April 06, 2006

Lost, Season 2, "Dave"

Ok, they've succeeded in puzzling the hell out of me. I no longer know what's real and what's not. I was comfortable with Hurley hallucinating, but that last scene at the institution just floored me.

And I'd swear that the teaser for this episode showed Hurley's foot slipping on that edge, so why...(possible spoiler below)

wasn't that scene in the episode? Or did the teaser just show feet slipping off the cliff, rather than Hurley himself?

Posted by Linkmeister at April 6, 2006 12:01 AM | TrackBack

It wasn't there. Grrr.

Posted by: Scott at April 6, 2006 02:39 AM

I'm starting to feel jerked around by the writers and I think that Henry is looking more and more reptilian. I think they're on a space ship.

Posted by: Karan at April 6, 2006 05:15 AM

The foot-slipping thing was there, but it was nothing more than a shot of Hurley's feet on the precipice, trying to get his balance. Taken out of context in the ad, it looked like someone slipping off the cliff edge.

Posted by: Kim at April 6, 2006 05:27 AM

Even the show's creators are frequently miffed at how the show is marketed, and how promos are assembled. Take one shot of someone with a gun here, and another shot of someone else falling, and pow, you've got a "big twist" that never happened.

I liked the episode. I think the whole point, in a way, was to put to rest the theory that the whole show is one big "Identity" hallucination (or "St. Elsewhere," if you prefer). When Dave was making his case to Hurley about how everything after the mental institution was imagined, I suspected more than a few fans were howling in disbelief.

Not much in the way of island mysteries save for the few things Henry said (about "him," about the button, about being able to see the island). This season wraps up in May, though, so I expect more big episodes.

As usual, my wife and I blogged "Dave" in detail.

Posted by: Ryan at April 6, 2006 08:15 AM

Did you notice that Henry Gale is/was the same guy changing the lightbulb when Hurly re-visits Leonard (in "Numbers")?

Posted by: shelley at April 6, 2006 04:42 PM

Shelley, I didn't, but I'm sure a few hundred people did. ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at April 6, 2006 04:45 PM

I'm starting to get worried this is all going to turn out like Dallas or St. Elsewhere with a twist of Millennium (movie, 1989 - not the series that O'Quinn was in - but I suppose that could be applied) :-/

Oh, boy and if it does? I'm going to have such a tantrum...

Posted by: CNL at April 7, 2006 02:04 AM