Finding Lost - Season Five: The Unofficial Guide

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Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I’ve written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television. — Amanda Cuda, Connecticut Post newspaper If you want to know your Benjamin Linuses from your Henry Gales or your John Lockes from your Jeremy Benthams, let Nikki Stafford be your constant. Her writing reflects the insightfulness, passion and humor of both the show and its fans. — Steve “The Shout” Dandy, “Nik at...
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Overview


Nikki Stafford is a godsend to Lost enthusiasts in particular and TV lovers in general. I’ve written about TV for several years, and have always valued her opinion and insights on all things television. — Amanda Cuda, Connecticut Post newspaper If you want to know your Benjamin Linuses from your Henry Gales or your John Lockes from your Jeremy Benthams, let Nikki Stafford be your constant. Her writing reflects the insightfulness, passion and humor of both the show and its fans. — Steve “The Shout” Dandy, “Nik at Nite” contributor Since its premiere in 2004, Lost has gone from weird (polar bears in the jungle) to weirder (a man living in a bunker hitting a button every 108 minutes to “save the world”) to just plain crazy (a large frozen wheel moving the island). And the fans love every minute of it. In the brilliant season 4, the outside world invaded the island and the Oceanic 6 were “rescued.” And now . . . they’re coming back. The pre-eminent source for fans, Nikki Stafford’s Finding Lost series — the only Lost books with a complete episode-by-episode guide — continues its exploration of the deeper meanings of the show. The book includes:
• an in-depth look at every episode of season 5, linking the events in the season to the early Lost years and adding highlights, little-known facts, and nitpicks
• chapters on the rules of time travel, the smoke monster, and that mysterious four-toed statue
• sidebars chronicling fun trivia such as Geronimo Jackson, Star Wars references, and Locke’s injuries
• analysis of literary references such as The Little Prince, Ulysses, Y: The Last Man, A Separate Reality, and Everything That Rises Must Converge
• photos of the filming locations in Hawaii As the show heads into its much-anticipated final season, Finding Lost provides enough background to put you leagues ahead of other viewers and help you “find” Lost.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Nikki Stafford knows TV, and she knows TV fans . . . Stafford has succeeded in creating books for [Lost fans], a crowd that could arguably be called the most difficult to please."  —Jon Lachonis, BuddyTV.com

"An excellent companion to the Lost Season 5 DVD and Blu-ray sets."  About.com

“Nikki Stafford has a gift for writing about television . . . this book is an interesting read and definitely a must for any Lost fan.”  —The Medium Online

"If you're a fan of the popular TV show Lost, you can't be without this unofficial guide."  —California Bookwatch

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550228915
  • Publisher: ECW Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Finding Lost Series
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,339,259
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nikki Stafford is the author of several books, including Bite Me!: An Unofficial Guide to the World of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once Bitten: A Guide to the World of Angel, and Uncovering Alias: An Unofficial Guide. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Few Words From the Readers v

How Not to Get Lost xi

"We Have to Go Back!" xv

Season 5 January-May 2009

Because you Left (Everyone) 1

The Lie (Hurley) 16

TheFoucault Pendulum 26

Jughear (Desmond) 27

Operation Castle 36

The Little Prince (Kate, Aaron) 37

The Little Prince 48

This Place Is Death (Rousseau, Everyone) 56

Bloop 66

316(Jack) 68

Ulysses 79

The Life and Death of the Jeremy Bentham (Locke) 99

The Body and Blood of Locke 114

Y: The Last Man 116

LaFleur (Sawyer) 120

Dharma Wants You . . . Sort Of 128

Namaste (Everyone) 130

"Turn it up! I love Geronimo Jackson" 140

He's Our You (Sayid) 141

A Separate Reality 149

Whatever Happened, Happened (Kate) 160

Miles and Hurley: The Great Time-Travel Debate 169

Dead Is Dead (Ben) 173

Somokey: Island Security System or Pillar of Judgment 183

Some Like It Hoth (Miles) 187

May the Islands Be With You: Star Wars and Lost 195

The Variable (Daniel) 197

Wired Magazine: "The Super Power Issue!" 209

Follow the Leader (Everyone) 212

Sawyer's Nicknames 222

Sharma Logos 224

The Incident, Parts 1&2 (Jacob) 225

36 Hours Before 316 242

Oh, Those Crazy Egyptian Gods 257

Everything That Rises Must Converge 262

Questions for Season 6 272

Sources 274

Acknowledgements 277

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  • Posted February 22, 2010

    A Helpful Companion to a Great TV Show

    LOST is a show that, no matter how many times you watch it, can slip things past you in every episode. There is a vast mythology, tons of character development and many themes running parallel to each other. The Finding LOST series is helpful in gaining a more comprehensive perspective on every episode. The best parts of the books are the "Did You Notice" and "Any Questions" sections which allow you to pick up on little clues and also keep the various mysteries clear in your head as you jump from episode to episode. Another helpful piece is the concise summaries of the many literary references in the show. These help you to get deeper into the themes and direction of the show without having to go through the trouble of reading each book yourself.

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