Lost Chronicles Connecting Flights
Previously on Lost:
Charlie surveys the scene in front of him, then surrealy asks, “Guys, Where are we?” (Just as he did in the Lost pilot in 2004 after hearing the smoke monster metallic sounds)
Jack laments, “We’re back. We’re back on the island.”
Charlie mumbles and sings under his breath, “Everybody knows
this is nowhere, Everybody knows this is nowhere!” (Which were part of the lyrics of the song piped in during their captivity in the semi trailer.)
The castaways are huddled on the beach, surrounded by Oceanic wreckage, in a state of shock. There is no talking going on. The camera isolates each and every castaway for a few seconds then pans to the next. Claire mutters that she feels different, something has changed from her previous stays on the island. Jin and Sun confirm the same feelings. Something is definitely off kilter.
Sayid, still holding Shannon close, solemnly states, “We all knew it couldn’t have been heaven we were in. Everyone here, including myself, has done some very terrible things in out past. Murder, rape, theft, adultery. This bunch was not sanctioned for heaven, but more like hell if you ask me.”
John Locke, slowly kneels to the sand, runs the sand through his hands, and keenly suggests that they are all dead. That perhaps Naomi was correct when she was shocked to see us all alive. The castaways are looking at John, with bewilderment on their faces as Locke states, “Hey look everyone, we were all there, in that church, and now we’re here, back on the island. I was dead, Ben Linus strangled me in a motel room.” Locke shifts his glance to Boone and continues, “Boone, you were dead to. I watched you die. I helped bury you. And look around people, others have died as well, (Looking towards Charlie) and yet, here we are, right back where we started, back on the island, in some sort of Purgatory. Surely, the island is not finished with us yet.
Boone reels his head toward Locke and chimed in, “Well I don’t know about the rest of you but I don’t feel dead.” Maintaining his gaze on Locke, Boone continues, “you’re not going to get all Twilight Zone on us now are you? Expecting us to see Rod Serling appear from behind those trees wearing his dark suit and smoking a cigarette, and speak his monologue like he always used to.”
Boone stands up, crosses his hands in front and holds a twig as if it were a cigarette imitating Serling, and says in his best Rod Serling voice, “Respectfully submitted for your approval… The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to watch could be our journey. A journey that begins at a typical airport filled with anonymous travelers. The passengers of Oceanic flight 815, a collection of improbable circumstances stuck together in a prolonged nightmare in which fear, loneliness and the unexplainable walk hand in hand through the shadows. In a moment we’ll start collecting clues as to the whys, the whats and the wheres. We will not end the nightmare, we’ll only explain it… because this is the Twilight Zone.”
The castaways as a whole chuckle a tad, a few smiles roll across several faces.
Hurley, in a scary tone shouts out, “The book the Kanamits brought us, To Serve Man, IT’S A COOKBOOK!” The castaways relax just a bit more and begin to look around at each other taking stock in who is there and who isn’t.
Sawyer admits it’s the best explanation he’s heard since Juliet told him they were building a runway for the aliens to land when he was held captive by the Others. The group chuckles again for a moment until Sawyer notices Juliet is not present.
Sawyer panics, whirls around in several circles scouting out the area. He yells out for Juliet (And her amazing rack) again and again. He starts to make a mad dash into the jungle but Jack and Sayid stop him. Jack attempts to reason with Sawyer that everyone will formulate a plan and go out on a search mission.
Sawyer says, “Doc, I ain’t buying any of this, now get out of my way.” Sayid and Jack release Sawyer and decide to follow a running Sawyer into the jungle.
The remaining castaways call out for the men to return. They receive an answer as the spooky metallic smoke monster sound emanates from the jungle. Tree tops begin to shake and the ground begins to tremble. Instead of the smoke monster making an appearance, Jack, Sayid, and Sawyer emerge from the jungle running away from the smoke monster.
The castaways huddle closer by the wreckage and wait out the smoke monster trembling. Sawyer is out of breath and still agitated, yells at Jack, “I thought you killed old smoky. I saw him dead at the bottom of the cliff! What is he doing out there in the jungle now?”
Jack fired back, “I did kill him. Kate shot him and I kicked him over the cliff. I saw his lifeless body.”
Hurley points out, “Dude, you saw John Locke’s body at the bottom of the cliff and he’s right over there.” (Hurley staring over at John Locke)
Claire screams, “Where’s my baby? Charlie, Where’s Aaron?”
