Posts Tagged ‘Horace

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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02
Apr
09

511 – Whatever Happened, Happened

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Review:

It’s the Morpheus episode!  Remember in The Matrix Reloaded, when they were leaving the Merovingian’s house Morpheus says, “Whatever happened, happened, and couldn’t have happened any other way”.  It’s true.  This episode hopefully cleared up all that talk about separate timelines and paradoxes that came up after Sayid shot Ben.  (This was also almost an episode of ER, final episode on tonight.  A tear.)

This episode also answered more burning questions about Kate.  This is one of the first times I’ve been so eager to have a Kate episode since we saw “What Kate Did”.  There was a lot of misdirection in this episode, but we finally got to see what Kate did with Aaron, and we got to see Kate’s reunion with Cassidy.  As you may or may not know, I was hoping (futilely) that Kate would leave Aaron with Cassidy.  I was wrong (how unusual).

This episode also proved a few other very useful things in regards to the love square.  Juliet and Jack will never have a future, Sawyer doesn’t think that he will have a future with Kate, Kate doesn’t think she came back to the island for Sawyer, and Kate and Juliet are now very similar and can work well together.  We also learned that the new and improved Jack still has the ability to be a douche.

But back to the time travel business.  I really hope that this episode cleared everything up for you skeptics.

As for Ben’s storyline, It was glorious to have him go to The Hostiles.  There’s still a huge blank in his life that we haven’t learned about, but it’s cool to see more of his origins.  And we got a slight glimpse into The Hostiles.  Richard is almost in charge but apparently he has Ms. Hawking and Mr. Widmore watching over his shoulder.

I really enjoyed this episode, it didn’t have much mythology and it centered on Kate, but it really delivered.  8.5/10.0

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26
Mar
09

510 – He’s Our You

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Review:

“He’s Our You” solves all of Sayid’s mysteries.  That’s nice.  It shows more of his work with Ben, I don’t think we’ll be seeing anything beyond that.  It shows how and why he stopped working for Ben.  It shows why he went to get Hurley at the end of Season 4.  And it shows how he got onto flight 316.  These aren’t minor mysteries, and I’m glad we finally filled in all of Sayid’s blanks.

What I liked about the episode was the part with Ilana.  It’s nice to finally figure the character out a little.  And it’s great to find out that she’s dangerous.  I also enjoyed watching more scenes with Ben as a child.  He’s always an intriguing character, and seeing him being damaged by his experiences and his upbringing was fun (I’m having flashes of Walt).

What I didn’t like about this episode was the fact that it centered on Sayid.  I think I’ve come to hate the character more and more as time went on.  Last season I was desperately hoping that he would be the body in the coffin.  I was wrong and I was disappointed.  It’s not that the character is useless, that’s my usual reason for wanting people to die, he’s very useful.  Sayid just annoys me with his purposes, he’s never part of the team and he’s always doing the “right thing” and it’s never what I want to happen.  If he was evil I would find him interesting, but he’s not he’s just eternally conflicted but still doing the wrong thing.

I also didn’t like the fact that no one fully addressed the obvious tension in the Love Square (it’s not a quadrangle, it’s a sqaure).  They kinda started to talk about it, but it didn’t get too far.  I also really didn’t like the “He” in “He’s Our You’.  That guy was disappointing.

So what do I give a season 5 Sayid episode?  4.0/10.0

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11
Mar
09

Good vs. Evil – Ben Linus

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Last week I wrote about Charles Widmore, discussing wheat we know about him so far and whether he’s good or evil.  This week I want to talk about his nemesis, Benjamin Linus.  I really suggest you check out Widmore’s page, it’s quite relevant to what I’m talking about today.

I’m going to go through Ben’s actions, as we’ve seen them, and judge him based on what we know.  There’s still a lot that we don’t know about the character but I think we have enough to make an informed decision.

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05
Mar
09

508 – LaFleur

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Review:

Anybody surprised by Sawliet?  It’s not the couple that shocks me, it was the whole “I love you” thing.  I didn’t expect them to be so serious.  And it’s nice that Sawyer swore off Kate, but I think that might have just been a setup for some internal struggle.  [sigh..]

So they’re stuck in Dharma times.  1974-1977, I hope we get flashbacks during that large gap.  What we got tonight was a great setup for a fun little era.  The Dharma era on the island isn’t the most unknown of the islands mysteries, but it’s a large span and we can be sure that a lot will happen.  A lot already did happen, we got to see the dynamic between Dharma and the Hostiles, we saw a few of the Dharma crew at work, and any parts with Horace are fun.  I can’t say that I like the new girl, Amy, but maybe when she stops crying I’ll like her more (it’s very unusual that I’m not liking a new character).

But who really cares about Dharma when we got to see the four toed statue in all it’s glory.  I don’t want to go too deeply into my theories about it here, skip to the end if that’s all you care about.

This episode was a great example of a setup episode.  There have been a lot of setup episodes over the course of the show, and not all of them are good.  They seem to postpone the action and excitement until the next episode.  This episode has a balanced amount of both setup and story development. 7.5/10.0

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17
Jan
09

In Preparation for Season 5: Ghosts

Here is the next episode from sl-Lost‘s In preparation for Season 5 videos.  This one is about the dead(ish) characters in Lost.

– izi

14
Jan
09

411 – Cabin Fever

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Review:

This episode is another one of those insanely mythologically driven episodes.  It’s mostly about Locke looking for Jacob’s Cabin but it also shows Locke’s life and some stuff on the Freighter.

On the Freighter we see Keamy prepare to carry out the Secondary Protocol.  He also kills the doctor and scares everyone else.  Sayid goes back to the island on the little Zodiac.  Desmond decides to stay on the Freighter.  Michael tries his best to save everyone on the island from Keamy.

In Locke’s flashback we see Richard stalking Locke, trying to recruit him, presumably to go to the island.  In the first instant Richard observes Locke as a baby.  In the second he tries to test him, Locke fails.  In the third test Richard invites him from afar and Locke is too stubborn to accept.  In the end it’s the opposing side (I assume) that gets to Locke.  Abbadon visits Locke and encourages him to go on a Walkabout, if that solves Locke’s problem then Locke would owe him one.  Scary stuff.

On the island Locke tries to track Jacob and his cabin.  Horace visits him in a vision and tells Locke that if he finds Horace he will find Jacob.  This leads Locke to the Dharma Ditch and a map to the Cabin.  Locke find it and is met with Christian.  Christian tells Locke to move the island and Claire smiles.

This episode has almost all of the power players in the show.  Locke, Ben, Richard, Abbadon, Christian, Jacob.  The only one missing is Charles Whidmore.  That makes this episode good.  Also the fact that it deals almost exclusively with the mythological side of the show makes it tops.

10.0/10.0

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