Since we have to wait TWO weeks for a new episode of "Lost," I thought I would take some time to post some thoughts on the March 4th episode. WARNING: Spoilers if you haven't watched the episode yet!
(Also WARNING! If you think people talking about fictional characters as if they're real is silly, you'll think this post is all kinds of goofy.)
See this picture of Josh Holloway? I posted it for a reason: we got to see a lot more of those dimples in "LaFleur." Sawyer (yes, he will always be SAWYER to me, not James or Jim) seemed happier than ever.
Interestingly, he seems to really have come into his own as part of the Dharma Initiative. And he seems to be genuinely happy in a relationship with Juliet. I think a lot of us saw that coming; they were thrown together a lot as "Lostie left-behinders." But maybe we didn't foresee it being such an evidently solid and domesticated relationship?
I saw a lot of comments on "Lost" discussion boards from people who didn't think they would like Sawyer being with Juliet, but who really liked this pairing.
Ann-Marie of The Left-handed Rabbit wrote on Facebook:
I think Sawyer is just SO much better matched with Juliet than Kate. I mean, Juliet "has his back." (Was that not the cutest scene on the dock EVER? Or what?) Kate is so fickle! I hope Juliet is sincere. Three years is a long time to fake loving someone. However I'd love to see Kate and Juliet square off over Sawyer. Who would win? Methinks, Juliet. Kate would be running off yelling, "Jack! Jack! She's hitting me!" :-) Yeah, obviously not a Kate fan!
Well, I've always wanted Kate and Jack to be together, so if Sawyer has found happiness with Juliet, so be it. And someone pointed out, he's been with Juliet for three years? That's a whole lot longer than the three months he spent with Kate--although it seemed a looooot longer to us as viewers.
But I did have to let Ann-Marie know that a lot of Lost fans still don't trust Juliet. Some of them believe that even if she's not evil, she knows a lot more than she's letting on. After all, she lived with the "Others" for three years--and even though they weren't the Dharma Initiative, they had to know a lot about them.
And when Sawyer saw Kate, all that talk about "three years is plenty of time to get over someone" flew right out the window. The play of emotions on Josh Holloway's face at that moment showed what a really good, under-rated actor he is.
As always, "Lost" raises more questions than it answers. Yes, we saw at least the backside of the mysterious four-toed statue, but got no more clues on what it really is (lots of commenters are speculating on its Eyptian-ness--maybe the island was the home of an ancient culture at some point?).
And wqw that little red-haired girl really Charlotte as a child? Daniel seemed to think so, but we were told earlier that Charlotte was born in 1979...this was Dharma circa 1974. Continuity error, or was it just wishful thinking on Daniel's part?
Speaking of Daniel...poor guy. Where was he during that episode? And are we ever going to see a sane, rational Daniel again?
Oh...and about the baby that was born. Speculations are flying wildly about the baby's identity, with most people convinced it's someone we know. Miles? Hello...Miles is Asian; these parents decidely weren't. Desmond? Sawyer?!? Now that would be really strange, but this is "Lost," so I guess anything is possible.
And best line of the night, by popular agreement? Sawyer referring to Richard Alpert as "your buddy with the eyeliner." (The guy who plays Alpert, Nestor Carbonell, insists he doesn't wear eyeliner...he just has really, really dark eyelases. Lucky. And yes, I'm jealous, much.)
Missing some favorites
Like a lot of people, I'm wondering where Sun and Sayid ended up when the plane crashed. Can't wait to see a Jin and Sun reunion--but something tells me it may not play out as we might expect, because again, this is "Lost."
And I really miss Hurley (Jorge Garcia.) As I've mentioned, I think he's an integral part of the show. Hopefully next week...I mean, week after next.
You can go here to watch an amusing recap, "Lost Untangled."
If you're a Lost fan, let me know what you think about what's going on. Theories? Comments?