Posts Tagged ‘Bernard
Now I’m really glad that I wrote my death list last week. At least I was partly ready for this bloodshed. Four down, and the best part is, they were all people I wanted to die! I didn’t really predict Sun and Jin’s death, but it wasn’t unwelcome.
I was strangely annoyed by Jack and Locke’s conversations in the hospital. Just let Jack to the surgery, everyone wants that, screw your guilt, Locke. Anthony Cooper came back for a few seconds, but it wasn’t the same. This wasn’t the character that we all grew to hate, it was a boring brain-dead version… sigh.
This episode was probably the most stressful episode yet. First the part with Kate almost getting shot (which seems comical now); and then invading the sub, and Kate actually did get shot; then the bomb, then the bomb again and everyone escaping the sub… more like half the people escaping. I was on the edge of my seat, and my hands were literally shaking. Lost isn’t the most stressful show I watch, I get more stressed watching episodes of Damages or Survivor (I’m literally vibrating during almost every tribal council). But this episode really got to me. Maybe preparing myself for the deaths only made me more aware of their inevitability.
Obviously I really enjoyed those deaths, but after the episode one of my friends said this was the best episode, and I found myself disagreeing with that fiercely. I’m having a hard time deciding how I feel about this episode. Off the Island was a drag, we all wanted one thing to happen with Jack and Locke, and Locke dashed our dreams. Not great. It was good that “Locke” finally gave up the charade and tried to kill everyone, that innocent act was getting annoying. I loved the ending with only four people on the beach, that was a great shocking image. I liked four things in this episode, and I really liked them, but I’m not prepared to call this episode perfect. 8.5/10.0
The show’s almost over, the clock is ticking. We all have to ask ourselves, who’s going to die? And, more importantly, are we ready for our favorite character’s death?
As you probably know, I was extremely shocked when Ilana blew up. For some reason I thought she was safe. But no one is safe. The show is nearly finished and many people must die before it ends. So I want to look at each of the characters and try to prepare you, and myself, for their possible deaths.
Here are the changes that I noticed:
- They demoted a few of the girls, Libby and Charlotte seem to have undergone the most shrinkage
- They got rid of the hieroglyphics
- They moved Frank over to the left between Charlotte and Shannon
- A lot of the characters got changed
- And they threw Vincent in at the end, how nice of them
You know who hasn’t been added? Walt. Apparently Vincent ranks higher than Walt.
First of all I should say SPOILER ALERT. I personally don’t think that anything that happens at Comic-Con is a spoiler but some people do. So you’ve been warned.
Secondly, you should probably check out these videos from Comic-Con:
Now on to the analysis:
Jack finds these two skeletons in the caves. He says the clothes indicated they have been dead for 40 or 50 years. He also discovers a bag with a Black and White rocks inside. Locke later gives them the nicknames Adam & Eve.
Tags: Ben, Bernard, Bram, Christian, Claire, Dharma, Esau, Frank, Hurley, Ilana, Jack, Jacob, Jin, Juliet, Kate, Libby, Locke, LOST, Miles, Ms. Hawking, Nadia, Phil, Pierre, Radzinsky, Richard, Rose, Sawyer, Sayid, Sun, The Black Rock, The Others, The Statue, The Swan, The Third Party, Vincent
So that was fun(ish).
I’ll try to start on a positive note. Jacob was awesome! Who knew he would be so likable. I kinda expected him to be quite distant and cold. But he was great. And that storyline that they started with Jacob and his nemesis was pretty epic. It’ll make for some great conflict next year (provided history isn’t erased, hahaha). New “Locke” is going to make for a very interesting villain.
That was a pretty epic reveal. It was all for shock value, it didn’t serve any real purpose except to confirm our suspicions about this new “Locke”. But really, it surprised me, and really raised the bar.
Uh oh I’m running out of nice things to say. Damnit, why did Juliet have to die? I’m back to having no one left to like anymore. This is going to be season 1 all over again. The only people I like are guest stars.
