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 cool! It looks like we’re seeing the crash from Group B’s point of view.
I would be really happy to just have the next 4 or 5 episodes just be Group B.
Regarding Shannon, I can’t work out if she’ll die or not.
Could go either way.
Anna’s quite nice so far.
Will be interesting to see her turn angry and cruel.
One of the magical properties of the island seems to be allowing people to be resuscitated long after they should have died.
Prediction: When Crazy Danielle heard the Others talking about “getting him”, they were referring to someone from Group B.
We’ve met “Goodwin”. Apparently something horrible is going to happen to him.
Theory: he is betrothed to a polar bear.
2 hours after crashing: “Where the hell are the rescue planes?”
Jesus people, learn some patience.
No wonder Group A (Jack, Kate etc.) were left alone by The Others. They were busy harassing Group B.
Damn, they’re just flying through these days. Already at Day 7.
That took half a season for Group A.
Ethan doesn’t seem like he fits with The Others, but his actions definitely seem to match.
Known groups: Group A, Group B, The Others, Craazy Danielle, the Inhatchibant, Adam and Eve’s group…Ethan?
Known places: Group A’s Beach, Group A (/Adam and Eve)’s cave, the Hatch, Black Rock, Danielle’s old lair, Group B’s beach, Group B’s lair.
Unknown places: Danielle’s new lair, wherever Danielle’s signal came from, The Other’s home base (if they have one), the third science lab.
In the time it took me to type those lists, we’re up to Day 19.
Nathan is in the pit.
“Nathan” sounds a lot like “Ethan”.
Ethan’s full name was an anagram of The Other Man.
I’m willing to bet Nathan’s name anagrams to Another Man.
Mr Echo is one of those men who look like they were just built to be topless.
No wonder he stripped off first chance he got.
Sure there are more of them, but Group A did a LOT more than Group B in the same amount of time.
All kinds of sexual tension.
Why did only the Americans survive from Group B? 🙁
I liked the Aussie chick.
I assume the mountains are the cause of Group A and Group B not being able to see each others’ smoke.
They’ve really nicely justified Anna being as bitchy as she is.
Also, she’s asking all the right questions, which endears me to her.
My money’s on no one getting stabbed.
That Anna/Goodwin scene, by the way, was one of the most beautifully tense scenes I’ve ever seen.
Haha, Group B is on the other end of the Boon-just-before-he-dies conversation.
Brilliant. I only guessed it about a minute before it happened.
Group A managed to build and destroy entire relationships in 41 days. Mr Echo and Anna’s sexual tension looks like it’s just starting.
Haha, Jin’s handcuff has come back in a cool way. Love the handcuff.
This is a great episode. Early contender for best episode of season 2.
“Day 48. Today.”
Well, let’s be fair. Not really “today”, is it?
My money’s back on Shannon dying. We’ve had the emotional set-up for it now.
Most likeable: Anna, though Goodwin’s a close second.
Least likeable: Nathan, even tho he wasn’t evil.
Most intriguing: Goodwin.
-Sawyer will survive
-Shannon will die
-Kate will be jealous of Anna/Jack’s sexual tension
-no-one from Group B will believe Group A about the polar bears.
Anna’s flashbacks! Awesome! Finally, someone new.
Anna = ex-cop? Shot someone in line of duty, had to see a psychiatrist? (predictions)
Yup. Was part of the Los-Angeles police.
Meanwhile, Sayeed and Mr Locke are mud-wrestling.
She’s one of those sassy hispanic cops, like the bad guy in Pineapple Express.
Or JayLo in Out of Sight.
Anna’s gone crayzy. She’s almost a lock for Least Likeable this episode.
Incidentally, I love sassy hispanic cops.
Theory: The Others is a nature cult.
That’s why they like the young. Easier to convert.
Things that Lost has a lot of: professionals working for their parent of the same gender.
Jack/Dad, Anna/Mum, Jin/Sun’s Dad.
My guess would be that J.J. Abrams worked for his parent of the same gender at some point.
Kate hit a golf-ball into the drinking trough.
I was really really hoping it would be the glass eye they found earlier.
Prediction: -The glass eye becomes important/a clue later. (duh)
-Someone accidentally hits it with a golf club.
Oh boy. I am heartily looking forward to the Mr Locke/Mr Echo meeting scene.
See, this is how the flashbacks are meant to work. They colour the non-flashback scenes, add depth & extra information.
They can’t really do that when
a) they’re irrelevant, and
b) there’s no new information to add.
Like most of them have been lately.
Michael: “They took him. The Others.”
Woah, really? You think those pirate guys were part of…oh!! That’s what the conversation was.
I was typing some theory or another when the “That boat couldn’t survive the ocean” conversation happened.
Makes sense now. However:
a) Why do the Others have working guns (/possibly grenades?)
b) They have a working boat, just for when people try to leave??
Mr Echo just appeared, carrying Sawyer.
Echo: “Where is the Doctor?”
What is this, Doctor Who?
Watching Lost is like watching juggling.
It’s fun the more balls there are, but only if they all stay in the air and are caught at the end.
Mr Locke and Mr Echo just met! It was pretty hard-core.
They are my two favourite characters.
Unless he does something incredibly uncool I am giving Mr Echo my “Coolest character on Lost” award, shared with Mr Locke and almost shared with Mr Arzt.
Yeah, there’s no competition.
Anna is Least Likeable character in this episode.
