This episode gave me a lot of food for thought. First of all, let me say that I love Pork Chops character. I was satisfied in learning how he wound up in the institution, and my heart broke for him. What I didn't like, was him wasting all that food! Jeeze, Jabba, give it to the people!
As for the Hurley/Libby thing going on...Ok, so she was a patient! I'm not sure I saw that coming. But now that it has, I guess I can see them together. After all, let's face it, there isn't a plethora of available men to choose from. Why not Hurley? He's a well rounded character (no pun intended). I just don't know how much I trust her, yet.
All in all, this episode left me with the sinking feeling that the "coma" theory seemed very possible. At this point in time, all these new developments have my mind working overtime. And believe me, it needs the exercise
This episode was just another reason why I keep coming back for more. I'm addicted, and proud!
Nice way to disprove the "it's all in Hurley's head" theory. It's also good to see Jorge have the opportunity to deal with some meat in his acting instead of the usual one-liners.
Could have used more on Henry, but I think we'll get it next week.
The performances that Jorge, Cynthia, and the guy who played Dave gave us really made this eppy. I was rooting for Hurley when he attacked Sawyer. A Sawyer-less episode would be good to see for once.
Otherwise it was predictable in parts. Not enough hatch action. No one asked the right questions about "Henry" and food.
Vertical's a bit curmudgeonly, but he often makes good, insightful points. Think of him as the Simon Cowell of the Fuselage.
Heh, thanks RamessesIX.
I do have positive things to say, Dmcquickly. Just not many about this particular episode. I did include some in my post, though... such as my comment that I was pleased with the good information we learned on Hurley's history... we learned why he was in the ward, why he has a 'weight problem', how he eventually got out of the ward, etc., etc. All good, new information. I just didn't like the story that surrounded it. It felt unoriginal and predictable. The information that was conveyed was good, but the story was flat and uncompelling. I also think it somewhat cheapens the other visions that others have had on the island. This was no vision, this was just Hurley's imaginary friend and former psychological problem re-manifesting itself. It had nothing to do with the mysterious island, but rather everything to do with Hurley's delicate mental state, island or no. Thus, I don't see how it 'relates' to the other visions, except to cheapen them - If Hurley's vision was just in his mind as a result of a pre-existing mental condition, should we assume the other visions are too?
Also, the whole 'see someone, only to have them inexplicably run off into the woods' routine is really overdone, and in this case was completely baseless. Dave and Hurley were always good friends, and Dave actually badgered and pestered Hurley when he wanted to be left alone... he didn't tease him and then run away. That was done purely for dramatic effect, and was totally 'out of character' for Dave (if an imaginary friend can be out of character!). Why would Dave run away and then eventually just sit down and chat with Hurley? Why not just chat with him from the start? It doesn't flow well.
All of this is ignoring the fact that the imaginary friend angle was obvious from miles away.
The Libby revelation wasn't really much of a revelation, but it was good info. I suppose I shouldn't really blame this one on the writers, though, since my presence on message boards is probably at fault for that lack of surprise. I still think it seemed pretty obvious based on the clues we'd been given previously, but I suppose they had to reveal it at some point.
Anyway, there's no need to attempt weakly veiled personal insults, Dmcquickly. I have my opinion, you have yours. I found the episode severely lacking, you didn't. There's not much more to it than that. Last week I loved the episode. I loved everything about it. I'm not an apologist, and I'm not a hater. I just call things like I see it. I don't love every episode, and I don't hate every episode. If you think I'm negative now, you should have seen my reaction to Whatever The Case May Be and Born To Run. Now those were bad episodes.
Let me throw this one caveat out for you, though, so you don't go thinking I'm all negative, despite the positives I pointed out here... I take this poll quite literally - I am judging each episode against the high standard this show has set for itself. I'm not judging it against other shows. 95% of Lost episodes are better than anything else on TV, regardless of how good they are compared to every other Lost episode. I loathed Fire + Water with a passion, but it was still better than almost every other show on TV. So, keep that in mind. I think a lot of people vote in this poll and vote based on how much they love the show in general, and how good it is compared to every other show... so I'd say most people just vote "Above average" by default. Not me. If the episode was below average for Lost shows, I'm going to call it that.
And this one was a bad episode of Lost, even though it was still an entertaining hour of TV.
Really liked the epi....kinda spoiled it for myself....somewhere on another site it stated that "Dave" was imaginary and that Libby was a patient..(photo) But, it was GOOD....Did want to see more of what Henry had to say....Cannot decide whether HG really didn't push the button...