28 September 2011

Episode Analysis of 1.10 "Raised By Another"

WARNING: If you have not already seen all of LOST, please DO NOT READ THIS.

My LOST re-watch and in-depth episode analysis will include major details from the entirety that was LOST, and will be written with the perspective of having seen everything already. You will be SPOILED if you read any further. It is far better if you learn the story of LOST for yourself, as it is meant to be seen. Trust me on this, and don't say that I didn't warn you first. Seriously. Stop it. Now. Go watch it. Then, come back here.

First off, let's clear the air first. I'm back after taking two months or so off from blogging altogether. While it was much longer than I had originally anticipated, I didn't realize how much time I needed until I actually got back here. Sometimes, I need a break from these things to clear my head and reset. It's good to be back now.

What happened while I was gone? Well, apparently all the actors from LOST have literally lost their damn minds after leaving the Island. First, Doug Hutchison, who played Horace Goodspeed, and is fifty-one years old, married a sixteen year old aspiring country singer. Then, Matthew Fox got arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman on a damn party bus or something. Sounds like he's pulling a Jack Shephard to me. I wonder if he was wearing a fake beard when he did it..

And, in much less disturbing news, Evangeline Lilly had a baby without anyone even noticing she was pregnant. Apparently she's dating Norman Kali, who was a Production Assistant on LOST. I recognized this dude right away because he's in a bunch of the LOST DVD Extras.. Their baby's first words? "We have to go back, Kate." Yes, babies speak immediately when they are born. Evangeline was also cast in the new film, The Hobbit, and was seen in New Zealand with her baby boy. So, that's pretty exciting. Especially for LOTR nerds like myself.. Also, congrats to Evangeline and Norman. And, that's probably the first and last time I will ever write about "gossip" or whatever the fuck that was that I just did..

So, now that we're done with that quick recap and LOST news, let's get back to business as usual, shall we?

To read my original post on this episode, please refer to Raised By Another.

This episode was written by Lynne E. Litt, and directed by Marita Grabiak. It originally aired on December 1st, 2004.

This is a Claire Littleton flashback-centric episode.

We begin with a close-up of closed eye. We hear a baby crying in the distance and a waterfall in the background. Claire Littleton's eye suddenly opens. As she wakes, her eyes shift, looking around to catch her bearings. It's dark, and a baby continues to cry. Claire suddenly springs up from her sleep, short of breath, and looking around the caves. She feels her stomach to realize that she is no longer pregnant.

22 September 2011

Happy LOST Anniversary Day (September 22, 2004)!

For those who are reading this and didn't watch the show while it originally aired, the pilot of LOST premiered on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004. And, if you continued to watch the show beyond that (You definitely should not be reading this blog if you haven't.), you should know that September 22nd is also the date that the crash of Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 occurred, as found by Desmond David Hume in the Season Two episode Live Together, Die Alone. Also, if you haven't noticed already, the date and time (September 22nd 2004 4:16 PM) of the crash of Oceanic Flight 815 is where I got the name for this very blog.

To celebrate the annual LOST Anniversary, I scoured YouTube for a decent LOST video (Which took forever. Note to YouTube LOST video makers: Using any music other than that of the brilliant Michael Giacchino is a huge mistake.. And, one day, I'll shut my mouth and get around to making my own damn video.), and finally, I came across this..