Thursday, May 04, 2006

Lost May 3rd Episode

by Jackrabbit Slim
Discuss here. Don't read the comments if you don't want to be spoiled.


Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Wow, what an ending! I certainly didn't see that coming! My initial guess is that Michael has been brainwashed or otherwise influenced by the others. I think Ana Lucia is dead (are Hawaiians now safe from Michelle Rodriquez's drunken driving) but Libby is not. She was holding those blankets too prominently.

5/04/2006 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger LesterG said...

It's funny, because I wrote up an entire piece about the upcoming deaths / character departures about two weeks ago but I ended up accidently deleting it before posting. Despite my use of inviso-text, I'm happy I didn't ruin the surprise(s) for anyone.

The actual scene was far more shocking and brutal than I imagined. Absolutely expert work by Harold Perrineau as well (if only Michael had been this interesting from the beginning).

In terms of the reasons behind his betrayal: I'm thinking brainwashing/"the sickness" is not a factor. Michael is doing whatever he feels is necessary to save the life of his child, even if he has to kill some friends (who he's only known for weeks) to do it.

As for Libby...her future will be clear shortly.

5/04/2006 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Also, who is Jack's "sister"? Jack's father went to that house in the suburbs wanting to see his daughter. Could it be someone already in the cast? (Claire?)

5/04/2006 09:03:00 AM  
Blogger LesterG said...

The mother did look very similar to Claire (although potentially a little too young). I'm getting a real Luke & Leia vibe...

5/04/2006 10:11:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

It also crossed my mind that the woman that Jack's father assailed was Claire's mother, there was a very close resemblance. Oh god I hope it isn't Kate.

I'm glad to see that Michael is finally back. Next week's show looks really good too. They can't kill Libby off, there is too much to be resolved with her character's involvement in Hurley's past. Also, someone needs to survive to inform everyone that Michael is working for the Others.

Did anyone notice the Hanso Foundation commercial that played during the last commercial break? It gave a number, (877)HANSORG, to call. I tried calling but kept getting an error message that the network was busy.

Also, the manuscript that Sawyer was reading was "Bad Twin," one of the Lost novels.

5/04/2006 11:27:00 AM  
Blogger LesterG said...

Yeah, there's no way Libby is leaving that island.

5/04/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Anonymous lora said...

I think Michael has been told that he will get Walt back if he leads them into a trap...the whole "living in tents-we can take them" speech did not ring true. If they think about it, "Henry" killing Ana Lucia makes sense, but shooting Libby several times and only superficially wounding Michael makes no sense...even if he was not at 100%, he would not be less of a threat than Libby. I haven't tried the Hanso number yet. Apparently there are some extras that will be on the Web, and you have to use clues given during the broadcast to find them.

5/05/2006 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

When you call the Hanso number, you are asked to enter an extension, then depending on which extension you enter you get a different message. I tried one and got a message in Dutch. This game is too hard, I quit.

5/05/2006 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I finally watched it last night after studiously avoiding this discussion. Wow! My significant other voiced a concern early on that Michael had gone to the other side, but I didn't believe it. I can't believe I skipped right over the Hanso ad--I'm usually good at picking up interesting stuff (note to fearful advertisers: TiVo and DVRs also let consumers watch favorite ads over and over and over). I forgot about the new game....

Lesterg: if Michael hasn't gone over, then wouldn't he have killed Henry, too? It seemed to be implied that he let him go, though I guess it's not certain. The deaths of his comrades would still be enough impetus to get everyone to go along for a raid on the Others, even if Henry didn't escape.

Ah, well, I guess we'll see.

Of course the funny thing was that Michael shot the two DWIs. And earlier I was thinking about how the addition of the tailees had seemingly really put a strain on the cast budget, with several characters needing to be absent each week (ala the musical chairs of disappearing/reappearing characters on One Tree Hill or the series of absences of Scotty/Sulu/Uhura that Star Trek 2.0 has pointed out to me).

5/06/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

One more bit of trivia: the author of the Lost tie-in book, Bad Twin, which Sawyer was reading (and is now available at your local bookstore) is Gary Troup. An anagram of Gary Troup is: purgatory.

5/08/2006 07:45:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I'm sure you guys are way more on top of this than I am, but just in case: The Lost Experience Clues blog

5/10/2006 02:38:00 PM  

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