Lost

Season 4 Episode 2

Confirmed Dead

6
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 07, 2008 on ABC
SUBMIT REVIEW

Episode Fan Reviews (87)

9.4
out of 10
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1,424 votes
  • wasted 60 mins !! what was this episode about

    7.0
    let me ask you this question again What was this episode about
    it was so out of LOST that I literally started thinking what was it about
    i mean this show is heading nowhere there is so much substance in the first season and
    all they are doing here is doing now is wasting time !
    how many of you actually thought they are survivors
    they are just playing tricks to make viewers think about the survival by showing future flash-forwards. It is stupid ! I mean if you really enjoyed this you may not have a life ! ! !
    Hopefully i like to believe that you are not so easily stupified
  • The episode was pretty good. they've had better.

    8.5
    It was okay. They have had better episodes.
    It was just a little bit boring to me cuz nothing really
    exciting happened.
    I just can't wait until next week when new oceanic 6 is revealed. I think its going to be Sawyer. Then after that Locke and I'm thinking either claire or sun. But thats just what I think. What about you?
    Anyway... the episode was pretty good. Got a little boring in the middle though. I'm sure next week's will be pretty good. Hey does anyone know how much longer LOST is going on air? And how many more seasons it will have? I've read that they're going to end it at the sixth season but who knows... just wondering.
  • It took sixty minutes to reveal that four new people were all selected to come to this island. Trust me when I tell you, John wasn't the only one who wanted to shoot someone for some actual, relevant answers

    7.0
    So, let's review, shall we?

    The helicopter lands and we're introduced to a new character. The losties then go find the other three of his teammates.

    For an entire episode, we get to find out that these people were chosen for a mission and that that mission was going to be dangerous. Now, this wasn't a bad episode. It really wasn't. The problem is, nothing relevant happened. 1.) We already knew that the place was discovered. That we got to see it tonight was nice, but hardly relevant.

    2.) Two of the four backstories were worthless. The only thing we found out that was interesting at all about the four newcomers was that asian guy can relate to the dead and the drunk dude is a pilot. Now, we could have found that out in a number of other ways, I feel that these flashbacks really missed the point.

    3.) The ultimate payoff and reveal is that they're after Ben? Um, ok. Fantastic. Now what? Sixty minutes to find out that they're looking for Ben? It's never good policy to drag something on for an hour that could have been summerized in a five second sentance. For example, Jack meets nervous guy, asks "Why are you here". He says: "Rescuing you isn't our top priority". Jack goes "What is?" Nervous guy says: "Oh, we're looking for a dude named Ben. Do you know him"? This whole thing could have been solved in the first scene.

    I guess my whole beef with this episode is that with only eight new episodes left this season and only 48 left before the end, I feel that this is one of those throwaway hours that really did nothing to advance the story or get us any closer to anything.

    I learned more in the 14 second teaser at the end of the episode than i did the 60 minutes proceeding it.

    Still a good season, still a fantastic show, but this episode was more frustrating than thrilling and that in and of itself is a disappointment.
  • a Dead girl Flashback??? what is with that? dejense de joder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1.0
    a Dead girl Flashback??? what is with than? dejense de joder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is really dissapointing to witness the downfall of and excelent series with such a poor writing in the past episodes. Una lastima pero la prepotencia en la tele se paga cara.
    Lost is lost and will be that way i think in the future.
    Es triste que con el tiempo la television no pueda tener una conversacion consigo misma y optar por calidad narrativa sobre pauta publicitaria. si series mala recaudan la misma cantidad de dinero que series buenas no entiendo por que no terminan buenas series antes de caer en el ridiculo.
  • alright but i am now watched 4 episodes the last one 'Eggtown' and i can't remember much in this episode so it can't have been that great.......... apart frm that there after ben but not much.

    7.4
    this episode was new but niaomi was in the flash backs and she a rubbish actress so i couldnt concentrate was to busy slagging her off she can't even act the woman who plays her she fancys herself to much. anyway it was ok but not as good as episode 1 'the beggining of an end' but not much happened in that either b ut atleast there was interesting characters that we liked and interesting flashbacks this episode was ok not the best, i thought when the people arrived on the island it woukld have been more interesting and filled with more suspense we'll jsut have to wait and see, the only info we got was of that the people r after ben ad that i think miles is creepy
  • Not a classic, but a really great episode non the less

    8.4
    Great episode, feels really fast moving and progressive, alot of stuff happening, not a moment squandered, all in all a great episode that feels alot more like the first season of lost with a sense of mystery and unpredictability to it.

    There are no moments that particularly stand out above others, instead the episode seems peppers with lots of little great moments, and a surprising amount of charecters and content crammed in, if this episode is any indication of the episodes to come, looks like we are in for a treat.

