My new best friend Jodie got her hands on a Lost call sheet for 5x04, “The Little Prince.” It does look like, as I specced several weeks ago, the title will refer to Aaron. The call sheet is chock-full of tiny tidbits and massive confusion. Let’s go quote-by-quote and talk about this.
“Ben admits he’s the one trying to take Aaron.”
Um, okay. Aaron is special, no? And Ben is really good at kidnapping babies. I would love to see someone verbalize the irony of Kate passing off Aaron as her own, when we’ve been told for so long that Ben taking Alex was super-bad. You know me, the Jater, wants to see Kate and Jack as Protective Mom and Dad here. We do have a note that “Kate is having it out with Ben” in one scene, so obviously Kate’s got a problem with Mr. Linus trying to take her kid. I get that.
Gosh, it’s times like this when you really understand why Scully gave William up for adoption, huh?
“Jack needs to see Kate.”
That’s all we know about this scene, other than that it’s filmed in the parking lot of St. Sebastian’s. By this point, will they be on good enough terms that he can call her up and she’ll meet him at the airport without a big to-do?
Well, yeah. Going on A-Missions is like a full-time job, Dr. Shephard. Oh! And I also realized that this means that Jack didn’t get fired. Which I think insinuates he’s back on the wagon by this point, because he should have gotten fired for stealing all those meds and being high on the job. Snaps for Jack.
“Sawyer sees Kate helping Claire give birth.”
I don’t pretend to understand what this means. Obviously, ugh, Skate, but I’m really curious about the nature of these flashes. (Definitely odd, considering Sawyer wasn’t present for Aaron’s birth—Charlie and Jin were—so it’s not like this is a typical flashback where we’re supposed to imagine that the character is remembering something.)
And what’s with all the nosebleeds? In this call sheet, we see that both Miles and Juliet get them; the promo shows Charlotte with a bloody nose. We know this started happening to Minkowski when he was time traveling without a constant. So does this insinuate that the left-behinders:
(A) have found a method of time travel and are trying on purpose to use this to save themselves?
(B) have accidentally stumbled across time travel and are effing screwed?
(C) are being terrorized by the Dharma Initiative?
(D) have caught The Sickness?
Obviously, something really wonky is going on here. We’re seeing events that occur post-O6 Rescue, events that occurred in 2004, events all the way back to the Dharma Initiative, and—according to this call sheet—events involving “Young Rousseau” and her team.
Somebody’s traveling through time. Or maybe the whole island is. This is starting to sound like Michael Crichton’s Timeline.
The call sheet stipulates that, while most events take place in 2007—including all of the Oceanic Six scenes—there are happenings in 2001 and 1988.
I’m confused but SO excited.