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.
Previously on deals with Henry (hoping for some closure!) and also Sun being knocked out by (I assume) Charlie or Sawyer.
Still not sure if they knocked her out or just took advantage of the situation.
It was possibly explained.
I miss stuff, typing while I watch.
For example the current scene is a Sun/Jin flashback, which means it’s mostly subtitled.
I’ve caught most of it, but possibly missed a line or two.
Prediction: Sun discovers that she’s pregnant this episode.
2nd prediction: Sun was taking the pill all that time they were “trying”
Jin is being a real arse this episode.
I like Jin/Sun much better when they’re rediscovering their love, not being horrible.
Admittedly, without the original spate of horrible I wouldn’t have enjoyed the rediscovering nearly as much, but don’t revert!
Locke’s scar looks like it’s shifted slightly.
Dodgy makeup job, or am I just wrong?
Rose and Bernard are fighting.
This episode seems to be all about couples bickering.
I wonder if Locke’s scar hurts when Voldemort’s near.
…is Sun having an affair with her old boyfriend?
I love affairs. I think they make extraordinary television viewing.
What happened to Mr Lee’s American?
He was going to go over “in 6 months” and then marry her.
Apparently Locke uses a razor to shave.
That’s not nearly as cool as when he used to use a knife.
Evidence that Henry’s one of the Others:
-he’s trying to manipulate Locke/Jack
-he’s damned suspicious and creepy
Sawyer’s nickname for Sun is “Sunshine”.
That is my favourite nickname so far.
My least favourite: “Jabba” for Hurley. That’s not nice.
Sun’s after a pregnancy test.
I originally typed “pregnancy twist” then.
Great pregnancy twist would be if it came out half-black.
Things I wish people would do:
Sun, be pregnant to Michael.
Hurley, not have secretly stashed heaps of food.
Kate, do Sawyer.
Locke, wrestle a polar bear to the ground.
Echo, be on-camera more.
Jin, stop being such a tosser. (both in flashback and present-day)
Henry, admit to being an Other and give us heaps of information about them.
Jack, work out leadership issues with Locke.
Turns out I want a lot of people to do a lot of things.
Claire, get back with Charlie.
Sayid, just keep doin’ what you’re doin’.
Sun/Jin’s flashbacks are really excellently integrated this episode.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…flashbacks only work when they take the current storyline, and add depth and colour.
Sun, finding out (in flashback) that she was unable to have a baby adds HEAPS to the current storyline of her thinking she’s pregnant.
Jin being such an arse about it/so clearly wanting a baby, that adds even more.
So I’ll reiterate: flashbacks are great this episode.
I wish I had a secret boyfriend who could teach me a second language. I would learn French.
My favourite pairings, in order:
Didn’t include Michael/Sun because we’ve not seen him for a while.
Also omitted Locke/Echo because of complete lack of canonical evidence.
Prediction: They will find the balloon, but it’s been there for a LOT longer than 4 months. Henry is totally an Other.
I love the few moments when we hear English from Jin’s point of view and it’s just gibberish. Sounds like dialogue that’s been reversed.
Holy crap! Flashback just revealed – Sun’s not infertile, Jin is.
Sun really did sleep around, or Island magically refertilised him?
Most likely to be Sun’s father’s baby:
3) Mr Lee
4) Echo/Locke (just from conversing with Sun. They’re that fertile.)
Guess we’ll find out when it comes out, from the colour of its skin.
I love it when Jin/Sun are getting along.
Such a great couple.
Prediction: We go through this whole “Others trying to steal the baby” thing again in about a season’s time.
Either time is going to start passing a lot more quickly, or this is going to be one of the longest TV pregnancies in history.
It’ll be rivaled only by Joe’s wife on Family Guy.
Man I dislike Henry.
Was going to give Least Likeable to Jin, but he redeemed himself and Henry makes my skin creep.
Least likeable: Henry.
Most likeable: Sun, she’s been great all episode.
Most intriguing: Sun. Who’s the daddy??
Great episode end. I love passive-aggressive characters who hold all the cards.
Henry’s a great dislikeable character.
Each episode of Lost ends with “the filmmakers thank the people of Hawaii and the Oloha spirit.”
It seems really patronising.
Let’s hit it!
This disc’s cover has Jin and Sun, the menu has the third Scientist base, the one they took Claire to. (will call this “Base Theta.”)
