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.
Oooh! Echo backstory episode?
Hand-guns are my favourite type of gun.
Assuming that rocket launchers don’t count.
Least favourite: tommy-gun.
It hasn’t been clearly established whether or not Charlie is back on heroin.
From the contents (nearly empty) of the statue, I’d say yes.
Charlie: on heroin or just cheerful?
Nigerian drug-dealer is a pretty excellent backstory.
Echo is well deserving of The Locke Award.
Charlie claims not to be using, but I suspect he would claim that whether he was or not.
Ah, the gun-barrel focus pull. A classic.
Don’t try to lie to Mr Echo, Charlie. He is too cool to fool.
The return of the smoke-monster?
Recurring themes of Lost:
-the catholic church/confession
Sawyer is having trouble dealing with people liking him.
He is most likely concocting a plan to be hated.
Oh man, Charlie is definitely back on the drugs.
This whole Locke/Nigerian drugs plot is beautifully layered.
This is the second show I’ve seen this week where a priest and a drug dealer are brothers. (Lost, Veronica Mars)
I love climbing trees.
Oooh. Clearest shot we’ve ever had of the smoke-monster.
Holy CRAP Echo is hardcore.
Faced down the smoke monster and WON!
Super deserving of The Locke Award.
I absolutely love, by the way, that all these characters (even the American ones) use “kilometers”.
Things that never seem to run out on the island:
Eerie episode end. Charlie burying (but still lusting over) the madonna statues.
Most likeable: (keeping in mind I can’t give it to Echo) Charlie.
Least likeable: (but still reasonable) Claire.
Most intriguing: Echo!
Remember how I said I loved how the Americans use kilometers in Lost?
Forgot that Charlie wasn’t an American. Whoops!
Previously on Lost is about the mysterious talking computer.
Prediction: -it’s fairly obviously not Walt.
Another Jack flashback episode. He gets way more than his fair share.
The amount of screentime that Jack’s pa has got means that he MUST come back in some way.
Prediction: the island brings him back to life.
Michael’s gone craaaaazy.
The timer won’t go down to 0 this episode. I maintain that they’re saving that for the season finale.
The best episode this season (the story of Group B) has been the only one without pre-crash flashbacks.
That’s not a coincidence.
-the computer that was talking to Michael has a small part of Tom Riddle’s soul trapped in it, warping Michael’s mind and causing him to murder chickens.
Sun’s saying Jin can’t go. I’m on Jin’s side on this one.
Sure she’ll be worried, but he can’t just avoid adventure forevermore.
I want Jack to have an affair with this French woman.
Affairs make excellent viewing, especially with French women.
Jack, don’t pretend this relates to your backstory.
Be honest: you’re just running towards the sound of gun-fire because you’re an idiot
Jack and Sawyer are arguing about their motivations for tracking Michael.
That’s why I like Locke; his motivations are simple and awesome.
Flashbacks on Lost don’t seem to follow any rules. Sometimes they’re the characters sitting and remembering these events, sometimes not.
Holy crap! One of The Others!!
And he wants to engage in a dialogue!!
Don’t screw this up, guys! Get some answers!!
You can’t just introduce traumatic flashbacks as an excuse for Jack to act like an idiot and a wanker.
Doesn’t make sense.
Him losing a patient and kissing a French woman relates in NO WAY to the current scenario.
If it wasn’t way too long, I’d nickname the Others’ bearded leader Tennessee Mountain Landis. (after the Jonathan Coulton song).
Meanwhile, I’m totally digging this Jin/Sun storyline.
Jin might get Most Likeable just for sheer reasonableness.
Points that Jack and I agree on:
-washing up can be therapeutic
-French girls are hot
-so is Kate
Denise’s name is Sarah. I will probably continue to refer to her as Denise.
Jack: “We can fix this!”
Denise: “I’m leaving you. I’ve been seeing someone. I can’t stay.”
Sucks to be you, Jack.
Denise: “You will always need something to fix, Jack.”
That’s the same reason that House can’t be in a relationship, from memory.
Maybe that’s why he and Anna would be such a good pairing.
Seems like there’s a LOT to fix there.
Jack: “How long do you think it would take to train an army?”
Okay, THAT is going down as my new favourite episode cliffhanger. ROCK.
Most likeable: Jin.
Least likeable: Would have been Jack, except for that closer line. Landis can have it
Most Intriguing: Landis.
(Landis = big bearded Others guy.)
That episode needed much more Echo.
“Previously on” all about Charlie/Claire.
My thoughts on the Charlie/Claire situation: she’s being perfectly reasonable, and I understand where she’s coming from.
BUT dude did go into the jungle and get your kid back
Not to mention heaps of other parental duties.
He has SOME rights surely.
I’m assuming this is a dream, not a flashback.
Maybe a flashback to when he was on heroin.
I can totally see why the “Epileptic Trees” page exists over at TV Tropes.
