Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Through the Looking Glass - Season 3, Episode 22 (Post 3)


Airing again tonight (Wednesday Jan 30) at 11/10c, this special re-run has been promoted as an "enhanced episode with on-screen facts and back story." Let's watch carefully to see what's new and get back in the rhythm of Lost so we're ready to roll full force on Thusday!

129 comments:

ib4uc said...

Oooh, first!

maven said...

Second. Thanks to Dennis (or who posted this.)

maven said...

Dark has this posted about a cross-over campaign between ABC and "The Vantage Point" movie:
"Columbia Pictures and ABC have signed a deal to cross promote the new Matthew Fox movie Vantage Point and Season 4 of LOST. Apparently a new special "numerical" clue promo for Vantage Point will air during the Season Premiere of LOST which will lead fans to an online ARG site called WhatisYourVantagePoint.com and it will lead to unlocking special LOST content. Fans will also be able to find the special Vantage Point Super Bowl Ad."

ib4uc said...

maven... thanks for the info. I haven't visited Dark for a while -- I've tried to steer clear of spoilers for both the show and Find815. I have absolutely no willpower when I visit that site. I think, one spoiler won't hurt and the next thing I know, I've read it all!

Capcom said...

What the cheez, my TV Guide says that it starts at 8:00 and Wife Swappers is on now. Guess it starts at 9:00 here.

Ellen said...

Hi!!!
Capcom-yep, wife swap-really hate that show....!
xxoo

maven said...

ib4uc: You're welcome. I, too, am always nervous going over to Dark's. This was posted under "Media Mentions". I definitely don't go to "Spoilers" or "Rumors", also people post in comments all over the place there.

Amused2bHere said...

Sooooooooooooo psyched for Lost!!!!!!


(sorry, just couldn't contain myself)

maven said...

I think we're all feeling that way, amused! LOL

Sayid'sgirl said...

Ready for the enhancement show.
Wonder if we'll get anything us hard core lost fans don't know?
It doesn't really matter. It's just so cool that lost is finally back.

Twinkle said...

RE: Vantage Point tie in

They sure know how to rope us in!

minnesotawriter said...

Wait, 11/10c or 9/8c?

Also, I'm sure everyone has seen the final mobisode with Christian Shepherd. Thought: Christian is dead. Could this be his twin? His evil twin?

Melissa_Lossa said...

If anybody wants a sneak preview, tvguide.com has a short scene from the new epsiode up on their homepage.

Not too spoiler-y, but be warned: it IS tear inducing. I watched it twice, and choked up both times!

Capcom said...

What's this Vantage Point thing that's tied in with LOST? Some TV show that I don't watch yet, or a new one? Tx.

maven said...

Capcom: It's Matthew Fox's new movie.

Capcom said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh. Thanks! :-B

Darkaardvark said...

I don't think I'm going to be able to put up with this 'enhanced' episode for two hours. If it says anything more worthwhile than 'clearly Jack is distressed,' someone let me know.

Melissa_Lossa said...

My favorite fact so far is "looks like it's a bumpy ride, but Jack doesn't mind." Thanks for the hidden clue!


My local station just squeezed the picture for a weather alert - I'm going cross-eyed trying to read two things at once!

Tim said...

Oh my gosh... the text updates are horrendously distracting!!!

experimentalfilm! said...

they areee . but maybe they'll be informative near the end ..

Capcom said...

I have to say, some of these commentary quips for the show are very funny...."Papa is very angry"...heehee.

Tim said...

Dont' forget, new content is up on Find815.com

Codysmom said...

LOL, the commentary is cracking me up...

I said to my husband, "It's Lost for Dummies" and he said, "That's good because it's helping me put it all together." He also thinks the wording is well-done.

FYSB said...

I'm glad this is working for the non-afficiandos, because I am NOT liking these popups. For crying out loud, Jack climbs onto the railing of the bridge and says "forgive me" and the pop up is "Jack is obviously distraught"?!?!? I would suspect most people who are contemplating SUICIDE are distraught. I wish they would keep this to relevant and not obvious info.

experimentalfilm! said...

oooo interesting easter egg they pointed out, i happened to not know this before :

dr gary nadler was supposed to work on jacks patient in his flash forward, and nadler happens to be bernards last name . hmmm..

experimentalfilm! said...

lmao "hang on everyody, our triangle has just become a quadrangle ."

memphish said...

