LOST Rewatch: The Shape of Things to Come

This was a mind-bending episode the first time we saw it. The doctor from the fripeighter washes up dead on the beach with his throat slit. The phone rings in Locke’s house telling him code 14-J, an early warning meaning that someone from his people has been captured. And in a flash forward, Ben is [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Meet Kevin Johnson

The episode begins with Locke bringing Miles to explain the situation. Ben says that once he is apprehended, the orders of Miles’ party are to kill everyone else on the island. Ben also says that his spy on the boat is Michael. Meanwhile, on the freighter, Sayid asks Michael what he is doing there, and Michael [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Ji Yeon

Jin says he wants to name the baby Ji Yeon. Sun says it is bad luck to talk about that at this stage. In a flash forward, we see Sun call an emergency number – she says she is pregnant, and she things something is wrong. But later, we see that she manages to give [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Other Woman

The episode begins with Juliette speaking to someone named Harper Stano. She has been on the island a week, and feels like a celebrity and the focus of attention. Tom interrupts and brings her to see Ben, who shows her that she has a house, with opera CDs. Juliette says it is unnecessary since she [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Constant

This episode is one of my favorites, one of the episodes that made me, already impressed with LOST, think, wow, this is television at its finest, most emotionally powerful, most deep and symbolically rich and clever and interesting. Daniel Faraday had emphasized the importance of staying precisely on course. The helicopter which Frank is flying [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Eggtown

This episode begins with Locke making breakfast and then bringing it to Ben, together with a book. He says he has already read it, but Locke says that he might catch something he missed when reading a second time. That is an interesting analogy to the need to watch LOST a second time. Ben tries [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Economist

The episode opens with Sayid praying. In flashes forward, we see Sayid working as a hitman for someone we will later learn is Ben Linus. That is interesting, because in another scene in this episode, earlier on the island, Sayid says that the day he starts trusting Ben is the day he sells his soul. [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Confirmed Dead

The episode stars with the salvage vessel Christiane I finding the remains of Oceanic 815 in the ocean. Daniel Faraday, a physicist, is watching and saddened by what he sees, although he isn’t sure why. Then in the present day we see him parachute onto the island. He tells Jack he is there to rescue [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Beginning of the End

The title of the first episode of season 4 of LOST comes from Ben’s words of warning to Jack at the end of last season. The episode begins with a flash forward of Hugo driving his vintage Camero in a car chase, pursued by police. He saw something or someone in a convenience store and [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Through the Looking Glass

This two-part season finale starts with what we assume to be a flashback, but later learn is a flash forward. Jack is taking an Oceanic flight, and spots an obituary in the newspaper, which he tears out. It brings him to tears when in his car after landing. He makes a phone call, but doesn’t [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Greatest Hits

Jack tells the survivors that Juliette told him about the plan of the Others to take the pregnant women. Jack got Danielle to bring dynamite from the Black Rock. Instead of hiding again, they are going to mark the tents as Juliette was supposed to, and when the Others show up, Jack says, we’re going [Read More...]