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"Lost" Diary -- Something Nice Back Home

5/2/2008 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

LostHey, Daniel from TMZ here -- welcome to another edition of the "Lost" Diary.

I've bemoaned the lack of "TiVo Moments" this season on "Lost" -- and now I'm wondering if the lack of cliffhangers has sort of killed the anticipation for "Lost" each week. I've looked quickly back at the last few weeks worth of endings and only the "I'm Ben's daughter!" ending really left you hanging. I don't know, maybe it's just me but I don't have the same "LOST IS ON!!!" feeling lately.

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. Ari and Lauren are in Costa Rica, so I am flying solo tonight. Let's roll ...

10:00 -- Jack isn't looking so hot. I didn't see this coming at all. Oh wait, yes I did! Hey ABC -- stop airing "Lost" promos! We know it's on. All you're doing is ruining it for us. Does anyone really think that someone watching the NBA Finals is going to stumble on a promo for "Lost" and say, "Hey that show looks good. Maybe I should give it a try"? Really?

10:01 -- Oh no, Jack fainted. Maybe he'll die. Oh wait, we already know he lives! I'll stop now, promise.

10:02 -- Jack flashforward time and it looks like we're getting "somewhat well-adjusted Jack" instead of "raging lunatic Jack." Perhaps this week will fill-in that blank a little bit for us.

10:03 -- Jack's got a lady friend -- and a kid. With Juiet, perhaps?

10:04 -- in an upset, it's Kate. I wonder where in the timeline we are here -- after Kate's trial, but before Jack goes crazy?

10:07 -- From the looks of things, Jack and Kate are playing house now, and have for some time. It's definitely post-trial. BTW -- Kate in a dress shirt? Thumbs up.

10:10 -- Whoa -- looks like Rousseau didn't survive. A little anti-climactic, a tad shocking and a bit disappointing. Great scene with Miles though. More of him, please.

10:12 -- Even if I didn't know Jack makes it off the island, I would never want to watch a show that kills off a main character because of appendicitis. Lame.

10:16 -- Juliet is barking orders around and Kate is standing around looking worried and all I can think is this: How did I ever think Juliet was hotter than Kate? It's not even close. Evangeline, my apologies.

10:18 -- Rose thinks the island made Jack sick on purpose -- to keep him on the island, perhaps.

10:19 -- Jack wants Kate to be in the surgery. Apparently he thinks at some point someone is going to be needed to be held at gunpoint.

10:20 -- Jack's back to seeing his dad. Sweet.

10:21 -- And Hurley is back to being crazy. Nice.

10:23 -- "You're not supposed to raise him, Jack." -- Hurley

10:24 -- "Charlie said someone is going be visiting you too. Soon." -- Hurley. Remember last week when I said anytime "Lost" does a scene that's longer than like 2 minutes it's always amazing? No exception here.

10:28 -- Farraday and company are at the medical station and Jin and Sun are back to speaking Korean. I missed subtitles. Only problem? I think Charlotte speaks Korean. Just a hunch.

10:29 -- Lawnmower Man emerged from the bushes with a sat phone and a warning -- HIDE. Sawyer and company smartly listen.

10:30 -- Seems the smoke monster spared all the bad guys from last week. What the hell did it do then?

10:31 -- "Looks like I'm gonna be your nurse." -- Kate. "Wouldn't the first time." -- Jack. Nice throwback to the premiere episode, when Kate sewed up Jack's wound.

10:32 -- Jack is camped outside Hurley's mental hospital. Looking for Charlie, maybe?

10:34 -- "Will you marry me?" -- Jack

10:35 -- "Yes." -- Kate

10:39 -- Have I mentioned lately how much I love Jin? He just totally bitch-slapped Charlotte -- in Korean -- and it was awesome. I want Jin to be my friend.

10:40 -- Jack appendectomy time. I think he'll make it.

10:41 --

10:42 -- Jack is really, really back to seeing his dad again. Next stop, Crazytown.

10:44 -- And here comes the drug addiction. Choo, choo! All aboard!

10:45 -- "Jack's never home before 8. I can stay about an hour." Kate to ... Noreen? I don't think so.

10:46 -- Two pills with a beer? Man, Jack is getting right to it, ain't he?

10:47 -- Ok, now Claire sees Christian holding Aaron. Is anyone NOT crazy this week?

10:50 -- Juliet gracefully stepped aside, basically giving Jack and Kate permission to screw. Classy move, considering she's a whore.

10:51 -- "I know you're awake." -- Juliet to Jack

10:52 -- Jack is obliterated and jealous. Things are about to get good.

10:53 -- What man in his right mind would "let it go" when he asks where his fiancee is? Not even Jack would let that non-answer slide.

10:54 -- WHOA!!! SAWYER IS ALIVE ON THE ISLAND!!!

10:55 -- And it's Claire's Aaron. That's now settled.

10:56 -- I think Jack can flush that Father of the Year award down the toilet now.

10:57 -- Claire seems to have followed Christian into the night and disappeared.

10:58 -- If that's the last we ever see of Claire again, that would be BEYOND awesome.

10:59 -- "CLAIRE!!!!!" -- Sawyer. Not as good as "WAAAAAALT!!!!"

