Last week's episode of Lost, "Sundown," continued a string of solid, mostly enjoyable episodes. Yet still, it's hard to shake the feeling that this season is still finding its footing. We're a third of the way in now, and it feels like almost the entirety of that third has been spent strategically moving actors into different locations, all to presumably set up for the events of the rest of the season.
Last week's Lost was not a bad little episode; we got some nice character moments getting to know a not-excruciating parallel version of Jack, and we got to see that mirror device thingie, which may or may not be important going forward. The hot theory right now based on that episode is that, far from the savior everyone thinks he is, Jacob is actually the show's bad guy, and Locke/Smokey is the real hero.
As expected, last week's episode of Lost was pretty solid - easily the most enjoyable of this still-young season. We got a nice dose of both mythology -- Jacob's cave and its "candidate" names -- and the character moments that always separated this show from the sci-fi pack. Even if we're still not sure where all of this parallel world stuff is going.
Everybody recovered from the punishing, brain-bending wallop that was last week's two-part Lost premiere spectacular? Ready to get back to the Island, even if it's full of talking dead people and smoke-monsters-made-flesh, and cast-resurrecting alternate universes? Good. Then we hope you can join us for another installment of our live Lost chatjam.
So here we are: Tonight's the night we Lost fans have so feverishly been waiting for: the premiere of the show's final season, which will hopefully answer some of our most burning Lost questions. What is the smoke monster? Who are the Others? Why is Walt doing ads for Tyson chicken nuggets?
Join the Phoenix's crack team of Lost pundits, as we testily and fanboyishly dissect Season 6.
This week in the Phoenix, you will find a condensed version of an interview I recently conducted with one Michael Emerson, the Emmy-award-winning actor who plays Ben Linus, the villainous leader of The Others, on Lost. For print purposes, I focused mostly on what he had to say about the new season - which, as you might expect, was not very much explicitly, although I'm sure fans will find plenty to chew on regardless.
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