Wednesday, March 25, 2009

“I’m From The Future…”


This wasn’t my favorite episode of all time, but I did enjoy some great character development.  The relationship between Sayid and Ben is dark and disturbing.  We saw the parallels in their upbringings which contribute to their violent nature.  However, it seems that Sayid is always fighting his dark side while Ben seems to embrace it. 

There wasn’t much humor tonight, but Ben had a few great lines.  When Sayid said, “How did you find me?” and Ben responded simply, “I looked.”  Then when little Ben was helping Sayid escape, he said (speaking of his father), “I hated him.” In past tense.  So now we are starting to understand Ben’s hatred of the Dharma group.  It eventually leads to genocide, but I’m hoping that there are much more details to be filled in about what leads to that event. 

When Sayid had the truth serum and stated, “I’m from the future…” I totally expected him so continue by saying, “I came here in a time machine that YOU built….”  Okay, I’ve been watching too many Back To The Future reruns.

Back to LOST:  I knew that Sayid would pull the trigger on little Ben, but it was still shocking to see him murder a child.  Of course he’s not REALLY dead…at this point I’m not sure if anyone is REALLY dead on the island! 

Sawyer did his best to continue the hero role and try to save everybody.  Bless his heart.  Unfortunately for him, I’m afraid his Chief of Security status is about to come to a screeching halt.  Along with his relationship with Juliet.

The previews for next week look pretty exciting as the chaos continues on our favorite 70’s compound.  I’m hoping the next episode will have a few more laughs and a few less torture scenes, dead chickens, cold-blooded murders, burning fires, and smack-downs.  But that’s really the only reason my husband is interested in watching it with me, so I guess I’ll deal!


~*Michelle*~ said...

eek....this one threw me for a loop....and my head is still spinning!
Love your recap and thoughts...feel free to pop over in my world today too...



Diane said...

Parts of it were a riot - the whole thing with Sayid and the truth serum - telling the literal truth and no one believing him, the doc saying he should have used less of the serum and Sayid laughing and saying he used just enough.

There seemed to be more one-off funny lines than usual, maybe to offset the grimness of Sayid murdering a child?

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

I thought this one was definitely a more dull and dreary world... it might just have been the torture scenes, and weird/rambling dude-in-a-tent-with-drugs scene.

I'm still hoping Sawyer stays with Juliet though -- I feel like her support is at least part of the reason for this apparent transformation of his. Are you rooting for him and Kate to get back together?

Joanna J. said...

Yes, I must admit that a part of me wants Sawyer to be with Kate and Jack to be with Juliet. It's hard to say, though. Juliet has definitely been a good influence on Sawyer for the last three years. I'll be interested to see what the writers end up doing. I think it's probably safe to say that it won't be a fairy tale ending for any of the four!