TV Review: Lost Episode 2.19

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

From ABC: Rose is surprisingly and vehemently opposed to Bernard's plan to create an S.O.S. signal; romantic sparks are rekindled between Jack and Kate when they trek into the jungle to propose a "trade" with "The Others"; and Locke begins to question his faith in the island.

My Rating: 4 out of 4

This week's episode titled S.O.S. is Rose and Bernard centric episode. Since the series began, Rose has been one of my favorites of the lesser seen characters. When her husband Bernard joined her this season, I was definitely intrigued by the pair. Bernard is definitely antsy now with the arrival of the food.

If someone is dropping off food for them to eat, then someone might be able to rescue them. He ends up getting an idea, and he enlists the help of many of the island's residents. He wants to build a sign that could attract any planes or satellite's overhead. Rose immediately disagrees with him. However, he is persistent. They begin work on a sign, and he tries to enlist the help of Charlie and Eko, but they are in the middle of building a church.

When Bernard returns to the beach, only a few have stayed to help him build the sign. When he tells those still left his plan, they are less than enthused about it. The group walking inland about a half mile to collect the needed rocks to build the sign is just not going to work. Bernard even tries to get Sawyer to help, but that doesn't work either. He started out with fifteen ready to help him, and now he's down to four. He blames his wife Rose's attack when she heard of his head earlier that day. Once he angers Jin, there is no one left to help him with the sign.

As for Rose, she meets Locke on the beach, and she and him talk briefly about his injured leg. He tells her Jack told him it would take four weeks to heal. Rose tells him it won't take that long, and he knows it. The back story of this couple is that Rose is sick with an illness that is going to cause her to die. Apparently her time on the island has had the same miraculous effects on her that it did on Locke's legs, so he could walk again.

Rose ends up telling Bernard that she believes the island has healed her because she hasn't filled sick since they arrived. In one of the flashback sequences, we even see Rose meeting Locke back at the airport before the flight took off. He was still in the wheelchair. Once Rose tells Bernard, he stops building the sign because if his wife cannot leave the island, he won't leave either.

As for Jack, they are still holding "Henry" captive, but now he won't eat or drink. Jack gets this idea to trade their captive for Walt. This gets the man to talk, and he says that a trade won't happen. Jack won't be deterred, and he heads out. Ana Lucia mentions he should not go alone. He then goes to ask Kate to accompany him. The two enter the jungle, and when Kate sees a doll lying in the foilage, she goes to pick it up. Jack figures it is a trap, but he is unable to stop her before they are tangled high in the air over the jungle floor.

Kate retrieves the gun Jack is carrying. She tries to shoot the rope, so it drops them to the floor, but she isn't able to do it. Jack tries, and they drop back down to the ground. They finally make their way to the spot on the island where they met Zeek. Jack calls him out, but Kate tells him no one is there once there is nothing happening. Jack is stubborn though, and he plans to wait for the others to show themselves. The silent forest gives Jack and Kate time to talk about their kiss. When Jack tells her he isn't sorry they kissed, the others arrive to drop off Michael.

At the hatch, Locke are watching over "Henry." Locke wants to know if he did indeed enter the numbers that day he asked him too. The man is keeping silent however, and he listens to Locke's screams with a devilish smile on his face. By the end of the episode, we see Locke trying to sketch the symbols he saw the day the hatch went wacko.

The good news this was one of the better episodes this season. The bad news is we have a bit of a wait until the next one airs. Then we have four episodes in a row, the last one being the two hour season finale. This episode definitely adds to the mysticism of the island with first Locke's paralysis being cured and now Rose's own illness being cured as well. That definitely makes things interesting. The return of Michael was also suspected to happen sooner or later, but we have no sign of Walt. Something tells me we probably won't see him this season. It'll be left possibly as a mystery until season three.


onecouchcritic said...

Hi Couch, My name is Belle and I live in Australia. Seeing how you are such a TV addict, could you please fill me in on your theory on the show. Mine is that they are all guinea pigs and the government is all behind it. Your feedback would be greatly apprieciated.

Thanks and God Bless,


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