Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Man From Tallahassee - Episode Discussion Vol. 2



And the Father of the Year award goes to...

72 comments:

aimee in little rock said...

You know it's a good episode when the thread hits over 100 within about 16 hours of the episode airing.

t-dot kim said...

omg, I take a 6hr nap and the blog explodes...

aimee in little rock said...

Um, woman. Six hours isn't a nap. That's "going to bed".

Casey D said...

I disagree aimee, I once fell asleep at 5:00 pm and woke up later at 11:00 pm, I consider that a nap because I went to bed later that night

Elias said...

Yes I only get about 6 hrs. Unfortunately.

PalmerEldritch said...

so, where did we leave off in the previous thread?

welcome back, kim. try not to take a 6 hour nap at work. unless no one will notice. then it'd be pretty sweet.

aimee in little rock said...

We left off talking about the old lady getting one line in the episode, and I had mentioned something about how Ben and Locke's interactions with each other were awesome

t-dot kim said...

well...since I'm working a crazy split shift 5am to 9am, 4pm to 7pm, I have just enought time to squeeze in a 6hr nap! I'm a night owl, so I take a quicker nap from 2am to 4am...CRAZY...enough about that!

What a friggin' crazy episode, the last minute I was screaming WHAAAAAAT!

And I wanted to punch Juliet...I'm like they're having a moment here!!! btw, Jack (fake) playing the piano = hot.

PalmerEldritch said...

kim. your schedule sucks. but you're fantastic. don't worry.

so, the day after, what are we all thinking about A) the magic box and B) the appearance of Anthony Cooper?

magic box a place on the island or just a metaphor for the island? anthony cooper the real deal or the smoke munster? anthony cooper whisked away instantaneously from the mainland by magic? anthony cooper crashed on the island? anthony cooper abducted by Mittelos? conning Mittelos? conning Locke and helping Ben?! aaah! it boggles the mind.

Ralph- said...

how long has Anthony Cooper been tied up and why?

MB said...

So, RE: what Andrew said on the last thread about Walt maybe having some control over the Island's power. I'd imagine that one of the reasons the Others are so keen on children is that perhaps a childs mind can more easily tap into that power - i.e. Walt being able to appear to Shannon. Tom also said that Walt was special - maybe he's got a bit more psionic power or something

MB

t-dot kim said...

I still don't get how A-Coop is on the Island...

If he physically IS there then there has to be another way for people to get onto and off of the Island.

If he is a manifestation, then I'm worried... worried for the show.

Danielle seeing Alex was a bitter-sweet moment. I wonder if Alex is going to ask Ben about her real mother. (Did anyone else notice Alex called Ben DAD in this episode)?

Elias said...

A-Coop - Brilliant!

I'm convinced Richard Alpert Recruitment is responsible for his appearance, possibly to use as leverage against Sawyer and Locke.

Richard Alpert Recruitment, bringing people unwillingly to Portland since 1980.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Cooper, Adam Seward" anagram for "Sawyer, the con man, a poor dad"

MB said...

KABLAMO ANONYMOUS!

That's f-in sweet!

MB said...

I also love the idea that Cooper may have been trying to con Mittelos. oops!

Ralph- said...

anonymous. that is brilliant!

stephsmith said...

You know it's a good episode when you keep checking the clock hoping time will slow down.

You know it's a good episode when you wake up an hour early to rewatch.


Casey, did you submit your film to The Lot? or whatever the name of that Fox reality show?

stephsmith said...

ralph-, we know you're brilliant.:)

Anonymous said...

yes I saw that anagram on Lostpedia too, anonymous.

PalmerEldritch said...

that is anagramalicious. good stuff.

i think that A-Coop crashed on LOST Island when the Hatch imploded and then was caught by the Others. and then, holy crap, it was the greatest coincidence in the world cuz here comes Locke. the Island is a magic box.

or... A-Coop was "working for" Mittelos (maybe conning them and maybe they were playing around) and ended up a prisoner on LOST Island after they brought him there. which was the greatest coincidence in the world cuz here comes Locke. again, the Island is a magic box.

either way, i'm glad to see that Locke and the gang are now "Hanging with Mr. Cooper."

and I think that Ben stole Danielle's baby and that Danielle, while Bat-shiat crazy, was never "involved" with Ben.

stephsmith said...

Somebody remind us- March 29 Kiele Sanchez on Jimmy Kimmel

aimee in little rock said...

Locke said, "You're not going to start talking about the magic box again, are you?"

Ben says, "No John. I'm going to show you what came out of it."

Then he takes him to the room and shows him A-Coop.

Sooo...

(Insert conclusions here)

aimee in little rock said...

If I were going to read that in the literal sense, I would assume this means that A-coop was not a manifestation, but was in fact real. And that he arrived on the island by means of the "magic box".

PalmerEldritch said...

and the magic box is a metaphor for the Island. not a magic hole in the wall or anything. so there! :p

kimothy, i may not watch Grey's Anatomy but i did watch Katherine Heigl's Dr. Whatsherface in HD for a few minutes tonight. and it was GLORIOUS.

