Lost Season Five: Some Like It Hoth


What I Liked:

  • I really like Ken Leung (as Miles and as an actor in general) so it was about time he got a spotlight
  • Since Miles had to be the emotional one this episode, pairing him up with Hurley in the minibus was genius (especially considering Sawyer had surrendered his pithy throne awhile ago)
  • I still like new laidback/”I’m not in charge so (insert shoulder shrug)” Jack
  • Hurley’s improved The Empire Strikes Back script and using Star Wars as a metaphor for Miles’ daddy issues
  • Oh Naomi. Sexy Naomi with your lovely accent. How I missed you
  • Hey! Ben told the truth about something! Widmore really was responsible for the fake Oceanic 815
  • We all kinda suspected that Miles was Pierre Chang’s son so I’m glad they didn’t treat it as some big surprise
  • The numbers are back
  • Daniel’s back! Now we can get back to the science-fiction stuff I love so much

What I Didn’t Like:

  • While I’m intrigued about Bram and the “What lies in the shadow of the statue” folks but do we really need another faction this close to the end?
  • The whole taking Ben to the Others plan wasn’t very well thought out on Juliet’s end
  • Kate’s an idiot…still
  • Another Lostie with daddy issues? Doesn’t anybody hate their mother?

Lines of the Night:

  • “You’re just jealous my powers better than yours. – Hurley to Miles about their abilities to communicate with the dead
  • “Third day I was here, I got on line at the cafeteria and my mother got on line behind me. That was my first clue.” – Miles about how he found out he was born on the island
  • “They’re building our hatch” “What hatch?” “The one that crashed our plane” – Hurley and Miles
  • “You’re playing for the wrong team.” “What team are you on?” “The one that’s gonna win.” – Bram and Miles
  • “Let’s face it, Ewoks sucked, dude.” – Hurley in summary of his comparing Miles’ situation with Luke Skywalker’s


  • Where do Dharma magazine subscriptions get delivered? (Miles was reading an issue of The Sporting News in the camera room)
  • Who else is in the Circle of Trust?
  • Does Dr. Chang have the same power as Miles or is he responsible for it?
  • Why did Dr. Chang send Miles and his mother away? Does Miles end up warning Chang about The Purge?
  • What experiments are they doing with polar bears on the Hydra island?
  • Do the numbers have any significance or were they just randomly selected?
  • Did Sawyer really slap Phil unconscious?
  • Was Hurley referring to the loss of hands in Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi telegraphing Dr. Chang losing his arm?(He had a prosthetic in the orientation film for The Swan a.k.a The Hatch)
  • Who the hell are these “What lies in the shadow of the statue” folks and what’s their endgame?
  • Where has Daniel been and how long has he been gone?
  • Considering The Empire Strikes Back was the best of the Star Wars trilogy, how would Hurley have improved it?

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