TV Review: Lost – Follow The Leader


Lost, ABC, Airs Wednesdays 9/8c

Episode: “Follow the Leader” (Season 5, Episode 15)

Synopsis: Jack (Matthew Fox) and Kate (Evangeline Lilly) are at odds over the direction to take to save their fellow island survivors, and Locke (Terry O’Quinn) further solidifies his stance as leader of “The Others.”

Review: What a lead into the season finale Follow the Leader was. There probably weren’t very many people that thought Eloise (Alice Evans) would team up with Jack and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) to try and alter the past, or that Locke had a connection with the island that Ben (Michael Emerson) didn’t. Funny how being resurrected from the dead will do that you.

Locke’s new found confidence may go over well with “The Others”, but if there’s one guy you don’t mess with, it’s Ben. somehow I doubt Locke is going to have an easy ride on his way to kill Jacob, who some of our readers suspect is Locke himself. What say you, fine FSR readers? Is there even a Jacob at all?

Hurley’s (Jorge Garcia) comedic relief never disappoints me. His exchange with Dr. Pierre Chang (Francois Chau) cracked me up, and his math skills are almost as bad a McLovin’s in Superbad. Good thing he didn’t make a fake I.D.

It’s a bit odd to see how quickly Jack has turned over a new leaf. A few episodes ago, he was unwilling to even help save a child. Now he is willing to blow up a hydrogen bomb? Yeah, that didn’t go over too well with Kate, especially when he more or less implied that their relationship wasn’t worth remembering.

There were a lot of memorable scenes that changed our perspective on the story, like Miles (Ken Leung) realizing that his father was actually trying to save his wife and Miles’ lives, not abandon them. Sawyer (Josh Holloway) and Juliet (Elizabeth Mitchell) continue to forge a relationship that you want to cheer for, but Kate always seems to find her way into things.

Season 5 has been fantastic and set us up for a great season finale. All the roles we have held on to for so long have been reversed. Ben and Richard are at Locke’s mercy, Sawyer is trying to move past Kate, Jack is the one with delusions of grandeur and Kate is the logical one that is now determined to stop him from a potentially disastrous decision. Tell me you aren’t entertained. After 5 seasons, Lost is still the ruler of the television island.

Up Next Week: Jack’s decision to set things right on the island is met with some strong resistance by those close to him, and Locke assigns Ben a difficult task.

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Adam Sweeney has a background in journalism, having spent 4 years on the Lone Star Lutheran as an Opinions and Arts & Entertainment columnist. He graduated in May 2008 from Texas Lutheran University with a Dramatic Media degree and hopes to become a filmmaker/journalist/radio host/actor extraordinaire. He also writes film and play scripts and figures if Good Luck Chuck can make it to the big screen then why can't he? He can also be read at as a feature writer on all things basketball, and his personal blog covers everything from politics to why Keira Knightley is looking more like Jack Skellington every day. (

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