Thursday, February 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #27 (Lost)

Thirteen Thoughts/Questions About The Season Premier of "Lost"
Spoilers Below !!

1) I'm so happy it's back!

2) Couldn't they have shown a little bit more of Kate and Sawyer making out in the recap? I missed it the first time around. I'm deprived!

3) It was interesting how they pointed out that all of the characters are lost in their own lives, in addition to being lost on the island.

4) Why do the Other's leave the Frenchwoman alone? Remember, she hasn't seen Others, except for Alex, but she's heard them whispering. Although, now that we've seen the Others, I don't think that they're the ones who have been doing the whispering. Maybe that's the island instead.

5) Who is the leader of the Others? Is it Ben? Is it Tom? Someone else?

6) Is Alex the Frenchwoman's daughter?

7) If so, does that mean the Frenchwoman's husband (and Alex's Dad) - who she supposedly killed - is alive and running the Others? Or, perhaps the Others took Alex from the Frenchwoman when she was young and the leader raised her as his own.

8) Juliet appears to have been involved in fertility experiments, including an experiment on her sick sister. If the Others were planning to destroy the world, except for themselves, maybe they thought it would be a good idea to have a fertility doctor around who could help them reproduce in a post-apocalyptic world? Her ex-husband was such an a#%hole.

9) Judging by the timely demise of Juliet's ex-husband, apparently the Others were as seemingly all-powerful and all-knowing off the Island as they are on it.

10) Juliet's captivity explains her confusing behavior towards Jack, and the fact that she told him to kill Ben on the operating table. So, the Others are working on some kind of top secret project, so secret that they forcibly recruit people and then keep them prisoner? But, how can they trust Juliet to do the work she's supposed to be doing? I finally feel sympathy for Juliet and a spark of interest in her character.

11) They didn't show enough of Sayid, so right now this guy is still at the top of my list of super hot Indian men. Don't worry Sayid, I'm confident that will change after next week's episode when you race off to save Jack and remind everyone how dangerously sexy you are.

12) I don't think the Others were conducting a real experiment on Alex's boyfriend. It looked to me like they were punishing him and trying to drive him crazy. Or, perhaps it's a way to break him down psychologically to make him more pliant?

13) Why did Jack make Kate recite the story of that surgery? It was a little too neat and contrived, with her reciting and him performing a similar surgery at the same time. There was no reason for the Others to hear about a time that he had been afraid but ultimately successful.

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Janie Hickok Siess, Esq. said...

I'm still trying to get through the second season of Lost, so I'm not reading your list! Just wanted to say "hello." Love the colors of your site.

Christine said...

I caught the last half of the second season, and the last half of tonight's show.I'm still trying to catch up too. It is one show that leaves you with lots of unanswered questions, and draws you into watching next weeks.

Have a great Thursday!
My T13 is up!

tvaddictgurl said...

I missed about half of the episodes in the fall and didn't see all of this one but I figure I can watch this one over the weekend on and at least partially catch up.

Artemis said...

I haven't yet seen last night's episode - no cable! But I am all for spoilers hehe... excited its back on again!

gravelly said...

Buttercup! Did you see the first hour when the producers discussed the show and the "hidden hints"? Very interesting! Glad the best show on TV is back too: Sawyer is awesome, I would love to meet him in person!

GreenEyedGirl said...

Sounds like you really like the show!! I have only seen a few episodes :(

Barbara H. said...

We're Lost fans, too. :) I've wondered about the Frenchwoman, too -- why the Others leave her to wander about. I always thought this Alex was her daughter -- but I suppose it is possible she isn't. I got the impression before (but I can't remember why now) that Ben was responsible for Alex but not her real dad. But who knows -- he might be.

There seems to be someone above Ben in leadership -- maybe the guy who recruited Juliett?

Juliett seemed a lot more emotional in the flashback than she is as an "Other." I wondered if she's gotten harder and jaded since being there or if they did something to her.

Buttercup said...

Gravelly - I'm sure a lot of us would like to meet Sawyer in person. ;)

Barbara H. - I think there's someone above Ben too, but maybe he/she is not on the island? Juliett did seem a lot more emotional in the flashback. I think it's b/c she's gotten harder; she wasn't allowed to leave to be there for her sister.

Gypsy said...

I couldn't read your list because I haven't watched the season opener yet. But honestly? I'm just not all that excited. I got so pissed at the show last season, and now there are other shows that have captivated me much more (hello, Heroes). I'll still watch, but Lost should be on notice from me -- ramp it up, people! ;)

Buttercup said...

Gypsy: Sawyer, Sayid, and Jin. What's not to be excited about?

Sparky Duck said...

6. Yes, Alex is the frenchwomans daughter

8. The exhusband actor always plays and asshole, hes good at it :)

12. It was a Clockwork Orange brainwash moment for sure.

The Others and the Dharma/Magnet thing are not connected, though the others think they are.

Darla said...

I've only seen the first 2 seasons, too--on DVD, but I couldn't resist reading the list anyway. Never fear, I'll have completely forgotten it all by the time the next set of DVDs comes out.

InterstellarLass said...

I've never seen more than 5 minutes of this show! I hear people rave about it, so maybe I'll have to get caught up with the DVDs.

Rashenbo said...

I was soooo hooked on Lost for the first and second season... and then I just lost interest! It couldn't keep my attention. It sounds like you really enjoy it though! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and have an awesome Thursday!

catherine said...

Unfortunately, I've never watched Lost, but it sounds fascinating from your TT13!

Dane Bramage said...

When it comes to this show I am completely... well I just don't know where I am. I have never been a fan but thanks for the insight. I can fake it at the watercooler now! LOL

My Thursday Thirteen, the 13 Searches That Led To My Blog Edition is up. Stop by if you get a chance!

ancsweetnsassygal said...

I guess great minds think alike since I used the same topic for my TT this week. They don't answer enough questions before raising new questions. Great TT.

Chelle Y. said...

I forgot that "Lost" was on. Thankfully, my Tivo remembered! :)

marianne said...

I'm so 'lost' when it comes to Lost! lol - I watched a few episodes when it started and just couldn't get into it. I'm glad you're enjoying it though - you sure make it sound interesting!

Jill said...

why am I reading your list?? The third season only start in april for me(I'm watching in french so I have something to watch during the summer!!) I cannot wait to watch it!! But I think that reading this just runned some punchline!!!