Charlie is hugging Claire, attempting to comfort her, trying to calm her down. Charlie points out that she is still very much pregnant, as the camera pans to Claire’s obvious pregnant belly. Claire rubs her belly and screams, “What is happening? Why am I still pregnant? I gave birth to Aaron on the island. Did we travel back in time to do it all again?”
Kate speaks, “I remember Claire, I helped you deliver Aaron. But,… I also remember helping you deliver Aaron off the island at the benefit Desmond was holding.”
Hurley says, “Dude, where the Hell is Desmond?”
The castaways take notice on who is present. Hurley begins to count and calling out names starting with himself, “Hugo, Charlie, Claire, Jack, John, Shannon, Boone, Sawyer, Sun, Jin, Sayid, Kate, Michael, Walt.”
Jack mutters, “Where is Desmond, and Rose, Bernard, Miles, Richard, Frank, even Widmore!”
Sun feels her belly and wonders about her pregnancy. Jin notices and clutches her hand and says, “Everything will be alright Sun.”
John, taking stock in his surroundings, offers that the group must come together, form a plan, seek supplies, shelter, and fresh water.
And Sawyer adds, “And guns! Plenty of guns!”
Sawyer continues and blurts out, “Now that’s all good and all Mister Clean, but we need to find Juliet. And the others that are missing.”
Charlie utters, “This is Deja Vu all over again. Don’t you see, we’re back where we started, I’ve done this before. We’ve all done this before. That’s what Desmond was trying to tell me. He’s seen this happen before too. He warned me, us, but we didn’t listen.”
Michael is holding Walt, protecting him, or perhaps using Walt as a shield to protect himself from the others. He remembers what he did, who he murdered, the betrayal to get him and Walt off the island. Locke slowly walks over to Michael and Walt, extends his hand in friendship, and says, “Welcome back Michael, Walt. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you two.”
Michael breaks down crying, hugs Locke, and blubbers, “You know I had to do what I had to do to save Walt. I didn’t want to do any of those things. Somehow, I felt like I was forced to. Like I had no choice.”
Jack replies, “I know the feeling. Perhaps it’s your turn for your shot at redemption.”
Sayid consoles Michael, tells him that everyone has done things on this island that they regret. He is not alone.
Jack takes the bull by the horns and gathers the group. He asks for suggestions on how they all should proceed.
Sun asks, “What do you think we should do Jack?”
Jack spins slowly around with all eyes on him and states, “Well, it’s obvious we can’t stay here. There’s nothing left but the old wreckage. We need food, shelter, water. Maybe we should go back to Dharmaville and see if it’s still standing.”
Jack realizes that is exactly what he had done previously, take control, and backs off a little, offering that perhaps since we’ve done it before, it will be easier this time around.
Sayid: “Jack’s right. We are exposed to the elements and whatever else may be on this island. I think we should go to Dharmaville. We should stay together, as a whole, and not split into groups as we had in the past. Does everyone agree with this?”
Jack: “I agree, if we’re going to do this, let’s gather what we can and set out on our journey.”
Sawyer: “What ever you say Doc.”
Kate: “We can make Dharmaville by nightfall if we leave now.”
Locke: “Well, I guess the island wasn’t done with us after all!”
Hurley: “Why am I feeling more and more like Jar Jar Binks in this sequel?”
The castaways begin their trek to Dharmaville. They are all in close proximity to each other. Claire has calmed down and is holding Charlie’s hand as they are walking. She asks him if he remembers drowning in the flooded station.
Charlie looks perplexed and answers, “Yes, I do remember, and I remember punching in the Beach Boys notes and writing NOT PENNYS BOAT on my hand to warn Desmond.”
Hurley butts in, “Dude, do you remember anything after that? I mean, you died. Was there a bright light?”
Charlie: “No Hugo, there was not. I remember visiting you at the hospital. I remember being at the church. I remember being pushed into a truck and locked up and winding up here. I can’t explain it, but here I am.”
John Locke is asked by Hurley the same question. (What do you remember?)
Locke: “Like I said on the beach, I know Ben Linus murdered me in a hotel room. I remember the church as well. And now here. My mind is a blank from the transport to waking up on the island. Hey, at least we didn’t crash here this time.”
