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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Let's Get Lost: We're very close to the end...

That's what Jacob told Hurley in this week's episode of Lost - and it makes me sad and anxious and excited and relieved all at the same time. No other television series has twisted my mind so much - although Twin Peaks still fondly remains a runner-up. I will miss Lost and its talented ensemble of actors, but I'm glad to see the show ending on such a creative high. But back to Tuesday's episode: I liked it a lot - especially the wonderful surprise appearances by two former characters. Here are a few more of my random Lost thoughts:

1) Nice opening scene with a close-up on Jack's eye as he woke up in Parallel Time - reminiscent of when we met him lying in the jungle in the very first episode. But what was the bloody cut on his neck all about? I just Googled this, and it seems that everyone is curious about his mysterious cut, which must have some significance.

2) Best overlapping of the two worlds: When Desmond was slapping a startled Ben around in the school parking lot in PT, causing the latter to experience memories of being slapped around by Desmond in the other time period.

3) Funniest line: When Miles said he lived on the island 30 years ago - "otherwise known as last week." And I was glad to see him, Richard and Ben again since they've been missing in action for awhile.

4) Smartest guy on the show: It has to be Desmond - at least in Parallel Time. Turning himself into the police in order to meet Kate and Sayid and later arranging for them all to escape - that takes brains - unless someone is helping him arrange all of this.

5) Was Richard killed by the Smoke Monster? I hope not - he's too sexy to die. But I did try to warn him as he walked around the former Dharma compound. The guy was just asking for trouble.

6) Second funniest line: "Can I get you a glass of lemonade?" - Ben to Man in Black Locke as he sat on his porch like some Southern belle

7) Third funniest line: "He's hiding in my closet" - Ben to MIB Locke about Charles Widmore (well, it struck me as funny)

8) Best surprise appearance by a former character: Mira Furlan as Danielle Rousseau in PT. I'd read that the actress had refused to return to the show, so it was so great to see her again - looking sane and sexy as the mother of Alex, Ben's student. And she wasn't hiding her romantic interest in Ben.

9) I wasn't too upset to see MIB Locke cut Zoë's throat, but I was shocked that Ben apparently shot Widmore to death because he didn't want the man to get the chance to save his daughter, Penny, from MIB Locke, who threatened to kill her. This, of course, has to do with Ben losing his own daughter, Alex, because of Widmore. What goes around, comes around.

10) So Jacob chose all of them because they were seriously flawed and unhappy individuals who needed a place like the island. Makes perfect sense to me.

11) If Jack is now the protector of the island - after drinking the mysterious water - does that mean he and Kate won't get together in the end? Or will she stay on the island, too? Or will she and Sawyer end up a couple? Or will MIB Locke succeed in destroying the island and everyone on it? So many questions and so little time.

12) Commercial interruption: The new ABC summer series, Scoundrels, starring Virginia Madsen looks like it might be good. I'll blog about it after its debut on June 20.

13) Runner-up for best appearance by a former character: Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia, a cop whom Desmond paid off to let him, Kate and Sayid go free as they were being transported to the county jail.

14) Fourth funniest line: "Do I know you, Tubby?" - Ana Lucia to Hurley

15) I guess the big concert - where Jack's son will be performing - will be the main event in Parallel Time during the series finale. Everyone seems to be going there.

The final cliffhanger had MIB Locke discovering that Desmond was alive instead of dead in the well, which pleased him because now he planned to use him to help destroy the island. So fasten your seatbelts, folks, because I have a feeling it's going to be a bumpy night tomorrow. I've heard rumors that Malcolm David Kelley (Walt), Ian Somerhalder (Boone), Maggie Grace (Shannon), L. Scott Caldwell (Rose), Sam Anderson (Bernard), and the fabulous Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet) will be returning for the grand finale, which I'll be blogging about either late tomorrow or on Monday. Until then, get lost.

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