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SPOILER ALERT: Mini-Recap & Discussion Post for “The Lighthouse”

February 23rd, 2010 § 86



After the jump: Mini-recap, questions, theories, screencaps, and predictions!

On this week’s Lost, Jacob asked Hurley to do him a solid and take Jack to a lighthouse so they could help guide someone towards the island. After a little manipulating and Star Wars references, Hurley convinced Jack to go, and the two of them hiked to the lighthouse (and past the old Rape Caves on the way). Once they got inside they found a crazy mirror that was sitting on a giant dial with – you guessed it – names and numbers written all over it! Only this isn’t just ANY crazy mirror sitting on a giant dial – when you set the dial to a certain name, you see that person’s home in the mirror’s reflection! WHA!? So THIS is how Jacob was keeping dibs on all his candidates! It would have been awesome to experiment with it a while, the only problem with that scenario being that Jack had a tantrum and smashed it to pieces! Luckily for Hurley’s sake that seems to have been Jacob’s plan all along. This is all to make Jack feel like a unique and pretty snowflake!

Meanwhile back at Claire’s camp, we found out she’s not just kind of crazy, but she makes Danielle look like a perfectly well-adjusted person! Not only did she kill an Other with an axe after he assured her he didn’t have Aaron, she also keeps a super creepy replica baby in an equally creepy crib! Jin found it almost as disturbing as we did, only he hatched a plan to get Claire to come with him to the temple. Hopefully she won’t run into Kate on the way because this new crazy I’m-BFFs-with-Smokey Claire said she’d kill Kate if she’s the one who took Aaron away from her!

It turns out that Sideways Jack not only passes up alcoholic drinks, but he also has a moody tween music prodigy kid! We didn’t find out who the mother is (YET) but suffice it to say that while Sideways Jack seems to have been a crappy dad up until this point in his son’s life, he seems like he’s actually coming around! Shock! Awe!

1. Jack has a son! Who is the mother? Does his name David (also the name of Libby’s dead husband and of Hurley’s imaginary friend) have any meaning? When Jack’s mother said David had been upset at “the funeral” whose funeral was she referring to?

2. Claire is WAY CRAZIER than we would have imagined! The fake baby in the crib is going to give me nightmares! Why does she not remember abandoning Aaron in the jungle? What happened to her? She is BFFs with Smokey now – what exactly does that mean?

3. Adam and Eve in the caves! We still don’t know who they are, but it was nice to see them!

4. Jack’s son was playing Chopin (Fantastie Impromptu, to be exact) – this was what Faraday played as a kid before Eloise told him he had to stop. Could Daniel be David’s piano teacher in this Sideways world?

5. THE DIAL! SCREENCAPS! I’ll upload more/better ones when I find them!

So Kate was on the dial, is she in the cave as well?

Look at all those names!


WHO IS WALLACE!? He/She is #108! Is Jacob really expecting them, or was all of that a ploy to get Hurley to bring Jack to the lighthouse?

6. What’s the deal with Jack’s appendix scar? Is he starting to remember/forget certain things? HOW!?

ALSO: I think this ties with the Season 3 finale with the most Jears shed in one episode. I mean holy god that was a lot. I’m still damp.


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§ 86 Responses to “SPOILER ALERT: Mini-Recap & Discussion Post for “The Lighthouse””

  • hutch says:



  • hutch says:

    Also, Wallace:

  • Ack says:

    HAHA SHUT UP HUTCH. You wouldn’t believe how many people yell at me every week for ~*RUINING EVERYTHING*~

  • hutch says:

    DAMNIT YOU TURNED OF HTML. Way to _spoil_ my comment. WITHOUT WARNING.

  • hutch says:

    Upon searching for Wallace Shawn, apparently he is somehow related to 42 FILM OR TV DRAMAS.


  • The Second Beast says:

    I can’t wait to see Claire chase Kate around with an axe while Yakety Sax plays.

  • Ack says:


    I’m hoping it’s either Marsellus Wallace or Mike Wallace.

