Anyway, Patch is the last surviving member of the Dharma Initiative. And he now believes their story. I find it is very easy to believe stories when there are guns are pointed at your head. Patch and the Losties bring Sayid inside. Patch sends Kate off to get a medical kit so he can repair the damage he's done. Sayid wisely asks if Patch has any experience removing bullets, and Patch admits that he spent some quality time in Afghanistan. So did my cousin in the Peace Corps and I wouldn't trust her to remove a baby from a stroller, let alone a bullet from my arm. Sayid, however, shrugs because he has a bullet in his arm and not many options. He does want to know how Patch ended up there, and about the Dharma Initiative. As Patch starts to, um, patch up Sayid's shoulder, he uses his droning voice and a bottle of Official Dharma Initiative Vodka as anesthetic. He was born in Kiev, he says, and entered the Soviet Army, where he was stationed at listening post in Vladivostok. After they lost the Cold War, he was decommissioned, and after years of doing bad things to bad people, he wanted to do something good. So he answered an advertisement that asked if he would like to save the world. And that's how he became a part of the Dharma Initiative. Quick, gentle reader! Go check Craig's List! Maybe you can still join! So now he lives in The Flame. Or the Frame. Between the Iraqi accent and the Russian accent I am at a bit of a loss here. God, sometimes I am hopelessly Ugly American. So Patch joined the Initiative, who stuck him on this island all alone like a lighthouse keeper. Oh-kay. What is the Flame used for? It is a hub for communication to the outside world. OMG! Lostie jackpot! They are totally getting off the island, like, this episode! Right? Right?! Locke, meanwhile, is wandering around the house, and stumbles into a room full of computers. One is talking to him, asking him if he wants to play. He says yes. He has time to play. He has nothing better to do. It's chess. And it's his turn. Um, Locke? ... Oh, never mind.
Episode Report CardLuluBates: B | 540 USERS: C+
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