Previously on Lost is about Juliet’s past.
I really really want a Juliet flashback episode dealing with her time with the Others.
Juliet and Kate fell into a mud puddle last episode just for the fun of it, it seems.
Just so we could have hot girls covered in mud.
What these guys need to do is hold a Castaway conference, and just go over all the mysteries as a team.
Include everyone, get some answers.
Be like “Okay, some weird stuff is happening. This is what we know: Dharma Initiative, blah blah, Others blah blah etc.”
Sayid, you ROCK.
“I want to know what you guys are doing on this island, why you’re making lists, kidnapping children etc.”
“But the first thing I want to know is who are you.”
Skip the backstory, go straight to the exposition!
What do we know about them so far?
-They’re mad about injections (them and Dharma both)
-they want children
-they brainwash people.
-they want Juliet for her baby-making knowledge.
-they don’t let people leave
-they do all their work on an Island for some reason.
Juliet: “You’ll kill me if I tell you everything.”
Come on Sayid, at least PRETEND that’s not true!
Woah, a LOT happened before the opening title.
Two flashbacks (was it two?) and all kinds of other crazy stuff.
Are Charlie and Claire together together at this point?
I find it so hard to keep track.
They’re Lost‘s Ross/Rachel.
So are Jack/Kate though
This main doctor, the one who’s recruiting Juliet (and isn’t Ethan) – we haven’t seen him on the Island at all, have we?
Juliet, you can’t complain too much about them holding you against your will. You’ve done some pretty stupidly trusting things.
“My name is Benjamin Linus.”
I have never seen anyone who suited the last name “Linus” better.
Aww, poor Sawyer. He was all in happy leader mode, and now Jack’s back. Please don’t return to surly outsider.
It’s like every 10 episodes someone just hits the reset button on the Sawyer/Kate/Jack triangle.
Like we’re back to square 1 each time.
I seriously don’t understand why we don’t have some damned answers from Juliet already.
Hurley is the greatest at threats.
“The last one of you guys who came here, we buried him over there.”
So the Others’ research is pretty heavily pregnancy-based.
Goodwin and Ethan are both doctoring it hardcore.
“Jacob” was not a biblical reference, Jacob seems to be the mysterious “Him”.
Jacob seems to have the ability to cure cancer?
But…when Ben had cancer, he…this doesn’t seem to make sense.
My money would be on Ben lying. He likes to lie,
Prediction: (obvious one)
Juliet cures Claire, wins favour of the Castaways.
Back to the Ben/Juliet thing: Ben knows how to manipulate.
“We’ll cure your sister” = top-notch manipulation.
“For some reason, women here can’t have babies.”
But…Sun! Sun is pregnant!
Nice several-seasons-later subversion!
“Ethan was the only one keeping Claire alive.”
Full backal! A bit of full-backal nudity from Juliet.
OH! Just realised, Juliet wasn’t brought to the Island because they were researching pregnancy, but because of the nonception happening.
This is a great exposition episode, by the way.
Completely 100% not a filler episode.
I’m still slightly confused about Ben/Juliet’s relationship.
I thought for a while there that they were married. Seems…not?
Sayid and Sawyer have ambushed Juliet.
I’d like for there to be some answers, but it seems unlikely.
They don’t need to be righteous.
They need to be ruthless.
That’s Island life, baby.
Righteous is for Locke and Eko.
RIP Eko 🙁
This episode has tied up a lot of loose threads really nicely
Made me develop some more theories and alter existing ones.
Flashback to the day of the crash!
Juliet and Ben visiting Eyepatch Man.
Loving this episode quite a lot.
Oh, it seems that either
a) Jacob does have the power to cure cancer, or (my preferred theory)
b) Ben lied about the cancer returning.
Were all the people kidnapped female?
Maybe the lists relate to fertility?
No, I don’t like it. Doesn’t make sense.
Scratch that theory.
I’ve watched three really interestingly diverse episodes today.
One great filler, one not particularly good filler, one plot-advancer.
Aww. Jack is getting Most Likeable, just for that great insight and the trust that he shows in Juliet.
Also: more freaking tarps.
My prediction was right: Juliet faked the whole “being gassed and rejected” thing.
Damn I rock.
I am actually pretty freaking impressed with myself.
Most likeable: Jack,
Least likeable: Benry (he is a truly dislikable character)
Most intriguing: Juliet. Don’t quite get her.
Was going to post some Others theories, but knowing that Juliet is lying makes everything a bit murkier.
I don’t think her flashbacks were lies though.
That’s against the rules of flashbacks.
Lost deaths so far (since the plane crash):
-Eyepatch Man + Girlfriend
That’s all I can think of so far but odds are I’m missing one or two.
