Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lost 5x07 "The Life & Death of Jeremy Bentham" Pre-Episode Discussion


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109 comments:

memphish said...

A plethora of posts today.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

Another looooong night of waiting til 1:30 am. But so far they have all been worth it. Especially watching the ding dong witch die.

Writers & Producers have been on the ball so far!

PalmerEldritch said...

good morning, you big beautiful bastards!

i'm pretty darn excited about this one. it's John Locke time!

aimee in little rock said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

I just checked Tvguide.com and it's showing on my local listings that LOST is going to be on at the regular time instead of basketball!!!

t-dot kim said...

I'm looking forward to this ep too. Let's hope they keep the ball rolling--that previous 2 have been great!

F*ck NCAA basketball!

t-dot kim said...

Oops...*the* previous 2 have been great. MB! Where have you been?!?! :P Did you post this thread right after the last one?

PalmerEldritch said...

"Let's hope they keep the ball rolling--that previous 2 have been great!"

twss.

/quick
//dirty

PalmerEldritch said...

so, oklahaimee will be watching a the appropriate time? fantastic!

then we can all chitter chat on the blogspot and whatnot.

of course, we'll need a new thread after the east coast viewing so we don't spoil everyone.

t-dot kim said...

Is that a hint Palmer? You need a post ep thread at 10:05 EST?

Stephanie said...

Yeah. Hint, hint. Someone put up a Spoilery Thread after the episode airs, please.
About to listed to TLI. I really don't want Aimee to be hopped up on pain pills. I hope she was feeling ok during the time of the recording as well as now.

Stephanie said...

I'm going to cry.

memphish said...

According to my TV Listings this episode runs until 6 minutes after the hour. Set your recording devices accordingly!

Holli

memphish said...

Life imitating art

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

you ok, steph?

Ralph- said...

i know that he made it through Airport Security, but i have this feeling that there is NOT a guitar in that case. I think that Hurley is El Mariachi!! It may not be guns, but i have a feeling that it is not a guitar, UNLESS he is bringing a guitar to Charlie, who may still be alive.

Terry_O_Locke said...
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Terry_O_Locke said...

Charlie is definitely still alive in the time frame they're in now. Fetus Charlie in the guitar case hmmm...

Stephanie said...

palmer, Kim's tribute to the Dharmalars was touching. So sad. God ralph-, why can't you just quit your job?!?

PalmerEldritch said...

"it was no ordinary guitar case. it was a guitar case full of weapons!!!"

I hope it's the RocketLauncher guitar case the guy from El Mariachi uses in his Desperado cameo.

speaking of which, Salma Hayek.

Ralph- said...


ay dios mio

Stephanie said...

"If I had knockers like those I'd be thanking God too."

Ralph- said...

i have a feeling that this episode will make or break my "Further Instructions" theory.

If my theory comes true, it would be "ironic" that the show ended before i could gloat!

If it breaks it, then What the fuck was up with that Eddie story line being incomplete?

PalmerEldritch said...

KA-BOOBIES!

Stephanie said...

I know this question won't be answered tonight but I want to know how long Jin has been with Dharma by the time Jack, Kate and Hurley get back to the island. And I want to know if Jack, Kate and Hurley join Dharma as Jin apparently has, will they see that Juliet, Myles, Farraday and Sawyer is on the payroll too? Where the heck is Rose and Bernard? But that's for later.
I want to find out tonight why Walt didn't have to go back, will Jeremy Bentham be in a wheelchair, where did Locke end up after turning the donkey wheel and how will he travel without papers.

PalmerEldritch said...

if appears in the US, he should be all set.

mb said...

"What the fuck was up with that Eddie story line being incomplete?"

Probably the same thing that happened to Bai Ling and the Sherriff. Storylines designed for narrative tapdancing.

Kim - I actually did not post his thread - but happy that it's here :)

andrew. said...

- what if the guitar that Locke points out to Charlie in The Moth(?) was actually the guitar that Hurley brought back with him, since it was "a miracle" that the guitar wasn't smashed into toothpicks in the crash. Although I would think Charlie, even all high on "life" like he was, would recognize his own guitar.

- Salma Hayek. I want to go to there.

- I do hope we see Abaddon tonight. We need a big bad for this season, and I hope he's it. (Although, i'm guessing that it's Widmore this season and he'll be dispatched in the finale.)

