Episode’s called “Tricia Tanaka is Dead”.
Housemate came in and said “oooh, it’s a Hurley.”
Hurley episodes are my very favourites.
And Eko episodes, I guess, but we’re unlikely to have many more of those.
No “Previously on”, and we start with a flashback.
Is this skinny kid Hurley? That is crazy.
Skinny kids grow up to be skinny, surely.
(I am aware that this is not always the case.)
Prediction: This guy is Hurley’s Dad.
Young Hurley manages to accidentally kill him, causing guilt-eating, resulting in large Hurley.
Oooh! Oooh, I REALLY hope this episode is about Number Fever. We haven’t heard anything about that in SEASONS.
Awww! Hurley’s Dad encouraged him to eat.
So when he dies (as he surely will) Hurley doesn’t stop eating, becomes large.
Good casting, by the way.
Young-Hurley has distinct similarities to Big-Hurley, but only if you’re looking.
Hurley just looks white to me. (Young-Hurley distinctly didn’t.)
Am I a racist?
Prediction: Hurley is talking to Libby’s grave.
Confirmed like 3 seconds later.
Oh! Forgot about Charlie’s inevitable impending death.
HA! Charlie is shaving with a regular, plastic razor.
Tiny mystery that I wonder if it’ll ever be solved: Eko staring down the Smoke Monster, it backing off, and then…seeking revenge?
Every TV show should at some point have an episode start with a dog bringing a human arm to the main characters.
Would love to see House’s reaction.
Arm has a key with a lucky rabbit foot on it.
Was that something that Hurley’s Dad had?
(I was Tweeting during that scene)
Hurley’s Dad’s car is in the jungle on the Island?
There had better be a DAMNED good explanation for all the character coincidences.
lol! Tricia Tanaka is the name of the woman interviewing Hurley.
Also: didn’t realise that his mate & girlfriend ran off together.
Oh, cool! We got to see the meteorite hitting the chicken shop, a throw-away line from an earlier episode.
Crap, what did I nickname the two new characters?
Hot Extra and her boyfriend.
VHE, I think, and…Dirk. His name is now Dirk.
Dirk the Dick, and his girlfriend, the Very Hot Extra.
Also: Jin is learning English. Interesting.
ALSO: Sawyer and Kate returning.
Why are they fighting?
I can’t even imagine watching this show week-to-week – it’s only been a week and I’ve forgotten everything.
How long were they gone? Three days? A week? A month?
So many questions, mostly down to my dodgy memory.
Hurley flashbacks are the best.
Oh, wow. Hurley’s father has returned.
I assumed he was never seen again because he was, you know, dead. The guilt & all that.
Carhabitants are “John and Roger”.
They have a car full of Dharma Initiative beer.
John’s head was just snapped off.
Sawyer, angry: “Where the hell’s my stuff??”
Hurley, excited: “Dude, you’re alive!!!!” Heeheehee.
I am right out of the habit of live-tweeting shows.
I’m sure I used to do more than just transcribe what’s happening.
If I were Kate and Sawyer, I would hold a Beach Press Conference. Explain to everyone what the fuck is going on.
Seriously, the main characters are sort of dicks.
If I were an island extra, I would hate them.
Keeping everyone else out of the loop.
I like how Hurley’s mum pronounces his name “Ugo.”
It’s like how Americans say “erbs”, but endearing instead of ridiculously annoying.
Whoa…Roger was the name of a disembodied head in Sam and Fuzzy. That’s a really bizarre coincidence.
Ha! “Roger Workman”
Sawyer: “That’s his job, not his name you idiot.”
My housemate, the one I mention all the time (they’re his Lost DVDs) has the last name of “Workman”.
Hilarious things about Hurley’s flashbacks:
-His very funny bad luck
-He’s big. Big people are funny.
-His mother is just pure comedy gold.
Just realised: Hurley’s Dad must’ve paid this psychic to know all this stuff.
I realised it like 3 lines before Hurley did.
Was halfway through a tweet about psychics being truly magic in Lost when I put it together.
Hurley: “When people stare off into the ocean, they’re not thinking, they’re moping.”
If I ever rewatch Lost, will keep that in mind.
Also, in Hurley’s episodes, everyone else seems to be more hilarious. Sawyer is making with the laughs non-stop.
I’m always excited to see the Dharma logo.
In my mind, there are two distinct types of mysteries on Lost:
If this show wants to be my favourite show of all time (which it has a possibility of) it needs to make them one type of mystery.
Hey, just remembered:
Where’s Alex’s lover, the one that Kate and Sawyer brought back?
He was solving all kinds of mysteries.
Meanwhile, Hurley’s gone all “There is no curse, you make your own luck.”
