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Jane Campbell

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  1. Kat
    February 23, 2016 @ 4:32 pm

    Thanks for another great essay, Jane. I love all of those little, tiny parallels and callbacks throughout the show. It makes close study and repeated viewings so rewarding. In particular, the repeated use of “rock god” and how Charlie commands the rocks to fall is great, and great catch with Hurley’s “You rock!” compliment at the end.

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  2. Lee Jones
    February 14, 2018 @ 3:05 am

    Do you want to know what I disliked about this episode? I disliked how Locke manipulated or coerced Charlie into giving up those drugs. I think Locke saw himself as some kind of savior, but all he did was delay Charlie’s decision to finally give up drugs.

    After finding a stash of heroin in Season Two, Charlie proved that he had not been completely “cured” and decided to test himself and see if he could refrain from using again. And instead of appreciating what Charlie was trying to do, Locke angrily assumed that the younger man was back on drugs.

    I was disgusted at Locke’s inability to see what Charlie was trying to do. And I cheered Charlie for finally making the effort to save himself, instead of allowing someone else to manipulate him into permanently giving up the drugs.

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