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the last time i saw richard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 7, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

last night’s episode demonstrated a fundamental truth: double the richard, double the fun! did anyone else have a little “guys, where are we?” moment whenever “follow the leader” jumped imemdiately from 1977 richard alpert to 2007 richard alpert?! it was one time-traveling tilt-a-whirl that i did not want to get off.

and while i still want to trust the island’s most long-standing employee, last night’s episode planted seeds of doubt in my mind. in the past, i had wondered why richard wasn’t the leader of the others, being all unaging and omniscent and all.  and while not everyone possesses leadership qualities (varying degrees of which were on display last night; look for a post on this topic in the near future),  RA seems to have the presence of mind to take the reins o’ the other beast (smokey?). so far, he has (seemingly) been content to stand at the sidelines and let ben and locke make their own foolish decisions. perhaps richard once sold his soul to the island in order for redemption and now must be its servent forever? a stranded black rock pirate on the isle of mystery, looking to plunder its secrets? an egyptian polytheist who has achieved eternal life? crime-fighter in spandex?

this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen

this is the most amazing thing i have ever seen

RICHARD: [To Ben, confidentially] I’m starting to think John Locke is gonna be trouble.

BEN: Why do you think I tried to kill him?

something about those lines makes me think that alpert has something up his sleeve. something big.

i shall hold a candelight vigil until we get a richard flashback.


he’s had that job for a very long time

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 6, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

okay, dharmites, get out your inhalers. there are — count ’em — no less than SIX SNEAK PEEKS for season 5’s penultimate episode, “follow the leader.” having watched them all, i’ve probably seen about 15% of tonight’s episode already. for me: this is a good thing, as i fear some impending plans may interfere with my watching lost on time. those of you who know me know that i consider not watching live a sacriliege (note that i once left a pub crawl to watch lost and continued the crawl only after lost was over), but tonight is unavoidable. destiny, among other things, is a fickle bitch.

now, you might not want to watch all 6. having only 85% of lost to look forward to might put a damper on tonight’s proceedings, so i’ll list all six below, with my top three choices for key viewing. although i must say that each of these clips gives us a glimpse into virtually all of the various storylines that have been crossing each other all season and the sense of all events coming to a head is palpable; a mist of finale is in the air. taste it; sniff it; love it. needless to say i am very much looking forward to tonight — here’s to hoping that i won’t be glaring at “follow the leader” through bleary eyes at 6 AM tomorow.

top sneak preeks for “follow the leader”: watch these, skip the others (if you wish).

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