Thursday, March 23, 2006

"Lost" - The Whole Truth

“The Whole Truth” – Sun story.

Overall, worst ep. of the season. B-story was better than the A (although I was relieved that Jin replanted Sun’s garden. Talk about a nail-biter!), but this one score’s some pretty low marks.

The island never ceases to amaze me. Not only does it offer all sorts of monsters, omniscient black smoke, and sickness that terrorize the inhabitants, but it CAN do some good. After all, it gave Jin super sperm to knock up his wife. Remember when he came back to camp after everyone thought he was on the raft? That next morning, he walked out of his tent with Sun and had that grin on his face that went from ear to ear. The kind of grin that says, “Oh yeah, I put a hurtin’ on her last night.” I’m surprised he didn’t go around high fiveing everyone – I guess that not part of Korean culture.

Speaking of Korean culture, what else can’t doctors tell Korean men for fear of having their practice burned down? I assume STDs are out of the questions, but how about other ailments? Chicken pox, flat feet, erectile dysfunction? What a country!

And was it Jin that got Sun pregnant? After all, she did seem pretty cozy with Weird Bald Guy. But she told Jin that she didn’t sleep with anyone else, and I believe her, even though it seems like this chick’s got more secrets than the Pentagon.

So, did I like the A-story? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Talk about a snoozefest. However, at this rate, Sun will give birth to her baby around season 10. Then it will be tortured as only the Lost writers can do.

Let’s move on to the Henry Gale story. At first, when Locke wanted Ana Lucia to talk to him, I thought if Sayid, the “torturer”, couldn’t get him to talk, then how could she? Who’s the next interrogator, Rose and Bernard?

Also, everyone, including Sayid, knew that there’s about an 80% chance that they were walking into a trap. And after that speech by Henry at the end of the episode, I was about 60% convinced that he was an Other. Then in the preview for next week, we see the friggin smiley face balloon! And we see Sayid in the hatch (where it looks like some crazy stuff goes down), so he probably wasn’t captured. However, if the Others needed to kidnap some survivors for a trade for Gale, they could have snatched 10 people from the beach if they wanted to. But there’s also the fact that if Gale was an Other, then perhaps the balloon belonged to someone else (remember Desmond? He was just helping out Jack Bauer on 24), and the Others knew about it and concocted the story around it. Or it could have belonged to Adam and Eve (the bodies found near the caves in Season 1). Either way, why didn’t Locke just bitch slap him for being a patronizing douche?

Ahh, so many questions. Too bad the preview for next week was better than the show.

Some interesting links:

- Transcripts of all the whispering conversations from the past episodes:
http://www.lostlinks.net
- Videos of some “Lost” cast members before they were on the show: http://www.thesuperficial.com
- Some fan site with schematics of the hatch: http://www.cs.iastate.edu/~andorfc/paint.html
- I knew as soon as I saw it that someone was going to play the audio that Jin heard when Sawyer and Bernard were talking backwards. Sure enough, here it is: http://lost.cubit.net/audio/sawyerBernard.mp3
Canadian Promo: http://tinyurl.com/kyswj
America Promo: http://tinyurl.com/khrzz

Score (out of a possible 20)
Back Story: 3 (you know it’s bad when you don’t even bother to read the subtitles)
Island Story: 7
Overall: 10

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