Lost Discussion: “The Moth”

Charlie’s detox continues as do flashbacks of his life from church-going Catholic to drug-abusing rock star. Missed it? Read the spoilerful synopsis here.

10 replies on “Lost Discussion: “The Moth””

  1. nycgeoff says:

    OK , I’ll go first
    I thought this was another solid/good episode. *Some spoilers in black below*

    High points for me:

    • “You Are Everybody” (You All Everybody? I don’t know why, but that totally content-free title/song always makes me giggle)
    • Sawyer showing depth
    • All of Harold Perrineau
    • Charlie’s last scene with Liam

    Low points for me:

    • Unless they are going to introduce new characters or violate space-time, it’s easy to deduce who did that thing to Sayed at the end
    • Another origin story, which I enjoy, but, still, I’m hoping for a good episode from this show that doesn’t include flashbacks
    • Charlie’s last scene with Locke was a little too pat for me.
    • I know that couples make more dramatic tv before they hook up, but, really, Jack and Kate have no explicable reason not to be at least kissing at this point.
    • Charlie getting hooked on drugs was a little too anti-drug-lobby for me. It was like “he picked up the drugs once, cut to next scene he’s a hardcore addict”
    • mbourgon says:

      Re: OK , I’ll go first

      it’s easy to deduce[…]

      I must be dumber than I though. I thought everyone was accounted for, especially the likeliest suspect. I’m curious about that backstory.

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: OK , I’ll go first

        I must be dumber than I though. I thought everyone was accounted for, especially the likeliest suspect. I’m curious about that backstory.

        Was Kate at the fire at the end? Perhaps she made it back to the antenna just in time, finding Sawyer absent. Or, maybe they’ll be smart (see other post) and NOT make it the obvious culprit.

      • cabrubak says:

        Re: OK , I’ll go first
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        I must be dumber than I though. I thought everyone was accounted for, especially the likeliest suspect. I’m curious about that backstory.
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        Locke, he wasn’t at the caves when charlie went in, he might have had enough time to do it and get back [/spolier]

        Or it could something else on the island.

        • cabrubak says:

          Re: OK , I’ll go first
          sorry, some reason html didn’t get interpreted and super tags got ignore, though I’d checked the box. Thought maybe the preview was broken.

        • Fez says:

          Re: OK , I’ll go first

          Or it could something else on the island.

          Or maybe that French woman he was looking for just found him at the same time…

  2. babasyzygy says:

    WTF with Sayid?
    One moment, he’s hit over the head. The next, he’s down smiling at
    everybody. WTF happened?

  3. valen1260 says:

    Twilight Zone

    My suspicions for the course of this series got another boost this week. Sayid says there’s no way they should have survived. Those that did survive (except the marshall) survived in incredible condition. Add to that the soul-searching/cathartic/walkabout stories that we’ve seen, and you come to the trite conclusion that they are already dead. That doesn’t necessarily make it less enjoyable, but I’m not sure if it’s better than the “Bermuda Triangle” theory.

    While it’s certainly possible that the writers want to bait me with this, their level of writing says otherwise. (Unless, of course, that is also bait, but such conniving is rare in Hollywood.) Example: “Let’s establish a cocoon metaphor. We’ll remind you of that metaphor just before Charlie crawls out of the ground. Then we’ll remind you again when he gives up his drugs and becomes beautiful. Oh, and we’ll call the episode ‘The Moth’.” Had they not shown the moth twice more, the metaphor would’ve have been smartly used. But they showed their hand by pandering to the lower-levels of their audience.

    • mbourgon says:

      Re: Twilight Zone

      While it’s certainly possible that the writers want to bait me with this, their level of writing says otherwise.

      […]But they showed their hand by pandering to the lower-levels of their audience.

      Naw. Remember, they need people to watch in order to keep making the show. The more watch, the better. If they have to pander down a little, that’s fine… _I_ am still watching a well done show, as opposed to reality TV. And if more people like it because it’s been dumbed down, fine with me.

      And besides, pandering down would involve spies firing rockets at other spies, and conspiracies that absolutely everyone is involved with. (/me shakes head – I giggled during that scene in Alias… it was funny when it was done in “The Substitute”, it was funny here. And the last season of Alias sucked – I think _I_ might’ve been part of the Rimbaldi cult, enough other people were. Flame off.)

    • vanyel says:

      Re: Twilight Zone

      Sayid says there’s no way they should have survived. Those that did survive (except the marshall) survived in incredible condition.

      That took care of the one big problem I had with the show: that simple comment indicated that they’re going to explain this glaring hole in the story. Now they just have to follow through, though I hope it’s not the explanation you suggest…

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