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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lost Season 1: Tabula Rasa
|In this episode, which was not an example of the appearance of the "numbers"? ||"Tabula Rasa"
The distance Kate had walked from Melbourne. Although "Lost" was believed to be written episode to episode (with even the writers unsure of the final outcome), one constant was certain from the beginning: the numbers.
The "cursed" numbers (which had seemingly played a key role in bringing Flight 815 and Danielle's team to the island, and comprised the original island transmission) had already been appearing in the early episodes, only later to be revealed as 4,8,15,16, 23, 42 in episode 18.
In this episode, "numbers" instances included: In her flashback, Kate claimed to have walked to the farm from the nearest town, which was 15 miles away (not to be confused with Melbourne, which was 100 miles away); Ray's wife had died 8 months ago; Locke blew the dog whistle four times before Vincent appeared; Ray turned in Kate for a reward of $23,000.
Also notice in the previous episode, in Locke's backgammon game, the dice reading number 16. The 16 years of the transmission and the Flight number 815 are also obvious, yet important to keep in mind.
Interesting to note: When Kate (as Annie) was packing to leave the farm, jars of canned pears dating 2003 and 2004 were seen on the background shelves.)
|Did Locke reveal his secret to Walt in this episode?||"Tabula Rasa"
No. Charlie and Claire unknowingly encounter Locke's wheelchair and use it to transport their bags. Charlie tells Claire jokingly, "Whoever's this was is probably better off than we are." This was the beginning of a budding relationship between Charlie and Claire. A friendship was also growing between Locke and Walt, much to Michael's chagrin.
Notice Locke's previous analogy between the black and white backgammon pieces, which mirror the black and white stones which would be found in the caves in the fifth episode, "White Rabbit". (Obviously, there is a strong sense of contrast here.) In "Raised By Another", Locke's eyes even take on a black/white appearance. Perhaps this represents his double-sided character.
Walt reveals the secret that Locke told him (in the previous episode, not this one). Walt said a miracle had happened to Locke, to which Michael replies that a miracle happened to them all. (It is now of course known that Locke's miracle had once been bound to the wheelchair.)
|What was the full name of the Australian farmer who took Kate in and eventually turned her in?||"Tabula Rasa"
Ray Mullen . Kate arrived under the alias "Annie", and was taken in by a one-handed widowed farmer with a large mortgage bill.
The incident ended with the capture that brought Kate aboard Flight 815 with the Marshal.
Prior to this car crash was the one involving a childhood friend, Tom, in "Born To Run" (episode 22). While Tom died, the fate of Ray was unknown. Kate's record also included bank robbery, revealed in episode 12, "Whatever The Case May Be", in which Kate took Tom's toy plane from box 815.
With all three flashbacks finally able to be pieced together in sequential order, the criminal history of Kate was in stark contrast to her evolved character on the island.
|The words "the others" were spoken by all but whom in this episode?||"Tabula Rasa"
Locke. At the campfire, Boone said (about the French transmission they had picked up), "Well, we have to tell the others when we get back." Sayid argued that this could not be done, because then everyone would lose hope- and hope, he said, is a very dangerous thing to lose.
When Kate tells Jack about the French transmission, she says that it said that "the others" were dead. (Though this may have been unintentional on the part of the writers, as the original script read "they're all dead", mirroring the actual translation.)
Sayid tells Jack, after hours of hearing the moaning of the injured Marshal, "I think the others are getting upset. They want to know what's going on inside the tent."
Locke also mentions the word "lost", when telling Michael he felt Michael should return Vincent to Walt.
|During another survivor argument, Sawyer incorrectly referred to Sayid as "Al-Jazeera". Who replied that AL-Jazeera was, in fact a network?||"Tabula Rasa"
Charlie. An example of the start of a long line of nicknames by Sawyer.
(It was, in fact, Charlie who corrected Sawyer's improper remark.)
Among other nicknames in this episode, another for Sayid was "Abdul", along with the infamous "Freckles" for Kate.
Sawyer even referred to Jack as "the hero". And Hurley gave the Marshal the nickname, "Johnny Fever".
