Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Please, no spoilers about future episodes, not even anything that ABC itself has teased. This is just to talk about what happened.
I enjoyed tonight's episode and was left practically angry that I'll have to wait until February for more.
This was the most annoying Juliet episode, though. Her ongoing stoicism started to grate.
I'm glad two regulars finally had sex, but looking at Kate and Sawyer, it had to be particularly rank, smelly sex.
I'm not sure why Danny hesitated before pulling the trigger. I think I would have timed the walkie-talkie call a little sooner, so that there were no chance for hesitation.
Does anyone else feel there's a resemblance between Nathan Fillion (Kevin) and William Mapother (Ethan)?
I liked the moment where John reads Eko's stick, especially with verse from John itself.
They have got to give Kiele Sanchez and Rodrigo Santoro their backstories, stat.
I am looking for a clarification. Which of the crashees know there are two islands?
(Well, sorta. I guess I can watch in on iTunes tomorrow.)
According to the IMDB, William Mapother is 6'1" and Nathan Fillion is 6'1.5"
I would have to be extremely motivated to want to have sex in a polar bear cage.
the first 2 seasons were great. this season, not so much yet.
I think its a different experience watching every episode basically back to back instead of waiting each week for a new one.
oh and this is amazing.
appropiate for this threads discussion.
I'm sure Hippocrates covered that in an addendum to the original oath.
I dont know what you're asking. If by love, you mean polar bear cage sex on a pile of fish biscuits, then yes, not my cup of tea.
i'm sorry but this one made me laugh out loud & my girl looking at me like i was crazy!!
maybe an Emmy in the comedy catagorey will be in the future for Lost.
They're stranded on an island, you know.
i knew i wasnt alone in my feelings!
Lot to tie together here at some point. Hope they don't mess it up like Chris Carter did. Please have a plan, guys.
The avoidance of romance isnt necessarily important on an island (hehe), but the insertion of the newfound romance takes away from, in my opinion, the more exciting aspects of the show and other plotlines. Its not really just the sawyer-kate angle, but the rose and bernard plotline bored me to death, the jin and sun stories were pretty boring to me as well. The only really island romance that was interestiing to me was Hurley and Libby. And that was more aided by the mystery of Libby being in the same pysch ward as Hurley before they were stranded. But i guess exploring that branch was never meant to be since they killed her off.
so basically for me, less romance, more action and mystery. My views, as a college student is probably different from that of someone older, who is married. I probably cant appreciate the romance angles as much as some others.
I've never seen any indication that these folks don't have a plan. What I've seen is an intention to let this show run a while before revealing everyting.
24 - Nate, you are just not nearly enough of a romantic.
But what can I say. I've been rooting for Sam and Diane, Frank Furillo and Joyce Davenport, Winnie and Kevin, Jim and Pam, Joel and Maggie, all these people, forever.
I just hope it's worth the buildup. It very rarely is. But hey, I'm watching the show, so I guess my faith is kind of implicit.
The last thing I expected was still more backstory about Kate. As Jon said above, when the heck are they gonna tell us about the two newbies?
And the Jin and Sun stories have been good too. I'm just sentimental.
I'm definitely what the kids would call a "Shipper", that is to say that I always root for the romance to flower, but it's rarely in the best interest of the show.
If the series finale airs in 2010 or whenever and it's not satisfying, does it ruin everything that comes before?
In my view, you shouldn't worry about the future. If you enjoy a given episode, enjoy a given episode. Don't worry about being let down.
you own a cat Bob. :)
i thought you weren't into romance nate.
these type of plots are what they should have been developing, not the love triangle between kate, sawyer and jack.
Plus, the whole "meeting Jack in the stadium at night" scene...What's up with that?
Romance, when its attached to something cool like large magnetic explosions interest me.
desmond was one of my top characters when he continued to keep saying "Brother".
Someone had to keep up the AD legacy :)
He's a fascinating character.
basically just a way to connect everyone stranded on the island to one another.
remember desmonds partner in the hatch? I forgot his name. But he was the army commander in Iraq that interacted with Sayid.
