(Be forewarned, I am basically just going through the motions with this week’s post, as illustrated by the title. Sorry.)
So close! We were so close to seeing Sun and Jin reunited last night!! Damn Widmore, keeping Jin on Hydra Island away from literally every other survivor of Flight 815 and its intended pilot. Damn him to hell!!
So what is the deal with Richard Alpert? He used to be the coolest dude on the show, and now he’s impatient, scared, and sort of acts like one of the lesser known Kardashian sisters. The dude just bickers. He bickers. Richard, enough with the bickering.
Just when you get comfortable with the two different groups of people on this show, they go and rearrange them again. Now it’s Richard/Ben/Miles (say it ain’t so, Miles!) in one group, Jack/Hurley/Sun/Lapidus (the 815ers) in another group, and Locke(Esau)/Sawyer/Kate/Claire/Sayid in a third group. And Desmond at the bottom of a well. And Widmore/Jin on Hydra Island. But with Richard/Ben/Miles on some other course, all of the remaining 815ers (except Jin) are now in one place. If Jin makes it back to join the group (and by now you know my feelings on how imperative that is, for my own peace of mind), that could be the first time in three or four seasons in which all surviving members of the original flight were in one place. I think that could be huge.
Ilana, it was nice knowing you. Not really. After she blew up, I was waiting for her head to come falling back to the ground like that scene in Tropic Thunder when the director steps on the land mine. I always thought she was sort of a wet blanket as a character. Not quite as bad as Kate, but I enjoyed seeing her explode with the unstable dynamite. Just as I will enjoy seeing Claire kill Kate. Then Sawyer kills Claire. Then Sayid goes after Sawyer. Then, all hell breaks loose, and Locke(Esau) turns into black smoke, and Hurley lays the smack down on the Smoke Monster with …
The little bag he found in Ilana’s stuff. That was a revelatory point for Hurley, and it wasn’t clear why to me at first. At first, I thought it was the little bag of diamonds Miles found buried with Nikki and Paolo a few weeks ago. But that wouldn’t have made much sense, as Miles would probably still have that bag with him. But Ilana’s bag is, I’m betting, filled with the ashes of Jacob’s burned body that she scooped up after Ben showed her where Jacob was killed and burned. And that, my friends, is the “weapon” Hurley was talking about when he said, “You have weapons, and we have weapons, but I don’t want anyone to get hurt.”
I will admit that as bad as I am jonesing for Sun and Jin to get back together already (seriously. do it already.), I think maybe my allergies were acting up a bit when Libby kissed Hurley on the beach and all of his memories and feelings came flooding back. Don’t get me wrong, I was shocked and captivated by the “big picture” implications, but that was the only thing that kept me from needing a kleenex or two. That was just about as sweet as sweet can be. It always warms my heart when an attractive crazy woman and a morbidly obese man display affection in a public place.
(I’ve said it before, and I will say it again now. I hope Jorge Garcia loses weight after this show is over. They’ve already filmed the finale, I think, so I hope he is already starting to diet and exercise. God that’s just unhealthy.)
It’s interesting that Libby was in the same mental health facility in the flashbacks as she was last night. Did we ever find out why she was there in the first place? What if she was there for the same reason? What if she was already having these flashes to another life, even before she crashed on The Island? It might be a little too close to the end of the show for the writers to open that type of bag of worms, but it might not, who knows.
Desmond Hume, Interdimensional Man of Mystery. Amanda thought he seemed like the new Jacob, which he sort of did. Except, Jacob didn’t explain things to people like Desmond did to Hurley at the chicken shack, he just showed up and touched them, handing them a pen or a candy bar, like he did with Sawyer and Jack. And he also didn’t run anyone over like Desmond did to Locke, he just showed up and touched them, keeping them from getting run over, like he did with Sayid. Desmond running Locke down in the street was the second biggest shock of the night, right behind Ilana’s kaboom. Did he do it because he knows Locke pushed him down the well? Or did he do it to get Locke to the hospital, where he will be operated on by spinal surgeon to the starts, Dr. Jack Shepherd? That’s where my money is, because the on-Island/off-Island interactions seem to coincide so nicely. Jin gets dragged off by Widmore’s men, Jin gets dragged off by Keamy’s men. Locke pushes Desmond down a well, Desmond runs Locke over. Next up, Jack and Locke together on The Island (which we saw the beginning of last night), Jack and Locke together off-Island.
I’m sticking with my “Jack and Locke will be the new Jacob and Man in Black at the end of the show” theory. Short of that, I’ve got nothing but snarky comments from here on out. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. And I probably will be. But I’m gonna enjoy it either way.