Friday, January 29, 2010

TV Geek Out 123: Lost, "Dead Is Dead"

TV Geek Out continues our coverage of season 5 of Lost with our discussion of one of its best episodes, "Dead Is Dead." It's the Ben and Locke magic hour! Or at least it seems magical when we get this many Michael Emerson/Terry O'Quinn scenes in one episode! The storyline revolves around Ben, his tense reunion with Locke on Hydra Island, and their journey to The Island so that Ben can supposedly face some Smokey judgment. Along the way, flashbacks fill in more info about Ben's past, including how he stole Alex from Rousseau and eventually banished Widmore, and how he came to be ├╝ber-beaten-up before the Ajira flight. Meanwhile, back on Hydra, Ilana is overseeing the preparation of a rather large, mysterious metal box for transport.... Listen in as Dana, Heather, and Perry have a major geek-out about the brilliant acting by Emerson and O'Quinn, as well as discuss the mysteries of Smokey and all the other goings-on here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

TV Geek Out 122: Lost, "He's Our You" and "Whatever Happened, Happened"

TV Geek Out discusses two episodes of Lost's fifth season in this jam-packed discussion! In "He's Our You," Sawyer struggles with what to do with the presumed-Hostile Sayid, who doesn't seem to want to be helped. When the Dharma folks take the mysterious stranger to their resident torturer, Sayid takes a not-completely-unpleasant drug trip to truth-ville, but reality is a little too strange for even the science hippies to believe. The creepy young Ben ends up giving Sayid the sense of purpose he'd thought he'd lost, but that doesn't end well for the kid, whom he shockingly shoots in the chest. In "Whatever Happened, Happened," everyone deals with the fallout from Sayid's actions, with Juliet and Kate trying desperately to save Ben, while Jack refuses to help. Sawyer ends up accompanying Kate on a mission to Hostile territory to see if Richard Alpert can bring Ben back from the brink of death. All this, and Miles gives Hurley a very meta schooling on the rules of time travel! Listen in as Perry, Heather, and Dana debate and discuss all the goings-on here.