Jack's drinking (take a moment to collect yourselves) at an airport bar. We know it's an airport bar, because judging from the sound effects, there is a plane landing RIGHT BEHIND JACK'S HEAD. Michelle Rodriguez sits down next to him, ordering a tequila and tonic with a wedge and lemon from the bartender. Then she looks at Jack. "Why were you yelling?" she asks him. Jack, maybe because he's drunk, doesn't seem to know what she's talking about, so she reminds him that he was yelling at the woman at the check-in counter. "I'm sorry, do I know you?" he asks, and she tells him that she's on his flight, as though that makes it her business. But still he doesn't answer, so she tries being even nosier. "So your dad died, huh?" she says, and Jack says he thought she didn't hear what he was yelling about. "I was being polite," she says, so I guess Lost takes place in a universe that's slightly parallel to ours; everything's the same, except "polite" means exactly the opposite what it means it our universe. She asks how Jack's dad died, and he tells her it was a heart attack. "Not a drinker, huh?" says Michelle Rodriguez, after looking at Jack's glass, and he says, "No, not really," and I don't think lying is the best way to start this relationship. Then Michelle Rodriguez asks if he's not wearing a wedding ring because he's single or because he doesn't like wearing one, and can I just point out that there's a line between being direct and being annoyingly pushy, and Michelle Rodriguez is waving from the horizon by this point. ["And this dialogue is yikes. Seems like they could have done better by my girl M-Rod." -- Sars] Jack says he was married, but not anymore, and Michelle Rodriguez smiles. Jack tells the bartender, "Another tequila and tonic for Michelle Rodriguez here," like, she's polished off her drink in about ninety seconds flat, so Jack might want to think twice before getting involved with another obvious boozehound. "I didn't think you were listening," says Michelle Rodriguez, "flirtingly."
Episode Report CardDaniel: A | 545 USERS: B-
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