Episode 15 of the Final Season of LOST

SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Loads of info in this episode of LOST.  So much so that I am completely caught up on the series (brushes dust off hands).  Excellent.

Something about those "18 or older" signs attract people in trenchcoats

To be fair, this might not have been an episode of LOST.  It seemed more like the Truman Show made love to Lord of the Flies, put on Step Brothers pants then took a Flinstones vitamin.  The only similarities are that it was on an island.  And Jacob was in it.  And Sad Day Monster showed up.  Which, in hindsight, seems like a fair amount of similarities.

If you’ve seen the episode then I don’t have to tell you that the title of the first half of this episode should have been “Innuendo” or “Double Entendre”.  If you haven’t seen the episode then might I direct you to the spoiler alert above.  You want to keep going?  Kudos.  Anyway, I think they switched writers/directors/key grips at around the midway point because they realized they were getting dangerously close to making the kind of show you have to go to the back of the video store to purchase.  I’m a little nervous reviewing this since I will probably make R rated jokes.

We’ll see what we can do…

Overall What Is Happening

Alright.  So.  Allison Janney lived on this island.  She drinks invincible wine (Boone’s Farm) so she can protect the light on the island.  A couple of twins (not Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer) wash ashore inside a pregnant lady.  Allison kills their mom and raises them and eventually hooks Jacob up with the magical strawberry wine so he can protect the light.  The light turns people into Sad Day Monster.  Which is to say, it makes them awesome.

One twin is evil, one is not.  They wear clothes to match their hair color.  Which is going to start a whole nature/nurture debate in sociological circles.

Oh, and for some reason they can’t leave the island and for an even stranger reason they aren’t allowed to hurt each other.  Even though Jacob wailed on Sad Day Monster a couple times and even killed him.  So… ya know… that completely contradicts one of the key points of this television series.

Not real sure how this affects what is going on on the island in present day.  We did get a nice cameo from Jack and Kate post love making though.

More Detailed Episode Recap

A black haired lady washes ashore on an island.  While panning, we see a hot air balloon basket, so she probably (wisely) hopped out before her hot air balloon crashed.  She’s pregnant although the way she keeps holding her “stomach” and moving it around, I think she might just be smuggling pillows.  She comes across an older woman who looks so much like Allison Janney that we can just call her Allison Janney since they never gave her another name.   Allison helps Preggy back to her cave where she makes tapestries.

Preggy says there must be other people on the island and wants to go looking.  Allison says “no dice” to her and that she does all the looking for people because she doesn’t want any competition if there are cute boys.

Preggy goes into labor and Allison looks way too excited to deliver this baby.  A clean (not bloody like most) baby comes out and doesn’t make a sound.  Preggy says his name is Jacob.  Ooooooooh, I get it.  This is a background episode.  Wait.  Why?  Wasn’t there going to be a huge fight?  Meanwhile, Preggy still has a huuuuge belly and she and Allison are shocked when another baby is on it’s way.  Apparently the still pregnant belly wasn’t a clue that there might be something else in there.

The second baby cries a lot when he is born.  He must be evil.  Preggy doesn’t have a name for him.  So let’s pick one right now.  I’m going to name him Cecil.  Done.  That was easy.  Meanwhile Allison gives Preggy the business end of a rock to the skull.  So she’s dead.  Allison’s going to regret this when she finds out what a handful twins can be.  We then get a close up of the babies.  Evil baby has a lot of goo or shampoo or something on his head.  How bout we wipe that off for him?  Maybe it’s why he’s crying so much.  No?  Just gonna stare at him?  Fair enough.

Some years pass and now the boys are about 13.  One of the little towers at the end of The Fifth Element washes ashore and a kid in black clothes picks up.  He’s joined by a kid in yellow clothes. Uh oh.  I hope this isn’t turning into a homoerotic version of Return to the Blue Lagoon.  But since they’re wearing outfits that match their hair color, I have little confidence it is not.  The thing that washed ashore is a game.  So they play it.

Jacob is a total suck up and tells the mom about the game.  Dunno why.  It’s just a game.  So she goes to the beach to be a killjoy.  Is Justin Beiber playing this kid?  Or is it the kid who played Anakin Skywalker?  At the beach, the mom admits leaving the game for him.  Um.  K.  Then they get into a philosophical debate about what’s outside the island (nothing) and where they all came from (the island).  Nietzsche is underwhelmed.  She also tells Cecil (Evil Beiber) that he doesn’t need to worry about dying.  I was hoping he would yell “Sweet!” then run straight off a cliff to test it.  But he didn’t.

