Wow! What an episode! ‘Abandoned’ was certainly worth the three week wait.
First, the spoilers were dead on about the dead castmember being Shannon. My wife hadn’t even read the spoiler and from the opening sequence remarked “Shannon is a goner.” The outcome was telegraphed from the beginning, but we both assumed she had the “sickness” almost until the very end.
Here are my thoughts:
- If you’ve got audio of Walt talking this time, let me know.
I’m betting it’s something completely different this time. Something like “don’t follow me or some surly latin chick will shoot you.”
UPDATE: TV Squad has the mp3 of Walt talking backwards in Lost: Abandoned.
- Sawyer’s pronunciation
Like every good Southerner, he says “Ponse duh Lee-on”
- Sayid and Shannon having sex.
Certainly not the first couple I thought would hook up. I was even fairly certain that Sayid reaching for the gun was the precursor to him saying “I can’t do this.”
- Charlie and Locke.
I like that some of the minor sub-plots from last season haven’t died out. Will Locke act on the knowledge that Charlie has drugs? Will Charlie get jealous of Locke spending time with Aaron?
- Is Cindy dead or just captured.
I’m licking my chops for all the gory details regarding the “others” and their capture of the tail survivors.
- Ana Lucia’s trigger finger.
I could not be happier that Ana Lucia cost someone their life. I’ve been waiting for some comeuppance on her part for several episodes. It’s all the sweeter since she spent the entire episode bitching about Sawyer.
- The Whispering.
What is it? Why does it occur? What purpose does it serve? Is there a message in it? Can I write another question?
A few more stray thoughts:
- Libby, the psychologist, has the best read on Sawyer of anyone on the island.
- Shannon was more broken than I would have previously thought, abandoned even. ;-)
- I think having Sawyer permanently handicapped would be an interesting plot device.
I’m really just stoked that the storyline will now turn back to the beginning and focus on the tail survivors. I’m happy Rose will be reunited with her husband. I’m ecstatic that Ana Lucia has made a foe of Sayid. I’m on pins and needles to learn anything about the “others” and their methods.
The hatch, the Dharma Initiative and Hurley can all wait until later.
And I’m still selling Lost Dharma Initiative T-Shirts, so you should keep buying!