Meet Miles

April 24, 2009

By Annie

On tonight’s episode of Lost, we finally got a peek into the life of the not-so-lovable Miles.  Until now, we only know Miles as the snarky, sarcastic, money-hungry ghost whisperer, but tonight we got to see him as a snarky, sarcastic, money-hungry ghost whisperer with daddy issues.

Miles

Photo: Lostpedia

No, but seriously – we did see a new side of Miles during this episode.  But I’m still not sure how I feel about him.  I’m all for sarcasm, but being rude to Hurley is simply not okay in my book.  I’m curious to learn more about his father, the mysterious “guy in all the videos.”  He’s involved in some weird Dharma happenings and I feel the need to get to the bottom of them (though I obviously can’t – since this is Lost, I’ll need to wait several seasons to find out anything).

What I do know is that his ghost communication skills will come in handy at a very crucial moment later in the show.  As with everyone on the island, he’s there for a reason, and I don’t believe that reason is to reunite with his father – it has to be more complicated than that.  Plus, this show has time-travel, moving islands, and characters coming back from the dead, so it obviously needs some conversations with the deceased (a la Haley Joel Osment).

I’m getting a little frustrated that all the characters are so separated this season, which means I have to go several episodes without running into favorites such as John Locke.  So I’m sure this will be the last we’ll see of Miles for quite a few episodes.  I’m thinking that next week will be filled with the adventures of Daniel Faraday – at least I hope so, he’s been gone for way too long.


Dead Is Apparently Not Dead

April 24, 2009

By Annie

First of all, I need to apologize  that this Lost post is so late.  I have had a busy few days and just got around to watching this week’s episode.  So now I have collected my many thoughts and am prepared to bring you the best darn Lost post to date.

John Locke and Ben Linus

Photo: Lostpedia

This episode, “Dead is Dead,” starts off with John Lock, the dead guy, who doesn’t exactly look dead to me.  He’s talking to Ben Linus, the guy who killed him.  And their conversation seems to be pretty civilized for a murderer-murderee conversation (not that those take place very often, I’m guessing).  Ben says that he has come back to the island to be judged by “the monster,” or smokey, as I like to call it.  None of this makes much sense, but it’s Lost, so you just go with it and have faith that it will all somehow come together in the end.

John Lock, Ben, Sun, and Frank are the only familiar characters we really see in this episode (excluding flashbacks).  All the rest are the random passengers of the plane that most recently crashed on the island.  I don’t like these people.  The one chick who forced Sayid on the plane is now wielding a huge gun and pushing Frank around, and she needs to get voted off the island.  Aside from whatever personality flaws they might possess, I really just don’t feel like getting to know all of these new characters.  I’d like to just stick to the ones we already know and keep the character-clutter to a minimum.  All these little side plots make the show unnecessarily confusing (when it’s already necessarily confusing, if that makes any sense).

What I liked about this episode is that you get to see another side of the diabolical Ben Linus – a surprisingly good side.  He shows that he might actually have a heart (even if it is three sizes too small).  We see how he came to become Alex’s father, and that he really did care about her.  We also see that he didn’t actually kill Penny Widmore, which I was very afraid of ever since the episode where he showed up on the plane with a bloody face and a sling on his arm.  Also, the fact that we got to see Desmond (if only for a moment) doesn’t hurt either.

Ben Linus and Alex

Photo: Lostpedia

I’m very curious to see more about the relationship between Ben, Charles Widmore and the island.  I’m also looking forward to seeing if Ben actually starts to behave himself and follows Locke’s directions.  I have my doubts, but this could be the start of a whole new Benjamin Linus.

But most of all, I’m just waiting anxiously to see what the great John Locke has up his sleeves.  I won’t try to speculate, because I will most certainly be wrong.  Locke is much too complex and wise for mere mortals like myself to comprehend.


Hurley Knows What’s Up

April 24, 2009

By Annie

I need to start off by saying that I’m incredibly happy that Hurley brought up Back to the Future when talking to Miles about all the time travel confusion.  Who called it?  Oh that’s right, I did.

Hurley

Hurley waiting to disappear, Back to the Future style.

Anyway, this episode was a little confusing for me.  As Katelyn brought up, how did Sayid manage to not kill Ben?  He looked pretty dead to me in that last episode.  And frankly, I refuse to believe that Sayid can fail to kill anyone.  It has to be some kind of crazy island trickery.

That said, I’m glad that a few questions were FINALLY answered during this episode, “Whatever happens, happens.”  We found out what Sawyer said to Kate right before he made that heroic leap out of the helicopter.  And we found out where Kate left Aaron when she decided to return to the island with the rest of her group.  Both of these were major questions of mine.  I obviously have many more, which I will elaborate on in a later post.

Another thing I’m glad about is that we’re seeing significantly less of Jack in most of these episodes.  It’s not that I dislike Jack (though he has been quite PMS-y lately), but he pretty much stole the show in the earlier seasons, and it’s about time that Sawyer got his time in the spotlight.

Now all we have to do is wonder what good ol’ Richard Alpert has up his sleeves and marvel in the badass-ness that is John Lock (oh, how I’ve missed him!)


Sayid Fails?!

April 24, 2009

By Katelyn

Sayid Jarrah is an all around badass.  He was a torturer and communications officer in the Iraqi Republican Guard.  For heaven’s sake, he broke some dude’s neck with his feet!

Once he was off the island, Sayid began working as an assasin for Ben (and sporting a ponytail).  Sayid had no problem killing anyone he needed to.  He never failed at a mission.

He never failed at a mission until his most recent one.  Young Benjamin Linus was finally a match for him.

Sayid shoots young Ben at close range and Ben happens to live… seriously?!  The island’s second biggest badass (second to John Locke) fails to kill a little boy?  Is Benjamin Linus the new “boy who lived”?

I know Miles said that this is the present day for all of the “Losties” (we’ll just call them that) but it is the past for all the Dharma folk so technically no matter what the Losties do to the Dharmas they can never change the future.  But come on… Sayid is a badass.  He’s supposed to be able to kill anyone!

Bottom Line:  Sayid really let me down.

I am curious, however, how Richard Alpert and his eyeliner are going to save young Ben and what exactly he meant by “taking away his innocence”.


Sayid Has Obviously Never Seen Back to the Future

April 24, 2009

By Annie

It always happens in movies and in TV shows.  Someone finds a way to go back in time and then they inevitably change everything.  They do one thing and it sets off a chain of events that leads to something terrible happening – it doesn’t matter if they think they’re doing a good thing that will change the world for the better – it WILL end up bad.  I promise.

So I’m a little disappointed in Sayid, who on tonight’s Lost, made this same amateur time traveler mistake.  I won’t go into any more detail about what exactly happened, in case some people missed it.  I’m just going to say that all these people who travel back in time should watch Back to the Future beforehand (or at least listen to Daniel Faraday), because I’m pretty convinced that what happened tonight will end up having adverse effects.

Sayid and Ben

Photo: ABC

That said, I still love Sayid.