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recon: a bunch of SOBs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

Son of a bitch.

That’s how last Tuesday’s episode “Recon” began– BTW  is Josh Holloway contractually obligated to say that at least once an episode?– and the theme of sons and daughters of “bitches” was touched upon. All the best cowboys may have daddy issues, but all the best island deities apparently have mommy issues. Whether or not you want to believe a word the serpent-tongued Man in Black utters, he did give us a juicy bit of information when he revealed to Kate that his mommy wasn’t so dearest.

LOCKE: Sure, but then I wouldn’t have gotten to talk to you. You referred to me as a dead man. I am not a dead man. I know what you’re feeling, Kate. I know what you’re going through.

KATE: And how do you know that?

LOCKE: Because… my mother was crazy. Long time ago, before I… looked like this… I had a mother, just like everyone. She was a very disturbed woman. And, as a result of that, I had some growing pains. Problems that I’m still trying to work my way through. Problems that could have been avoided had things been different.

KATE: Why are you telling me this?

LOCKE: Because now Aaron has a crazy mother too.

Those are some juicy details for sure, building upon the MiB’s assertion that he was once a human and he lost things he loved. Personally, I think his speeches are full of half-truths, mingled with convenient lies that will convince others to join his party. The fact that Flocke told Kate about his mommy issues is significant — Kate, after all, has had a fractured relationship with her mother. He is using this, along with her desire to be a good mother to Aaron, the kind of supportive parent her mother could never be, to rope Kate into his diabolical plan to leave the island… for evil?

I still haven’t decided in MiB is as evil as he appears or if he is supposed to be the better alternative to jacob? I’m thinking that both are about equal on the good/bad scale but one person or the other grativtates towards the light or the dark depending on the status of their soul. Regardless, MiB is definitely a master manipulator of the Ben Linus School of Trickery. Yeah, I know, no comments on Dr. Linus… yet! Stay tuned…

don't mind if i do

Moving on– can I just take this moment to say what a hot couple Charlotte and Sawyer are? I mean, I am Team Suliet all the way, but Ginger looked all slinky in her gold dress and all that whip talk — woohee! I don’t think Dr. McSkinnyTie Faraday could compete. But then again, it’s Sawyer, so who could?

PS: Sawyer’s a COP?!?!? Indiana Lewis sits Detective Ford down for some straight talk and he says, “I got to a point in my life when I was going to become a criminal or a cop. I chose cop.” I suppose we can assume that Island Sawyer also came to a point where this choice was made — and went in the other direction? Was it Jacob’s influence that caused James to turn himself into Sawyer? This is presuming that Jacob wasn’t involved in their lives in the Sideways world. Looking at Lostpedia, I see that Sawyer was born in 1968, and that he was about 8-9 years old when his parents were killed. That leaves us at 1976, making it plausible that Jacob visited him in 1977, the critical year when the “bomb went off.” Yet, I’m thinking more and more that it wasn’t Juliet’s banging on the bomb that caused the Sideways branch of reality to occur but something else, something that we’re not aware of yet. Something that hasn’t even happened yet. Maybe this something will occur around episode 16, chaning the entire perspective on the Sideways world flashes. Time will tell…

If course the choice between “criminal” or “cop” mirrors the choice that the characters on the Island are currently making: go with the bad boy (Flocke) or the golden boy (Jacob)? Of course, television has taught us that are shades of gray to cops and criminals alike, making that line particularly apt. Throughout the series, people have asserted that they are “the good guys”, a dangerous label that is based all on perspective. Ostensibly, criminals and policemen are opposites — good guys and bad guys, cops and robbers. But it seems no one is all “good” or “bad” and the cops we rely on to protect us, may actually be the robbers who are stealing from us behind our backs.

Speaking of criminals — KATE! This episode really drove it home that Sawyer and Kate are going to end up together. Numbers in 15 and 51 will always keep running into each other. CAN I ALSO SAY THAT WHEN COP SAWYER CATCHES KATE IN THE ALLEY HE SAYS, “SON OF A BITCH”?! I’M TELLING YOU! (Also: significant. Kate and Sawyer are both SOBs, kindred spirits, needing each other. Blech. I miss Juliet. Other people with Mommy Issues: Ben, Locke, Jack, Claire. Locke is the most intriguing as it seems MiB and Locke have a lot of things in common. During Flocke’s speech, in fact, I actually thought for a second that maybe Flocke is really Locke. Not sure how that’s possible, but I kind of dig it).

