Posts Tagged ‘Jin
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.
I feel like I’m classifying this episode wrong, but this episode really felt like the set-up episode for the finale. But there’s still three episodes left and then the finale. Am I wrong or is this going to get crazy fast?
These episodes aren’t my favorites. In Season 4 it was the first part of There’s No Place Like Home, in Season 5 it was Follow the Leader. I get the necessity of the episode, but I find this kind of episode to be unmemorable. No one will ever say this was their favorite episode. It’s as if the writers had a chalkboard with all the characters and where they are in the beginning of this episode and where they need them to be at the end, and then they write an episode where they get everyone where they need to go. This happened in both timelines. I actually find the flashsideways more interesting right now because I have no idea how they’re going to get everyone together. The Island story is fun, but I’m out for blood at the moment, people need to start dropping soon. Without deaths it feels like whatever happens on the Island is just procrastination.
I did enjoy most of this episode, it’s not that I didn’t like it. Ilana’s return was nice. The business with Claire was interesting. On the Island I enjoyed Jack and Locke’s conversation. I like Kate’s talk with Claire. It was all good. But after three awesome episodes almost in a row it’s hard to sit back and watch this kind of episode. 5.0/10.0
By the way, who’s “The Last Recruit”? Jack? Really? The title was a little confusing.
Desmond spent this episode revisiting all the people who affected him in the other timeline. I could write a huge review for each of those reunions, but I don’t want to put all of that in the review, so look at each of the characters for blurbs about that jazz.
Daniel and Desmond are probably my favorite characters in this show. So you can imagine that this was probably one of the best episodes of the season for me.
The Desmond and Penny are the ultimate couple on this show. They’re the Ross and Rachel, the Mulder and Scully, the Gaius and Six of this show. As much as the writers try they can never make us care more about another couple (see: the Kwons or Kate and whoever). So when there’s a Desmond episode the stakes are high. This episode did a great job with those two. It almost reached the same level as the scene in Catch 22 when they originally met. (If you’ve got a spare minute I recommend watching that scene at the end of that episode, it’s worth it. Then again, why not watch all the Desmond episodes, they’re all awesome.)
On the Island it was pretty hectic. Desmond is forced to cooperate at the beginning of the episode. Then at the end he’s a willing follower of Widmore. He seems totally at peace even when he seems to switch sides. It’s going to make for a very exciting end.
Off the Island there was a very interesting ending, for once. I’m fine with all the cute stuff that’s happening off the Island, but I never really care to see the stories continued. For the first time ever I’m dying to see what happens next. Desmond wants to get all our charatcer together so that he can share something, presumably it’s the other timeline. That’s perfect, just what I want to see.
Let’s just count the reasons to love this episode: Daniel coming back, Desmond and Penny reuniting, Desmond finding his purpose on the Island, Eloise spouting electrifying insanity, the Oceanic Manifest reunion party; it was a very exciting episode for me. This season is starting to feel very final to me and I’m loving it. 9.5/10.0. It only just didn’t get 10.0 because of Charlie and because it doesn’t quite compare to Flashes Before Your Eyes or The Constant.
Yay! A character that I like is back! Poor Desmond is having a pretty rough life. That’s what he gets for having a happy ending before the show ends. I knew that was a bad idea.
Widmore and “Locke” have their fateful reunion. It was surprisingly early, but that’s forgivable. I’m sure we’ll see a lot more from these two. (I’m also betting that Widmore will be dead sooner than we might expect.)
Meanwhile, on the beach, Richard finally realizes that he’s smart so he comes up with a plan. He decides that they have to destroy the Ajira plane so that “Locke” can’t leave. Of course their plan will change once Widmore gets involves.
It’s possible that this was the most entertaining Jin and Sun flash (be it -back, -forward or -sideways). That’s not saying much though. I was happy to see Mikhail again… heh heh heh.
I’d say a third of this episode was totally useless so I’ve give it a 6.5/10.0 that’s pretty good for a Kwon episode.
It’s been a while since I did a Good vs. Evil post, and I’ve put this one off for a long time. I mostly want to write this now because it seems like everyone is grasping at straws trying to figure out if we’ve been misled, maybe Jacob isn’t as nice as we like to believe. I think it’s possible that people have lost some perspective about the issues.
And one disclaimer before I continue. I feel very strongly we can discuss whether someone is good or evil. I know many people dislike it when I debate these things, they wants more vagueness, they don’t want their favorite characters pigeon-holed. But I like drawing lines in the sand. I want there to be barriers between good and evil actions. In the end of this show there will be two side, and I don’t think they will both be good and both be evil. I’m pretty sure there will be villains and there will be heroes.
And another thing, I have to write this post about Jacob and “Locke”/Smokey because they are undoubtedly on opposite sides, if I write about one of them then it affects the other one.
This episode was called Sundown, I was expecting a Sun and Jin episode and I was hoping that by the end of the episode Sun would be shot down in at least one of the two timelines. I was way off. This was bound to happen since I don’t watch any commercials for the upcoming episodes.
This episode was about Sayid instead of Sun. And guess who’s back? Nadia!! If this was season three I would be excited. But after Sayid and Nadia got their Happily ever after (almost) I stopped caring about her. This flashback really just dragged on for me. It kinda set up a Jin and Sun episode, but it’s not like that’s getting me too excited.
On the Island things were more fun. Sayid was playing an assassin for both sides. For a short time I actually liked him again, but then he went back to the mindless killing machine so I can go back to ignoring him. If there’s anything that I can be excited about it’s the fact that we’ll probably never have another Sayid-centric episode every again. Huzzah!
I have to mention this somewhere, this is probably the best place. The scene with Sayid, Claire and Kate walking through the ruined Temple with Claire’s lullaby playing off tune in the background was unique in a weird way. That was very un-Lost-like.
But it sounds like I really hated this episode, that’s not quite true. I really liked the Kate and Claire reunion and the last six minutes were pure energy. This episode set up some great groups, and I’m really looking forward to the next episode. Half of this episode was bad, another third was pretty good and a tenth of it was great then there were some commercials I think that leaves us with about a 4.5/10.0