Cover shows characters (seemingly) still on the Island.
Language menu is black, which is strangely unnerving.
(it normally contains a clue.)
Recap for the first 3 seasons. That’s clever.
Will watch it now. See you in 8.25 minutes!
Holy crap that was hilarious.
It feels like it was made by a fan.
Genuinely amazing – I’m going to watch it again.
Had some notes.
There was at least one lie in there:
“Sawyer has Shannon’s asthma puffer.” No, he didn’t.
Also, learned that Weirdtopia (the Isle) wasn’t a zoo, it was used to study polar bears.
That makes SO much sense.
I feel dumb for not realising!
Jack’s Dad only got the one mention – Jack hallucinating him really early on. (which I’d mostly forgotten about.)
Nothing about Clare being Jack’s daughter, that is.
Also revealed: Dharma’s intention was specifically to study the Island.
(I’m assuming this summary is canon)
Dharma’s intention isn’t something that we definitely knew.
Henry Gale arriving + hot weather balloon is a Wizard of Oz reference I hadn’t picked up on until this point. (Dorothy’s uncle’s name)
The four-toed statue got a mention, which is interesting.
Also, they specifically state that Bearded Jack bits were set in the future.
Cute nicknames: Tom = “Mr Friendly” (he throws like a girl, lol).
Eyepatch man = “Patchy”.
This video also highlights the white ash surrounding Jacob’s house, which I hadn’t even noticed.
Conspicuously not mentioned:
-The numbers (except as “Hurley’s curse”)
-Jack’s dad being dead/Clare’s Dad
-Adam & Eve
Final line: “Some will leave, some will not.”
That’s pretty definitive. Again, assuming this is Canon.
Guess I’ll find out right now!
Previously on Lost is unnecessary this episode for two reasons:
1) First episode of the season,
2) Lost in 8:15!
Stupid “previously on”…
Previously on Lost covered basically the last episode of season 3.
Waste of time.
First shot, cleverly subverted pile of fruit.
Oooh, starting with a high-speed chase.
Flashback, or set after the return to the mainland (henceforth referred to as “The Return”)?
-set after the Return, driver of the car is Kate.
Oh Hurley, you’re so cool.
Hurley: “I’m one of the Oceanic 6!”
Prediction: -Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Jack, Walt, Michael.
Hurley is lying to the police about not knowing Anna.
Maybe this season will be set in the world, with all Island flashbacks!
That would be super cool.
Hurley just hallucinated some kind of drowning.
Aaaand we’re back on the Island!
Meant to mention: season 3 was my favourite so far.
I think this season (4) was the one affected by the Writer’s Strike, so I’ve got that to “look forward to”.
s3 was my favourite because there was SO MUCH explained.
I don’t understand the naysayers.
Questions are answered all the time on this show.
Hurley is finding out about Charlie. 🙁
Can’t get over how good that 8:15 video was.
That girl’s voice will be in my head forever now.
Ben is a genius.
He can almost-instantly manipulate every character to do exactly what he wants. Knows how they tick.
Can’t really call these flashbacks now, they’re all set in the future.
If “Oceanic” turns out to be an evil conspiracy group as well, I have to admit, I’ll be pretty darned impressed.
They’ve been there since the start and you never even question.
-no one on the mainland has ever heard of the Dharma Initative. Also,
-that funeral (from last ep) was Hugo’s.
Woah! Double cool: Hurley just
a) found Jacob’s hut, and
b) started hearing the whispering! Also,
c) a light went on in the hut.
Between seasons, was talking to my housemate.
His theory is that the whispering relates to the smoke monster, not the Others.I disagree
It can be hard to keep track of who knows what.
Keep forgetting that the radio group don’t know that Naomi lies.
Naomi just died for like the third time.
She’s right up there with Patchy (which is officially what I’m calling him from now on.)
a) Can see Jacob,
b) Just saw an eye in the cabin, and
c) Rocks SO MUCH.
It has been a ridiculously long time since we saw one of these plastic bottles of water.
Oh Locke. I’ve missed you so.
You’ve only been gone for 2 or 3 episodes, but it feels like half a season.
The whispering! It’s…oh, it’s just some other people.
Not the whispering.
I’m rather disappointed.
Haven’t done a question list for a while. Big questions:
-Who is Naomi with?
