Episode 501 Spoilers: Because You Left; January 21, 2009
1/21/09: The episode starts in a style like season 2 with Desmond. Only this time it's a man and woman. He has to get up and take care of their baby. He then leaves and it turns out to be Othertown. He then goes into another house that is a television studio. The man is Marvin Candle. He starts shooting the Arrow orientation video, which turns out to be about weapons. He is interrupted with news that there's a problem at the Orchid station. Candle arrives at the underground portion of the station where they are digging. They're close to the energy disturbance. Candle says that they need to be careful because it's a source that could control time. Candle wants the digging to stop because there could be dire consequences if they released the engery. While there, he bumps into a worker who is eventually revealed to be Daniel Faraday. Jack and Locke talk about getting back to the Island. Then at the hotel, Jack cleans up. They see a news report that says that Hurley is wanted for murder. Back on the Island, Locke is alone. Out on the raft, Daniel says that they were "within the radius." Sawyer and Juliet talk with Rose and Bernard. Bernard points out that there is no beach camp anymore. Daniel shows up and says that he knows what's going on and that they need to get to a man-made shelter which is the Hatch. Sawyer wants answers and so Daniel explains that either they or the Island is skipping through time. Locke sees the drug plane crash. He moves toward the plane and suddenly gets shot in the leg. The shooter turns out to be Ethan. Locke tries to say that he knows Ethan, but Ethan prepares to shoot him. Suddenly Locke finds that it's nighttime and Locke is alone again. Sun is at the airport when she's asked to wait. She's led to a room where she's locked in. Widmore shows up and is upset that she talked to him in public. He wants to know what she wants and she says she wants to kill Ben. Hurley and Sayid go to the safehouse where Sayid gets into a struggle. Hurley stands outside holding the gun with blood on his shirt and someone takes a cellphone picture. Sayid takes the man out and they leave. From Lost-Forum 1/21/09: Selected Promo Pics from the episode:
Sayid and Hurley head to the safehouse.
Sayid looks down. [This must be after he struggles with whoever and they fall.]
Hurley and Sayid. [This looks like it could be when the cellphone pic is made that makes Hurley a wanted murderer,
but Sayid stays on the radar because he's in shadow.]
1/18/09: Jack finishes shaving as Ben comes in and pulls out a set of clothes. Jack asks what they'll do once they get Hurley. Ben says that they'll get Sun, Sayid and Kate. Jack is skeptical about getting Kate. Jack then asks when he last saw Locke. Ben says that it was in the Orchid Station and that he apologized for making Locke's life so miserable and then Locke left. He then asks how Locke made Jack "a believer." Jack said that he told him that everyone they left on the Island would die if they didn't go back. Ben then asks if Locke told him what happened on the Island after it moved and Jack says that he didn't. Ben says, "then I guess we'll never know." From ABC Sneak Peek[The scene looks as though it takes place not long after Jack and Ben meet at the funeral parlor. Also, it's interesting that Ben says that Locke left, but it was Ben who left to turn the frozen wheel so even now he's still lying.] 1/11/09: Kate and Aaron are alone at their house. There's a knock on the door. Kate opens the door and two men claim to be a from a law firm. They ask for blood samples from her and Aaron. He produces a purported court order that demands that she do so in order to establish her relationship to Aaron. She wants to know who sent them, but they won't tell her the identity of their client. They then attempt to enter, but Kate tells them to get off her property. If she won't comply they'll return with the sheriff. Kate tells them to do just that and closes the door on them. Kate immediately goes upstairs to her room and packs a suitcase. She then pulls out a hidden envelope full of cash and takes a pistol out of a shoebox and puts both in a backpack. Aaron is in doorway and wants to know where they are going and she says that they are going on vacation. She grabs Aaron, goes downstairs and takes keys off the mantle by the door where a picture of Jack and Aaron can be seen. She opens the door, turns and gives one last look at the house as she tells Aaron to "say goodbye, baby." She then walks out with Aaron and the bags and closes the door behind her. From ABC Sneak Peek[We're guessing that Ben is behind the subpoena based on his comment to Jack in the Season 4 finale that he might have some ideas as well as the new spoilers from Episode 504 that he admits to being after Aaron.] 