Lost The Beginning Of The End S04E01 (ABC)

Lost is a United States serial drama television series that follows the lives of plane crash survivors on a mysterious tropical island, after a passenger jet flying between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, United States crashes somewhere in the South Pacific. Each episode typically features a primary storyline on the island as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character’s life. The show was created by Damon Lindelof, J. J. Abrams and Jeffrey Lieber, and is filmed primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii. The pilot episode was first broadcast on September 22, 2004. Since then, three seasons have aired. The show is produced by ABC Studios, Bad Robot Productions and Grass Skirt Productions and airs on the ABC Network in the United States. Its incidental music is composed by Michael Giacchino. The current executive producers are Abrams, Lindelof, Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. Because of its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming in Hawaii, the series is one of the most expensive on television.

From the Lost Wikipedia entry.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

As a lot of other viewers, I was hotly anticipating the new season of Lost. However, since the WGA strike, I thought that they would simply choose to cancel the season, since with only 8 episodes shot and produced, fans would be disappointed. I think that possibly ABC might choose to produce the rest of the season this year and air it. Some of the networks will air shows during the summer. This is possible for Lost.

I found the season premiere interesting. It was fun to see all of the characters once again. The repercussions of what happened at the end of last season aren’t still apparent. There are still a few surprises along the way.

This episode centers around Hurley and the fallback of the visit to the underwater jamming bunker of the Others. Charlie is dead and all of the characters have to deal with this fact. What is most disturbing to them is that with his dying breath, Charlie tried to warn Desmond that the freighter that was trying to find them wasn’t Penny’s boat, but another altogether.

This means that Naomi has been lying to them. The flashforwards paint a strange picture of what happened to the losties and who made it off the island alive. I’m not going to mention any names, since no real names except those of Hurley and Jack have been mentioned, however they do mention the number.

Ben is also adamant that the losties shouldn’t contact the people on the boat. Will another faction get involved in the fight for the island. Maybe the Dharma Initiative is coming back in force.

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It’s been widely reported that this season of Lost will feature flashbacks and flashforwards. The show starts out with a flashforward.

A pile of fruit is in a mound. A muscle car squashes them. It’s pursued by cop cars.

Someone watches the chase on the TV. He’s making himself a drink. It’s Jack. Jack knows who is in this bar. He swears. The driver is apprehended. It’s Hugo. He tries to run away and they tackle him. He screams that he is with the Oceanic 6. Does that mean that only six people survived the island?

The detective is questioning Hugo. He shows Hugo footage of when he started running. He saw someone in a convenience store who freaked him out. The detective tells him about Ana-Lucia Cortez, his old partner. Hugo says that he never met her. Naturally he’s lying.

Hugo imagines that someone is breaking the interrogation glass. The water is flowing into the room and he thinks that he is going to drown. He screams for help. The detective threatens him with the nut house and Hugo thanks him profusely.

Back in the present, Hugo and Jack are talking over the walkie-talkie. Kate and Jack talk about Locke. He killed Naomi a few moments ago and did a vanishing act. Kate can’t find him. Jack says that if Locke comes back, he will kill him.
Ben asks Rousseau to take Alex and get as far as possible from here. He tells her that everyone who stays here will die.

He doesn’t want his daughter to die. Rousseau hits him and tells him that Alex isn’t his daughter.

Hugo tells Bernard that all of his money will be gone. He will be most happy.

Desmond arrives and tells Sawyer that Jack can’t get in contact with the boat. Desmond says that the people on the boat aren’t who they say they are. Naomi lied. Desmond tells Hugo that Charlie is dead.

Jack gets a call from George. He wants to set the settings on his sat phone. Jack says that she’s gone to get some firewood. Jack notices that Naomi is gone. He asks Ben about it. Ben doesn’t say anything.

The people at the beach are having an argument. Sawyer wants to radio Jack to tell him about the people on the boat, but Sayid says that they are no doubt monitoring the radio waves. That would not be safe. Sawyer is about to make the call, but Hugo throws the radio into the water. Charlie had written that they shouldn’t contact the boat on his hand before drowning.

Rousseau says that they need to move away. The trail was filled with blood. Naomi isn’t dead. She’s still alive. Jack and Rousseau plan on finding her. Kate will lead the others back to the beach.
At the beach, the players are getting their weapons.

In the next flashforward, Hugo is in the nut house. He takes his meds. Matthew Abbadon is waiting for him. He’s an attorney for Oceanic airlines. He offers him an upgrade to a modern facility. Hugo asks him for his business card. He says that he forgot them at home. The man becomes cryptic. He asks Hugo if they are still alive. Hugo freaks out and the nurses have to calm him down.

Hugo loses the others. He ends up near the haunted shack and hears strange voices.

Rousseau says that the blood trails ends. Ben tells Jack that Kate took the sat phone when she hugged him. Kate found the right trail and took matters into her own hands. They double back.

We see Kate looking for Naomi. The phone rings. She wonders if she should answer it. She does so. The caller wonders where Naomi is. Kate says that she doesn’t know and hangs up. She gets jumped by Naomi who puts a knife to her throat. Kate convinces Naomi that they had no part in the attack. The phone rings again and Naomi talks with George. She changes her tracking frequency so that they can find her. She says that she hit a branch when she parachuted down. She says to tell her sister that she is sorry.

Hurley looks through the window of the shack and sees someone rocking in a chair. Another man comes forward and looks through the hole in the window. Hurley runs away. He tries to convince himself that nothing is there. Locke finds him.

“Not Penny’s boat”

Hugo and Locke talk about it. Locke wants to make sure that they won’t contact the boat again. Locke comes with Hugo to join with the others.

Everyone meets up except Jack, Rousseau and Ben. Hugo tells Claire that Charlie is dead.

In the future, Hugo is painting. Another inmate tells him that someone is waiting for him. Hugo sees Charlie coming toward him. Hugo ran away from Charlie. Charlie slaps him to prove to Hugo that he is really here. Charlie asks him to do something. Charlie keeps telling him that they need him. Hugo closes his ears and counts to five. Charlie is gone. He wasn’t really there.

Jack arrives and punches Locke in the face. Locke is disarmed. Jack is pointing a gun at Locke’s face. Jack pulls the trigger but the gun wasn’t loaded. The others pull Jack off Locke.

Kate comes back and tells them that Naomi is really dead. Locke says that he is going to the barracks of the Others. Hugo says that he isn’t listening to Jack. He’s listening to Charlie and going with Locke. Claire, Rousseau, Alex, Ben and a few others go with Locke. Sawyer goes as well.

In the future, Hugo is playing hoops in his PJs. Jack comes by to see him. Hugo says that he is sorry he went with Locke. He should have stayed with Jack. He says that they didn’t do the right thing. Hurley accuses Jack of ulterior motives: checking to make certain he doesn’t reveal their secrets. Hurley suggests that they need to go back to the island. He says that it wants us to come back. Jack screams that they are never going back. Hurley retorts, never say never.

Kate and Jack hear a helicopter. It drops off a parachutist. Jack and Kate run towards it. It’s a bearded man in his mid thirties. “Are you Jack?” he asks.

The man who arrives at the end is named Daniel Faraday.

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