Missing Pieces
Missing Pieces Episode 13

So It Begins

September 21st, 2008 - No Comments

Ok, so this is the last “Missing Piece” (and yes it took me a little longer than I hoped to get through them all). But this is definitely my favourite one, and its certainly the most Lost-like of them all.

The camera is moving through the grass, as though its looking for something, as its going along it comes across an open suitcase on the ground with clothes scattered everywhere. You can kind of hear the panting so you can assume at this point that we are looking from Vincent’s perspective (plus we’ve seen things from this view before).

Vincent moves on continuing to search, when there is a whistle from the distance. As Vincent approaches we see a familiar pair of white shoes… its Christian Shephard, he calls Vincent over. How does he know Vincent’s name, and how can Vincent see/hear him??

Christian tells Vincent that he needs him to go and find his son (Jack), he says “he’s over then in that bamboo forest, unconscious, I need you to go wake him up”, and he sends Vincent off. As Vincents runs off, the camera goes back to Christian who says “he has work to do”. I would assume that the “he” he refers to is Jack.
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Missing Pieces Episode 9

The Envelope

September 14th, 2008 - No Comments

Unlike all the other Missing Pieces which were filmed specifically to be shown as “mobisodes”, this one is actually a deleted scene from “A Tale of Two Cities” (the season 3 premiere). It appears to be set just prior to the book club meeting that we see at the beginning of season 3.

As it begins there a smoke alarm going off and Juliet rushes into the kitchen where the muffins she was baking are burning, as she gets them out she grabs onto the pan and burns herself. The doorbell rings, and its Amelia (thanks Lostpedia)… I’m pretty sure the only time we’ve seen her before is in the season 3 premiere at the book club meeting. Anyway.

Amelia starts to question Juliet, she asks “its him isn’t it?”, Juliet knows who she means but responds “who?”, “Ben.”. Amelia asks if she invited him today, Juliet says that things have gotten awkward. Amelia asks Juliet if he finally told her how he felt (something we don’t end up finding out until later in season 3). Juliet says he didn’t say anything, that its just complicated.
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Missing Pieces Episode 8

Jin Has a Temper-Tantrum on the Golf Course

September 7th, 2008 - No Comments

The title of this piece sums it all up pretty well. Jin, Hurley and Michael are playing golf on the island. Jin is lining up a putt to win, and when he misses the putt Hurley congratulates Michael on winning and then Jin starts to throw his tantrum.

From Jin’s ranting it would appear that he’s just upset because no-one on the island understands him, he think they all pity him (or at leats that Hurley and Michael do) and he doesn’t like it. He just wants something to go right and to get of “this horrible island”. As Jin begins to calm down he’s just sitting there saying to himself “I’m so alone”.

Only two more ‘Missing Pieces’ to go, including the last one which I think is probably the best one. Its also been semi-confirmed that the ‘Missing Pieces’ will be one of the additional features on the Season 4 DVDs when they are released in a couple of months.

Missing Pieces Episode 2

Jack, Meet Ethan. Ethan? Jack.

August 24th, 2008 - No Comments

This piece would appear to take place not too long after the crash, as they are still on the beach and Jack is still working to gather all the medical supplies together. Jack is going through a suitcase (probably not his own) when Ethan approaches and asks if he’s the doctor. He says that he’d heard that Jack was rounding up all the medicine and that he might want this.

Ethan opens up a whole suitcase full of different medicine and various other medical bits and pieces. Ethan says “there must have been a hypochondriac or something”. Jack asks him where he found it to which Ethan simply replies “out in the jungle”. What he probably meant was “from the huge stash of medical supplies at our little community in the middle of the island, where there is a bunch of us just waiting to invade your camp and abduct you and your people…”

Ethan then thanks Jack for organising things, having a little perspective, he says that everyone else is just waiting for rescue and that he thinks Jack is smart. Jack makes a comment that “its nice to know I’m not alone”, Ethan replies “your definitely not alone”.

