Don't say you weren’t warned. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk LOST!
Another week, and another solid episode from the LOST writers! Locke ended up back in a wheelchair, went on a speaking tour for the Oceanic 6, gave a shout-out to Walt, paid homage at Helen's grave (sniff) and managed to work in a little resurrection on the side. I loved the scene with Locke and Walt. Loved it that Walt was having premonitions of what was going to happen to Locke once he got back on the island. If you think about it, we've been waiting a very long time to find out how Locke died. Last night we finally got our answer, and I wasn't the least bit surprised it was Ben. Evil little bug-eyed power-tripping freak! Let's get right to it and talk about our favorite moments from the evening...
I thought this was the most shocking event of the night:
Locke: "My name is John Locke. The last thing I remember was dying..."
Widmore and Abbadon showing up at the Tunisia Portal
I had a feeling that Locke would be resurrected when he made it back to the island. The guy is like a Timex - takes a liking and keeps on ticking. His mother was hit by a car and he was born prematurely (survived it), he was pushed out the window of a skyscraper (survived it) and got shot in the gut by Ben (and survived it). And if he really is the "savior" of the island, it would make sense for him to sacrifice his life and be brought back to life after being dead for three days, just like Christ (I'd have to check the timeline on that, but I'm pretty sure he was dead for three days). He really is special! Check out Locke's character page on Lostpedia for a really cool overview of everything he's been through, and an excellent timeline of his encounters with Richard Alpert through the years.
I didn't expect Widmore or Abbadon to show up again. I wonder how Widmore figured out that one of the time jumping portals dumps out in Tunisia? This was the first time that I kind of, sort of, actually... liked... Widmore. Is he really the good guy? Abbadon's character was cool too. Too bad he was short lived. Last night he told Locke, "I'm just the driver." I want to go back and watch the episode where he was the orderly in the hospital pushing Locke around in the wheelchair. I'm almost certain he said the same thing to him then as well.
I thought this was the most heartbreaking moment of the night:
Locke: "No... I'm not special... I failed..."
Locke's suicide scene was heartwrenching. His character has taken some interesting twists and turns. He started out as the creepy weird guy, until we saw his backstory ("Don't tell me what I can't do!") and then I really liked him a lot more. Then he got obsessed with the island and went into a really dark period where I really didn't like him. Locke is his own worst enemy sometimes (in his life in the real world and on the island). He doesn't care about anyone else, just the island, so any warm feelings I'd had for him were gone... until last night. Especially when they touched upon his backstory with Helen, and then Kate and Jack were so mean to him, I felt so sorry for Locke. He's such a messed up guy. I hope the writers redeem his character, like they have Charlie and some of the others. Even if he can't be happy, I hope they give him some peace. The suicide scene last night reminded me of exactly why Terry O'Quinn won the Emmy for his work on LOST. Dude has some serious acting skills!
And finally, here's the funny moment of the night:
Caesar: How long have you been away?
Locke: Uh...the timeline would just confuse you...
This show was all serious business, so this was about the only funny line I remember. Although the scene with Hurley was funny too, when he thought Locke was just another ghost who'd come to visit him like Charlie and Mr. Eko.
I got chills when Widmore said there's a war coming. And if Locke isn't on he island when it happens, then the wrong side is going to win. I can't wait to see what the writers have in store for us next! Until next week, let's chat! Who do you think is the "good" guy? What are your thoughts on our new Nikki and Paolo? (i.e. Caesar and Ilana) Will Walt ever go back to the island? Why did the Oceanic 6 get purple-light-beamed onto the island while the rest of the plane just crashed? Are you happy to hear that we'll get to see more of Lapidus? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!