Posts Tagged ‘Red Sox

01
Dec
09

An Uncomfortable Stay at Others Island

Island Number 2

Completed: 3-1 A Tale of Two Cities, 3-2 The Glass Ballerina, 3-3 Further Instruction, 3-4 Every Man For Himself. 50 episodes left, 64 days to go. As you know I don’t know anything about this series except that I’ve seen previews that suggest the survivors gets off the island at some point.

Great now there’s 2 islands! Recap: Jack, Sawyer & Kate wake up to find themselves separated and captives of The Others. Jack is kept in an underwater prison by himself while Kate & Sawyer are forced to work the chain gang. At sea Sayid, Sun & Jin set a trap for The Others but it goes wrong and Desmond’s boat is taken and Sun kills Colleen. Back at camp Locke and the hobbit (Charlie) rescue Mr. Eko from a polar bear and Desmond gains the ability to see the future. Locke inspires the survivors by telling them they are going to rescue Jack, Sawyer and Kate.

4 Episodes into season 3 and I’m as confused as ever. Here’s what I know: There is a 2nd island and The Others are living a relatively normal life there until they witness Oceanic Flight 815 rip in half above the island (total mistake by the writers since the plane should have been unseeable at 32,000 ft). Other Ben (since my name is Ben, I feel weird calling him just Ben) assigns an infiltrator to each side of the island and tells them to bring back a list in 4 (NUMBER) days. Apparently visitors drop by magic island so much that there is protocol for this sort of event. Jack is kept in solitude and Other Ben and the Ice Princess (Juliet) try to make nice with him by giving him info on his wife and updating him on current events such as Christopher Reeves dying (was that in 2004?) and the Red Sox winning the world series. BRILLIANT! That scene goes up there with Locke’s wheelchair and Desmond showing up in the hatch as my favorite moments in the series. Meanwhile, Other Ben gives Kate a dress and a nice breakfast and tells her that the next 2 weeks are going to be hard. Why only 2 weeks?? Can’t you people explain anything?? Sawyer on the other hand is left in a cage and after several breakout attempts is told by The Others that they have installed a pacemaker into his body that will kill him if his heart races to0 fast (yes that includes “being caught in a net with Freckles”). Later on Other Ben reveals to Sawyer that the pacemaker was a trick but notes that Sawyer only complied when they threatened Kate and makes an observation about his feelings for Kate. Oh yea and Other Ben reveals they are on a different island!! Did no one notice that there was an Other Island? One with electricity, plumbing, running water and Other Happiness??

Lots of questions on The Others: Why do they stay on the island? How are they getting such good intel on the survivors? Why did they kidnap Jack, Sawyer and Kate? Instead of infiltrating the survivors why not call them a cab and get them rescued?? My best guesses: They don’t want to leave the island because they are continuing what they believe is noble Dharma work. They didn’t help the survivors because they are afraid their rescue would attract too much attention to magic island and they kidnapped Jack so he can perform spinal surgery on Other Ben’s tumor! Sawyer & Kate are chips to make sure Jack does what The Others want. That theory isn’t great because if they have contact with the outside world then why wouldn’t they just bring a surgeon in? Arg!

Back on the boat. Sayid is the man! Of COURSE he figures out The 3 amigo’s have been captured and comes up with a great plan to get them back: kidnap 2 (hurting one will keep the other in line), kill the rest and hostage swap for Jack and company. This brilliant plan hits the skids when it turns out The Others are only interested in the boat which Sun is currently on for safety reasons (woops). You know how the old story goes: girl meets Other, Other makes sudden move, girl shoots Other. As a side note it turns out Sun WAS sleeping with Hotel owner bald guy (name?) and Jin’s boys can’t swim. Could Sun’s baby not be Jin’s?? Oh Sun what were you thinking? I’m also starting to think that Sun’s dad maybe involved with Mr.Widmore. He’s too powerful and too corrupt so he has to be involved right?