Cecil and Jacob are out hunting a pig.  Or the monster from Lord of the Flies.  I’m not real sure.  Some other dudes kill the pig.  Since they’re tattletales they go running to mommy  to tell her that some guys out hunted them.  Sore losers. Allison tells them there are other people on the island.  Cecil demands to know why she hasn’t told him.  He goes all hormonal rage on her and so she agrees to show them their purpose, even though it is a little too soon.

She blindfolds them and is marching them through the jungle.  I suspect she’s going to “solve” her “problem” by shooting them in the back of “the” head.  I’m wrong.  They have an awkward conversation on the walk where Allison goes all Miss Havisham and tells the boys that all men are evil.  When asked why, she says because they come and destroy things.  Pretty weak answer.  She also has made it so the boys can’t hurt each other.  Au contraire, mu fraire.  First, she is wrong physically (as we will see).  Secondly, can they hurt each emotionally?

Definitely going to need more than that sign.

She takes them to a Willy Wonka tunnel where a bunch of light is emanating.  She tells them this is why they are here.  I thought it was because a pregnant lady was in a shipwreck.  They have to make sure no one ever finds it.  Then you might want to toss one of your blankets over it because that light is pretty obvious.  especially at night.  She also says one of them will have to protect the island.  I bet I know who.

They’re playing that game again and Cecil sees a hot chick (his mom, which he doesn’t know yet) and says he needs to go to the beach.  That’s code for a cold shower because this is the first woman he has seen that isn’t Allison.  He follows her and his real mom says she will show him where he came from.  Literally?  Because I think there’s laws about showing that to a 13 year old.  Luckily for the overworked court system, Preggy takes Cecil to an area where there are a bunch of people with huts instead.  They got here around the same time he was born in a shipwreck.

That night Cecil sneaks out and tries to get Jacob to come with him.  I think Ryan Phillipe might be playing young Jacob.  That dude doesn’t age.  For some reason mama’s boy doesn’t want to leave and flips out and re-enacts A Christmas Story on Cecil.  He hurts him pretty good.  Contrary to earlier beliefs it is impossible for them to hurt each other, Cecil is pretty banged up.  Allison comes out and breaks it up.  No word on whether Jacob lost his glasses.

Cecil gets fired up and says he’ll get off the island one day and he’ll prove it.  I side with Cecil.  I know he’s wearing black so that means he’s evil.  But I really think he is the good guy here.  I want him to get off the island. Maybe he should try building a boat.

Later there is a reproduction of the Stars Wars scene where Luke looks at three suns on Tatooine.  Only this is on a beach.  And it’s a lady.  And there’s only one sun. And there’s no sand people.  So to rephrase, Allison is on a beach.  Jacob comes up and starts begging for attention.  She says she needed to keep them away from the other people on the island so he could stay good.  Jacob asks why she loves Cecil more than him.  Her response: “I love you in different ways.  You maternally, him sexually.”  She didn’t actually say that, but you know that’s what she was thinking.

To no one’s surprise, Jacob grows into a 30 year old man who sews and lives with his mother.  He still meets Cecil to play games.  During one rousing game of Obvious Metaphor, Cecil throws his knife and it gets stuck to something with magnetism.  His peeps have been digging around and found a way off the island.  Jacob doesn’t want to leave because it is home.

He gets home and Allison is shaving her legs.  Mommy’s going out tonight.  Make sure to close your door and be asleep by 1am, Jacob.  She hears through the grapevine that Cecil knows how to get off the island.  Being a killjoy, she goes to stop it.

Moms are always ruining killer BBQ's

Cecil is having a BBQ in the bottom of a well when Allison shows up to rain on his parade.  Cecil tells her that he has a contraption that when the light is going and water gets filtered through it he will be able to get off the island.  She asks how he knows it will work.  Yeah.  Me too.  You sure you don’t want to just try building a boat?  He responds he knows because he is special.  She goes in for make out and then slams his head up against the wall.  He should feel ashamed considering how much stronger he is than her.

