Thursday, May 27, 2010

TV Geek Out 152: Lost, Finale Reactions

And so Lost has reached “The End.” While it may have been short on answers, it was long on emotion for the audience and on resolution for the characters we’ve come to love (and love to hate) over the years. TV Geek Out Geeks Dana, Perry and Heather will do a more in-depth dissection of this two-and-a-half epic series closer soon, but for now they share their first impressions of the finale here.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

TV Geek Out 151: Lost, "What They Died For"

TV Geek Out covers "What They Died For," the penultimate episode of Lost. In the Sideways world, Jack awakes to find another mysterious cut on his neck... Meanwhile, Ben catches Desmond in the school parking lot again and starts to give him a talking to, but is interrupted by Desmond's fist; this awesomely leads to him flashing to memories of his other life. As Ben is heading home later, Alex introduces him to her mother, Rousseau (who finally gets to look pretty!), and they invite him over for dinner. Across town, Desmond turns himself in to the police, and "reunites" with Sayid and Kate. During their transport to county jail, they're freed by Ana Lucia, and met by Hurley. Also, after talking to Ben, Locke finally gives in and tells Jack he can fix him. On the island, the survivors of the sub bombing mourn the loss of their friends, and on their way to find Desmond, they wind up having a vaguely informative fireside chat with Ghost Jacob. This leads to Jack volunteering to become the new Jacob and, after some ceremonial drinking of water, he is. We also finally rejoin the awkwardly awesome trio of Richard, Ben, and Miles as they reach Dharmaville, where they run into Widmore and Zoe in Ben's old house. Soon, though, Ben's put Widmore in the closet, Richard has been sent flying, and Miles has run off. Ben has a nice conversation with UnLocke on the porch and snitches on Widmore. UnLocke kills Zoe, and Ben shoots Widmore dead while he's whispering sweet answers into UnLocke's ear! Listen in as TV geeks Perry, Heather, and Dana discuss all this and Smokey's revelation to Ben that he wants to destroy the whole island here!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

TV Geek Out 150: Lost, "Across the Sea"

As Lost's final season wound down, the controversy around its episodes just rose. "Across the Sea," the tale of a young Jacob and Man (er, Boy) in Black, was easily among the most divisive hours of Lost ever -- fans either loved this deep dive into the show's mythology, complete with the reveal of who the Island's Adam and Eve were, or they hated spending any time away from their beloved characters in the show's precious last hours. Either way, "Across the Sea" was a bold move even for a show filled with them. It provided answers -- even if they weren't necessarily answers that fans wanted -- without spoon-feeding them, and featured just a handful of the show's regulars in flashbacks that were actually flash-forwards. Mark Pellegrino, Titus Welliver and special guest star Allison Janney as the protector of the island and the boys' unpredictable "mother" carried the episode, which showed the origins of the show's conflicts and black and white imagery, as well as the source of the island's power -- a glowing cave that had viewers fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. Perry, Dana and Heather navigate the dense terrain of "Across the Sea" here.

Bonus: Maybe Jacob and MIB never would have feuded if they'd been able to play Connect Four Million.