Previously on Lost is all about Jack’s Dad. Please tell me this will not be another Jack Flashback episode.
Hopefully they’ll find Dad’s body?
Awesome!! “previously on ” covers that scene that I couldn’t see when the disc froze. Sawyer’s claiming he’s not a conman, or even called Sawyer.
Kid’s hiding under the bed as some violence happens. The kid is either Sawyer, or Sawyer’s son.
Or Sawyer’s victim’s son.
Holy crap. Seems that Sawyer was under a bed that someone killed themselves on.
That’ll mess you up, make you hot and dark and broody.
Really, we’ve run out of huge backstory reveals. Unless we find that Kate killed a president or that Hurley was Hitler, you can’t shock me.
These whispering voices (I assume they’re “The Others”) are really the least interesting mystery on this island.
Wooo, whispers. Scary stuff
Theory: all these characters on the plane are connected through Sawyer.
Mysterious man in Sawyer’s room looks familiar. Would IMDb, but juggling Twitter, Lost, and a bowl of delicious spaghetti bolognaise already.
Kate looks particularly good this episode. I like that purple top on her.
I suspect I’d like it more off her.
So far, two murders on the island.
Charlie killed Ethan, Sawyer killed the martial/cop guy. Don’t think I’m missing any.
Boar just knocked Sawyer into the mud.
My guess: this is going to be some kind of spiritual guiding boar, leading him to epiphanies.
Yeah, I’m with Hurley: Ethan’s not going to stay dead. His story’s not finished being told yet.
Mysteries no-one’s dealing with at the moment:
-Jack’s Dad’s body
-Adam and Eve (the bodies in the cave)
Seriously, if I were on the island, I’d be solely focussed on the presence of polar bears.
Sawyer and Kate are playing “I never”. Got to remember to play that next time I’m at a party. Love this game in TV shows/movies.
This is a great character-building technique. Learning so much about both Kate and Sawyer, so quickly, so effectively, so realistically.
Sawyer didn’t drink for “I never killed a man.” What about…oh, there he goes. Never mind.
I can’t decide who I want Kate to hook up with more. Probably Sawyer. Yeah, Sawyer. Maybe Locke.
Locke was adopted.
It appears that Sawyer has some strange vendetta against a shrimp salesman. Where are they going with this?
Maybe it’s because it’s late and I’m grumpy, but this flashback story seems stupid. Too many Americans running into each other in Australia.
Holy crap, is that Jack’s Dad? Okay, the story wins a lot of points back. Also helps with my “Sawyer is the common link” story.
Prediction: Sawyer was on the plane specifically because Jack was. Don’t see how, but that’d be nice and neat.
Or, Sawyer kills Jack’s Dad. That’d be nice too.
Forgot to mention earlier: don’t like Hurley’s “beard”. Teach him to shave with a knife, Locke.
I’m now on-board with Sawyer’s flashbacks (even if they are about a prawn salesman) but they’re undeniably clumsily integrated.
Oh, cool. Mistaken identity. It wasn’t an assassin or con-man who retired to the life of prawn sales, it was genuinely a prawn salesman.
No matter how you look at it, this episode has been about the moral dilemmas involved in shooting prawn salesmen/boars.
Oooh, all this time Michael’s been going ahead with his raft plan.
Prediction: him and Walt go off on the raft, mysteriously reappear later.
Oh that is good writing. Jack off-handedly using a comment that Sawyer heard his father saying. Nicely played!
Sawyer: “Made a deal with your girlfriend.”
Jack did not deny this relationship. Sawyer didn’t call him on not denying it. LAYERS.
Most likeable: Sawyer, tho I’m super tempted to give it to Locke.
Least likeable: Sawyer, for killing an innocent.
He gets Most intriguing too.
He is a likeable dislikeable intriguing character, what can I say.
This is why I’ve been clamouring for more Sawyer!
It’s been a while since we had a Jin/Sun episode, so my guess is this one will be about them.
And we open with a closeup of Jin’s eye. Am I good or am I good? His turn for flashback.
Neh seems to be Korean for “of course”.
Oooh, Sun in a bikini. I could go for more of this. Jin is typically disapproving.
Sexual tension between Michael and Sun is as high as ever. They’re currently my preferred pairing.
Sexual tension is so high that even Jin has picked up on it.
That’s the second time Jin’s father has been mentioned in as many minutes. Predictions:
-he’s not dead
-he’ll appear as a ghost
-or a boar
Michael’s raft is actually pretty impressive. Hope he does Sun in it.
-when Michael + raft leave the island, Sun goes with them.
I can’t work out what Hurley’s peace offering is.
Bow and arrow?
Just a stick with some string?
Sayid and Shannon are up there on my pairings list, though I don’t think Boom would take it well.
M’s raft will carry 4. Michael, Walt, Sawyer…got to be Sun who takes the other one. Also, Sawyer won’t go.
Someone set the raft on fire, then we got an ominous shot of Locke. It would make sense for it to have been him. He looooves the island.
Michael (rather logically) suspects Jin. My money’s still on Locke. But he’ll have done it for all the right reasons.
Oh. Jin pretty much just confessed. This show still subverts though, so I’ll keep my money on Locke.
Crap. Keep forgetting I can’t tweet during Korean flashbacks. Stupid subtitles.
WHOA. Was that Hurley on the TV?? Jin’s at a random Korean’s house, his daughter’s watching TV, looked like Hurley.
Mysteries no one’s dealing with:
-who hit Sayid on the back of the head while he was trying to source the transmissions
I love that Jin still has the single handcuff on.
Sayid, no! Don’t fall for Boom’s tricks! There are only like 3 hot girls on the island, don’t blow your chances with this one.
