The Universe and Me

Friday, May 19, 2006

Lost: Three minutes

Lost. 2.22. The light bulb goes on over Jack’s head and he mentions the guns they gave to the Others, but still no one doubts Michael’s story. Even more annoying, Michael will continue to play the Parent Card throughout this entire episode. He only wants Jack, Kate, Hurley and Sawyer to go with him to the Others camp, reasoning they’re the ones who know what happened. By episode’s end, everyone seems to know anyway. None of the Lostaways excel in logic and reasoning, do they? Backing up 13 days ago when Michael was in search of Walt, he sees an Other. Fake Henry aside, do they ever travel alone? Not this time. Zeke captures Michael from behind. He’s taken to the camp where I didn’t see many old women and children. I did see what appeared to be a lot of twenty to forty somethings. Michael doesn’t seem at all curious when Alex asks him about Claire and the baby.

A Miss Clue (or Klugh), who seems to be in charge of the camp, has questions of her own, mostly concerning Walt. In particular, she asks if he ever saw Walt some place he wasn’t supposed to be, such as Australia. Not being part of Walt’s childhood, Michael has no answers for her and she sums up what I’ve been thinking by saying it’s strange that he wants Walt back so badly when he doesn’t know anything about him. Is it genetics or pride? Is Michael more concerned that he’ll be branded a bad father? He demands to see Walt and Klugh gives them three minutes together. No one mentions Walt’s sudden growth spurt. Walt does warn Michael that the Others are making him take tests and they’re not who they say they are. They’re pretending. Does Michael think about the statements? Does he wonder why they took a blood sample and how they’re going to check it out in the jungle? Naw. Klugh demands he release Fake Henry and bring back the four people on her list. Never does she say he’s to kill anyone to accomplish this. Michael is on my Bad Side. And good luck getting off it.

Charlie gives Claire the vaccine he found, thinking it’s safe because he tried it. She’s to pneumatically inject herself and Aaron every 9 days. Eko decides to forgo the church building in favour of making the hatch his bachelor pad, making Charlie feel abandoned yet again. Vincent brings him a statue and leads him to more. Either the vaccine or time has helped Charlie realize it’s actions that determine one’s quality of character. He tosses the Mary’s into the ocean. Sawyer thinks they should take the Red Beret (aka Captain Arab) instead of Pippy Longstocking or the Grape Ape to attack the Others. Michael won’t hear of it. Sayid informs Jack he thinks Michael has been compromised and is leading them into a trap. They need to make him believe he’s in control to create an advantage. Sun spies a boat heading towards the beach. Best line: Sawyer’s: “At least now we get to kill somebody.”


  • At 2:01 PM, May 22, 2006, Blogger Fraulein N said…

    I'm now on the Michael hate train (or boat, as it were) as well. He made Hurley cry, dammit.

  • At 4:09 PM, May 22, 2006, Blogger Mrs Vee said…

    Yeah. My hope is that Hurley finds out Michael shot Libby and goes ballistic on him. A few episodes back, Hurley got into a nasty scrape with Sawyer and bested him easy, so we know he's a good fighter. Get 'em Hugo!!


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