I hate prop errors

I really hate them. Look at the CGI island below that was shown in the 3×01 episode of “Lost”. The camp of the others (the “barracks”) is said many times to be in the “north of the island”. We see that the plane is cut in two above the barracks. It is safe to assume that the part that falls down to the ground first, is the tail section (because it has no wings). However, on the second season episode “The hunting party” Sawyer clearly states that when he returned with the tail section survivors the sea was on HIS left. This puts the tail section survivors on the LEFT of the map below, and the mid-section survivors on the right. The problem with this is though that while it took a couple of days for Ethan Rom to approach the mid-section survivors (as he was closer to them according to the map), it only took Goodwin a few MOMENTS to get there in time. There are no roads or helicopters that we know in the island, which makes it impossible for Goodwin to get there so far so fast. Even taking a boat would have taken a lot of time to go and get it and sail.

Other prop errors:
* In the map above there is no lake, river or sea close to the Barracks. And yet, Locke and others were able to get to the submarine very fast. We were led to believe that the submarine is “close” to the barracks.
* The caves are only about a mile away from the beach. It is said that the Swan Station is only about 2 miles away from it too. However, Locke and Boone were in the island searching for Claire for hours before they found the hatch. They can’t just be only a mile apart from the caves. They were either very lazy, or very slow-walking.
* And the last one: we all know that the graves are on the right side of the beach, and yet, on last night’s episode, Hurley noded that Ethan was burried on the left of the beach.
Update: One more: When Juliet gets Rachel’s cancer papers, the sex in the paper reads “male” instead of “female”. Jeez! And no, this is not part of the mythology, it’s an error.

Producers, get it right damn it.

[Below are potential spoilers, don’t read if you are sensitive about spoilers]

As for the season’s finale, we know that there is a major death coming. The producers have let us believe that Charlie will die, and even the actor said that he was asked to not work next year, but in my opinion, that’s all part of the game, smoke in our eyes. I believe that the character that will die is Sawyer. That’s why he is getting “all nice” lately and very obviously in love with Kate (and he has a sex scene with her in an upcoming episode too). The viewers are very much emotionally invested in him lately, so the shock will be much greater when he dies in the season’s finale. Besides, I know for a fact that Josh Holloway is not very happy with getting typecasted with the role of Saywer (he unhappily said that the new job offers he got are all Saywer-like) and so he might have wanted out months ago already. Of course, that’s just my theory, I have no solid information about this. I would much prefer Charlie to die as I don’t like his character much, but as the pessimist that I am, I think Saywer is a goner.

Marcin at the comment section said it very well: “Claire won’t die. She’s got unresolved issues too – for instance her being Jack’s sister and Christian’s daughter. Jack, Locke, Kate are still very much conflicted inside and on the edge, there’s a long way ahead of them. I think Ben and Juliet are quite safe because the whole “Others” storyline circulates around them. That leaves Sawyer and Charlie on the battleground, but Charlie is too obvious a choice.”

Clever guy.

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mikesum32 wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 7:50 AM PST:

Maybe they burried him away from the planc crash survivours because he was “evil” .


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Eugenia wrote on April 13th, 2007 at 8:16 AM PST:

Nope, they buried him together with the others AFAIK. This is shown on the episode “Outlaws”.


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