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"Lost" Diary -- The Brig

5/3/2007 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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

So I try and avoid promos and commercials as best I can, but they always find a way to creep in. This week, some people posted on TMZ about a confrontation between Locke and Sawyer. With Locke's dad looming on the island, I have to assume that this could be the week we learn that Locke's dad is the original Sawyer (the man who conned Sawyer's parents, driving his dad to kill his mom, then himself). If that's the case, tonight's episode could be off the charts.

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 it's a special East Coast edition of the Diary. I am back in Queens, N.Y. for the week, so I am not with the usual crew. Instead, I am watching with just one other person; my mom. If she says anything about Sawyer along the same lines as Lauren usually does, it would be uncomfortable. Let's roll:
10:00 -- The "previously on 'Lost'" goes through Locke's history, so I imagine this will be the night we find out what he's been up to since we last saw him.

10:01 -- We're flashing back to eight days ago. I love when "Lost" does an "on island" flashback.

10:02 -- Normally during "Lost," I have no problem typing while a scene is going on. When Locke and Henry Gale are involved, I barely even breathe, much less type. What did Locke's dad mean when he said, "Don't you know where we are?"

10:03 -- "Would you like to come with us?" -- Henry Gale. Can I come too? Is it weird that I want to be Anakin Skywalker to Henry Gale's Chancellor Palpatine? Actually, don't answer that.

10:04 -- We cut back to Kate and Sawyer spooning. Would have thought Kate would have been the little spoon. Oh well.

10:05 -- I bet Lauren even finds Sawyer taking a piss to be sexy.

10:08 -- So Locke has Henry Gale tied up in the forest -- would have thought it was his dad. Actually, I still think it is. I just figure Locke would have had a tough time explaining that one to Sawyer.

10:09 -- "We've been waiting for you." -- Cindy. That rates pretty high on the creepy scale.

10:10 -- So as a gesture that he is ready to be a true Other, Henry Gale wants Locke to kill his father. And why should this take any convincing? I would think Locke would jump at the chance. Oh right, he's not a killer. We shall see.

10:12 -- My mom is actually taunting me with Charlie's presence. She's a loyal reader and more than aware of how much I hate him, but she doesn't have to rub it in.

10:13 -- So Desmond and the crew are keeping parachute lady hidden in a tent on the beach. My mom recognizes her as the chick from "Vegas." Good catch, mom.

10:14 -- Locke is bringing up Sawyer's parents. I feel my prediction is on its way to coming true. I am downright giddy.

10:16 -- Sawyer says he won't kill anyone, Locke says he'll change his mind. Prediction time: since it's pretty obvious Locke has his dad tied up somewhere and not Henry Gale, do you think Sawyer will kill Locke's dad? I go with yes.

10:19 -- Let's welcome Sayid back to the show. All together now, "Hi, Sayid."

10:20 -- Parachute lady is named Naomi. Good to know. Other than that, I don't know what to make of her whole story.

10:23 -- "It's time." -- Henry Gale. Well you just know something cool is about to happen when Henry Gale says that.

10:24 -- "The hesitation that you're feeling is just the part of you that still feels like he has a perfectly good explanation for stealing your kidney, throwing you out of an eight story window." -- Henry Gale. I bow at the feet of Henry Gale.

10:25 -- Locke's dad doesn't think that Locke can kill him. He can't do it, we all know he can't do it. Why doesn't Henry Gale know it?

10:26 -- Man, the Others sure enjoy gathering to watch a man get stabbed on a pillar.

10:27 -- "I'm sorry, he's not who we thought he was." -- Henry Gale. Reminds me of the scene in "The Matrix" before we found out Neo was the one. I guess that makes Henry Gale our Morpheus.

10:28 -- "It's an old slaving shape, mid 19th-century." -- Locke. Is there anything he doesn't know?

10:29 -- Yup, Locke's dad is the one tied up. Things should really start to get interesting.

10:33 -- OK, seriously, Naomi's "satellite phone" is really just the iPhone. I didn't check the credits closely, did Steve Jobs produce this episode?

10:34 -- If Locke weren't harboring a couple of hostages, I would hope that he would have asked Rousseau what she wanted with all that dynamite. I am pretty sure a crazy French woman should never be given a whole crate of explosives.

10:35 -- So Alpert gave Sawyer's file to Locke so that he could figure out Sawyer's connection to his dad. Great move.

10:37 -- "If there were any bullets in that gun, why would you hold a knife to my throat?" -- Locke. That right there is what makes him John Locke.

10:38 -- So, apparently, the Others staged a car accident so they could get Locke's dad onto the island -- or at least that's how it sounded. Interesting note: Locke's dad referred to Locke as his "dead son." This probably confirms Naomi's story about Oceanic Flight 815 being "found" and everyone aboard being "dead."

10:40 -- "If this isn't hell, friend, then where are we?" -- Locke's dad.

