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Lost - 23d Psalm review

So yeah, good ep. Eko is cool. Adewale is an awesome actor. Pwns 75% of the cast, actually. But ... is it usual for the flashbackee to be in the show that much? It was almost nothing BUT Eko and Charlie. So how did he end up on the island then? He was on Flight 815 after all? Thanks, Lost, for never giving us a flashback without leaving out a big chunk. And that is one fucking HUGE coincidence.

Good Sawyer/Kate scene. Which I'd already read a transcript of. Nice new hair, Sawyer. Looking sharp. FINALLY. ;-D

Have to LOL at Jack showing up at the worst possible moment and trying to help Michael.

Michael, Michael, Michael. Good on you for getting Jack and Sawyer on a mission next week to go after your secretive, bad planning ass. Other than that, big fat 'meh.'

And Jin and Sun are the welcoming committee to Lil Miss Queen Bitch From Hell? (tm zelda_zee)? PUH-leez. *gags*

And OMG, themoononastick! There was Libby/Hurley. Heh. I thought she was supposed to end up with Locke?

So, next week looks good. Is that the Jack flashback? Where we finally learn what happened to Sarah?

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eponine119
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC)
Yes, thank you, Michael! Because the preview was my favorite part. "No, Kate, you stay here!" Jack just wants to get Sawyer ALONE IN THE JUNGLE.

And I do not understand why Jin was being nice to Ana L.
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Hee. Now they just need to knock Locke out and they can get down to some long overdue business! Hell yeah! ;-D

Yeah, WTF with Jin. Let's just fucking GLOSS OVER all the murder and chronic abuse and hostage taking, shall we? *eyeroll* Can she be tarred and feathered soon?
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halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
Every single scene with AL rings false. It's just not working folks, stop forcing it on us, 'k?

Adewale used to scare the bejesus out of me on Oz. Like, seriously. He's able to work with so many more layers and complexities as Eko. He *almost* is worth suffering through all the other Tailies. But ... not quite.

Michael - yeah, if he simply disappeared with no explanation, I'd never give him another second's thought. Same with Claire, though, really. Parents = dullest people on the planet on this show, LOL. Unless they're in the backstories. ;-D
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alliecat8
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:28 am (UTC)
OMG. Jack showing up at the worst possible moment...the writers are killing me softly. How many times have I been consumed by what I was doing online, only to have someone who has no clue come along and want to talk about unrelated stuff, and I have to pretend like I live in their world? Suddenly, Michael, I identify with you.

Otherwise, big fat meh, indeed.
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Hee. Future iconage, I'm sure. ;-D

Well meaning but bumbling Jack. Heh. That's so him, isn't it? At least he wasn't wasting tequila this week.

And next week - oh my. Could be good! Boys-only mission!
zelda_zee
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
Where we finally learn what happened to Sarah?

C'mon girl! We know what happened to Sarah! She left because it was so freakin' obvious Jack was GAY!

(And that was me w/L'il Miss Queen Bitch.)
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
Bwaha!

And aww, I had a feeling that might be you. LMQB (or TFC, as I like to call her), shall remain unnamed in my LJ as much as I can help it.
gobsmackit
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
And that is one fucking HUGE coincidence.
It's the island of mystery thing! /paranoia

I totally bought the scene with Jin, Sun and Ana - but for you, I'll pretend Jin meant the fish in the Sicilian tradition, rather than the run-of-the-mill welcome wagon.

Next week looked like a Survivor ep, with the ring of torches and everything. Hopefully, it'll be cool, and not oogabooga-cheesy.
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
I totally bought the scene with Jin, Sun and Ana

OMG! Get thee hence from my LJ!! But heh, I WOULD like the Sicilian version of that. Jin was in the mob after all, LOL. So if Jack ever kisses her, we'll just pretend it's the kiss of death. And then wait. And wait. And wait for the garroting or the hail of bullets. *sighs* But heh, there is a horse on the island now! Wot?

Eh? Survivor? If we get nekkid Jeff Probst (omg, have you seen him on ONTD? Yowza), then that's OK by me. But honestly, never crossed my mind. Dudes use torches all the time, don't they?



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inthekeyofd
Jan. 12th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
I knew he had something to do with that plane ever since they said the character was from Nigeria..of course I thought he had been on it, but still, his brother was so that is some connection. But damn they are all really drawn to that island for a reason.

I just saw what was in the black smoke..I thought I saw flashes of people and I was right, but still it's freaky, but I love it so!!!

And Jack, yeah, Jack does have the timing doesn't he, why was he down there anyway, it wasn't his time to be.

Actually I would like to thank Michael, because of his screwed up plan we get a lot of Jack and Sawyer time next week!!
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah - that's one big coincidence, alright. I wonder if they're going to explain it a bit more.

And I saw those screencaps too of people in the smoke. I guess I'm just not that interested in the mystery/monster thing so much. If we get an answer, fine, but I'm not interested in speculating about it anymore, myself. The mysteries are completley incidental to my enjoyment of the show.

And yes, that's just what I was saying - it's because of Michael that we get Jack & Sawyer teaming up to find his dumb ass!
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uberaeryn
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
That's what I was thinking re: the flashback - they did the same thing with Ana Lucia, although there was much more time spent in present day than with last night's flashback.

