Posts Tagged ‘Walt



10
Jul
09

V.S. – Walt’s Powers 1, 2 & 3

114-walt-01Episode:

114 – Special

Missing Pieces #6 – Room 23

Scene Synopsis

In the Flashback Walt is sitting reading a book about a specific bird, Walt starts feeling ignored, and lo and behold the bird appears.

114-birdLater in the episode Walt is reading the famous Polar Bear comic.  Michael, in an uncharacteristic fit of rage, destroys the comic.  Walt feels angry.  Later still, Walt is trapped by a Polar Bear in a bamboo grove.

Walt isn’t actually in this Missing Piece, but Ben and Juliet refer to him and it seems as though the Others are trying to brainwash him in Room 23.  He’s scaring everyone by unknown means and Juliet is trying to convince Ben that he’s dangerous.  He says Walt’s “special” and that Jacob wants him there.  Juliet proceeds to show Ben a pile of birds outside the boarded up window of Room 23.

Analysis

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22
Jun
09

V.S. – Backgammon

102 - Locke WaltEpisode:

102 – Pilot (part 2)

Scene Synopsis

Walt approaches Locke who is fiddling with a Backgammon game.  They talk about the game, and they both share some info about each other.  In the end Locke has a potentially signifcant line.

102 - LockeHere’s the transcript:

WALT: What is it, like checkers?
LOCKE: Not really, it’s a better game than … checkers. You play checkers with your Pop?
WALT: No. I live in Australia with my mom.
LOCKE: You have no accent.
WALT: Yeah, I know. We move a lot. She got sick. She died a couple of weeks ago.
LOCKE: You’re having a bad month.
WALT: I guess.
102 - WaltLOCKE: Backgammon is the oldest game in the world. Archeologists found sets when they excavated the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia. Five thousand years old. That’s older than Jesus Christ.
WALT: Did they have dice and stuff?
LOCKE: [nods] Mhhm. But theirs weren’t made of plastic. Their dice were made of bones.
WALT: Cool.
LOCKE: Two players. Two sides. One is light … one is dark. Walt, do you want to know a secret?

(From: Lostpedia)

516 - Jacob 01Analysis

That last line could possibly be one of the most significant lines in regards to the Season 5 finale and also into Season 6.  We’ve seen the two sides now, Jacob’s side and Esau’s side.  It’s obviously up to you who you think is good or not, but the two do represent two opposing sides under two different colors or idealogies. I still think that Jacob is good and Esau (or whatever you want to call him) is evil.

516 - Esau 02What I find most significant about this scene is that it’s between Locke and Walt.  Originally I thought this scene came across with a racist tone  but it now turns out that Locke is the one who ends up on the “dark” side.  So where does that leave Walt?  My greatest hope for the final season is that Walt will come back.  And if he does I think it would be epic if he had to face down Locke.

What do you think?  Was Locke just being a creep or does this scene tell us what will happen in Season 6?

– izi

26
Feb
09

507 – The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham

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Review:

That’s more like it.  It’s much better to raise my expectations before I watch Lost, then my mind isn’t blown on a weekly basis.

Locke took the tour of the off-island world in this episode.  It turns out that from his perspective… things suck.  No one listened to what he said, and most of them seemed to have quite awful things to say back.  Locke did talk to two possibly empathetic people Charles Widmore and Ben Linus.  Of course they could both be evil and in the end Ben did kill Locke, but that’s beside the point.  The point is that Widmore and Ben had more important things to say than any of the Oceanic 6.

On the island, in ‘modern time’ Locke, Ilana, Caesar and Ben landed the plane on Alcatraz (it turns out that airstrip did have a use).  Caesar is collecting guns and info from Dharma and Ilana is being suspicious.  Ben is injured and healing, and most importantly Locke is “alive”.  Ms. Widmore’s plan worked and Locke was successfully resurrected.

This episode was satisfying.  At the last finale we were told all about Jeremy Bentham, almost all the Oceanic 6 characters had something to say about him, mostly bad things.  The mystery surrounding Locke off the island was intense.  We finally found out what happened.  I can’t say that it was thrilling, not a 10.  It was definitely satisfying and very necessary but it wasn’t exciting.  It might just be that I like new mysteries more than old ones.

