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Lost Episode 6 Chat Thread
2008-03-06 17:00
by Jon Weisman

No spoilers. Remember, don't talk about show details until they've aired on the West Coast, and no talk about scenes from upcoming episodes.

2008-03-06 17:56:41
1.   fanerman
Sadly, I will miss this episode and won't have a chance to watch it until tomorrow night or Saturday. Oh well. Bowling calls.
2008-03-06 19:56:53
2.   LA punk
Does anyone think that there are crew members of the Black Rock alive on the island today? Particularly, the "other" guy that never ages.
2008-03-06 22:29:39
3.   CeyHey10
All in all, a tame episode -- I'm with Jon: the episodes without much by way of character gut-punches aren't nearly as compelling. Here's hoping that its function was merely to provide connective tissue to the last episodes before the "mini-cliffhanger" in episode 8 ... rather than the beginnings of a downward slide back to the days when we didn't get answers (why can't we know who's on the boat??)
2008-03-06 23:13:29
4.   Bob Timmermann
"The Red Sox?"
"I taped over the game..."

Ben's tape had pretty good production values.

2008-03-07 06:43:51
5.   Penarol1916
3. To me, every season of this show has gone through a mid-season malaise where it seems to lose a lot of momentum from the early part of the season, before picking up again for a great last set of episodes. Personally, I enjoyed this episode, but I like most that have a lot of Ben and very little Kate. I'm very excited for next week, as the previews seem to indicate that it will be Sun and Jin focused, and those are my favorites.
2008-03-07 07:34:13
6.   Bob Timmermann
You do know that will be just as likely that someone will say that they hate Sun and Jin episodes.

I believe every character is disliked by some fans for one reason or another.

There are probably fans who dislike Aaron.

2008-03-07 07:40:34
7.   CeyHey10
5 6 As usual, Bob's words are true, cute, and wise -- and yet, I'm with you, Penarol. For reasons I don't entirely understand, Sun and Jin have some weird direct link to my heartstrings. Powerful, well-developed characters.

And yes, lots of Ben = good times. I was thinking last night that it really does make no sense at all that they haven't killed him (he SHOT Locke, then told him he has "no bargaining chips left" -- and Locke lets him go free?!)... except for this: from the time he was trapped in Rousseau's net, he's dominated every scene he's been in. What an actor.

2008-03-07 07:52:32
8.   Bob Timmermann
I like the Sun and Jin stories. The only storyline I get a little bored with is Kate's.

But if you set me up with a Desmond story, I'm happier than a pig in slop.

2008-03-07 08:19:22
9.   Penarol1916
8. Multiply your little bored with Kate by 10,000 and that's how I feel with every one of her episodes, especially if she is spending a lot of time with Jack.
2008-03-07 08:31:08
10.   CeyHey10
8 9 Ah yes, no time for a top-ten list this morning, but my top-three backstory rankings:

1) Sun and Jin
2) Desmond
(considerable distance here)
3) Sawyer

2008-03-07 08:35:51
11.   JoeyP
Not a great episode, but at least it answered some questions.

The boat belongs to Mr. Widmore, which makes sense because of him getting that book about the Black Rock from the auction and thus trying to find the island.

Strange that Desmond enters the boat race, and crashed upon the island, the very island that Mr. Widmore (his nemesis) has been attempting to locate.

I think Sun & Jin are way more boring than the other characters. The only hint of dramatic acting with Jin's character is when Jin periodically will speak english to amplify his points..but even those moments have lost their luster.

Cant wait too see who Ben's spy is on the boat, as well as where that boat goes.

2008-03-07 08:44:25
12.   Penarol1916
For those interested, the washington post website has put together "Lost Madness" a bracket of 64 characters on Lost and you can vote on your favorites. The people who put it together obviously have no idea how a bracket is supposed to work as in the first round Hurley and Sawyer are going against each other (and they would each have high seeds), while Hurley's imaginery friend is up against someone who "is scheduled to make their first appearance on March 20."
2008-03-07 09:56:56
13.   Daniel Zappala
I think the reason they haven't killed Ben is because they know he may ultimately help them get off the island, whereas the people on the boat seem not to be too concerned with that. They want to leave all their options open, and Ben knows more about the island than anyone.
2008-03-07 10:20:15
14.   jtrichey
Lots of speculation that Michael is Ben's spy on the boat. This week's episode when Ben tells Locke he may want to sit down first seems to be pointing in that direction. However, I just cannot wrap my head around that as being a logical possibility. Not that it has to be logical, but can anyone come up with a scenario that Michael (a so-so artist) makes it back to America and finagles his way onto this boat to gather info for Ben? It just doesn't make sense to me.
2008-03-07 10:48:44
15.   Daniel Zappala
Maybe it's Locke's dad! ;-)
2008-03-07 11:49:50
16.   ibleedbloo
I believe it is Michael and/or Walt because Ben gave him a course to follow when he gave him the boat. I don't think Michael made it home and then came back.

Also, Ben gave up the threat, Widmore, to easily. I think we will see another "unexpected" twist there. Perhaps Widmore is Ben's financier? Not sure, that sequence of events didn't seem right.

Last comment; the lady who relayed the message to Juliet in the jungle, there has to be more than meets the eyes. For one, we heard the whispers before she appeared, and then she was just gone. I think she maybe the Island version of "dead". In the same state as Christian Sheppard or some of the other "dead" we have seen walking around the island. How else would Ben relay the message to her? Some form of telepathy perhaps?

P.S. I hate Aaron. Always crying and being kidnapped.

2008-03-07 11:53:06
17.   ibleedbloo
Two best lines of the show:

Ben asking Locke if the rabbit had a number on it. I laughed out loud and my friend, who is also a big fan, didn't get it.

Juliet telling Jack that the lady in the jungle was her therapist and that it was stressful being an other.

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