Lost Discussion – “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues”

A second visit to the good doctor’s past as He, Boone, Kate, and Locke search for Charlie and Claire, presumably kidnapped by the “extra survivor.”

Episode Summary from ABC.com

No new episode next week. Instead ABC will be running “Pilot” parts 1 and 2. Here’s your chance to pick up from the beginning if your new, or re-examine clues for the veterans.

12 replies on “Lost Discussion – “All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues””

  1. bombadil says:

    Charlie leaves Elven Brooch trail
    This episode on ‘The Lost’, Charlie and Claire are taken by the unknown castaways. While the unknown castaways argue over killing the hostages and bringing them to Saruman, Charlie drops an Elven Bandage to leave a trail for the others to find them.

    Oh… sorry.. wrong Hobbit…

    • vandemar says:

      Re: Charlie leaves Elven Brooch trail

      “Not idly do the leaves of Lorien fall,” were the words that came to mind when they found the bandage.

      Now that I think about it, Sawyer seems to resemble Boromir in more ways than one. Locke would be the Gandalf figure, I suppose. He did have a direct encounter with the “Balrog” and returned a changed man.

  2. hitch says:

    thank god for reruns…
    I’ve got episodes 3 on stored on my DVR….been waiting for the pilot to re-air so I can start watching. From what I’ve heard this is too much like Alias to want to watch from halfway through. (and enough like Alias that I won’t mind watching 13 in a row…)

    • dumbsucker says:

      Re: thank god for reruns…
      According to tvtome, you’re in luck. They claim that Lost will be in reruns until Feb.

  3. nycgeoff says:

    Great ep, but I’m still worried

    OK, overall this is a great show, has become my favorite show currently on (it might change when The Shield starts in January…).

    But there were two very worrisome developments, imo:

    1. Sawyer vs. Sayeed seemed like a total copout to me. Sawyer was tortured and when given the chance to confront his torturer, he just totally wimps out? What human being would do that? Too much of a “only on tv” thing.

    2. Charlie after they cut him down. Is there a more cliche TV moment than someone being revived after all hope was lost?

    On the other hand, all of the Doctor flashback was top-notch. Nice glimpse into the little kid too.

    I do wish that Hurley was a little more action-oriented. Just because the guy is a 30 on the BMI doesn’t mean he can’t walk around the woods in a search party…

    • vanyel says:

      Re: Great ep, but I’m still worried

      2.

      I couldn’t agree more. This was the first really disappointing plot device I’ve seen on the show.

      On the other hand, while I’m nowhere near Hurley, and enjoy running around the woods, I’d slow down that search party, and can’t believe Hurley wouldn’t be worse. I’m curious why the snub of Michael though. Yeah, he doesn’t much care for Locke, but that struck me as too much of a snub for what they’ve developed so far.

      • babasyzygy says:

        Re: Great ep, but I’m still worried

        I’m curious why the snub of Michael though.
        Yeah, he doesn’t much care for Locke, but that struck me as too much of a
        snub for what they’ve developed so far.

        Oh, that’s simple. Michael is a father, and Locke didn’t want to put him in
        danger and risk having his son grow up fatherless.

        • vanyel says:

          Re: Great ep, but I’m still worried

          Oh, that’s simple. Michael is a father, and Locke didn’t want to put him in danger and risk having his son grow up fatherless.

          I thought about that, but it would have been simple to just say that. Still, people do have a habit of not being very clear…

          • babasyzygy says:

            Re: Great ep, but I’m still worried

            I thought about that, but it would have been simple to just say that. Still,
            people do have a habit of not being very clear…

            I think he didn’t say it out loud because he didn’t want to undermine Michael
            by lecturing him on his responsibilities while his kid was standing right
            there.
            He’s walking a fine line as it is, with Michael being so jealous of
            the respect his kid gives Locke.

            Locke is pretty solidly playing the “old grizzled warrior of wisdom” archetype
            here. It’s a good thing Terry O’Quinn is such a damned good actor because it
            could otherwise be very cheesy.

  4. y42 says:

    Not to rain on your parade
    But I remember justifications in the review of Calvin and Hobbes for its inclusion in this site.

    Is there any kind of sci-fi or fantasy element in this show? I never watched, looks like your run of the mill “stranded on a desert island” show to me… so, I’m curious.

    • hitch says:

      Re: Not to rain on your parade

      But I remember justifications in the review of Calvin and Hobbes for its inclusion in this site.

      Is there any kind of sci-fi or fantasy element in this show? I never watched, looks like your run of the mill “stranded on a desert island” show to me… so, I’m curious.

      From what I’ve heard discussed (I haven’t seen it either) in various other forums, there’s definitely an element of “fantasy” about it – things that are very much out of the ordinary for a desert island, etc. But if you held it to strict guidelines, probably not. On the other hand, it gives me a lot of incentive to stick Alias discussion forums up starting in January.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Not to rain on your parade

        it gives me a lot of incentive to stick Alias discussion forums up starting in January.

        Well, Alias has some sci-fi elements, the usual spy super gear. You’re covered : )

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