Skip Nav
Cole Sprouse
Riverdale Season 2: What's About to Change For Archie and the Gang
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer: "Winter Is Here"
30 Must-Read Summer Books You Need in Your Beach Bag

Lost Episode Nine: "Namaste"

Lost Episode Nine: "Namaste"

Namaste, Lost fans. This week's episode doesn't focus on one character's experience or flashbacks, but instead gives us the stories of what's going on with the passengers of the Ajira Airways flight — in both of the time periods (that sentence probably makes no sense whatsoever to non-Lost watchers). There's some creepy stuff in this episode and a lot of setting-up for future relationship drama (Kate, Sawyer, Juliet, Jack) along with a bit of alpha dog tension between Sawyer and Jack.

Do you like that Sawyer's in charge now? Did you totally know who that kid was as soon as he entered the cell area with the sandwich bag? And did you predict the identity of Amy's baby?! To chat about this week's episode,


In 2008. . . .

  • So, that runway. . . . was made by the Others as a landing strip. Now, the Ajira Airways flight 316 is able to land with relative smoothness (well, except for the unfortunate impaling of Lapidus's copilot).
  • I definitely thought Caesar and Ilana knew each other when we saw them in "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham," though this episode, when Caesar tells Ilana his name on the plane, makes me wonder. I'm a little bit wary of these two. I really want to know what their deal is.
  • Lapidus tells everyone to hunker down, but Cesar wants to search the buildings he’s spotted. Ben tells Sun to start looking for Jin on the main island, but Lapidus warns her against going in a boat to the main island with Ben. I really like that Lapidus is protective of Sun, though it turns out she don't need no stinkin' protection. Is it terrible that my first reaction is to laugh out loud when Sun whacks Ben on the back of the head? Also: a little cheering.
  • Sun and Lapidus take the boat over to the main island and come upon the old Dharma houses. A door creaks open all spooky horror film-like and Christian Shepard appears. Sun asks for her husband and Christian shows her a photograph from 1977, a picture of the new Dharma recruits that year.

Speaking of 1977. . . .

  • Awww, Sawyer's reunion with Hurley is so adorable. Hurley bear hugs him, and Sawyer calls him Kong — before calling him by his real first name, Hugo. Sawyer informs everyone that he and Jin are in the Dharma Initiative and it's 1977.
  • I love it when Jin loses his cool. He's just trying to convey to Radzinsky at the Flame station that it's rather important he find out if anyone saw a plane on the island. Meanwhile, Radzinsky is a most hilarious control freak, and he's working on a model of the Swan.
  • OMG: Amy says she and Horace are naming the baby Ethan!
    Amy: "So when are you and James gonna have one of these?"
    Juliet: "I don't know. The timing's gotta be right." Aw, the sad irony of "timing" on this show.
  • Jin finds Sayid and Sawyer goes to the Flame to pretend to question Sayid before putting him in a cell. It think it's funny that Sayid includes a little dramatic flair in his answer as he plays along with Sawyer's instruction to identify himself as a hostile: "We do not refer to ourselves as ‘hostile,’ but yes, I am one of them."
  • Sawyer's got his hands full in this episode! And he's thinking quick on his feet. He tells Jack, Kate and Hurley to pretend to be the new recruits so they go to get checked in and watch the orientation video with Pierre Chang (a.k.a. Dr. Marvin Candle, among other names). Then Chang himself checks in Jack! It's sort of odd for a moment to see Chang actually interacting with the Losties. And hilariously, based on Jack's aptitude tests, he'll be doing janitorial work.
  • Juliet pretends to check in Kate and they "introduce" themselves to each other. There's totally more Kate/Juliet drama coming up in the next episodes.
  • Phil tells the new recruits to say "Namaste" for the photo. Hurley: "Nama-what?"
  • Phil also suggests to Jack, "I wouldn't call him 'James.' He hates it."
  • I'm not sure why, but I got choked up at the sight of Jack being choked up to see Juliet. That was kind of weird.
  • Now Jack wonders what Sawyer's going to do about Sayid, etc. and he makes a comment about Sawyer not doing anything but reading a book. Sawyer points out that Winston Churchill supposedly read a book every night to help him think better, and Sawyer wants to think better — as opposed to just reacting, like Jack used to do when he was the big boss of everyone. Touché, Sawyer.
  • I knew that kid with the sandwich would be Ben, now I just want to see how he'll play into the storyline of the Losties in 1977. . . .

In the previews for next week, Sayid says, "Now I know exactly why I'm here." Cannot wait to find that out!

Photos copyright 2009 ABC, Inc.

