Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Smoke Monster Cometh

It’s been a long, hard slog through the jungle of midseason replacements and writers’ strikes, but tonight, we finally reach our destination: The season premiere of Lost.

It’s a tad bittersweet, this reunion, because we’ll only get to hang out with Jack, Kate, Sawyer, Hurley, Sayid, BenRy, Locke, Desmond, Juliet and the 53,000 other cast members of Lost for 8 episodes this year (damn you, writers’ strike!!!) so here’s hoping the merry gnomes behind this show made these episodes count. In the DVDs for the third season, they admitted that they took way too long getting the action going that year, and they claim they learned from their mistake. In other words, we won’t have 5 episodes of Kate and Sawyer eating fish biscuits in bear cages this time around. We hope.

So what will we have? Who knows. The LA Times put together a good list of questions that they’d like to see answered. For me, the biggest questions remain: Who are the Others and how do they know so much about the Losties? How come The Island heals people? And of course, what the hell is the Smoke Monster?

Season 3 ended with the Losties on the verge of getting rescued, the discovery that the rescuers are not who they claim to be, and a mind-blowing “flash forward” in which we learn that some of the Losties do get rescued, and Jack is a mess because of it.

What do you think we’ll see in Season 4? And more importantly, what are you hoping we’ll see?


Red said...

With the writers strike, I so wish I hadn't decided to wait until the series ends to watch this show...

Nooch said...

So since I am three hours ahead of you I can tell you right now that it was pretty awesome. And of course left me saying, what?....

I hate when they do that.

Liz, omg, I can't believe we haven't talked about Lost coming back. You and I are so behind.