Season 3 of lost was a lot weirder than the first two. We saw the Others’ compound, learned about some of the mysteries, and there were new connections. Overall it was pretty good and lived up to its description of Sci-Fi Drama.
Sawyer, Kate, and Jack spent a good part of the season early on trapped at the compound. Jack was in an underwater prison like room where he met Juliet. Kate and Sawyer were put in cages outside. Sawyer was able to get fish biscuits using a hilarious device. He was also the compound punching bag. He was tortured and manipulated in ways that I believe would have disgusted Sayid’s Republican Guard friends. The pacemaker thing was just sick, but kudos to the writers for that idea. Through all this he and Kate protected each other and now have a complicated relationship. Jack was able to save them but he had to also save Ben. I believe his intentions were pure in that he wanted to save Kate and maybe Sawyer and getting himself and Juliet off the island was an added bonus.
One More Down
Eko’s death was surprising to me. I thought he was a well-rounded character who kinda took Locke’s place when he was gone. It was fascinating to have the monster kill him because earlier Charlie watched as Eko stood their staring at the monster’s “face”.
Finally Some Science Fiction
The previous two season definitely had the science fiction element but it was more of a drama. Season 3 had crazy ass gadgets and happenings that truly now make this a sci-fi show. For instance Desmond’s time travel/flashes, the sonic weapon fence, death of all pregnant women, and most importantly, Apparently they were all confirmed dead.
Fence of Death
The sonic fence that kills anything that passes through is really freaky. I don’t know if it is possible to make such a contraption in real life, but it does its job. What happened to the one-eyed man was disgusting and I was stunned to see him back to life later in the season.
We learned why Claire was abducted! All women who get pregnant on the island end up dying and Juliet is supposed to solve the problem. We also learn that Sun slept with Jae but Jin is the father because men’s sperm count increases to about 5 times as much on the island.I found this answer to be satisfying, the only thing I can’t figure out is why they hung Charlie from a tree. Maybe they were afraid he would find his way back to the medical hatch.
Worst Man Alive
Locke’s father stole his kidney and pushed him out a window trying to kill him but instead paralyzed him. We also learn that He was the man who caused Sawyer’s father to kill himself and his wife. Even before the Sawyer revelation (which I never saw coming) I thought Locke’s father was incarnate evil and that no man alive should ever have enough evil in him to do the things he did. This connection between characters was amazing. It caused Sawyer to kill an innocent man and then he killed the right one. Justified or not, he said he would do it before he ever ended up on the island.
Who are Nikki and Paolo?
There was a whole episode directed to this question. They seemed like such random characters and then Expose. It was a who-done-it episode where both ended up mysteriously dead. Well it turns out they weren’t the greatest people. Con-Artists and thieves, Nikki paralyzed Paolo leading both of them to be bitten by a much worse spider. Karma?
Let’s Be Friends
Hurley and Sawyer are getting closer. They had the car riding and beer drinking experience together. They also played a game of ping-pong where Sawyer lost miserably and had to lose calling people by nicknames. I like Sawyer’s nicknames. For the most part they are fairly accurate and always bring laughs, but it was also funny watching him struggle with calling people by their real names. Hurley also pulled a con on Sawyer saying that he had to be nice or he was going to be forced off the beach. It was priceless. Sawyer seems to be a much friendlier person since getting out of the compound.
No Speaky English
Whenever someone tries to talk with Jin there is a lot of the head nodding and smiles followed by a “you have no idea what I’m saying do you?”. He is starting to pick it up and it is really cute when he speaks it. At the beginning I thought Jin and Sun would be dead by the end of the first season, but I am glad they are still around. I am starting to really like their characters. And as the series progresses the tables are turning. Jin is becoming more likeable as we start to feel a little less sorry for Sun.
This is just a random observation, but a lot of the characters have greenish eyes. It is like the Crakers Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake. Locke, Charlie, Claire, Kate, Sawyer, Ben, Paolo, and Nikki all have greenish eyes. It is strange. Juliet has eyes that are a little blueish-green and most of the characters that have brown eyes are people of darker skin color.
Desmond received weird futuristic flashes have Charlie dying. He saved him three times that we know of and all season it was just horrifying to watch and know that our beloved Charlie is going to die.When he had to do it to save Claire I knew he would. He loved her and would do anything for her. I thought we might get lucky when Charlie was being tortured in that he would only be tortured and not killed. But he did drown like Desmond saw, and told Desmond an important message. I hope Charlie didn’t die in vain because he finally did something that he can be remembered for. As seen as the useless druggie, he became an asset and a friend to many at camp. You will be missed and I cried when you died.
When The 4 buddies found Naomi in the jungle and she told them that they found their remains in the ocean and that everybody thought they were dead, I was totally baffled. Are they living in a parallel universe? Are they really dead and living in hell like Locke’s dad said? Or did the people get it wrong? I don’t know but I can’t wait to find out.
For the most part, each episode has had a series of flashbacks focusing on one character. We learned about where they came from and made each character loveable or hateable. (please tell me if you hate a character, cause I don’t think that is possible). Then on the last episode, which appeared to be a depressed Jack before the crash turns out to be a depressed Jack after the Crash. We see him with Kate wanting to go back. I am intrigued and want to know more about what everyone does after they get rescued or leave the island.
Locke Off the Deep End
Everyone thinks Locke has lost his mind. He stays with the Others and no one trusts him anymore. They also lost trust in Jack. He spent so much time at the compound and the defended Juliet for a long time. It was weird having everybody think Jack was on the other side but it led to some great moments.
Will we see more flash forwards?
What about that damn monster?
How many more people are going to die?
What other connections will arise?
Who is Jacob? Does he exist? Is he really invisible?
Is Charlie really dead or will he be sprung back to life?
Where are the polar bears from?
What happens now that Danielle has found Alex?
Was the fence put up to fend of furry critters or the monster?
Will Kate end up with Sawyer or Jack or Neither?
Will Juliet ever be fully accepted?
Will Locke be able to go back to the beach?
Is Claire going to be saved like in the vision?
What about the numbers?
Will anyone else be able to Time Travel?
What else is there to know about the Dharma Initiative.
That’s probably enough but this show I swear has more questions arising than questions being answered. As the show goes on, it gets much more complicated. Nothing is ever what it seems to be. I can’t wait for season 4!