My name is Bean and this is my blog. Hence the name. If you have comments or questions, just leave them in the comments area.
Lost was finally new last night. 2-weeks of reruns means that my expectations were set pretty darn high. Unfortunately, this ep didn't quite meet them. It was a Jin/Sun-centric episode, and only had a few side plots going. It seemed to me to be more of a "welcome back to Lost" show, and a setup for next week, which looks exciting. True to my standard format, here are a few highlights from last night:
Throughout the flashback sequences, we learn a little more about Sun and Jin's history. They were trying to have a baby, pre-island crash. After trying for a long time, they saw a doctor, who revealed that Sun was sterile. Jin freaked out and stormed out of the room. Come to find out, it's actually Jin that's sterile, but the doctor was scared that he would kill him if he broke out that news. We also find out who it was that Sun was secretly learning English from: her old flame, Mr. Rich Korean Bald Guy. Fishy. Anyway, back on the island, Jin overreacts when Sun wants to work on her remote garden (wtf?) and they get into a big fight. Sun then finds out she's pregnant, and decides to tell Jin, and to also tell him about the sterility mix-up. Jin is obviously sceptical about the baby, what with him shooting blanks and all, but Sun promises to him that she has never been with another man, and he declares it to be a miracle. Happy ending. So the question is, did the island reload Jin's pistol, or did Sun get busy with her ex. There's a decent thread at TheFuselage on this.
Henry Gale is still locked in the closet. Locke decides to bring in Ana to try to get information from him, since she was a cop. She succeeded in getting him to draw a map to his baloon, and get's Sayid and Charlie to go with her to try and find out once and for all if he's telling teh truth. She does all of this behind Jack and Locke's backs, which just add fuel to the mistrust fire that's burning in camp. On their hike, Ana and Sayid make amends (for the shooting of Shannon), and we find out that Sayid blames the "others" for her death, not Ana, and that he is really looking forward to finding out Henry is one of them so he can prank him to death with a tire iron. Near the end of the ep, the three arrive at the baloon site, but at first glance, they see nothing. Their detailed search is postponed until next wednesday's ep.
Jack decides to let Henry out for breakfast. Henry is all like "Whoa, what's that computer for? Where'd you get cereal? Is that a ping pong table? What the fuck's up here?" He seems concerned that the losties aren't asking more questions (kinda like every Lost viewer?). Once he spills the beans about the map, he says something pretty disturbing - here's a summary: "If I was an 'other', I would have drawn a map to some secluded place where all of my buddies woudl be waiting to ambush your friends and capture them - then they could trade them for me - if I was an 'other'. Good thing I'm not, eh?" Probably not the wisest thing to say if you are innocent. I want him to be a "good guy" but after that, it's hard to think he is.
So, overall, not a whole lot of forward movement in the plot. Seemed to be a setup for next week, which looks likt it'll great. More about Henry, and something big happens in the hatch. Check out this preview for Lockdown over at lostlinks.net - supposidly, "5 events are going to happen."
bigD (March 23, 2006 at 10:38:35 AM):
conley1 (March 23, 2006 at 12:34:20 PM):
I still think Henry Gale is an other. He's too smug and ready to stir stuff up to just be a crashed ballooner.
There was a little exchange between Ana and Jack when she came out of the cell that I didn't quite understand. I think the distance between the episodes has caused me to lose something. She also mentioned that she'd been in camp a week and Locke hadn't said but two words. It sure seems like she's been with the group a lot longer than that, but I could be mistaken with all the repeats that have been shown recently.
bean (March 23, 2006 at 07:54:38 PM):
Here’s a little transcript of that scene, right after Locke and Jack are stunned about the “map” Henry gave to Anna Lucia:
Of course (Crunch), if I was one of them, these people that you seem to think are your enemies, what would I do? (Crunch…Crunch) There’d be no balloon. So I’d draw a map to a real secluded place. [CRUNCH] Like a cave or some underbrush. A good place for a trap. (Crunch) An ambush. And when your friends got there, a bunch of my people would be waiting for them. And then they’d use them to trade for me. (Crunch) I guess it’s a good thing I’m not one of them, huh? (Crunch…Crunch…Swallow…Crunch) You guys got any milk?”