Jun 22, 2009

Lost Rewatch: Week 4

Week 4 of the rewatch continues to lay the groundwork for the mysteries of Lost. Fans will debate Locke's actions, especially in "Hearts and Minds," throughout these early episodes. Character development was key in season 1 and from Boone and Shannon to Walt and Michael to Charlie to Sawyer, these four sure gave fans a lot of backstory to digest. Just when the audience thought they knew where a character was coming from, their backstory threw their theories for a loop.

On a side note, have you ever wondered what Lost would look like as a sitcom? Well, wonder no further. Thanks to Youtube, some fans have edited Lost as some favorite sitcom openings. Check it out for a funner side of Lost.

Here's a preview of this week's Rewatch episodes:

Hearts and Minds (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Episode flashback focuses on Boone and Shannon's relationship and their time in Australia. It's revealed that Boone and Shannon aren't blood relatives.
  • Don't miss Sawyer in the background while Boone is at the police station in Sydney. One of the many character crossovers in these early flashbacks.
  • Kate learns that Sun speaks English, becoming the second Lostie (along with Michael) to learn Sun's secret.
  • Jack and Sayid discuss the reasons why their compass isn't working. The first of many things they discover that's different/unique about the island's properties.
  • Locke puts forth a test for Boone using a hallucination. This entire exercise is looked at in a different light now that fans have seen season 5. What is Locke's true motivations here? Was his focus really on just getting into the hatch? How does he even know how to mix these hallucinogens and what effects they will have on Boone? This is by far the most intriguing part of this episode for me.
Special (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Michael and Walt off the island and Michael's relationship with Walt's mother.
  • In one of the most interesting season 1 scenes, Walt seems to cause a bird to crash against the window and die. Walt's stepdad later tells Michael that Walt is different and things happen when he's around. Fans immediately want to know more about Walt, but five seasons later, we're still wondering why he's so special.
  • An interesting note from Lostpedia, Egypt is first referenced on Lost by Walt. Interesting since there's been so many other shout-outs to Egypt in later seasons.
  • Michael starts to build the raft in this episode.
  • Black Rock is mentioned for the second time on the show (the first was in Solitary).
  • Claire returns at the end of this episode, setting up Homecoming.
Homecoming (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Charlie dealing with his heroin addiction as a washed-up rocker.
  • Lost went to the well with the old amnesia story when Claire returned.
  • Charlie kills the first Other, when he shoots Ethan. While the death was deserved, the audience probably sided with Sayid way back in season 1 about catching him alive, since we wanted to learn more about Ethan and his people.
  • Ethan is killed on the island, interesting since we now know more about his birth.
Outlaws (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Sawyer and why he was in Australia. Oh yeah, he has a few drinks at a bar with this guy ... Christian Sheppard, ever heard of him?
  • "That's why the Red Sox will never win the World Series." What a great conversation between Christian and Sawyer, but how frustrating was it when Sawyer didn't tell Jack about meeting his dad? Just add it to the times that the Losties didn't share info with each other. That payoff conversation would come later.
  • Sawyer hears the whispers in the jungle, joining Sayid as having heard them.
  • What a way to flesh out a bit of backstory, with a game of "I never." Some interesting bits of info revealed, setting up future flashbacks.
  • Locke delivers a story about his foster mom thinking that a golden retriever was his recently deceased sister, but Locke tells it way better than that, proving once again how awesome a character Locke is.
  • Sawyer says, "It's just a boar." But was it? Interesting how Locke shows up shortly after the board ran through Sawyer's stuff a second time. Smokey? Jacob's enemy? Hmm.

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