Lost, Season 3: Episodes 10-12

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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.
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Lost
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[[Episode 10]]
Peter:
Episode’s called “Tricia Tanaka is Dead”.
Peter:
Housemate came in and said “oooh, it’s a Hurley.”
Peter:
Hurley episodes are my very favourites.
Peter:
And Eko episodes, I guess, but we’re unlikely to have many more of those.
Peter:
No “Previously on”, and we start with a flashback.
Peter:
Is this skinny kid Hurley? That is crazy.
Peter:
Skinny kids grow up to be skinny, surely.
Peter:
(I am aware that this is not always the case.)
Peter:
Prediction: This guy is Hurley’s Dad.
Peter:
Young Hurley manages to accidentally kill him, causing guilt-eating, resulting in large Hurley.
Peter:
Oooh! Oooh, I REALLY hope this episode is about Number Fever. We haven’t heard anything about that in SEASONS.
Peter:
Awww! Hurley’s Dad encouraged him to eat.
Peter:
So when he dies (as he surely will) Hurley doesn’t stop eating, becomes large.
Peter:
Good casting, by the way.
Peter:
Young-Hurley has distinct similarities to Big-Hurley, but only if you’re looking.
Peter:
Hurley just looks white to me. (Young-Hurley distinctly didn’t.)
Peter:
Am I a racist?
Peter:
Prediction: Hurley is talking to Libby’s grave.
Peter:
Oh.
Peter:
Confirmed like 3 seconds later.
Peter:
Oh! Forgot about Charlie’s inevitable impending death.
Peter:
HA! Charlie is shaving with a regular, plastic razor.
Peter:
MYSTERY: SOLVED.
Peter:
Tiny mystery that I wonder if it’ll ever be solved: Eko staring down the Smoke Monster, it backing off, and then…seeking revenge?
Peter:
Every TV show should at some point have an episode start with a dog bringing a human arm to the main characters.
Peter:
Would love to see House’s reaction.
Peter:
Arm has a key with a lucky rabbit foot on it.
Peter:
Was that something that Hurley’s Dad had?
Peter:
(I was Tweeting during that scene)
Peter:
Hurley’s Dad’s car is in the jungle on the Island?
Peter:
There had better be a DAMNED good explanation for all the character coincidences.
Peter:
lol! Tricia Tanaka is the name of the woman interviewing Hurley.
Peter:
Also: didn’t realise that his mate & girlfriend ran off together.
Peter:
Oh, cool! We got to see the meteorite hitting the chicken shop, a throw-away line from an earlier episode.
Peter:
Crap, what did I nickname the two new characters?
Peter:
Hot Extra and her boyfriend.
Peter:
VHE, I think, and…Dirk. His name is now Dirk.
Peter:
Dirk the Dick, and his girlfriend, the Very Hot Extra.
Peter:
Also: Jin is learning English. Interesting.
Peter:
ALSO: Sawyer and Kate returning.
Peter:
Why are they fighting?
Peter:
I can’t even imagine watching this show week-to-week – it’s only been a week and I’ve forgotten everything.
Peter:
How long were they gone? Three days? A week? A month?
Peter:
So many questions, mostly down to my dodgy memory.
Peter:
Hurley flashbacks are the best.
Peter:
Oh, wow. Hurley’s father has returned.
Peter:
I assumed he was never seen again because he was, you know, dead. The guilt & all that.
Peter:
Carhabitants are “John and Roger”.
Peter:
They have a car full of Dharma Initiative beer.
Peter:
John’s head was just snapped off.
Peter:
Sawyer, angry: “Where the hell’s my stuff??”
Peter:
Hurley, excited: “Dude, you’re alive!!!!” Heeheehee.
Peter:
I am right out of the habit of live-tweeting shows.
Peter:
I’m sure I used to do more than just transcribe what’s happening.
Peter:
If I were Kate and Sawyer, I would hold a Beach Press Conference. Explain to everyone what the fuck is going on.
Peter:
Seriously, the main characters are sort of dicks.
Peter:
If I were an island extra, I would hate them.
Peter:
Keeping everyone else out of the loop.
Peter:
I like how Hurley’s mum pronounces his name “Ugo.”
Peter:
It’s like how Americans say “erbs”, but endearing instead of ridiculously annoying.
Peter:
Whoa…Roger was the name of a disembodied head in Sam and Fuzzy. That’s a really bizarre coincidence.
Peter:
Ha! “Roger Workman”
Peter:
Sawyer: “That’s his job, not his name you idiot.”
Peter:
My housemate, the one I mention all the time (they’re his Lost DVDs) has the last name of “Workman”.