Allison goes back to Jacob and tells him it is time to explain what Lost is about.  They get to the light tunnel and she says “You’re going to protect it.  With this single torch.  It is the life, death, rebirth, cliches down there.  It’s the life source of the island.  Don’t ever go down there, it’s worse than dying.  Like dedicating 100 hours to figuring something out, only to have it conveniently summed up in a 5 minute sequence.  Here’s a bottle of wine you can use as an analogy for when you have to explain the island to people.  Drink the wine to take responsibility for the island.  No, it’s not like Catholicism wine, it’s just wine.”

Jacob is stunted in his growth both emotionally and psychology because he has been isolated on an island with his mother and brother for 30 years so he reverts back to his 13 year old self and refuses at first.  He eventually agrees and drinks.  Dramatic music scores the sequence and I like to think that at least one violinist rolled his eyes while they were recording.

After he drinks, his mom says “Now you and I are one in the same.” Gross.

Cecil wakes up with mud clogging his well (not a euphemism).  He sees some smoke, so he runs to what he hopes will be a bon fire.  Turns out his village was burned and his people were killed.  Seems a little extreme to me.  His game is ok though, so we’ll call this one a win.

Allison sends Jacob to get some firewood.  Before separating she says “be careful”.  I’ve seen enough cop movies to know what happens next.  She gets to the village and finds the light and dark stones from the game.  Just in case no one was clear that this is about opposites.  Cecil stabs her in the back.  Called it (just like 2,000,000 other people did).  While wounded they have a chit chat.  She thanks him for stabbing her.  No sweat.  Then she does a middle school theatre death and instantly dies.  Add this to the list of “abdomen stabbing” deaths that have been occurring this season.  The count is pretty high right now.

Jacob finds Cecil and his dead “mother”.  Wails on him.  Takes him to the light.  Taunts him before knocking him out and floating him into the tunnel.  So much for not being able to hurt each other.  Once in the tunnel some stuff happens and then Cecil emerges as Sad Day Monster.  Hooray!  He’s awesome now!

Jacob later finds his corpse and takes it home.  He decides to play Weekend at Bernie’s and makes his mom and Cecil’s corpses do people things.  Like hold hands.  Jacob needs to get off that island.

Thoughts I Have

  • The black and white stones are akin to the rat at the end of The Departed.
  • I left out the cutaway where Jack finds the stones after lovemaking Kate from what I assume is an earlier season.  There was no need for it other than to pretend that they planned this all along. Although it was nice that Locke showed up, switched the L in his name for a C and added blocker to the end.
  • Now I understand why Ben killing Jacob was such a big deal.
  • They should have aired this earlier.  After Mother’s Day I forget all about moms.  They must have something awesome ready for the finale since it is so close to Memorial Day
  • Related:  I don’t like their mom (Allison) in this episode.  She wasn’t nice and didn’t have a lot of reason to do what she did.
  • Before I took Sad Day Monster’s side because he was cool.  Now I actually empathize with him.

    Sometimes Sad Day Monster just needs a hug.


99 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by anonymous on May 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    MIB is the evil one though. I found it funny that you don’t recognize him from earlier episodes this season.

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    • Posted by chris on May 12, 2010 at 5:38 pm

      Is he Evil? Or is he evil because someone says he is. Cuz Mom wasn’t so “good” when she bashed that poor lady’s head in. And deceived the brothers. And lied to them.

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      • Posted by Dan on May 13, 2010 at 12:12 am

        And Jacob wasn’t so “good” when he was punching his brother in the face either, or when in a rage he threw his brother into the place where neither of them was supposed to go.

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        • Posted by Nobody on May 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm

          None of that changes the fact that MIB is also evil. He’s evil because of all of the many, many people he has killed.

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    • No no NO, MIB ISN’T evil! MIB – as in Jacob’s brother – is very very dead and therefore not evil! DO remember that the smoke monster can only take the form of dead people, and therefore spent time LOOKING like Jacob’s brother!

      MIB has been hangin’ out doing the whole Adam and Eve thing for CENTURIES now. He’s far too busy being dead to be evil ^-^

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  2. Posted by Ditko on May 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Best one in a while. But I still think you´ve been watching this all along. You ain´t fooling me!

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  3. Posted by ashley on May 12, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    been waiting all day!
    i thought it was a great episode!

