I am back!
You may not have noticed that I was away because I am very, very spry like a ninja and Thea did a kick-ass job in holding the fort – thank you dude, you rock! – but I was in Brazil for more than two weeks for my sister’s wedding.
Obviously the first thing I did was to catch up with Lost – which, you should know by now, is my favourite TV show – and OH DEAR LORD. Thank you Darlton! You restored my faith in this show. Right when I thought they had jumped the shark, they came back with two amazing episodes, with enough goodness to make any fanboy or fangirl, as the case may be, squee in orgasmic delight (ok, so it’s likely the fanboys did NOT squee in orgasmic delight but maybe they whooped with uncontrollable excitement?) .
Season 4 left off with the Oceanic 6 – Sun, Sayid, Hurley, Jack, Kate and Aaron – leaving the island along with Desmond and trying to carry on with their lives. As they are rescued they see the island disappearing before their very eyes, with Sawyer, Juliet, Locke and everybody else left behind on it. Three years in the future, Ben tells a mentally instable Jack that they need to go back to save the island, save the survivors and for that they need to take the Oceanic 6 with them AND the body of one Jeremy Bentham who is no other than Locke who somehow managed to get off the island and die!
Jump the shark much? My main concerns were – how would they be able to maintain interest in the show? How would this island-disappearing thing work? And with an amazing character such as Locke dead, leaving boring Jack and Kate alive? How would I cope? Another concern of mine was: would the flash-backs and flash-forwards continue? Do they still have stories to tell? Would the format hold?
Episode 01 – Because You Left
So season 5 opens. There is a clock. They are playing with the infamous numbers: 4, 8, 15 …
The first images are eerily reminiscent of the opening of season 2 – remember when we saw a man inside a confined space and it was Desmond inside the hatch? – this time, again we see a man, playing a record, in a confined space, but there is also a woman and a baby and then the image expands to the outside and now it is once more eerily reminiscent of the opening of season 3 – remember Othersville and Juliet playing book club hostess? – we still haven’t seen the face of the man but I am yawning and thinking “yeah, yeah whatever”, there is a surprise coming, we all know it, what is it, show us already!
Then we learn the man is Dr. Marvin Candle! Boo! The one from the Dharma Initiative videos and that he is filming one right now when he is called to investigate a disturbance behind an excavation. It is the wheel that Ben turned at the end of the season 4 and the Dr Candle starts to talk about time travel and “Don’t be absurd..there are rules, rules that cant be broken” blah blah, frankly, I am bored and disappointed, is this really the best they could come up wi…%$£^&*^^$!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Ha? How? Ha? What? I take it all back. It’s five minutes in and I am already pooping my pants. First email to Thea is sent: “DUDE this show is genius”
We cut to Jack and he is now working with Ben to bring the Oceanic 6 and Locke’s body back to the island and he is shaving. I only mention that as I am severely depressed right now because I will so miss this:
Oh, such mocking potential…..lost forever. RIP Jack-Beard.
But this is 3 years in the future, back in the island, 3 years ago, as the island “reappears”…..
Locke is not where he was…..
nor is (shirtless – pause for drooling) Sawyer or Juliet or the other losties….and there is something else. Their camp? and everything that they had IS GONE.
…and Faraday, the mysterious Faraday seems to be the only one who knows what the hell is going on
At the other side of the island Locke is walking around and he sees a plane crashing. OMG AAAAAAA It is Yemi’s Plane (you know. Mr Eko’s brother?) and I am like Holy Shit – he is in the past? what does that mean? Second Email to Thea: “OMG Dude, if Locke does something now, can they bring Boone back?” before I can recover I have another Fangirl-gasm because OMG
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa It’s ETHAN! ETHAN!
and then…” whoooooooosh” Locke is gone again. By now it’s pretty clear he is the one shifting, not the island.
Meanwhile, in the future Sayid has rescued Hurley and they are together now and he is all like “Listen TO me Hurley, we are in Grave Peril” and then Sayid is all Chuck-Norrising and killing left and right, and the deaths are pinned to Hurley and I am like you two are cute and all, BUT I WANT TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE ISLAND AND whoooooosh
In the past again (now it’s clear, the flashbacks are of the people in the island, genius!, I say, genius!) , Sawyer has had enough of Faraday being mystery man and demands an explanation.
And Faraday says ” we are shifting through time” but he knows more than he says that’s for sure.
Then Eyeliner-Richard shows up exactly where Locke is (how.does.he.know) and they have an amazing convo (another fangirl-gasm) and then Eyeliner-Richard tells Locke that if he wants to save the island he has to leave it and HE HAS TO DIE.
Locke is like: WTF?!
