Posts Tagged ‘Naomi

13
May
10

What It’s Like to Die

Pictures from here.

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.)

- izi

29
Jul
09

Lost Comic-Con 2009 Analysis

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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:

The Panel

The Videos

Now on to the analysis:

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15
Apr
09

513 – Some Like it Hoth

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Review:

I thought this episode was going to be a fun little jaunt around the island with Miles and Hurley.  At times it was pretty light, but it was also pretty serious at times.

We got confirmation that Pierre and Lara are Miles’ parents, and Miles knew that too.  This episode established some father issues for Miles (I believe that Daniel and Juliet are the only people without daddy issues on this show).

There was some slight focus on Miles’ powers but we are still left to guess at how he got the powers.  It was very interesting to hear Miles and Hurley compare their powers though.

In the “Main” storyline, the pressure on our group is growing.  Phil tried to confront Sawyer and had to be stopped, and now Roger is on the case too.

This episode showed a lot more about the Dharma Stations, we’ve been stuck at The Barracks, so it was good to have a tour to see what’s built and what isn’t.

And last but not least we saw Bram, the large scary man with Ilana.  He attempted to prevent Miles from going to the Island with Naomi.  The clues regarding this new group are very intriguing, I can’t wait to find out more.

The episode wasn’t a comic relief episode, but it also wasn’t crucial.  Ont he bright side we finally got a Miles flashback, and it answered almost all of our questions about him.  This episode certainly wasn’t bad and the Star Wars references really helped it’s score 7.0/10.0

(I’m back to my old format!  It wasn’t worth posting twice in a night, or maybe it was, I don’t know.  I’m just trying this way again.)

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07
Jan
09

408 – Meet Kevin Johnson

408-rousseau-alex-karl-01Review:

I like the format of this episode, very little B-story, all Michael.  They did add a beginning and an end, but I believe that they were afterthoughts following the writers strike.

This episode was primarily about Michael and what happened to him after he left the island.  Surprisingly it wasn’t all rainbows and happiness.  He suffered just as much off the island as he did on it.  And for the second time he submitted to Ben.  All in all it was a good flashback.  It really reminded me of Three Minutes, the season 2 episode.  It seems like the writers like to tell Michael stories all at once rather than slowly revealing them.

But that wasn’t really what I cared about in this episode.  The craziest thing to happen in this episode had nothing to do with Michael, it was Rousseau and Karl getting shot.  That shocked me to my core.  I really didn’t see it coming and I am still surprised that it actually happened.  These deaths along with Alex’s death are what made season 3 shocking.

8.5/10.0

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24
Dec
08

402 – Confirmed Dead

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Review:

This episode is our introduction to the four Freighter Folk.  If you’ve been reading this blog for very long you should know that I love new characters.  And I think that by season 4, the writers have hit their stride with their intros (they weren’t so good at it in season 2, and they only got it half right in season3).  They know what they did wrong in the past and really don’t want to make those same mistakes.

So we get these new characters.  If you ask me they each deserve warm welcomes.  I love these characters.  (I really only count three of them, but you can read about that later).

As for the episode, it accomplished a lot.  It gave us slight insights into each of these characters (we haven’t got much beyond this episode, unfortunately).  It also explained why they were sent to the island.

And right at the very end of the episode we get a wonderful lead-out.  Ben reveals that he has someone on the Freighter.  I love this new format, each episode ends with a slight cliffhanger that leads into the next episode or the rest of the season.

This episode is very fast pace and it gives us a lot of info. 8.0/10.0

Matthew Abbadon says that all of four Freighter Folk were chosen for a reason.  They all had a purpose on the island.  In the section below I will guess at what I believe their purposes were.

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22
Dec
08

401 – The Beginning of the End

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Review:

The writers did a very strange thing when they wrote this episode.  They chose to have Hurley as the central character.  Hurley is rarely a driving force in a storyline and when you look back it hardly seems like he’s around for most of season 4.  But I believe having him open the season was a genius idea.  It did what a season premiere should do, it took the insanity down a notch.  Luckily for us taking it “down a notch” doesn’t mean much in Lost.  This episode opened up many a new mystery.

The Oceanic Six was introduced, which was enough to keep us all buzzing around water coolers (I think I need a better office job, that could never happen where I work).  The intro of the O6 kept us guessing for a long time, but it wasn’t a lasting mystery.  That is what we asked for so we should be thankful for that.

