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If that was a set up episode then it was the best one ever. I don’t think it was a set up episode, it seemed more like it was part one of the finale. I can barely even count all the things that happened tonight.
First of all the surviving Candidates mobilized and decided to follow the plan to kill “Locke”. Finally they’ve stopped trying to escape.
Secondly Ben is in the position of a lifetime. He’s conning the most powerful being on the Island. This is what he was meant to do. Unfortunately to get to this place Richard probably had to die, and Ben had to kill Widmore (not a big loss). But he’s got himself a front-row seat and a position of pivotal power. I am thrilled about what he managed to do in this episode.
Then Jacob showed up and answered questions, and appointed a replacement. I didn’t see this coming at all. Who knew that would happen before the finale. Jacob had one of my favorite speeches in a very long time. He finally explained to these fools that they belong on the Island, they had nothing left in the real world. I’ve said this forever.
Off the Island things really kicked into high gear. In what was possibly the best choreographed flash-sideways yet, Desmond started two sets of dominoes that resulted in Ben getting matched up with Rousseau, Locke giving into to fate and finally agreeing to Jack’s surgery, and finally Desmond started inviting/coercing people like Hurley, Kate and Sayid into going to the most anticipated concert of the year. This concert looks like it’s going to be the place to be in the finale.
This episode blew me away. If it was Richard’s last episode than that’s unfortunate. Regardless, this episode accomplished a lot. If this is anything like what the finale will be like, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble giving it a perfect ten. As for this episode I think it warrants a 9.0/10.0
Well that’s a rarity, a happy Lost episode. I shouldn’t really call it happy. It was probably melancholy at best. But still, at the end I was feeling extremely happy. That hasn’t happened on Lost in years, since The Constant.
We saw some great guest stars, all relating to Ben, of course. We saw Alex, and this time it was actually her; Roger, the nice version; and Widmore, coming to cause trouble, no doubt.
Poor Richard was feeling suicidal, but Jack was there, as usual, to brighten the mood. They had a very interesting talk and in the end Jack managed to share some of his faith with Richard.
That Ben/Ilana face-off scene was one of the most gratifying moments in Lost history. It might have even been worth an Emmy for Michael Emerson. And having Ilana give him another chance was just too great. Ben chose the right side. Who knew the writers would redeem Ben this early into the final season.
The final scene at the beach was very obviously a throw-back to the season 1/2/3 endings. The beach people doing menial duties, the slow motion, the soundlessness, the slowly triumphant music, the reunion on the beach. At least this time there weren’t any awkward hugs with Red-shirts.
I really enjoyed this episode. The Jack and Richard stuff was great, it showed that Jack is actually progressing towards his destiny. But this wasn’t a Jack episode or a Richard episode, it was about Ben. And for once Ben didn’t do what he thought he had to do. He actually changed, I never really believed that this guy was going to change. As Jacob would say “just progress”. For some very surprising progress and a happy ending I’ll give this episode a 8.0/10.0.
Way back at Comic-Con the Season 6 poster was blurrily revealed. It’s a picture of all the main characters of Lost standing in a row with Locke in the center. There was a some confusion and debate about who exactly was in the poster. Well we now have a better quality version of that same poster. It’s still not good quality, but we can see who all the characters are.
So here it is:
First of all I should say SPOILER ALERT. I personally don’t think that anything that happens at Comic-Con is a spoiler but some people do. So you’ve been warned.
Secondly, you should probably check out these videos from Comic-Con:
Now on to the analysis:
Exactly six months ago Anon, a frequent commenter, posted a large-ish Annie theory on my blog. In the last six months many things have changed, so she revised here theory and sent it to me again.
Hold on to your hats everyone, this theory is a doozy (it’s actually more like a screenplay):
After Daniel’s death I got the inkling of a theory: The Island appears to be killing the people who were born on it. We know that the Island stops letting women give birth on the Island after a certain point, but it now seems as though it’s doing some retroactive killing.
Think about it, we know of six people born on the Island; Ethan, Daniel, Charlotte, Miles, Alex, and Aaron. Out of those 6 only 2 are alive right now. And if you recall Claire made sure that Aaron wasn’t brought back to the Island. That leaves only Miles. So the big question is, when will Miles die? When I was writing my revlysis for The Variable I came to that same conclusion, that Miles was going to die, for different reasons.
This also calls into question what will happen to the Third Party if this theory is true, and the members of that group were born on the Island. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Bram and Ilana knew that they had signed up for a suicide mission, they’re the type of people who would happily die as martyrs. That kinda leads me to my another theory, I think that Ilana and Bram are trying to find Jughead to do what Daniel couldn’t, blow up the Island.
Mwahahahaha (evil laugh). This is episode was very good for me. I want many things in the show to happen but I rarely get to see them. This episode had a plethora of good stuff for me.
Ben didn’t kill Penny! This was one of my greatest fears. Since Ben promised to kill Penny at the end of the last season I’ve been severely conflicted about him as a character. I didn’t know if I could go on rooting for Ben if he was going to kill another one of my favorites. But he didn’t succeed! Huzzah.
Also, we saw how Ben took Alex. This was very unexpected, I wanted to see this scene, but it didn’t seem likely after Danielle’s episode came and went. I hope everyone feels a lot of sympathy towards that woman and her tragic life.
We saw Widmore leave the island. Again I didn’t expect to see this scene, ever.
Alex came back. This one was truly from left field, she came back and with a vengeance. I can’t even describe how happy I was to see her.
Ilana went nuts. I have a slight obsession with this new character, so seeing her go all Screw-Eyes crazy made her all the more intriguing. (Remember “We’re Back” anyone? No? Too bad.)
Ben finally heard about Christian, this was a little anti-climactic, but I’m still waiting for his reaction on this one.
We saw under the Temple! Uh… we saw the Smoke Pit, that was awesome. (Spread that around everyone. Smokey’s house is called the Smoke Pit©.)
Locke confronted Ben. Again, slightly anti-climactic, but at least he’s in control now.
Guess what I’m going to rate an episode about Ben including Smokey, Richard, Widmore, Alex, Rousseau, Penny living and Locke. Go ahead just guess, you’ll probably be right.
Hey, you were right! 10.0/10.0
Last week I wrote about Charles Widmore, discussing wheat we know about him so far and whether he’s good or evil. This week I want to talk about his nemesis, Benjamin Linus. I really suggest you check out Widmore’s page, it’s quite relevant to what I’m talking about today.
I’m going to go through Ben’s actions, as we’ve seen them, and judge him based on what we know. There’s still a lot that we don’t know about the character but I think we have enough to make an informed decision.