If there is any reason to look forward to the cold season of winter, it’s for the return of Lost, their second season to be airing only in the spring. This decision probably was regretted last year because of the writer’s strike and story arcs were cut down and backgrounds were limited.
Hopefully this season will make up for that. We got back to back episodes for the premiere and the first one was really awesome while the second less so (but that’s ok, we got 2 episodes). I had forgotten how much I missed them. I even missed Jack some though it helps that he’s reduced to be a drug addict while leaning on Ben. (Loved Ben flushing his pills down the toilet BTW).
Spoilers indicated that Sawyer would be shirtless in these episodes and they did not disappoint. Honestly, he really didn’t have a lot to do for a lot of it. He got to slap Daniel (the one character I didn’t want him to), and he kept making faces throughout, I suppose to make up for his co-star Juliette who is unable to do so. As for what is going on, I have to admit with all my ideas on what happened to the island, I didn’t actually think it would be moving through time which now upon reflection should have been obvious. The Losties appear to be stuck in some kind of time roller coaster as they keep jumping through time (reminds me of an old favorite show Quantum Leap). While it’s fun to watch the different situations they leap into, you have to wonder why The Others/Hostiles aren’t moving with them. My own theory was that they are some how linked to the island and since the island doesn’t appear to go with the Losties, they remain with The Others. My good friend, Slynn, suggested that by living on the island for so long, The Others are time travelers which would explain how Richard remains forever youthful.
Meanwhile, I thought the hardest person to convince to head back to the island would be Kate. She now seems the easiest. Who is the mysterious person trying to get blood tests for she and Aaron. The obvious answers are either Ben or Wydmore but I’m rather hoping it’s Sun. Both women talking in Sun’s hotel room was rather chilling, and it’s clear that Sun seems to be on some kind of mission to take down the people she felt responsible for Jin’s murder. How does she know that Ben was the one that blew up the freighter? When Locke visited did he tell her?
Speaking of Locke, the bald one is told by Richard that he must die to get everyone to come back. Makes you wonder why he then would patch his wound huh?
Hurley’s reaction to Ben was both funny and frustrating. Funny because, who can resist laughing when you see a character throw a hot pocket at someone? Frustrating because I don’t want to spend the majority of the season watching the Oceanic Six be convinced to head back and Hurley looks to be the hardest to resist. Hopefully that deadline creepy old woman gave Ben means it shouldn’t be too long.
Lastly, I am so worried about Charlotte. I’m pleased to see Daniel is being moved up in storylines and becoming quite important but I hate to see Charlotte go, they are my last hope to a decent ship out there. (Which of course means they are cursed).