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LOST Thoughts – S5 E10

March 26, 2009

Here are my thoughts on the tenth episode of Lost (season five), “He’s Our You”:

  1. That opening scene with young Sayid really illustrates just how different it is growing up in Iraq.  I mean, where else would a younger brother teach his older brother how to choke the chicken???  It’s pretty much the other way around in every other country.
  2. Uncle Rico may not have been able to throw a football over them mountains, but he sure as heck can knock a chicken salad sandwich across the room (not to mention tween Ben).
  3. Did Horace really need to bring so many henchmen with him when they took Sayid out to the woods?  Couldn’t Oldham have just asked his brother Darryl and his other brother Darryl to handcuff Sayid to those trees?
  4. If you’re going to have Jack be a janitor and Kate be a mechanic, shouldn’t Hurley also be assigned a job completely foreign to his set of skills, and not something so obviously familiar as FRY COOK?!?  The last time he held such a position, his restaurant was taken out by a meteor.  Note to Kate and Jack: get all meals from the mess hall TO GO!
  5. As much as I’m hoping Sayid, Jack and the rest of the time bandits are able to keep the Dharma purge from happening, I sure wouldn’t mind seeing Radzinsky locked in Uncle Rico’s microbus with a Raid fogger.  Either that, or maybe at least let Sawyer torch his tongue depressor model while forcing Radzinsky to stand by and watch.  Geez, that guy is annoying!
  6. Sayid’s achilles heel is heavily armed sexually aggressive women.  There’s a reason Ben didn’t send Dog the Bounty Hunter after him.
  7. Not to question LaFleur’s tactics or anything, but instead of having dimwit Phil at the jailhouse monitoring station keeping guard over Sayid and all who enter/exit his cell, wouldn’t it make more sense to bring Jin in from his hostile border patrol duties and send Phil out to keep the jungle safe from any other potential handcuffed Iraqis who might be wandering the island?  WWWCD? (what would Winston Churchill do?)
  8. I know things like flaming arrows, smoke monsters and brain-melting sonic fences would probably top the list of most people’s reasons to avoid the island, but for me, the number one reason I’d never want to be stuck on that godforsaken island is because LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW = WATCHING TV.  Watching Amy hang onesies on the clothesline just isn’t quite as compelling to me as March Madness.
  9. Going back to the misassigned jobs for a moment, based on her inability to so much as cook bacon and his well-chronicled struggles with car repair, shouldn’t Juliet and Hurley swap positions?
  10. That may have been the best, most shocking ending to an episode so far.  Somewhere, Marty McFly is holding a picture in which Ben is slowly disappearing.
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Crystal permalink
    March 27, 2009 1:13 pm

    I knew, knew, knew you would totally reference Larry, Daryl and his other brother Daryl. :)

  2. March 26, 2009 3:23 pm

    Never thought of that possibility, but it actually makes a lot of sense! Of course, I’m too busy making “choke the chicken” jokes to adequately theorize…haha.

  3. March 26, 2009 1:08 pm

    On point 10, I’m fairly certain that Sayid shooting Ben has always happened. Ben knows the Island / Jacob will keep him alive from that age forward, and he uses that knowledge to gain the Others’ trust / leadership mantle. It also tells Ben that Sayid is the one to help him wipe out the Widmore henchmen.

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