    No doubt this episode will get heavily overrated on the basis that it is a newer episode, as with most of the general concencous rating on tv.com.
  • Kate: Dan? Your name's Dan, right? Listen, Dan, I know that you don't want anyone to get hurt, right? So why don't you put the gun away. Dan: Because Miles would kill me?

    9.2
    The survivors begin to question the intentions of their supposed rescuers when four strangers arrive on the island. Well most people thought this episode was brilliant but I thought it was ok compared to last weeks episode, I like some of the new characters Dan is boss he is my favourite one and I like Miles aswell the other two are not so great, the new girl is the worst here posh British voice is just stupid I hate her, hope she dies soon Wonder who Ben's spy is aswell that was the best part of the episode. I think the frieghter people want to get Ben because he killed Dharma they must have found out somehow . Anyway that was my main thoughts on the episode hopefully next weeks is better.
  • I LIKE IT

    10
    Entre outros, tenho dois clientes (de cob.duv.) com saldos devidamente lançados na conta 21.8. Tenho comprovantes de tentativas de cobrança.

    Tenho provisão (ajustamento? - Ainda não percebi bem.) constituída, actualmente em 25%, conta 28xx.

    No exercício de 2006, resolveram morrer os dois.

     

    Pergunto:

     

    -Como proceder para eliminar estas contas?

    -Devo provisionar a 100% e utilizar a provisão, tudo no exercício de 2006?

    -Ou devo utilizar a provisão constituída até ao exercício anterior e, eliminar os saldos excedentes das contas através duma 6G9xxx? UI GH
    sta questão dá-me que pensar pois numa situação consumada em Janeiro de 2007 de impossibilidade de recebimento, num crédito com mora inferior a 6 meses em 31 de Dezembro de 2006, nem sequer posso criar a provisão... (informação numa Reunião Livre) VBB

     
  • It was good but I've seen better

    7.8
    Never mind the summary above. Yeah, I just didn't really get into this one because of who it was about and basically how weird the show is becoming. I'm just guessing it's this particular episode, I have a good friend who thinks the same about the show tonight. The whole story of the Freighter business was great but the flashbacks were strange. Miles has like this amazing power. Back on the island, Naomi's people arrive and problems between them and Jack's people are here. I won't go on too far. Really, the action was there, but there was something odd about this episode. It was different from what I know the show to be. I can't really explain further. The upsides, good action, high suspense and the downsides were the following. A strange episode, different from what I expected it to be and yeah, this episode was an example that the show is becoming something else. Some people complain that this season has been hard to follow, particularly grown-ups. I disagree, it's always been easy for me. I just can't take in odd episodes.
  • An Asian guy who talks to dead people (Heroes anybody?), a drunk ex-pilot (no stretch here), an emotional scientist (big stretch) and a treasure hunter show up on the island(this makes sense). Jack gets bailed out and Ben gets one over on the crew.

    8.5
    A mixed eposide!

    I liked seeing the plane discovered and knowing something was not right. The Dharma Polar Bear in Tunsia was great. The Treasure Hunter character fits right in. Faraday looks like a nice wrinkle as well. I didn't like the whole ghost buster nonsense. Miles is not needed on an Island that already has enough sci-fi elements. I wish Lost would keep the sci-fi contained (a.k.a. have an unrealistic world that can be explained within the premise of the show). I don't need somebody from back home who already can talk to ghosts. This is the same complaint I had of Desmond's character last season.In addition, how many times can Jack misread a situation and still be trusted. Ditto for Locke. Has anybody else wondered why Sayid is not ever just listened too!
  • "Because I have a man on their boat"

    9.4
    Micheal Emerson once again steals the episode in terms of the best actor and if he doesn't win the Emmy come the end of this season I am going to be very upset. The flashbacks of this episode I had a bit of a mixed review about. We really didn't get a feel for Daniel, we only saw him crying over the wreckage of Oceanic 815 and he couldn't pinpoint the reason to why he was so upset. Then we have Miles flashback, which was very odd and I didn't think was worth the amount of time that was devoted to it. It would seem that they are going to be having another flashback at some point during this season, as some of the scenes didn't really introduce the characters they just introduced a mystery. What was the deal with Miles in the house was one of them, though I will go back and watch the episode a little more closely to make sure that I didn't miss something I was supposed to catch. Charlottes introduction was short and to the point and it was the most interesting in terms of the story. She finds a Dharma Polar Bear with a Dharma logo somewhere in the desert. I like it. Finnaly we have Frank, who also had a very strong flashback as he pretty much called out the fact that this whole thing was a conspiracy when he said that he was supposed to be the one flying Oceanic 815. The final flashback was with Matthew, which is the most interesting character to me. He is the one that reminds me of Ben the most, which is a good thing. The island story kind of dragged in this episode, with the four new people getting to the island one by one and nice and slow. I don't care for Daniels character. The actor is doing his job well, but I just don't like the "uh" "um" "uh" "um" every other word. The island story didn't go very far and the flashbacks were a mixed bag for me. The ending scene with Ben calling out Charlotte and admitting that he knew everything about these people were amazing. Emerson really delievered there and really made a great scene out of an episode that I really thought needed a power ending. Overall, solid - but "middle of the road" in terms of LOST.
  • OK, some new info, some new cast members, the mystery deepens but basically left with Ben getting beaten up, again?. How many times is that now since Season 2? And why does everybody end up pointing handguns at each other? Again?

