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.
Things I am addicted to at the moment:
Things I spent way too much time doing today:
-waiting to get home to watch more Lost
-mentally going “Prediction:” about everyday things.
Things I’m currently waiting for:
-fame & fortune
-my dinner to finish cooking so I can put on Lost
-Kate & Sawyer to get it on
While I wait, my current questions:
-what do the Weirdtopians want with Jack, Sawyer and Kate? (most specifically Jack, it seems)
-how did everyone survive the Hatch’s implosion?
-why did the Others ask for Hurley?
(it can’t have just been to deliver the message)
-what is the purpose of the Dharma Initiative?
-is Weirdtopia on another island?
-If not, why can it only be accessed by boat?
-when are we going to see more of Desmond’s lover?
-is the Dharma Initiative still formally going, or have the Weirdtopians broken away?
Note: Of COURSE not hitting the timer was going to do something. I should have figured that out when I knew it was going to finish the season.
You end a season on a bang, not a whimper.
Also: the season finale last season was actually quite good, once you realise 2 things:
1) That it WAS the season finale, and
2) That they knew they were coming back.
It ended with my head buzzing full of questions, which is quite an accomplishment.
I am really enjoying this season so far too. Dying to watch more. Stupid dinner.
-the hatch’s implosion…caused a slowdown in time, so that someone could get them all out safely and remove Desmond’s clothes?
OR the Hatch’s implosion was mystically guided by the Island so everyone survived.
The Island seems more and more sentient each episode.
-they asked for Hurley because his bad luck would guarantee the group’s failure?
OR it was important that he specifically see them.
I could be overtheorising, and it could have just been
a) to send back the message and
b) to make the audience go “Why Hurley???”
Speaking of which, I’d like to see more about the numbers.
Haven’t heard about them in quite some time now.
I can’t remember the shots, otherwise I’d have been able to see if Weirdtopia was on another island.
Theory: the only entrance to it is through a cave opening that’s only accessible by water.
I like that one. I hope it’s true.
My dinner is cooked! On with Lost!
Previously on Lost: The girl that Sun murdered (henceforth referred to as “Maggie”)
-Sawyer and the fight.
We open with a shot of Desmond, which is never a bad thing.
I’ve warmed quite a lot to the inHatchibant.
Prediction: his flashbacks this ep.
Charlie has been so great this season.
“I was building a church before Eko exploded.”
And now: cartoons.
Why do characters in movies/TV always watch such old-timey cartoons?
I’ve never seen anyone watching anime or Animaniacs.
Oh come on Juliet, don’t fall for Jack’s power plays.
He’s just doing EXACTLY what Ben did when captured by you guys.
Maggie’s still alive. Prediction: she doesn’t survive the episode.
Sawyer: “We just got our ticket out of here.”
What? How d’you figure?
Maggie’s man is Picket.
Sawyer has got to stop discussing his plans with the microphones listening. He still rocks so hard though.
Sawyer flashback episode!
Now: in jail. I think going to jail would be an interesting experience, but only for a while.
Maybe a month or 2 tops.
I guess that’s rarely an option, really.
This show has actually been really good about shaky-cam.
It’s only used sparingly, and when it is, it’s completely comprehendible.
Can’t work out if someone from Sawyer’s prison life is going to appear on the island.
That would be a bit of a stretch, but interesting.
Who the crap is Desmond talking to?
I don’t like all of these island extras being given lines.
They are not part of “the group” or “the loop” or the “cool kids”.
Prediction: the rabbit (and Sawyer) have been injected with something that when their heart-rate goes too fast, they explode.
Awww. The rabbit just died, didn’t explode.
Ask Monty Python and the Holy Grail – exploding rabbits are hilarious.
This is incredibly cruel and also makes the show much less interesting.
Sawyer’s escape plans were awesome. I loved them so.
Prediction (obvious one): Sawyer and Kate are getting it on at some point, and the watch goes off. Sawyer has to stop the sexytime.
Ha! His heartrate went off just from watching Kate undress. Genius.
Awww! Sawyer had a daughter! Little baby girl Sawyer.
Jack’s communications box is working.
I don’t think it’s an elaborate trick by the Weirdtopians.
My guess: gift from the Island.
I have become a complete conspiracy theorist.
EVERYTHING the Others do I assume is a trick, including the Ben/Juliet tension.
Maggie dying seems pretty genuine, I have to admit.
Still, COULD be to see what Jack would do in an emergency.
The Sawyer-watch thing is coming into play pretty quickly.
