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26 February 2010 @ 10:51 am
Lost (spoilers)  
This week's Lost didn't do much for me. The Lighthouse might have been cooler if we hadn't just seen the cliffside cave last week. And Jacob manipulating Hurley to get Jack there just so that he'll have a meltdown and break it will seems likely to turn out pointless. Using Jack and Hurley to give voice to the fans felt a bit forced too. I'm thinking of Jack wondering how they never noticed a lighthouse on the island before and Hurley throwing out the favored fan theory that the ancient cave corpses are two of our main characters who were thrown back in time. If the episode had had more going for it, I probably wouldn't have minded.

The whole sideways story about alternate Jack's relationship with his surprise son was thoroughly limp, despite my usual predilection for such storylines. It tells me nothing new about Jack and I doubt will have much effect on things back on the island.

Just about the only thing that did work for me was Jin's horror movie scenes at the hands of axe killer Claire. I'm not sure where they're going with that, but at least it was intense. My friend Michael figures the final scene means Christian Shephard's appearances on the island have always been the smoke monster guy, and I guess he's right. That would imply that Smokey led the castaways to fresh water and hung out in Jacob's cabin and had Locke move the island, which were things I'd been chalking up to Jacob. Interesting.

 
 
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Her geekiness knows no boundsvloky on February 26th, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
I guess in that version when Jacks ex wife cheated on him the kid was his? That's my guess anyways. I thought claire was the replacement to the crazy french lady (where is my baby/alex/aaron) Like they always need a certain role to be filled on the island, clair did wander off around the time that rouseou (sp?) was killed, didn't she?
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: devilish tantrumassmonkeydiary on February 26th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she's like Rousseau, except that she listened to the bad voices.
Dr. Deathraymodrobot on February 26th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
I dunno. I get the feeling that "Sideways" Jack _finally_ figured out that he's a control freak whose desperate need to try to fix everything and save everyone was actually destroying everything and everyone ... he figured it out and was able to reconcile with his estranged son. He realized he does "have what it takes" after all, he just needed to stop trying so damned hard. He also was able to absolve his own daddy issues through his own ability to (finally) be a good father himself. I personally found that very effective and redemptive. I've always disliked Jack, but after his little speech to his kid, I was all, "Damn! I wish he was MY dad."

And that's what the lighthouse was all about too, I think. Island Jack needed to be shown that he IS important. Jacob chose you for a reason, Jack, so stop trying so hard and just be the hero you know you are and who your dad convinced you you weren't.

I think the lighthouse wasn't there before because it's like Schrodinger's cat; it only exists when you're "looking" at it. LOST makes quite a lot of nods to both theoretical physics. Then again, it also nods a lot to fantasy literature, so maybe it'd be more accurate to say that the lighthouse is like the opposite of the gateway to Narnia in that famous wardrobe, which only exists when you're NOT looking for it.

Then again, maybe I'm identifying too much with Jack and reading too much into things in regards to the lighthouse.

Also, butt. YAY!
The Mud Puppy: Eva Greenmudpuppy83 on February 27th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
Not reading, because I'm waiting until the show ends to catch up (I missed Season 5 for a variety of reasons), but just needed to say that today's image is amazing.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on February 27th, 2010 02:58 pm (UTC)
I support that. Lost works sooooo much better in large chunks.

And yeah, I almost didn't use today's photo because it was small, but I was really digging it.