Don't say you weren’t warned. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk LOST!
Normally I would do a quick recap of the show here, before discussing my favorite moments of the evening. However, I've been sick with worry and find myself only wanting to talk about one thing... did Ben kill Penny? Before he left, he said, "Oh, I made a promise to an old friend of mine--just a loose end that needs tying up." Then we see him at a boat dock, covered in blood, obviously from a fight of some kind. Penny was on a boat. Ben promised Widmore he would kill his daughter in exchange for Widmore's men killing Alex. I cannot even begin to tell you how nervous I am that he killed her. I hope he just tried and Desmond showed up in the nick of time and beat the tar out of him instead. As I try to calm my anxious thoughts for Penny, let's try to talk about my favorite moments from the evening...
I thought this was the most shocking event of the night:
Ms. Hawking: "This is the Lamppost..."
Jin in a Dharma jumpsuit!!!
There were so many shocker moments, I have no ability to pick just one. First of all, we knew Ms. Hawking had that weird underground time travel lab with the pendulum, but I had no idea it was going to be a Dharma station. How wild was that? And I didn't even see it coming when Lapidus ended up being the pilot on the plane. I wonder if he got zapped to the island with everyone else? I liked his character, so I wouldn't mind if he stuck around for a little while this season. And what was up with Jin in the brand new Dharma van, wearing a Dharma "workman" jumpsuit? Is he undercover? Has he been brainwashed and succumbed to the Dharma propaganda? The van looked brand new, does that mean it's the seventies and that's "when" we are?
I thought this was the most heartbreaking moment of the night:
Hurley: "No, no - check the computer again. I bought up all those tickets. Hugo Reyes. They're all in my name."
I wouldn't call this scene so much as heartbreaking, but more heartwarming. Hurley is such a sweet spirit, always thinking about others. He's such a loving person. The fact that he tried to save any other passengers from being killed in a second airplane crash reminded me of all the other times he's looked out for other people, like when he built the golf course to give the survivors a distraction and some stress relief. Or when he passed out food to everyone, and stopped to give pregnant Claire two meals instead of one. Or even when he got the flight manifest and tried to account for the living and the dead, and suggested they have a funeral for the deceased. In a very quiet way, Hurley truly is the best kind of hero on this show.
And finally, here's the funny moment of the night:
Lapidus slowly scans the airplane cabin, sees all the Oceanic 6 on board, realization dawns, and he says: "We're not going to Guam, are we?"
Jack: "How can you read?" (i.e. at a time like this)
Ben: "My mother taught me."
I love the change that comes over Lapidus' face, when he recognizes that all Oceanic 6 are on the plane, and his matter-of-fact delivery of the line "We're not going to Guam, are we?" I really do hope he gets zapped to the island so we can see more of him. His character brings a fun dynamic to the group, especially because he's not "in" on all the island business, but just rolls with it anyway.
Okay, that was a nice diversion from my anxious worry over Penny's fate... but now I'm worried again, not just for Penny but for Aaron. What in the world did Kate do with Aaron? And what of all things could it possibly be, that she would demand that Jack not ask her about it? And how in the world could Jack "get it on" with her in such a weird situation? I don't know about you, but baby-killing is not a turn-on for me. For now, I will wonder if it's silly to pray for the safety of fictional characters, while you leave me a comment and let me know what some of your favorite moments were.