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09 April 2009 @ 12:01 am
Lost - Dead is Dead  
before watching Lost, we watched two hours of the Mythbusters blowing shit up. They slammed a rocket sled into a car! The car vaporized. And afterward kidlet decided he was going to test his "myth" of (and I quote): a "tow truck, a two ton big rig, and an airplane, crashing into a box of black powder."

um, hello there, Police department. No, my son, doesn't actually possess explosives, we just watch a lot of Discovery Channel.... which I can prove by his drop-dead hilarious impression of the ShamWow guy. who's in jail, and I guess not really helping my case.

um, moving on.

So after watching things blow up and smash and otherwise get destroyed, we watched Lost.

a.k.a. THE BEN SHOW (part 2)

CAN I HAVE A SPINOFF WITH JUST BEN AND LOCKE? Pleeeeeeze. Gods, I just want to take out the power dynamics in this episode and pet them -- how Ben manipulates everyone without breathing hard, and can't help lying. And yet now he has to follow Locke who now has the answers.

also, funniest line of the episode: "I didn't have the time to talk you into killing yourself again."

Ben shot Desmond! And yet, couldn't shoot Penny, especially once he saw Charlie. And then Desmond beat him up! GO DES. Also, I'm glad to see you Des and Penny. I hope to see you both more in the future.

And so Ben took Alex after all, though he was supposed to be there to kill Rousseau. huh. And then Ethan was there with him. Prepurge, I think? Then the next flashback when Alex was older and Widmore was exiled - that must have been afterward, since they're in Othertown. So Widmore ordered the Purge?

I'm uneasy by both Christian and Locke's vague promises about getting Jin back - I feel like they're manipulating Sun and they're not up to good. Read a theory that Smokey (and all its iterations including Christian) are evil and the Losties are going to have to destroy it - and that could be what Jughead's for. Final shot of the series? H-Bomb going off on the island?

The thing I love about Ben is he is the ultimate unreliable narrator -- does he really not remember the Losties from when he was a kid? It makes sense that it would be true, and yet, since he lies just because he can (and he loves the control of it) you can never tell. However, I do think his flashbacks are true -- whereas words, not so much.

Hi Richard. Bye Cesar. Hello there Ilana who just got far more interesting with her guns and her crew and her mysteriously large and heavy crate. (sent by Widmore? Richard's sister? WTH?) And is she what AnaLucia was meant to be (before Michelle Rodriguez went to jail)?

Also, as intersting as this episode was, I suspect, just like "Man behind the curtain", this one will get a whole lot more important when we see how the pieces they just put down all fit together.

And Miles is finally going to tell us what the HELL IS GOING ON next week! maybe. ;)


and in personal news, kidlet's spring break has started. damn. I was kind of hoping to get more done before that happened.
mrsdrjackson: twice blessed Heramrsdrjackson on April 9th, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)

So would it be safe to get kiddo a chemistry set when he's older? Or would that be a one-way trip to Crazytown?
lizardbeth: Derek and babylizardbeth_j on April 9th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
heh, I don't know -- one hand there's promoting an interest in science, and yet, on the other, there's burning the house down... :)
mrsdrjackson: twice blessed Heramrsdrjackson on April 9th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
You can always buy another house, but you only have this one child to steer towards being a geek! Go for it! ;}

*laughs evilly until she sees Derek with the baby and then weeps uncontrollably*