LOST season 2 discussion thread......

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by todd s, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,647
    Likes Received:
    418
    Still a bit of a head-scratcher, plus the coincidence tying in with Jack's flashback of how he met Sarah is really straining credulity.
     
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,464
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    I guess you have to chalk it up to fate[​IMG]

    I wonder how long and why Desmond's been there. He and Jack must have met (easily) less than a decade ago so he wouldn't be part of the French Woman's team.

    And that's exactly what I'm talking about. They give me some answers but also give me more stuff to wonder about. That's the fun of the show for me.
     
  3. Jonny P

    Jonny P Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well...that season premiere was quite interesting...

    For all the nattering nabobs of negativity out there, we finally found out that the "flashbacks" have relevancy to what it is going on. We found out that there are things on the island that are directly tied to those flashbacks...

    ...or did we? [​IMG]

    I have about a million more questions than I had before.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,647
    Likes Received:
    418
    (Not doing this episode spoilers - west coasters should watch the episode before showing up and getting details prematurely).

    Well, they did try to fill in the blanks with Desmond's training for a race around the world.
     
  5. Mike Selis

    Mike Selis Extra

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2005
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will have to watch the opener episode another few times to get all of the details. It has been a very long day and I know that I missed some major element of the story line.
     
  6. Jonny P

    Jonny P Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    FYI...

    I am beginning to wonder if these "flashbacks" are even real anymore...or merely hallucinations...

    I am wondering if the survivors of the crash were rescued, taken to a hospital and are all currently unconscious and recovering in an ICU somewhere...and the morphine drips are taking their toll...
     
  7. EricW

    EricW Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,309
    Likes Received:
    0


    i thought the patient that Jack treated was the woman he ended up marrying? if so, i'd guess the flashback was from maybe 5 years ago?
     
  8. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2002
    Messages:
    12,703
    Likes Received:
    565
    Real Name:
    Malcolm
    The whole "Desmond" thing was pretty well telegraphed in advance by their discussion in the stadium.

    And in 42 minutes, we couldn't even touch on the status of the raft people? Looks to be more of the same as last season: making multiple episodes out of what should easily be covered in one.
     
  9. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2000
    Messages:
    4,119
    Likes Received:
    0
    As soon as we met Desmond, I somehow knew he was going to be the guy, considering the lengths they went to not show his face.

    Hopefully, we will see where this goes next week. I say hopefully, because the writers like to be obtuse.

    Jason
     
  10. TravisR

    TravisR Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    26,464
    Likes Received:
    3,678
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building


    It's more or less the same as if they did it as a two parter. However, this way we see the situation with the hatch and then in the next episode we see the situation with raft instead of going back and forth and spreading both stories over two episodes. And I'm just guessing but I assume episode three will then cover both stories.
     
  11. Matt Stone

    Matt Stone Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2000
    Messages:
    9,070
    Likes Received:
    1
    I thought it was a pretty solid episode. It revealed a lot of information about the hatch, and generated many more questions. I thought the opening was brilliant, and the use of the flashback to not only physically connect to the island (Desmond), but also to the theme of fate (Jack's future wife) was strong. I'm sure the naysayers will still be complaining, but I'm happy. I do agree that last season would have been even better had it ended with this episode.

    Can't wait until next week.
     
  12. SpenceJT

    SpenceJT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2000
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Real Name:
    Jeff Spencer
    One word
    Nanobots

    This is the only way to explain the monster, described by Locke as a column of black smoke which dragged him through the jungle
    .

    It also explains the miraculous recovery of Jack's future fiancee - badly damaged spine repaired by nanobots?

    Heck, perhaps nanobots brought down the airplane, created or moved Charlie's guitar?

    of course this does nothing to explain the cursed numbers, the weird psychic's instance in sending the pregnant girl on the flight.
     
  13. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,647
    Likes Received:
    418
    Anson Mount's character came off looking like the biggest heel in the universe.
     
  14. CaptDS9E

    CaptDS9E Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 1999
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought it was a very solid premiere. People wanted to know what was in the hatch. Well they know now. However now you want more answers. Plus anyone else realize

    The Qaurentine sign was on the inside of the Hatch door? Whats being Quarentined outside?
     
  15. SpenceJT

    SpenceJT Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2000
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Real Name:
    Jeff Spencer
    Evolving nanobots running amok
    !
    [​IMG]
     
  16. RyanAn

    RyanAn Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    1,523
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well said Joey! That has me nervous, [​IMG]

    I loved the opening sequence. Did anyone else think it was either Jack, Sawyer, or a younger Locke at first? Was he shooting up insulin or something else?

    I loved the light explanation.

    Good idea about the race Patrick... it makes sense.

    Best show on television!

    Ryan

    nanobites!
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Vlad D

    Vlad D Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Vladimir Derenoncourt

    For some reason I also thought that Desmond was the guy in the hatch.
     
  18. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Messages:
    1,303
    Likes Received:
    0
    Solid episode I thought. Can't wait for next week.
     
  19. Jonny P

    Jonny P Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    0
    For all you "detail" people...

    The little "vial" of fluid that Desmond injects himself with at the beginning has the following written on it CR 4-81516-23 42

    You will all note that the numbers that Hurley heard from the guy in the mental hospital (and used on his lottery ticket), the numbers that were on the outside of the hatch, and the numbers that were heard on the "looping" radio signal the French woman sent out were:

    4-8-15-16-23-42

    Also of note: when Desmond opens up his "gun cabinet" at the beginning of the episode, the last two digits on the combination lock are 23 and 42.

    Hmmm...interesting...
     
  20. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,647
    Likes Received:
    418
    After a while, the numerology aspect just gets too predictable and fades in the background for me. It's like I just know they will always find a way to shoehorn those numbers into the episodes, and it almost becomes self-parodying when it doesn't need to be.
     

Share This Page