I also loved this episode. In fact, I liked it a lot more than last weeks, which I also thought was great. It was nice to have a slower paced episode that focused on some character development, while at the same time not being at all boring. I did not expect the shout out to the four-toed statue and loved that they included that. They didn't really need to since it was a quick view, so I suspect it was for the fans
I am not a shipper of any variety, but I was sold on the Sawyer/Juliet dynamic. I thought their chemistry had been great so far this season - working together and all. But both the writing and the acting between the two of them really showed their connection and I could totally see them falling in love. Especially, since it had been three years. Other relationships on the show have sprung up overnight
I really like that they are back in Dharma time and I suspect we will be seeing a young Ben imminently. They are in 1977 now so that is about the time he and his dad showed up. I can't wait to learn more about the Hostiles, the Truce and the Incident which must happen before 1980 (judging by the Swan's Orientation film). Maybe we will see that this season!
Anyway, a great episode with realistic character development and interesting mythology pieces. Again, this season really feels like things are falling into place with the story and history of the island.
After the rollercoaster ride of the last few eppys (which I loved,don't get me wrong) it just was so satisfying to get this ep--like old times. Intrepid band of losties in island adventure, interacting in realistic and meaninful ways with each other and Others. Felt good to watch. Liked the flash forward/backward stuff, events/actions in each time period playing off each other.
Juliet and Sawyer relationship seemed plausible and genuine
. Elizabeth Mitchel is a wonderful acress, her face so subtly portrays emotion that comes across as genuine and believable. I love the writers using the time jump
to reveal the Dharma backstory through our Losties' eyes
.We're already invested in these characters so the backstory becomes even more interesting with them in it.
One my favorite episodes yet. I absolutely LOVED it.
Elizabeth Mitchell by far one of the best actresses on TV. You can look at her eyes and know exactly what she's thinking and feeling. There are seriously very few actresses as good as she is. Josh and Liz did an AMAZING job selling us Sawyer and Juliet, and they are now my favorite lost couple to date. Please writers do not ruin them, and do not kill Juliet until the end of the series.
This was my favorite episode of the entire show (at least until I go back and re-watch all of the seasons... again).
I just thought it was the perfect mix of acknowledgements of questions we have (the statue!), new questions (the truce? why can babies still be born?), action (Juliet with a rifle!), and the emotional/relationship stuff, without being cheesy.
Like, when the previews had said THE MOMENT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR, I totally made fun of it, thinking, who cares about the stupid reunion with Kate? Especially since I want Kate to end up with Jack. Or for Boone to somehow come back to life and end up with Jack but DIFFERENT STORY ALTOGETHER.
But anyway, the way they set it up, it did end up being the moment I've been waiting for :')
That was great... Sawyer centric too, I'm glad we are back to that method of storytelling.
It wasn't even comparable to last week, it was so much better. We're moving the plot forward, virtually everything we saw was brand new information. Totally new situations, unexpected reactions. Whereas last week we could have predicted virtually everything. I say we went from TLADOJB being one of the worst of the series by far to a very good episode and one of the best of the season.
Loved it!!!!!!! It was a lot less confusing to me and it was great to watch an actual story unfold instead of all these characters looking at each other and not asking the right question, "Why?" Juliet has now become my favorite heroine. I despised her up until this season. I never really liked Kate either. The answer to how Charlotte came to see Daniel as an adult on the island was answered to my satisfaction.