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:
Okay, a Sayid episode. And of course his lady Nadia is still alive in the alternate universe. How sweet! Oh no! But she’s married to someone else! *sob*
Uh-oh! Brother is in the unexciting dry-cleaning business that involves terse phone calls at the dinner table. Will Jack Bauer be involved?
The score is sounding Raiders of the Lost Ark-sy again. This is obviously the “Mysterious Temple Theme.”
Did that baseball fall off the table with, like, more gravity or something? It didn’t bounce right.
“No, Mr. Sayid, I expect you to kill him…”
Is there any story at all left on the island? Or is it all just people talking to each other about how they don’t know where anyone else is and they don’t know what’s going on and would they please pass a message on to someone else?
Best bad line: “One minute you’re banished, the next you’re telling everyone they’re gonna die.” I think the show started pulling our leg somewhere along way. Maybe we went through a parody wormhole at some point…
Ah, so, we now know who wins in the imaginary matchup of “Republican Guard versus L.A. mobster”…
So now Sayid is ruler of the temple? At the right hand of the smoke monster, presumably, too. And we should care because…?
(Watch full episodes at ABC’s official site for the show.)
(next: “Dr. Linus”)