I am like: SQUEEEEEEEEEEE. Because we know he does it right? and now it is a matter of him trying to figure out how because before Eyeliner-Richard can say more…..whooooosh
They shift again. and I am jumping up and down – this is so cool!
because they are by the hatch and they know Desmond is in there and Sawyer is knocking knocking at the door because he wants helps he wants to change the past…
But Faraday explain the past can NOT be changed….
and Sawyer with tears in his eyes (OMG, now it is a shipper’s SQUUUEEEEEEEEE AWWWWWWWWWWW Sawyer, come here, don’t cry my baby) says something like ” everyone I care about died” (remember he thinks Kate and Hurley died in the chopper)
Then Faraday notices that Charlotte is bleeding (not that I care)
(but he does) So he looks into his notes and he realises that there is a loop and there is a way and he knocks knocks at the hatch’s door until Desmond comes out!
AAAAAAAAAA Fan-girl gasm! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Then Faraday tells Desmomd that the rules don’t apply to him , that he needs to go to Oxford to look for Daniel Faraday’s mother…and his mother’s name is….
In the future, out of the island, our Desmond wakes up with a brand new memory, my heart is beating with the force of a thousand drums and then he tells Penny:
“We are going to Oxford”
and I collapse. And email Thea right away.
End of the episode.
Can I take a moment here to rejoice? Because Thea and I from the moment Desmond walked into our lives we have been theorising how IMPORTANT this man was for the future of the losties! Vindication Thea!!! – Highfive!!! On the flip side!
Episode 2 – The Lie
I take a deep breath and start watching the second episode almost immediately.
The O6 have just been rescued. They are talking about the lie they are going to tell. how they are the only survivors. This is to keep Mr Widmore from finding out about the others left behind.
Jack(ass) is the one to come up with this infallible plan
Hurley is not happy and he wants to tell the truth and asks for Sayid’s help
But Sayid agrees with Jack(ass)
Hurley says one day Sayid will need his help and he will say no…cut to the future and …
Hurley is helping Sayid. They are on the run. Sayid has been hit by a dart and is comatose. Hurley is desperate and is losing it. The police is chasing them and they are pulled over by no other than…
ARGH. ANA freaking LUCIA. I email Thea disgusted. The image of this person having sex with Sawyer is forever imprinted in my mind in a very bad way and I hoped never to see this woman again. Still, I have to admit she looks better than she ever looked in the show and she tells Hurley to pull his act together and that Libby says hi. Gotta love the writers of this show. Sometimes they do good.
Back in the island and in the past, Sawyer finds a shirt. FOR SHAME.
They still don’t know when they are…this episode is moving sloooowly
Ben tells Jack to sort his stuff out because when they return to the island, they are NEVER coming back. I am taken aback by this – it sounds very final and at the same time, how can it ever be different? I email Thea again to discuss.
Kate, who is on the run from someone who knows she is lying about being Aaron’s mother gets a phone call …
from Sun… and goes to see her…
Back in the past, someone attacks the losties and Sawyer who seems to be in charge is all “ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuun”
A lot of people die, including the redshirt who spent the whole episode whining.
Meanwhile Kate and Sun have a heart to heart about that last day when Kate told Sun to go to the chopper that she would get Jin but she didn’t and then Jin died and then Sun says she forgives her….Kate buys this.
But I am not fooled. NOT I. ha-ha. Sun is concocting a plan and she seeks revenge. I can feel it in my nuggets.
What else is going on? Ah, Hurley is still taking care of Sayid but there is ONE man that can FIX him (because he can fix anything) and that is Jack(ass) and he asks his father to take Sayid to Jack(ass)
and he does and he tells the good doc to stay away from Hurley
Jack then calls Ben …
to tell him he has Sayid
And Hurley, in a heart-breaking moment breaks down and tells his mother the truth – no more lies. He tells her about the survivors, the island, the Others, everything. Such a beautiful moment. Poor Hurley.
Then Ben shows up. Tells Hurley that he and Jack are working together to get them back to the island. But Hurley wants nothing to do with Ben and
Gives himself up to the police…
Meanwhile back in the past – a psycho power-hungry …
nazi-Other captures Juliet and Sawyer and is about to chop her hand off
when super Locke shows up to save the day whooohoo!! Phew.
The last scenes are a fangirl’s paradise. A woman is writing in a board. Is is clearly something physics-related. She seems to be in the crypt of a church. She goes upstairs. Ben is there.
He tells her that they lost Hurley. She tells him they have 72 hours to go back. The woman is no other than:
Mrs Hawkings!!!!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAAAAA *dies*
The woman that set Desmond on course and to the island when he could have changed things. AND HEREBY THEA AND I DECLARE OUR NEW THEORY – THIS IS FARADAY’S MOTHER.
I collapse again. Oh yes. Lost is back. With a vengeance.
All caps courtesy of Lost-Media.com
End of episode and of the recap