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  4. This is the best part of the LOST experience, AFAIC. :)

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  5. “Allison goes back to Jacob and tells him it is time to explain what Lost is about.”

    *golf clap*

    Stellar! The best paragraph ever written about Lost. Hilariously accurate!

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  6. Posted by tomandshell on May 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Almost done! These have been fun to read.

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  7. Thank you for eking something positive out of the craphole that was this episode, funny man.

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  8. Posted by required on May 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Post love making? Seems to me like you gave away that you have watched the show before.

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    • Posted by thisisaname on May 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      or…you know…saw that they were naked

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    • Posted by sdwbean on May 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      But it wasn’t post love making it was post bees Charlie freaked out… they were covered in bees! So took offf their clothes… like most people would do.

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      • Posted by Buster on May 15, 2010 at 11:00 am

        Yeah! Apparently some of these ‘others’ haven’t watched LOST before. Jack and Kate never made love on the island but only after they left as the O6 and lived together/got engaged!

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        • Posted by Toga on May 16, 2010 at 8:51 am

          Dammit guys, stop posting pre-season 6 spoilers!

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          • hey you were warned alright? didn’t u see at the beginning: SPOILER ALERT?
            well, duh. im guessing that means spoilers ahead.
            ur own damn fault man. dont read spoilers then complain when its spoiled

  9. Posted by Benoit on May 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Yeah ! I worked hard all day while i was looking forward for your review !
    Niceeeee !

    – Message from a french fan.

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  10. Posted by Ozzy on May 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Yup, I am bitter too. “Don’t ever go down there, it’s worse than dying. Like dedicating 100 hours to figuring something out, only to have it conveniently summed up in a 5 minute sequence.” This show was a waste of time. The only thing that makes it better is this blog. Thank you.

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  11. Posted by Thisisanothername on May 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    If Mother didn’t let Sad Day Monster leave the island because she loved him, doesn’t that me that if in present time, Sad Day Monster does leave the island nothing will happen?

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    • Posted by Thisisanothername on May 12, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      If Mother didn’t let Sad Day Monster leave the island because she loved him, *doesn’t that mean* that if in present time, Sad Day Monster does leave the island nothing will happen?

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      • Posted by Tim Thomason on May 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

        Maybe. But since she said that, he became a murderous cloud entity who hates all humanity, so I’d rather not have an unstoppable force killing people from coast-to-coast.

        He also might be tied into the Heart of the Island, and therefore is tied with “everything good in the world” (or the inverse of that, according to Dogen). Thus if he leaves his duties as Heart of the Island all the goodness and light will be gone from the world, making everyone Evil. Just like in Switzerland.

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  12. Posted by Belica on May 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I want to hug Sad Day Monster too!

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  13. Posted by blubb on May 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    “To no one’s surprise, Jacob grows into a 30 year old man who sews and lives with his mother.”

    Can’t giggle enough…!

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  14. Posted by Goof on May 12, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Even when Cecil was talking to Jacob about what he thought of “his people” he said something to the effect that they ARE corrupt and wicked, like mom said they were. And in other instances he said as much. Again he quoted Alison/mom; “they come, they fight, they destroy and corrupt.” And they’re expendable. So what does he hope to find out there beyond that sea? Other than…..more people?

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  15. Posted by Kingfish on May 12, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    All the “A Christmas Story” reference was missing was the line “He had yellow eyes! So, help me, God! Yellow eyes!”

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  16. Interesting to me that the scene of Allison Janney standing on the beach reminded you of Star Wars, but the scene of the villagers all killed and burned didn’t.

    Thank you so much for writing these! Do you think you’ll go back and watch the rest of the series after it ends?

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  17. Posted by Mira8 on May 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    I totally called Tatooine on that one beach scene. Other than of course, there’s no giant ocean on Tatooine. But that shot of the sun, yeah. In fact there was a lot of Star Wars-iness in this episode. I expected Anakin to pop out of that cave and start getting all emo on us.

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  18. Oh my God!!! Justin Bieber or the kid who played Anakin Skywalker!! Those were the EXACT people I thought the kid looked like as I was watching this episode! You legend you. That was one of the funniest yet. Kudos my friend.

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  19. Posted by Bryan on May 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    “There was no need for it other than to pretend that they planned this all along.”

    Exactly!

