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20 January 2005 @ 12:20 am
 
Woohoo! Got over to tersa's place in time to see Lost and one episode of DS9.

Michael is in the running for best person on the island. Granted, apart from Jack and Sun, his competition is pretty limited, but it takes a special sort of heroism to take the hit so that your kid won't know that his good for nothing adoptive father is dumping him. Despite you despising the good for nothing adoptive father. I'm glad he didn't take the hit for mom on the letters, though.

His parenting still kind of sucks, but now it's understandable why. But the burning the comic book was vicious; Walt has almost nothing nice of his own and you burn his one fun thing? Also, what was with Michael letting Walt take a walk by himself in the Jungle of Claire Kidnapping?

Boone is now Locke's bitch instead of Shannon's. And it's testimony to how disturbing I find his behavior that I think the fucked up Shannon relationship was actually healthier for him than this.

Claire? Looked like shit, even more than you'd expect from someone who was kidnapped, had her baby, and had it taken away from her.

Nice little moments from Jack and Sayid tribal counciling, Sun being compassionate, Hurley being funny. And at least for one week, the Sawyer woobifiers will be blessedly quiet.
 
 
 
Lizsurrexi on January 20th, 2005 11:21 pm (UTC)
I definetely feel for Michael a lot more after this ep. I'm not so mad about the burning the comic book thing, though, because Walt's been challenging Michael's parental authority nonstop, and there has to be consequences for that - obviously telling him to sit by the caves and stay there wasn't doing it. Plus he was mad that Walt was ignoring him when he was trying to bond, lol.

And at least for one week, the Sawyer woobifiers will be blessedly quiet.
*giggles* Thank God. Charlie's my hero, btw. "You punch like a ponce." Hee!
Lauratavella on January 20th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
I'm not so mad about the burning the comic book thing, though, because Walt's been challenging Michael's parental authority nonstop, and there has to be consequences for that - obviously telling him to sit by the caves and stay there wasn't doing it.

I think it's that I'm so aware they may be on the island for many years, and there isn't much reading material and no other child-appropriate items we've seen. So essentially that might have been an entire childhood's worth of entertainment -- reading, rereading, tracing pictures, learning spanish (I bet at least one person on that island speaks at least bad high school spanish.) And clearly he was finding comfort in it in a very frightening situation, so it hurts to think of him lying awake at night, thinking about it being gone.

So taking it away, that's fine, and keeping it away until his behavior had improved, all good. Destroying it, not.

I was wrong about the woobifiers, though. After a brief, somewhat daunted silence, some diehards at TWOP are back to woobifying! "He was doing it because he's so sweet and wanted to keep Claire's things safe."
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on January 21st, 2005 05:56 pm (UTC)
I found Charlie's antics with the diary one of the funniest bits of physical comedy I've seen in a while. And this on a mostly deadly-serious show.

I really want to see the episodes I missed. Have any other polar bears shown up beyond the one that Sawyer shot and this one? There was a polar bear in the comic book...

And I'm curious whether we're all just supposed to nod and wink and go with it that none of the men are growing beards after a couple of weeks, or whether this is part of the whole supernature.

And was Walt's adoptive dad just blowing smoke? Was the dead bird an isolated incident, or is there more to Walt than we think?

Locke continues to be eerie. He's on the side of the island, that's for sure. Telling Michael that Walt's changed, like he's known him before?
Lauratavella on January 21st, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
I found Charlie's antics with the diary one of the funniest bits of physical comedy I've seen in a while. And this on a mostly deadly-serious show.

Charlie was definitely very funny; some people felt it was out of place, but it didn't clash for me.

I really want to see the episodes I missed. Have any other polar bears shown up beyond the one that Sawyer shot and this one? There was a polar bear in the comic book...

Do you have bittorrent? Most of the other episodes are floating around on the torrent sites if you are willing to download. Or I have the first... seven, I think, on disk and could make you copies. We've only had the two polar bears, but there's a remark from someone... do you know about Sayid's walkabout yet? I don't want to spoiler you.

And I'm curious whether we're all just supposed to nod and wink and go with it that none of the men are growing beards after a couple of weeks, or whether this is part of the whole supernature.

One of the writer/producers said that they hope that that's the 'one thing the audience will let them have', that the cast isn't as shaggy and unkempt as they realistically would be. Though they've specifically shown Locke shaving with a knife, which explains his cleanshavedness, and it's not unreasonable to assume that there were enough razors in the luggage for the guys to be shaving every few days when their beards get to annoying length.

Locke continues to be eerie. He's on the side of the island, that's for sure. Telling Michael that Walt's changed, like he's known him before?

That's exactly how I've been defining it! People are debating whether Locke is working for good or evil, and I think it's orthagonal to that. He's on the island's side. The problem with that is, while his goals may well very well involve what he thinks is a good goal, he's not asking anyone's consent, and his liberties taken have accelerated in a very scary way, to the point of physical asault. I don't think this is a good sign.
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on January 22nd, 2005 05:06 am (UTC)
Sayid's walkabout will be repeated next week, so we'll see it then. And two other episodes just got shipped here from Hawaii, so we might be missing less than we were. And we'll probably just read up on the rest of them on televisionwithoutpity.