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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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Welcome back to Eastern Standard Time, brutha!

Yeah, I called the Anthony Cooper/Sawyer connection when I saw the promos with "Ben" and the bag over his head. Just a vibe. But I'm with you, B+ is abour right - I didn't have my mind blown, just toyed with carelessly!

I was starting to become really disappointed in Locke, so I was grateful to him for redeeming himself by warning Sawyer about Juliet. Seriously, John, could you not see that they were playing you to get Sawyer to do your dirty work?
And also, I wanted to punch Jack in the stinkin' face.

I am copacetic with what Sawyer did. But what do you do when your whole life has had one obsessive focus, and now you've fulfilled it? That's got to leave a guy feeling really conflicted and confused even if that obsessive focus hadn't led him to murder someone.

My inclination is that Jack and Juliet are turning against Ben (at least, I hope for Matthew Fox's sake, so he doesn't get attacked by pissed off fans during the summer). And also that the 'discovered' wreckage and bodies are as fake as the moon landing!

2679 days ago


SOME boards are saying that Sawyer's time is up on the island now that he
has "fulfilled his goal" of killing that guy.

I love Sawyer and Icannot imagine this show without him.

What do you think ??

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I think that Kate is panicing and told Jack because she doen't want to get off the island. She new that Jack and Juliette would be together. She doesn't want to leave and have to go back on the run.

I don't buy into the whole "Hell" idea. I hope I'm not wrong because I will be really dissappointed if that's the case. I'm not so sure anymore that they are even on an island. I don't buy into the "coming back to life" idea either. If people come back to life we would have seen Shannon and Boone and Libby and Ana-Lucie by now. Therehas to be an explaination as to why Mikal came back besides "rising from the dead."

Don't hate me, but I like Juliette. She keeps everyone guessing and you never know what she is going to do next.

I can't not wait until next week. I start counting down time until the next episode as soon as the last one is over. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!

One more thing, I like guesses as much as the next person, but if you have spoilers, please don't post them. I would rather be suprised to see Micheal if he does in fact come back instead of wondering the entire time when it will happen. If you like to read spoilers, good for you. But don't ruin it for those of us who don't.

I am ok with Sawyer killing the bad dad. But I think he is going to pay mentally for it. It's going to get ugly for Swayer.

2679 days ago


LOST ROCKS----I thought he said "sons"!! My husband wasn't sure if that's what we heard or not. And I thought Sayid asked Desmond if he saw the helicopter. Not Juliette asking Kate...I have to go watch it again.

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Fluet - he knows Ben's name is not Henry Gale....he just prefers to call him that. Haven't you ever read this Diary before?

Oh, and Locke's dad deserved to die.

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Interesting observation on comment #47! If one of the "others" was indeed one of the flight attendants, then perhaps the entire plane was a fake or duplicate flight,,,both planes went down? The other plane was really found? Hummmm,,,,,not sure, but of course explainable somehow with this show!

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People focus: Locke said that the Others would go to the camp in 3 days to get the women----not get 3 women!!!

2679 days ago


The Wire is the best show! I just finished season two and I can't wait to start 4. Lost was great last night!

2679 days ago


OK, no surprises, but good episode. What was with Kate's face when she was talking to Jack? She looked like she had put on that fake tan stuff...she was orange.
What about finally some confirmation that Penny knows the area Desmond is in?????
So, to answer your question about Sawyer...the only thing that made me feel less than 100% ok with him killing Locke's dad was the fact that he did all the things that the original Sawyer had done. All the con's, sleeping with men's wives, etc, etc.. So how is he any better? Also, when you write a letter stating your desire for revenge at 8 years old, keep it in your back pocket till you're in your 30's, then finally kill the guy you've been looking for......what does one do with his life now?

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Great episode - give it a strong "A". Saw a lot of it coming but still sat on the edge of my seat through the whole thing. Don't think they know for sure if Kate is pregnant - remember Juliette said she still had to test Austin? Locke is definitely up to something. If I was an other I'd be worried! WTF was with the head games Benry was playing with Locke? I don't think it had anything to do with embarrasing him in front of the others. I bet Rousseau is planing on using the dynamite to somehow get her daughter back, if she doesn't blow herself up first! Maybe she's one of the 5!
Yes, Locke's dad deserved to die at the hands of Locke & Sawyer. Looks like it hurt too. That's a good thing!

2679 days ago


Can any of us say, "paralell reality?????" They're not dead in the conventional way, but to the outside world they are.

They're trapped in a "temporal vortex." ... worm hole ... whatever you want to call it. the experiment went 'bad." and Locke really messed things up more when he didn't push the button.


Juliet seems to be an anomoly here. She "chose" to come to the island. Others were recruited to come. What people are off of the island, but connected to what is going on there????


2679 days ago


#61--I agree, but remember that when Jack was in the cage, you also saw the kids that were taken off the beach in the first season. I thought there were a few adults taken. I assumed that's who she was

2679 days ago


Here's one answer to the entire show.... Desmonds girlfriends father is behind the entire thing. He set up Dharma and the entire island as his own little experiment. He wants to play God to a civilization (the others). There is a magnetic field over the island to hide it but also to draw planes and boats to it in order to add people to his community. He sent Desmond on that boat knowing he would get sucked into the island and out of Pennys life. He staged
the "finding" of flight 815 with everyone dead so there would be no questions asked. He has the money to do anything he wants. Anyone else care to add to this theory?

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# 2.... If you ever did watch the whole season you would have known that Henry was also going by the name of Ben Linus

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Jack's Girl    

Hey, what's up with getting to the 'island'? Benry's people had to take a submarine to get there.... the losties plane crashed, the helicopter crashed, desmonds boat couldn't leave...
I'm just wondering what that's about. And does that mean that michael and walt will be back ?

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