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"Lost" Episode 17: "Catch 22"

Posted By Entertainment on Apr 19, 2007 at 11:16AM

This week's "Lost" had all of my favorite attributes of a great episode. We got some insightful Desmond flashbacks, a few love-triangle-turned-love-square scenes, and — best of all — the cliffhanger that left us counting the minutes until next week's episode.

If you missed the episode (or just want to re-visit it), check out WhiplashGirlchild's post in the LOST Fans group. For more of my musings — spoiler warning — read more

"Lost" Episode 16: "One of Us"

Posted By Entertainment on Apr 12, 2007 at 11:10AM

In an episode that alternated between revealing and exasperating, this week's "Lost" gaveth some answers and promptly tooketh some away. We were led to believe that Juliet was simply a sweet girl who somehow got herself into a steaming hot mess and is now just all mixed up. But of course, in the "Lost" way, that isn't exactly the case.

For a detailed recap of the episode, check out WhiplashGirlchild's post in the LOST Fans group. For more of my musings — spoiler warning — read more

"Lost" Episode 15: "Left Behind"

Posted By Entertainment on Apr 5, 2007 at 12:13PM

This week's episode of "Lost" was a bit of a snooze fest, if you ask me. I tried to be patient, assuming there would be some answers — to anything — by the end of it, but no cigar. Plus, the flashbacks were of Kate, and she is so not my favorite character. Still, there was a nice little sentimental theme of betraying the people you love (Kate's mother betrayed her, Sawyer betrayed Cassidy, Kate betrayed Jack), and the great con man Sawyer got a taste of his own medicine — by Hurley, no less!

If you would like a really excellent and thorough recap, check out WhiplashGirlchild's awesome post in the LOST Fans group. As for my musings, you'll have to read more

"Lost" Episode 14: "Exposé"

Posted By Celebrity on Mar 29, 2007 at 11:38AM

Last week it was Locke, and this week, "Lost" turned our attention to Nikki and Paulo. Though I cannot begin to express my frustration at the complete disregard for last week's nuances, I have to admit that I found this episode to be intriguing, even if it didn't answer nearly as many question as it raised. Then again, that does seem to be trademark of "Lost" these days. Here are my thoughts.

In the first five minutes, we learn through flashbacks that Nikki was an actress in Sydney, guest-starring on a cheesy "Charlie's Angels"-type TV series called "Exposé." She's also dating the producer, who (ahem) appears way too old for her. For the non-flashback Nikki details (spoilers ahead, of course) read more

"Lost" Episode 13: "The Man From Tallahassee"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 22, 2007 at 12:09PM

"Lost," I'm warming up to you again. I love most things Locke-related — even if they break my heart every time — and this episode did not disappoint. I hope there is some kind of peaceful redemption waiting for Locke at the end. Anyway, on to the episode...

"The Man From Tallahassee" is Not Locke
Locke is from Tustin, Calif., and received disability payments for depression, which stopped when he stopped his therapy. A man named Peter Talbott paid Locke a visit to talk about "Andrew Seward" (an alias for Anthony Cooper, Locke's father). According to Talbott, Anthony was engaged to Peter's mother, and Peter suspected that Cooper was marrying her for the money. Locke played dumb but later approached his father and told him to call off the wedding, but that's, uh, not exactly how things happened. To find out more — spoiler alert — read more

"Lost" Episode 12: "Par Avion"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 15, 2007 at 11:35AM

Okay, so here's what I learned from last night's "Lost": Charlie and Claire can fit an awful lot of words on a small piece of paper. Also: It's pretty easy to just walk up to a seagull and grab it. But I digress... kind of. Here are my thoughts on last night's episode, "Par Avion."

It's Hard to Care Much About Claire
I don't know why, but it's not that interesting to know about her past. For about the millionth time, the episode opens with the opening of an eye, the way the "Lost" pilot began with Jack's eye. We learn that Claire and her mother were in a car accident, which may or may not have been Claire's fault. Claire's mother is in a vegetative state, which would be a problem financially if they didn't have a mysterious benefactor paying their bills. The person's identity, of course, is a spoiler, so to find out who it is, read more

"Lost" Episode 11: "Enter 77"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 8, 2007 at 11:42AM

Okay, "Lost," now we're getting somewhere. After last week's feel-good episode with Hurley learning that he can make his own luck/hope, this week delivered some action, answers and... still more questions. Let's reflect:

In Sayid's flashbacks, his was Najeev and he was working as a chef in Paris where he met Sami, a fellow Iraqi whose wife, Amira, claims Sayid brutally tortured her. All they want is for Sayid to admit it. Slight problem: Sayid is certain he never tortured her and "cannot admit to something I did not do." Don't they all say that, Sayid?

For more stuff from last night — including spoilers and translations! — read more

"Lost" Song of the Day: Three Dog Night, "Shambala"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 4, 2007 at 4:31PM

Three Dog Night is one of those bands whose music you know well, even if you think you don't. Beyond "Joy to the World," the group has tons of hits on classic-rock radio; my personal favorite is "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)." But it's not often you hear Three Dog Night associated with something cool — like, say, an episode of "Lost."

But not only did this week's "Lost" feature Three Dog Night's "Shambala" in a prominent scene — the VW-bus-romp homage to Little Miss Sunshine — but the song may also play into the overarching "Lost" symbolism. For more on that and to hear "Shambala" — which, like most Dog songs, you don't think you know, but you do — read more

"Lost" Episode 10: "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead"

Posted By Entertainment on Mar 1, 2007 at 11:55AM


As Hurley might say, "Dude, come on!" Last night's "Lost" was not entirely ... anything! It wasn't all that interesting or informative. However, I do love Hurley, and Sawyer was on fire with the nicknames, so it wasn't a total loss. Also, apparently this week's episode will have big implications in next week's episode. Here's hoping. For more on this week's "Lost," read more

TV Tonight: Cheech Marin on "Lost"

Posted By Entertainment on Feb 28, 2007 at 2:40PM

Well, last week's episode of "Lost" left much to be desired, but after a bewildering guest appearance by Bai Ling, this week promises a more fun choice: Cheech Marin is playing Hurley's dad in a flashback!

Called "Tricia Tanaka is Dead," tonight's episode features Hurley's flashbacks while in "real time" he discovers a wrecked car on the island, leading him on a mission of hope. Sawyer and Kate reunite with the other original island folk, but Kate is still determined to help Jack.

I love how the "Lost" promos are threatening us with social inadequacy: “If you miss this episode, you won’t know what everyone is talking about in the morning!” I think it just means I'll be well-rested on Thursday, but to watch the preview, read more