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They can't really have expected anyone (short of anyone watching for the very first time) to be surprised by the Claire-Christian connection? I didn't even watch Two for the Road and of course I knew.

She looked gorgeous with the goth hair. I too was thinking how much she looks like Olivia Wilde's younger sister. Desmond is still hot. Charlie lives to play house with Claire another day. Locke is still acting like a dumbass. Sawyer is still mopily reading on the beach.

Nothing really new here, except Claire likes nature programs and her mom was in a coma. (And now the Lost soap opera is complete! Faux incest! Amnesia! Coma! Brainwashing! Secret siblings! All we need now is evil twins....)

So has Jack been brainwashed? I knew that was coming, having gone and deliberately spoiled myself in finding out about upcoming eps. I'm sure we'll find out he's faking it, etc. In the meantime, time for more Kate/Sayid fics?

Also, was anyone else disappointed that the security fence didn't *ZAP* Mikhail like one of those flyzapper things? Clearly, I have no heart, heh.

Anyway, all in all, an okay ep. Having Claire doing something besides yell "My baybee!" was very good. Her episodes have always been pretty good, it's just they have no idea what to do with her in the meantime. But ... did they put any semi useful info in that seagull note, like "We are the survivors of Flight 815" or was it just to serve as voiceover for another pretty music montage?

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isis2015
Mar. 15th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that the company that does the promos for ABC has little to nothing to do with the actual show, because if they think that Jack and Claire being siblings is "the most shocking Lost connection yet", they're as nutty as Locke is. I mean, it was pretty obvious after 'Two for the Road'. All we needed was the canon confirmation.

I miss the first half, but I liked the half that I saw. :)
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC)
So true. They really underestimate us if they think any of that was "shocking."

Wait, I've been meaning to ask my flist: What side of the car do they drive on in Australia? Because it looked to me like Claire was in the passenger seat, and so she was lying about driving. I think it's more that she had that argument with her mother and her mother got distracted and that's how the accident happened.

What else did you miss? Her big plan about the birds, but I'm sure you got the gist of that. And her aunt being a big bitch to her. And Mikhail talking about a "list" and who's on it - namely, not any of the "Save Jack" team. And Sayid dissing Locke's "magic stick" method of navigation, LOL. That was good!
isis2015
Mar. 15th, 2007 05:43 pm (UTC)
Wait, I've been meaning to ask my flist: What side of the car do they drive on in Australia?

I always thought it was like in England, on the opposite side, but I could be wrong.

What else did you miss?

I came in when Claire was coming to visit her mother in the hospital and Christian was there. Everything before that, including the stuff that you mentioned (though, you're right, I was able to figure out the bird thing) I missed.
cmere
Mar. 15th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
Claire was driving--you can see the steering wheel behind her airbag when she wakes up. :)
inthekeyofd
Mar. 15th, 2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
It would have been more shocking, seeing as we all called that, if Claire's mother was really Jack's mother..now that really would have explained strained relationship between him and his mother.

You know that the evil twins are coming..it's Jack and Jack's evil twin Raymond.*smile*

The "I'm faking it" glimpse of Jack's brainwashing should happen about 2.5 seconds after they show he's been brainwashed. *smile*

But wouldn't it be funny if that was his evil twin..thos fertility experiments worked..they kept one and gave the other baby to Christian.

I liked Claire much better as the Goth chick..no having to hear that voice of hears shrilling, "baybee", it's like nails on a chalkboard for me.
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ha, if Jack's mom was a big cheater too. I guess Jack drew the short straw there in his dad and his wife, but mom was just a plain old shrew.

Evil twins - I totally wouldn't rule it out! It's Lost, after all.

Claire is always better when she's not shrieking about her baby. Same with Michael. When those two have (had) storylines that aren't just about their offspring, so much better! The 24/7 worried parent thing gets OLD.
uhzoomzip
Mar. 15th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
Also, was anyone else disappointed that the security fence didn't *ZAP* Mikhail like one of those flyzapper things?

i totally thought that would happen!

jack's little football game with tom made me giggle - whenever i see these two together, i think of your fics and think picture tom pining for jack. hee!

But ... did they put any semi useful info in that seagull note, like "We are the survivors of Flight 815" or was it just to serve as voiceover for another pretty music montage?

definitely music montage - i kept wondering how big that piece of paper was! poor bird *pets him*
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
They totally robbed us on a big Arzt-type moment with Mikhail. Color me disappointed.

jack's little football game with tom made me giggle - whenever i see these two together, i think of your fics and think picture tom pining for jack. hee!

Awww, hee! Thank you! Tom *totally* loves Jack. And Jack seems to be recripocating!

And yeah, that was quite the novel they put on that bird. And yet, no useful info, I don't think. I think a list of names would have been good!
demonqueen666
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
They can't really have expected anyone (short of anyone watching for the very first time) to be surprised by the Claire-Christian connection?

I know I sure wasn't surprised. Man, Christian knows everybody.

