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25 April 2008 @ 10:02 am
Lost 4x09 - The Shape of Things to Come  
Good way to start your national holiday day.

You know, I was spoiled for both Nadia and Alex. LUCKILY.

FLASHFORWARD

1. Now, was this meant to make me like Ben? Or think he's the good guy? Because well, problem is, it didn't work. He and Locke seems to have switched personalities or WTF and sincerely, I still prefer Locke with everything that it brings. Sorry, didn't work. He just isn't the kind of villain that works for me.

2. OH SAYID. I knew it. I mean, that Nadia was dead. And well, that was the best possible way to recruit him, I reckon. But Ben's smile after he turned? I totally think he's behind it. I think that Sayid is being royally mindfucked. *hugs him* Though... erm... sure, he was in love with Nadia, but did the writers forget that Shannon existed once? *argh*

3. So Benry is Indiana Jones revisited. Not cool. Harrison Ford was better.

4. So Widmore said the island was HIS?? WTF??

5. So, Ben said to Sayid your friend Desmond. Sorry. I just burst up giggling. Sure.

6. Regarding that, I don't think that they're ever killing Penny. I mean, it sounded like they wanted to do the shocker (and it worked because I was totally WTF??), but it isn't ever going to happen IMHO. Why? (and why I hope it doesn't?)

a) If Ben himself was to kill her, they'd probably use it as the Redemption Moment. I'd hate it, but I could see them doing it if they want Ben to be the good guy.

b) I personally think that Ben isn't one that would get his hands dirty like that. I mean, he did it with Locke but there he was totally jealous. If he ever sent Sayid to kill Penny, well, Sayid isn't ever going to kill Desmond's girlfriend. No way.

c) If they actually do kill her, Desmond is toast. And if Desmond is toast.... well, get the consequences.

BTW, no Desmond? SAD. *sigh*

7) So Widmore has nightmares and relies on McClutcheon's or how it was called? Oh well..

TEAM FREIGHTER

8) So the doc is alive there?!! Meh, I hope Des and Sayid are having a nice time, until it lasts.

9) No Desmond -> LOSE.

TEAM JACK

10) Oh Jack. Please let Juliet take care of you. *hugs*

11) Bernard Nadler > EVERYONE. Seriously. He wins.

12) Oooh. So Daniel knew, huh?

13) The doc had his throat slain and he's alive on the freighter? Bzuh? *gives up*

14) Can Charlotte change her expression?

15) Kate -> nothing to do, huh? *shrugs* She's flirting shamelessly with Jack, though.

TEAM LOCKE + THE ALEX ISSUE

16) Now. If there was a death uncalled for, that was Alex. Shit, good way to toast one of the most interesting storylines they had (Danielle/Alex). Now. Sorry if I always end up on this route, feel free to skip. I've been watching even when my favorite character was the first to bite it and I guess I'd take Des and/or Sayid biting it to make me give up entirely so I'll keep on watching but that? It was way to brutal. Like, good, let's kill off everyone who we can't bother to write a good storyline for! *rolls eyes* I mean, I was already fed up for Danielle but after 8, it just didn't surprise me. And being spoiled was good. I'd have been much more enraged otherwise.

17) Sawyer DID something! And he was totally awesome. Being all heroic and nice with Hurley and all. Oh, I love him.

18) Miles has brains.

19) Looocke....... can I has your Walkabout self back, please? You actually weren't that bad here (I was fed up with Ben too much to take notice) but man, I really used to like you once. Even after, you know. WHERE ARE YOU? Can you just go and eat some paste please? Yeah, I'm in a bad Boone phase lately. *argh*

20) Hurley is a savior or something.

21) Claire remembers who Charlie is??!! *iz shocked*

22) Was Steve with team Locke? Iz he back with Scott now? Sorry, that's all I can think about regarding redshirts.

23) So Ben controls the smoke monster. Mmmh.

24) Thankfully Keamy is GONE. One death I'm totally NOT sorry about. Shit, Alex.

