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LOST’s Juliet is ‘The Other Woman’

March 7, 2008 by  

LOST’s Juliet is ‘The Other Woman’

Setting some expectations from the get go, you’re not going to find a recap of last night’s episode of LOST here.  Hell, you’re not even going to find a fully thought out article detailing the finest moments.  Why?  Well, I just got around to watching LOST this afternoon and but I don’t feel like I really absorbed everything.  It certainly requires a rewatch on my part.  That being said, I’ll share my initial, gut reaction thoughts, and then you all can tell me just how wrong I am.  Deal?

To start off things with a bang, I must say that I thought last night’s episode was the weakest of the season so far. I think I might have had unreal expectations about what we would get from an ep dedicated to the brilliant Juliet Burke. I wanted to know much more about little Miss Dr. Enigma, and I felt we got very little.  She’s a little slutty and seems to cry a lot, but really we learned more about Ben’s devious ways than we did about Juliet last night. But with regards to my use of the word ‘weakest’, I must say that it’s a relative term.  I mean we are talking LOST here, so I still thought it was a fascinating episode – Just not the best when compared to the strong eps we’ve had thus far this season.  Maybe I’ll feel better about it one my re-watch later today.

Bravo to Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell for being so pitch perfect with their respective roles as Ben and Juliet. There is never a false moment with those two and I never quite know where they stand or what they truly believe. I am mesmerized by their performances.

In LOST time, wasn’t it just like two days ago that Jack told Kate that he loved her and know he’s all smoochy with Juliet? What’s up with that? It was nice to finally know that it was Charles Widemore’s boat, but who was the guy blindfolded? And just who is this familiar face that we didn’t think we’d see again in next week’s episode? (Ok I think we all know…do they really think it’s going to be shocking?).  I want to so badly believe that Charlotte and especially Farady are good peeps, but I honestly don’t know what they’re up to.  Secrets, secrets are no fun…secrets, secrets hurt someone.

Courtesy of our friends over at Lostpedia.com, here are just some of the questions raised during last night’s episode:

  •   Who is Ben’s man on the boat?
  •   What is Charles Widmore’s true interest in the Island?
  •   Does he know his daughter has also been looking for the Island?
  •   Who is the Other shown being beaten by Widmore?
  •   Who shot the video?
  •   Is Harper in contact with Ben?
  •   How does The Tempest power the Island?
  •   What is the role of the toxic gases at the Tempest?
  •   Whom is Harper referring to when she tells Juliet, “You look just like her”?
  •   How is Charlotte aware of the history of the Island and the Purge?
  •   Who made Daniel’s map?
  •   How did Goodwin get his chemical burn?
  •   How did Harper suddenly vanish?
  •   If Widmore actually sent the boat, it is reasonable to assume Abbadon worked for widmore to round up the crew of the boat, and it seems Oceanic 6 will be rescued by boat, then why is future Abbadon asking Hurley(a member of the Oceanic 6) if they are still alive? Wouldn’t Widmore, and therefore Abbadon know who is alive and who isn’t?

Lots of LOST to discuss, so go for it.

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11 Responses to “LOST’s Juliet is ‘The Other Woman’”

  1. Kristi on March 7th, 2008 2:50 pm

    Las nights episode was pointless, just like Juliet herself. WHY would I give a crap who she’s sleeping with?! I DON’T CARE! We were on a good streak here but I guess we have to make up for the awesomeness of last week with this. There was nothing revealed in this episode – and next week; I’ll NEVER guess whose coming back?! Seriously? His name has been in the credits since the beginning of the season – I’m pretty sure I can guess. Don’t underestimate me, LOST!

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  3. Shari on March 7th, 2008 3:09 pm

    I think the fact that Jack just told Kate he loves her is why that kiss was so God-awful. It was just a meshing of mouths together. It seemed almost like he felt obligated to kiss her. It was contrived nonetheless. Last night was boring.

  4. spacyz on March 7th, 2008 3:43 pm

    I enjoyed the episode but only for the acting by Michael Emerson and Elizabeth Mitchell which was excellent and the humor that I found in the episode. There were several moments that made me laugh out loud like when Juliet told Jack that she was seeing a counselor because it was difficult being an Other on the island and when Sawyer and Hurley reacted to Ben walking around free.

  5. katayla on March 7th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Normally, romantic tv storylines are my favorite, but I’m beginning to wish Lost wouldn’t do them. Because Jack DID tell Kate he loved her about two days ago, and then she ran off to Sawyer, and Ben’s in love with Juliet, and now Juliet and Jack are making out? I’m having trouble keeping track!

    I should know better than to believe previews, but I keep hoping the face we never expected to see really IS a face we never expected to see and not you-know-who.

  6. jess on March 7th, 2008 5:41 pm

    go to find815.com
    its like an interactive scaveger hunt for a flight attendant who was on flight 815.
    it goes into detail about how the airlines doesn’t want to look for flight 815.
    its like, weird.
    I don’t know how to explain it, but I’m addicted to the site.

  7. Alison on March 7th, 2008 8:56 pm

    Last night was pretty disappointing for me, and I feel like the preview for next week is HIGHLY underestimating the intelligence of Lost fans.

    Next week BETTER be better!

  8. Emily on March 7th, 2008 9:03 pm

    Weakest yes.
    But you made it more awesome by Quoting TO!

  9. Kali on March 7th, 2008 9:46 pm

    I liked last night’s ep, but I kind of felt like I was watching a soap opera. And when did Juliet get to be such a bada$$? Storming into the bunker with a gun and all . . . what the ?!?
    I’m looking forward to next week. Part of me still hopes that the ‘man on the boat’ won’t be who we all think it will be, because I think it’s so obvious. But I guess I can still like the show even if I’m not surprised. Maybe he could show up and then someone can shoot him or something . . .

  10. Sammie on March 8th, 2008 1:07 pm

    Alright, so I wasn’t wild about last nights episode. Juliet’s character has never really captured my attention. I did love Ben though, he’s becoming my favorite character very quickly.

    There’s an interesting parallel between the island and Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. It’s probably nothing important, but it’s interesting nonetheless. The story is about a man named Prospero and his daughter Miranda. Prospero was the King of Naples but his brother Antonio waned the throne for himself, so he plotted to send Prospero and Miranda out to sea in the hopes that they would die. Instead, they landed on an island with magical properties. Prospero learns to control the spirits and powers of the island and uses them for his own benefit. Many years later a ship transporting the royal family of Naples, including his brother Antonio, sails through the area. Prospero learns of this and sends a storm which brings the ship to the island. The passengers are split up into a few groups, each of which believes the others are dead. Using the spirits on the island, Prospero brings to light the deeds and true characters of some of the royals. During this time, a half-human half-monster named Caliban, who has been living on the island all his life finds himself discontent. Prospero treats him like a slave and doesn’t value him at all. Caliban decides to try to overthrow Prospero, but ultimately fails. Prospero soon brings the royal party back together and promises to give up his magic if he is allowed to return to Naples and regain his title. Everyone agrees and all is forgiven. Overall, very interesting to compare to Lost.

  11. Kim on March 10th, 2008 8:25 pm

    The epsiode was slower than what we have been getting, but I didn’t mind it. I still had several moments that I enjoyed, like Sawyer and Hurley watching Ben walk into the house. Even if the episode was not as action packed, the acting was still amazing.
    My favorite thing from the episode was when ben was talking to Locke and he mentioned Gainesville, Florida. I had to rewind to make sure I heard him correctly. I was like, “That’s where I live!” Now I just wonder what made Darlton put Gainesville in there of all places.