So has Jack been brainwashed?

Heh, he was totally playing football with his new boyfriend.

Also, was anyone else disappointed that the security fence didn't *ZAP* Mikhail like one of those flyzapper things?

...*raises hand*

But ... did they put any semi useful info in that seagull note, like "We are the survivors of Flight 815" or was it just to serve as voiceover for another pretty music montage?

I have no idea, but if they really wrote ALL of that in the note, I sure hope Claire has tiny handwriting. Poor bird ain't gonna get far carrying the next great American novel.
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC)
Christian is the glue of Lost! He's probably on "the list" too, eh?

Jack/Tom - practically canon! He's never been that happy and carefree with Sawyer, dammit!

Poor bird had a tome to carry -- you'd think they'd manage to at least put a list of names on it!
eponine119
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
And now the Lost soap opera is complete

LOL, too true!
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
After I typed that last night, I was trying to think of a show I've watched that *hasn't* had coma and amnesia storylines. Let's see: Buffy, X-Files, Alias? Check, check, check. Despite being a complete soap opera I don't think The O.C. ever went there, but I've hardly seen every episode. Anyway, yes, soap opera plots are everywhere!
zelda_zee
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
I was totally unspoiled for the ending, and I'm glad of it because it really was a shocker. Very well done.

I liked this ep quite a lot. Def more than I've liked a Claire ep before. I loved that there was a lot going on, and I was engaged by all the storylines. The only time they lost me was in a couple of Claire moments, but overall I thought it was great.

I'm not so sure Jack's faking. He could be, of course. I actually think it would be more interesting if he wasn't, but then that wouldn't fit with the whole hero thing they've got going for him.
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)
I was reading ahead to see what eps were coming up and if a certain character was being killed off any time soon so that's how I came across that "Jack has been Otherified" tidbit. While I'm glad they found him, I'm not looking forward to more Ben and Juliet screentime. Oh well. Hopefully they'll continue their good writing spree! Jack is either faking or brainwashed, I guess. I don't see any other options besides him genuinely buckling down and deciding to enjoy his limited freedom and I don't see him being wired that way. Which leads back to him faking it until he can get free. If he made a deal, I suppose he'd honor it but I don't see him every being happy about it. But hey, character continuity is for other shows, right?

Claire is always better in her own stories, possibly because they've all been sans baby! The way they write Mama Claire is the problem with her character: always whiny and paranoid and shrieky. When she has scenes about something else, she's infinitely more interesting.

gobsmackit
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
AS A TWIN, I TAKE OFFENSE TO THE EVIL STEREOTYPE AND HOPE THAT LOST DOESN'T GIVE IN.

*she says, knowing they've already had evil twin extras*
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
You must have your work cut out for you, defending twinhood from the Evil Plots of Hollywood! (Srsly, I didn't know you were a twin!)

And who were the evil twin extras? Scott & Steve?
gobsmackit
Mar. 15th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
Every day's a trial, let me tell you. (WELL I'm not a cool twin, we're boy/girl.)

I was just kidding about all those theories after Walt got stolen about Dharma farming twins/clones.
halfdutch
Mar. 17th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm always up for a good crack theory about The Others. Beats the real stuff most of the time! :)
foxxcub
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
Someone else on my flist made the Olivia Wilde connection, too, heh. Personally, I didn't think it was a flattering look on her.

And is it just me, or does anyone else think the birds were tagged by The Others and/or Dharma for research? Duh!
halfdutch
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, but the dark hair made her eyes look so pretty.

And ha, I didn't think of that. Makes sense, in which case it's a complete dead end. Although we've never seen them before (gulls, in the tropics? is that even right?) but then we never saw or heard of the tree frogs before that ep.

I figured it would just be a gimme, that they could send out a message but it would either never pay off or else it could pay off in the series finale. As I was saying elsewhere, they never even sent out a message in a bottle, apart from the one they put on the raft.
meredith44
Mar. 18th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
They can't really have expected anyone (short of anyone watching for the very first time) to be surprised by the Claire-Christian connection? I didn't even watch Two for the Road and of course I knew.
I'm not so sure of that. I watched the latest two episodes with my mom and sister, and during the previews I mentioned that the connection was 99% likely going to be Claire and Jack being siblings and both of them were like, "Huh? Why would you think that?" They are smart people, usually, but apparently they don't pay too much attention to the show.

Actually, I've found that I'm enjoying the show more now that I'm not paying too much attention to it. Continuity of character? Plots that make sense given facts already established? Who cares anymore. I am now just watching episode by episode, mostly for the pretty. I'm a bit sad that this is what it has come to, after I was so absorbed the first season, but I can only take so much being frustrated before I just have to shut my brain down. (I'm sorta wishing that Sawyer would just get killed off already so that Josh Holloway can go be in a different/better show and I can quit watching entirely.) *sigh* I will keep watching, though, and try to enjoy each episode as a stand-alone, because there really are some great moments/lines, especially in recent episodes.
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