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Lost: The Man From Tallahassee

Someone please tell me why did they pissed away 1/4 of the season with those first six episodes if they had this up their sleeves!

Lost gets interesting again! *still processing*

So, the man from Tallahassee is Locke's dad! When Ben started talking about this being all about Locke's dad, I had a good guess what was going to be on the other side of that door. (Of course, this being Lost, I was half expecting them to not show what Locke saw.)

I'm not a Ben fan, like, at all, but his evil mastermind skills here were quite something. And that weird admiration and envy he has going of Locke, for his communing with the island. Locke happens to give Ben exactly what he wants, so he gives Locke just what he wants?

And I think we all had that split-second of "oh shit" in the flashback, when Locke walked over to the window, just before it happened. Still, even seeing it coming, it was shocking. Now I'm starting to be glad Sawyer never met up with Cooper himself. I don't think Sawyer could ever be that vicious himself and act so swiftly and decisively ... and he would have ended up dead. :-/

You all know I'm mostly a Skater but I thought that was a great scene between Jack and Kate. I don't see why we can't have Kate caring for both Jack and Sawyer -- there was no reason for her to treat Sawyer the way she did. And of course I loved Jack saying he was coming back for her. (But Jack's having made a deal still doesn't explain why he was so happy and carefree and playing football!)

I was thinking maybe Locke would wait until they were all on board to blow the submarine -- I was starting to think the ep would end with Jack and Juliet getting on board and then BOOM. So I'm glad Jack's okay. But now he's not leaving after all. Awkward. I love his restraint in not telling Kate what he saw on the monitor, even though she realizes he must know.

Next week: the Niki and Paolo episode? And dear GOD, why do we have to add Sun to the list of people who've punched Sawyer? *sighs* I mean, she does owe him one (not that she probably knows about it), but still! So sick of him being the island punching bag! Or Mr. Comic Relief. At least he's shirtless! And I do hope it's Paolo and Niki biting it next week. We can only hope!


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Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
Okay, i read what happened before i saw it. So i actually watched it, because that ending, holy shit. Its nice to know that i will be able to tune in every once in a while to see something worth watching on the show.

Okay, I'm convinced Locke is in love with Jack. LOL. Why couldnt he just let his friend go home? Be happy? He knows how angry and depressed Jack is being on the island. Being everyones Mommy, having them constantly ask him to solve their problems, and having to put up with Locke himself. He probably thinks the island needs Jack too. His people need Jack. But also? Locke needs Jack. Like he says "I can't do this alone.". I swear this is as close to gay ships as Lost gets, LOL.

And fuck did Jack look pissed. And thats saying something, since hes given Locke many angry faces. And Locke looked like Kate, with the "Please forgive me." face. Hahahaha. Lockes so weird its amusing.

And yeah, Kate looked scared that Jack knew. She even went so far as to ask him what they told him. Because shes retarded, and still doesnt understand the video taping fetish the Others had. They even get turned on by Piano playing. But despite how much i loathe Kate. I kind of felt bad for her. She did look destroyed that Jack was leaving. Since she comes from the mentality, that once they're saved, she can't be with him anymore. She has to run or be captured. Although it is a wake up call. She can't keep stringing these guys along. She has to come to terms with something.

Okay, call me evil, but i love Lockes dad. Just because hes so evil. Makes such compelling stories. And isnt it interesting that hes more scared of seeing Locke, than being kept prisoner by the crazy Others? Sweet justice.

But then again, Locke is weak. He may bitch out again.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm convinced Locke is in love with Jack. ... I swear this is as close to gay ships as Lost gets, LOL.

I don't know, Ben and Locke seemed like they were trying to impress each other pretty damn hard!

And unfortunately, since it's TV, Kate won't ever make a permanent choice. I still don't see why she couldn't have gone after Jack *without* being such a bitch to Sawyer. Eh.

See, now Locke's dad is an evil mastermind. And so is Ben. Sawyer I can't ever consider evil. Messed-up and capable of bad things but not EVIL. He could never do what Cooper did.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
Someone please tell me why did they pissed away 1/4 of the season with those first six episodes if they had this up their sleeves!

Absolutely. Why did we waste all that time with that ridiculous cage shit? They could have given us that in one or two eps and it might have actually been okay.

I think Jack was happy and carefree playing football because he knew he was leaving in a few hours. He made the deal because he wanted off and he was getting off. I am down with the idea of Jack being a not so great guy anymore.

But now he's not leaving after all. Awkward.

Indeed. Should be interesting.

Shirtless Sawyer! Until next week, that is what I live for!
Mar. 22nd, 2007 11:38 pm (UTC)
They've had some serious, serious pacing problems this season. And The Others were just BORING in such huge doses. Now this was an example of how to have a focused episode where we don't see all the characters but you don't even miss the ones who aren't on screen.

Yeah, still not really buying Happy!Jack unless he was putting on an act for them. He seemed kind of melancholy when he was finally alone, even if he was on camera.

For the first time in a long time I'm curious to see what happens next ... except we'll probably be focusing on something else rather than the ramifications of this episode. We shall see. Shirtless Sawyer is always good!
Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:48 am (UTC)
And dear GOD, why do we have to add Sun to the list of people who've punched Sawyer?

dude, i love sawyer, but after organizing the attack on her, he so has it coming. but yes, shirtless and sweaty and rippling... sorry, what was i saying? ;-)

But now he's not leaving after all. Awkward.

to say the least! and locke played into ben's hands, giving the others who wanted off the island another reason to hate the losties.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Heh, well, I'm never okay with anyone hitting Sawyer. Unless it's Jack and sex follows immediately after! Seriously, how many times has someone hit Sawyer? Enough already!! *hits writers*

Locke totally played into Ben's hands, the fool! Now what?

Mar. 22nd, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
(Of course, this being Lost, I was half expecting them to not show what Locke saw.)

I was split between staring at the tv and at the clock, muttering "Show it! Show it!" (They'd really catch hell from the fans if they didn't show it, though, which I don't think they want any more of.)

Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, they learned their lesson after everyone was so upset after the S1 finale -- me, I didn't mind so much, except I thought that Sawyer being shot was the real cliffhanger, not what the heck was in the hatch. And I was right, seeing as how that played out!
Mar. 22nd, 2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
I think that Sawyer would have been smart enough though not to stand infront of a window and confront the person that he thought had just murdered someone that caught him at the con though..still, it was OMG..doesn't make you think that if he can live through that it's not just the island that is "special"

I'm not NOT a Jater or a Skater but I did like that scene.

I wonder if Ben is jealous that the island likes Locke more than it likes him.

Sawyer is the island's punching bag, I was wondering when Sun was going to get her turn.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
I think in a showdown between Cooper and Sawyer, Sawyer would lose because he's not as ruthless as Cooper and he had so much trouble working himself up to kill the man he thought was the real Sawyer. And having killed the wrong man, I don't know that he would be eager to take a shot at the real man.

That was a great scene between Jack and Kate. I thought that Kate and Sawyer had a great connection too but then they had to make her piss all over it. *sighs* I really don't think they needed to do that.

Ben is totally jealous of Locke!

And yeah, I'm so sick of Sawyer being the island punching bag. Everyone's had a shot except maybe Claire!
Mar. 22nd, 2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
but I thought that was a great scene between Jack and Kate.

SERIOUSLY. That's the one drawback to this episode--that I am starting like Jack/Kate more than Skate because at least I know Kate won't treat Jack like shit, heh. I LOVED that scene, especially when Jack leaned over her shoulder and whispered, "I will come back for Sawyer you." Eeee!

You didn't mention Jack PLAYING PIANO!! Pretty sure that was really Foxy playing, too.

I don't think Sawyer could ever be that vicious himself and act so swiftly and decisively

Ugh, no kidding. It makes me sad. And I guess it's pretty certain now that Papa Locke IS The Real Mr. Sawyer, huh?
Mar. 22nd, 2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
It just sucks that they writers had to have her piss all over Sawyer as a way of backpedaling from them having had sex. Totally uncalled for. But yeah, it's heroic Kate and Jack and only-out-for-himself Sawyer. Except Jack is a little bit out for himself as well. Now *that's* something I'd like to see Kate put in her pipe and smoke. I don't think she's going to go running back to Sawyer, not after they made such an effort to break them up. But how will she feel about Jack now?

And dammit, why couldn't Juliet have been on that sub when it blew? It was right there! Problem solved!

Sawyer is nowhere near as ruthless a bastard as Papa Locke. I do hope they meet now so he can see that he did not become the man he hated. Sawyer's always had much more heart and compassion than that.

Mar. 22nd, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
Locke's dad is probably the most dangerous, vicious man on that TV show. even more than drug!dealer Eko was. that did surprise me, I thought he was just a conning sleazeball going for the money and the occasional kidney. Sawyer is like a kitten in comparison *protects my boy from big bad wolf*

I feared for Jack and Juliet too. Jack is so going to have a hissy fit at Locke the first time they are together and bicker like an old married couple
Mar. 22nd, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
We all knew Cooper was bad but we didn't know he was downright vicious. And evil. Yikes! Talk about ruthless. Sawyer has never been and never will be that man. I do hope they meet and he can see that even though he lived Sawyer's life, in a way, he never ever became him.

And heh, well, I didn't exactly fear for Juliet. Her being on that sub when it blew up would have made my year! But yeah, Jack is going to be really, really pissed, even though no one got killed.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
There is something so weirdly naive about Locke, sometimes. After what Cooper did, Locke was still so willing to believe Cooper when he said he would break if off with that woman. And again going to confront him alone when he found out the boy was killed, like Cooper wouldn't possibly do anything to HIM. It seems that Locke can be easily fooled.

Something I haven't seen anyone mention yet; the scene when he is in the hospital and the physical therapist is putting him in the chair for the first time! I bawled! That was some wonderful acting. My heart broke for him.
Mar. 22nd, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
I can't believe Locke was so trusting of Cooper. Yes, he was believing the worst about him -- but not even anticipating how bad it really was! I think, deep down, he was still too indimidated by his father and still is holding onto some hope that he's not *that* bad. Until faced with the irrevocable proof!

And you know, I almost put that moment in the poll. It was very heartbreaking and Terry acted the hell out of it. At long last, they've given him (and Naveen) some decent material.
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