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This episode was called Sundown, I was expecting a Sun and Jin episode and I was hoping that by the end of the episode Sun would be shot down in at least one of the two timelines. I was way off. This was bound to happen since I don’t watch any commercials for the upcoming episodes.
This episode was about Sayid instead of Sun. And guess who’s back? Nadia!! If this was season three I would be excited. But after Sayid and Nadia got their Happily ever after (almost) I stopped caring about her. This flashback really just dragged on for me. It kinda set up a Jin and Sun episode, but it’s not like that’s getting me too excited.
On the Island things were more fun. Sayid was playing an assassin for both sides. For a short time I actually liked him again, but then he went back to the mindless killing machine so I can go back to ignoring him. If there’s anything that I can be excited about it’s the fact that we’ll probably never have another Sayid-centric episode every again. Huzzah!
I have to mention this somewhere, this is probably the best place. The scene with Sayid, Claire and Kate walking through the ruined Temple with Claire’s lullaby playing off tune in the background was unique in a weird way. That was very un-Lost-like.
But it sounds like I really hated this episode, that’s not quite true. I really liked the Kate and Claire reunion and the last six minutes were pure energy. This episode set up some great groups, and I’m really looking forward to the next episode. Half of this episode was bad, another third was pretty good and a tenth of it was great then there were some commercials I think that leaves us with about a 4.5/10.0
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This might have been one of the only Jack flashbacks/forwards/sideways that I really enjoyed. And I have to hand it to the writers. I’m thoroughly impressed that they managed to make me care about Jack and his relationship with his newly introduced preteen son. If I had heard that Jack was going to have a son and he would have parenthood issues I would have rolled my eyes and wrote this episode off as a loss. But I was surprised at how much I cared.
On the Island Hurley was leading Jack to Jacob’s spy-tower. There we saw a very familiar list of names. Jacob told Hurley that someone, number 108 on the list, was coming to the Island and Hurley had to help him get there. No luck in this episode, but I’ll bet we’ll hear more about that later.
Meanwhile Claire finally did some talking. Yeah, she’s crazy. She’s also BFFs with “Locke” although she somehow doesn’t seem to know his name. Poor Jin is now stuck with Claire and Locke and he knows way too much. He’s in survival mode and he’s surrounded by murderers. Also his leg is mangled. This guy has been through the wringer over the last two seasons.
This was a good episode. It set up a BSG reminiscent relationship between Hurley and Jacob, it had a surprising and effective reveal of Jack’s new son, it ramped up the anticipation about Claire and what the deuce she’s going to do, and it started two fun guessing games: who’s David’s mother and who’s coming to the Island (skip down the bottom of the post for my guesses and a couple of polls). Overall a solid episode. 7.5/10.0
See, this is why we should always trust the writers. Can you imagine the headache we would have had if this episode was episode 303. Without a Kate episode to bring things back down to Earth the show would have accelerated needlessly fast. We need this alternating pace so our heads don’t explode.
But enough about last week, let’s get on with this review.
Off the Island Locke’s life begins to self-destruct. But this time he’s not alone. Helen, Hurley and Rose are there to catch him and set him back on his feet (not literally). Locke postpones his fated meeting with Jack, but we all know it’s coming, “it’s destiny”. And right at the end we get a fun little reunion with surprising connotations: Ben is off the Island, and more importantly he’s a history teacher DUN DUN DUUUUN!!
Things aren’t as rosy on the Island. It turns out “Locke” didn’t really need Richard, he just wanted to punch him and then try to convince him that he’s really a nice guy. It didn’t work.
So “Locke” moves on to Sawyer, and has more success with him. Or does he? I’m convinced that our favorite con-man isn’t stupid enough to be conned by “Locke” and that he’s wise to his manipulations.
“Locke” does us a favor and tells us, in his very biased way, about Jacob’s scholarship program called Name on the Wall. It turns out Jacob was looking for Candidates, and we have his Master List to prove it. “Locke” thinks it was more of a hit-list and that these people were possible replacements for Jacob. I’m not buying it. I’m sure Jacob was watching these people closely, but I don’t think he was killing them, and I doubt he was hoping to die and get replaced soon.
I see this episode as a journey of discovery. Sure it sounds ridiculous, but that really does sum it up. It wasn’t a big flashy action episode, well besides that stressful ladder scene, it wasn’t an insane finale or a turning point. But we learned a lot and many lines were drawn in the sand. It’s one of those episodes like The Man Behind the Curtain and The Shape of Things to Come that is just a dream come true for theorists and mythologically obsessed fans. 8.5/10.0.
On a side note, I’ve noticed a pattern in the episodes so far. First we get a two part episode about all of our characters with most people getting flashbacks, then we get a Kate episode, then a Locke episode. Sound familiar? It harkens back to Season 1. We’ll see if I’m right next week, according to the pattern it should be a Jack episode next. (Don’t correct me if I’m wrong.)
After staring at the Last Supper picture for hours a dawning realization came upon me. Claire’s back! I’ve never been a Claire fan, she’s just so dull. I think the writers realized how dull she was because they kept her away for a full season (an enjoyable absence). I knew she was coming back this season, everyone has been saying that since the end of Season 4. But to actually have her back is another matter. It’s very odd, and it’s forced me to wonder what she’s been doing for the last three years.
Oh yeah, that’s right, she’s been in the jungle for three years. There’s actually been a commercial with a new scene with Claire in it. She’s got a gun! Shocking stuff, a Lost character pointing a gun in a jungle, whew. I’m almost overwhelmed with the info. Sarcasm aside, it was a wake-up call. Even if the scene was a red herring (I think it was) it’s still weird to see her again.
I know I’m not alone in thinking that Claire was dead-ish. The whole exploding house/lack of emotions/hanging out with other dead people/teleporting off the Island thing was a tip off. But I don’t think that necessarily means that time has stopped flowing for her.
She may have flashed through time with Sawyer, Juliet and everyone else. That would kinda mean that she’s alive. If that’s true then she probably has a very interesting story to tell. I can’t imagine what she went through during all those flashes. This seems unlikely, but we’ll see. Maybe she joined up with The Hostiles/Others. That would be fun, although extremely unlikely.
I think it’s more likely that she’s stuck in normal time with The Others and Christian (I don’t actually know what’s happening with Christian, he appeared to Locke under the Orchid once, and he seems totally aware of what happened to everyone in the 70s, it’s weird). That makes her time on the Island a lot more boring, but it might explain how she appeared to Kate in 2007 off the Island. (It doesn’t actually explain how she teleported off the Island, but it does explain the 2007 thing.)
I’m almost looking forward to seeing Claire again. I hope she gets a full episode, like Michael or Locke, so we can see her flashback from beginning to end.
But as usual I’m assuming a lot. Who know what’s going to happen in Season 6. For all I know Claire might not remember a thing. Maybe she’ll be pregnant again…with Aaron.