- Just listened to the Jacob's Cabin podcast and they had a fun game. What would you pack if you were headed back to the island?
* blue tarps, them shits are indispensable.
* astronaut ice cream, just cause.
* Ana suggested a satelite phone, which was a good call, but i think the island deliberately smashes them.
* a suitcase full of crazy looking knives
* lots of car batteries, they're always needing car batteries

Holder said...

Locke is going to turn up in Ames, Iowa. You heard it here first.

Stephanie said...

What's on the menu for Lostnesday dinner? Big Ed is grilling chicken breasts, I'm baking potatoes and steaming broccoli and squash and will probably open a can of baked beans. We will be using this Bar-B-Que sauce. What sauce is good in your area? I bet Holli has a few.

lauren_g34 said...

O/T: I have a jingle for the TLI listener line. It is stupid, but I had to let it out. Sorry.

206-HAM-MENU, where you can have your pork and eat it too!
-That's what she said.

PalmerEldritch said...

we may need that in either song form or Johnny Ghostwatch voice form.

thumbs up!

Terry_O_Locke said...

Andy Richter will reprise his role as guest host on The Tonight show with Conan O'brien.

Yes!

PalmerEldritch said...

i thought he was the announcer and would appear in taped segments. hmmm...

i'm an andy richter fan so either one works for me.

mb said...

TOTALLY Palmer -

have a jingle for the phone number, then Ghost finishes it. or something like that :D

PalmerEldritch said...

oooh... announcer and "comedic pieces" according to the press release. nice!

aimee in little rock said...

Well, my car has been declared a total loss, which is I guess okay, considering the value turned out to be more than I owed. I'm going to get about $1600 to use for a new one. Did someone say 16?

p.s. I'm really pissed that freaking old lady had to ruin my "I'd rather be watching Lost" license plate cover. Fucking bitch.

t-dot kim said...
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aimee in little rock said...

And I was the one who posted the thread.

memphish said...

I wonder if the Island was sending you a message Aimee.

Steph, I never make BBQ sauce myself though I have a few recipes 'cause there's too many good ones for sale here. I especially like Corky's, The Rendezvous' and any from the Neely's (as seen on Food Network.)

We're having Beef Sate with Peanut sauce for LOSTnesday dinner.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

aimee posts what she wants, when she wants. and aint nothing you can do about it.

unless you want to buy her a "I'd rather be watching LOST" license cover in which case she'll post whatever you like.

that about sum it up? ;)




Oklahaimee, what are YOU having for LOSTnesday dinner? looking like sandwiches over here.

PalmerEldritch said...

sounds good, holli. the blogspot will be over for dinner around 7.

memphish said...

Perfect P. Y'all can watch the pop-ups while I serve.

I finally have the kid used to LOSTnesdays. He sighed on the way to school, "I guess it's fast night tonight." Which is right. If he wants me to be involved in any way putting him to bed he better be in it well before 8pm local.

Holli

Chris JC said...

"we may need that in either song form or Johnny Ghostwatch voice form."

Palmer, man - as I was reading it, I said it in my head in exactly the way you speak of.

t-dot kim said...

Aimee I'm glad you can watch LOST with the rest of us. Now I won't spoil you with my "that was AWESOME" txts anymore :P $1600 not bad--the license plate cover was totaled to?? Bitch.

Lostensday Dinner...Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas in my house.

I think Charlie told Hurley to bring a guitar with him back to the island because he's bored and wants to write songs for the new Drive Shaft album. He'll sing them to Liam while he sleeps. Greatest Hits Part 2.

PalmerEldritch said...

we may need to create the song titles and album name for Charlie Pace's new posthumous CD.

also, kim, you said Jizz Island in the last podcast. just like old times! ;)

"l'île de Jizz"

aimee in little rock said...

Aimee (and Chile Biscuit) will hopefully be enjoying some delicious Chinese for dinner. And I'm referring to the food, not the people. I'm sure they're quite tasty, but you know, not exactly filling - OH!

t-dot kim said...

"Cream of Sum Yung Guai"

/Wayne's World
//Party Time
///Excellent

andrew. said...

- i've heard that if your airbag deploys then its, more often than not, prohibitively expensive to fix since they have to dismantle your whole dashboard. Sorry about the car, hooray for the cash. In this economy, that might even be super bonus.
Sorry about the license plate cover too. At least the elderly lady didn't crash through your wall, into your desk, destroying your LOST bobbleheads.

