Krud (krud42) wrote,
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I Think I Know Now Why It's Called "Lost"

J.J. Abrams is annoying the heck out of me.

First it was with "Alias" and his Rimbaldi storyline, which was ultimately a huge letdown for me. (Alias spoiler: Culminating in a larger-than-life version of the device we were shown in episode one of season one? Talk about your anti-climax.)

Now, it's "Lost", even though he's not really an active writer on the show (that I can tell).

We are partway through Season 3, and there are still a lot of questions that I suspect will never be answered (because I suspect there's no answer yet). For instance:

*WARNING: Huge spoilers for the TV show "Lost" (including Season 3) below. Proceed at your own risk*



- How can a seemingly-sentient black cloud of smoky particles uproot entire trees? And why does it make a clanky noise? Or is that some other island "guardian"? And why won't anybody tell anybody else about it?

- Why do only a handful of Lostaways hallucinate, and why do the hallucinations tend to conveniently advance the story (as well as bring back previous cast members)?

- If the fail-safe imploded the station, why weren't the people inside it crushed from the implosion? Was there some unknown "ejector seat" type failsafe as well? And why did none of the ejectees suffer any broken bones from the subsequent (assumed) fall?

- Why couldn't the de-magnetization of the station be automated? The technology was obviously available. Wouldn't it be cheaper than hiring two people? Or were there union considerations?

- What purpose did it serve to remove part of the film clip from the orientation video? Were they just practicing being an editor?

- Was Walt really chatting online with Michael? And if so, what kind of networking system does the island have? And is that how they managed to access as much documented information about the Lostaways? Is it broadband, and if so, when was it installed?

- Did Walt and Michael make it home? And if so, will they send for help? And why would the the Others give up their only "boat" if they supposedly live on a separate island?

- What purpose did it serve The Others to dress up like castaways? And why did Tom feel the need to wear a fake beard? Was he worried about being I.D.'ed?

- Why is Walt's dog just running loose all over the island now? Shouldn't Sayid have taken over for Shannon? And why hasn't a polar bear eaten him?

- How did Henry recover so quickly from an arrow through the chest? Is the entire island blessed with the healing powers of magnetism, even after the failsafe?

- Who's maintaining the golf course now that Jack's not around?

- Does an airplane occasionally send a new shipment of bank tube canisters to the island for the Pearl Station folk? Why isn't there some kind of canister recycling program?

- Why can't the Others fix their defibrillator, despite having access to all manner of other advanced technology? (Including, apparently, the ability to clearly tune in the World Series despite being presumably hundreds of miles from the nearest TV station.)

- What happened to all the people Michael saw in the Others "village"? Why haven't we seen any of them since the dock?

- If Rousseau is such a good hunter/trapper, why hasn't she found her daughter yet, who obviously seems keen on sneaking around everywhere on her own, just like her mother?

- Why would the Others abandon their medical facility so utterly, even if they do have a "backup"? Were they donating it to the Lostaways?

- Why do the Others take such offense when the Lostaways defend themselves against what is definitely aggressive behavior (regardless of the intent)?



I could go on like this for much longer, sadly enough. But I won't because it's pointless. Much like "Alias", I fear that the writers are just throwing ideas out there, and the ones that stick, stick, and the ones that don't, well... they don't bring it up again, in hopes nobody will notice.

I'll keep watching it, of course, because part of me just wants to be there when it all falls apart. ':P Or maybe they'll surprise me and piece it all together beautifully, like they sorta promised from the get-go. But I'm not holdin' my breath...
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