    7.5
    Four new characters join the island on some kind of mission/easter egg hunt. Each has a backstory linked to the overall story and a special skill, sort of like a "Guns of Navarone" team. Are they a match for the Lost tribes? Time will tell. Not really witty writing in this one, Locke's missing kidney line the best. Ben, Jack and Locke's so-called leadership abilities very weakly portrayed. Why would anyone follow any of these three? Viewers of this show have signed on for the duration and will accept some variations, some shows are better than others and this one, despite being a potential turning point, came off as flat and has a "paint-by-numbers" feel.
  • The freighter folk arrive, and a whole new set of problems come with them

    9.0
    We've known since 'D.O.C.' that Oceanic 815 was supposedly recovered from the bottom of the ocean floor a few weeks earlier. In the teaser of 'Confirmed Dead', we actually get stock footage from underwater cameras supposedly confirming that the plane crashed, and that there were no survivors. At the time, our first instinct may have been "Maybe the writers have been lying to us about the island being purgatory". Then with all the furor over Naomi's arrival and the subsequent attempts to contact the freighter, we let that all go. Now we meet some of the people on that freighter, and find that they all believed that this was a lie.

    In the flashes, we get impression of the four people who came aboard the helicopter. The first one is Daniel Faraday, the man who parachuted down asking for Jack in the last minute of the previous episode.. Daniel seems more than a little scattered when he arrives on the island--- though he seems open and honest, it appears that he's talking a little too much. Furthermore, when we see him in the teaser, he looks a bit like he's suffering from some kind of breakdown (otherwise why would he cry when he sees the wreckage, and then say he didn't know why?) The other members of the team keep warning him not to speak, and they seem more than a little disdainful of him.

    The next one we meet is Miles Straume, who seems more openly disdainful of the idea that the plane has crashed. He actually seems to have a supernatural skill in that he seems able to talk to the dead. When he lands on the ground, he seems certain that he's landing in the midst of hostiles, and he doesn't seem to have any trouble openly lying. He wants to assume command, but even after being taken hostage he doesn't reveal a single thing. There might be a reason to bring him to the island--- after all, there are a lot of dead people.

    Charlotte Lewis is the wild card of the bunch. It's hard to know what an anthropologist needs to work here, but she seems to know more about the island than the others. She didn't seem surprised to find the skeleton of a polar bear in the Tunisian desert, or that this bear had a Dharma collar. Of the group, she seemed openly happy when she emerges from the water, and the most surprised when she found that there were survivors. But she must have come prepared, otherwise why would she be using a bulletproof vest in the middle of the jungle.

    All three of these characters would be named regulars. Though we won't find it out for a while, they all have a connection with the island. However, the flashbacks that have the most potential involve characters who aren't regulars. Frank Lapidus is the most vocal in his disbelief that the recovered flight is Oceanic 815, and we learn his reason right away ---- he was supposed to be the original pilot. He flew the helicopter that brought everybody to the island, and managed to bring it down without crashing (which, given what we saw in the teaser was a minor miracle). But he also knows instantly that Juliet is a native of the island, and though he talks about making multiple trips back and forth, he manages to avoid saying if he'll take the survivors with him.

    The last flashback involves Naomi and is the most mysterious. The man who assembled the team was none other than Matthew Abbadon, the man who threatened Hurley in the last episode (Suddenly his question: "Are they still alive?" makes a lot more sense.) He is equally adamant when Naomi questions him in saying "There were no survivors." Perhaps that is the real mission of the people on the freighter. It doesn't, however, explain why Naomi had such a detailed covered story about being there on behalf of Penelope Widmore, or why she didn't seem interested at all in Ben Linus (we'll get to that in a minute). The mission seems to depend on these four people making on the island. But as we will later learn that wasn't even the real purpose of the freighter. Was there another mission that we don't know about? We won't learn that for a while.