I just hope Desmond doesn't run into a loose seal, or get sent off to Army.
i agree. I was happy when they brought desmond back and it looks like hes here to stay for a bit.
I would also recommend staying away from reading anything about the show until you catch up.
i'm gonna have to buy the DVD, i've heard to many cool things about the show from co-workers.
But I still don't know what is more troubling? That the rest of the statue is missing or that the foot has only four toes?
Lost and Northern Exposure are my two favorite pilots.
Yet another mysterious...er...mystery.
Northern Exposure is one of my three favorite shows ever, but I wouldn't say the pilot was one of the best.
You know what had a great pilot .. that Hill Street Blues show you may have heard of.
Aside from Twin Peaks, not a whole lot of TV had been truly "different" like Northern Exposure was at the time.
I should also add that I knew it was not going to make it very long.
Most never had high-profile acting jobs again.
you couldnt even get a BB gun? or maybe a bow an arrow?
As for Benry's "tumor", it's been X-rayed, although you would think that if they had a lot of good medical equipment they would have an MRI machine. Maybe that got wiped out after Locke stopped pushing the button.
Veronica Hamel has done a LOT of Lifetime movies.
The founding of Cicely
Ruthanne dances on her own grave
Chris needs to catapault something
Joel and Maggie truly falling in love (well after they finally had sex)
The musical episode, especially Holling's song.
The Michigan episode
The mayor election episode, with Copeland's music playing over the vote
I could go on and on.
In some ways, the bit players and guests did better than the stars. David Caruso for one. Danny Glover. Frances McDormand.
I loved that.
I heard someone (filmfreakcentral's Walter Chaw I think) describe Lost as cowardly and I can kind of see the point. The show's stock in trade is constantly hinting at a truth without ever making a point, being controversial, having a deeper mean ect. But taken at face value the show is very enjoyable. In other words, I love that they spiced up the romance because I like Lost because of how over the top it is and sex in a bear cage definitely fits the bill.
This is all very strange, because I feel the show has made a recovery, and I've enjoyed the beginning of this season much more than I did Season 2, which I felt was unfocussed and messy (and largely pointless, now that they've killed off all of the significant Tailies). The fact that this coincides with my realization that I absolutely hate two of the central characters speaks to: 1) The fact that the other central characters are very interesting; 2) the fact that the supporting characters are well done; and 3) the show, though I ultimately watch it for the characters, does have other elements going for it.
Now that they've killed off Eko -- who was easily my favorite character -- I find myself worried that I'm going to be forced to spend too much time with the Icky Duo and not enough with the show's stronger, and stranger, characters. But we'll burn that bridge when we get to it, I guess.
I've been wondering something: What if the Taye Diggs show just completely and irrefutably tanks, which I expect it to? Are ABC going to bring "Lost" back early, or risk shedding viewers with an extremely long hiatus and nothing bringing viewers to the time-slot? It's a conundrum. I kind of wish they had just gone all in and run "Lost" solid from January-June, rather than this somewhat frustrating whetting-of-the-appetite model they've got going on now.
Remember: Jack's plane crashes on the island and are basically likely to be freaked out. Ben's people live there, and they terrorize the newcomers: Passengers are abducted; "Ethan" kills people until they hand over Claire; Goodwin kills Nathan, and attacks Lucia. The Others abduct Walt, taking him away from his father. Any pretention that the Others are the "good guys" is pretty absurd.
While Jack certainly has some anger issues to work out, my natural response to Ben speaking to me as if he was a reasonable person would be: "ahem: explain to me all the terrible things you've done to us since we arrived here, and then I'll talk to you. Until then, I have nothing to say to you."
So Jack's oath to do no harm flies out the window, but he's in survival-mode here, dealing with monsters.
Oaths are based, at least partly, on existing on one kind of functional society (or societal relationship) or another: You swear to your mother you'll never drink; you swear on a Bibble that you'll tell the whole truth; you swear in front of your fellow doctors that you will Do No Harm; so on and so on. When the society which is the context in which you took that oath breaks down -- your mother tries to kill you; the courthouse is burned in an anarchist uprising; you end up lost and abandoned and fighting for your life on a mysterious tropical island -- your oaths cease to have meaning. In my opinion.
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