Called him with a whistle he had made. Once Locke had Vincent safely tied up on the beach, he woke Michael up. He explained that he thought Michael should be the one to return Vincent to Walt.
|The marshall asked Kate what favor she had been about to ask him for before the plane crashed. What did she tell him it was?||"Tabula Rasa"
To make sure Ray got his reward. When Kate told the marshall that she wanted to make sure Ray got the reward for turning her in, he told her that she was "one-of-a-kind".
|When Michael headed into the jungle to search for Vincent, what did he find instead?||"Tabula Rasa"
Sun bathing herself. It was an awkward moment when Michael encountered Sun. He tried to explain that something had been chasing him. He swore to her that he "didn't see anything".
|Walt told Michael that Locke had revealed a secret to him. When Michael asked, Walt told him Locke's secret. What was it?||"Tabula Rasa"
A miracle had happened to him.. After Walt told him that Locke had experienced a miracle, Michael explained that all of them had. The miracle was surviving the plane crash. Michael then asked Walt not to continue spending time with Locke.
|When Kate realized that Ray had contacted the authorities about her, she asked him why. What did he tell her?||"Tabula Rasa"
He needed the reward money.. Ray told Kate that the reward was $23,000. He said he had "a hell of a mortgage". He told her that, even knowing about the reward, it had not been an easy decision for him.
|When Jack went back inside the plane to search the overhead compartments for medicine, he encountered someone else conducting a search. Who was it?||"Tabula Rasa"
Sawyer. Sawyer said he was "trick-or-treating", and had scavenged some cigarettes and Playboy magazines.
Annie. When Ray asked her name, Kate told him it was Annie. She didn't want to use her real name since she was a fugitive.
In a sheep pen. Kate was asleep on the hay in Ray's sheep pen when he woke her up with his shotgun pointed at her.
|A group of castaways spent the night camping away from the wreck site. A disagreement broke out regarding who should have control of the gun. In the end, who was given this responsibility?||"Tabula Rasa"
Kate. Shannon interrupted the argument about possession of the gun by suggesting that Kate should have it. There was silence for a moment, then everyone agreed, and Kate took charge of the gun.
|What did Hurley think the island beast was while talking to Jack?||"Tabula Rasa"
Dinosaur. Hurley was asking Jack about his encounter with the island beast after finding the cockpit, and he wanted to know if it was a dinosaur. Jack said it wasn't a dinosaur. Hurley asked that if Jack didn't see it, how did he know it wasn't a dinosaur, to which Jack replied, "Because dinosaurs are extinct". This was a rather humorous moment!
|In a flashback, Ray told Kate that everyone deserves a fresh start. On the island, who also said a similar thing to Kate?||"Tabula Rasa"
Jack . When Kate was going to leave Ray's farm, he convinced her to stay one more night and said that everyone deserved a fresh start. When she was talking to Jack after the Marshal's death, she wanted to tell him about her crime, but Jack didn't want to know about it. He said that a person's past didn't matter on the island, and that everyone should be able to start over. That sat very well with Kate, and she looked at peace.
|What hand gesture did the Marshal make at Kate when his car pulled alongside Ray's truck in Australia?||"Tabula Rasa"
Pointing gun. As Ray was supposedly taking Kate to the train station, Kate saw that they were being followed and realized that Ray had set her up. He said that he saw her picture in the post office, and he did it for the $23,000 reward so he'd be able to pay off his mortgage. The car following Ray pulled up next to them, and the driver was the Marshal, who made the hand gesture of pointing a gun at Kate. Kate jerked the wheel and made the truck crash, but she pulled Ray out to safety, and consequently she was caught by the Marshal.
|Did Michael ask Locke to make a dog whistle to help him find Vincent?||"Tabula Rasa"
No. We saw Locke making a whistle in this episode, which turned out to be a dog whistle. Locke used it to call Vincent, and Vincent appeared as if he'd never been gone. Locke told Michael that he had found Vincent, but he felt that Michael should be the one that gave Vincent to Walt. Michael never seemed to know about the whistle. This probably made Michael feel badly for telling Walt that he didn't want him spending time with Locke. Later, Walt and Vincent had a very sweet reunion.
|When Kate and Hurley officially first met outside the Marshal's tent, how was Hurley acting toward Kate?||"Tabula Rasa"
Flustered and scared. As Kate approached the Marshal's tent, Hurley was hurrying out with a bunch of water bottles. Kate introduced herself, but it took a while for Hurley to give his name, as he looked absolutely terrified. When Hurley told Kate that Jack was looking for medicines in the plane, Hurley saw the gun she was carrying. This made Hurley act very flustered and nervous, and he basically ran away from Kate.