-Why doesn’t Ben want people leaving the Island?
-Where did the original Others (“The Hostiles”) come from?
-Will Libby in the mental home be explained?
Dead people who have appeared as alive in this show:
-Boom (to Locke)
-Jack’s Dad (to Jack)
-Charlie (to Hurley, now)
Whoa! Hurley’s “count to five” thing worked. I didn’t expect that.
Charlie is a hallucination?
-Naomi was with the people who funded the Dharma Initiative, which is why Ben is so scared.
-Ben doesn’t want people leaving the Island, because then they could find it/him.
And they will be mad.
Because of all the killing.
-The Hostiles have been on the Island forever.
Like an ancient cult, + people who get stranded there.
-Libby in the mental home will not be explained.
-Charlie is an Island vision, even though we’re off the Island.
Hang on, if Hurley is going with Locke, why is he getting off the Island?
Hurley: “You’d look weird with a beard, Jack.”
Listen to him!!
This is a very effective season.
Not looking forward to the Writers Strike cuts.
Damn you, Writers Strike!
How do you punctuate Writers Strike? Writer’s? Writers’? Writers?
It’s a strike of writers, but surely they also have some ownership of it.
Hurley: “I think it wants us to come back.”
The Island? Or something else that we haven’t met yet?
Gah. We’re back to stupid episode endings.
“Are you Jack” is not a cliffhanger; we KNOW he’s Jack!
Most likeable: Hurley? Not really much competition.
Least likeable: I dunno. Hard to pick for this ep. Jack, for trying to shoot Locke.
Most intriguing: Charlie. Locke still incredibly awesome. Jacob would get Intriguing if he were an actual character.
[[A brief interlude]]
Watching the first episode of How I Met Your Mother for the first time. Prediction: Lily is the titular Mother.
Awww. For the first time narrator referred to “Aunt Lily”. There goes that theory.
Previously on Lost is about Locke killing Naomi, the group dividing, helicopter arriving.
We open on what looks like dodgy 3D animation.
Prediction: -this is them finding the dead bodies from the flight.
Yup! I’m awesome.
Man from end of last episode is crying at the news that they’ve died.
His name is “Dan”.
He doesn’t know why he’s crying?
I really hope this isn’t going to be a Dan flashback episode. Dan is really not a character I’m interested in at this point.
FARADAY! Dan is Faraday!
Through stupidly checking out the Lost tag once, I know that HE crashed the plane!
Prediction -it takes us until the end of the season before we actually see everyone get off the Island.
My other housemate just came in.
He gave up on Lost in season 2.
How can you say exciting things are happening?
NOTHING EVER HAPPENS.
Yes, I know they get off the Island.
Then THEY GO BACK.
THEY GO BACK TO THE ISLAND.
I want to see the episode where they get off, go home to their families, and then the credits roll.
END OF SHOW.
Faraday is not a good liar.
Meanwhile, Locke: “I’d prob’ly be dead if I still had a kidney there.”
That mean you and your Dad are square?
I need a name for Faraday’s group of rescuers.
Until I get something official, will call them Lostbusters.
Who else you gonna call?
We’re getting a flasbhack from the Asian Lostbuster.
Why are…holy crap, is he ACTUALLY a Ghostbuster?
That’s a freaky coincidence.
I am actually a little bit worried at my crazy predictive powers.
Maybe…maybe the Island has affected ME!
Okay, so why a team of ghostbusters has come out to the Island is beyond me.
Sure, there are ghosts, but…oh. That’d be it, yeah.
I love that even when people KNOW that Ben is trying to manipulate them, it still works.
He’s a work of art.
My favourite bad guy before Ben was probably Umbridge from Harry Potter.
She’s so delightfully despicable, you just love to hate her.
Disc froze for a second then. Fortunately didn’t lose anything, but now I’m nervous. :S
Jack seems to have learned a few tricks from the Others.
“Our friends are out in the jungle with guns to your heads right now…”
We’re getting flashbacks from all of the Lostbusters.
Another season, another group of people…
Charlotte (Lostbuster) has found a Polar Bear!!!
In the desert? What is happening?
Polar bear with a Dharma collar.
Meanwhile, in the present, she’s dangling off a cliff.
Charlotte is thus far my favourite Lostbuster.
