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?

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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 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!


Season 5 Clips

November 17, 2009

By Katelyn

Here are some clips from season 5 that were posted by @WhatIsLost:

The Aftermath of the First Blinding Light

Miles Trying to Explain Time Travel to Hurley

Hurley Meets Jacob

Behind the Scenes: How to React to the Imaginary Blinding Light and Piercing Sounds