Finally, Locke builds a sweat lodge and sees Boone who tells him to rescue Mr. Eko from a Polar Bear. Locke succeeds using the old fire and hairspray-can trick and now all is forgiven between the two. Locke also rallies the troops and makes a speech about how he’s going to rescue Jack & company. This is old news because Desmond already saw this in the future along with the lightening that was going to hit Prego’s shelter. Wait a minute…Desmond saw the future?? What happened to him when he turned that key and how did he survive the explosion?? Maybe he was transported temporarily a few hours into the future and then came back naked? This show HATES giving answers. All I know is I can’t wait for Desmond’s next flashback…

Next up on Finally Lost…Locke goes on a scouting mission to find The Other’s secret island. He’s going to feel right at home when he finds out they grow a lot of hash out there.

p.s. This is the last day to vote on the poll for the reader’s poll. Only 12 votes so far! I’m taking suggestions for the next poll…

16
Nov
09

That’s why the Red Sox will never win the world series

ease his pain

I made mention that this show had great writing before but they went off the charts with the episode Outlaws (my new favorite episode). That was a 16 episode payoff. Sawyer meets who his thinks is the real Sawyer and spares his life. In a twist of fate he meets Jack’s dad in a bar and listens to his tale of how much he loves and admires his son but is too weak to tell him. Jack’s dad then advises Sawyer to complete his business if it will ease his pain. Based on his Red Sox baseball reference and that particular phrasing, I wonder if the writers are giving a nod to Field of Dreams because “ease his pain” was used to help repair a relationship between a dead father and his son who betrayed him. Ironically Sawyer has the opportunity to ease Jack’s pain but like Jack’s father he is too weak to do it. Unfortunately all this phrase does is convinces Sawyer to take revenge on the man who he thinks has ruined his life. Sawyer’s pain is anything but eased when he finds out he killed the wrong man and was setup. Top all this off with the fact that the Red Sox have won the world series while Jack and Sawyer are on the island and you have a writing masterpiece. Sawyer now has quite a lot of power over Jack, it’ll be interesting to see how he uses it…

Now onto a much lighter topic…incest. Boone and Shannon are only step brother and sister and get it on! On one hand it’s disgusting, but on the other hand I’m with the writers here…any reason to put Shannon in situations where her clothes come off is OK with me. We’ve been flirting with creepy disaster since the series began with these two. Every time Boone and Shannon were onscreen together it gave me an uncomfortable feeling, finding out they are step brother/sister dispels some of that tension. I’m glad the writers hung us out there so long. Other than that not much has gone on unless you count the fact that Frenchy was quoting kid’s lyrics on her maps, Prego appears out of thin air with no memory, the tribe surrounds Ethan with guns (how thick was Ethan walking into that trap?) , Charlie kills Ethan and Michael builds an arc. First Ethan. Congratulations, you get the dumb-ass of the blog award! With all your super tracking skills and formidable strength, you fall for an obvious trap with obvious bait. As Death Helmet once said to Lone star..ok I’ll give you the ring back…OH NO you fell for the oldest TRICK man!  And Charlie how could you?? We were 10 minutes of Sahid torture away from finally getting some answers, but you decided to blow that away along with Ethan. I suppose I can’t hate too much, the man tried to hang ya. Is it too soon to decide to track down Frenchy and get some answers?? Why do The Others want Claire?? Who are they??

I’d be remiss if I didn’t comment on Michael’s flashback. Am I now supposed to like him now that I know he was a great father before Walt was born and his baby’s mama was a 2 timing selfish heartless biatch? NO. I still think he’s annoying and not very likable. The fact that he was once a good parent makes me even more mad that he’s a bad dad now. Treat your kid like a person or you never know when it’ll come back to bite ya. P.S. I almost laughed when you got hit by that car…

Finally I need to make a few comments about the show. Much like the tribe I feel pretty lost. I’ve already given my lab island/invisible dino theory but that’s all I got. I’m guessing that all the people in the plane are some how connected although it’s asking a lot of luck from magic island that the right people survived the crash. Maybe everyone was connected and it doesn’t matter who survived? Not sure I buy that. My point is, I don’t have any great theories yet and I’m not sure I have enough info either. When talking to a friend this weekend he kept talking around things and I couldn’t understand anything all I got was…”I have a theory on that…”, “I have an idea on why that is…” and it struck me that I can’t say that at all. I wondering if I’m as thick as Michael or just supposed to be in the dark like Prego…

I’ll give people a week on the poll and then I’ll do a write up on everyone’s favorite character. I’m also taking ideas for any topic if people want to guest blog (why you started watching the show, an entry on how obsessed you are etc.). Next up we get to see if this raft goes anywhere and I’m hoping for a Hurley-centric episode…




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I have always had a difficult time waiting to find out the ending of my favorite movies, TV shows & books. My resume of obsession includes watching Season 1 of 24 in 3 days, watching Season 2 of 24 in 18 hours and reading each Harry Potter book in one sitting. Knowing that I would love and become obsessed with Lost, I decided to wait before the last season to begin watching it.

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