Peter:
Hilarious things about Hurley’s flashbacks:
Peter:
-His very funny bad luck
Peter:
-He’s big. Big people are funny.
Peter:
-His mother is just pure comedy gold.
Peter:
Oh boo.
Peter:
Just realised: Hurley’s Dad must’ve paid this psychic to know all this stuff.
Peter:
I realised it like 3 lines before Hurley did.
Peter:
Was halfway through a tweet about psychics being truly magic in Lost when I put it together.
Peter:
Hurley: “When people stare off into the ocean, they’re not thinking, they’re moping.”
Peter:
If I ever rewatch Lost, will keep that in mind.
Peter:
Also, in Hurley’s episodes, everyone else seems to be more hilarious. Sawyer is making with the laughs non-stop.
Peter:
I’m always excited to see the Dharma logo.
Peter:
In my mind, there are two distinct types of mysteries on Lost:
Peter:
-supernatural, and
Peter:
-Dharma-related
Peter:
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.
Peter:
Link ’em.
Peter:
Hey, just remembered:
Peter:
Where’s Alex’s lover, the one that Kate and Sawyer brought back?
Peter:
He was solving all kinds of mysteries.
Peter:
Meanwhile, Hurley’s gone all “There is no curse, you make your own luck.”
Peter:
Nice sentiment, but no, I’m pretty sure there’s a curse.
Peter:
I was toying with a theory that Number Fever was because of Hurley being like Charlie: doomed to die, always just saved.
Peter:
Doesn’t really make much sense though, so I abandoned it.
Peter:
Charlie’s being saved by Desmond: what’s saving Hurley?
Peter:
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?
Peter:
I am super-glad that this van wasn’t tied into Hurley’s past in a ridiculous way.
Peter:
That would have sucked.
Peter:
As it is, it rocked!
Peter:
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.”
Peter:
Where is Alex’s boy? Housemate said the whole Jacob part of the brainwashing comes back in a big way.
Peter:
They don’t seem Christian though.
Peter:
Kate, Sayid and Locke are recruiting Crazy Danielle.
Peter:
Guessing we’ll be seeing a lot of this group.
Peter:
Nicknaming them “The Kick-ass Squad.”
Peter:
“We saw a girl, Alex. We think she’s your daughter” is a terrible episode end! We already knew that!
Peter:
Most Likeable that ep goes to Hurley, obviously.
Peter:
Least Likeable: Kate for her dumb crusade.
Peter:
Most Intriguing: Hurley’s Dad.
Peter:
[[Episode 11]]
Peter:
OH! “Previously on ” had the eyepatch guy!!
Peter:
Had completely forgotten about him.
Peter:
Good previously on!
Peter:
Prediction: Hurley never gets skinny.
Peter:
Ha! Dirk the Dick was just nicknamed “Zorro” by Sawyer. Sawyer’s nicknaming habits is my favourite of his character quirks.
Peter:
Are these guys taking into account that (another tiny mystery I keep forgetting about) compasses on the Island don’t face north?
Peter:
Ha! Sayid just found a cow. Animals that have been seen on the island:
Peter:
-A cow
Peter:
-A black horse
Peter:
-POLAR BEARS
Peter:
Sawyer, to VHE: “Who the hell are you?”
Peter:
Hahahaha
Peter:
NO
Peter:
Sun and Jin just said “If you lose, no nicknames.”
Peter:
Then, thank god, they modified it: “For a week.”
Peter:
He’s going to lose. Chekhov demands it.
Peter:
The Kick-ass Squad just found eyepatch man. He has a farm and a satellite dish.
Peter:
I once jokingly said that this show would just keep revealing more people living on the island until the cast was well over 200.
Peter:
Looks like less and less of a joke as time goes on…
Peter:
Oh, right, flashbacks. I wish they hadn’t committed to doing flashbacks EVERY episodes.
Peter:
Some eps really don’t at all need them.
Peter:
Don’t get me wrong, sometimes they’re amazingly effective and add so much to the episode.
Peter:
But sometimes they’re just superfluous.
Peter:
Eyepatch man also has a cat.
Peter:
Add that to the animal list.
Peter:
It seems that the Others(/Weirdtopians) make truces with people on the Island quite regularly. God they intrigue me.
Peter:
WHOA! Eyepatch man: “I am the last living member of the Dharma Initiative.”
Peter:
Theory (obvious one now that we’ve had that line): The Weirdtopians set up Dharma to observe the participants.
Peter:
That theory nicely explains quite a lot. I’m rather happy with it. Hope it’s right.