Jimmy said...

If Kiele is doing the rounds the day after "her" ep...is she going to die?

MB said...

I agree that the box is probably not like an actual box - but Ben does say "there's a place on this island"

I wonder if THAT's the question mark - or if it's Othersville. It would make sense that Dharma would align all of its experiments/hatches around the main attraction on the island (whatever it turns out to be).

aimee in little rock said...

Good catch Jimmy! They normally do the morning show rounds the day after they bite the bullet.

PalmerEldritch said...

Sweet baby Jeebus!

Jimmy, you've put a horrible notion in my head. What if...

Nikki is killed off next week, but Paolo-Bear lives to shit in the woods again?!

All the poo jokes with none of the scenery! Ack!

stephsmith said...

If they keep introducing characters just to kill them off a few shows later, won't we stop letting ourselves like the new characters?

aimee in little rock said...

Since when did we ever like these two new characters though? The ones we actually like (Desmond, Ben) haven't been killed (knock on wood). I know Jimmy & Ralph like Paulo McPoopy & Nikki McTrashy but they're just being difficult.

PalmerEldritch said...

I want Paolo to proclaim himself the God-King of the Island and try to attack Sparta.

aimee in little rock said...

Someone should check Paulo Bear's foot to see how many toes he has. He could be the statue god.

PalmerEldritch said...

BRILLIANT!

PalmerEldritch said...

Maybe Paolo lost one toe and 80% of his large intestine in the crash and is later thrown back in time during the implosion of another Hatch and becomes Jacob whom the Others build a statue of?

PalmerEldritch said...

Paolo as the Other's god would explain the fake Others village where they pretended to live in TPs.

/wokka wokka
//it's another poo joke

stephsmith said...

Did we like Eko? We did at one time. Did we like what's her name? Uh, Libby. We wanted to know about her story but did we like her? Ana Lucia. She was spotted bumming cigarettes on the street not too long ago. I also read that she decided to leave the show after she had to borrow money against an aunt's farm to make bail. Sounds like she's broke.

PalmerEldritch said...

But she's dating Kristanna Loken, right? So, that's pretty sweet.

memphish said...

Poor Ana LuLu. The Lost Curse strikes again.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

What? Ana Lucia is a hobo now?That's crazy!

They kept those characters around longer though. If they were to kill off Nikki and/or Paulo next week, that wouldn't be very much time we'd seen them before they were offed.

We had Libby for 20 episodes (2x02-2x21), Ana Lucia for 19 (2x02-2x20), and Eko for 28 (2x02-3x05). Nikki & Paulo would only "exist" for 12, but were only actually seen on screen for maybe half of those.

Anonymous said...

listened to last week's Official Lost Podcast on the way to work this morning.

- sounds like the Nikki/Paulo episode might have a lot of goofy "comedy" in it braced up against a gut-punch reveal.

- Spoilerish: the next week promo hinted heavily at Sun figuring out who kidnapped her but i think we'll also get an island/others factum.

- i'm excited that Carlton said we were going to get a lot more Dharma this season. i love them crazy hippy scientists!!

- kooky theory: Claire & Jack figure out they're brother and sister when they both see Christian Shepherd doing the stiff walk around the island.
"Did you see that?"
"that's not all, that's my..." (Together)"Dad!"
(theme from Charles In Charge plays and Claire & Jack give each other high-fives)

- Spoilerish: i only saw the next on Lost segment once but i thought i saw a harness-cam shot of Nikki, like a shot out of "Pi" She might have been getting the drag by the smoke munster.

- If Paulo really is the 4-toed island god then i hope the island treats him like it did his statue.

andrew.

aimee in little rock said...

I love harness-cam shots! I liked it when they did it with Sawyer in the bear cage; it always looks really cool.

Ralph- said...

they totally used a harness (aka Cock Cam) setup in Mythbusters last week. Adam was trying to outsmart a bloodhound. it was awesome!!

Next week is gonna be so fluffy, especially after the last two weeks of intense CLue Shooting, Ear Bleeding and Sub Exploding of non stop thrills.

aimee in little rock said...

Don't lose faith. This season is being so awesome to us!

Think boobs, Ralph. Boobs!

Ralph- said...

Oh come on Aimee, you know i dont like Nikki for her boobs. I like Nikki cause she has a nice smile and a really good personality. Also i like that her bra shows a lot!
KABLAMI!

aimee in little rock said...

How could I misjudge you like that? Nikki, with her fantastical acting skills, and Paulo with his magical pooping skills. You're right. It's not about the boobs at all.

Ralph- said...

what can i say, i love a good shit joke.

because i do like these caracters (more ironically than not) i really hope that people dont hate them more after this week's episode, cause if they do, i will have no weight to my argument that they are cool.

i am keeping my fingers crossed

aimee in little rock said...

I think after next week, Nikki and Paulo will become a guilty pleasure. People will still dislike them because it's what's expected of them. But in secret they will think they're cool.

And by people I mean myself.

PalmerEldritch said...

