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"Lost" Diary -- Through the Looking Glass

5/24/2007 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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

Earlier this year, I wrote 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. I need to add a fifth instance: when the season finales of "24" and "Heroes" suck. Such a total letdown on both fronts. I was angry about "Heroes" for two days straight -- all that buildup was for that? Very disappointed. Needless to say, if "Lost" doesn't deliver the goods I am going to have to be severely medicated for my own protection.

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 crew is Ari, Lauren, Marisa, April, Matt and Michelle (making her debut). It's two hours of "Lost" goodness tonight. Let's roll:
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9:01 -- Jack is headed back to Los Angeles (on Oceanic Air, mind you) and with a full beard. Looks like he stole it from Mr. Friendly's fake beard collection.



9:02 -- Moving along slowly, something in the newspaper has Jack broken up as he pulls over to the side of the road on a bridge. Is a failed suicide attempt in his future? Oh no, Jack -- please don't drunk-dial your ex.

9:03 -- OK, seriously, what has Jack so despondent right now? This whole thing doesn't feel right.

9:04 -- Jack's suicide is going to have to wait, as a massive car accident just happened. Someone we know, perhaps?

9:05 -- As the Losties prepare for the Others invasion, a few readers made a great point: if the Others are coming a day early, and Juliet marks the tents, won't they know something is up since she shouldn't have marked them yet?

9:06 -- I was amazed last week at how many people said they don't like Rose and Bernard. They're awesome.

9:07 -- Subtitled goodbyes always get me. "Awwww, English." -- Lauren.

9:10 -- Naomi fell from the sky and has been in camp for like two, maybe three days, and even SHE doesn't trust Juliet.

9:11 -- Charlie is getting his ass handed to him by the LGBs (Looking Glass Babes). It's like "Lost" porn to me.
Lost
9:12 -- So whoever these girls are, they know Ben. That would make them Others -- but why doesn't anyone else know about them?

9:13 -- "You're inside a room full of equipment. There's a blinking yellow light above a switch. You flick the switch, light goes off, and you drown." -- Desmond. It can all still happen just the way he predicted it.

9:14 -- "But if Juliet told them about the Looking Glass, what else did she tell them?" -- Mikhail. So no one else knows about the Looking Glass. I still think maybe Richard might.

9:15 -- The tents are marked a day early and the Others don't seem to care. Idiots. Gotta say though, I don't want to see Mr. Friendly die.

9:16 -- The room breaks out in applause after each tent explodes. Bernard held his own, but Jin didn't, and now he's being held at gunpoint. I thought that was Kate's move. Oh well, at least they got a few of them before getting captured.

9:20 -- Jack's ex-wife looks a tad pregnant, doesn't she? That's got to sting.

9:22 -- Everyone's worried about Sayid, Jin and Bernard, but Jack's right. They have to keep moving. Though it would be the Jack thing to do to go back and rescue them.

9:23 -- Mark it down folks: the first time I ever truly like Charlie. I love that he's flaunting the certainty of Desmond's vision right in the LGB's faces.

9:24 -- Man, Henry Gale sounds nerrrrrrrrrvous.

9:26 -- (Shaking head) Oh Bernard. I bet they shoot him once he's done flapping his gums.

9:27 -- Something tells me Alex is grounded. No hatches for a month.

9:30 -- Um, what's the temple? Kinda funny that the Others have a bunch of unanswered questions. Welcome to the club.

9:31 -- "I'm going to talk them out of it." -- Henry Gale. Ok, he's good and all, but he's not that good.

9:32 -- "And since when did you start calling me Kate?" -- Kate to Sawyer. I'm holding firm with my prediction that one of them dies.

9:33 -- Oh yeah, Desmond. Almost forgot about him. And now he's making his way down to the Looking Glass. Not sure if I can deal with another scene of Desmond trying to save Charlie. Forget the fact that I want Charlie to die; they've done it too many times already.

9:40 -- Man, Jack looks like shit.

9:42 -- OK, I've got a few questions. First off, who is the woman from the accident? Secondly, when exactly are we? Because, and I know this probably can't be the case, but so far it sure feels like all this is happening AFTER the crash of Oceanic Flight 815. If not, where was Jack coming from and why does he look the Unabomber and what was in that newspaper?

9:43 -- Sawyer is a man with a death wish and he's going back to the beach to save Sayid and company, and it looks like Juliet is going to go with him. Lauren just called Juliet a name I can't repeat.

9:44 -- "Don't wait up." -- Juliet.

