13 replies on “Lost Discussion: ‘Not In Portland’”

  1. blackadam90 says:

    A Decent episode
    Wedensday’s episode of Lost was alright, but lacked the action I expected it would have from the commercials. The revelation that Juilette was a prisoner of the Others as well was the biggest revelation of the episode, but it was, in my opinion overshadowed by the plot revelation that Alex is the offspring of Rosseau and Ben (Henry Gale). My favorite part of the night’s episode was the Clockwork Orange-esque torturing of Carl,Alex’s boyfriend, who looks to have a lot of potiental as a character. Now that Kate and Sawyer are back with the rest of the survivors, I can only hope for a war on the Hydra complex led by Sayid and Locke. Also, why haven’t Michael and Walt’s supposed escape been discussed yet this season? Am I the only one who is aggravated by that?

    • valen1260 says:

      Re: A Decent episode

      Also, why haven’t Michael and Walt’s supposed escape been discussed yet this season? Am I the only one who is aggravated by that?

      Given Lost‘s history with starting a "season" in some unknown place, I expected last night to pick up with Desmond’s girlfriend and her search for him. Michael could have tied nicely into that thread. Perhaps she discovers him and has him interrogated.

      • hossman says:

        Re: A Decent episode

        Also, why haven’t Michael and Walt’s supposed escape been discussed yet this season?

        Because Harold Perrineau has left Lost to do another show (Demons). Until that pilot bombs, you won’t see any more of Michael or Walt … they’ve gone upstairs to hang out with Richie’s older brother.

    • zocalo says:

      Re: A Decent episode

      Alex is the offspring of Rosseau and Ben (Henry Gale).

      Maybe. I think it’s a given that Alex is the daughter of Rosseau, but since she was abducted by The Others as a baby it’s also possible that Ben is only pretending to be her father. That in turn raises the question of whether someone is also pretending to be her mother, and if so, who that someone might be.

  2. Alexius says:

    I think it’s getting old.
    I keep comparing this show to Heroes. I like that Heroes actually reveals relevant stuff, regularly, unlike this, which keeps tossing us either a red herring, or something that seems like it should fit, but barely does.

    I mean, Purple Sky?!

    • Kiersten says:

      Re: I think it’s getting old.

      I keep comparing this show to Heroes. I like that Heroes actually reveals relevant stuff, regularly, unlike this, which keeps tossing us either a red herring, or something that seems like it should fit, but barely does.

      I mean, Purple Sky?!

      I’m guessing that the EMP explosion (isn’t that what it was?) may have disrupted all their computer equipment. (The day the sky turned purple).

      Someone correct me if I’m wrong?

      k

  3. valen1260 says:

    recruitment
    Although I saw it coming a mile away (pun intended–as if saying it to obviously-evil recruitment guy weren’t bad enough, you can see the bus in the bg before the "accident"), I liked seeing how far the Others would go to recruit a member.

    Why would they tell Juliet her tenure would be six months? Since Ben is now willing to let her go, it seems they could have let her return home at any time. Lying to her and/or keeping her against her will would only breed the kind of resentment that leads to her failed mutiny.

    Kudos to the show for some nice misdirection, particularly, the opening sequence and the nature of Juliet’s "research". On that note, why would Juliet want to magically impregnate her seemingly cancer-ridden sister? And, what does her research have to do with Aaron and/or Sun and Jin’s baby?

    • bombadil says:

      Re: recruitment

      Although I saw it coming a mile away (pun intended–as if saying it to obviously-evil recruitment guy weren’t bad enough, you can see the bus in the bg before the "accident"), I liked seeing how far the Others would go to recruit a member.

      I think it was a pretty stupid evil-recruitment strategy to show up at the morgue and spook Juliette. Wouldn’t it have worked much better if EEL ("Evil-Eye-Liner") dude had waited a couple of days and then come to Juliette to reemphasize how much they wanted her? If she didn’t get spooked enough by him showing up at the morgue, was he prepared to use a gutteral villian laugh to make sure she knew they were evil?

      … the nature of Juliet’s "research". On that note, why would Juliet want to magically impregnate her seemingly cancer-ridden sister? And, what does her research have to do with Aaron and/or Sun and Jin’s baby?

      Perhaps her sister’s baby was born with some very unusual abilities. Perhaps Sun and Jin were purposefully exposed to the impregnating agent as part of further experimentation. Perhaps Clair was unknowingly part of the experiment long before the crash of flight 108. That might tie into why many of the survivors seem to have intertwined histories from before the island.

      • bombadil says:

        Re: recruitment

        … baby was born with some very unusual abilities … impregnating agent as part of further experimentation … Perhaps Clair was unknowingly part of the experiment long before the crash of flight 108.

        Thinking about it more, there is no need for Clair to have been part of the experiment before the Island. When they kidnapped Clair they gave her drugs "for the baby". Those could have been derivatives of Juliette’s drugs.
        Remember, they kidnapped Walt and then let him go after they didn’t find what they were looking for. They are looking for something in babies and kids. I’ve got it! They are trying to breed the Kwisatz Haderach! … sorry wrong story…

        • Cerberus7 says:

          Re: recruitment

          I’ve got it! They are trying to breed the Kwisatz Haderach! … sorry wrong story…

          Those damned Bene Gesserit witches are everywhere…

          • Fozzy_Bear says:

            Re: recruitment

            Those damned Bene Gesserit witches are everywhere…

            I, for one, Welcome our new, Bene Gesserit overlords!

            :)

        • Kiersten says:

          Re: recruitment

          … baby was born with some very unusual abilities … impregnating agent as part of further experimentation … Perhaps Clair was unknowingly part of the experiment long before the crash of flight 108.

          Thinking about it more, there is no need for Clair to have been part of the experiment before the Island. When they kidnapped Clair they gave her drugs "for the baby". Those could have been derivatives of Juliette’s drugs.
          Remember, they kidnapped Walt and then let him go after they didn’t find what they were looking for. They are looking for something in babies and kids. I’ve got it! They are trying to breed the Kwisatz Haderach! … sorry wrong story…

          I don’t think it was that they didn’t find what they were looking for in Walt. I think they ran out of options and he wouldn’t cooperate. He had some abilities… we saw some of them.. At least that is what I remember?

  4. Kiersten says:

    Brainwashing?
    Any idea what the Brainwashing was about?

    k

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