Boone relays a different scenario, that he remembers living in the states, with his sister Shannon, and that he very much felt alive. He can’t explain it, but he doesn’t remember dying. In fact, he remembers everyone getting rescued by a man named Widmore after a few days on the island.
Boone says, “Do you mean to tell me that we never got rescued? That I died? Here? On this island? Crazy, that’s not what I remember at all. I was at the church for a funeral, Jack’s fathers funeral. I thought everyone else was there for the same reason.”
The castaways, after several hours of trekking through the jungle, come to a small clearing. It’s Jacob’s old cabin. It looks to be in pretty good shape. They notice no ring of ash surrounding it. They smell smoke and hear distant movement. Sayid, who was in the lead, stops and gives the signal for everyone to stop and be quiet. He whispers to the group that he is going to survey the area and will report back. Just as Sayid was about to go, voices are heard and two figures appear. It’s ROSE AND BERNARD. Hand in hand casually walking from behind the cabin.
The castaways come out of hiding and a joyous reunion occurs with hugging and laughing between the castaways. Vincent comes tearing through the jungle and spies Walt and jumps all over him, wagging his tail and licking Walts face.
Sawyer to Rose and Bernard: “Did you see anyone else? Juliet?”
Rose: “We saw Nikki and Paulo run by but they didn’t stop. They just kept running. I’m sorry James, but I did not see Juliet since the day we all met in the church. It seems like only yesterday but it was so long ago. We thought you had left the island.”
Sawyer: “That means that Juliet might be here on the island. We have to keep looking for her!”
Kate to Sawyer: “We will James. We will.”
Bernard tosses a few more branches under the kettle that was simmering. Bernard reveals a jumbo sized Dharma can of chicken noodle soup. He says the cabin is well stocked with plenty of supplies. He opens the can and pours it into the simmering pot.
Bernard to everyone: “Please, everyone, come and sit. We have fresh water and the soup will be done in a few minutes.”
Jack takes a load off and Kate sits next to him. Bernard passes out Dharma water bottles to everyone. Jack asks Rose how long they have been here.
Rose replies, “We lost track quite some time ago. But we knew you would return. You always do.”
Hurley to Rose: “You mean we have done this before? Came back to the island and found you two? How many times?”
Rose: “Yes, you have. Like I said, I lost count a long time ago.
Sawyer: “Well whatta ya know, we’re in the movie Groundhog day.”
Claire is fatigued. She lays down and eats some soup. Charlie tends to her. Jack tells Rose and Bernard their plan, to make it to Dharmaville before nightfall. Hopefully there will be adequate shelter and supplies there. Jack invites them both to join them. Of course, Rose declines the offer stating that Bernard and her are quite happy where they are.
Rose then turns quite serious for a moment, gazes into Jack’s bright blue eyes, and warns him, “Are you sure you want to go back? You might not like what you find there!”
Jack: “Rose, we have no choice. We have to go back. To find Juliet. Shelter. What won’t I like there? Is it destroyed?”
Hurley to Jack in a Darth Vadar voice: “Jack, it is your destiny!”
Sawyer is antsy to continue, loads up on water, and prepares to carry on. The rest of the castaways also get up and prepare. Claire states that she is tired, and doesn’t want to go on. She doesn’t want to hurt the baby. Charlie comforts her. She tells Charlie to go on, she’ll be alright here with Rose and Bernard.
Charlie announces that he is staying, stating, “I will never leave you again Claire!”
Bernard confirms they can stay offering plenty of room and food.
The castaways wave goodbye to Rose, Bernard, Claire, and Charlie and forge ahead into the jungle. There is plenty of small talk between the castaways but more so with Kate and Jack.
Kate asks Jack: “What did Rose mean that we might not like what we find. That sounds so familiar, like I’ve heard that before.
Hurley chimes in: “Because it’s from The Planets Of The Apes. Remember the last scene when Charlton Heston and Nova are on the horse ready to leave Ape city. Dr. Zairus, the keeper of the faith tells him he won’t like what he’s looking for. And then at the end, Chuck is on his knees cursing, Damn you, damn you all to hell. And he looks up and sees a buried and broken Statue Of Liberty in the sand. Chuck realizes he is home and the planet is destroyed and now apes run the world.”
Sawyer to Hurley: “Get your paws off me you damn dirty ape!”
