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‘Lost’ blogging: “LA X” Parts 1 and 2

There’s no way to “review” or “analyze” or even “discuss” this show on an episode-by-episode basis — it’s more like you just have to react and try to guess what the hell is going on. So I’m not even gonna try to impose any sense or reason upon it: I’m just going to react. Maybe when it’s all said and done there will be something cohesive to say. Till then…

Perhaps needless to say, Lost doesn’t make much sense while you’re watching it. My ramblings will surely make even less sense if you haven’t seen the episode… and something may get spoiled for you that you don’t want spoiled. You have been warned.

So, here are the thoughts I jotted down, pretty much in order as they occurred to me as I watched:
So, big nuclear bomb goes off. Did we get the big reset button we seem to have been promised? Looks like it. But this is only the beginning of the final season, so… wha’?

Does Jack-on-the-plane remember his alternate postcrash life? What’s with the bleeding on his neck?

And now Desmond’s on the plane! And Jack seems to remember him! (And then Desmond’s gone?)

Ah, but the island is still there… underwater? WTF?

Back to the island: Our people survived the nuke? Kate’s up a tree? Ringing in her ears? Jack’s unconscious on the ground? I’m thinking a parallel universe got spawned by that H-bomb, and we’re gonna get two separate story threads happening side by side. No? (Turns out, Yes.)

Hurley’s “the luckiest guy alive”? This truly is a parallel dimension!

Man, everyone has just rewinded! Fezzini said to go back to the beginning!

Boone!

Juliet survived being nuked? Well, if the rest of them did, it’s really no stranger than her surviving, either. (Oops, Juliet didn’t survive for long…)

Charlie OD’s! Well, of course. That’s what he was in the middle of doing when the plane crashed, wasn’t he? “I was supposed to die.” Dude…

Smoke monster! Nasty smoke monster… “I’m sorry you had to see me like that”? Locke is the smoke monster? Okay, someone’s pulling shit out of their ass at this point.

I predict Juliet comes back from the future or sideways from the past or through a wormhole from somewhere to tell Sawyer the really, really important thing she has to tell him.

The damn plane lands at LAX. Okay then. I gotta admit that it’s pretty poignant seeing everyone walk off that plane — or, in Locke’s case, get wheeled off — and all those missed connections between everyone.

END OF PART 1

Sawyer blames Jack for Juliet’s death, so that’s Reason No. 1,298 for Sawyer to hate Jack.

Jack’s dad’s coffin is gone? Whoa. So does that mean it was never on the plane at all? So that’s Thing No. 1,298 about Lost that confuses me.

So now there’s a big freakin’ pyramid on the island? Was that there before?

Okay, so Kate-on-the-plane escapes from the marshal and runs into Sawyer — he is her density!

What’s with this guitar case with a giant ankh? (And it comes with its own Indiana Jones music!) “I carried that case across the ocean, and, like, through time!” says Hugo. Best line of the episode.

Uh-oh. Jin-on-the-plane was up to no good. And Sun gets another chance to get away from him! Good for her. Except we know he can turn into a nice guy. Doh!

More density: Kate-on-the-plane jumps into a cab… and there’s Claire.

Jacob/Locke wants to go home? Where the heck is home for Jacob? Hades, perhaps?

Sayid resurrected? WTF?

(Watch full episodes at ABC’s official site for the show.)

(next: “What Kate Does”)


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