Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This Week in Lost - 3/30/10

You know, it's SPOILER TIME.

Episode 10 - "The Package"

Zach says: This week's episode is about Jin and Sun, although it touches on a lot of stuff on the island. The Kwons' flash sideways isn't too exciting, but definitely has its differences. Jin and Sun aren't married, but in love, and she's pregnant. That's about it. The rest follows the events that happened before Sayid found Jin in the fridge during his episode.

On the island though, some interesting things go down. Locke tries to get Sun to come with him, but she refuses, and Jin gets kidnapped by Widmore, who needs him for some reason, probably because he worked with the Dharma Initiative. Widmore also shows that he knows a lot about the Man in Black, and says that he can't let him leave the island, or everyone is dead. It makes enough sense that Widmore would know something about this, seeing as how he was a leader of the Others way back when.

Apparently, Locke DOES intend to leave the island off the airplane, and he needs all of the people on the list, the candidates. I would assume he actually needs them dead, instead of needing them to go with him, as if there is no candidate, there is no Jacob, and no person trapping him on the island.

And then the end of the episode comes, revealing the probable item behind the locked sub door, Desmond. Desmond has always been an interesting character, what with his time traveling and odd behavior shown in a past episode, so this could be key to solving some mystery. We'll find out soon enough
Zach's Score: 8/10

JDW says: Well, it's hard for Lost to get much better than it was last week (even if Zach couldn't see that), so I went into this week's episode with not as high hopes, as to not disappoint myself. And, the episode was pretty much lack luster... the flash-sideways was generally uninteresting, as it didn't really reveal much, and we knew what was going to happen because we'd already seen most of it in Sayid's flash-sideways.

I did appreciate the mentioning of Jin and Sun's daughter though, because it seemed liked Sun completely forgot about her own daughter just to find Jin (who didn't know that the baby was born). But otherwise, I didn't find this episode that great, and despite the confrontation between Smokey and Widmore, it felt like nothing significant happened. Finally seeing Desmond again though.. that was promising, here's to hoping next week is better.
JDW's Score: 7/10

Overall Score: 7.5/10

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