Thursday, January 22, 2009

A LOST Night

Jackie's TV Blog, Lost

Much like Zoetawny's graphic above, I've found myself pulled right into Lost once again. That said, I'm glad I've decided not to do lengthy recap-type posts on the show this season. Man, it is so darned complicated! And, not only would I have to write the equivalent of a novella on each episode, you know the Lost purists would surely arrive to let me know what I got wrong or forgot to mention. So, the short report is best, methinks. Plus, you can flesh more out in comments. Because, you guys -- the Seekers of Kale Sisterhood -- rock.

It's a good thing that I watched the "questions answered" hour before the two-hour premiere. I had forgotten or not tied together a lot of things. But I'm still a bit confused. Aren't you?

Okay, the folks from Flight 815 are time-shifting, yet the island is remaining in its proper time and place? (Here's a situation for Hiro from Heroes!) The Orchid Station apparently has the key to the time shifting. Hmmm. And, Ben is turning the wheel, yet the show jumps all around in time, thus adding to the confusion.

Both Desmond and Daniel Farraday seem like they're going to be key characters in this new season. They are the constants -- while they know they've previously (or future-ly) met, they carry reminders of the meeting and don't recall the details.

Ben is determined to gather the Oceanic Six for a return to the island but is given a timeframe of 70 hours by Mrs. Hawkings (Daniel's mother). Sayid has turned against Ben and Hurley has his George Washington thing going on -- he just can't tell a lie and can't live a lie either. I loved his line about how Sayid should eat more comfort food and he'd be less likely to go around killing people.

What's up with Sun? She tells Widmore she wants Ben dead, but I'm not so sure she isn't playing him. I think she might realize there's a chance Jin is alive. She blames Kate for his death, yet knows Kate saved her and Aaron. Oh, I'm so confused!

Is Hurley the key to everything? Is it Hurley himself which is so important to return to the island? Or, does it have to be the entire six in time and space? I don't know.

And what's with Locke? I used to say Locke was the key to the series. In a way, he still is. His death will be the force (besides Ben) to bring them back to the island. Plus, he was traveling alone in his own time stream on the island. Could he have a future or past alter-ego thing going on? The Others didn't travel with him through time, yet Richard said he had already told him of the gunshot wound. So Richard had to know the future John Locke even though it wasn't shown. He gave Locke a constant, the compass, so if they meet in time, they'll know there's a connection. It was the same compass young John Locke was previously given.

That leads me to another cute line. Alpert: "Here's a compass, just show it to me when we meet again." Locke: "What does it do?" Alpert: "It points north."

I'm still quite confused with the goings-on, but you know I'll be watching. Did you watch? Your thoughts?

18 comments:

lynn1 said...

Belated Hapy Birthday Jackie!

I enjoyed the 3 hour marathon of LOST.
The things I have questions about are, how is it that the others, like Ethan did not recognize John Locke but the rescuers like Daniel and Charlotte and the Losties continued to know who was who when the time line changed. That is puzzling to me.
Why do Charlotte and Daniel forget their Mother's maiden names?
Why the stricken look on Daniel's face when he saw that Charlotte had a nose bleed?

The other thing that is weird to me is Hurley. He was so into not lying and being truthful. I don't understand why he lied saying he killed all those people rather than going back ot the Island. Assuming that the police believe he did kill those people his life will still be based on a lie.

Another thing I noticed is when Ben was asked by Jack (I think) if John Locke was really dead Ben did not answer him.
I guess I am sucked in for another season! LOL

Anonymous said...

LOST lost me a long time ago. I am too old to try to figure all that out. I like the simple reality shows.
RJM

Nana in the NW said...

Hi All!!

I haven't been commenting much but I am still lurking...:-)

I gave up on Lost a few seasons back. My hubby still watches, tells me he understands it....I think he just doesn't want to admit he's Lost too!!

The Kale avatars are beautiful. It was a funny little practical joke and nice tribute to Jackie all together!

