Thursday, January 22, 2009
Season Five is Finally Here
Well, it's back. The best show on television since Seinfeld (which is techinically still on 47 times a day in reruns)is back for it's 5th season and it started with a bang.
Time Travel. We all suspected it, the writers have given us glimpses of it, but now I think we've got an entire season in front of us of characters bouncing in and out of the past, present and future. Thank goodness they've got a quantum physicist running around the island with them to explain it all.
It was great to have some "old stuff" brought back and worked in again...like Eko's brother's plane and finding a dead boar in the jungle, etc. And I am looking forward to, in the immortal words of Haley Joel Osmet, "seeing dead people". I had heard that Libby would be back this season and I suspect we can anticipate appearances by Boone, Shannon, Charlie and several others. Of course we've got to get back to Walt and Michael at some point to, I guess.
Of course the season premier left me with more questions than answers, as usual.
Who wants Aaron so badly, and why?
Is Charlotte going crazy and having nose-bleeds (the first signs of upcoming death)from too much time travel and the lack of a constant, like the poor guy on the freighter?
Why don't the rules apply to Desmond? Because he isn't part of Dharma (technically) or the Others? Because he got himself, with Penny's help, off of the island?
Is Ben desperate to get back to the island so he can overthrow Locke?
Is Sun still a "good guy"? She's scaring me a little.
Who was the lady in the butcher shop, Jill? Was I supposed to recognize her from the island?
So many questions and only two more seasons to get them all answered. Aaaaahhhh!
On to miscellaneous observations:
I must say that I'm glad Jack is clean shaven and off the pills, at least for now. I couldn't take much more of that beard.
I love that Hurley is the only one smart enough (or insane enough) to confess to quadruple homicide instead of walking outside with Ben. His (Hurley's)recap of events to his mom was great, too.
I think Ms. Hawking is Daniel's mother and I'm glad that she's back. I love it when they bring back someone that you thought was a "one timer" and turn them in to a main character. That just makes it so awesome! I also think it is awesome that she can boss Ben around.
I can't wait for next week....and the next week....and the next week.....and the next week.....well, you get the point.