8.0/10.0

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23
Feb
09

The Adventures of Locke

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It’s pretty well known that the upcoming episode of Lost is called "The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham", so I’m looking forward to a fun little episode where we get to see exactly what Locke did after he turned the Frozen Donkey Wheel.  For the last two episodes my expectations have been unnecessarily low.  For some reason I haven’t been expecting the volume of info and story that they’ve been throwing into the show.  So this is how I’m trying ot combat that, I’m going to try to raise my expectations extremely high by guessing what’s going to happen in this episode.

There are some known adventures that Locke has to go on, I would be surprised if Locke visits all of these people, but I’ll hope that he does.

Jack

322-jack-bridge-01Out of all of these people, Locke’s visit to Jack was the most successful.  In the last episode we saw Jack completely turn into a Man of Faith.  That was due to a visit from Locke.  What confuses me is Locke’s suicide note.  When we see Jack after his visit from Locke he is suicidal himself, and he’s very intent on returning to the island.  But in his note Locke says, "Jack, I wish you had believed me."  That must be a reference to their last meeting.  So what was Jack’s reaction to Locke?  It’s not hard to believe that Jack had a less than friendly reaction to Locke’s idea, but then what changed his mind?  It will be interesting to find out.

Kate

322-kate-01After Locke visited Kate she believed that he was crazy.  She heard that he wanted them all to go back and she dismissed it as insanity.  That is a very harsh reaction from Kate.  Something must have spooked her.  Did Locke, perhaps, tell Kate that Claire was still alive on the island?  Did Kate want to avoid the island so that she didn’t have to give Aaron away (I sound like Rosie)?  It’s possible.

On the other hand, couldn’t Locke have just told her that Sawyer was there, and then she’s have a motivation to get back.  I’d say that piece of info would have a 50/50 chance of swaying her.

We’ll see what he tells her, and what state he’s in when he does meet with her.  There must have been other factors (besides the usual) which motivated her to say that he’s insane.

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He kept his promise to Jin and didn’t tell Sun that he was alive, but he also didn’t give her Jin’s ring.  Something odd happened there.

Also, I’m going to assume that he tells her what Ben did down in the Orchid, when he stabbed Keamy and allowed the Freighter to blow up.

401-hurley-01Hurley

I could see how Hurley’s visit might be the most interesting.  Depending on his mental state, Hurley might assume that Locke is nothing more than an illusion or a ghost.  Either way Locke’s visit didn’t seem to effect Hurley much.  He didn’t seem to want to go back to the island before or after the visit.

Ben

409-ben-05I kinda thought that Ben killed Locke.  When he showed up at the funeral home it just seemed too convenient.  But now we hear that it was a suicide… hmm, more on that later.

I really want Locke to talk to Ben about Jacob and Christian.  I still believe that Ben knows nothing about Christian and his plans might change drastically if he did know.  Then again, Ms. Hawking knows about Christian, perhaps she’s keeping it from Ben.  Either way I’m especially looking forward to that meeting.

413-walt-01Walt

Most importantly, I want to see Walt.  I was so sure that this jump forward in time was just a clever way to bring Walt back into the show and back to the Island.  But unless he was in the Tail Section he probably wasn’t on the plane (I might turn that into a theory, just to keep my hope alive). 

We know for sure that Locke went to see Walt.  Was that just to be nice?  Or did he give him some instructions?  I hope that Locke wanted Walt to go back to the island.  Locke did probably tell Walt that people were left behind on the island.  He might have told him that Michael was still alive, or he might not have.  During Walt’s scene in the finale of season 4 he talks about his dad as if he’s alive, but that could have been a test to see if Hurley was lying.

Sayid

506-sayid-ilana-01There’s a chance that Locke didn’t even talk to Sayid.  I’d like to think that he did though, it would explain Sayid’s sudden mistrust of Ben.

Ilana or Caesar

There’s no proof of this, I’m just extrapolating.  Perhaps Locke met them on his adventures and told them of the wonderful world of… The Island (I suddenly realized how odd it is that The Island doesn’t have a name).  Maybe they were agents of his, I don’t believe that they are on Ben’s side.  I also want to see more of these characters.

