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Lost: Flashes Before Your Eyes



Last week, MPREG. This week, AU. Next week HAS to be slash week, right? Finally? :)

Seriously, I liked this episode. Good, mindbending Lost of old. Good, likable characters of old. Good characters getting each other drunk for nefarious purposes scenes. And seriously, any Desmond/Charlie shippers out there must have been squealing for joy. And NO OTHERS! Hallelujah!

"Wonderwall" is now a canon song. LOL. Busking (clean!) Charlie was cuteness.

And you had to know that Fionnula Flanagan (the scary housekeeper of "The Others" - the Nicole Kidman flick) wasn't just there to sell a ring.

I can't believe Desmond would give up on Penny so easily, but he was trying to make it right.

And so help me, I thought it was Claire who was going to keep dying. Didn't see the Charlie angle coming.

I'm still thinking about this episode, and that's good. It might not entirely hold water but it definitely held my attention and I adored Desmond all throughout and it was a very nice change of pace. I still can't believe I'd prefer a Desmond-centric ep to the eps that have come so far but there you go.

ETA: Okay, Lost, please to be stopping with the repeated footage. Especially from the same episode. We can remember plot points and lines of dialogue from less than an hour ago, okay? I know that we're getting Desmond's deja vu, but still, that's annoying.

So... no rescue efforts this week. *consoles zelda_zee for lack of Sayid*

Oh, and as for Bones. Thank goodness Jack didn't leave! I swear, that boy gets cuter every week.

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dwlikeebeinlost
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:26 am (UTC)
Wasn't it BEAUTIFUL!?

I loved this episode so much!

I like Desmond/Claire Desmond/Chawlee and ESPECIALLY Desmond/Hurley (one good glomp deserves another. It was just an all around good epi! So WEIRD though... poor guy got struck by a rugby paddle.... or whatever it was.
halfdutch
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
I can't believe I preferred an episode with Charlie and Claire and NO Jack and NO Sawyer to what we've seen before, but it was really good! I adored the drinking scene with Desmond, Hurley and Charlie. Good stuff! And yes, poor Des!

corellianjedi
Feb. 15th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
I was really very impressed with Lost. Yay for real plot twists. And I'm soooo glad Hodgins didn't leave "Bones." He's my favorite.
halfdutch
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
And I'm soooo glad Hodgins didn't leave "Bones." He's my favorite.

*nods* He has the prettiest eyes! :)

And damn, Lost was a nice mindbender of an ep.
littlehands
Feb. 15th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC)
Ack, missed Lost due to my intence sleepyness - I'm sure I'll be able to download it sometime. Pissed off at myself for missing it, but sleep was very needed.

Loved Bones, I thought they did a good job with the courtroom scenes and involving all the characters. Cam ripping up the letter was cute, and the Angela/Jack bit at the end was also cute.
halfdutch
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
You can watch the episode at ABC.com, no charge. :) I think it should be up by the next morning already.

Bones was v. good. I wasn't as fond of the gator one (felt like an ep of CSI: Miami). I came for the Boreanaz, I stay for the Angela/Jack!
littlehands
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm, that might work - if my wireless is happy with me tonight. At least the streaming eps on the abc site work with macs - they don't on the fox site :(

Bones makes me smile, and doesn't make me wrend my garments like some other shows. Jack and Angela are such cuties.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
I have to use Firefox to view streaming shows ... at least on the CW site. I haven't tried to watch anything on the FOX site because I'm catching those shows live. But it's nice to know it's out there!

And yeah, Bones is mostly just entertaining. I don't have really high expectations for it. I think my favorite eps have to be "The Man in the Fallout Shelter" and its complete opposite "The Headless Witch in the Woods."
thenewwavechick
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
That was Fionnula Flanagan? Why didn't I recognize her?
Last night's episode was good, but it competed with a good episode with CSI NY and my vCR isn't working so I was flipping between the two episodes. I love the time traveller plot twist with Desmond. LOST is getting interesting again.
Oh btw, Fionnula Flanagan is Emma Thompson's Mom for those who didn't know.
halfdutch
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
Fionnula was in The Others. Which is funny, considering she might have been an Other here too. You can always rewatch this episode on ABC.com, if you wanted to. I agree, for me, this was a much more interesting storyline than all the Others stuff.

