Season: 1-4, Episodes: 19, Faction: Survivors
Doug was a middle section survivor of Oceanic Flight 815. A redshirt member of Locke’s group, he was killed on Day 97 by the mercenaries.
1×01 – Pilot, Part 1
After the crash of Oceanic Flight 815, Doug was assisted by another survivor. (“Pilot, Part 1”)
1×04 – Walkabout
When the signal party returned to the beach, Doug and the other survivors listened to Sayid’s speech.
Doug also helped Claire and other survivors sort possessions which were strewn across the beach from the crash, and collected firewood for the mass funeral. (“Walkabout”)
1×06 – House of the Rising Sun
Doug witnessed Jin deliver a beating to Michael when Jin found Michael wearing the Rolex watch. Later that day Jack asked Doug and other survivors if they would like to live at the caves with some other survivors. (“House of the Rising Sun”)
1×07 – The Moth
Soon after, Doug and few other survivors walked to the caves and made camp. When Jack was caught in the cave-in, Doug was then seen trying to help. (“The Moth”)
1×23 – Exodus, Part 1
Doug helped along with his fellow survivors in getting the raft in the water for the first time, after Rousseau arrived at the camp to deliver a dire threat about the coming of the Others.
Along with all those around him at the raft, he saw the pillar of smoke coming from across the Island, apparently signalling the approach of the Others. Doug was present for the official launching of the raft. (“Exodus, Part 1”)
1×24 – Exodus, Part 2 & 3
Soon after he was seen walking to the caves. (“Exodus, Part 2”)
2×01 – Man of Science, Man of Faith
At the caves, Doug spoke to Craig and listened to Jack’s speech. (“Man of Science, Man of Faith”)
2×18 – Dave
When a pallet of DHARMA food and supplies was found on the Island, Doug was handing it out in the forest. (Dave)
2×19 – S.O.S.
Doug also listened to Bernard’s speech about making a SOS sign, however, he opted not to participate in the construction of the sign. (“S.O.S.”)
3×11 – Enter 77
Doug watched with amusement as Hurley beat Sawyer playing ping-pong, in a game that resulted in Sawyer being unable to refer to anyone by nickname for a week. (“Enter 77”)
3×16 – One of Us
When Jack, Sayid, and Kate returned to the camp from escaping from the Others, Doug was there to greet them. He and the rest of the survivors were shocked to see Juliet coming to their camp and sleeping in their tents. At night time, when Jack was talking to the survivors about getting rescued, Doug was there to help Claire to her bed tent. (“One of Us”)
3×21 – Greatest Hits
When the Others decided to raid the camp, Doug joined his fellow survivors in preparing to leave for the radio tower. (Greatest Hits)
Doug then walked to the radio tower with the survivors. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 1”)
Upon reaching the tower with everyone else, Doug was overjoyed when Jack finally made communication with Naomi’s ship. (“Through the Looking Glass, Part 2”)
4×01 – The Beginning of the End
Doug celebrated with the other survivors, while waiting for rescue. Before journeying to the cockpit, Jack gave Doug some firewood. When the group reached the cockpit, they separated into factions and Doug chose to join Locke’s group, who were heading to the Barracks. (“The Beginning of the End”)
4×02 – Confirmed Dead
The next day he was seen walking to the Barracks with the rest of Locke’s group.
While Locke and the group questioned Charlotte, Doug was seen holding Vincent. He later witnessed Sawyer threaten to shoot Ben, after he attempted to kill Charlotte. (“Confirmed Dead”)
4×09 – The Shape of Things to Come
When the freighter mercenaries invaded the Barracks, Sawyer was armed with a gun and frantically looking for Claire. He came across Doug holding some firewood. Sawyer asked if he had seen Claire leave her house at all, but Doug didn’t answer. Confused, he asked why Sawyer was carrying a gun.
Suddenly, Doug was shot in the middle of his chest by Redfern and died, with his blood spraying all over Sawyer. His death prompted two other survivors to come out into the open and be shot as well. (“The Shape of Things to Come”)
6×01 – LA X, Part 1
In the flash-sideways timeline Doug was seen safely aboard Oceanic Flight 815. He witnessed Charlie being escorted off the plane. He was briefly glimpsed unloading his luggage after he exited the plane. (“LA X, Part 1”)
6×02 – LA X, Part 2
He was also seen outside the airport waiting for a taxi as Kate fled from Edward Mars. (“LA X, Part 2”)
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Tityos was a giant from Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Elara. Zeus hid Elara from his wife, Hera, by placing her deep beneath the earth. Tityos grew so large that he split his mother’s womb, and was carried to term by Gaia, the Earth. Once grown, Tityos attempted to rape Leto at the behest of Hera and was slain by Apollo and Artemis. As punishment, he was stretched out in Tartarus and tortured by two vultures who fed on his liver, which grew back every night. This punishment is comparable to that of the Titan Prometheus.
- I saw Tityus too,
- son of the mighty Goddess Earth—sprawling there
- on the ground, spread over nine acres—two vultures
- hunched on either side of him, digging into his liver,
- beaking deep in the blood-sac, and he with his frantic hands could never beat them off, for he had once dragged off
- the famous consort of Zeus in all her glory,
- Leto, threading her way toward Pytho’s ridge
- over the lovely dancing-rings of Panopeus“.
In the early first century, when the geographer Strabo visited Panopeus (ix.3.423), he was reminded by the local people that it was the abode of Tityos and recalled the fact that the Phaeacians had carried Rhadamanthys in their boats to visit Tityos, according to Homer. There on Euboea at the time of Strabo they were still showing a “cave called Elarion from Elara who was mother to Tityos, and a hero-shrine of Tityos, and some kind of honours are mentioned which are paid him.” It is clear that the local hero-cult had been superseded by the cult of the Olympian gods, an Olympian father provided, and the hero demonized. A comparable giant chthonic pre-Olympian of a Titan-like order is Orion.
The poet Lucretius restyles the figure of Tityos in book iv of De rerum natura, a demythologized Tityos who is not in the underworld, eternally punished, but here and now, “the prototypical anguished lover”, plagued by winged creatures that are not vultures, as E.J. Kenney argues but cupids. Virgil responds to Lucretius with a retrospective simile of Tityos in the Aeneid (6.595ff), which compares his torment of desire with the unrest of Dido, whose flame of love is eating her marrow.