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!
This week, we got to see Charles Widmore's hairline receded through the years, discovered one of the reasons why he was banished from the island (having a child with an "outsider"), saw Locke walk around with a smug and knowing look on his face, learned more about how and why Ben kidnapped Alex, how he got so bloody during his errand to the marina in L.A., and we actually got to go inside the Temple, and meet Smokey face-to-face. What an intense, engaging episode! Here are a few of my favorite moments.
Ben shoots Caesar (who is unarmed) at point-blank range for no reason.
Desmond tackling Ben seconds before he was going to shoot Penny.
Ben sees his time raising Alex pass before his eyes, via Smokey-vision.
Locke (in reference to Ben's lengthy explanation of why he killed Locke): "I just wanted an apology ..."
Ben actually had several dry, sarcastic funny lines in this episode. I wish I could remember some of the other ones. This is yet another show that I could stand watching again, to make sure I picked up on everything. It was very intense and entertaining. It was interesting to have a Ben-centric episode, and see what life was like on the island "back in the day". After five seasons, we still know so little about the Others. We got to see a little bit more in this episode, with Charles Widmore and Richard Alpert. But as always, we were left with more questions than answers.