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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Lost 2.16: WTF is the Captured Dude Thinking?

The captured dude plays a psychotic mediator in Jack’s and Locke’s relationship.

Alright, say you’re captured. Your keepers think that you are trying to attack them and detain you to what essentially can be called a prison. Then the first person who interrogates you decidedly pummels you into a piece of raw meat, bleeding and broken at every turn. It takes the divine intervention of one of the keepers to save you from having your skull turned into a jigsaw puzzle. The next three days are filled with random after random people entering and interrogating you. Until one day, you seemingly crack and draw a map to exonerate yourself. But you’re innocent! What do you do?

I’ll tell you what you DON’T do. On your first time eating outside of your cell, you don’t fucking antagonize your keepers. You don’t play on the worst fears of your keepers. You don’t tell them exactly WHAT THEY EXPECT to come from their enemy. And you definitely don’t have that jolly an attitude if you’re innocent. No, if you’re innocent you fucking cower in fear at all times, you make sure it’s known that you have no malice. And you most certainly do NOT play mind games with your captures. This, remember, is all conditional on you being INNOCENT.

The captured dude, my friends, has GOT to be FAR from innocent. In fact, I would go as far to say he might actually be an Other. But who knows? From the previews of next week’s show, we can see that Snarl and the Expedition find the balloon with the smiley face on it. What does this mean? It means Captured Dude found the balloon and is using it as a plausible alibi. That’s all. From his actions so far, he is not exuding the aura of an innocent man, being beaten unfairly. No, he is exuding the aura of a man who is trained in lying and trained in the art of manipulation. Quite clearly, he is a bad guy.

The rest of the episode was mediocre at best. The story arcs between Sun and Jin have usually been good in the past, but this time it reeked of soap opera-ness. Too much use of the dramatic Lost music with the *gasp!* asking for a pregnancy test! The only interesting tidbit was the fact that Sun says she never cheated on Jin, YET SHE IS PREGNANT. Assuming she is telling the truth, and we have no evidence to sway us against her, who got her pregnant? Is it the island? Or is it the same thing that cured Locke of his immobility? That force that cured Locke has now cured Jin and he is able to copulate again? Interesting indeed. And let’s hope NEXT WEDNESDAY we actually get a new episode, and none of this 2 week intermission bullshit. It looks to be a good one.

4 Comments:

  • How did that guy Desmond get on the island?

    maybe that was his balloon.

    (where'd he go, by the way?).

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:51 PM, March 27, 2006  

  • Desmond said he was doing a race around the world on a boat not balloon, so it's not his.

    By Blogger lampy., at 9:14 PM, March 27, 2006  

  • Desmond was on a sailing expedition around the world when he came upon the island. I thought he had the balloon as well, but this is wrong. Desmond ran off in like the 2nd or 3rd or 4th episode of the season... where to? Who knows. But we all know no one vanishes on this island, so we're sure to see Desmond along with Michael again soon. I just know it.

    By Blogger iomegadrive, at 11:57 PM, March 27, 2006  

  • Wow ok Iv been doing alot of googling (if anyones actually reading this) during the last 2 losts I noticed a commerical for The Hanso Foundaion, the foundation that has to do with Dharma. I called the Hanso foudation on my cell, and listened to recordings. One of them played noramlly, backround info about Hanso. I played it again and found a woman yelling about theres not much time, and something about breaking strain. At the end, she yelled USE THE PASSWORD BREAKING STRAIN If you go to www.thehansofoudation.org and go to newsletter, enter a name. It will say CAN YOU READ THIS (name)? Put yes, then it will ask for a password. Put breaking strain and see what happens.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:19 PM, May 18, 2006  

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