Okay! It’s been a while, but I’m finally getting back to some Lost goodness.
I’m up to season 3, disc 5, episode 17! Let’s hit it!
Previously on Lost is about Desmond’s flash-forwards, and (presumeably) Charlie’s upcoming death.
Yup. They’re really pushing this.
Prediction: Charlie won’t die.
Charlie just got shot through the neck with an arrow.
Obvious prediction: it’s a Desmond flash-forward.
Reasoning: You don’t kill a main character off before the main titles.
I’m not proud of that guess.
That was kindergarten plot twist stuff.
Oooh, Desmond’s flashforward showed his girlfriend (henceforth referred to as “Sheila”) and something electronic coming from the sky.
Those were two separate items there.
His girlfriend, AND something coming from the sky.
Not his girlfriend coming from the sky with something electronic.
Desmond flashback episode. He’s in a Scottish monastry.
Oh! That’s cute. The origin of calling everyone “brother”.
Does Desmond call females “brother”?
It’s not like it’s hard to get to the wire.
You follow the beach until you hit a wire.
There, done, problem solved.
Kate in her underwear.
Someone who reads this accused my comments of being “too horny”.
Come on, who doesn’t appreciate naked Kate?
Aww! Poor Sawyer, all rejected by Kate.
If I were Kate, I would not reject Sawyer.
Hell, if I were ME, I would not reject Sawyer.
Just because I appreciate hot guys and gals.
Desmond: “Someone’s coming to the island.”
Charlie: “Someone…who isn’t already here? How the hell’s that going to happen?”
Might give Charlie Most Likeable just for that line. Charlie: The Lampshade Hanger.
A bit offended that they got Jin to come along simply by being all like “Camping!”
That had better be subverted, damn it.
Jin is not dumb.
He’s many things, but he’s definitely not dumb, naive, or gullible.
I don’t think I would be very good at a vow of silence.
Mysteries currently goin’ on:
-Juliet’s motivation for fooling the Castaways
-Desmond’s “something falling out of the sky” vision.
-Ben has, once more, promised her passage off the island in return for it.
-It’s a camera/probe of some kind.
In other news, Kate’s trying to do Sawyer and he’s resisting.
…no, no he’s not. there was maybe half a second of resistance there.
Tips to making good TV:
-introduce a lot of mysteries and occasionally provide answers
-hot people making out.
Tips to making great TV:
-have an ending planned right from the beginning
-clever dialogue well delivered
-Locke and Eko, Bodyguard Detectives
Meanwhile, on the show, a helicopter just crashed.
Did I hear…new character o’clock??
Prediction: -Sheila, after receiving the Russian Eskimo’s info…piloted a helicopter to the Island? That doesn’t sound likely.
More likely, I suppose: she got someone to helicopter her out there.
That’s who’s dead in the flashbacks, the pilot.
Meanwhile, Desmond’s monastry flashback is boring and taking up valuable screen time.
Unless this ties in beautifully, it sucks.
“Where’d you get the ping-pong table?”
Sawyer: “If we don’t play ping-pong every 108 minutes, the Island will explode.”
The characters just got a satellite phone.
Prediction: this becomes helpful in 2 seasons’ time.
I would really like a Sayid episode, because I love him, but they tend to be torture-based.
Can we have a non-torture Sayid episode?
Sheila’s name is “Penny”.
Yeah, Charlie isn’t going to die.
We’ve seen the arrow thing several times now, which seems to suggest that SOMEONE will be hit by it.
Prediction: Desmond doesn’t become a monk, but instead tries to sail around the world and ends up on the Island, as a character on a show called Lost.
I didn’t realise you could get fired from monkhood.
I suppose Maria got fired from Nunhood.
How do you solve a problem like Desmond?
No one got hit by the arrow.
They built the tension well though, for a second I thought Desmond was going to let him get hit.
I don’t care if you think it’s pointless, Desmond, keep on saving Charlie’s life.
Every extra day we have on earth is a gift.
So my guess is that the pilot that they cut down from the tree is this woman in Desmond’s flashback.
For no reason whatsoever.
Oh, wait, what? This lady is Penny.
This isn’t Sheila, is it? Desmond’s girl?
I’m more than a little confused.
Didn’t Penny and Desmond meet at that airport bar, when she bought him a coffee?
Why are we getting a second origin story?
I’m completely lost and it’s only been 4 days since I last watched.
I can’t even imagine if it had been a week between EVERY episode.
Episode ended on revealing the girl to be someone else.
I’m rather confused.
Most likeable: Sawyer.
Least likeable: Kate.
Most intriguing: Desmond.
Okay, next episode!
