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The finale is looming, the dead are piling up, but there are still two maybes out there. Frank and Richard are still possibly alive. Of course both of them are very likely dead but we haven’t had anything confirmed yet.
Now I’m really glad that I wrote my death list last week. At least I was partly ready for this bloodshed. Four down, and the best part is, they were all people I wanted to die! I didn’t really predict Sun and Jin’s death, but it wasn’t unwelcome.
I was strangely annoyed by Jack and Locke’s conversations in the hospital. Just let Jack to the surgery, everyone wants that, screw your guilt, Locke. Anthony Cooper came back for a few seconds, but it wasn’t the same. This wasn’t the character that we all grew to hate, it was a boring brain-dead version… sigh.
This episode was probably the most stressful episode yet. First the part with Kate almost getting shot (which seems comical now); and then invading the sub, and Kate actually did get shot; then the bomb, then the bomb again and everyone escaping the sub… more like half the people escaping. I was on the edge of my seat, and my hands were literally shaking. Lost isn’t the most stressful show I watch, I get more stressed watching episodes of Damages or Survivor (I’m literally vibrating during almost every tribal council). But this episode really got to me. Maybe preparing myself for the deaths only made me more aware of their inevitability.
Obviously I really enjoyed those deaths, but after the episode one of my friends said this was the best episode, and I found myself disagreeing with that fiercely. I’m having a hard time deciding how I feel about this episode. Off the Island was a drag, we all wanted one thing to happen with Jack and Locke, and Locke dashed our dreams. Not great. It was good that “Locke” finally gave up the charade and tried to kill everyone, that innocent act was getting annoying. I loved the ending with only four people on the beach, that was a great shocking image. I liked four things in this episode, and I really liked them, but I’m not prepared to call this episode perfect. 8.5/10.0
The show’s almost over, the clock is ticking. We all have to ask ourselves, who’s going to die? And, more importantly, are we ready for our favorite character’s death?
As you probably know, I was extremely shocked when Ilana blew up. For some reason I thought she was safe. But no one is safe. The show is nearly finished and many people must die before it ends. So I want to look at each of the characters and try to prepare you, and myself, for their possible deaths.
I feel like I’m classifying this episode wrong, but this episode really felt like the set-up episode for the finale. But there’s still three episodes left and then the finale. Am I wrong or is this going to get crazy fast?
These episodes aren’t my favorites. In Season 4 it was the first part of There’s No Place Like Home, in Season 5 it was Follow the Leader. I get the necessity of the episode, but I find this kind of episode to be unmemorable. No one will ever say this was their favorite episode. It’s as if the writers had a chalkboard with all the characters and where they are in the beginning of this episode and where they need them to be at the end, and then they write an episode where they get everyone where they need to go. This happened in both timelines. I actually find the flashsideways more interesting right now because I have no idea how they’re going to get everyone together. The Island story is fun, but I’m out for blood at the moment, people need to start dropping soon. Without deaths it feels like whatever happens on the Island is just procrastination.
I did enjoy most of this episode, it’s not that I didn’t like it. Ilana’s return was nice. The business with Claire was interesting. On the Island I enjoyed Jack and Locke’s conversation. I like Kate’s talk with Claire. It was all good. But after three awesome episodes almost in a row it’s hard to sit back and watch this kind of episode. 5.0/10.0
By the way, who’s “The Last Recruit”? Jack? Really? The title was a little confusing.
I’m still reeling from everything that happened in this episode. I had to wait a day to write this post in the hopes that I would calm down a little (it didn’t work).
So Ilana’s dead. I didn’t see that coming. In fact seconds before she died I assured my friends that she wouldn’t die. It felt odd having the rug pulled out from under me like that. For the rest of the episode I was paranoid. I think the floodgates are opening, people are going to start dying, and quickly. It’s a scary thought. As I said a few times during the episode, every thing’s changed.
Back to the story. On the Island Hurley was struggling through leadership problems. He has no actual authority or even much of a plan, but he has unwarranted conviction. So far that’s worked for him. Who knows where it’s going to get him.
Desmond had a little fun with Locke on the Island. He was thrown down a well at the end of the episode, but I don’t think many of us believe that he’s actually dead. Vincent will find him and go get help.
Then there’s that final scene. I don’t even know what to say about that. It’ll be up there as one of the most shocking moments in Lost history. It’s one of those endings that causes a room to stay silent for minutes after the shows has ended.
I can see no reason why this episode shouldn’t get a ten. We got a heartfelt apology from Michael, an answer to the Whispers mystery, Hurley and Libby got together, Hurley crossed over between timelines, Ilana died, “Locke” tried to kill Desmond and Desmond tried to kill Locke. I have a feeling that these episodes are just going to get more and more intense. If you were worried that the episodes weren’t feeling “final” enough, well I think that’s changed now. 10.0/10.0
The first time I watched this episode I was half asleep and jet-lagged. I managed to miss most of the extremely obvious Biblical connotations. But when I wrote this post and watched it again it took me almost three hours to finish it. I had to keep on pausing, rewinding and rewatching those crazy scenes with all my favorite characters.
I want to give a big high five to all the Lost community, for once we were almost completely right as a group about a backstory. The Richard backstory has been on our minds for a long time, and looking back we guessed a lot of it right. So kudos to you and me and all your friends for finally getting a theory right.
This episode was about Richard, but when you analyze the episode it was the Jacob/Smokey struggle that really stood out. This episode clearly defined what’s been going on between those two for hundreds of years. That conversation back in the Season 5 finale is now completely understood.
The Biblical parallels are extremely obvious and that shouldn’t shock anyone. In stories with supernatural good vs. evil characters most people think first of the Genesis account and the subsequent struggles between God and the Devil. Of course we’ve all been distracted by the Egyptian overtones, but looking back we should have seen their relative positions coming.
The first part of the episode dealt with Ilana a little. She got a fake little flashback. Then Jack had a little bit of fun, you can see how every time you see him he’s slowly transforming into a willing Candidate. Then at the end of the episode we got a great scene with Hurley and Richard and a ghost. I really believe that Hurley is becoming the prime Candidate. He’s just too good at this stuff.
This episode was just terrific. The only complaint I have is that the wine metaphor was really bad. Besides that it was perfect. You should no by now how much I love it when they depart from the regular Lost format. 10.0/10.0