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Sawyer! My friends!

Ok, post # 4 today.

First of all, overdue declaration of LOVE (on LJ and far, far beyond) for foxxcub and uberaeryn. They know why. Now, more than ever! (LOL, that's the most meaningless advertising phrase but in this case it's true!) I don't deserve you guys! *sniff*

One more (nonspoiler) theory why the premiere was a bit disappointing: Not enough storylines! After the jampacked finale, I think I wasn't satisfied with just one island storyline and one flashback storyline. It felt off and THAT's maybe what threw me about the ep. The pacing was different. I mean, I'm the first to lament the lame B and C plots sometimes but I guess I missed them. Because the A plot wasn't grabbing me as much as everyone else. And ok, enough whining about that!

Looking forward to next week. A few thoughts. Join me if you've seen the Canadian promo or don't mind mild spoilers. Please note, I don't want to know any more spoilers than I am bringing up here. PLEASE!


So you know how every Lost fic has Sawyer wounded and near death and being dragged back to shore by Michael or Jin or both? Well, in the Canadian promo, it shows Sawyer giving CPR to Michael. Which puts a whole new spin on that. I mean, did he get shot or not? But suddenly, instead of Sawyer at death's door, we have him being a hero. Which gives some nice closure to that conversation with Michael in Exodus, Part Two. Sawyer is a hero. He always had it in him. Even though he said, "I ain't no hero," there he'll be, saving the life of the very person he said that to.

I was thinking (hoping! praying!) this was another Sawyer backstory but now according to Lost-Media.com. It's going to be a Michael ep. :-/ Shoot! Because all along I thought it would be Sawyer slipping in and out of consciousness and flashing back and now it's Michael? Well, you all know I'm biased and Sawyer is my favorite character so that is a disappointment.

But, as foxxcub pointed out, Sawyer might still be injured and in great pain and overcoming all that, making his heroism all that much greater. Even if we're getting it all from Michael's POV.

Augh! Why do we spend so much time speculating about this and putting ourselves through the wringer? It's just that I LOVE the fics that portrayed near-death Sawyer so much. foxxcub's "Drifting" and ficangel's "Offstage Lines" and eponine119's "Anathema" and so many more. And then frisky, recuperating Sawyer. Those were great too! (Nods to uberaeryn and kho and lillyjk.)

So, argh, anyway, I hope next week will be great but I have to dial back my expectations again. I don't want to go into the massive tailspin I went into after the premiere last night. I was depressed all day. :-(

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lillyjk
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
see, I just got done rewatching the premiere and now I'm convinced that I've figured everything out. see Jack's just plain 'ole crazy. all the peeps on the island are in his imagination. I mean, a person would have to be crazy to wear that wacked out wig...right?
I heard the same thing that next week was originally supposed to be Sawyer, but they switched it to Michael at the last minute *boos and hisses at JJ*

halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:30 am (UTC)
Why would they do that? WHYYYYYY?

*kicks JJ in the shins and whacks him upside the head*

Heh. Jack's just too "intense" for good haircare. But post-miracle, he discovered the transforming joy of buzzcuts? LOL.
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desertskies
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:31 am (UTC)
I knew that Sawyer wasn't going to be in the first episode so I wasn't expecting much from the episode. That being said there were moments I really liked and others I didn't. The freaking wig is the 1st of the list of dislikes. I hated Kate in the episode and Locke is freaking going nuts in my opinion.

The thing I like about Sawyer is he acts so anti-hero but deep down he has it in him but because of his pain and his anger he will never accept it. He doesn't think he is deserving. Maybe if the spoilers for the next episode are true he will start to believe that he deserves redemption. But then again I like him as the lovable bad guy.
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
If Sawyer is having a big o' turning point and realizing he *can* be a hero then I think that would have made a great backstory opportunity for him. I'm really not thrilled about it being a Michael story. His last one was the most boring ep ever.

The wig was bad but it didn't ruin the story for me. Kate was annoying me, being the backstabber that she is. But a wacko Locke can be good TV. He's evil, but definitely gives good drama. Kate's just ... inconsistent.
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eponine119
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
I love the idea of hero!Sawyer. Ever since he said he was no hero...we all knew he'd end up one.

I'm confused how it can be a Michael episode, when casting reports seemed to point to a Sawyer flashback. Oh well.

In a way I think it was kind of nice of the Lost writers to give us stuff to think about all summer. The problem comes when we like what we came up with better than what they give us. The loss of injured and recovering Sawyer on the show does make me a bit sad, but without Jack to take care of him it had a lot less appeal to begin with.
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:03 am (UTC)
According to the E!Online article lillyjk linked to above, they decided to switch it from a Sawyer story to a Michael story at the last minute because it fit better. :-(

I think Sawyer already tried to be a hero by going for his gun, he just got outdrawn. But I'm all for more heroics on his part. Darn it, it would be so great to have a Sawyer backstory right off the bat, under these circumstances. I'm wondering if he's going to be in better shape now than originally planned (pure spec here) so that he *can* be heroic and not in need of saving himself.

