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Lost in Review

ZOË RICE: And so we put to rest the second to last episode of Lost. Ever. Plenty happened–some of it exciting, some of it cop-outish. More death and destruction, more flash sideways bleeding (both figurative and literal), more Team Jacob and Team Smokey. And–for now, at least–still more to come.

TED BERG: One more shot to blow our minds is right. And I’ve lost all faith in the writers’ ability to do that. Continue reading

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Lost: Week 11

ZOË RICE: Oh Lost. I don’t know what to think about you this week. In fact, I’m feeling a little…lost. This week’s episode, “Everybody Loves Hugo,” felt like a mash up of pieces that never quite gelled into a cohesive whole. A maintenance episode, perhaps, getting rid of some of the flotsam (sorry, Ilana), and moving along some of the plot (how many plans and camps do we have now?), with a classic Lost twist at the very end (Ouch, Locke).

TED BERG: OK, I’m similarly unsettled as usual, but I’m going to chalk up “Everybody Loves Hugo” to being a transitional episode meant to get important pieces in different places. Continue reading

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Lost: Week 8

ZOË RICE: If this were not the last season of Lost, I would have been happy with this week’s episode. Because really, amidst questions about Jacob and the Man in Black and Richard and how things get done and why things get done…mostly, what we got was a character-driven love story and another exploration of a “man of faith.” But unfortunately, I missed the “aha” moment I was expecting from the long-awaited Richard ep.

TED BERG: I’m with you, Zoe, in the “left wanting” department. And put me down for left wanting a better, more carefully scripted backstory for one of Lost’s most intriguing characters, Richard Alpert, too. Continue reading

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Lost: Week 6

ZOË RICE: Redemption. For this show, yes, after its lukewarm episode last week. But also, is that it? Will our entire end game be about redemption? And will that be enough? I can’t yet know the answer, but we sure got a heaping tablespoon of the stuff this week (redemption, that is, not answers), and overall I found myself satisfied. Thankfully, Ben Linus is a much more intriguing character than last week’s Sayid.

TED BERG:This was the best Lost episode of the season, I thought. That’s not saying a ton, and it wasn’t enough to get me back to being as wrapped up in the show’s plot and intricacies as I was in the first five seasons of its run, but it was good. A refreshing change of pace. Continue reading

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