Lost 6.6 "Sundown" Review - Featured

One thing I will say for this episode, it started with what is hands down the best fight scene of the series. Seriously. Fight coordinator Andy Cheng deserves a freaking medal. The whole stunt team does. That was insane and beautiful and incredibly creative.

And speaking of insane.

This parallel universe thing is just getting way out of hand. I thought it had already hit mindblowingly insane. But I was wrong. Because freaking Keamy showed up. Freaking Martin Keamy from Season 4, possibly the creepiest creep ever to appear on Lost. And he was blackmailing Sayid's brother, and had Jin tied up in an industrial size refrigerator. I don't know where all this wacky crossing-of-paths (like Jack *just happening* to walk by in the hospital) is headed, but there had better be some sort of destination.

Moving on to what makes a little more sense, Smoke Monster vs. The Temple just got significantly more interesting.

And by that I mean there is no The Temple anymore, "Locke" has recruited Sayid (who has apparently turned psychopathic) to help him along with Crazy Claire, and now Kate is along for the ride...which ought to be veeery interesting. I highly doubt that Kate is going to turn evil, per se, but didja notice how she's the only crash survivor left on the island who is not (possibly) A Candidate? If I had my druthers, none of this would matter because Claire would live up to her word and kill Kate for raising Aaron, but I have no realistic hope of Kate dying before the end of the series. So maybe she can at least work for the bad guys for awhile.

Sayid killed Dogen, which is I guess karmically just in some way or other. Not particularly shocking - once he shared his backstory he was obviously toast. Drowning him in the water-that-apparently-used-to-be-clear-but-isn't-anymore-which-is-a-problem was a nice poetic touch.

The far more fascinating (attempted) killing from "Sundown" was, of course, when Sayid stabbed a knife all the way through "Locke" and it did nothing. Again, not particularly shocking. But suuuuper unsettling, especially since he didn't even bleed or show any sign of discomfort. This of course begs the question, "How are they going to kill him at the end of the season?" I'm very worried that the answer is "They won't, they're going to trap him on The Island forever. Still." Especially after last week's wacko mirror-lighthouse-spy device with the numbers and names, Lost's final season is bearing an unfortunate resemblance to the days when Alias fell from glory (read: the final season). Like I said: worried.

Also worrying me: the fact that the Smoke Monster seems to be getting increasingly columnar - as in, decreasingly smoke-like. It's practically entered the realm of phallic imagery. Someone needs to get on that, STAT.

Season Six promises answers. Did we get any this episode?

Well...we've been told that "Locke" is "Evil Incarnate." (As long as this isn't a lead-in to religious themes, I can possibly support it.) And there was reference made to getting "anything you want." Could this possibly be the Magic Box that Ben mentioned once? I know, I know, he insisted he was lying. But it's Ben. He lies all the time, and we never know how much he actually knows. But real answers? Nada. Not that I was really expecting any this early on.

I think that's all the noteworthy points of "Sundown." As per Lost's early-in-the-season M.O., I am SUPER CONFUSED. But this was an enjoyable episode, and things are certainly looking up from last week.

(This review also posted, uncensored, on my blog at http://meltedbrain.wordpress.com.)




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Mar 3, 2010 3:17AM EST

I'm not sure but maybe he couldn't kill locke considering he ended up talkiing to sayid first.. but who knows lost is just way out there lol

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Mar 3, 2010 1:13PM EST

I really like the new season of Lost. It finally doesn't feel like getting more and more complicated, but is, in my eyes, clearly going to an end.
I am currently more attracted to the dark side.. smokey-Locke and Sahid are my favorite characters of the show.
What I think is very important now is to take a look at those characters, that aren't represented very much. Jin, Sawyer, Hurley, Jack f.e.
Smokey-Locke is, at this moment, quite clear to me. I think he was the guy who was on the island with jacob in one flashback, beeing somehow banished to become smokey, bound by rules, set up by jacob.All he wants is to get free again. But I have no clue what he's going to do then.
the unspoken question "jack or sawyer, who's going to lead the island?" from season one is going to come back again too, I think.One of them is staying behind, watching over the island.probably sawyer, reunited with dead blondie...
but that's all just a wild guess...

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