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the last recruit: sneak peeks

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by eyeoftheisland

Happy LOST day, everyone!

 With only five weeks left until the finale, things are getting down to the wire and I’m starting to have a panic attack. What do you MEAN there’s not going to be any more LOST? No more Ben manipulating, or Jack crying or Sawyer “son of a BITCH”ing or Kate running?! What is this world coming to?!!!

 Thankfully, a small gathering of LOST scholars will be convening for what I like to call W.A.A.A.A.L.T. : Wondrous Association of Aggressively Awesome Analysts of LOST Television. This gathering will be taking place on May 23rd (finale day) in the NYC area and will involve tailgating, heated discussion, fine flowing beverages and extensive weeping. Members of W.A.A.A.A.L.T. are encouraged to book their seats early.

Tonight’s episode is called “The Last Recruit” and seems to be… non-centric. I was wondering who they were going to move forward with as now all of the main characters have had their episodes. I’ll be happy to see more team episodes coming up, although a Jacob/MiB ep might be okay too. Not too many guest stars tonight; a few medical personnel, along with the return of my personal Justin Bieber, Dylan Minnette as David.

 You look just like him

Yes, we know she’s pregnant

I also wanted to comment on the promo for this episode that aired just after “Everybody Loves Hugo” ended.

 Usually the promo department either irks or inspires me, but this may be one of their best ever. I get goosebumps every time I hear Gene Wilder’s creepy narration from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” over jumbled images of our characters being swept down a wormhole of sorts.

Actually, the connection between Willy Wonka and LOST is a pretty good one. Currently, I see the Flocke character as a kind of Willy Wonka: a mysterious, yet captivating figure. He’s charismatic, yet strange; inviting but perhaps malicious. In WWatCF, Wonka invites candidates to his secret enclave to find the best person to replace him upon his retirement. This, of course, can be Jacob as well as MiB, the two strange, superhuman forces manipulating humans, putting them through tests, until an ultimate conclusion can be reached.

 The audio clip itself comes from the section of the film where Wonka takes the candidates on his funky chocolate river steamboat ride from hell. He sing-songs:

There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing

Not a speck of light is showing

So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of Hell a-glowing
Is the grisly reaper mowing

Yes, the danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing

The image of the tunnel/wormhole is apt here, as it seems we are getting closer to forging a connection between the sideways and island realties. Perhaps by peering into the looking glass, with one’s EYES OF THE ISLAND, one can travel down the rabbit hole and emerge on the OTHER side. OMG gaiz dats ttaly it. LOST SOLVED!

Actually, the connection between Willy Wonka and LOST that I found most intriguing were the lyrics to the song “Pure Imagination.” I’ve highlighted the most significant bits below. Who knew Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was actually a huge LOST clue?!

Come with me
And you’ll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you’ll see
Into your imagination

We’ll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we’ll see
Will defy
Explanation

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There’s nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You’ll be free
If you truly wish to be

who you truly wish to be

See you on twitter, you LOST-a-loopas!

ooh baby, baby

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 31, 2010 by eyeoftheisland
last night’s episode, “the package”, a character-focused episode which brought back some fan favorites for their final (?) curtain calls, was a nice counterpoint to last week’s mythology-centric “ab aeterno.” it just goes to show that good things come in small packages.

and by that, i mean the babies of LOST. how is it possible that every baby-ish human that has appeared on LOST has been the most adorable creature to walk the earth?! they must have a warehouse for them or something, because they keep pumping them out! as jin looked through the photos of toddler ji yeon last night, i couldn’t help but squeal. she’s like a korean suri cruise! look at her adorable poses!  i wanted to take her home and put her in my pocket and carry her around with me always.

waaaaaaaaaaaaaant

no offense or anything, baby walt. you’re still my number one love.

always and forever

oh, and you too, little charlie hume. you can tie with ji yeon.

charlie hume is the perfect name for a dickens character

which reminds me of the sudden appearance of the hot scot himself. CALLED IT! happy to see you back, brotha. i just hope this doesn’t mean that bad things are in store for my des. the over-the-top, bagpipe-heavy promo* — amazing grace? seriously? — seemed to suggest that someone is checking out of castaway island. if they kill des, my heart will be broken. forever.

 *can i also mention that i also loved the promo for these reasons?

and can i say i am totally into this babe as well?

such a delicious cad that you almost forgot he shot alex point blank in the head

 i’ll make you eggs anytime, sweetheart.

EDIT: a colleague has also brought this to my attention:

attention brought, biceps

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on February 26, 2009 by eyeoftheisland

abbadon was not the only old familiar face to pop up last  night. we have t he return of WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALT! if only for a short period of time. after all, he’s got important priorities involving tyson’s anytizers commercials.

trying to get a post in before work (up early i am!), so i’ll just leave you with this awesome video (which, to give props, i first discoverd via doc jense’s column; i’ve watched it three times since yesterday) and a question:

after all this time, three years away from the island, not speaking to his father, having all those crazy things happen to him: WHY IS WALT SATISFIED WITH A QUICK ‘HELLO, FRIEND NICE TO SEE YOU. KTHANXBYEEEEE” ? wouldn’t he be curious as to how locke got off the island? how everyone is? WHAT ABOUT FUCKING VINCENT?!

that’s it, guys. i’m mad at walt.