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Lost ep review: Lockdown


foxxcub had already called me to squee about the OMGUH extended Jack/Sawyer card game. I thought it was just going to be one scene, but nnnnnguuuuhhh, the entire B-story was the alpha male card game. How awesome was that? Seriously. The flirting. Those looks. The bluffing. The "lay it down" comments. ;-)

And Sawyer is just aching for Jack's mangos, er, attention. *pets poor mango-deprived Sawyer* And promises of future makeoutsessions high-stakes card games. Bring 'em on!

And ummm, Sawyer dropped out in the ninth grade? Oh well, the Jack/Jamesverse always was an AU. ;-)

And Phuket? Will they save that for another Jack backstory? The ONE WHERE HE GOT HIS TATTOOS?! *salivates*

"Should I get a ruler?" Bwah. And for once Kate LEAVES. Instead of butting in, she butted out. Now, THAT is the latest island miracle. ;)

Also, the hatch really is from the '70s because dig the crazy black light action. Hope Locke memorized that map.

Nice twist at the end. Now look what you've done: you've made Sayid angry! But even if he keeps his word, Locke can't exactly protect "Henry Gale" now can he?

Excellent episode. The flashbacks definitely the weakest part of the episode but nice going Locke Daddy, screwing your son over yet again. I hope Locke at least went back for the $200,000 but I'm guessing he didn't.

But OMG, soooo much Jack/Sawyer goodness. I was going to do a picspam charting the canon J/S and lamenting the lack of it in S2. Now? A lot less lamenting. ;-) Can't wait for all the new J/S icons.

Thank you Lost writers! ;)

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halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
LOL. Yes, the card game is the new hatch!sex. ;-)

And woo for Sayid literally digging deeper. Being suspicious is a good thing. And my, what filthy fingernails they must have now. (Esp. Naveen's since they're so long! >_<).

And yes, picspam still coming up, eventually!
assassinofjoy
Mar. 30th, 2006 06:45 am (UTC)
How brilliant was that card game?! And Kate all but shoved them together! No, she DID! And I love how they sized each other up surprising each other and most every turn. And the smirking. And the staring. Teh GUH. And this is why J/S is my OTP. And Saweyer totally wants Jack's mangos. Hee. *squees till she can squee no more*
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
Very brilliant. ;-) And loved matchmaking Kate. *squee*

Just all around -- such a wonderful payoff for J/S fans. We've only been waiting forever!

*squees with you*

Yay for the manly mango!swapping. ;-)
assassinofjoy
Mar. 30th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
Man, I just saw all my typos and I'm a tad shamed. And still squeeing like a madwoman *drags you into a happy!dance* There should totally be random Thailand!porn. And manly mango!lovin' ;D
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
Woo hoo! I'm sure there will be plenty of both kinds of fic. ;D
cmonkatiekatie
Mar. 30th, 2006 07:12 am (UTC)
Ooh, very much looking forward to the picspam. And how great was their reaction to the ruler comment, I think I was even blushing!
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 07:19 am (UTC)
Now I need that iconed! ;-) Wooo!

And yes, eventual picspam! *nods*

I might need a new banner too, LOL.
missdarksoul
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)
go you high school drop out! its probably bad that I'm proud that i dropped out in year 10 a year after Sawyer's drop out of year 9, lmao. of course I went back something tells me Sawyer never did :-p

lol am i the only one who thinks its odd that jack could beat Sawyer at poke consdering how well Sawyer can read people, hmmm
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Hey! Long time no see. How are you? ;-)

Agreed I think that Sawyer would have the better poker face, giving that Jack can be so damn emo, LOL. But hey, no complaints!

And no, I don't think Sawyer ever went back. But he certainly got a worldly education under his belt. Bwah!
inthekeyofd
Mar. 30th, 2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
I just trying to figure out when Jack went to Phuket..after his wife left, before he testified against his father or after but before he had to go find him...but what the hell...JACK WAS IN THAILAND GETTING ALL SHADES OF DOWN AND DIRTY, PLAYING CARDS, GETTING TATTOOS...FREAKIN' CAN'T WAIT FOR THAT.

NOW ONTO WHY I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS...

JACK WANTS THE GUNS HE'LL TAKE THE GUNS..THE TENSION, OH DEAR FREAKIN' LORD, THANK YOU FOR THIS EPISODE..MORE TO THE POINT, THE INVENTION OF THE GAME OF POKER!!!!

Through that first game I was like, Hurley, Kate..LEAVE and she actually did...thank you writers for that one!!!!
foxxcub
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Who says he went within the last five years? I'm thinking rebelling, post-med school Jack. GUUUUUH. I want Thailand!sex, like, now. XD

*flails*
inthekeyofd
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
Rebel!JACK, LOVES MORE THAN I CAN EVEN SAY!!!!!!!!!!

Why oh why is Jack in Thailand making me think of the movie The Deer Hunter..why..because all I can think about is Jack in seedy back rooms, playing poker, with tons of money, and him getting drunk and having Thailand!sex...I NEED THIS STORY, LIKE NOW!!!!!!!!
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
CAPSLOCK OF JOY!! YAAY! ;-)

And they've promised they'll reveal how and why Jack got his tattoos and I can't wait. After all those great tattoo fics. GUH!

And ohhhh yes, I love it when Jack's so cocky. ;) Sawyer had the wind taken out of his sails, definitely.

OH DEAR FREAKIN' LORD, THANK YOU FOR THIS EPISODE..MORE TO THE POINT, THE INVENTION OF THE GAME OF POKER!!!!

LOL. Amen, sister!
inthekeyofd
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC)
Definitely the capslock of joy. Words can't touch how much I loved this episode, and am thankful to those writers!!

