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Lost - One of Them review

Well, I'd already been tipped off that Sawyer was completely OOC this week. Do Damon and Carlton HATE him? WTF, dudes? I'd honestly rather him not be in an episode than get this kind of bullshit. So my outrage is somewhat lessened by the fact that I knew it was bullshit going in.

But seriously - Sawyer lets the boar live but has to kill the frog? And didn't we already have Sawyer being annoyed by noise? Because of the headaches? Seriously, a complete waste of time for his character. He must contractually be obligated to be in each ep (like the damn stealing of Claire's diary, another redundant, pointless scene), but at this point, even Josh must be starting to look his big break in the mouth a bit. I mean, he'd be better off shopping with Yunjin and Emilie, right than dealing with this crap. Damon and Carlton, you're the ones I blame for this season being almost a complete wash. Ugh.

Sayid was v. good this ep. At least we get to see him grieve. If only he'd been able to take his rage out on Ana Lucia instead. God. He even had to say her name. *Urgh* Thank god for small favors that she was barely in this episode, though.

And wtf with the continuity on this show - it's like last week barely happened. (And OMG, I just realized- no Kate this ep. Weird.) We just get Jin and Hurley giving Sawyer a bit of the cold shoulder. At least we get Sayid dealing with Shannon's death and a reference to Charlie and Claire's abduction - but honestly, that's just to set up next week. These plot threads are like the "Let's Make a Deal" wheel, aren't they? Hitting any in succession is a fuckin' miracle.

And wtf with the countdown clock? Did the thing happen or not? This endless fakeouts over the countdown to zero are starting to get on my nerves. ENOUGH WITH THE DAMN BUTTON ALREADY. Worst plot point ever. After the tree-frog squishing. *sighs* Oh yeah, and the whole Tailie thing.

And I imagine themoononastick and lillyjk were squeeing over that final Sayid/Charlie exchange. ;-D

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eponine119
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:21 am (UTC)
I have nothing to say except I totally agree with you.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
Ugh. I hope they get a lot of blowback from that little story arc. Seriously asinine.
As always, I blame the writing, not the character. If you read that in a fic, you'd have to call the writer out, wouldn't you?

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arabella_hope
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:32 am (UTC)
You know what makes it all worse?

The fact that they're going back to the Other's plotline in 2 weeks. Don't they get that it's the CHARACTERS we care about?

But, yeah...glad Sayid broke, even if the 'bury the woman you loved' bit was so...off.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
They've kind of been building up to the Others, right? Too bad Zeke isn't at all scary when he's on land. *sigh*

I'm dizzy from all the see-sawing from previously dropped storylines. I'm just going to bitchslap the people who wrote this ep and whoever's in charge of continuity. Ahhh, I feel much better now. It's gonna take Jack to pull me off 'em! ;-D

And really, that bit didn't work for you? I was feeling it.
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jcsbaby
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:47 am (UTC)
I was just saying to a friend that someone must of told them to make Sawyer a complete ass this season. Why did he have to squish the poor frog?
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
That was just ridiculous. The whole storyline was like a repeat of the boar plot, but with no point at all, except to show that Sawyer's an ass. Yeah, we got the message last week, you dumbasses. Except last week, he was a tortured, evil genius. This week, he's just a jerk. *sighs*
deej240z
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:02 am (UTC)
*hugs you madly* Every thing you said. Right on. I'm still seething about this ep. I'm so mad about everything that I was totally unmoved by Sayid. How is that possible?
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
Urgh. I know. Good thing I was tipped off or I would have been completely livid. As it was, I just rolled my eyes a lot. I need an angrier Sawyer icon, LOL!
blue_orchidea
Feb. 16th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
*Sawyer/Charlie exchange

did i miss sumthin?

*Josh must be starting to look his big break in the mouth a bit.

I know I would. In any case, I'll repeat what I said last year (already!) : kill Sawyer so I can see JH be the star in a GOOD show.
icing on the cake? no more watching Lost.
just the idea...fucking relief!

*that's just to set up next week.

two weeks to recover from this dreck. aren't you happy?
i know i am. it's just the right time so my eyes stop bleeding out.


halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Oops, meant Sayid/Charlie. Apparently, Charlie is everyone's new confidante! Eh.

Well, if Josh left Lost now, he'd still be typecast as a villain, I think. So he's better off staying, I guess.

