Top 10 LOST Theme Songs
2. the Others
9. The Island
10. Adventure Music (Hollywood and Vines)
WHERE WE LEFT OFF
Season 4 was a long time ago, and for those who haven't bought the DVDs or watched for free on abc.com, I'm going to quickly point out what the main groups of people where doing right before the end of "There's No Place Like Home Part 2."
JACK and the Oceanic 6: As Ben points out, everyone has to head back to the Island. Jeremy Bentham (aka Dead Locke) somehow convinced Jack that the only way to save everyone is to return to the Island, and now Ben is in town to make sure it happens. Sayid kills a Widmore spy outside of Santa Rosa, then busts Hurley out. Kate is greeted by ghost Claire in a dream where she tells him "Don't you dare bring him back!" (Is she talking about Aaron... or Locke?) As for Sun...
SUN and Jin: Sun sucks, and hysterical Sun is a million times worse. But is Jin really dead? Sun seems to think so since he's got his own tombstone. Jin has already survived an exploding raft, I'm sure an exploding freighter isn't much worse. Anyway, Sun was last seen in London talking to evil baddie Charles Widmore. Apparently, they share a common enemy. I say that Jin's not dead. It would be a serious waste of all those Engrish ressons.
SAWYER and the remaining Losties: Juliet is devastated after watching her latest chance off the Island blow up. We assume Faraday and the nobodies on the boat also moved with the Island. Locke supposedly told Jack that after the 6 left, things didn't go so well for those on the beach. This include Miles, C.S. Lewis, Rose, Bernard, and some others (Vincent and Frogurt?) Everyone believes Juliet and Sawyer will hook up. Thumbs down.
LOCKE and the Others: Once Ben turns the frozen donkey wheel, we last see on-Island Locke meet up with Richard Alpert and the rest of the Others. They are ready to follow his every word, but we have no idea what that will mean. Of course, 3 years and change later, off-Island Locke is in a coffin.
DESMOND and Penny: Something had to go right for our castaways in the finale, and this was it. Stranded on a liferaft, the Oceanic 6 are rescued by Penny and her search boat. But once the 6 are prepped to carry out their phony rescue story, we say goodbye to Desmond, Penny, and Frank Lapidus. Luckily for everyone, previews show Desmond and Penny (and their newborn babe! Mazel tov!) saying goodbye. Looks like he is coming back, too! Andy's man-crush will live on.
Boone must already be dead...
LOST BIG BOARD
Just because I feel like it, here's a look at the best and worst LOST characters. While on the John, I typed up every LOST character I could think of, and was well over 120. But because we don't really care about character like Charlie's fat girlfriend and her dad, the looking glass chicks, Desmond's oracle from his flashes, and anyone from the weed farm, I narrowed down the list as best I could. Feel free to vehemently disagree with my hatred of Sawyer and Sun. More a more in depth look at my Top 10, scroll further down.
