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precarious since 1997 | by maryann johanson

‘Lost’ blogging: “Recon”

(previous: “Dr. Linus”)

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:
Alt-Sawyer is a cop? That’s some alt! (Actually, I’d love to see Josh Holloway as a cop… maybe in a new show after Lost ends…) And of course his blind date is someone else from the island, and then he’s arresting alt-Kate. It’s almost like a joke, now, every time we see the alt universe in which the plane didn’t crash, guessing who someone whose back is turned or who enters the action wearing a hoodie is gonna turn out to be. Lost has crossed that fine line between clever and stupid.

I suppose we’re meant now to go running to figure out what hidden meanings Watership Down and Little House on the Prairie have to offer to the mysteries of Lost? Or is the fact that not-Sawyer wasn’t actually reading the bunny book meant to imply something else?

Crazy Claire is still crazy! And reminds fake-Locke/poor smoke monster/Jacob of his crazy mother! Oh, the humanity!

That plane on the beach suddenly made me think of one of the worst Doctor Who episodes ever: “Time-Flight,” in which the Master time-warps a Concorde from 1982 to the Cretaceous for nefarious reasons of his own. Could Widmore be the Master? I wonder…

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

(next: “Ab Aeterno”)


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