Thursday, January 19, 2006

"Lost" - The Hunting Party

“The Hunting Party” – Jack Story: Overall, not a big fan. I mean, that woman, Gabriella, was smoking hot, but not enough to sustain my interest in the back story. We get it, Jack’s a good surgeon, he gets frustrated when he can’t save everyone, and he’s a lousy husband. I did like that fact that Jack was revered as somewhat of a miracle-worker – possible Jesus allusion?

What happened on the island was much more interesting. First, you get the return of M.C. Gainey as the leader of the Others sporting a ridiculously bad-ass beard. Then you get some actual banter with the Others about the island. Apparently there’s a “line in the sand” which Jack and company shouldn’t cross, after all, it’s not their island. But what made me crawl out of my skin was the fact that no one said, “Hey, keep your damn island. Let’s us get the f**k off! Can we borrow your boat and go back to our lives? It sucks here, and we would like nothing more then to leave and not be killed by you.” But alas, it’s “Lost”, so no such luck.

(Oh, and having someone shoot Sawyer but graze his ear as a warning?! Pretty ridiculous, but what IS funny is how many times Sawyer has been shot, stabbed, punched, and had bamboo shoots stuck up his finger nails. I’m surprised the guy is still breathing, let alone coming up with snappy nicknames.)

So, Jack’s pissed that Kate didn’t listen to him, blah blah, and Kate’s sorry but then sees Jack with Ana Lucia, blah blah. And how bout Jack asking Ana Lucia how long it would take to train an army? For some reason I don’t think Rose and Bernard are any match for some Others sharpshooter that could graze an ear in pitch blackness.

Score (out of a possible 20)
Back Story: 4
Island Story: 6
Overall: 10


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