  • Antoinette says:

    I just thought of something. I was going to ask why there is more than one list. But in the other place we were talking about how many island entities there are. So maybe there are 2 (or 3) lists for 2 (or 3) entities.

    This one is meant to be Jacob’s list, but why would he keep a second list in the cave? I think the cave list is MIB/Esau’s list. And what about the “Jacob’s list” Benry used to talk about that Kate wasn’t supposed to be on because she was flawed? So that’s a third list right? I think that’s the blond kid entity’s list. :D

  • Ack says:

    @Antoinette, the lists Ben referred to were ones he made up and claimed Jacob gave him, but he never actually spoke to Jacob EVER haha so those don’t count!

    I think both lists are the same, but that’s my own take on it.

  • JS says:

    OMG – I guess Smokey was lying about the Cave being where Jacob kept his list. Quelle surprise.

    And Claire has the friend with no name. And is actually psycho. Well played, Jin. He read the situation pretty well and just saved Kate’s life. This time.

    Why doesn’t Jack remember getting his appendix out? What funeral what his mother referring to, if he didn’t know his son was upset? Couldn’t have been Jack’s father, unless they went ahead with it without him. Seems strange.

    I love how Dogen and Jack thanked each other for the honesty, but really didn’t say anything the other didn’t already know.

    And, oh yeah, where the F has the light house been all this time? Hiding?

    I’m glad Jacob “wanted” Jack to smash the mirrors, but it would have been cool to let Hurley see what showed up for him. Jack kept saying “what does he want from me”. Did he not notice the other names on the wheel? Though there were many potential Jears, I don’t think he let any drop. This time.

  • JS says:

    Re: Jears. I will concede there were more than the required pre-Jears wincing faces.

  • Poozle says:

    What if Richard’s last name is Wallace?

  • Wifi says:

    I’m guessing the Linus on the list is Roger Linus rather than Ben; they seem to be crossed off as they die.

  • CeilingNinja says:

    Jack’s son was playing Chopin (Fantastie Impromptu, to be exact) – this was what Faraday played as a kid before Eloise told him he had to stop. Could Daniel be David’s piano teacher in this Sideways world?

    THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN! I MISS DANIEL LIKE WOAH. So, I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I’m watching it tommorrow, so IDGAF about spoilers. It looks amazing and Jearsy. :D

  • w says:

    The mirrors showed where Jacob touched Sun & Jin and Sawyer, but it showed Jack’s house and not the hospital.

    I wanted to see Faraday at the audition. He better be a teacher at the school.

  • Ack says:

    @TheSecondBest HAHAHAHA I actually LOL-ed!

    @Poozle, Richard’s last name is Alpert, my dear!

    @Wifi maybe…but Littleton is crossed off, so that may not be the case, unless she’s actually a zombie haha.

  • LithiumRox says:

    My friend & I were considering dropping out of school and moving into that lighthouse. Its kinda creepy, but very awesome.

    I figured “The Funeral” was referring to Christian, earlier I was thinking it could be David’s mom, but then Jack said she was just out of town. We spent the whole episode going “Is Jack gonna cry AGAIN? What is that, like 8 times this episode?” and even more importantly, “Is the kid gonna cry too? Are Jears GENETIC??”

    It would be SO AWESOME if Faraday was David’s piano teacher. You know what would be even more awesome? If Leslie Arntz taught at the same school as Locke & Ben. ^_^

  • twitterpated says:

    DUDE. Kate’s number is Sawyer’s reversed. 15 = 51 Coincidence?? I THINK NOT.

    Anyway, thanks for posting these, Ack, always fun to geek out over details and shit. :p God I love this show.

  • Devon says:

    Wow, I never thought of a possible Faraday/David connection in the land of Sideways. That would be awesome!

  • Poozle says:


  • Ack says:


  • Antoinette says:

    I figured it out. Eloise Hawking is David’s mom. David is who Daniel would have been. LOL Daniel was crying when we first met him because detonating the bomb and creating a new timeline made him become Jack’s kid.

  • Ack says:

    And anyone who is Jack’s kid needs to be crying all the time.

  • Mandy says:

    og god! the jeasr! wat an episdoe to start a drinking game! haha!

