If you haven’t seen this week’s episode of LOST yet…
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!
I don't even know where to begin. I am so speechless after tonight's episode. Yet at the same time, I want to talk about everything! Ben is in a parka in Tunisia. The doc from the freighter is dead. For a while, we thought Claire was dead. We learned how Sayid willingly volunteered his skills as an assassin to Ben. Smokey returns (and he's cranky!) Bernard knows morse code. The personal feud between Ben and Widmore was confirmed. All I know, is that this show is AWESOME! I'll try to pull out some of my favorite moments...
I thought this was the most shocking event of the night:
Ben: "She's not my daughter. I kidnapped her when she was a baby. She means nothing to me. She's just a pawn."
BANG! (Alex falls to the ground dead.)
I think Ben really did love Alex, and I think he was saying those things to show she wasn't worth anything to him, to get the freighter militia men to release her. Talk about a plan backfiring. I was so shocked, I couldn't breathe. Then, (I'll admit it) I started crying. Alex was an innocent throughout all of this. She didn't deserve the death she received. Now, my question to you is, who really is responsible for her death? Is Ben responsible, because he risked her life in trying to manipulate the stand-off situation, even though he technically didn't pull the trigger? Is Widmore responsible, because it was his men who did killed her, and they were working on his orders? Personally, I think they are both to blame. Turns out Alex ended up being the very thing Ben said she was... a sad pawn in a tragic game. But more on that in a minute...
I thought this was the most heartbreaking moment of the night:
Sayid: "Just let me bury my wife in peace."
We weren't even given a chance, as viewers, to celebrate with Sayid in his being reunited with Nadia, and enjoy that triumphant moment. In the same breath that we learn Sayid and Nadia were reunited, we learn that she is dead. Yeah, I'll admit it, I cried again. Maybe it was just a weepy night for me.
And finally, here's my favorite moment of the night:
Widmore (to Ben): "You creep into my bedroom in the dead of night like a rat, and have the audacity to pretend that you're the victim? I know who you are, boy. What you are. I know that everything you have you took from me..."
The showdown between Ben and Widmore in Widmore's London penthouse was riveting. Why did Ben say he can't kill Widmore? Why did Widmore claim the island belongs to him and that Ben took it from him? Why can't Widmore find his way back to the island? Does Widmore have Penny hidden away somewhere?
What a sad, dark episode. First, we see Alex die. Then we see Nadia die. Finally, we learn that Penny's life is in danger. We've reached a very dark and tragic part of this story. I'm looking forward to finding hope again. (Where's Rose when you need her?) The grief, anger and revenge of Sayid and Ben was palatable. (Which gives kudos to their amazing acting skills as well as the writers who are crafting this story.) I was so sad for Sayid. Then I thought about Jack hooked on drugs, Aaron growing up without his real mother, Hurley back in the mental ward. Is there no hope for anyone to survive this experience and come out on top? Although, the second act of a play is always the dark point, full of conflict, then the third act is when everything is resolved. Perhaps we've entered the second act, as it were, of LOST's story arc?