Before I click “go”, my money’s on it being a minor character flashback episode.
Sun, Jin, Sayid, Charlie, or maybe Sawyer.
Previously on Lost is about the copter and the unreveal of Sheila.
Also Sun/Jin affair/pregnancy flashback stuff.
Remember, now the pregnancy thing ties in BIG-TIME to the Others.
Episode’s starting on Sun.
Characters I’m most interested in at this point:
-Ben and The Others
-Sawyer (leader plotline & his Kate-relationship)
Crap. Forgot I cant type through Sun/Jin flashback scenes.
Sun is all “newlywed glowing”.
I love Sun/Jin the most when they’re happy.
I enjoy happy couples on television shows. They’re so rare.
Things that I don’t think will ever be explained on Lost:
-Adam and Eve
-the Others’ “whispering” thing from the first 2 seasons
Sun is one of the most intriguing characters.
I can’t tell if she’s inconsistent/badly-written or just really well-layered.
She’s incredibly sharp, too.
She just made a really logical and clever realisation.
Holy crap, I think that’s the most patronising comment I’ve ever made.
EYEPATCH MAN! EYEPATCH MAN IS ALIVE!!!
Eyepatch Man is great. He’s so Russian, and secretly (well, not-so-secretly) working for the Others.
Also I thought he was dead.
Also he says cool stuff like “I already died once this week.”
I am so glad Eyepatch Man isn’t dead.
Other characters I wish weren’t dead:
Admittedly I only like Arzt so much BECAUSE he’s dead, but I want him to be a Kenny.
Just come back and die once/episode.
This scene of Sun meeting Jin’s Dad was fairly obviously filmed at the same place that they film all the Island scenes.
I forgot how much I have to rewind in Sun/Jin flashback episodes.
Jin’s Dad is just as thick as he was last time he appeared.
It would make a lot of sense if Jin’s Dad wasn’t really his Dad.
Jin is much sharper than the old man.
Sun has a LOT of secrets from Jin.
-not his baby
-his Mum’s alive
-she’s met his Dad
-was going to leave.
Prediction: Jin’s REAL father turns out to be Jack’s Dad.
Man, that episode with Sun’s “affair/not his baby” flashback was great.
Adds so much colour to everyhing she does.
Sun’s Dad (Mr Paik) has crazy-eyes.
I hope to some day work in an office where I have $100 000 just sitting in a drawer.
Paik was just all like “If I give you this money, your husband will be my hitman.”
I do not think that Spanish Parachute Lady actually did say “Thank-you for helping.”
I think that was a lie.
Also, she’s Italian.
It’s so hard to tell what’s true.
The Others all lie so much, even the ones you think you can trust.
Were they the “hostiles” or not??
Sun’s telling Juliet about her affair.
This is incredibly uninteresting.
I don’t care that Juliet knows, I’ll care when JIN knows.
This had better result in Juliet telling Jin.
I’m on Desmond’s side here.
Giving your word is a big thing on this Island.
The Others stick to their word, the Castaways should too.
Although thinking about it, didn’t Benry infiltrate the Castaways during one of these treaties?
See, I’d like to think that the sperm-count being 5 times higher on this Island is true, but I can’t trust anything Juliet says.
If it is true, the Sawyer/Kate bonking is pretty likely to result in some Pregnant Kate action.
Although, at the rate this show goes…
3 seasons has taken us through about 80 days on the Island.
At that rate, 9 months would take…another 15 seasons.
Oh man. Sun is so duplicitous, and Jin (pre-working for her father) is so lovely.
She is suddenly incredibly dislikeable.
I’m giving her Least Likeable and him Most. Most Intriguing: Eyepatch Man, and this episode is a definite Flashback Win.
Sun got pregnant on the Island! Way to raise the stakes.
Now I’m keen for a solution to all this Mother-death that keeps happening.
Sun wins some points for threatening to kill Jin’s Mum.
I’m always for a bit of murder threat.
Still utterly dislikeable though.
So, perhaps the mothers’ deaths is related to the super-sperm that Island men seem to have.
Come on Sun, don’t trust her!
Follow her in, see what she’s sneakily going to be getting up to in there alone.
Was really hoping for a reveal, that Sun HAD followed her down.
She’s smart enough to have thought of it.
“You know, by my count, you’ve killed more of them than they have of you.”
True, and a good point, but if you count kidnappings…
Okay, GREAT episode end.
Italian pilot: “They found flight 815. The passengers were all dead.”
Time for some theories!
-the Others created a fake plane so no one would search for these guys
-the Island cloned the plane when it crashed it?
Like maybe this is a spiritual journey for these characters, like a mass hallucination but quite different.
Works in my head.
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)