Lost 3.19: The Brig

Posted by Kimberly on May 5th, 2007



I don’t think I can handle SO much good TV in one week; first that awesome episode of Heroes and now another great episode of Lost. This week the flashbacks belonged to Locke, which picked up right where his last episode left off.

Just like in the previews last week, Locke tells Sawyer that he has Ben tied up and he wants him to do the killing for him. Now, I thought Locke’s only motive would’ve been the fact that his dad is just a major, MAJOR jerk (which is an understatement, really), like a thorn in his side that will never go away. But not actually, killing his father was really a test set up by Ben.

One of the other Others (who looks really familiar, is he the Milettos guy?) tells Locke that Ben set the whole thing up to embarrass him; Ben is jealous because Locke is obviously “special”. He also mentions that fertility isn’t what they came to the island for. Some lost fans are thinking Locke could potentially be a leader for the Others, and I wouldn’t rule out that theory! But if he is special, Ben isn’t going to like that!

I’m really surprised at how much they got into this episode without making it seem rushed. Great character development for Locke of course, but also Sawyer, and I’ve been waiting for them to give Sawyer something to do besides Kate. Like most of us figured out from the previews, Locke wanted Sawyer to kill his father and he knew that he would because he knew his father was the original Sawyer (does that make sense?). Josh Holloway did a great job with these scenes; he stole the show and it wasn’t even his. This episode should be submitted for an Emmy (or Golden Globe, or whatever). How many people can make killing someone so sympathetic?

Cooper (Locke’s dad) also gave us some “clues” about the island. “Don’t you know where we are?” he says, and “It’s a little hot for heaven”. He tells Sawyer that he was in a car crash and got into an ambulance, blacked out, and then he was in the “magic box”. So, we’re supposed to assume they’re in hell or in purgatory (one of the theories I hate the MOST). But really I think it’s all the Others doing. They probably faked the car crash and then kidnapped him somehow. Supposedly, they were behind the death of Juliet’s husband as well, so it makes me wonder if he’s also still alive and if they can somehow come up with fake bodies/DNA, the way they must have done for the “survivors” of flight 815. Hey, if they can cure cancer I can’t put this past them!

Before they part ways Locke tells Sawyer he’s going on his own journey…and honestly it’s about time, I miss the old days of Locke staring wide eyed into the woods. He gives Sawyer the tape recording that Juliet made about the women on the island in last weeks episode. Smart move to steal the tape, although I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben planned that; he seems to be treating Juliet as a pawn and I dont think he expects her to last much longer (but I dont want her to die!).

Back on the island we find out more about Naomi and flight 815. She was indeed sent on a mission by Desmonds girlfriend Penelope (btw, anyone notice The Oddessy connection? and the connection to Beyond The Sea from season 1?).

And everything is going fine until nosey Kate comes along and finds Sayid and Hurley with the satellite phone. Oh, yeah, Sayid is back. For a moment I thought he had died, he’s barely been in this season at all, kind of like how Sawyer dissapeared last season. They tell her not to tell Jack about Naomi, and what does she do? Run and tell Jack. Could she be any dumber? Beyond that she has to tell him in front of Juliet, not that that’s totally her fault, but still. I loved the way she kept rubbing in the fact that the rest of the camp didn’t trust him because of Juliet….obviously trying to drive a wedge between to of them. Could she MAYBE do something that wasn’t based on selfishness? Jack didn’t even care.

This episode was awesome but next week could be even better. Juliet gets outed and we’re supposed to see the group slit in half….one half following Jack and the other following Sawyer. Im still not sure about Sawyer being a leader, isn’t that just a bit out of character? Sayid would make more sense. But the big question is, which way will Kate go?

We get Ben’s flashback too in The Man Behind The Curtain; that title sounds like another Wizard of OZ reference.

I don’t think I can handle SO much good TV in one week; first that awesome episode of Heroes and now another great episode of Lost. This week the flashbacks belonged to Locke, which picked up right where his last episode left off.

Just like in the previews last week, Locke tells Sawyer that he has Ben tied up and he wants him to do the killing for him. Now, I thought Locke’s only motive would’ve been the fact that his dad is just a major, MAJOR jerk (which is an understatement, really), like a thorn in his side that will never go away. But not actually, killing his father was really a test set up by Ben.

One of the other Others (who looks really familiar, is he the Milettos guy?) tells Locke that Ben set the whole thing up to embarrass him; Ben is jealous because Locke is obviously “special”. He also mentions that fertility isn’t what they came to the island for. Some lost fans are thinking Locke could potentially be a leader for the Others, and I wouldn’t rule out that theory! But if he is special, Ben isn’t going to like that!

I’m really surprised at how much they got into this episode without making it seem rushed. Great character development for Locke of course, but also Sawyer, and I’ve been waiting for them to give Sawyer something to do besides Kate. Like most of us figured out from the previews, Locke wanted Sawyer to kill his father and he knew that he would because he knew his father was the original Sawyer (does that make sense?). Josh Holloway did a great job with these scenes; he stole the show and it wasn’t even his. This episode should be submitted for an Emmy (or Golden Globe, or whatever). How many people can make killing someone so sympathetic?

Cooper (Locke’s dad) also gave us some “clues” about the island. “Don’t you know where we are?” he says, and “It’s a little hot for heaven”. He tells Sawyer that he was in a car crash and got into an ambulance, blacked out, and then he was in the “magic box”. So, we’re supposed to assume they’re in hell or in purgatory (one of the theories I hate the MOST). But really I think it’s all the Others doing. They probably faked the car crash and then kidnapped him somehow. Supposedly, they were behind the death of Juliet’s husband as well, so it makes me wonder if he’s also still alive and if they can somehow come up with fake bodies/DNA, the way they must have done for the “survivors” of flight 815. Hey, if they can cure cancer I can’t put this past them!

Before they part ways Locke tells Sawyer he’s going on his own journey…and honestly it’s about time, I miss the old days of Locke staring wide eyed into the woods. He gives Sawyer the tape recording that Juliet made about the women on the island in last weeks episode. Smart move to steal the tape, although I wouldn’t be surprised if Ben planned that; he seems to be treating Juliet as a pawn and I dont think he expects her to last much longer (but I dont want her to die!).

Back on the island we find out more about Naomi and flight 815. She was indeed sent on a mission by Desmonds girlfriend Penelope (btw, anyone notice The Oddessy connection? and the connection to Beyond The Sea from season 1?).

And everything is going fine until nosey Kate comes along and finds Sayid and Hurley with the satellite phone. Oh, yeah, Sayid is back. For a moment I thought he had died, he’s barely been in this season at all, kind of like how Sawyer dissapeared last season. They tell her not to tell Jack about Naomi, and what does she do? Run and tell Jack. Could she be any dumber? Beyond that she has to tell him in front of Juliet, not that that’s totally her fault, but still. I loved the way she kept rubbing in the fact that the rest of the camp didn’t trust him because of Juliet….obviously trying to drive a wedge between to of them. Could she MAYBE do something that wasn’t based on selfishness? Jack didn’t even care.

This episode was awesome but next week could be even better. Juliet gets outed and we’re supposed to see the group slit in half….one half following Jack and the other following Sawyer. Im still not sure about Sawyer being a leader, isn’t that just a bit out of character? Sayid would make more sense. But the big question is, which way will Kate go?

We get Ben’s flashback too in The Man Behind The Curtain; that title sounds like another Wizard of OZ reference.

Apparently the mystery woman in the trailer is someone related to Ben (probably his wife) or probably died during pregnancy.

Apparently the mystery woman in the trailer is someone related to Ben (probably his wife) or probably died during pregnancy.




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