Lost: Season 2, Episode 3

Orientation (5 Oct. 2005)

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Jack, Locke and Kate learn more secrets about the hatch. Meanwhile, after being beaten and taken captive, Sawyer, Michael and Jin wonder if their captors are fellow survivors or the dreaded "Others."

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Jack, Locke and Kate learn more secrets about the hatch when Desmond tells them why he is there and to punch in the number code every 108 minutes or a reaction will occur. More of Locke's background story shows a young John Locke becoming acquainted with Helen whom he meets at an AA meeting. Meanwhile, after being beaten and taken captive, Sawyer, Michael and Jin wonder if their captors are fellow survivors or the dreaded "Others." Written by Anonymous

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The sum of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42 is 108: the number of minutes on the timer in the hatch. 108 times 5 is 540, the number of days Dr. Candle indicates in the orientation film that a team will live in the Swan station. See more »

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In one shot, the countdown timer has stopped counting down. the next time that it is shown it has restarted See more »

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[during a counseling course]
Locke: Francine feels a little too much if you ask me. You all do. I mean, seriously...?So-and-so never called me back, my mother stole thirty dollars from me" - I never even knew who my parents *were*. A couple years ago my birth mother found me and she told me - I was 'special'. And through her I met my real father - great news, right? Well, he pretended to love me just long enough to steal my kidney because he had to have a transplant! And then he dropped me back in the ...
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DHARMAmania!
16 August 2008 | by (prejudicemadeplausible.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

Ah, "Orientation". One of my favorite episodes, the sort of thing that was missing from the first season in the sense that it gives us both some key character moments and dwells on the recurring theme of faith but still packs a wallop in the mythology department, giving fans much to buzz about (season one was great in different ways, but I can surely be forgiven for being more interested in DHARMA than the raft launch).

A lot of people hate the button, the hatch, and the general storyline there, but I have always had a soft spot for it. Perhaps it's just the brilliant design of the hatch and the iconic images it provided. To me it felt at the time that we were really getting into the meat of the show, and we certainly were. Regardless, this particular episode is very well-written, revisiting the 'man of science, man of faith' angle and introducing the DHARMA initiative. "Orientation" provides the first DHARMA orientation film, the first glimpse of the tailies, further insight into Locke's relationship with Helen, a quality examination of Locke's character and his motivations, and the iconic "Why do you find it so hard to believe?" question posed by Locke, and Jack's answer: "Why do you find it so easy?".

What more could anyone possibly want out of an episode? An exciting, thrilling, brilliantly-acted, superbly-directed, and well-written episode which is, to me at least, the real introduction to the show's overall mythology.

10/10


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