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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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Okay, while we are waiting for our friend, Daniel, here is what Kristen from eonline had to say:
Ben shot John in the chest!? Frak!! No, no, nooooooo. The fact that Locke was still breathing (okay, rasping) is a good thing, but I happen to know that Terry O'Quinn recently sold his house in Hawaii. He told me so when I was on the set in Hawaii, saying he wanted more "freedom" and "does better living in hotels." But...gaah! Here's hoping he's talking about a semipermanent residence in a Hawaiian hotel and not anywhere off the island, cause he simply cannot leave this show!

P.S.: Dear Damon Lindelof, if you kill off John Locke, I'm sorry, but we're going to have to break up. Love, Kristin.

P.S.S.: That was probably a lie, but I'm still gonna be really, really miffed.

Meanwhile, is it just me, or was Benjamin Linus' flashback the weirdest story ever told on this crazy-ass show?! I mean, I thought the 815-ers had messed-up childhoods, but B.L. took it to a whole new level. Let's assess....


Richard: Sign me up for whatever skincare regimen Richard (Nestor Carbonell) is using, because the man ain't aged a day in 30 years. Has the island ever considered having a clearance sale on mysteries, enigmas and riddles? Because I really feel like they have some surplus inventory…

Annie: Awww, little Benry's got a girlfriend. Except where'd she go? Did he purge her? Did she just die horribly some other way, what with all the predatory "wildlife" on the island? Maybe she was in a love triangle with Ben and some other fellow, and she ended up boinking the other guy in a polar-bear cage? And is she a dead ringer for Molly on Heroes, or what?

Alex: I love Alexandra Rousseau-Linus (Tania Raymonde) to pieces! She knew that if Locke was heading out with her daddy, he should darn well be armed. Good for her, but this begs one big fat question: Why does father Benjamin tolerate such insolence from his daughter? I guess killing her might be a bit much, but how about at least a time-out? Why does he let her run wild across the island? Why is his only concern her relationship with Karl? Is it because he's afraid she's going to get horizontal with her boyfriend and then pregnant and then wind up dead? (Don't the Others have sex ed?!)

Decisions, Decisions: When pressed about the coming attack on the Lostaways, Jack confessed he hadn't shared the information because he "hadn't decided what to do about it yet…" So, do you think there is an intentional contrast between Jack's caginess and Kate's desperation to share every secret she comes across? Which way is the path o' righteousness?

Help Me… The whispers return in this episode, and in what seems to be the show's first ever face-to-face whisper, Jacob says, "Help me…" The Whisperers have asked for help before (repeatedly). Is there a connection? From this vantage point, the Whisperers seem like nothing so much as those dopes Estragon and Vladimir, forever waiting for Godot. I have never seen a community so desperately in need of Tony Robbins. I'm telling you, a few basic self-actualization techniques, and this whole thing could be over tomorrow!


Only two more episodes until you see the season-three cliffhanger, which will crawl inside your noggin, lay a little TNT and then light a match. It is most definitely a big, show-changing reveal, and it involves Jack and someone else. Also, somebody will die, and Ben will be left cowering like a wittle baby. Can't wait for you all to see it, so we can finally discuss openly without me losing my job!

2731 days ago


The woman who plays Juliette is a terrific actress. Next time, they should give her a speaking role. What a piece of crap this show has turned into. Everytime they get someone who can answer all the questions, it comes down to killing 'em or letting 'em go. The only ones lost on Lost are the writers.

2731 days ago

Proud Marine Mom    

Thursday afternoon I ran straight home to watch lost again!!
I loved it! I refuse to let my husband delete it. Thank the LORD for TIVO!!

I stopped watching lost for about 3 weeks thinking it was too much; or not enough. (Not sure)
But this blog kept pulling me back until; here I am totally addicted to LOST and Daniels blog!
I love all my LOST buddies!

Keep it going Brutha! Much love!

2730 days ago

wising to be the beer can    

OMG...the best episode ever and for the first time it did'nt get repeated @ 9.....DAMN!
Was looking forward to seeing the opening shot again :)
As for Man behind the curtain.....WHY would Ben shoot Locke, by far the most interesting character? That whole crazy, invisible Jacob was freaky! I think there is some kind of cloning cause Ben aged but Richard did'nt?????
Fantasy of having 2 Saywers..........thank you GOD! Ashamed to admit but everytime Josh (Sawyer) is featured (smart move) I dream of him that night. Love sleeping after LOST:)
Kill Sawyer and i WILL QUIT watching, as much as I'm addicted to this show, and bring back the nicknames!!!!

2730 days ago
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