Friday, March 21, 2008
Last Night's Lost
Sorry, I just hate the Michael character SO much, and it took about five minutes of last night's show (plus the previouslies) to remind me of that. Yeah, yeah, you're monomaniacal about your son and you want to kill yourself and blah blah blah. Tell it to Anna Lucia (who was oddly not in any of his hallucinations, and when I say "oddly" I mean "because Michelle Rodriguez holds a grudge") and Libby, dude.
The stuff at the end with Carl and Rousseau and Alex took me by surprise, I have to admit. I'd forgotten about the "someone dies" thing by then, and when Carl got shot I was literally like, "Carl?! He's the death?? That is so lame! I mean...ohhhhhhh." That's when Rousseau got it. That was sad, I thought. This is why you never tell your children how much you love them before you try to escape a hail of bullets.
Interesting that they pulled the trigger on the "Tom's a gay" thing (am I crazy or hadn't this been hinted at in some way previously?), but it's kind of very shitty for the one, at long last, gay character on this show to be literally a walking corpse.
I can't believe we didn't get any Zoe Bell in this episode? After all that hoo-ha, are they really going to limit her screen time to reading a book and jumping off a boat?
I really like the idea that Ben and his people see Widmore as the great evil out to destroy them all and Widmore's people see Ben as the great evil out to destroy them all. Is it really just a childish game of "Mine!" between these two over the world's bestest toy? And is Locke ready to throw his hat in the ring as well?
Sorry, I still love Miles. That little shit. Anyone who can get under Sawyer's, Locke's, and Jack's skin so easily is automatically a fave.
Also, you gotta figure this time-moves-differently-on/off-the-island thing is for real, because there's no way Michael had time to get home, have a nervous breakdown, convalesce, get recruited, and go out to sea in the span of however many days last season lasted.
Thank God the show returns April 24 with more episodes, because this would have been a total letdown as a season finale.