Tonight is the season premiere of Lost! Our DVR broke and is being replaced tomorrow…so we’re very nervous about whether we’re actually going to get to see the season opener or not.
For those of you who haven’t seen Lost before, or for those of you who have forgotten the various plots, here’s a quick review:
There was a plane crash, but the people survived and found themselves on a deserted (or was it?) island.
Jack, a notable character for various reasons, is a doctor and took control of the Dire Situation.
Now, years have passed. Other monsters and other people have been discovered on the island. And, frankly, I keep worrying about what they’ve done to the cute dog, Vincent. For a long time, Vincent roamed around the deserted island’s deserted rainforest and made rustling sounds in the trees. Your nerves tensed during the commercial break as you awaited the answer: Was that Vincent or was that a scary, black puff of smoke?
Oh, it’s just you, sweet little Vincent…. ah! no!!! it’s a puff of black smoke coming to eat us!
Then people got on a boat and tried to find mainland.
This did not go well.Lots of characters named Crewman #7 and Helicopter Pilot #2 died.
But then 6! of the survivors, through two season’s worth of events, made it back home to the US of A. But now they’re going nutso, because they left behind the other people on the island. But now the island has disappeared and how will they ever find their friends again?
This is driving the US of A survivors to drink, to denial and to Hurley seeing Charlie everywhere. Even though Charlie is dead. I mean, can you see Charlie here?
No, because he’s dead. But Hurley does see him. Why? How? Is Hurley crazy or is Charlie still alive?
They decide to return to the Island. And, in tonight’s ep, Kate comes to her “son,” Aaron and says, “We’re going on a vacation.”
“But why, mommy? And by the way, how do you keep your hair looking so nice through every trauma?”
And Desmond continues to pine over Penny. His lost love. But as long as he continues to pine in his Scottish accent, I’m cheering him on. (or, wait, did he die?? I can’t remember.)
There you have it. All you need to know about Lost. There’s an island. There’s people on it. There’s a monster on it. There’s “Others” on it and Kate and Jack may or may not love each other. And now they’re going to go try to find the island that has disappeared.