Thursday, October 26, 2006

Lost, 10/25 episode

by Jackrabbit Slim
Discuss in comments.


Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Help me here, because I'm old and feeble-minded. There are two islands? At least that's what I got from the last scene. How can this be? Wouldn't Sayid, Sun and Jin have noticed this when they were sailing around the island, or Desmond? I know polar bears can swim, so is that how they got from island to the other?

Otherwise, a good episode. Desmond has a career in weather forecasting after he's rescued.

10/26/2006 07:37:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I thought it was a weak episode, unless the two islands is some kind of trick. It doesn't make any sense with what we've seen before and only makes me think that they are definitely making this up as they go along.

So far I'm liking every other episode, so I'm looking forward to next week.

10/26/2006 09:49:00 AM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

I guess it *could* be explained that the main island is so huge that no one has really ever been around the whole thing. Perhaps everything happens on the "other" side....the dark side of the moon. They could sail over 1/2 of the island and still not see the tiny island. Living near SF, I do know that Alcatraz is pretty small...even when looking at it from the edge of if there is an island only twice the size of alcatraz at a much further distance (it appeared) it could seem insignificant. Especially since there's not a large prison on top....

Did anyone else notice Ben say "Sub team"?? so that's how they got to the main island / desmond's boat and back without going around or through....they went under!

This episode actually had me guessing correctly many times before something happened....that usually doesn't happen (maybe I'm slow) but most things were so obvious.

I did love the repartee between Jack & Juliet in the beginning. He pulled a "Henry Gale" on her!

does anyone read AICN? how about what the talkbackers have supposedly spoiled for next week?

10/26/2006 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

I think Jack, Sawyer and Kate all awakened to find themselves where they were at the beginning of this season, so they could have been transported across water without knowing it. And the others may have an entire fleet of boats we don't know about.

I don't read AICN, and I certainly don't want to be spoiled for this show.

10/26/2006 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

Yeah, I forgot that "sub team" remark. The Others have a submarine?

I'm just not ready to totally buy the likelihood of the Others' island escaping their notice. Our guys were on one side of the island, the tailees were on the other side, they went to find the Others on yet another side of the island, they left on a raft from one side, washed up on the tailees' side, sailed a boat around to where the Others were supposed to be--and yet they didn't see this island that the Others live on?

I can only go so far with my suspension of disbelief. I was willing to give 'em showing us the Others seeing the plane actually break up in the air, especially after I saw how J.J. treated planes and missiles and helicopters in M:I:3.

I like it more when they get into the fantastical aspects, so that I don't feel too bothered by the less-than-realistic things that sometimes happen.

10/26/2006 03:43:00 PM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

I don't think the Others live on this island permanently. In the opener, their little village was seen to be on the same island as the plane when it crashed.

The hydra here seems to be accessible by boat or sub...perhaps that's where the boat came from to get walt at the end of season 1.

I don't know if the hydra island escaped notice, but if it's as small as Ben says it is, then it's likely to be insignificant to anyone who may have seen it. Though I doubt the beach runs all the way around the island. Some of the terrain must make it impossible to travel the coastline (which is why I assume the tailies trekked it through the island to get to the main camp rather than try to stay by the water at all times).

This map may or may not tell the truth:

But there are many things hard to believe...such as a controlled smoke monster or that Ben can really get jiggy with a baton on sawyer. But I do believe the only clothes available to kate are low-cut blouses or dresses..I mean, that TOTALLY fits the story

10/26/2006 06:44:00 PM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...


That map is cool, and would account for the second island not being seen by the passengers. It is missing the location of the Black Rock ship (but I think that was in the Dark Territory).

10/27/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Love the map. But didn't understand the whole thing with Desmond and the lightning rod. Did he know the storm was coming or did he cause it? Chicken, egg?

10/27/2006 04:15:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

And wait - Desmond is Scottish? Nooooooo. I thought for sure he was Australian. Need to get my dialects in order.

10/27/2006 06:58:00 PM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

Dialects? Maybe you were still thinking about my terminator comment from last week... Oh, wait..that's AUSTRIAN. G'day mate!

Desmond definitely knew the storm was coming. And he either knew lightning was going to strike that exact point or he was drawing it away from its original destination into a safe place...and making glass lightning sculptures in the sand to sell to reese witherspoon

10/27/2006 07:25:00 PM  

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