Lost Across the Sea Recap – An episode that challenges the faithful and the patient

After all these years of Lost, I’m annoyed at my fellow fans. Obviously last night’s episode Across the Sea was important to the overall story and covered facts that needed to be told. As such it was an transitional episode – an episode that sets up the next few episodes.

I think after all this time the producers of Lost deserve our loyalty, our faith. I’m reserving judgement until the story is told and not until then.

As for the episode. It is very apparent to me that Locke and Jack are Jacob and his brother. The scene where MIB tells Jacob that he has found a way off he island and Jacob responds that he doesn’t want to leave the island – that the island was his home – that’s a scene that Jack and Locke did earlier in the series. Man of Faith, Man of Science.

Also, I found it interesting that the two brothers were conceived off the island and born there. The protector can’t be conceived on the island – this is the reason for the fertility experiments (led by Ben who is aligned with Jacob) and ultimately why Jacob goes to find his replacement off the island.

Also – did you notice that CJ (Alison Janey) was killed by MIB without her saying a word?

One thing I didn’t like was the end, after the death of CJ and MIB, when Jacob arranges them in the cave, where the directors showed Jack and Kate finding their bodies years later. Lost is generally good at not making such overt hints – they reward their most attentive, faithful watchers and give them much more credit than this. That was the sort of thing that we would have figured out, but obviously it was so important we couldn’t be trusted not to catch it.

What were your thoughts?

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When are your TV shows coming back?

Entertainment Weekly has answered the question on everybody’s mind (ok – it’s on my mind).   Now that the writer’s strike is over, when will my show come back, and how many new episodes can I expect?

Of note (again, to me, maybe not you)

  • 24 – Early ’09 – 22 episodes (just kidding, of course 24)
  • 30 Rock – April 10, 5-6
  • Bones – April 14th, 4+
  • CSI: Miami – March 24, 8
  • Desperate Housewives – Late April, 4-5
  • Heroes – Fall 2008
  • House – TBD, 4-5
  • How I met your mother – March 17, 9
  • Lost – They’ve got 10 episodes done, will take a break in mark and finish up the 16 episode season in 13 episodes
  • The Office – April 10, 5-6

What about Supernatural?   Hoping they don’t cancel it.

Sopranos mixed with some Lost

So I watched the final episode of the Sopranos and being that I didn’t watch the Sopranos during its run, I think I offer a different perspective. I don’t think the show needed to end with closure. Why can’t it just go on? Honestly I think people have grown lazy and want someone to tell them how the story ends. That’s not the way it works. Sometime the movie, the book, the TV show ends when the story being told is done.

That said…a show like Lost or Heroes, serialized dramas, deserve a definite end answering all the questions that have been posed along the way. The fans of those shows, and other shows like them, deserve that. So it comes with great pleasure that the producers of Lost agree. They have said there won’t be any fade to black, and that the final 48 episodes will be about answering the questions they’ve asked during the first three seasons. Thank god.

I think most of Lost fans have put a lot of faith in the hands of the Lost brain trust and judging by their comments, that trust is well placed.

Lost is no longer lost

Last night’s episode of Lost was simply their best episode since the show launched 3 years ago. The final 16 episodes were remarkable if only for the marked improvement when compared to the first 6 episodes of the season. No more can fans complain about not knowing enough – last night delivered.

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched, then don’t read further. Of course, why haven’t you watched yet?

At the beach
How awesome was Hurley saving the day? Then Sayid killing the Other with his feet. Finally the coup de grace, Sawyer killing Tom who said he was surrendering, when Hurley asked why he did it, Sawyer responds “Because I didn’t believe him.”

Jack’s Flashback
Or shall I say, flash forward? Jack flashbacks are always my least favorite of the bunch. This may have been my favorite flash back (forward). Of course if you watched the episode, you know that last night offered a peak into the future after they get back from the island. A number of questions:

  1. Is Jack’s father alive or was it the raving of a drunk?
  2. There were a couple of tells that we were watching a vision of the future: the name of the funeral parlor was Hoffs/Drawler – an anagram for “flash forward”. Also Jack was using a Motorola Razor, which was introduced after the crash.
  3. Jack mentioned using a golden ticket from Oceanic – but on the Oceanic-air.com website, Oceanic went out of business. This website is run by the producers of the show, and I’m believing it to be accurate.
  4. Who died? There are many theories. The ones that make the most sense to me are it either being Locke or Ben. Someone took a screen shot of the obituary and here’s the text: LOS ANGELES Man found d(eceased/ead)
    downtown loft
    The body of J— -antham of
    New York was found shortly after 4
    a.m. in the — of Grand
    The — a de— man at The
    Tower — — heard loud
    noises — — m’s loft.
    Co ——— uncovered the
    — the from a beam in the
    — bedroom
  5. Who was Kate returning back to?

Under water
Charlie died a hero’s death and I’ll be sad to see him gone. Why in the world didn’t Desmond shoot Mikhail in the head? Nothing will kill this man – is this important?

A couple of things I’m thinking:

  • The person in the casket may not be someone that is currently hated or even known to us. We have no idea what has transpired since they got off the island and therefore Kate not wanting to go to the funeral may not be as enlightening as it seems.
  • I think that what we saw in Jack’s flash forward may or may not happen depending on what happens from here on out.
  • I think there’s an alternate time frame thing going on. That when the plane crashed, the “survivors” didn’t actually survive – but they’re not actually dead. Somehow they are able to re-enter a world that they don’t belong in and what we saw Jack responding to is what he’s seen as the impact of their returning.

The worst part of this is that we won’t get our next 16 episodes until February 2008. That’s a long wait man.

Please share your theories

Lost without Lost

Three weeks until another Lost? Dang it. Not sure what I learned from tonight’s Lost, but they’re now using promos like ER – “The one episode that everyone will be talking about”.

I read a story about the Fox show Prison Break where the executive producer Paul Scheuring has the first two years mapped out. I am trusting that that is the same case for Lost.

Three weeks.