OK, I thought I was going to HATE HATE HATE the Paulo and Nikki episode, but I loved it. Loved it because Damon and Carlton embraced our hatred for the characters and made a joke out of it. Loved it because it was full of inside jokes about Lost itself. Loved it because Nikki and Paulo died. Loved it because they didn’t die, but have suffered a fate worse than death. Nikki and Paulo were apparently no different than anyone else on the island: they were con artists who pretended to be someone they weren’t (see Sawyer, Kate, on the island, and EVERYONE on the island).
Hurley: Dude, Nikki’s dead.
Sawyer: Who the hell’s Nikki?
Sawyer: She stumbled out of the jungle, face-planted, said something like Plywood…
Hurley: Actually, I think she said power lines… Paulo lies! She said Paulo lies!
Sawyer: Who the hell’s Paulo?
-Nikki telling Paulo to promise her they’ll never end up like Shannon and Boone. Hahaha… well, unless you’re related…
-the return of Arzt!!
-Jin saying something in Korean and Hurley saying, “Yeah, I know.”
-Hurley telling Sawyer not to disturb the crime scene, and Sawyer replying, “Crime scene? Is there a forensics hatch I don’t know about?
-Hurley saying Exposé was one of the best hours of television ever, even better than Baywatch. Hahahaha…
-Hurley, reading the script: “No way. Mr. Lacha was the Cobra?”
Charlie: “Is that supposed to mean something?”
Hurley: “Dude, the Cobra’s this big bad guy. His identity’s been shrouded in mystery for four seasons.” LOL!!
-The VICIOUS ending to the episode!! My husband kept saying, “No, no, this show just wouldn’t go that dark,” and I was saying, “Dig faster! Come on, throw that dirt!” and my husband said, “nah, it just won’t happen” and then boom, we see the mound of dirt. AAAHHHH!! That was cruel on a level even *I* couldn’t come up with!!
Did You Notice?:
-Nikki and Paulo are even more heinous characters because they apparently discovered everything before everyone else, but kept mum on it. They knew Michael was going to turn, they knew the Others were watching them, and they knew Henry Gale was one of the Others. But they didn't say a word.
-Jack’s speech on the beach is definitely THE most repeated dialogue ever on this show. In Man of Science, Man of Faith, Kate says to him, “Live together, die alone, right?” Since then there has been an episode called “Live Together, Die Alone,” and earlier this season, “Every Man for Himself” (from his “every man for himself is not going to work” section). Kate used the “live together, die alone” line in that episode again. Apparently the entire show is depending on that scene, since they’ve repeated parts of it 6 times now.
-Nikki and Paulo revisited major spots from seasons 1 and 2, almost like a weird version of a recap episode
-now we know why Paulo was in the bathroom in the Pearl station.
-there was a 22 written on the inside of the toilet bowl (2+2=4)
-Arzt says that the Medusa spider female is incredibly dangerous, but doesn’t say the males are. He said that the female pheromones are so strong that one whiff of the female and the males come from out of nowhere. So if we’re to assume that it was male spiders that came out of the woodwork when the female bit Paulo (and therefore it was a male that bit her), why did they have the same effect on Nikki?
-Hurley says, “What exactly is a perimeter sweep?” For someone who watches that much television, he’d know what a perimeter sweep was.
-Did they have to recreate that beach scene completely, or did they digitally add the plane wreckage in the background? That would have been a really expensive scene to redo.
-why are Juliet and Ben so convinced that Jack won’t willingly do the surgery?
-this felt very much like a standalone episode that won’t affect other eps, but will Charlie’s confession to Sun cause a serious tension between Sun and Sawyer? Or will tension between Sun and Sawyer barely register since they barely have anything to do with one another?
-was Paulo telling the truth when he said to Nikki that he worried she’d leave him if she had the diamonds, or was he just conning her?
-are Nikki and Paulo dead, or will we see an arm come up from the earth, like that final scene in the movie version of Carrie?