02-24-2005, 11:43 PM
"Outlaws" and "...In Translation" should have aired in reverse order. Sawyer evidently didn't learn any lessons from the "boar" confrontation.
It would have been better for him to be angry with Jin (wrongly accusing him, as he'd done the shrimp guy), then have his "transformation" with the boar thereafter. So he'd have two false accusations to dwell on.
02-24-2005, 11:55 PM
Not that I think Sawyer did right, because he didn't, but there is quite a bit of difference in the two situations.
In Outlaws he killed a man (who could have been anyone on the planet) he had never been around, knew nothing about personally and couldn't have picked out of a line up - based on the word of one man he knew to be crooked.
In ...In Translation he smacked a man around (who had to have been among the limited number of people on the island) who he has been in close quarters with for a month. He has seen how he behaves around the other lostaways. He has witnessed the animosity between Jin and Michael. Michael, who has shown himself to be productive, helpful and as far as anyone can tell, truthful accused Jin. The raft burned and Jin has a fresh burn on his arm and yet no one saw him trying to put out the fire. When everyone else arrives on the scene, Jin is nowhere around.
So at least in the second situation, Sawyer doesn't just go haywire. He has been shown evidence. The evidence is incorrect, but he doesn't know that. Not an excuse, granted
02-25-2005, 05:46 AM
Just because Sawyer has learnt a lesson doesn't mean he's suddenly Mr Nice Guy. Would be strange if missing a chance to leave the island didn't upset him a wittle bit.
02-25-2005, 10:04 AM
I disagree, I'm very happy with the way most things are turning out...