Snazzy new look for the site David. Thanks. It was Admin aka Penuel who put up the post or so it says.

I've been busy finding 815, but I'm taping LOST and will catch up without commercial interruption later tonight or tomorrow morning. I, like Melissa_Lossa know that I'll have weather as well as pop-ups. Oh well. I hope the weather is resolved by tomorrow night.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Dpo you think Ben is talking about Dharma when he tells Patchy the island is being attacked by forces stronger than in many many years?

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experimentalfilm! said...

ooo i too love the new look for the site !

experimentalfilm! said...

hahahah sawyer centric commercial ! love it !!!

Dennis said...

Happy Lost Eve Everyone!

Codysmom said...

Same here, experimentalfilm... I didn't know that Bernard and Dr. Gary share the same last name.

Some of these pop-ups are really funny and to me, they aren't really all that distracting since I've seen this episode twice already.

Off to see if any more Easter Eggs show up.

Sayid'sgirl said...

Loved the Sawyer commercial!

Capcom said...

Interesting quip about Pascal, Jack and Locke there!

Me too Sayidsgirl, I thinkthat it's the bst music vid commercial so far.

Capcom said...

Hey Dennis!

Ellen said...

Sawyer-bad to the bone, my home-boy!!!
xxoo

Tim said...

Sawyer is, by far, far, far, my favorite character on LOST. :)

Melissa_Lossa said...

That Sawyer commercial was CLASSIC!

I just finished find815 during the last break - the game was actually pretty easy. Can't wait to see what all of the screen capture gurus come up with on that video!

Melissa_Lossa said...

I just watched this episode on DVD this weekend, so I'm just enjoying reading the pop-ups. So cheesy!

experimentalfilm! said...

they aren't distracting to me either ... of course, i do have the season 3 box set so i can watch this 20 times if i really wanted to lol .

i really hope tomorrows epi is ballinnnn

experimentalfilm! said...

"careful, jack !"

hahaha so cute

Melissa_Lossa said...

Has anybody ever seen that awful Blind Date show that's on in the middle of the night? That's totally what this reminds me of.

"Kate and Jack share a big moment in 3... 2... 1..."

Ha, ha!

Capcom said...

Seeing the coffin again from the side, it doesn't look so short, as we thought. For some reason it does in the overhead shots.

Melissa_Lossa said...

Here's a question - Jack and Ben are away from the group for at least five minutes, maybe ten. Kate knows that Alex is Danielle's daughter. Why doesn't she say anything while Ben and Jack are gone? Ben ends up telling Alex the truth when he comes back (right before the touching "want to help me tie him up" scene).

Capcom said...

Maybe she would leave it up to Danielle to make the introductions?

jess4ua said...

Quadrangle, was my fav part. I will have to rewatch it tomorrow. I missed a lot getting the find815 post together. Yay, LOST tomorrow. I def won't miss THAT!

Capcom said...

Well, they didn't say a damm thing about Jack's father after his rant in the hospital! Humph.

Tim said...

ha, I always loved how Charlie got that password on the first try.

experimentalfilm! said...

interesting song choice for locke lol .

Melissa_Lossa said...

capcom - I thought that was weird, too. Seemed like the perfect place for a snarky comment.


BTW - every time I refresh this page, it takes me back to the top and I see your "what the cheese" comment - cracks me up every time.

Melissa_Lossa said...

That Locke commercial was too funny!

Tim said...

Pick up the phone already!

Melissa_Lossa said...

No kidding - if your helicopter had crashed into the ocean and your person was missing, you think someone would be manning communications a little more carefully.

Melissa_Lossa said...

All right, kids - off to bed. I'll see you all tomorrow!

Erich said...

