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 the Others, Frank pressing the button, and (most intriguingly) the question-mark diagram.
We open with Rose and Bernard discussing the mysterious drop of food.
I sincerely hope this won’t be a Rose/Bernard flashback episode…
No one seems particularly concerned with the whereabouts of Michael.
Oh wow, it is a Rose/Bernard flashback episode. I was kidding.
This had better be good.
Whole heap of supporting characters just got names.
Jenkins, Craig, the frozen yoghurt guy…
Prediction that I don’t really expect to come true:
-Bernard’s plans give another extra a line, then cause said extra to be killed.
Oh cool, Echo’s building a church.
Charlie’s been really cute lately.
I like him (and Locke) best as supporting characters.
When they’re supporting characters, they have a niche that they fit.
Locke is the problem-solver, Charlie does the cute one-liners.
Conversely, I like Sawyer least when he’s a tiny character, because he just withholds stuff and is unpleasant.
Who the hell goes to Australia for a faith healer?
I was watching a film with mates last night, and my fingers itched the whole time. I just constantly wanted to type out predictions.
Being caught in a net = best excuse for close touching/sexual tension building that Lost has had so far.
Oooh. Characters on the show are acknowleding the island’s magical healing powers.
Rose who was dying, Locke who was wheelchair-bound.
It’s being implied that the Island is a place with leylines that have healing energy, or some kind of mystical force.
Is that why the scientists chose this place to do their experiments?
Also why so many planes/other vessels crash here?
Rose (and by extension Bernard) are now on the list of people firmly advantaged by the crash.
Kate has finally told Jack about the third hatch.
Jack: “When were you going to tell me?”
Kate: “When you let me back in the club.”
Several people have now mentioned the club. Hurley referred to it as “the loop”. Wonder if this’ll lead to a showdown.
Damn, this show is good at exceeding my expectations.
Rose/Bernard flashbacks were great. Helped a lot that Locke had a cameo.
-we shall eventually discover that this island has advantaged everyone who’s landed on it.
People still firmly on the “disadvantaged” list:
-Sayid (was going to meet his sweetheart in America)
-no others I can recall
Jack: ‘Yo Kate, I’m glad we snogged’, then Michael reappeared.
Not a great cliffhanger.
Most likeable: Charlie.
Least likeable: Bernard.
Most intriguing: Michael, I suppose, but that’s a gift.
Previously on includes Anna shooting that guy she shot, Michael leaving, Frank’s “They’ll never give you Walt”, Michael reappearing.
Another Anna flashback episode.
Haha, it’s the repercussion of her executing her shooter. Interesting stuff.
I love watching people get away with murder.
So all my predictions about The Others being a tribal group are right out the window. They’re much more technologically advanced.
Oooh, Jack’s Dad. He shows up a LOT.
So far: Sawyer’s flashbacks, Jack’s (obviously), and now Anna’s. He has a part to play.
Jack’s Dad: “What I’m going to do down there could be dangerous, I’ll need a body guard.”
What is he doing?
-something to do with the numbers
-discovering a cure for death
-rounding everyone up and putting them on the flight.
Have I already theorised that Jack’s Dad is the “He” that everyone’s so afraid of? If not, I’m theorising it now.
Frank: “You’re one of the good ones, John.”
The Others have mentioned this a few times now, sorting people like that.
Frank’s mission was to get Locke.
He was accidentally captured, and is now going to be killed for failing his mission.
Or so he claims…
I still think his mission was to be captured and sabotage the button-pressing somehow. The dissent he’s caused was an added bonus.
Jack’s Dad is talking to someone in Australia. It sounds like Clare, but that might just be because she’s Australian.
Yup, definitely not Clare.
This is the first of Sayid we’ve seen in a while.
Hurley is getting girl advice from Sayid.
This is the absolute best person to get advice from on the whole island.
How to be sexy/how to seduce girls? Definitely Sawyer.
How to be romantic? Sayid. No competition.
Anna/Sawyer kiss! Holy crap there is a lot of kissing going on this season. Also: it looks like they are having sex.
Before they started kissing, I was trying to work out a better way of phrasing “In real life, the island would have more fucking.”
