I’ve got to be honest with you, this episode is the weakest of the season so far. Maybe it’s just because I hate off-island Kate, but I would be much happier with an on-island/Desmond episode, until, of course Desmond is chillin’ with Kate in LA.
This episode did do a decent job of clearing up some of the questions I had about the time traveling deal. Yes, you can see what’s going on with past representations of island folk, and you may be able to interact with yourself? Perhaps? Doesn’t that go against the whole “your mind traveling through time, not your body” thing? I remember seeing the beam of light in the preview from last week and being pumped for it. John’s reaction to seeing it was awesome, and it hearkened back to the days of exciting drama that just happened to take place on a crazy island, instead of the current crazy island drama.
+ Faraday pretty much confirmed that Miles is Marvin Candle’s son. Case closed
+ Claire scenes without actually having to listen to anything new from her.
+ Young preggers Rousseau. How long have we been waiting for this?
+ On-island Kate makes an appearance…sweet.
+ Jin? Seriously?
– Jin? Seriously?
– Juliet’s facial hemorrhaging…eww
– Tony the nurse gives it up too easily. What kind of babies is Widmore hiring? Dharma henchmen will take a bullet before giving it up.
– The future inhabitants of the island apparently think it’s appropriate to wear blackface (and suck at aiming.)
– Still too much Aaron.
Alec in Huluwood – For those who “missed” the Superbowl, here’s the amazing Hulu commercial. I didn’t think it was possible, but this commercial actually made me love Hulu even more.
Wow, more Locke than I expected this early in the season. Here’s my 5 goods, bads and questions.
+ Ellie’s first person shooter shot
+ Widmore was an other? Woah. He’s funding all of Farraday’s experiments? 2x Woah.
+ Desmond honors a friend by naming his son Charlie Bloody Rock God Hume.
+ Locke and Richard’s entire interaction was great. “Hey, I’ll be born in a few years. Follow me around, be creepy. Oh yeah, try and stop my dad from throwing me out of a building please.”
+ Solution to nearly all problems: ” YOU BURY IT!”
– Juliet self reference as “an Other.” Don’t do that.
– Ellie’s refusal to unclench her teeth, even while speaking.
– Still too much Kate and Aaron
– This rapid series of answers is only a sign that the show will eventually end.
– Not enough alternative timelines. Let’s tear this space-time continuum apart!
1. Will back-in-the-day Widmore turn the frozen donkey wheel just like Ben?
2. Does he do it for a noble reason, totally skewing our previous perceptions of him? Is he going to be a good guy?
3. Why does Ellie look so familiar to Faraday? His mother, perhaps?
4. How old is Richard? How long do we have to wait before we see his 4-toed feet?
5. How long before Sawyer zings Richard Alpert for wearing too much makeup?
Very few things get me as excited and leave me as satisfied as LOST does. I have been waiting 237 days for season 5 to start, and I am not disappointed. In season premieres of yesteryears, we were limited to a few characters. Not this time. We saw what pretty much everyone was up to in either on-island time or off-island time. I think the only character we really “missed” was Claire, which I can deal with, but I am curious where Christian and her ran off to (Daddy-daughter camping trip to the shack? Perhaps.)
As for the overall story, they did a good job of reminding us what’s up. Jack needs to round up the O6, and return them, with Locke, to the island. Meanwhile, Sawyer and Juliet inherit the title of Ambiguous Island “It” Couple and will be leading the rest of the survivors into a downward spiral. Or perhaps I should say a 33 rpm inward spiral, if we’re going with this new skipping record motif. I’m assuming that things get really bad on the island if Locke is willing to leave.
So now we’ve got this time travel thing going on, and it doesn’t appear to be the traditional BTTF/Timecop time traveling. It’s still a bit unclear to me, and hard to put into words, but it seems like the writers know where (or when) they are going with this. As long as Jack and Kate get to the island, go back in time and die in the caves together with their black and white rocks, I’ll be happy.
Off the island, Sun’s going to be a real pain in the ass. She obviously blames Jack for Jin’s third failed attempt at boating. We will not see the old Sun this season. She may actually turn into a standout character with screentime that amounts to something significant.
Jack’s fine, he’s doing his thing and I’ll wait patiently for more scenes like this and this.
I like Kate the best when she’s on the island. I never really appreciated her flashbacks as much as some other characters. So she may be on my shit list this season, but maybe not. One thing she could do to make the story better is to lose Aaron. I’m sick of it already.
Absolutely no complaints about Hurley and Sayid’s adventures. This kind of badass/fatass humor is exactly what good cop/bad cop, straight man/funny man, and all further Bad Boys movies should be like. Sayid takes a baker’s dozen darts (poisoned with tainted peanut butter) and still manages to properly fill the dishwasher and set it to “Expendable Thug” before passing out. The only thing that would have made Hurley’s Hot Pocket scene funnier is if he actually hit Ben and the scene had to play through with Ben covered in “seasoned taco meat and melted cheese wrapped in a crispy, cheesy corn tortilla flavored crust.”
Well done LOST, well done.