With Sawyer and Miles as the new Starsky and Hutch, LOST has given us another great spinoff possibility — along with DHARMA Daze (time travellers stuck in a hippie commune in 1977!) and the Unnamed Ben and Locke and Arzt high school show (like Glee, but with more creepy Ben glares). I love that they carried over the burgeoning friendship between timelines. It seems that relationships are the most CONSTANT between these two worlds — people are meant to be together, are drawn together. It is their destiny to relate to one another.

But, of course, Sawyer is built Ford tough: “I don’t need saving.” He is cealrly back to his old ways, playing Widmore, MiB and Kate. He’s playing them all in his final bid to escape. But what will Sawyer’s life be like after this fo crazy experience? What does he hope to get off of leaving the island? I suppose it would be an easy way to escape his grief over Juliet. I’m thinking he kind of has a bit of a death wish and hopes some God awful Armageddon will happen when the various sides clash. Or maybe he loves Kate? Bleeechhhhh. Just threw up in my mouth a little.

One last thought, regarding Widmore: what side is he really on? When Locke turned the wheel to stop the time flashes and landed in the arms of the British magnate, Widmore told him that it was his destiny to go back to the island; that a war was brewing and if Locke didn’t get the rest of them to go back, the wrong side would win. But what team does Widmore play for, Team Jacob or Team MiB? Ben, who usurped Widmore’s role as the leader of the others, seemed to be entirely ignorant of the existence of MiB. But Widmore seems to be completely in the know. With the erection of the sonic fence on Hydra Island, it seems like Widmroe is trying to keep Smokey out? But why was it so important for him to send Locke back in the first place? To get them all to go back? It seems Locke’s going back to the island served the purpose of giving MiB a vessel to inhabit. And not just any vessel — a CANDIDATE. If Widmore is Jacob’s man, then what does he hope to get out of this confrontation? Is the end goal merely keeping MiB in his place, or does CW have other motives as well?

FINAL QUESTION: WHO OR WHAT IS LOCKED UP IN THE SUB?

MY THOUGHTS: DESMOND. Eloise Hawking told the Hot Scot that the island wasn’t done with him yet. And you know the only way he was going back there was if someone tied him up, drugged him and dragged him there. Which is precisely what I think happened.

Next week’s episode is the long-awaited Richard Alpert-centric tale and it is entitled “Ab Aeterno.” In Latin, this translates to”since the beginning of time” or “since a long time ago.”

A teaser screencap is below (AHHHHH!). Sneak peeks and guest stars on Monday.

Until then, namaste LOST fans.

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are you ready to go home? HELL YES.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

hi there LOSTies,

apologies for the delay in the post. sometimes real life so rudely interrupts LOST life, ignorant of the importance of our island destinies. speaking of how life blows, how about the bare minimum that our dear sawyer sauce has been stripped down to? of all the 815-ers, he’s the least concerned with the island’s mythology; when jack and co. decide to stay at the temple and putz around with doo-gen and his “mysterious” green pill of death, sawyer decides to go AWOL, back to the most real thing he’s experienced on this godforsaken rock, the house he shared with juliet. his outright rejection of the island’s mystery is in exact opposition to locke, who believed it was his destiny to go to the island.

yet now it is locke, but actually not really locke, who is now leading sawyer on a vision quest of sorts, trying to make a believer out of him. yet, it is important to note this locke is an impostor, even picking up locke’s props (the machete) and saying his lines (to the mystery jacob/aaron/?? child: “don’t tell me what i can’t do!”)