SPECULATION

25) Were Ben and Widmore sweethearts once? I mean, it totally seemed like they knew each other from waaaaaaaay back. Now, that'd be even more disgusting than Christian/Cooper.

26) So Ben can't go back to the island?

27) And why the hell could he do what Desmond couldn't, anyway? I think he's totally lying on how he got back.

28) He asked the girl at the hotel for the date. Guess there's some good time warp in there.

29) How the hell was he in the Tunisia Desert like that anyway? Teleportation? O__O or WTF??

30) I was sad for the two Arab guys anyway.

31) So Sayid lived in California? Iiinteresting.

32) I need a transcript of the Ben/Widmore conversation. I think I had a couple more intelligent ideas while listening to it but I totally forgot them.

meh. If they just didn't kill Alex... and anyway, good way to die hearing that. Ben, if you wanted to save her, that was the worst way ever.

Oh wtf, that really was too much. *sighs*

The only good thing out of this is that it was excellent fodder for a Des/Sayid bunny of doom I had yesterday at a lecture. Which doesn't include killing Penny, thankfully.

*sighs again*
 
 
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bachlavabachlava on April 25th, 2008 09:26 am (UTC)
Don't worry, I didn't read the actual entry! But I'm sorry your Liberazione is off to a bad start, and I hope it improves. Um... yummy Italian food of your choosing? LOLcat? Both?

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the female ghost of tom joad: FSM > ALL.janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 09:40 am (UTC)
You did fine ;)

OH THAT'S JUST... *lolz* Okay, you are my official LoLcatz dealer!

Well, apart from Lost, seems like the current government is seriously thinking on abolishing it altogether. Yay! *iz sarcastic* I seriously hope they don' ;)
falafel_fiction: dreamingfalafel_fiction on April 25th, 2008 10:31 am (UTC)
Can Lost go away again? I want hiatus fic season back.

If there was a death uncalled for, that was Alex. Shit, good way to toast one of the most interesting storylines they had (Danielle/Alex).

Word.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost mike/walt nemojanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
Well, this is only going to bring out a semi apocalyptic Sayid/Des thing I had in mind for a while. And probably a sorta Sayid epic that it's been going on in my brain since The Economist. Nothing of the happy sort, though. You know, I almost feel glad that Boone bit it so early. Just because since they brought me on the low point about Lost deaths before S1 was over, I just expect it from them (apart from the Charlie one but that's a whole other matter) and I guess that only killing Desmond right now would make me really pissed off. I mean, really pissed off. Right now I just lost hope regarding their death policy. And well, from June we'll have another nine month hiatus. I just hope they don't send us there with other deaths on the finale because I'm sincerely fed up of deaths.

SORT OF SPOILER

Edit: I had written some sort of big spoiler so I deleted it, but anyway, seems that at least they're taking back one death this season. Hallelujah.

Edited at 2008-04-25 10:38 am (UTC)
falafel_fiction: ghost-storyfalafel_fiction on April 25th, 2008 10:51 am (UTC)
Basically...Lost is about the island, Kate's triangle, Locke and Ben...

Everyone else is pawns and will be sacrificed as and when. I can't even say I care much about "the death they are taking back". Even if he survives he never gets any screentime.

But Sayid/Des apocalypse fic?!! Sayid epics? SWEET!
the female ghost of tom joadjanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
Well... it's twisted apocalypse. But there is. I'll have it out soon ;)
Laura: Lost: Jack eatingpolvodestrella on April 25th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
Oh Jack. Please let Juliet take care of you. *hugs*

Or, in case Juliet is busy with something else, let me take care of you!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost jack **janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 01:41 pm (UTC)
LOL I'm sure you'd do an awesome job!! He's all yours ;)
elliotsmelliot: sayidelliotsmelliot on April 25th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
Good way to start your national holiday day.

Clearly CC and DL are Italian fascists. I let them off way too easily in Fangirls. If I had known about Alex and threats on Penny...well, it would have been apocalyptic.