- Will we see 1-800-Helen tonight? or what about the man from Tallahassee? I have a feeling this episode is going to be a bit of a "greatest hits" for Locke.

- mmmm... soilenty

Chris JC said...

I think that if we do the fake Charlie Pace solo album it should be within the bounds of that random album meme that's going around Facebook:

Random Wikipedia search is artist name
Last few words of a random quote search is the title and the third picture on a random Flickr search is the front cover.

Skipping the first step (because it will be "Charlie Pace") then that leaves me with THIS

You kind of get hamstrung by the randoms sometimes, but other times they can be quite excellent. Why not have a go?

PalmerEldritch said...

we interrupt this lost thread to bring you news about Arrested Development...

random internet weirdos claim that Michael Cera is now signed on for the Arrested Development movie!

...we now resume our previous thread already in progress.

PalmerEldritch said...

i'm glad i can control Chris through only subtle hints on the internet.

by the way, worship satan.

talk to you later, chris!

Chris JC said...

As you wish, O evil one.

Holder said...

Is the AD movie written? I thought the creator guy...Adam Hurowitz??...had said AD was done forever. Maybe I'm out of the loop. Part of me wants to see a movie and part of me doesn't. Is there any way it could live up to expectations?

Jordan from the 206 said...

American Idol contestant makes babies cry.

And for the record, I HATE that guy! (the AI contestant, not the baby.)

aimee in little rock said...

Charlotte = Baconator.

I love it Jordan.

Holder said...

Nevermind, I could have just clicked on the link you provided.

Holder said...

OK...could Charlotte's dad be the one who created the Lamppost station? They've given us C.S. Lewis references with Charlotte's name and and with The Lamppost, so maybe that all ties together like that. Or if somehow is was Faraday who created it, maybe he named in in honor of her. Anybody have any ideas about who this "brilliant man" is?

andrew. said...

- I like the Charlotte Lewis/Lamp Post link. the only other time someone has been referred to as a "brilliant man" it was Alvar Hanso. Maybe we'll get a scene where young Charlie Widmore & Ellie Hawking are hanging out on the island and they shout, "Hey Alvar, your epidermis is showing!"

Tha Kid said...

What's with all the plane crashes?

Jordan from the 206 said...

I knew Cera would buckle. He was just holding out for more $. That and no way he could ever look any of the people who flat out gave him his career in the eye had he punked them all that bad.

memphish said...

American Idol contestants make me cry, or is it barf? Oh yeah, it's barf.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

american idol is a plague upon humanity.

mb said...

"Maybe we'll get a scene where young Charlie Widmore & Ellie Hawking are hanging out on the island and they shout, "Hey Alvar, your epidermis is showing!"

LMFAO!

cut to an awkward and super intelligent young Hanso gritting his teeth, vowing:
"I'm gonna bring a bunch of better people here - YOU PEOPLE ARE F**KING HOSTILE you know that?! YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF HOSTILES!!"

Holder said...

Haha...its a TV SHOW. It's entertaining. It's something to talk about. ANOOP-A-LOOP!

PalmerEldritch said...

the bright side is that Paula Abdul continuing to be famous is a great excuse to post Opposites Attract

/it aint fiction
//just a natural fact

Jordan from the 206 said...

I like AI. Flog me if you will. It is my guilty pleasure. Call it my Supernatural, if you will. ;)

Jordan from the 206 said...
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Jordan from the 206 said...

Shoot me if I ever use the term "if you will" twice in a three sentence post again.

memphish said...

Kablamo!

Holli

memphish said...

AI is a fine guilty pleasure. I don't like pop music in general, so non-famous people singing pop music just doesn't do it for me.

My guilty pleasure is much, much worse. I watch The Real Housewives of NYC.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I try to resist AI every year but can't. Actually I watch because no other network will put anything of quality on in that time slot.
Anoop!

mb said...

Sounds like confessional time

I sometimes enjoy watching one of my daughters favorite shows after she leaves the room.

Not the WHOLE episode mind you....I just don't change the channel



I feel very small now

(TWSS)

PalmerEldritch said...

speaking of Supernatural, does america's favorite steph know that it's been picked up for another season?

mb said...

Miracle of miracles

I've actually posted some spoiler info at The SPLOG (just some casting info)

Stephanie said...

As a matter of fact, p, it was announced today that the CW picked up that awesome show for it's 5th season. I had faith in it. The ratings have been strong(for a CW show) this season with Castiel and such.
Suck it, Jordan.

t-dot kim said...

