Follow along! The episode guide for “…And Found” is in Finding Lost, pp. 197-200.
Oh, how I love this episode. While Special was mostly a Michael flashback, with one Walt flashback scene thrown in, this episode was the first that was truly shared by two characters. We have their separate memories of the past – Jin as a humiliated doorman, trying to put his “shameful” past behind him, and Sun as the woman who wants to do something with her life other than settle down and have children. When the two flashbacks come together, and we flash to the present, with it appearing like Jin and Sun are both remembering the moment when they first met, it’s beautiful.
Fun things I noticed:
• Sawyer: “You think they’re gonna eat us?” hahaha!
• Poor Jin… he was knocked down so many times for his lower class, it’s a wonder that he ever got up the nerve to ask Sun out.
• I know I put this as the highlight of the ep in my book, but the look on Garcia’s face when he delivers the line that his dog crapped out $1.35 in nickels is PRICELESS. It’s like he’s on the verge of laughing, and he’s daring Yunjin Kim to do the same.
• I still love that scene of Locke suddenly appearing before Sun and saying, “Bad day?” He knows from bad days!
• This is for any of my readers who can speak Korean: Sun always refers to Jin as (this is the phonetic spelling only): Jin-soo-shay or Jin-soo-shee, depending on how she says it. I always thought this was a term of endearment, but then Jae Lee referred to him that way in this ep. His name is Jin Soo Kwon, so in Korean do you say the first and middle name of the person you’re addressing, along with “shee”? What does it mean?
Things that have new meaning:
• In the ongoing destiny vs. free will argument, Jin mocks the “destiny book.” I wondered, watching this scene, if the writers will have Sun wearing something orange when they’re (hopefully) reunited in S6?
• I used to watch the scene of Jack trying to cheer Sun up as just that – Jack trying to cheer her up. But now I wonder if there’s any significance to him wearing a fake ring? In some religions, that ring is the symbol of fidelity: you take it off, and it’s a sign that you’re unfaithful. So here’s Jack wearing a replica of the ring that Sarah originally put on his finger, and looking her in the eye and convincing her it’s the same one. We can obviously see this early on that he’s an excellent liar, which will serve him well when he pulls off The Lie of season 5.
• Michael and Libby talking about trust issues: that’s rich.
• Sawyer leaves Michael behind and tells Jin that he lives by an “every man for himself” code… THAT is the thing that will change the most in Sawyer by S5. In Dharmaville, his concern is the safety of everyone, and that every man for himself philosophy will be gone.
• When they find Goodwin, he’s on the side of a hill that has a lot of trees and looks like it's close to the jungle, but when Ben takes Juliet to see him in “The Other Woman,” the hill doesn't have any trees on it, and appears to be more in a clearing.
• I still don’t know what Eko means when he tells Jin that he’s not married, but “worse.” It could refer to a lot of things – his allegiance to the drug runners… his “marriage” to God as a “priest”… his tie to a brother that he believes he dragged down, etc.
• Why do the Others have grubby clothes? Why do none of the women apparently wear pants, and instead bathe in mud?
• That teddy still creeps me out. The bear belongs to Zack, one of the children who will be kidnapped, and who we’ll see “watching” Jack in S3. This time I noticed that the left leg of the bear was tied up completely, like it was in a cast… perhaps a symbol of Locke? (It was his right leg.)
• Kate searches the letters rather frantically, and acts as if she’s just making sure that that really is their bottle. She says to Sun, “I didn’t say goodbye.” And when Sun asks, “You mean to Sawyer?” Kate stares for a second and gives a half-hearted nod. DOES she mean Sawyer? Or did she write a letter formally saying goodbye to someone that she left without saying goodbye to? Her mother? Her husband? Tom?