Hot girls on the island:
-Clare (in that pregnant kind of way)
Sawyer just made the first “Lord of the Flies” reference. Now just waiting for King Kong and Predator shout-outs.
Crap! Tweeted through another Korean flashback. Have had to rewind about 6 times this episode.
Can’t work out whether to give least likeable to Sun’s husband or Sun’s Dad. I suppose girls do end up marrying their fathers.
Dying to hear Hurley’s backstory. After all this wait, it had better be good. Would be nice if it wasn’t dark, too. Something light.
Tensions are high. This could go any one of many interesting ways.
Jin is doing the cleverest thing you can do when confronted by an angry but decent man: not fighting back.
Jin found out that his wife spoke English like 10 episodes ago. Why is he looking so surprised?
Locke is blaming the burning on the raft on “them”. See my comments about him planning on waging a war, half a dozen episodes ago.
So I suppose it was “them” who hit Sayid on the back of the head as well.
That’s a bit dissatisfying, really.
It’s like like watching a murder-mystery and then finding out in the final act that the guy was killed by a passing Russian assassin.
Jin’s father turned out to be alive, viewers at home. Jin was just embarrassed by him.
Probably because he never shaves.
Or maybe just because he’s so dim. He has a silly grin and spouts unhelpful platitudes.
“Go to America, save your marriage.” Why America? You’re already going to be in Australia, why not stay there? Better health cover.
Sayid and Shannon – looks like it’s going to be our first non-Sawyer kiss on the island!
Kisses so far: 2. Sayid/Shannon, Sawyer/Kate.
Possibly some Jin/Sun as well, but they’re married, doesn’t really count.
Making a concerted effort not to give Most likeable to Locke each episode. But he’s just so damned likeable!!
Holy hullabaloo, Walt burned the raft!! Top-notch twist. 10/10, Lost.
Walt is now my number one suspect for hitting Sayid on the back of the head.
Even though it’s only implied, I’m also putting Sayid/Shannon down for first sex on the island. Wonder how many condoms Sawyer’s salvaged.
Ha! Was halfway through a tweet about the ridiculousness of Hurley’s discman’s battery lasting this long when it died. Love it.
Most likeable: Sun (really Locke, but let’s share the love.)
Least likeable: Jin.
Most intriguing: Shannon. Wondering if she’ll dump Sayid.
“Previously on” deals with both Crazy Danielle AND the Hatch! Exciting stuff!!
Hurley is looking intently at the map. Prediction: he works it out. And gets flashbacks as well??
SCORE!! Hurley flashback!
I’d have guessed Hurley’s age at 17-22. His mum just called him a “man”. Motherly love, or is he older than I thought?
Hurley just won the lotto and passed out into a table!! This backstory has definite hints of lightness!
My prediction: Hurley will go off exploring by himself, and have a wacky adventure.
Maybe with a talking polar bear sidekick.
Aww, Hurley’s grandpa collapsed. The start of darkness? Hopefully not.
By the way, winning the lottery definitely counts as an awesome backstory, worth the 16-episode wait.
Americans remaking British shows should work in reverse. I’d love to see the British remake of Lost.
Prediction: Hurley (and also Walt) are bad luck magnets.
Oh, Hurley just said “I’ve had nothing but bad luck lately, it’s like I’m cursed.” I don’t need to theorise, the characters do it for me.
Haha, Hurley’s luck is shit-house. His mother broke her leg, his new house is on fire, and he just got arrested.
Incidentally, his lottery win would explain him being on TV, but not him being on TV in Korea.
Hurley owns “a box factory” – Locke worked in a box factory. Another link!
Wacky curses definitely fall into the “light-hearted backstory” category. Even if many people have died horribly as a result.
Sun, don’t focus on rebuilding your marriage. Focus on banging Michael!
Did Hurley just step on a landmine?
Oh, it’s a pressure trigger. Hurley: “I can make it. I’m spry.”
And he could! Go Hurley!
I’m loving this episode for many reasons:
1) Hurley’s backstory
2) They’re finally freaking going after Crazy Danielle!
Sending the biggest guy over the rope-bridge first is actually not a bad idea. Then they’ll know if it’ll hold everyone’s weight.
I used to have recurring nightmares about rope bridges.
Some would claim that they’re over-used in film/TV but they seem to fit the tone of Lost really nicely.
Maybe these numbers are somehow going to be what tie all the characters together.
This show has an abundance of Australians missing limbs.
Now that they’ve firmly established this as a world of supernatural leanings I’m okay with it. Just didn’t appreciate its late introduction.
If you’re making a show with magic, put some magic in the first episode. Harry Potter doesn’t discover he’s a wizard in book 3.
I’m officially awarding Locke Greatest character in all of Lost. Unless I retract it, he’s now ineligible for Most likeable character.
Hurley: “That thing in the forest. Maybe it’s a monster, maybe it’s a pissed off giraffe.”
Oh man, I hope it’s a pissed off giraffe.
Most likeable character: Hurley.
Least likeable: Hurley’s mum.
Most intriguing: Crazy Danielle
Theory: Adam and Eve, the people who were on the island 50-odd years ago, were the ones who transmitted the numbers.
I have absolutely no idea what’s up with the black rock though. Need more info before I start theorising.
Claire should name her baby “Ulrich”. Ulrich is an excellent name.
If I hadn’t taken him out of the running, there’s no way Locke wouldn’t have won Most likeable for this episode. He made a cradle!
I’m putting this in as an early nomination for “best episode of the season”.
Closeup of the hatch showed the numbers!! I’m right into these numbers. They tie a lot of stuff together really nicely.
Episode end. Was going to go to bed, but after that great ending, might knock out one more.
“Greatest character in all of Lost“