Recap: Episodes 9-12 (Days 12-22)
Sayid’s life is placed in grave danger after he stumbles upon the source of the mysterious French transmission. Sayid is captured by the crazy French woman. He tries to befriend her, but she tortures him thinking he is part of the Others on the island.
Meanwhile, Hurley has a ridiculous plan to make life on the island a little more civilized - so people don’t go crazy. Hurley finds a golf bag in the wreckage and he decides to create an island golf course. Claire has disturbing nightmares that her baby is in danger might be coming true to threaten her life and the life of her unborn child. A survey of the passenger list reveals that one person in camp, Ethan Rom, was not on the plane.
Survivors wonder why Charlie and the pregnant Claire have been abducted - and by whom - and a search party ventures into the treacherous jungle to try to find and rescue the missing duo. Meanwhile, inner-demons about his father resurface for Jack while Boone and Locke discover another island mystery, The Hatch.
Kate fights over possession of a newly discovered locked metal briefcase belonging to the Marshal. Meanwhile, Sayid having escaped Rousseau’s nest with documents asks a reluctant Shannon to translate notes he took from the French woman.An abnormal rising tide threatens to engulf the fuselage and the entire beach encampment.Science:
In the absence of fracture and dislocation, occlusion of blood vessels becomes the major cause of death, rather than asphyxiation. Obstruction of venous drainage of the brain via occlusion of the internal jugular veins leads to cerebral edema and then cerebral ischemia. The face will typically become engorged and turn blue through lack of oxygen).
Compromise of the cerebral blood flow may occur by obstruction of the carotid arteries, even though their obstruction requires far more force than the obstruction of jugular veins, since they are seated deeper and they contain blood in much higher pressure compared to the jugular veins. Where death has occurred through carotid artery obstruction or cervical fracture, the face will typically be pale in color. Many reports and pictures exist of actual short-drop hangings that seem to show that the person died quickly, while others indicate a slow and agonizing death by strangulation.
When cerebral circulation is severely compromised by any mechanism, arterial or venous, death occurs over four or more minutes from cerebral hypoxia, although the heart may continue to beat for some period after the brain can no longer be resuscitated. The time of death in such cases is a matter of convention. In judicial hangings, death is pronounced at cardiac arrest, which may occur at times from several minutes up to 15 minutes or longer after hanging. During suspension, once the prisoner has lapsed into unconsciousness, rippling movements of the body and limbs may occur for some time which are usually attributed to nervous and muscular reflexes.
As for the search time lapse of more than 15 minutes, and the lack of response from Charlie during initial CPR, it is almost certain that Charlie was killed by strangulation by hanging caused by Ethan.
WALT: [shaking his head] Can you teach me how to do that?
[Locke hands Walt the knife.]
[We see Sayid walking through the jungle. Sound of wind, birds wings, whispering voices.]
CHARLIE: Ethan, where's Jack?
[Ethan just stares at them. Claire looks terrified.]
LOCKE: That's what we're going to find out.
[They start "digging."]
SHANNON: [singing] La mer. Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs. A des reflets d'argent. La mer. Des reflets changeants. Sous la pluie. La mer. Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs...
[Boone stares at Sayid and Shannon from behind a tree with a weird look on his face. Jack walks by Kate and looks at her. Kate just stares at her toy airplane.]New Ideas/Tests of Theories: