Tuesday, March 18, 2008
For a show that is so secretive about every single detail of its characters, why did Lindelof and Cuse not work harder to hide Michael’s return? Obviously Michael’s working for Ben as a spy on the freighter was kept relatively secret, but come on…anyone who either knew of Perrineau’s return or read one of a million articles spoiling his reintroduction into the Lost mythos could have figured it out. Regardless, Perrineau has been one of my favorite actors since he stared on HBO’s Oz as the wheelchair bound Augustus Hill. Hopefully his character Michael Dawson will not be stuck on the freighter for the rest of this season and we can see the reaction his return to the island gets from the rest of the Losties.
Ok, now on to what has the internet really spinning, the Flash Forward/Flash Back of “Ji Yeon.” This past summer rumors were abound about the revelation of the Oceanic 6 and which character would be getting off the island. Every “insider” had the same list and as this year’s 7 episodes played out it seemed as though their list of characters were right, Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun and Jin. And yet, maybe that list wasn’t as accurate as we all thought. You see ABC has been saying all along that by the end of the 7th episode we would know who the Oceanic 6 were, and yet we don’t.
Is Jin really dead? Did he die on the island or once the Oceanic 6 returned to the mainland? Does this mean Aaron is one of the Oceanic 6 or should we be counting Michael? Then again, if Michael counts shouldn’t Walt be included on the list as well? This is oh so confusing. Maybe the secrets being kept by the Oceanic 6 are being done so to help protect Walt from outside forces? Arrhhh, so many questions and so few answers. At least Thursday we should get a few answers as it appears Sayid will be going postal on Michael in the final episode of this season's intial run of 8 episodes, "Meet Kevin Johnson."
I thought it was a surprising and nice twist that the big reveal last week wasn’t Michael’s return but the death (or supposed death) of Jin. The love story between Sun and Jin has really had its ups and downs, and after this past week their relationship seems to have hit an all time low. Thankfully we know Sun survives and eventually gives birth to a beautiful baby girl, Ji Yeon. While we finally had another, albeit brief, appearance of Flash Forward Hurley, the best cameo of the week was Bernard’s who gave some very timely advice about love and relationships to Jin while the two of them were fishing. I just hope Jin survives long enough to make it to the final season of Lost. Unfortunately I'd imagine our favorite fisherman's son is living on borrowed time for the rest of this season.
And now on to our last subject of the epsidoe. The last question I need answered is "Is the freighter captain to be trusted or not?" If you subscribe to Ben and Michael’s point of view that Captain Gault is not to be trusted then most of what he told Sayid and Desmond was a lie. While we know Ben and Sayid are not the most truthful characters on Lost, I still would prefer to side with them on this one. If we do believe them, then what was Captain Gault lying about? The black box? Who planted the fake Oceanic flight 815 and bodies in the ocean? Or what is the real connection between the freighter and Charles Widmore? Needless to say, I am sure these questions will be the focal point of many episodes to come. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for a final answer.
Open your brain tank bro, cuz here comes some premium 91 octane knowledge. There’s three rules of cheating:
1. It’s not cheating if you’re not the one who’s married.
2. It’s not cheating if her name has two adjacent vowels
3. And its not cheating if she’s from a different area code.
You’re fine on all three counts.
"How do you know she’s from a different area code?" – Ted
She’s 516. She might dress like she’s 718 and act like she’s 212, but trust me she’s 516. Oh, and her husband letting her out alone on St. Patty’s Day? If that dude’s not 973 I’m 307…Wyoming.
How I Met Your Mother
Alright, I didn’t want to tell you this in front of Marshall and Lily because they’re old and married and it’s too late for them already, but Ted the world is going to come to an end tonight.
Yes, think about it: End of the world → Nostradamus → Notre Dame → Fighting Irish → Irish → St. Patrick’s Day.
This is it bro, Bro-pocalypse Now, Bro-mageddon.
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
How was that for a super sized, 3 part edition of The Blot’s Barney-ism Of The Week to get us back on track? Last night’s episode was so great, it really reminded me of everything I love about the show. How I Met Your Mother is all new for the rest of the spring, so set your DVRs now and get ready to hopefully find out just who is the mother of Ted’s future children! Plus, next week is the Britney Spears/Sarah Chalke episode so you know that’s gonna be a good one.