    Beisdes that episode seemed ton have lot s of things to talk about, i reallyt shoudl haven’t decided to haev the drinking game, another tiem.

    Ooh! I just thought of something! Maybe Kate is crossed off, because it’s alrweayd obvious that Clare is going to kill her for having Aaron! WOOT!

    Wishful Thikning?!

    going to lei down nwo.

  • Wifi says:

    @Ack – maybe getting “infected” disqualifies her?

  • Brian in Tallahassee says:

    Has Jack’s mom been shown before?

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that Jack’s mom looks an awful lot like Kate?

  • kid entropia says:

    I gotta say i loved this sideways slightly bit more than i did last week´s! jack can be a good father! incredible!
    oh, and, was that sawyer´s church and jin´s village/wedding place shown in the mirror? oh, and, can i say i just frakking love all the mirror mythology of season 6? lewis carroll must be jiggling of happiness in the alt-world!

  • cat says:

    Took me like forever to find Linus. I wonder which one he was talking about. I mean, I know Ben is the obvious answer, but Roger was the one who made the choice to come to the island. Interesting, I suppose. Probably means Ben, but still. Something to think about.

    Ben running the island….XDDD Too much for me.

  • Teleholic says:

    My only criticism of this episode.





  • John says:

    I doubt the Linus on the list is Ben. Smokey is trying to recruit everyone on the list to help him out, and he pretty much already recruited Ben.

  • Phil says:

    Two things…

    1) I’m wondering what significance the compass has. I was watching with a friend who thinks that maybe the people who were crossed out lived in those different directions in relation to the island. I don’t know. Sounds pretty stupid, but maybe there’s something there.

    2) I think our beloved Ack has some competition in the recap department. I came across this guy, and some of his stuff is pretty funny.

  • maureen_in_mukilteo says:

    I literally just turned off the TV and came up here. I wanted to find some pics to see who was on the lighthouse dial thingy and behold you had already done it. Ben is on the list…er…lighthouse! It wasn’t just chance that brought him to the island.

    And Hurley found Shannon’s inhaler after Jorge asked Darlton if we would find where it was at Comic Con! LOL! They really set that one up in advance. Gave us another look at Adam and Eve with Hurley again taking the part of the audience. I’m afraid Claire and Sayid are goners. Maybe even Richard. SOB! Those eyes! Wonder how many Others will go over to Smocke’s side. They seemed pretty angry at Jacob when they thought Smocke was Locke with the whole march to the foot he led. Didn’t understand that at all. The others seemed to have lost their devotion to Jacob in the past 3 years.

  • Calamity Kate says:

    @brian in tallahassee: i’m with ya on the jack’s mom looking like kate thing. she looked really strange to me, like she had lots of makeup on, or maybe the actress has just had lots of plastic surgery. not sure if it means anything, but i def. noticed it too.

  • cee says:

    We have seen Jack’s mom before, but she didn’t look anything like she did in this ep. Tons of plastic surgery for sure.

    I assumed the funeral David went to was Christian’s – like they had a service, just without the body.

    At first I assumed David’s mom was Sarah but the kid looked older, like 13 maybe, and I don’t recall if Jack and Sarah were together that along ago?

  • Qui says:

    I have a feeling Claire didn’t straight up abandon Aaron (least she think she doesn’t). The last we saw her was Christian/Jacob holding him. Hopefully we get some sort of flashback as to WTF happened because I think Jacob and Flocke guy messed with her head big time to the point that she doesn’t think she abandoned him.

  • Renni says:

    I thought this episode was really amazing, but uhh..what exactly happened to make this as cry-worthy as Charlie’s death? I cry over EVERYTHING, and the most I got was unshed tears in my eyes! *confused*

  • latenac says:

    Amazed that the power of Jears transcends all time lines and alternative universes. I mean Hurley has good luck in this timeline, Locke laughs but Jack still cries and cries.

    Wallace had better be Wallace Shawn b/c really then Dogen and Wallace Shawn could recreate the film The Moderns on the island with Sawyer in the Keith Carradine role and the Man in Black as Ernest Hemmingway.