9:45 -- Next up at the Looking Glass, Mikhail, sans the eye patch. Charlie is trying to play Mikhail against the LGBs and, again, I'm kinda digging it.

9:46 -- Mikhail is pissed and now Henry wants him to kill everyone. It's like, "Hey, sorry I lied on all these years, but can you do me a favor and kill a bunch of people for me? Thanks, you're the best." Only Henry Gale could pull that off.

9:51 -- "So, you screwing Jack yet?" -- Sawyer.

9:52 -- "No, are you?" -- Juliet.

9:53 -- So not only are there no guns, but now Hurley wants to help too. Ari is convinced Hurley will save the day. Lauren thinks it will happen by accident.

9:54 -- "Why do you have to stop them? Why won't you just let them leave?" -- Alex. That's the million dollar question, ain't it?

9:55 -- Ladies and gentlemen, the man you've all been waiting for. The man the island talks to. The man Jacob asks for help. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back to the show ...

9:56 -- JOHN LOCKE!!!!! (Applause)

9:57 -- AND WALT!!!!!!!! (Probably not really him, but still)
Lost
10:00 -- "Because I love you." -- Jack. Make up your mind Jack: Kate or Juliet. Can't have both. Or can he?

10:01 -- Jack is still rocking the beard, still holding on to that newspaper clipping and headed to a funeral parlor. They are sure dragging this whole thing out.

10:03 -- Who's in the coffin? Apparently Jack is neither friend nor family to the deceased. I can't think of anything that could have Jack this messed up.

10:04 -- Anyone else notice how weird the music has been this week?

10:05 -- "Hello, Jack. We need to talk." -- Henry Gale. Oh it is so ON!!!!!

10:10 -- Mikhail takes down one LGB.

10:11 -- But Desmond shoots Mikhail before he can kill the other one. Now Desmond and Charlie have someone that can give them the code.

10:12 -- Jack vs. Henry Gale doesn't have the same oomph as Locke vs. Henry Gale does.

10:13 -- Rockbottom Jack is struggling. Alright, I am just going to say it: since nothing, and I mean NOTHING is happening in this flashback, it isn't about WHAT happens, but when. Since this whole episode is about them getting off the island, I think this flashback happens after the island -- it's a flash-forward. The whole room in agreement.

10:14 -- "The woman you're traveling with, the one who parachuted onto the island from a helicopter. She's not who she says she is." -- Henry Gale.

10:15 -- So Henry Gale is saying that Naomi is from a group of people who want to kill everyone on the island, if they can find it. He's giving Jack a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" kind of proposition. Is he telling the truth? I say yes.

10:16 -- Now Henry is threatening the lives of Sayid, Jin and Bernard. Yet another no-win situation for Jack.

10:17 -- R.I.P. Sayid, Jin and Bernard?

10:18 -- Jack, we're cool. I kind of like you, when you're not being a whupped little mama's boy. But please stop hitting Henry Gale. We can't be boys anymore if you're going to beat my main man senseless.

10:19 -- "I'm going to lead my people up to the radio tower, and I'm going to make a call, and I'm going to get them all rescued -- every one of them. And then I'm going to come find you and I'm gonna kill you." -- Jack.

10:23 -- "OK, Bonnie, we're both going to die down here, let's be perfectly honest. That one-eyed maniac just killed your friend and shot you in the back. It would appear your glorious leader Ben put him up to it. Are you a sodding idiot? You have the opportunity to make Ben very, very angry. Why would you not take that?" -- Charlie. It's like last week they wanted to redeem Charlie in the eyes of all the women who watch "Lost," and this week it's the men. This is definitely the coolest he's ever been.

10:24 -- R.I.P. Bonnie, but thanks for the code.

10:25 -- "Alex, this is your mother." -- Henry Gale. Reunited and it feels so goooooood.

10:27 -- Do you think Sayid, Jin and Bernard are really dead? I'm kind of 50/50, but if I had to choose, I'd say no.

10:28 -- "Because I want him to see it. I want him to experience the moment we get off this island and I want him to know that he failed. And then I'll kill him." -- Jack. Foolish man, none of those things are happening.

10:29 -- Guess they're still alive. "THANK GOD!" Lauren just yelled at the top of her lungs.

10:30 -- Here he comes to save the day! Hugo Reyes is on his way!

10:31 -- "That's for taking the kid off the raft." -- Sawyer. R.I.P. Mr Friendly. Alright, my predictions have been terrible tonight, but here's another one (or at least an amended one): not only does Sawyer die, but the Smoke Monster (Jacob?) does him in.