Seeing how and why Jack got those tattoos..may just do me in, or render me speechless, either way CAN'T WAIT!!!!

I'm still smiling over those scenes..and that is the mark of one hell of an episode!!*smile*
foxxcub
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
Now, THAT is the latest island miracle.

And all our slashy dreams come true. ♥

Seriously. I was flailing in the car on the way to work this morning.
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
*FLAIL*

It must have been so damn hard for you not to get into details last night on the phone, LOL. Kudos for admirable restraint, my dear!

And where are my new icons? ;-)
foxxcub
Mar. 30th, 2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
DUDE. Why do you think I was all, "Asldafsdlkfdkgsgsfgd!!!!!!!!!" ? ;)

halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:22 pm (UTC)
Heee. You called it! And here I thought it was just one scene.

OMG, the slash gods have smiled upon us. It was a big ol' supply drop of J/S lovin'. And WE weren't distracted by all that hatch nonsense, LOL

^___^

I do hope, though, that they're not going to go back to being so stingy. Jack will need those guns soon. And GUH, it really has all been about getting Jack's attention. Sawyer, you needy little slut, LOL.
crystalkirk
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
And ummm, Sawyer dropped out in the ninth grade? Oh well, the Jack/Jamesverse always was an AU.

I said something about it negating the J/J 'verse OUT LOUD last night when that line was read. My friend was all, "WTF are you on about now?" LOL. But I guess it's okay, even he saw their super special love for each other last night, lmfao. Yay for the writers being so blatant, hee! And yay for the 'ship FINALLY getting some airtime again. Especially as fan-fucking-tastic as it was. :)
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Awwww! ;) The power of the J/J verse compels you! LOL.

And woo for the Jack/Sawyer super special love. God bless those smutty, slashy Lost writers. It's about freakin' time, eh! And what a payoff. Best ep from this season, apart from The Long Con. No doubt about it!

*basks in OTP love*
ficangel
Mar. 30th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
OMG the Jack/Sawyer was so good that it's hard to calm down and even try to review the rest of it, but I'll give it a shot.

1: Locke's father is the real Mr. Sawyer. I'll lay money on it. And the fact that he kept in touch with Locke's mother across the years says something very interesting about him, and whether or not he might also have maintained a relationship with Sawyer's mother that lasted a long while. Either way, there's a parallel there between Cooper and Locke's mother and Sawyer/Cassie that's interesting.

2: Sawyer dropping out in the ninth grade. Interesting, since as he said, the one thing that we can be sure of about Sawyer is that he's not stupid. Also, if Sawyer did wind up with that aunt and uncle of his for a time, either they didn't give a shit, or something else happened that shoved him into the foster care system. I like the second option best, myself. More room for heart-wrenching Sawyer backstory, and I really like the idea of Sawyer actually being in a caring home for a time and just being too shell-shocked to be receptive to it.

Anyway, best Lost episode in a LONG while.
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
1. See, I don't want Locke's father to be the real Mr. Sawyer. That just feels like a copout. It's too neat. But they're bound and determined to link everyone up back in the real word, so, eh. Nothing will ever top the Christian-Sawyer meeting and that island payoff, so I really don't see the point of having everyone connected. It's like those arbitrary sightings of the numbers (Cooper's safety deposit box was 1516 -- alert the media!) It's just something to keep the fans busy, like a habitrail. Or that's the way I see it.

And I don't think that Mr. Sawyer's relationship with Mrs. Ford went on all that long because a lengthy con would be a risky proposition and shortly after he took off, Mr. Ford blew himself and his wife away.

I just remain bored unimpressed with the repetitiveness of the Locke backstory. I feel like we've gotten the same backstory twice now with him. Maybe not as bad as Michael's, but still, been there, done that.

2. As I recall, Sawyer ended up in foster care *and* with an uncle for a while (thanks to lines that were cut from the CM script). Ninth grade is what, 15? That's pretty young to be on your own. I wonder if he actually ran away and lived on the streets or something and that's how he ended up under Hibbs' wing? We know he turned to his conning life of crime at age 19 but before that? Now I just want the next Jack and the next Sawyer backstories, pronto! God, how they tease us!

And yes, definitely best episode since The Long Con.

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halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, well, you're right. That would have been the safer way for Locke to go! But I think he was so intent on getting the better of "his" hatch. And yeah, OWWWW.

Tee hee. Jack+Sawyer+Mangoes=LOVE. ;-) Mmm, exotic, juicy mango manlove!

And yes, Kate was a slasher's dream this ep! Who knew she knew how to make a graceful exit? And to snark like that?
ellel
Mar. 30th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC)
And Sawyer is just aching for Jack's mangos,er,attention.
Jack owns him...that's all.The "lay it down" comments killed me...
*still has troubles to breath or think*
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Jack definitely had the upper hand. Who knew he could bluff like that? I think Sawyer was just too distracted by Jack to play. Look how he didn't have trouble beating Hurley and Kate. ;-)

I just want someone to use the phrase "beat the pants off." ;)
ellel
Mar. 31st, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
YOUR ICON!!!OMG!

It's definitely hard to play when the hot doctor you want so badly plays cards with you,sitting so close,looking so good...
*faints*

lillyjk
Mar. 30th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
NO damnit Jack/James is canon! Sawyer was just fucking with Jack as in our illicit teenage trysts meant so little to me I don't even remember them, or, in fact remember high school at all. perhaps you should fuck me roughly to refresh my memory.

hmmm.

somebody write me that fic.
halfdutch
Mar. 30th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
LOL ;-) Damn right!

*pencils in "fuck me roughly" on J/S to-do list"
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