Once upon a time, I didn’t really care about Lost. Then I started working with Karen, who told me that the show was brilliant. So I started watching it.
From day one, I was sucked in. I’d come to work and tell Karen about where I was, since I had months to finish and catch up before the final season started.
But things were not meant to be in this Lost universe. As the seasons wore on, I realized that Jack was whiny and annoying as a hero. I much preferred Sawyer (someone explained why that was here).
And that created a “rift” between me and Karen.
This eventually resulted in the Lost battle. She put Jack pictures and quote up around my desk, and I used dozens of Post-Its for every single nickname Sawyer used on the show for the first five seasons.
Now that I don’t work with Karen anymore, I find myself missing our Lost discussions and our smugness about our teams (Team Jack vs. Team Sawyer) being better.
And today, I got an email from her, telling me that her new assistant actually found a piece of paper I intended to use in our battle. Written on the paper was Jack/Sawyer dialogue. I think it proves that Sawyer is awesome. Karen thinks it proves that Jack is awesome. So it goes.
I tried to find it on YouTube, but alas, no one seems to find the scene as great as we do. So I’ve provided the dialogue for you.
Jack: So where do we go from here?
Sawyer: I’m working on it.
Jack: Really? Because it looked to me like you were reading a book.
Sawyer: I heard once Winston Churchill read a book every night, even during the blitz. He said it made him think better. It’s ho I like to run things. I think. I’m sure that doesn’t much to you, ’cause back when you were calling the shots, you pretty much just reacted. See, you didn’t think, Jack, and as I recall, a lot of people ended up dead.
Jack: I got us off this island.
Sawyer: But here you are, right back where you started. So I’m gonna go back to reading my book, and I’m gonna think, ’cause that’s how I saved your ass today. And that’s how I’m gonna save Sayid’s tomorrow. All you gotta do is go home, get a good night’s rest. Let me do what I do. Now ain’t that a relief?
Note: I am not a fangirl. I was once accused of being a fangirl (surprisingly by a Team Jack person). When it comes down to it, Jack is technically my type. Sawyer just won me over.