“Lost”: Episode 10, “Something Nice Back Home”

Lost10faradayRight off the top, a round of applause for director Stephen Williams and cinematographer Cort Fey.

The look of this seg, “Something Nice Back Home,” was fantastic — sharp enough to cut glass. You never saw so many shades of green in the jungle. The sweat and stubble on Jack and Sawyer’s faces was palpable, and it seemed like many of the shots were framed more tightly than usual — heightening the sense of being inside a character’s head.

If last week’s Lost seg, “The Shape of Things to Come,” was an “Indiana Jones” episode packed with action and adventure, then this week’s was the John Cassavetes’ edition, an intense, intimate look at the dark side of love and relationships and betrayal.

Scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz did a fine job of writing was was essentially a multi-pronged character piece, though the plot pace surely picked up in the last few minutes. The operating room scene where Juliet overrules Jack on the anesthesia was quick-cutting at its most effective.

The episode had plenty of crowd-pleasing moments. The sight in the first flashforward of Jack and Kate enjoying domestic bliss, however briefly or tenuously, must’ve cheered many fans (same goes for the lingering shot of Kate’s butt), though true to real life, Sawyer does seem to still cast a long shadow over their lives.Lost10rose

As if we needed more reasons to like Rose, she gave us one early on in the seg when Bernard is pressing Faraday on whether he’s being honest about the freighter failing to answer their radio calls and Charlotte starts to get snarky.

“Just watch your tone, Red,” Rose scolds. Thank you, Rose, thank you.

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  3. Cate says:

    Look how easy it is to change the name you post and pretend to be someone else. Get a life “Cate.” I’m guessing next week the name will be Sergio. It’s equally baffling at how some schmuck continues to read something that obviously has them so discontent. Again, if you’re upset about the posts, don’t read them. Move on with your life.
    Anyway, I wasn’t a big fan of Rose’s attitude. I understand her frustration, what with all the deception from Charlotte and Daniel but all Charlotte is doing is carrying out an assignment, and she’s not hurting anyone in the process! They didn’t have to land on the Island, they didn’t have to offer rescue (however much of a lie that may be), and they don’t have to be generally cooperative to those crazies who have been stuck on the ominous Island. I dunno, I guess I like her bitchiness. It’s the same quality that I like in Miles, Sawyer and Paolo (the characters were a flop, but it’s a crime to let Rodrigo Santoro go like that!).
    As for Claire, it’s nice to know that the psychic many moons ago got his wish about giving her baby up for adoption to a couple in LA. I just never imagined that couple in LA would be Kate and Jack!
    Also, I wonder what apparitions will be appearing to Sun and Sayid (and possibly Ben. But somehow I doubt Kate will be seeing ghosts any time soon, but something’s got to convince her of the immediate need to get back to the Island).

  4. Cate says:

    Is it just me or do you not watch the show? References to Hurly’s stay at Santa Rosa Mental Institution go back to Season 1 and the passage that Jack read to Aaron is from Alice in Wonderland – a book referenced time and time again throughout the show – specifically in episodes “Through the Looking Glass” and “White Rabbit.” I guess I’m just baffled that a tv blog writer is not paying better attention to her subject matter.

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