Lost Discusson: “Two for the Road”

After finding an exhausted Michael in the forest Jack and Kate bring him back to the main camp. When finally waking up, Michael has some new details about “The Others.” Also, a lovestruck Hurley plans a date for Libby. Lastly, Henry tries to kill Ana-Lucia and now Ana-Lucia wants revenge.

11 replies on “Lost Discusson: “Two for the Road””

  1. Abednigo says:

    All I’ve got to say is…
    HOLY FREAKING CRAP!! What a way to kick off the final episodes of the season.

  2. J_W_W says:

    Beaned
    This episode left me feeling like I got beaned by a curveball….

    Wow, great stuff.

  3. valen1260 says:

    nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat
    Michael’s "information" was believable enough, especially since there may be different groups of Others (possibly separating Ethan’s group from the ragged group that kidnapped Walt and has the guns). But, if we assume the groups are the same, the ones that took the guns are the same group holding Walt. If Michael watched them long enough to be so confident about their makeup, surely the extra firepower would’ve reached them by then. Had I been Jack, Kate, or Locke, that would’ve made me mighty suspicious.

    Also, how can Sawyer be so stupid? Raise your hand if you didn’t know Ana-Lucia was after the gun the whole time.

    Other than the last five minutes, the most interesting thing to me in this episode was the cook range. It was a new, flat-top ceramic range, which I’m pretty sure doesn’t fit in with a hatch built in the 70’s (or whenever). It must be new, like the washer and dryer.

    When Michael approached Ana-Lucia at the end, I just thought, "Wouldn’t it be interesting if he was working for Them now?" When he got the gun, I knew it was over. (Good riddance to Michelle Rodriquez!) It could be said A-L found peace with herself before she was killed, lending more support to the purgatory theory. That (and the preview of next week) lead me to believe that Libby might survive (unless her peace was to fall in love with Hurley).

    At any rate, I’m not totally convinced Michael is working for the Others, brainwashed or otherwise. It seems like a sloppy way to get Henry released. I guess he could be a plant, especially since he shoots himself, but they seem to know everything already anyway.

    • zocalo says:

      Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

      At any rate, I’m not totally convinced Michael is working for the Others, brainwashed or otherwise.

      I’m not so sure about that, there’s quite a bit of evidence to the contrary in fact: He’s a parent that wants his son back and we’ve already seen the kind of lengths he prepared to go for that, so maybe he was caught and cut a deal; take vengeance on Ana Lucia for killing their own, free Henry, plus something else involving the planned rescue mission, and you can have Walt back. Of course, as Jack said, "you think we’re on an honour system here?"; this is Lost, so I’m expecting to be thrown at least a few more curves before all this plays out, probably early in season three.

      As to Libby, well, there is the episode title to keep in mind…

      • valen1260 says:

        Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

        there is the episode title to keep in mind…

        True, but, then, what does "for the road" mean? The title could be nothing more than a reference to Jack’s dad and Ana-Lucia, either referring to them directly or to them drinking two drinks at the bar upon meeting. Of course, it works on both levels.

        • Ogre says:

          Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

          there is the episode title to keep in mind…

          True, but, then, what does "for the road" mean? The title could be nothing more than a reference to Jack’s dad and Ana-Lucia, either referring to them directly or to them drinking two drinks at the bar upon meeting. Of course, it works on both levels.

          actually, Cynthia Watros has taken a role in a new CBS sitcom.

          • randyyarger says:

            Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat
            Ok, with all the recent discussions about the overuse of inviso-text for spoilers. This type of meta-information, which goes beyond speculation and totally destroys the fiction, is EXACTLY the sort of thing which should be hidden!

    • pelogrande says:

      Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

      Michael’s "information" was believable enough, especially since there may be different groups of Others (possibly separating Ethan’s group from the ragged group that kidnapped Walt and has the guns). But, if we assume the groups are the same, the ones that took the guns are the same group holding Walt. If Michael watched them long enough to be so confident about their makeup, surely the extra firepower would’ve reached them by then. Had I been Jack, Kate, or Locke, that would’ve made me mighty suspicious.

      Except that there is no ragged group. In the episode with the medical hatch,we found the dirty clothing, fake beard, and other costumery in lockers. We saw the guy that kidnapped Walt and also traded Kate for the guns (bearded at the time) clean-cut and well dressed in a flashback. Michael’s information was either: clearly planted on him by the Others or the result of the Others leaving a small group in costume outside their main compound to fool visitors. It’s almost certainly the former, but I’m surprised Kate didn’t say anything about it being the latter, since she was the one that found the costume stuff.

    • y42 says:

      Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

      Michael’s "information" was believable enough, especially since there may be different groups of Others (possibly separating Ethan’s group from the ragged group that kidnapped Walt and has the guns).

      Nonono no no. Ethan and Henry clearly trained in the same school.

      lending more support to the purgatory theory. That (and the preview of next week) lead me to believe that Libby might survive (unless her peace was to fall in love with Hurley).

      Oh, give it up already, it’s not purgatory.
      And if Libby survived, she would tell them who shot her, and in the preview Hurley tells that bastich Walt he’s glad he’s ok. So, obviously…

      It seems like a sloppy way to get Henry released.

      Released? Henry got caught, the Great Man had Walt kill him along with Anna Lucia. Libby was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

      I hope Echo survives the fall of the cliff next week though! They can’t kill ALL the newbies!

      • J_W_W says:

        Re: nice setup, but otherwise pretty flat

        I hope Echo survives the fall of the cliff next week though! They can’t kill ALL the newbies!

        I am really worried about that. Eko’s one of my favorite characters on the show. And with my faith in Locke totally blown, I really like seeing Eko on the show to counterbalance Lockes move towards the others.

  4. Alexius says:

    That’s Just Sick!
    Couldn’t Michael Have Caught ‘The Sickness’? Isn’t Going Crazy and Turning On Your Friends Supposed To Be Part Of The Symptoms?

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