The flashbacks in this episode were slightly interesting, but they didn’t really hold my attention. The two good ones were Hurley’s and Ilana’s. The other ones were just filler. (Especially Juliet’s, what the hell was that?)
The one thing about this episode that I liked was the discovery of this new part of the story with Jacob, his nemesis and that new world. That will give me a lot of fodder for theorizing over the break. I could live without the rest of the episode. So where does that leave us? How much should I give the finale that I was almost completely unimpressed with? It can’t be less that 5, that’s not giving Jacob enough credit. but it’s definitely not more that 8.0. I’d say 7.0/10.0 A disappointing end to an epic season. (Jump to the bottom for more discussion on the score, I know many of you will be surprised/pissed about the score.)
How is Season 5 going to end? As we draw closer to the finale that is the question on everyone’s mind.
I’ve had many mini theories about the ending during the season , I’ve discarded most of them. I must admit that I knew pretty far in advance what the episode was called, “The Incident”, so that was a big hint. I remember thinking very early on in the season that the it would end with the Oceanic 6 coming back, the skipping stopping and a big reunion. This season moved way faster than I expected, I was completely shocked when the Oceanic “6” came to the Island in episode six. After Jughead aired I expected the season to end with a large hydrogen bomb going off. I discarded that theory an episode after Jughead (and apparently that was too soon). After that I just got caught up in the story.
So here we are. The finale starts tomorrow, what do we think will happen? Will Jack change the past by blowing up Jughead? Will Locke kill Jacob? Will the Third Party succeed in it’s…plan? Will Sawyer and Juliet get off the Island and live happily ever after? Will anyone die? What will the cliffhanger be? What will season 6 look like?
(I’m going to try not to start every revlysis with the word wow, or whoa. It’s tempting but it’s going to get repetitive.)
Yowza! That was intense. So we spent about eight months debating whether the island went forward in time, back in time, or moved in space, it turns out we were aiming way too low. It seems as if the people on the island are just taking a tour of the islands history. They are moving in time (and sometimes space) and experiencing different eras on the island. (Just for you’re reference, I’m going to call that skipping.)
This episode stated with a Desmond-like flashback, this time with Pierre. We see Pierre’s baby, and we see what a typical day in the life of the Dharma boss is like. We get a great reference to the Frozen Donkey Wheel, showing how Dharma found it. And Daniel shows up, seemingly in the past.
That leads into what happened immediately after Ben turned the wheel. Simply put, the people on the island moved in time. First they were sent to the time when Yemi’s plane crashed. Ethan shot and threatened Locke, and that was that. Then it skipped forward to an unknown time, after the Hatch was blown up. It could have been after 2004, or it could have been during seasons 3, or 4. Richard visits Locke and tells him that he has to bring everyone back to the island. They skipped again to a pre-crash time period. Daniel visits Desmond and tells him that Desmond has to go visit Dan’s mother in Oxford. And that’s the end of that.
Back to the Oceanic 6 storyline. Ben and Jack continue preparations to go back to the island. Kate get’s served with papers which demand a maternity test (is that right?). And Sayid and Hurley have an adventure. Sayid has apparently gone rogue, doing the opposite of what Ben wants, he tells Hurley to do the same. Sayid kills two more people and Hurley is seen with a gun, implying that he’s the killer. Sun gets another conversation with Mr. Whidmore. We learn that their common interest is Ben (luckily) and he demands some respect.
The skipping story element is glorious. It has the potential to solve all of the mysteries of the island. Now they can go back to any time period and learn everything about the people there. We can see what happened with Rousseau, The Hostiles, Dharma, The Others and even the original people, the ones who built the four toed foot and Ben’s door. This is very exciting. Ironically the Oceanic 6 storyline, the exciting part of the last season, has now become the least exciting part this season. Oh well, it’s still fun, just less so.
9.5/10.0 (Just because my brain hurts.) It’s going to be a lot of fun watching the people on the island fail, trying to change the future. They’re going to have a fun season.