BEWARE! HERE THERE BE SPOILERS!
Don't say you weren’t warned.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk LOST!
Tonight's episode was good, but not nearly as earth-shattering as the last couple of weeks. However, we did get some more answers. We got confirmation that Charles Widmore is the man behind the freighter, and that he is intent on finding the island. I'm not sure that I buy the reason Ben gave though, for why he wants to find it (to exploit it). Another hatch was revealed (the Tempest) and we got to find out more about why Juliette and Ben's relationship is so tense. The jury is still out on the freighter four - are they good guys or bad guys? One thing is for sure - Locke has definitely lost his marbles. Here are my favorite moments of the night...
I thought this was the most heartbreaking line/moment of the night:
Ben is such a spoiled brat, control freak, cruel megalomaniac. I hate him and his controlling ways, but at the same time, I feel so sorry for him. Michael Emerson is such a good actor, and combine that with the good writing and storyline, and my heart was touched - especially in the scene when he was cooking dinner for Juliette. I could see that, at the heart of things, Ben is still that verbally abused and beaten down child who just wants desperately to be loved. Of course, he's going about it the wrong way...you can't force people to love you.
As an aside, his own adopted daughter doesn't love him now either. He really is a tragic figure in some ways.
Another thought...the psychiatrist said to Juliette, "Of course Ben likes you. You look just like her." Like who? Does she remind Ben of Annie, his childhood sweetheart? Is that why he recruited her instead of some other fertility doctor? Was this Ben's version of an eHarmony match?
And finally, here's my favorite line/moment of the night:
I'm VERY nervous that Ben is on the loose again. He's sneaky, manipulative and cunning. He can't be trusted. What was Locke thinking?!?!
Even though this was technically a Juliette-centric episode, it was almost, in a way, an episode about Ben. I didn't realize that until I picked my favorite moments. What did you think of the show? I invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section.