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.