Lost review for October 18, 2006

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Now that is what I'm talking about. This wasn't a great episode over all - but the interaction between Charlie and Locke was wonderful, especially while Locke couldn't speak.

We learned a bit about what Locke did after his father screwed him over. He ended up at a commune that was actually a pot growing organization. Locke had been tricked by a young cop and when he had the opportunity, he didn't kill the officer. This scene was much like last week with Jun - except Jun actually pulled the trigger.

Locke makes a sweat lodge and has a vision with Boone in it. Boone tells Locke he has to clean up his own mess - which basically means finding Eco. Eco is being held captured by the other polar bear. (There were two - who knew.) Locke tracks him down to a cave - a pretty cool looking cave I must say, however the bear shown in the case was created with some pretty horrible CGI.

Hurley runs into Desmond, and then something odd happens. Desmond mentions Locke's speech. Well, Locke doesn't do his speech until the end of the show ("I'm going to rescue them, blah blah blah."). So something is up with Desmond, but what exactly I can't guess. While the island definitely has healing powers - no one else seems to demonstrate psychic abilities (as far as I remember).

I don't know if folks know this - but Lost is taking a break in a few weeks. So things seem to definitely be ramping up with the Others. Next week shows Ben torturing Sawyer, so I'm assuming Locke will be attempting his rescue soon.

(By the way - Jericho is rapidly approaching the cool level of Lost for me. The drama isn't nearly as good, but the nuke story is interesting as hell.)

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Stacey posted on 10/19/2006 at 3:02 PM

Ahh, but in the end Jin did NOT pull the trigger on Jae. He couldn't do it. Jae flew out the window of the hotel some other way before landing on Jin's car.

I thought it was a good episode but I really hate being dragged out of a story by bad CGI.

Comment 2 by Steve Bryant posted on 10/19/2006 at 5:08 PM

I don't think psychic powers are necessary to explain Desmond's mention of the speach.

Locke has shown himself easy to predict and manipulate (the cop did so this episode as did his dad - twice).

He could predict the speach if only he was in touch with people that had detailed records on Locke.

If only such people existed on the show...

Comment 3 by Kevin J Bowman posted on 10/19/2006 at 5:33 PM

I think we all knew there were at least two Bears since "the other" told Sawyer in the Bear cage, "It only took the Bears two hours." So we knew there had to be another bear.

I am wondering personally if Desmond was being psychic or if his proximity to the accident at the hatch caused a rip in the space time continuum that allowed him to see the speech.

Comment 4 by Lost Epiphany posted on 10/19/2006 at 6:44 PM

No, the reason desmond knew about Lockes speech was because he had seen it before. All of the characters in lockes vision other than the passengers were working in the airport, ie Ben is a baggage scanner, desmond the pilot, Hurley the ticket guy etc, it seems that the airport staff experience the whole scenario over and over...even Hurley realises this when locke does the speech...and that was why Ben sent Hurley back to the camp...

Was trying to get my head around the whole parallel universe space time continum thing...anyway I know I am on to something...just got to sit back and think about it a bit more...smell the roses

And the show is not named Lost cause they are on a deserted island...its because all of the characters are lost in their life, they have unresolved issues etc....

I am mad about Jericho as well, especially with the whole North Korea/Iran nuke talk happening now....not sure how long that can last though.

Comment 5 by Ev posted on 10/19/2006 at 6:45 PM

I'm a big fan of Jericho...its got me hooked already

Comment 6 by Mike G posted on 10/19/2006 at 9:59 PM

I think the Bad CGI for the bears is on purpose (the plane explosion in the first episode was OK). I think the others are descendents of the original experimenters, and some of the experiments were on animals (the bears and the non-attacking sharks in a way earlier episode with the logos on them that used to be in the tank that Jack is in now <breath />)
Seeing the preview of next week with Sawyer strapped to a table and them holding a BIG syringe over him coupled with the fact that Ben has always lived on the island and the fact that they are able to contact the outside world re-enforces this for me. So, the possibility that the Bad CGI bears are actually bears mutated from experiments by the Others' ancestors is a viable one to me....and would explain why the bears look funny. The dirty look to them is easy, they are white bears on a tropical island. Also, the cave had only human bones in it and a part of a lab coat with a dharma logo with No Animal in the center of it...if they were normal bears, they would drag more into the cave than just human food. And did anyone notice that the bear face when Locke exited the sweat lodge looked an awful lot like the little beasty in The Crate (from Stephen King series, forget the name) or is it just me.

Comment 7 by Jim posted on 10/19/2006 at 10:19 PM

I'm hooked on Heros... I'm watching Jericho but a lot of that is going to depend on how well the story writers can keep that going...

The Lost previews certainly look good though! And Battlestar is back on as well. Finally some good geek TV!

One weird thing I noticed - is the "deja-vu" thing at the end with Hurley - There was a commercial I saw for a show or movie called "deja-vu" - did anyone else catch that or am I dreaming?


Comment 8 by Jim posted on 10/19/2006 at 10:21 PM

Yeah - here it is:


"An ATF agent travels back in time to save a woman from being murdered, falling in love with her during the process."


Comment 9 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/19/2006 at 10:21 PM

No, you are right, there was a preview for the movie. Creative marketing I think. ;)

Heroes is amazing. This plus the Ultimate Universe is getting me back into comics after a LONG absense.

Comment 10 by RobW posted on 10/20/2006 at 6:26 PM

The Dharma logo on the lab coat in the cave I believe was for the Pearl station.

Comment 11 by Steve posted on 10/20/2006 at 11:03 PM

Ben, was a screener at the airport in Sydney in Locke/Boone's hallucination sequence.

Ben stated later he never has been off of the island.

Comment 12 by Scott Janousek posted on 10/21/2006 at 5:18 AM

Perhaps he was a clone?