|1||Ben Linus||31||Leslie Arzt||61||Neil Frogurt|
|2||John Locke||32||Sayid Jarrah||62||Scott Jackson(dead)|
|3||Desmond Hume||33||Mr. Eko||63||Dave|
|4||Daniel Faraday||34||Ethan Rom||64||Sgt. Sam Austen|
|5||Mikhail Bakunin||35||Smokey the Monster||65||Kate Austen|
|6||Juliet Burke||36||Essam||66||Crazy Leonard|
|7||Christian Shephard||37||Michael Dawson||67||Richard the Psychic|
|8||Frank Lapidus||38||Danielle Rousseau||68||Randy Nations|
|9||Jack Shephard||39||Horace Goodspeed||69||Helen|
|11||Boone Carlisle||41||Freighter Doctor||71||Cindy (Stewardess)|
|12||Jin's Dad||42||Mr. Paik||72||Karl|
|13||Hurley Reyes||43||Ray Mullen||73||Cassidy Phillips|
|14||Miles Straume||44||Jacob||74||Naomi Dorrit|
|15||Martin Keamy||45||Vincent||75||Kate's Mom|
|16||Jin Kwon||46||Anthony Cooper||76||Baby Aaron|
|17||Bernard the Dentist||47||Danny Pickett||77||Goodwin's Wife|
|18||Tom Friendly||48||Police Capt. Cortez||78||Jae Lee|
|19||Kelvin Inman||49||the Head Monk||79||Emily Locke|
|20||Matthew Abaddon||50||Roger Workman||80||Miss Klugh|
|21||Charles Widmore||51||Nadia||81||Walt Dawson|
|22||Charlie Pace||52||Kate's Ex-Hubby||82||Paulo|
|23||Charlotte Lewis||53||Ed Mars (Marhsal)||83||Jin's Mom|
|24||Seth Norris||54||Det. Mike Walton||84||Claire Littleton|
|25||Captain Gault||55||Sarah Shephard||85||Sheriff of Otherton|
|26||David Reyes||56||Alex Linus-Rousseau||86||Sawyer Ford|
|29||Richard Alpert||59||Steve Jenkins (alive)||89||Sun Kwon|
|30||Libby||60||Dr. Marvin Candle||90||Ana Lucia|
RETRO REVIEW: Season One
Here's how these will work. I'm going to rate each season based on their 10 most important storylines.
THE PLANE WRECKAGE: The opening scenes of Jack on the beach are pretty epic. It's like the Saving Private Ryan 'Storming the Beach' scene of television. Well worth the hefty pricetag. 10/10
DISTRESS SIGNAL: Discovering and decoding it is pretty chilling. You've got to love how the pilot was layered so that you could get hooked on the show on many different levels. 10/10
FLASHBACKS: Kate's a fugitive! Locke was paralyzed! Sayid's a torturer! Season one's flashbacks were crazy awesome. They added to the depth and mystery of the show without slowing the momentum of on-Island events. 10/10
THE CAVES: Did they ever give us a good reason for leaving the caves? I liked the stories there (cave-in, Boone's operating room), but I hated how every major event became a relay race from the beach to the caves and back. How many characters had to sprint back and forth for lame reasons? 8/10
THE LOVE TRIANGLE: Jack
and Kate made a great team in season one, but somehow loser Sawyer wore
her down. How?!?!? He was a mean bastard with lame nicknames for
everyone. How terrible is it that 4 seasons later, they're still both
fighting over her? 7/10
ETHAN ROM: The discovery of the "Others" provided a midseason jolt of life (not needed, but much appreciated). Ethan always seemed a pussy in flashbacks after his death, but he was creepy and intimidating during this stretch of episodes. Plus Claire was MIA for a bit. 10/10
SUN SPEAKS ENGLISH: Sun sucks, and Michael sucked for caring about her, but Jin was a jerk before this. Everyone hated Jin in the first half of the season, but this betrayal was a turning point for him. 7/10
THE RAFT: The building/burning/re-building/sailing of the raft was a big plotline in the second half of the season. The writers took a storyline that most people expected (building a raft worked for Hanks) and brought some clever twists with it (plus the raft itself was impressive). 9/10
THE DEATH OF BOONE: The
first major castaway eats it, and in a big way. I really liked how
abrupt his accident was, but they sure milked the surgery for all it
was worth. 10/10
THE HATCH: Nobody had a clue about what would be in there. The buildup was huge and the suspense was unbearable. It's things like this that made Locke my favorite character early on. Finding the hatch was his high point, and blowing the hatch was the perfect cap to the best season of television ever. 10/10
FINAL SCORE: 91
RETRO REVIEW: Season 2
DESMOND IN THE HATCH: Another great premiere episode. Andy's thoughts on this twist pretty much cover how awesome it is. 10/10
THE SWAN STATION: It sure is a lot to take in. The computer, the numbers, the orientation video. It's cool how the mythology of the show is being built here, and the hatch is such an important piece of it, but I get a little peeved knowing that it almost ruined the Locke character. In season 2 he was pretty much a housemaid. 9/10
