Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sawyer talks to Richard about Jughead and Locke

Horace Goodspeed emerges from one of the houses and nervously greets Richard Alpert. Horace says "I wish you would have told me you were coming and I would have turned the fence off for you." Richard replies "That fence may keep other things out, but not us." Richard goes on to tell Horace that the truce has been broken because two of his men are missing. Horace denies knowing what Richard is talking about. That's when Richard gets up in Horace's face but we don't hear what is said because we join the group inside the house.

Moments later Horace and Phil barge in and Horace asks Sawyer how well he buried the two bodies. Horace tells Phil to call The Arrow Station and tell them that they are at "condition one, take the heavy ordinance and make sure the fence is at maximum." Sawyer tells Horace that he wants to talk to Richard or as he puts it, "your buddy with the eyeliner." This is in reference to many fans saying that Nestor Carbonell (who plays Richard) always looks like he's wearing eyeliner when in fact, he just has thick, dark eyelashes. Sawyer goes to talk to Richard without Horace's consent.

Sawyer goes out to Richard and tells him that he killed his men. He truthfully explains what happened. Sawyer then tells him that he's not part of the Dharma Initiative so the truce has not been broken. Richard asks him who he is since he is not Dharma. Sawyer replies by asking "Did you bury the bomb? The hydrogen bomb with Jughead written on the side, did you bury it?" Richard looks stunned at this point. Sawyer continues by tell Richard he knows that a bald guy named John Locke limped into their camp and told them that he was their leader before he disappeared. Sawyer tells Richard that he's waiting for Locke to come back. Sawyer then asks "So do you still think I'm a member of the damn Dharma Initiative?" Richard says, "No I guess I don't." Richard then tells him that no matter who Sawyer is, two of his men are dead and his people need justice. More on that in the next post.

So how is it that Richard and his people are not affected by the sonic fence? He seems to reference the smoke monster when he says that the fence "may keep other things out." It seems odd that Sawyer told Richard the truth while he felt the need to lie to Horace and the Dharma folk. Why does Sawyer seem to trust Richard, though it may be very little?

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