10:35 -- Rockbottom Jack is now stealing drugs. Jack mentioned his dad before, but we never saw or heard from him. Worth noting.

10:36 -- "Do you have any idea what I've been through?" -- Jack. Yeah, I think we do.

10:37 -- Another mention of Jack's dad, but we don't actually see him.

10:38 -- It just hit me: this is all like the plot of "Return of the Jedi." One team takes out the shield (in this case, the jammer), while the other team destroys the Death Star (or uses the satellite phone).

10:39 -- "Yeah dude, I told you. I saved them all." -- Hurley. Don't mess with Hurley.

10:40 -- "So much for fate." -- Charlie. Wouldn't light the victory cigar yet.

10:41 -- Penny?

10:42 -- Who is Naomi?" -- Penny. Uh oh, Henry Gale may have been telling the truth. And what is that banging?

10:43 -- Mikhail lived -- again -- and now he has a grenade. Charlie slams shut the door to the communications room, trapping himself inside and keeping Desmond away from Penny. And now, it's happening ...

10:44 -- I don't know what to do with myself. The words I have been longing to type and I can't bring myself to do it. Aw hell, yeah I can!
Lost
10:45 -- R.I.P. Charlie.

10:46 -- "Charlie just got us rescued." -- Naomi. Oh, really? Maybe Naomi doesn't quite know who she works for.

10:48 -- "We're here." -- Rousseau. Whenever those words are said on "Lost," cool shit usually happens next.

10:49 -- "I'll celebrate when we're home." -- Jack.

10:50 -- Locke to the reverse rescue!

10:51 -- Even if Locke shoots Jack, he's still going to have everyone else to deal with. Don't know how he's planning to pull this off.

10:52 -- Man they are setting this up to end really, really badly for the Losties.

10:53 -- What's with all the maps, Rockbottom Jack? Who died? When is all this happening? Who is he calling? Juliet maybe? Penny? Kate?

10:54 -- Who's in the car? I am dying here!!!

10:55 -- Kate, I knew it. Damn she looks good. Being able to shower on a daily basis really does wonders.

10:56 -- "Still pulling people out of burning wreckage?" -- Kate.

10:57 -- "Because I want it to crash, Kate." -- Jack.

10:59 -- "We made a mistake ... We were not supposed to leave." -- Jack.

11:00 -- "We have to go back!" -- Jack.
Lost
So the whole point of Jack's flash-forward was to show us that Henry Gale was right -- whoever Naomi is with are the bad guys. I kind of like the idea of showing us everything leading up to Jack making the rescue call, and then showing us that it all went to hell, without actually seeing any of what happened in between. Since every season had a theme (the crash, the hatch, the Others), you have to assume that season four will be about whoever was on the other end of that phone.

While there may not have been any "major" questions answered -- the numbers? Jacob? Michael and Walt? -- We did learn why Henry Gale does what he does. Why does he jam communications off the island? Why does he keep such a tight hold on information? Why doesn't he let people off the island? Because people are looking for the island and they want to destroy it. I've said it once and I'll say it again -- you have to trust Henry Gale when the chips are down. He doesn't lie about the important stuff. He's always right.

Other than that, I am just going to start throwing out thoughts as they come to me:

-- "Lost" was 120 minutes tonight. Let's take away 30 for commercials, leaving us with 90. Of said 90 minutes, Locke was in two of them. Not a good ratio.

-- Oh, and Jacob was in none of them.

-- Are we done with flashbacks? Are flash-forwards the new thing? Or was this a one-time deal? Feels like just a one-time thing.

-- Charlie, we've had a long history. Wish I could say I was sad to see you go, but after all the buildup, you literally had to. At least you went out on a high note. See you in another life, brutha.

-- As for Charlie's death, a few people asked me, "Why did he close the door? Why didn't he swim out the window?" Because Desmond told him he had to die for everyone to be saved. He wanted Desmond's vision to come true, down to every last detail.

-- I wish Richard was more prevalent tonight. Here's to hoping we see more of him next season.

-- Can Mikhail ever be killed?

-- Jack referred to his dad a lot in the future. Is he alive?

-- Is Kate with Sawyer in the future? Was Henry Gale the one who died? Who else made it off the island?

This episode felt to me like it was such a setup for next season, I don't even feel like I could give it a grade. It would be like talking about "Kill Bill Vol. 1" without making mention of "Vol. 2." This episode felt more like a season premiere than a finale. That said, obviously it was amazing.