    It seems strange that none of these people seem willing to reveal any information about the mission they are on. But then again, how does that make them different from the survivors themselves? When Locke tells his band that the reason he killed Naomi was because Walt told him to, Sawyer then follows with "What, you didn't ask any follow up questions?" It's a funny line, but it belies a bitter truth: has anybody been asking any follow-up questions. No one knows what Kate really did, or that Sawyer was a con artist, or that Locke was paralyzed, or that Hurley is a millionaire. Everybody has been keeping secret, and no one wants to share. Maybe that's the real reason that the Others have seemed to have so many advantages--- they know the survivors secrets better than the passengers themselves.

    It's also interesting to compare Jack and Locke's response to the arrival of the freighter folk. Jack seems more than willing to help Daniel find Miles, mainly because despite the fact that he has a gun, he doesn't view him as much of a threat. When Miles says that the only way he'll believe the story about Locke killing Naomi is if they take her to her body, again he just accepts this as something to file away for a later date Just as Miles thinks that he has an advantage, Sayid and Juliet emerge with weapons ready to shoot.

    Meanwhile, Locke seems a lot less concerned. Perhaps that's because his faith in the island has been restored. When he stands in the rain, he looks exactly like he did in Season 1 when there were storms and he knew almost instinctively that they were going to break. He doesn't even seem bothered by the fact that Ben nearly killed him. We finally learn how he survived: the bullet was a through and through. Then he says, if he'd had a kidney, he'd be dead. Ergo, he was meant to be conned by his father, because that destiny ended up saving his life.

    When the group encounters Charlotte, Hurley seems more than willing to tell her everything, but Locke holds back, trying to hold her prisoner. He then gets completely taken by surprise when Ben breaks loose and tries to kill Charlotte (Hell, he would've succeeded if not for that self same bulletproof vest). It's hard to understand why Locke is so determined to keep Ben around. Sawyer wants to kill him, and only seems to hold off because Hurley indicates not to. (They've come a long way from Sawyer calling him Jumbotron a few weeks ago, but I'm thinking that after what Hurley did on the beach, Sawyer finally seems to be respecting him. Hell, he's even calling him Hugo.) Then Ben tries to curry favor by saying that he has secrets about the island, and then says he knows nothing about 'the monster'. (This I didn't believe for a second; if Juliet knew about it, I'm sure as hell Ben would have some idea what it was. Later episodes will demonstrate he knew a lot more about it than he was willing to tell.) And then he changes the game by giving a complete history of Charlotte to Locke's crew along with a record of all the other people on the chopper, and then the fact that they're here to get him. (Which raises the question again, where is he getting his information. Assuming that he was able to use the computers to gets files on the survivors of Oceanic 815, the electronics have been on the fritz since Desmond blew the hatch. If Ben only knew about the freighter after Mikhail told him {admittedly, that's a big if}, how would he get all of his intelligence, even if he does have a man on the boat? Am I over thinking this because it seems like a pretty obvious hole in the plot?)

    If nothing else, this episode does a great job of introducing four radically different characters to us, all of whom are played by fine actors. Even though our hearts and minds automatically belong to the survivors, Jeremy Davies, Rebecca Mader, Ken Leung and Jeff Fahey are all impressive actors, and after knowing them for less than an hour, we seem to have a pretty good handle on all four. Of course, this being Lost, there are obvious a lot of secrets hiding below the surface, and we will start getting evidence that these people may know more about the island then they're telling. However, it's interesting that they don't seem dangerous in the way that the Others did, or sinister in the way Abaddon does in his brief appearance. (My guess is they wanted to use Lance Reddick more than they gave him time for, but he was still busy on The Wire and they didn't use him right). They just seem different, a little at sea, to make an appropriate pun. Even the fact that they're there to get Ben isn't by itself sinister; we know he's a dangerous man. They're as suspicious as we are, which means that the game is about to shift again
    My score: 9
  • Although a little bit silly in places, i thought it was pretty damn good :D

    9.2
    Well i thought the format of the show was fantastic :D
    I loved that they broke the rules a bit by having a multiple flash episode and i felt this worked really well.
    So far ive warmed to the drunk, the english bird is going to annoy me (we dont all talk like we're from the 19th century) The only critisism was that "beard guy" had to have it explained to him that the sister code was there.. which seemed a tad silly.
    and the new questions. The fact that we are expected to accept a ghost whisperer... ill allow it as long as one day theyll explain it and not just be all "oh yeah he talks to ghosts... doesnt everyone"
    Heard a nice theory that the whispers are the ghosts... i like that :D

    It was exciting and interssting and the flashbacks were vital to the plot...
    Personally it couldnt beat The Begginning Of The End, but it was still bloody brilliant :D
    and hey, Locke's predicting the weather again... everything must be good
  • A baby step back from the premiere (I just preferred it), but this episode had something different to it, something that spells out, "this season is going to rock."