Good to get a refresher, despite the cheesy info nuggets. Anyone else reminded of VH1's "Pop Up Video"? I'm glad they made them simple enough for people who don't follow the show as closely as we do, but I half expected to see "facts" like:

"Lost is a TV show..."
"It airs on ABC"

"Jack is a doctor..."
"that means he takes care of people when they are sick"

They should at least have mixed in some trivia questions like you see before the movie in a theater:

"The man who plays Charlie was in a major movie trilogy. Finish the title: Lord of the ______"

"Unscramble this character's name:
RAYWSE"

Ah, well. It got the ol' juices flowing for tomorrow night. See y'all then!

DiggityDirge said...

it's alive.....good to have the TLC back in action. Very excited to chat about tomorrow's epi.

I'm wondering if I will be able to sleep tonight. So, so excited.

Amused2bHere said...

Oh my! Those pop-ups were so totally beside the point, but at least they weren't as distracting as they could have been...and some of them were snarky or cute. They could have done more with them, but whatever...

The Sawyer centric commercial:
Yowza!

The song for Locke: crazy! (aw, can't Iron John get a break?)

Capcom, I noticed the coffin didn't seem as tiny this time around too. Seemed more regular sized. What's up with that?

Off to find815. See ya all tomorrow!

Capcom said...

Heheh, Melissa. :-)

They were very silent for a lot of the final 10 minutes it seemed. Dang them.

Amused2bHere said...

oh, and I love the new banner for the front page! It's awesome, so thanks to our Admin (we miss ya David).

scoutpost said...

First off- haven't watched the epi yet. I've been listening...but since I was getting kids to bed, didn't have time to "read" so I recorded and was going back...but now I wonder if it's worth it after reading everyone's comments.

Second- LOVE the new banner/graphics for the site!

Third- LOST started coming on and I literally started doing a happy dance- tripped over our new puppy that sneaked upstairs. Ok I know this bit is about as useless info as some of the "facts" they gave us tonite, but if you had seen it you would've laughed. :)

Off to watch the epi....see ya'll tomorrow!

maven said...

Cool new logo on the site!

Just started watching the enhancement! At least, I hope it grabs in more viewers.

jess4ua said...

Did anyone catch the Kimmel clip...I think it may be a hint, perhaps even a spoiler. Interesting!

LostIt said...

Were Sawyer and Locke the only two character-centric commercials? I don't want to delete the epi from my Tivo and miss out on something cute. The 2 I saw were quite good.

maven said...

While I'm thinking of it: I thought it was cool how in the pop-up they were discussing that Locke heard Jacob say "Help Me", and at that exact moment Ben is talking to Patchy via walkie-talkie in the LG Station saying, "I want you to 'help me' by killing Charlie."

LostIt said...

Jess, I saw it, but he said that it would not be in the episode tomorrow. I don't really know if it's all that spoilery. It depends on where things actually go and if it was cut from the epsiode, maybe it won't even be relevant.

LostIt said...

I caught that, too, Maven. I thought it was odd that they were rehashing what happened in JAcob's cabin at that particular moment until I saw and heard "help me".

maven said...

Well, it's 10:20 pm here now...where are the "New Revelations"?

maven said...

Yes, Lostit: That "help me" popped up the exact same time that Ben said "...help me...".

maven said...

Is David really back? How's daddy-hood, David? Welcome back, and thanks for the post (I thought Dennis did it), and the new masthead.

Fun Box Boards said...

Hmmm I was hoping for a good clue when Walt showed up to tell Locke he had more work to do.
Not sure if he is Walt in the flesh or the smoke monster in disguise.

Can't wait for tonight!!!

Mazzy :-)

Sayid'sgirl said...

Happy LOST Day everyone!!!
WOO HOO!! Finally

Melissa_Lossa said...

Happy Lost day at last!!


I'm stuck in a cold house right now, waiting for the furnace repair guy to come by. Everybody cross your fingers for less than disastrous news! :)

Fun Box Boards said...

<-- crossing fingers for lissa

Sayid'sgirl said...

Fingers crossed.

Thrasher76 said...

Hey all, the recap episode was very good last night, wifey and I enjoyed it.

