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Entertainment Weekly is going nuts over the Lost finale, understandably. But one of their obsessions is the long list of dead characters. They had many of the dead characters come back for photo-shoots and interviews. The photos were odd, I never really like seeing the actors all cleaned up and shiny, they just look strange. But some of the interviews were fun. For example there’s a video of the actors talking about what it was like for them when they found out their characters were dying. You really feel bad for these people, and you can tell many of them are barely restraining their anger.
Check it out at ew.com.
(Frankly I don’t think the Ethan guy has anything to complain about, he’s been in almost every season since he’s died.)
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.
Usually I watch the polls and silently enjoy watching all of your weird choices. But last week had some very interesting debates so I thought I’d publicize the results. This is also another chance to vote.
I discuss the results below, but the polls are still open and will be open until the mysteries are solved. So things could change.
Who is David’s Mother?
The real fight is between Juliet and Sarah for the maternity of David. I still think it’s going to be Juliet. Sarah is great, but with such a small amount of episode left I find it hard to believe that we have time left for Sarah. From a logistic point of view it would be pretty crazy if either of these actresses had enough time to play this role. Elizabeth Mitchell is filming the surprisingly not canceled V and Julie Bowen is starring in the surprisingly acclaimed Modern Family (no I haven’t watched either yet).
I found that a lot of people are trying to choose a less blond mother for David. Sure the kid has perfectly black hair, but if they got a blond kid then it would have been weird. I don’t think the kids coloring is a huge hint.
A friend of mine and a commenter even said that they think the mother might be Ilana. I scoffed a little at that. I think the writers are aware that many people aren’t Ilana fans. I wouldn’t mind if Ilana was thrust into the main story like that, but it seems unlikely. Besides if we ever had an Ilana episode I don’t think it would be about how she was knocked up by Jack. Hopefully she’ll have an episode that explains a little bit about her relationship with Jacob.
I’m quite disappointed that three people chose Kate. Come on.
On the other hand I’m grateful to the weirdos who think that Ana Lucia stands a chance.
Who’s Coming to the Island?
I don’t buy the theory that 108 Wallace was misdirection, or a red herring. Someone is still coming to the Island and I think this episode is supposed to make us excited about who it is.
And I’m definitely leaning more towards Desmond now and not Mr. Widmore. It was a toss-up for me when I was writing the Revlysis, but now I’m willing to say that I think it’s Desmond. And it looks like most people agree with me.
I’m disappointed that very few people voted for Walt. I think I may be sitting on a very empty boat still hoping the kid comes back.
(Look at that tiny little post.)
Tags: Aaron, Adam & Eve, Battlestar Galactica, Charlotte, Christian, Claire, David, Desmond, Dogen, Hurley, Jack, Jacob, Jin, Juliet, Kate, Libby, Locke, LOST, Master List, Miles, Mr. Widmore, Sarah, Sayid, Shannon, The Lighthouse, The Others, The Temple, Walt
This might have been one of the only Jack flashbacks/forwards/sideways that I really enjoyed. And I have to hand it to the writers. I’m thoroughly impressed that they managed to make me care about Jack and his relationship with his newly introduced preteen son. If I had heard that Jack was going to have a son and he would have parenthood issues I would have rolled my eyes and wrote this episode off as a loss. But I was surprised at how much I cared.
On the Island Hurley was leading Jack to Jacob’s spy-tower. There we saw a very familiar list of names. Jacob told Hurley that someone, number 108 on the list, was coming to the Island and Hurley had to help him get there. No luck in this episode, but I’ll bet we’ll hear more about that later.
Meanwhile Claire finally did some talking. Yeah, she’s crazy. She’s also BFFs with “Locke” although she somehow doesn’t seem to know his name. Poor Jin is now stuck with Claire and Locke and he knows way too much. He’s in survival mode and he’s surrounded by murderers. Also his leg is mangled. This guy has been through the wringer over the last two seasons.
This was a good episode. It set up a BSG reminiscent relationship between Hurley and Jacob, it had a surprising and effective reveal of Jack’s new son, it ramped up the anticipation about Claire and what the deuce she’s going to do, and it started two fun guessing games: who’s David’s mother and who’s coming to the Island (skip down the bottom of the post for my guesses and a couple of polls). Overall a solid episode. 7.5/10.0
Boooring. No I’m just being mean. Kate episodes are always meant to take things down a notch. We can’t just go full blast through a season with Smokey destroying things in every episode. Sometime we have to deal with characters and emotions. This seems to happen in every season, we get a Kate flashback and it slows the story to a crawl. I actually don’t always hate Kate flashbacks, but it usually takes me a few years to appreciate them. Combine that with my general disinterest in Claire and hate for Sayid and we have the makings of a truly boring episode.
Here are the parts of the episode I did like: Aldo’s return, Hurley’s new leadership role, Ethan’s surprise return, and half of Dogen’s explanation of the Infection. Claire’s Island return was also very surprising, but I’ll bet we’ll come back to that next week or the week after.
I’m still a little buzzed from the fact that Lost is back on, but not too excited to ignore the fact that this episode did almost nothing for me. 3.5/10.0