    9.5
    Well we are introduced to a bunch of new characters. Something I'd like to point out about them... they're interesting! Last time Lost introduced more than one character to us, it was the pair of Paulo and Nikki, I'd hate to repeat the tragedy that was, and before that we had Ana-Lucia, Mr. Eko, Libby and the rest of the Tailies. I was not fond of much of them, maybe only Libby, but that is as far as I go with appreciating that mob of annoying characters led by the infamous Ana-Lucia Cortez.

    So yeah, this episode was really a breath of fresh air as far as new characters go. The flashbacks were a little confusing at first, but I learned to pick up after awhile. This episode wasn't centered on just one person, and that kinda' made it feel odd for me, but not uncomfortable, just odd.

    This episode doesn't arouse me much, but it makes me more excited for future episodes.
  • The crew

    10
    Flashbacks of the "rescue team" occur. Daniel watches the news about Oceanic 815. Miles gets paid to make a spirit be at peace, when he is really stealing money. Charlotte discovers a polar bear in the desert with a Dharma collar. Frank sees the news about Ocean 815 and the pilot's body and calls to say that that is not the pilot. Naomi is set to lead the team of Dan, Miles, Charlotte and Frank to the island.

    Jack and Kate encounter Daniel and Miles. Miles is tough while Daniel is sort of shy. They also find Frank, the helicopter pilot. They learn that Miles, Daniel and the others are not there for the survivors, but for Ben. Locke and his group find Charlotte and Ben tries to kill her. Sawyer wants to kill Ben and so does Locke, but Ben tells them information on Charlotte and that they are there to get Ben. He reveals that he has a men on their freighter.

    This episode was great! It was neat how they introduced the characters in flashbacks. I sort of like Miles and Daniel because they're funny. Miles is sarcastic and Daniel is weak and it's funny. I am really getting into what will happen next.
  • great episode

    10
    a group of survivors parachute on the island. jack and kate meets the first one that lands, he behaves really odd, he's not exactly there to rescue anyone. but he refuses to tell jack the real reason. we're now treated with flash forwards. somehow 6 of the survivors make it out of the island but we don't know how they got there or are the fates of the ones that were left behind. the writers really made this episode very watchable. the flash forwards are amazing, i can't wait for the next one. this is one awesome episode. i can't wait for more lost.
  • Amazing!

    10
    What can I say about this episode? It was awesome, very entertaining episode. I thought that the scenes on the island where the best, especially the bit when Juliet and Sawyer come and help Jack and Kate, I wasn't ready for it, I thought Jack was just playing with them I also love the scene where Ben is messing with Sawyers head. I didn't really enjoy the flashbacks in this episode. But it was enjoyable to see who the new characters where. My favourite new cahracter is Dan and I also like Miles. I dont like Charlotte, and I need to see more of the other guy. All in all Confirmed Dead awesome, but like Hurley always says..."I want some friggin answers!" :P I cant wait until the next episode! :D I really want to know who Ben was talking about.
  • They are confirmed dead!

    10
    In this amazing episode,4 new characters are being introduced to us! Dan (A physicist),Frank (A pilot who was supposed to flight the oceanic flight 815), Charlotte (A Cultural Anthropologist) and Miles (A spiritualist) . The opening scene of this episode is one of the greatest moments in lost history! We see the ocean of a sea and two submarines communicating to each other trying to find something. Suddenly they discover the oceanic flight 815 and afterwards they are all confirmed dead!
    This episode includes a freighter-crew flashback. We learn what each one of them was doing in the period of the discovery of the fake Oceanic 815. Dan was devastated without any reason when he learnt the news, Charlotte went in an excavation area in Tunisia where a skeleton of polar bear was discovered-having a dharma symbol on its collar, Frank called the oceanic hot-line to complaint that the dead pilot they found it's not the real one, and Miles visited a house where a grandmother asked him to communicate with her dead grandson.
    On the island, Jack,Kate,Juliet and Sayid find Dan,Miles and Frank while Locke and the rest encounter Charlotte. As we find out later on through a flashback, the 4 freighters are sent from Matthew Abaddon along with Naomi to find Ben. My question is why these 4 have been selected and not somebody else? Plus, Ben confesses that he has an associate in the freighter. Who could it be?
    It scores 10/10 and i am looking forward to watch the 3rd episode of this awesome season!
  • Great episode. I have four topics I want to talk about.

    10
    This was a great episode. I think even better than the season opener. I have four topics i want to talk about:

    1) So the dude that said he was working with Oceanic was accociated with Naiomi. Is this strange to anyone else?

    2) You know the guy that crashed on the rocks and then pointed a gun a Jack. Well, when i saw him with that gost in that ladies room I could of sworn those pictures on the wall downstairs were of Eko. I will have to watch that again.

