February 6, 2010
Lost S06E01 + S06E02
Lost returns for it's sixth and final season. And there was much rejoicing.
It appears that the writers have decided to throw the entire Science Fictional kitchen sink at the plot, making it even more bonkers and huge fun, whilst still being touching. Last season we had time skipping, this season divergent realities. And the fountain of eternal youth protected by a temple and tribe led by a crazy samurai guy. And a man who turns into a smoke monster.
The now traditional Woah moment at the start of the first episode was great, with a crazy underwater flythrough and The Island underwater. The idea of seeing what would have happened if the plane crash hadn't happened is lovely, unexpected meetings, remembering what the characters were like at the start of the journey whilst we now know everything about them. The question is how will the parallel reality touch the original reality? Will they meet? Will they stay as two separate stories?
Meanwhile on The Island our trusty heroes are looking a bit battered, bloodied and tired. Everything has been thrown at them. I particularly felt for Sawyer, again, as Juliet died. Again. When Hurley suggested they venture into a hole in the ground underneath fortifications no one batted an eyelid. They've seen it all now. Even the secret tribe in the temple guarding the Fountain Of Eternal Youth, didn't phase them that much. They look tired and beaten. I don't think they'll stay that way for long.
As for John Locke. He's dead. Long live John Locke, or rather that nasty guy who hates Jacob and can turn into The Smoke Monster. Aha, so he's the smoke monster? Or another smoke monster? If the Black Smoke Monster was protecting the temple was that Jacob? No idea. The real core question is what are the two sides? And what exactly are they fighting over?
Awesome fun. Welcome back Lost.
If you're in the US, or can magic up a US IP address then you can watch Lost online for free at abc.com, if you're in the UK the only way to watch Lost online is through some Sky Player jiggery pokery, and that's not free.