Lost – Ab Eterno

What a wonderful episode this was ! With just a handful of episodes to go, the producers pull off something quite different. An episodes dedicated to one of the more mysterious character, that we always wondered about. Where did he come from, and why did he never age ?

Well we got all those questions answered and we got some info on the island. The man in black in being held there like a cork on a bottle, to keep evil in place. It was nice to see the older mib acting about the same way as the modern one in Locke’s body. The games Jacob and mib play were interesting, I hope we also get to know how exactly mib found a loophole to kill Jacob.


The scene at the end with Hurley and dead Isabella talking to Richard was the best of the episode. Richard almost joined team MIB in the end, but was convinced to stick with Hurley. We’ll see what role he’ll play in the end game.


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Lost – Recon

This week we got a more straightforward episode this time centering on Sawyer. It was enjoyable but not as good as some of the other outstanding episode of this season. It missed the mythical parts that those had.


The flashsideways was stretching it a bit I thought. James as a cop ?

“I’ve gotten to a point in my life where I was becoming a criminal or a cop. So I choose cop”.

Myles as his partner was interesting. Does he still have a sixth sense ? He had a weird look in his eyes when he picked up on Sawyer’s lieing. Also catching Kate in the end was odd. Why did he help her escape earlier ? Can’t do that again I am sure.


What did we learn besides the flash sideways this week ? Not a whole lot. We know that Widmore has set up camp at the sub landing spot and that he’s building sonar pylons to keep Man in Locke out. There was some squarrel between Kate and Claire (was I the only one rooting for Claire ?). Other than that not much happened. I hope we get something more interesting next week !

Lost – Dr. Linus

As the title suggest, a Benjamin Linus centric episode. And I thought one of the best of this season. I really liked how much the flash sideway story intertwined with the island timeline. It was so much better than say in the Sayid episode of last week.


It was nice to see Alex in the flash sideways. They seem to have just a teacher – student relationship, although nothing is said about it, Linus seems to care very much for her. Ben is basically his manipulating self. Trying to get the principal’s chair, but at the end he makes the right decision and helps his daughter instead of himself. It was interesting that his relationship with his father was very different. They did get off the island together in that timeline.

The scene where he was chased by Ilana in the woods and explained his anger towards Jacob was heartbreaking. Ben’s intentions were good right along, but his ‘the cause justifies all means’ (ie. killing Locke) was not. He even gave preference to the Island over his own daughter and it totally broke him. The way he was standing at the beach said it all to be honest. Very well acted once again by Michael Emmerson by the way. Yet he did once again choose Team Jacob ! I don’t think Man in Locke will like that.


And when I thought that beach scene was the end, a sub emerges to the surface (although special effects are not Lost’s strong suite, the periscope appeared to be a few meters from the beach). Charles Widmore has returned to the island ! There is a lot of speculation about what team he’ll be on, but I am not sure he’s on anyone’s team. We’ll just have to be patient and see what will happen.

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Other stuff:

– We already knew Richard Alpert was immortal (sort of), but apparently the other people Jacob touched are as well. After the (extremely well done) scene with Jack, has his faith returned ? Or will he still be a bit depressed ?

– Lapidus had a few nice one liners again ‘you make friends easily don’t you ?’ to Ben was nice (and not the first time he said that).

– Miles’ talent was used again, that was nice to see him in action, instead of just waiting at the food court.


The Transmission: Podcast on Dr. Linus

Lost – Sundown

Wow, I didn’t see this one coming. A Sayid episode that moved the story forward quite a bit ! Sayid tried to kill man in locke, and because he let mil speak he failed to do so. Apparently even a simple Hi Sayid can do the trick of turning to the ‘evil side’ though you have to be susceptible to it I assume. Having been dead for 2hrs probably helped.


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Lost – The Lighthouse

A nice Jack – Hurley & Claire centric episode this week ! Weirdest thing of this episode was the sideflash in which Jack now has a son David, who can play the piano very well. I am not quite sure how this fits or is relevant to the whole story to be honest, but it was intriguing. Also Jack not remembering when his appendix was taken out, was odd.


