Thursday, January 22, 2009
"Lost" is back!
So.....Loved Hurley's one-breath summary of Seasons 1-4, but now that he's spilled the beans (I love it that Hurley can't lie) will his Mum keep mum? I mean, at next week's bridge club, can't you just hear it? "Oh, no, dear, that wasn't Hurley on the news. I mean, it was, yes, he was standing on the balcony with a gun in his hand, but he didn't kill those bad men. In fact, he's just told me what really happened on that island, heaven help us. And if you promise not to breathe a word of this to anyone, if you swear on this statue of the Virgin Mary my boy brought home with him, isn't it odd that it's hollow, well, anyway, when the plane crashed..." And then her partner forgets what's trump and they lose the game. I mean, it could happen.
Loved Hurley's line: "Dude, I've been talkin' to dead people for 2 years. I don't wanna add paranoia to that."
Fun to see Desmond's silver-haired friend from an earlier "you can't change fate" episode. She's the one who tried to talk Des out of buying an engagement ring for Penny . . .
And there was Ana Lucia! (LOL, one commmentary said SHE's a great one to give driving advice, referring to some DUI trouble some of the actors have had in Hawaii). "Oh, and Libby says hi," she tells Hurley before propping her shades back on the bridge of her nose and then evidently just disappearing, as people are known to do on this show with great regularity.
Wonder who else will show up that we haven't seen for a while.
And who's behind the blood tests for Kate and Aaron?
Sun and Kate meet. What's Sun's agenda?
Is Widmore the villain in all of this? Is he the biggest and the baddest dude who's been orchestrating all this bad luck? Is he the man behind the curtain? We know he wants the island and everything on it, and we know he wants to keep Des and Penny apart, but is he masterminding everything?
Ben is much, much scarier than Widmore. Dude. He's even sweet-talked Jack into believing him.
And is Sayid's hit list composed of the people who may have been responsible for Nadia's death? If so, did he just take Ben's word for it? Too bad he's been whacking the guys on Ben's list, because in Season One Sayid wanted to change his ways (no more torturing people, etc.)
Those flame-dart thingies were certainly scary, as if our time-travelers weren't scared enough already. But the really whiney guy, the one with lots of teeth who taunted poor Bernard for not being a good Boy Scout (Bernard was a dentist in his other life, remember? He could have given Whiney Guy a root canal sans novacaine, Whiney Guy was that irritating), but - well, I'd never wish that flaming death on anybody.I won't miss him. I mean Whiney Guy. I would miss Bernard. And Rose. Their story is so sweet, and their relationship so tender, when they're not having a normal little tiff. I mean, those two are obviously so devoted. They may be the most normal regular-type folks on the island.
Did you notice that Sawyer borrowed a shirt from a guy who is, like, 4 sizes smaller? I think it was Whiney Guy. But the shirt fit Sawyer. Now if he could just find some shoes.
I think I understand what the Losties who came home (the Oceanic Six plus Ben and John Locke aka Jeremy Bentham) are trying to do, but I got a little confused about the folks who are left on the island. It's not so much what as when, if you get the drift of it (pun intended).
Class, please discuss.