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  20. Posted by Captain Curmudgeon on May 12, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    One more regular epi, and the Big Sunday Blow-off. They’ve got so much explaining left to do that I’m already disappointed and pissed.

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  21. Posted by marie on May 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    evil bieber!!! LOL!!!!

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  22. Posted by peterdc on May 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I was very bored watching this episode so I watched it for errors instead. Only found two:

    • Allison Janney’s pierced ears on show on the beach.

    • The metal cup Jacob drank from had a manufacturer’s stamp on the bottom.

    One possible:

    Jacob is seen as an adult working on some weaving. It appears to be the same thing his mother was working on 15 years ago. She must be seriously lazy, or it was 7 miles long by then.

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    • Posted by Tim Thomason on May 12, 2010 at 9:15 pm

      Even worse, that was explicitly 30 years after the scene of him as a child. So it should be 14 miles long.

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  23. Posted by Monique on May 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    “Meanwhile Allison gives Preggy the business end of a rock to the skull.” Where should I send the royalties for using that phrase IRL?

    Example: “Hey, if you don’t stop messing with me I’m going to give you the business end of a rock to your skull!”

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  24. Boone’s farm, box from the last scene of The Fifth Element, A Christmas Story- all hilarious references. I believe you may have just become my favorite blog ever.

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  25. Posted by DJ on May 12, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I though the same thing about the big prego belly after baby No. 1, even though I know the uterus inside the woman doesn’t start going back to normal for a while after giving birth, it was too obvious there was baby no. 2 in there.

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  26. Posted by qtktkat on May 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    What I was wondering is, is the sad day monster the same MIB or just using his image like he is with Locke?

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  27. Posted by Lori on May 12, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    I just started watching Lost this season as well, and your blog is the only thing that keeps me watching! Your references are brilliant. It would be great if you could start at first season and blog. You would have a lot of followers.

    May I suggest Desperate Housewives for your next endeavor?

    I freakin heart you!

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  28. Posted by arty on May 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Beyond Funny!

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  29. Posted by annina22363 on May 12, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Papa, please let us know how you’re going to go on with this. I mean, we got one more reg episode to go, that is next week, right? I assume you’ll post on wed after the show. Then, we are going to dive into the Monday May 24th LOST supermarathon to see how the writers have made up the finale. At this point I’m not sure I really care about the show’s ending but I know I’m interested in how you will procede in reviewing the remaining stuff. Will you keep posting on the previous seasons (backwards, of course) or either will you switch to Gray’s Anatomy or Desperate Housewives? You’re great! Thank you again from Italy.

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    • Posted by MK on May 15, 2010 at 2:24 am

      Just to clarify, after Tuesdays “penultimate” episode the finale is on Sunday Mary 23rd (2 1/2 hours) not Monday May 24th just to let you know.

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  30. Posted by Esther on May 13, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Then you might want to toss one of your blankets over it because that light is pretty obvious. Funny recap. I would like to say, however, that the sexual jokes were uncalled for and cheapened the recap. They were family in the end so it’s kind of gross to read those jokes, IMO.

    And I def like sad day monster, he was a victim all along. He was entitled to leave that stupid island or know the real reason why it was so bad for him to do so. Btw, jacob wasn’t supposed to leave either, right? but we saw him in the substitute outside the island, that sneaky bast$$%! And how did he know Illyana, are we never going to know why he was like a father to her?! NOt that I cared until now, I just noticed that that part doesn’t make any sense (like so many others *sighs*).

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    • Posted by Dicky on May 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

      shut up esther, IMO.

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    • Posted by MK on May 15, 2010 at 2:28 am

      The truth is the script was changed when spoiler sources releases revealed who Jacob was really supposed to be to her; had they have left it in the way it was supposed to be it would have made more sense. The way they left it being “LIKE a father to me” left it with a feeling of “meh”.

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      • Posted by Esther on May 20, 2010 at 10:37 am

        MK, you’re probably right, but they should have kept it the way it was intended. I read that spoiler and thought it was great, it would have added another dimension to Jacob and Illyana would be more important or relevant or cool or something lol

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  31. Posted by Nick on May 13, 2010 at 6:30 am

    “During one rousing game of Obvious Metaphor,”

    The quick jokes are the best. :D

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  32. Posted by Aimz on May 13, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Worst episode ever. The entire time I was thinking, “So, after all this time, Jacob is still a virgin.” Weak.

