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* Now, I do get that Hurley is supposed to be a bit of a shrinking violet and all, but a multi-billionaire, who is nice and generous and has a kind of teddy bear charm, unable to meet a woman who likes him? That's the most unrealistic plot-element this show has ever thrown at us.

* Libby and Hurley were very adorable, but the idea of each and every one of these people meeting their "soulmate" on the island is getting a bit nauseating.

* Cynthia Watros has the most amazing green eyes/contact lenses.

* Pierre Chang! Looking far too young for 2004, but eh, who cares.

* If I'm not mistaken, the picture showing Hurley with the toy dog is Jorge Garcia with his actual dog.

* Ilana's demise, while not totally surprising, was doubly anticlimactic: as the level-headed, gun-toting person hired to protect a bunch of more or less hapless "experts," who is naturally snobby about handling the dynamite herself because she knows what she's doing, thankyouverymuch, she of course dies ironically, like Arzt and Naomi before her. I still think they should have made her and Charlotte one character, so there would at least have been some development for either before their death. (And they would have spared us at least one dead female character.) Keeping fingers crossed to see her in the altverse.

* Frustrated!Richard is extremely entertaining after years of tranquility, and I love his cranky team of people who want to blow stuff up. It's too bad Locke is otherwise preoccupied, I'm sure he would have loved to join them, given his fondness for dynamite.

* Sawyer's interactions with Smokey are getting a wee bit one note; they've essentially replayed the same conversation over and over since Sawyer came back from Camp Widmore, and by now, he's starting to irritate *me*. He's really lucky Smokey isn't allowed to smote him, I'm just sayin'. (Although I liked Smokey's "the wood will tell me" moment, that was truly and dorkily Locke at his best. Which might point to Locke continuously bleeding into Smokey, I don't know.)

* Jack is ... actually likeable. Congratulations, show, for making me like your ostensible lead after six seasons.

* "Do you know who I am?" - "Of course. You're John Locke!" : I've talked at length with [livejournal.com profile] selenak about that exchange, and I do believe Smokey's reaction points to this being a lot more than just Desmond messing with him or simply being obtuse. Unfortunately, I have no idea at all what it means, but it seems important enough to kick Des into a well...

* Speaking of which, I'm not overly concerned about Des' journey to the underground: for one, I'm not too sure he's actually destructible**, and additionally, to say it with Fringe, there's more than one of everything. Although apparently, AltDes not only took over Jacob's rallying duties, he also caught some of his jerky attitude, given that he's now prone to run over old men in wheel chairs. I guess by becoming enlightened, he also caught some of that Other "Pain Is The Way To Knowledge" attitude. (His "it's nice bumping into you" to Hurley is a bit painfully punny in retrospect, though, no?)

**I have to admit that his current situation reminds me a bit of playing Tomb Raider in god-mode: you'd be fine, unless you ran Ms. Croft over a cliff, in which case she couldn't get out of the ditch again. In other words, Des might not die, but might spend the rest of his days sitting in a hole in the ground. Well done.

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Date: 2010-04-14 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spectralbovine.livejournal.com
a multi-billionaire, who is nice and generous and has a kind of teddy bear charm, unable to meet a woman who likes him? That's the most unrealistic plot-element this show has ever thrown at us.
Ha, I know! I was thinking, "Dude, he is SUPER RICH. There's no way he doesn't have women throwing themselves at him."

Jack is ... actually likeable. Congratulations, show, for making me like your ostensible lead after six seasons.
Ha, right?

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Date: 2010-04-14 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] astrogirl2.livejournal.com
but a multi-billionaire, who is nice and generous and has a kind of teddy bear charm, unable to meet a woman who likes him? That's the most unrealistic plot-element this show has ever thrown at us.

Fair point. But I suppose, being the guy he is, he might not count women who appear to like him because he has money.

Although I liked Smokey's "the wood will tell me" moment, that was truly and dorkily Locke at his best.

It so was. My reaction at that point was, "Wow, that was so Locke. Awww, I miss Locke."

