Lost Discussion “Adrift”

With the abduction of Walt fresh on their minds and their raft destroyed, Michael, Sawyer and Jin fight for their lives and discover a new predator in the roiling ocean. Meanwhile on land, Locke must descend into the hatch when one castaway goes missing inside.

17 replies on “Lost Discussion “Adrift””

  1. vanyel says:

    Good start
    I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but I really liked the season summary that preceded the opener: it really helped bring a couple newcomer friends up to speed. I’m not sure about the wisdom of going into a dark hole labeled "quarantine", and I hope they have a good explanation for whatzis face being there after meeting the doc in the stadium, but I’ll see where they go with it. They seem to be maintaining the flow of last season nicely, so I’m looking forward to this season.

    • octa says:

      Re: Good start
      If I’ve been stuck on an island for more than a month with the fear of some “outsiders” coming to kill me then I’d go down the hatch no matter what it said too :P

    • J_W_W says:

      Re: Good start

      I think I mentioned this elsewhere, but I really liked the season summary that preceded the opener: it really helped bring a couple newcomer friends up to speed. I’m not sure about the wisdom of going into a dark hole labeled “quarantine”, and I hope they have a good explanation for whatzis face being there after meeting the doc in the stadium, but I’ll see where they go with it. They seem to be maintaining the flow of last season nicely, so I’m looking forward to this season.

      I really like how this episode went back and filled in the blanks between Locke going down the hatch and Jack showing up. Great writing to loop that around. And the shot of the “others” coming for Sawyer and Michael was really ominous.

      As for the preview for next week, whos the girl??

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: Good start

        I really like how this episode went back and filled in the blanks between Locke going down the hatch and Jack showing up. Great writing to loop that around.

        And the shot of the "others" coming for Sawyer and Michael was really ominous.

        As for the preview for next week, whos the girl??

        There will be (at least) one new character this season, played by Michelle Rodriguez, who was shown in the preview for next week. She’s a survivor on the other side of the island. She and Jack met in a bar pre-flight, though I would’ve forgotten her completely had it not been for the season one recap. She was in the tail of the plan and wanted to switch seats with Jack. The tail of the plane is what tore off first, and was presumed lost (no pun intended). So, the "other side" of the island would seem to be the side closer to Sydney (assuming the plane wasn’t turned around).

        As for the people from whom Jin was escaping, I couldn’t tell if they were other survivors (including MR), or are those responsible for the pyre and Walt’s kidnapping. The preview for next week seems to indicate the MR character is hiding or caged, and suggests she is not part of this group.

        And I agree that the last shot was very well done. It reminded me very much of Night of the Living Dead, for some reason.

    • valen1260 says:

      Re: Good start

      I’m not sure about the wisdom of going into a dark hole labeled "quarantine"

      Actually, it’s my understanding that they were the ones being quarantined off, as "Quarantine" was written on the inside of the hatch. It was a (seemingly pointless) reminder for Desmond not to leave his sealed habitat.

      and I hope they have a good explanation for whatzis face [Desmond] being there after meeting the doc in the stadium

      Yeah, I think that’s a bit of a stretch. It’s clear that Jack recognized Desmond, but does it look like Desmond recognized Jack? Also, though the computer equipment is at least twenty years old, the backstory with Jack and Desmond couldn’t have been more than a few years ago, right?

  2. zonk3r says:

    holy crap…
    okay first question, what was the brand name on all that stuff? i couldn’t see it very clearly.

    secondly any one lese notice what was on the shark? hint: the brand logo thingy!!!

    ;)

    • Abednigo says:

      Re: holy crap…

      okay first question, what was the brand name on all that stuff? i couldn’t see it very clearly.

      secondly any one lese notice what was on the shark? hint: the brand logo thingy!!!

      ;)

      No I didn’t notice!! I’m glad I taped it so I can go back and take a look at it more closely. But you’re right, the logo was on EVERYTHING, but it wasn’t clear enough to see what it said. It was like they wanted it to be close enough to where you thought you could almost read it, but far enough away that it wasn’t clear. Tricksie!