THE TAILIES: When Jin ran down the beach screaming and Eko knocked everyone out with his Jesus stick, we all thought they were the "Others." Great twist. Turns out they were from the tail section of the plan, and their time on the Island was much different from the Losties. I hate Ana Lucia, so every scene on that side of the Island annoyed the hell out of me. Eko, Bernard, and Libby couldn't save it. 4/10
FLASHBACKS: Losing steam at this point. Locke and Helen? More about Charlie and his brother? More cons from Sawyer? We get it. The new flashbacks (the Tailies, Ana-Lucia, and Eko's) are mostly good. 7/10
THE DEATH OF SHANNON: One of the greatest moments on the show also brought about one of the worst. Shannon sucked, as did her relationship with Sayid (twice her age?), but when her death turn him into a depressed mope, the show reached a low. Is it even believable!?!?!?! 5/10
CHARLIE AND CLAIRE'S BREAKUP: The whole storyline with him wanting to watch over Claire and the baby, but she hates him because of the drugs, so Locke moves nearby to play Grandpa? And then Charlie keeps trying to steal Aaron, so Locke punches him in the face, so Charlie turns on everyone to help Sawyer? Yeah, it was terrible. 2/10
MICHAEL GOES AFTER WALT: They had an entertaining AIM conversation, and when Michael heads off into the Jungle, Jack and Co. get a good look at Zeke and the Others. "LIGHT EM UP!!!!!!!!!!!" 10/10
Capture/Interrogation/Manipulation/Release. All excellent storylines.
It snapped Sayid out of his funk. It exposed Locke as a lost puppy. It
forced Michael to act. And of course, it evolved into the Ben Linus
TWO FOR THE ROAD: We all saw Ana Lucia's death coming, but it didn't matter. SATISFACTION! But 5 seconds later, two in the gut take sweet Libby away from us too. SHOCK! And then, Michael frees Ben and shoot himself in the arm! WHAT THE HELL!?!?!? Cut to black. Utter confusion. I loved it. 10/10
THE FINALE: The show knows how to open and close a season. Period. On top of the hatch implosion and trade (Walt for Jack, Kate, and Sawyer) we get a touching Desmond flashback. Welcome back, brotha! 10/10
FINAL SCORE: 77
RETRO REVIEW: Season 3
THE PREMIERE: Another great opening, focusing on the Others. It pretty much set the stage. We were going to find out everything about them this season, for better or worse. 10/10
THE HYDRA STATION: A major gripe from all the fans was the amount of screen time spent on Kate, Jack, and Sawyer in the Hydra Station. We got little or no plot from the Losties on the beach, and no real progress was being made. 5/10
THE OTHERS: Ben has a tumor, Juliet is ten times hotter than Kate, and Dan Pickett loves beating the shit out of Sawyer. It's always nice to get some new blood on the show, and these guys were pretty cool. The barracks was even cooler. 9/10
NIKKI AND PAULO: Sorry Season 3, but the attempted integration of two previously unknown Losties was a complete and utter failure. 0/10
THE TABLES TURN: Sensing the series was creeping along at a snail's pace, Doc Jack kicks things into high gear during Ben's surgery. Going into a crazy long winter break, it was just enough to keep me excited (Kate and Sawyer sharing diseases in the cage certainly did not). 7/10
DESMOND AND CHARLIE: Desmond sees flashes (Charlie's going to die). It was a fantastic little side story for the remaining part of season 3, and a return to form for Charlie, who was useless in Season 2. 10/10
FLASHBACKS: They officially lost steam. The infamous "Jack and Thailand" episode, couple with the "Sweat Lodge Locke" episode. The only thing that saved it were the fresh flashbacks of Ben and Juliet (incredible). 6/10
LOCKE LEAVES THE GROUP: After storming the Barracks with Sayid and Kate, Locke is actually there to blow up the submarine, and pretty much joins the Others (AND SEE JACOB!!!!!!!). This leads to a cool twist with his dad, and eventually to him getting a bullet in the gut courtesy of Big Ben Linus. 10/10
ARRIVAL OF NAOMI: Is she there for rescue? Is it Penny's boat? While this is happening, double (triple?) agent Juliet is plotting a trap set for the Others, building to a big finale. 10/10
FINALE: Another gem. The trap mostly works at the beach, and with the help of Hurley, Tom and co. are dead. Jack leads his people to the radio tower, where Locke knifes Naomi and the Rousseaus finally reunite. Meanwhile, Charlie sacrifices himself for the group (as does Mikhail for his group), and it is indeed NOT Penny's boat.
