Jack! About a week before we all got on the plane, I got to talking to this man in a bar in Sydney. He was American, too. A doctor. I’ve been on some benders in my time, but this guy—he was going for an all time record. So, it turns out this guy has a son. His son’s a doctor, too. They had some kind of big time falling out. The guy knew it was his fault, even though his son was back in the States thinking the same damn thing. See, kids are like dogs, you knock them around enough they’ll think they did something to deserve it. Anyway, there’s a pay phone in this bar. And this guy, Christian, tells me he wishes he had the stones to pick up the phone, call his kid, tell him he’s sorry, that he’s a better doctor than he’ll ever be—he’s proud, and he loves him. I had to take off, but… something tells me he never got around to making that call. Small world, huh?
if you think that claire littleton is weak, let me remind you of a thing:
at eight months pregnant, and two days after crashing from a plane on a deserted island, she went through the bodies and luggage of her fellow passengers, some of whom you can be damn sure she saw when they were alive, if even for a second, and had the strength to pull herself together and hold a memorial service for them
another thing that’s really great about lost is that there are so many beautiful coincidences, like how desmond was about to kill himself and then he heard locke pounding on the top of the hatch and turned on the light, and how locke was near hysterics screaming at a metal door to give him a sign, and suddenly a light turned on.
and both of those events were exactly what they needed at that exact time–locke needed a sign, and desmond needed to know that the world still existed outside of himself. and that’s beautiful.
one of my favorite parts of lost is the character development, like i have watched a lot of shows in my time but i don’t think i’ve seen character development as flawless as lost, and it’s great because that development comes from interactions with other characters and challenges that are presented and watching it, it doesn’t feel forced at all, but when you compare season one to season six, it’s incredible how far they’ve come