Charlie, don’t be jealous of Locke.
He’s not going to take over the parental duti-…oh crap, that would actually make total sense.
Locke isn’t the type of guy who’s just going to sit by and let the kid grow up without a father.
And we all know Locke would be an AWESOME dad.
Claire’s asking for some space.
That’s a fair call.
She’s saying “not now, maybe again soon.”
Listen to the subtext, Charlie!
Charlie’s flashbacks are extremely well integrated.
Much better than stupid Jack’s. Those ones really annoyed me.
Kate helping Sawyer with his exercises = a great excuse for non-sexual touching.
Charlie, who we’ve established can’t swim, is now trying to swim out and save what I assume is a hallucination.
Okay, looks like it’s some kind of crazy extended hallucination/dream.
Libby/Hurley is a pairing that I have no particularly strong feelings about.
She’s a psychologist, he was in a mental home…
Okay, Charlie’s pretty definitely using again.
He’s lying to Locke about having burned ALL the statues.
I like the idea of an actual horse running around on the island.
Libby seems to be shaving her armpits on a fairly regular basis. Where the hell are all these characters getting razors from?
Echo! Echo is my new favourite character.
I’m surprisingly disappointed that he’s wearing a shirt.
Ha!! Anna to Jack about Kate: “You hittin’ that?”
I love it when characters cut through the crap.
Who needs subtext when you can just use TEXT!
So Charlie WASN’T using, but everyone suspecting that he was is making him start again? What?
I’m not sure whose side I’m on here.
Locke’s being completely reasonable, but I can’t work out where Charlie is coming from.
Was he using?
My guess would be no, but he’s been lying and looking shifty all over the place.
Perhaps it’s Locke being reasonable that has weirded me out a bit. He’s normally the hectic one.
Charlie just lit a fire. Predictions:
-to distract people
-burning the area he spilled the heroin in a desperate attempt to get high
I don’t really understand what’s going on or why.
I suppose the only way this all makes sense if is he IS an addict still.
Locke punching Charlie was pretty cool. I could easily just watch an hour of Locke beating people up.
Dear writers of Lost: could we please have less confusing episodes about relationships, and more cool episodes about building armies? Thnx.
Charlie wasn’t using! Go Charlie.
Although it does mean that he was just completely insane for most of this episode.
All of Echo’s tree-marking, gone to waste.
Why was he marking trees, anyway?
“These are the ones I like.”
Theories on Echo marking trees:
-eventually he’d have marked every tree on the island and thus explored the whole place…
-Actually no, that’s all I’ve got. I can’t think of any other reason he’d be marking trees. I’m also not sure why Locke has kept the drugs.
Unless it’s purely and simple so that we can continue to have drug conflict for seasons to come.
Episode end. That was a weird one.
Least likeable: Charlie,
Most Likeable: (remembering Echo’s now ineligible) Turnip-head Ulrich.
Most Intriguing: Liam.
And that’s the end of a disc, too.
Incidentally, this disc (disc 3 season 2) has my favourite menu screen. Sun sitting by beach.
The disc cases all have 2 people on them.
1st disc: Kate/Sawyer.
I really don’t want Claire and Locke to become a couple.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Locke, think he’d be a great Dad, but…not a good pairing.
I much prefer Claire/Charlie.
Locke should pair with Echo, or maybe Sawyer.
[[Running tally: All seasons ]]
Most likeable: Locke on 7 (Hurley on 6, Jack and Jin on 3, Sawyer, Sayid, Charlie and Turnip-head Ulrich on 2, 9 characters on 1 – Charlie, Ray, Shannon, Sun, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Flirty Bar Girl)
Least likeable: Jin at 5 (Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 4, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, Locke and Charlie on 2, 16 on 1 – Locke’s Boss, Charlie’s Brother, Claire’s Boyfriend, Kate, Michael, Shannon’s Boyfriend, Hurley’s Mum, Locke’s Dad, Sawyer, Arzt, Crazy Pirates, Jack, Nathan, the Mean Cop, Claire, Tennesse Mountain Landis)
Most intriguing: Kate on 4. (Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Locke, Walt and Mr Echo on 3, Desmond (The Inhatchibant) and Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 2, 10 characters on 1 – Sayid, Asian Wife, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Sawyer, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie’s Brother Liam.)
[[Current season ]]
Most likeable: Jin on 3, Sayid and Kate on 2 (Jack, Hurley, Anna, Charlie and Turnip-head Ulrich all on 1)
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 4 (Susan (Walt’s mum), Jack, Lock, Mean Cop, Nathan, Claire, Tennesse Mountain Landis and Charlie all on 1)
Most intriguing: Mr Echo (Mufasa) on 4 (Desmond and Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) on 2, Walt, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis and Charlie’s Brother Liam on 1)
“Greatest character in all of Lost” (“The Locke Award”)
The Locke Award