So Sun really pulled that out her ass. After 4 years with only one reaction to anything shocking (her BIG eyes), she suddenly is hysterical. I’m not quite sure if that was good acting or not, it was definitely noticeable, but maybe it was overacting (I’m wincing a little while I’m writing this, because Sun is such a nice person). Yeah I couldn’t help but notice in the last two episodes that poor Suns face is extraordinarily asymmetrical. Apparently they’ve been getting good angles on her over the past four years, because I never even noticed. Anyways, this discussion is really beside the point.
What was Sun thinking? What I mean to say is, what did she think happened to Jin? She kept screaming that they had to go back they had to get him, even after the freighter blew up. Are these just the ravings of a hysterical woman? Or does she really believe that Jin is alive?
That brings us to the second subject, Sun talking to Charles Whidmore. I suggest you all watch that scene again, you need to listen carefully to what she is saying to him. She says two things that alarm me. First that “we both have common interests” and “we aren’t the only ones who got off the island”. This conversation should be taken into the context of two others. During her take-over of Paik Industries she says her father is one of the two people she blames for Jin’s death. And in the last scene of this season when Jack is talking to Ben he says that Sun blames him, Jack, for Jin’s death. So it’s extremely important to figure out what Sun was talking about when she was talking to Whidmore. I think there are two possibilities.
Before I get to those possibilities I have to say how strange it is that Mr. Whidmore isn’t the second person she blames for Jins death. He was the one who funded the freighter trip and he made the “secondary protocol” which may or may not have included the stacks of C4. Also Mr. Whidmore and Paik Industries are without a doubt connected, that was established in The Lost Experience and possibly in more subtle ways during the show (I can’t really remember, just look it up on Lostpedia). So who knows why Sun isn’t just trying to kill Mr. Whidmore, it seems like she would want to.
Also, if Sun blames Jack does that make him her second target? That seems a little out of character. I believe that Jacks line was misdirection, I doubt Sun is very angry at Jack for leaving Jin behind, I’m sure after 3 years of thinking about that day she would see that they couldn’t have landed on the freighter to get Jin.
Back to Suns conversation with Charles.
First possibility: Sun’s a bitch. Maybe Sun is talking about Desmond when she says “we aren’t the only ones who got off the island”. And their common interests could be to find the island. She might want to find it because she believes that Jin is still alive.
Second possibility: Locke talked to Sun. Maybe Locke found post-island Sun and told her that Ben was the reason why the freighter blew up. Maybe he explained to her that Ben killed Keamy knowing what the results would be. So when she says they have common interests she means they both want to find Ben Linus. And when she says we aren’t the only ones who got off the island she means that Ben got off too, so we need to find him together and kill/beat him to a pulp.
So looking at the whole story, it’s easier to believe that Sun isn’t a bitch and wants to revenge Jins death by finding and punishing Ben. I would hope that Sun isn’t crazy enough to turn on poor Desmond. But if she was to target Desmond then I think I might have a problem with her as a character. I would rather have her die than anything happen to Desmond.
This gets back to the old debate, who is right Charles or Ben. I think that in the future it’s possible that Charles is on the sunnier side of morality. Going after Ben after he threatens to kill Penny, in my opinion, is completely justified. At the same time I don’t like that Charles’ actions led to the death of poor little Alex (a tear for Alex). But maybe those weren’t Keamy’s orders. I’m still torn about Ben, up until the end of his episode I thought he was the greatest character, I never wanted anything to happen to him, but after he promised to go after Penny… I just can’t like him anymore. I think I should write a post weighing the morality of Ben’s actions and decisions, that would be fun.
Whoops I’ve forgotten about Sun, it’s just so darn easy to do. I hope she’s still on the straight and narrow and that she is simply targeting Ben, or maybe even tricking Whidmore, but if not then bye-bye Sun. You can see what the writers have done here, they’ve made a completely sidelined character suddenly powerful and dangerous, that is pretty impressive, Sun went from being the pregnant and dull visible minority to a threat to the most influential characters on the show, Charles and Ben.