Wednesday, March 03, 2010
"Lost" 6.5, "Sundown"
I haven't been blogging every episode of Lost this season, partly because I DIDN'T PROMISE YA NOTHIN' AND HAD OTHER THINGS TO DO, but also because I haven't really been all that jazzed about the last few episodes. And since I ran down the laundry list of my issues with the season thus far after the Kate episode, I wasn't really moved to repeat myself.
But last night's episode I very much enjoyed. Which was not a slam-dunk for me, considering it was a Sayid episode, and between the mooning over Nadia and the repetitive pounding on the same theme (redemption! violence! repeat!) and Zzzzzz... But I guess all I needed was for Sayid to die and then get resurrected with a possibly evil entity where his soul used to be, because I was pretty much down for this episode.
As always, the side-flash storyline was the weak sister here -- more mooning over Nadia, more weird coincidences with the other Oceanic characters that still aren't adding up to much -- but I always like it when they don't pull back with Sayid, and him blowing Keamy away was pretty cool. This show has enough conflicted guys who we're supposed to believe are good people inside. I'm glad they seem to have given up the ghost on Sayid -- Temple Sayid maybe has an excuse because he's a ghola or whatever, but Alterna-Sayid is ultimately a bad guy. I'm glad the show is finally letting that be true.
But the biggest improvements -- and the most exciting storyline -- took place on the island, at the Temple. Yes, a big part of that is that, by the end, most of these useless temple folk were killed off, and Ilana, Ben, Sun, and Lapidus re-entered the fray. The plot has arrived at the place I think it should have been all along, and I'm happy. But also, the how of arriving at this place was pretty amazing to watch, from Sayid killenating Mopey Genghis Khan and Squirrelly Sol Starr, to Kate's wonderfully creepy/tense reunion with Claire, to Miles thankfully NOT DYING like I totally thought he was going to. And now most of the stupid temple people are dead! And Ben is back! And Sun and Jin ... okay, they're still dragging THAT out for far too long. But otherwise, the plot is back where I'm excited again.
I'm still confused as to what's going on with Kate on Team SmokeLock; clearly they know who she is, and whole side she's on. There's gotta be a reason they're letting her embed herself with them.
What did you guys thing? Anybody won back by last night's episode?