"Lost" 3x07: Not In Portland
Spoiler Warning: If you haven’t seen last night’s episode, don’t read.
Well, it’s that time of year again. After 12 weeks of waiting, Lost has made its triumphant return. Hence, the continuation of my Thursday Lost wrap-ups. There’s a much better writer named Hannah Tucker who does this every Thursday, so check it out if you want excellent and humorous commentary. For those of you not reading my blog last November, I’m a huge fan of the show, and like to post my commentary for no other reason than thinking this is the best show ever made. And if that’s any indication of how exciting my night life is, then you can already guess what a wild and crazy life I live.
As for my interpretation of the show, I loved Juliet’s backstory last night. Great job on the stylists on the show because with the frizzy hair and lack of heavy makeup, she was portrayed as being much more vulnerable than she is on the island. We now know that she’s been trapped on the island for more than 3 years, and in those 3 years she’s gone from a nervous nelly to a take-no-prisoners leader. I like both the old and the new Juliet, and I think she’s an awesome actress. But in true Lost fashion, while her backstory offered many answers to who she is, there are still the lingering questions. Why can’t she get off the island if she came there voluntarily? And what is the “history” between her and Ben? He bears a creepy resemblance to her ex-husband, and I can’t imagine what an attractive and smart medical research scientist sees in either of those bald shrimpos.
As for the Kate-Sawyer-Jack triangle, it was valiant of Jack to offer himself up to let Kate and Sawyer go. Since, unfortunately, it seemed to score no points with Juliet or Ben for saving his life, as they are returning him to his prison. Juliet spelled out Jack’s fate in no uncertain terms before he could even take off his scrubs. Looks like Ben is rubbing off on her. But didn’t Ben promise to get Jack off the island? My bet is Jack will still be staring at the 4 walls rather than hopping on a boat to civilization where the Red Sox won the world series.
As for the escapees, the ever-resourceful Alex (who has to be the French woman’s daughter, right?) has a boat to get Kate, Sawyer, and the wounded boyfriend off the island. And off they rowed back to the “mainland”, poised for next week’s episode to return to some of the original characters. It was certainly an enjoyable hour, and a nice return to the rhythm of past episodes, but it seemed to only scratch the surface. It’s the first of 16 straight episodes, so it was probably on purpose. That’s why I don’t have a career as a tv writer. I’m still wondering what happened to Michael and Walt. Last season, they drove off in a boat, and then in the re-cap show they made absolutely no mention of either of them. Have they written them off the show? For those wanting more info, check out Lost Hatch and Lost Spoilers. As if I need more blogs to read, right?