Thursday, November 02, 2006

Lost, 11/1 episode

by Jackrabbit Slim
As usual, discuss in comments.


Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Well, the tailies are all gone, except for Bernard, who we never see anymore.

So we know why Jack was kidnapped, but why Sawyer and Kate? My first thought was to use as bargaining chips to get Jack to operate ("operate, or we'll chop Kate's fingers off"), but Ben clearly stated he wanted Jack to want to operate, so brainwashing was his intent. And Jack certainly doesn't have any love for Sawyer.

I still can't get over how awkward it is to introduce characters who were supposedly there all along but are now just made prominent. They need a flashback episode, quick, to make us understand how they fit.

I am intrigued by the rebellion within the Others.

11/02/2006 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

Doesn't the Hawai`i Highway Patrol have a public service ad now: "Get a ticket--get offed on Lost!"?

I liked this one better than the last one, but it still felt a little ho-hum. And then the big one next week before the hiatus till February!?!?! These scheduling guys are nuts. This will probably be the last season--someone (cast or crew I can't remember) said after the first season they couldn't see it going more than three, ratings are down 20% this year, they're losing 500,000 viewers from the first half-hour to the second half-hour (to Criminal Minds)....

11/02/2006 08:13:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

They decided it was better to schedule six or seven episodes in a row in bunches, rather than skipping a week here or there, which made people confused when it was on or not. If they do decide to pull the plug, let's get it wrapped up nicely though:

Whither Walt and Michael?

What about Desmond's girlfriend and the guys who called her from the Arctic (or was it Antarctic?)

11/02/2006 08:22:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

better to schedule six or seven episodes in a row in bunches, rather than skipping a week here or there
Yeah, that's the company line (though actually I think the six in a bunch is just this fall--they're supposed to go uninterrupted from next February), and that's pretty stupid, too. It's not either-or. You can run 11 episodes from mid-September to Thanksgiving, then resume in February and end in April. The problem is extending the season well into May while also only doing 22 episodes, but you can do it without the hodge-podge of last year and without scheduling just six (!) episodes in the fall--just take off late March/early April. I find six to be a ridiculously short run. Harrumph.

11/02/2006 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

They killed Eko! Bastards. And what a dumb move. They keep Jack, going on and on about his dead father, and Charlie, will he or won't he take drugs again?, but kill Eko? Let's hope the replacements are worth it.

They've done quite a few mistakes so far this season. Opener promised much, but The Others aren't exactly living up to that. I was in the category who thought the creators had the arc and explanations mapped out, but now it really doesn't look that way.

11/02/2006 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

24 and many reality shows have spoiled viewers (myself included). The non-stop runs without repeats are the best....but a 3-month hiatus for Lost? That's as bad or worse than the stops/starts/repeats.

I liked that the smoke monster was explained a little more. If Yemi was indeed the smoke monster, then it is fair to assume that all other visions (except maybe the sweat lodge?) have been a result of the smoke monster....but how does it know everyone's past? How does it pick people up? How does it exist?

I'm disappointed that they killed Eko, but they explained why he was building a church.

Nikki and Paulo are on my most hated reason for them to be can't make me like them...maybe if you'd stop killing main characters you wouldn't need to bring in CRAP characters.

Jack is getting so played from all sides. I'm glad he's holding up well, but...come on...a revolt against Ben? The only person who's shown the slightest disloyalty is Juliette. Can she be trusted? Just grab the scalpel and slice them all, Jack!

Yeah, where is Desmond's love? Penelope Widmore or whatever her name is....with the portuguese gents in the freezing (ant)arctic...It's been 3 days or so since the "incident". Time for some more Desmond flashback and precognition

I remember reading during the first season that they had material that would last 3-5 seasons. After it blew up during the first season I'm sure they decided to extend the story to at least 5. Things better start happening soon.....But the preview for next week looks good. Real good.

11/02/2006 06:16:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

But the preview for next week looks good. Real good.

I never watch previews for tv-shows. If I know I'm going to watch it, and it's coming next week, what's the point?

11/02/2006 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous lora said...

I was hoping that Nikki and Paolo would be this season's Arzst...but no 16-ton weight has dropped on them yet. Hurley could say, "Dude-you stepped in some Paolo." Sigh. Eko and Locke were a great team, but now one is gone. I loved Eko's backstory, and the peace he made with his life was very moving.
Juliette can't be trusted, and I don't think that Jack would intentionally kill someone on the operating table, no matter how desperate he is. And no matter how little he likes Sawyer, he will chose a survivor over an Other.
I was wondering if Sawyer and Kate were kidnapped for other reasons...perhaps the same reason that Juliette, a Fertility Doctor, is there.
Walt and Michael are on some other island of Castaways, watching the Professor build a nuclear-powered rescue device out of a coconut and some seaweed.

11/02/2006 11:20:00 PM  

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