Friday, May 16, 2008
Last Night's Lost
-- Okay, first of all, I knew that was Michelle Forbes's voice in the previews last week. I have to think she's going to get more to do in upcoming episodes than simply being the Oceanic PR lady. Though, I suppose I said the same thing when Zoe Bell was throwing herself into the bottom of the ocean. But...Michelle Forbes! Helena Cain! She's gotta be part of the bigger picture.
-- I really love Ben and Locke and their Odd Couple antics. They really are like the island's squabbling parents. The only character Ben plays off better is Hurley, as this week's cracker remark proved.
-- The way Sun talked about two people being responsible for Jin's death made me think Michael was that other person. Or, sure, Sun could be talking about herself, but the mood surrounding Jin, Michael, and Desmond in the room with the C4 made me think a whole lot of people were about to die.
-- Seeing how Nadia became part of the "family" in the flash-forward scenes -- accompanying Sayid to Hurley's party, Jack's father's memorial -- goes a long way to explaining why Sayid would be so devastated that he'd join Ben. He really did have her back in his life. Knowing this and seeing this before we'd heard of Nadia's death might have made that moment hit harder.
-- There seemed to be a whole lot of tension this week surrounding the fates of Hurley and Kate and Sayid, which is of course ridiculous because we know they survive. The fates I'd really be worried about next week are people like Desmond and Sawyer. Yeah, it's equally silly to think such major characters would be killed off, but at least we don't know for certain they survive. And there has to be some reason they get left behind.
Anyway, an astoundingly fast-paced episode, but as the first part of what is essentially a three-hour finale, there wasn't any payoff and two weeks is going to be a long time to wait for the resolution.