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Lost 3×18 “D.O.C.” | AV Club Review

///We noticed that someone at AV Club was rewatching Lost and posted some reviews about the show. We’re going to post here all the parts about Juliet and Elizabeth.///

This is the last review they posted. They didn’t write anything else for the other seasons.

EMFC_LOST_3x18_000000003401.jpg“D.O.C.” (originally aired 04/25/2007)

[…]it’s easy to imagine “D.O.C.” as a potential Juliet episode given her central role, but it’s Sun’s perspective that is most crucial, and therefore frames the events accordingly.

Of course, now it’s a different kind of ticking time bomb. “D.O.C.” gives us our most concrete information yet about Juliet’s pregnancy research—nine women have died in her care, the Staff station existed as a hospice of sorts during their final days, and no woman has reached their third trimester. We also get confirmation of the island’s impact on sperm count, offering scientific—albeit magically-enhanced—evidence to support Jin’s claim to the baby. And yet the Juliet side of the story struggles a bit on rewatch, as her actions are very consciously framed as suspicious. Why did she need to put her hand over Sun’s mouth and kidnap her in the middle of the night? Why did she need to be so opaque as to where they were going? Why did the Staff station still have to be so murdery with the flickering lights? All of it is there to make us think that Juliet is leading Sun into a trap, which you know is wrong if you’ve already seen the show and remember what happens from this point on. The episode itself even works against this, with Juliet’s “I hate you” after finishing her tape-recorded message to Ben reinforcing that she still resents him and is still closer to a hero and a villain. But it’s tough to put yourself back in the moment with the Juliet character’s uncertainty as compared to another step in Sun’s emotional journey.

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Well it’s easy to answer to those questions.  Obviously it was done that way because the viewers needed to be suspicious about Juliet, but that it doesn’t mean it didn’t have also a diegetic meaning: Juliet basically needed to kidnap Sun in the middle of the night because of course she had to leave a report for Ben and didn’t want anybody else around to do that.


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