Several more hours pass and the castaways are near Dharmaville. They notice the sonic fence is no longer there. Sawyer quips, “Great, no line of defense against old smoky.” From the cabins inside Dharmaville, music is emanating from the cabins. The castaways hear an old 1969 song playing by Zager and Evans,
In the year 6565
Ain’t gonna need no husband, won’t need no wife
You’ll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube, whoa-oh
In the year 7510
If God’s a-comin’ He oughta make it by then
Maybe He’ll look around Himself and say
Guess it’s time for the judgment day
In the year 8510
God is gonna shake His mighty head
He’ll either say I’m pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again, whoa-oh
Sawyer spies a light on in the cabin he and Juliet once shared. Juliet loved that song and played it all the time. He runs to the cabin yelling out for Juliet. The rest of the group in hot pursuit right behind him. Sawyer reaches the porch and bursts into the cabin. He sees Juliet, who was just taking muffins out of the oven. Juliet is startled, cranes her neck back towards the door, and proceeds to drop the pan of muffins on the floor. (Just as she did when we first saw her) She runs to Sawyer, they embrace, hug, kiss. Sayer, whispers in Juliet’s ear, “I told you that I wouldn’t let go!”
A very emotional reunion occurs between the entire group, each hugging and crying along with Juliet. Hurley yells, “The bands back together dude!” Everyone laughs.
Night begins to creep into the day.
Juliet turns down the music and closes the oven. Jin asks Juliet what she is doing there. How did you get here? Juliet replies that she just found herself here. In the cabin, baking muffins. She last remembers being in the church with everyone and then woke up in the cabin baking. She can’t explain how, or how long she’s been there. Just that she is.
Sawyer to Juliet: “My sexy little domesticated Barbie doll.”
Sayid hears bushes moving and tells everyone to be quiet. Hurley kills the lights and Jack and Sayid carefully look out the window blind. It’s Claire, Charlie, Rose and Bernard. They made it.
Another tearful reunion between Juliet and Claire, Charlie, Rose and Bernard. Rose said they couldn’t leave Charlie and Claire behind, everyone deserves to be together.
Kate, Sun, and Hurley find Dharma food cans in the cupboards and begin to prepare a meal for everyone. After the Dharma dinner, everyone gathers round the camp fire Sayid and Shannon made. Charlie finds a guitar in one of the cabin closets and brings it out to the campfire.
Michael, alone from the group, looks up in the night sky, concentrating on the bright harvest moon shining down on him, reflecting on his past, how he got there, and what he was going to do now. He’s ready to cry when his son Walt joins him, takes his father’s hand in his, and smiles up at Michael.
Charlie plops down next to Claire and starts strumming his guitar softly. Claire snuggled close to his side. Charlie softly begins to sing Harvest Moon, by Neil Young.
Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleepin’
We could dream this night away.
But there’s a full moon risin’
Let’s go dancin’ in the light
We know where the music’s playin’
Let’s go out and feel the night.
Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.
When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.
But now it’s gettin’ late
And the moon is climbin’ high
I want to celebrate
See it shinin’ in your eye.
Because I’m still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I’m still in love with you
On this harvest moon.
The couples snuggle close at the camp fire, enjoying Charlie’s rendition of Harvest Moon. Boone Hurley, and Locke are on the perimeter of the cabins, keeping watch. Locke tells Boone that he believes he was born to do this.
Boone jokes: “What, to keep watch over us on a deserted island?” How’d that work out for you the last time? From what I gather, not so good!”
The scene fades slowly to darkness, only seeing a flicker of the camp fire, Charlie’s singing barely audible.
The camera zooms out from the castaways and rapidly rises and crosses the island to an undisclosed place. It is the entrance of one of the Dharma Stations. Faint sounds can be heard from within. The camera penetrates the walls to reveal Ben Linus and Jacob with file folders strewn across a table. They are discussing the castaways.
Jacob: “You’re still trying to prove me wrong.”
Ben: “You are wrong!”
Jacob: “They come, fight, they destroy, they corrupt. It always ends the same. They always end up in the church, awaiting salvation!”
Ben: My friend, from now on, it only ends once. Anything that happened before, happened. It’s just progress. I think it’s time to tell them the truth.”
Jacob: “You better let me handle that. All you ever do is lie to them.
Ben: “You do that Jacob.”
Cue the Lost Logo and music.
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