Posts Tagged ‘David
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.
Usually I watch the polls and silently enjoy watching all of your weird choices. But last week had some very interesting debates so I thought I’d publicize the results. This is also another chance to vote.
I discuss the results below, but the polls are still open and will be open until the mysteries are solved. So things could change.
Who is David’s Mother?
The real fight is between Juliet and Sarah for the maternity of David. I still think it’s going to be Juliet. Sarah is great, but with such a small amount of episode left I find it hard to believe that we have time left for Sarah. From a logistic point of view it would be pretty crazy if either of these actresses had enough time to play this role. Elizabeth Mitchell is filming the surprisingly not canceled V and Julie Bowen is starring in the surprisingly acclaimed Modern Family (no I haven’t watched either yet).
I found that a lot of people are trying to choose a less blond mother for David. Sure the kid has perfectly black hair, but if they got a blond kid then it would have been weird. I don’t think the kids coloring is a huge hint.
A friend of mine and a commenter even said that they think the mother might be Ilana. I scoffed a little at that. I think the writers are aware that many people aren’t Ilana fans. I wouldn’t mind if Ilana was thrust into the main story like that, but it seems unlikely. Besides if we ever had an Ilana episode I don’t think it would be about how she was knocked up by Jack. Hopefully she’ll have an episode that explains a little bit about her relationship with Jacob.
I’m quite disappointed that three people chose Kate. Come on.
On the other hand I’m grateful to the weirdos who think that Ana Lucia stands a chance.
Who’s Coming to the Island?
I don’t buy the theory that 108 Wallace was misdirection, or a red herring. Someone is still coming to the Island and I think this episode is supposed to make us excited about who it is.
And I’m definitely leaning more towards Desmond now and not Mr. Widmore. It was a toss-up for me when I was writing the Revlysis, but now I’m willing to say that I think it’s Desmond. And it looks like most people agree with me.
I’m disappointed that very few people voted for Walt. I think I may be sitting on a very empty boat still hoping the kid comes back.
(Look at that tiny little post.)
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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