Yet another high-level episode of "Lost" -- though I don't think I can sit through another week without Desmond. Feels like the producers know he's the man, so they spread out the Desmond love so as not to waste it. I thoroughly enjoyed this episde -- B for sure -- but I have the same odd feeling after this one that I have had after nearly every episode this season.

I used to judge each episode with the question, "What have we learned?" But lately, we haven't been learning much -- but the episodes have still been top-notch. I am not going to go note-for-note, but we haven't learned anything Earth-shattering this season. The biggest revelations have occurred off the island, and some would argue that all they have done is give away what will happen on the island.

Again -- don't take this as me bashing this season. I have loved it. But at the same time I am left to wonder -- has this season really accomplished anything in the grand scheme of things? Everyone has moved around a bit, the freighter people have landed -- but really, what else is there? I could probably explain what has happened this season in like a minute.

I have often argued there is a difference between a good episode of "Lost" and a GOOD EPISODE OF "LOST" -- last year's Nikki and Paulo episode being a great example." I feel like we've been getting good episodes, but not GOOD episodes. Hope that makes sense.

So my question to you this week is this -- as good as "Lost" has been this year, do you still feel robbed by it? I kinda do. 'Til next week ...
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jenner    

i loved this one..... it gave a little bit more of how jack got into the depression and the drugs, i just want to skip till season 5 or six, when jack finally gets back to save the rest of the losites (cuz we know he will!!!)

2331 days ago
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SPG    

Maybe Jack's dad is trying to tell him the Aaron is his nephew and therefore he "can't raise him". Thoughts?

2331 days ago
3.

jenner    

jack got a little chubby too....

2331 days ago
4.

some dude    

I agree with your synopsis.
I also agree with you on the fact that as the show ended, I felt jipped.
My anticipation has been so high that I felt deflated at the end.
It was a good episode, like you said, but not a GOOD EPISODE.

2331 days ago
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katie    

WELL KIDDO I DON'T KNOW WHAT "LOST" YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING, BUT I THINK ITS THE BEST SEASON YET..I WILL ADMIT, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH FURTHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CARRY THE STORY..GUESS WE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.

2331 days ago
6.

Proud Marine Mom    

I loved the show; I give it an A!

2331 days ago
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ashley    

are you serious?

the whole time travel thing is getting explained this season! not to mention jacob is going to be explained this season, too.

are you watching a different show?

2331 days ago
8.

sciencelover    

I gave this ep a B. Miles "hearing" what happened to Danielle and Karl was neat. RIP Danielle. Was the xray Jack was looking at very similar to Ben's? Didn't Ben have an L4 tumor?

Jack has a new tatoo too!

2331 days ago
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Therapist32    

I liked this episode...it was a little slow moving (compared to last weeks), but I liked that it showed how Jack eventually descends into his madness. I also like that they brought up the psychic's prediction that jack should not be raising aaron.

Also - Juliet is now a creeper, with that '..i know you are awake jack' and having said all of those things to kate right in front of him. Weird.

Agreed - "CLAAAAIRRREEE!!" was not as good as "WAAALLLLTTTTT!!!"

Next week looks to be good - back to the interesting characters at least (Locke, Ben, Hurley) and I think I saw some Desmond and Sayid in the preview. Goodie!

2331 days ago
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c    

maybe this is why jack leaves the island...medical attention for his appendectomy and wants kate to go with him, only to bring aaron along. we know now that jin had a hand in sun leaving too. a few questions answered this week. I think Jack does know aaron is his nephew that is why he could not be around him initially.

2331 days ago
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Pcakekid    

I agree that the episodes are good but not GOOD. I want the story to move forward - especially now that we are almost done for the season! Poor Jack - he always has to "save" someone - but this time he certainly let Kate know it! So - where was Kate and what was she doing for Sawyer? Also Daniel, I didn't get that it means Sawyer is alive on the island. We knew he wanted to stay because there was nothing left for him back home. I hope he is alive, but it that an assumption on your part?

2331 days ago
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KIm    

The writers always have a reason for everything on LOST... so why did they write a seemingly pointless appendix surgery for Jack??? Why did Juliette force Kate to leave during the surgery? Why did they knock Jack out? It took a lot of airtime for something with no storyline purpose. I think there is more to it than appears.

2331 days ago
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sammi    

I agree I feel robbed! I assumed Sawyer was off the island because when Jack goes crazy and meets Kate at the airport she says "He is waiting for me". Now we know she still communicates with him. The only thing I learned was Jack knows he is related to Aaron. The best part of the episode was Hurley!

2331 days ago
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Kendra    

I thought this was a good episode, I think we did learn some things, like we know that Sawyer is alive and choose to stay on the island. We learned that at somepoint Jack finds out that Claire is his half sister and Aaron is his nephew. Hurley thinks they are dead and in purgatory, guess they have been reading all the theories on the blogs.

One thing it is bad that I keep hoping that Jack is in fact going to die?? I know he is the main character and the "hero" but I just really dislike him and I find myself hoping he dies at every opportunity.

Also, must say I love Jin and his threats of finger breaking,

2331 days ago
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Ms. Moon    

So Kate is doing things for Sawyer.... he just got stuck with Aaron on the island because Claire dissapears, think it has something to do with his daughter? If so stupid Kate just say that... you are already raising someone else'e kid... why would Jake care. Well, Ok he would but not enough to go crazy and leave you... he might not like it but is bound to understand.

2331 days ago
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