Wednesday, September 29, 2004

THE BOX: Lost

Well, here we are at the end of week two. Has Lost lost any steam? Not at all. In fact, dare I say this was better than the first. The flashbacks to the plane crash are incredibly directed striking fear inside me, and I'm not a fraidy flier. Personally, I'm super excited to watch the David Fury episodes, the first is "Walkabout", Oct 13th and the second so far this season is "Solitary", airing Nov. 17th. Also, if you missed last week or this week, ABC is reairing the pilot as it was meant to be seen, a 2 hour special Saturday night starting at 8. Don't forget to check out the Unofficial Lost site for more goodies.

Lost 1-02: "Pilot, Part 2"
The following recap contains spoilers. If you don't want to know, don't read ahead.


Sayid (Naveen Andrews) fixes the transceiver that Dr. Jack rescued from the pilot. The radio is working on limited battery power. The only problem is that they have no signal to broadcast to. So Kate leads an expedition to higher ground including Charlie, Shannon (Maggie Grace), her brother Boone (Ian Somerhalder), and the overtly aggressive Sawyer (Josh Holloway). Meanwhile, Dr. Jack tries to save the life of a shrapnel ridden passenger. There are little filler moments while the radio party are on their trek. Including Jin's sushi making skills and Claire's (Emilie de Ravin) baby kicking back to life.

Secrets... everybody's got 'em! Charlie is a dope fiend, that's what he was looking for in the bathroom near the cockpit. Sayid is Iraqi, a former member of the Republican National Guard. Lily, the sweet angel, turns out to be an escaped prisoner. The only person who can identify her is the US Marshall, yeah, that guy Dr. Jack's operating on. Locke(Terry O'Quinn), the "old guy", has something creepy going on and I'm not just talking about his Bond Bad Guy type scar. Next week's episode seems to be centered around him.

And the wailing and the stomping? We rejoin our merry castaways in the jungle as a rumble is a brewin'. When Sawyer and Sayid are done insulting each other, the evil seems to be making a bee line for out party. Everyone runs, except for Sawyer who, armed, faces the mini evil head on..... POLAR BEARS. Okay well it was just one bear. A mini bear according to Charlie who seems to remember a macro sized version snatching the pilot.

Are we still lost? You betcha yah! Besides the clue that we're at least 1000 miles off course and that the last known air space we're were in was near Fiji... there are friggin' POLAR BEARS. Not often found the tropics, or so I hear. Finally, the group reaches a clearing in the high ground. After fiddling with some out of place feedback, they pick up a signal... in French. Shannon loosely translates to the effect of: "Please help me, they are all dead, it killed them, please rescue me, etc." Sayid explains the weird numbers interspearced are marker of the recorded loop, so you know how many times the message has been broadcast. After some long division, Sayid calculates when the message was first broadcast... 16 years ago.


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