During their conversation Ethan refers to Claire, mentioning that Jacks probably thinking that he’s going to have to deliver her baby on the island. Jack says that at least he’ll have someone to lend a hand, but Ethan goes quiet. As Ethan gets up to leave he stops and tells Jack that his wife had died during child birth, and that their baby didn’t survive either, which is obviously why he went quiet earlier.

Missing Pieces Episode 11

Tropical Depression

July 20th, 2008 - No Comments

I’ll say this now, this is probably the stupidest Missing Piece, very much just a “filler”.

Arzt is sneaking along, looks like “hunting” something, he’s talking to himself, and then he dives on top of a spider and traps it in a jar. The spider looks a lot like one of the spiders that led to the not-so-unfortunate demise of Nikki and Paulo.

Just as Arzt catches the spider Michael approaches asking what the wind is going to be like tomorrow. Arzt hesitates, and then looks back at Michael telling him that he doesn’t know. He goes on to say he’s just a high school science teacher and that all the things he’d told them about “monsoon season” were just made up. He says he made it up because he just wanted to get the raft built so they could be rescued.

Michael gets up to leave and Arzt starts talking. He says that he fell in love with a woman in Australia, that he’d met her on the internet… Michael sits back down. He starts waffling on about how he saved up his money and flew to Australia to meet her, and then she stood him up, blah blah blah…

The only thing I found interesting was that he says that instead of hanging around in Sydney he booked an early flight out on Oceanic 815, another case of a last minute change of plans resulting in someone ending up on 815. Michael (who have you noticed is in an awful lot of these mini-eps) doesn’t show much sympathy.

Michael tells Arzt that the raft is finished and they are ready to leave, Arzt says he’ll be the first one there ready to greet the rescue when it arrives. Or at least he would have been if he didn’t blow himself up playing with the dynamite form the Black Rock. What a shame…

Missing Pieces Episode 5

Buried Secrets

July 13th, 2008 - No Comments

Sun is watching Jin on the beach where he is fishing (just for something different), she turns and heads off into the jungle. A little way in she stops and takes something out of her pocket. We see that its a Californian drivers license, and that it has a false name on it. She crouches down and starts digging a small hole into which she puts the license.

Just as Sun drops the license in to the hole, Michael appears, he’s calling out looking for Vincent. Michael asks Sun if she’s ok, and she glances down at the hole that she’d been digging. Michael bends down and picks up the license, and Sun starts to explain before Michael stops her and hand her the license. Sun then says that she was going to leave Jin, and start a new life in America, but she had changed her mind at the airport. This is another example of a last minute “change of plans” that resulted in one of the losties ending up on 815.

Michael reassures Sun that they will get off the island and everything will be alright, but Sun says that being on the island is her punishment, her destiny. She says that Jin is no longer the man that she fell in love with. They are just about to kiss when good ol’ Vincent appears to spoil the moment. Could have been worse though, what if it was Jin with his fishing spear.

Missing Pieces Episode 12

Arzt and Crafts

July 6th, 2008 - No Comments

Sun and Jin are discussing the relationship between, Jin thinks that they are lovers, but Sun says that they are Brother and Sister. Jin questions sun as to how she knows (at this point he doesn’t know she can speak English), she says its just a guess.

Then Arzt runs in talking about people going to the caves, he starts to ask Jin and Sun if they are going, but Hurley interrupts reminding him that they don’t speak English) Arzt then turns to ask Michael, and Michael says he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Arzt in his typical frantic (semi-crazy-science-teacher) kind of way explains that Jack, that bald guy and whats-er-face found some caves and they think that everyone should move from the beaches to the caves.

