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Lost: A Tale of Two Cities (S03EP01)
Posted October 05, 2006 at 08:19:41 AM by Bean in the Lost category
Lost opened season 3 last night with a fizzle, not a bang.
In my opinion, the openeing scene was the only saving grace of this episode. We got to see the others living their lives on the island, in what appeared to be a little comune/utopian society. It was a little niche of civilization centered in an island jungle. Then we hear the magnet rumble (from Desmonds first mishap) and see the plane coming apart in the sky. Henry (the aparent leader of this group) went from normal to absolutely serious when he realized there could be survivors, and sent Ethan and Goodwin to the respective crash sites to gather info and make lists. It was nice to have that part of the backstory filled in. We finally know that the plane was not brought down on purpose.
It just wouldn't be Lost if there werent flashbacks. This episode showed Jack's recent past, as his wife left him for another man and his relationship with his father (and everyone else aparently) fell to peices. Eh.
The Captive 3
Sawyer was put into a big cage with a bunch of levers and dohickeys. When he finally pushed them in the rigth order, a machine spit out a fish cracker, some corn, and water. Zeke tells him "It only too the bears 2 hours" - somewhat explaining the polar bears. Kate was treated to a shower, a nice dress, and breakfast on the beach with Henry. She was notified that the next two weeks would be very unpleasant for her and then led into a cage next to Sawyer. Jack is in the Hydra hatch (under water) caged up behind glass. He attempts an escape, but is captured again by Juliet (his captor). He plays stubborn for a long time, but finally gives in when he finds out that Juliet knows everythign about him, his family, his job, his ex-wife. He asks if his ex is happy, and Juliet says "yes, she's very happy." WTF?
Zeke, aka Mr. Friendly may be gay (tells Kate "you're not my type" with a funny look on his face when she's about to shower). Henry's real name is Ben. Ben left Juliet to die during Jack's attempted escape. She seemed none to happy wityh him after she managed to contain Jack. There are some that think Juliet may switch sides and help Jack. I wonder who the kid that helped Sawyer escape (very temporarily) was. Another captive, or part of the setup?
bean (October 05, 2006 at 09:09:45 AM):
Forgot to mention: If you are playing catch-up or did not follow "The Lost Experience" over the summer, you can get a great summary of what happened HERE.
celeb (October 05, 2006 at 11:14:53 AM):
I mostly agree. After I saw the opening I was in shock and awe. Then it was just drama tied in with too many commercials.
Jewfish (October 05, 2006 at 11:34:49 AM):
I agree, the opening was really good. I actually thought I had the wrong time at first, because I turned on the TV and it was Juliet talking about a Steven King book.
2st the "eh" on Jack's flashbacks.
bean (October 05, 2006 at 12:12:07 PM):
2st the "too many fucking commercials"
stef (October 05, 2006 at 12:14:00 PM):
3strd the "too many fucking commercials"
Brad (October 05, 2006 at 12:21:35 PM):
I guess I am the minority here. I think that it was a good first episode aside from the commercials. I also think that I have finally developed my own theory which i will post soon. I do have a question that you all can help me with.
Did Juliet know anything about Jack that others on the island didn't know?? I know it appeared that she did, but if I watch it again I am curious if she actually did.
celeb (October 05, 2006 at 12:27:01 PM):
Well, she knew a few details we haven't directly seen before, like how long he was in medical school, but it's possible he had spoken that to some of the characters.
Vinnie Jones (October 05, 2006 at 05:24:06 PM):
NOT sorry I missed it. I'll follow this whole season, hell.. the rest of the series, via Beanblog. Keep up the good work.
foo (October 06, 2006 at 10:53:19 AM):
you really think he is gay based on that one comment? hmmm... he doesn't seem very feminine. As dwight shrute would say, "he isn't wearing women's clothing"! tee hee
bean (October 06, 2006 at 10:58:00 AM):
or maybe he's an alien