In 2009, Peter watched through the first five seasons of Lost for the first time, live-tweeting all thoughts as he had them. Nicknames were created, awards were invented and dispensed, and predictions were made. If you’ve never seen Lost (or even if it’s been a while), these may not make much sense.
Oh please, please tell me this will be a Hurley episode. I’m pre-emptively giving him Most Likeable.
I absolutely despise the “fat people are obsessed with food” stereotype. Can you name one fat TV character who isn’t?
Conversely, large people I know in real life are not. It’s an annoying and ubiquitous stereotype.
Flirty Bar Girl wins a few points for throwing a rock at Sawyer.
Damn it, I have accidentally got spanish subtitles on. Not for when they’re talking, just for when text is shown on-screen.
Hurley’s mum: “Falling down is not exercise.”
Rose is in the show again, presumeably because her husband’s appearing this episode, as one of “the Others”.
From an earlier episode- “If you want a secret to stay secret, don’t tell the big guy.”
Too true. Hurley sucks at secrets.
Haven’t seen Shannon or Sun in a while. Next episode will probably be theirs.
Yup, Rose is talking about her husband.
He’s showing up this episode.
Also: only just realised these guys don’t know about the raft.
I enjoy my life as it is now, but if I won the lotto I wouldn’t hesitate to collect it.
-someone will fail to complete the 108 minute thing by the end of the season. Possibly on the season finale.
Cute Flirty Girl is being rather horrible this episode.
She is no longer my new favourite character.
I suppose this whole new bunch of people, The Others, allows for a whole new bunch of interesting flashbacks.
Hurley was the second-worst person to leave in charge of the food. (right after Sawyer)
The Hatch mystery hasn’t really been solved, just shifted inwards slightly. Now they’re trying to break into the concrete.
Predictions for what’s inside the concrete:
-ANOTHER labyrinth, with even more mysterious characters and older machinery.
-A cryogenic chamber
-an unrecogniseable animal
-interesting but bewildering experiments
-POLAR BEAR FIGHT RING
Voila, both Sun and Shannon are in this scene.
Hurley’s flashbacks are the best.
Not only do Hurley’s flashbacks rock the hardest, but they’re also the best integrated. Really nicely connected.
I can see why season 2 divided a lot of people.
It’s no longer “Here’s something, what could it mean” it’s “here’s something, how do people react to it?”
Obviously these aren’t “The Others” that Crazy Danielle was referring to. Those seem to be ghosty ghosts, rather than people.
Most likeable: Hurley,
Most dislikeable: Flirty Bar Girl,
Most intriguing: Flirty Bar Girl.
Prediction: the two groups meet, and there’s a fight about who should lead them.
Sawyer points out, quite reasonably, that group 1 went down from 47 to 43, while the other group went from 23 to what, 6?
Sun’s lost her wedding ring.
(This is really a plot I could happily live without.)
Prediction: Desperate to find her (inexplicably magnetic) wedding ring, Sun turns the electro-magnet up to max.
Is this place (the not-Others’ home base) one of the other science bases on the island?
That symbol is on the wall.
This group of not-Others other survivors are henceforth going to be known as “Group B.”
Scared-looking girl from Group B just referred to a “they” – I assume he means the Others.
Big Scary Black Guy from Group B did say his name, but I didn’t catch it.
Will call him “Mufasa”.
Group B does, as scared-looking girl said, have trust issues.
But the fish rots from the head – I blame Flirty Bar Girl.
Both participants have their mother present – most awkward date ever?
I assume Group B is slowly being picked off by the Others, and their hallucination-causing ways.
Sun is destroying her garden in a fit of rage.
Me, I’ve never been tempted by anger to cause more work for my future self.
I’m all in favour of Jin these days.
He hasn’t been a tosser for quite a long time now.
Woah. The Others appear to be a group of flesh-and-blood people. No way they’re a “group C”…
Mysteries that have pretty much no chance of being solved:
-why the raft exploded
-Jack’s Dad’s body
I suspect that that is not the real Michael.
Sawyer, biggest arsehole on the island, seems to really be enjoying meeting Flirty Bar Girl
Who almost challenges him for the position.
Had no idea what Jin was saying (“You find Walt”) so put subtitles on.