Just noticed that the cover has the numbers written on them.
I shouldn’t find that as eerie as I do.
Do all Lost DVD owners now have Number Fever?
Previously on Lost is about Locke’s father.
I quite like the Locke father back-story.
Also, unsurprisingly, covers Henry. Should be a good ep!
Locke has bought a ring, presumably to propose to…Helen?
“Previously on” didn’t have anything about his wheelchair, so this probs probably isn’t going to be about Locke’s “accident”, or whatever caused his paralysation.
Locke’s father is dead.
Oooh. They found the smiley-face balloon + his wife’s grave.
I stand by my earlier prediction: his back-story is true, he’s still an Other.
Is Jack Locke’s father-figure? That doesn’t at all seem like a healthy relationship.
Locke is either
a) Hallucinating/whatever it’s called when the island creates things for you to hear/see
b) being contacted by Anna on the radio in the balloon. (do balloons have radios?) or
c) the computer is contacting him, like it did Michael. My bet’s on c).
Evidence to suggest that Henry ISN’T an Other:
1) His story checks out. Dead Wife, balloon where he said it’d be.
2) He got caught.
It seems unlikely that an Other would get caught by Danielle’s trap. Doesn’t make much sense.
I still don’t trust him though.
Meanwhile, in the episode, Chekhov’s Boom Doors all went down. Looks like it was
d) “Something else that I don’t understand.”
Locke’s Dad is alive. Had a fake funeral.
He’s a professional con-man! I love con men. Hopefully he’s connected to Sawyer somehow.
Don’t fall for this Locke, it’s got to be another con.
Meanwhile Henry is being enlisted to help him with the boom doors.
If the flashbacks tie into the story this ep, then it’s about recognising cons/being conned.
My guess is that Henry & Dad are both conning him.
Holy crap, I was so excited for a few seconds there.
Locke & Henry got a boom gate open and I thought “yay, success!”
Then it crushed Locke’s legs. Disappointing.
Similarly, Locke got the $700k, yay exciting, but then the thugs were at his house.
I have never before heard “Phuket” pronounced, and I used to work in a map shop. “Pook-ett”.
Henry is learning about the numbers.
I was hoping that they would mean something to him, but no sign of recognition.
Everyone in the hatch is disabled, and the alarm is going off. But I still don’t think that the numbers won’t be typed in in time.
This is just another “building how important it is to enter the numbers” episode. They’re saving it for the finale or beyond.
Mysteries being dealt with at the moment:
-Henry: good or evil?
-why’d the boom gates come down?
I’m still in the “Henry is evil” camp.
Re: boom gates – perhaps something that happened in one of the other bases set them off.
Perhaps the Others set something off as the best chance to let Henry escape/rescue him. That’s all I’ve got so far.
The lights went off and ultraviolet lights came on, showing an unusual diagram with a question-mark at the centre.
Evidence is pretty strongly stacking up for Henry not being an Other.
I’m sort of disappointed. Innocent man was tortured.
There’s a mysterious light flashing in the jungle. They’ve found a parachute and a delivery of food.
This organisation is still running??
So the boom gates seem to go down before a food delivery.
So that the inHatchibants don’t have communication with the deliverers?
Oh excellent twist. They dug up the grave, and there was no wife inside – there was a man.
“A man named Henry Gale.”
Wow, great ep. Integration of flashbacks was a little weak, but I’ll forgive it.
We can’t all be Hurley/Jin/Sun.
So “Henry” may not be one of The Others, but there’s still something extraordinarly suspicious about him.
Prediction: we get a Henry flashback episode before the end of season 3.
Most likeable: Locke…wait, no. Can’t do that. I’ll give it to Jack, for the poker game.
Least likeable: Helen, Locke’s almost-fiancee.
Most intriguing: Henry. Really want to know his story.
Just a few seconds in and this episode is already rocking.
Looks like a Libby/Hurley episode, and I’ve never disliked a Hurley episode.
Hurley’s hallucinating a bald man (because Lost doesn’t have enough of those).
A few minutes back, they threw away Hurley’s secret stash.
He’s found a slipper. Prediction: Cinderella has come to the island.
More serious predictions:
-the man relates to Hurley’s time in a mental hospital.
-the slipper is what they used to wear there.
a) are Hurley’s
b) Are about his time in the mental hospital
c) Look like they’re going to be really well-integrated.
All three of those things are extraordinarily good things.
