A night with Desmond Hume!

April 6, 2010

By Katelyn

Tonight’s episode is titled “Happily Ever After” and it is a Desmond based episode.  I think it would be too obvious for this happy ending to be about Desmond… so I wonder, who will be living happily ever after?  Perhaps Sun and Jin will FINALLY find each other?  What do you think?


Ab Aeterno

March 30, 2010

By Katelyn

Despite my love for Richard, Ab Aeterno was hands down the best episode so far this season!

Before this episode aired, I compiled a list of questions I hoped would be answered about Richard.  And most of them where…

  • How old is he?
    • I’m not exactly sure how old he is but he has been on the island since 1867, which means he has been on the island for 140 years.
  • Where did he come from?
    • Ricardo originally lived on Tenerife; part of the Canary Islands
  • Why did Jacob allow for him to never age?
    • Jacob asks Richard if there is anything he can do for him and Richard says he wants his wife back.  When Jacob admits he cannot bring his wife back from the dead, Richard then asks to be absolved of his sins so he won’t go to Hell.  Jacob says he cannot do that either.  So Richard then asks to be grated an eternal life so he can never die and go to Hell.
  • Who brought him to the island?
    • Jacob brought him to the island via the Black Rock to prove to the Man in Black that people can be good by nature.
  • What is his purpose on the island?
    • Richard’s purpose on the island is to be Jacob’s representative, an intermediary to the people Jacob brings to the island.
  • Why can’t he take Jacob place and protect the island?
    • It doesn’t seem like Richard is in the running to become Jacobs successor.  He was probably meant to continue his representative role.
  • Does he really know everything?
    • According to Ilana, Richard knows what to do next because Jacob told her so.  However, Richard begs to differ.
  • What brand eyeliner does he use?

Top 5 Men of Lost

March 23, 2010

By Katelyn

I had a hard time determining the Top 5 Men of Lost.  This is mostly because all of the characters are so different that I wasn’t sure exactly how to rate them.  But after careful consideration of every aspect, I have compiled a list.

This list is based on the Lost characters rather than the actors.  I took into consideration the Lostie’s dress, attitude, personality and actions as well as physical appearance.

Here we go!

Runner Up: James “Sawyer” Ford – Sawyer definitely would have made it higher up on the list if this had been made before season 6.  For five seasons, we basked in the glory that was Sawyer’s tan, chiseled abs but suddenly that has all ended.  Lately those abs have been hidden behind Dharma jumpsuits and actual shirts!  Once Sawyer goes back to being shirtless then maybe I can reconsider this list!

5.  Charlie Pace & Daniel Faraday – I couldn’t just pick one of them… they’re both just so attractive in their own ways!  Charlie is the bad boy rocker who also has a heart of gold!  His personality after he sobered up was just so endearing!  I have found Charlie attractive since the pilot aired… there just something about a guy in jeans, hoodie, and checkered Vans playing the guitar that I can’t resist!  Then there is Daniel Faraday!  Frankly, how can you not love him?!  He’s so nerdy and adorable!  And I just love the tie!

4.  Jack Shephard – Besides Grey’s Anatomy, Jack is the hottest surgeon I’ve ever saw!  He definitely has a gorgeous body and some strange, but still hot, tattoos.  I’m also incredibly attracted to Jack’s determination.  Jack never gives up without a fight and I really believe he wants to help the island–who knows, maybe he will be the one to take Jacob’s place?!  All I know is, I sure am glad he shaved off that hideous beard!  I love beards but seriously?!

3.  Jacob – We know next to nothing about Jacob besides that he is older than dirt but doesn’t look a day over 30 and that he likes to weave tapestry, but I am still incredibly attracted to this Man of Mystery.  I love his beach-ready tunics and his primal fishing techniques.  I love his secretiveness.  I love his eyes, which look so honest that I couldn’t help but trust and obey his every word.  But most of all, I love his beef with “Loophole Guy.”  There is nothing more attractive than a man that is willing to sacrifice it all for something he believes in.

2.  Desmond Hume – Desmond definitely has the most versatile wardrobe out of any of the Losties.  We’ve seen him in running gear, sailing apparel, the Dharma jumpsuit, and his post-island metrosexual threads.  I have always been attracted to Desmond for his accent and because of his relationship with Penny Widmore.  They are just too cute for words.  Nothing could break them up–not jail time, not a crazy island, and definitely not a psycho man by the name of Charles Widmore!  Like I said about Jacob, there’s nothing more attractive than a man who will sacrifice everything for what he loves… and that’s exactly what he does for Penny.  I’ll never stop asking myself, “Where’s my Desmond Hume?!”

