Sunday, June 04, 2006

Lost 1.21

We start with Locke dealing with the consequences of killing Boone – badly. When Jack confronts Locke, his emotions are RAW.

The episode breaks down like this:

CB1: Shannon wants Sayid to take revenge for her. Superb.
CB2: Locke reveals he attacked Sayid and destroyed the radio. This pisses Sayid off.
CB3: Shannon heads off to shoot Locke.
CB4: Locke survives Shannon’s attack. Sayid loses Shannon’s love.
End: “John. No more lies.” Awesome.

Nice bits:
“You drugged me? Oh. Okay.”
Locke has the bad taste to talk to Shannon while covered in Boone’s blood.
Ooh. Walt’s afraid of Locke now.

Questions:
Locke says, “I know what it feels like when you lose family.” What are the ramifications of that?

Script issues:
It doesn’t seem plausible for two Arabs to be discussing bombing and martyrdom in such a public place. But technically it’s an excellent scene. Hassan is expressing doubts while Sayid, through necessity, is arguing for something he doesn’t believe in.

Using Sawyer as a natural pacifier, someone who’s voice keeps the baby quiet seems … goofy.

Act 3 starts with the preparations for the terrorist attack. Act 3 seems to be about action. Act 4 is about resolution, tying up, consequences. I really need to get how each CB links to the next major step in the script.

Sayid’s character – does he represent guilt? The search for love?


General things:
Locke’s gun comes back into play.
I’m not convinced by Maggie Grace’s performance as Shannon.

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