Lost 6×05 — “Lighthouse”: Meh, this episode was a mixed bag for me. Once again, I found the off island stuff more compelling, but some of the island stuff was a bit more interesting this time around. I usually hate episodes that heavily feature Jack because I think the character is insufferable. However, he wasn’t as bad this time — in the alternate universe, at any rate. He seemed to really care about his son(!) and made a concerted effort not to be like his own boozing jackass of a dad. Gotta give him credit for that — especially after the vision we saw in the very first flash-forward where a drunk, pill-poppin’ Jack told Kate they were never supposed to leave the island. Remember that???
Hurley has never been one of my favorite characters either, so between him and Jack being on the screen so much, I was this close to turning the damn thing off. Yeah, he’s funny at times, but his “Dude” shtick got old a long time ago. Also, whenever I look at him I can’t help but wonder why he hasn’t lost any weight. I know the island has food stores and whatnot, but still… you’d think that being stranded on a deserted island that’s not even on any world maps would serve as a pretty effective fat burner, right? Not in Hurley’s case.
At any rate, the lighthouse was kinda cool, as it showed us how Jacob was able to watch all the candidates for all those years. But of course dumbass Jack had to smash it to bits before anyone else had a chance to look at it and understand what it does. What was the point of his temper tantrum? The damage (i.e. Jacob watching his childhood house) had been done long ago. Idiot.
Oh, and is it just me or does anyone else agree that this season has been decidedly short on answers thus far? It doesn’t seem like any of the mysteries are being revealed at all — and time continues to run out on the series. Dare I hope that there’s a legitimate reason for all the island happenings? Please don’t tell me the whole point is just to find the next guardian of a deserted frickin’ island!!!!