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"Lost" Diary -- Tricia Tanaka Is Dead

3/1/2007 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hey, it's Daniel from TMZ here, back with another edition of the "Lost" Diary.

I have come up with the theory that there are four times when I am super-mega excited for an episode of "Lost": a season premiere, a season finale, the week after a great episode and the week after a terrible one. So since last week's ep was such a dud, consider me super-mega excited for this week.

For all you "Lost" Diary newbies, here's how it goes. I gather with a group of friends watching "Lost," writing what happens on the show as it happens, and throwing in my two cents along the way. This week the usual crew of Ari, Lauren and Matt is back together. Let's roll:

10:00 -- Cheech is Lil' Hurley's dad, and apparently, he thinks you can fix cars just by wishing. He's been hanging around Chong too much if you ask me.

10:01 -- Lil' Hurley's dad sneaks him a candy bar. So of all the mysteries of "Lost," is this the episode where we learn why Hurley is fat? Food isn't love, little guy.

10:02 -- Odds Hurley is talking to Libby's grave?

10:03 -- Too easy.

10:04 -- Charlie is shaving on the beach. Gee, I hope he doesn't nick an artery ...

10:05 -- Hurley thinks he might be the reason that Charlie is going to die. Note to self: send Hurley some sausages as a thank you present.

10:06 -- Vincent returns holding an arm, which is holding a rabbit's foot and a key. That doesn't even make the top 20 list of weirdest things that have happened on this show. Hell, that's downright normal.

10:07 -- Did Hurley just find a car?

10:09 -- Tricia Tanaka is reporting on Hurley buying Mr. Cluck's, and the title of this episode is, "Tricia Tanaka Is Dead." Hmmm, I am not liking Tricia's chances here.

10:10 -- Actually, I don't like her chances of coming out of that chicken joint alive.

10:11 -- Poor Tricia, we hardly knew ya.

10:12 -- Hurley just found the van from "Little Miss Sunshine," except it's blue instead of yellow and instead of Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin inside, it has dead Dharma workers .

10:13 -- Ugh, the new people. Why, J.J.? Why?

10:14 -- No one wants any part of Hurley and his blue van, except for Jin, who can't speak English. Even the stupid new people bailed.

10:15 -- At this point, if Sawyer and Kate are on screen -- and NOT having sex -- Lauren is disappointed. I can only assume she speaks for most women on this one.

10:16 -- Kate wants Sawyer to say he's sorry. Maybe it's just the guy in me, but I have no clue what he has to apologize for.

10:17 -- Kate and Sawyer arrive back at camp, congratulated by tons of people we've never seen before. Touching. Where are Rose and Bernard?

10:20 -- "Tricia Tanaka is dead." -- Hurley. Well said.

10:21 -- Hey dad, where you been the last 17 years? Oh, a fat joke? Thanks for that, pops. Good to see you.

10:22 -- "Dude, I suck at charades. You wanna what?" -- Hurley. Best line I have heard so far by someone who couldn't understand Jin.

10:23 -- "I have a right to know when I'm gonna die." -- Charlie. I have a right to know too, since I have that big party to plan when it happens. Yes, you're all invited -- but it's BYOB.

10:24 -- Alright, don't tell anyone this, but the Sawyer-Hurley-Jin reunion choked me up just a bit.

10:25 -- Ok, Kate is telling Sayid that Jack said he told Sawyer and her not to come back, because he sacrificed himself so they could escape. That's bull. I am telling you: Jack doesn't want them to mess with his "going home" and he doesn't want to face them again because he'll feel guilty. Now is probably the time to tell you I am almost never right with any theory I have about "Lost." Just thought you should know.

10:26 -- How much of this season has been spent watching one person explain something that already happened -- and that we already knew -- to someone else?

10:27 -- Kate is going for help. Rousseau, anyone?

10:30 -- Hurley looks really happy that his dad is home.

10:31 -- When Hurley's mom says "Hugo" like "Hoogo," I kinda giggle a bit every time. New rule: whenever Hurley's mom is around, I will refer to him as Hoogo. Starting ...

10:32 -- Now. Hoogo's mom wants some Cheech lovin'. Good for her.

10:33 -- "What's up with all this recycling?" -- Sawyer. Hmmm, lines like that usually aren't said for no reason.

10:34 -- Take your bets, will the car start? I am going with a resounding no.

10:35 -- The correct answer was "not even close." We would have also excepted "absolutely not." Thanks for playing.

10:36 -- Did Sawyer just "cheers" with that guy's skull?

10:39 -- I hate being awakened in the morning, but being awakened by Cheech would be a welcome change of pace.

10:40 -- Odds the psychic predicts doom and danger in Hurley's future? I am going with hells yes, and done so with terrible over-acting.

10:41 -- The correct answer was darkness and tragedy, mixed in with a stupid curse-removal ritual, which was all fake because Hurley's dad is a scumbag.

10:43 -- "Let's look death in the face and say, 'Whatever, man.'" -- Hurley. William Wallace, he ain't.

10:44 -- Sawyer shouldn't be teaching anyone English.

10:45 -- And Hurley shouldn't try insulting people. Redneck man? Weak.

10:46 -- Ok, seriously -- now "Lost" really has turned into "Little Miss Sunshine." Hurley is Greg Kinnear (the over-positive one), Sawyer is Alan Arkin (the wiseass) and Jin is the son who doesn't speak.

10:50 -- So what are the odds Charlie volunteers to drive the car down the hill? I say yes, followed by some stupid speech about cheating death. Followed by him succeeding and not dying. Followed by me hurling expletives at the TV.

