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 chock full of mysterious goodness. Starting out with... "John Locke, this is your life!" We got a Locke flashback (instead of flashforward for a change.) Looks like he's been avoiding his "destiny" his whole life. Is he the rightful "ruler" of the island or is Ben? Again, there is so much to talk about! The freighter militia men are ready to get their Rambo on. Sayid is piloting a rescue boat built for six (as in Oceanic Six). Locke sees dead people. (If Horus is dead, and Christian Shephard is dead...does that mean Claire is dead too? Or is she just hanging out in the netherworld for a while, visiting with her dear ol' dad?) I'd better cut to the chase and get to my favorite moments, since I've got a plane to catch... (thankfully I'm not flying on Oceanic!)
I thought this was the most shocking event of the night:
Richard Alpert stands silently outside the hospital room door, looking in on preemie Locke.
Locke: "We need to move the island."
It had been so long since we'd seen Richard, that he was the last person I was expecting to pop up in that flashback scene. Why, oh why, does Richard look exactly the same in the 50s, the 70s and today? I really really want to know! Is he time jumping or is he an immortal or what? But, even more shocking was the last line of the show- that in order to save the island, they must move it. So, my question is this - does the island even exist in our reality? Is it on a different time plane? A parallel dimension? What? How are they going to move it? I need answers!
I thought this was the most heartbreaking moment of the night:
Ben and Hurley silently share an Apollo candy bar.
Okay, so there really wasn't a "heartbreaking" moment in this episode. I thought the scene with Hurley reluctantly deciding to share his candy bar with Ben was kind of funny and sweet. Hurley is such a sweet soul, willing to just go with it, and forgive even the most awful of people. I think he also recognized the utter defeat Ben was experiencing. He's a broken man.
And finally, here's the funny line of the night:
Ben to Locke: "Fate is a fickle b***h."
Again, a really funny line didn't stand out for me in this episode, but I thought this line from Ben was a real zinger. It was nice to see the discussion of fate and destiny come back up again. It used to be such a prevalent theme of the show, especially in the first season. It seems the island keeps some type of balance. Is it fate or karma? Do any of the losties have any control over their destinies?
I can't believe the season is almost over. There's so much left to find out! I can hardly stand the wait until next week! What did you think? I invite you to share your thoughts and theories in the comments section. There's so much more to talk about than the things I listed here!