Monday, February 25, 2008

What I'm Watching: Lost

Lost: Season 4, Episode 4 “Eggtown” (B-)

My theory about this season of “Lost” is that it will not seem nearly as good in retrospect, with each episode providing a Major Shocker but otherwise not moving the plot forward too much. It would have been nice if Aaron being the baby Kate was claiming as her own had actually been a surprise, but Claire’s presence throughout the episode and her repeated baby references were too much of a giveaway. I have to imagine that Claire cannot leave the island for some reason, and willingly gives Kate her baby to take off the island, rather than meeting some malicious end at the hands of some evil menace, or worse, at the hands of Kate herself. It is an interesting shortened story that Jack tells about the fate of the eight survivors (who are the two who died on the island in this fiction?). As far as on-island happenings, the survivors living in the Others’ barracks, inviting each other over for coffee and some slight reading slash lovemaking, is becoming a little weird. They are far too comfortable and not nearly uneasy enough with their present state. Locke just took a dive from mildly controlling to manically crazy with the grenade trick and his harsh reaction to the bizarrely exact demand placed by Miles to Ben. And where the hell are Sayid and Desmond? Intriguing…next week cannot come soon enough.

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