    3) That is strange. They really did find the plane! BUT... I had a theroy. Maybe the others put a replicate Oceanic 815 and put it in the trench so they would not be found. I have no idea. Its just a thought. That would explain the ring.

    4) Ben said he has one of there people. Could this be Mikial? That is my best guess. Who knows. Why do they want Ben? How did the person that sent these people after him know about Ben? He moved to the island when he was 10 or so. How is this possible that he did something to them that they want revenge?
  • Lost, the show that can play some serious tricks on you.

    10
    Lost, the show that can play some serious tricks on you. This episode features right after what happens in "The Beginning of the End" and believe me, you will need to watch this one twice. Not saying that I don't love the intricate story-line and confusing for the first time watching of the episode, but this one is probably the hardest to follow. New characters are introduced and they just pile on you. So unless you have time to stop and think...don't watch this until you do. By the end of the episode you kinda have a clue about what just happened and the occasional theories so that really helps. This is definitely one episode that I would suggest re-watching. I actually really liked this episode and I liked it a lot more then "The Beginning of the End". I'd recommend watching it...slowly, and pay attention.
  • Setting the pieces in place to lead us to the future we have recently seen in "The Beginning of the End."

    8.0
    At first, the back stories of the Not Penny's Boat people really cast this episode in a different light. They were the ones who were clueless and "lost." They were being surrounded and manipulated by people who another reviewer likened to "the others." This would have been an interesting direction for the episode to take but it was probably better that it did not. We got the point and the show moved on.

    Some of the things happening with our survivors in this episode really seem like contrivances. It seems that Jack got extremely lucky when Sayid and Juliet showed up to echo back to "The Hunting Party." Jack's extraordinary willingness to go along with these people and Kate's pointless presence has gotten old. Jack is really on a roll making bad decisions. Kate follows him and doesn't utter a word until Juliet shows up. So with all that being said, I am rooting for the Locke tribe. But it has its own flaws. Locke struggles with earning everyone's trust when he wants to take a detour to the cabin. Hurley seems a little antsy to go back to the cabin himself. But Locke wins some hearts and minds when he illustrates how he took a bullet from Ben just days ago. Sayid was the sheriff of the original tribe. Towards the end of season 3, Sawyer joined him in this role while Sayid (partly) and Jack were gone. Now Sawyer is the sheriff of the Locke tribe. He is ready to meet out justice on Ben twice. Locke stops him the first time but the second time he nearly does the job himself... until, of course Ben says exactly what he knows will get him saved. Abaddon appears again, not as creepy this time, to explain to Naomi that the other 4 members of her team were chosen for a reason. This could be because these people have some connection to the island. The first flashback showed Dan weeping over the crash of 815 and not knowing why. Later, Charlotte uncovers a Dharma polar bear collar and looks at it as if she recognizes it. There are probably more connections than those mentioned here. I still believe these are loosely related to Dharma. That provides an explanation as to why they are seeking out Ben. It also begs the question of what they want with Ben. If Locke or Sawyer kills him (I concede this is not likely), how would that change their "primary objective"?

    Overall, we got a good follow up to the season premiere. The plot advanced a lot in this episode and many people probably enjoyed it more than the premiere for this reason. But I prefer a little more emotion and reflection in the stories. "The Beginning of the End" was a reflection of the events of "Through the Looking Glass." "Confirmed Dead" really begins the on-island story that will culminate in "The Beginning of the End" with Hurley attempting to persuade Jack to "go back."
  • Always leaves you questioning everything before.

    8.3
    With the addition of the new characters to the show things are starting to get a little more interesting. Not to say They have not been interesting the whole time but there are some low points in the action in the previous season. The only real issue I have had so far this season and it continues in this episode is the addition of Ken Leung as Miles he is a little guy with a huge mouth now with having survived nearly everything thrown at them so far. I'm not sure anyone would be willing to put up with this little guy spouting off like he's a tuff guy would work out for anyone. I seriously hated it when he called Hugo "Tubby." It's about time Hugo starts laying the smackdown on the insulters starting with his punkaXX. please excuse the slang.
  • The writers continue to try to "sell" us new characters.

    8.5
    I've never been a fan of new characters on this show, and these 4 in particular don't interest me in the slightest. We have a pilot who's a conspiracy theorist. Great. We have a red-head who found the skeleton of a polar bear in a desert. Enough with the polar bears. We have that coward from Saving Private Ryan, being all weird and nervous. And finally we have the ghostbuster. (seriously?) I find that I like Lost best when they keep the sci-fi mumbo jumbo at a distance and focus more on the character-driven stories. And enough with trying to be "clever" with the names of characters. Miles Straume (because it sounds like maelstrom! Isn't that clever?) Charlotte Staples Lewis (C.S. Lewis of the Narnia books). What do these have anything to do with the show?
  • Good not bad just good

    8.5
    Jack and Kate meet the physician Daniel Farady first and then the psychics Miles Straume and they demonstrate that have not come to the island with the intention of rescuing the survivors. Locke and his group find the anthropologist Charlotte Staples Lewis, and Ben Linus shoots her. Meanwhile, the group of Jack finds the pilot Frank Lapidus, who landed the helicopter with minor damages that can be repaired. Jack forces Miles to tell the real intention why they have come to the island.