Initially assumed that it was a long-term thing.
May be quickly solved?
Prediction: Sawyer and the Warden were in it together from the start, playing both sides of the con.
How that’ll relate to this episode, I don’t know.
Monkey!Kate rocks (escaping from the cage.)
Stupid!Kate does not (climbing back in.)
Also, she’s totally lying, she loves him.
Live together, die alone is a pretty good catchphrase.
After Lost I’m going to live-Tweet Heroes.
Curious about “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World.”
I want him to sit with the body a while longer.
Damn you, Ben!
I can’t work out how many strings you’re genuinely pulling.
Evidence for Ben/Juliet tension being genuine:
the season opener, Ben to Juliet: “Looks like I’m no longer in the book club.”
Evidence for it not being genuine:
EVERYTHING THEY DO IS A CONSPIRACY
Jack’s purpose seems to be to perform spinal surgery on a man with a tumor.
Evidence against this theory:
-it’s way too early in the season
-why can’t they get a mainland doctor?
They clearly have access to/communications with the world.
Aww. Sawyer/Warden were working together, but not for the cool “let’s steal together” reason that I had hoped.
Warden: “Congratulations. You just lied and cheated your way out of prison.”
Hot damn, Sawyer never stops rocking.
I really hope that Sawyer’s heart explodey condition is removed sooner rather than later.
It…oh, they just removed it.
I am SURE I saw a “rabbit with an 8 painted on it” meme go around the ‘net a while back.
Oh. They were on a second island after all.
The underwater cave theory was much more impressive.
I’m much better than the writers this ep.
How come they can’t just see this island from the other island?
It seems pretty visible.
Ben/Henry/Frank’s introduction was great.
He couldn’t have had the great role he has this season without the little role he had in the last season.
Most likeable: Sawyer.
Least likeable: Still Ben. Will be Ben for a while I suspect.
Most intriguing: Still Juliet.
The “most/least/intriguing” numbers seem to be fairly consistent this season. Sawyer rocks, Ben sucks, Juliet is fascinating.
-Ben is the one with the spinal tumour. Too obvious?
-Jack is given the option to leave for the mainland, refuses.
Oh, meant to mention: the language menu on disc 1 looked like the inside of Michael’s boat.
Does that mean we’ll see them this season?
-in a couple of episodes (2-6 from now) we follow Michael.
He’s contacted by Desmond’s lover, paid to help find the Island.
Previously on Lost is all about Eko and the heroin.
More Eko this episode?
I’d be happy if it was entirely Weirdtopia, but I do miss Eko.
Yup, Eko flashback episode. Meanwhile, question:
-why did the Others use kids like Alex (Danielle’s daughter) etc on raids?
Just rewatched opener of 1st episode, and the suburban Weirdtopia is fairly obviously on the Island.
Was it dismantled after plane crash?
Also, they were all “Make lists” like it was a regular thing that they did.
Want to know what’s going on so damned hard.
Crap, completely tuned out of episode while I was thinking about that.
Rewinding, going from the beginning again.
Stupid Peter moment.
I feel so rude when someone comes in to watch with me and wants to chat.
I don’t have the mental capacity to watch, Tweet AND talk!
Eko’s brother is his spirit guide. Locke’s is Boone, Jack’s is his Dad, Hurley’s seems to be Dave, Kate’s is a big black horse.
Where do Charlie and Locke stand?
They’re getting along, they bonded a few episodes back, but then why bother including the conflict in the first place?
Weirdtopians are dressed in white, are casting Maggie’s body (we did learn her name but I’ve forgotten) into the ocean.
Definitely a cult.
Burning the raft like the Vikings did.
Meanwhile, Juliet and Ben tension seems genuine.
They’re bickering even when Jack’s not around.
Had forgotten that Desmond was now psychic.
Always had it, or was it a side-effect of the Hatchsplosion?
Sayid, Locke & Charlie are heading to Lab Epsilon (under the plane) to try to use the computer to communicate w/other computers.
Did last episode have any flashbacks? I don’t recall any.
Housemate just insisted I rewind, ‘cos I missed smoke-monster cameo.
Eko’s flashbacks and hallucinations are tying together/into the episode quite nicely at this point.
Lol!! Locke was all like “anyone want to come?”, and an extra we’ve never seen before was all “Okay!”
Girlfriend of Spanish extra.
I’d better start giving these characters names, because Lost doesn’t want to. Spanish extra is “Berto”, his g/f is VHE (Very Hot Extra).