Tonight we are watching the premier on my 100 inch projection screen TV!! It is like being at the movies!!

Talk to you all soon!

Peace & Namaste

memphish said...

Happy LOST Day!!!!

Good luck with the furnace ML.

Thrasher I cannot even get my spacially challenged brain around the size of that TV. You should sell tickets.

Thrasher76 said...

Not sure if my memory is bad or if I just realizing that the mirror image of the island on all logos for the show is a city??? Was it always this way?

Thrasher76 said...

Memphish it is around 8 feet long and 4 feet tall, takes up an entire wall in my basement! And it is HD!!!

ular97 said...

oh my gosh thrasher! That sounds wonderful, but I am glad it came out of your bank account and not mine! lol

Thrasher76 said...

They are actually far cheaper than most people think. I paid far less than a 42 inch plasma or LCD tv...

Penuel said...

Hello all and Happy LOST Day! Yes, I'm back and I'm going by "Penuel" instead of "Administrator" now. My wife has gotten into the "mommy blogging" thing and she didn't like "Administrator" showing up when she was posting comments on her friends' blogs! Plus...Let's be honest, I haven't been much of an Admin lately! That title belongs to Dennis now!

I'm super pumped about Season 4 and can't wait to jump back into the discussions with you all. It should be a great 8 weeks!

Melissa_Lossa said...

Thrasher - I'm so jealous!


Thanks for all the "warm" thoughts, gang. Ha, ha. :)

memphish said...

The Sawyer video commercial as well as Locke and Kate are in the video player at ABC's LOST website. You have to scroll over to them.

Good to see you around David. Great job on the logo. Speaking of which to answer your question Thrasher, the reflection of the city has been in all the S4 promo material, but it's new this year. We didn't miss it for the last 3 years. :D

Thrasher76 said...

Thanks Memphish!! Thought I was going crazy here!!

David!!! Congrats on the sprout and I hope life is treating you well!!

scoutpost said...

Morning all! Happy Happy LOST Day! Hey Thrasher and David!!! Good to see you all around this morning. HOpe to hear from ya'll more. Thrasher- that TV sounds awesome, I'm really jealous (we just have an old fashioned 36" TV).

I watched part of the enhanced epi last night before bed. There were a couple of things I thought were interesting (if I can remember them). One was that St. Sebastian (the name of Jack's CA hospital) was a protector from the plague... and I can't remember the other one. Rats. Maybe it'll come to me. I thought the "factoids" would've been really good for someone who was clueless about LOST, but I thought they were quite funny.

I've got to go get some more caffeine...

Melissa_Lossa said...

Okay, the verdict is in - $500 for a new circuit board, and we'll have heat again today! Hooray!

Sayid'sgirl said...

Hey David
Good to see you again.

luckyguylikeme said...

It's nice to see you back David! Hope everything's been well in your life since we last saw you here.

9 1/2 hours and counting! Here at my school I'm getting together with a ton of other LOST fans to watch it... it should be really exciting!

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maven said...

Morning all on a real LOST DAY! OMG...it's finally here!

Great to see Thrasher and Penuel here. Thrasher, you have me beat...our DLP is ONLY 73"! LOL The HD is great on it, too! And we just got a Blu-Ray which is even better.

I'm sure more and more of the old gang will be popping in here today. As usual, I'm going to whine about having to log off when the show starts on the east coast and sit on my hands for 3 hours until I can join in!

scoutpost said...

You and me maven...I won't be able to watch until after I get the kids in bed. So we may be watching and online at the same time!

maven said...

Great, Scoutpost...I'll look for here tonight! At least with the show over at 10pm pst, some people might still be around from est! I always thought getting on-line at 11pm pst to enter into deep discussions was too much for me and too late. Now it's like I've got an extra hour to play! LOL

Thrasher76 said...

I am debating on blu-ray or HD-DVD, I don't see a clear winner like you do.

One of the more interesting clues last night was the anagram of the funeral parlour, it translated to Flash Forward...kind of neat...

Glad your heat is working again!!! That is a pretty decent price considering how expensive they can get.

