6 days, according to Jack last night. And that’s no excuse. Burning the plane was an act of madness. There is enough wiring in that sucker to weave fish nets, animal snares, attach proper spearheads to shafts, etc. I stand by my “morons” evaluation.
Doesn’t mean I won’t be glued to the set next week, though!
Still, it seems like half of these “LOST” threads are people commenting on the 50 million things they also could have done on any particular episode. The show would be 3 hours long per week if it was all in there. You know, they didn’t go to the top of the hill. They didn’t go out to the reef to fish. They didn’t remove the wiring.
accept a little shorthand from the director.
For example. . .
Scene: we saw them removing seat cushions from the fuselage before the fire.
What to take from it: they didn’t indiscriminately torch everything in sight.
Now, one thing I thought was a little dumb was starting the fire at night. I’d think a big plume of smoke is easier to see during the day than a fire would be at night. And, I wouldn’t even have cared when they built the fire except they actually discussed it, and I think they came to the wrong conclusion. Maybe I’m wrong about that though.
I’ll buy the directorial shorthand, because it’s a very valid point…but they could have shown people working in the background in any number of shots. 48 people + 6 days = a ton of work done, if anybody is even the slightest bit organized.
On top of all that, if Jack is a doctor, he should know that human remains don’t burn all that well. To cremate a human requires incredible heat, which isn’t going to be generated by an open fire in a smashed plane fuselage! They are still going to have to deal with the skeletal remains, which will not burn.
Burning the bodies was the right thing to do. It’s eliminates disease and animal scavaging threats. They should have burned the bodies outside of the fuselage, however. The bones will still have to be removed by hand.
I bet there are more than a few people just sitting around waiting to be rescued or someone to take charge or suffering from PTS. 48 people * 6 days IS a lot of work time… for a labor crew. It’s NOT a lot of time for random survivors of a plane crash.
They’re not trying to completely obliterate the bodies. They’re trying to get them to a state where the (pardon me) rotting flesh isn’t going to stink, attract wild animals, and be a disease breeding ground.
Lump me in with those who think that burning the fuselage is a bad idea. I think Jack was right in his assumption that something was going to eat any bodies they left lying about, and burning them was probably the best method. But there was no reason to burn the closest thing they have to shelter.
I loved Locke’s development here. Truly. It really makes you understand his behavior in the first two episodes. And the TPS thing made me snarf my soda, which is uncomfortable.
I am really looking forward to Hurley’s story. He’s been the sidekick on so many of the “beach adventures”. He’s always the guy who happens to be standing next to whatever’s happening, and I’m just dying to know how he got there.
Rose intrigues me. She seems awfully sure her husband isn’t dead. I’m tempted to believe her.
If Mr. Roarke is Jack’s dad, I’m totally hoping we’re going to hear a story of how he disappeared or faked his death and is actually there. Hallucinations aren’t much fun.
Oh, and Jurph, you’re out of luck on the timing front. Personally, I watch Smallville at 8 while I tape Lost and watch it at 9.
To clarify: [spoiler] The quote about there being nothing mystical nor monstrous was not something I was claiming. It was something that the producers supposedly are claiming.
My hypothesis was that there is a possiblity that the large creature is invisible. This could be explained with science (or rather, pseudo-science). It would not necessarily be anything supernatural or monstrous, so it would fit with what the producers have claimed. In addition, it would explain why Locke says he didn’t “see” the creature that killed the boar.[/spoiler]
Me too. In some ways, I want him to turn out to be just a normal guy – I mean, [ii]everyone* can’t have a freakish past – but he’s been privy to so much information and been nearby when so much stuff happened, I have to wonder if the produccers are setting us up for something big, Hurley-wise.