It’s annoying, but it also makes complete sense for no one to want to tell each other anything.
Well written, but frustrating. 🙁
Smoke monster appears roughly once a season, it seems.
About as often as Vincent, thinking about it.
Another flashback. The Lostbuster pilot?
Housemate just called him “Jeff Fahy”. He sounds like Locke.
FUCK. Ben just shot Charlotte!
Starting to think that Sawyer was right with the whole “We should execute him” argument.
Looks like the Oceanic 6 is going to be Jack, Sayid, Kate, Hurley and…two others. (Juliet wasn’t on the flight.)
Scary Oceanic man responsible for Lostbuster team. Naomi was the only one with military training.
Again, curious as to how much of this was written from the start, how much was made up later.
The Lostbusters, for instance.
Oooh. Lostbusters are here for Benry.
That certainly explains his fear/aggression.
Remember how, 2 seasons ago, I suggested cutting off Benry’s arms and legs? That would have avoided SO many problems for everyone.
I still think it’s exceptionally horrible, but really still a good idea. This is why I should never be put into a Lost kind of scenario…
These episode ends are terrible.
Good episodes, bad endings.
Most Likeable: …damnit, Locke’s forever ineligible. Will give it to Charlotte.
Least Likeable: Benry, just for shooting Charlotte.
Most Intriguing: The Lostbusters as a whole, I guess. Specifically…Charlotte.
Charlotte is cute, female and British. I have a weakness for cute, female British girls.
Previously on Lost just a summary of the season.
Start on Sayid (yay!) reading Naomi’s bracelet.
Signed R.G. I don’t think we’ve met an R.G
Maybe it’s Sirius Glack’s brother!
Oh boo! We’re back to flashbacks!
I really thought this season was not going to have flashbacks. 🙁
Was looking forward to it.
OH! It’s a future-flashback! That’s great.
Confirms Sayid as one of the Oceanic 6, too.
Sayid seems to be a hitman in the future.
Or he just hates losing wagers.
Ha! Sayid: “I’m a headhunter. (beat) A recruiter.”
Damn Sayid’s smooth.
He should get his own spinoff, helping people find love and occasionally torturing.
I’d watch it.
His slogan could be “We help you find who you’re looking for.”
That way it covers both matchmaking and tracking people.
Kate is really annoying me this episode/season. No idea why.
I think she’s just got no real purpose/motivation at this point.
Smoke in the background!
Turn around, Miles!
Mmm, Sayid is a sexy man.
Awww. Poor Hurley.
No wonder the dude has rejection issues.
Secret passages are like my favourite thing ever.
Hidden wardrobes, much less cool.
What the CRAP is happening?
I liked it much better when the Others were the enemy, instead of the other Castaways. 🙁
Seriously, way too many characters are making the “Let’s stay on the Island” argument.
30+ deaths in 100 days, guys!
Sayid’s even got the “mystery-man” thing going on.
How can you be so famous yet still so enigmatic?
Well played, player.
Whoa! Sayid just got shot.
And then he shot the girl who shot him!
Now I can only hope she’ll shoot him back once more.
Juliet is so happy these days.
Just to be around Jack?
Or is it a “these people are exciting!” kind of thing?
Should have mentioned this earlier: the Island is in some kind of time loop?
Not sure what’s happening there.
This season’s really been a whole lot of nothing so far.
Prediction: Jack is operating on Sayid.
Oh! Sounds like it’s Ben.
Why would Sayid be working for Ben? This is incredibly intriguing.
Yup. It’s Ben. Sayid is “protecting his friends” by working for Ben.
This feels a little weak.
Most likeable: Dan Faraday.
Least likeable: Locke.
Most intriguing: The Lostbusters, once more.
Season 4 has been incredibly unsatisfying so far.
I think it’s because it’s all new stuff, not building on pre-existing mysteries.
The first 3 seasons all built on stuff that was there all along; the Others, Dharma, etc.
This season doesn’t feel like that at all.
It’s like we’re out of the tightly layered, know-what-we’re-doing-from-the-start territory, and into make-it-up-as-we-go-along.
[[Running Tally: All seasons]]
“The Locke Award” (previously on 7 “Most likeables”)
“The Locke Award” (awarded before he even won any “Most likeables”)