Bald man seems to be “Dave”, a bad influence on Hurley.
Just got a bizarre message about these liveblogs.
“That’s why it’s called the Smoke Monster”.
I have no idea what that means. Please don’t tell me!
Some day I’ll look back and this will all make complete sense.
Locke’s off his leg for a couple of weeks. This will really interestingly affect the Locke/Jack conflict.
Not-Henry’s lies don’t check out. I really really hope he’s a con-man.
OH! He’s definitely an Other. That was unexpected.
He’s a terrified Other. They’re all terrified of “Him”, who is definitely not Landis.
Wild theory: “Him” is Jack’s Dad.
And we’re checking in with Echo and his tree chopping-down.
He’s building something.
Hopefully not a raft. We’ve done that plot.
Hurley’s hallucinating Dave again. HalluciDave threw a rock at Hurley, so he definitely has physical presence.
Hurley: “Did either of you see a guy run through here in a bathrobe with a coconut?”
Charlie: “I saw a polar bear rollerblading.”
Theory: Dave doesn’t exist.
To expand: Theory: Hurley was in the mental hospital because he imagines Dave.
So far we’ve seen Dave only a few times.
1) When playing basketball & no one would pass to him.
2) The doctor took a photo.
At the end of the episode, we’ll see the photo and it’ll just be Hurley with his arm around no-one.
This show’s really making me crave peanut-butter.
Hurley desperately licking spilled peanut-butter off a leaf is one of the least attractive images that Lost has presented so far.
Yup, Dave doesn’t exist.
Doctor: “You eat to punish yourself.”
How depressing. I eat to reward myself for rocking so hard!
I’ve always found completely hallucinated people fascinating. I had a friend who had schizophrenia years back, she imagined a girl living in her head.
To her, “Sarah” (her hallucination) wasn’t an imagined person, she was as real as everything else in the world. Convinced her of things.
Convinced her that her parents were trying to kill her, that she (“Sarah”) was her only friend. Fascinating stuff.
Meanwhile, back on Lost…
They’re doing the whole “This whole world is actually part of a character’s dream.” episode. I love these episodes.
House did one as well, but he woke up at the end of it.
So did Buffy.
Typically they decide to stick with the hallucination, so the show can continue.
I’m going to call Not-Henry “Frank”.
Frank is trying to convince John that he didn’t enter the numbers.
I suspect he did.
Perhaps that was his “mission” from the start. To stop them from continuing to press the button.
That doesn’t make much sense though.
Theory: the timer only does its horrible stuff after the button isn’t pressed 5+ times.
Frank’s ploy was to stop them from pressing it.
Meanwhile, the Hurley/Libby storyline is rocking. They just kissed.
…5th kiss on the island? Sawyer/Kate, Kate/Jack, Jin/Sun, Rose/Bernard
And now Libby/Hurley.
Hurley’s getting Most Likeable character.
oh wow, GREAT reveal! Libby’s in the mental home too! Episode end.
Was going to give Most Intriguing to Frank, but Libby can have it after that great reveal.
Frank can have Least Likeable.
[[Running tally: All seasons ]]
Most likeable: Locke and Hurley on 7 (Sawyer and Jack on 4, Jin and Sayid on 3, Charlie, Turnip-head Ulrich and Sun on 2, 8 characters on 1 – Charlie, Ray, Shannon, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Flirty Bar Girl)
Least likeable: Jin at 5 (Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) and Henry/Frank on 4, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, Locke, Charlie, Jack 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, Nathan, the Mean Cop, Claire, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Locke’s almost-fiancée Helen)
Most intriguing: Kate on 4. (Locke on 4, Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Walt and Mr Echo on 3, Desmond, Anna, Sawyer and Henry/Frank on 2, 11 characters on 1 – Sayid, Asian Wife, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie’s Brother Liam, Sun, Libby)
Most likeable: Jin and Sayid on 3, (Kate, Sawyer, Jack and Hurley on 2, Anna, Charlie, Turnip-head Ulrich and Sun all on 1)
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) and Henry/Frank on 4 (Jack on 2, Susan (Walt’s mum), Locke, Mean Cop, Nathan, Claire, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie and Helen all on 1)
Most intriguing: Mr Echo (Mufasa) on 4 (Desmond, Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) and Henry/Frank on 2, Walt, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie’s Brother Liam, Locke, Sawyer, Sun and Libby on 1)