      Although my only complaint was the lead in when the person said, “the fate of the castaways is revealed!”, or something like that. I guess they just meant the fate of Michael, Sawyer and Jin.

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: holy crap…

        okay first question, what was the brand name on all that stuff? i couldn’t see it very clearly.

        Here I was hoping it was the Umbrella Corporation. I mean, we have Michelle Rodriguez, after all.

    • octa says:

      Re: holy crap…
      Got this from another LOST forum: http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dharmafirstconfirmation3ki.jpg

      Some are arguing whether that’s a swan or snake in the middle. Also the logo on the shark:

      http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=logoonshark8no.jpg

      Seems to have a different relief in the middle. Though that could just be due to a blurry picture.

      Someone went back and took a shot of the polar bear attacking Walt and it SEEMS to have the logo on it’s left shoulder but there isn’t a concensus on that:

      http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5180/lostpossiblelogo5fu.gif

      It could be that it was too early in the show that they had nailed a logo and so it’s blurry on purpose on the polar bear.

      Very very interesting stuff. I really don’t know what to think now. The inside of the hatch seems like a missle silo to me, I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of accident happened to a biological warhead and so causing all the hallucinations and stuff.

      • theangrymob says:

        Re: holy crap…
        You know, my eyes registered the logo, and I thought: “Was that some insignia on the shark’s tale?” Finally I just said, “No, that’d be crazy.” Silly me.

      • x00 says:

        Re: holy crap…
        Did anyone notice that Michael gave Walt a Polar Bear plush toy to take with him when he went to Rome ?

        • valen1260 says:

          Re: holy crap…

          Did anyone notice that Michael gave Walt a Polar Bear plush toy to take with him when he went to Rome ?

          Yes, which makes the third instance of a Polar Bear in the show.

      • y42 says:

        Re: holy crap…

        Got this from another LOST forum: http://img258.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dharmafirstconfirmation3ki.jpg

        Some are arguing whether that’s a swan or snake in the middle.

        I say it’s a scorpion’s tail.

      • RandomChance says:

        Re: holy crap…
        I didn’t spot most of those during the show… but here is all I can add on the emblem:
        dharma is the name for the collected wisdom of the buddha in buddhism – the knowledge that leads to enlightonment and nirvana. The outer “ring” is a representation of the “I Ching” a very vauge but very popular divianation book in China. You flip a coin or divide yarrow stalks to get different verses then match them up to get something like “Dragon over water/ old man on river bank / the fortress is sieged in mountain” Which you then look up in the copious comentary books.

        Buddhism is of Indian origin but flourished in China. Later China sects of buddhism developed the idea that, since people were not going “Poof! I’m Enlightned!” anymore we must be in the “last days of the dharma” and that the teachings had become inneffective/corrupted and so other means were neccessary.

        Does any of this mean anything for Lost? I don’t know but its food for thought.

        • vanyel says:

          Re: holy crap…

          I didn’t spot most of those during the show…

          I didn’t either, most of it was so dark, all I could see was a little movement here and there. Maybe I should pull out the video essentials disk and give my tv a tuneup… or more incentive to get the projector I’ve been planning for a while ;-)

          As for the logo, I of course noticed it in the tunnels when they do the closeup, and having just seen Serenity with people wearing Blue Sun t-shirts the same shade of Blue… The Blue Sun logo is quite different, but actually, the one on Lost would probably make a better Blue Sun logo ;-) Anyway, just a random thought that no one will read because this has already scrolled off the headline list…

  3. Trekkie says:

    what a waste of time
    they need to step it up pretty quick or I’m going to be watching the conflicting shows.

    • Alexius says:

      Re: what a waste of time

      they need to step it up pretty quick or I’m going to be watching the conflicting shows.

      Agreed. I Was Pissed Off. That Episode Seemed Like It Just Wasted An Hour. I Could Be Watching The ‘Last Week On Lost’ Part OF The Show Only and Be Just as Informed.

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