Jun 29, 2009

Lost Rewatch: Week 5

The Lost Rewatch cuts back a little with only three episodes on the schedule. So if you're behind on the Rewatch, this week might be a good one to do some catching up.

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

...In Translation (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Jin. (They are the same time frame as "House of the Rising Sun, but from Jin's point of view.)
  • Jin tells Sun's dad that his father is dead, but we later see him as an old fisherman, explaining why Jin is so good at catching fish on the island.
  • Sayid and Shannon's relationship is growing. It's kind of weird seeing them together. Not only do we now know how it ends for them, but we know so much more about Sayid, both his past and future.
  • The raft is becoming a major plot element. Sawyer bought a spot on the raft and Jin and Michael get in a fight because Michael thought Jin burned the raft. It's revealed to the group that Sun can speak English when she must defend Jin during the fight with Michael.
  • Locke figures out that Walt burned the raft in another great conversation with Walt. Locke touches on his own father not being cool, setting up Locke's backstory.
  • Jin's starting to pick up some English word, saying Boat.
Numbers (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Hurley. Hurley wins the lottery and bad stuff starts to happen. He thinks the numbers are cursed.
  • 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42...the numbers, forever linked in the Lost mystery. This episode sets the audience up for years of questions.
  • Hurley is the owner of a box company in Tustin...making him Locke's boss.
  • Leonard, Sam Toomey, Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute. Just a few of the major players in the mystery of Lost that were introduced here.
  • On their way to Rousseau's camp, the group comes across a rope bridge. Wonder who built that?
  • Rousseau mentions the Black Rock again, this time to Hurley. She doesn't know what the numbers mean, but agrees with Hurley that they must be cursed. She gives an overview of her group's time on the island. Something fans will see take place in season 5.
  • The episode ends with one of season 1's best shots. The camera pans to the hatch that Boone and Locke are working on to reveal 4 8 15 16 23 42 etched on the side. Chillbumps.
Deus Ex Machina (Zap2It Recap)
  • Long Live Locke's original recap.
  • Flashback focuses on Locke and his not cool dad, who cons Locke into donating a kidney to him and then abandons their relationship again.
  • Locke's description of the game Mouse Trap sounds a lot like the season 5 conflict between Jacob and man in black.
  • Locke's mother had been admitted to the same mental hospital that Hurley was, Santa Rosa.
  • Is Locke's strange vision the island speaking to him? He learned of the beach craft's location and saw Boone covered in blood. Foreshadowing Boone's demise perhaps or did the island want him out of the picture?
  • Locke losing feeling in his legs? A Nigerian drug plane on the island? Virgin Mary statues filled with heroin? We're the survivors of Flight 815 (shout out to Bernard)? Man, what an episode. Locke-centric ones always deliver.
  • Another great ending. With Locke ready to give up on the island, a light shoots out from the hatch renewing Locke's faith and making him more determined than ever to get inside the hatch. We'll see this shot from a different point of view on the island in season 5.

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