Join The Conversation
cibele cibele 8 years
I didn't like this episode very much. Must be because they made Sawyer in charge and he's so not interesting in my book, not intriguing or anything like that. Just him running all over the place being the big boss and making sure he is the boss.
iheartstyle iheartstyle 8 years
i knew that the little boy was ben, but didnt know the baby would be ethan
iluvfashion2 iluvfashion2 8 years
It's an intriguing idea that Miles could be Chang's kid (or his next kid??) I do remember a few eppy's ago that Faraday asks him if he's SURE he's ever been on this island & Miles just looks at him weird. However, when Sawyer wants him to translate from Jin, Miles says, "he's from Korea...I'm from Encino." (hillarious) That implies that he at least remembers growing up somewhere else, so he would have had to left the island at a fairly young age. Also, it is a really cool thought to think that Jin is the one who taught Charlotte Korean back when they were together on the island.
ana-isabel ana-isabel 8 years
I missed this episode. Thanks for the recap. I'll have to watch it online.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Damn. caryatid and bastlylefilegirl y'all got some AWESOME points and ideas!! :)
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
"Will Ben now remember meeting Sayid?" Ben remembers meeting all the O6 and I think it's because now Ben's "history" is playing out for the audience. I'm thinking that the O6 has left the island before they left the Island the first time. i.e. the first Ocenanic air crash got them back to the Island after they left the first time (i.e. the time they are currently in).
spacebear spacebear 8 years
sun couldve been there cause you KNOW her shady dad is somehow involved in the dharma initiative/widmore's crew - somehow. He's had too many ties to things for them to not explore that avenue. and i thought i had been seeing things but radzinsky had the muppets on.
caryatid caryatid 8 years
i think faraday is jacob!
johnsonkm20 johnsonkm20 8 years
I'm loving the 70's oh so much! Still I am also dying to know where Bernard & Rose are at; if someone would just reference them in a conversation on the island that'd be great. So Faraday went back to England? Really? That doesn't seem likely. If Miles is Marvin Candle's son, and was born in the late 70's/early 80's then either Faraday never left the island or he comes back. Maybe Sawyer meant he wasn't with them anymore, as in he's always underground working on the donkey wheel area. Or he may have joined the hostiles. So excited for the love square drama coming up. I must admit, as much as I love peaceful Sawyer with Juliet, I'm still hoping he ends up with Kate. I also loved the Winston Churchill story :)
caryatid caryatid 8 years
jack is totally going to be working with ben's dad! also, how did baby ethan (if thats really who it is) become an other, a doctor, and allow his mom and dad to be purged? seems odd to me...
emalove emalove 8 years
One of the theories on lostpedia as to why Sun didn't flash: "Sun didn't flash because when she left the island there was herself AND her unborn baby... she didn't bring her child with her so she didn't "fully" return." Interesting...
bastylefilegirl bastylefilegirl 8 years
I don't think Sun's journey is going to take her back, I think Sun's journey will be to get them to the present because I have a feeling that they will come in contact with Cesear and the new plane bunch.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
CG - I posted a screenshot of that "person" in a post up there ^ I'm guessing Claire, looks blonder to me
syako syako 8 years
Ok, so lostpedia timeline says sun was born in 1980, but in Episode 1 of Season 5, her passport says she was born in 1972.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Alright just watched it again, Kate works in the Motorpoole, Hurley is a chef. ANd when sun and frank are with christian, there is another person with red hair in the room behind Sun. Claire? charlotte?
syako syako 8 years
Yeah I think Chang's baby is a boy. Don't know if he already had him yet though... :? I'd guess Miles was born in the 80s. :shrug:
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Oh yeah! Forgot. Ok then our theory that Ben didnt flash back b/c he was there at the time doesnt work for Miles right? B/c he wouldve been there at that time too then? Unless Miles just wasnt born yet. In which case the Ben-flash theory could work.
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
Sun could've been on the island before, but I doubt that she is Chang's baby. Chang is Chinese...Sun is Korean. I think Miles is Chang's baby.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I think at comic con they said changs baby was a boy. I still think that baby is Miles, but who knows.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Damn Sy good call. I bet Sun was on the island once too. Any chance she is Chang's baby from that earlier episode?
emalove emalove 8 years
Renee3, thanks for posting that link--it TOTALLY looks like it could be Claire! I don't think it was a production error at all.
emalove emalove 8 years
This episode was the first one in awhile where I didn't have any "OMG" reactions...nothing in it surprised me or blew me away. The minute I saw the young boy walking up to Sayid's cell, I knew it was Ben. We knew he was going to show up soon. It seemed more like a set-up episode for next week's drama. I can't wait to see how the love square between Sawyer, Kate, Jack, and Juliet plays out. I personally can't STAND Sawyer with Juliet, I totally want him to be with Kate! I think Phil is super-creepy. And I'm so confused why Sun, Ben, and Lapidus aren't in 1977 too...can't wait to find out why. I didn't notice the person behind Sun at the end...I am also now hoping it was Claire too!
lilprisci lilprisci 8 years
Will Ben now remember meeting Sayid? AND, if he does, will that then tell him in what year the castaways ended up? omg i love this show!! also, kate needs to. back. off. I hope Juliet "explains" it to her...
sillyho sillyho 8 years
Kate is a mechanic like Juliet, we see them working together in the preview for next week's episode.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Did anyone see what Hurleys job was? i thought his jumper said "chef" what about Kates? she is mechanically inclined.
Moms You Meet on Father's Day
Things About Food Only Latinx Understand
RuPaul's Drag Race Interview With Executive Producers
Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer
From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds