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I don't quite know what to make of this ep except that I still love you, Jack Shephard. I don't care if he's stubborn and bossy and an addict and insecure and weepy. I just love him. And I kinda love Juliet.

And I don't get why Jack and Kate can't really stay together, except that he's a paranoid, jealous, guilt-ridden drunk who thinks he's seeing his father everywhere. Of course, no one can ever stay happy for more than a day or so. Ohhhhh, TV.

Maybe it's just me (see with the Jack loving thing) but this episode really made me cry. Just the sadness hanging over everything and Hurley, talking to Charlie and Jack watching that empty bench and ... gah.

So Claire: Dead? Not dead? Christian? Dead? Not dead? I guess it's good at least that Claire didn't get her brains blown out.

I'm starting to think we won't see anything about what happens on the island after the helicopter leaves until ... next January. *sigh*

And I SO DON'T CARE about Locke. Or Jacob. Or some guy who's been dead for 12 years.

And look: Frank and Sawyer met. Now can they go drink some beer together?

Comment, don't comment, either way, kids. I'll do polls tomorrow, probably.


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May. 2nd, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
Last I heard, we weren't going to be seeing anything Lost related til next January cause they're holding it for midseason (sigh).

I kind of want to do the skeptic thing and say Claire was seeing things due to a head injury after being in an exploding house, but...way too rational for this show.

I still love Jack, too. And Juliet. Although you answered your own question about why Jack and Kate can't be together. It made me really sad that Jack went right back to his old paranoid jealous ways once off the island.
May. 2nd, 2008 09:16 am (UTC)
Oh, I expected they'd go midseason again, but I *was* hoping we'd get some post-helicopter, on-island stuff and that's apparently not gonna happen. So I'm feeling less and less invested in S4, knowing that.

And yeah, whatever with Claire. I'm going to believe she's not dead because that simply CANNOT kill off another female character.

I do love Jack. Juliet would be so much better for him but you can't help whom you love. I think Jack picks people he expects to leave him and if they don't, then he makes sure they do. :-/ Ohhhh, and poor Hurley.
May. 2nd, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
There was a real hopeless quality to this episode, wasn't there? Especially with Hurley, who has to talk to his dead friend day after day, and is convinced their all dead. Damn. Jorge is a great actor. Did you see that tear he had going? Ug. It hurts my heart.

Juliet is such a grown up. In an island with so much immaturity at times (*looks Kate's way*), I love her for that. Ironically enough, in an episode that looks like a Jater's paradise up front (before, you know, the end where it all blew sky high), I'm kind of convinced that Juliet is the one Jack should want. She's the better woman for him, but...for Jack, it will always be Kate. And I guess, on some level, I always knew that. I think Juliet does too. And as sad as that makes me for her (and, in a way, Jack) it makes me love her all the more for just wanting him to be happy.

I do still love Jack, but he worked my last nerve in this episode. That doesn't mean that I don't understand why he imploded on himself the way he did. He got burned so badly with Sarah, and on top of that, Kate is Kate, and after all that's happened, he could never fully trust her. But at the same time, it really made me angry that he was all "I'm the one who's here, why do you care about Sawyer?" It bothers me that he automatically thinks it means she's still hot for him. Couldn't she just be doing it out of friendship or loyalty? Maybe it was the booze and the drugs talking, but it really pissed me off.

Also? It really creeps me out that Kate called Aaron her son.

Eh. This episode gave me a lot to think about, that's for sure.
May. 2nd, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
This was a very sad, hopeless ep. I wonder how this would all play out if we didn't know that Kate is raising Aaron, if we hadn't seen how broken Jack ends up being ... I guess I'm reassured that there's still some story to be told after that but I'm starting to give up hope of anyone ever being happy. Ever.

Jack and Kate's breakup seemed so quick that you have to think if it hadn't been about her keeping secrets about Sawyer, then it would have ended over something else. Jack is *such* a mess, poor guy. And yeah, Kate calling Aaron her son was creepy. Esp. since Jack is his uncle! Which ... when does he find that out? I kind of just want to know how it all ends now... I feel drained.
May. 2nd, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)
I don't quite know what to make of this ep except that I still love you, Jack Shephard. I don't care if he's stubborn and bossy and an addict and insecure and weepy. I just love him. And I kinda love Juliet.

Word. He has a total free pass with me since Do No Harm and I still love him. And Juliet. While Kate, no. Kind of no.

It was a sad episode, indeed. It really was. *sigh* The Hurley bit especially..

Uhm, Claire is probably bonding with her dad in the island's very own Oz? But I guess that it's more intriguing than shooting her. And it's a more interesting way of separating her and Aaron.

And I SO DON'T CARE about Locke. Or Jacob. Or some guy who's been dead for 12 years.

I don't, either. But I'm looking forward to next week for mainly two things. One: Desmond and Sayid (because it's been two Desmond-less months for me and like, NO. I mean, no). Two: if it's a Locke episode, it's the best I can hope for some Boone mentioning. *sighs*

And look: Frank and Sawyer met. Now can they go drink some beer together?

It's mandatory!
May. 3rd, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
That's right, we must look on the bright side: Next week will bring back Des & Sayid!

I'm glad Claire didn't get shot. And I *do* believe she has to come back. They can't just write out ALL their female characters. Why is Kate they keep?!
May. 2nd, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
I just have to weigh in here to say that I'm with you -- somehow I just keep loving Jack more and more. I love him when he's all strong and leaderly (is that a word?), but even moreso lately when he's been so human, so flawed, so vulnerable. He NEEDS love. If I weren't being silent on the Kate stuff I'd say that they can't be happy because Kate will always put him on his lonely pedestal -- the one he's always so scared of toppling off of -- and any time she sees him as the messed-up man he really is, she judges him. And being judged scares Jack more than anything. But Kate is too loaded an issue for me these days, so I'll say this instead: I can fan-wank this. *nods* Jack gets so jealous, so possessive, whenever Kate mentions Sawyer because he went to a lot of trouble to get her AWAY from Sawyer once and for all, so that he can go back to the island and have Sawyer all to himself. That's my story and I'm clinging to it with my last shred of sanity.
May. 3rd, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
Oh, I just love Jack and want to take care of him. Which is probably wrong but I was always a big Jane Eyre fan, y'know? Rochesters of the world just do something for me.

And it's a shame that Jack has to be so blindly jealous of Sawyer. I was still holding out for them being friends, ya know? And/or one or both of them moving on from Kate! There's other fish in the sea, fella!
May. 3rd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
as a Jacket fan I'm so incrediablly sad it's insane. So sad.
On another crazy note, I was seriously pissed at seeing Jack's waxed chest.

Ahh back to being sad, pouts and hopes for some Jacket fic (hint, hint)
May. 3rd, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Awww, poor Juliet! No one gets to be with the one they really love. And I've never written any Jacket, apart from The Bachelor fic. Which I *really* need to update one of these days! I think it might have to wait until the hiatus.
May. 5th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'll join you in the Jack-love.
He's flawed, and I don't love him despite that, but probably because of that.

And there was indeed a sad, hopeless atmosphere in the episode. They went through evey kind of thing on the island, and even if it wasn't purgatory, it was still an experience that could, and should, have changed them. And indeed, from what we are seeing on-island, they changed. Only to fell back into old patterns as soon as they are back home.
That's where the hopelessness comes from, at least from me.
I liked the episode though, it gave a few interesting hints at the causes of what we've seen in the FF.
But I will always be a happy ending kind of girl, and I really fear Lost will let me down on that. (your happy ending challenge is really appropriate right now!)
May. 6th, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
I really relate to the guy -- he just tries so HARD. *huggles him*

And was I saying this to you last week or so -- I thought that the island would give them a chance to "redeem" themselves and maybe turn their lives around. How wrong I was! I know it's a drama show, but still ... I'm surprised they're not all huddled in the corner, rocking back and forth!
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