I am so in awe of tonight's episode of LOST that I hardly know where to begin! This was by far the best episode of LOST this season and quite possibly ever. What do you think? Best episode ever? If not, which episodes do you think top this?
Spoiler Alert: Don't read if you haven't watched Wednesday's episode of LOST!
Tonight's episode started out showing Jack in an repeat from episode 1, waking up in the jungle. He hears calls for help, runs through the woods, spots someone in water and does this potential neck breaking dive off a cliff and saves Hurley. What a man! I knew I liked him for a reason and he just reconfirmed my like all over! We quickly see that Kate is in fact on the island and then the screen flashes "46 hours earlier" and suddenly we are back in L.A. with Eloise Hawking and Ben, Jack, Desmond and Sun.
Eloise enlightened us with the concept that there were "pockets of magnetic energy" that enabled the island to be found to begin with and then she proceeds to tell us how the previous Dharma folks found the island once they shifted their thinking and began looking for where the island was going to be, not where it was. We learned that Jack was wasting his time in season 3 when he spent all that time flying Oceanic Air trying to crash.(season 3 season finale when we see our first flash forward with Jack and Kate and he tells he how he spends his weekends flying and hoping to crash on the island) What he needed was Eloise and her pendelum so she could help him and the others find their "window of opportunity" that would provide a route back to the island. Who knew it was so simple?!
After Desmond gives his great "You say the islands not done with me? Well I'm done with it!" speech, we find out that Jack and the others have 36 hours to get on a flight from L.A. to Guam if they want to have any chance of getting back to the island.
Can I just summarize here a bit? We find that to make this work the rescued Oceanic Six need to recreate as much of the original flight details as possible. We find out that Locke committed suicide. His death was a substitute for Jack's dad. Jack is to give Locke something of his dad's. We meet Jack's grandpa. He has a pair of Jack's dad's shoes. Jack takes them and ends up putting them on Lockes dead feet in the casket after Ben was beat up by "someone" and asked Jack to pick up Lockes body at the butcher shop.
Speaking of the shoes, when Jack stopped by his house before leaving and he heard a noise and went to check it out I was thinking the whole time, "Grab one of the shoes it will make a good weapon if you need to hurt someone!" Turns out it was Kate who doesn't want to talk about Aaron EVER AGAIN but she does want to make out with Jack and then some. (I'm printing it here tonight...my sister thinks that Kate killed Aaron and I think she's on to something)
Fast forward to the airplane and low and behold it's a reunion of sorts...THEY ARE ALL GOING BACK! Did anyone else feel a little giddy at how it all came together? I mean we knew it would all come together, we just didn't know how.
Favorite quotes from tonight?
1. On the plane Jack says to Ben,"How can you read?" Ben says, "My mother taught me."
2. Jack, "What is going to happen?"
Ben, "Why don't you tell me. You're then one that got to stay after school with Eloise Hawking"
What about Locke's letter: "Jack I wish you had believed me. JL " Any thoughts?
Then, flashing light and presto Jack, Hurley and Kate are on the island!
Who shows up but Jin, in the Dharma van in a Dharma outfit and points his gun at them. What is up with that?
How did Sayied end up in hand cuffs and how did he end up on the plane? What about Hurley? How did he decide to get on the plane?
Let me know your thoughts!