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?
-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.
-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.