I LOVES me some Eko, but since they took so long to get everyone on the same side of the island they can't do the teasing flashbacks they did last season, it's like they have to cram everyone's life story into one ep.
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
*sighs* I put some of my additional thoughts into a new post.

Even as much as I like Eko, he doesn't feel like an organic part of the show to me, hence my lower than expected level of enthusiasm.
mediocrechick
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'm so confused by Charlie.....can he please decide what he wants to be soon? World's Greatest Step-Dad or World's Greatest Drug Addict, pick one!

You know what I don't understand about some of the flashbacks: in Jin and/or Sun's flashbacks, everyone speaks Korean but in Sayid's and Eko's flashbacks, everyone start off speaking their native language but then revert to English. What's up with that?

And finally! Jack telling Kate to bug off! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! And I think you're right about next week's ep, it is going to show us what happened to Sarah. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
Heh. I think he wants to be the World's Greatest Step-Dad. But the drugs, they call him! Especially now that Claire's kicked him outta her tent.

Ha. I never even thought of the language issue. Oh well.

And yes, I'm much more looking forward to next week. It should be ALL ABOUT actual, original characters, woo! And it was long past time someone tell Kate to fuck off, LOL.
foxxcub
Jan. 12th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC)
...But you still didn't love it. :(
halfdutch
Jan. 12th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Awww. I felt like I *should* have. Because the beginning was so cool and the character is really great. And I wanted to! But then I realized (as I put in my followup meta post) that it doesn't matter how cool he is. These new characters will never really feel like part of the show, to me.
themoononastick
Jan. 12th, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
Libby/Hurley!!!!!! OMG!!!! LOL! I am scared now, I wrote something that is almost "canon". Help me! Must write really bizarrely paired fic....now! ;)

I love Eko. I wish he wasn't a tailie as then he could still be in the show and the rest of them wouldn't have to be. That would make me happy.

Obviously, the pending return of Junkie!Charlie makes me insanely happy. :D

I haven't seen the trailer for next week... is it exciting?
halfdutch
Jan. 13th, 2006 01:00 am (UTC)
Heee! You're psychic! LOL. I had read that she and Locke were going to be an item so color me surprised. I mean, she's late 30s (looks mid 40s, really) and he's, what, mid 20s? How old is Jorge anyway?

Eko is cool ... but still I can't get all gung-ho about these new survivors and their backstories. That's not the show I signed on for! I can't help it, the same level enthusiasm will just never be there. :-/ *crosses arms defiantly*

And yes, Junkie!Charlie will, I hope, stop playing happy family and there will be NO MORE references to peanut butter if we are very, very lucky.

Next week: Locke is knocked out. Michael holds a gun on Jack and makes off with some guns from the hatch arsenal. Jack, Locke and Sawyer go after Michael and Kate wants to come with and Jack tells her NO and rejoicing is heard around the world. There's a gunshot in the jungle and Locke says "I lost the trail." All three might hunters in a circle of torches, looking around very nervously. Final voiceover is "This is OUR island." KA-CHUNG!

So yeah, I'd say, pretty damn interesting from my POV!
ficangel
Jan. 12th, 2006 10:09 pm (UTC)
Once upon a time, I would have been all "Yeah, sure he crashed on the same island that his brother died on. Of course." And now I'm completely cool with it. Because this island has eaten me, and I expect wizards to hop out from behind the trees at any moment.

Hee, so I'm not the only one who liked Jack in his scene with Michael. He was so cute and adorable and trying, and of course Michael was not in the mood to buy any of it.
halfdutch
Jan. 13th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
Heh. Where's your scientific explanations now, boys? Oh, that's right, that was a load of hogwash.

And awww. I love me Awkwardtiming!Jack. But the urgency of finding Walt seems kind of ... missing. Too many irons in the fire. And I continue to be bothered by the fact that we never got the group reaction to the newcomers. *sighs* Wasn't a certain someone due for some evil eye/shunning for at least, oh, part of an ep? Self-exile doesn't count.
rogueapprentice
Jan. 13th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
And Jin and Sun are the welcoming committee to Lil Miss Queen Bitch From Hell?

I think you misunderstand their intent. I read somewhere that making sure everyone has food is a Korean cultural thing. It wasn't so much 'oh, we forgive you, let's be BFF,' it was more 'you look hungry, here's a fish.'

(Course I found it kind of sweet. *Loves Jin and Sun*)
halfdutch
Jan. 13th, 2006 12:52 am (UTC)
Oh no. No, I did NOT misunderstand. They were BEAMING at her. Compare and contrast that to Jin very tersely and unsmilingly trying to offer Hurley and Claire (strangers, but harmless strangers) the sea urchin early on. Totally different.

And what was Sun doing there, then? And smiling so broadly as if they'd just been rescued? Total "we're your new best friends/all is forgiven/amen" welcoming wagon stuff.

Which, of course, made me so very unsmiley that they'd just gloss over her apparent social pariah status (which lasted all of what, two seconds?) and forget all about Sayid and Shannon. Is a little loyalty too much to ask, you think?
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