Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lost, 3/21, "The Man From Tallahassee"

by Jackrabbit Slim
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7 Comments:

Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Wow. I was on the edge of my seat last night. Locke is such a great character. I will admit that the last shot was easy to foretell, but it still packed a wallop. Is there really a "magic box," (which might be the smoke machine as well) or did the Others go out and kidnap Cooper (and bring him on the sub?)

When Cooper said he was a con man, I got a vibe that he might be Sawyer's father, but to have another pair of long-separated siblings would be too much (we know Cooper is Locke's father for sure, because he sought him out to be a match for the kidney transplant).

Loved Jack's evil eye stare at Locke after the sub went kablooey. How many times will Sayid be pummeled before this show runs its course?

3/22/2007 07:19:00 AM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

Oops, I'm wrong, Sawyer's dad wasn't the "proto-Sawyer," so maybe Cooper is Sawyer.

3/22/2007 08:52:00 AM  
Blogger jaydro said...

These last few episodes have been quite a good run. Wow, Cooper could be Sawyer....

That talk of the magic box was bringing me back to the parallels I saw in the first season to the old Star Trek episode, "Shore Leave."

3/22/2007 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Count Olaf said...

The magic box talk seems a little over the top, but I was definitely into this episode entirely... The whole hog.

When Locke stared down Ben and gave him the "cuz you're in a wheelchair, and I'm not" I was elated...overjoyed. That Benry is sooooo slimy knowing full well what was going to happen the whole time.

Funny thing is, didn't Locke only learn about the sub last episode? How did he know to take the c4 to blow it up the episode prior? And we've always knownt that he wasn't on the trip for Jack, but what was his original intent? He came with a gun like everyone else...that's it.

The back & forth between Ben and Locke was a dream encounter. And Jack & Kate's heartfelt ping-pong meeting was very emotional. I thought it was some of Matthew Fox's best work in the series...he wasn't shouting! You could see inner turmoil there!

Also, how much is Tom on Jack's side? He let him in to see Kate and warned him about being spied on visually/audibly.

Nice that they use the childrens' playground as a holding cell. Poor Sayid....

I am fully given over this show again. Keeping my questions to a minimum and just enjoying...

3/22/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jackrabbit Slim said...

I think Ben was referring metaphorically to the magic box. More like, "We can get you what you want."

3/22/2007 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I don't know, it feels a bit like the screenwriters are throwing in anything left and right just to give the show some momentum. First the Hurley meteorite, then Desmond Nostradamus and now Locke's dad's there. They better have a very good explanation for that one. It's stretching my faith in the show just a bit too much.

I mean, I love when stuff happens, Locke's fall was awesome, but you can only throw in so many unexplained events without some explanation. 'Magic box' doesn't quite cut it.

3/22/2007 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger jaydro said...

I don't think the magic box is metaphoric, at least not entirely. Heck, you'd think it also ties into The Secret. But sometimes I think the show can't quite decide how fantastical it wants to be.

3/22/2007 04:21:00 PM  

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