Least Likeable I’ve seen for a while, really.
So Sawyer when TRYING to shoot someone who is already dying fails, but a chance shot by Anna manages to kill a healthy girl?
Although on this island, there’s probably still time for Jack to jog out and resuscitate her.
I just want Mr Locke and Mr Echo to get married and have babies.
And adopt a polar bear.
That would make me happy.
Jack watching Kate watching Sawyer is interesting to watch.
Echo and Locke should have their own spin-off series.
They could be a pair of bodyguards who solve mysteries.
Both Locke AND Echo are telling you not to go! That is some pretty sage advice, Jack!
“I was pregnant” = great twist, but I still can’t feel for this character at all.
She’s too extreme.
Sayid and Anna have got a lot of sexual tension going on there.
I think there’s a law against sleeping with your girlfriend’s murderer.
We had an improvisor from Chicago, Jason Chin, come to Canberra and teach us some improv theory.
One of his focuses was on 2-person scenes.
Ever since, I’ve been noticing 2-person scenes a lot more.
2 person scenes seem to be the most dramatic, 3-person the most comedic.
We just had a few more kisses: Rose/Bernard, Jin/Sun.
Feelings I hope never to experience but enjoy watching on Lost:
-Holding a loved one’s dead body in my arms
-fear of ending the world
Lessons you can learn from Lost:
-If you sleep with a step-sibling, you will die
-Don’t sit up the back of the plane
-doctors save lives
Most likeable: Sayid, though I’ll give a point to Shannon as well.
Least likeable: Anna.
Most intriguing: Mr Echo.
Was going to predict that inside the concrete was the radio tower sending the signals, but that doesn’t make sense.
If Mr Echo’s origin story is any good, he’s definitely getting The Locke Award. (as it shall henceforth be known.)
No “previously on”.
Start with a bit of topless Jin, which is rather enjoyable. I assume.
So does this mean no more Shannon/Boom backstory, or can we have it even though they’re both dead?
So far everyone who’s had a hallucination has ended up dead except for Jack.
He gets “main character” immunity.
What I want to see more of:
There’s a black horse in Lost.
Please, please tell me this is going to be a retelling of the Doctor Who episode “Girl in the Fireplace”.
I really hope that the black horse doesn’t come from this Kate Flashback.
Then it could be a real horse, not a hallucination.
Kate, you shouldn’t ride a motorbike without a helmet!
That’s very dangerous.
Kate! You shouldn’t blow up the trailer you were just in.
That’s very…aww, I can’t lie.
Increasing the explosion count!
There’s a lot of parental stuff in this.
Star Trek had its fair share too.
JJ Abrams seems to have Daddy issues.
Oooh, close call. The timer got down to 1 second that time.
Second Lord of the Flies reference!
Still no King Kong or Predator references though.
Haven’t seen the caves for a while. Inside the Hatch has sort of taken over as the inside location of choice.
Blast doors are pretty obviously there in case the timer runs out.
They (and the timer) are quite Chekhovian.
One or both will be used before the end of the season.
First Kate/Jack kiss! Intense.
Unexpected, too; the show’s been dripping with Kate/Sawyer lately.
This dodgy home-made video has a cross-fade between a closeup and a mid shot.
That is not at ALL realistic.
They’re getting better (after having gotten worse) at integrating the flashbacks about characters we already know.
Kate has extraordinary luck.
Every time she’s being arrested by this guy, the vehicle crashes.
Okay, the horse being a recurring kind of spirit animal, that I’m okay with.
There’s fairly obviously more than an occasional frame missing from this footage.
I’d estimate about 20-40 seconds is gone.
Locke and Echo. Both men of faith, but radically different faiths.
Oh cool! The missing footage.
Echo, you are so great. I’m officially awarding you The Locke Award, even without backstory.
Mystery I’d forgotten about until just now:
-Why Hurley was in the mental hospital in the first place. (don’t think it was explained.)
Sawyer in the coma: hotter or less hot than regular Sawyer?
On one hand, vulnerable and half-naked.
On the other, less witty quips.
Theory: Desmond (the Inhatchitant) has become one of the Others.
Death, horse, kiss, and explosion count have all increased in the last few episodes.
Well footage specifically forbidding using the computer for anything other than for entering the code just makes me want to do so more!
Oh GREAT cliffhanger.
This season is rocking my socks so far.
Most likeable: Kate.
Least likeable: Mean cop, I guess.
Most intriguing: Echo.
Cliffhanger was the computer saying “Dad”, for the record.
[[Running tally: All seasons]]
Most likeable: Locke on 7 (Hurley on 6, Jack on 3, Sawyer, Jin and Sayid on 2, 11 characters on 1 – Charlie, Ray, Shannon, Sun, Turnip-head Ulrich, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Flirty Bar Girl)
Least likeable: Jin at 5 (Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 4, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, and Locke on 2, 15 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, Nathan, the Mean Cop)
Most intriguing: Kate on 4. (Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Locke, Walt and Mr Echo 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, Goodwin.)
Most likeable: Jin, Sayid and Kate on 2 (Jack, Hurley, and Anna all on 1)
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 4 (Susan (Walt’s mum), Jack, Locke, Mean Cop and Nathan all on 1)
Most intriguing: Mr Echo (Mufasa) on 3 (Desmond and Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 2, Walt and Goodwin on 1)
“Greatest character in all of Lost” (“The Locke Award”)
The Locke Award