Posts Tagged ‘Karl


309 – Stranger in a Strange Land



I expected to give this episode a 0.0 but I was surprised when I rewatched it.  It is a bad episode but I had only remembered the awful parts.  the flashback was most definitely irrelevant and annoying.  The Sheriff, Isabelle was a waste of space and has no bearing on the story.  Juliet’s court case was vague to the point of being useless.  And the tease with Cindy and the kids was maddening.

Before I rewatched it I was willing to write this episode off as being non-canon in my mind.

But I was surprised.  What I did like was the parts about Karl and Alex, and I especially like what Tom says to Jack about his perspective on The Others (see the Mr. Friendly section below for more info).  The episode is probably still the worst episode ever, but at least it’s not a zero.  1.5/10.0

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307 – Not in Portland



(Sorry that I’m late with this revlysis, scheduling conflicts.  In other words, my boss thinks that I came to work to work, I roll my eyes at him.)

I love this episode, it should have been the season 3 premiere.  The pace and everything that happens in this episode is so much more exciting than A Tale of Two Cities.

There is just too much to talk about.   Richard is introduced in this episode, in a very subtle and intriguing way.  Room 23 is shown, that was unprecedented and still confusing and interesting (go to bottom to see the full Room 23 video).   We got to see the backstory of an Other, Juliet.  In season 4 of the show this may seem inconsequential, but that’s just because the mystery surrounding the Others is all but gone now.  Back in the day this episode was extremely momentous.

Starting with this episode, I believe that Lost found it’s groove.  After this episode it seems as though the writers knew exactly what they wanted to do.  I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it seems like it.  10.0/10.0

(Note: I’ve grown tired of keeping all the characters names in all my reviews so I’m deleting them if they aren’t important to the episode.  I don’t know why I didn’t do this before.)

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301 – A Tale of Two Cities


Awesome opening scene, less than awesome episode.

I feel exactly the same about this episode as I did about the season two premiere, it starts out great, but then drops off into slow and boring character development.  The pace on this episode is glacial, it’s all just setup scenes with no real payoff.

The flashback in this episode was useless.  It has no purpose and doesn’t solve any mysteries.  I personally think that at some point in the future it will mean something but right now, it sucks.

And I have no proof of this, but I believe that this episode was originally meant to be a Juliet flashback.  I’ll bet that would have been too confusing so they switched it to a Jack flashback.  Again, I am assuming all of this, but that is how it seems to me.

I’d give this episode the 6.0/10.0

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