F L A S H F O R W A R D ! ! ! ! 10/10
FINAL SCORE: 76
RETRO REVIEW: Season 4
THE OCEANIC 6: The first part of the season was a guessing game? Who is going to be one of the 6? What might it mean for those who aren't in the 6? Does Aaron REALLY count? It was a cool little mystery game the kept us talking between episodes. 9/10
FLASH FORWARDS: A breath of fresh air. Figuring out where events happen in the grand timeline is a fun puzzle, and each scene is vital and urgent. Although the seasons had 3 or 4 flashbacks (Freightees, Desmond, Juliet, Michael), only Juliet's was especially terrible. 9/10
THE FREIGHTEES: Almost perfect. Faraday, Lapidus, and Keamy all rocked. I still like Miles even though no one else cares for him. The only hiccup is the under utilized C.S. Lewis. Because of the strike-shortened season, a lot of storylines had to be cut (most notably hers). What we got was a stuck-up broad with a bitchy 'tude. But at the end of the season, I started to warm up to her because we finally find out important nuggets (she was probably born on the Island). 9/10
TEAM LOCKE vs. TEAM JACK: Locke's integration back into the camp was cool, mostly because it brought a lot pouty faces out of Jack ("you KILLED Naomi!"). Even though Locke was right, his camp gets annihilated. 8/10
EMERGENCE OF BEN: How he weaseled his was out of capitivity is a wonder, but he makes it look easy. He sealed his position at the top of my rankings after unleashing all hell (and Smokey the monster) on the commandos. His daughter is dead, and his feud with Widmore looks to be epic. 10/10
WELCOME BACK, MICHAEL: Kevin Johnson is here to die, so I enjoyed everything about his time in Season 4. He left on a perfect note (two for the road) but still redeemed himself with a spooky back story, helping Desmond and Sayid, and sacrificing himself in the end. 8/10
JACK'S APPENDICITIS: Turd
storyline of the season. We obviously know that he cannot die, so
there's investment in the surgery or post-op. And it really doesn't
matter anyway, since stubborn Jack continues to run around the Island
anyway. The only purpose it serves is it effectively ends the
Jack/Juliet relationship. She knows his kisses are meant for Kate.
Still stupid. 5/10
LOCKE TALKS TO THE ISLAND: Finally able to embrace his destiny, Locke caps of a stellar episode by communing with the voice of Jacob. How does he save the Island? He has to move it. 10/10
WE HAVE TO GO BAAAACK!: The flashforwards show Jack as the level-headed hero we know and love. When does he breakdown? And for what reason? All we know is that he makes the most of his life by hooking up with Kate, raising Aaron, and checking in on Hurley. When Hurley suggests to Jack that they made a mistake, he immediately dismisses. Waiting for the other foot to drop was a big part of the flash forward suspense in season 4. 10/10
THE FINALE: Locke's dead! The freighter blows up! THE ISLAND MOVES! This one definitely brings the goods. 10/10
FINAL SCORE: 88/100
VIDEO GAMES: LOST Via Domus Review
If this was not a LOST video game, it would be nothing special. The graphics are amazing. The puzzles are challenging and interesting. The environment is constantly changing. But the main character is a major douchebag, and it all falls apart from there. You play as a passenger of 815, a journalist named Elliot who has amnesia. So you both are trying to solve his past, and how he made it on the plane. Well, even though his crazy backstory is a pretty cool one, he's still a tool. I would have rather played as a rotating cast (discover the caves as Jack, explore the hatch with Locke, etc.). Still, you get to walk around all the coolest LOST locations. The beach starts as the plane wreckage and as the game progresses, it evolves into a more developed camp. You get to walk through all the Swan, Pearl, Hydra, and Flame stations (all awesome). You head out to the Black Rock. You even get to run from the Smoke Monster (that gets a little annoying over time). There's a crazy twist ending written by loser Damon Lindelof, and the whole arc of the game is pretty satisfying, yet I don't know why it still stinks. The voice acting is terrible, but the look and movement of the characters are great. The game can be beaten on a lazy Saturday afternoon, and there's not much replay value. I suggest you rent the video game just so you can walk around the beach and chat with the various LOSTies.
