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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lost 2.12: The One Where No One Cares

Nothing happens. Well there is a fire, but it is a boring one. Trust me.

Another one of those filler episodes. You know the kind. The one where nothing of substance happens and it’s just kind of… there. This was one of those episodes where you’re waiting in suspense because you just know something HAS to happen, I mean they wouldn’t do this to you just to let you down right? So you sit on the edge of your chair waiting for it, anything to validate sitting in suspense for this long, and then it happens! YES! A fire! There it is! What? Oh wait, it’s a non-consequential fire and it doesn’t really matter who did it. Great.

This episode was a Charlie-centric one and honestly, I didn’t really care. After Lost had made great grounds to bring the show back from boredom death, complete with a confrontation with the Others, and then we make a complete 180 turn and head back to Boredom Town USA. In the teasers of last week’s episode we were promised intrigue and hell, even a mystery baby snatching! But by the time the snatching occurs, there isn’t a soul left on Earth who doesn’t know what Charlie is going to do or how the rest of the survivors will react. Essentially, this episode was used to make sure that all the viewers knew that the survivors hated Charlie, and, in my case, to make the viewers themselves hate Charlie. And to this end, it served it’s purpose. But that is weaksauce. You can expect to follow up an episode where we meet the Others, they threaten to blow out Kate’s brains, and Jack then asks to make an army with this utter tripe. And I think it’s made worse since Charlie is such a horrible character relying on so many clichés to make him work.

The only things of importance that we learned from this episode are as follows: Eko is marking trees that he “likes.” Hurley has a huge crush on Libby but he recognizes her from somewhere. That’s it. And we can easily surmise that Eko is choosing trees for weapons since it would be safe to assume he knew how to make a badass weapon (see: Jesus stick). And secondly, we all know where Hurley recognizes Libby from: she is definitely from the nut house when Hurley was either there or visiting the numbers man. It was a wholly disappointing episode but next week’s proves to be more promising. Sun gets kidnapped! Snarl lets them know they are in grave danger. I feel this week’s episode was a victim of too many episodes in one season and not enough badass content for them all. Sad.


  • It should get better because starting well, in a week or two depending on the show will be February sweeps - aka put all your good shit here because you aren't going to get another chance until May.

    Dude, I hate Charlie. He's a needy little bitch.

    By Anonymous Kat, at 8:17 AM, January 27, 2006  

  • Claire's from Roswell!

    By Blogger lampy., at 4:51 PM, January 27, 2006  

  • at least it was a trippy episode. i loved that dream sequence...and i want to know what's up with that baby...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:14 PM, January 27, 2006  

  • Yeah, the only saving grace for this episode was the dream sequences. Other than that, nada.

    By Blogger iomegadrive, at 10:45 PM, January 27, 2006  

  • Those folks that write for this show really know how to drag e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g out to impossible lengths.

    And. This show loves the religious imagery. Burning bush!

    Maybe something (anything, please) will happen in the next episode.

    By Anonymous bird., at 12:36 AM, January 28, 2006  

  • Don't worry next week's episode is a repeat, so nothing new at all will happen.

    By Blogger lampy., at 9:09 AM, January 28, 2006  

  • I hope it's an encore of this week's episode.

    By Anonymous bird., at 11:52 AM, January 28, 2006  

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