Jack broke your lighthouse dude, mission unaccomplished !

– Hurley

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Lost – The Candidate

Now this is why we watch Lost ! A very intriguing episode that even provided us with some answers and it’s becoming clear a big clash is coming. Jacob is the protector of the island and he recruits people that he thinks has potential. He then assigns them a number (he likes numbers apparently) and brings them over to the island. All man in locke wants to do, is escape from the island and finally be free.


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Lost – 6×03 What Kate Does

A Kate centric episode this time. Ironically enough, the parts without her were the most interesting ones. I really liked the scenes with Jack and the Japanese dude.

The scene with Sawyer on the docks lamenting the loss of Juliet was nice. Other than that the scenes with Kate only had me wishing they’d show Locke, Jacob or some of the other more interesting mysterious characters. Ethan as delivery doctor for Claire’s baby was interesting though. He even knew the boy’s name already :).


Dogan, Japanese dude, was brought to the island. What exactly that means is not further explained as ‘we know what he means’. The medicine for Sayid turns out to be poison. Sayid is apparently possessed as a lot of Lost followers already thought. Once ‘the darkness’ (which made me think of the Smoke Monster) reaches his heart, he won’t be the same person again. I assume this is the disease that Rousseau was talking about, when we saw how she got onto the island. And we now know more about what happened to Claire. She got ‘claimed’ as well. She makes a surprise reappearance at the end !


All in all a not so engaging episode. Especially regarding the fact that there is only about 14 left ? Would have loved to see more Locke who really shined in the premiere…

Lost – LA X part one and two

This blog post contains just some thoughts and questions after the first viewing. So many things happened in this long first episode of the final season, it’ll take a second viewing to get a better grasp on what’s going on !

LAX timeline

As it now seems, the a-bomb did explode ? Juliette claimed it did. It did something, we now have an alternative, or a what if the plane didn’t crash timeline. I wasn’t too keen on this at first to be honest. But it seems to be very well done. Also at first glance nothing weird appears to be going on, but Desmond was a weird appearance and he also vanished into thin air ? Charlie swallowing his drugs was odd. In his flashback way back, he seemed to flush his drugs ? And Jack’s fathers body disappearing is of course quite weird too. I really liked the Locke / Jack scene. Locke seemed to be more at peace, did he, or did he not go on the walkabout ? And there is now a link to Jack in this reality. Will Jack operate on Locke ?


The Monster

A lot of weird stuff happens on the beach, with dead Locke’s body on the beach. I really liked the little scene with Ben and the Monster (no need to start calling names !).

He was weak, and pathetic and irreparably broken. But despite all that there was something admirable about him. He was the only one of them who didn’t want to leave. The only one who realized how pitiful the life he’d leave behind actually was.

– The Monster on John Locke

I want to go home ! is the monster’s theme. He apparently did have some unresolved issues with Richard (Oh it’s you), as he promptly knocks him out when they meet again. Then drags him on his shoulders and they depart the beach. Why was he very disappointed though ? Because they choose Jacob’s side ?

The Others

Sawyer is very angry (and understandably so) as Juliette dies. We finally get to see the group that had the children we saw in season 2 or thereabouts ? A Japanese person and a hippie like guy are running the show here. They seem to be very interested in Hurley. At least we finally know what is in the guitar case.

Resurrecting Sayid was really odd. For some reason the ritual has to run as long as the hourglass dictates. He appears to be dead but then wakes up later. I immediately thought, is that Jacob somehow coming back to life ?


The others are getting ready for the attack by ‘them’ as Richard and the other people at the beach notice the flare in the sky…


As usual a lot of questions ;). I am sure not all will be answered, they’ll leave us hanging on some issues. But somehow the timelines will merge at a certain point and some sort of epic finale will come. Or maybe not ! A very enjoyable start of season six though.

One final thing: Terry O’Quinn did a wonderful job, playing angry guy in Locke’s body and the Locke guy on the plane.


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