Peter:
Explains, for instance, the Pearl, and why there’s “Dharma” beer rather than just buying branded beer.
Peter:
Oh, that’s a rather cool theory. The Dharma VS the Weirdtopians. (I assume Weirdtopians/Others are “The Hostiles.”)
Peter:
Eyepatch Man is cool. He has the Doctor Skills that the Castaways so desperately need.
Peter:
Sayid’s theory is that Eyepatch Man is not Dharma, he’s one of Them.
Peter:
I’d disagree, but Sayid’s instincts are pretty good.
Peter:
Hurley is obviously going to rock at Ping Pong.
Peter:
That’s just basic subversion.
Peter:
Prediction: he learned to play in the mental hospital.
Peter:
Eyepatch Man is all “Why are we playing this game” and then kicking arse.
Peter:
Something’s still not right though. He’s not a Weirdtopian.
Peter:
Predictions: -he assumed they were Others
Peter:
-the chess computer is more than it seems
Peter:
-Sayid’s flashbacks relate in NO WAY to the ep.
Peter:
Stylistic choices I love about Lost:
Peter:
-the old-school 80s computers
Peter:
-the white uniformity of Dharma products
Peter:
-everything’s aged
Peter:
Prediction: -beating the computer at chess explodes the building
Peter:
Oh cool!
Peter:
Sayid has found a whole shelf of books, explaining Dharma protocols.
Peter:
Prediction: he never gets to read any of them.
Peter:
If I were Sayid, I would have shot the gun out of his hand.
Peter:
Wait, can you do that? Is that a thing that can be done?
Peter:
Sawyer just learned that Hurley’s name is Hugo.
Peter:
Was expecting “Wait – you’re worth millions??” but no luck.
Peter:
Oh Locke, no. You’re not good with computers.
Peter:
Don’t enter 77.
Peter:
The building will explode.
Peter:
SO MANY MYSTERIES COULD BE SOLVED.
Peter:
These guys need to take a lesson from Kathy Bates.
Peter:
You can cripple a man without killing him.
Peter:
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.
Peter:
Sure, it’s unutterably cruel, but dude’s going to kill you.
Peter:
Admittedly, it’s much easier to make these moral choices when you know it’s a TV show.
Peter:
In real life, I would not be as flippant.
Peter:
See, flashbacks mean there’ll be much less tension. You know that Sayid is not going to die, because…it’s HIS flashback. Duh.
Peter:
Oh, Locke.
Peter:
You should have listened to me, tweeting on a site you have no access to, in real life, several years in the future.
Peter:
Episode ended with the building exploding.
Peter:
Frustrating episode:
Peter:
Weak flashbacks, mystery-solutions dangled then exploded.
Peter:
Irriitating.
Peter:
For that ep:
Peter:
Most Likeable: Sawyer
Peter:
Least Likeable: …going to give it to Locke, for stupidity.
Peter:
(A first??)
Peter:
Most Intriguing: Eyepatch man.
Peter:
[[Episode 12]]
Peter:
Previously on Lost about Eyepatch Man (duh) and Charlie’s impending doom.
Peter:
Open with…Claire? Black-haired Claire flashback?
Peter:
I think that’s Claire.
Peter:
It’s hard to tell. Girls look different when they change their hair.
Peter:
So apparently Claire crashed a car and killed her mum? Also, note said “G.day”.
Peter:
Is the idea that Charlie doesn’t know it’s “G’day”, or did the producers genuinely make that mistake??
Peter:
The Weirdtopians are exceptional at fostering conflict with whoever has them captive.
Peter:
Of course, Jack did pretty well himself with them.
Peter:
Hehe. They’re having fun with Sawyer not allowed to give nicknames.
Peter:
Also, Claire’s plan is pretty solid.
Peter:
Gah. I hate the rule of TV relationships. This episode, it’s Charlie/Claire.
Peter:
Aussie cop is being a dick. All the cops I’ve ever met have been lovely.
Peter:
Admittedly, I’ve never been questioned after crashing a car.
Peter:
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?”
Peter:
Oooh, another mention of “The List”.
Peter:
I love these Lists.
Peter:
(obvious) Prediction: The Lists are those who could be brainwashed.
Peter:
Seems the Weirdtopians are unaware of the Island’s healing powers/leylines.
Peter:
They’ve found a number of…structure-type things.
Peter:
Prediction: they’re a fence, or maybe a hologram.
Peter:
Interesting tidbit dropped by Eyepatch Man: Benry is not the “Him” we hear about, despite previous implications that he was.
Peter:
Aunt Lindsey is also being a bitch.