I will not be on later because I go to bed early now, so it will be off to slumber land for me once the show is over. I will however be back on Monday and possibly next Thursday after the show.

jess4ua said...

Happy Lost Day!!!
Hi everyone! I am so glad the game is over before tonight's premiere. I was in a panic thinking I would have to somehow manage both.

Melissa-lossa- :(

Woah! I think I need to get a 100" projection screen before tonight.LOL I'll have to tell hubby that all my LOST friends have one and it's not fair. LOL Actually I don't think it would take much convincing.....

Amused2bHere said...

Happy Lost Day!!!!!
I wonder what Chucklez thought of that last Lost Moment? Purgatory, indeed!

Thrasher76 said...

Jess did I just friend you on facebook? I was racking my brain when I got the request and thought it had to be you....

maven said...

Thrasher: We held off on the Blu-Ray vs HD contest...it seems most studios are going Blu-Ray and it seems to be the winner according to industry pundits. So we broke down and got a Playstation3 with Blu-Ray in it! Glad we did it finally! If you've got such a big screen as we do, it's definitely better with any DVD even if it's not Blu-Ray!

Codysmom said...

Happy Lost Day! The site looks great!

Oh, Melissa, I hope you're warm now (speaking as a fellow Michigander.... it's freezing here!)

I'm totally jealous of your tv, thrasher!

I'm so glad someone talked about the Sawyer and Locke commercials last nite.. I would have missed them and they were great!

I'll probably be on late, maven. I always stay up too late!! And, it will be just TOO EXCITING to sleep!!

Thrasher76 said...

I think I am either going to go the PS3 route or wait until they start bundling home theater systems with hd dvd or blu ray in them with the speakers...

maven said...

Thrasher: We've been waiting to put in the Bose Home Theater system. We contacted them and they have no immediate plans to bundle anything other than a DVD player with it. So we went with PS3!

Thrasher76 said...

I really want to get a Wii to play on it, I have an Xbox 360 and that is amazing! In fact, I am going to go do that now, chat with you all later...

Twinkle said...

Hey all! Nice top banner!

Bad news for me, hubby and I have decided to watch all 8 episodes of Lost after they finish airing. It's much less excruciating that way but I'll miss theorizing with all of you! I'll probably lurk and let myself get spoiled anyway. :-)

maven said...

OMG! Twinkle! We'll miss you, but how on earth can you guys do that?

jess4ua said...

Thrasher - Yes, that was me! :D

Okay, I have to go run a few errands before tonight. BBIAB

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

And why??

Seriously. Why? What's gonna be more excruciating? Having to avoid all entertainment media so you don't get spoiled, or having to wait a week in-between fixes?

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Two things:

1) Is it just my work browser, or is the front page all blue?

2) We bought a big ol' new TV on Sunday, and it is awesome. Cannot wait to watch LOST on it!

maven said...

Kyle: The masthead is all blue.

And Thrasher's TV is 100", mine's 73"...so...what's YOURS? LOL

maven said...

OMG I was #108 post! And on LOST day, too! I'm one with the island! LOL

Melissa_Lossa said...

codysmom - yeah, I'm all warm and toasty again. :) Watch out - you guys are supposed to get a TON of snow tomorrow, from what I hear. We had a huge storm yesterday, and the wind chill was -14!


The worst thing about the furnace was we just had to replace our water heater on Tuesday (yes, Tuesday TWO DAYS AGO) because that wasn't working either. Eek! No big screen TV in our future! LOL

Codysmom said...

LOL, maven... "one with the island"... maybe you can tell us what the heck is going on, then! OR, better yet... you will suddenly look 20 years younger and feel like running a marathon:)

Codysmom said...

So glad you're warm, melissa! Yes, we're bracing for a lot of snow... Hate to tell you, but "bad luck comes in threes". I hope you have more than one tv in the house, just in case!

Kyle aka TheBookPolice said...

Uh-oh....ours is only a 42" plasma. But that's a pretty good upgrade from the old one!

Twinkle said...

Maven and Kyle:
Kyle said:
What's gonna be more excruciating? Having to avoid all entertainment media so you don't get spoiled, or having to wait a week in-between fixes?

