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If that was a set up episode then it was the best one ever. I don’t think it was a set up episode, it seemed more like it was part one of the finale. I can barely even count all the things that happened tonight.
First of all the surviving Candidates mobilized and decided to follow the plan to kill “Locke”. Finally they’ve stopped trying to escape.
Secondly Ben is in the position of a lifetime. He’s conning the most powerful being on the Island. This is what he was meant to do. Unfortunately to get to this place Richard probably had to die, and Ben had to kill Widmore (not a big loss). But he’s got himself a front-row seat and a position of pivotal power. I am thrilled about what he managed to do in this episode.
Then Jacob showed up and answered questions, and appointed a replacement. I didn’t see this coming at all. Who knew that would happen before the finale. Jacob had one of my favorite speeches in a very long time. He finally explained to these fools that they belong on the Island, they had nothing left in the real world. I’ve said this forever.
Off the Island things really kicked into high gear. In what was possibly the best choreographed flash-sideways yet, Desmond started two sets of dominoes that resulted in Ben getting matched up with Rousseau, Locke giving into to fate and finally agreeing to Jack’s surgery, and finally Desmond started inviting/coercing people like Hurley, Kate and Sayid into going to the most anticipated concert of the year. This concert looks like it’s going to be the place to be in the finale.
This episode blew me away. If it was Richard’s last episode than that’s unfortunate. Regardless, this episode accomplished a lot. If this is anything like what the finale will be like, I don’t think I’ll have any trouble giving it a perfect ten. As for this episode I think it warrants a 9.0/10.0
I feel like I’m classifying this episode wrong, but this episode really felt like the set-up episode for the finale. But there’s still three episodes left and then the finale. Am I wrong or is this going to get crazy fast?
These episodes aren’t my favorites. In Season 4 it was the first part of There’s No Place Like Home, in Season 5 it was Follow the Leader. I get the necessity of the episode, but I find this kind of episode to be unmemorable. No one will ever say this was their favorite episode. It’s as if the writers had a chalkboard with all the characters and where they are in the beginning of this episode and where they need them to be at the end, and then they write an episode where they get everyone where they need to go. This happened in both timelines. I actually find the flashsideways more interesting right now because I have no idea how they’re going to get everyone together. The Island story is fun, but I’m out for blood at the moment, people need to start dropping soon. Without deaths it feels like whatever happens on the Island is just procrastination.
I did enjoy most of this episode, it’s not that I didn’t like it. Ilana’s return was nice. The business with Claire was interesting. On the Island I enjoyed Jack and Locke’s conversation. I like Kate’s talk with Claire. It was all good. But after three awesome episodes almost in a row it’s hard to sit back and watch this kind of episode. 5.0/10.0
By the way, who’s “The Last Recruit”? Jack? Really? The title was a little confusing.
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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
Boooring. No I’m just being mean. Kate episodes are always meant to take things down a notch. We can’t just go full blast through a season with Smokey destroying things in every episode. Sometime we have to deal with characters and emotions. This seems to happen in every season, we get a Kate flashback and it slows the story to a crawl. I actually don’t always hate Kate flashbacks, but it usually takes me a few years to appreciate them. Combine that with my general disinterest in Claire and hate for Sayid and we have the makings of a truly boring episode.
Here are the parts of the episode I did like: Aldo’s return, Hurley’s new leadership role, Ethan’s surprise return, and half of Dogen’s explanation of the Infection. Claire’s Island return was also very surprising, but I’ll bet we’ll come back to that next week or the week after.
I’m still a little buzzed from the fact that Lost is back on, but not too excited to ignore the fact that this episode did almost nothing for me. 3.5/10.0