1/11/09: Locke and Ethan talk near the beechcraft airplane, apparently in 2001. From Episode 504 Call Sheet[Even though it's a call sheet for 504, this is listed as a pick-up for 501. The question is with Locke encountering Ethan in 2001, how does that affect the timeline in 2004 when the survivors crash on the island?] 1/3/09: Guest characters include Rose, Bernard, Richard Alpert, Ethan Rom, Penny Widmore, Charles Widmore, Charlotte, Dr. Marvin Candle, Frogurt. Other guest characters include Dan Norton, foreman, ticket agent, woman, TV anchor, anxious guy, crew member, counter girl and security guard. From ABC Official Press Release 1/3/09: The remaining island survivors start to feel the effects of the aftermath of moving the island, and Jack and Ben begin their quest to reunite the Oceanic 6 in order to return to the island with Locke's body in an attempt to save their former fellow castaways. From ABC Official Press Release 1/3/09: After the Island moved, Saywer, Juliet, Charlotte and Miles are fine mentally, but when faraday comes ashore, he's babbling [even more than usual]. He claims he's from the past and not the future. Charlotte attempts to calm him and they stick together until "the attack." From DarkUFO[The attack? What attack? Who's attacking them?] 1/3/09: Jin's fate won't be seen in the first three episodes. From Kristin 11/16/08: There's a scene where Juliet, Sawyer, Rose and Bernard talk in the jungle. Another scene involved Charlotte and Miles returned to the beach camp. From Location Reports 11/9/08: According to Michael Emerson, Ben isn't seen much in the first four episodes. From Zap2It 11/9/08: We'll find out what happened to the Island. From Zap2It 11/9/08: The episode picks up with Hurley and Sayid exactly where they were last with Sayid breaking Hurley out of the mental institution. From Zap2It 10/16/08: Sayid and Hurley get out of an SUV, enter an apartment building late at night and move up to the fourth (?) floor where they find the apartment they are looking for. The door opens, they rush in, there's a struggle where shots are fired and Sayid ends up throwing a man over the raidling to the ground. From Ryan in Hawaii 10/16/08: Two more characters cast for the first episode, one of which are indicated to be recurring: MARTHA (35 to 40, Asian, attractive. A smart, capable scientist with a strong personality who has taken a break to raise her baby but plans to work again. Completely believes in the work she is doing but sometimes questions the decisions of those in charge...CO-STAR, RECURRING) and FOREMANE (40s to 50s, any ethnicity. A blue-collar construction worker. He's worked hard to get where he is and provide for his family. He cares deeply for his crew, hates it when management is condescending and arrogant but ultimately knows his place in the pecking order. CO-STAR.) From Ausiello 8/19/08: Filming has begun and took place at Kate's post-Island home where a blond boy (Aaron?) and a doctor were seen, but no Kate. Filming is also expected to require a group of Spanish-speaking extras. From Ryan in Hawaii 8/16/08: "Lost is on the prowl for an actor to play Dan, a high-priced attorney who can be friendly, but has a 'real menace lurking below the surface'." From Ausiello[Not sure what episode this character will first appear so we're filing "him" with this episode for now.] 8/12/08: Added episode title. From Doc Jensen[That title seems like a reference to Jack leaving on the helicopter and then later leaving Kate.] 8/9/08: Two new recurring characters for season five that could become regulars in season six are being cast for the first episode: "Casear, a dangerous, physical and extremely intelligent male between the ages of 35 and 45. Although his intentions are unclear, this much is certain: he's as skillful at charming people as he is at killing them. He also has a dark past... Ilana, a European female in her late 20s to early 30s who possesses great intelligence, but who's also dangerous as all get out. She's alluring and apparently used to getting her own way." From secretagentman and Ausiello 8/9/08: Shooting begins August 17th. From secretagentman
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