Hi everyone. Happy Monday. Today’s blog post will be my review of Lost – Season 2.
This will definitely contain spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the show and don’t want to be spoiled, stop here and come back when you’ve finished season 1.
Lost – Season 2
Episode One: 9/21/2005
Season Finale: 5/24/2006
The survivors of a plane crash are forced to work together in order to survive on a seemingly deserted tropical island.
I will start off by saying that season 2 was not as great as season 1, but it definitely wasn’t bad. Lost was known for introducing many characters, and this season, I just think some of the character arcs fell flat, and some weren’t developed quite enough. However, some characters were even more fascinating and the plot thickened this season.
We find out, after believing the initial group of survivors introduced in episode one were the only survivors of the crash, that some of the passengers from the tail section lived as well.
We are introduced to Ana Lucia, Libby, Bernard and Mr. Eko. Their 48 days on the island, so far, are much more terrifying. While the survivors on the beach have had it relatively easy when it comes to The Others, the tail survivors were ambushed, night after night, as their numbers shrank.
These four characters are part of the problem, season 2 suffers from – under developed characters. Libby is probably the least developed. We only get a bit of back story on her. We do get a blooming love story between her and Hurley, which is adorable. Her purpose is to give Hurley some much needed confidence and help him differentiate between what is real and what isn’t. Her death, in my opinion, was too soon. There was so much to her story, and we didn’t get to learn it.
Ana Lucia died too soon as well. I’ve read reviews that said she was a useless character, but I disagree. Much like Sawyer, who struggles on the line of good and bad, Ana Lucia’s story was fascinating. Her character development was interesting, and just as it was getting good, she died. I think that was unfortunate. Her fling with Jack and Sawyer, adding to the annoying love triangle between Kate, Jack and Sawyer, was the one thing I didn’t like about her.
Mr. Eko is very underdeveloped as well, but his story is continuing. I feel like the writers weren’t sure what to do with him this season, and there are so many potentials.
Bernard completes loose ends with Rose, and I think that couple’s story was worth investigating.
Desmond is another new character introduced in season 2. His first appearance was used to introduce the button in the hatch, but his story wasn’t fully developed until the season finale. He is a very cool character, who was much more exciting than any of the other new cast members.
The main cast is back at it again in this season, albeit, some were a little more lack luster. Hurley is a break out character, in my opinion. His struggle with reality, and back story of mental issues was really intriguing. He also had a lot of great one-liners.
Sawyer is always a favorite of mine. He dances the line of con man and good guy all the way through and his back story was intriguing. As mentioned before, the love triangle brewing between him, Kate and Jack is annoying. But, that’s a small part.
The introduction of Henry Gale gives Locke and Jack some really interesting and pivotal decisions this season, and he is by far, my favorite character introduction. He spends his time confined to a storage room in the Swan Station, but becomes a formidable foe. With the survivors fractured, keeping secrets from each other, Henry is able to turn people against each other. Henry very much enjoys targeting Locke, knowing his snide comments and remarks, turns Locke inside out. This leads to the death of Libby and Ana Lucia, and Henry Gale’s escape, because Locke doesn’t let Jack in on important knowledge.
Michael’s battle to get Walt back has us, as viewers, wondering how far we would go for our children. His murder of Ana Lucia and Libby became an interesting game, because he is forced to convince the survivors that Henry was to blame. The emotional rollercoaster Michael rides is gut wrenching.
Season 2 suffers from building upon the first season, but really only slightly. I think the story line is just as exciting, and the end of the season ramps up and gives you more to think about.
Favorite Character: Henry Gale
Least Favorite Character: Kate
Favorite Episode: The Long Con
Least Favorite Episode: Two for the Road
That’s all I have for you today. What did you think of season 2?