I agree, I hope Penny's death threat is just for shock value. They haven't built up Des and Penny just to have her removed from the picture. And there is no way Sayid would kill her. No way.

Of course, I also thought Alex was completely safe. What do I know?

Sayid had been through a lot. He mourned Shannon so him reuniting with Nadia and having him seize love with both arms seems seem about right. I feel bad for Shannon seemingly being only delightful distraction for Sayid. That always seemed out of character, especially how fast he moved.

The doctor situation is interesting. I hadn't thought about there being a time warp but rather the freighters were lying or didn't realize the doc was missing.

The whole "your friend Desmond" part was squee worthy! Though I doubt Ben used the Elizabeth to get off, I don't like the idea of him touching Desmond's boat at all. STAY AWAY ! Sawyer was also pretty damn squee worthy.

Poor Jack, getting also grossed out by Kate's strip tease. That what made him sick!

Go Des/Sayid bunny of doom!
the female ghost of tom joad: lost sayid *g*janie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)
Clearly CC and DL are Italian fascists. I let them off way too easily in Fangirls. If I had known about Alex and threats on Penny...well, it would have been apocalyptic.

THEY ARE. Especially because the almighty election winner is working today and won't celebrate the day as he has always done when he was president before. Argh, sorry, I'm just way too bitter. If there ever is another installment, those two won't have an easy life.

I agree, I hope Penny's death threat is just for shock value. They haven't built up Des and Penny just to have her removed from the picture. And there is no way Sayid would kill her. No way.

Exactly. Alex, I thought she was safe until last episode. Now, well.. :// but Penny is way too important and anyway she can be used as the redemption card for both Sayid and Ben however it goes. *sigh* I don't like it but whatever.

Poor Shannon, indeed. I could see where Sayid was coming from but I think they handled the whole Sayid/Shannon thing not as good as they could. Meh, I'll give him a pass, poor guy.

The whole "your friend Desmond" part was squee worthy! Though I doubt Ben used the Elizabeth to get off, I don't like the idea of him touching Desmond's boat at all. STAY AWAY ! Sawyer was also pretty damn squee worthy.

WORD. Exactly that. Ben touching Desmond's boat makes me sick. And anyway I can't believe he used that boat to go away. But alas, I don't believe a thing he says anymore.

Poor Jack, getting also grossed out by Kate's strip tease. That what made him sick!

I was sick at that, too! *throws up* I mean, she just leaves Sawyer like that and she goes to stripteas and flirting? Seems like Baywatch or something. Not that I care about Kate.

I'm definitely giving it a go today. It has been eating my head for a week, I'll see to it.
A life in progress...: Desmond chest with riflepandora_nervosa on April 25th, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, but Keamy isn't gone! He was in the "Next week on Lost" clip after the show. Somehow he got away from Smokey. Dammit.

I agree with so much you've said.

One thought I had was that maybe, in 2005, Widmore will try to join forces with Desmond to protect Penny? NOW he'll think Desmond is worthy? Will they kill off Desmond while he's trying to protect the woman he loves? If Ben tries to get Sayid to kill Pen, he won't do it. NO fucking way.

Alex! OMG, that killed me. I cried...and I didn't even cry when Jin was "dead" (because he's totally not, but you know...)

No Desmond in this one = epic fail. We've gone four weeks and now we have to wait another? Augh!

Too bad it was Alex that died and not Claire. Yes, I just said that. Claire gets on my nerves. Sorry!

How is Dr. Ray dead on the island but alive on the freighter? And I've never been a Daniel Faraday fan, but this just seals it. Lying fucktard. He's not worthy of Desmond being his constant. Now if we find out that Frank is evil, all Freighties will be shit in my book.

Yay for Sawyer stepping up and saving Claire (even though I don't like her) and being all protective of Hurley. Very cool.

I think Ben instigated Nadia's death also. Evil little man...and OMG he can control the smoke monster. WTF???