Nice sentiment, but no, I’m pretty sure there’s a curse.
I was toying with a theory that Number Fever was because of Hurley being like Charlie: doomed to die, always just saved.
Doesn’t really make much sense though, so I abandoned it.
Charlie’s being saved by Desmond: what’s saving Hurley?
Also, how would Hurley being doomed to die kill his grandfather with a heart-attack, or make his bestie run off with his g/f?
I am super-glad that this van wasn’t tied into Hurley’s past in a ridiculous way.
That would have sucked.
As it is, it rocked!
Forgot to mention earlier, Kate’s being all “We owe it to Jack to rescue him!” instead of “We owe it to Jack to respect his wishes.”
Where is Alex’s boy? Housemate said the whole Jacob part of the brainwashing comes back in a big way.
They don’t seem Christian though.
Kate, Sayid and Locke are recruiting Crazy Danielle.
Guessing we’ll be seeing a lot of this group.
Nicknaming them “The Kick-ass Squad.”
“We saw a girl, Alex. We think she’s your daughter” is a terrible episode end! We already knew that!
Most Likeable that ep goes to Hurley, obviously.
Least Likeable: Kate for her dumb crusade.
Most Intriguing: Hurley’s Dad.
OH! “Previously on ” had the eyepatch guy!!
Had completely forgotten about him.
Good previously on!
Prediction: Hurley never gets skinny.
Ha! Dirk the Dick was just nicknamed “Zorro” by Sawyer. Sawyer’s nicknaming habits is my favourite of his character quirks.
Are these guys taking into account that (another tiny mystery I keep forgetting about) compasses on the Island don’t face north?
Ha! Sayid just found a cow. Animals that have been seen on the island:
-A black horse
Sawyer, to VHE: “Who the hell are you?”
Sun and Jin just said “If you lose, no nicknames.”
Then, thank god, they modified it: “For a week.”
He’s going to lose. Chekhov demands it.
The Kick-ass Squad just found eyepatch man. He has a farm and a satellite dish.
I once jokingly said that this show would just keep revealing more people living on the island until the cast was well over 200.
Looks like less and less of a joke as time goes on…
Oh, right, flashbacks. I wish they hadn’t committed to doing flashbacks EVERY episodes.
Some eps really don’t at all need them.
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes they’re amazingly effective and add so much to the episode.
But sometimes they’re just superfluous.
Eyepatch man also has a cat.
Add that to the animal list.
It seems that the Others(/Weirdtopians) make truces with people on the Island quite regularly. God they intrigue me.
WHOA! Eyepatch man: “I am the last living member of the Dharma Initiative.”
Theory (obvious one now that we’ve had that line): The Weirdtopians set up Dharma to observe the participants.
That theory nicely explains quite a lot. I’m rather happy with it. Hope it’s right.
Explains, for instance, the Pearl, and why there’s “Dharma” beer rather than just buying branded beer.
Oh, that’s a rather cool theory. The Dharma VS the Weirdtopians. (I assume Weirdtopians/Others are “The Hostiles.”)
Eyepatch Man is cool. He has the Doctor Skills that the Castaways so desperately need.
Sayid’s theory is that Eyepatch Man is not Dharma, he’s one of Them.
I’d disagree, but Sayid’s instincts are pretty good.
Hurley is obviously going to rock at Ping Pong.
That’s just basic subversion.
Prediction: he learned to play in the mental hospital.
Eyepatch Man is all “Why are we playing this game” and then kicking arse.
Something’s still not right though. He’s not a Weirdtopian.
Predictions: -he assumed they were Others
-the chess computer is more than it seems
-Sayid’s flashbacks relate in NO WAY to the ep.
Stylistic choices I love about Lost:
-the old-school 80s computers
-the white uniformity of Dharma products
Prediction: -beating the computer at chess explodes the building
Sayid has found a whole shelf of books, explaining Dharma protocols.
Prediction: he never gets to read any of them.
If I were Sayid, I would have shot the gun out of his hand.
Wait, can you do that? Is that a thing that can be done?
Sawyer just learned that Hurley’s name is Hugo.
Was expecting “Wait – you’re worth millions??” but no luck.
Oh Locke, no. You’re not good with computers.
Don’t enter 77.
The building will explode.
SO MANY MYSTERIES COULD BE SOLVED.
These guys need to take a lesson from Kathy Bates.
You can cripple a man without killing him.
If you have a prisoner who could theoretically be a threat, chop his arms and legs off and then tourniquet them, or something else non-fatal.
Sure, it’s unutterably cruel, but dude’s going to kill you.
Admittedly, it’s much easier to make these moral choices when you know it’s a TV show.
In real life, I would not be as flippant.