Jack is ... actually likeable. Congratulations, show, for making me like your ostensible lead after six seasons.

I don't know about likable, but I approve of his new attitude. Yes, Jack. Stop doing things.

Unfortunately, I have no idea at all what it means, but it seems important enough to kick Des into a well...

I figured that the well thing was just Smokey getting rid of him, because whatever Widmore wants him for, Smokey's against it. I was going to say even that is kind of odd, since Smokey's not exactly the Bond Villain "chuck the good guy into the trap and walk away without checking that he's dead" type, but if Desmond -- for whatever reason -- can't be killed, then you're right, throwing him down a pit is the sensible way of dealing with him.

In any case, there is definitely something seriously freaking weird going on with Desmond, and I don't know what it is, either.

he also caught some of his jerky attitude, given that he's now prone to run over old men in wheel chairs. I guess by becoming enlightened, he also caught some of that Other "Pain Is The Way To Knowledge" attitude.

I think probably the idea is that recreating similar circumstances to the other universe is the way to bring back memories, and for Locke, that involves lying on the ground bleeding. Seems to me there ought to have been a less painful option there, though. :)

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Date: 2010-04-15 10:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wee-warrior.livejournal.com
But I suppose, being the guy he is, he might not count women who appear to like him because he has money.

That's true, but that wasn't what the dilemma was about. From the conversations with his mother and later Libby, you get the impression that Hurley is unable to meet any woman because he's shy. If they had given him a sentence like, "but I want someone who loves me, not my money." it would have worked marginally better (I say marginally, because, seriously, Hugo, especially in his alt-version, is not a bad catch at all, and you would think someone would have seen beyond his shy facade earlier.).

"Wow, that was so Locke. Awww, I miss Locke."

The main reason why I'm not completely on Smokey's side is that he's still quite callously wearing Locke's face. Admittedly, according to Ilana he can't help that, and Terry O'Quinn does a great job playing a really creepy, really angry all-powerful dude, but still, it bugs.

I don't know about likable, but I approve of his new attitude. Yes, Jack. Stop doing things.

Hee. I actually really like that he admitted to making mistakes without making it all about his manpain for once. Matthew Fox doesn't often go for low key with this character - nor do the writers, for that matter - so I appreciated that.

I figured that the well thing was just Smokey getting rid of him, because whatever Widmore wants him for, Smokey's against it. I was going to say even that is kind of odd, since Smokey's not exactly the Bond Villain "chuck the good guy into the trap and walk away without checking that he's dead" type, but if Desmond -- for whatever reason -- can't be killed, then you're right, throwing him down a pit is the sensible way of dealing with him.

It's also possible that Smokey simply isn't allowed to kill Des for whatever reason, and GhostBoy, who last time was all about the rules, popped up to remind him of that. Smokey had to detain Des somewhere, anyway, so down the well he goes. I don't think he would have worried it might kill him, because seriously, when did something like that ever kill a main character on this show? Guns and dynamite are deadly, and sometimes water, but not falling down a well.

In any case, there is definitely something seriously freaking weird going on with Desmond, and I don't know what it is, either.

[livejournal.com profile] selenak suggested he might be possessed by Jacob, which might be a possibility I guess. If that's the case, he still has a fair bit of his own personality, though. I guess another possibility would be him now being similar to both Jacob and Smokey where information is concerned, and that that was unblocked when he was blasted with radiation first on the island and then during the MRI scan. So, if both versions of him have access to each other and the same source of knowledge (I'd throw out the island as a possibility), he might know instinctively what to do with John. Of course, an even "simpler" explanation could be that he's yet again able to see the future.

Seems to me there ought to have been a less painful option there, though. :)

Yes. ;)

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Date: 2010-04-14 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kattahj.livejournal.com
Now, I do get that Hurley is supposed to be a bit of a shrinking violet and all, but a multi-billionaire, who is nice and generous and has a kind of teddy bear charm, unable to meet a woman who likes him?

*points to icon* THAT.

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