    The second episode of the Fourth Season returns to the island, with four new characters, stops the confusing "flash-forwards" and it seems that will finally be the beginning of the explanations that I (and most of the fans and viewers) expect to be provided in "Lost". Why the interest of the government in Ben Linus, and how he is informed from the boat are some of the questions that I expect to see in the next episodes. My vote is eight.
  • ...a headcase, ghostbuster, anthropologist and a drunk who is also a pilot.

    8.5
    Well, I get so lost each time I watch LOST but the show is really becoming too intricate for my comprehension. Which should bother me and stop me from watching which oddly does not. I cannot deny that it because a bit predictable like for example the scene where Jack thought Charlotte was running from something. Okay, they didn't know that Locke found fer first and we did but I so much knew that it was going to be some kind of animal running with the GPS transmitter. I even said to myself that it would be Vincent because the camera showed the dog very precisely a few minutes before. Heh, I'd do the same if I was Locke. Genious minds think about the same things... ;> The predictability was also painful when Jack asked Miles what their primary objective was. Maaan, we so much knew he wasn't gonna answer the question, didn't we? Not in that particular moment, it was so obvious that something would start ringing, singing, buzzing or that something would fall from the sky. Because he wasn't supposed to answer. But okay, I'll live with it.
    By the way I almost died of tremendous laughter when I saw the cow. And earlier when Locke said "I'd probably be dead if I still had that kidney". So ironic, isn't it?
    And Ben has a man on the rescue boat. What does it mean?! It's definitely gonna rob me from my sleep tonight, 'coz I'd be thinking about it! It means that LOST is back. Good old LOST that prevents me from sleeping at nights and makes me think about it!
  • Follows the Season Premiere!!!

    8.6
    Plot Details/Objective - » (8/10). Every season of Lost, new characters are introduced, but this time they decide to come with 4 new characters, and all of them seems that they will stay a little longer. Contrary to Nikki and Paulo, the Producers guaranteed a short sequence of flashbacks, connecting everyone of them to the Island somehow. And Ben have something to say too. The only problem is that our favorites survivors on TV don´t have nothing to do, so the writers complicated the 4 new character life´s and tied them with Jack/Locke tribe looking for them.

    What I Like/Disliked -» Michael Emerson acting is pure gold. The new mysterious characters like Miles and Dan, which can uncover some of the mysteries of this Island. The ending was nice too.

    Overall:

    Presentation -» (9/10). Another good presentation and I think everybody liked to see another point of view.

    Complication Phase -» (8/10). Nothing too special, but was good enough to keep you interest.

    Climax -» (7/10). Almost didn´t notice where the climax was, but was near the ending.

    Cliffhanger/Ending -» (8/10). Better than the last weak episode, since things are more interesting now.

    Flashbacks Sequences -» (9/10). First time this happens and I think that every one o single Scene introduced very well more intriguing mysteries.

    Time and Scenes Management -» (8/10). Another Trek like the last episode, but overall things are Ok.

    Dialogues -» (9/10). Some dialogues between some of the characters was very interesting, but Michael Emerson stole the moment.

    Action /Adventure -» (7/10). Tracking the others new arrivers on the Island.

    Drama/Emotions -» (5/10). Nothing here that could be powerfully emotional.

    Suspense/Tension -» (7/10). You don´t Know what the news Arrivers want, so you don´t Know who is dangerous and if Jack/Locke are in danger.

    Mystery/Curiosity/Doubts/Hints -» (10/10). The 5 flashbacks sequence introduce new mysteries, hints and doubts.

    Surprise/Twists -» (8/10). The beginning of this episode Is about confirmation, but the end have a surprise too.

    Thoughts Changer -» None. Nothing that could trick you or change you thoughts/opinion in something.

    This episode continues to build the plot in a solid and sometime great ways, that make you interesting in what could happen. I don´t think that this episode is better than the season premiere, but it is almost very similar, only a little behind.
  • ...

    8.7
    I much preferred this second episode of the season to the season premiere for a number of reasons.

    Firstly, I really enjoyed having the four separate flashbacks of the four new characters. That was a good idea of the writers, as each short but vital flashback had to get to the core of the character and their connection with the island without giving away too much or holding back too much either. It was also nice to see Naomi's separate flashback, seeing her in quite a different position back on normal land.