PS who is this SOB?

step off, fake locke bitch

step off, biotch

casting wants us to think it’s mini-jacob — have jake and the mib known each other since childhood? — but LOST is known to be deliberately misleading. my first thought after jacob was that it  was perhaps aaron, projecting himself into the future as “taller ghost waaaaaaaalt” once did. but there are also whisperings among the fan community that there is a third party who keeps jacob and the MIB in line. now, srsly, i don’t think we need a third dude. we already have enough characters to deal with, without introducing YET ANOTHER powerful/leader force. we had jack then ben then widmore then jacob. it is an interesting concept that there might be a neutral force keeping these positive andnegative nodes balanced, but i’m just not that into it.

there is, of course, much to talk about with the “writing on the wall”, which contains names from littleton to goodspeed to linus. Here is a link to the thread on the Fuselage, which is the most comprehensive and contains the links to screencaps. i also thought it would be valuable to copy the transcript from that final key scene, the kind of scene that gave me those old familiar LOST chills. i’m curious about these three options, as well as the degree of truthfulness that Flocke is currently operating with. my read: he’s totally faking. but, as I said previously, LOST tends to mislead us, and there may be some truth inside his equivocation.

what i do believe is that this cave is not jacob’s, but the mib’s. notice the angry, rapid way in which the names seemto be scrawled. we saw in “the incident” that jacob is methodical, patient. he makes his own thread and weaves tapestries with egyptian dudes for god sakes! to me, it seems awfully like a hit list. and mib is knocking them off one by one:

SAWYER: Who wrote all this?

LOCKE: His name was Jacob.

SAWYER: Was Jacob?

LOCKE: He died yesterday.

SAWYER: You don’t seem to upset about it?

LOCKE: I’m not.

SAWYER: Why are all the names crossed out?

LOCKE: There not all crossed out.

SAWYER: “Shephard”. That Jack Shephard?

LOCKE: He’s not the only one.

SAWYER: Reyes. That’s Hugo, right? What’s the eight about?

LOCKE: Jacob had a thing for numbers. Sixteen, Jarrah. Forty-Two, Kwon; I don’t know if its Sun or if its Jin. And here, four, Locke. I think we both know him. Last but not least, number 15, Ford. That would be you.

SAWYER: Why would he write my name on this wall? I never even met the guy.

LOCKE: Oh no, I’m sure you did meet Jacob. At some point in your life, James, probably when you were young and miserable and vulnerable. He came to you, he manipulated you, pulled your strings like you were a puppet. And as a result, choices you thought were made, were never really choices at all. He was pushing you, James. Pushing you.. to the island.

SAWYER: Why the hell would he do that?

LOCKE: Because, you’re a candidate.

SAWYER: Candidate for what?

LOCKE: He thought he was the protector of this place. And you, James, have been nominated to take that job.

SAWYER: And what does that mean?

LOCKE: It means you have three choices. First, you can do nothing and see how all this plays out. And possibly, your name will get crossed out. Second option. You can accept the job. Become the new Jacob. And protect the island.

SAWYER: Protect it from what?

LOCKE: From nothing, James. That’s the joke, there is nothing to protect it from, its just a damn island. And it will be perfectly fine without Jacob or you, or any of the other people; whose lives he wasted.

SAWYER: You said there were three choices?

LOCKE: The third choice, James, is that we just go. We just get the hell off this island. We never look back.

SAWYER: How do we do that?

LOCKE: Together. So what do you say, James? Are you ready to go home?

SAWYER: Hell yes.

PS I’d also like to point out an interesting thread on our favorite mystery lady with elegant scarves and a penchant for pendulums, eloise hawking, who, in 316, declared that john needed to go to the island “as a substitute.” HOW DID SHE KNOW??? DOES SHE WORK FOR MIB? CAN I GET ONE OF THOSE SCARVES?

t minus 8 days…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on January 25, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

until the bomb blows up. literally. 

so much to say and no time to say it, friends. many lost things going on here including a mad scramble to buy tickets for the “previously on LOST” premiere event in brooklyn. alas, i waited the weekend to buy my tickets and none are available online. if i miss the dharma drinks and communal shouting because of my laziness, i will cry. 

but here are some things you may want to know about: http://mrtheodi.iimmgg.com/image/684b9f7f79640bef0f749b08962b5ad4 

and, for your viewing pleasure: 

smmmokin... monster?

 

all for now, my LOST loves.

fashion à la sawyer

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 4, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

normally, i prefer sawyer without many clothes.

 but this spoiler photo for tonight’s episode, la fleur, has me all hot and bothered about his attire. Photo is after the jump (if you care to be spoiled)…

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