The coffin bit pissed me off a little, actually. A real coffin – especially an expensive one such as would be pushed on a bereaved son who just wants to get out of the country – would be heavier and would splinter less readily than the prop coffin they had. It would also be composed of more than just wood veneer like the one they had; there’d probably be some styrofoam and other ingredients as well. But I’m just a weirdo. Magic of Hollywood, magic of Hollywood…
There were some sweet moments with Charlie and Claire (who is a woo-woo creduloid, I note) back at the beach. On one hand, I think they’re hammering the “Junkie/Criminal/Asshole With a Heart of Gold” trope a little heavily in this show, but I guess there are enough assholes hanging around Midsection Beach for me to accept Charlie as a heroin enthusiast who happens to be a nice guy as well.
Speaking of assholes, how much did I love Sawyer in that scene with Shannon? A lot, that’s how much. Despite Jack’s little “ask not what your fellow castaways can do for you” speech at the end, I think the writers are setting up a good-sized confrontation re: Sawyer’s setting himself up as the “Red” Redding of the survivors. Communism’s clearly the way to go in a situation like this – how long can/will Capitalist Running Dog Sawyer hold out?
I did not expect the thief to be Boone. I guess after his involvement early in the episode, I sort of wrote him off for the duration. My mistake. How much of the incident was “theft” and how much was “Oh gosh, here’s some water,” do you think?
Like Antigen, I question why they weren’t collecting water in the first place. It’s rained several times. I had just assumed there was a fresh water source somewhere near the beach. I know I’d make water my primary concern after the first day or so if there were no stream nearby! (Deep breaths, Junie. Magic of Hollywood, magic of Hollywood…)