TV: The Return of L O S T
This means LOST Power Ranking! Also, check out this bracket and vote for your favorite LOST scenes. My ideal Final 4 would include Locke in a wheelchair, Two for the road executions, "We have to go back!", and Desmond calling Penny.
10. PENNY WIDMORE (7) - Hot and rich. How does she feel about Sun teaming up with her dad?
JACK SHEPHARD (5) - I'm starting to turn on the good Dr. I can't stand
that he wants to be with Kate when she pretty much chooses Sawyer over
him every time. I can't stand him on the Island, where he whines and
cries and yells when he doesn't get his way. The only cool Jack is the
"we have to go baaaaaaack!" Jack
7. CHRISTIAN SHEPHARD (8) - Would contend with Pam Beesely for the "Whitest Sneakers" Dundy.
6. JULIET BURKE (6) - I swear, if she hooks up with asshole Sawyer, I'll drop her down where Kate is (Bottom 5).
DANIEL FARADAY (12) - He gets a big jump because he is probably the
only person who can explain to me what the hell is going on.
JOHN LOCKE (1): - Sorry Johnny, but your general cluelessness annoys
me. I have a strong belief that leading the New Others will continue to
be awesome, but the master has outplayed you yet again...
BEN LINUS (4) - Someone has finally dethroned Locke. Ben's storyline
for this season (leading the 6 BACK to the Island) just sounds awesome
and has more potential than Locke on the disappearing Island.
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SMALL TALK WITH DAVE: LOST Rankings
Just because I fired him doesn't mean he can't still contribute. He sent me this email, which I will copy and paste for everyone to see.
days to go before the premiere, it's time to send out the rankings.
* = dead
** = dead?
*** = gay
1. Jack - I wouldn't want to raise loser Aaron either. And after Sawyer, I hope you made Kate get tested.
2. Sayid - New, improved Hitman Sayid almost makes me forget about Shannon-Mourning Sayid (balls not included).
3. Hurley - enough with being called Hugo all the time, go back to Hurley. It's way cooler.
4. Jin** - why, oh why couldn't Sun have been on the freighter instead? LOST cast resolution: No DUI's in '09! Can we agree to that?
5. Locke** - had a strong finish to season 4, but stop asking questions all the time and stop cooking meals/washing dishes/serving iced tea!
6. Ethan Rom* - probably sitting by his phone waiting to here: "Hey, it's Damon! We've got a cool flashback planned and you're gonna be in it for 3 seconds!!"
7. Michael* - Here Lies Michael. Son of Fundin. Slayer of Ana-Lucia. He sucked at times, but that IS one of the better accomplishments of any character.
8. Seth “2nd Greatest Pilot” Norris* - knowing what we know now about Smokey, why would it go after the pilot in the first place?
9. Boone Carlisle* - no one names their kid Boone.
10. Kate - My god how did anyone get by on the island without Kate's tremendous tracking "abilities"? YOU SUCK (unless your with Jack).