The code for “Norweigan subtitles” is “NO subtitles.”
Sun found her wedding ring. At last, I can sleep at night.
Haha, one of Group B’s hiking poles is a hockey stick.
Sun looking happy because she’s found her ring is, for the record, a really terrible end-of-episode cliffhanger.
Worst one yet.
That ep –
Most likeable: Jin,
Most dislikeable: Flirty Bar Girl,
Most intriguing: Mufasa.
I have genuinely no idea who The Others could be.
Children of the scientists?
Them being flesh-and-blood took me by surprise.
I read somewhere that the best way to seduce a woman is to engage all her senses at once.
Feed her delicious food while smelling good, put on music, set up candles, and gently caress her.
Sayid seems to be all over that. No wonder Shannon fell for him.
Even I’m falling for him.
In response to “I saw the Others”, Group B random: “Did you see the kids?”
Seems like the Others kidnap kids to raise them in their crazy ways.
Okay, Sayid and Shannon definitely just had sex.
Walt seems to be the hallucination of choice these days.
Theory: they can only make people appear if they have their bodies (dead or alive)
People we’ve seen in hallucination form so far: Walt, Jack’s Dad.
People who are missing: Walt, Jack’s Dad’s body.
Boom did Hallucinate a fake Shannon, but he was on drugs at the time.
Doesn’t really count.
So glad I never did ballet as a kid. It looks miserable.
Cute that Shannon teaches it though.
These backstories need more cross-over.
Couldn’t this SUV accident have been the same one that Denise was in, in Jack’s flashbacks?
I’ll point out that the monster (smoke-monster?) has only appeared in two episodes thus far.
First and last of the first season.
I love how whenever Locke sees a problem he just fixes it.
Just fixes it.
No matter what it is.
No-one’s yet said “Hey Locke, I want to leave.” They’d be off the island in minutes.
Oh no. Charlie’s not back on the heroin, is he?
(Imagine the above in llama-voice)
If you ever have your pick of TV shows to act on, choose one with heaps of flashbacks.
That way even if your character dies, you can continue to appear on it.
Most likeable character goes to Mufasa, early though it is.
He’s like the Group B’s Locke.
I would love to play a “Lost” computer game, if it were an RTS.
If it exists IRL, it’s probably a terrible FPS.
Lost Season 2: The Hunt for Walt.
That tree in the background has a penis.
Mufasa’s name is Mr Echo, Bitchy Flirty Bar Girl is called “Anna”.
Prediction: Those pirate guys sell kids to The Others in return for…I dunno, Magic or seomthing.
Apparently those whispers are much scarier than we’ve seen so far.
Group A’s reaction: keep on trucking.
Group B’s reaction: RUN!!
Shannon has been completely fucked over by her step-mother.
Even though there’s no evidence to reinforce the theory, every time I see rain, I think the monster’s coming.
Sayeed: “I will never leave you.”
I’ve been down that path, mate. Anyone you have to promise that to, you’re going to want to leave.
Can one of the characters with a camera following them be taken by the Others, so we can see who the hell they are?
Most likeable: Jin.
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl).
Most intriguing: Walt. (where are you??)
[[Running tally: All seasons]]
Most likeable: Locke on 7 (Hurley on 6, Jack on 3, Sawyer and Jin on 2, 10 characters on 1 – Charlie, Ray, Shannon, Sun, Turnip-head Ulrich, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Sayid)
Least likeable: Jin at 5 (Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 3, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, and Locke on 2, 13 on 1 – Locke’s Boss, Charlie’s Brother, Clare’s Boyfriend, Kate, Charlie, Michael, Shannon’s Boyfriend, Hurley’s Mum, Locke’s Dad, Sawyer, Arzt, Crazy Pirates, Jack)
Most intriguing: Kate on 4. (Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Locke and Walt on 3, Desmond (The Inhatchibant) and Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 2, 8 characters on 1 – Sayeed, Asian Wife, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Sawyer, Mufasa.)
Most likeable: Jin on 2 (Jack, Kate, Sayid and Hurley all on 1)
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 3 (Susan (Walt’s mum), Jack and Locke all on 1)
Most intriguing: Desmond (the Inhatchibant) and Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 2, Walt and Mufasa on 1