Can we talk about #Lost?

lost-simpsonsI get ragged on quite a bit for my TV choices. Last night, Justin couldn’t stop railing on me about my dedication to Fringe. That’s fine Justin, take your pot shots, I can’t help it that I’m on the cutting edge of pop culture, and don’t wait for 4 seasons of a show before finally diving in. (ahem. Lost) So – what happened? What makes it great? Why did it look like this episode was directed by John Woo and starring Kiefer Sutherland? Come, join me in the shadow of the statue….

Last night was perhaps the single best episode of the series. Why? Because we may not necessarily have received answers, but we got plot development, theme development, and most of all, what the hell that 4-toed statue that’s been bugging us since Season 2 revealed. (or was it 1? It all seems jumbled up to me). Turns out it’s some Egyptian fertility statue. (Why Egyptian, and why on this island, no one seems to care if you cruise message boards).

We start out with two Pirate looking dudes wearing silken clothes, eating and talking. Anyone who’s been watching Lost knows IMMEDIATELY that one of them was Jacob…. Oh screw it. You know what, let’s look at Lost from the eyes of Twitter. This is what I twittered for the duration of the episode – presented in reverse chronological order because that’s how I copy/paste it from Twitter. (and if you saw it, you’ll follow. If it’s sitting on your DVR – you’re gonna love it!):

# @bjam331 No name. Just the dude in black…
about 13 hours ago from web in reply to bjam331

# Called it. #Lost
about 13 hours ago from web

# Translation please?! Anyone?! #lost
about 13 hours ago from web

# OH NOES! #lost
about 13 hours ago from web

# Lamest transition to flashback in #lost ever. DS ring leading to Sun/Jin wedding? C’MON!
about 14 hours ago from web

# @Darrsolo TOP men.
about 14 hours ago from web in reply to Darrsolo

# As of now – I think there has been 17 minutes of #lost and 31 minutes of commercials.
about 14 hours ago from web

# DAMN. Jack is a good shot for being a surgeon! #lost
about 14 hours ago from web

# Ok. So Locke isn’t Locke. Locke is in the box. Locke is the dude in black. Going to kill Jacob. Following now? #lost
about 14 hours ago from web

# And BOOM goes the dynamite. #lost
about 14 hours ago from web

# So when do the Cylons show up? Capacity for good vs. tendency for evil? JJ… There better be something behind this… #Lost
about 14 hours ago from web

# @Cynnergies Awww, DAMN! Good choice. I concede to your viewing pleasure that has an ending.
about 15 hours ago from web in reply to Cynnergies

# @RickGershman Great call.
about 15 hours ago from web in reply to RickGershman

# @Cynnergies yes. are you watching #AmericanIdol instead?
about 15 hours ago from web in reply to Cynnergies

# I get it. 2 hours of Jacob touching all of the Losties. And Dharma is run by the dude in black. Can we skip to the deaths? #lost
about 15 hours ago from web

# Whoa. What’s the Crocodile/Ankh/4-toed statue?! And OK, JJ, I get it. Jacob=God. Dude in black=Devil. And the Black Rock. Whoa. #lost
about 15 hours ago from web

# Shhhh. #Lost
about 15 hours ago from Twitterrific

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