Monday, 4 February 2008

Lost: The Beginning Of The End

Lost season 4 premiered last night on Sky One and it certainly lived up to my expectations. We had Hurley's flash forward with the beefy lottery winner back in a mental asylum after seeing Charlie's "ghost", later telling Dr Jack, who's taken to drinking Vodka in the morning with his OJ, that: ''I don't think we did the right thing, Jack! I think it wants us to come back! And it's going to do everything it can...'' Back on the island we had Hurley discovering Jacob's house which appears to be a ghostly as its occupant. (And while we're at it, who the hell was that inside?) On the bright side, we finally had confirmation that six survivors of Oceanic 815 — the Oceanic Six as they are famously called — made it off the Island. Three we know: Jack, Kate and Hurley. We know one winds up dead. But not who? And who, exactly, are the remaining three? We had Locke killing Naomi with a knife in the back and the survivors splitting into two factions: one led by Locke, the other Jack. We had the latest arrival from the freighter rescue team (Jeremy Davies). And we had another new character, the strangely named Matthew Abbaddon (played by Lance Reddick from The Wire) who claimed he worked for Oceanic but clearly doesn't and was dead scary to boot. (Abbaddon apparently means ''the angel of the abyss" in the Book of Revelation.) "Are they still alive?" he inquired of Hurley. Dead scary. In short, we had few answers and even more questions than before. What is it the survivors aren't able to talk about regarding the island and their escape? Why did Hurley apologise to Jack for having sided with Locke back on the island? And what is the significance of the shark on the blackboard behind Hurley in the asylum? Welcome back Lost. How I've missed you.

11 comments:

Schmid4Brains said...

i'm a complete LOST nut. now, i'm not so far into it that i follow all the webbernet trails and try to figure out the codes and read the books and try to figure out where certain quotes came from. all i know is that LOST kicks my ass everytime i watch it.

maybe it'll be like "the shining" where the group has ALWAYS been there, ya know? creepy.

remember... the island demands sacrifice!

Mark Salisbury said...

i tend to check out a site or two if it's a particularly mythology packed episode, but other than that I take the show as it comes. however, if the group has always been there, then how do explain jack, kate and hurley having been rescued?

Gina said...

I really enjoyed Lost last week, and this week too actually! I think things are looking up for the show. Especially since they know where it's all going for sure. I mean, I think they always did but not specific details most likely. Ah, who knows! It's just good. :)

Mark Salisbury said...

That's good to know. Alas I have to wait till Sunday to see myself.

Schmid4Brains said...

You have to wait until SATURDAY? oh man... that sucks. strap yourself in!

Schmid4Brains said...

You have to wait until SATURDAY? oh man... that sucks. strap yourself in!

Mark Salisbury said...

Worse than that. It's on Sundays over here.

Anne said...

There's a theory doing the rounds at the moment that makes a great point: we could have seen other flashforwards without realising. We were never told all the other sequences happened in the past, we just assumed!

Mark Salisbury said...

Interesting. Very interesting...

Mark Salisbury said...

By the way Anne, what's your blog called?

Anne said...

I'm currently blogless. I really should start one though... I used to have a terrible habit of starting them and then thoroughly neglecting them.