Next: “S.O.S.” (Episode 2×19)

Libby lends Hurley support when he begins to think the island is having a strange effect on him, and Locke’s sense of purpose is shaken when the prisoner provides new information about the hatch. Comment here, via e-mail to, or by calling the LostLine at (808) 356-0127, by Friday, Nov. 28.

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8 Responses to Next: “S.O.S.” (Episode 2×19)

  1. cat says:

    Ryan and Jen, I’m assuming you just didn’t change the date for the comments? I think November 7th has come and gone :>)

  2. Ryan says:

    Oops! Yep. The dangers of cut-and-paste. Next Friday! Jen only returns from Florida tomorrow. Thanks, cat!

  3. cat says:

    It is always great to see Rose and Bernard. I liked this episode but didn’t love it. However, as always, brought back much that I had long forgotten. The SOS theme (Save our Souls) applies to so many things here; Bernards getting the losties saved; Echo’s church; Jack’s going after Walt; Locke’s being “calmed” by Rose…I had totally forgotten that Rose knew Locke had been in a wheelchair and that the Island had “save him” as well as her. Now I’m thinking that maybe the Island didn’t save them but that they are there before back in time before they were stricken.

    Also, speaking of the spiritual, isn’t that rock that Bernard and Rose went to “Uluru” the place in Australia that is supplsed to be another Darma station next season? So, the faith healer knows about the island and that Rose needs to be there to be healed.

    And…of course…the most fun of all “Frogurt”. The reference to Neil Frogurt who appeared in the lost mobisode #2 with Hurley; didn’t go with Hurley’s team at the end of last season and Darleton has specially called out as surviving on the island and having an interesting story. Hum….what can that be all about???

  4. Ilias says:


    SOS is one of those episodes that was good but for some reason is easy to forget. There might be more than meets the eye though, the Uluru connection must be very important. I remember that I read or heard that like the island there are other spots like it around the world and the Outback will have to be one of them. This episode is also important because it shows us that it was not only Locke that was healed by the island but also Rose. I believe that this is the key to the island if we know why it has healing properties we will know what the island is all about. The reaction of the healer reminded me of the psychic that Claire visited.

    Jack and Kate going off to find the others is another perfect example of Jack’s arrogance and lack of understanding to what is going on around him. He has that attitude that is in stark contrast with the Jack we see at the end of S4. Ben/Henry tells Jack that they will never give him Walt, how could he be so sure? Was everything planned? Of course there is no no for Jack.

    There are other things that are in contrast to where we are now, the church building, the hatch, Ana-Lucia, etc. They all feel weird somehow now that we have actually “moved” out of the island.

    Hope that Jen had a good time in FL. We had our first snow here today and Christmas seem to be around the corner. Can’t believe it that we only have eight weeks to go.

    So long…


  5. MJ from Midwest says:

    Hi all,

    Of course the most mundane shows seem in retrospect to have hugh plot points. I did not think too much about this show when it first aired. And I have not re-watched until now. Fell asleep twice. However, I took a closer look at the Uluru scene and the final clip of the message in the sand. Of course, there is a MESSAGE there. Some believe that the unfinished SOS looks like a face similar to the >:( from the hatch computer and others see the Apollo like ship landing on a crescent moon. What is interesting is that this scene (the overhead pan shot of SOS) is in the Fray music video released a couple of days ago as part of promotion for Season 5. So there must be something important here. Rose and Bernard are hugging (intertwined) which is leading some to believe that they might be Adam and Eve in the cave. As Rose states, she does want to be rescued. So maybe they don’t flash (reverse donkey wheel) back to present day but stay trapped in time (black & white stones)

    The trip to Uluru certainly ties Rose to Locke. Maybe he was to find the healer on his walkabout. And, not doing so, fated him to the island. Season 1 and 2 both drove me crazy with the implied look or just downright inability for normal conversation among losties. This was a good example. I remember yelling at the screen “Have a meeting. Introduce yourselves! Your all connected” I know that stuck on an island for days on end would normally result in some small talk. “Hey, I was going on a walkabout but was turned away by travel guide when he saw me in a chair.” Locke. “Really. I was driven to a healer (I’m sick) near Uluru by my husband.” Rose. And so forth.

    There was also a close up of a thank you letter on the wall which states “Issac, Thank you for making me fell all better. [child writing] and sign by Lola Pele (Grandmother Pele). Right above that is the word Thailand, an upside down photo of Golden Gate Bridge and envelope from APO San Francisco 96303 (Bangkok’s APO during Vietnam War) to a Miss Cheryl C, 1112 Haddock, ?Arkadelphia. AK?. What’s it doing on the wall?

    Jack and Kate, caught, ugh. “I don’t want to shoot you.” Pleaseeeeeee.

    Gobble, gobble. Meal this year will includes turkey with all the fix’ins, asparagus, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie and lots of football. No Dharma Ranch dressing. Happy Thanksgiving to all at the Transmission.

  6. Maggie says:

    I’m unsure where to post this question, but I have a huge qualm with one continuity error in Lost.
    In season 1, we all know that Sayid asks Shannon to translate Rousseau’s transmission and the notes she wrote on her maps, because Shannon is the only person on the Island who speaks French. This seems a little bit unlikely to me, but I can roll with that.
    However! In season 3, one of the Sayid-centric episodes shows him working as a chef in… Paris. Forgive me, but I’m pretty sure it’s hard to get around in Paris without a working knowledge of French. And “La Mer,” the song Shannon translates from Rousseau’s equations, uses pretty simple vocabulary, so that if Sayid had any French knowledge at all from this experience, he would have been able to translate enough of the song to know it wasn’t about math.
    It doesn’t look like this plot hole is going to have any real relevance with the show, but it’s something to think about. How long was Sayid in Paris? I wish we had more episodes about him.

    One other small point: In this last podcast’s Forward Cabin section, you talked about a car crash scene which featured a car with Oregon plates. Being a native Oregonian, I immediately remembered Portland’s fifteen minutes of LOST fame in the episode “Not in Portland.” The medical fertility clinic/whatnot that Richard Alpert tries to recruit Juliet to (details escape me) was based slightly out of Portland. Ben Linus was born in Oregon, too. So that seems like a logical connection to make.

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Transmission! Keep up the wonderful show!

  7. I’ve been a lost ” fan” since day 1, but I think I’ve finally fallen over the edge. I am oficially a LOST geek.

    Thanks for keeping me geeked up with LOST news and hype.

    From Mississippi

    Thanks Yall


  8. Matt H says:

    Having re-watched this episode I realised that there a growing number of charachters who are directly responsible for certain “Losties” being on the island: Bernard being one of them. Here’s a short list from the top of my head

    Bernard – Rose (he introduced himself to Rose, initiated the romance and then took them both to Oz).

    Libby – Echo (she pops up, just when he’s erring what to do), and Desmond

    Richard (the phsycic) – Claire and indirectly Echo

    Christian – Anna Lucia and indriectly Jack

    Matthew Abbadon – Locke

    Not sure if there is any connection, but just thought I’d throw it out there

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