House of the Rising Sun
I knew it! I knew it! I knew that either Sun or Jin knew how to speak English! Woo-hoo for me guessing that one right. (I'll admit it's about the only thing I've pegged correctly about the show so far...and I mean that in a good way). Ever week, Lost
keeps pulling the unexpected. I fully exepcted that Kate would be part of Jack's party that set up camp in the cave. You'd think she might have the most to lose by being rescued, but she apparently years to get back to civilization. Or maybe it's to get back at Jack for failing to check her out like she thought earlier in the episode (I mean, who wouldn't?!?) Or it could be that Kate realizes that, so far, whatever has been roaming out there in the jungle hasn't put in an appearance on the beach, so why tempt fate by living in the jungle?
Meanwhile, we get a lot of backstory on Sun and Jin and some more fleshing out of the other characters. Locke still continues to intrigue me--I think the whole confrontation with whatever a few weeks back has affected him more than he's saying. He's way too zen, especially based on what how tightly wound we saw him in the flashbacks a few weeks ago. And you have to wonder--will he destroy the drugs that Charlie gave him or use them as leverage later on down the road?
You get the feeling that everyone on the island has an agenda, but we just haven't figured out just what everyone's agenda is yet. I loved how Sayid went and staring making alliances with people just as Jack got back with the decision to move into the cave. I also liked how in the arguement of where to live, there wasn't a "right" or a "wrong' answer but shades of gray to it. Do you go for short-term and hope that a rescue plane or ship comes by or do you go long-term and live in the cave? I've got to wonder why they didn't set up some type of system where there's a rotation for being on bonfire duty and then everyone can live in the cave to be closer to the only source of fresh water around. It seems to make sense, but then again I'm not out on my own in the wilderness facing heaven only knows what.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/28/2004 10:27:00 AM