Tuesday, July 21, 2009

1:14 Special

"Special" cashes in on the scary little kid concept in a really cool way. Walt is "special," but we still like him and want him to be OK (unlike the little girl from "The Ring" and similar stories.) The notable first in this episode is Michael's first time yelling "Waaaalt!" What a theme that turns out to be. ;)

Speaking of themes, Locke comments to Michael that Walt is special, and should be "allowed to realize his potential." Why exactly is Walt special? How is he seemingly able to control elements around him, like conjuring the polar bear, winning at games, the rain, and the bird? The scene with the bird reminded me of the most recent Harry Potter movie which I just saw last week: young Voldemort says that he's able to tell animals what to do. I hope we get more answers about Walt in the future, but I'm inclined to think that we won't. There are only 16 hours left in the show and there are so many other loose ends to tie up.

My favorite lines:

HURLEY: He seems to hate it, doesn't he?

JACK: What?

HURLEY: Being a dad.

JACK: No, it's just a lot of hard work.

HURLEY: No. He hates it.


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