1. Desmond - will he still have flashes off the island? will they be of Penny burning dinner? Boring plotlines will send him down a peg this season.
2. Henry “Ben” Gale - huge golden globe snub!
3. Dr. J Burke - WARNING: dating Sawyer is character suicide!!!!!!!!!! You won't be able to recover!
4. Mikhail* - sucked in Indy 4, along with most everything else.
5. Bernard - Attention all engaged people. "When you're married, it takes twice as long to make a decision..because you gotta talk them into doing it." ZING!
6. Meesta Eko* - Yemi was always cooler.
7. Tom Friendly*** - Let's hope we don't see him endulging himself in any flashbacks.
8. Matty Abaddon - Had 3 scenes in season 4. Nailed them all.
9. Penny - if your's and Desmond's love makes Dan reference Pam and Jim, I'm gonna shoot someone.
10. Richard Alpert - "...tomorrow you take the big job. You don't have any say in the matter, COMMISSIONER GORDON!" *clap* *clap* *clap*
1. Lapidus - Had 32 scenes in season 4. Nailed them all. Then nailed some young chick after.
2. Faraday - Totally redeemed yourself for the idiot that was Oppum. Tom Hanks DIED because of him! But you're okay now.
3. Keamy* - Shooting Alex was more than enough to get him into the top 3.
4. Capt. Gault* - too cool to die so early.
5. Doc* - DITTO.
6. Minkowski* - again? YES. ditto.
7. Miles - hated him first time around. much cooler/funnier second time around. mostly because he pissed off sawyer.
8. Charlotte Staples Lewis - hot first time around. annooooooyyying second time around. still hot.
9. Kevin Johnson* - keamy said it best: "don't you have to go mop something?"
10. Naomi* - sucks.
MOM & POP Division
1. Christian Shephard**
2. Chuck Widmore
3. Cheech Reyes
4. Anthony Cooper*
5. Roger Workman*
6.Mr. Paik - Michael Corleone proved that it's alright to whack a family member. I'm just sayin.....
7. Jin Zoo Shi’s Dad
10. Kate’s Stepdad* - Kate sucks.
CHARACTERS EVER Division
1. Ana Lucia* - Three words....Dark Hair..Gorgeous.
2. Sun*** Every line from Sun in season 4 was quickly followed by "Aaahhhhh I HAAATE Sun!!!" from me.
3. Claire** - Christian Shephard, you are 1 for 2 in cool offspring.
4. Sawyer*** - Keep your STDs away from Juliet.
5. Shannon* - Too bad Neeson wasn't on the Island to save you like he did in "Taken"
6. The Season 3 Sheriff - where the hell did you go?
7. Nikki*/Paolo* - Why did you have to go and kill Season 3?! What did it ever do to you???
8. Miss Klugh* - you still look like Abaddon.
9. Alex*/Karl* - Hilarious deaths.
10. The Island Therapist - Goodwin doesn't like ugly broads. Get over it.
The WORST Person in the World This Week:
They killed off the wrong Kwon...
PIC OF THE WEEK:
Top 20 LOST Scenes (Seasons 1-4)
is back, and its about time, TV has been sucking lately. Scenes have
been on my mind recently, and I decided to look into some from LOST.
There are so many and it was tough to just knock it down to 20. Here
are some honorable mentions that didn't make the cut:
Ben's late night talk with Widmore, Sawyer killing Cooper on the
island, Locke seeing Cooper on the island, Sayid's neck breaking work,
Jin and Eko see the others and that teddy bear, and how about when
Friendly shows up right before Michael tries to kill himself. You can
find YouTube videos for all of these, but I am only providing them for
the top 5, don't want to take up too much space. Here's a solid Ten 10 list someone made on YouTube.
20. Tail Section Crashes - S2, E7 - The Other 48 Days - Pretty sweet intro to one of those connect the dots type episodes. LOST has some pretty sweet openings to certain episodes, and this should rank toward the top, plus you have to give some love to the often ridiculed tail section crew.