  • jody says:

    Someone really needs to set a Jears montage to “I’m not crying”. He is definately making a lasagne for one.

    The funeral had to be Christian’s. You can have one without a body. And it seemed like it was kind of already in progress when Jack was talking to his mom on the phone from the airport.

  • potterhead says:

    Ack? No comment about Hurley’s search for the kitchen in the temple and Hot pockets? (hawwwt pockets)

  • Sam Davidson says:

    Jules: What does Marcellus Wallace look like? Does he look like a bitch?

    Jacob: Go to the lighthouse and turn it to 108. You’ll see.

  • Ack says:

    @Cat – I’m inclined the think the Linus is Ben only because the way Roger came to the island was via Horace, who he met the day Ben was born. So I think that would make sense for it to be Ben…

    @CalamityKate – the actress that plays Jack’s mom has totally had a ton of plastic surgery, she was a popular actress in the 70’s, I think.

    @Jody – someone has made that montage! Check youtube! lol

    But I don’t think the funeral was Christian’s, Jack would have been there. And he only JUST died!

  • artem1s says:

    so, who is coming that Jacob kept referring too (the lighthouse was supposed to help) Desmond!? Also, if Sawyer is with Flocke and Jack is seemingly aligning himself with Jacob then are we in for more whoop ass? So Flocke shows up at Claire’s, where is Sawyer?

    We haven’t seen alternate Juliette or Penny yet.

  • P@ says:

    Hopefully she won’t will run into Kate on the way because this new crazy I’m-BFFs-with-Smokey Claire said she’d kill Kate if she’s the one who took Aaron away from her!

    Fixed that for ya. ;)

    And, sigh. Still no Vincent. The hell, show?

  • joanna says:

    So, if I take a shot of Tequila every time we have Jears, I guess Jr. Jears are the beer chaser?

  • Nannorama says:

    Clearly Wallace is Vincent. Vincent Wallace. Have you ever heard a more perfect name for a yellow labrador?
    Maybe it’s … Ilana Wallace? Have we learned Ilana’s last name yet? Wallace doesn’t really seem to fit, but you never know. I’d be kind of dissapointed if it was though.

  • Kristen says:

    Just read this observation of more father/son conflict in the recap: Jack told David he set up the TV for him to “watch the Red Sox” but in the strip of photo booth pictures of Jack & david, David was decked out in Dodgers gear.

  • Wintergirl says:

    David’s mother was conveniently out of town, which has to mean something. I’m guessing it’s Juliet. I like Daniel for David’s piano teacher. I hadn’t thought of that. We still don’t know who is coming to the island, do we? I thought the purpose of turning on the lighthouse was to guide that person, or was it really just to get Hurley and Jack out of the Temple? I’m not digging crazy Claire. I just don’t like that storyline.

  • TheGhostOfFrankLapidus'Beard says:

    Does anyone think it’s possible that Jack was a father in the original 815 crash? I can’t remember… were Locke and Helen together when he took off for Australia in Season 1? I have to admit, my memory from seasons past is getting garbled. Shit. Nosebleed.

  • Ack says:

    @TheGhostOfFrankLapidus’Beard First of all, best screen name ever.

    Second of all, Jack definitely had no kids, at least as far as we know. Locke and Helen were not together, she had left him after he did a favor for his father and she caught him in the act. She left him right as he proposed to her!

  • Princess says:

    I thought the funeral was Christian’s. It was dumb of them to schedule it so quickly but Jack was complaining at the airport that they’d lost his dad’s coffin and the funeral was going to be in 2 hours. I didn’t get the impression from this episode that Jack wasn’t at the funeral. Is that because his mom said David was crying at the funeral and Jack didn’t see it? Maybe he missed the service because he was stuck at LAX arguing with the lost luggage dept. Nah, maybe Jack was sniffling while he gave the eulogy and couldn’t see David through his Jears.

    Notice how easily Jack’s mom found the will after saying she couldn’t find it?

    So Jack’s old man was a surgeon, so is Jack, and his kid is a gifted pianist! Nimble fingers run in the family, I guess.

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