10:41 -- "A con man goes by many names, friend. I've been Alan Seward, Anthony Cooper, Ted Maclaren, Tom Sawyer ..." -- Locke's dad. God this is getting good.

10:42 -- "Sawyer's my name too." -- Sawyer. Just a great scene all around. Very possibly the best scene not involving Locke or Henry Gale this season.

10:45 -- "Don't tell me what I can't do, John." -- Henry Gale. Locke's favorite line, thrown back at him.

10:46 -- "Unless you're carrying your father's body on your back, don't bother." -- Henry Gale.

10:47 -- Wait a sec, you're telling me Sawyer still has that letter on him? Come on.

10:50 -- "You wanna go to hell?" -- Sawyer. Great line to say as you're strangling a guy with a chain.

10:51 -- "Thank you." -- Locke. So Locke didn't actually kill his dad, but he might as well have. Not sure how this makes him feel any better about it.

10:54 -- "Anything you can say to me, you can say in front of her." -- Jack. What a tool. My mom had a better description: "A**hole."

10:56 -- "We should tell her." -- Juliet. Well, I guess that confirms that Jack is working with Juliet somehow. But tell her what exactly? Something is up here. They are definitely double-crossing Henry Gale somehow.

10:57 -- Locke is giving Sawyer Henry Gale's tape recorder so he can go back and warn the camp that the Others are coming soon. Seems like Juliet and Jack might be on verge of warning them anyway.

10:58 -- "I'm on my own journey now." -- Locke.

10:59 -- Remember when Henry Gale said, "Unless you're carrying your father's body on your back, don't bother"? Guess Locke is taking that literally.

I can often judge an episode by how many quotes I write down. I am a huge fan of dialog -- Aaron Sorkin and David Mamet being the masters. When Locke and Henry Gale are prominent in an episode, I know I am going to get some great scenes. You can just tell the writers of the show love writing for those two characters.

I am giving this episode a B+. I really enjoyed seeing how Locke had spent his time with the Others. The performances and writing were top notch and there were at least three scenes that had me holding my breath. No startling revelations (we all saw the Sawyer/Locke's dad thing coming) and no killer ending is what kept it from getting an A.

A couple of leftover, random thoughts before I finish. What did Henry Gale mean when he kept saying that Locke was the one that brought his dad to the island? Will the island take revenge on Sawyer for killing someone? A meeting with the black smoke monster, perhaps?

Before I get to this week's question, I owe you guys my answer to last week's. "The Wire" is my favorite show on television and is probably the best show of all-time. If you don't watch it, and if you trust me on the matters of television at all, you'll rent season one when you have a chance. Nothing else compares.

On to our question for this week: As a fan of shows like "The Shield," I have no problem when good guys do bad things. Locke's dad was a shitty guy who ruined Sawyer's life. I am perfectly okay with Sawyer killing him. Are you? See you next week.

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I knew it! I knew when Sawyer said that when he killed the man in Australia it was a mistake!

So as I am seeing Locke, lock Sawyer in the room with his Dad “BEN” that he was the one that Sawyer wanted to kill. Then I thought it wasn’t. Then when Daddy dearest said he had went by Tom Sawyer because Huck Finn was already taken…. I KNEW IT! I knew Sawyer would kill him!

Locke gave proof to Sawyer that Juliet is a spy among them…But I am wondering will that tape actually will work come next week when Sawyer plays it for everyone.

Somehow I knew that they was going to go to Sayid. And after the conversation with Juliet, Jack, and Kate I see why no one can trust Jack anymore.

Man the promos look so good!!!!!!!!! I so can not wait til next Wed!

And I was very happy my local station did not cut into the show at all this week….makes me think they read this also….LOL

And I agree with what Sawyer did 100% ...I would have probably did the same

2729 days ago


Henry Gale is not his name, it's Ben, do you even watch the show?

2729 days ago


I thought it was a great show. All signs lead to the castaways really being dead... yet for some reason that doesn't seem right. Great episode - but I was left a little confused. Mainly becuase I have really wanted to NOT accept the theory that this was a island of purgatory or something, but after this episode, it's hard not to think it. I dunno.

Based on how they have developed the characters - i thik it was MEANT for Sawyer to kill Locke's dad. I am ok with it. Will Sawyer be is the big question.....

2729 days ago

More cowbell    

Hey, Daniel. I give this show an A, but I’m probably an easy grader.

I don’t buy that they’re in hell, even though I knew that’s what Locke’s brother…um, I mean, dad, was alluding to the entire show. The "accident" was definitely planned, and the EMT who smiled at him in the ambulance… Can’t you just picture a smiling Benry? The whole “they’re really dead” theory has been around so long, you just know that’s not the case. Plus, if they were really dead, how could those dude’s in the Antarctic or wherever they were have measured last season’s explosion caused by not pushing the button?

