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LOST Thoughts – S5 E7

February 26, 2009

Here are my thoughts on the seventh episode of Lost (season five), “The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham”:

  1. When wrapped in an Ajira Airlines blanket, Locke bore more than a passing resemblance to a wizard.
  2. That whole scene made for one of the most uncomfortable nighttime beach parties captured on film since Johnny and his Cobra Kai buddies rode in on their dirt bikes and destroyed Daniel’s jam box.
  3. I’ve always thought Kate was way hotter than any of the other so-called babes on Lost (Shannon, Claire, Juliet, etc.), but this mysterious new character named Ilana not only gives Kate a run for her money, she just might knock her out of the top spot.  I watched in hi-def and they were pretty much in extreme closeup mode during her chat with the mango-eating Locke, and she was about as perfect as you can get.  Nothing humorous about this observation, I know, but it still had to be made.
  4. Remind me to double-check my HMO to make sure “Dr. Bite On This” at the Tunisia 4077th isn’t defaulted as my Primary Care Physician!
  5. Widmore has never come anywhere close to being as sympathetic a figure (or convinicing a speaker) as when having his debriefing sessions with Locke.  It’s the very first time I’ve been willing to even consider the possibility that he’s even slightly less evil than his real-life doppleganger Rupert Murdoch.
  6. Lt. Daniels probably thought a sweet chauffeur gig “Driving Mr. Gimpy” would be a lot safer and less stressful than the many years he spent working narcotics detail in Baltimore, but soon learned that visiting the “Peg Cemetary” would prove far deadlier.  Turns out Ben’s handy enough with a handgun to get on with Stringer Bell’s crew.  Maybe Widmore should consider bringing in Omar as Abaddon’s replacement…
  7. Given the run-down hotel room and impending hanging of self, would it have killed John to whip out his Crocodile Dundee brand boar-killing knife to carve “Lockesy Was Here” in the ceiling?  It certainly would have been a fitting tribute to the recently departed James Whitmore.  Wait a minute…Whitmore, WIDMORE?!?  THIS SHOW IS MESSING WITH MY HEAD!!!
  8. Has any character in the history of television ever continued to one-up himself over such an extended period as Ben Linus?  I mean, who else has given such a convincingly heartfelt and desperate plea to stop someone from killing themselves at quite literally the last possible second, only to turn around and murder them mere moments later?  He’s just SO damn diabolical!  The only way it could have possibly been more heinous is if he’d waited until they left the room and then pushed him down the elevator shaft, just so he could use Locke’s choke cord to take the “Put the lotion in the basket” page from the Jame Gumb playbook.
  9. Did anybody get a close look at what Hurley was drawing when Locke visited him at the nut house?  I’m pretty sure it was a Liger.
  10. Who would have ever thought that Sayid’s coping mechanism for dealing with his post-assassin guilt disorder would be to volunteer as a builder in the Shacks for Shortstops program?
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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Noel permalink
    February 26, 2009 11:47 pm

    Cobra kai reference was funny
    (beavis grunt and laugh)

  2. February 26, 2009 10:12 pm

    That’s why they call it LOST, haha.

  3. noel permalink
    February 26, 2009 10:10 pm

    Bob,

    This is the best one yet and if your premises are correct, I am more lost in this story than last year when they started the flash forward/ flash back mechanism.

  4. February 26, 2009 8:04 pm

    FTH – You know me too well. DEFINITELY was shoehorning in the Jame Gumb reference.

    Jomichael – Several people today have agreed with you that I am overrating that chick with the name I could only correctly spell through the miracle of copy-paste, but I found her to be stunning. I’m only going by face though, as there’s no way to tell yet based on her brief time on Lost whether she’s got the bod to match.

  5. Jomichael in Plano permalink
    February 26, 2009 6:33 pm

    I have never found Zuleikha Robinson to be as hot as she was supposed to be. Not even the first time I saw her playing the super spy chick Yves Del Harlowe (anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald) in the X-Files spinoff “The Lone Gunmen.” Not bad, but not in the same area code as Kate or Sun or Claire or Juliet. Maybe not even Analucia or Libby. Definitely not the chick from Expose (who was killed with that Medusa Spider). Probably hotter than Charlotte/ Ginger, but just barely.

  6. Fake Tom Hulce permalink
    February 26, 2009 5:56 pm

    RE: 1. I got a Spock vibe from Locke
    8. You only put this in so you could shoe-horn in a Jame Gumb reference

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