-Terry O'Quinn is probably the most talented actor on the show but I feel like Sawyer is the best character. They sure are doing a good job with that bizarrely sympathetic dickhead. Remember how you said Aaron Paul got away with selling Jesse in spite of Jesse being "the most inconsistently written character in history?" I feel like they've gotten away with the same thing here. I actually think Josh Holloway is really doing a good job though and they even give him some of the funniest bits, like those glasses he wears when he's reading books on the beach. I even laughed at some of his racism, like, when he called Sayid "Captain A-rab." Best weirdly sympathetic asshole character since Bender from The Breakfast Club, or maybe Jonah Hill in Superbad, to awkwardly compare him to two teen movies.
-Michelle Rodriguez, we hardly knew ye. Unless people are going to be resurrected from the dead as some twist later. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that she died, or that they had to get a corrupt cop character in there somehow. She gave a good performance and convinced as a badass, and casting Rachel Ticotin as her mom is amusingly inspired casting, but her back story made me cringe when it turned out that that creep that she blew away had caused her to miscarry a baby. Was that shit necessary? What is this, Game of Thrones? Don't answer that.
-...and, uh, while we're at it, was it really a good idea to have Libby's death's be a moral repeat of Ana Lucia accidentally killing Shannon? Granted we didn't know Libby very well but TWO accidental killings of innocent women by characters who subsequently have to be forgiven for what they did? Cripes.
-...I mean, I guess they HAD to use Shannon's death to grind some plot gear mechanisms and such and set up a mess of conflicting feelings about Ana Lucia (God only knows how funny Musicman's response to her would be), because God knows the character veered between being unlikable, worthless, and sexy. If they hadn't pulled Ana Lucia off so well it would have been obvious they were just cutting dead weight.
-Michael Bowen!! Knew I was gonna see him at some point, didn't know it would be this early. Probably isn't capable of talking like anything other than a Southwestern sleaze is he?
-Clancy Brown!! Him turning up on this show seems as inevitable as Robert Forster on Breaking Bad. His death was absolutely retarded though. "Uh...just have him fall and hit his head on a rock hard enough to make some brains come out."
-You're a Kate-hater, right? She didn't do much this season. Barely noticed she was there.
-Hurley's and Eko's back-story episodes were both good ones, except for Eko cradling a dead priest-corpse and crying at the end of his. I like the "revelation" in Hurley's quite a bit.
-Pippin from Lord Of The Rings was the source of both the show's best joke this season ("Do you know how to open the hatch doors?" "No, but if you hum it I bet I could try to play it..." something like that), the show's single lamest moment thus far (his totally un-bewildered reaction to a gigantic cloud of poorly-CGI'd black smoke threatening Eko right up to his face), and a good twist (that he was the one who attacked Sun, because he was trying to make Locke look bad.)
-Do you think they pulled off the season 2 finale? Go look up a plot description if you don't remember what happened in it. Desmond vs. Locke, the revelation of not pushing the button being what crashed the plane, the war with the Others and subsequent capture, Charlie and Eko's little dynamite adventure, Desmond's back story, Michael's plot against the group and subsequent confession that he's a murderer, Desmond's self sacrifice and a big boom-boom, and Russians (weren't they?) at the end. I guess I should be impressed that they successfully accomplished even as much as they did because that is one overstuffed tamale.
-An episode entitled "?"? Really? I don't even WANT to know what nerds in 2006 thought of that.
-I also don't care one bit about that map or whatever it is, unless the show really makes me care.
-Going to rewatch Twin Peaks again then on to season 3.