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March 3rd, 2006
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Still giggling... *G*
Okay, so I went to check out Television Without Pity's recap of this week's LOST, and they only had a recaplet, but I read it and... I had to post it here. Because.... *snorts and giggles* - I just had to! *G* Here goes:

Maternity Leave
By Daniel | Season 2 | Episode 15 | Aired on 2006.03.01 pg 1 of 1

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Claire remembers more bits and pieces of her abduction at the hands of Ethan Rom, and it involves some kind weird doctor's office/operating room in which she's getting a big belly needle from a doctor-esque Ethan. And she seems quite happy to be there, but that can be easily explained by the massive sedating Ethan seems to be doing, down in yet another Dharma hatch -- this one with the Caduceus symbol, but I think I'm going to call it Dharma Feelgood, for the benefit of everyone who knows that Tommy Lee was once in a band. There's a nursery down there, which is for the baby, and an apologetic Ethan explaining to Claire about how there's only enough vaccine for her or the baby, which they'll be looking after when they send Claire back to her camp. She also remembers Ethan talking to Gruffy McScruffenbeard, only he's not so scruffy and is in fact beardless.
See, in the present day, Turniphead is sick, and Claire is convinced -- despite Jack (who we know is actually a doctor) telling her that it's just a fever -- that she needs medicine from the scary people who abduct pregnant women, try to kill their ersatz bodyguards, and wield giant belly-needles. Makes sense to me. Kate gets a gun from Sawyer, presumably because Claire told her about the little toy planes in the nursery, and she and the other two Craphole's Angels (Rousseau being the third) go traipsing off in search of various landmarks in Claire's returning memory. They find the now-abandoned Dharma Feelgood, which no longer has a nursery and no longer has any medicine. However, Kate finds the grimy rags that the Others wear when they're out and about, hanging up in some lockers, as well as theatrical glue and a fake beard. It's almost like we can't trust these people whose hobbies include kidnapping pregnant women, hanging bass players, and blowing up recreational rafters.

Speaking of trust, Claire still doesn't have any for Rousseau, since one of her memory fragments is of Rousseau grabbing at her, which we've presumed to be part of the abduction. Comes now the revelation that Rousseau actually saved Claire from the Others, and that Claire was helped on the inside by a woman who in all likelihood is Rousseau's daughter, Alexandra. Rousseau is so taken with the possibility of her own daughter being alive and well that she tells Claire that she hopes Aaron isn't infected, but if he is, Claire's gonna have to kill him (she doesn't use the word "kill," but that's what she means). Fortunately, it turns out that Aaron really did just have a fever, and he's fine. Also, he has a huge head. It's about as proportional as Stewie Griffin's.

Elsewhere, the power struggle (if you can call it a struggle) is starting to flare up between Jack and Locke, and Henry is starting to exploit that, either because he really is an Other, or he's just trying to stir up shit and somehow be able to escape. Eko comes in to spout some mumbo-jumbo and he cuts off those little scraggly beard bits on his chin. Which, thank God, because they were starting to bug me for absolutely no reason that I can articulate.

There are also two books featured in this episode. When I write the recap proper, I will tell you, as I have done with two other featured works of literature, to check out the first word on pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42, because it forms a sentence that could be a hint. As with the other times I've done this, I will be lying, and I will remind you in the recap that I have lied before and am clearly not to be trusted. And yet, the day after the recap goes up, I will receive email from people wanting to know whether I'm talking hardcover or paperback. Just warning you.



On a different note... who here watches Battlestar Galactica? Because the little two-line description of the episode at TWOP (Television WithOut Pity) so intrigued me that I read 10 pages of the 16 page recap - and boy do I need an aspirin! Whew! My head is SPINNING! I'll put comments behind a cut, so I don't spoil anybody, but I need somebody to tell me what is going ON in this series. So... wtf IS the difference between Cylons and humans? Where did Cylons come from? They have a GOD? If Cylons and humans can mate... how can they really be different? And most of all... first Gaius had somebody in his head... now she (the somebody) has Gaius in her head? WTF IS GOING ON???? *brain explodes*

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From:zanne68
Date:March 4th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
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They usually don't have the full recap up until the following Tuesday, just so you know when to look for it. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I thought the other guy used to be faster...

Loved this: It's almost like we can't trust these people whose hobbies include kidnapping pregnant women, hanging bass players, and blowing up recreational rafters."

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From:zanne68
Date:March 4th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
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Hehe....heavens, you can't trust anyone anymore, can you? ;)
From:schnoogles
Date:March 4th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
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I LOVE Battlestar Galactica. My dad got me hooked on it after the first season.

Basically, the 12 colonies of man were completely obliterated my the Cylons (man0made humanoid machines, which have evolved and rebelled). The only humans alive are those who were not on the planets when they were all destroyed, including the military ship, the BG, and a ship carrying the highest remaning member of government, who had to assume the role of President of the 12 colonies.

All those who remain band together and decide to try to find the mythical thirteenth colony of man, mentioned in the ancient scriptures, called Earth.

Dun dun dun.

On their way they've been attacked, infiltrated, and damaged by the Cylons. Some Cylons are programmed to think they are human, as was one woman aboard the Galactica. She started helping the Cylons from inside the ship without knowing it and the Galactica has suffered losses of water and fuel. There are many copies of the human-looking Cylons, so if you kill one, another one just like it wakes up in another place.

If you're looking for episode breakdowns, they're all too complicated for that. LOL!

Watch the show! It's awesome!
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
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Right... so if the cylons can be humans - breed with them, and so on... the question is - are they really different?

(actually, I have seen some of the episodes - even up to the on where Gaius has some vision of a baby - but go and read the current episode summary - it's a trip! where are they goign with this plot?)
From:schnoogles
Date:March 4th, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
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It's a kind of a moral issue, isn't it? Some of the Cylons (specifically a Boomer clone) don't think they are being treated fairly, as beings, you know.

And hell, I have no idea where it's going. It's like LOST. They're always pulling out new tricks.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
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Yep! And a whole lot better than the original - very, very different. But damn hard to keep straight.
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From:knitting_hobbit
Date:March 4th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)

re: TWOP on Lost

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HAHAHA! OMG it's even weirder now than it was when i left off.
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From:lilithlotr
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:39 am (UTC)
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I'm two episodes behind on BSG
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
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Ooops! Hope I didn't spoil you too badly - but that episode description made my head spin!

Hey - on the concert: Ticketmaster had a single ticket for Friday night - row 1 of thetop section, to the side, for $47 (which of course adds up to $73 after the usual extortion). Similar tix were more than 100 on craigslist (unless that was the price for two?) I think I'll just buy that ticket... or pay a lot and get a decent one on craigslist. Darn... not sure now, but just letting you know craigslist may not be the best way to go! Go ahead and buy what suits you best; I don't think we'll get good seats unless we go as singles.
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From:lilithlotr
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
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the tickets I was looking at were $120 for level 100. I will NOT sit on level 300, which is what you're looking at. That's the ceiling.
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
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*L*! I know! On the other hand... at least it was the first row! *G*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:March 4th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
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And I'm going to think about about whether to go or not...
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