Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Reaction to tonight's LOST: "Follow the Leader"

Last year's penultimate episode jaw-dropping final line of dialogue: "He wants us to move the Island."

This year's penultimate episode jaw-dropping final line of dialogue: "So I can kill him."

(As if what happened in the 59 minutes preceding it weren't awesome enough.)

If you haven't gotten into Lost yet, you've still got 8 months to buy the DVDs or watch 'em streaming online or do whatever the heck you can to catch up.

Because folks: television like this, I have to believe, will be a LONG time before it comes again... if it comes at all.

The rumor the past few weeks was that "Follow the Leader" would be a Richard-centric episode. Instead we got one marginally focused on Locke, now a man solidly with purpose. Along with a lot of action shifting wildly between 1977 and 2008.

And between Jack's trying to detonate the Jughead and Locke's modern-day machinations, past and present are headed toward a massive collision... that will rock the future?

High points of tonight's episode: Dr. Chang confronting Hurley and friends about the future. Sawyer and Juliet being interrogated in the security station (Phil is so dead after what he did to Jules). A few intriguing morsels about Richard (was the ship in a bottle he's building meant to be a clue?). Miles' continuing acceptance of his father now that he's getting to see firsthand what really went down. Sawyer's half-serious plot to win financially once he makes his way to the outside world of 1977. And of course, Locke deciding to call Jacob's bluff.

Next week: the two-hour Season 5 finale, "The Incident". One way or another, in one year or another, the Island is gonna go straight to hell.

(Will it end with a mushroom cloud? Find out in seven days!)

2 comments:

Lee Shelton IV said...

I'm not sure if it's significant, but my guess is that the ship Richard was working on was a model of the Black Rock.

Roxanne Martin said...

Just got around to watching the episode, finally. I have read a theory that coincides with the first comment. The theory stated that Richard was dead on the Black Rock when it crashed on the island, resurrecting him like Christian and Locke.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Reaction to tonight's LOST: "Follow the Leader"

Last year's penultimate episode jaw-dropping final line of dialogue: "He wants us to move the Island."

This year's penultimate episode jaw-dropping final line of dialogue: "So I can kill him."

(As if what happened in the 59 minutes preceding it weren't awesome enough.)

If you haven't gotten into Lost yet, you've still got 8 months to buy the DVDs or watch 'em streaming online or do whatever the heck you can to catch up.

Because folks: television like this, I have to believe, will be a LONG time before it comes again... if it comes at all.

The rumor the past few weeks was that "Follow the Leader" would be a Richard-centric episode. Instead we got one marginally focused on Locke, now a man solidly with purpose. Along with a lot of action shifting wildly between 1977 and 2008.

And between Jack's trying to detonate the Jughead and Locke's modern-day machinations, past and present are headed toward a massive collision... that will rock the future?

High points of tonight's episode: Dr. Chang confronting Hurley and friends about the future. Sawyer and Juliet being interrogated in the security station (Phil is so dead after what he did to Jules). A few intriguing morsels about Richard (was the ship in a bottle he's building meant to be a clue?). Miles' continuing acceptance of his father now that he's getting to see firsthand what really went down. Sawyer's half-serious plot to win financially once he makes his way to the outside world of 1977. And of course, Locke deciding to call Jacob's bluff.

Next week: the two-hour Season 5 finale, "The Incident". One way or another, in one year or another, the Island is gonna go straight to hell.

(Will it end with a mushroom cloud? Find out in seven days!)

2 comments:

Lee Shelton IV said...

I'm not sure if it's significant, but my guess is that the ship Richard was working on was a model of the Black Rock.

Roxanne Martin said...

Just got around to watching the episode, finally. I have read a theory that coincides with the first comment. The theory stated that Richard was dead on the Black Rock when it crashed on the island, resurrecting him like Christian and Locke.