I completely missed this episode when it originally aired, I didn’t even realize it until a few months later during the mid-season hiatus in season 3. This really shows how important this episode is, you can completely miss this episode and it won’t matter. The same can be said of this review, it really doesn’t make a difference in the scheme of things. I have a few suspicions about the Faith Healer, Issac, from Australia, but none of the suspicions lead anywhere. I’m giving this episode a 2.0/10.0 and that’s only because this episode, while useless, doesn’t damage my opinion of Rose and Bernard.
-Eeew frogurt is in this episode.
-Locke is banging on the armory desperately asking him whether or not Ben pushed the button and Ben does his best conniving smile.
-Ben goes on a two day hunger strike. This probably would have been more effective when he was still pretending to be Henry Gale.
-Jack says that he wants to trade Ben for Walt, Ben’s reply is “they’ll never give you Walt.” Isn’t it a little weird, since if Walt was so important, that they just let him leave with Michael at the end of the season.
-Jack invites Kate on his trek to meet with Mr Friendly and trade Ben for Walt. Why does he suddenly want to bring her along, wasn’t it a few episodes ago when he was desperate to keep her away.
-Kate says that she’s sorry she kissed Jack, then he says he’s not sorry, and it’s awkward.
-Ana Lucia appears to be the 24/7 guard of Ben.
-Michael comes back, oh joy of joys.
-It’s weird to see Rose being so faithless off the island. She changed a lot after she was cured.
-Rose is fully aware of the healing powers of the island. In the flashback she casually meets Locke in the airport when he was still in the wheelchair. I had a theory about the healing powers of the island, you can read it here.
-Bernard promised Rose that they would never leave the island. Therefore I completely don’t understand why she is so willing to get rescued by the freighter folk in seasons three and four.
Flashbacks (what we knew then):
-I can officially say that I have no flashbacks from this episode, because I didn’t watch it. But I do remember watching the next episode and being very confused about the Previously on Lost portion.
Flashforwards (what we know now):
-The faith healer that Rose went to was very mysterious. He said some stuff about spots on the Earth where there was special energy, and he harnessed that energy. He told Rose that he couldn’t heal her, she asked where could she be healed, then he said he wishes he knew where. It sounds like he is fully aware of the island and he wants to find it.
Also his name was Issac, in the bible Issac was the father of Jacob. Coincidence? I think not. This could imply that Jacob is the healer on the island. I wouldn’t mind meeting more of these healers.