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2007-03-28 20:06
by Jon Weisman

This week's Friday Night Lights stars: Adrianne Palicki and Jesse Plemons.

Lost was weird. Sort of redeemed itself by the end, but I spent a good chunk of it wondering whether Kiele Sanchez was supposed to appear as bad an actress as Nikki Hernandez.

2007-03-28 23:14:20
1.   Greg Brock
So, a Lost episode with two characters we have no attachment to, aren't particularly acted well, and are thoroughly unlikeable. Didn't like the episode and will forget about it in about...Now.

Hey, at least we got a buried alive. That's always cool, right? We like the buried alive...

2007-03-28 23:27:10
2.   the OZ
Haha, I found the episode fascinating because it was so odd. I also liked that it answered the question, "Who are those random people that showed up for a few minutes in that one episode a while ago?"

I suspect this is a "filler" standalone episode designed to fill up a week while the real "storyline" episodes were completed. This isn't uncommon in hourlong dramas with multi-episode story arcs. Lost was quite behind in its production this winter; I met a visual effects editor who was working on Eko's last episode the Monday before it aired. I wouldn't be surprised if this episode was penned with the intention of being produced quickly with a minimum of set time for major cast members, instead using a lot of second-unit crew and minor actors that didn't need to be filming other scenes.

Also, we got to see a Billy Dee Williams cameo!

2007-03-28 23:33:16
3.   Jon Weisman
Well, even accounting for the reused footage from old episodes, the major cast members were in a decent chunk of the show. And clearly, they laid the groundwork for the episode months ago.

Eko's last episode was filmed before the long hiatus. I suspect they've had time to start catching up since then.

2007-03-28 23:33:39
4.   Jon Weisman
(some major cast members, I meant to say)
2007-03-28 23:40:41
5.   JoeyP
Lost was definitely a dissapointment.
It was sort of a random episode, had nothing to do with the main storyline, and really if you missed it---you didnt miss anything.

Given the twist at the end, it really should have been their halloween episode.

It seems like Lost will have 2 real strong cliff-hanger episodes, and then they'll throw in just a random episode.

2007-03-28 23:47:43
6.   Bob Timmermann
Some of the footage was new because Ian Someholder had three different hair cuts.

It was a creepy episode and I really had no major complaints with it.

But do people really keep a whole bunch of loose diamonds in safes? For no apparent reason.

2007-03-28 23:57:06
7.   Agronox
I thought it was a great episode, even if it was a little too meta for its own good.
2007-03-29 00:00:41
8.   Inside Baseball
I'll admit it, I liked it. With last week's episode and now this one, I feel like the old Lost is back. Say what you will about rehashing old scenes, they did it really well here, especially the scene in the hatch where Paolo flushes the toilet. It gives me hope they may actually have a long-term plan in place.
2007-03-29 00:17:23
9.   Jon Weisman
I've never doubted there was a long-term plan in place. I just felt that Sanchez was awful. And this is from someone who enjoyed Michelle Rodriguez's performances.

This episode felt like it had a lot of "Murder, She Wrote" in it.

2007-03-29 00:18:08
10.   Jon Weisman
6 - What else would you put in your nesting dolls?
2007-03-29 00:24:48
11.   Bob Timmermann
I was supposed to be paying attention to Kiele Sanchez's acting?

I used to have a set of nesting dolls (matrioshka) that I bought in Russia. I threw it out. The big doll on the outside was Bill Clinton and you eventually worked your way down to George Washington.

2007-03-29 06:41:22
12.   Penarol1916
I missed the middle chunk of Lost going to buy some paint, but it was fairly entertaining for what it was. I really liked Friday Night Lights again until the blonde was attacked by that guy, completely ruined an otherwise great episode for me.
2007-03-29 06:58:46
13.   Benaiah
Kylie Sanchez is amazingly attractive. She was hot enough that my attention never waned, though the episode was silly. The ending was interesting, and if this was in the first season than it would have been a great episode. Instead it feels like they inserted a couple of random characters for a few episodes just to kill them the first time you see who they are.

The part with Ben seemed a little on the nose, but it was interesting that Sun didn't blame Charlie at all but slapped Sawyer. It is tough being the scapegoat.

2007-03-29 06:59:10
14.   DXMachina
1 Totally agree. The buried alive part was better the first time I saw it on "Tales of the Crypt".
2007-03-29 06:59:53
15.   Sam DC
This is an article making the controversial assertion that hospital life isn't really too much like what you see on Grey's Anatomy.

2007-03-29 09:42:38
16.   JoeyP
Kylie Sanchez is amazingly attractive. She was hot enough that my attention never waned, though the episode was silly.

Yeah I'm kinda upset they killed her off.
A girl that is that attractive definitely has a place on the show. The only real eye candy on the show is Kate, so adding another couldnt hurt.

I've got a feeling those two arent dead. Lott said "Nothing ever stays buried on this island"...I think they'll end up coming back.

I'm such a Jack-Ben-Juliet fan that its taken away my interest in the other characters as well.

2007-03-29 13:49:00
17.   Agronox
If you're worried about eye candy, maybe Claire could find some of that goth makeup she had on a few episodes ago...

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