Yeah, suck it Jordan. Supernatural is a great show. I think it has a little bit of something for everyone :P

AI is also another guilty pleasure. I love it. Go Danny!

JoeSC said...

Happy LOSTnesday everyone! T-minus 4 hours (for those of us lucky enough to be EST and CST).

Oh and Aimee, I'm so happy to hear that someone took the basketball stick out of their ass and gave you live LOST tonight!

Sure the accident sucked, but since then you finally got word on Oklahoma AND you get to watch LOST live. Things are looking up!!!

JoeSC said...

Oh, and can someone track down Kyle from Kentucky and get his silly ass on this blog?

Something tells me tonight's episode is going to give him fodder for an epic post-show rant!

PalmerEldritch said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BEN!

JoeSC said...

"cut to an awkward and super intelligent young Hanso gritting his teeth, vowing:
"I'm gonna bring a bunch of better people here - YOU PEOPLE ARE F**KING HOSTILE you know that?! YOU'RE ALL A BUNCH OF HOSTILES!!"


Damnit MB, I avoid your spoiler blog for a reason (although admittedly, this would be an absolutely BRILLIANT scene)!!!

JoeSC said...

Ralph, if we do find out tonight that your theory on "Further Instructions" was correct, at bare minimum you must do the Knee-Jerk!

PalmerEldritch said...

yes. jerk it in celebration!

PalmerEldritch said...

good night, blogspotica!

massive amounts of pizza on their way. see you in the after thread!

Ralph- said...

"Probably the same thing that happened to Bai Ling"

I am still under the impression that story line was to throw us off the scent of what was truly happening in "Through the looking glass" It sure fooled me!

mb said...

That's good Ralph - that makes sense. I can't think of a better excuse for that episode - lol

memphish said...

Ralph's reason for Strangers is the best one. The producers said earlier this year it's suckiness gave them evidence that the show needed an end date. It convinced even the morons that run networks. It also gave me and Aimee the opportunity to read the book. A truly strange experience, though thankfully not as strange as the snausages.

Holli

Holder said...

You know what, Blogspot? Do me a favor. Imagine that Bai Ling comes into your office...for real. And she comes over to you and she says, "Blogspotter, I just read your online profile and there's nothing I'd rather do than make out with you right now." Now, you tell me something. Is she hot?

Herlihy said...

I'd rather have sex with a syphilitic goat than Bai Ling.

Holder said...

Defeated. How can I argue with a guy who will fuck a goat?

JoeSC said...

I don't even think the goat would f*ck Bai Ling... Bitch is crazy!

I can't believe they were originally considering her for a 3 episode arc! That's both scary and depressing...

mb said...

"I'd rather have sex with a syphilitic goat than Bai Ling."


Very well then Herlihy

A syphilitic goat comes into your office and says "Blogspotter..."


/nothin' like beastiality humor to finish out the day

Jordan from the 206 said...

I don't think my taste in women parallels Herlihy's too often. But it does in this case. Blech to Bai!

Herlihy said...

Sorry blogspot, for being crude.

Also, I have amazing taste in women

Stephanie said...

Herlihy has amazing taste in women.

andrew. said...

- great taste if you like the neurotic, slutty, manipulative kind. Effy is a total mess, and only half as cute as she thinks she is. As dense as Panda is, she's at least sweet.

Herlihy said...

Kaya Scodelario is absolutely stunning.

Also, i wouldn't say no to a go on Megan Fox. She's unbelievably pretty.

Oh! Chris, this might interest you, seeing as you've been banging on about it for aaaaaaaages.

JonFromNKY said...

Hey,, I just noticed that Ben is wearing a different outfit in the "I just got the crap beat out of me scene" than he's been wearing.

Ever since the Finale of season 4 he's had the same clothing ensemble. It's not hugely significant, but I bet his clothing change has a clever deceit connected to it.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Mmmm. Megan Fox. Maybe you do know your girls. ;)

andrew. said...

Woah. When that giant medusa spider climbed out of the temple wall I almost had a heart attack.

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KaBlammo!!!

suck it.

Chris JC said...

Herlihy:
Oh! Chris, this might interest you, seeing as you've been banging on about it for aaaaaaaages.


I've been banging on for ages about the International CensusAtSchool Project? Odd, you'd think I'd remember that. Meet you guys in the spoiler thread later tonight, or maybe even tomorrow morning.