Jacob was seen, and more importantly Christian was seen in Jacob’s cabin.  It was all crazy stuff, I’ll talk about it more below.

The survivors and their on-island friends were split into two distinct and slightly opposing groups.  This allowed us, the fans, to divide ourselves into Locke supporters and Jack supporters (guess who I went with).

And right at the very end we met the second of the Freighter Folk, and my new favorite character, Daniel Faraday.

Quite the eventful episode.  And it was only the beginning of the craziness.

This episode had everything we could ask for in an episode, new mysteries, new characters, divisions, engaging flashes, and intense emotion.  The perfect start to an amazing season.  As far as premieres go, I think this one was very good.  Compared to the season 2 and 3 premieres this one was a classic.

9.0/10.0

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19
Dec
08

322 – Through the Looking Glass

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Review:

(You may notice that I am reviewing this entire episode instead of splitting it up like I’ve done for the other finales.  I did this because season 5 is starting a week earlier than I anticipated, so I have to accelerate my revlysis schedule slightly.)

There was so much about this episode that was so good.  A lot of the time was full of action and fun, but there was still a lot of great stuff there.  And you really can’t beat the mood of this episode.  Everything is tinged with that sense of danger.  And now that season 4 is over all that potential danger is laid out for us.

Besides the obvious twist, this flashforward was very boring.  But that was kinda the point, it lulls us into a false sense of familiarity and then BANG it throws the show for a loop.  I was considering lowering the score, because compared to the other flashforwards it was pretty weak, but I can’t ignore that the episode was still very amazing and mind-bending, then and now.

Charlies death scene and what happened before it with Penny’s transmission was just too awesome.  I love it when they pull the rug out from under us like that, taking away our hope that Penny was going to swoop in and save the day.  And the inclusion and near reunion between her and Desmond was irresistibly good.

Also the final scene with Jack and Kate is amazing and mind-blowing.  You really can’t beat that, and I don’t think they will try any time soon.

Aaand the part when Jack talks to Minkowski, it just gets better and better.  That conversation is so short and it gives us no info, but the potential is just incredible.

9.5/10.0 Do the finales seem to get better and better the more times you watch them?

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17
Dec
08

321 – Greatest Hits

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Review:

Whenever I think back, I always think that Charlie dies in this episode.  He doesn’t, but this episode is a great build up to his death.  I was fine with Charlie dying and I think he has a good death, so this episode works for me.

I like the flashbacks in this episode because they are easy to ignore.  And in an episode as crazy as this that’s a good thing.  This episode is dense with story set-ups for the finale.  It’s all preparation and planning and there was no room for complicated flashback, so I’m glad they through in these filler flashbacks.

The non-Charlie elements were not terribly exciting, a few wrenches were thrown into Jacks plan and a bunch of characters argued about their roles in the plans but that was about it.  This episode did a great job of setting up the season3 finale.  It was also a satisfying conclusion to Charlies stories.

8.0/10.0

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15
Dec
08

320 – The Man Behind the Curtain

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Review:

After rewatching this episode I noticed that it is the basis of many of my theories and many of other peoples theories too.  This episode is wonderfully vital and full of info.  I think everyone should rewatch it because it is insanely important.

We see Ben’s childhood with the Dharma Initiative.  We see the Dharma Initiative!!  We also see The Purge.

In the main timeline we see Ben starting to lose authority with The Others.  Locke takes full advantage of his new upper hand against Ben.  Locke get';s to meet Jacob.  And we get to see him for half a second.

And at the very end Locke gets shot.

Oh and Juliet comes clean to the beach camp.

Insane episode 10.0/10.0

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12
Dec
08

319 – The Brig

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Review:

It doesn’t even seem like there is a flashback in this episode.  Technically it’s an on-island flashback with Locke.  So we see what Locke did with The Others over the past few episodes, including some very enlightening conversations with Ben and Richard.

Locke also comes to the beach and gets poor Sawyer to kill Anthony.  It was nice to have some closure on Sawyer previous life, but it was tragic to see him kill Anthony.

Also Naomi was hidden from the beach camp and was interrogated by Sayid (nicely, for a change).  We also got some insight into Jack’s big finale plan.

This episode addressed a lot of questions about the Others.  It didn’t provide answers but it showed them in their natural environment and it hinted at Locke’s place with them.  It also gave us some more info about the “plane at the bottom of the ocean story”.

Great episode, tragic, but great. 9.5/10.0

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