Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Flashes Before Your Eyes"

Due to Valentine's dinner, we weren't able to watch the newest episode of LOST until late into the evening and I was a bit too tired to blog immediately. However, even if I had been able to blog, I feel that I wouldn't have had much to say. Not much has changed since last night. I still don't have too much to say about this episode.

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I guess my first thought was "island flashback" when we started to see a flashback to Desmond turning the failsafe key. However, I quickly realized that he appeared to be hurtled back into his own life in the past. So then I thought he was more like Billy Pilgrim in Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. But of course by the end of the episode it was clear, from Desmond's own comments, that when he turned the failsafe key, his life flashed before his eyes and now he knows that Charlie will die no matter what Desmond does to try to stop it. So does that mean that Desmond also had his future life flash before his eyes as well? I would think so which begs the questions, why didn't we see any flash-forwards in addition to the flashback in this episode?

We learned a little more about Penny Widmore and her father and possibly why Desmond was motivated to join the Royal Army. But I wanted a little bit more about the island folks. This episode was 75% flashback to Desmond and Penny!

That's really about all I have to say about this episode other than the ABC promo department is full of liars. Their preview last week for this episode was completely dishonest. It looks now like they were more likely showing a preview that included scenes from the next several episodes.

Of course the promo for next week's episode claims that we will learn the answer to three big questions:

1. What's the story with Jack's tattoos?
2. Why did the Others take the children from Flight 815?
3. What is Cindy doing with the Others? (I guess...I couldn't really figure out the third question.)

But as I've said above, I am a little suspect of the honesty of this preview. I hope that a little more island story happens in the next episode because "Flashes Before Your Eyes" was just okay; not a great episode, but okay.

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1 comment:

Bubba's Sis said...

I thought it was just....sad.