LOST Rewatch: Follow the Leader

The title of this episode is interesting, since the phrase refers to a game. Locke (in fact, the smoke monster) has taken over as leader of the others in the present day. He also wants to eliminate Jacob as leader. And the title also highlights the risks of creating a role of authoritarian leadership that [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Variable

The episode begins with Desmond being taken to the hospital after Ben Linus shot him. Eloise Hawking is there and says that it is her son’s fault that Desmond was shot. Then, thirty years earlier, Daniel Faraday arrives on the island then comes to see Jack. Dan tells Jack that his mother was wrong, it [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Whatever Happened, Happened

Jin finds Ben, who had been shot, and brings him back. Juliette operates, but she says Ben needs a real surgeon. Hurley looks at his hand expecting to disappear like Back to the Future, because little Ben is dying and so big Ben can never have brought the, back to the island. Miles says that [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: He’s Our You

The episode begins with Sayid as a boy in Iraq, killing a chicken when his brother cannot. Then it moves to Ben in the time of the Dharma initiative, bringing Sayid a sandwich and a book. Ben asks Sayid if Richard sent him. He says that Richard told him to be patient, and he says [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Namaste

The episode begins by returning to Ajira flight 316. We get the perspective of Frank and his co-pilot. Frank manages to land the plane on the runway that in an earlier episode, the Others had made Kate and Sawyer work on. Ben seems to be OK, although the co-pilot is dead and some others are [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: LaFleur

This is one of my favorite episodes. It begins with the group who were with John when he went down the well, and then they moved through time to a point before the well was built. They see the statue, completely intact. When John turns the wheel, there is one last flash, and then they are [Read More...]

LOST: This Place Is Death

The episode begins where the previous one ended, with Sun sitting in her car, planning to kill Ben Linus. She gets a call and talks to her daughter. When she has Ben at gunpoint, Ben says that Jin is still alive and he can prove it. In the past, we see Danielle’s team picking up [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Little Prince

The episode begins with the Oceanic Six on the boat. Jack and Kate talk about Aaron and what to do about him. Kate says she wants to claim that the child is hers. Then, three years later, Kate is with Sun, and borrows some clothes. Kate leaves, and Sun gets a delivery. It is surveillance [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: Jughead

The episode begins with Desmond finding a doctor to help Penny give birth. They have a son. Then we see them sailing some time later. The boy is grown. Desmond is telling his son about the island he left a long time ago – Great Britain. Desmond is there to find Daniel Faraday’s mother. The [Read More...]

LOST Rewatch: The Lie

The episode begins with the Oceanic Six discussing whether to lie about what happened to them, to protect the people they left behind. Hurley doesn’t want them to lie, but the others persuade him. Hurley tells Sayid that he’s going to remember that he didn’t back him up, and sometime in the future when he [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng Chiang

The Talons of Weng-Chiang is an episode that one could discuss from many perspectives – including an examination of whether it mainly reflects, or at times challenges, racist stereotypes about the Chinese. The choice of a British actor not of Chinese descent to play the main Chinese character is certainly an odd one. And does [Read More...]


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