Hurley queries “why shouldn’t we”, which only starts Arzt off again. He rattle off a few (crazy) reasons not to go to the caves including: moisture, caves a re abundant with moisture, moisture breeds bacteria, bacteria attracts insects that would lay eggs in their mouths while they sleep…

He then goes turns back to Jin and Sun and starts talking to them again, but this time louder, and slower. Michael points out that this won’t he them understand. Arzt is trying to convince Jin and Sun to vote ‘no’ if there is a vote as to whether to go to the caves or not. Hurley says that because Jack says its a good idea that maybe they should trust him, Arzt doesn’t like this either, and starts going on about Jack could be a nutcase, because he saw him running through the jungle “crying for his daddy”.

Arzt then says that if they want to go to the caves they can, but he’s going to stay right there on the beach with all the people who want to survive. Cue the monster. There the typical monster ‘noise’ from season 1 and a few trees rustle around, and all of a sudden Arzt has a change of heart. “I’ll see you guys at the caves.”

Missing Pieces Episode 4

Room 23

June 29th, 2008 - 1 Comment

This missing piece is all about Walt, but he’s not shown and his name isn’t even mentioned.

When it starts Juliet is standing in a corridor, and there are people rushing by with an alarm going off in the background. Ben approaches from the end of the corridor, and asks what’s happening, Juliet replies “he did it again”. Ben questions this, “did what again?”, Juliet says “you know”.

Ben tells Juliet that she’s going to have to ask him to stop doing it. Juliet refuses to go into the room, says no one else will go in there either because they are all scared. They talk about ‘him’ (Walt) and Ben says that it was Jacob that wanted him there because he’s special. Juliet disagrees, she says he’s dangerous. She takes Ben outside to show him something.

Once they are outside Juliet says “what kind of a child does this?” and shows Ben a ‘collection’ of dead birds on the staircase, just below a boarded up window which we can assume is the window to Room 23 where Walt is being kept. I suppose whatever “it” is that he’s doing is resulting in the dead birds.
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Missing Pieces Episode 7

The Watch

June 22nd, 2008 - No Comments

This was actually the first “Missing Piece” to be released, and probably the least interesting. Anyway, I said I would recap them all so I won’t skip it, if you find anything of interest in it leave a comment.

Jack is on a beach throwing rocks when he’s approached by his Dad. Jack says that he’d rather be “out here” than be inside with Sarah and the wedding planners. This at least lets us know when its taking place, and fits it together with the previously seen flashback conversation between Jack and his Dad when Jack was sitting by the pool trying to write his wedding vows.

Christian says that he’s got something to give Jack before “things get crazy” and he pulls a watch out of his pocket that he says his Father gave him before he got married. When Jack says he’s never seen him wear it, Christian tells Jack that because he never has, because his Father didn’t like Jack’s Mother, and thought marrying her was a mistake.

Christian tells Jack that, unlike him, he has made the absolute right choice (does that mean Christian is admitting that his Father was right?). Jack takes the watch, and puts it on, and before his Dad leaves he asks Jack to promise that if he ever has a kid to treat him better than he treated Jack.

Missing Pieces Episode 6

Operation Sleeper

June 15th, 2008 - No Comments

Jack is awoken by Juliet who says that they need to talk. She says how ever since she arrived at the beach that many of the people don’t trust her, and that she’s there to hurt them. Juliet tells Jack that its only a metter of time until they figure out that they are right.

Juliet tells Jack that they shouldn’t trust her, and that she’s still working for Ben. And that he sent her to their camp to study the women, and find out which ones were pregnant. Jack asks why, to which Juliet responds “so he can take them, he promised me no-one would get hurt.”

Jack gets annoyed (understandably), saying that he thought Juliet was one of them, and that she wanted to get off the island as much as he did. She quickly points out that while that may be the case, neither of them go off the island in the submarine. Juliet says that she was naive to think that ‘he’ would let them leave. Jack objects, saying that Ben was in a wheelchair (and hence couldn’t have been responsible for the destruction of the sub), and that Locke was the one that blew it up. Juliet’s response. “Was he?”
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