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Thursday, May 11, 2006

"You Know I thought I've Heard Everything. I've never Heard a Relationship Being Affected by a Punctuation."


***SPOILER ALERT*****Lot's of questions and question marks from TV last night, and unfortunately, I have no time to delve into any of them too deeply, so I have attached links to the recaps on the Entertainment Weekly website. For the second straight week, I was inebriated while viewing (this time following a steak dinner at Blair Perrone, the latest Peter Luger's offshoot restaurant (I'll review Blair Perrone, plus some of my other favorite steak joints, in an upcoming post). First, on Lost, Eko & Locke follow the trail of question marks and discover another hatch, another orientation film, another crisis of faith for our friend Locke. Back in our regular hatch, my theory proved to be wrong, as Libby died before she can finger Michael for the shootings. Michael appears to be succeeding in his efforts to start a war with the Others. For a full recap, check out Entertainment Weekly's Lost Watch here.

The other question of the night--how could Idol-favorite Chris be voted off (on Elvis week, no less)? Are we really going to have a grey-haired marrionette or an uncharismatic hobbit as our American Idol? Why, America, why? For Entertainment Weekly's take, read here.

Finally, the Mets roared back last night, beating the Phillies 13-4 behind another gem from Tom Glavine (or so I assumed, as I was too busy consuming steak and watching other TV to watch closely).

12 Comments:

  • I have nothing to add since I don't watch Lost, but I am curious what you thought of Blair Perrone. Given that I listen to WFAN all day long, I've heard their radio ad so many times, I could probably recite it from memory: "Blair Perrone's is a perfect place to bring the MVPs in your life...their steak hits a home run everytime..."

    By Blogger Toasty Joe, at 11:23 AM  

  • Another great episode of LOST making up for what was a very boring middle-arc to the season. In season one, everything lead up to the Hatch, which paved the way for season two. I'm very curious to see where this leading us for season three. You have to think they'll add another new locale or gang of characters to mix it up...

    BTW, Eko's speech to Locke about fate/destiny was one of the highlights of the entire series. Great to see these two spiritual characters interacting again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:52 AM  

  • Because I was drunk, I couldn't tell how the episode would be received. If anything, this further proves my point that more Eko is always good. It was a great speech, though I am still unclear about what cosmic significance is now derived from the button-pushing (as opposed to the Island itself, which we all agree is a special place). Also, can someone please clarify the flashback for me? Was Eko going to quit the church and head to the US (with a fake passport) to become a "civilian" before investigating the fake miracle? Is that why he is dressed in civies on the plane? Was the miracle-girl's father (the psychic who convinced Claire to get on the plane) also trying to convince Eko to get on the plane by lying about the miracle?

    By Blogger BookieD, at 12:10 PM  

  • The EW-recap suggests that the psychic father may have purposely lied to Eko to get him on the plane. However, I'm unclear as to how that lie would put him on the plane any sooner than if he believed she were telling the truth (would Eko have to stay and do more paperwork or something?)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:34 PM  

  • If Eko believed a miracle occurred, he would have continued in the priesthood. My understanding is he was going to LA to further his criminal ambitions. But why Eko would have gotten on that particular flight is a mystery, as is why he got on the flight at all given what he was just told by the woman who did that which David Blaine could not, i.e. survive being drowned alive. Presumably that was confirmation that a miracle had in fact occurred, so why did he get on the plane?

    What does one think about the video, i.e.: (a) this video being on a vcr tape as opposed to reel-to-reel (presumabley newer, then); (b) the speaker having a different name (Kandle v. Whitman) and (c) the speaker having use of both his arms, which he did not have in the previous video (this was pointed out to me; I never would have caught it).

    By Blogger Count Choculitis, at 1:28 PM  

  • The only thing I can think of is that maybe Eko was having second thoughts about leaving, and if he believed in the miracle, he would have reconsidered and remained in Australia. Learning the miracle was a hoax may have put him over the top and convinced him to leave.

    By Blogger BookieD, at 1:30 PM  

  • Libby died before she can finger Michael

    You digusting pig...

    Del Frisco's gets my vote for the best. Shit tastes like candy.

    Taylor is going to win, that's it. However I think Simon will start ripping him a new one to try and get who he wants to win to actually win. That is Katherine and her two friends.

    Lost was solid. Locke is turing into a bitch. Eko should have capped him after Locke was talking down to him in that sarcastic like manner.

    cosmic significance is now derived from the button-pushing

    Nothing, it's a test by the dharma people. It's a leap of faith. It's like religion.

    Although that new hatch with the monitoring station could be another test for them too. Who knows? I don't even think the writer's do. The planted the crazy dude pressing the button to start because he ran off...ran off to where? He's still on the island with Zeke and the other others.

    By Blogger michael o., at 2:49 PM  

  • The only thing I can think of is that maybe Eko was having second thoughts about leaving, and if he believed in the miracle, he would have reconsidered and remained in Australia. Learning the miracle was a hoax may have put him over the top and convinced him to leave.

    Yeah, and he was going to LA to bad things.

    By Blogger michael o., at 2:50 PM  

  • Another question--Is the "Pearl" Station, discovered by Locke & Eko, the station shown at the center of the blast-door map (designated by "?"), or is it one of the other Dharma stations? Here is the map, but I can't read the small print:
    http://lost.cubit.net/pics/2x17/blastDoorMapOverlay.jpg

    By Blogger BookieD, at 3:45 PM  

  • Hey, you getting some kickbacks from Entertainment Weekly?

    So wrong that Chris was kicked off. America is dumb. I bet Leno wins. Or Keebler.

    I wonder if Locke putting his map in the tube will have any effect? Doubtful. I wonder how much a part the psychic has in this whole affair. I wonder what it would be like if Ms. Lilly were to sit on my face. Too many questions...

    By Blogger SonnyD, at 4:58 PM  

  • Luger's is always #1, but I agree Delfrisco's is a close 2nd. And damn they pull some talent in there. If I didn't have to drive to stinkin' Long Island every day, I would definitely enjoy some happy hours over there.

    I agree that the writers don't know what the hell is going on (although someone from my office told my they heard Lindeloff said that while most "theories" are way off base, they read/heard one recently which was very very close to what they were planning). Personally I think pushing the numbers is significant in some fashion, probably because I have read that 108 minutes has some relevance to how long a satellite orbits the earth (or something like that). But we'll all find out --- in 2009 when the show ends (probably with a whimper, a la the X Files).

    By Blogger Count Choculitis, at 9:07 AM  

  • If I didn't have to drive to stinkin' Long Island every day, I would definitely enjoy some happy hours over there.

    Who doesn't like $10 bottles of beer and $15 mix drinks!

    By Blogger michael o., at 2:23 PM  

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