Tonight was, in my opinion, hands down the best Lost episode of the entire season. Better even than the Season 3 premiere. HOW annoying was Locke in this episode? (So annoying. I think there should be a rule of thumb about not letting John near any electronic equipment. Ever. I wanted to rap him on the knuckles for touching things he wasn’t supposed to. Like my mother did to me when I got my kiddie paws too close to her Mayer Fabergé eggs. For crying out loud, a game of chess? That was really a false note for me. Would he really let his guard down that easily?) Saiyid is back, and he’s better than ever. He needs to be used more. Naveen Andrews is a fine actor, and every storyline he’s in is intense, wrought with emotion, and heartbreaking. Perhaps it’s also the contemporaneity of it. Anyhow, strong storyline, strong running gag subplot. Great to see Sawyer’s hairdo back. Loved Sawyer telling off Nikki. (And who the hell are you?) Loved that Paolo looks hotter and hotter, and finally “brang it” in front of Sawyer of all people. (Maybe those were the bananas he went to pick in the last episode.) (Also, Paolo, aka Rodrigo Santoro, plays the villain Xerxes in the new movie 300 that everyone’s talking about.) And almost cried in that final scene between Saiyid and Amira (played by Anne Nahabedian), the woman he tortured in prison.
Also, I wonder what models think when they’re made to audition for an ad, for a pharmaceutical, and they get the part, and then they find out that the pharmaceutical is to prevent the flare up of genital herpes.
And finally, does anyone else think that Stephen Colbert has really rubbery, strange-looking fingers? Sometimes, I watch The Colber Repor just to see his fingers waggle, and they freak me out in that I-can’t-look-at-them-but-I-must-but-I-can’t-but-I-must way.