Lost: Tabula Rasa
It's rapidly becoming clear that everyone on this island is hiding something--whether it's those we know about like Kate who is hiding her past (though she does want to come clean with Jack about what she did) or the entire scout party from last week who decides to withhold the truth from the rest of the survivors about just why they can't get a signal out to radio for help. (You just have to think that one is going to come back to bite them at some point). But what I find intriguing is that no one is exactly what he or she seems. It'd be easy to hate Jin for his treatement of Sun, but then they throw in a few, tender moments where you think maybe this guy really does love her. He's just expressing it in a way that is foreign to our expectations of how a husband and wife interact. Also, there's the question of how quickly did the agent who had Kate in custody die after being shot in the chest by Sawyer? Jack, at first, states that it will be a long, slow, painful death for him due to Sawyer's mis-aim, but a few moments later Jack comes out of the tent angry. Did Jack somehow help matters along and spare the agent the suffering, hence his anger at Sawyer and himself? Also, his conversation with Kate on the beach that as far as he's concerned it's all a clean slate on the island--yeah ,that may come back to haunt you as well. We still have no idea what Kate did that led to her being in custody, though we do see that she isn't a hardened criminal. She does save the life of the farmer who turns in her in. Of course, it's after wrecking his truck to try and get away. Technicality, I guess.
I've got to admit that, so far, I'm hooked on this show. The second episode delivered on the promise of the pilot and raised a whole lot of questions and few answers. It's one of those where the hour goes by too quickly and leaves you hungering for more. Can't wait to see where this is all going. And if you haven't watched yet, it's not too late to jump into the fun.
You gotta love Raj. The team wins an afternoon on the tennis court with Anna Kornakova and John McEnroe and Raj does what every red-blooded American man wishes he could do--asks Anna out. Sure, he gets rejected by her, but he did have a chance if he could only return one of her serves. (Who says she can't play tennis?!?) And in defeat, he can still say to the world--hey, I was almost naked with Anna Kornikova. How many other men can say that?
That said, I didn't understand the women's pricing scheme. Or more specifically, Pamela's. Seems to me that pyschogically, most people are attracted to price points like $19.95 or $29.95 etc. Why go for something that is an oddity like $27 and change? Let's face it--when it come to buying some things, we can be like little lemmings. If it's $19.95, we don't stop and consider it, we just buy it. It's less than twenty bucks our brains tell us and we buy. If it's not a price that fits the pattern we're used to, that may make us stop and think a bit and end up not buying. Hence, why I think the women lost by ten dollars in their challenge.
And no, I didn't tune into QVC last night to see the groups selling. Sorry, the Titans were routing the Packers and I had to watch that.
The women get it together and beat the men in not one, but two challenges this week. The men then go to tribal council and prove they're thinking way too much about this game as they eliminate yet another player who could help get them back on the winning track and be a good asset after the merge--assuming it ever comes. Mark Burnette has been known to draw these things out to spice up the show as it were.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/12/2004 09:25:00 AM