I'm also worried that we've all written stuff we want to see and then we won't be as satisfied with what the show comes up with. I mean, we are all single-minded fangirls, in a way, and each story needs to serve the bigger picture. But still, I'm hoping there's a little bit of overlap. But you're right. Without Jack there, it is less appealing.

I was just so sure he'd be injured and need of lots of care!
alliecat8
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)

*pouts with you*

What are they thinking, giving Michael the backstory? What else do we need to know about him? Whereas, with Sawyer, who really cares what we need to know, as long as we get to look at him, LOL? Okay, granted, Michael has the more compelling story presently, with his son being kidnapped; Sawyer just took a little 'ol bullet, and apparently took it like a man, at that. But it just seems to me that a Sawyer backstory would pull in more ratings, and make me a happy fangirl in the bargain.

Ah well...at least we have fanfic. *clears throat and points to own frisky recuperating Sawyer fic* JUST KIDDING! ;P

halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
Well, *I* didn't need another Michael backstory. The last one was so boring I hoped the whole time the polar bear would eat him so we wouldn't have to suffer through another one. No joke. But he's become a lot more interesting toward the end of last season so this one *has* to be better. But not better than a Sawyer ep would be!

Yay for fanfic! ;-D Yay for frisky recuperating Sawyer! And hurt!Jack. ;-D I love fanon!

foxxcub
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
*massive uber-hug*

Yay for AIM. :D

Boo for Michael. :P

SQUEEFLAILGROPESWOON for hero!Sawyer. XD
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
*needs new icons liek whoa!*

WOOO for teh OTP!! *glomps teh foxx repeatedly*

Hero!Sawyer better kick ass! And be all desperate and just a little injured at least. Throw us a frickin' bone here, if they're robbing us of the Sawyer backstory!

Well, *someone* will be writing the version of the ep we wanted, if we don't like what they give us. ;-D

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vixerunt
Sep. 23rd, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
I've been staring down a microscope for three hours (Woo, animal blood and bone chips!) so this is going to be short because my eyes are traumatized.

- Kate annoys me now which is sad. Bring on Ana Lucia. We'll keep auditioning female castaways on the show until someone is worthy to sex Jack's ass up.

- I missed the character dynamics in the premiere. Most of the focus was on the hatch and the OMGWTFLOL!!11 factor of it so we didn't get much 'talking' in, which is one of my favorite parts of the show. Hurley had some great lines, however, which made up for a lot in my opinion.

- As much as I will miss Sawyer/Jack, I'm interested to see how Sawyer presents himself to the other castaways, assuming he ends up in their camp when they make it back to shore. JJ said it would be unlikely that they'd be right back where they started, right?

So, new group, new scheme he can run. If the hero thing sticks, maybe they'll see a side of Sawyer that Jack and the others have only glimpsed. And maybe he'll meet someone else that he'll slash well with, unlike Desmond (Crazy guy?)/Jack which is just...no.

But then I'd miss out on my hurt/comfort Jack/Sawyer stories post-raft and that wouldn't be fun at all. *clings to ship*

I guess we'll see what happens, but that's how this show works these days, eh?
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 03:14 am (UTC)
Hey! Haven't seen you around lately! *pries you away from lab*

- ITA. I no longer am indignant on Kate's behalf that Ana Lucia is going to show up. I still wouldn't have cast who they did, but the *idea* of her isn't so bad anymore. *omg, hell just froze over!!*

- And yeah, I love Jack insanely but I missed the side stories and interactions. But hey, I'm over it. Onto the next ep! Hurley was great. The only voice of reason on the island is a former psych ward patient. I love it!

- Hmmm. You're making me interested for new Sawyer canon! *hats off* I've been assuming all along he'd be quite out of it but perhaps not. Eeeee! I need Sawyer scenes now! And seeing him interact with new characters? Whole new side of Sawyer? You've just made that whole idea far more palatable!

- New slash potential? Definitely NOT Desmond, LOL. Although the ankle touching was very slashy, just not in a good way!

- At least we have all our h/c J/S stories we can still read and can still be written.

Augh. New canon! It's making my brain all wonky and giving me palpitations! Fandom is stressful sometimes, LOL!
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arabella_hope
Sep. 23rd, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
I wish it was all about Sawyer too, but I mean, seeing as how his kid got jacked, The Michael thing makes sense. It'll be cool to see.