19. Alex Capped - S4, E9 - The Shape of Things to Come - Dan and Dave love this scene more than me, but it still deserves to be on the list. One of the great things about LOST is the total unexpectedness of certain moments and this was certainly one of them. Ben’s one and only big misstep?
18. Distress Signal 16 yrs and running - S1, E2 - Pilot Part 2 - This may be a surprise to some, but I think it was the moment that got me hooked on LOST. The Pilot Part 1 with the pilot getting killed got my attention and this wrapped me in. A spooky French voice, a signal playing over and over again for sixteen years. “Guys, where are we?”
17. Locke sees Walt
- S3, E22 - Through the Looking Glass - We all know Locke is important,
but I don’t think some fans realize the importance of Walt. Shannon’s
vision of Walt was pretty sweet and this vision rejuvenated Locke and
enabled him to “get up” and kill Naomi. A vision? A dream? Smokey
16. Charlie’s Death - S3, E22 - Through the Looking Glass - It is pretty fair to say that throughout the first three seasons Charlie was a big loser and nobody liked him. My dad referred to him as that “annoying hobbit.” But at his end, Charlie redeemed himself a little. Every scene in the Looking Glass station was pure; Mikhail, Charlie’s message to Desmond, and his ultimate sacrifice.
15. Sayid Works for....Ben - S4, E3 - The Economist - My favorite character Sayid was pretty sweet in this episode as a sleek assassin in the future. But why is he killing people? Who is he working for? The conclusion and big reveal wrap up a solid Season Four episode.
14. Cooper pushes/paralyzes Locke - S3, E13 - The Man From Tallahassee - The character Anthony Cooper was involved in many sweet scenes, his island reveal and his death at the hands of Sawyer come to mind, but nothing beats Locke’s flashback and the reveal of how he ended up in his wheelchair. We knew something was coming, but the scene still shocked us all.
13. Ben unleashes Smokey - S4, E9 - The Shape of Things to Come - This could be connected with Alex getting capped, but I'll choose to separate them. Every so often, LOST creators will flex their special effects muscles and this was certainly one of those scenes. Smokey rushing through the “others” barracks was quite memorable, not to mention the job it did to Keamy’s crew.
12. “Are they still alive?” - S4, E1 - The Beginning of the End - The introduction of the mysterious Abbadon character sends chills down everyone’s back. Who is this guy that's visiting Hurley? The question he ends with makes one realize that there is a deep struggle between the Oceanic 6, the people still left on the island, and an introduced group of people that may know more than we think.
11. “How do I save the island?”- S4, E11 - Cabin Fever - The Ben semi-speech of the island wanted me to get sick and you to get well John is a good lead up to what is about to happen. Locke enters the cabin alone and talks to Christian and Claire, both dead?. People talk about how good the Ben and Hurley back and forth is while they are waiting for Locke, but the nuts and bolts occur inside the cabin.
10. “Don't tell me what I can't do!” - S1, E4 - Walkabout - Pretty much the powerful intro of John Locke. Who is this weird tough-guy on the island? What’s the deal with his flashback? Ok, he was in a wheelchair, and now on the island he can walk. The mysteries deepen.
9. “Help Me” - S3, E20 - The Man Behind the Curtain - TMBTC is one of my favorite episodes. Ben has a great flashback; it’s good to get a view of the island before the Losties were there, and it was interesting to see a peak of the Dharma Initiative. But, the climax of the episode was the first look at the mysterious cabin and the mysterious Jacob. We think Ben is just fooling around with Locke, until Locke himself hears Jacob.
8. “I Love You Penny” - S4, E5 - The Constant - Don’t start crying Dan. A powerful scene even though it’s probably the sappiest on the list. The Constant was a great episode with the back and forth between Desmond and well, himself. At the end he finally connects with his long-lost love. Best phone conversation in TV history?
