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I thought Juliet's ex-husband's death to be cheezy as hell and weaksauce writing.
I mean, who didn't see that coming a MILE away!!! While they were standing on the sidewalk, we were looking at the bus in the background just waiting around for it to hit him. And the way the bus practically flew through him without even slowing down reminded me of the bus accident in Mean Girls. Cheezy yeah, that's definitely the word of the day .....
Speaking of - the tearful goodbye between Alex & Karl was also a shameless attempt to jerk some tears that didn't quite pan out.
The other reasons I wasn't crazy about this epi may be partly my own fault for watching several LOST previews and LOST Moments. I felt like I already knew 75% of what was going to happen. There just weren't too many surprises.
I had read an interview where the writer said they saw Juliet shoot someone on set. My immediate reaction was, "Ah, she shoots Pickett" and so that was definitely no surprise.
The only 2 parts of this epi that weren't either spoiled by previews or cheezy writing were the brainwashing of Karl a la Clockwork Orange and the admission from Juliet that she was also being kept against her will. Other than those 2 items I felt a bit let down.
I thought Juliet's ex-husband's death to be cheezy as hell and weaksauce writing. I liked alot of the rest.
I agree with the bus death scene. I mean, come on, that was probably one of the most obvious and flimsy "surprises" I've ever seen on Lost, and it's something that's been a tad over-done in film & television lately. But it was nice to see that jerk get smushed, though it didn't look like he was all that smushed on the slab.
While I love Juliet, I hate that having an episode centered around her meant even more continuation of the Jack/Sawyer/Kate story. Honestly, it's time to let this crap go for a while, and get back to some of the more interesting and not-so-soap-opera-scene-inducing characters.