I was looking at this article with a view to rewriting, but it seems pretty good. It appears that the Rewrite tag was added on 2nd November 2006 and there have been about 50 edits since then. Does anybody think this still needs rewriting and what specifically needs addressing? Otherwise we ought to remove the tag.--TechNic|talk|conts 19:09, 9 April 2007 (PDT)


Deus Ex Machina is by far my favourite episode, so I will be all too happy to give it a rewrite. Watch this space.--Pinknoise 05:11, 12 April 2007 (PDT)

Backpack Goof

In the scene where Jack first talks to Sawyer about his headaches, Jack's backpack changes (from a small, leather girly pack with thin straps to a light blue sport pack).

Deus ex Machina

What excactly is the DeM in this episode?--Deus ex Machina 11:41, 25 April 2008 (PDT)

I'd love to know that myself. There are only two or three possibilities: John's father or the Island itself, maybe the hatch when the light wents on. --muellcraft 07:59 am, 30th April 2008 (MEZ)

It seems to me that the DeM could be Locke's dream/vision. He was at a loss trying to open the hatch, then the dream comes out of nowhere and leads him to the Beechcraft.--Christopher J 09:46, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I would also think that Locke's legs suddenly losing functioning for apparently no reason could be interpreted as a DeM. I suppose it could also be seen as having meaning behind it (or perhaps a mechanism of fate?), but it seems awfully convenient for his legs to suddenly stop working -- it's a very simple (and somewhat chicken-sh*t) way of providing an explanation of why Locke could not climb up there himself. --Lionofdharma 11:56, February 27, 2010 (UTC)


Possible candidate for juxtaposition? At the beginning of the first flashback, Locke explains the gameplay of Mousetrap. He then goes and speaks with his mother, the first step in an elaborate "trap" to cheat him out of his kidney.--Christopher J 09:54, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

I would say symbolism moreso than juxtaposition, but yeah, I agree that should be on there.  Jimbo the Tubby  talk  contributions  16:50, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Symbolism, that's the word. I didn't think "juxtaposition" was quite right either.--Christopher J 23:48, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

Potential Continuity Error

Why does Desmond not hear the trebuchet smashing into the Hatch, but later does hear Locke's (comparatively weak) pounding on the Hatch? --Mbtoole 17:25, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

Maybe he was sleeping. We don't know his whole story, so I wouldn't say that's not a error. He could have been sleeping.--Station7 17:46, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

  • Seems like a stretch. First, it was the middle of the day (though admittedly a Swan occupant would probably lose all track of time) and secondly when we hear Locke's pounding on the Hatch from Desmond's perspective it is very loud. Imagine the sound and disruption a "half a ton" of force would make upon hitting the Hatch. Certainly enough to wake someone up. --Mbtoole 22:18, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

If I look at the picture, the trebuchet didn't hit the Hatch window.--Station7 17:48, December 2, 2009 (UTC)

  • It still hit the Hatch, if not exactly the window, and would make a sound loud enough for Desmond to hear. --Mbtoole 22:18, December 2, 2009 (UTC)
  • Okay, so it makes a sudden loud noise that wakes Desmond up. Then what? He thinks, "What in bloody hell was that?" and he goes to look up the shaft. He sees nothing, because Boone and Locke aren't standing directly above the hatch window. Nothing happens after that, so he dismisses the event and figures a tree must've fallen or something. Just because we never saw anything like this happen doesn't mean it couldn't have happened. Sure, it's an interesting question to raise, but I wouldn't call it a continuity error. --Celebok 09:46, December 3, 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you Celebok.--Station7 14:44, December 3, 2009 (UTC)

When Locke and Boone discovered the hatch the window was covered with leaves and mud. Once they cleaned it off I wonder if Desmond ever noticed light coming through.--Paleored 15:54, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

The glass was pretty opaque. Locke and Boone couldn't see anything through it. It took a concentrated beam to even light the glass up in "Deus Ex Machina", and even then, little light escaped. --- Balk Of Fametalk 18:33, November 20, 2010 (UTC)

Best symbol

heroin/cocaine filled madonnas. I never saw it coming. It is Mother. This Darlton's master stroke. No foreshadowing has even been more subtle and then suddenly clear. --Past recaptured 18:20, August 17, 2010 (UTC)--Past recaptured 18:20, August 17, 2010 (UTC)--Past recaptured 18:20, August 17, 2010 (UTC)