Peter:
If Mean Aussie Cop appears again, he can have Least Likeable: otherwise, it’ll be Aunt Lindsey.
Peter:
It’s been a while since we had a Jack/Weirdtopia episode.
Peter:
Was sort of hoping this one would be, after dodgy last ep.
Peter:
“Her expenses have been taken care of” – in an Aussie Hospital?
Peter:
These pylons have got to be a fence or forcefield of some kind.
Peter:
Fortunately, Sayid has just worked that out as well.
Peter:
Locke, I hate to say it, butyour instincts have not been serving you well lately. Stop trusting them.
Peter:
Awww, I was hoping Eyepatch Man would explode. Would have been cooler if he’d exploded.
Peter:
Oooh. Locke has been sabotaging the mission all along? Locke is getting most intriguing this episode. Interesting stuff.
Peter:
Why is Charlie so anti-getting-off-the-Island?
Peter:
Oh, Claire, please stop withholding the baby every time you get pissed off.
Peter:
It’s such an annoying habit. “I don’t think I want my baby around liars.”
Peter:
Babies do not care if someone is lying or not.
Peter:
Hey!! Jack’s Dad crossover!! I love those!
Peter:
Characters Jack’s Dad has been linked to so far:
Peter:
-Claire
Peter:
-Jack
Peter:
-Sawyer
Peter:
-Anna
Peter:
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.
Peter:
So apparently Jack’s Dad is also Claire’s father. Good thing Jack and Claire never hooked up!
Peter:
Oh, good. Kate’s going first.She is the least expendable of the Kick-ass Squad.
Peter:
Sayid, Danielle, Locke: they could all die. Not Kate.
Peter:
Kate, Jack, Sawyer, Hurley.
Peter:
None of them is expendable.
Peter:
CRAP! Is Eyepatch definitely dead??
Peter:
He seems to be pretty definitely dead. But Jesus, I fully expected him to jump up and surprise me.
Peter:
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.
Peter:
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.
Peter:
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.
Peter:
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.
Peter:
Prediction: Jack and Anna WERE at Claire’s house that episode I thought they were.
Peter:
Should learn to trust myself when it comes to crossovers.
Peter:
Other crossovers I wasn’t sure about:
Peter:
-Sawyer in the police station in Boom’s flashback (turned out to be.)
Peter:
-Hurley on the TV in…Sun’s?
Peter:
Oh rock on. The Kick-ass Squad has reached The Island’s Weirdtopia (which I’m sure I nicknamed but I’ve forgotten now.)
Peter:
Episode end! That was a really good one.
Peter:
Most likeable: Desmond. I rather like Desmond. Good character. Like his psychic ability.
Peter:
Least likeable: Evil Aunt Lindsey.
Peter:
Most intriguing: Locke.
Peter:
Mysteries that aren’t at all being dealt with at the moment:
Peter:
-Desmond’s love
Peter:
-Smoke-monster
Peter:
-Why Jack’s Dad is in so many flashbacks
Peter:
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
Peter:
Most likeable: Saywer on 10 (Hurley on 8, Charlie and Jack on 5, Sayid on 4, Jin on 3, Turnip-head Ulrich, Sun, Tom and Desmond on 2, 10 characters on 1 – Shannon, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Anna, the Aussie Psychic, VHE, Random shop-woman)
Peter:
Least likeable: Jin and Benry at 5 (Anna, Michael, and Locke on 4, Jack and Kate on 3, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, Charlie and Berto on 2, 13 on 1 – Liam, Locke’s Dad, Sawyer, Arzt, Nathan, Claire, Tom, Bernard, Denise, Juliet, Danny, Desmond’s Love’s Dad, Evil Aunt Lindsey)
Peter:
Most intriguing: Eko, Juliet and Locke on 5 (Kate, Walt on 4, Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Benry and Desmond on 3, Anna, Sawyer, Michael, and Sun on 2, 14 characters on 1 – Sayid, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Goodwin, Tom, Liam, Libby, Mal, Alex, Hurley’s Dad, Eyepatch Man)
Peter:
[[Current season]]
Peter:
Most likeable: Sawyer on 5 (Charlie, VHE , Jack, Tom, Random Shop-woman, Desmond and Hurley on 1)
Peter:
Least likeable: Berto and Kate on 2 (Denise, Juliet, Benry, Jack, Danny, Desmond’s Love’s Dad, Locke and Evil Aunt Lindsey all on 1)
Peter:
Most intriguing: Juliet on 5 (Eko, Mal, Alex, Desmond, Hurley’s Dad, Eyepatch Man and Locke on 1)
Peter:
[[Awards presented:]]
Locke:
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
Eko:
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)

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