119-emily-01Emily (Locke’s Mom)

It would be great to see Swoosie Kurtz again.  I’m always torn between disgust and intrigue when she’s onscreen, it’s kinda like when Bilbo hisses at Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, you can’t look away from his face, but you don’t really enjoy it.  I would be surprised if she was still alive though.

Helen

203-helen-01Again this is almost more for the actress than the character, less so this time.  I loved it when Locke was with Helen, they were perfect together (except for the lies).  We know that she must have read his obituary, that was her favorite part of the paper.  But the odds that she recognized that Jeremy Bentham was Locke is highly unlikely.  I kinda want them together, but it would have a sad ending, so maybe not.

Ms. Hawking

409-mr-whidmore-01She seemed very well acquainted with him when she told Jack to get him some new shoes, perhaps they had a relationship.  She might have given him a plan to tell to the Oceanic 6 (not likely).

Mr. Widmore

Widmore might have tried to get to Locke, perhaps to align him against Ben.  That wouldn’t be the worst plan in the world.  Other than that I can’t imagine what they’d talk about.  Maybe they’d reminisce about how Locke didn’t shoot him, ah the good ol’ days.

411-abbadon-01Matthew Abaddon

Ah yes, Lost’s second infinitely mysterious black character.  It would be great to see Locke pay Mr. Abaddon back for that advice he gave him so many years ago.  But I doubt that the actor would be able to come on the show, he’s got a full time job now on Fringe.

Locke’s Suicide

This doesn’t really fit in with this list but I wanted to talk about it.  Locke supposedly commits suicide, so here’s the question of the day, why? 

505-locke-frozen-donkey-wheel-02The most obvious reason, to me, would be because he’s depressed that he can’t convince the Oceanic 6 to go back to the island.  Another reason for that kind of depression would be that he can’t get back either.  The Island was the only place on the Earth where Locke was happy, and he had to leave.  That would have been saddening.

But I don’t think that’s the real reason.  I think the reason why he killed himself was to speed things along.  Richard told him that he had to die, Christian told him the same thing.  Those two are Locke’s most trusted advisor (right up there with everyone else in the world).  He knew it had to happen, he wasn’t getting killed, so he decided to hurry things along.  And it worked.  It was Locke’s obituary that pushed Jack into his present course as a Man of Faith.

Well we’ll see.

– izi

22
Jan
09

501 – Because You Left

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Review:

(I’m going to try not to start every revlysis with the word wow, or whoa.  It’s tempting but it’s going to get repetitive.)
Yowza!  That was intense.  So we spent about eight months debating whether the island went forward in time, back in time, or moved in space, it turns out we were aiming way too low.  It seems as if the people on the island are just taking a tour of the islands history.  They are moving in time (and sometimes space) and experiencing different eras on the island.  (Just for you’re reference, I’m going to call that skipping.)

This episode stated with a Desmond-like flashback, this time with Pierre.  We see Pierre’s baby, and we see what a typical day in the life of the Dharma boss is like.  We get a great reference to the Frozen Donkey Wheel, showing how Dharma found it.  And Daniel shows up, seemingly in the past.

That leads into what happened immediately after Ben turned the wheel.  Simply put, the people on the island moved in time.  First they were sent to the time when Yemi’s plane crashed.  Ethan shot and threatened Locke, and that was that.  Then it skipped forward to an unknown time, after the Hatch was blown up.  It could have been after 2004, or it could have been during seasons 3, or 4.  Richard visits Locke and tells him that he has to bring everyone back to the island.  They skipped again to a pre-crash time period.  Daniel visits Desmond and tells him that Desmond has to go visit Dan’s mother in Oxford.  And that’s the end of that.

Back to the Oceanic 6 storyline.  Ben and Jack continue preparations to go back to the island.  Kate get’s served with papers which demand a maternity test (is that right?).  And Sayid and Hurley have an adventure.  Sayid has apparently gone rogue, doing the opposite of what Ben wants, he tells Hurley to do the same.  Sayid kills two more people and Hurley is seen with a gun, implying that he’s the killer.  Sun gets another conversation with Mr. Whidmore.  We learn that their common interest is Ben (luckily) and he demands some respect.

