I think the reason I wasn't thrilled with this episode has actually very little to do with the pace, but more of the fact that it contained everything that I really don't like about Lost these days....
I don't like that there is all this technology that they have access to. Even seemingly contact with the outside world (that may not be true, but how else do they get a file on Jack?) I thought the show was more interesting when they had to hunt to eat and no access to pluming. I didn't like that about the hatch and I was extremely unpleasently surprised to find a mini suburia on the island (although I did like very much the rest of that scene)
I liked 'the others' better when they were a mystery. The more I learn about them... the less I liked them. Their not really the animals or savages that they were described as in season 1 and begining of 2. They seem to just be scientist doing experiments. I really hope they become more than that
It only had three main character in it! I know, that many of 'the others' are going to become regulars or whatever... but as of right now, I don't care about them. I care about the people i've been following for the past two seasons and I only got to see three of them after waiting four months! That was my biggest problem right there.
Also, a lot did happen setting up the season and all. And some really fantastic character stuff. But, I got on here yesterday night and found I had little I wanted to talk about. There was no moment where I went "What just happened?" and wanted to race to talk to someone about it. I felt like the episode went by so quickly without much happening. When "LOST" flashed across the screen, I checked the clock becuase I couldn't believe it was already 10! It seemed like I was only seeing half the episode or something.
Well, those are my opinions anyway. *sigh* I miss season 1 so much! I think it was so much better then. I hope this season picks up. I enjoy watching this show too much to be frustrated with it all the time.
Good new character in Juliet. Interesting little twist with the others in Pleasantville. Jack's flashback was a total waste except for showing how much of a jerk he was - it added nothing to the plot. There is obviously a lot of hidden things we won't catch on to for a few episodes but I'm reallly getting tired of 10 new mysteries for every one solved. Solve a few, please before throwing us more loops...
Alright - I do have one complaint...I am getting sick to death of Jack! We're on the 3rd season already, & it seems all he can do is be a jerk, or hide his face & try not to cry!
I want to see something about his travels (where he got his tatoos...where he learned how to play poker, etc. Enough with his Dad & marital problems. It wouldn't hurt my feelings if they killed him off.
(I did like his line to Juliet about being a repo man! )
...At last, I'm learning...there's no returning, once I start.
To live's a privilege - and to love is such an art...
but I'll need your help to start...oh please purify my heart...
I am your servant.
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I liked the FB stuff, it made me cry and understand Jack a little better. I agree that I would have liked to see more of our longtime friends at other parts of the island. The opening scene was cool, but still predictable to me, not like the opening to Season 2, which was so crazy!
I enjoyed watching this show, espc. the opening sequence. I agree w/ some who say that, since J/K/S ended in essentially in the same situation they started out in, not a lot was accomplished, plot-wise.
Character-wise, it was interesting, although I don't understand the Jack-Sarah dynamic, either. Seemed so pointless...and Sarah so shallow. It seems that Jack often does go off the deep end, so to speak, but a lot of their interactions just didn't make sense to me in this episode. I've really had enough of Sarah, but I suppose that at some point they'll give us another flashback to show us why this bad breakup happened.
Anyway, I enjoyed the ep and look forward to the next, as always. I'm hoping it's not "one of their best" since the season just opened--here's hoping each ep just gets better & better!