|As Kate was trying to start a fire that night on the beach, what did Sawyer give her to help with the fire?||"Tabula Rasa"
Lighter. Kate was trying to start a campfire, but she realized that she was out of matches. Sawyer came along and gave her his lighter. Sawyer said that since Kate was carrying the gun, she should use it to kill the Marshal and put him out of his misery. Kate didn't do it, but instead gave the gun to Sawyer. Sawyer shot the Marshal and aimed for the heart, but he missed. He actually only perforated his lung, and the Marshal was still alive. The bullets were used up, so it was suggested that Jack killed the Marshal himself.
|When Hurley saw Kate's mug shot, what term did he use to describe how Kate looked?||"Tabula Rasa"
Hard-core. After discussing the Marshal's medical prognosis with Jack, Hurley happened to see Kate's mug shot, which Jack had found in the Marshal's jacket. Hurley freaked out a little bit, and said that Kate looked, "pretty hard-core". Jack said that the whole thing was none of their business.
Sheep pen. In a flashback, Kate woke up to a rifle in her face in a sheep pen on a farm in Australia. She told the farmer, Ray, that she had walked from town. She said her name was Annie and that she was Canadian. Ray told Kate that his wife had died recently and there was too much work for him on the farm, so he offered Kate work and board, which Kate accepted. She also noticed that Ray had a prosthetic right arm.
|When Claire told Charlie that she wasn't married, what did Charlie reply in this quote? "Who needs men, right? Bloody _______."||"Tabula Rasa"
useless. While the survivors were going through the luggage on the beach, Charlie helped Claire load a particularly large piece of luggage onto a wheelchair. Charlie asked Claire if her husband had been on the plane, and Claire said that she wasn't married, sarcastically saying she was "modern". To add some humor, Charlie said, "Who needs men, right? Bloody useless," making Claire laugh.
John Locke. Michael saw his son, Walt, and he realized that Walt had a conversation with John Locke. He asked Walt what they spoke about and Walt replied that John claimed there was a miracle that would take place, on the island. Michael informed his son that he wanted him to steer clear, of John Locke, since he thought he would be a danger to his son.
James "Sawyer" Ford. After Jack got done talking to Hurley, he went to the tent to look for Kate to tell her to go speak to Marshal Mars and he then heard a gun shot in the tent. Sawyer walked out of the tent and said he shot Marshal in the heart to put him out of his misery. However, Marshal was still alive since Sawyer hit his lung, not his heart, and Jack commented it would take hours to stop the bleeding.
Jack Shephard. Many of the survivors believed that Jack, a doctor, could not help Marshal Mars recover, from his wounds, and they feared Marshal would die. In the beginning of the episode, Marshal spoke to Jack and told him he wanted to speak to Kate to find out what favor she asked for before the plane broke apart. Jack went to go get Kate but he ran into Hurley, first, and Hurley informed him he saw Kate with a gun.
Marshal Mars. For the first couple of episodes, a U.S. Marshal on the doomed Oceanic Flight 815 named Marshal Mars was critically injured and the survivors kept tending to him. In this episode, they continued to help him in hopes he got better while the survivors tended to Marshal Mars, Jack and Hugo learned of Kate's past as a convict and a fugitive on the run from the law.
Kate Austen. The signal party found a gun, up the mountain, and they had a hard time coming to a consensus as to who should get the gun. A fight broke out but it was stopped when they all agreed to not fight and to discuss who would become the owner of the gun. They all agreed that Kate would be the owner so they gave her the gun and she accepted it.
|In the first scene, on the island, who was revealed as NOT being a member of the signal party?||1.3 "Tabula Rasa"
Hugo "Hurley" Reyes. When we first saw scenes, on the island, members of the entire signal party, which was composed of Kate, Charlie, Sawyer, Sayid, Boone, and Shannon was coming down from the mountain. Hugo was not a member of this signal party. They had just seen a transmission that, if working, would have helped them to call for help and get off the island but it did not work. They decided not to tell anyone since they did not want to get their hopes up.
Edward Mars. While Ray was driving Kate, to the authorities, she realized Ray was not planning to take her to catch a train since she turned around and saw a U.S. Marshal, who was revealed to be Edward Mars. Kate grabbed the wheel and caused the car to crash. The vehicle ended up burning and Ray was critically injured so, rather than escape, Kate helped Ray.
Ray Mullen. In a flashback, at the beginning of the episode, a man woke Kate up and he was identified as Ray Mullen. He asked Kate what she was doing sleeping in his barn and Kate told him her name was "Annie" and she needed a ride to town. Ray offers Kate a job and she accepts it but she eventually decides to leave town. Ray offered to drive her to catch the train but, in reality, he wanted to drive her to the authorities and turn her in to collect the reward money.