I suppose it makes sense, Jack’s story being the central story of the show. Justifies him being the main character.
He’s just one of the least interesting characters is all.
Anna/Jack’s Dad just hit Sawyer with the door of their car.
I’ve mentioned that I love the crossovers, right?
Sawyer and Anna just had sex.
Island sexings so far:
There are a lot of plots in this show. I really hope they wrap up together.
It would suck if the Jack’s Dad plot was unrelated to the main one.
Michael’s claiming The Others live in tents with bare feet. That is clearly for show.
They’ve set up a tiny charade, so it looks like the castaways can attack them. When they do, they’ll be hopelessly outgunned.
Michael: “They have 2 guns! 2!”
Plus the 3 they took from you, Jack. Also grenades, if I recall correctly…
They’re planning on raising an army and attacking the Others.
This is a phenomenally bad idea.
Hurley’s being so cute this episode.
“Welcome to the most prettiest secret beach on the island!”
“Hurley, this is our beach.”
I wish people would stop killing each Other that they capture.
Makes it hard to get information from them.
This show looooves the gun-barrel focus pull.
This is like the fifth we’ve seen so far.
Desmond (the inHatchibant), when he first saw Locke, asked “Are you Him?”.
Same “Him” as the Others’ Him? Theory: Des was an Other.
Maybe not knowingly, but his strings were definitely being pulled by the same power controlling the Others.
That’s why they were so annoyed that Group A had opened the hatch.
They could rely on Desmond to press the button, not these new guys.
These people need to remember that Frank can hear every conversation they have right outside his Hatch.
Holy crap, Michael just shot Anna! AND LIBBY. New cast-members are dropping like flies!
Michael has clearly become one of them.
I’m really curious as to how they do it.
AND HE SHOT HIMSELF. That is a GREAT end-of-episode cliffhanger. It’s been a while since we had any deaths.
Most likeable: I’ll go with Sawyer, for being cute and having sex.
Least likeable: Michael. Stupid shooty-man.
Most intriguing: also Michael.
This ep is called “?”
From accidentally reading the first few words of the episode summary, I discovered Echo’s name is spelled “Eko”.
He just keeps getting cooler.
Hopefully those blankets Libby was carrying were bullet-proof.
We start on Eko hallucinating. This is going to be a good episode.
All the time I’m watching this, I’m trying to work out how it was written.
Did they sit down and work out the entire conspiracy THEN work out how to best and most intriguingly to reveal it THEN work out characters?
Oh wow, well played Michael. No one suspects him of anything.
He can continue to be in the group, at least until Anna wakes up.
…she’s dead. Looks like there won’t be a lot of waking up to be done by Anna.
Oh! Libby woke up. Excellent.
I can see why they had that second Anna flashback episode so quickly after the first. Had to fit it in before she died.
I reckon this show has the highest “people shot: population” ratio of any show on television.
40-odd people living on the island, at least 5 or 6 shot so far. Michael, Shannon, the cop, Anna, Sawyer, Libby, must be others.
Eko is dealing with a woman who claims her daughter came back to life after drowning. Perhaps this relates to Jack’s Dad.
Eko and Locke are having their own little adventure.
V. cool. If they get their spinoff though, the spelling will have to revert to Echo.
Dharma, Dharma, got to remember that. The Dharma Institute.
The Hatch = Base Alpha (or Lab Alpha).
The wooden-doored hatch where Group B was hiding out = Lab Beta.
The medical lab, Gamma.
But was Michael lying when he said that The Others had their own hatch, or is there a Lab Delta?
The video said 3 labs, but there may be more
Lab Beta seemed pretty small. Not a proper lab. Just a…base of operations, for studying?
Possibly for studying the polar bears.
Oh no! Hurley just asked after Libby. Poor little guy. 🙁
What I like about Eko and Locke is that they’re both incredibly practical, but incredibly spiritual.
I was wondering why Eko was limping. Because it was Locke’s dream. Very clever.
Oooh! The psychic from Clare’s past is showing up in Eko’s. These crossovers rock.
Okay, Eko’s flashback doesn’t seem to particularly be relating to the current episode, but having a HUGE effect on previous flashbacks.
This episode is making me want to go rock-climbing.
