If the writers had time to stick in a completely irrelevant storylin around Jack's appendix, even though we obviously knew he was going to come out perfectly find, and nothing even remotely out of the ordinary happened during the procedure, I can't help but wonder what sort of storylines they were forced to leave out. They showed enough of Jack and Kate making out in the first 10 minutes that I was sure it was another Christina Kim fiasco. Hopefully next week's is better...
Yeah, that did seem to be a bit strange... I just wonder if the conversation at the end - when Juliet told Kate about the kiss - that it wasn't her she loved - if that was meant to be the information we needed from that scene. Again - Kate didn't say she loved Jack. She hasn't yet. Or Sawyer for that matter.
So it could be that we were given that little bit of information for the resulting conversation Jack has with Kate at the end about "I'm the one who's here - not Sawyer." However she is still keeping promises to Sawyer.
Even when Jack asked her to marry him - neither one said they loved each other...
I wouldnt say the appendix story was totally irrelevant... it set up a lot of on-island stuff (Jin and Charlotte, for example). but also, recall what Rose said...this island heals, it doesn't make people sick.
The fact that he was sick is like an omen to her and whomever else wanted to leave even though the island healed them (maybe some redshirts were hurt pre-crash too who knows). Point is, I think we now know why Rose and Bernard are not part of the O6.. as well as maybe some others.
***Mod edited*** what is to say that they did not have a much better on island storyline for a jack flashforward but were forced to cut it out as a result of losing 2 episodes, hence not having enough time to set it up? They had to show this jack flashforward as it filled in a lot of things. That jack-kate making out stuff that you talk about constitutes less then 60 seconds of screentime.
Last edited by Starrox; 05-01-2008 at 11:47 PM.
Reason: Rudeness, baiting
We're all going to have different opinions. When I saw this thread title I was like "yes! I agree! because we are getting so much more information and so many answers and so many plot twists!" which make me happy, but actually people clearly disagree. Some people think it's rushed. And whereas I thought the appendix storyline fit in well and set up a whole lot of other events that couldn't have happened otherwise (i.e.: they needed a specific plot devise), some people felt that the appendix storyline was a total waste. I disagree. So, I mean, what's new? That's what the Loved It and Hated It threads are for, I guess.
You know what I really hate these threads that indulge in ridiculous hypotheticals, what is to say that they did not have a much better on island storyline for a jack flashforward but were forced to cut it out as a result of losing 2 episodes, hence not having enough time to set it up? They had to show this jack flashforward as it filled in a lot of things. That jack-kate making out stuff that you talk about constitutes less then 60 seconds of screentime.
If they really had to scramble for an idea, which I doubt they did, they could have made it Juliet whose appendix burst. It'd still fit well enough in a Jack episode if he operated on her, and at least her outcome would've still been in doubt! We all knew Jack was going to come out fine, but with Juliet (or basically anyone who's not one of the oceanic 6) there would have at least been some suspense!
The appendix storyline was used to move several things forward, moved the Kate-Jack storyline, moved the Daniel-Charlotte storyline (attraction, Can we trust them) cleverly used to find out that Charlotte speaks Korean (Paik?) and as leverage by Jin to get Sun off the island (Just after Sun sees the place where she found out she was pregnant). It introduces the fact that Jack is sick when nobody is sick (Why?). It introduces the fact that everybody the leader is sick just as rescue comes (?).