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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Lost: Season 3

Okay, I've sat back and listened, and now I think it's time I dropped my two cents. I'm getting tired of people bitching about Lost.

"Oh the show isn't doing as good as it used to, it might be getting cancelled."

"This season is so slow, we haven't learned anything."

"Nikki and Paulo are stupid characters."

Okay, shut up.

If you've not been watching Lost this season, and are waiting for the DVD's or maybe you've Tivoed it, or something, and you don't want to know what's going on, consider this your official

************SPOILER ALERT************

First of all, Lost has already been renewed for Season 4, so it's not getting cancelled. Secondly, yes the ratings are down, but I would say it has a lot to do with the show moving from 8pm to 10pm more than anything. It's still the best in its timeslot.

Moving on to people's gripes about the season.

I check out this site occasionally called the Delta Park Project. It's a podcast hosted by two people named Jason and Anna, and every week (give or take) they do a segment called Delta Park Gets Lost, where they talk about what happened this week on Lost. At first I enjoyed it because they would say interesting things and make points about the show, now it seems all they do is make fun of it, and point out "theories" that are obviously wrong, or not too well thought out.

Do I sound like an obsessed fanboy yet? I'm just getting started.

To all the people who think we haven't learned anything this season, remember where we left off. At the end of season two, Jack, Sawyer, and Kate were all taken by Henry Gale and his band of hillbilly Others. Desmond turned the key inside the Swan hatch, everything got bright, the sky turned purple, and a door fell from the sky. That's where we were. We've come a long way.

-The Others are in fact NOT hillbillies. They live in a happy little community with houses and a pool table and plumbing and electricity, and until the sky turned purple, they had contact with the outside world.

-Henry Gale's real name is Benjamin Linus, and he is a high ranking member of the Others.

-Juliet Burke is another Other, with some kind of history with Ben. She's also a fertility doctor from Florida, who was recruited to the island by Ethan and a man possibly posing as a doctor named Richard Alpert, from a company called Mittelos Bioscience.

-Most of the Others are recruited. Some, like Ben, were born on the island.

-The Others may not be Dharma Scientists as previously thought, they may in fact be enemies to the Dharma Inititive, even though they use all the Dharma facilities. This is shown by another Other named Mikhail claiming there was a "purge" when the Dharma people tried to wipe out the Others, whom they called "The Hostiles."

-Alex Rousseau believes Ben is her father, and that her mother died a long time ago.

-Jack's tattoos mean "He walks with us, but he is not one of us."

-Cindy and the children are alive and well.

-There is someone from the Others camp named Jacob, who came up with some kind of list, presumably of the "good" and "bad" people on the island. Locke appears to be on this list of good people.

-Locke was paralyzed because his father threw him out of an eighth story window.

-Eko is dead, killed by the smoke monster, who apparently can change shape, or make people see people from their past.

-Sun knows Charlie and Sawyer were the ones who kidnapped her, not the Others. Jin doesn't know this.

-Sun's baby may be Jae's, the man who was teaching her english, and not Jin's.

-Desmond's sailboat that Sayid used to infiltrate the Other's camp was taken from him by the Others.

-The Others have a submarine. Or HAD a submarine until Locke possibly blew it up. When he was captured, he was soaking wet, so speculation is that he may have sunk it and blew up the end of the dock so the Other's think they lost the sub.

-Locke's dad is on the island... maybe.

-Locke's dad used two aliases: Anthony Cooper and Adam Seward. Those two names together are an anagram of "Sawyer the Con Man, a poor dad." Giveing more to speculation that Locke's dad is the original Sawyer who conned James "Sawyer" Ford's parents.

-The hatch imploded, Desmond, Locke, and Eko survived. Desmond somehow possibly relived his life up until he came to the island, possibly was unconscious and shown the past, and told it couldn't be changed, and that fate always stays on track. He still tries to change the future, after constantly getting visions of Charlies death.

-Locke can communicate with "the island" better now than Ben can. This is pointed out by Locke who makes the point that Ben is in a wheelchair, and Locke is not.

-We've now seen The Swan, The Pearl, The Hydra, The Flame, The Arrow and the Staff. All six hatches from the blast door map.

-Nikki and Paulo were two survivors of Flight 815. They came and went. Paulo knew about the Pearl hatch long before anyone else, as well as the plan to kidnap Jack to help Ben. He told no one, and subsequently was buried alive next to Nikki.

-Ethan was a surgeon. Ben needed a spinal surgeon to remove a tumor on his back, and Jack did the surgery, in exchange for returning home. He never got to leave.

-The barracks where the Others live is surrounded by some sonic fence thing. The smoke monster cannot get through it.

-Supposedly the Others don't know what the smoke monster is either. At least Juliet doesn't.

-Alex has a boyfriend named Karl, who Kate and Sawyer rescued. Carl then was set free.

-Rousseau knows Alex is alive, and has seen her. Alex may suspect her mother is still alive based on what Sayid told her.

-Miss Klugh is dead, because she told Mikhail to kill her (in Russian) once they were captured by Locke, Kate, and Sayid. When Mikhail was killed by the sonic fence after Locke threw him into it, he smiled and said "Thank you."

**********SPOILER'S END**************

So seriously, a lot has happened. People are just whining because all the answers aren't just given to them on a plate. The mystery is what makes the show, once they answer something, they HAVE to ask something else, or else the show would be over. So just relax and don't try to pull everything out of it immediately, just let it run it's course. And please stop complaining. It's still as good as it ever was, if not better.



  • THANK YOU! Are we enjoying the show here or are we critiquing every move it makes? Turns out good story lines happen over time. So far the stories have been sweet, so why don't you let it develop? If you want something dramatic to happen every week, watch ER. I'm more into actual plot and character development.
    It's cool, I'm alright with being a raging fan-girl.

    By Blogger Laura, at Thu Apr 12, 08:30:00 PM EDT  

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