Friday, April 25, 2008

Fellow Losties, this one's for you!


NOTE: If you didn't watch Lost last night, and you still plan to, this entry contains spoilers. You've been warned!

The return of Lost last night was freakin' awesome. As usual, it was full of twists and turns--for instance, I really didn't expect Alex to bite it. (I figured the dude from the freighter would keep her around for a while and torture her to try to drive Ben crazy. Apparently he was more interested in letting Ben know he was deadly serious.) I didn't expect to see such a lengthy smoke-monster scene (which kinda struck me as a little too campy/cheesy for Lost). When I saw the house in which Claire was sleeping explode, I figured she was a goner for sure--but no, she survived, and I must say I was more than a little jealous when I saw Sawyer carrying her out of the wreckage. ;) This show is just so freakin' good. Granted, I didn't learn much from last night's episode, but it was an enjoyable episode nonetheless. I particularly enjoyed the Sayid flash-forwards; I'm liking that character more and more. And, despite the fact that Ben is creepy as hell, Michael Emerson plays that role so well that I always enjoy the Ben scenes. And any scene with Sawyer in it is a favorite scene of mine; even though sometimes he acts like a real jackass, he has so much personality (and looks so nice sans shirt) that I can overlook his asshole tendencies.

Anyway. Each Friday I always read the EW review of the previous night's episode of Lost. Doc Jensen, the dude who writes it, is super-smart and really well-read, frequently comparing classic and/or obscure literary works to parts of Lost's plot. The writer's brilliant, and I always look forward to his columns (especially the columns that deal with episodes that raise a million questions, as Lost episodes are wont to do--this guy always has some pretty solid theories and can often clear up some of the confusion). However, even though he's brilliant at writing, I've found that even he falls prey to using the wrong word in the wrong place sometimes...such as using "tomb" instead of "tome" above.

Fellow Losties, I know you're out there. What did you think of last night's episode?

11 comments:

Mike Spoodles said...

Incredible! I thought the smoke monster scene was amazing. This episode--if all is right with the world--will clinch an Emmy nomination for Michael Emerson. The range he expressed in this episode was tops.

I'm a little hesitant about next week's episode. Jack's sick stomach? It seems like such a mundane thing compared to the intense things going on elsewhere on the island. Still, Lost's producers haven't steered me wrong so I'll just go along for the ride.

Maggie said...

That tome/tomb mistake is hilarious!

I didn't think he would kill Alex at all. I had just told my husband that I hoped he would, and when he did I felt kind of bad for saying it! I don't think Ben had ever lost the upper hand before then.

More Sayid! I love him. And it was interesting to see how he and Ben got into business. I was sure that Ben would have been recruiting/coercing him, not the other way around. I hope we see how he and Nadia reconnected before she was killed.

I loved it when Bernard surprised everyone with the correct Morse Code translation. I thought that whole scene was cool.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I didn't think he'd kill Alex, either. I kinda liked her; I'm sad to see her go. You're right, up until that point, Ben had always been in control.

I love Sayid, too! He's a really rich, complex character. I think the dynamic between him and Ben is intriguing; I'm interested to see more of that, too.

I'm glad they found a way to work Bernard into this episode. I think he's a likable character, but he doesn't seem to get much face time!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yeah, even though Ben's a prety unlikable character, Michael Emerson continues to impress me. He's so good at being eccentric and creepy!

I'm slightly nervous about next week's episode, too. I'm not a huge fan of Jack; I think he's boring. (I'm a big fan of Kate, and I hate Kate/Jack scenes because I feel like she becomes less interesting when she's around him.) If they're really doing a "Jack is sick" episode, you just KNOW they're going to drop something rather unexpected on us to make up for having to put up with watching Jack clutch his stomach for half the show. :)

Justin on The Point said...

Great episode...I'd put it in the top 5 Lost episodes of all time.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha, I can't yet rank any Lost episodes because I still have a bunch left to see: the second half of season 2 and the first half of season 1! And then after I finish those, I might go back and watch them ALL again...in order this time. This watching-them-out-of-order BS gets really confusing sometimes!

Rhea said...

The latest LOST episode was great! I really enjoyed it. I was sad about Alex dying, but sure the French Woman must still be alive. Her story can't be done...

I can't wait to find out more about smokie. I was so excited by that scene and how Ben set it loose on the bad guys.

It seems like Jack has appendicitis? Wonder how that will play out. Ben is awesome, truly one of the best characters on that show. Sayid is awesome as well. Desmond is one of my favorites but we didn't see him...

Can't wait for this week's episode!

Rhea said...

Oh, Ben's face when they shot Alex was priceless. I know that sounds awful, but he totally deserved it (she didn't though).

And, what's up with this "game" Ben and Charles Widmore are playing? How can the island belong to charles if he's never been there? Wild.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I agree, Rhea--that look on Ben's face was most definitely priceless! (He has such creepy eyes at any given moment--his eyes look even creepier when he's panicking!) I, too, have been wondering what's going on with Desmond. We haven't seen a scene that takes place on the freighter for a little while now...

Renée said...

I agree completely with you on so many things. I too was jealous of Claire when Sawyer carried her out of the wreckage. (I think he's the handsomest man on TV) I am profoundly bored and a little irritated by St. Jack. I am in awe of Michael Emerson's performances, particularly this last episode. (He is one scary dude!) I find Doc Jensen's analyses at ew.com very informative; he usually points out things I've missed.

Have you ever checked out Lostpedia? It's a huge website with an unbelievable amount of information. They have a synopsis of each episode posted within hours of each airing. www.lostpedia.com.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hi, Renee! :) Sawyer is quite appealing, isn't he? I find him much more interesting than Jack. The miracle-making doctor just doesn't do it for me *yawn*.

I haven't checked out Lostpedia yet--thanks for the heads-up! Also, I'd like to add you to my blogroll--which of your 2 sites do you prefer that I add? Lemme know!