There’s not much to say about this episode. It’s the aftermath of Ana Lucia shooting Shannon. There’s some good character development, but it’s unnecessarily dark. I don’t think we needed another overly guilty character in the show. Ana Lucia’s flashback wasn’t wonderfully exciting, it just shows that she’s been having a pretty terrible life for a while now. Her second flashback is much more significant.
For an episode that follows “The Other 48 Days” it does pretty good at easing us into the regular island life that lasts for the next few episodes. But this episode isn’t really memorable. It has no mythology in it at all, although the introduction of Eko to the other survivors was pretty important. I’d say 3.5/10.
-It’s good to have LIbby in the camp, she’s similar to Hurley in that they both clearly have a connection to the redshirts on the island. They don’t just talk to the main cast they know everyone.
-Sawyer went septic, there is no way that he would survive.
-Kate and Jack waste some time by playing golf.
-Locke actually seems pretty sad when he hears that Shannon is dead. Maybe he actually believed Boone when he said Shannon was special. Maybe he knew something that we didn’t. It really doesn’t matter now.
-I really don’t like it when people call Locke, John. It makes him seem so ordinary.
-Ana Lucia is the only character who doesn’t have daddy issues, instead she has mommy issues (it really doesn’t have the same ring to it). That’s kinda what makes her character unique though. Her flashbacks could have easily been done with her father as the police chief, but the fact that it was her mother made it seem interesting (emphasis on the ‘seem’).
-Ana Lucia and Sayid are the only two survivors who have real training with guns. They should have had a draw.
-Ana Lucia has an interesting plan for herself after she kills Shannon. She wants to go live as a hermit. Not a bad plan, at least she has a conscience, ironically it as the exact same plan that Sayid had after he tortured Sawyer. There are definately some serious similiarities between their stories.
-Ana Lucia tells Sayid the story about how she was shot in her flashback. She says she thought she was dead, she feels dead. Was she dead? Not likely.
-I love when Kate and Jack first see Eko with an unconscious Sawyer on his shoulders. So much fear in their eyes. Also when Locke meets Eko it’s a very significant moment.
-Sayid really doesn’t like hearing from Michael that Walt was taken by The Others. I guess he thinks that Shannon was right all along.
-Sayid’s sadness at Shannons death was really pushed to the background in this episode. I’ll bet the writers knew it wouldn’t be very believable.
-When Jack and Ana Lucia reunite it’s not exactly romantic. Jack gives her a very judging look and Ana Lucia gives him her old haunted/suicidal look.
-It’s so wonderful when Rose and Bernard are reunited.
-Why did The Others not want to take Bernard?
-Bernard stood up to Ana Lucia, that was surprising.
Flashbacks (what we knew then):
-Ana Lucia is pretty similar to Starbuck from Battlestar Galactica. With the mother issues and extreme aggresiveness. Except Starbuck is more likable (I assume, I don’t actually know any other BSG fans.)
Flashforwards (what we know now):
-We saw Ana Lucia’s cop partner, the guy who interogated Hurley in the season 4 premiere. But we learned nothing exciting about him in this flashback. I was hoping that he would be significant in some way.