Don't say you weren’t warned. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk LOST!
I know I say this every week, but these LOST posts are getting exponentially harder and harder to write. There's so much to talk about, and each week the format of the show seems to change. Time displacement is the only constant. (Pun intended!) I love how this episode just shifted back and forth between a three year time period: when the island Losties joined the Dharma Initiative in 1974 and then three years later (1977) when the Oceanic 6 return (from 2008). Still following? :-P I'm going to sound totally geeky saying this, but this episode reminded me of sci-fi stories and movies, where one person leaves Earth and travels through space in suspended animation. Even though they've only been gone for a couple of years, it's been a lifetime on Earth and when they get back the realize everyone they've known has moved on or is dead.
I thought this was the most shocking event of the night:
Again, it's hard to pick "the" most shocking moment of the night, since almost every five or ten minutes in the show there is a shocking moment. However, I think hands-down tonight I was completely surprised to see the four-toed statue in its complete form. I wonder how it gets destroyed? Who built it? What does the front of it look like? Did the Others worship it? I hate to admit it, but I thought the four-toed statue/foot was just a weird little red herring the creators threw in for fun. I never expected them to ever explain it or come back to it. Oh ye of little faith! I should have known better... I now suspect that we will in fact get the story behind it.
I thought this was the most heartbreaking moment of the night:
Dan seeing little Charlotte
Poor Daniel. He accidentally fried Theresa's brain at Oxford with his experiments, and then his attempts to protect Charlotte from the island's time-jumping failed. I really felt bad for him when he was mourning Charlotte's death (and he couldn't even give her a proper burial because they time-jumped and her body didn't go with them). But when he looked up and saw the little girl Charlotte, happy and alive... ugh... the pain on his face... it broke my heart. I wonder if he's going to try again to warn the little girl Charlotte to not come back (as Charlotte "remembered" before she died) or if he's going to try a different tactic to change time and events?
And finally, here's the funny moment of the night:
Sawyer: "You think this isn't going to get out? It'll be on the coconut telegraph by breakfast."
We can always count on Sawyer to have a funny quip or line. However, the best line of the night was Daniel: "The record is spinning again. We're just not on the song we want to be on."