Again, we’ve got “Hey, do x or I’ll kill b. If you don’t do x, b’s life is on your conscience.”
It’s a really interesting moral issue.
I assume that they’re looking to introduce VHE and Berto as regulars.
It’s a very cool way of doing it.
Prediction: Jack and Juliet sleep together before the series ends.
Or she dies. Maybe both.
Hopefully in that order.
One of the special guest stars has the last name of “Bowen” but isn’t Julie Bowen (Denise, Jack’s ex-wife.)
I think I’m going to go back to calling Ben Henry.
It’s slightly longer, but sits better in my brain. Sorry for any confusion.
Just realised something: Henry, the real Henry, the one from the balloon, had a real wife.
They didn’t find her body. She’s an Other?
a) Eko’s moral history, and
b) how nicely it’s tying in with the episode.
Well played, Lost!
There were 6 Labs. We’ve seen Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Epsilon. That just leaves Delta (where I thought the Others were) and Zeta.
I suppose the Island’s suburban Weirdtopia could have been Delta or Zeta, or both. I like to think we’ll find them though.
The ex-zoo where the Jack Pack are currently being held is Weirdtopia. The suburban place from the 1st ep can be “Suburbtown.”
Eko is kicking some arse.
I don’t give out The Locke Award without good reason, folks.
-we get VHE and/or Berto’s flashback episode before the season is done.
Rock! VHE has just brought up the fact that there’s 6 stations.
Should point out that the alpha beta numbering system is mine, not Lost’s.
Berto’s an idiot. He’s getting Least Likeable just for being a tool.
Also I suspect he’s dating VHE which I want to be the one doing.
There is a man with an eyepatch in another one of the bases.
Just what this show needs, more characters.
I’m really enjoying the intra-Weirdtopians drama/conflict.
As soon as they stopped being “Others” (in both senses) they became human.
Eko’s people’s accent pronounces “sacred” as “Sack-red”.
Also, good line: “You say this was Yemi’s? You owe him one church.”
Predictions: Yemi is leading Eko to another base.
The Island works in mysterious ways.
I really enjoy Eko’s morality.
“I ask for no forgiveness. I have only done what I needed to do to survive.”
“I did my best.”
Yemi is all “You speak to me as if I was your brother.”
Then he disappeared and the smoke monster appeared.
The Smoke Monster causes/IS all the hallucinations?
Sci-fi basis, or fantasy/spiritual basis?
Very Hot Extra is Very Hot.
She is my new number one hot girl on the island. (Kate is no longer technically on the island.)
Holy crap, I think Eko is dying. His story’s been told, but…yup, he’s definitely dead.
Down to just one “extraordinarily cool character”. 🙁
Most likeable character: VHE.
Least likeable: …smoke monster? Let’s go with Berto, the tool.
Most intriguing: Still Juliet.
“Previously on ” just a quick summary of Henry’s illness.
Flashback is following someone without showing their face.
Oh, it’s Kate.
Good music. Very retro.
Kate has stolen a veil, MAL!!!
HOLY CRAP IT’S MAL! MAL FROM FIREFLY!
OH MY GOD!
Oh please, please have Mal somehow be the main character from now on.
I don’t care how you do it, just do it.
-the smoke monster has the ability to put people’s brains in other people’s memories, turned to reality.
-Jack dies, and the smoke monster puts his brain into a body from Kate’s memory.
Result: MAL IS THE MAIN CHARACTER.
Nathan Fillion (Mal)’s wikipedia picture is terrible.
He’s 38, that photo makes him look 50.
Alex, Crazy Danielle’s daughter, is staging a rescue.
Sure, she was armed only with a slingshot, but it’s the thought that counts.
I’ve still absolutely no idea why Kate and Sawyer were brought over with Jack. Just to avoid suspicion?
What are the “lists”??
Also, can’t remember if I’ve already said this, we haven’t had any Number Fever action in quite a while.
Kate (posing as “Monica”) – why don’t you just marry him? Everyone’s so nice.
Cut the con, just marry the lovely man.
I am a straight 21 year-old male, but if Mal wanted to marry me, I wouldn’t hesitate.
I was just about to complain about the amount of filler in this show, when I realised the last few episodes have been breakneck speed.
I thought we wouldn’t find out why they wanted Jack until the end of the season – not only do we know NOW, he’s about to kill Henry!
Kate’s relationship with the cop’s quite similar to Leo & Tom Hanks in As Good As It Gets, or Hannibal Lecter/Clarice in Silence Of The Lambs.