I'm sure there's more, but I'm spent. Back to writing Des/Kit porn. Because no one wants to kill Kit! ~g~

the female ghost of tom joad: lost desmond GUHjanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
You can talk bad about Claire how much you want. I'll admit that lately I can't stand her and if she had to bite it I'd be pissed only because they've killed too many people already, but right now I don't care for her a bit.

Aaaargh. I hope someone chops his fucking head off. He's the only one I'd like DEAD, NOW.

Alex so totally didn't deserve it. I loved her, too! And fuck it, I mean, she was sixteen. I mean.

And Jin totally isn't dead. The last dead I got teary for was Charlie and the only one I've cried for was Boone, but this one? *argh*

If Ben tries to get Sayid to kill Pen, he won't do it. NO fucking way.

Nah, he would never. I think they'll use her for a Big Redemption Moment whether is Ben or Sayid trying to get her. But they set the reunion up, they wouldn't ditch it like that.

I think that Frank is getting manipulated if he isn't on the right side of things. He just strikes me as a decent enough guy, y'know? Sawyer was really good this round. And thankfully he did something, hallelujah!

Ben -> I'm sickened. Really. I just can't like the character or enjoy it. I never did and this hasn't made him better, IMHO. Where is the S1 Locke who'd have kicked his ass? *sigh*



No Desmond in this one = epic fail. We've gone four weeks and now we have to wait another? Augh!

AMEN.
amantium_irae: terribly vexedamantium_irae on April 25th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
OMGWTF, LOST writers, stop shooting women/giving them sex-related sins. Except... should someone off Kate violently.. erm...

1. Oh, GOD who much do I HATE that they keep trying to make me believe Ben is one of the good guys. Hatehatehatehatehate. Can't I just enjoy him and be entertained by him as the piece of vile scum he is?

2. Sayid was the only part of the timetraveling nonesense that I loved because Naveen is SO damned good. I even forgot he got temporarily lost between Shannon's legs (tm Laura) in his quest for Nadia. This is why Ben and Widmore crap is starting to annoy me. I don't want Sayid and co. to be mere pawns in their idiotic SO TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT game. I love Sayid and the people whom I'm already invested in, let them have their own story.

6. Penny's hiding in the safety of the magical kingdom of HBO. No, seriously. The actress is very busy on her other show and TPTB have said that we're only going to see glimpses of her when she's free there.

10. I felt sympathy pains, it was horrible to watch. But also fantastic how Foxy transitioned from his suspicions about the freighties confirmed and fear he won't be able to protect the sheep to intense physical pain and knowing he won't get to the boat in time. *huggles*

11. OMG HOW MUCH DO I LOVE THE TWO SPY DOCTORS??? Srsly, smart catch Jack, he knew Bernard might know Morse code when he heard him mention it but Daniel the ubergenius didn't catch that. And Bernard is SO made of win, I really wish Rose would stop being such a bitch to him sometimes.

15. I can't stand the way she feels so... ENTITLED to Jack that she feels she can turn the feminine wiles on at the drop of a hat. It was somewhat bugging me back when she did it in Lockdown for instance, but that's when Jack was stupid enough to allow himself to think maybe she won't run back to Sawyer THIS TIME. Now he knows better, which is why both here and in The Economist he catches himself after the inital reaction to flirt back. Because as soon as Sawyer's dick is back in the premises, she'll just jump right back on that. She thinks he'll just fall at her feet, she'll flirt with him but she will NEVER open up to him to give him a straightforward... anhything. I think I'm supposed to feel for her cause poor thing she feels she's not good enough, but... I happen to agree wholeheartedly with her and think it's SHITTY that even after she KNOWS that:

*he saw her fucking Sawyer and it "broke his heart"
*he thinks her and Sawyer are in a relationship cause Jack defended him to her
*he actually TOLD her I love you
*reached out to her and was trying to figure out if she's still Sawyer's girlfriend after she came back from Otherville

...she will still not grant him at least the courtesy to let him know where he stands and what her relations with Sawyer's dick are THIS week. If she kept it to herself and didn't continue to act like a hormonal teenager around him, that would be OK, but... like I said... entitlement.

