This week: Jack wishes he had "Something Nice Back
Home," but we quickly learn again why Jack can't have nice things: because he's
LOST, Episode 4.10
Something Nice Back Home
I. Meet The New Jack, Same As The Old Jack
A. Every Jack-centric episode makes it more and more frustrating that he’s the
“focal” character of the show. This time around, as we watch his descent into
the bearded madness to come, it’s becoming painfully obvious that he&rsq...
This week: Benry deals with the changing of the rules
in "The Shape Of Things To Come".
LOST, Episode 4.09
The Shape Of Things To Come
I. The Benry Identity
A. When he jumped in the ol’ Dharma Port-A-Bear machine and beamed himself off
the Island, he either missed his connecting teleport or he has a poor grasp of
the climate in the Sahara region.
B. The two horseback marauders who found Ben were probably Libyan or some other
make or model of North African (aka not te...
This week: Michael
Finally Openly Gay Tom implores
us to Meet Kevin Johnson.
Season 4, Episode 8:
A. Why won’t the
Island let Michael kill himself, but it lets Mr. Eko get smacked to death by
Smokey? The guy is thousands of miles away, not even thinking about
screwing up Island business, and he can’t even run his car into a port container
in peace. Does he just have to ...
This week: Jin & Sun, Past, Present & Future in "Ji Yeon".
LOST, Episode 4.07
A. Not one episode
ago, the Kwons were still playing telephone to share information with the group
because Jin didn’t know English for “they went into the jungle.” Now he’s
ready to be on the Beach Debate Team.
B. I should
have known that it was a double-flash (back AND forward) when Jin wa...
This week: Romeo Goodwin Benry Jack & Juliet deal with The Other
Season 4, Episode 6
She Says, “Oh Goodwin/Ben/Jack, Yeah, I Used To Have A Scene With Him”
A. Where did The
Others get a psychiatrist/therapist from in the first place? Did Harper
just up and decide she wanted to be a shrink? I’m assuming it was her
impeccable sense of empathy and her stable demeanor that gave her...
This week is sort of short and probably a little weak because I
can't find too much to say without nitpicking. I thought it was a good
episode that kept incredibly busy, and spent a lot of time focusing on one of
the most compelling characters of the run so far. I'll take lackluster Notes and a strong episode
I. Billy Pilgrim
might not be a more leisurely military force than the Scottish arm...
This week: Kate Austen, Babynapper in Eggtown.
A. Past, present
or future, Kate’s story is about as compelling as drying cement. What a
shock, she’s back in handcuffs! Who would have guessed?! And she ran
away from the Island! And now she’s a babynapper! So many harrowing
twists and turns that I never saw coming! There might have been a little
Back in college, I briefly had the editorial reins of the entertainment section
in an alternative (read: unpopular) campus paper. One of my few accomplishments
was an Oscar prediction article pitting our resident film critics up against
Wrestlemania 2000, the old then-WWF game for Nintendo 64. It was supposed to be
a stupid gimmick, something I have built a reputation on over the years. But
then Wrestlemania 2000 went 5-for-5 and blew our “experts” out of the water.
This week: Sayid prefers TIME Magazine to The Economist.
And My Perfectly Healthy And Completely Heterosexual Man-Crush
A. When does one
get good at golf after spending a lifetime in the Republican guard? Had
Sayid been logging a lot of hours at Hurley’s makeshift course that we didn’t
know about? If he taught himself how to play just to set this Italian
sucker up, you’d think he could h...
Meet the new folks, same as the old folks (in other words, they’re just as
retarded as everyone else on the Island).
LOST, Episode 4.02
I. Chip & Dale’s
Not-Exactly-Rescue Rangers And The Oceanic Plane That Took Its Name A Little Too
A. I’d appreciate if the flashbacks
could show some sort of character development. That peek into Daniel’s life
showed us nothing except he cries at the television. So un...