(previous: “The Package”)
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:
Desmond is a prisoner of Widmore! On the island! The island isn’t done with him yet! Oh noes!
A test? With Desmond? It’s about wormholes, isn’t it? Desmond is a walking wormhole generator or something, yes? What’s with the chair in the solanoid room? Did Widmore create time-traveling godlike Jacob with his experiments? Do I care anymore?
Maybw they should have used a better flux capacitor. Or switched out the oscillation overthruster…
You know, of all the flights I’ve taken and all the people I’ve met on planes or at the baggage carousel, no one has ever offered to give me a lift or give me their car. But that keeps happening to these Oceanic people. Maybe that’s part of their magic?
And not-island Desmond is BFFs with Widmore. Is this supposed to surprise us?
Plane Charlie is a loon…
Someday, when I have a band, I’m gonna call it Not Penny’s Boat.
Wouldn’t it be awesome if Desmond time-traveled while in the MRI?
Okay, so not-island Demond loves Widmore, who needs needs Driveshaft Charlie picked up from jail, and they end up in Jack’s hospital. You know, there comes a point beyond which coincidence works as a plot point and just starts getting really annoying, and starts feeling like a cheap copout.
Oh, but creepy Mrs. Widmore and her son Daniel know all about alternate universes, doesn’t she…
Ooo, look: It’s The Time Traveler’s Wife! It’s Quantum Leap! It’s Back to the Future! When is it gonna be Lost again?
(Watch full episodes at ABC’s official site for the show.)
(next: “Everybody Loves Hugo”)