I can't get past Mikhail coming back from the dead last week. And I can’t get the image of Locke’s dad suddenly stirring back to life while Locke’s carrying him out of my head. But I think it’ll have something to do with Locke’s healing vibes or whatever. Who knows, maybe that’s why Mikhail didn’t die…cuz he was with Locke when it happened…Maybe everyone who died in Locke’s presence will come back to life…That could be everyone who’s already died, that might be cool! (Except that I don’t miss Ana Lucia…or Paulo and what’s her face. I wouldn’t mind seeing Boone and Mr. Eko again, though.) Maybe Locke really is "Him", and that's why all the others are so excited!

Sawyer vomiting…sigh…he’s sexy no matter what! I’m totally fine with what he did to Locke’s dad. As I said, he’s probably not really dead, anyway.

Later, brutha!

2729 days ago


Am I the only one who caught what Locke said to Sawyer???? He told him about Juliet being a spy for Ben and that they were going to storm the beach to get the pregnant WOMEN(plural). He told Sawyer to go back and Sawyer asked why to which Locke replied to warn Kate. Am I wrong in thinking Kate just might be pregnant from her and Sawyers little romp in the cage??????

2729 days ago


To answer this weeks question I am OK with Sawyer killing Locke's dad however I think we might have lost Sawyer in that scene. I think we may have a character transformation and maybe we might get more James now. I could be wrong though.

And by the way one character I want to see die this season finale is Jack. Out of anyone, including Charlie, if Jack died I would be a HAPPY man. He annoys me. He has no back story anymore. He is boring and stupid.

By the way you like to compare Henry Gale to Morpheaus and Senator Palpatine, great comparisons. That should have been this weeks question who does Henry gale remind you of.

2729 days ago


Hey! Welcome to the East Coast. Mom's not too far from me, too bad we couldn't meet up! Anyway, this episode was great. Made me wonder if you were a writer for the show with all your dead-on guesses! Very exciting.
I don't even know where to begin...
I can't believe Kate was a rat & spilled the beans on the parachute chick! I was pissed!
I want to know what Jack & Juliette should "tell" Kate!?
I want to know why it was so important to kill Daddy?
EEK! I can't wait until next week! Thanks for another great entry. Until next week.

2729 days ago


i loved this episode. i give it an A-, cause i saw the whole Locke/Locke's Dad/ Sawyer thing coming from the piss in the jungle. i dont know how i feel about Sawyer (James) killing Locke's Dad. i kinda feel bad cause i have the inclination that Sawyer wants to change, be a good Christian, and marry Kate, who i am starting to not like for using Sawyer for sex. thats just dirty. i have just 3 questions though:

1. when the guys were looking for Sayid, he was digging a hole. what's that about?
2. why did Rousseau need a whole box of dynamite, let alone one stick of it?
3. why are the other so nomadic? they are always moving camps and travelling around the "island".

personally, after seeing Locke's Dad, i dont think they are on an island. i think its one big charade. hey Daniel, are you going to watch The Answer's Special on the 17th?

2729 days ago


Fluet, Duh. Of course he knows his name is Ben.

2729 days ago


This was a very good episode! I wonder what the crap is going on with the plane being found with everyone in it? If everyone was inside, isn't it the standard routine to identify the bodies? So maybe they are in fact dead, or something like that.. who knows!!!

2729 days ago

Jack's Girl    

I do approve of what Sawyer did. F it. "Daddy dearest" is a con man. I kept thinking maybe we were getting somewhere when he kept saying "do you know where we are.." and that they're in hell. I don't really think that's the case. He's just a con. Plain and simple. The being in hell explaination doesn't take into consideration how desmond got there.
I have to say...i'm totally tired of Jack. I mean..i've always been a huge Jack fan. But now, he's on my last nerve. He sounds like a bratty little girl. Kate is also pissing me off. She had to run to whiney Jack about Naomi..whatever.
I agree with Daniel's rating of the episode. I think a 'B' is totally appropriate. We made alot of progress this week. I'm curious what's up with Jack and Juliet. I'm thinking he's on her team now. What a jackass.
I love this friggin show...and rock brotha!!!!

2729 days ago


Hey, #2 (fluet), ever read this blog before?

2729 days ago

Lost Babe    

That was one of the best this season!!
Who thinks Kate is preggers???
Does his father being dead count? He didn't do it, so that means he didn't let go of his feelings, right?
I LOVE LOST!!!!!!!

2729 days ago

office girl    

Does any one have any therioris on what Jack meant in the end scene with Julia and Freckles when he said to Julia" Should we tell her?" Tell her what I cannot even begin to fathome what they are alluding to.......

2729 days ago


I agree with the B+. It was a really good episode. To answer your question, yes, I am ok with Sawyer killing him. His character was an a$$ and he deserved it.

Now my question, does anyone find it just a little bizarre that Rousseau walks in, hears people yelling from behind the door, takes dynamite and leaves, never saying a word except, "I came for dynamte"? That whole scene totally perplexed me, what was the point? Where is this leading?

I am glad to see Sayid back and have to say that I thought of Lauren's comments about Sawyer last night. Damn he looked so sexy in this episode.

2729 days ago
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