The skipping story element is glorious.  It has the potential to solve all of the mysteries of the island.  Now they can go back to any time period and learn everything about the people there.  We can see what happened with Rousseau, The Hostiles, Dharma, The Others and even the original people, the ones who built the four toed foot and Ben’s door.  This is very exciting.  Ironically the Oceanic 6 storyline, the exciting part of the last season, has now become the least exciting part this season.  Oh well, it’s still fun, just less so.

9.5/10.0  (Just because my brain hurts.)  It’s going to be a lot of fun watching the people on the island fail, trying to change the future.  They’re going to have a fun season.

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19
Jan
09

413 – There’s No Place Like Home (part 2)

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Review:

A recap of this episode would be insanely long, and if you read the last one then you’ll know that it won’t really make sense anyways.  The problem I have with analyzing this episode is that I already did that.. for a month.  I referred readers to my coverage last time and I’ll do it again.  Go here if you want to see all that I said about this episode back in June.  (Note:  I wrote all that jazz way back in June, so I may have changed my mind about a lot of those ideas.  Just don’t hold me to any of the crazy things I said back then.)

But let’s get on with it.

Technically the most important things to happen in this episode are:

-The Oceanic 6 get away

-Ben moves the island

-and Locke is the man in the coffin

All great things, they’ll have a huge bearing on the rest of the show, and especially season 5.  But, to be completely honest the reason why I’ll give this episode a 10.0/10.0 is because Desmond got back with Penny.  I know that it would be just as good without that scene, but that’s the most significant thing in my mind

10.0/10.0

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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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31
Dec
08

405 – The Constant

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Review:

I cried the first time I watched this episode, and I cried again when I rewatched it this time.  This episode is glorious and a half.  It manages to mix intense and confusing sci-fi with a perfectly written love story.  Wow, I can’t tell you how much I love this episode.

And not only that but it includes all of my favorite characters.  Desmond was my first favorite character and his love story with Penny was my favorite storyline.  Then Daniel came along and I questioned my complete loyalty to Desmond.  Now that Desmond and Penny’s love story is mostly over Daniel is my favorite character but I still love them all.

I also love sci-fi themes and I love how these writers do it.  They insist on making it logical, which is reassuring and entertaining at the same time.  It’s all great fun.

I also found out a lot by rewatching this episode.  Like Locke’s possible fate, and the importance of nosebleeds.

If I could give it more than 10 I would.  10.0/10.0

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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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27
Oct
08

223 – Live Together, Die Alone (part 2)

Review:

It’s impossible not to compare this season finale with the season one finale.  Last year we ended with a kidnapping, this year we ended with three (and a half).  Last year they got into the Hatch, this year they blew it up (or in).  Last year The Others were coming to attack the survivors (and they didn’t), this year they actually did attack.  Personally, I see this finale as all of what the season one finale was going to be.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved the season one finale, but this one was amazing in so many other ways.

So much happens.  Locke lets the timer run down.  Desmond turns the failsafe key.  Ben gets Jack, Sawyer and Kate.  Michael and Walt leave.  Sayid, Sun and Kin go one a fun Little sailing trip.  Penny and her cohorts locate the island (or at least find out that it exists).

Also We find out how the plane crashed in this episode, maybe not why, but definitely how.  This is a surprisingly big and not well publicized fact.

There were two really great moments in this episode that send chills down my spine.  When Locke is in the computer room of the Swan, everything is blowing up and metal things are flying around, he turns to Eko with a terrified look in his face and says, “I was wrong.”  And in the very end when we get to see what’s happening off of the island, not only is the world still there, but Penny’s in it and she’s looking for the island.  There was just so much hope in that scene, there is rarely a lot of hope in this show, but after that it almost seems like a happy ending.

I’m not going to change my rating from the first half of this revlysis.  10.0/10.0  (I felt a little guilty about giving this episode a 10.0 since I know that all the finales are going to get at least 9.5s but the simple truth is that the writers make the finales as awesome as they are, so why deny it.)

BTW I came up with a new theory after watching this episode, and it involves Charlie (I know, shocking, right).

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