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Desmond spent this episode revisiting all the people who affected him in the other timeline. I could write a huge review for each of those reunions, but I don’t want to put all of that in the review, so look at each of the characters for blurbs about that jazz.
Daniel and Desmond are probably my favorite characters in this show. So you can imagine that this was probably one of the best episodes of the season for me.
The Desmond and Penny are the ultimate couple on this show. They’re the Ross and Rachel, the Mulder and Scully, the Gaius and Six of this show. As much as the writers try they can never make us care more about another couple (see: the Kwons or Kate and whoever). So when there’s a Desmond episode the stakes are high. This episode did a great job with those two. It almost reached the same level as the scene in Catch 22 when they originally met. (If you’ve got a spare minute I recommend watching that scene at the end of that episode, it’s worth it. Then again, why not watch all the Desmond episodes, they’re all awesome.)
On the Island it was pretty hectic. Desmond is forced to cooperate at the beginning of the episode. Then at the end he’s a willing follower of Widmore. He seems totally at peace even when he seems to switch sides. It’s going to make for a very exciting end.
Off the Island there was a very interesting ending, for once. I’m fine with all the cute stuff that’s happening off the Island, but I never really care to see the stories continued. For the first time ever I’m dying to see what happens next. Desmond wants to get all our charatcer together so that he can share something, presumably it’s the other timeline. That’s perfect, just what I want to see.
Let’s just count the reasons to love this episode: Daniel coming back, Desmond and Penny reuniting, Desmond finding his purpose on the Island, Eloise spouting electrifying insanity, the Oceanic Manifest reunion party; it was a very exciting episode for me. This season is starting to feel very final to me and I’m loving it. 9.5/10.0. It only just didn’t get 10.0 because of Charlie and because it doesn’t quite compare to Flashes Before Your Eyes or The Constant.
10 second recap: Sawyer is a cop, he dates Charlotte, he’s still looking for Anthony Cooper, there’s a new girl name Zoe, Widmore is against “Locke”, Smokey had a bad mother, Sawyer isn’t on anyone’s side, Kate and Claire are BFFs. I think that covers just about everything.
Sawyer gets a new name to add to his collection. The flashsideways was pretty good, the reveal was suitably surprising so I was satisfied. I enjoyed seeing Charlotte again, but I was mostly reminded how much I miss her.
We got some Kate and Charlie teases in this episode. I think the writers might be overestimating how much we care about the other timeline. I am a little curious, but I don’t foresee great things happening with Kate, and I don’t think Charlie’s going to be doing much of anything.
We finally get to find out which side Widmore is on. That’s been annoying me for a long time now.
“Locke” was strangely forthcoming about his past. Apparently he had a crazy mother, and that’s why he is the way he is. Of course he still thinks that he’s right about everything, but at least he has someone else to blame when he does crazy things.
They’ve added a new character, Zoe. It’s pretty late in the show for new people, but I’ll gladly welcome any female characters that they add to the show. The male to female ratio on Lost has always been pretty off-balanced.
A pretty good episode. The Sawyer parts weren’t extremely special, but they were OK. I’m happy that he isn’t blindly following “Locke”. I’m quite interested in the Widmore situation and the “Locke” backstory, so this episode was pretty fun for me. All in all a pretty good episode. 7.5/10.0
OK. So I’ve given it a lot of thought and I’ve gone back and forth with many of you in the comments all the while forming new theories. So here goes nothing.
New Theory About Dying
I’d like to put forth this theory: once characters die in one of the timelines they become aware of the other timeline. This would explain Charlie thinking that he had to die and also Juliet knowing that “it worked”. It doesn’t really explain what happened to Sayid. I tend to think that possibly he died in the non-Island timelines, but that seems kinda crazy (maybe Arzt killed him in some sort of racially motivated rage, you saw that look he gave him).
Sub theory. I know I already said that this would explain Charlie thinking he had to die, but I might change that. In 2004 he isn’t dead. So it’ll take a while before he dies and his consciouses merge. The first person to die will be The Marshall, and then Boone soon after. This could be fun if I’m right. (I doubt the redshirts dying will make a difference to my theory.)
Who’s Alive and Where
This is just a list of the people off the Island who are likely dead or alive. And just so you know, I’m staying spoiler free this year. So I know there are a lot of rumours going around about who’s coming back and who isn’t but let’s not post those items here.
Let’s all get our hopes up. Let’s raise our expectations so high that the show will never be able to meet them. Yeah!
What Do You Want?
What do you want from the Season 6 premiere? Do you want a grand reunion episode? Do you want Jughead to reset the past? Or do you want it to simply cause a big explosion? Do you want the past to be ignored? Or do you want the story to pick up where it left off, with our 70s heroes standing around The Swan and our 07 heroes standing around the foot?
What I Want
This is a very fun theory from Do Arzt. This guy has a big twist at the end of his theory. I was going to say what the end of the thoery is, but he should be allowed to build that up.
Doc Arzt: Who is Desmond
By the way, I highly doubt it, but it would be fun. It actually sounds like a theory I would make up.
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So that was fun(ish).
I’ll try to start on a positive note. Jacob was awesome! Who knew he would be so likable. I kinda expected him to be quite distant and cold. But he was great. And that storyline that they started with Jacob and his nemesis was pretty epic. It’ll make for some great conflict next year (provided history isn’t erased, hahaha). New “Locke” is going to make for a very interesting villain.
That was a pretty epic reveal. It was all for shock value, it didn’t serve any real purpose except to confirm our suspicions about this new “Locke”. But really, it surprised me, and really raised the bar.
Uh oh I’m running out of nice things to say. Damnit, why did Juliet have to die? I’m back to having no one left to like anymore. This is going to be season 1 all over again. The only people I like are guest stars.
The flashbacks in this episode were slightly interesting, but they didn’t really hold my attention. The two good ones were Hurley’s and Ilana’s. The other ones were just filler. (Especially Juliet’s, what the hell was that?)
The one thing about this episode that I liked was the discovery of this new part of the story with Jacob, his nemesis and that new world. That will give me a lot of fodder for theorizing over the break. I could live without the rest of the episode. So where does that leave us? How much should I give the finale that I was almost completely unimpressed with? It can’t be less that 5, that’s not giving Jacob enough credit. but it’s definitely not more that 8.0. I’d say 7.0/10.0 A disappointing end to an epic season. (Jump to the bottom for more discussion on the score, I know many of you will be surprised/pissed about the score.)