When I first started watching the show Lost, it was towards the end of the season. Then, I watched the beginning of the season during the Summer. Needless to say, I had my attention on the show for loyalty reasons in the first place (same with Grey’s Anatomy). I didn’t think that the show was necessarily going to hit (same with Grey’s Anatomy), but I watched it. The concept and the premise of the show was impeccable, with the flashbacks of the different characters and the interaction between these people that were brought together by the worst circumstances ever. I was intrigued and I was pulled in by the time that the season finale, where Walt was taken by the others, rolled around again. However, something went really wrong.
The second season started out fine, with the introduction of Desmond and all. But then, it turned into something…generically weird. There was a button that had to be pressed after the person entered a code of numbers that seemed to had caused Hurley bad luck after he won the lottery using those same numbers. Then, there were the “tailies” that were led by Ana Lucia, who seemed to be trigger happy and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Then, there was Henry Gale, whom Sayid whooped the spit out of and whom tried to kill Ana Lucia. Let’s not forget about Michael’s going postal and betraying everyone, killing two of the head women of the “tailies” and then shooting himself. And can somebody please tell me why Claire’s baby is so special? Jack’s diminishing good nature became a slight turn-off for me, but I still tuned in because I was still hopeful for him and Kate. The end of the second season was a complete disappointment, with the Others kidnapping Jack, Kate and Sawyer and the three toed foot statue and Michael literally riding off into the sunset with his son.
This current season has brought me more conflict and confusion. Since Lost was airing at the same time as One Tree Hill (another show I watch strictly for loyalty reasons), I decided to miss the first six episodes. Still, I kept up with it. All of a sudden, Henry Gale, who was originally a dead black man, became Ben when he was Henry Gale. Then, there are more survivors from Flight 815 that were neither “tailies” nor at the front of the plane, from what I gather. Plus, they killed off Mr. Eko, who was the last and most interesting one of the “tailies.” Then, there’s the book club run in the little city that the Others built and Henry Gale-slash-Ben is dying and he purposely brought Jack to the island or whatever. There’s Juliet, the flash card wielding Other who was once a fertility specialist whose husband bit the dust in a Final Destination-esque bus smash. Whatever happened to the french lady in the jungle? And since Henry Gale-slash-Ben is Alex’s father, does that mean that he knows the french lady in the jungle? Plus, there’s the whole perplexing thing of Kate and Sawyer in the cage. Do they not have self control? Kate had a lot of nerve to play on Jack’s feelings for her to save that country con man’s life, then feel bad after she was with Country Con Man.
When did Kate become so indecisive? Nobody can really say that Sawyer understands Kate more and that’s why they’re so romantic because opposites attract and Jack saw her first. They had that sweet little moment when she stitched up his back and saw his wicked cool tattoos before anyone else. When did Country Con Man really become competition? Really? Was it when he started to call her “Freckles” or was it when she nursed him back to health? Seriously, I think that Kate has a better chance with a relationship with Locke than she did with Sawyer, and does she know about his…fling (if you can call it that) with trigger happy Ana Lucia? I don’t think so.
So, I’m lost. I’m lost about “Lost” and I don’t want to buy the DVDs when I know full well that it will not help my confusion. I don’t want to confuse myself anymore with the Dharma Project and the hatches and the constant deaths. I’ll just finish out this season and learn about where Jack got those wicked cool tattoos. If someone is willing to help me, however, it will be welcomed