Monday, October 09, 2006

TV: The Season Premiere of Lost

The Lost premiere was last Wednesday but I needed some time to take it in before I made any comments on it. I liked the episode as Lost did, what it always seems to do, answer one question and then give you twenty more questions to ponder. Cody said he didn't like the episode too much. I think I can understand why, it didn't reveal a whole hell of a lot. Jack, Sawyer and Kate are now in captivity by the Others and they are asking questions and not getting any answers in return. It was a frustrating opener because they make Jack seem, a little well, nuts. Which Cody thinks they may make Jack a bad guy. I don't think that could happen, as it turns out the Others, we are supposed to discover, are not really bad at all. At least that's what the creators told us at the San Diego Comic-Con. In the first episode of season 3, "A Tale of Two Cities", we meet a few new Others like Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell), Nikki (Kiele Sanchez) and Neil (Rodrigo Santuro). We also get to see some of the Others from last season like Henry Gale/Ben (Michael Emerson), Mr. Friendly/Zeke (M.C. Gainey) and we also get to see Ethan (William Mapother) from first season and Goodwin (Brett Cullen) who infiltrated the tailies in season 2. So Ben tells Kate that she better enjoy the good life now because the coming weeks are going to be unpleasant. Very mysterious, the mind begins to race. Sawyer gets locked in a zoo and has fun trying to figure out the food delivery button, not really. Jack is locked in a prison with a giant glass wall. He is being questioned by the very pretty Juliet who I believe is the new love interest for Jack this season.

This Wednesday is the new episode so I hope they explain a bit more about what the hell is going on. This past week it was Jack's flashback episode. I suppose this week's will be about either Jin, Sun or Sayid. As of right now it seems that the Others are a society of former Dharma employees who have stayed voluntarily, at least that's what I think. It could be that they have as much control over their fate as the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815. We'll see but I think they are going to have a hell of a time trying to convince me that the Others are saintly after all they have done so far. What do you guys think? Can this place still be Purgatory? How bout an Alien abduction made to look like an island? We were told at the Comic-Con that it will never be clones. So who the hell are these people? Hopefully we will find out very soon.

Lost aires Wednesday night at 9/8 Central on ABC.

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