This week was just bullshit. The Sayid part, I liked, but the rest was just ridiculous. The worst fic writer could have come up with better. I really don't have any faith in them - haven't had all season. Last week was just a rare fluke. Significant that it was a new writer who wrote The Long Con. The insiders don't know their own show or their own characters as well.

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inthekeyofd
Feb. 16th, 2006 01:59 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't think they have a handle on Sawyer's character anyway..about them saying he's acting OOC in this episode..so stealing the guns was in character..having Charlie attack Sun to get back at Locke and them was in character, but killing the tree frog wasn't? I totally agree with you on all your points, I had a feeling he was going to kill the frog, but damn when he did it..I mean, really, we know he can be a bastard but come on, it was a freakin' tree frog, just let the thing go.

And the count down, what's with the hieroglyphics on the timer..made me want to smack Locke away from the keyboard just to see them.

But it was good to see Sayid finally get emotional about Shannon, unfortunately, though it was wasted on "the other" because I still think he's an other.

JUST WONDERIN' HOW MANY FREAKIN' "OTHERS" ARE THERE??

I'm also wondering when the others will either be attacking or the bad stuff is going to happen because between the "you all feel safe" line from last week and Sayid's "they are merciless" you can kind of see the writing on the wall for this one.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't think they have a handle on Sawyer's character anyway.

They really don't. And the worst part is that these are the people RUNNING THE SHOW who wrote him this way. If they have some kind of endgame (and <lj user="uberaeryn" has an interesting, but disturbing theory), then paint me pink and call me George, you know? I'm just not buying it. I should care about The Others attacking but their pacing and juggling of storylines this season is so fucking off. They really have too much going on. i'm really at the numb/pissed off/don't care stage right now.
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rogueapprentice
Feb. 16th, 2006 02:18 pm (UTC)
You know what gets me? This is the second time that Locke has fucked up the button sequence. Third, if you count the time he almost messed it up in his FB episode. Locke. The undisputed hatch king. Right.

Swear to God I'm so angry I could SPIT.

Damon and Carlton owe me three bucks for the pack of cigarettes I had to inhale last night just to calm my ass down.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
It's just bullshit. I don't really care about any of the storylines right now. All of the characters are just fucking ridiculous. I'm spitting mad too. I just get madder, the more I think about it.

Damon and Carlton owe all of us for this entire season. Way to run the best show on TV into the ground, idiots.
divide
Feb. 16th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
But seriously - Sawyer lets the boar live but has to kill the frog? And didn't we already have Sawyer being annoyed by noise? Because of the headaches? Seriously, a complete waste of time for his character.

Agreed x 100. After The Long Con set up this wonderful depth and complexity for him, the treefrog hunt felt completely pointless. I hope nobody miraculously forgets that he hoarded their entire supply of firearms, as is the case on this island.

If Jack and Locke squabble about that button one more time, I'm sending them to opposite corners of the room for a timeout.

Sayid was the only redeeming quality for me in this ep. *sigh*
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
I agree - they do one decent ep that restores your faith and then they dash it all to pieces with the next episode.

If Jack and Locke squabble about that button one more time, I'm sending them to opposite corners of the room for a timeout.

Totally. Bwah. SO FUCKING SICK OF THAT DAMN BUTTON. Sick of Locke and Jack fighting over it. ENOUGH ALREADY. FUCK!

And yes, Sayid was good, but eh. I'm still pissed at their inability to even keep any kind of continuity.
zelda_zee
Feb. 16th, 2006 04:43 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more. And especially with this:

ENOUGH WITH THE DAMN BUTTON ALREADY. Worst plot point ever.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes yes! Make it stop! They keep jerking us around, thinking *this* week it goes down to zero and we can be done with it for good. I'm so burnt out now. *sighs*
enigmae
Feb. 16th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Ditto. Frog squishing? Not cool, writers.
halfdutch
Feb. 16th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
Ugh. My distaste for them knows no bounds right now.
foxxcub
Feb. 16th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Kathy's theory has helped me deal a little, but god. SO. MUCH. CRAP.
halfdutch
Feb. 17th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
I know. I think it's time for me to start reading spoilers.
themoononastick
Feb. 16th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
And I imagine themoononastick and lillyjk were squeeing over that final Sayid/Charlie exchange. ;-D

Ah, you know me so well! Best last two minutes of an episode ever!
I'm keeping quiet about the rest of it.

halfdutch
Feb. 17th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
Hee. Well, whatever else you can say about the writers, they're definitely slashers.
belleimani
Feb. 22nd, 2006 12:54 am (UTC)
So. Much. Word.
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