Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost "The End": Jack's Ladder

"I have a bad feeling about this." Hurley

I'm not sure yet how I feel about this season of Lost turning out to be like a long communal remake of Jacob's Ladder, but having the characters end the way they did went a long way towards satisfaction-- with a huge debt to Michael Giacchino's score. (And shame on them for leaning on Vincent once again to tug at my tear ducts.)

I'm late with my weekly ear on tv/music on tv this week post, so I'll just leave some bullet points.
  • "Well, there's always the chance that I could kill you." - Dr. Jack to Locke the patient
    "I'm going to kill you." New Jack to Smokey/Locke
  • The eternal Richard, eternal no more. He needs his own fish-out-of-water spin-off series: Richard in the Real World
  • With... Lapidus!
  • Believing is important:
    "I believe in you, dude." - Hurley to New Jack
    "I don't believe in a lot of things, but I do believe in duct tape." - Miles
  • "All of this matters." - Jack, reminding us that even though all of this action and mythology isn't the end game of the series, what happened still matters. So go buy the full box set on Blu-Ray when it comes out in August, brother.
  • "If you unplug it and then you plug it back in again, the candy just drops right down." - Juliet to Sawyer, but kind of subconsciously to Island New Jack. Go plug that mysterious phallic symbol back in the Island's hoo-hoo!
  • Hurley asking Ben to be his Richard Alpert was too precious. Maybe ABC will run with that sequel.

Previously: My preview of "The End," taking a stab at electromagnetism and its role in Lost mythology.


Arjan said...

I was to wow-ed to see those obvious points :)

I've still got tons of questions though..tons.

drake lelane said...

ask away! ;)