7. “We’re going have to bring him too.”- S4, E13 - There’s No Place Like Home Part 2 - I thought it was a pretty solid conclusion to Season 4. When you think about it, I guess it had to be Locke in the coffin. Even better than the final reveal was the conversation between Jack and Ben in the funeral home. Is Ben the consensus best character on LOST now?
6. “The boy, we’re going to have to take him.” - S1, E24 - Exodus Part 2 - How was Season One of LOST going to end. The clock was ticking and there wasn’t much time left. Were Sawyer, Jin, Michael, and Walt going to make it. Yes, they came across a boat, until..........the people on the boat took Walt. Another powerful scene. What role will Walt play throughout the rest of the series?
5. “So I guess I’m out of the book club.”- S3, E1 - A Tale of Two Cities - LOST tries to fool us into thinking we are watching a flashback when we are really on the island. Who is this Juliet? Did we realize that she would turn into one of the better characters on LOST? The scene raises many more questions about the “hillbilly” others and gives a good look back at both Ethan and Goodwin. How sweet was that plane breaking in half in the sky?
4. Does Alpert Age? - S3, E20 - The Man Behind the Curtain - Probably the best flashback of the entire series during arguably the best LOST episode. My heart was literally pounding when Ben saw visions of his mother and when he went after “her” through the jungle. The height of the entire episode was his encounter with Alpert. Ben was part of the Dharma Initiative until he wiped them out and joined the others/hostiles. Richard Alpert and his age, or lack thereof, is still a big question mark but another awesome LOST nugget.
3. Michael? - S2, E20 - Two for the Road - Did anybody see this coming? We knew Michael would do almost anything to get his son back and get off the island, but killing two people? Perhaps it was a result of the LOST DUIers with both Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Watros getting the ax for behaving badly in real life. Season 2 is underrated in my opinion, but those that were bored with a lot of episodes in the middle, this scene pushed the enveloped toward a very exciting conclusion.
2. “We have to go back” - S3, E22 - Through the Looking Glass - How do you successfully complete a show about people on a stranded island. They either die or get rescued. So much of LOST is wrapped up in flashbacks, why not make interesting flashfowards. The genius of LOST. Jack’s “flashback?” in the Season 3 finale seemed odd, out of place, until we realized it was a flashfoward. The best season finale of any LOST season.
1. Intro of Season 2/Hatch/Desmond - S2, E1 - Man of Science, Man of Faith - In the entire LOST universe, this scene probably doesn’t have as much meaning as the Season 3 flashforward, Michael’s killing spree, or even anything about Jacob, but scene-wise, visually, it’s the best scene in LOST history. With this scene, it was pretty evident that LOST wasn’t going to jump the shark after the great Season 1. We start of course with the eyeball. What’s that beeping? Who’s flashback is it? What was that explosion? The HATCH! It’s really tough to describe, you just have to watch.
In the finale, Ben tells Jack that after they left the Island, the remaining LOSTies were in a bit of a jam. With the commandos out of the picture, it seems the Others can go back to the Barracks and party like they have been. A first look has Sawyer and Juliet held by soldiers, but weren't Widmore's taken out? Are they the Others battalion? They seem to be the most immediate threat to Sawyer and Co., but would Locke really order a strike against his former tribe? I think not.
The showdowns between Locke and Jack has become less frequent over the years. In season one, every other episode the two were having compelling chats about fate and destiny and all that good stuff. By season 4, they hated each other and only talked in the premiere and finale (both great talks). It seems that in season 5, the number of talks will dwindle down to one, and it's a biggie. Jack was the most fervent believer in the Island cover-up story, and didn't entertain any talk of returning. But at some point, everything changed. He became depressed junkie hell bent on getting back, and we know the turning point had to do with his conversation with Locke. Imagine that for one second. In one talk, Locke is able to convince Jack to go against all his beliefs. He gets Jack to understand that they never should have left, that they were there for a reason. One of my favorite finale moments was Locke telling Jack something like "watch what I'm about to do next" with a big smile on his face. I suspect their impending conversation will be that moment times a million.