Have the Weirdtopians done nothing about the fact that Kate can just get out of the cage whenever she likes?
I think I might have been tweeting while Locke and Sayid took their “detour” on the way to the camp to get the shovels.
What’d they see?
Characters referring to Sawyer as “James” is offputting.
“Ford”, not so much, because he’s a bad-ass like Harrison Ford.
James is a much more refined sort of name.
I can’t think of any real badasses who have been called James.
Even James Bond was classy.
James Woods, classy.
James and the Giant Peach…a kid. But still classy.
Meanwhile, back on Lost, Sawyer and Kate are fucking.
Even Jim Broadbent’s super-classy, and he’s not James, but its rough cousin from the streets, “Jim”.
There is absolutely no chance that Kate is on the pill or Sawyer had a condom.
I’m still willing to bet she’s not preggers.
Oh, and I know I was more excited just by seeing Mal, but I’m super-happy that Sawyer and Kate got together.
They’re my top pairing atm!
I genuinely can’t work out where this season is going.
If Jack/Sawyer/Kate escape, the Weirdtopians will just come after them.
I guess if Jack kills Ben, they’re much less likely to, but I can’t see them just returning to the Island and living as castaways.
Ha! Henry: “If I were a betting man, I would have picked her and you.”
He’s a Jack/Kate shipper.
Oh Jack, no! That was terrible wording!
“I need to get the hell off this island.”
You are not on the island you think you’re on!!
For you, “home” has several definitions!
This will not end well!
I’m glad I rewound that; I thought Kate was crying because her pregnancy test showed she was preggers.
Rewinding it shows the opposite.
It seems the only way to find love in the world of Lost is to be in a position where it’s the one thing you can’t have.
I can’t imagine Jack throwing the operation. It really doesn’t seem to be in him as a character, as a doctor.
I guess I’ve got a 50/50 chance here.
Prediction: Benry survives the operation.
No, wait! He dies, but because of genuine medical error.
Jack is trying his hardest, but fails to save him.
I love that their medical gowns have the Dharma logo on them.
Irrelevant flashbacks really piss me off.
It’s not just like a B-plot that doesn’t link to the A-plot, they actively intrude on the episode.
Meanwhile, Jack’s actions piss me off as well.
Just kill him, don’t hold him unconscious.
That doesn’t endear you to anyone, especially not me.
Maybe I’m feeling ornery ‘cos I didn’t get to watch Lost yesterday, but I’m nominating this episode as a contender for season worst.
Although it did have Mal in it. It wins a lot of points for that.
A LOT of points.
Mal, I just realised, is falling unconscious because he was drugged by his wife who is a con-artist.
Whoever wrote this was clearly a Firefly fan.
If Sawyer was going to die, this would be a great moment for it.”
He’s just had sex, it’s self-sacrificing, it’s raining, and he looks so damned sexy.
I don’t remember what the story Jack told Kate on the beach was.
Admittedly, I had no idea that they were called Jack or Kate at the time.
Great episode end – Jack, not realising they’re trapped on an island, gives Sawyer and Kate an hour to run.
This won’t end well!
Most likeable: Sawyer (god I’m loving Sawyer this season).
Least likeable: Jack. What a poonce.
Most intriguing: Mal!! Need more Mal.
Still nominating it for the worst episode of the season though.
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
Most likeable: Saywer on 9 (Hurley on 7, Charlie on 5, Jack and Sayid on 4, Jin on 3, Turnip-head Ulrich and Sun on 2, 11 characters on 1 – Shannon, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Anna, the Aussie Psychic, Desmond, Tom, VHE)
Least likeable: Jin and Benry at 5 (Anna and Michael on 4, Locke and Jack on 3, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, Charlie, and Berto on 2, 11 on 1 – Liam, Kate, Locke’s Dad, Sawyer, Arzt, Nathan, Clare, Tom, Bernard, Denise, Juliet)
Most intriguing: Eko on 5 (Kate, Locke, Walt and Juliet on 4, Ethan, Crazy Danielle and Benry on 3, Desmond, Anna, Sawyer, Michael, and Sun on 2, 11 characters on 1 – Sayid, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Goodwin, Tom, Liam, Libby, Mal)
Most likeable: Sawyer on 4 (Charlie and VHE on 1)
Least likeable: Berto on 2 (Denise, Juliet, Benry and Jack all on 1)
Most intriguing: Juliet on 4 (Eko and Mal on 1)
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)