Lost - OAR 4-24-08

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  1. Apr 25, 2008 #21 of 229
    madscientist

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    I was soooooo happy when I realized it was the 24th today and a new LOST was on.

    And boy, did this not disappoint! Favorite part: Jack setting up Bernard as a spy on the boat people. Saw it coming a mile away... but tricky!

    I have to say, I'm really loving the flash-forward thing. I thought it might make things less suspenseful but it really doesn't: every time the island dynamic changes I find myself considering how this change might end up leading to the Oceanic 6 and the future we saw: for example when Sawyer took that group back to the beach. And the way Sayid asked Ben how he got off the island, it made me think maybe Sayid never gets back there at all. And if Widmore couldn't find the island when Ben was talking to him in his bedroom, then what happened to that ship? It had the island coordinates.

    My biggest "WTH?" today: why didn't Ben have a rifle trained on the mercenary who had a gun pointed at Alex? He could have said "she doesn't mean anything to me, and if you kill her you'll die next". Probably Alex would still have died but at least they would have gotten one and maybe two of the mercenary team in exchange.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2008 #22 of 229
    Turtleboy

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    Did current Ben time travel to Tunisia using something in the basement?
     
  3. Apr 25, 2008 #23 of 229
    Peter000

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    Okay, here's my crazy prediction after watching this episode:

    I think Charles Widmore was part of the "Black Rock" crew. If not the captain.

    And Ben can't kill him because the Island won't let him.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2008 #24 of 229
    spikedavis

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    No. Those two events were seperate-you can tell from the bruises on "present" Ben and the tan of "Future" Ben. Him going into the basement was all about summoning Cerebus. Plus in the Future Ben is wearing a Dharma parka and has a deep cut on his arm. I'm assuming we'll see him in a struggle to time travel in an upcoming episode and get cut by someone right before he does.

    I love the time warp with Doc Ray being alive and dead at the same time.

    So here's what I'm pondering. Why have a fence to keep Cerebus out when you are controlling him?
     
  5. Apr 25, 2008 #25 of 229
    gchance

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    They really screwed up in this episode, man. Locke's got lots of experience in wargaming, yet he plays RISK? No, I'm sorry, this just isn't realistic.

    GREAT episode, nothing like returning with a bang! Now that it's aired, I'll post something I was reading on a spoiler site earlier today. It's from an interview with Michael Emerson for Entertainment Weekly, regarding tonight's episode. I loved the quote:

    He does sound like he loves playing the character. Rightfully so.

    Greg
     
  6. Apr 25, 2008 #26 of 229
    dsmoot

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    I think you mean Cerberus not Cerebus. ;)
     
  7. Apr 25, 2008 #27 of 229
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    spikedavis

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    I also just want to say what a joy it is to have a show on the air as rich and deeply involving as LOST. There are plenty of shows that I love, but there is something uniquely wonderful about LOST that I enjoy on a completely different level.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2008 #29 of 229
    JYoung

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    I wouldn't say that. I would say that they've added another level of complexity to Ben.

    I don't think that Ben can so much control it as much as summon it and hope it doesn't kill him.

    So where did Sayid catch up with Nadia?
     
  10. Apr 25, 2008 #30 of 229
    spikedavis

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    Probally when he returns as one of the O6, his face is all over the news and Nadia sees him and makes contact. Remember-we know she was alive and well in CA-when Locke met her.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2008 #31 of 229
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    YAFE

    (Yet Another Fantastic Episode)

    LOVED it.
     
  12. Apr 25, 2008 #32 of 229
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    It's just my opinion but Lost is kind of a good show.
     
  13. Apr 25, 2008 #33 of 229
    toddvj

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    Sayid said that he spent the last 8 years looking for her. What's up with that? Is he including pre-island time?
     
  14. Apr 25, 2008 #34 of 229
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    Excellent episode! Ben is such an interesting character. I also am interested to know why he couldn't just kill Widmore. I thought at first maybe he just wanted Widmore to suffer from seeing his daughter die, but Ben said they both already knew why he couldn't, so it must be something else.

    Maybe Desmond kills Ben -> coffin.

    What's up with Jack's 'stomach bug'?
     
  15. Apr 25, 2008 #35 of 229
    Turtleboy

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    I think its been posted before, but the flashforwards are going in reverse chronoligical order.

    The one with jack occurred furthest in the future, and each one after that occurred earlier than the one before.
     
  16. Apr 25, 2008 #36 of 229
    vertigo235

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    I'm guessing he cant' kill widmore for the same reason michael couldn't die. The island is protecting him?
     
  17. Apr 25, 2008 #37 of 229
    Jeeters

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    That whole gambit didn't make sense to me. Inside the house, they were already assuming that the mercs would kill everybody even if they handed Ben over. So if these guys weren't going to spare anybody before leaving, why would they spare Alex, especially when Ben says she's *not* his daughter?
     
  18. Apr 25, 2008 #38 of 229
    danplaysbass

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    Its not really effective using acronyms if you have to explain them.

    What an Episode! Michael Emerson has proven himself to be an incredible actor. When he took out those two Arabians I was kinda shocked. He is kind of a small man.

    Sawyer admitted he was wrong by staying with Locke. When Clarie's house was hit with that rocket I thought she was a goner (well we know Aaron is with Kate so I thought that was it for her).
     
  19. Apr 25, 2008 #39 of 229
    Rob Helmerichs

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    It sounds like Ben and Charles had an arrangement that their conflict would not extend to family, and that Ben couldn't believe Widmore's people would go back on that.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2008 #40 of 229
    danplaysbass

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    So can we assume that there is some sort of teleportation involved now? Ben appeared in the desert. He didn't know exactly where he was and he definitely didn't know when he was. The date was approximately one year after the original crash.
     

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