So it's over, huh? Where did the time go? But don't worry, I'm not taking eight months off like "Lost" is. Over at TheLostDiary.com, I am going to re-watch Season 1 (and probably 2 as well) and post new Diaries for them every Thursday. I haven't seen any of the episodes since they originally aired, so I think it will be interesting to watch them again.

Meanwhile, on Mondays, I'll be posting the Q&A columns -- and I imagine this week's will be crazy. E-mail your questions to questions@thelostdiary.com and hopefully we'll get enough throughout the "offseason" to keep the Q&A columns going as well.

It's been quite a season. I went back and read the first Diary from Season 3, and man have things changed. That column only got 46 comments. The last two weeks got over 1,300 combined. You know what the first timed entry of the first column said? "9:00 -- Right now if I had to rank the best characters on TV, Henry Gale would be top 5. Charlie would be somewhere around 10,451." Some things never change.

See ya next season, bruthas.
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61.

gee whiz    

Did anyone notice that when Jack and the other surgeon (good looking black gentleman) were arguing...(after Jack stole the Oxy) that the man sitting in the chair (waiting room?)....looked EXACTLY like Jack's dad?

Also, Sarah (Jack's ex-wife) is pregnant...she was infertile when her and Jack were married...did juliet or the island help her? Was Sarah having an affair w/ Jack's dad?....I can't remember.

One more thing...Sarah was the wife of Abraham (Bible)...and she and Abraham could not have children....hmmmm...also....Jack led the Losties on and Exodus...just like Moses (they even reference it in the show.....hmmmm

2620 days ago
62.

LostinBoston    

You made no mention of how Sayad snapped the guys neck with his legs. That was impressive.

You guys should check out the EW guy. he's got a pretty detailed write up

2620 days ago
63.

Hil    

Wow what an ending to a season! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. So many things to comment on. I didnt know it was a flash forward til the end, and it was kind of a depressing one. Im surprised the hospital let Jack back. Either Christian is still alive or Jack is out of his mind. I LOVe that you called him Rockbottom Jack. Im very curious about who died, obviously someone from the island. What if Jacks ex hooked up with Sawyer in the future, that'd be nuts. I was sad to seee Charlie go, but then again he may not really be dead. I think you are goingto be right thatnext season we will see the Losties fighting the phone people. I think Walt was the island or Jacob. Poor kid that plays Walt his voice is changing. I thought it was lame that Jack said 'I love you'to Kate and she just stared at him, lame! And seriously if Oceanic crashed your flight like that would you really want a gold pass? So many more things but my mind is overloaded right now. I will be joining you Daniel in watching the first two seasons over. I already started season one, and I have found some writer mistakes. I look forward to your summer blog and then next season whenever that may be,

2620 days ago
64.

Dash    

Was anyone else hoping MIkhail would put that patch back on?

And that Sharpie really came through for Charlie in these last 2 episodes.

The other totally fell apart towarsd the end. And the Losties stopped being scared and actually fought back. But what happened to the Others' super-human strenght? Remember that from season 2 when they were pulling people off the beach left right and center?

And what about Sayid? He is one bad mothertrucker. Did you see him snap that guys neck with his legs?

Im glad Locke didn't kill Jack, can't have him totally turn on his people.

And poor Henry tied to a tree...still talking smack, gotta love it.

2620 days ago
65.

Dakota    

OK, I AM SO UPSET. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT JACK THE ONE THAT WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR EVERYONE, HELPED EVERYBODY AND MADE SURE THE PEOPLE ARE OK, IS NOW HAVING A BAD TIME AND NOBODY SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO BE THERE FOR HIM IN RETURN. HOW SAD. AND FROM ALL PEOPLE, KATE SHOULD NOT LEAVE HIS SIDE. INSTEAD SHE IS WORRIED WHAT HER MAN (SAWYER I ASSUME) MAY THINK. HELLO? HE SHOULD BE THERE WITH HER. I AM SORRY, BUT I CAN'T GET OVER THIS. I HAVE TO GO NOW AND FIND JACK. I'LL TAKE HER OF HIM!

2620 days ago
66.

bill    

The person in the coffin is juliette since kate wasn't bothered by her death, the person in the coffin had no family and juliete only had her sister who is prob dead by then. Jack was distraught over the death and jack is very close with julite. I also think from now on they will do falsh forwards every episode because nothing else can really be learned from their backstories plus on the lost special they said b y the end of the show u will see their past present and FUTURE hence flash forards from now on.

2620 days ago
67.

BJK    

oh, I almost forgot, I think Walt is the smoke monster to inspire Locke...but where/when is Walt?