19. If you want to live, come with me! Sawyer and Claire need shelter from flying bullets. Locke looks at Master. Master says no. John is a piece of shit scum of the Earth COWARD and self-serving prick. End of story. GOD that made me SOOOOO mad. SO mad.

20. To the point where I really wish Hurley had picked up another piece of furniture and thrown it at Locke's bald head.

the female ghost of tom joad: approvedjanie_tangerine on April 25th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Okay, you've pretty much summarized all of my issues with this episode. Agreed that Kate should just disappear somewhere. She just irked me for the last three episodes I've seen her and the one before.... mh, no, I won't even get started.

Oh, GOD who much do I HATE that they keep trying to make me believe Ben is one of the good guys. Hatehatehatehatehate. Can't I just enjoy him and be entertained by him as the piece of vile scum he is?

WORD, WORD, WORD. I HATED him even when he just was the villain but that was what it was. HE ISN'T GOOD. DAMNIT. I care too much about Sayid for wanting him messing with Ben's stuff.

Naveen is SO damned good. I even forgot he got temporarily lost between Shannon's legs (tm Laura) in his quest for Nadia. This is why Ben and Widmore crap is starting to annoy me. I don't want Sayid and co. to be mere pawns in their idiotic SO TOTALLY NOT WORTH IT game. I love Sayid and the people whom I'm already invested in, let them have their own story.

Word again. oh Sayid. Damnit.

6) I had read that too and well, that sounds fine to me. Until they just want to scare us away, that's fine. I don't believe they're killing her before he meets Desmond anyway.

10) THAT EXACTLY. I love him. Can I have one? Please? AND BERNARD. BERNARD IZ MADE OF WIN. I love how he just gets the random appearance and owns the show.

15) That's it. THAT'S IT. I just can't stand the teenager thing anymore. Just, stop dancing around. Also because I care for both Jack and Sawyer and this is seriously pissing me off. Blaaaah. After Eggtown all that flirting makes me sick. I mean, she leaves Sawyer like that and then, FLIRTING? Even if it was all of his fault I couldn't bring myself to flirt. Blaah.

19) Where THE HELL IS S1 LOCKE. I'd smash his head if it wasn't for the fact that I want to kill Ben more than I want to kill him.

20) Word. If he doesn't do something intelligent soon, my Boone issues are going to surface back. And it won't be pretty.

Hurley wins though.
alemyrddin: SawyerSmilealemyrddin on April 25th, 2008 10:02 pm (UTC)
I've just finished watching it and... *iz shocked*

Actually, I do like Ben, in a tortuous way. But I'm so sorry for Alex. Not only she dies, but, as you said, she died hearing her father saying that she meant nothing to him. *sighs*

2.I hated Ben's smile and I do agree: he's behind Nadia's death. I think he timetraveled to that day on purpose to be there for the funeral and then recruit Sayid. Oh, Sayid...

10) I'm worried for Jack. Actually, not that much, since we know he makes it off the island, but still...
I hope Sawyer's going back to the beach can help him. :)

13) I think that just means that the doc is going to have his throat slit in a few hours, and then his body travels back to the island. As Dan said "when" is a relative concept. Or, whoever was answering on the boat could have been lying.

15) Every time she speaks with Jack, she irks me. The awkward wave in the first scene? Wtf? oh lord, please give me the patience...

17) Much love for Sawyer. He had good scenes and he did all the right choices. (and he still hadn't used the guitar, which means he should have something to do in the next episode as well.. yay!)

21) lol.

25) lol again. But I agree, they seemed to have known each other for a while.

26) This is an interesting point. I don't know.

27) I agree.

Oh wtf, that really too much
Sottoscrivo. Anche se rimango convinta che il bello di Lost è anche questo. :)
the female ghost of tom joad: lost sawyer *g*janie_tangerine on April 26th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
That exactly about Alex. Meh, it was such a good storyline.. it makes me uneasy that they ditched them for Ben character development for how much I can appreciate the character. *sighs*

He's totally behind Nadia dying. I'm not ever believing a single thing he says.