"Rodrigo Santoro was nominated today for Best Supporting Actor for his role on LOST as a survivor of a plane crash who courageously battles a case of chronic diarrhea."

memphish said...

Palmer, who made that nomination? The ladies quilting Northern or the Charmin Bear?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Memphish, the quilting women were mauled and eaten by the bears. We can expect to see them again in a couple of days...

I think we need a new item in the Pikki online store, Ralph. A button that says "Paolo is the shit."

aimee in little rock said...

I would buy one of those. Which reminds me, I still need to take a pic of my 'Lars tank!

PalmerEldritch said...

A new pic of Aimee with her fantasti-hairdo?! The internet's not ready for such awesomeness.

stephsmith said...

I expect Pikki to be the characters we love to hate.

I searched the used book store for something Lost-related. I stopped wasting my money on new ones because I don't read em. All I could find is Lost Horizon, a book mentioned on darkufo's site. The only thing interesting so far is a character named Rutherford. Hopefully I'll finish it.

Anonymous said...

Steph,
the film version of Lost Horizon is awesome. It's very golden-era Hollywood and that just adds to the surreal nature of the film.

andrew.

PalmerEldritch said...

How cool would it be if Aimee wasn't talking about a tank-top but an actual Dharmalars inspired M1A1 tank?

That'd be pretty badass. Rolph and Boner, get on that.

PalmerEldritch said...

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/awww!

stephsmith said...

Aaawwe, palmer, you know what makes us girls happy.

gillian said...

Awwww, baby polar bear cubs (yeah, I know) are so cute!

This episode...whew...

aimee in little rock said...

Palmer, Knut the baby polar bear is so cute. I saw another photo of him on AOL this morning & almost posted it!

And yes, I totally want a Dharmalars real M1A1 TANK. But I'll settle for the "tank top" for now.

PalmerEldritch said...

Aimee, you and Kim should adopt Knut and have him be the TLI mascot. And when he gets bigger, try not to have him eat your face. :\

stephsmith said...
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stephsmith said...

Andrew, I'll look for the movie because I know myself well enough to say I won't make it past chapter 3.

Ralph- said...

how is Knut pronounced? Nut? or Noot?
Cats in Sinks

stephsmith said...

If you like cats in sinks or baby polar bears, then you need to

stephsmith said...

http://www.cutewithchris.com/

Sorry.

Seattle Jordan said...

I sure hope they don't kill off Nikki & Paolo. I have to admit that I already have a soft spot for them. Not sure exactly why. Well, besides the fact that Nikki is a fox. I dunno. I kinda like the whole, winking at the camera, "who the hell are you" moments and funny jokes.

Seattle Jordan said...

Oh hey by the way. I just started listening to the dharmalars podcast. Big ups to you guys. Pretty good stuff. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

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Damon and Carlton have insisted we will like the next episode. Yes, we will, because Paolo will be shot in the head.

Don't moan to me that I didn't warn you about spoilers coming up.

DenAss said...

Hey anonymous... You get the post # 69 on this thread, and you choose to write ... that?!

After #1, and #108, #69 has to be the most sought after post number. Next time, be a little more respectful and post something truthful. I don't remember Day-mon and Karltun saying any such thing.


and BTW, Aimee. Thanks for the info on your fair city. I can hardly wait to see the "Triple wide Trailer on Stilts" that is the Clinton Memorial Library. Hey, since you're such an avid reader, you've probably been to that library, yes? So, is it a legitimate library, or is it just full of porn, and pictures of interns with stained dresses?

and back to LOST for a moment...

Are we FINALLY gonna see Charlie's luck run out and be done with his hobbit-arse?

Will we ever find out for sure who the father of Sun's baby is?

In addition to the island's healing powers, it apparently also has an ability to teach English to poor Korean fisherman. The over under on episodes until Jin is fluent in English is now set at 5.

And finally in one of the most disturbing slo-mo, freeze-frame catches I have ever found. Did anyone else notice in "Enter 77" when Paolo confronted Sawyer with the Guns & Ammo magazine and the roll of toilet paper (assumedly, immediately after taking a Paolo) THAT THE TOILET PAPER WAS STILL WRAPPED UP IN THE DHARMA SWAN STATION WRAPPING! Now, this leads me to only 2 possible conclusions:

1. The sponsors of LOST are so concerned about product placement for additional revenue streams that they put in the DHARMA branded toilet paper fully sealed, hoping no one would notice that the toilet paper could not have been used yet.

2. Paolo doesn't actually use toilet paper.

God, I hope it's number 1 that's right...

Anonymous said...

denass,

That's right. Of course you don't remember Damon and Carlton mentioning anything like that ... which is odd because Damon and Carlton so often willingly talk about spoilers, right?

Go look on spoilerfix. What I mentioned in Post #69 is true, in fact it's currently the most recent spoiler added for next weeks episode.

They said we would like the episode. I'm sure the reason why won't extend much deeper than that simple fact that they'll be giving us fans what we called for since Pikki's unceremonious introduction in 3.03

Elias said...

now I'm mean drunk mad - I just watched my beloved Greece lose to Turkey at home.