I seemed to have the same problem as many of you....too many shows on at the same time. My DVR allows me to tape 2 shows but I have to watch one of them. I have a feeling this is going to be an issue a few nights a week now that AI is back.

Always love seeing Roofus...thanks, Jackie. He is definitely a survivor!

I'm at home today trying to play "catch up". Have a good day......

RBennie said...

I have the same problem Nana. Sometimes there are 3 things that I want to see on at the same time. Wouldn't it be great if DVR let you tape 2 things and watch something different?

dla said...

Hi everyone! I solved the DVR dilemma by placing my DVR on the TV in the great room. I can record two shows there while I watch another show in my bedroom. Clearly, I have some TV issues...

My name is DLA, and I am addicted to my TV.

I never got into Lost. I tried to watch part of an episode during the first season, and it just did not grab me, so I let it go. I also never got into Heroes. My dance card is full, so prolly for the best.

Tonight I plan to watch Ugly Betty, Greys, and ER. A good night in TV Land for me!

meb said...

As I mentioned previously I'll be watching the 2 hour show tonight that I have taped. Anything I'm reading here makes absolutely no sense, so I definitely have to watch.

Love this show... sorry this is the last season.

Also think the Kale avatar's are gorgeous nana. I decided to go with a white one which might be confused with a cabbage, but it isn't, honest! LOL

becky said...

I am lost in Lost! I watched last week's three hours and last night too. I am so happy the show is back on again.

Jackie, I have been so entranced with the kale pictures. Am trying to get a blog up and running and will post my kale head picture ASAP. Mind you mine will have to be copied from the Internet since I haven't found any here.

mrsdobalena said...

Jackie, do you know for sure that Mrs Hawkings is Daniel's mother? I know there is speculation about that, but I hadn't seen it confirmed anywhere. I was thinking it was a possibility, except that Mrs H is in LA, and Dan's mom is at Oxford. Although, maybe she is doing some timespace traveling...

PDX Granny said...

OMGosh, I'm so totally lost!! I thought I had watched last season, but I'm not remembering half the names you guys are tossing about.

Am I having another senior moment, or did I miss something??? I've recorded everything so far this year, and plan to have a marathon - one of these days. I just have to find time between all the other shows I've recorded.

So far I haven't had to worry too much about trying to record two shows and watch another. I figured out that I can record two shows, and watch one that's already recorded. And that works for me most of the time.

It's good to know that I'm not alone in my addiction!

By the way, my kale is is called White Peacock.

sizzie said...

The main thing in Lost for me is if they should all trust Ben or not. That was a very un-Hurley smile Hugo had when being handcuffed. I know he doesn't trust Ben, but....

And, the baby daddy at the beginning...where will he fit in. It was fun to see the police officer..I forget her name.

56th Street said...

Lost was so good Wednesday night. I was trying to explain to my friend who only saw the first episodes of the series and I ended up confusing myself. lol

meb said...

Well I didn't get to watch Lost again last night. I came home from work and was so tired that I went straight to bed... 8:00pm... then around 1:30am Buddy (my dog) jumped off the bed... he never moves an inch normally once we go to bed so I knew something was up.

Sure enough, poor baby got sick on my white rug... I let him outside and he stayed out so long that I sat and watched Criminal Minds since it was only an hour...Lost would have been two hours.

When he came back in, we went to bed again at 3:30...amazingly enough I fell off to sleep and slept until the alarm told me it was time to get up.

So... Lost tonight I guess. I'll comment again...lucky you!

Margo said...

Meb-

Lost ends in 2010. So you have 1 more season after this one. There are 30 something episodes left.

Margo

Caroline said...

Lynn1...I'll try to answer some of your questions.

"The things I have questions about are, how is it that the others, like Ethan did not recognize John Locke but the rescuers like Daniel and Charlotte and the Losties continued to know who was who when the time line changed. That is puzzling to me."

