Thursday, December 01, 2005

Lost Jackpot!

WARNING!!!!! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE OF LOST, YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO CONTINUE (and if you haven't seen it, wtf is wrong with you?)

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Last night, as I do every Wednesday night at 8 o'clock, I sat down to watch Lost.

The episode was supposed to reveal the truth behind Kate's past (her crime). Kate has been my least favorite Lostie since the beginning - I've enjoyed her episodes and backstories the least of all (I've enjoyed pretty much every Lost episode, but hers tend to be my least favorite). So, I was hoping that maybe this new Kate-centric episode would finally be one that I would really enjoy.

Ask and ye shall receive!

Last night's episode was chock full of great stuff - we finally understand a little bit more about Kate and why she is the way she is. She's still nowhere near the top of my list of favorite characters, but at least we know enough about her and her past to appreciate her a little bit more.

The episode begins with a scene of Kate in some drunken man's home...he's basically harassing her and she's extremely uncomfortable. He's in bed, she leaves...and the house blows up.

WTF! Way to start off the song with a bang (literally). As the show moves on, we learn lots of great things about Kate and her backstory, as well as some things about other Losties, too. Kate goes to her mom to tell her that she killed the man (who we are to assume is mom's abusive boyfriend) and her mom asks "what have you done?". Kate says she has to leave. Her flashbacks show that the marshal had caught her once before Sydney, but he swerved off the road into a tree at the sight of a some sort of large animal in the road. Kate gets out of the car and sees a large black horse standing in the road. Previously in the episode, Kate sees a black horse on the island. Creepy! She sees the horse after she runs away from Sawyer (who had just grabbed Kate around the neck and screamed "why did you kill me?") - creepy! And as if that wasn't enough, we find out that the man Kate knew as her father (the military pilot dude) is NOT her biological father - her biological father is mom's abusive boyfriend. Whoa. Dad was in Vietnam when Kate was conceived (that's how she found out the truth). So Kate killed the abusive boyfriend because she hated that he was a part of her.

Also, we learned that the Orientation film from Dharma Initiative was, at one time, separated by someone. In perhaps one of the coolest scenes yet, we see the two camps' "men of mystery" (Locke and Eko) sitting in the hatch. Eko proceeds to tell Locke a story. He relates the story of how Josiah rebuilt his kingdom not with gold, but with a book...a special book (The Old Testament). Eko then tells Locke that they, too, found a hatch on their part of the island...and inside, they discovered a book. Eko tells Locke that he thinks they will find the book very helpful. Locke opens the book and as he leafs through the pages, sees that there is a large hole cut out of the middle of the book - and inside the hole...the missing film! They put the filmstrips together and now the man in the film orders them to, under no circumstances, use the computer for anything other than entering the alarm code. It should NOT be used in an attempt to make communication, yada yada yada. Cut to Michael (who has been tinkering with the computer)...the countdown stops...a message appears on the screen...

"Hello?"
>: (cursor blinks)
Michael types, "Hello?"
>: (cursor blinks)
"Who is this?"
>: (cursor blinks)
Michael types, "Michael" (he types slowly, no doubt for effect)
>: (cursor blinks)
"Dad?"

Holy Fucking Shit! Cut to Michael's face to see him in stunned silence and that's all folks...the end of the episode.

Way to make us go insane while we wait 4 weeks for the next new episode!

In a related story...last night's powerball numbers came on during the Lost broadcast in my time zone. The first number: 42. STFU! Joking, I said "23". The second number: 23. Whoa. Too weird! Now if the third number had been 16 (it was 19...I swore it WAS 16 for a second) I would have passed out!

4 Comments:

Blogger MTW said...

Hi Karen,

Lost was AWESOME last night. I got home REALLY late and tried to watch it but kept falling asleep during the last 15 minutes. I tried replaying it five or six times, but still haven't seen the end. I can't wait to watch it tonight!

Can you imagine if the LOST numbers came up on the Lotto? Not only would it freak people out, I'll bet there are bunch of dumb shits who play those numbers. They'd prolly have to split the jackpot several hundred ways!

2:39 PM  
Blogger Bravie said...

Awesome episode last night. But it does piss me off that they keep doing these month hiatus things at the end of great episodes. Can't wait for it to come back.

I shouldn't complain though. I have to wait about 4 months for the next new episode of Prison Break. Waaaah.

6:24 PM  
Blogger MTW said...

I'm waiting for Prison Break too. Waaaahhh!

12:40 AM  
Blogger Sonya said...

I'm a Prison Break freak also.

Shame on me. I have started the Lost thing, but heard it is great!

7:18 AM  

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