2620 days ago
68.

jake    

Thank the maker. You're still going to be posting diaries. That should make the wait easier. thank you.
I wanted to Charlie to die and when it happened I wanted to cry. They did a wonderful job with his death; to make me actually look at him as a hero?? Never thought it would happen.
And I never thought I'd be happy to see Tom die but Sawyer's two reasons for his execution made me agree with Sawyer (for the first time ever).
Lastly'; Sayid could kick Jack Beauers ass in a heartbeat. You rule Sayid.

2620 days ago
69.

Longtall    

Awesome awesome episode!!!!!! A++++

Loved that only one lostie was axed instead of the 5 that were promised! Too bad for Charlie. RIP little hobbit. Interesting how Aaron started bumming out just as Charlie was dying. Maybe the psychic was right about him.

Silly me made the mistake of reading the infamous spoiler so I already knew what to expect throughout most of the show. I won't be doing that again as it totally ruins the suspense aspect - although it was fun taunting my husband with comments like "you'll never guess who Jack is calling....etc....

I think that Penny's dad is behind the Naomi freighter. He wants to find Des before she does. The race is on!

Whoever is in the coffin is definitely Male (see screencaps at DarkUFO). Looked kind of small to me but I totally think it is Henry or Locke. Jack & Kate have reason to be pissed at both!

Best moment - Hurley slamming through the others in the VW bus! HURLEY...YOU ROCK!!!!!

Best moment left unseen - Locke getting out of the pit after Walt appears to him. WTF! One minute his legs don't work and the next minute he's hiking across the island to shoot Jack???

Biggest question - Why the heck are they always walking Vincent on a leash???? They are in the middle of nowhere!!! Are they afraid he's going to get run over by a VW bus?????

Biggest frustration - waiting until NEXT YEAR for the next episode!!!! ARGHHHH!!!

2620 days ago
70.

Jen    

One more thing Daniel....we love Henry Gale and feel he is the best bad guy on TV but when Jack was hammering on him, we were cheering! He does serve what he got and it was about time! Glad they didn't kill him though because we LOVE to hate him and want him to stick around.

2620 days ago
71.

dqwanza    

Holy ned...that was quite the episode. Jack redeemed himself...not the big you-know-what they made him out to be earlier this season. What was with Locke being paralyized in the ditch after the shot to the chest...was Walt Jacob? Did he heal Locke again? So many new questions to go with the unanswered questions from the past three years. Don't know how they are going to tie the flash forwards in with the flash backs...that could be quite confusing (as if it isn't already confusing enough). Oh well, looks like I will have to wait for February to get any new info on one of my favorite shows. To the creators of Lost...thank you for not letting it Jump the Shark!!!!!

2620 days ago
72.

Court    

This episode was an A+ all the way. Awesome way to end a season and I cannot wait until season 4!! The flash forwards were nuts, but I loved em. Kate did look hot with the makeup and straight hair. Hurley, thanks for rescuing the boys, but please lose some weight. Lost directors/producers, weight loss should be in his contract. For no other reason than to make it more realistic.

2620 days ago
73.

Laurel    

hi daniel,
one line you forgot (the best line in the whole show) when sawyer shot mr. friendly and he said- "thats for taking the boy off the raft". i screamed- i was like OH YEAH, TAKE THAT. my family members think im crazy. but the show is just so great! 8 months? how i will miss u so.... this episode was AWESOME. i knew it was a flash-forward right from the beginning. and somehow i knew in season 2 that they were going to get off the island and then come back. im glad they're changing it up. what a great show. welcome back, Lost.

2620 days ago
74.

cmac9000    

It seems as though those who made it off the island (in the flash forward) have had both good and bad experiences. Kate seems happy and content (with Sawyer?), Jack seems as though his life is not good and desperatly wants back to the island where he is was a big wheel. I wonder if he put a fake obituary for himself to see if any of the Losties would come to see him and realized that he was not very important to them out of context. Or was it Sawyer who died and he and Kate aren't together at all? Or Ben? This show is the best, anytime you think you have the answers to questions things change and all of a sudden you are going "huh, what happened"? Why won't Mikhael die? I think this thing is going to keep us guessing to the end. CMAC

2620 days ago
75.

josh    

is anyone else getting a "final destination" type of feeling from this? they save themselves, not what they are supposed to do, they start dying off, decide to go back to the island, and become "others" and don't want anyone to find them or be saved, blah blah. that said, GREAT EPISODE!

FYI Charlie, probably not a good time, but.. you made the sign of the cross with the wrong hand, whoops. ha ha see-ya brutha

2620 days ago
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