Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tonite on Lost: Some Like It Hoth


Suspicions about a possible breach intensify after Ben is taken from the infirmary, and a reluctant Miles is forced to work with Hurley when he's asked to deliver an important package to a top Dharma official.

Written by Melinda Hsu Taylor & Greggory Nations
Directed by Jack Bender

Guest List
Francois Chau as Dr. Pierre Chang
Marsha Thomason as Naomi Dorrit
Doug Hutchinson as Horace Goodspeed
Patrick Fischler as Phil
Jon Gries as Roger Linus
Eric Lange as Radzinsky
Leslie Ishii as Lara
Brad William Henke as Bram
Dean Norris as Howard Gray
Tim DeZam as Trevor
Lance Ho as young Miles
Linda Rose Herman as Evelyn

First of all, last week's episode, "Dead is Dead" was incredible and proof that Ben-centric episodes are always well worth your time. Any episode that features a new and improved Zombie Kickass John Locke, Revenge O'Daughter/Smoke Ghost Alex and the revelation that the Island expects Ben to be Locke's Bitch is an A-OK episode in my book. Definitely the best episode of the season so far.

Now, on to tonite's episode, the dorkily named "Some Like it Hoth". Of course the fanboys are going nuts because of the Star Wars reference, but no one seems to be picking up on the equally visible reference to Billy Wilder's classic gender bendering movie, Some Like It Hot...perhaps we're going to see someone in drag, or is it referring to the fact the Losties in Dharmaville ARE in disguise as hippie dippie Dharmavillians and pretending to be something they are not?

Also, tonite is the first Miles-centric episode so maybe we'll get some background on the smart-mouthed ghost listener, like is he really the son of Pierre Chang or is everyone jumping to conclusions just because the characters are Asian, and all
Asian characters on TV shows MUST be related to one another, right?

Oh, and it looks like this will be a lighter episode with a lot of Hurley and Miles banter as they undergo a journey involving a stinky corpse on the backroads of the Island...and there WILL be at least one fart joke.

Lost is off next week, (I think there will be a clip show, though) and will be back in two weeks with the eagerly awaited, The Constant, the 100th hour of the show and one devoted to the missing Daniel and what he's been doing on the Island for the last three years...the promos are promising there will be lots of answers to many of the mysteries of the Island.

And the rumors swirling around about the season ending 2 hour episode (titled "The Incident") are pretty crazy, most of them involving some combination of time travel INTO THE FUTURE and the presence of various Lost kiddies (Aaron, Ji-Yeon, Clementine, Walt) as adults and our current Losties as senior citizens. I've seen at least a dozen different possible endings, all involving at least one of those scenarioes and to be honest, I think they all smell of fakery and subterfuge.

But, I bet Walt IS involved somehow...he's played a part in every season ending episode so far, and I bet Penny Widmore will be around, too...she's also been featured in all the season enders since she first appeared in Season Two...we'll have to see....

Namaste, for now.

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