh god I just read a spolier."
"Man stop reading shit."
"And I think I know why it's called Eggtown now."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"

Fricken priceless guys - nothing the show reveals will outdo your "prehash" Eggtown discussion...

11:57 AM  

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