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.

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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


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!


Who We Want to See (and who we don’t want to see) in the Final Season

January 31, 2010

By Annie

There are so many rumors, speculation, and announcements about which of our favorite Losties will appear (in many cases this means re-appear) in Lost’s sixth and final season. There are a few obvious favorites and some who we don’t like so much. But sometimes it can be hard to keep track of all the Lost talk. So here’s a short summary of who we want to see, don’t want to see, and who has been confirmed as appearing in the final season of Lost.

1. Charlie Pace

If you read this blog at all, you should know that we love him and obviously want to see him back in Season 6. His tragic but triumphant death scene left us wanting to see as much of Charlie as possible (and aside from a few Desmond flashbacks and Hurley hallucinations, we’ve been seriously disappointed). Luckily, we’ll be seeing more of him this year. Dominic Monaghan is scheduled to appear in four episodes in Season 6.

Status: Confirmed

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2. Claire Littleton

What happened to this girl? One day she was a new mother struggling to care for her son on a deserted island, and the next day she takes off to hang out in a weird cabin with her estranged (and supposedly dead) father. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of Claire, she really needs to come back this season just so we can find out where she’s been. Luckily, Emilie de Ravin will be returning to Lost in Season 6.

Status: Confirmed

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3. Daniel Faraday

Who doesn’t love this guy? Yep, Jeremy Davies is back, and so is our favorite physicist!

Status: Confirmed

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4. Boone Carlyle

Boone was “a sacrifice that the island demanded,” but that doesn’t mean that he can’t return as a weird ghost/apparition/whatever. Apparently the producers agree, since Ian Somerhalder and his eyebrows will be returning in Season 6 for several episodes.

Status: Confirmed

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5. Shannon Rutherford

This annoying blonde overstayed her welcome in the first two seasons if you ask me. All the whining and complaining was just a bit much for me, and I’d really rather not have to deal with it in Season 6. Luckily, Maggie Grace has a busy schedule and has not been able to confirm her appearance.

Status: Unconfirmed

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6. Charlotte Lewis

Oh Charlotte, your eyes creep me out and your accent is annoying. Furthermore, you take up way too much of Daniel Faraday’s attention. I’d rather not see you in Season 6, but unfortunately I’ll have to. Rebecca Mader has confirmed her appearance.

Status: Confirmed

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7. Libby Smith

One of the biggest questions I want to see answered in the final season is what happened with Libby in the mental hospital. She never had any flashback episodes, so the only time we saw her there was through Hurley. Now it’s time for some answers. And Cynthia Watros is returning to Lost, so hopefully we’ll get some backstory.

Status: Confirmed

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8. Michael Dawson

Michael has had a lot of ups and downs throughout the last five seasons. My feelings about him are mixed, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. But Harold Perrineau is returning in Season 6, so we’ll be seeing more of Michael.

Status: Confirmed

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9. Walt Lloyd

Walt is “special.” We don’t know why he is special or what makes him special, but I’d really like to find that out. Producers have stated that they would like to bring Walt back, but they are working on a way to overcome how much Malcolm David Kelley has grown since his last appearance.

Status: Unconfirmed


Ajira Airways: Destination Destiny

October 16, 2009

By Annie

Ajira Airways seems to be taking a page from John Locke’s book of destiny.

The site, which you can view here, is full of Lost references (and hopefully some clues?).  I’d pay special attention to the video on the home page. You know, the one that ends with “Namaste.”

Here’s an excerpt from the “Destination Destiny” page.

“NOT SURE WHERE TO GO? Get lost in the wild wonder of the world and let time and space have no consequence. For $87 you’ll be whisked away to an unknown fateful destination of your destiny. China to Chicago, step aboard the grandest grab bag around. Upon arrival a brave new world will unfold right before your eyes. Pack light and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime as you experience the sensational world around us – only with Ajira Airlines’ DESTINATION: DESTINY.”

There’s also a section called “Ajira Adventures.” What’s included? An Australian Walkabout, Polar Adventure, Island Adventures, Swimming with Sharks, and Excavation: Ruins.

There’s so much to explore on the site. One last observation: “The skies have no limit with our new destinations beginning January 21st.” Do we have a start date? One can only hope.


summer goal

June 10, 2009

By Katelyn

Annie and I have a summer goal to rewatch all of the seasons of Lost and we aim to blog after each and every episode.  Entries could include observations, thoughts, theories, and references to future episodes.

We added a tab to the top of the page called Episodes.  This page has a list of every Lost episode which will then be hyperlinked to its specific entry once it is written.  We’re all about being organized and making life easier!

We are really excited about this summer project!  Be prepared for a lot of entries coming soon!