Well, first because I love my husband, would prefer to watch it with him, and that's how he prefers to watch it. Plus that's how we watched Heroes this season and it was even more pleasant than I thought it would be. Not having to wait was euphoric! I'm one of those people that can't put a book down and gets online after an episode to find out what happens next. I have an over-active curiosity.

Second, who says I'm going to avoid spoilers? Haven't so far so why stop now. (See over-active curiosity above) :-D I'll probably check in every week anyway. I just won't be able to contribute as much to theories.

takes a village said...

Happy Lost Day everyone.
Glad you all remembered the way home. A few stragglers yet to check in, but I know we'll be hearing from you soon.

experimentalfilm! said...

so excited !
btw, my friend has a lost blog too . it's called hurley-bird.blogspot.com . he points out some good stuff.

im really pumped for tonight... but ughh then we have to wait each weeekkk . is there gonna be another hiatus cause of the strike ?

JGZ350 said...

What is up Losties? A very good LOST day to you. Wow,can you believe it? It's finally here, after a long 8 month wait, we will be rewarded with 8 great eps of LOST. Is tonights two hour premiere show a two hour episode or a one hour re-cap and a one hour episode? I am proud of myself, as much as I wanted to, I didn't spoil tonight's episode. Heck, I haven't even read a review on the show and there are so many out there.
I will check back after it airs here in the cetral time zone and see if there is any stimulating posts on tonight's episode.
Late.

Melissa_Lossa said...

codysmom - well, last week, we discovered that one of our windows upstairs is leaking, and the wall below it is full of water, so we've had our three!

Last night, Mr. Mel was watching TV at about 8:55 and the station cut out - I was so sure that the cable had gone out, and I was going to miss TTLG! Luckily, it was just a glitch in the channel. :)


experimental - TV Guide.com has an interview with Naveen Andrews, and in it he says that if the strike ends by the end of February, they should be able to pick up and finish shooting the season to air this spring. Fingers crossed!

Oh, and Pushing Daisies fans - word on the street is that there won't be anymore episodes this season, strike or no strike. They're going to start shooting again this summer, and relaunch the show early in the fall. I miss the Pie Hole!

ib4uc said...

I guess I'll be the umpteenth Loco to say this -- HAPPY LOST DAY!

memphish said...

JGZ350, It's an hour recap then an hour and 2 minute episode. Set the recording devices accordingly, and don't trust Tivo or your cable company to get it right.

I feel certain tonight's episode here in Memphis is going to be "enhanced" by weather information.

ib4uc said...

memphish... we're supposed to have crappy weather move through this evening also so I feel you pain.

Ange said...

takes a village said...Happy Lost Day everyone.
Glad you all remembered the way home. A few stragglers yet to check in, but I know we'll be hearing from you soon.


Check!

Ellen said...

ooo-ooo me too, me too!!
Happy LOST Day ya'll!! I only hope the weather doesn't interfere with tonight's show, I'll be really po'd!
Good thoughts, good thoughts...
:D
xxoo

Dennis said...

Happy Lost Day everyone!

minnesotawriter said...

seems redundant but HAPPY LOST DAY! can't wait for the podcasts again! what day is it going to be released?

BarbaraJay said...

Happy LOST day! Yay! I didn't know about the extra 2 minutes. I'll adjust the Tivo. Thanks!

It's good to be back.

experimentalfilm! said...

saw a commercial for the oceanic commercial . apparently its supposed to change our lives forever .

...aaaand we'll also see the premiere of the great new series Eli Stone! which critics call:

"intelligent !" --new york times
"riveting!" -- newsweek

...oh abc . love your marketing techniques, i really do .

maven said...

Just peeking in from the west coast! I know you're all in the middle of the re-cap show...20 min. to go for "The Beginning of the End". Have fun all! Will be back later....

scoutpost said...

Hey all! It's almost time!!!! I missed- what exactly are we supposed to do with Vantage Point? Are there numbers we're supposed to get from somewhere? I know we go to abc.com but I just don't know what to do there.