Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TV Geek Out 147: Lost, "Everybody Loves Hugo"

"Everybody Loves Hugo" brought us the final Hugo Reyes episode of Lost. In contrast to the lighter tone of many Hurley installments, this one contained quite a lot of dire events. Ilana EXPLODED. Hurley blew up the Black Rock. Sideways Desmond drove his car straight into the wheelchair-bound Locke and sent him flying! UnLocke threw Island Desmond down a well!! Amidst these crazy developments, we got to see Sideways Hurley get the date he never had with Libby -- AND a kiss that awakened his island memories. On the island, Hurley dabbled with a leadership role among the Losties and convinced some of them to pay UnLocke a visit, while the trio of Richard, Ben, and Miles broke off on their own airplane-exploding mission. We also got another appearance of the mysterious young blond boy, visits from Ghost Michael, and an answer to the mystery of the island's cryptic whispers. Listen in as TV geeks Heather, Dana, and Perry discuss all the goings-on in this action-packed episode here.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

TV Geek Out 146: Lost, "Happily Ever After"

The much-anticipated Desmond episode "Happily Ever After" did nothing less than bridge the gulf between the season's dual realities. When Widmore puts Des through an electromagnetic test on Hydra Island, his consciousness seems to become privy to the Sideways reality, where he was indeed an 815 passenger. We find out that Desmond not only works for Widmore there, but is even his treasured right-hand man. Desmond's next assignment -- to get troubled rocker Charlie Pace to a charity concert organized by Mrs. Widmore -- goes awry when Charlie steers their car off a pier, and Des has a vision of the Not Penny's Boat moment from the Island reality. More visions follow in the MRI machine at the hospital, and Desmond's new personal mission is to find Penny. Along the way, we get to see the Sideways Eloise Hawking and Daniel Faraday -- both Widmores instead -- and Des finds his beloved Penny. After that fateful meeting, Desmond seems to be blissfully enlightened in both realities. TV geeks Perry, Dana, and Heather discuss the complexities of this game-changing episode here.