SAYID ;_;

I hope Sawyer's going back to the beach can help him. :)

Juliet and Kate can sod off. LET HIM DO IT! (And give us canon fodder for J/S please).

Kate -> FAILURE. Exactly that. That wave? Blaaah. As elliotsmelliot said, Jack got sick because he couldn't watch her anymore lol ;)

SAWYEEEER. ♥

Ben lies. House would love him ;)
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the female ghost of tom joad: lost alex/daniellejanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2008 08:28 am (UTC)
. It's the horror, the horror, in the most Conradian way possible.

I hadn't thought about that even if I'd have had Conrad's children if I could have and damn you're right! That kind of made the point.

My main issue is that Danielle was my favorite female there ever and I thought that Alex/Danielle was a very compelling storyline. Sincerely it grits on me that they had to ditch it that way (and shooting a sixteen year old in the head) to give Ben of everyone character development. Because for how much I can appreciate the character, I'll never be able to like him the way they want me to ;)

But apart from that, I kind of liked it. Assassin Sayid is always a treat (and I'll forgive him for the Shannon forgetting). I also loved the Widmore exchange and well, I hope that Penny is safe. Anyway she isn't ever dying. Not before she meets Desmond. No-way. And I'm convinced that the last scene has to be post-Economist.

The reason for AssassinSayid was terribly cliché but alas, I don't think he'd have worked for Ben for less.

Sawyer/Claire. Sawyer/Hugo. Sawyer/Kids. Sawyer/random people. Sawyer/Aaron. THis equals? Sawyer/Lenina.

All yours! *squishes and sends in your direction* I LOVED him fiercely here. Which was good because lately we were kind of Sawyer WHO? *sigh*
M: every inch of your body [lost]_chica02 on April 26th, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
ALEX! :( *weeps*

Apparently there's some kind of time warp on the island. I remember it being December 24th when Sayid and Des got to the freighter, but according to many fans who have been counting, it was December 26th when they left the island. So I guess that explains why the doctor is still alive on the boat since they're two days behind.

Ben is the bad guy--in a sense that he's only out for himself. He'll do anything if it benefits him. I hope he and Widmore fight to both their deaths. Massive hate for both.

OMFG, I loved heroic!Sawyer!

All in all, good ep.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost desmond GUHjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2008 08:30 am (UTC)
Oh, finally someone clarified it. I knew there had to be the time warp. Means that they're two days ahead, right?

Ben is the bad guy--in a sense that he's only out for himself. He'll do anything if it benefits him. I hope he and Widmore fight to both their deaths. Massive hate for both.

Now, they could kill each other and I'd be absolutely fine.

AAAAAAAAAAALEEEX. ;____;

Heroic!Sawyer WINS.
M: the blast is beautiful [lost]_chica02 on April 26th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
Yes, that's right. The island is two days ahead. And now that I think about it, Ben's got to be using that to his advantage somehow, though I don't know how. ;P

This show...blows my mind every week. Srsly.
Bloody Rock God: trust me i'm aussieaussiephil on April 26th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
You forgot to talk about the most important part of the episode:

AUSTRALIA IS THE KEY TO THE WHOLE GAME.
the female ghost of tom joad: lost captain hotassjanie_tangerine on April 26th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry. I apologized and made an icon out of it ;)
maewe: dontyouread by crazy-pillmaewe on April 26th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
Ma capisci che JACK È INCINTO??? Sì, il padre è Juliet. È riuscita a mettere incinto pure lui, e ora deve andarsene dall'isola altrimenti muore.
the female ghost of tom joad: glomping!janie_tangerine on April 26th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
........... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHA sarà un bel bambino, ci scommetto.

maewe: scary fandommaewe on April 27th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Se ci pensi ha senso! E il fandom l'aveva visto arrivare da mesi! "I want Juliet to get him pregnant."