10:51 -- Charlie volunteers to ride shotgun. 0 for 1.

10:52 -- "Victory or death." -- Charlie. Kinda cheesy speech. 1 for 2.

10:53 -- Hurley is closing his eyes and repeating, "There is no curse. You make your own luck." If you were wondering the exact moment this episode lost me, this is it.

10:54 -- Car starts, Charlie doesn't die. 2 for 3.

10:55 -- Sawyer and Jin jump into the car, kinda like they do in "Little Miss Sunshine."

10:56 -- "F&^@_!*$@#^!)&!!@!$!" -- me. 3 for 4.

10:58 -- What the hell was Sayid talking about with the light hitting Mr. Eko's stick and leading them to the Others? Did I black out when that happened? One last prediction: Kate tells Rousseau about Alex.

10:59 -- Too easy.

Okay, so what did we learn this week? Everyone on this show has daddy issues ... Hurley wasn't always fat ... When we're not looking, Sayid and Locke use Eko's Jesus stick as an Others compass.

After last week's debacle, I was looking forward to a return to form. Did I get it? Let's just say I will be typing that sentence again next week. This episode was almost as bad as the week before. But it did give me the gift of Hoogo, so I will give it a D+. Nothing happened, our story didn't move forward, and the flashbacks didn't reveal anything interesting.

But now an even more important issue has been raised; I used to never watch promos for "Lost" -- I either left the room or covered my ears and closed my eyes when they came on. I never want to know anything that is going to happen the following week. But to make myself more educated on all things "Lost," I started watching them.

You know what? They don't tell you s**t. In fact, they lie to you completely. Last week was about the three mysteries. This week was something about "If you don't watch, you won't know what everyone is talking about the next day." Hey ABC, you know what I'm talking about today? How much your promos suck!!!

So here is the question of the week: I am going back to avoiding all commercials and promos like the plague. Are you with me?

See you next week.


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Im with you...f**k those promo's.

2755 days ago



The best part of this show was the last 5 minutes!!!

here Kate and Swyer come back and nobody questions anything???

WTF come on lets get over the recollections and give us something to really digest!!!

2755 days ago


I was happy with the episode. Sometime it's interesting just to watch them exist on the island and forget about all the mystery crap for a while. I love Hurley!!! I was in a good mood by the end of the show, and I haven't felt that way at the end of a Lost episode for a while (all season???) Yes, it was a slightly Sunshiney, but I liked that movie so I didn't mind. I give it a B+.

2755 days ago


Hey Daniel, the compass Locke and Sayid were referring to was what Eko carved into the stick, "Lift up your eyes and look north". I can only imagine it means they should head north.

2755 days ago


I LOVED this episode. I think it was a throw-back to the happy days of Lost. Plus I love Hurley. I definitely think you need to stop watching promos. I was so disapointed last week that I decided not to watch them, and I think I enjoyed the episode much more because of it.

2755 days ago


OMG, this is the most boring article I have ever read!! Shut Up!!!

2755 days ago


No way! You didnt like it?

Ok, so we really didnt learn anything, but that was one of the most enjoyable epsiodes ever! I was cracking up the entire time. The one liners and the looks are priceless.

I think you are a getting a little jaded.. dude, just sit back and enjoy.

And I think the red neck man comment was awesome, did you see Sawyers face? and "Touche" lol, fantastic!

That being said, I hope next week is a little more informative. (And I do agree about the new guys - ewww - learn to act please and get of my island!)

2755 days ago


dude, I'm not with ya on this ya! I loved this episode. I'm SO tired of the new characters, mysteries etc. This was a nice break. It was funny and cool.

2755 days ago


I thought this was a great, fun episode. Not every episode needs to be about the mythology, y'know.

And we did get one very interesting tidbit: Anyone else think the road map Sawyer found is going to lead somewhere cool?

2755 days ago

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a ray of light hit the stick and highlighted a passage that eko had carved into the stick that said "lift your eyes to the north. john 3:05."

2755 days ago


This was one of my personal favorites. I'm so tired of all the Lost haters out there, and this was a rousing response. Don't worry, be happy. A blog I like is at . This was a turning point for Lost. The ratings are going up now, the story will be of hope not dispair. I loved seeing Charlie break his curse, as he rode shotgun to death on the rocks, only to be saved at the last moment by a miracle - the rusted van worked!

2755 days ago


I miss Jack! And am I the only one who wants him to hook up with Kate?
So frustrating.

2755 days ago


The funniest part of the entire episode last night was when Sawyer was teaching Jin some English phrases obviously to use on his wife...."Sorry" "You are right" "Those pants do not make you look fat"....

I love Sawyer. His lines are classics. The show was not very intense or exciting but it was entertaining.

2755 days ago


Remember that really cool show that used to be on, about a plane that went down on a mysterious island, and you learned all these important things about the survivors' pasts with flashbacks? And then there was a whole group of "other people", and even some survivors from the tail section, and you were totally excited to find out who all these people were and how they're connected?

Yeah, I wish they'd bring that show back.

2755 days ago


I am so with you! The promo's suck! They did not explain anything except why Hoogo is fat!

And also this one sucked because Charlie didnt die again this week!

But I do have to say I love the "cheer" with the skull! Saywer makes the show with his nicknames for everyone!

I love your minute by minute play of the show, I am at the point while I am watching the show I start to think about what you are going to write about.

And am I the only one wondering where in the world Michael and Walt is????

2755 days ago
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