Monday, February 19, 2007

Nonlinear Thoughts on LOST II



- Henry Ian Cusick, who plays Desmond, looks a bit like a young Dustin Hoffman when he's cleanshaven and has his hair slicked back.

- It's almost always a copout to say that any guy with long hair, a beard and a comely swimmer's build resembles Jesus, especially since Christ probably looked exactly like Oded Fehr. Cusick, however, played the Messiah in 2003's The Gospel of John, so I won't bitch if you want to rock the comparison.

- Dude is also half Peruvian.

- I've always been a fan of the whole freak-accident-bringing-out-latent-ability device (Exhibit A), so I was alright with Desmond being plagued with visions of the future after getting shwasted and falling off a ladder. But then later, he gets whacked in the head with a cricket bat, with seemingly no effect on his gift/curse. I didn't see the point. We already knew that he was a hardheaded Scottish bastard. Michelle, who is much smarter than me, explained that him getting thwacked in the gourd transported him back to island after he already got transported back to his former life after turning the key on the island. Or something. I'm very, very dumb. I'm not trying to be the guy who doesn't get Donnie Darko or anything, but for the love of astral planes, is anyone else out there slightly confused by this? Anyone?

- Due to extenuating napcumstances, I was forced to watch this episode at the accursed ABC.com. If you've never had the displeasure, the already-eye-straining viewing experience is regularly interrupted by ads ruthlessly targeted at a particular show's target demographic, e.g. Desperate Housewives features spots for K-Y Personal Warming Lubricant. Uh, or so I've heard. Anywho, LOST was rife with those little people BK Stackers Union ads. Strangely, the browser also featured blinkety links advertising Stacker action figures, little tiny toy versions of the little tiny actors. Seems degrading, no? Especially after all the progress Warwick Davis has made in the field of little people rights. Let's grow together, y'all. Well...you know what I mean.

- Since this was a Desmond episode, I was twitching at the prospect of learning just how he and Libby were connected (last year's finale revealed that she provided Desmond the boat that crashlanded him on the island). Of course, no dice. But I did come across this teaser, courtesy of Grand Moff Lindelof:

There's really one significant missing piece to Libby's story. We saw in the season finale last year that she met with Desmond, she gave him his boat, and we know that her husband died — and then we know that subsequent to that, she spent some time in a mental institution, the same one as Hurley. The question the audience wants answered is, How did she get from A to B — from Desmond to the mental institution? We know the answer to that question, but the only way to tell that story is through another character's flashback, and that character would have to be another character on the show who is not among the beach dwellers.

Ooh. Paging Teri Garr...

- Weird tidbit via Lostpedia: Admiral McCutcheon (the fictional man for whom this episode's ooh-symbolic whiskey is named) is a character in a TV remake of 20000 Leagues Under the Sea. The production also starred Mr. Eko as Cabe Attucks (no Crispus). And Michael Caine. And Patrick Dempsey.

- After watching him blow up Bruce Willis' automated turret minivan in a TV neuter of The Jackal, I've been on some 'need more DDK in my life' type shit.

- How does Claire suddenly have bangs?

NEXT WEEK EPISODE: Jack's in a cage. Meaning behind his crappy Chinese character tattoos revealed. Jack's in another cage. Shorthaired chick who got kidnapped in season one makes apologetic googly eyes at him through the bars.

4 comments:

mc said...

do you really think lost is more believable than 24? discuss via essay and/or blog post.

Steve said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks the BK Stacker spots are a little on the tasteless side.

Look, King, don't make me feel even more guilty when I chow down a four patty, cheddar covered burger.

Sara said...

I had no idea you were obsessed with LOST to an unhealthy level! I am too!

Drew said...

MC: Yes. Okay.

Stev: Did you eat the four-patty stacker foreal? If so, how are you still alive?

Sara: Good! It's a serious problem. Also, I'm glad you rethought you decision to quit the blog thing. Gotta add you back onto the blogroll.