1. Richard Alpert – Richard Alpert, and all of his eyeliner glory, is definitely the most attractive man living on the island!  If this list was determined on wardobe alone then Richard would still be number one.  Richard has the “business casual” look down to a tee and some people might think he’s over doing it for island-wear but I love it.  Who would have thought there was a dry cleaner on the island?!  But the main reason Richard Alpert is this island’s top hottie is because he does not age!  So Richard will always and forever be this beautiful!  Thank you, Jacob for making him this way!

The I-Hate-Charlotte Club

March 17, 2010

By Annie

If you can’t already tell, I’m not a huge Charlotte fan. I’ve disliked her ever since she and her too-blue eyes graced island with her presence. She’s snotty, annoying, and creepy looking. So I was obviously disappointed when she made an appearance in last night’s episode, “Recon.”

Not only was she inconsiderate enough to return to the show, she pairs up with Sawyer?! Of all people, why Sawyer? I understand that this wholesome cop version of Sawyer (or “LeFleur”) isn’t the same con man we’ve grown to know and love over the years, but I still don’t get it. Not that I get much of anything these days.

In happier news, the Sawyer on the island still has plenty of con man in him. And his talent for lying to people might bring us a Flocke/Widmore showdown fairly soon.

Other notes/questions from “Recon:”

Sawyer was FINALLY shirtless again. And when he was wearing a shirt, it wasn’t buttoned fully.

I like Miles more and more every week.

I miss Hurley.

Why won’t Claire wash her hair?

That Woman in Widmore’s crew looks like Tina Fey.

The Lighthouse

February 24, 2010

By Annie

I’m still not sure what to think of this season. These flash-sideways things have got me all messed up, but I’ll do my best to explain my thoughts on last night’s “The Lighthouse” without giving you a headache. Here it goes…

So Jack has a kid?! Betcha didn’t see that one coming. I didn’t, but I don’t think we should be surprised given all that has taken place on this show so far. What I don’t know is if this child only exists in the alternate Lostie universe or if he was always there and good ol’ Jack just forgot to mention him. And is ex-wife Sarah the baby momma or is it some other random broad? Sheesh, this has unlocked a whole new list of questions. But what episode doesn’t do that?

In other news, Jungle freak Claire and Smokey/Flocke are in cahoots and Claire is all crazy drunk Australian blond chick again. She calls Flocke “her friend” when explaining to Jin why she thinks the temple folk have her baby. We all really know that Aaron went with Kate, but if jungle freak Claire knew this, Kate would be in some deep shit (in the form of an axe, probably).

So Jin is stuck with these freakazoids, and apparently the people at the temple are in some kind of danger (but who isn’t, really?) and Hurley and Jack are on a trek to find this lighthouse that Jacob told Hurley about. At first, Jacob made poor Hugo write down all these instructions, but the plan went kaput when Jack freaked out and smashed the lighthouse mirror to bits and pieces.

Okay, let’s back up for a moment. While Jack and Hurley were at the lighthouse, Hurley had to pull this chain and turn this mirror to different degrees. The degree numbers had different names next to them (just like the ones Flocke showed to Sawyer last week in Jacob’s cave thing). So while Hurley was trying to turn the mirror to 108 (!) degrees, he passed by the number 23, which just so happened to have “Shephard” written next to it. As this happened, the mirror showed Jack’s childhood home and he lost it. I hope I explained that in a way that didn’t make it worse, but I’m sure I did.

Most important part of the episode: when Hurley and miles played this really awesome game of tic tac toe:

Photo: tvfanatic.com

The Substitute

February 17, 2010

By Katelyn

I’m nervous.  When Ben and Richard both don’t know what’s going on, I get this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach.  I hate it even more when a beat-up looking Richard is running skittishly around the jungle frantically trying to give Sawyer advice.  I just don’t like it one bit.

Here were a few things that I found interesting about The Substitute…

  • If Jacob and Richard were homies than why didn’t Richard know that Jacob was seeking candidates for his replacement?  And why was Jacob looking for a replacement to protect the island?  Jacob is nearly a million years old even though he doesn’t look a day over 30, so was he just preparing to kick the bucket?  Or was he planning to leave the island?
  • The “candidate cave” was really exciting for me.  I was expecting that we would never hear anything about the numbers ever again.  But surprise surprise, here they are!  And even more exciting, each number corresponds to one of our Losties which apparently are all candidates!  John Locke is 4, Hugo Reyes is 8, James Ford is 15, Sayid Jarrah is 16, Jack Shephard is 23, and one or both of the Kwons are 42 (personally, I think 42 referred to Sun).
  • Nothing against Sawyer, he’s great (especially with his shirt off), but he is not the brightest bulb.  So how was it that Sawyer was the only person who saw Flocke for what he really was–a fake Locke?  There were a lot of people that spent time with Flocke, why did no one catch on earlier?!
  • In the new world, Benjamin Linus is a teacher?!  I hope he lectures his students with that creepy voice and blank stare!
  • And I know Annie is really upset about this one… we’re three episodes into season six and we have yet to see Sawyer shirtless.  At least he is out of the Dharma jumpsuit now.  Hopefully he’ll loose the shirt soon too.