We haven’t heard much about Sun’s baby lately. Wonder if we have time for a Sun/Jin episode before the season finishes.
They just found another set of doors. Lab Epsilon?
When the bulk of the episode is about my two favourite characters, it makes it very hard to choose a most likeable.
-Libby gets addicted to heroin
-Michael feels guilty and confesses all or kills himself.
-down the hatch they find controls for either a security system or a communications system.
Down the hatch they’ve…wow, they’ve found a security system.
Cameras all over the island. Pretty cool.
Go Peter’s guessing powers!
They’re printing a log. That’ll show the conversation Michael had, make them suspicious.
Apparently this is Station 5: The Pearl. Station 5 of 6.
One guy has been mentioned on two different videos now.
My money’s on him being the Others’ Him.
“They believe their tasks are of the utmost importance.”
So the timer seems to actually do nothing.
Shit is HAPPENING this season.
I have no idea how this show can go for another 4 seasons.
Eko is exceptionally attractive. I’m more than a little bit in love with the actor, as well as the character.
Okay, so the flashbacks have nothing to do with this episode, but influence the series as a whole. I’m okay with that.
My first, instinctive reaction was that the message sent to Michael came from Lab Epsilon (“The Pearl”) but that doesn’t make sense.
I’m so glad I didn’t watch Lost when it originally came out, for several reasons.
1) I hate waiting week-to-week for stuff to be revealed. I’ve watched 2 seasons in less than 4 days. Can’t imagine waiting two YEARS to find this stuff out.
2) I would have been online, reading conspiracy theories like crazy. As it is, I get to write my own, which is much more fun.
When I read other people’s theories, I tend to pick them up and tweak them to create my own.
This way, I get to write my own from scratch.
3) There would have been the Australian-American delay, and so I would have had to put a lot of effort in to avoid spoilers.
As it is, I’ve accidentally read countless spoilers, not understood any of them, and consequently forgotten almost all of them.
Meanwhile, episode just ended with Michael looking at the computer, not typing anything in.
Most likeable: With Eko and Locke out of the running, will have to go with the psychic, just for being a crossover character.
Least likeable: Michael, for all that killing he’s been doing.
Most intriguing: Eko.
God damn Eko rocks.
[[Running tally: All seasons]]
Most likeable: Locke and Hurley on 7 (Sawyer on 5, Jack and Charlie on 4, Jin and Sayid on 3, Turnip-head Ulrich and Sun on 2, 8 characters on 1 – Ray, Shannon, Walt, Jin, Arzt, Boom, Kate, Flirty Bar Girl, the Aussie Psychic)
Least likeable: Jin at 5 (Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) and Henry/Frank on 4, Michael, Jack’s Dad, Shannon, Crazy Danielle, Locke, Charlie, Jack on 2, 16 on 1 – Locke’s Boss, Charlie’s Brother, Clare’s Boyfriend, Kate, Shannon’s Boyfriend, Hurley’s Mum, Locke’s Dad, Sawyer, Arzt, Crazy Pirates, Nathan, the Mean Cop, Clare, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Locke’s almost-fiancée Helen, Bernard)
Most intriguing: Kate, Locke and Eko on 4. (Ethan, Crazy Danielle, Walt on 3, Desmond, Anna, Sawyer, Henry/Frank and Michael on 2, 11 characters on 1 – Sayeed, Asian Wife, Jack, Charlie, Boom, Shannon, Denise, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie’s Brother Liam, Sun, Libby)
Most likeable: Jin, Sayid and Sawyer on 3, (Kate, Jack, Hurley and Charlie on 2, Anna, Turnip-head Ulrich, Sun and the Aussie Psychic all on 1)
Least likeable: Anna (Flirty Bar Girl) and Henry/Frank on 4 (Jack and Michael on 2, Susan (Walt’s mum), Locke, Mean Cop, Nathan, Clare, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie, Helen and Bernard all on 1)
Most intriguing: Eko on 5 (Desmond, Anna (Flirty Bar Girl), Henry/Frank and Michael on 2, Walt, Goodwin, Tennesse Mountain Landis, Charlie’s Brother Liam, Locke, Sawyer, Sun and Libby on 1)