    I liked seeing the two different groups of the Losties too, and how close they were at points, e.g. how they found different Freighters and the dog moving from one group to the other.

    It was a good scene when Sayid and Juliet 'rescued' Jack and Kate. Although I didn't notice Jack's wink to Kate the first time round, and she obviously didn't either, it was noticeable on rewatching the episode. Juliet and Sayid made quite an interesting pairing for their couple of short scenes together. Also loved Mile's response to Juliet not being an Oceanic 15 surviver, interesting that she didn't attempt to explain who she was though, as I had always assumed 'hostiles' are those born and bred on the island.

    Locke's bullet survival seemed slightly Messiac, which I guess is part of the island's themes; having a Godly leader. It provided a nice insight into ideas about power, corruption, charismatic leadership etc though.

    All in all a good episode. The new characters are interesting. Well I find Dan a bit soppy and Miles annoying, Charlie could go either way but I am looking forward to learning more about the Pilot, and Ben's last remark about his inside man was definitely intriguing.
  • Four new characters are introduced !

    8.8
    The rescue team has arrived but are they really here to rescue or fight ? Locke and the others on his side are still travelling toward the others's cabins and Jack and Kate are now meeting with Dan, one of the rescuers. Here is a review of the four new characters added to Lost season 4 : 1) Dan !! : American. we didn't see much from his flashback. Dosen't have a very strong personality from what I see. 2) Miles !! : Asian. Apparently he can talk with the dead. He was found lying on the floor on a beach but when Jack comes to the resuce Miles gets up and points a gun at Jack demanding that he takes him to Naomi. When hes near Naomi's body he talks with Naomi's spirit and finds the truth which is that Naomi wasn't killed by Kate. 3) Charlotte !! : British. From her flashbacks we see that she's a palaeontologist and she also found a polar bear in the desert which was very weird but then again what isn't weird in Lost. She was found in the water by Locke and Claire and all the others. She fell from the tree. Locke takes her with them and then she gets shot by Ben but she was wearing a bulllet proof vest so she didn't die.
    4) Frank !! American. Pilot. He was supposed to be the one flying oceanic flight 815 and hes the one who flew the crew to the island. The helicopter is safe. From what I see looks it like Naomi was their leader and she was working with the man who visited Hurley in the medical center in his flashforwards.

    At the end of the episode it is clear that the crew are here for Ben and Ben has a man on their boat.

    Great episode !! Nice introduction. Favorite out of the new characters : Miles !! He's tough and funny. Good stuff !!
  • Continues to Be Great!!!!

    8.9
    Plot Details/Objective - » (8/10). Every season of Lost, new characters are introduced, but this time they decide to come with 4 new characters, and all of them seems that they will stay a little longer. Contrary to Nikki and Paulo, the Producers guaranteed a short sequence of flashbacks, connecting everyone of them to the Island somehow. And Ben have something to say too. The only problem is that our favorites survivors on TV don´t have nothing to do, so the writers complicated the 4 new character life´s and tied them with Jack/Locke tribe looking for them.

    What I Like/Disliked -» Michael Emerson acting is pure gold. The new mysterious characters like Miles and Dan, which can uncover some of the mysteries of this Island. The ending was nice too.

    Overall:

    Presentation -» (9/10). Another good presentation and I think everybody liked to see another point of view.

    Complication Phase -» (8/10). Nothing too special, but was good enough to keep you interest.

    Climax -» (7/10). Almost didn´t notice where the climax was, but was near the ending.

    Cliffhanger/Ending -» (8/10). Better than the last weak episode, since things are more interesting now.

    Flashbacks Sequences -» (9/10). First time this happens and I think that every one o single Scene introduced very well more intriguing mysteries.

    Time and Scenes Management -» (8/10). Another Trek like the last episode, but overall things are Ok.

    Dialogues -» (9/10). Some dialogues between some of the characters was very interesting, but Michael Emerson stole the moment.

    Action /Adventure -» (7/10). Tracking the others new arrivers on the Island.

    Drama/Emotions -» (5/10). Nothing here that could be powerfully emotional.

    Suspense/Tension -» (7/10). You don´t Know what the news Arrivers want, so you don´t Know who is dangerous and if Jack/Locke are in danger.

    Mystery/Curiosity/Doubts/Hints -» (10/10). The 5 flashbacks sequence introduce new mysteries, hints and doubts.

    Surprise/Twists -» (8/10). The beginning of this episode Is about confirmation, but the end have a surprise too.

    Thoughts Changer -» None. Nothing that could trick you or change you thoughts/opinion in something.

    This episode continues to build the plot in a solid and sometime great ways, that make you interesting in what could happen. I don´t think that this episode is better than the season premiere, but it is almost very similar, only a little behind.
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