Trans 2009-05-17: “The Incident”


This super-sized episode of “The Transmission” takes a look at “The Incident,” the two-hour season finale of the fifth season of “LOST.” Given the long, dark hiatus that lies ahead, we included an extra large helping of our own analysis, and a double order of “You All Everybody” — feedback and theories from our brilliant listeners and readers. (If a two-hour podcast isn’t your style, we’ll gladly issue a refund!) Then, in the Forward Cabin, we share our plans for the break, from a possible listener special to Comic-Con to our Season 3 rewatch.

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  • 0:00:28 Introduction
  • 0:01:17 “LOST” in (Not Quite) 8 Minutes
  • 0:10:21 Discussion
  • 0:48:45 You All Everybody
  • 1:50:59 The Forward Cabin
  • 1:54:57 Closing

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53 Responses to Trans 2009-05-17: “The Incident”

  1. Debbie in VA says:

    Also, Jack was hit in the back of the head with a flying metal toolbox and fell to the ground. When he awoke, he seemed out of sorts but got up and ran to help Sawyer and Kate. I do not have the biggest tv but I didn’t see any holes or blood from the toolbox. Just prior to Jack’s awakening, Jacob was stabbed by Ben and his last words were, “They’re coming.” Could Jacob’s spirit travel through time and inhabit Jack’s still body? He certainly did not seem too concerned with the “Loophole”. If Locke can be the MIB then Jack could be Jacob. MAYBE?

  2. Alex in MD says:

    A thought and a speculation…

    The thought: (Hope this isn’t too obvious) The Jacob interaction with Jack seemed pretty pointless unless you see it as Jacob preventing Jack and Christian from really arguing, which could have led to Christian revealing that he really was proud of Jack and believed in him. It would have prevented all of the tension in their relationship which led to all the events that ended with Christian’s death and jack going to and returning from Austrialia. Christian was a sacrifice that The Island demanded.

    The speculation: If Claire’s mom had already been planning on going back to Australia the day after Kate dropped off Aaron, then she might have already had a ticket on Ajira 316. If she got on that flight with Aaron, then she and Aaron could be somewhere/somewhen on The Island. There are still a few missing reveals from the pre-flight actions of Ajira 316 (that is…Hurley opening the guitar case), which I expect to be a part of Season Six at some point. If we are going back to the airport in LA for that, then we could easily see Carole Littleton boarding the flight with Aaron (prior to the Losties)…which would mean she would have been in the back of the plane and they would not have seen them.

    I know it’s a stretch, but with the huge build-up of spectral-Claire demanding that Aaron not being returned to the island and with Aaron and Walt being the only ones not to return, from a narrative stand-point, I just think it makes sense. If assume somehow Walt will end up back at some point, but I can’t see how that would happen just yet.

  3. Rich in Cleveland says:

    Love the speculation about Carole and Aaron being aboard 316!

    You should post this in the latest comment section as that’s where most people look at this point.

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