When John encountered Ethan after the drug plane crashed, Ethan didn't know who John was because for Ethan they hadn't met yet. I think The Others are not traveling through time on the Island like the Losties are. Daniel, Charlotte, Juliette, Sawyer, etc were all moving together through time...had they encountered The Others, I think they would have had the same issues as John.


"Why do Charlotte and Daniel forget their Mother's maiden names?
Why the stricken look on Daniel's face when he saw that Charlotte had a nose bleed?"

I have no specific recollection of Daniel not recalling his mother's maiden name. As for Charlotte, forgetting things and the nose bleeding are signs that she can't handle the time jumping. Eventually she will start doing what Desmond did where he flickers through time and can't control it. Unless she finds a constant it would eventually kill her like that guy on the freighter last season.

"The other thing that is weird to me is Hurley. He was so into not lying and being truthful. I don't understand why he lied saying he killed all those people rather than going back ot the Island. Assuming that the police believe he did kill those people his life will still be based on a lie."

I'm guessing he felt it was the only way to escape Ben, whom Sayid had told him to not trust under any circumstances. I think he figured jail was better than Ben, but he clearly forgot Ana Lucia's warning of DO NOT GET ARRESTED. So it'll be interesting to see where that goes.

"Another thing I noticed is when Ben was asked by Jack (I think) if John Locke was really dead Ben did not answer him."

Is John Locke really dead? Jeremy Bentham might be dead, but the island gave John his legs back...if they bring him back to the island, it might give him his life back. That's my assumption anyway.

Anyone else have thoughts on these great questions?

Caroline said...

sizzie said...
The main thing in Lost for me is if they should all trust Ben or not. That was a very un-Hurley smile Hugo had when being handcuffed. I know he doesn't trust Ben, but....


Since the end of last season I've been leaning towards thinking Ben is the good guy and Widmore is the bad guy. I have no specific reasoning to back up my feelings, I just think that Ben's evil things have been to protect the island. He seemed truly horrified when Widmore's men killed his daughter last year, I think that was further than Ben ever intended things to go.

If Mrs. Hawkings is Daniel's mother, and Ben is working with her, I'm inclined to think they're the good team. If that's the case, then I hope Sun is trying to double cross Widmore, cause I really don't want her to be on the bad team. How could she not blame Widmore for Jin's death, since it was his freighter that was rigged with explosives and his people sent to kill them.

sizzie said...

Thanks Margo, I didn't know that about how many episodes are left.

Caroline, thank you. Lost is one show I don't mind having a heads up on before I see it. I would rewatch, if I had the time. Lostees are revolving like the record in the first scene, but the Others aren't. And Hurley's mother believes him.

sizzie said...

Caroline, I think we were posting at the same time when I last commented. So I missed your response.

I agree that Ben and the women seem to be the ones with better motives. Greed being Dinsmore and Saving someone (maybe the world?) for Ben. Yes, I also think his daughter's death was the turning point. I don't know that Ben has changed who he is...meaning he is still capable of doing whatever will get him his goal, but his goal has changed from saving the island the way he was doing it when the plane crashed to saving it now by returning.

We see those who left the island as corrupted by their return to civilization. And it still seems to have the Biblical undertones. Greed (Widmore), Gluttony (which explains one of the reasons they can't let Hugo loose weight)Wrath (June) and we have three of the seven deadly sins.

Fun to discuss. Thanks.

meb said...

Good reviews on Lost, so I won't add mine, but all I can say is that I loved this episode, and as usual can't wait until the next.

OFF TOPIC: For those of you who listened to me about watching Criminal Minds and what a great show it is... you must start watching Flashpointe... this last episode was riveting.

Damages needs a little more excitement or they may lose me.

Looking forward to Life on Mars next next week.

Grey's Anatomy, I'll comment over on the sidebar. Best episode ever!

Not liking The Beast as much as I wante4d to, but I'll stick with it at least one more time.

Can you tell I've been watching a lot of taped shows. Working is interfering with my TV watching.