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    • Posted by Dan on May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      ??? So the quality of an episode depends on whether somebody got some eventually? Seriously, the state of his carnal knowledge didn’t even cross my mind let alone keep me up at night.

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  33. Posted by Ralph Wiggum on May 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

    The rat symbolizes obviousness.

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  34. Posted by elsie on May 13, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    ROFLMAO best one yet! I know you are going to outdo yourself with the finale.

    I hated Allison’s death. Back in season one somebody died, and in the DVD blooper reel they showed that performer doing a ‘fake stupid death’ outtake that looked EXACTLY like her onscreen death. Ugh. Her whole performance was lame, but that was the worst.

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  35. Posted by beema on May 13, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    This has been the best part of the Lost week once again.
    “To no one’s surprise, Jacob grows into a 30 year old man who sews and lives with his mother. ”

    oh my god, that made me LOL so hard. It’s so true too. Here we have an episode that is supposed to explain Jacob’s motivations, and it turns out he is just a socially mal-adjusted momma’s boy with rage issues. It didn’t explain his motivation at all though, since his philosophy seems to be the complete opposite of his momma’s.

    “# They should have aired this earlier. After Mother’s Day I forget all about moms. They must have something awesome ready for the finale since it is so close to Memorial Day
    # Related: I don’t like their mom (Allison) in this episode. She wasn’t nice and didn’t have a lot of reason to do what she did.
    # Before I took Sad Day Monster’s side because he was cool. Now I actually empathize with him. ”

    Could not agree more with this. The benevolent protector of the Island turns out to be even more of a jerk, and his mom is a homicidal maniac with no clear motivations. The supposed “bad guy” is actually just a poor abused kid who wants to escape this horrible Island of death and lonliness. How exactly is Jacob good and MIB bad? I mean, sure MIB killed off a bunch of people in the present, but who wouldn’t after being subjected to what he’s been through?

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    • Posted by beema on May 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

      oh, also nice how you were able to get across just how absurd it is that they aren’t even naming half the characters anymore.

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      • If there is any logic involved, Jacob’s hairier twin bother will be named Esau.

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        • Posted by MK on May 15, 2010 at 2:40 am

          One of the reasons people are so mad is because they had all these huge theories that the MIB’s real name was Esau; personally I’m extremely happy that his name is not Esau. I had faith in Damon & Carlton that they would not name him Esau. Highly doubtful that IF they name him now, it will not be Esau.

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    • Posted by MK on May 15, 2010 at 2:37 am

      We already knew that MIB had a crazy mother; we just found out WHY she was crazy. This episode answered a lot of questions. Those who are bashing it might want to take another look or at least wait until the series ends & let the story play out.

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  36. I’ve been lurking on here for a few weeks. I’ve watched the show from the beginning, and it’s fun to see a newbie’s perspective.

    I hope they answer more questions!! There are so many, and the whole jacob/cecil plotline from this season isn’t nearly as interesting as all the Dharma/Others/flashback mysteries from previous seasons.

    The only saving grace is how hot MIB is, plus the submarine episode.

    I liked this episode because it answered a lot of questions, even if it was all very vague. Still, I also noticed that Jacob WAS able to hurt Cecil, on quite a few occasions. I have a hard time believing the writer’s wouldn’t catch something like that… mayb Jacob can hurt Cecil, but not the other way around? I dunno. I’m lost. Pun intended.

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  38. Posted by Roberto on May 14, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Now heres a question.. If that tunnel of lights sooo important for the world, what about in the alternate reality world where the island’s underwater? what does that mean for that world? is everyone evil there? didnt seem like it.. and if it really doesnt affect anything then whats the *%^*# point?

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    • Posted by MK on May 15, 2010 at 2:58 am

      Damon & Carlton have been quick to point out it’s not an alternative timeline, it’s a sideways timeline. We’re already seeing bleed through from the sideways timeline. We don’t yet know if the FS doesn’t effect anything, or vice versa. I prefer to let the story play out before passing final judgement, just MHO. I would expect a huge twist that nobody is expecting; I’d be very disappointed if this didn’t happen.

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  39. heh completely agree with your last point!

    the others have always been murdering, kidnapping, jerks, all the way back to the beginning apparently. i cheered when sad day monster wrecked them in the temple!

