Room 23

A gathering place for those who love the ABC TV show Lost. This blog was started by a group of Fans who kept the Season 3 finale talkback at Ain't It going all the way until the première of the 4th season as a way to share images, news, spoilers, artwork, fan fiction and much more. Please come back often and become part of our community.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

LOST-Work for 6.10. MIB Style

Doc Jensen: 'Lost' recap: The Complete 'Package'

Sun and Jin get lost in translation thanks to all the Island double-speak
By Jeff Jensen Mar 31, 2010

The dream of a happy ending for Jin and Sun died in me last night. Maybe it was the dispiriting experience of watching Sun's systematic deconstruction across two different worlds in a story in which it seemed the God of all possible worlds had declared war on her. On the Island, she lost her voice — the consequence of dark magic that stripped away her English. In the Sideways reality, she was brought to the brink of losing her very life, plus the life of her unborn child, and was left to dangle there, her fate to be determined another time, in someone else's story. Maybe it was the discouraging experience of watching Jin get so easily jerked around by some very powerful, very charismatic villains who could cloud his mind by playing to his heart. On the Island, it was Charles Widmore, promising him reunion with his family and deliverance from evil. In the Sideways reality, it was Martin Keamy, who mocked his romantic ideals to his face and managed to get him to say ''thank you'' for doing so. But mostly, my despair comes from not knowing how the hell to parse the parable of the tomato, the lone living vegetable from Sun's ravaged Island garden. Is it a symbol of stubborn hope? Or is it just a symbol of stubbornness? Is it a symbol of valentine red love? Or is it a symbol of blinding red rage? Do Jin and Sun need to learn to hold on to their dreams at all cost — or do they need to learn to let go lest those dreams damn their individual souls? Damn inscrutable tomato! Thou doest vex me!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

"Ab Aeterno" Poll Results

What did you think of "Ab Aeterno"?

So Awesome, we got so many answers!
17 (80%)

So Great it made me want to follow Jacob
4 (19%)

0 (0%)

So BAD it made me want to follow MIB
0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Votes so far: 21

What were your favorate moments of "Ab Aeterno"?

Seeing more of Ilana's Flashback
1 (5%)

Finally seeing Richard's Flashback!!!!!
15 (88%)

Isabella telling Richard that she would be with him always
1 (5%)

Confrontation with the doctor and prison
1 (5%)

The Black Rock knocking over the Statue
8 (47%)

MIB freeing Richard and telling him to kill Jacob
4 (23%)

Richard fighting Jacob and Jacob dunking Richard in the water
7 (41%)

Jacob giving Richard immortality
7 (41%)

The Richard/Hurley/Isabella moment
9 (52%)

Jacob explaining that the island is the cork keeping MIB away from the world
14 (82%)

The Jacob/MIB scene at the end
14 (82%)

Votes so far: 17

What did you think of Richards Flashback?

It was everything that I excpected!
5 (41%)

I was expecting something different and it still suppassed my expectations!!!!
7 (58%)

I expected better
0 (0%)

To predictable and weak
0 (0%)

Votes so far: 12

Episode 6x09 -- Don't Get Lost in Heaven (Ab Aeterno) -- By Anna

I do sincerely apologize to you all for my recent 3-episode hiatus. I suppose one could say that I’ve been saving my thoughts on the last few episodes and letting them age like…a fine wine. Yet even with so many current distractions (read: very important life-stuff) nothing gets me “stay-up-all-night-whacky-LOST-eyed-writing” again more than a major mythology episode.

INTRO: Rock It

So, did LOST not ROCK IT with episode nine or what?!

Nestor Carbonell finally got to show off his mad acting skillz is this long-overdue tale of Richard Alpert’s epic back-story, “Ab Aeterno” (which for those of you who don’t know already can be translated to “For Eternity”). And it really did have something for everyone. A dashing hero on horseback straight out of a period romance-novel. A damsel in distress. Bloody outbursts of violence. The battle between good and evil. Faustian bargains. Richard's hysterical laughter. Built-in suspenders! Corks!!

When compared to the rest of the series, it was as emotional as “The Constant”, as mythical as “Cabin Fever”, as shocking as “The Man Behind the Curtain”…and I could go on and on through all of the major game-changing episodes we have seen. Just through following the fan rumblings on Twitter I found that there are only a few who have NOT added this to their “top-episodes of all time” lists. I believe this is true especially because of the fact we had previously been given NOTHING about this character’s tale but little spurts and hints since his first appearance. This in turn made the fan buildup to this particular installment nothing short of phenomenal, dare I say even rabid. And I must concur; it met and surpassed my expectations as it seems to have done for most of the fan-base.

There’s some heady stuff going on in this one so let’s just get right to the recap!


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Doc Jensen: 'Lost' recap: Uncorked

''Ab Aeterno'' puts the spotlight on Richard Alpert, and gives us more insight into Jacob and the Man In Black
By Jeff Jensen Mar 24, 2010

It began in the darkest of night, on the shores of a place Richard Alpert called Hell. It ended in Easter daylight, in a lush Eden, with the ageless enigma trembling with much fear and a glimmer of hope. In between, we got a story that asked questions that we've been asking ab aeterno — since the beginning. What is good? What is evil? How do we know the difference? Who knows what is truly best for us? Who should we trust? How do we make moral choices amid such ambiguity? Why must we figure this stuff out on our own? Why don't the gods of the universe play straight with us? How the flaming hell are we supposed to live like this?