See, flashbacks mean there’ll be much less tension. You know that Sayid is not going to die, because…it’s HIS flashback. Duh.
You should have listened to me, tweeting on a site you have no access to, in real life, several years in the future.
Episode ended with the building exploding.
Weak flashbacks, mystery-solutions dangled then exploded.
For that ep:
Most Likeable: Sawyer
Least Likeable: …going to give it to Locke, for stupidity.
Most Intriguing: Eyepatch man.
Previously on Lost about Eyepatch Man (duh) and Charlie’s impending doom.
Open with…Claire? Black-haired Claire flashback?
I think that’s Claire.
It’s hard to tell. Girls look different when they change their hair.
So apparently Claire crashed a car and killed her mum? Also, note said “G.day”.
Is the idea that Charlie doesn’t know it’s “G’day”, or did the producers genuinely make that mistake??
The Weirdtopians are exceptional at fostering conflict with whoever has them captive.
Of course, Jack did pretty well himself with them.
Hehe. They’re having fun with Sawyer not allowed to give nicknames.
Also, Claire’s plan is pretty solid.
Gah. I hate the rule of TV relationships. This episode, it’s Charlie/Claire.
Aussie cop is being a dick. All the cops I’ve ever met have been lovely.
Admittedly, I’ve never been questioned after crashing a car.
It’s obvious which episodes they just looked at, saw what a character was up to, and thought “How can we relate a flashback to this?”
Oooh, another mention of “The List”.
I love these Lists.
(obvious) Prediction: The Lists are those who could be brainwashed.
Seems the Weirdtopians are unaware of the Island’s healing powers/leylines.
They’ve found a number of…structure-type things.
Prediction: they’re a fence, or maybe a hologram.
Interesting tidbit dropped by Eyepatch Man: Benry is not the “Him” we hear about, despite previous implications that he was.
Aunt Lindsey is also being a bitch.
If Mean Aussie Cop appears again, he can have Least Likeable: otherwise, it’ll be Aunt Lindsey.
It’s been a while since we had a Jack/Weirdtopia episode.
Was sort of hoping this one would be, after dodgy last ep.
“Her expenses have been taken care of” – in an Aussie Hospital?
These pylons have got to be a fence or forcefield of some kind.
Fortunately, Sayid has just worked that out as well.
Locke, I hate to say it, butyour instincts have not been serving you well lately. Stop trusting them.
Awww, I was hoping Eyepatch Man would explode. Would have been cooler if he’d exploded.
Oooh. Locke has been sabotaging the mission all along? Locke is getting most intriguing this episode. Interesting stuff.
Why is Charlie so anti-getting-off-the-Island?
Oh, Claire, please stop withholding the baby every time you get pissed off.
It’s such an annoying habit. “I don’t think I want my baby around liars.”
Babies do not care if someone is lying or not.
Hey!! Jack’s Dad crossover!! I love those!
Characters Jack’s Dad has been linked to so far:
I am going back to a prediction I made a long, long time ago: Jack’s Dad is the “Him” the Weirdtopians all speak of.
So apparently Jack’s Dad is also Claire’s father. Good thing Jack and Claire never hooked up!
Oh, good. Kate’s going first.She is the least expendable of the Kick-ass Squad.
Sayid, Danielle, Locke: they could all die. Not Kate.
Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Hurley.
None of them is expendable.
CRAP! Is Eyepatch definitely dead??
He seems to be pretty definitely dead. But Jesus, I fully expected him to jump up and surprise me.
Fuck off with this “paying the hospital bills” stuff. Sure, there are circumstances where it could be true in Australia, but it reeks of lazy writing.
I mean, Jack’s Dad being the amazing “Him” doesn’t make sense for a LOT of reasons, but it would also tie everything in so nicely.
Roughly 1/2 of the flashback eps I originally think are going to be pointless ARE pointless. The other 1/2 range from ok to excellent.
This one’s in the middle of the other 1/2. Jack’s Dad being Claire’s Dad? Brilliant! But the mum stuff seems unnecessary.
Prediction: Jack and Anna WERE at Claire’s house that episode I thought they were.
Should learn to trust myself when it comes to crossovers.
Other crossovers I wasn’t sure about:
-Sawyer in the police station in Boom’s flashback (turned out to be.)
-Hurley on the TV in…Sun’s?
Oh rock on. The Kick-ass Squad has reached The Island’s Weirdtopia (which I’m sure I nicknamed but I’ve forgotten now.)
Episode end! That was a really good one.
Most likeable: Desmond. I rather like Desmond. Good character. Like his psychic ability.
Least likeable: Evil Aunt Lindsey.
Most intriguing: Locke.
Mysteries that aren’t at all being dealt with at the moment:
-Why Jack’s Dad is in so many flashbacks
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)