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  40. Posted by Sunnyside on May 14, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Awsome!!!! I have sooooooo taken this show too seriously.
    You may want to take a look at this theory:

    http://theoriesonlost.blogspot.com/2010/05/scariest-theory-of-them-all-by-balls.html

    somehow it made me think of you :)
    If your policy is to never read any theory’s I understand but after it’s all said and done – you may want to go back and give it a read – also others may like it as well
    Great work – keep it up!

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  41. Posted by samantha on May 14, 2010 at 10:16 am

    “Like dedicating 100 hours to figuring something out, only to have it conveniently summed up in a 5 minute sequence. ”

    brilliant, i’m sure alot of people feel this way!

    lets hug it out with sad day monster!

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  42. Posted by Josh on May 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Hilarious. And sadly, 100% accurate :(

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  43. Posted by SunkenMysteries on May 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Don’t tell me you didn’t notice the other obvious Star Wars homage?

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  44. Posted by eric on May 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    ” There was no need for it other than to pretend that they planned this all along.”

    I saw it more as a placeholder to say, “whoa, look how far we’ve come”. It was a nice narrative technique. Didn’t really see it as “proof” that this has been set from the beginning. The writers have openly said that they didn’t start constructing Jacob and MIB until the end of season 2 (Jacob’s name was first mentioned in episode 3×06 (Not in Portland). I think they did know they wanted the series to be based upon a large metaphorical chess game between two sides (they have repeatedly stated they blatantly rip off ‘The Stand’), but it’s apparent that they didn’t know who Adam and Eve are.

    The point of contention is that I don’t think that’s such a large problem. Organic discoveries in storytelling is what makes long weaving narratives so exciting. So yeah, whatever.

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  45. Posted by Alli on May 16, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    As a big Lost fan, I always find your recaps hilarious. This week, though, I have to thank you for the Mauer and Cuddyer reference as a Twins fan.

    Enjoy the next episode and the finale!

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  46. Posted by artupstairs on May 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

    That STAR WARS clip is the funniest thing I’ve seen lately!
    Also, dahling, it was bees, not sex for Jack and Kate…

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  47. Posted by Uncle Richard on May 17, 2010 at 10:22 am

    In regards to Jacob and Cecil (hehe, where’s Beany?) not being able hurt each other: maybe she was oversimplifying it? We had been given the impression before that Cecil couldn’t KILL Jacob (hence the need for using Ben) but nothing about them hurting each other. Remember, when Allison said that, she was talking to 13-year-olds. If she had said “I’ve made it so you cannot kill each other” they would have taken the opportunity to start wailing on each other, throwing rocks, making bows and arrows and shooting each other, you know, the kind of stuff that teenage brothers will do if they think they can get away with it. She was just trying to stave off the inevitable amount of bloody clothes. She only made them the one outfit each.

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  48. Posted by Cindy loo hoo on May 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Where is Episode 16’s blog? Im starting to panic!

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  49. Posted by Cindy loo hoo on May 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    :(

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    • Posted by singlat on May 19, 2010 at 6:59 am

      @ Cindy loo hoo

      Entries here are usually posted a day or so after the show airs, as the blogger said in the “introduction” entry. Come back later today.

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  50. Hey What’s your reaction to “What they died for??”

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  51. Posted by blubb on May 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I’m all withdrawal symptoms, too.

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  52. I can haz blog post?
    Seriously, I’m a big ole LOST fangirl and this blog is the best thing ever. You’re criticisms are spot-on and it’s hilarious to see the stuff that’s been going for years is actually quite ridiculous.

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  53. Posted by Cindy Loo Hoo on May 19, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    @singlat
    Thank you. Am i going crazy or are the posts usually up the same night?

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    • Posted by Jake on May 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

      You are going crazy.
      The posts are always up the day after the episode.

      Usually they are up by now (6:15pm).
      So now I am going crazy!!!

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  54. Posted by Kristi on May 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I’m crossing my fingers for a “R.I.P. Smurfette” montage…

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  55. Posted by Jake on May 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Where are you?!?!?!?

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  56. Posted by Tim Thomason on May 19, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    The posts are usually up around 12 pm CST. It’s now past 5pm CST. Papadurbin must be dead or working on something big. Or sick. Or preoccupied. Or suffering some form of writers’ block. Or just having a lazy day (worst day to have one!).

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