Overall, I wasn’t too impressed with this episode.  There was no suspense.  There was no conflict.  We didn’t even get to see most of our favorite Losties this week like Jack, Kate, and Hurley.  I would have also liked to see Sayid, you know, to make sure he stopped crying.  I suppose this episode was intended to start answering questions and tying up loose ends so we should be glad!  Maybe the time for questions really is over!  But it still just didn’t live up to my expectations!

I am, however, anxious to see how everyone’s alternative lives turn out!

Zombies Invade Lost?

February 10, 2010

By Annie

Over the years, Lost has provided us with an insane number of ridiculous plot twists and story lines that keep us viewers saying, “huh?” So I’m not sure why anyone would be surprised that the producers have added Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the list. I mean, we’ve already had time travel, moving islands, and a plane that crashed somehow in two different time periods. So it only seems natural to add in some good old fashioned body snatching.

A quick recap: Last week, we learned that Locke (a.k.a. Fake Locke or Flocke) is not really the John Locke we’ve grown to know and love, the Locke that traveled with 400 knives, the Locke of destiny, the Locke of faith. Nope, this Locke is none other than the abominable smoke monster who made its debut on the show shortly after the real Locke, killing flight 815’s pilot and various other cast members throughout the years (RIP Eko).

Then, this week we found out that Smokey has claimed another – Dear Sayid, who we saw cry this episode, and I hope to never see that again for as long as I live. The weird temple guy told Jack that Sayid had been oeifjoeifjasdjhoi (mess of words from some language unbeknownst to me), the closest translation being “claimed,” and that his body is slowly being taken over by something evil and if he doesn’t take care of it before the evil reaches his heart, he will be totally gone. My first reaction to this: No! Not Sayid! My second reaction: what else? Confusion.

I really want to know how this whole body snatching thing works. If the producers are going to introduce a whole new plot line like this, I hope they at least have their story straight before jumping in with both feet. When Smokey invaded Locke, it seems that he didn’t take over Locke’s actual body, since Locke’s body is in a casket on the island, but when he invaded Sayid, it was Sayid’s actual body being taken over. My only guess would be that Smokey can have one actual main body (Locke) that he creates in the image of another (he just chose Locke because people might believe that he had risen from the dead, since the island likes to heal him and stuff). Then, Smokey can also “claim” other bodies while still occupying the one main body, but these other “satellite bodies,” as I’ll be calling them from now on, have to be invaded in their actual body. I’m not sure if it matters if these bodies are alive or dead, since Sayid was dead, but is alive now while the evil has not taken complete hold over him yet.

This is an important question to be answered, since one of our main questions for this season was: WTF HAPPENED TO CLAIRE? and it seems she has also been “claimed” which caused her to turn into a rifle toting jungle woman. So did Claire die? Was she alive when her body was taken over? Was Christian Shepherd Smokey when she was sitting in the cabin with him? Where is Christian now? Why did Claire just walk off one night? What the heck is going on? Those are just a few of the things I’m wondering.

On a whole different note, I found the alternate reality part of the show quite interesting. It also (obviously) raised a whole new batch of questions for me without answering any of the ones I already had.

If you’ll recall the episode “Raised by Another” in Season 1, you’ll remember that the reason Claire was on Flight 815 was that she was going to give her baby up for adoption, and a psychic had found a couple in L.A. that wanted her baby. This psychic was strange though. At first, he was very adamant that Claire keep her baby and raise it herself. Claire was like “No way, Jose,” and psychie was like, “Yes way, and if you don’t Imma keep callin you and wakin you up, preggs.” So that’s what happened for awhile. Then he called her one day to tell her that he found this couple in L.A. He handed her a  plane ticket for Flight 815 (which left later that day) and said, “It has to be this flight.” At the end of the episode, Claire had the revelation that there never was any couple in L.A. – the psychic knew that the plane was going to crash and that Claire would end up raising her baby (at least until she went cuckoo).

So this week, when the flight actually landed at LAX, Claire went to the home of the couple that was to adopt her baby. They had recently split up, and were no longer in the market for a baby, but they did exist. Did this mean that there was a couple all along? Did the psychic know that they had split up and that Claire would go into labor on their front porch? Or was there a different outcome this time because the island is underwater somewhere?

As usual, I’m very confused. I should stop before I hurt myself. Until next time!