Fionnula Flanagan is Emma Thompson's Mom</>
Actually, Phyllida Law is Emma Thompson's mom. They were in The Winter Guest together. Here's a pic: :)

emiliglia
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Last week, MPREG. This week, AU. Next week HAS to be slash week, right?

We just need Jack and Sawyer to look at each other for that to happen. :P
halfdutch
Feb. 15th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
Well, first they'd have to be in the same scene. The same island would be nice! ;) I'm sure it'll happen soon. Right? If we hope hard enough!
alliecat8
Feb. 16th, 2007 01:29 am (UTC)
Last week, MPREG. This week, AU. Next week HAS to be slash week, right? Finally?

YEAH! Amen! And it's about time. ;D

I agree that this ep was a real attention-getter. I LOVE mindbending, and Desmond was just letter-perfect in this ep, and it gave us lots and lots to chew on. I'd call it a "meaty" ep but that would sound dirty, huh. ;)

And I'm with you, too, on the amazement that I'd prefer this almost-all-Desmond and NO-Jack-or-Sawyer ep to all of the others in S3, but I did. *scratches head* This one just felt like substantial, interesting storytelling, like the Lost of old. I don't mind the questions as long as they're interesting ones. I think I said that to you elsewhere, but it just seemed to need to be said here, too!
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC)
Mindbendy is good! :) And who can blame ya if your mind wanders to dirty places when there's so much naked Desmond going on?

This one just felt like substantial, interesting storytelling, like the Lost of old.

Word. I totally agree. It really comes down to storytelling more than anything else and they've really let us down a lot lately.

I've been doing more thinking since this post and I can't remember the last time I did that, not about the whole framework of the show and where it's going. Usually I just glean what I can from the character interaction and nudge it a bit more (or a lot more!) in a direction I would have preferred to see. As far as this one ... no idea what I would do with it, ficwise. Mostly, it puts me in mind of fics I've already read that now look kind of prophetic!
ficangel
Feb. 16th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
I loved that Charlie was singing "Wonderwall". One, the lyrics are great when you lay them against the themes of the show. Two, the writers have been joking since the beginning of the show that Driveshaft was really an Oasis ripoff, so I liked that little nod.

Woe, I liked Flashback!Charlie so much! He was so cute and charming, with his little, "Yeah, it's an island, we call it England" and "This is why we don't do drugs," to the crowd when Desmond started freaking out. Why can't Charlie still be that man, or at the very least the man that he was at the beginning of the show? He's transferred his heroin addiction into a Claire addiction, and it's creating a repulsive and frankly pathetic character. I could deal with him so much better if other characters would call him out on the creepiness, but so long as it's treated as hunky-dory..ecch.

I still can't believe I'd prefer a Desmond-centric ep to the eps that have come so far but there you go.

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies!
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2007 03:55 am (UTC)
The "Wonderwall" appearance cracks me up because it's only been on everyone's mix for every single OTP I can name, Lost or otherwise, LOL. "Saving" is such a huge theme of so many shows.

There were glimpses of the Charlie we all used to like here but the whininess and neediness is such a turnoff. And how Claire puts up with it ... she's clearly been creeped out by him in the past and her sudden turnaround makes no sense.

If only we could sit down with the writers and get them to occasionally have their characters act and react and think like real people. People who are more than a little fazed by the explosion of the hatch and the kidnapping of their resident doc. Or the death of Mr. Eko. Or a stalker in their midst! I guess Locke's beatdown was the last word on island justice there? It would be nice to see Desmond or Hurley push back with a little "STFU."

Come to the Dark Side. We have cookies!
*takes cookies, continues to gaze upon naked Desmond*

And who needs porn when Desmond is around?
uhzoomzip
Feb. 16th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
Okay, Lost, please to be stopping with the repeated footage. Especially from the same episode. We can remember plot points and lines of dialogue from less than an hour ago, okay?

i know! i think the writers assume we all have ADD, especially given last year's first three episodes kept rehashing the same footage/plot from different angles.
demonqueen666
Feb. 16th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
Last week, MPREG. This week, AU. Next week HAS to be slash week, right? Finally? :)

Oh god, I hope so. Now they're just teasing us, those bastards.

Good, mindbending Lost of old. Good, likable characters of old. Good characters getting each other drunk for nefarious purposes scenes.

Ahahahaha, YES. Drunk Desmond is lovely. Of course, Desmond is just lovely in general. But still. I especially liked when he apologized to Charlie for trying to choke him.
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