617 – The End – Smokey/”Locke”


On the Island

That was pretty simple.  As usual it was the build-up towards an event that’s exciting rather than the actual event.  This season has been all about: how are we going to kill “Locke”?  It seemed impossible.  I thought Miles would have to do it (that was extremely unlikely).  But all it took was Jacob’s disappearance.  If only he left before.  Haha.  Seriously though, I’m glad “Locke” wasn’t left alive until the end.  That would have been really hard to watch.

I’m also glad they didn’t leave “Locke” alive at the end of the show.  They could have done that, leaving the Guardian on the Island in an eternal conflict.  Whew, that would have been terrible.

Do some people still feel bad for “Locke”/Esau?

I don’t think we were meant to feel for him anymore.  I think we might have been able to feel sorry for old Esau before he became Smokey, but the thing that he is now is pretty much pure evil.

-It was so scary every time “Locke” pulled that knife out in this episode, we all know how fast he can throw that thing.

-I think Desmond was a bit of a fool when he believed “Locke”‘s word.  A year ago I would have said that you could trust someone like “Locke” but after all his false promises it seems like that was not a great idea.

-I was so afraid “Locke” was going to kick Jack down the Light hole.

-I’m glad Jack refused to pretend that “Locke” was Locke.  This episode did a good job of memorializing the real Locke.

-It was so exciting when “Locke” started bleeding.  Finally they catch a break against this fool.

-Did you realize “Locke” died at almost halfway through the episode?  That barely slowed the pace of the episode.

-I think the general theory is that “Locke” lost all of his protection and powers after Jacob left and the Light left the Island.  So he couldn’t turn into Smokey and he could be killed.

– izi


7 Responses to “617 – The End – Smokey/”Locke””

  1. May 25, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I think he lost his power after Desmond pulled the cork. That’s when it happened.

    • 2 Mint
      May 25, 2010 at 3:26 am

      Was I the only one who thought (wanted) that Jack was going to turn into a smoke monster?

      I guess Esau only did because of the rule that Jacob couldn’t kill him but still, the way Mother knew what would happen made me think that everyone (except Desmond) who touched the light would go smokey.
      Also are we clear yet on how Mother killed the townspeople? Was she a Smokey? Did she have control of one?

      • May 25, 2010 at 9:09 am

        I thought that Jack could go down there because all the power had drained out after Desmond pulled the cork thinger. Anyone could have gone down there at that point. And yeah, I’ve heard people say it like this: Jacob turned Esau into Smokey because he broke the rules and tried to kill him.

        • May 25, 2010 at 5:04 pm

          Yep, and in this situation, no one was breaking any rules… no corruption was there to take form in the shape of smoke. Jack went down there after the cork had already been pulled, and he corked it again with pure motives – to save the island.

          Jacob had malicious motives when he threw Esau into the light, he did it out of anger.

  2. May 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I think removing the power of the light is what made Smokey mortal (and vulnerable). Only Desmond, with his ability to withstand massive electromagnetic forces, could have pulled the cork and made that happen.

    Kate shot Smokey earlier, and it had no effect. Once Des pulled the cork, though, he could bleed … and she could shoot him for reals.

    So, in the end, Desmond was of vital importance. He was just a bit confused on how it all played out.



  3. 6 missscarlett
    May 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    was so afraid “Locke” was going to kick Jack down the Light hole

    eek! that sounds dirty
    I was worried about the same thing == or that he was going to whip that knife out and slit Jack’s throat or cut the rope or something

    I never would have taken his word for it about Rose and Bernard either

    I was one of the few who still feels for him.
    He just wanted to cross the sea – is that so wrong?
    Stupid Jacob.
    Or course the bodies strewing the ground behind him don’t help engender sympathy in most cases…still there was something very sad about this frustrated man that made me half want him to succeed in leaving the Island.

    “locke” couldn’t be killed until the light was doused — remember Kate shooting him the first time? Jacob was gone by then.

    I really liked Jack’s line about disrespecting the face he was wearing. I didn’t expect it – but it was moving.

  4. 7 mins
    May 28, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Mother ‘said’ the boys couldn’t kill each other. She never explained what she ‘did’ to ensure that. Wonder if that wasn’t true and they could kill each other anytime, but never tried directly? Just took mother’s words for granted?
    I always felt sad for the real Esau/Samuel/MIB. For “Locke”, no. He was nasty.
    That scene with Jack and “Locke” running towards each other was great though… but Jack’s fly thru the air, kung fu move would have been more awesome if it had been Mr. Eko or Dogen or even Sayid. lol

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