Posts Tagged ‘Shannon
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.
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
Let’s all get our hopes up. Let’s raise our expectations so high that the show will never be able to meet them. Yeah!
What Do You Want?
What do you want from the Season 6 premiere? Do you want a grand reunion episode? Do you want Jughead to reset the past? Or do you want it to simply cause a big explosion? Do you want the past to be ignored? Or do you want the story to pick up where it left off, with our 70s heroes standing around The Swan and our 07 heroes standing around the foot?
What I Want
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:
Here is the fifth episode from sl-Lost‘s In preparation for Season 5 videos. This time it’s about the couples that have formed during the course of the show.
This episode is too awesome. The suspense and mixed emotions are just too good. The episode was equal parts funny and suspenseful. If in the end your heart wasn’t beating a mile a minute, then I don’t know what’s wrong with you. I admit that I liked Nikki and Paulo, but I don’t think you have to like these characters to feel the way I did when Nikki’s eyes opened right before she was buried alive.
The writers talk directly to the fans in this episode. They killed these episodes because we, the fan base, asked us to. There are a lot of other parts of this episode where it seems like they are making fun of themselves, and sometimes us. The entire episode was kind a “be careful what you wish for” type thing. The fans wanted blood and the writers gave it to them. In any other show, reviled characters like Nikki and Paulo would have just disappeared, but in Lost it’s a huge event.
9.0/.10.0 I could have given it a 10, but there wasn’t actually any mythology in it, so I had to lower it slightly.