*crosses fingers for shirtless, drenched Sawyer*

OMG! He's gonna be kissingdoing CPR on Michael? Who would have seen that coming? Damn! Why can't Jack be drowning somewhere?
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
Well, Michael having a backstory will make sense. I'm just not excited it for the way I would be for a Sawyer backstory.

Why can't Jack be drowning somewhere?

Ohhhh yeah. Then we'd all spontaneously combust if they ever locked lips on the show! The Boone lifesaving was slashy enough and there wasn't even any CPR.

Hmmm. Does this mean there'll be Michael/Sawyer slash now? O__o
inthekeyofd
Sep. 23rd, 2005 12:49 pm (UTC)
*I'm not a fan of either Kate or Ana's, but it will be fun to see Kate get some competition..she's been the AlphaFemale for a long time and it's going to be fun watching what happens..but really, if I had the choice, neither would be there.

Sawyers got that redemption thing going on-still, he needs to save Michael, plus, let's face it, how good will it be seeing that, and then finally everyone will know that was just a shell that Sawyer covered himself in to protect himself.

I'm still hoping that Sawyer had cat like reflexes to dodge that bullet, but still, any time we see Hero!Sawyer it's a very very good thing.

I think with Walt and all, it kind of has to be a Michael backstory, but never fear, there will be more Sawyer backstory, there has to be!
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
I'm slowly warming up to the idea of AL. At least in theory. I reserve the right to bitch and moan like crazy, though. ;-D But yeah, Kate, you got no claim on Jack. It will be fun to see her get jealous. And he absolutely deserves someone better. *coughSAWYERcough*

See, I actually want Sawyer to be wounded, at least a little, being the hurt/comfort junkie that I am. Yes, I want to see Hero!Sawyer but it's more heroic if he's wounded, right?

I will suffer through the Michael backstory, but not gladly. Especially when it could have been a Sawyer story instead!!
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ficangel
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so giddy that my boy gets to be a hero...it's probably lucky that I just read the TWOP forums and don't actually have a membership, because I would probably be obnoxious beyond words. I get defensive of all my bad boy fannish crushes. Flashbacks to Spike and how Marti's crush on him ate fandom and kind of ruined BtVS.

Augh! Why do we spend so much time speculating about this and putting ourselves through the wringer?

I know! All summer long we're freaking out about the muscles and arteries that run through the shoulder, and how long the saltwater will delay infection so that he can get to Jack, and then 'Adrift' is going to air and it's going to be all, "Yeah, man, look how close that bullet passed! It left a mark like a teeny, tiny sunburn!"

But I'm still so in love with the idea of wounded!inpain!Sawyer who's still kicking ass and being the hero...and then falling down of bloodloss as soon as he reaches the shore. Because I've come to terms with the fact that I'm an H/C fiend.
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 06:45 pm (UTC)
Hee. I did make it back over to the TWOP Sawyer thread for the first time in months. It's where I spent all my time before I got on LJ! Ah, I remember those first few days. "That smoking guy. He's kind of an asshole, but he's HOT!" "OMG, what's in that letter?" "Hey, is anyone else slashing him with Jack? Because I think I could really go for that." ;-D

Ah, you did research on Sawyer's potential injuries! *kisses* I wrote two "Shot!Sawyer" stories but just winged it. Man, if he's not *a little* wounded, I'm going to be quite upset. Because I'm a H/C fiend from way back. Hence my love for Indiana Jones, Han Solo, The Man With No Name and sooo many others. (The snark helped, of course.)

Swooning from bloodloss! That's H/C crack, m'dear! At last I'm out of the H/C closet - on LJ anyway. Woooo! We need an H/C comm! Or not, LOL. I think sawyer_jack covers it pretty well. Because if they're not the H/C OTP, I don't know who is!



cines9
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
Jeez, I was really thinking it would be a Sawyer ep! Then what is a character from Sawyer's backstory doing in Michael's flashback? That makes no sense. And I really don't get how it would be possible to get any more out of Michael's past, as the last one was rather boring.

Do you have any download link to the promo? I've only read about it so far.
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
It was originally a Sawyer ep and I wish they'd kept it that way. I think some of the casting news for different episodes no longer applies after the switcheroo, but who knows?

I'm in total agreement that the last Michael backstory was nothing but a snoozefest. But the character has grown on me, so maybe this one will be better? It *has* to be! But still - Sawyer would be better!

I don't have a link to the promo. I've only heard it being discussed too. Wish I could see it too! If I hear it about it being online before the next ep, I'll definitely post about it!

corellianjedi
Sep. 23rd, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC)
hmmmm do you know where i can find this canadian promo?
halfdutch
Sep. 23rd, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no. I haven't actually seen it myself, only heard about it. You'd think some enterprising Canuck would put it on the Web! C'mon Canadian Lost fans! We're counting on you!
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